Loki’s Time Twister is a Powerful Marvel Easter Egg and a Possible Spoiler
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Loki Episode 1, "Glorious Purpose," streaming now on Disney+.
The whole system of power gets turned upside down in the latest Disney+ series as Loki throws its title character into the mind-bogglingly large world of time travel. The God of Mischief learns just how little that title means as he submits to the Time Variance Authority's imprisonment, and along the way briefly gains what may be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most powerful weapon. The show played the implications of the Time Twister pretty low-key, but Loki could be just the figure to put its power on full display.
The title MCU villain is all braggadocio when the TVA first apprehends him, but at every insistence of his unstoppable power, he only proves frustratingly impotent. That comes in part because of the TVA's setting in a place where time moves differently, which robs Loki of his magic but also serves as an extension of just how powerful their technology is. Chief among that technology is the Time Twister, a remote control linked to Loki's collar …
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