As the intrigue of Loki season 2 continues to unfold, a compelling theory has emerged, suggesting that Ke Huy Quan’s character, Ouroboros, may be harboring a significant secret.
Loki and Mobius’s quest to locate Sylvie and thwart the plans of He Who Remains, also known as Kang the Conqueror or Victor Timely, has taken an unexpected turn with the introduction of Ouroboros, a master engineer and technician residing beneath the TVA. However, beneath his unassuming facade, there might be more to Ouroboros than meets the eye.
The theory, put forth by u/MrGrimme, delves into the symbolism of Ouroboros, the serpent devouring its own tail—a representation of an endless cycle. In the context of Loki season 2, it aligns with the concept of the sacred timeline being a closed loop.
At the outset of season two, He Who Remains is deceased, but he possesses an intricate understanding of the loop and his eventual return. He has devised a plan, and here’s where Ouroboros comes into play.
The theory suggests that with each iteration of the loop, TVA employees have their memories wiped, erasing any knowledge of their past experiences. However, Ouroboros is an exception; he retains his memories. In fact, he remembers Mobius, and he is the author of the TVA handbook, indicating an intimate familiarity with the organization’s inner workings.
The theory proposes that He Who Remains requires someone to guide the timeline from the point of his demise to the moment of his resurgence. While the apparent candidate for this role might be Ravonna Renslayer, the clues offered in season 2, episode 1, point towards the possibility that Ouroboros could be the linchpin of this intricate plan.
The theory holds weight, especially considering Ouroboros’s intricate history with He Who Remains. Born as a human within the Sacred Timeline, he later became a Variant and was abducted by He Who Remains, who suppressed his memories and brought him to the TVA.
There, Ouroboros became the sole designated employee of the Repairs and Advancement department, dedicating his life to the TVA. Notably, he appears to be the only TVA employee who doesn’t undergo memory wipes.
Drawing parallels between the ouroboros symbolizing a closed loop and the Sacred Timeline itself being a closed loop, could Ouroboros hold the key to unraveling the mysteries at the heart of the narrative? Only time will reveal the truth.
As Loki season 2 continues to captivate audiences, the enigma surrounding Ouroboros deepens, leaving fans eager to uncover the secrets that lie beneath the surface.