Loki: What is Lamentis 1 and Its Significance in the MCU

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Warning! This article may contain spoilers for Loki. Read at your own risk!

The canon series of Loki veered away from the usual Time Variance Authority office setting into another place and time, the title of Episode 3 itself, Lamentis. This is where Loki accidentally transports himself and Sylvie as they were trying to escape Judge Renslayer. But first, what is this place and its significance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

What is Lamentis 1 in Loki?

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Though there is not much information about the place, the planet was first introduced in an epic Marvel crossover comic in 2007, Annihilation: Conquest Prologue #1. It is part of the Kree-controlled space, just near the edge of it. It did not play an important role in the story there but that just proved that the place can be used somewhere else like in Loki and it could lead to something big possibly being set up in this phase of the MCU.

In the series, Lamentis-1 is a habitable moon that has a mining community where there is the typical divide between the rich and the poor just like in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Madripoor. The said place is meant to face an apocalypse in 2077 as the fragments of a nearby moon enter the atmosphere of the place before its collision resulting in its total destruction.

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Sylvie explains to Loki that of all the apocalypses set into her TemPad, Lamentis is the worst of all. There were literally no survivors as the planet broke down into pieces and not even the wealthy who can afford to secure a chance to survive made it because the ark that was supposed to take them away from the annihilation was hit by falling debris.

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Looking back at the comics, although the place did not much play a part in the story, it hints at threats much larger than Thanos. While Kang the Conqueror has been confirmed as a much-awaited villain in Phase 4, Lamentis faced two powerful forces: the Annihilation Wave led by Annihilus which has a full armada of ships and weapons able to destroy various worlds, even facing Galactus and the Celestials, and the Phalanx, a collective consciousness in a cybernetic hivemind taking down planets and killing off civilizations. The Annihilation Wave is connected to the Fantastic Four while Phalanx is to X-Men.

In Loki, Lamentis is meant to crumble and its timeline is ending real soon. But with Loki and Sylvie still in it at the end of Episode 3, the two better find a way to survive the impending doom that the apocalyptic event has set in stone.

Loki is now streaming on Disney+ and sees more of Lamentis on the next episode releasing at 3 AM next Wednesday.

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