The premise of Loki makes it totally potential that this Richards Variant, who we’ll name He Who Stays, is a reasonably completely different being than Kang the Conqueror, who’s more likely to seem within the coming motion pictures.
He Who Stays delivered a monologue that helps that concept:
“Eons in the past, earlier than the TVA, a Variant of myself lived on Earth within the thirty first century. He was a scientist, and he found that there have been universes stacked upon universes,” he mentioned. “On the identical time, different variations of ourself have been studying the identical factor. Naturally, they made contact and for some time, there was peace — narcissistic, self-congratulatory peace. ‘I really like your footwear. I really like your hair. Good nostril!’ And so on. They shared know-how and data, utilizing the perfect of their universes to enhance the others. Nevertheless, not each model of me was so pure of coronary heart. To a few of us, new worlds meant just one factor: new lands to be conquered. The peace between realities erupted into all-out warfare. Every variant combating to protect their universe and annihilate others.”
If we consider this story, there have been Variants like Kang who have been hell-bent on multiversal dictatorship. After which there have been Variants like He Who Stays, who was the final Richards Variant, one who tried to simplify the timeline and finish multiversal warfare. It’s a pleasant story, even when his answer is much less elegant and goodnatured than he’s presenting it.
“I harnessed the beast’s energy and commenced experimenting on it. I weaponized Alioth and I ended the multiversal warfare. As soon as I remoted our timeline, all I needed to do was handle the move of time and forestall and additional branches,” He Who Stays mentioned.
This Richards Variant set himself aside from the others by (supposedly) establishing peace, which got here at the price of pruning inconvenient Variants like Sylvie and Loki — amongst different casualties.
The truth that Sylvie and Loki are so completely different — and are Variants of the identical being — is a testomony to why this Richards Variant could possibly be fairly completely different from the one often known as Kang The Conqueror. He Who Stays is a probably much less insidious Richards Variant. He Who Stays would possibly nearly be “good” when in comparison with Kang. We all know from the comics that it’s simplistic to think about Richards as one being. He’s Kang, Immortus, Iron Lad and, now, He Who Stays.
After Sylvie killed He Who Stays, she invited the Richards Variants again into the multiverse, which is able to embrace Kang the Conqueror, who we all know is about to look in Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania performed by — who else? — Mayors.