Summary

  • Loki’s ability to save the multiverse in season 2 reveals his immense power, thanks to a spell from Odin.
  • The perils of temporal radiation didn’t affect Loki because of the untapped power imbued by Odin’s magic.
  • The ending of Loki season 2 makes more sense when considering the theory that Odin’s spell enhanced Loki’s magical capabilities.


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Loki’s ability to save the entire multiverse in Loki season 2 was one of the biggest and most satisfying revelations of the Multiverse Saga in the MCU, and one theory has recently emerged to explain how he was strong enough to do so. Loki’s MCU timeline was wrought with strife as he wrestled with his fears of being substandard and unworthy of his status as a “god.” Yet the Loki season 2 ending concluded in the best way possible, having the fan-favorite anti-hero take to his throne in the space outside of time holding together multiple timelines as a living temporal loom and the apparent god of time itself.

This is a significant development, demonstrating just how powerful Loki has become. The show went to great lengths to show the perils of temporal radiation that Loki was able to shrug off effortlessly, begging the question of just how the character who was once flung around by Hulk like a ragdoll could endure such a thing. One theory suggests his power was tied not just to his godhood, but his earliest days after having been adopted by his late father, Odin.

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Theory: Odin Transforming Loki Imbued Him With Untapped Powers

Tom Hiddileston's God Loki using his magic to destroy the Temporal Loom in Loki season 2

It’s no secret that Loki is only Asgardian insofar as Odin took him in as his adopted son, with his true heritage being that of a Frost Giant and, specifically, the son of Lauffey. As soon as Odin picked Loki up as an abandoned baby, Loki’s eyes and skin changed color. This was likely thanks to Odin’s powerful magic, which he used to help Loki appear Asgardian, with it being also theorized that the sheer power of the enchantment led to the effects persisting even after Odin’s death. If true, then that power could have gone even further than simply extending the spell beyond Odin’s passing.

Loki was already a powerful magic user, with the ability to create illusions on a par with Doctor Strange. That power may have been something he learned from his mother, Frigga, but the scale could have been bolstered by the power of his father’s magic. With Odin placing a spell on Loki so powerful that it persisted after his death, it stands to reason that the same spell imbued Loki himself with a certain measure of power that enhanced what capabilities he already had within him – though this power may have remained untapped until the Loki season 2 ending itself, which clearly drew upon all of the anti-heroes magical reserves.

How Loki Season 2’s Ending Makes More Sense With The MCU Theory

Loki reviving a branching timeline in Loki season 2's finale

Loki season 2 not only saw Loki withstand the temporal radiation emanating from the Temporal Loom with barely a grimace, but also tear the gargantuan structure apart from afar. He was then able to seize timelines with his bare hands before seating himself at their center. His ability to carry all of this out came from a deep-seated power, and it is a power that could have been bestowed by Odin’s magic. The power of Odin’s spell persisting after his death is worthy of note and helps to explain why an Odin-empowered Loki was able to carry out his glorious purpose by the end of Loki season 2, connecting the current end of Loki’s story to its very beginning.

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