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Mobius M. Mobius is a Marvel Comics character who is the tritagonist of the Disney+ series, Loki. He is an agent of the Time Variance Authority, and is specialized in investigating the particularly dangerous Variants. He recruits a Variant of Loki to help him capture another Loki Variant that has been killing the Minutemen. However, he eventually becomes involved in discovering the truth about the TVA.
Mobius M. Mobius was created by Walter Simonson.
Mobius previously had a normal life on the Sacred Timeline. One day, he somehow created a nexus event which caused his timeline to branch, so he was captured by Time Variance Authority and his timeline was destroyed. However, instead of being pruned and sent to the Void like many other Variants, he had his memories erased to work for the organization.
Not remembering his past, Mobius believes and serves the TVA to protect the proper flow of time according to what the Time Keepers dictate. Mobius was turned into an analyst and agent of the TVA, specializing in identifying the dangerous Variants to defend the Sacred Timeline against threats. At the TVA, he also was told that the Time Keepers created the organization and all its members, thus he is unaware about the Time Keepers being mindless androids which are being controlled by He Who Remains, the true ruler and founder of the organization. Although his memories were erased, Mobius loves jet skis and collects magazines about them, which might be related to his past life before joining the TVA.
In the first episode, Mobius goes to a cathedral on a branched timeline in the Aix-En-Provence in France, 1549. There, he investigates the place where a Hunter along with his Minutemen were responding to a routine a nexus event, but they were ambushed and killed by a Time Criminal. Mobius notes that the stab wounds on the corpses are similar to the ones of the previous attacks, indicating that it is the same criminal, and the reset charge of the unit also has been stolen. A Hunter who accompanies Mobius tells him that this is the sixth time this criminal attacked their Minutemen units this week. Then, they spot a boy, a witness of the murder inside the cathedral. Because the boy is scared, Mobius uses his TemPad to make him an animated figure before asking who attacked the Minutemen. The boy points to the figure of the devil on the window of the church and Mobius notices that he is chewing a blue candy. The boy shows a pack of "Kablooie blooberrie" that the criminal gave him, and Mobius keeps it to be analyzed later. As the group prepares to reset the timeline and leave, another TVA analyst arrives through a Time Door and gives a file to Mobius about a Variant of Loki which was recently captured.
Mobius returns to the TVA headquarters in time to watch Loki being judged by his friend Ravonna Renslayer in the Time Court. Ravonna accuses Loki of crimes against the Sacred Timeline because he created a nexus event and caused his timeline to branch when he stole the Tesseract and used it to escape after the Battle of New York. After Ravonna sentences Loki to be reset, Mobius stands up from his seat and approaches the bench to talk to her. He asks her to let Loki help with their investigation about the Time Criminal that has been killing their units. Ravonna reluctantly accepts and warns Mobius that he will be responsible for anything that goes wrong. With this, Mobius takes Loki to a Time Theater and explains that his specialty is pursuing dangerous Variants, but he does not see Loki as a threat, just as a "little pussycat". Mobius then questions Loki to find out the reason behind his terrible actions and his motivation to hurt others. Mobius asks what Loki is going to do in case he is freed and returns to his timeline. Loki replies that he was born to be king so he intends to claim his throne of Midgard, then Asgard and finally the Nine Realms. Mobius wonders what Loki wants to do that makes him desire to rule so much. Loki tells him that freedom is a lie that causes almost every living thing to make wrong choices, so by becoming a ruler Loki wants to eliminate their options to make their lives easier.
Mobius proceeds in playing a recording containing events of Loki's life on the timeline, showing some points during his confrontation against the Avengers and the time Loki hijacked a plane as D.B. Cooper after losing a bet to his adoptive brother Thor. Mobius points out that despite Loki claiming he was born to rule, he seems to lose a lot and his actions only cause pain and death instead of being in fact "mischievous" deeds. Because of this, Mobius wonders if Loki enjoys to hurting others. To make Loki take the situation seriously, Mobius then shows want would be his future if he had not stolen the Tesseract, then arrested and taken to a cell on Asgard. Mobius tells him that he would eventually cause the death of his own adoptive mother, Frigga, when he accidentally reveals her location to the Dark Elves. Disturbed by this, Loki believes that the recording is fake, but Mobius explains that this is the proper flow of time, which happens according to what is dictated by the Time Keepers. Mobius states that Loki's part on the timeline is not to be king but to cause pain, suffering and death, so that others, as the Avengers, will achieve the best versions of themselves. Then, they are interrupted by Hunter B-15 who enters the Time Theater asking to talk with Mobius. B-15 and Mobius exit the room to talk outside, leaving Loki alone. B-15 says that talking with Loki is a mistake and that he needs to be reset. Mobius argues that she thinks everyone should be reset and he is getting good results with Loki, but then B-15 informs him that they lost another unit to the Time Criminal. Mobius returns to the Time Theater, only to see that Loki escaped the room after stealing his TVA tech, the Time Twister, without him noticing and using it to teleport himself from of the room.
Mobius along with Hunter B-15 and the Minutemen search for Loki inside the building. Mobius blames B-15 for Loki's escape, saying that this would not have happened if she didn't interrupt them. When B-15 orders the Minutemen to split up and prune Loki on sight, Mobius insists that Loki can still help them so they should not prune him. When Mobius, B-15 and the Minutemen finally found Loki, he uses the Time Twister again to escape being pruned by B-15. Shortly after, Mobius returns to the Time Theater and finds Loki again. Upon witnessing the power the TVA holds and watching the rest of the recording of his life, Loki saw that his destiny was dying at the hands of Thanos, which left him broken and he had given up on escaping by the time Mobius arrived. Loki tells Mobius that he does not enjoy to harm people, he only did it because he wanted to create the illusion that he has power and is the one in control. Loki confesses that he sees himself as a villain, but Mobius disagrees and says that he doesn't see Loki this way. Loki will not be able to return to his timeline anymore, so instead Mobius offers something else and asks for his help in capturing the Time Criminal. Mobius then informs him that the reason he wants Loki's help is because the rogue Variant that has been killing the Minutemen is also a Loki.
In the second episode, Loki reads Mobius' jet ski magazine while being quizzed by Miss Minutes as part of his training in the TVA. Mobius appears, telling him to put down the magazine and gives him a TVA jacket, saying he should prepare because the criminal attacked again, so they will leave to a field mission. Mobius and Hunter B-15 gather a Minutemen unit and inform them that Hunter C-20 and her unit went dark after entering into a branched timeline in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1985. B-15 informs that it was confirmed by checking the temporal aura left at the location that the rogue Loki Variant was there and Mobius reminds them that they are not looking for any Time Criminal, they are hunting a Loki who is similar to the one consulting with them. Mobius proceeds in using his TemPad to project images of previous Loki Variants that the TVA arrested, revealing that the TVA is familiar with Lokis because they pruned a lot of them, more than any other kind of Variant. Mobius explains that no two Lokis are alike, as they have slight or big differences in appearance and powers, but they also have similarities.
As they leave, Loki asks Mobius if the TVA is not worried about him betraying them at the field. But Mobius says that betrayal will not get Loki closer to the Time Keepers. With this, Mobius baits Loki in cooperating with them, making him realize that he might have the chance to meet the Time Keepers if he helps the TVA during their mission. Arriving at the field, Mobius asks if Loki had been paying attention to the TVA training videos, to which Loki says that he is watching them but thinks that the TVA propaganda is exhausting. Inside a tent at the location of the attack, they find C-20's helmet. B-15 wonders if the Variant took C-20 as a hostage but Mobius says this would be the first time since the criminal never did something similar before. When they decide to split up to look for C-20, Loki warns that the Variant is waiting to ambush them outside the tent. As Loki talks about his discovery, B-15 tells Mobius that Loki is just wasting their time and they are running out of time as the branch approaches the red line. Mobius asks B-15 to give Loki a chance to explain. However, as soon as Loki says that he needs assurances to continue to help them, asking not to be pruned when the mission is completed and also wanting a meeting with the Time Keepers, Mobius realizes that Loki is just playing a game and allows the others to proceed in resetting the timeline before they return to the TVA.
Back at the TVA, Mobius meets with Ravonna in her office. Looking at the trinkets from solved cases which Ravonna keeps on shelves as trophies, Mobius points out not remembering where they got a snow globe and Ravonna says that he is not the only analyst working for her. Ravonna reads for him the report about the botched mission in Oshkosh, which says that the Loki Variant working with them is insubordinate, stubborn, and unpredictable. Mobius tells her that despite their failure, he learned that Loki likes to stall for time and understanding the Variant working with them will help in the hunt for the Time Criminal. Ravonna shares her concerns about Mobius having a soft spot for "broken things" and this might cloud his judgment when he is dealing with Loki. She reminds him that Loki's role on the Sacred Timeline is to be an evil lying scourge. Mobius questions if it is not possible for Loki to change if he gets tired of this role, but Ravonna replies that this is not possible unless the Time Keepers decree. Mobius asks her how the Time Keepers are, because he never met them in person. Ravonna says that the Time Keepers are more involved in the investigation of this criminal case than any other before, showing that they really want the Variant caught. Ravonna warns Mobius that this is the last chance he will have to work with the Loki Variant, and gives him the report with a pen for him to sign it. Mobius sees that the pen is from a high school called "Franklin D. Roosevelt" and says he cannot recall where they got this either, but then assumes that another analyst working for her got this trophy. As he leaves the office, Mobius is questioned by Ravonna if he really believes in this Variant of Loki. Mobius says that Loki probably believes in himself enough for them both and if everything fails, he will just delete him.
Outside the office, Loki is waiting for him. Mobius says that he is aware the God of Mischief will attempt to trick the TVA to get to the Time Keepers and take over the organization, but he wants Loki to help them anyway. Mobius explains that he does not expect Loki to be motivated by the desire to be a hero or help the organization, however, because the Time Criminal seems to be a superior version of him, Loki's need for validation will make him want to capture the murderer to prove himself better. Loki questions why he would risk so much for him and Mobius admits that he pities him, seeing him just as a "scared little boy", but he also really just wants to capture the criminal somehow. Mobius warns Loki about this being his last chance to help them and tells him to read all the files about the Variant at the TVA Archives to see if he can find anything that the organization has been missing. Sometime later, when Mobius is having his lunch, Loki comes to speak with him and explains that he figured out where the Variant is hiding. Loki tells Mobius that apocalyptic events could be ideal hideouts because if everything at the location is destined to be destroyed, the Variant could do anything without creating a branch, so the TVA would not detect it. When Loki proposes they go to test this theory on the field, Mobius hesitates because of the God of Mischief backstabbing habits. But Loki states that even if he cannot be trusted, Mobius can be certain that he loves to be proven right. Convinced, Mobius takes Loki to the apocalypse in Pompeii moments before the volcano's eruption. There, Loki causes a commotion telling the locals that him and Mobius are from the future and that they are all about to die. When Mobius checks his TemPad and realizes that none of Loki's actions are making the timeline branch, he concludes that the theory is in fact correct.
After returning to the TVA and searching more files, Loki asks Mobius about his jet ski magazines. Mobius says that he loves jet skis, despite never been on one. Because him showing up on a jet ski on the timeline would surely cause a branch, Mobius keeps the magazines instead, as a reminder of what they are fighting to protect. Mobius then explains about the purpose of the TVA, saying that all the members of the organization were created by the Time Keepers to protect the Sacred Timeline, but Loki finds this very hard to believe. Mobius tells him that the TVA is his life and it is real because he believes in it as it is. Loki asks how time is going to end, so Mobius says that the Time Keepers are still writing it, but once they finish, there will be no more nexus events, just order and peace for all eternity, in which Loki replies that this sounds boring because there would be no chaos. As they discuss, Loki recalls Mobius calling him "scared little boy" earlier and tries to correct this statement, but this causes Mobius to remember the Kablooie candy bar the Variant gave to a boy at the cathedral in France. With this, they manage to narrow down the Variant's possible hideout to Alabama, at Roxxcart superstore in 2050. After discovering the Variant's potential hiding spot, Mobius goes to talk to Ravonna in her office again. He explains everything that they figured out and asks for her to approve the deploy of a task force to the Roxxcart store in Alabama. Ravonna is reluctant to accept this request and reminds him how Loki blew his previous mission. She is concerned because Loki just figured out a major blind spot in the security of the organization and tells Mobius that trusting Loki is not a good idea. Mobius insists, so she eventually approves it, but warns him that if something goes wrong, she won't be able to do much to help him.
They travel to the location, which will soon be destroyed by a hurricane, a Class 10 Apocalypse. As they enter Roxxcart, the team decides to split to search the store and Mobius announces that Loki will go with him, but Hunter B-15 orders Loki to stay with her and says that Hunter D-90 will accompany Mobius instead. Mobius refuses and tells her that Loki is under his supervision. B-15 argues that this is her field of operation and Mobius reminds her about what happened in the Time Theater, saying that he should stay with Loki who is still a threat. However, Loki tells Mobius that he will go with B-15 and assures them both that he will eventually earn their trust. Mobius reluctantly accepts it and goes with Hunter D-90. While searching inside the warehouse which is being used by civilians that are taking shelter from the storm, Mobius reprimands D-90 for treating the people rudely and scaring them. D-90 simply tells him that it does not matter because they are all going to die soon anyway. A Minutemen then approaches Mobius and D-90 and leads them to where he found a very confused Hunter C-20 sitting on the ground of the store. C-20 seems to be in shock as she keeps repeating the words "It's real". Mobius asks what C-20 is talking about and tries to comfort her while D-90 states that she went crazy. When C-20 says that she wants to go home, Mobius offers to take her there. Mobius asks a Minuteman to call the infirmary of the TVA, but C-20 panics and tells them that she gave away the location of the Time Keepers to the Variant.
Walking inside the store, Mobius and D-90 come across Hunter B-15. Mobius immediately notices that Loki is not with her and asks for him. B-15 replies that she lost Loki from her sight, so Mobius questions what happened, but B-15 is unable to explain it. Assuming the worst, D-90 tells Mobius that his "favorite Loki" betrayed him. While the trio rushes searching for Loki in the superstore, they find the many reset charges the Variant had collected from the TVA and had set all over the store. They see the charges being sent somewhere through Time Doors and Mobius questions where they are going (unaware that the Variant had sent the charges to different points in time, causing a great increase in the number of branched timelines). Shortly after, they finally find Loki in front of a Time Door that the Variant used to leave Roxxcart. They run towards Loki and Mobius yells at him not to leave the store. However, Loki decides to follow the Variant and crosses the Time Door before the trio can reach him, leaving a very frustrated Mobius behind.