Loki season two is just a few months away, and the recent release of the new season’s trailer has fans buzzing. Season one holds a considerably high critic and fan score on Rotten Tomatoes, and with season two being highly anticipated, another large score may be awaiting the show. We’ll just have to wait for the premiere on October 6th.

With the upcoming release of season two of Loki, we’ve laid out all the God of Mischief’s moments from the MCU, so you can catch up. The following films and shows contain Loki’s top moments that led to his journey in Loki season one, which will be continued and expanded in season two.

Thor (2011)

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2011’s Thor introduced brothers Thor and Loki, the sons of Odin. Loki was depicted as the mischievous younger brother whose ambition to rule over his adopted father’s kingdom caused him to increasingly grow more villainous throughout the film, setting him up to be the main villain in Avengers.

While Loki was always a favorite villain from the comics, Tom Hiddleston‘s portrayal has boosted the character’s popularity and led to a devoted fan base through the years. Hiddleston’s Loki is the main reason there is a show solely based on the character in the first place.

Avengers (2012)

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The Avengers circled around Loki attempting to take over the world for Thanos, leading to the Avengers uniting and the true start of an expansive and ever-connecting MCU. Loki’s powers (and quips) were on full display throughout the film, making him an immediate fan favorite despite his villainy.

More of his character and complexity were explored, leading to an even deeper dive in later films and various references throughout MCU films and TV shows the character doesn’t even appear in. Hiddleston’s iconic look for the film is still the most recognizable outfit for the character, which has sparked thousands of cosplays and merchandise that continually supplies fans.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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While Thor: The Dark World focused primarily on Jane and Thor’s relationship, it also continued the Odinson brothers’ journey and expanded their own relationship and sibling banter. The film gave Loki the opportunity to show a more genuine side to him that Thor recognized, leading to a team-up where Loki’s heart and intent were further explored. Loki presumably died at the end of the film, but as is common with Loki, it was all an illusion to allow him to escape more prison time on Asgard, as we see him alive later on in Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok gave a fresh revamp to the Thor franchise that was extremely successful, and many Marvel fans consider it one of the MCU’s best films. The film follows Thor and Loki’s journey of survival alongside Asgard after the introduction of their older, villainous sister. The brothers’ banter and chemistry are on full display, and the audience grows to adore Loki even stronger than before. This is the true beginning of Loki’s redemption, and he begins to grow past his more heinous mistakes.

An alternate ending of the film showed Loki leaving the group to go to Jodunheim, leading to a scene in Avengers: Endgame where Thanos would have tracked down the space stone and Loki would have died alone at the hands of the mad titan instead of by his brother’s side. The actual scene in Endgame definitely gives Loki a better sendoff that suits the growth of the character more.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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Avengers: Infinity War only features Loki briefly in the beginning of the film, but it is one of the most important scenes for Loki, as it fully encapsulates how much he has grown as a character through the various Marvel films. He sacrifices himself for Asgard and his brother and is truly selfless for the first time.

Fans were completely devastated when Loki was killed, making the show’s announcement a few months after the film’s release an even bigger surprise and propelling its popularity and viewership since day one.

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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While Loki died in the previous film, Avengers: Endgame‘s time heist caused a version of 2012 Loki to escape after the battle of New York with the Tesseract in hand. Loki’s escape in the film sets up the beginning of Loki, and the show even begins with the aftermath of Loki’s Tesseract travel, immediately depicting Loki on the opposite side of the portal used to help him escape.

Marvel Legends: Season One, Episode 7

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Marvel Legends is a show on Disney+ that retells the stories of various characters of the MCU through clips from previous Marvel projects. The show began ahead of the release of Wandavision as a way to refresh audiences of the characters’ stories, and has continued with new episodes being released ahead of upcoming Marvel films and TV shows.

If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands to rewatch everything on this list, this is a great summary of Loki’s appearances in the MCU. Another episode that might be worth a look is season one, episode eight, The Tesseract, which was released in tandem with the Loki episode. Marvel will most likely release another few episodes with updated events from Loki season one and Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania closer to season two’s release date. The episodes would probably summarize the characters of Loki, Mobius, Sylvie, He Who Remains/Kang and their variants, and maybe even Ravonna Renslayer, as she seems to be a larger part of season two according to the new trailer.

These summary episodes are a great replacement for the hours upon hours of content on Loki, so keep a lookout for those upcoming episodes if you don’t have the time or energy to watch everything Loki has meddled with in the MCU.

Loki Season One

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Obviously, this one is definitely the most important storyline to refresh yourself on the God of Mischief before season two. Loki takes place immediately after 2012’s Loki’s escape with the Tesseract in Endgame, as Loki is immediately captured for rupturing the timeline. While this Loki hasn’t technically experienced any events past the Battle of New York, he is shown every future memory from that life.

Through the first season, Loki becomes a part of the TVA, meets multiple variants of himself, falls in love, and takes down the entire TVA and the multiverse itself. It is an insane adventure into the multiverse that is full of Easter eggs and references, making it a definite must-watch for any MCU fans. The ending of the final episode placed Loki in a variation of the TVA where Kang was the new ruler and no one remembered him or the events he was involved in. This is the last predicament we see Loki face, so it will be interesting to see how season two will incorporate this into the overall plot and how quickly it will be resolved.

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Assembled: The Making of Loki


While this show doesn’t exactly expand the canon of Loki’s story, it is a super interesting watch that allows hard-core fans as well as film and TV industry fans alike to take an even deeper look into the making of Loki season one. Assembled: The Making of Loki on Disney+ reveals behind-the-scenes footage narrated by Tom Hiddleston and interviews where fans of the show can learn tons of things about the making of the series. It allows you to learn more not only about the show, but the character of Loki as a whole and his history in the MCU.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania introduced audiences to Kang the Conqueror, a variant of Loki‘s He Who Remains. Scott Lang, Ant-Man, and his family get lost in the quantum realm and need to defeat Kang in order to escape. Despite the low critic scores and fan debates over the quality of the film compared to the overall MCU, it introduced an excellent character through Kang.

And although Kang seemed easy to defeat, many fans have suspected that this will not be the last we will see of Kang the Conqueror. But, due to the recent assault allegations and trial, Johnathan Major’s versions of Kang may be short-lived, despite Marvel moving forward with Kang in Loki. The trailer did focus less on the character of Kang than expected, which may be an indicator of changes made at the last minute to the series’ plot regarding Kang and his variants.

The film also delivered an unexpected set-up for Loki season two when a scene from the upcoming season appeared in the second post-credit scene of the film. This short scene sets up the basic premise of the Kang storyline in the upcoming season, where a variant of Kang, Victor Timely, causes some sort of conflict for our heroes. It is still unsure whether Victor Timely is the first Kang, or He Who Remains or the variant that takes over the TVA in season one, but he is sure to be as formidable as any other Kang variant if Loki and Mobius are searching for him.

 With the upcoming release of season two of Loki, we’ve laid out all the God of Mischief’s moments from the MCU, so you can catch up.  Read More