The Sacred Timeline and the Time Variance Authority were introduced to viewers of Loki in the first season. To avoid a devastating multiversal war, TVA Agents were tasked with protecting this one timeline. He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) may guarantee that he would be the only Kang version that could exist by prohibiting the existence of any other timeline. Other iterations of Kang would come to life if other timelines were permitted to exist, and the multiversal war would reopen. The Temporal Loom, the TVA’s central engine that employs raw temporal energy to weave together the sacred timeline, was built by He Who Remains because he was so scared of his variations.However, preventing the existence of every other timeline raises the more important question of free will against fate, and He Who Remains demonstrates how complex both positions are.
‘Loki’ Season 2: Fate Contradicts Free Will:
Numerous mythology from various cultures contain references to fate. The deity Shai, according to ancient Egyptians, presided over each person’s birth and made a prediction about what will happen to them for the remainder of their lives. Hindus hold that one’s actions in all of their previous lifetimes affect the kind of life they will lead. This idea is known as karma. Greek mythology describes three women as representing Fate: one who spun the golden threads that symbolized each life; another who linked these threads to the lives for which they are intended; and the third who severed each thread at the conclusion of each life. These three people were recognized by any Sandman viewer when Morpheus asked them for help in tracking down his stolen goods.Each person’s destiny is included in the thread they spin, and the length of the thread indicates how long that person will live. The Temporal Loom is well compared to the Greek story of the Fates. Each timeline branch receives raw temporal energy, which is comparable to the golden threads the Fates spin. The Sacred Timeline is weaved into the proper timeline events using the Loom. Any chronology that isn’t a part of the Sacred chronology is cut off by the TVA, which serves as the cutters.
Season 2’s Loki and Sylvie dynamic has changed, and the producer explains why:
Recently, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Mobius (Owen Wilson), and the other TVA agents found that cutting down branches not only causes the chronology to be returned to its original state but also takes innocent lives and sends them into the abyss to perish. Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) is only driven by the conviction that the TVA damaged her life by robbing her of her free choice to exact her revenge. He Who Remains, however, revealed to both Lokis that their decision is much more important than having free will or being constrained to an existence predetermined by one interdimensional lunatic before exacting her vengeance. They had to choose between “stifling order or cataclysmic chaos,” as Kang phrased it, and there was no simple way out.They had two options: either they could destroy the TVA, bringing free will and chaos throughout the multiverse, or they could maintain the repressive regime that had robbed them of their lives and kept one relatively peaceful reality intact. While Sylvie thought Loki was only interested in gaining the crown, Loki thought He Who Remains was telling them the truth. She doesn’t believe Loki when he attempts to persuade her that He Who Remains is correct about the dictatorship being superior than the chaos because she can’t trust anyone.
In Season 2 of “Loki,” Everything Depends on Fixing the Loom:
O.B., also known as Ouroboros (Ke Huy Quan), is extremely knowledgeable about all the workings of the TVA. After all, he was the author of the TVA Official Handbook, which is “a detailed index of every mechanical classification and maintenance routine in each sector, on each device, and inside of every computer program at the TVA.” He assists Loki in his efforts to address his time-slipping issue and learns that the Temporal Loom is broken in the process. After learning that they were all varieties with their unique timelines eliminated, the TVA halted all pruning.The Temporal Loom is now overloaded, all the branched timelines collecting more temporal energy than before. The Sacred Timeline’s needs were the only ones the loom could handle with the temporal energy it was processing during the time they were still pruning, but adding all the branches exponentially increased the quantity of energy being written into existence.
But O.B. doesn’t have a problem with it. As soon as Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) informs him that removing the extra branches will result in the death of millions of innocent people, he offers a solution for expanding the loom so it can process that much more energy. The Temporal Loom’s ability to weave all the new timelines into existence and bring with them all of Kang’s versions will result from O.B.’s modification of the loom, which will only serve to confirm Loki’s suspicions. The timelines will be fully free of one another and incursions, collisions between two worlds, will start if his scheme fails and the loom is unable to control time flow.
The ‘Loki’s Season 1 Finale Might Not Have Made Everything Perfect:
The long-lasting impact Sylvie was hoping for won’t come from freeing the timeline at the end of Season 1. She hasn’t gone through enough to really understand the terrible consequences of invasions. Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is thrust into the Multiverse of Madness into a realm where his variation had failed to stop an incursion, despite being strengthened by the Darkhold. After learning how the Kang versions would wipe out entire universes in the name of power, Loki started to believe He Who Remains.One of them will appear as a reincarnation who will figure out a method to destroy any other timeline than the one he considers sacred, He Who Remains warned them, once all of his versions start battling across the multiverse once more. He Who Remains was accepted by Loki, but Sylvie had little faith in either of them. She has lived a full life, well beyond what was allowed for her in the sacred chronology that this Kang variation created. Sylvie will be the one who can demonstrate that there are alternative solutions to limiting existence to a single timeframe.