Did you see it? I observed it way too. The ominous, looming stained glass devil in the initially episode of Loki on Disney+ has to be a reference to Mephisto, suitable? I know I’ve been improper ahead of, having kinda-sorta accused like, five other folks and one particular quite suspicious rabbit of staying Mephisto in WandaVision but occur on, it truly is the literal devil this time! 

Truly, no. It can be not. And this piece is just not about how Mephisto is secretly in Loki, it is about how I require to hop off the Mephisto practice and refund all the tickets I sold you guys when I much more than figuratively shed my mind about the Mephisto theory in January. Appear, it had been additional than a year given that something MCU-linked experienced appear out and I believe my mind had been heading overboard on “what is actually subsequent” theories so very long it had essentially turned to scrambled eggs. Or deviled eggs, in this scenario. Like many forms of eggy madness, if was entertaining even though it lasted.

Mephisto is not in this. 

Now I am going to say something I have in no way mentioned about a Disney+ demonstrate just before in my lifetime: Mephisto isn’t really in this. Permit me repeat, as much as it pains me: Mephisto is not heading to display up. I way too felt a surge of sweet, sweet conspiracy juice flood my brain when I observed the satan in the stained glass window, but upon nearer inspection and this it is really pretty crystal clear that the devil in the window is meant to signify Loki. You know, the star of the present. From the interview: 

“It really is honestly just a super strange coincidence. Like, it is truly a reference to Loki — the horns, he was cast out of heaven, that’s what it’s a reference to. For the reason that we filmed that a very long time before— I think WandaVision must have been in submit when we filmed that. I did see all the stuff about that on the internet and I was like, “Oh, this is heading to be fascinating.” But no, it is additional pertinent to the themes of our present and it’s not a nod to that character.”

And really, at this position who would Mephisto even be in Loki? Mobius? I necessarily mean he did surface to be applying his left hand to operate the time file equipment and still left-handedness is superstitious joined to the devil… Or what about Casey the desk guy, who will not know what a fish is but has a junk drawer comprehensive of infinity stones and will not believe they’re a significant offer mainly because his energy is possibly uncontainable by the finest forces in the universe? Or hold out, hold out, what if it is really Hunter B-15 and no a person noticed that her obsession with getting rid of the Loki variant from all time is due to the fact sport recognizes recreation and she is aware he’s a risk to her infernal dominance? That’s it! It has to be her! 

Just kidding. She is not Mephisto. No one particular is and it truly is in all probability going to keep that way forever or at the very least right up until Marvel runs out of concepts in the center of MCU Period 87, every time that releases. And even if they did attempt to introduce him in the up coming ten years or so, let’s be real — unquestionably no one would feel them. The very least of all me. I’m not slipping for that all over again. 

Loki is now streaming on Disney+.

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