Loki Episode 5 spoilers follow.

Following last week’s gag-worthy post-credits scene, episode five kept its promise with a Loki godsend full of weird and wonderful variations. Each of the four Lokis we encountered at the end of Episode Four played a significant role in this week’s adventure, including Young Loki, who we find out successfully killed his version of Thor.

Before we have a chance to recover from this news, the camera then moves to follow Loki’s new group to their secret bunker. But along the way, something quite curious happens.

First, we see a version of Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, buried deep in the earth. As if that wasn’t disturbing enough, we are then given the briefest glimpse of a small animal trapped in a jar. But it’s not just any animal. She’s a frog, and she also carries something surprisingly familiar …

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Frog Thor, LokiMarvel studios

Yes, just a week after this show featured an alligator version of Loki, Marvel only went and made Frog Thor canon in the MCU. Throg, as he is otherwise known, first appeared in Thor # 364-365, which is probably why his pot here is labeled T-365.

In that first comic book story, Loki turned Thor into a frog, but that didn’t stop him from battling a few rats in Central Park to protect the other frogs that live there. Thor was joined in this quest by a frog named Puddlegulp, who can only be assumed to be a big fan of dirty rainwater.

Thor eventually regained his divine physique, but before walking away, the God of Thunder discovered that Puddlegulp was not a frog at all. It turns out that Thor’s new ally once lived as a man before being transformed by an angry fortune teller. In another unexpected twist, Puddlegulp didn’t want to be human again, because, I mean, have you looked at the world lately?

Impressed by Puddlegulp’s determination, Thor gave him a shard of Mjölnir that morphed into Frogjolnir, a small hammer that imbues this little frog with Thor’s power. Throg! Everything is explained now. Since then, Throg has teamed up with other overpowered animals and even the Asgardians of the Galaxy, but this is our first glimpse of the MCU’s mighty amphibian.

Knowing that’s all well and good, but we still have a few questions. First off, is Loki’s Throg actually a variant of Thor or is it really Puddlegulp? Since the letter T is used to identify this jar, we are assuming that this particular frog is indeed an alternate version of Thor. Back Thor: The Dark World, Loki even mentions that he once turned his brother into a frog, so this new specimen likely comes from a timeline where Thor was not transformed back into a human.

But then the question remains: how did Throg end up here in the first place? Yes, it’s obvious that VAT pruned him at one point, otherwise he has no way of visiting the end times itself. But how did it end up in a jar deep underground? Although the trimmed variants drop at random places in this void, there is no way this pot will appear directly here or there is soil in the pot as well. And come to think of it, how can Throg even survive out there without air?

alligator loki, loki, episode 5

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Good, Infinity war established that Thor can survive in space even when he is unconscious, meaning he doesn’t need air to breathe. If Throg also possesses Thor’s powers, he probably doesn’t need oxygen either (although we’re sure he likes good old-fashioned H2O).

So in theory, Throg could survive trapped underground for a very long time. And that might actually be for the best given that Alioth consumes all of the variations he sees above. It remains to be seen whether Throg magically appeared below or if some variant of Loki trapped him underground. But in any case, we have faith that the power of Frogjolnir will come out triumphant and set him free.

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