If you’re not familiar with TheMediocreCritic’s pop culture theories, then you’re very much in the right place. TheMediocreCritic predicted Luke Skywalker showing up in The Mandalorian—and even proposed that Loki’s Mobius M. Mobius is stuck in a time loop, which is a theory we wouldn’t be shocked if it somehow came to be this Wednesday. Who knows. All bets are off the table in our post-Alligator-Loki world.
TheMediocreCritic’s newest theory takes on the question of the week: Who’s in that big CGI castle at the end of Loki Episode Five? Some fans will tell you Victor Von Doom or Kang the Conqueror. There’s a whole other camp placing bets on another Tom Hiddleston Loki turning out to be the big bad all along. This new Reddit theory agrees that the castle-dweller is a Loki. Just not the one you think. Let’s head over to the beginning of the theory:
Sylvie was taken the first time after a nexus event as an adult, but she escaped and destroyed the TVA. Ravonna was one of the few survivors and managed to go back in time and attempted to prune Sylvie as a child. It was a reaction to the first time she was captured. She has no Nexus Event.
But as in most time travel stories, as much as you try to change the past, the outcome remains the same. Sylvie escapes again and is the Sylvie we know in the show.
Yep. TheMediocreCritic thinks that another version of Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie is at the end of the tunnel here—having destroyed the TVA and taken her throne after the end of all the destruction, This one honestly makes an incredible amount of sense, given that Marvel seems to be toying with its Kang Easter eggs a little too much, and a Hiddleston vs. Hiddleston battle in the finale would be a little too on the nose. TheMediocreCritic goes on to explain that, by destroying the TVA, Sylvie created the Void—and the timeline is doomed as we know it because of her actions. As for what’s in store for the finale?
The first Sylvie destroyed the TVA and now sits hidden at the end of time alone. She is “She who remains.” As the trailers suggest, Loki and current Sylvie become separated at the end, and Loki will most likely face the First Sylvie alone. First Sylvie will ask Loki to stop her at any cost. She was wrong. Destroying the TVA opened the door to something far worst.
Now that is when we could see Jonathan Majors’s Kang the Conqueror getting into the mix. While you wait—and not sleep, potentially, although we don’t recommend that—until the finale, follow TheMediocreCritic on Twitter here—so you don’t miss the theorist’s next big prediction.
By Brady Langmann