Is Victor Well timed lifeless… like, for actual?! This text comprises spoilers for Loki season 2, episode 4, and loads of hypothesis on the remaining episodes of the season too.
You’re updated with the most recent episode of the MCU‘s Loki, which implies you’ve seen Victor Well timed get shredded into strands of spaghetti, identical to John Krasinski’s Reed Richards. Twists like this (in addition to Lokius, to be truthful) are what makes Loki arguably the most effective TV sequence within the MCU thus far. Nonetheless, the dying of Kang the Conqueror‘s most notable variant shocked even us and left the way forward for our favourite Marvel characters in flux. That’s… if Victor Well timed actually is lifeless.
Is Victor Well timed actually lifeless?
It positively appears as if Victor Well timed is lifeless except you already know somebody who can survive being decreased to atoms by temporal radiation.
The poor man was destroyed by the immense power being launched by the Temporal Loom he was despatched to repair. This didn’t seem like simply any outdated MCU dying both; it appeared as if poor outdated Well timed was shredded into mulch.
There may be one slight caveat to all this, although. The Kang variant often called Victor Well timed has now come to a grim and surprising finish, however he was solely one in every of many variations of Kang the Conqueror. The truth is, there’s a whole Council of Kangs who’re very a lot nonetheless alive – as we are saying in our Loki season 2 assessment, this present hasn’t bought any much less mind-bending – and able to conquer.
A technique to consider it is sort of a colony of ants: the dying of 1 is insignificant to the colony as an entire as a result of there are such a lot of of them. Because the outdated saying goes, there are a lot extra Kangs within the multiverse, or one thing.
What does Victor Well timed’s dying imply for Loki season 2?
Doom, desperation, and despair, successfully. With out the help of Victor Well timed, Loki, Mobius, and OB (who might or will not be Loki’s son, however that’s one other story) are going to have to seek out some different technique of undoing the obvious destruction of the Temporal Loom, which Well timed failed to repair.
However that isn’t as simple because it appears: fixing or rebuilding the Temporal Loom can solely be finished by somebody who has the identical temporal aura as its creator, He Who Stays, which implies they’re on a hunt for different Kang Variants to repair their dilemma. That’s very important, too, as a result of the explosion of the Temporal Loom threatens to destroy the complete TVA, in addition to the remainder of time and actuality.
So the seek for the following Kang Variant continues, and the stakes may hardly be any greater. The massive query is who that’ll be, and the excellent news is that there isn’t any scarcity of them from throughout the depths of Marvel comics lore: The Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conglomerator, Kamala Kang, or Nathaniel Richards, to call however a number of.
The final of those might be numerous enjoyable, as it might see Loki and Mobius journey to historical Egypt. Having stated that, there’s no signal of Egypt (or some other potential Kang Variants) in any Loki season 2 trailers, that means that wherever the journey goes subsequent goes to be a giant shock.
Our personal rabid hypothesis has the finger pointed at Ravonna Renslayer. We expect (bear with us, right here) that Victor Well timed was only a crimson herring, and that the actual Prime Kang is Ravonna herself. This explains her function in season 2 after the dying of He Who Stays, and the character has robust ties to Kang in Marvel lore. That might be a significant shakeup, and will even have broader ramifications for upcoming Marvel motion pictures like The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.
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