Much like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is set to bring a slew of new faces into the MCU. Many of these characters will set up storylines that will interweave between films and TV. Loki Disney+ / Via giphy.com
Loki himself has been in the MCU since Phase 1, and he served as the Big Bad in the first
Avengers film. His journey since then has been a fan favorite, but it's time for a change. Kevin Feige understands the importance of passing down legacy when it comes to heroes and villains in the MCU. Could Tom Hiddleston's time as Loki be coming to an end, and could Sylvie be taking his place? For those who are familiar with the comics, this rush of new characters might not be too intimidating. However, the MCU has introduced more heroes and villains in the last six months than they ever have in a similar time frame.
I understand that can be disorientating, but no worries — with all these new characters being introduced, I thought you may need a guide. Here's a list of all the new characters introduced in
Loki so far. Disney+ 1. Owen Wilson is Mobius
Owen Wilson's Mobius comes straight from the comics. Of course, the MCU took some liberties with his character. However, he's pretty much still working the same career. In the comics, Mobius works in the management sector of the Time Variance Authority.
He has been involved in key Fantastic Four and She-Hulk stories, so we can expect Owen Wilson to return outside of this show. If he survived that pruning, that is...
Disney+ 2. Sophia Di Martino is Sylvie
Sylvie is being styled as the female version of Loki. This makes sense since her last name is the feminine version of Loki's in some Scandinavian cultures. Loki's last name is Laufeyson, while hers is Laufeydottir. It seems like her backstory takes hints from two comic characters: Enchantress and Lady Loki. The second Enchantress shares the same name as Sylvie; however, the last name thing clearly makes her a Loki variant. It appears the TVA has been hunting her since she was a child, and Ravonna herself is responsible for letting Sylvie slip through the TVA's fingers.
I expect the MCU to take a few paths when it comes to Loki, but Sylvie appears to be a long-term player in the MCU. Since Feige and company are meshing two characters and kind of creating a new backstory for this character, anything is possible when it comes to her future.
Disney+ 3. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is Ravonna Renslayer
Ravonna Renslayer is a very important connection to Kang the Conquerer, who is expected to be the next "Thanos-level" villain in the MCU. In the comics, Ravonna is a princess born in the 40th century in an alternate dimension of Earth. She is a fierce warrior, which attracts the attention of Nathaniel Richards, aka Kang. Kang tries to wife her up, but she isn't interested at first.
After spitting some game super-villain style, Kang wins over Ravonna. Once they are in love, Kang and Ravonna have a complicated relationship filled with betrayal, death, and time-traveling. It appears the show will play on Ravonna's love for Kang, and I feel as if that is a central motivating factor for her. However, only time will tell.
Disney+ 4. Wunmi Mosaku is Hunter B-15
Hunter B-15 is a brand-new character made for the show. She is a high-ranking TVA officer with lots of fire and passion for her job. I just love her. She has little love for Loki at first. Hunter B-15 comes off as a hardass, but when Sylvie rekindles her memories during her enchantment spell, the TVA officer switches sides. It doesn't appear that Hunter B-15 is dead after her betrayal of the TVA, and I would love to see her again down the line.
Disney+ 5. Sasha Lane is Hunter C-20
Hunter C-20 is another dope TVA member, although she isn't as high ranking as Mobius or Hunter B-15. She also doesn't get much screentime, but her little role is very important. The first time we get a hint about the dark deeds of the TVA is when Hunter C-20 awakens from Sylvie's enchantment.
She remembers her past life, before the TVA mind-wiped her. This causes Ravonna to possibly kill her... We haven't seen Hunter C-20 since she was in Ravonna's custody.
Disney+ 6. Tara Strong is Miss Minutes
I'm not sure if there's a comic original for Miss Minutes. If there is, I have never heard of her. Miss Minutes serves as the artificially intelligent animated mascot of the Time Variance Authority. There's definitely more to her story than meets the eye, especially since she is the one who spun that story about the Time Keepers watching and protecting all of time. Now that we know that is somewhat false, it raises several questions about Miss Minutes' true purpose.
Disney+ 7. The Time Keepers
The curtain has been drawn back, and we now know the Time Keepers are not even at the TVA. The trio of mystical beings were fabled to have constructed the Sacred Timelines to stop the multiverse from plummeting into chaos. In the comics, the Time Keepers work with Kang (as Immortus), but it seems like the MCU may alter it so that Kang was a part of the Time Keepers all along.
Kang the Conquerer appears front and center in all of the TVA's statues and renditions of the Time Keepers. So we know his purpose in this story is important. As for the other Time Keepers... I wouldn't be surprised if he killed them. There's obviously something suspicious going on, but the animatronic Time Keepers can't be anything more than a fakeout. When these powerful beings do show their real faces, it will be a true battle.
Disney+ 8. Eugene Cordero is Casey
Casey is just a clueless desk guy at the TVA, although he may be the most powerful man in the universe. Casey has a collection of Infinity Stones, all of which are powerless at the TVA. However, if he ever goes into the realities of the multiverse, oh man, he's in for a treat! Casey was just used as comic relief early in the show, but I'm sure we'll see his dumbfounded face yet again.
Disney+ 9. Richard E. Grant is Classic Loki
We only got a glance of Classic Loki in a mid-credits scene, but, oh, was it glorious. Classic Loki is just the OG Loki from the comics. Does this mean there's a whole universe of comic-accurate characters? I hope so. Classic Loki is one of many variants we are sure to see before the series ends.
Disney+ 10. Deobia Oparei is Boastful Loki
Why does this Loki variant have a hammer, like Thor? Boastful Loki also made a short, mid-credit scene arrival. There is no solid comic background for an African American Loki, especially one that has a mystical hammer. I can't wait to see where they go with this one.
Disney+ 11. Jack Veal is Kid Loki
Would you look at that? Yet another Young Avenger has been introduced in an MCU show. Kid Loki comes straight from the comics, and he is a more heroic version of the God of Mischief. If all goes as I assume, Kid Loki will be joining Patriot, Wiccan, Speed, Hawkeye, and the other Young Avengers that are popping up in Phase 4.
Disney+ 12. Crocodile Loki
I'm as lost as you guys. Crocodile Loki? It appears so. Maybe they'll give him a voice and personality with some CGI. Or possibly, he's just a plain ol' crocodile. The people over at Marvel Studios are definitely just having fun at this point.
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