LOKI: Who Is The "God Of Stories"? How Marvel Studios Is Setting Up Loki's New Status Quo - SPOILERS

LOKI: Who Is The "God Of Stories"? How Marvel Studios Is Setting Up Loki's New Status Quo - SPOILERS LOKI: Who Is The "God Of Stories"? How Marvel Studios Is Setting Up Loki's New Status Quo - SPOILERS

Following last night's episode of Loki, we're taking a deep dive into what could be next for the God of Mischief, specifically a transformation that's likely to see him become the MCU's God of Stories...

By JoshWilding - Nov 03, 2023 01:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Loki

With the character's popularity on the rise thanks to Marvel Studios, Marvel Comics made some big changes to Loki in the mid-2010s. In the pages of Loki: Agent of Asgard, the anti-hero stopped being the God of Mischief and God of Evil and instead became the God of Stories. 

By this point in the comic books, Loki has already proven himself more hero than villain and gained the ability to perceive, manipulate, and even rewrite narratives and stories. This meant he could influence the world around him, shaping his and every other story being told. 

He became so powerful that even stopping Ragnarok was possible. and as well as rewriting his own future, he even bent the omnipotent beings who created Asgard's Gods to his will. 

So, why are we telling you all this? Well, we're guessing you watched last night's episode of Loki, "Science/Fiction," and know it ended with the title character gaining control over his new time-slipping abilities. It also wrapped up with him vowing to "rewrite the story," our biggest hint yet at what's to come. 

We believe that in next week's Loki season 2 finale, the God of Mischief will become the God of Stories and take He Who Remains' place at the Citadel at the End of Time. This is backed up by recently leaked promo art showcasing a new-look Loki in the Citadel, seemingly controlling the Multiverse around him. 

Some will argue this is leading to Loki once again breaking bad and taking Kang the Conqueror's place as the Multiverse Saga's main antagonist. We don't think so. In fact, it's the opposite. By taking over from He Who Remains, Loki can allow the Multiverse to flourish and be free, ruling not a Sacred Timeline, but watching over all of them. 

This does raise some questions (for starters, what happens to the TVA?) and there's nothing to say all of those will be answered in next Thursday's finale.

If Loki can write Kang out of existence, it gives Marvel Studios an easy out with Jonathan Majors' amid his recent legal issues. If he's unable or unwilling to interfere to that extent, then it likely still sets the stage for the God of Stories to be a key player later in the Multiverse Saga, especially if he's unable to control the incursions being caused by forces beyond his control. Either way, this might be what He Who Remains wanted from the start. 

How do you feel about the way things are shaping up for Loki in the MCU?

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Vigor
Vigor - 11/3/2023, 1:17 PM
There's so many ways they can go with this
But what of the general pop who skipped the loki show, but are watching Kang Dynasty and wondering why the Frick Loki is involved and can manipulate events
r1g0r
r1g0r - 11/3/2023, 1:27 PM
@Vigor -
Honestly, that's THEIR problem.
You can't just pick and choose parts from a continuous narrative and be butt-hurt when the story stops making sense.
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 11/3/2023, 1:17 PM
Whether he becomes God of Stories or Avengers Prime like the comic once he got tired of being a villain, I'm all for it, the character arc for Loki is easily one of my favorites in the MCU now.
AllsGood
AllsGood - 11/3/2023, 1:21 PM
Marvel Studios Loki Season 2 while I enjoyed it's still my least favorite Marvel Studios show.
Comicmoviejunki
Comicmoviejunki - 11/3/2023, 1:43 PM
@AllsGood - umm... She-Hulk was better?
AllsGood
AllsGood - 11/3/2023, 1:53 PM
@Comicmoviejunki - Yes, She-Hulk one thing it wasn't was boring. The first two Episodes were great along with the Daredevil episode. Last Episode not what I expected but still fun and not boring compared to Loki Season 2.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 11/3/2023, 2:05 PM
@AllsGood - boring meaning dialog and something other than flashy bs? Lol
AllsGood
AllsGood - 11/3/2023, 2:16 PM
@bobevanz - Enjoy your boring dialog everyone has their own opinion what Cinema is.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 11/3/2023, 3:08 PM
@AllsGood - Very much same. If it weren't for all of the boring conversation pieces around key lime pie and such, it might be so bad but ugh. I haven't seen an actual good dialogue that runs on and on since the diner scene in Death Proof.

Less excessive talking and more moving the plot forward.
comicfan100
comicfan100 - 11/3/2023, 1:46 PM
Haven't seen a character buff this intense since Thor getting Stormbreaker.
LilJimmy
LilJimmy - 11/3/2023, 2:02 PM
"Don" potentially being an Odin variant who cannot bear to be away from his 2 boys :-(
bobevanz
bobevanz - 11/3/2023, 2:04 PM
This season is really [frick]ing good, this quality should be on EVERY TV show and movie. It looks like they're actually trying when it comes to Loki lol
bobevanz
bobevanz - 11/3/2023, 2:09 PM
Idc what happens, just give me good writing. This is it woo hoo! Stop dumbing everything down for the mouth breathers lol also the CGI is legit for once, watching everything unravel is a different yet awesome take on the Snap
Shivermetimbers
Shivermetimbers - 11/3/2023, 2:14 PM
That sounds like a cool change for Loki. Season 2 has been a pleasant surprise and he has definitely lost his mischievous tendencies, so to have him take on a new role would make sense. It would be cool to see more of Loki.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 11/3/2023, 2:34 PM
I have a theory regarding everything that's happening. It's clear that time operates differently in the TVA. We witnessed OB meeting Victor, with both crediting each other for the TVA's creation. How is this possible?

"He Who Remains" orchestrated all of this because time is a circular concept for the Kangs. When Sylvie killed "He Who Remains," he ominously said, "See you soon." Now we're witnessing the birth of the TVA, followed by the multiversal war, and eventually, "He Who Remains" emerging as the victor. Time appears to be stuck in a repetitive loop.

But why did "He Who Remains" want Loki and Sylvie? It seems he might have been aware of Loki's newfound powers. Loki, when he traveled back in time, located the key figures in the TVA's creation, primarily OB, who then created the temp pad and possessed the TVA handbook. This sets the stage for "He Who Remains" to resurface.

I know it's a bit of rambling, but I believe there's something significant here.
MrKayDeeBee
MrKayDeeBee - 11/3/2023, 2:54 PM
@MyCoolYoung - I think you hit the nail on the head. Perfect observation...everything comes full circle!
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 11/3/2023, 4:42 PM
@MrKayDeeBee - I appreciate that. A lot of thought went into this
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 11/3/2023, 3:02 PM
Hmm, I originally thought it'd be Wanda who'd take Molecule Man's role and would use her reality warping powers to help save the multiverse in Secret Wars. But now it's looking more evident that role will fall to Loki.
Lokiwasright
Lokiwasright - 11/3/2023, 3:33 PM
I just want the sun to shine on Loki and Thor
marvel72
marvel72 - 11/3/2023, 3:48 PM
Make Loki Bad Again.
StSteven
StSteven - 11/3/2023, 7:03 PM
@marvel72 - MLBA? You should put that on some green baseball caps or something.
MartianManHuntr
MartianManHuntr - 11/3/2023, 5:01 PM
These D+ shows are like watching paint dry. These are mostly just filler episodes, I mean I'm amazed Loki is not using his powers even when he is outside of TVA.

You want to convince people to join you, show them you are a god and they will follow you that's what he basically did but by showing ob temp doors.

This whole season you can cut all scenes related to B15, Sylvie or what not and it wouldn't make any difference.

You have scenes after scenes of Loki appearing to a character then going to next, this could be done in 10 minutes may be and then dedicate remaining time to something interesting.

Loki breaks down when Sylvie doesn't come with him like wtf why do you even care, from starting she had shown she doesn't give a shit for TVA. Why do you even need that character?

It feels like I'm in bizzaro would somehow.

URCOMMENTSUCKS
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 11/3/2023, 5:42 PM


Can we have Loki go back to being a psychopathic villain, please? Hello??

SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 11/3/2023, 6:05 PM
If they go back to Hiddleston to replace Majors, it just goes to show you that they are out of good ideas.

This would be tantamount to the proverbial rebound, conciliation f&ck as famiarity breeds comfort

If you want to move on from Majors, then recast but, to once again backslide into a 2011 villain shows that they are desperately grasping for nostalgia straws at this point

I really like MyCoolYoung’s idea above about circuitously setting up HWR (and, by extension Kang’s) return through a massive circular temporal paradox
ShimmyShimmyYA
ShimmyShimmyYA - 11/3/2023, 6:38 PM
@SauronthePower - I can guarantee this has almost 0 to do with replacing majors considering how filmed and locked this was before his issues
SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 11/4/2023, 4:00 AM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - that Variety article however emphasized an anonymous quote by an ‘insider’ who had supposedly already seen the finale and their reaction was: ‘I don’t see how Marvel can move ahead with Majors after that…’

If they want to dump Majors before he has any real chance to state his case…then recast.

To regress back(wards) to a 12 year old villain is as dumb as it is creatively bankrupt
ShimmyShimmyYA
ShimmyShimmyYA - 11/4/2023, 11:37 AM
@SauronthePower - I’m for the recast, people too worried about justifying it in story, mfs get recast all the time people aren’t dumb
SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 11/3/2023, 6:07 PM
One thing that Feige could ‘Boner’ (ie scooper counter-intelligence) the base on is the ease of which the first few Kangs being eliminated counterpointed in ‘Kang Dynasty’ with making Kang Prime nearly indestructible.

Would actually represent a clever use of irony IF they could pull it off
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