Loki died a tragic death at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos broke his neck to kill him at the very start of the movie. It was a brutal moment that Loki fans will never forget. Thankfully, for those who want to see Loki back in the MCU films, episode 5 of the TV show has pitched the possibility of him surviving against Thanos.
How Loki can return after dying in Avengers: Infinity War
Loki can return after dying in Avengers: Infinity War by it being revealed that Thanos killed a projection.
In episode 5 of the TV show, Classic Loki says that he survived the fight against Thanos by casting a projection of himself “so real, even the Mad Titan believed it.” While Classic Loki says this, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki looks thoughtful.
The Loki variants also undermine the usefulness of Loki’s dagger, though acknowledge that they look cool. This could encourage Loki to put less of a focus on his physical weapons and lean on his magic more.
Later on in episode 5, Classic Loki showcases an enormous amount of projection magic, rendering a version of Asgard to distract Alioth. Sylvie points out how powerful Classic Loki is, to which Loki says: “I think we’re stronger than we realize.”
With the knowledge that he is more powerful than he believes and that Classic Loki survived against Thanos by using magic, there’s now a chance that he can survive Infinity War and appear in future MCU films and TV shows.
Infinity War would play out the same, with Thanos and the audience having believed that Loki had died. Instead, he would have escaped Thanos and retreated.
Loki episode 5 also “explains” the mysterious USS Eldridge ship experiment. This is yet another real-life mystery that the Loki TV show has “solved.”
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