LOKI 103: Meet Miss Minutes in TVA Propaganda Video
Happy #LokiMonday, Marvel Blog True Believers! The first episode of the brand-new Marvel Studios series Loki has finally arrived for streaming on Disney+. As a student of Loki Academy, we’re sure you’ve already viewed it… possibly several times!
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) June 14, 2021
However, if you haven’t had a chance to see the episode, which was made available for streaming on June 9th, 2021, then you’ll want to time twist away from this page and go watch that first episode of Loki if you don’t want it to be spoiled before you see it!
Meet Miss Minutes
Miss Minutes comes from a propaganda video for the Time Variance Authority (TVA) that our Loki Variant (Tom Hiddleston) watches in the cold opening for the first episode of Loki. This animated video is hosted by an ominous (yet cheerful) animated clock named Miss Minutes (Tara Strong).
Miss Minutes explains that the TVA was made by the Timekeepers, three ancient supernatural entities who organized all the many conflicting multiverses into a single “Sacred Timeline.”
The TVA exists to enforce this Sacred Timeline by pruning any branching timelines that might occur – like those pesky variants.
According to the propaganda video, when a person sets off their predetermined path on the timeline, that creates a Nexus event.
If left unchecked, Nexus events can lead to “madness,” which can threaten the whole “multiverse”…
Look, we don’t want to get too wild with our speculation, but when we have Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness just around the corner, the inclusion of a Nexus event as part of Miss Minutes instructional (how not to die) video seems like it might prove important to future stories in the MCU!
For this reason, the TVA “prunes” the branching timelines that occur as a result of Nexus events, which they also do when Nexus beings get too powerful. But what is too powerful? And who gets to decide?
Under Whose Authority?
But outside of Kevin Feige, what gives the TVA the authority to dictate what constitutes the Sacred Timeline, and why do they have the jurisdiction to enforce this by plucking people out of their times? And why aren’t they doing a better job protecting living beings? These are questions Loki asks during the first episode, but the TVA isn’t exactly forthcoming. I guess time will tell, Marvel Blog True Believers!