Serial Loki did not disappoint. Many fans were already hoping for a big reveal in the finale of the television series and it really delivered. We’ll dive into it today.
Note: This article contains SPOILERS for the series finale.
In this finale we finally learn the great villain of Loki know. Although we don’t quite hear his name, it is already clear who the villain is and what he has to do later.
Kang the Conquerer
In the episode, we don’t hear Kang mention his name once. He is He Who Remains, but is played by Jonathan Majors. At some point in the episode, he even calls himself a “conqueror,” a devious reference to the adjective after his name.
In the comics, Kang often takes on the Avengers. originally his name was Nathaniel Richards. He is a 31st century scientist and descendant of Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards’ father, Nathaniel, who was also a time traveler.
In the comics, Nathaniel develops an obsession with history and discovers time travel technology created by Doctor Doom, another classic Marvel villain. Thus Nathaniel ends up in Ancient Egypt and becomes Pharaoh Rama-Tut, and even crosses paths with X-Men-villain And Sabah Nur (Apocalypse).
After the Fantastic Four banish him from their timeline, Nathaniel ends up on another Earth, which he conquers thanks to his technology. He decides to call himself Kang and conquers past, present and future versions of the galaxy, building his own kingdom over time.
Not a direct villain
Kang fights just about everyone in the comics. He will face Thor, Mantis, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Hulk, Wasp, Fantastic Four, Black Knight and more. Also nice: in the comics he experiences adventures in all times. We see him in the Wild West, Ancient Egypt and the Second World War.
There are also many alternate versions of him, including Scarlet Centurion, Immortus, Iron Lad and Victor Timely. Those are alternate versions of Kang, like we see in the series Loki also get to know several variants of Loki.
In the comics, Kang isn’t necessarily a villain. He even built the TVA in the series because a version of himself found out in the 31st century that there were multiple universes. Other variants of Kang also made that discovery around the same time and connected with each other, to share technology and knowledge.
Not everyone is okay
Not every variant of Kang is completely cool. “For some of us, new worlds meant we had new lands to conquer. The peace between realities erupted into open war, with each variant fighting to protect its own universe and destroy other realities. And that was almost it. end of everything and everyone.”
This Kang stopped that with the giant monster Alioth (he claims). He then offered the two Lokis to either replace him and run the TVA, or kill him and start another war in the multiverse. Sylvia decided to opt for that. With that we can assume that we will see a lot of variants of Kang, all dangerous.
It is unknown when we will see them all. We know that Spider-Man: No Way Home is set at a time when villains from other universes come along as well. And Doctor Strange 2 isn’t called for nothing In the Multiverse of Madness. Finally, Kang also officially appears in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.