Loki Season 2 Secretly Set Up Avengers 5's Big Villains According To Clever MCU Theory


Loki Season 2 Secretly Set Up Avengers 5’s Big Villains According To Clever MCU Theory

Loki season 2 established a bold new form and function for the TVA, but its noble efforts may have unintended consequences for Kang and the Avengers.

Warning! This post contains spoilers for Loki season 2




  • The TVA’s new mission to only target dangerous Kang variants instead of pruning entire timelines may inadvertently lead to the formation of the Council of Kangs.
  • Pruning problematic Kangs could result in powerful Kang variants meeting in The Void and establishing the Council of Kangs, as seen with Loki variants in season 1.
  • The timing of the TVA’s actions and the Council’s formation is not an issue due to the TVA’s location outside of time, and the Council’s arena-like structure may be located in The Void.

The MCU has been slowly building to an epic confrontation between the Avengers and the Council of Kangs, and the Loki season 2 finale may have finally explained how the villainous group comes together. It initially seemed as though a single Kang variant – Kang the Conqueror – would be the central villain of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga, but his apparent death at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania seems to imply that won’t be the case. Instead, Quantumania‘s post-credits scene introduces the Council of Kangs, a massive collection of Kang variants headed by Rama-Tut, Scarlet Centurion, and Immortus.

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However, it’s hitherto unknown how these three Kangs came in contact with each other and why they’re seemingly willing to work together despite the Kangs’ penchant for infighting and war. While the MCU will likely hold that exact answer close to the chest for a while longer, the end of the Loki season 2 finale teases what may be the group’s catalyst for formation. The TVA’s new mission is to stop pruning innocent lives and instead only target dangerous Kang variants, but this attempt at compassion and curated intervention may inadvertently cause the Avengers’ next big threat to form.

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The TVA May Accidentally Enable The Council Of Kangs

At first glance, the TVA’s new mode of operation, established in Loki season 2, seems like a great change. Previously, the group pruned entire timelines if any version of Kang was set to appear – an act that killed billions of innocents. Now, the TVA is letting the timeline split indefinitely and is only monitoring Kangs across the multiverse. According to B-15 and Mobius, the TVA only plans to intervene if a Kang takes steps that may lead to trouble. However, how the TVA deals with troublesome individuals may cause the MCU’s expansive multiverse trouble down the line.

Every Named Kang Variant In The MCU So Far


He Who Remains

Loki Season 1 & 2

Kang the Conqueror

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Scarlet Centurion

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Victor Timely

Loki Season 2

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The TVA doesn’t usually kill people but instead “prunes” them, an initially mysterious process explored in Loki season 1. Though victims may appear to disintegrate, they’re transported to the very end of time to a mish-mash of pruned people and things called The Void. If the TVA is pruning problematic Kangs, it seems possible – if not actively likely – that this will result in several powerful Kangs meeting in the Void and establishing the Council of Kangs. Moreover, there’s actually precedence for pruning leading to powerful team-ups, so the theory isn’t as outlandish as it may first seem.

Why The Council Of Kangs Being In The Void Makes Sense

Loki season 1 already set a precedent for variants of a pruned character finding each other in The Void and teaming up. Exactly that happened with Loki variants, several of which banded together in a tentative alliance. As such, there’s little reason to think the same couldn’t happen with Kangs. All Kangs in The Void wouldn’t have been pruned in the first place if they didn’t have goals of conquest, and so many like-minded individuals in the same space may put aside some of their differences to act towards a common goal.

The question, then, is one of timing. The Council has already been shown in the MCU, but the TVA didn’t start looking to actively prune Kangs until the Loki season 2 finale. However, the nature of the TVA and its location outside of time means this isn’t an issue. The timeline monitored by the TVA stretches from the beginning of time to the end of it, and Loki season 2 established that causation paradoxes are possible. There’s no reason the effects of the TVA’s actions couldn’t already be seen in the MCU, even though the organization hasn’t been acting the way it has forever.

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Last, its unclear exactly where the arena-like structure seen housing the Council of Kangs in Quantumania is located, but somewhere like The Void makes some level of sense. Despite their immense power, the group would presumably want a location nestled away from most major threats in the Marvel Universe. While not completely protected like He Who Remains’ Citadel at the End of Time, the constant influx of pruned matter may make it difficult for Loki‘s TVA and other groups to keep tabs on what exactly is happening there.

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