Loki Easter Eggs in Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

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Episode 5 of Marvel’s Loki show on Disney+ saw Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief traversing the Void, a strange place at the end of time filled to the brim with danger, mystery, and, as it turns out, heaps of Marvel Easter eggs! We’ve combed through the episode, titled “Journey Into Mystery,” and rounded up all of the Easter eggs for your viewing pleasure.

Don’t forget to check out our review of Loki’s fifth episode.

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Journey Into Mystery

Alioth the Usurper. (Marvel Studios)

The giant, smokey monster known as Alioth the Usurper is a Marvel Comics villain with ties to Kang the Conqueror, who just happens to be an upcoming MCU baddie set to appear as the villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, played by Jonathan Majors. The creature first debuted in 1993’s Avengers: The Terminatrix Objective #1, starring Kang and his love interest Terminatrix. In the comics, Terminatrix is the alias of Ravonna Renslayer, who in the Loki show we know as a TVA judge.

Yellowjacket’s Helmet

Thanos-Copter. (Marvel Studios)
Thanos-Copter. (Marvel Studios)

As the Lokis approach their hideout, the infamous Thanos-Copter makes a brief appearance. This is a reference to the comic book Spidey Super Stories #39 from 1979 where Spider-Man and Hellcat battled Thanos, and the Mad Titan pursued the heroes in a yellow helicopter branded with his own name. It has since become a fan-favorite joke that has spawned memes, action figures, and now a place in MCU lore.

Frog Thor aka Throg Cameo and Mjolnir

RoxxiWine. (Marvel Studios)
RoxxiWine. (Marvel Studios)

As the Lokis swap stories in their hideout, we see they’re sipping on some fine RoxxiWine. The company Roxxon (an evil corporation from Marvel Comics) was featured in Episode 2 when Loki and the TVA tracked Sylvie to a Roxxmart fated for destruction. Perhaps this RoxxiWine comes from that very store.

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SHIELD Helicarrier

The Dark Aster. (Marvel Studios)
The Dark Aster. (Marvel Studios)

Also crashed in a field is Ronan the Accuser’s flagship Kree vessel known as the Dark Aster. 

The Living Tribunal

Vote Loki. (Marvel Studios)
Vote Loki. (Marvel Studios)

A Loki looking like he’s ready to run for office makes a surprise appearance in the middle of the episode. This variant is a reference to the Vote Loki comic from 2016 that featured Loki attempting to take the White House.

Pizza Delivery Car “GRN-W1D” License Plate

USS Elridge. (Marvel Studios)
USS Elridge. (Marvel Studios)

There’s more to the sudden appearance of the USS Elridge than a fun (and horrifying) action sequence. The US Navy warship is tied to a conspiracy theory involving a government cover-up and aliens. In a story that has since become an urban legend known as the Philadelphia Experiment, a man named Carlos Miguel Allende alleged that the USS Elridge was transported to another dimension and its crew was killed by vicious aliens. So you can see where the Loki writers picked up the ball and ran with it. 

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Oswald and the Martians

Loki's sword. (Marvel Studios)
Loki’s sword. (Marvel Studios)

The short sword Kid Loki summons and gives to Loki has significance in both Marvel Comics lore and Norse mythology. The weapon Lævateinn was used by Loki in Norse mythology, and its Marvel Comics version Laevateinn can be magically summoned by Loki at will.

Chronopolis

Chronopolis. You in there, Kang? (Marvel Studios)Chronopolis. You in there, Kang? (Marvel Studios)

The mysterious building seen at the end of Loki Episode 5 may very well be Chronopolis, home to Kang the Conqueror in the comics. We’ve already seen Kang supporting characters Alioth the Usurper and Ravonna Renslayer, plus Qeng Tower, and this may be his signature city, so perhaps the mystery of the creation of the TVA will all lead to Kang in Episode 6. As the name implies, Chronopolis is a city, but we see just a single building–what appears to be an old estate–in Loki, so either Kang’s base was redesigned for the show, or it’s something else entirely…

What other Easter eggs were in Loki Episode 5? Let’s discuss in the comments!

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