Miss Minutes took a villainous turn in the third episode of Loki Season 2. The digital, anthropomorphic clock has plans to rule the end of time alongside a Kang variant and hopes to become human. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Kasra Farahani explained that the character’s dark turn makes sense in the context of the show’s creative direction.
Loki Humanizes Miss Minutes
“Fleshing Miss Minutes out in terms of humanizing her and seeing more of her human desires and aspirations was an idea that Eric Martin put on the wall pretty early,” Farahani told the publication about Loki Season 2. “It was one of those ideas that made it all the way through, which doesn’t happen a lot of the time.”
“So, to my knowledge, doing something rich with this character was pretty well embraced right away, and it’s all the more interesting because she’s a cartoon,” Farahani continued. “People refer to reductive characters as cartoons in a pejorative way, and we’re trying to give Miss Minutes, a literal cartoon, these super awkward and complex emotional feelings.”
Loki Season 1 Finale Teased Miss Minutes Sinister Plans
There were subtle indications that Miss Minutes might have a more sinister agenda towards the end of Loki Season 1 – particularly after the introduction of He Who Remains. Executive producer Kevin Wright previously talked about how the creative team laid the groundwork for the character’s evil-leaning evolution.
At the end of Season 1, we know she’s kind of duplicitous, and she’s got a bigger plan going on,” Wright told Marvel. “But I think it was intriguing to play with, what is that plan? Why is she doing it?” The producer also explained that the moment in which Miss Minutes speaks to Victor Timely about the past in the third episode is moving since she’s an artificial intelligence with consciousness.
Miss Minutes Role At The TVA
Miss Minutes was initially introduced as an interface for Time Variance Authority agents and the variants they processed. She played a crucial role in explaining to Loki the nature of the Time Keepers and the TVA’s mission to safeguard the Sacred Timeline. However, as the series progressed, it became evident that she had an uncanny ability to be in multiple places at the same time.
This revelation about Miss Minutes created an eerie start to the Loki Season 1 finale when she surprised Loki and Sylvie as they entered the Citadel at the End of Time. Moreover, she divulged crucial information about the TVA to Ravonna Renslayer and seemingly assigned her a task. After the demise of He Who Remains, Miss Minutes mysteriously vanished, raising questions about her true nature.
Loki Season 2
In the third episode of Loki Season 2, Miss Minutes and Renslayer travel to Chicago in 1868 to secretly deliver a copy of the TVA Guidebook to a young Victor Timely. He Who Remains previously informed Miss Minutes about this plan before he was killed by Sylvie. Eventually, Loki and Mobius take Timely back to the TVA, while Sylvie sends Renslayer to the Citadel at the End of Time with Miss Minutes.
Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the mischievous God of Mischief in Loki Season 2, which premiered on Disney+ on October 6. The story follows Loki and Mobius (Owen Wilson) as they once again venture into the complexities of time travel. After his variant, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), vanquished He Who Remains at the end of Season 1, Loki is on a quest to safeguard reality from collapse while searching for Miss Minutes and Renslayer.
Loki And The Multiverse Saga
Loki’s most recent appearance in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, where he and Mobius were monitoring one of Kang’s enigmatic variants. Loki Season 2 serves as a continuation of the larger Multiverse Saga within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, promising to delve deeper into the intricate story.
It will be interesting to see how Miss Minutes fits into the larger story of Loki Season 2. The trailer for the series did provide a fleeting glimpse of the character, though her appearance had changed significantly. Instead of her familiar TVA-orange, she adopted a grayscale color scheme and took on a more menacing, ghost-like form in the most recent episode.