There is little doubt that Loki Episode 5 gave us some answers but it also left us with new questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. For instance, it was clear that Ravonna Renslayer doesn't know everything about the TVA. But is it possible that her connection to Kang the Conqueror was confirmed by a new mystery character?
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In Loki Episode 5, Renslayer finally told Sylvie the truth about what happens when someone is pruned. Instead of dying, they end up in the Void at the End of Time. Anyone who ends up in this dimension is prevented from leaving by a cloud-like entity called Alioth.
Alioth is feared by the Loki Variants but Sylvie, who prunes herself to reunite with Loki, says they can defeat Alioth by enchanting it. Classic Loki creates an illusion of Asgard to distract Alioth, allowing Loki and Sylvie to defeat the misty creature.
Although Alioth is now defeated, the character's surprise appearance in Loki has convinced fans that it is connected to Renslayer. After all, she is the one who accidentally unleashes Alioth into the world in the comic books.
In the comics, Kang the Conqueror creates a barrier that prevents Alioth from crossing over to his territory. However, Renslayer accidentally destroys the barrier and sets Alioth free.
It is unlikely that we'll see the same thing in Loki but everything appears to be pointing towards Kang playing a major role in the series finale. Could this mean that Renslayer's connection to Kang will finally be revealed? We'll find out next week.
Kang is already expected to appear in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania in 2023. However, we're hoping Jonathan Majors will have a cameo in the final episode of Loki.
Loki Episode 5 is now streaming on Disney+.
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