Okay, so I know that discussing a show isn’t my usual modus operandi, but stick with me on this.

I’m writing an essay on the representation of Loki throughout history (there’s like a solid thousand years-ish where we have basically nothing new, like, what?!) and in the first episode they say it’s because he grabbed the tesseract that he became a Nexus event.

This implies that Tony dropping the tesseract in Endgame was supposed to happen. But it’s all based on what the Time Keepers deem as a nexus event, something branching off the main timeline. So Tony dropping the tesseract was fine even though it allowed for Loki to escape. Loki simply took the opportunity that was placed before him.

In episode five at about twenty-one minutes in, Classic Loki says “We’re broken. Every version of us. Forever.”
Kid Loki responds, “And whenever one of us dares try to fix themselves, they’re sent here to die.”

The Time Keepers have chosen Loki to always be a villain, no matter what.

BUT! As we know from Into the Spider-verse, multiple timelines and universes can exist in harmony, it’s only when someone tries to control or reach through the timelines that things go wrong. So the Time Keepers, whether consciously or not, have cast themselves as the villains since they are the ones controlling the timeline and removing free will from the equation.

There’s a lot to unpack here. But if you have any other thoughts, feel free to comment them! I’d love to hear what y’all have to say about it!

Burdened with Glorious Purpose,
Mary

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