Loki is here and he’s totally onto something. But it’s time to get into Loki Season 2 Episode 1 Easter Eggs. I already did a post for Loki Season 2 Episode 1 Review.
Remember how Loki Season 1 paved the way for Marvel Studios into the multiverse? Well, Season 2 will contain many more references to MCU overall. It will also explain stuff in the future.
Time to uncover some Easter eggs:
1 – Marvel Studios Title Card Update
Did you notice the Marvel Studios title card at the beginning? It’s been updated to include characters like Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, Moon Knight, and Shuri as Black Panther indicating their importance in Phase 4. Miss Minutes appearing also makes a sneaky appearance. Remember when she was flipping through fake TVA records on a spacecraft in the void? Her presence hints at the mysteries of the TVA and its true nature.
2 – Loki Season 2 Episode 1 Easter Eggs: He Who Remains’ Statue in the TVA
The towering statue of “He Who Remains,” looms over the TVA, reminding you of the multiversal chaos he’s responsible for. The presence of multiple statues and TVA’s logo is a reference that he is always watching over the TVA. Nothing happens without his knowledge.
There’s also another of his head statues in the war room. This one is a bit different as it contains 5 heads looking in different directions in the room.
3 – Loki visiting both Past and Present at the same time
The show begins with Loki in the TVA in the past and you can pick that up as there subtle hints of this. First off is with the Cracked TVA Emblem. As the yellow truck crashes into the TVA, you can see the emblem of the TVA shatter and a crack emerges. Just after that when Loki timeslips into the present, the crack is still there.
Secondly is with Casey. When the truck crashes, Casey is a janitor and there are no ink stains in his pocket. As per season 1, Casey has been behind a desk his entire life and has ink stains. Also, he doesn’t remember who Loki is.
4 – Casey’s Podcast provides a reference to Moon Knight
Just after the truck crashes in the TVA in the past, you can listen to the podcast that Casey is listening to. The podcast seems to be about mindfulness and meditation. Casey seems to be having trouble sleeping.
Guess which other MCU character had troubles with sleep? Steven Grant from Moon Knight. Steven was also listening to the same podcast.
5 – Loki Season 2 Episode 1 Easter Eggs: The mysterious General Dox
General Dox is a new character of Loki Season 2 played by Kate Dickie. Her name could be a nod to “doxing,” which means revealing information about others. She and TVA agent X5 seem to be sharing some kind of relationship.
As you can see her consoling X5, I’m guessing it’s a mother-son duo but something seems odd.
General Dox’s uniform is adorned with medals, ribbons, and distinctive insignias. The eight ribbons on her attire resemble faces which is intriguing. Could these faces be representations of different timekeepers, Kang variants, or something even more significant?
General Dox looks fishy to me right now. She might be an older variant of Sylvie.
6 – Loki Season 2 Episode 1 Easter Eggs – X-men reference
Loki along with OB, Mobius and Hunter B-15 head to the Temporal Loom. But notice the doors of the temporal loom.
In this shot here, you can see how the letter ‘X’ is visible. This is a nod to the Cerebro in the ‘X-Men’ movies. Marvel Studios is prepping for the arrival of mutants. It’s not a co-incidence that the door is shaped like this. Mutants will soon be in the MCU.
7. The Temporal Loom is a nod to the Norse Mythology
A pivotal moment occurs as Loki and his team enter the room which has a view of the Temporal Loom. It’s explained that this device weaves raw time into physical timeline. The looming threat of spaghettification, reminiscent of theoretical physics concepts, adds tension and urgency to the episode.
But this is a nod to the Norse Mythology. In Norse myth, there’s a mention about a World Tree known as ‘Yggdrasil’. This World Tree holds together the Nine Realms on its branches and that the other realms can be accessed through the World Tree.
In a way, the Temporal Loom is ‘Yggdrasil’ which holds all the timelines and universes together. This is also a nod to Loki who is a Norse God.
7. Broxton is a reference to an Thor Storyline in the comics
The post-credits scene catapults you to 1982 Broxton, Oklahoma – a nod to Marvel’s comic lore. Broxton plays a significant role post-Ragnarok, symbolizing the resilience of Asgard and Thor’s unwavering spirit.
While the MCU depicted Thor rebuilding New Asgard in Norway, Thor in the comics rebuilds Asgard in Broxton.
Overall Loki Season 2 Episode 1 delves deep into the complexities of time and unravels some secrets laying the foundation for an exhilarating journey through the Multiverse. As Loki and Sylvie navigate the intricate threads of destiny, one thing is certain – the next episodes promise even more jaw-dropping revelations and heart-stopping moments.