Alligator Loki? Meet the several Gods of Mischief in ‘Loki’ episode 5 now
Loki is finally trucking toward its conclusion. We have to admit that while the middle was pretty slow for us, this new episode “Journey Into Mystery” has us excited. Last week saw a post-credit scene where Loki ran into variants of himself after being pruned by the TVA. Now, this week, we get to learn about some of them, which is pretty fun all around.
Now, to be fair, we see a lot of Loki variants in this week’s episode. But we really only get to know a select few of the alternate versions of the God of Mischief. So we’re going to share several of the Lokis that live up to the God of Mischief title that they all share. So, here’s everything you need to know about these Lokis in particular. No time like the present to dive in.
Spoilers for Loki episode “Journey Into Mystery”.
Campaign Loki (Tom Hiddleston)
The only other Loki played by Tom Hiddleston so far in the series. (Seriously, we thought Hiddleston was going to be pulling an Orphan Black on us when this was announced.) Campaign Loki wants to take over as King of the Void from Kid Loki, yes really.
Hiddleston described Campaign Loki as “the least vulnerable, the most autocratic and terrifyingly ambitious character who seems to have no empathy or care for anyone else. “Considering that Loki is a politician? It makes sense.
Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei)
We don’t spend too much time with this version of the God of Mischief in the episode. Boastful Loki, like his title shares, boasts about his accomplishments. He, apparently, is a known liar even to other liars. This Loki claims that he killed Captain America & Iron Man before capturing all the Infinity Stones for himself. He also carries around a golden hammer, which looks like Mjolnir.
Of course, the reason we don’t know much about this Loki is that he betrayed his fellow Lokis (2012 Loki, Kid Loki, Classic Loki, and Alligator Loki) to Campaign Loki and his cronies. Last we saw he was still alive but fighting a gang. Let’s hope that the hammer works in some fashion.
Alligator Loki (An Alligator)
For those of you who think that Alligator Loki is possibly a nod to the Spider-Ham universe or something, he’s not. Instead, this Loki is . . . an alligator. Possibly an identity thief as well. People are confused by alligator Loki in the series, but just go with it, okay? Alligator Loki has the headgear and apparently the “overly sensitive” personality traits just like the rest of them.
According to Boastful Loki, Alligator Loki’s nexus event was eating a cat, but that could just be mocking the other Loki. As Alligator Loki immediately tried to bite Boastful Loki’s hand off after he said it.
Kid Loki (Jack Veal)
This youthful version of Loki has styled himself as the King of the Void. His nexus event was that he ended up killing Thor, which, we guess, is what makes him King. Looks like none of the other Lokis did what he did. This is a nod to comics where Loki was reborn as a child following dying in Paris. It’s a very long story. He was a Young Avenger as well, so, well, announce it, Marvel.
Kid Loki probably has the most screentime with Classic Loki amongst the Loki variants in this episode. Whether or not he regrets killing Thor did not get explored too much in this episode. But he does, apparently, love living in the Void as he chooses to remain with Alligator Loki at the end of the episode.
Classic Loki (Richard E Grant)
Out of all the “Old Man” versions of characters we thought about seeing in the MCU, we have to admit that Old Man Loki was not at the top of the list. Classic Loki dons, well, the classic Marvel Comics costume of Loki. He’s a bit older and maybe wiser than the other versions of the character. This Loki had virtually the same life as our Loki with one key difference: he didn’t die when Thanos killed him.
No, instead Loki faked his death at Thanos’ hands and went to live a fairly lonely life as the “God of the Outcasts”. Eventually, however, he began to truly miss his brother Thor and went to go seek him out. This was his nexus event that caused him to get pruned. Classic Loki also allowed Loki to see how great their powers could truly be and ended up finding his glorious purpose in selflessly sacrificing himself to help Loki & Sylvie.