Loki writer Eric Martin debunks the theory that TVA agent Hunter B-15 is a Loki Variant, which started after an erroneous tweet with the character.
Loki writer Eric Martin debunked a theory that appeared over the weekend, when Marvel Studios suggested that character Hunter B-15 was actually a Loki Variant.
The theory sprouted up when Marvel Studios posted images of a few characters from the Disney+ series, calling them all ‘The Lokis.’ Among them was TVA agent Hunter B-15, who recently defected in the series to join the Loki Variants in their pursuit. Fans began formulating the theory that the series regular was headed for a reveal as a Variant. Martin debunked this theory, however, replying to the tweet on his own Twitter account. “I don’t think all of these are Lokis…” Martin said.
The original tweet has since been deleted, but originally featured pictures of Hunter B-15, Boastful Loki and Alligator Loki. “Ladies and gentlemen… The Lokis. See them all in the fifth episode of Marvel Studios’ Loki, now streaming on [Disney+],” the deleted tweet said. Despite having made appearances in Loki since the series’ very first episode, viewers knew very little about the character’s past aside from the fact that she “looked happy” when shown glimpses of it by Sylvie.
Martin isn’t the only member of Loki‘s crew to comment on the tweet. Kate Herron, Loki‘s director, previously tweeted on the mistake. “I did not know this was [Hunter B15’s] past. Another twist!” she wrote, before tweeting a brief followup: “Also incase [sic] it isn’t clear I’m [100 percent] joking.” While some theorized that the indirect nature of Martin’s tweet meant he could be referring to another of the characters in the tweet, Herron’s reply closes off the theory for good.
Also incase it isn’t clear I’m 100% joking
— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) July 11, 2021
With the nature of Variants in the series, and the sheer variety of Loki Variants in particular, fans have been theorizing how far the reach of the characters goes. Some have suggested that Loki‘s primary antagonist is actually a Loki Variant himself, possibly corroborated by a promotional video for the series’ finale. Even Agent Mobius has been theorized to be a Loki Variant, given his closeness to the character and the series’ discussions on self-love.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer. While Hunter B-15 may not be a Loki Variant, the series finale on July 14 may reveal more about the range of Loki when it premieres Wednesday on Disney+.
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