Few episodes of the Disney+ series have had the same impact as Loki’s finale thus far. While Hawkeye brought back the Kingpin, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduced the new Captain America, and Wanda Vision set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki transformed the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When Loki and his Variant Sylvie confronted He That Remains, the Kang the Conqueror variant who oversaw the TVA, what had originally started as a character study of the Avengers’ first adversary turned became a launching point for the multiverse. Sylvie started the multiverse by deciding to kill He Who Remains, which effectively started the Multiverse Saga, which spans Phases Four through Six.
However, Loki’s first objectives for the God of Mischief were far more modest. Loki was supposed to depart for new adventures at the end of the Disney+ series, according to the recently published book marvels Loki: The Art of the Series. Numerous costumes made for Loki are depicted in the novel.
The outfits were meant to be a “sendoff” sendoff for Loki, according to Visual Development Concept Illustrator Wesley Burt (via The Direct). Burt added, “He’s evolved and developed, and he’s more at ease now. He was about to set off on some of his own journeys in a different world.
The outfits do provide us a hint as to what that realm might be, even though the book is vague on the subject. Most of the outfits incorporate his (at this point) two most recognizable appearances, including the long green duster he debuted in The Avengers and the white button-down and black tie ensemble he wore throughout the entirety of Loki. But they also have certain unique undertones that were created especially for his subsequent experiences.
In order to more clearly convey his status as a deity, one variation of the costume has Asgardian pattern work on the sleeves and vest as well as the fluffy white lining around the collar.
In another, Loki wears a silver, glittering jacket and crosses two belts low on his waist, making him look like Han Solo from Star Wars or perhaps one of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Another depicts Loki sporting a stylish black suit and a gold necklace with a Wakandan flair.
Burt gave the justification for each of these designs throughout the book, merely hinting at the tales they would tell. He said that some of the designs were based on various Lokis from different comics, while others were modified versions of the TVA uniform that he had worn during the season.
He described a Loki wearing a sash as being similar to an enlightened, yoga-practicing Loki when wearing billowy white and black robes. Due to Burt’s “swashbuckler” style, which includes “half coat and the double belts, straps, and things on the jacket,” several of the costumes have an adventurous vibe.
Few people will be upset that Loki will appear more in the next second season, even though these clothes may have led to the character’s better ending. Some of these outfits might show up, but if set images for the next season are to be believed, Sylvie will still be wearing her McDonald’s uniform. However, what could be more daring and influential than working in the fast food industry?