The Ending of Loki Episode 5 Explained

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

Now, what a Loki-ception. Episode 5, Journey Into Mystery, dives into where Lokis are trying to survive for whoever knows how long that there is even a whole group of various versions of him which was pruned by the TVA and into The Void. In the ending scene, Sylvie and Loki clasp hands finally realizing that they are stronger than they think they are and they open a way to the one behind it all.

The Ending of Loki Episode 5 Explained

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Lokis are really good at surviving. Imagine, there are a lot of variants that the Time Variance Authority has pruned but, in The Void, the place where all pruned people go, it is almost as if only a Loki could survive that thing with a guard in the skies called Alioth, a gargantuan creature devouring what is in the place and making sure death comes after those who are pruned.

The ending scene was a spectacle of Loki's magic and capabilities. From Kid Loki making some sort of a magical dagger that glows with fire to Classic Loki who was extremely good with his projections to Sylvie and Loki joining force to enchant Alioth, and to Alligator Loki, well, being the alligator that he is – the end opens a door and sets a stage to the finale episode.

Sylvie, when she arrived at The Void, had a connection with Alioth hinting that there may be someone behind the giant cloud and that the gargantuan creature is merely a guard dog. This theory was proven in the final moments when she joins forces with Loki to enchant Alioth and reach out to whoever is behind the devouring cloud.

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As for Mobius, he got the TemPad that Sylvie brought and it seems that he portaled somewhere, possibly the TVA. Alligator Loki and Kid Loki survive and as for Classic Loki, oh, he's just the hero that every Loki should look up to, he's so good in his projections, it even made Alioth believe it, even Thanos when he shared that he faked his death. He was devoured by Alioth when he caused a distraction grand enough for the creature, to help his own kind – his glorious purpose in the end. Mad props to that guy!

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The episode surprisingly has no end credits scene, something odd, yet, it is just enough to tease what happens in the finale. If that episode doesn't excite you, just think who could really be behind the TVA and created the fake Time-Keepers, and who is Alioth guarding anyway, right?

Loki Episode 5 is currently streaming on Disney+.

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