Is Kang the Conqueror in ‘Loki’ Season 2? It’s Complicated

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Marvel fans are excited for the upcoming release of ‘Loki’ Season 2. The show is set to continue the Multiverse chaos, with Loki, Mobius, and much of the cast from season 1 returning, as they try to put the Multiverse into order. We know that much emphasis in the next few phases of MCU will be put on the concept of the Multiverse, time travel, dimension jumping, and other mindblowing phenomena, and Kang is set to be the central villain in all of this. Kang debuted in season 1 of ‘Loki’ as one of his variants, He Who Remains, only to return in ‘Quantumania’ and be defeated by the combined efforts of Ant-Man and the Wasp, but what about ‘Loki’ Season 2? Will Kang make an appearance?

Kang the Conqueror will return in ‘Loki’ season 2 as one of his variants, Victor Timely. It’s possible that other variants of Kang will appear as well, but so far, Timely will be at the center of events as Loki tries to make sense of everything and possibly save reality from collapsing. Victor Timely, in the comics, time traveled to ‘Timely’ Wisconsin, became the town’s mayor, and tried to plan his next conquest by teaching the people of the past time traveling principles. This is something that we might see in the live-action as well.

Now that we’ve covered that Kang is set to return as one of his variants, it’s time to explain the concept in a bit more detail. If you’re interested in more, stay with us and keep reading!

With the death of He Who Remains, the Multiverse is crawling with Kang the Conqueror variants

The concept of how Kang the Conqueror will return to ‘Loki’ season 2 revolves around the fact that the integrity of the Sacred Timeline has been put under question.

To give you a brief summary of what went down, we have to go to the original Nathaniel Richards of the 31st century, who discovered the principles of time travel and the Multiverse but also discovered that there are numerous other versions of himself all across different realities.

At first, the numerous variants of Richards shared knowledge until they became too powerful for their own good. A large-scale Multiversal War broke out, the war that one of the variants, He Who Remains, won by reigning in Alioth, a temporal entity with unimaginable powers.

He Who Remains was a more benevolent version of Richards, and he established the so-called “Sacred Timeline.” He knew that he had to make sure that the Multiverse wouldn’t give rise to new evil variants of himself because this would lead to another Multiversal War and possibly reality collapsing.

Any timeline that harbored Nexus Events and strayed from the “pre-set” goals that would lead to He Who Remains remaining the only variant had to be “pruned.” This was a somewhat costly and cruel thing to do on a regular basis, but it had to be done for the good of the time itself.

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Now, when Sylvie Laufeydottir killed He Who Remains, the past, the present, and the future changed and shifted in a significant way. By the time ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ was released, we’ve already seen that this new reality harbored an evil variant of He Who Remains, aka Nathaniel Richards, in the form of Kang the Conqueror who was exiled to the Quantum Realm by the Council of Kangs, which is a collective of even more evil variants of Kang, namely, Immortus, Centurion and Rama-Tut.

How can Kang return if he is dead?

Only one variant of Kang the Conqueror was defeated by the Ant-Man. There are dozens, hundreds of variants of Kang still roaming the Multiverse, aware that humans are now aware that something is going on with the universe. So, Kang the Conqueror will return not only in the upcoming ‘Loki’ season 2, but also to the upcoming Marvel projects, at least judging by the name of the future ‘Avengers’ installment called ‘Kang Dysntay.” In the post-credits scenes of ‘Quantumania,’ we could see Mobius and Loki in the 19th century, observing one such variant of Kang the Conqueror that goes under the name Victor Timely. This is the variant of Kang we will see in the upcoming season 2.

Who was Victor Timely in the comics?

In the source material, Victor Timely was a variant of Kang the Conqueror who was defeated by other variants and embittered; he decided to conquer the modern age but did so by trying out other approaches. The biggest forte of most variants of Kang the Conqueror is the access to future tech, namely the 40th-century armor made out of neurokinetic alloy, which provides him with several means to manipulate time and space.

No one ever suspects an attack from the past. Victor Timely decided to set up shop in the 20th century by time traveling to the year 1901, where he even established a town named ‘Timely’ in Wisconsin and became the mayor of the small town.

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He quickly set up shops and factories, teaching the locals about the most basic principles of robotics, time traveling, and technology. To keep his plans hidden by his other variants, Timely established his secret fortress named Chronopolis. While his town, Timely, was based on Earth-616, Chronopolis was at the exact same spot as Timely but a few seconds out of timestream, which meant that no one on Earth could detect it.

Despite making huge advancements and his bizarre town, Timely was ultimately defeated by the Council of Kangs.

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