Loki episode 5, “Journey Into Mystery,” was no less than a perfect buildup for the finale. We got to see one too many variants of Loki. TVA’s actual meaning of pruning was revealed. No one ever really dies or is erased out of existence. They’re simply transported to the presumable end of time, called The Void. Judge Renslayer tells that the end of time is still being written. But when at The Void, Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant) tells us that the place is guarded is by Alioth, a monster that feeds on any matter. Speaking of Alioth, this monster has a direct connection to a villain that’s been in the dark too long. Moreover, Loki episode 5 had 5 major teases for Kang the Conqueror.
Teases for Kang the Conqueror
1. The Citadel of Kang
When Sylvie was finally in the Void, she was instantly chased by Alioth. In this process of her escaping, she made a brief connection with the behemoth. This is the moment she realizes that something else lies behind this behemoth. When Sylvie enchanted this monster, she saw the visions of a castle. Hence, she came up with a plan to fully enchant the monster and see what lies behind the gateways and who is Alioth protecting.
In a dramatic climax, Sylvie and Loki collectively were able to enchant Alioth. As a result, the gateways to a mysterious place opened. An unknown citadel was shown, and the God and Goddess of Mischief started to enter this unknown city. For the comic readers, this is not new information. But for the ones that are unaware, this could very well be the city of Choronopolis of Kang the Conqueror, built in the Quantum Realm. Plus, Alioth is an enemy to Kang in the comics. So this has to be the strongest link to Kang.
2. Renslayer’s New Purpose
Episode 5 revealed that even Judge Renslayer is in the dark when it comes to the Time-Keepers. But even so, she is far from innocent because very well knows about the TVA Agents being variants. Moreover, she has direct ties to Kang in the comics as she was his love interest. So, it’s a possibility that Renslayer might just find her way to Kang and begin her actual journey in the MCU alongside him.
Kang is set to appear in Ant-Man 3 and it would be interesting to see Ravonna by her side. Even though she looks determined to find the truth, it would be no surprise that she’s fronting her entire persona to divert everyone’s attention. Ever since her involvement in the series, Kang has been on the top of all theories. If Marvel is really leaning towards comics, then she is going to go ahead with Kang in the final episode.
3. Alioth & Kang the Conqueror
Alioth is the first being to ever break from the limits of time. Moreover, his kingdom is larger than Kang the Conqueror’s lands. This hungry monster captures dimensions and their timelines and was first introduced in Avengers: The Terminatrix Objective #1. But as shown in the series, he’s the guard dog protecting someone beyond the Void. But in the comics, Alioth is actually Kang’s enemy. And it is Alioth who’s stopping Kang from expanding his territory.
In the comics, Kang actually finds a way to protect himself from the stupendous creature’s power. Moreover, he even unleashed it on the TVA. So it’s a possibility that something of this sort can happen because Sylvie and Loki are both in a mood to destroy the TVA and whosoever is behind this. Well, now that Alioth is here, Kang isn’t going to remain behind the curtain for too long.
4. Kang & Qeng Enterprises
Episodes 4 and 5 both featured a never-ending sight of ruins piled up from god knows how many timelines. Out of these many ruins, one stands tall but destroyed. And that is the Avengers tower, originally Stark tower. in episode 5, instead of the Stark logo, it had Qeng written on it. Well, this is a direct nod to Qeng Enterprises, the company Tony Stark sold his famous tower to in a 2015 Avengers comic run. The tower was sold to Mr. Gryphon – CEO and businessman – was the alias used by Kang. Another reference to the villain.
5. The Sphinx Structure
While driving away from Alioth, we saw Mobius and Sylvie moving towards a Sphinx structure in front of a pyramid. Now, this is another major Easter Egg pointing towards Kang because his ship from the future is also designed as a Sphinx replica. So, the Loki series has gone out of its way to set up the arrival of Kang the Conqueror in the MCU. Hopefully, Kang will be revealed as the main villain at the end.
Kang’s Possible Plan Explained
If all these hints at Kang prove to be right, then the real big bad will show his face in the finale of Loki. Moreover, it could also prove that this so-called Sacred Timeline was actually the most suitable timeline for Kang to carry out his plans. It could be that he wanted the Avengers to successfully carry out their time heist so that he could steal that tech, something that is similar to what we’ve seen in the comics too. Plus, the series actually looks custom-made for a villain like Kang the Conqueror with so many branch realities in play, and so many Easter eggs to the character within the MCU.
Loki is currently streaming on Disney+. Do you think that after these teases for Kang the Conqueror, he will be the main villain? Let us know in the comments.