Loki has made its way to Disney+ and we’re all loving it, aren’t we? The show has already explained the concept of the Multiverse and how the Time Variance Authority came into being. We also got to see the Time Keepers maintaining the ‘Sacred Timeline’. But there are some questions we have from Loki episode 1, “Glorious Purpose“. For example, where did the Time Keepers actually originated from? It looks like there’s an Easter Egg in Loki hinting at their origins!
New Loki Easter Egg About the Origins of Time Keepers
There may be some cryptic hints throughout the episode that teases something more sinister going on. And I’m talking about courtroom murals that teased the Time Keepers’ origins. During the premiere episode of Loki, the God of Mischief stood trial for his crimes against the sacred timeline in front of Judge Renslayer. Throughout the scene, a multitude of murals was visible on the courtroom walls. They seemed to showcase the origin of the Timekeepers. This particular mural demonstrated the creation of the sacred timeline. The three Timekeepers and several workers are shown to be trimming branches from the tree.
Moreover, if we look closely, then two of the Timekeepers are holding branches. But the third, presumably the leader, grips both a knife and what looks to be a reset charge. The positioning of the workers being below the Timekeepers channels many examples of historical art. This hints at which slave labor was being used by powerful figures to do their bidding. These figures bear no clear resemblance to any other TVA employees.
The true nature of the trio is likely to be explored further in the episodes to come. I think that the secrets of the sacred timeline will continue to reveal throughout the show. One cannot draw much from the second mural of course. But one thing is for sure, these murals continue to give an impression of the Time Keepers to be a Godlike figure. Anyway, the true origin is still behind the curtain, And I think it will remain so till mid-series.
Loki Shows Three Types Of TVA Workers & Bureaucracy
As I’ve said, Marvel loves to explain things in hidden details. And that is exactly the case with Loki as well. In the first episode, when Loki was walking through the courtroom for his trial, three other murals were shown. The art demonstrated three different groups of TVA workers that feature within the episode. The most prominent of which being the Minute Men. They’re the TVA’s time police force that handles all Nexus events and arrests variants. For example, the crew that arrested Loki and Mobius M. Mobius himself.
In some parts, Loki toned down its complexity to a major level to make it more relatable. We also got to see the bureaucracy and the old technology that one of the greatest forces in all of the Universe possesses. I mean, they can go anywhere with their technology but still have to go through all the paperwork! Plus, naturally positioned at the top of the TVA’s hierarchy are the judges, the group which places the multiverse’s criminal variants on trial before a court, but with no jury seemingly present. One judge for all. Then comes the Minute Men, like Mobius. Followed by the office workers, and then the variants.
Moreover, I don’t even have to mention the Infinity Stones now! It was within these offices that we saw Casey’s desk, a low-level receptionist who seemed to be wielding more infinity stones than Thanos. How crazy is that! So yes, I’d say that we have no clue what the TVA has to offer yet. These little details are for us to decipher until we get the true insight into the origin of it all.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, and Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, and Eugene Cordero in undisclosed roles. The first episode is now available on Disney+.