The finale of Loki season one will change the MCU forever, officially ushering in a brand new multiversal era and introducing us to Thanos-level threat Kang the Conqueror. But as the season wraps fans have been looking back at the last six weeks and debating the show’s pros and cons, though there’s one thing that everyone agrees: Alligator Loki was amazing.
Introduced in episode 5 as part of a team of variant Lokis struggling to survive in the Void, Alligator Loki is Loki, but as an alligator. Right now we don’t know if this is a human Loki who’s somehow turned himself into an alligator or whether he comes from some kind of alligator-populated alt-universe, but what we do know is that he’s a badass. When the chips were down and a sinister President Loki appeared, Alligator Loki sprang into action and chomped his hand clean off.
With the dust settling on the first season, star Tom Hiddleston took to Tumblr for a Q&A in which he was asked who the superior Loki was, and why the answer is obviously Alligator Loki:
“Two questions, I see there. OK, well, you know, what can I say? I’ve been toiling away at this character going on for 11 years. And I have given everything I can only to be upstaged, perhaps inevitably, by the one true Loki, the superior Loki, which is Alligator Loki. You know I sort of knew it was coming. I felt I was going to be substituted at some point. And I’m glad it’s finally happened. Alligator Loki has arrived. And, yeah, thrown his hat down. And the rest of us simply have to get out of the way at this point.”
So what’s next for Alligator Loki? The last we saw of him was towards the end of the fifth episode, when Mobius was given a TemPad and asked if Kid Loki and Alligator Loki wanted to leave the Void. They chose to stay behind, meaning their fate is ambiguous. However, now that Kang isn’t manipulating the Alioth things may be easier and they may escape in their own way.
Marvel Studios would be foolish not to bring Alligator Loki back, as his penchant for violence and adorable gator-sized Loki hat have won the hearts of audiences around the world. I’d be perfectly happy if the confirmed second season ditches Hiddleston altogether and shows us just how much trouble one alligator with a plan for world domination can cause.