Loki’s Episode 5, “Journey Into Mystery,” references the Thanos helicopter, the comic helicopter the Mad Titan once used in Marvel Comics.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Marvel Loki episode 5, “Journey into the mystery”
Thanos helicopter makes a surprise appearance in Loki episode 5 – here’s what you need to know about the Mad Titan helicopter. Having been pruned and sent to the end of time, Loki found himself in a void full of variants, objects and buildings that had all belonged to alternate timelines that TVA had taken care of. Rather than being reset and destroyed, they were simply transferred to the end of time, surviving and being part of a shattered landscape full of forgotten timelines. As a result, it’s the perfect place for a plethora of Easter Eggs, one of which pokes fun at Thanos’ most embarrassing moment in the comics.
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In Loki Episode 5, “Journey Into Mystery,” Loki wakes up after being pruned by Ravonna Renslayer, being greeted by three variants of Loki who have also been pruned. Needing to escape the massive time monster known as Alioth, Kid Loki, Boastful Loki, and Classic Loki, take the 2012 Loki variant to their hideout: an underground bowling alley they converted into their bunker while ‘they continue to survive the void. However, the remains of the familiar Marvel Comics vehicle can be seen just before they descend.
While there are a ton of Easter eggs strewn all over the desolate landscape, just outside Loki’s bunker is the one and only Thanos-Copter, the ridiculous helicopter flown by the Mad Titan himself. even in Spidey from 1979 Great Stories # 39 created by Nick Sullivan, Michael Siporin, Jim Salicrup and Win Mortimer. In this issue, Thanos was looking to get a Cosmic Cube, though he was thwarted by the resulting team from Hellcat and Spider-Man. However, the problem saw Thanos himself crammed into a yellow helicopter that also had his name imprinted on the tail for some inexplicable reason. Hilariously, it looks like there was a timeline where Thanos actually flew a helicopter like the one he used in the comics.
Clearly, Spidey Super Stories was a different era from Marvel Comics where it was much more permissible and much less annoying for the sinister and fearsome Mad Titan himself to fly in such a comedic and silly mode of transport. However, he has been a 2015 Deadpool comic book where Wade Wilson got a Cosmic Cube for Thanos and was later picked up in the Thanos-Copter, however dead Pool the comics are certainly allowed to get away with a lot in this regard. Despite his stupid nature and uselessness to someone as powerful as Thanos, the Thanos-Copter has acquired a sort of cult fan, largely for the aforementioned irony he exhibits.
All things considered, it’s rightly difficult to see Josh Brolin’s MCU Thanos flying into a Thanos-Copter. However, Marvel Loki apparently just confirmed that there was a timeline where this actually happened. That being said, it’s no wonder this reality was reset by VAT, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the use of the helicopter itself was the cause of this reality’s connection event. It’s just too ridiculous and stupid, though the idea that it existed in an alternate MCU is hilarious nonetheless.
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