Who Is Marvels Mobius M. Mobius?
After being one of the MCU’s most anticipated series to date, Loki gave fans the studio’s most ambitious project. With all the new information of the first episode, one question stands out to fans; Who is Marvel’s Mobius M. Mobius?
Through the entirety of Loki’s premiere episode, writer Michael Waldron continuously challenged the norms of the Marvel universe.
From destroying everything from the power of the Tesseract and the Infinity Stones to the previously unseen Time Variance Authority that patrols the flow of time on Earth 616; Loki has clearly established a changing tide for Marvel.
One key member of this changing tide is a character who has been heavily involved in the series branding and promotional content; that being veteran Owen Wilson’s character Mobius.
With vast uncertainty facing the impending story of Loki, and even more uncertainty facing where the future of the MCU will go; one can only look to the comics for insight into where Marvel’s source material had gone.
Mobius M. Mobius Marvel ties are very similar to the circumstances facing the character’s MCU debut; with both being pivotal members of the enigmatic and highly powerful Time Variance Authority.
It can even be stated that Mobius comic origin had a role very much similar to the character that Wilson has been tasked to portray; a veteran who is charged with apprehending those who alter the timeline from its deviated path, for whatever reason.
Mobius M. Mobius debut in Fantastic Four #353, and was a member of middle management during his time with the Time Variance Authority; created by the organization as a Timekeeper, to ensure the protection of the timeline.
Mobius’s debut saw him apprehend the Fantastic Four, as the Marvel team had been traveling throughout the time stream. Mobius was a recurring character for the team’s comic run.
One thing that has yet to be touched on in Loki is Mobius origin as a clone. There are questions as to whether this origin will be altered for the Marvel series, but Mobius’ in Marvel comics was, like every Time Variance Authority timekeeper, a clone created for the specific function within the entity.
Mobius, during his comic book run, was unable to apprehend the Fantastic Four, but would eventually go on to be promoted while working on Chronopolis; the city run by Kang the Conqueror.
It is unclear if Kang will be hinted at as Loki unfolds, but we can assume that Kangas arc as the MCU’s greatest threat will be coming very soon for Earth’s mightiest heroes; it will be interesting to see how, or if, Mobius shares his comic connection to Kang.
Owen Wilson has brought humor and an Everyman quality to the role, and certainly provided an excellent foil for the god of mischief to work against in Loki; seeing their dynamic continue to develop will certainly be one of the treats of the series!