‘Loki’ Season 1: How Did Kid Loki Kill Thor?

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One of the most interesting episodes in the first season of ‘Loki‘ was when Loki was pruned and sent to the Void. There he met with several variants of his. They were all special in their own way, with distinctive stories to tell. Kid Loki was king in the Void, and the nexus event that got him arrested was killing Thor. So how did Kid Loki kill his brother?

Even though it was not mentioned in the show, Kid Loki most likely killed Thor by transforming into a snake to lure Thor and stabbing him. He knew Thor liked snakes, so he used that to get his attention. Once Thor picked him up, Kid Loki transformed into his ordinary form and stabbed him. Thor narrated this event in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

It is hard to determine whether this is the exact event that caused Kid Loki to be arrested and sent to the Void, but in the next few paragraphs, we’ll explain why we think that most likely is the case. So, if you want to learn more about it, stay with us until the end!

Kid Loki was arrested by the TVA and sent to the Void because he killed Thor

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The fifth episode of ‘Loki’s first season, titled ‘Journey Into Mistery’ took the god of mischief into the Void, where he met several of his variants. Loki had many questions, but there was no time for explanations since they had to keep moving away from Alioth, a mighty creature threatening them.

As Loki started to panic, kid Loki pulled his sword on Loki, which caused the god of mischief to fall on the ground. Kid Loki just tried to keep Loki quiet so he would not signal Alioth. Kid Loki then explained to Loki that the Void is where TVA dumps their rubbish, everything they prune. Alioth is there as a living tempest that consumes energy and matter to ensure that nothing returns from the Void.

Loki was also confused why there were so many of his variants in the Void. There were Kid Loki, Classic Loki, Boastful Loki, Alligator Loki, and President Loki all in one place, and it was then revealed it was because the TVA arrested all of them and pruned them.

Even though Loki’s variants in the Void did not bother to devise a plan to escape from the Void, they did want to stay alive. They also had a hierarchy among themselves, and Kid Loki was in charge. Loki was curious why the others let a child command them and what Kid Loki’s nexus event was. That’s when we found out that he killed Thor.

‘Loki’ does not explain further how Kid Loki killed Thor; we just know that he’s been in the Void for a long time, long enough to establish himself as a king there, among other variants. The show showed us how other variants ended up in the Void.


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Boastful Loki said he vanquished Captain America and Iron Man and claimed all six Infinity Stones. The other variants, however, had a hard time believing in that story. Aligator Loki ate the wrong neighbor’s cat, and Classic Loki faked his death when Thanos attacked an Asgardian ship and spent many years in hiding.

To understand how Kid Loki killed Thor, we need to remind ourselves of a story Thor narrated in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

Loki transformed into a snake one time so he could lure Thor and stab him

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In ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ there was a moment when Thor, Bruce Banner, and Valkyrie were coming up with a plan for how to flee from Sakaar. They needed Loki’s help since he was the one that stole the access codes of Grandmaster’s garage where the ships were stored. They hesitated to trust Loki since he tried to kill all of them.

Thor added that Loki tried to kill him on many, many occasions. Kid Loki became a snake when they were children because he knew Thor loved snakes. Thor picked up a snake so he could admire it, and at that moment, Kid Loki transformed back to his normal self, scaring Thor and stabbing him. They were both eight at that time. Hearing that, Loki smiled as he clearly nurtured that as a fond memory.

It is possible that the exact moment also happened in some other timeline where Thor died of that stabbing, so the TVA had no choice but to arrest Kid Loki. This makes sense because the incident happened when the brothers were eight. So, if the TVA arrested Kid Loki just a bit after that, it would be clear why he stopped growing in the Void and how he had enough time to become a king there, among the other variants.


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Since this story from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is the only one in the whole MCU that mentions Kid Thor stabbing an eight-year-old Thor, we have no choice but to take that as an event that got Kid Loki arrested and eventually in the Void. It is not out of the question that there might be other times when young Loki tried and succeeded in killing Thor, but this is our only confirmed example.

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