Marvel fans are noticing that Owen Wilson’s Loki has a creative name.
THE NAME OF THIS LOKI character is incredibly clever and makes a lot of sense.
The Loki series has been a huge hit for Disney+, breaking streaming records and reigniting a devoted fan following. With its growth in popularity, numerous lesser-known Marvel characters, such as Mobius, played by Owen Wilson, have been thrust into the spotlight of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Mobius first appeared in the Fantastic Four comics in the early 1990s, and despite the fact that he is beloved by some dedicated comic book fans, he was relatively unknown prior to the Loki series.
In comparison to many of the heroes and villains with whom he interacts, Mobius is a quite ordinary guy. He’s just a regular office worker with no special abilities. And, while his office is the magical Time Variance Authority (or TVA), it’s strange that such a typical Joe has such a strange name.
However, it turns out that the name is intriguing – and, indeed, appropriate.
In mathematics, a Mobius strip is a strange shape. It is a surface with only one side and a single boundary curve, which means that if you draw a line along the edge, it will travel in a full circle to the opposite point from where you began.
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Kyne, a maths enthusiast, examined this intriguing geometry on her TikTok by utilizing a sheet of paper to show viewers what it looks like.
Kyne explains how to make a one-sided form with a pen, as well as what happens when you cut it at different angles.
When you cut a Mobius strip dead center, you get one long loop with many twists, which is no longer a Mobius strip. While cutting off the center creates two independent strips that interlock.
So, how does this relate to the Marvel superhero? There’s a lot – and spoilers if you haven’t seen the first season.
It seems natural that his name relates to a one-sided loop with no end for a character who has committed his life to the “correct flow of time” (as it’s often referred to in the program).
You only need to look at his whole name to see proof of this: Mobius Mobius. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”