In the Loki series on Disney +, Mobius is a skilled TVA agent dealing with dangerous variants, but his greatest strength is by far his compassion.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Loki Episode 2, “The Variant,” which is now airing on Disney +.
The first two episodes of the Disney + series Loki present the developing relationship between Loki and Mobius. After Loki escapes the Battle of New York and creates a branch on the Sacred Timeline, Mobius steps in and recruits him rather than allowing him to reboot. In the second episode, Mobius gives two possible explanations for his decision: one is that he sees Loki as a scared child and wants to help him, the other is that Mobius is so desperate to catch the variant of Loki that he will say and do whatever it takes. . One of those options speaks to the inherent compassion that Mobius has repeatedly shown throughout the series thus far.
Mobius’ compassion is actually his greatest strength, not only as an individual, but also as an agent of the Time Variation Authority. In Episode 1, Mobius travels to Aix-En-Provence, France in 1549 to investigate one of the attacks perpetuated by the Loki variant. The other agent investigating the scene with him is cheeky and prone to assault. Meanwhile, Mobius is more patient, which pays off when a kid interrupts his research. Mobius earns the boy’s trust by showing him kindness and a friendly caricature.
By doing this, Mobius gets confirmation from the boy that the attack was carried out by the variant Loki. This information was already on TVA’s radar, but it still helps in their investigation. Even after obtaining the information he needs, Mobius continues to show the boy gentle kindness, which invites a smile from the boy. This is where Mobius’ compassion really pays off, as the young man reveals that his teeth have turned blue from chewing on Kablooie gum. The gum eventually leads Mobius and Loki to the Loki variant location, which is a Roxxcart store in 2050. Without his unique approach, Mobius would never have located Lady Loki, even with Loki’s help.
In episode 2, Mobius again shows his compassion when the TVA breaks into the Roxxcart store and finds several people sheltering from the apocalyptic storm raging outside. The other agents show no respect for these people, who simply fear for their lives. In response, Mobius takes a TVA agent aside to lecture him about this severe behavior. Your kindness may not be able to protect people from the storm, but it can help them stay calm and maintain their dignity in the face of unspeakable tragedy, which is a noble thing to do. Therefore, Mobius’ compassion can be understood as something inherent to him as a person, and not necessarily a pure manipulation tactic.
Mobius does not confirm his true reasons for risking his career to work with Loki, but there are indications that he really does feel for the Trickster God. While Loki chooses to ditch Mobius and follow Lady Loki through the Gate of Time, they actually work very well together as they follow her. The two end up bonding on a personal level when discussing the nature of their existences within the worlds of TVA and Asgard. They also connect with Mobius’ desire to ride a jet ski, a humble and pure dream. Mobius doesn’t spend the entire episode trying to force Loki to do anything, instead treating him like a proper member of the team. He even tries to give Loki his knives back before they track down Lady Loki, although Hunter B-15 puts an end to that pretty quickly.
As explored in Thor: Ragnarok Thor similarly showed Loki trust and empathy for most of his life. This was possibly the key factor in the growth of the Trickster God’s character over the course of the Thor Movie (s. In the end, Loki appeared to fight alongside his brother, something Thor always hoped would happen. Perhaps Mobius will be similarly rewarded for the compassion he has shown Loki thus far, despite the recent escape of Loki: It would be nice for Mobius to receive some validation for his noble intentions, because it not only makes him a good person, but also a more capable and effective TVA agent.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, and Eugene Cordero. New episodes air Wednesdays on Disney +.
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