‘Loki’ Season 2: Why Did the Temporal Loom Deny Access to OB? Explained


While we do know that Loki and the TVA are now looking to find ways to save the TVA and use it as the best defense against the Kang variants that are going to come to take over the multiverse, we also know that the Temporal Loom has become one of the most important parts of the TVA because it is what’s responsible for creating the Sacred Timeline and the different branches that stem from it. That is why OB is looking to find a way to fix it, as it is overloading because there are now a lot of timelines branching off from the Sacred Timeline. The problem is that Ouroboros was denied access by the Temporal Loom. So, why did the Temporal Loom deny OB access?

  • Article Breakdown:
  • The Temporal Loom denied OB access because there is only one person whose Temporal Aura is required to operate it and disable the blast doors.
  • OB learned that He Who Remains, who was the one who created the Temporal Loom, is the only one who has access.
  • It is likely that Loki and Mobius will go on a mission to find Kang variants so that they can operate the Temporal Loom’s blast doors.

The Temporal Loom requires Kang’s Temporal Aura

The first episode of season 2 of ‘Loki’ introduced us to the Temporal Loom, a giant machine that uses raw time to create physical time, manifesting into different timelines. Of course, the Sacred Timeline was the timeline that the Temporal Loom was tasked to create, which is why this machine is the heart and soul of the TVA.

However, in episode 1, Ouroboros discovered that the Temporal Loom was overloading because multiple timelines were created after He Who Remains’ death. As such, they needed to close the blast doors to protect the TVA from the energy from the Temporal Loom.

So, in episode 2, OB’s story was focused on fixing the problem related to the Temporal Loom because this is the lifeblood of the entire TVA. When Loki and Mobius came to him to ask whether or not he understood what X-5 did to his Tempad, they even told him that the problem related to the Temporal Loom was the priority as the energy coming from it could very well cause the destruction of the TVA. As such, OB focused on finding a way to fix this issue so that the energy coming from the TVA would become manageable.

During the middle portion of episode 2, we saw that OB tried to operate the console that controlled the blast doors that protected the TVA from the Temporal Loom. After all, the only way for him to get to the Temporal Loom to find a way to fix it was to actually open the blast doors. The problem was that the console said a specific Temporal Aura was required to open the blast door.


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Then, in the latter part of the episode, OB told B-15 they had a big problem. He said that the only person who could operate the console and open the blast doors was the one who created the Temporal Loom. They were talking about He Who Remains, who we know was the one who created the entire TVA. And because Sylvie killed He Who Remains in season 1 of ‘Loki,’ there was no way for them to open the blast doors to get to the Temporal Loom.

Loki and Mobius will be looking for Kang variants

As mentioned, He Who Remains can only open the blast doors in the TVA because the console requires his Temporal Aura. This makes it impossible for OB and the others to find a way to fix the Temporal Loom. So, if that’s the case, there’s a good chance they would have to find a Kang variant.

Of course, the death of He Who Remains was the condition needed for the birth of the multiverse, as this Kang variant prevented the other universes from branching out of the Sacred Timeline. But the fact that different timelines are now popping out suggests that other Kang variants will now pop out from those other universes. And while He Who Remains was the one who created the Temporal Loom, he shares the same Temporal Aura with the other Kang variants.

This is probably why, in the post-credit scene of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ we saw Loki and Mobius traveling to a different timeline where they saw a man named Victor Timely. Loki recognized this man as the same person he saw at the end of time. This means that Timely is a Kang variant and is exactly the same as He Who Remains regarding his DNA.

Loki and Mobius will likely ask this Kang variant’s help to try to access the console that opens up the blast doors to the Temporal Loom. There are even rumors that suggest the possibility that Victor Timely isn’t entirely an evil variant of Kang. If that’s the case, he may be more than willing to help the TVA.


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Of course, this is merely a theory because there may be another way for the TVA to access the console only Kang or He Who Remains can use. There could also be another reason why Loki and Mobius went looking for Victor Timely. Whatever the case may be, we know that Kang and his different variants will play important roles in the future of ‘Loki’ season 2 and even the entire MCU as a whole.

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