Victor Well timed’s fingerprints are throughout Loki season 2, even when he isn’t. As one of many many variations of Kang the Conqueror, Well timed instantly feels essential to the second season, even earlier than we all know it’s his designs that impressed (nay, created?) the Time Loom. Certain, that was by He Who Stays’ design, however nonetheless! As we see from his workshop of innovations and the best way Miss Minutes tries to come back on to him: Well timed’s obtained the juice!
[Ed. note: This post will now spoil the end of episode 4 in some detail, with some speculation of what’s to come. Ye be warned.]
So it’s type of stunning when, after all of the teamwork and energy and Marvel CGI that obtained him to the TVA with O.B. to construct the magic machine that saved the day, he simply… spaghetti’d. In simply an on the spot, Well timed turns into noodles, and Loki is left dumbstruck, simply questioning what the hell they’re going to do with out him, whereas the viewers wonders what the heck Loki will do with out him.
Nonetheless, this season folding in on itself a lot has taught us one factor: This second might need main implications for the space-time continuum. Well timed getting the time-space pasta remedy would possibly imply his existence, life, consciousness, or matter has merely been wibbly-wobblied elsewhere. As such, spaghettified Victor Well timed may not be gone — or at the very least, the narrative may not be completed with him. So what precisely may have occurred to him? Listed below are our theories.
Idea 1: Victor Well timed’s episode Four destiny creates Kang the Conqueror
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We all know that there are seemingly countless Kangs unfold throughout countless realities, however how did they change into… you already know, Kang? He comes from the longer term, so his superior expertise (and his supersuit) can account for a lot of of his powers. And we all know he has a genius-level mind, as proven by way of Victor Well timed’s less-than-timely innovations. However his capability to control time and actuality? It’s generally attributed to his swimsuit, however I believe it’s additionally a little bit left open to interpretation.
What if we simply noticed its origin in Loki? The person was, as many have put it earlier than me, fully and completely spaghetti’d as he approached the Loom and the various totally different branches of the multiverse. May his essence have been unfold out into the multiverse by way of the Loom, gaining surprising powers within the course of? Or, much more instantly, did this occasion one way or the other change the mind chemistry of all different variants throughout the timelines, resulting from sheer proximity to these timelines? May this have been the occasion that reworked Victor Well timed/Nathaniel Richards into Kang the Conqueror? It looks like the type of factor the MCU would do — they love a grand reveal, in spite of everything, and Loki has been requested to be surprisingly load-bearing on the subject of the universe’s subsequent Huge Dangerous. So displaying his “origin” of kinds within the sequence wouldn’t be that a lot of a stretch. —Pete Volk
Idea 2: Victor Well timed goes to go elsewhere within the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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What little we all know concerning the technobabble of the Time Loom is it’s pulling all the assorted timelines of the multiverse and getting clogged. However not like an precise stitching machine, the Loom is simply sitting in huge area, pulling in no matter strands get close to it. So possibly when Victor turns into strands within the huge vacuum outdoors the TVA, his remnants simply additionally get sucked up into the Loom, like one big machine-like wormhole.
From there, Well timed may plop out… anyplace! My guess is it doesn’t even should be anyplace large (or actually shouldn’t be), just like the Battle of New York or the combat in opposition to Thanos. It’ll simply be a fast little end-credits gag, like the unique Guardians of the Galaxy tag with Howard the Duck. Hopefully he lands someplace he can maintain making his little innovations; if not, properly, there’s all the time the subsequent Kang. —Zosha Millman
Idea 3: Victor Well timed died!
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I believe he’s useless. Which might seemingly current an issue to the timeline: If Victor Well timed is admittedly the Kang who invented the TVA, then he’d have to haven’t died earlier than he invented the TVA. Maybe we’re about to see the fallout of that — two climactic episodes wherein all TVA workers get up of their regular lives on the timeline, as a result of there was by no means a TVA to tug them out of it. Perhaps Mobius would lastly get to journey a Jet Ski. Perhaps he’d have to decide on between Jet Skis and placing the TVA again into existence one way or the other.
However actually, causality solely appears to exist when Loki needs it to, so who is aware of! If Well timed is useless, there are lots extra Kangs to go round. —Susana Polo
Idea 4: Victor Well timed is spaghetti now, interval.
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My concept is brief, uncomplicated, and greatest summarized by way of the phrases of Polygon government editor Matthew Patches when he’s in dad mode: pasghetti.
That’s proper, Victor Well timed will not be He Who Stays, essentially, however he’s an equally if not much more essential variant of Kang: the one who began spaghetti. Contained in the partitions of the TVA, far outdoors the bounds of standard time, all spaghetti, and presumably all European noodle shapes usually, had been found mainly by way of the disintegration of Victor Well timed. By way of his sacrifice, the intense divinity of his newly noodly type will slip into the loom and be dispersed all through the multiverse, sliding proper into the right place in every universe’s historical past to assist somebody uncover the holiest type of pasta sauce supply: the spaghetti noodle.
After all, it’s essential to keep in mind that Victor is however one man, and his corporeal type is proscribed by its dimension, even when stretched by the unstable Loom. This implies, tragically, that not each timeline will get to expertise the magic of spaghetti. Some misplaced out on its pasta perfection, as a result of their universe was by no means delivered a horrifying Cronenberg-esque noodle-shaped piece of a person. However thank God we exist in one which did. —Austen Goslin