Ravonna Renslayer began her journey as a loyal member of the Time Keepers as she was introduced as the judge of TVA. But with the end of Loki Season 2 episode 3, she has become quite mysterious.
With Loki Season 2 midway, there’s a theory that is gaining popularity over the internet about Ravonna Renslayer being a Kang variant. I’ll break down this theory in this post.
Is Ravonna Renslayer related to Kang?
At the end of Loki Season 2 Episode 3, Miss Minutes reveals that she knows a secret that might make Ravonna angry. That secret is nothing but the fact that she is indeed a variant of Kang and played an important role in the multiversal war.
In Loki Season 2 Episode 1, Loki plays a recording from the past in which Kang is saying:
“Ravonna Renslayer, you are quite a marvel. I’ll be proud to lead with you. You made quite a difference. Thank you for being on my team.”
Kang is thanking Ravonna for going on the record for being on his side in the multiversal war. A reddit theory further supports this. However, I would like to add a few things.
At centre of this theory is the point that TIME IS LIKE A LOOP.
Just as He Who Remains dies in Loki Season 1, Ravonna Renslayer delivers the TVA handbook to Victor Timely. Timely and Renslayer then fix the TVA but she falls in love with Timely. Victor Timely meets more of his variants while exploring the multiverse. He then prunes Renslayer as she asks Timely to rule the TVA along with him.
As Victor Timely is exploring multiverse a world of possibilities opens up for him. Thus, he establishes himself as Kang The Conqueror and also forms the Council of Kangs. As Kang started pruning timelines, he gets banished from the Council and is sent in the Quantum Realm. Nathaniel Richards also comes into existence while Timely is exploring multiverse. Before rest of the Kang variants can cause any trouble, he re-establishes the TVA and forms the sacred timeline.
He Who Remains wipes Ravonna Renslayer’s memory and makes her the highest ranking official in the TVA.
Ravonna and Victor Timely’s relationship mimicks Loki and Sylvie’s relationship
You have already seen gender swapped variants of characters. Just like Sylvie is a female variant of Loki. Hence, it’s entirely possible that Ravonna is the female variant of Kang the Conqueror.
Just like Loki and Sylvie fall in love, Ravonna Renslayer falls for Victor Timely. However, Loki and Sylvie’s relationship represents order whereas Renslayer and Timely’s relationship represents chaos.
Note that Ravonna Renslayer being a Kang variant is just a theory. Loki Season 2’s end will reveal what the fact is.