Key MCU Easter Eggs in Loki Season 2 Finale. Have You Caught Them All?
The references add a nice touch to the show.
The Loki Season 2 finale was a brilliantly crafted episode that explained many of the concepts that had confused us before, tied up all of the storylines and loose ends, and brought the show and its main character's arc full circle in the best Ouroboros fashion.
The finale was so packed with suspense, action, and jaw-dropping revelations that it was easy to miss a few references to Marvel and its projects scattered throughout the episode. Here are six big Easter eggs that made Loki's finale even better.
The Marvel Studios Logo
The first moments of the episode play the legendary Marvel animated opening in reverse, a simple and elegant foreshadowing of Loki's endless slipping into the past throughout the episode.
Doctor Strange & Dormammu
When Loki discovers he can control time-slipping, he goes back again and again, first to repair the TVA's Temporal Loom, then to stop Sylvie from killing He Who Remains. While not a direct reference, this storyline is very similar to the one where Doctor Strange uses the Time Stone to wear down Dormammu.
For you! For all of us!
The moment that beautifully wraps up Loki's arc is when he finally understands that the only way to save the multiverse is to sacrifice himself and become the God of Stories, holding all the universes in his hands.
It is then that he says, 'I know what kind of god I need to be... for you. For all of us,' which is a direct reference to his own line at the end of Thor. 'I could have done it, father! For you! For all of us!' Loki, then a selfish villain, shouts to Odin as Thor breaks the Bifrost Bridge.
On his way to his new, lonely throne, Loki loses his human costume and gets a new one that pays tribute to his entire MCU arc: past, present, and future. The horns are Loki's classics, the strands on the cape are multiverse branches, the texture of the helmet is the same as on the Citadel of He Who Remains.
When Loki becomes the protector of the entire multiverse, its branches take on the shape of the tree Yggdrasil, which has special significance in Norse mythology. It is the Tree of Life that stands at the center of the world and binds the Nine Realms together. A perfect nod to the Asgardian culture of the MCU.
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania
If you were wondering what happened to the Quantum Realm's Kang the Conqueror in Quantumania, Loki provides the answer.
Mobius says in the closing scenes of the finale that the Kang variants that are supposed to start the Multiversal War are not yet aware of the multiverse. He adds that there was one that 'caused a ruckus on a 616-adjacent realm, but they handled it,' implying that Kang the Conqueror was killed.