When Loki season 1 landed on Disney Plus back in 2021, the series brought many lesser-known Marvel character into the limelight of the MCU.


One such character is Mobius, a fairly minor character that first appeared in the Fantastic Four comic in the early '90s.

In among the Loki cast, comedy legend Owen Wilson, who shot to international fame with hit films like Zoolander and Wedding Crashers, plays the character.

A trailer recently landed for Loki season 2, giving fans a glimpse at Wilson’s return as Mobius, as well as Tom Hiddleston's comeback as the God of Mischief, as the duo attempt to deal with the multiversal threat posed by Kang.

So, with Loki season 2 fast approaching, now's your chance to catch up on the history of the character.

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Who is Mobius from Loki?

Early episodes of Loki on Disney Plus leave some questions about Agent Mobius unanswered, but we do get a good idea of what makes him tick (no pun intended).

He is a senior bureaucrat for the TVA, who works alongside his elite hunter squads (also known as Minutemen) and the superior judges to track down and sentence time criminals.

Mobius takes a particular interest in Loki, intervening in his trial by Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) to interview him and form a better understanding of his motivations.

At the end of episode one, we learn that the reason why he is going to all this trouble is that an alternate version of Loki is currently killing TVA squads and wreaking havoc on the MCU's so-called Sacred Timeline.

Agent Mobius is not to be confused with fellow Marvel character Morbius, aka The Living Vampire, who was played by Jared Leto in a film from Sony Pictures.

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Mobius M Mobius comic book backstory explained

Tom Hiddleston in a TVA prison jumpsuit and Owen Wilson in a suit in Loki
Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson in Marvel's Loki (2021). Disney

Mobius M Mobius is a mid-management agent of the Time Variance Authority, who made his first appearance in a Fantastic Four comic where he was seen prosecuting Marvel's first family for "illegal time use".

The super team had previously used time travel in order to defeat one of their most powerful foes, Galactus, but this put them squarely on the radar of the TVA.

Ultimately, the super team got away with their charges, but Mobius would rear his head again to bother another popular superhero many years later: She-Hulk.

Jennifer Walters fell into the TVA's bad books after attempting to warn Hawkeye of his imminent death while on a time travel adventure, with Mobius acting as a judge in her trial.

Fortunately, after hearing testimony from the numerous people that She-Hulk has helped in her work as both a superhero and a lawyer, Mobius deems her too important to be erased from existence (the ultimate compliment!).

The appearance of Mobius M Mobius, both in the Marvel comic books and live-action Loki series, is modelled on the character's co-creator: writer and editor Mark Gruenwald.

Sadly, the prolific Marvel talent is not around to see his character soar in popularity, as he passed away back in 1996 following a serious heart attack.

At his request, Gruenwald's ashes were mixed with ink and used in the printing of a paperback compilation of Squadron Supreme, one of his most popular works.

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Loki season 2 will start streaming on Disney Plus on 6th October 2023. You can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.


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