OT: LOKI Note, Spoilers Ahead

The next nerd Chapter Began today. I found today's episode really enjoyable but I may be biased as Loki has definitely been one of my favorite characters so far in the MCU. Has he been a Villain? Yes. Has he been a Hero? Yes. What will his final role be? Hopefully Mischievous. I see lots of potential with this series which would be great after the disappointment of the last two Disney+ Marvel Shows, here's to hoping I am correct.

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First thoughts: I love the aesthetic of the show. I'm a sucker for future-retro and have been since Fallout 1. The animated explanation of things was cute. Time gags are fun (assuming they don't get beaten to death).

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I thought his introspection after seeing the results of his life felt a little quick and unearned. I don't mind him getting there, but it was too fast. The drawer full of infinity stones was a nice move to shift his perspective though, but i felt he needed a bit more than that. Or maybe he's still conning them all.

Also, why is everyone in the TVA human? I assume they could be like many of the other aliens in the MCU and be non-human humans like asgardians and some of the others we've encountered, but it would have been nice to see more than just the token skrull we saw.

Speaking of the TVA, how stupid are the teams? We've lost a bunch of teams to some threat, lets nonchalantly go about our work. Please take your time standing in this field of oil.

Nice ending on the reveal though. Makes me want the next episode so I can know what is going on.

Also, why is everyone in the TVA human?

The TVA (or at least that facility) specifically is centered on Earth, for whatever reason. They use Earth in their logo.

There's a lot of Mephisto-style speculation that it's all a ruse designed to get Loki to do what Kang needs in order to start a multiverse war.

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or at least that facility

This seems plausible to me. It would also explain the token skrull.

I thought his introspection after seeing the results of his life felt a little quick and unearned.

This has been a common issue for me in the D+ series thus far. Such as white Vision's learning from Hex Vision. Such as Karli Morgenthau's development into a reckless villian. Such as Sam's poetic justice speech after becoming Captain America.

Overall, I get that the story does need to move along so I forgive them for rushing some of these character development arcs. But, it does bother me too.

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I buy it more easily in the Vision-Vision instance since he is non-biological. But for the others, I think they could more easily insert extra time into the scene without fundamentally changing much. Why does this episode have to happen in a few hours of show-time instead of a few days?

Put in some shots of time passing, of him remembering, pacing in thought, watching the video over and over, etc. and it feels much more long term without really doing much to the run-time.

All in all though, its a pretty minor complaint. They won me over with Wandavision and F&WS didn't hurt me so I'm willing to give them a little slack.

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I'll follow along here and watch but I'm usually behind and certainly can't watch as it drops at 12:01 on Wednesday morning.

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I enjoyed it.

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Hiddleston really nails the Loki role. He makes the story fun to watch, whatever the direction it takes.

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That was a really good premiere. This looks to be a pretty fun series.

LOL at the Josta soda cans

I caught that as well, and instantly recognized that can. Really have to wonder how that's going to be explained - e.g., they have to keep going back to '96 (I think) to stop a time deviation and they just pick up a case to go.

The TVA really reminded me of the Commission in Umbrella Academy, I mean a *lot*.

Yep! Also some relation to dr who time lords, but not as direct

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The criminal with the blue box?

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I am disappointed. Don't let me down D+!

I like it I just don't understand it.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Any part specifically?

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

How this ties into the multiverse part of the other movies for example. If these guys stop timeline changes how did Captain America do the whole timeline thing? Or the stones timeline events etc.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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They're ok so with certain time travel "if its suppose to happen". They aren't ok with anything that supposedly deviates from what their sacred timeline has mapped out. So in this case, the Avengers going back in time was suppose to happen. Loki using the opportunity to escape was not, thus he's a variant that needs to be dealt with. Like with most all media dealing with time travel, its best not to think too deeply about this stuff because it doesn't take much for contradictions and collapses.

Kid in the church said the devil did it so MephistoWatch2021 is back on right?

Most intentionally on there part it is lol

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