The first episode of Loki explains how the God of Mischief viewed the events of Avengers: Endgame differently from everyone else.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Loki Episode 1, which is now airing on Disney +.

Loki always loves to put his own spin on a story, and that fact doesn’t change in his Disney + series. In the first episode of Loki, the program dates back to the events of Avengers Endgame, with the God of Mischief having a different view of why Earth’s mightiest heroes traveled back in time.

The debut episode of Loki It begins just as the Avengers try to steal the Tesseract from their past selves. Disguised as an agent of SHIELD, Tony Stark successfully acquires the case containing the Infinity Stone, only to have it fall from his hand when the Hulk bursts through the doors on the lower floor of Stark Tower. The Tesseract ends up at the feet of Loki, who quickly escapes. He ends up being shot from a portal in Mongolia, where he is immediately stopped by the Time Variation Authority.

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Mobius waiting for Loki to be loaded into the Loki trailer.

The God of Mischief is brought back to TVA headquarters and has to deal with bureaucratic processing as his superiors decide what to do with him. Once finished, Loki is tried for his crimes against the “sacred timeline” and asked to plead guilty. Of course, he tells the judge that he is not guilty and says that the ones they should be chasing are the Avengers. It seems that, during that brief moment in Endgame, he realized that there were several versions of the team present and that they traveled back in time. But Loki doesn’t stop there as he goes on to explain why he thinks the heroes went back in time.

Being that this Loki has yet to go through the character arc that will eventually lead to his death in Avengers: infinity warIt’s no wonder this variant thinks so highly of itself. In fact, he is believed so influential that he tells the judge that the only reason the Avengers would travel back in time in search of the Infinity Stones was to stop their rise. However, before he can finish, the judge explains that they are not interested in going after the Avengers because their actions were meant to keep the sacred timeline intact. Of course, having not experienced any events after 2012 the Avengers, this version of Loki would not know of Thanos’ snap and the five years that passed without half of his existence.

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Later in the episode, however, Loki has to come face to face with his death at the hands of the Mad Titan. After Agent Mobius steps in and saves the variant from death, believing that he can help solve another case, the God of Mischief is shown his life in the past, present, and future, including the moment he attempts to eliminate. Thanos on the Asgardian ship. So while Loki started his show believing he was one of the most formidable beings in the universe, at the end of the first episode, he now realizes that the Avengers had even bigger fish to fry on their time travel mission.

Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslaver, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15 and Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane and Eugene Cordero in undisclosed roles. The series premieres June 9 on Disney +.

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