Our list of the best quotes from Season 1 of Disney+’s MCU spin-off series based on the character Loki. Set after the events of the Avengers: Endgame (2019), we follow an alternate version of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) created in a new timeline, where he is is brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority organization after stealing the Tesseract, where he uses it to travel through time altering human history, ending up trapped in his own crime thriller.'For nearly every living thing, choice breeds shame, and uncertainty, and regret. There's a fork in every road, yet the wrong path always taken.' - Loki Click To Tweet
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1. Glorious Purpose
Loki: I am Loki of Asgard. And I am burdened with glorious purpose.
Hunter B-15: Variant identified.
Loki: I beg your pardon.
Hunter B-15: On behalf of the Time Variance Authority, I hereby arrest you for crimes against the Sacred Timeline. Hands up. You’re coming with us.
Loki: I’m sorry. Who’s “us”?
Loki: It’s been a very long day, and I think I’ve had my fill of idiots in armored suits telling me what to do. So, if you don’t mind, this is actually your last chance. Now get out of my way.
Hunter B-15: [hits Loki in the face] You are now moving at one sixteenth speed, but feeling all that pain in real time.
Casey: Can you at least tell me what it is?
Loki: It’s the Tesseract. Be very careful with it.
Casey: It sounds dumb.
Loki: Know this. You cross me, there are deadly consequences.
Hunter B-15: We’ll see.
Paperwork Clerk: Please sign to verify this is everything you’ve ever said.
[the printer prints out a page]
Paperwork Clerk: Sign this too.
Loki: Oh, this is absurd.
Paperwork Clerk: And this.
Scanner Clerk: Please confirm to your knowledge that you are not a fully robotic being, were born an organic creature, and do in fact possess what many cultures would call a soul.
Loki: What? To my knowledge? Do a lot of people not know if they’re robots?
Scanner Clerk: Thank you for your confimration. Please move through.
Loki: What if I was a robot, and I didn’t know it?
Scanner Clerk: The machine would melt you from the inside out. Please move along, sir.
Loki: Okay. I’m not a robot, so I’ll be fine.
Loki: This is a mistake! I shouldn’t be here!
Miss Minute: [over PA] Hey there! You’re probably saying, “This is a mistake. I shouldn’t even be here.”
Miss Minute: Welcome to the Time Variance Authority. I’m Miss Minutes, and it’s my job to catch you up before you stand trial for your crimes. So let’s not waste another minute. Settle in, sharpen your pencils, and check this out.
Miss Minute: Long ago, there was a vast multiversal war. Countless unique timelines battled each other for supremacy, nearly resulting in the total destruction of, well, everything. But then, the all-knowing Time Keepers emerged, bringing peace by reorganizing the multiverse into a single timeline, the Sacred Timeline. Now the Time Keepers protect and preserve the proper flow of time for everyone and everything.
Miss Minute: But sometimes, people like you veer off the path the Time Keepers created. We call those Variants. Maybe you started an uprising, or were just late for work. Whatever it was, stepping off your path created a nexus event, which, left unchecked, could branch off into madness, leading to another multiversal war. But, don’t worry, to make sure that doesn’t happen, the Time Keepers created the TVA, and all its incredible workers. The TVA has stepped in to fix your mistake and set time back on its predetermined path.
Loki: Time Keepers? The Sacred Timeline? Who actually believes this bunkum?
Mobius: [in French] I’m sorry. My friend is an imbecile.
Hunter U-92: [in French] Hey, yoh! I speak every language in the Timeline too. Jacka**.
Ravonna Renslayer: How do you plead?
Loki: Madam, a god doesn’t plead.
Loki: Look, this has been a very enjoyable pantomime, but I’d like to go home now.
Ravonna Renslayer: Are you guilty or not guilty, sir?
Loki: Guilty of being the God of Mischief? Yes. Guilty of finding all this incredibly tedious? Yes. Guilty of a crime against the Sacred Timeline? Absolutely not, you have the wrong person.
Loki: I suspect, the Avengers. You see, I only came into possession of the Tesseract because they traveled through time, no doubt in a last-ditch effort to stave off my ascent to God King.
Ravonna Renslayer: That’s quite an accusation.
Loki: Oh, believe me, you can smell the cologne of two Tony Starks.
Ravonna Renslayer: [referring to The Avengers] What they did was supposed to happen. You escaping was not.
Loki: Right. Not supposed to happen? According to whom?
Ravonna Renslayer: The Time Keepers?
2. The Variant
'Existence is chaos. Nothing makes any sense, so we try to make some sense of it.' - Mobius (Loki) Click To Tweet 'No one bad is ever truly bad. And no one good is ever truly good.' - Loki Click To Tweet
Miss Minute: What happens when a nexus event branches past red line?
Loki: Very bad things.
Miss Minute: Come on, Loki. What is it?
Loki: It’s when the TVA can no longer reset a nexus event. Okay? Boring.
Miss Minute: Right. And that would lead to the destruction of the timeline, and the collapse of reality as we know it.
Loki: Can you hear me? Are you a recording? Or are you alive?
Miss Minute: Uh, sort of both.
Hunter B-15: C-20 and her team went dark shortly after they jumped into the 1985 branch. All signs point to another ambush. We’ve grabbed enough temporal aura to know it’s our Loki Variant. But which kind of Loki, remains unknown.
Loki: They’re the lesser kind, to be clear.
Hunter B-15: I don’t want anybody out there to forget what you are.
Loki: Oh, your only hope of capturing a murderer?
Hunter B-15: No. A cosmic mistake.
Mobius: Here’s the deal. When we get out on the branch, we’re not just looking for a Time Criminal. We’re looking for a Loki. A variation of this guy. A type we should all be very familiar with, because the TVA has pruned a lot of these guys, almost more than any other Variant. And no two are alike. Slight differences in appearances, or not so slight. Different powers, although, powers, generally include shape-shifting, illusion-projection, and my favorite…
Loki: They’re two completely different powers.
Loki: Illusion-projection involves depicting a detailed image from outside oneself, which is perceptible in the external world, whereas duplication-casting entails recreating an exact facsimile of one’s own body in its present circumstance, which acts as a true holographic mirror of its molecular structure. But you already knew that.
Mobius: Okay, take a breath. Noted.
Mobius: Whoever this Variant is, we haven’t been able to find him. So let’s bring in an expert.
Loki: That’s me.
'Love is a dagger. It's a weapon to be wielded far away, or up close. You can see yourself in it. It's beautiful. Until it makes you bleed. But ultimately, when you reach for it, it isn't real.' - Loki Click To Tweet
Loki: A few questions.
Sylvie: Have you got nothing else better to do?
Loki: Are you sure you’re a Loki?
Sylvie: You’re in my way.
Loki: You are my way!
Loki: [as he’s fighting with Sylvie] I thought perhaps we could work together. But now I see you lack vision. So either you’ll come willingly, or you won’t. Either way, that’s how I get to meet the Time Keepers.
Sylvie: Oh, God. Shut up!
Sylvie: [holding Loki at knife point] Come any closer and I’ll kill him.
Ravonna Renslayer: Go for it.
Sylvie: [referring to the TemPad] Just give it back to me. You don’t even know how to recharge it.
Loki: Of course I do. You’re not the only tech savvy Loki.
Sylvie: Don’t ever call me that.
Loki: Tech savvy?
Sylvie: No, a Loki.
Sylvie: You idiot! This is Lamentis-1.
Loki: I don’t know what that means!
Sylvie: The moon that planet is about to crash into and destroy. Of all of the apocalypses saved on that TemPad, this is the worst! No one makes it off here! Watch out!
Loki: I’m sorry, madam. Didn’t exactly have time to scan the brochure.
Loki: By the way, I thought you wanted me dead.
Sylvie: I don’t know where you hid that TemPad, but if you blow up, it blows up, and then I end up blown up. There!
Loki: So we’re a team now?
Sylvie: Oh, God, no!
Loki: [to Sylvie] You’re so weird!
4. The Nexus Event
'Welcome to the real world. Down there, we're awful to one another to get what we want.' - Loki Click To Tweet 'You could be whoever, whatever you want to be, even someone good.' - Mobius Click To Tweet
Mobius: [referring to the Time Keepers] What did they say? Are you okay?
Ravonna Renslayer: No. No, Mobius. I’m not. Under the best of circumstances, it’s jarring to stand before the Time Keepers. And this is not the best of circumstances.
Mobius: Yeah, but they can’t blame you.
Ravonna Renslayer: They can and do.
Ravonna Renslayer: The Time Keepers are all that stand between us and full-scale calamity.
Mobius: And I’m glad they’re on our side. But if they want me to find Loki, and the Variant, I need access to Hunter C-20.
Ravonna Renslayer: I’m sorry, but that’s impossible.
Ravonna Renslayer: She’s dead, Mobius!
Mobius: What? How?
Ravonna Renslayer: The Variant, she enchanted C-20, scrambled her mind.
Mobius: I don’t get it. She seemed okay. She seemed fine.
Ravonna Renslayer: At first, yes. But by the time she got in here, she could barely speak. The decline was steeper after that.
Ravonna Renslayer: [to Mobius] Every moment those Variants are out there, we’re all in danger. Find them!
Sylvie: I remember Asgard. Not much, but I remember. My home, my people, my life. The universe wants to break free, so it manifests chaos. Like me being born the Goddess of Mischief. And as soon as that created a big enough detour from the Sacred Timeline, the TVA showed up, erased my reality, and took me prisoner. I was just a child. I escaped. Stole a TemPad and I ran for a long, long time, which really sucked. Everywhere and every-when I went, it caused a nexus event. Sent up a smoke flare. Because I’m not supposed to exist. Until, eventually, I figured out where to hide. And so, that’s where I grew up, the ends of a thousand worlds. And now, that’s where I’ll die.
Sylvie: Do you think that what makes a Loki a Loki is the fact that we’re destined to lose?
Loki: No. We may lose. Sometimes painfully. But we don’t die. We survive. I mean, you did. You were just a child when the TVA took you, but you nearly took down the organization
that claims to govern the order of time. You did it on your own. You ran rings around them. You’re amazing!
Loki: Well, what?
Mobius: I know you got some quip you’re dying to say.
Loki: Oh, I don’t have a quip. I’ve got nothing to say to you.
Mobius: Oh, come on.
5. Journey into Mystery
'When you think the ends justify the means, there's not much you won't do.' - Mobius Click To Tweet
Loki: What is this place? Where are we? Who are you?
Classic Loki: This is The Void. That’s Alioth. And we’re his lunch. Come on!
Sylvie: Who’s really behind the TVA?
Ravonna Renslayer: I’m as in the dark as you are.
Sylvie: Poor Judge Renslayer. Your whole reality’s been destroyed. Tell me, how does it feel to be on the other side of it?
Sylvie: This is it, isn’t it? This is where you dragged me after you stole my life. A fitting place, then, to take yours.
Ravonna Renslayer: And what if I said Loki wasn’t dead? Not yet, anyway.
Sylvie: I’d say you were lying.
Ravonna Renslayer: Maybe. Or maybe we want the same thing.
Ravonna Renslayer: I’m telling you this willingly.
Ravonna Renslayer: Because I want to know who’s at the top of this. I want to know who lied to me.
Ravonna Renslayer: When we prune a branched reality, it’s impossible to destroy all of its matter. So we move it to a place on the timeline where it won’t continue growing. Basically, the branched timeline isn’t reset. It’s transferred.
Sylvie: To where?
Ravonna Renslayer: A void at the end of time. Where every instance of existence collides at the same point and simply stops.
Ravonna Renslayer: I don’t know.
Ravonna Renslayer: The dogma states that the end of time is still being written, that the Time Keepers are transforming it into utopia.
Sylvie: That’s nice. Super believable.
Ravonna Renslayer: Whatever the real reason, nothing ever comes back from there. I can help you if you trust me.
Loki: I’d like to suggest we take a quick breather, so I can ask several thousand questions.
Classic Loki: Tough. Got to keep moving so we don’t die.
Loki: Okay, but what’s your plan?
Boastful Loki: Don’t die.
Loki: Okay, understood. But beyond that?
Classic Loki: Don’t die!
Loki: Don’t die isn’t a plan. It’s a general demand of living.
6. For All Time. Always.
'We're all villains here. We've all done horrible, terrible, horrific things. But now, we, you have a chance to do them for a good reason.' - He Who Remains Click To Tweet 'All I know is, I don't want to hurt you. I don't want a throne. I just want you to be okay.' - Loki Click To Tweet
Sylvie: Aren’t you going to tell me not to kick the door in?
Loki: It never made a difference.
Sylvie: Well, if you think it’s a bad idea, I prefer you to speak your mind.
Loki: No. Nothing to say.
Sylvie: That’ll be a first.
Sylvie: I was pruned before you even existed. I have been waiting for this moment my entire life. I just need a second to get my head straight, okay?
Loki: Sure. Of course.
Miss Minutes: Congratulations. Y’all had an awfully long journey to get here. He’s impressed.
Sylvie: Who’s impressed?
Miss Minutes: He Who Remains.
Loki: And who is he?
Miss Minutes: He created all, and he controls all. At the end, it is only He Who Remains. And he wants to offer you a deal. He’s been making a few creative adjustments, and he’s worked it out so we can reinsert both of y’all back into the Timeline in a way that won’t disrupt things.
Miss Minutes: The TVA can keep doing its vital work, and y’all can live the lives
you’ve always wanted.
Loki: And what have we always wanted?
Miss Minutes: Now, don’t play coy with me, mister. You know how you got into this mess.
Miss Minutes: The Battle of New York, silly. You versus those self-righteous Avengers.
Miss Minutes: How would you like to win? But not just there. You can kill Thanos. You want the Infinity Gauntlet? Yours. Throne of Asgard? No problem. What about you, missy? All those years on the run. Desperate, alone. How would you like to wake up tomorrow with just a lifetime of happy memories? Two Lokis in the same place.
Loki: Both of us together on the Timeline.
Miss Minutes: It’s crazy, but he could make it work. All of it. Everything. Exactly the way you’ve always wanted. And you can have it all, together.
Sylvie: It’s fiction.
Loki: We write our own destiny now.
Miss Minutes: Oh, sure you do. Good luck with that.
Loki: He Who Remains.
Sylvie: Not for much longer.
Loki: Are we sure he’s even still alive?
He Who Remains: This is wild. The two of you, same person. I mean, it’s a little unnatural. But, wow! Wild.
Sylvie: He Who Remains?
He Who Remains: He Who Remains. She still calls me that? Creepy, right? But, I like it.