Appearances sure can be very misleading; Kid Loki as revealed by Jack Veal (the actor who played Kid Loki) is the oldest of all the variants in the void.
As Loki was first confirmed, it was transparent that this show was going to really dive into the mind of Loki and his struggles with his own personality by showcasing it right Infront of him.
Which made for a lot of idiosyncratic takes.
Loki’s episode 5 showed a number of variants such as the “boastful” Loki played by Deobia Oparie, “classic” Loki played by Richard. E. Grant and the internets favorite Alligator Loki who was with his young companion Kid Loki.
Kid Loki seemed like the youngest and the most innocent of all the Loki’s but that threw the viewers for an astonishing turn when he said that he killed Thor in his timeline.
This one sentence alone was able to make our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) terrified of him too.
Veal also shared some other details about Kid Loki’s backstory that wasn’t able to make it into the series, a lot of people wondered how he was declared the “king of the void” and to that he answered that he was the oldest of all the variants, he has been surviving that as the earliest Loki to be pruned and sent to the void to be destroyed by Alioth.
“Many people don’t know this, but Kid Loki is the oldest one in the Void. He was pruned thousands of years before and just didn’t age because of The Void being the end of time as said by Judge Renslayer. It is also the sheer fact that he killed Thor. As I said, no other Loki would even dare try or even do that successfully. That not only makes him the oldest but the most intimidating as well”
But questions such as – how did he build his home? What happened to the others that had arrived? How has he survived for so long? How was he able to establish dominance? is still unanswered that Loki didn’t have time for, but maybe revealed in Season 2 of Loki.
There is a chance that Kid Loki could return to the MCU in season 2 of Loki itself or in the Young Avengers, although Marvel hasn’t said anything yet.
For now, he is still in the void with Alligator Loki and there is so much potential for his storyline right now.
Loki’s episode 5 also reveals more about Loki’s other powers including his flaming sword.
Kid Loki serves as king of the void while other Loki’s are eager to take his place.
“Journey into Mystery” is followed by Loki investigating more about his fellow variants and the void.
In the comic books, Kid Loki had a variation of powers as a reincarnation after Loki’s death. Kid Loki started to unlock his new powers, but before that, he was running card scam games on the streets of Paris.
He was able to turn people into animals, bind beasts and use other powers as the original Loki and can also borrow other people’s powers.
Kid Loki is able to communicate with other versions/incarnations of himself, including the enchanted magpie, the adult incarnation of himself including Ikor.
After being reborn in the comics, he retained most of his bad traits such as cheating, using tricks, lying, and manipulating others but unlike his older version he was much more gullible and according to Ikol had “a lot more heart”.
He used his tricks with good intention and pretended to be evil because that is what everyone expected from him, and there was nothing he can do that would change that.
He appears to be sassy, cunning, childish, and very mischievous all the time.
It is also revealed that a version of Kid Loki will go on to join the Young Avengers.
Another one of his famous powers is to conjure his flaming sword “Laebatieinn” at any time. This sword is based on both Marvel comic lore and Norse mythology.
In Norse mythology, his is Loki’s ancestral sword that was crafted to defeat a rooster called Vioofnir which lived on top of Yggdrasil.
So how did Kid Loki kill Thor which caused a Nexus even that got him caught by the TVA?
Kid Loki has admitted that his Nexus event was killing his brother, but in the comic “fear itself” Kid Loki had made a number of decisions in order to save Asgard that had resulted in the Thors death at the hands of Cul Borson a.k.s Serpent, who was Odins older brother.
Kid Loki carried extreme guilt for his past actions and attempts to be a better person. He has suffered nightmares of Thor’s death, blaming himself guilty.
But the details about the MCU lore have not been revealed yet. It is possible that the MCU Kid Loki carries the same guilt of killing his brother as the comic lore Kid Loki.
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