In case you wanted extra proof that the Marvel universe is shifting into the multiverse, the Disney+ miniseries Loki is actually centered on the Time Variance Authority, keepers of timelines in all universes. One of many core ideas is a “Nexus,” which first seems in WandaVision. Now, we’re lastly getting a greater rationalization about what a Nexus is and why we positively ought to care.
As Loki explains, a Nexus Occasion is outlined by the TVA as a second within the “sacred timeline” — aka the grasp timeline that’s presupposed to occur in each universe — the place an alternate department is created that goes in opposition to what’s “supposed” to occur. The instigators of those occasions are referred to as variants, and, apparently, Loki himself is one such variant. This model of Loki is the one we meet in Avengers: Endgame through the time heist, the place, as an alternative of being captured by the Avengers and despatched again to Asgard, he grabs the Tesseract in a second of chaos and wormholes away. That second is a Nexus Occasion, because it creates a brand new department of the timeline that occurs otherwise than the unique.
Nexus Occasions are one factor, however what about Nexus Beings? These aren’t straight addressed in Loki (not less than not but), however they have been on our radar since WandaVision. One among that present’s symbolism-laden “commercials” contains a pharmaceutical advert for a drug referred to as Nexus. On the time, it appeared like a touch about how the Westview world “revolved” round Wanda, nevertheless it’s additionally a reference to one thing from the comics. There, Wanda is a Nexus Being, a being (of which there’s presupposed to be one per actuality) with specific ties to the multiverse who has sufficient energy to affect chances and the longer term.
On display screen, we have not heard a lot about Nexus Beings, nevertheless it appears fairly possible we are going to sooner or later. Provided that we appear to be headed towards a battle involving the multiverse, the very concept of a Nexus will in all probability be on the heart, and we’re positively intrigued to study extra!