Loki and Mobius stand in the audience in Victor Timely's presentation.

Mobius Fanboying Over Loki is Unbearably Cute

In Loki season 2, episode 3, “1893,” Mobius and Loki come upon a tableau of Norse gods at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Loki has some complicated feelings about the display. After all, it includes Odin and Thor, but excludes Loki himself, even though he’s Odin’s other son. At best, the display is an insulting oversight (that seems to be priming us for Balder’s eventually entry into the MCU). At worst, it could mean that something fishy has happened to Loki’s place on the timeline.

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One thing that’s thoroughly wholesome about the scene, though, is Mobius’ obvious fanboying over Loki.

Mobius is as big of a Loki fan as we are

As they look at the display, Mobius hits Loki on the shoulder. “You know, sometimes I forget that you’re one of them,” he says. “You are one of them! It blows my mind!” He’s geeking out over Loki’s heritage in a big way, and it’s clearly not a new thing for him.

In season 1, Mobius tells Loki that the TVA has arrested tons of Loki variants over the years. Not only that, but Mobius himself has studied every moment of Loki’s life. Considering that Loki is at least a thousand years old, that’s a lot of research. It could just be dedication to his job—after all, we all have professional interests—but Mobius comes right out and calls himself a fan during Loki’s interrogation.

Mobius’ excitement at the World’s Fair shows that calling himself a fan wasn’t just an interrogation tactic. Mobius really is a big ol’ Loki fanboy! Maybe a fanboy with a crush? Maybe a fanboy who’s just thrilled to be besties with his longtime idol? Who’s to say?

Maybe Loki even represents something that Mobius never quite knew he wanted in season 1: freedom, rebellion, and a little mischief and chaos. After all, Mobius is a pretty by-the-book type of guy until Loki turns his world upside down.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all got to be buddies with our heroes? Mobius really is living the dream.

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