Who Is 'He Who Remains' In Loki Episode 6?
The finale episode of Loki is here where the mystery of ‘He Who Remains’ gets revealed.
The presence of this character has loomed throughout the series where it was revealed the trio of Time Keepers were nothing but puppet robots as the face of ‘He Who Remains’.
It was to hide the identity of the person behind TVA. But everyone from Loki, Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Mobius, and viewers craved the answer which finally came in the Season One finale, “For All Time. Always.” It’s He Who Remains behind all of it.
But before we move ahead, I should warn you that this article contains spoilers for Loki episode 6.
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The Citadel At The End Of Time In Loki
Loki and Sylvie finally reach the castle that was masked by Alioth‘s presence. After entering the Citadel At The End Of Time, they meet the person who created TVA — ‘He Who Remains’, also known by other names like Kang The Conqueror.
The character is played by Jonathan Majors and he isn’t all spooky as we thought Kang The Conqueror to be.
He Who Remains Created The TVA
‘He Who Remains’ explains that he is also a variant from the 31st century where he lived as a scientist. With technological advancement, he finds out that there are multiple universes stacked on top of each other, leading to parallel worlds and multiple timelines.
These multiverses contained different versions of himself and he manages to find a way to travel between parallel worlds as well as time. In the beginning, world-travelling was peaceful and it led to sharing of knowledge between worlds for advancement.
However, with time, different versions of He Who Remains became power-hungry and sought to conquer other worlds in order to protect their own. This led to complete chaos and multiverse wars leading everyone to a path of destruction.
This is where the one variant that we now know as He Who Remains decides to put an end to this chaos by creating the TVA (Time Variance Authority). This body was set up to preserve the sacred timeline and prevent any variants from interfering with other worlds and branching realities.
We already know from the previous episodes that all the people working for TVA are actually variants who were plucked from their timelines and got their memories wiped in order to serve as TVA soldiers who’d capture other variants.
But in the final episode, we get to know that all of this was schemed by He Who Remains. This was to kill two birds with one stone — it not only stopped the other variants but also gave him an army to preserve the sacred timeline.
Loki And Sylvie Meet He Who Remains aka Kang The Conqueror
After learning the truth in the finale episode, Loki and Sylvie argue that it was ruthless of He Who Remains to steal people’s lives and memories to turn them into TVA soldiers, including themselves.
But He Who Remains aka Kang The Conqueror explains that none of it was personal. It was rather a practical solution in his eyes to save the world from getting destroyed.
In the end, he offers Loki and Sylvie two options. They could either take over the throne of He Who Remains and become the Time Keepers. Or they could kill him which would result in his variants beginning the multiverse wars just like in the 31st century — essentially creating a time loop.
What happens in Loki finale episode?
After being presented with the two choices mentioned above, a fight breaks between Sylvie and Loki over what they should do. However, in the end, Sylvie ends up killing He Who Remains after which all hell breaks loose and the sacred timeline starts blowing up as multiple realities start to branch out.
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