New details from Marvel Studios suggest that Ke Huy Quan’s character, known as OB in Loki season 2, will have a significant role. It is rumored that OB’s full name is Ouroboros, and he is a new agent at the TVA who provides Loki and Mobius with technology and gadgets, similar to James Bond’s “Q.” The name “OB” and its potential connection to the Ouroboros symbol hint at a deeper connection between Loki and OB, possibly tied to Norse mythology and the World Serpent.
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In the upcoming season, Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki, alongside Owen Wilson as Agent Mobius and Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Loki’s variant. The first trailer for Loki season 2 reveals that Quan’s character, OB, is the TVA agent in charge of Repairs and Advancements. Agent Mobius seeks OB’s help when Loki experiences “time-slipping,” an affliction that should not be possible within the TVA.
For some time, rumors have suggested that Quan’s character would be named Ouroboros and would serve as a supplier of technology and gadgets for Loki and Mobius. The reveal of OB’s name and job description supports these rumors. It is speculated that OB will play a significant role following the collapse of the Sacred Timeline, as seen in the finale of Loki’s first season. OB is also likely to help Loki deal with his “time-slipping” symptoms.
The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a snake eating its own tail, symbolizing infinity and the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. This name is a fitting choice for a TVA agent, just like Agent Mobius, who is named after the Mobius strip. The Ouroboros symbol may have additional significance to Loki himself.
In Marvel comics, there is a magical conduit known as the Oculus Ouroboros, as well as a villain named Admiral Ouroboros. However, the most intriguing connection is to Norse mythology, where the Ouroboros symbol is associated with Jörmungandr, also known as the World Serpent. In Norse mythology, it is believed that the world-ending event called Ragnarök will occur when the World Serpent releases its own tail. Jörmungandr is also a child of Loki’s, suggesting a deeper relationship between Loki and OB.
It is possible that Ke Huy Quan’s character, OB, may have a more nefarious nature than initially apparent. Loki season 2 is set to start streaming on October 6th, and fans will have to wait to see how OB’s character and his connection to Loki and Norse mythology unfold.