The secret Loki Easter Egg may have already been found more than a month after the show ended. Following WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier which had relatively contained narratives, Marvel Studios released its third Disney+ series which opened up the multiverse. Unlike its predecessors, the end of Loki effectively spells the future of the MCU.
Jumping off from the botched New York leg of the time heist in Avengers: Endgame, the series revealed where the God of Mischief ended up after escaping with the Tesseract. Apparently, not far. Shortly after he landed in the Gobi Desert, Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) and the Minutemen cell arrested him for deviating from the Sacred Timeline. Loki then properly introduces the Time Variance Authority/TVA — an organization that oversees the timelines of the universe. While the Asgardian Prince was found guilty by Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), he was saved by Agent Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson). who tapped his help in arresting a female variant of Loki, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). From there, Loki was catapulted into a roller-coaster adventure of self-acceptance and reflection.
Towards the end of the Disney+ series, Loki found himself in the void where he meets several more variants of himself. It’s also where the supposed secret Easter egg can be found. In Loki episode 5 titled “Journey Into Mystery,” what was initially a peaceful time with Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei), Kid Loki (Jack Veal), and Alligator Loki, was disturbed with the arrival of President Loki. Apparently, Boastful Loki sold his friends out in the hopes of becoming king. Soon, chaos ensued, with Kid Loki taking matters into his own hands by hauling Alligator Loki towards President Loki. The move was essentially a variation of the “Get Help” bit that was first revealed in Thor: Ragnarok. According to Thor (Chris Hemsworth), they used to do it as a prank when he and Loki were younger. Twitter user @xenateach posits that this could be the hidden Easter egg in the Loki series that hasn’t been found.
Assuming that this is indeed the unfound Easter egg in Loki, it would be the second reference to Thor and Loki’s shenanigans as kids in the show. Earlier on in the series, it was revealed that Loki was D.B. Cooper, the mysterious man who disappeared in thin air. As Mobius showed how the trickster pulled the ruse, jumping out of the plane and then being beamed back to Asgard by Heimdall (Idris Elba), he revealed that the only reason why did it was because he lost a bet with the God of Thunder. It’s not expounded what they were hedging on, but it’s a peek at the kind of mischievousness that the Asgardian Princes were involved in when they were younger. The “Get Help” bit is more l0w stakes as it’s essentially just a physical gag, but it illustrated in Ragnarok that Thor wasn’t always the pathetic victim to Loki’s pranks as insinuated by previous Thor films in the MCU.
While Loki and Thor are still active participants in the MCU, their paths are separated right now. The God of Mischief exists outside of the Sacred Timeline, while his brother continues his adventures in the main universe where he’s deemed dead. But, with the multiverse in shambles, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that they find themselves reunited again.
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