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How did Mobius come to this conclusion?

Mobius explains this in the episode itself. Loki was not supposed to be there and so anything he did should create variance energy. However, Mobius checks his device and sees none is created. That ...
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What did Sylvie do to attract the attention of the Time Variance Authority?

We don't know. The show deliberately refuses to reveal the nature of Sylvie's "Nexus event", i.e. the event that caused the timeline to branch, and it's mentioned on a couple of occasions ...
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Why did He Who Remains choose Loki as a possible successor?

Sylvie (and Loki) aren't necessarily the best possible choices for the job - He Who Remains may just be desperate, or too tired to care, or just making a bad gamble. As this MSN article points out: ...
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Who was the captain of the ship that was pruned in Loki episode 5

We see a ship appearing to be from around the 1800s or so landing the void near Alison, the camera focuses on the captain as if he was some kind of important historic figure I assume you are ...
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If there's only one timeline, how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them?

The most likely possibility is that the other 14,000,604 outcomes Strange saw would have resulted in a nexus event, and would have been reset by the TVA had they occurred. Free will - or the illusion ...
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What did Sylvie do to attract the attention of the Time Variance Authority?

Something good and innocent. Kate Herron, Loki Director, explains more here. But I think there's something tragic, in the sense that we see her as a little girl and she's playing with her toys, and ...
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Is there a mistake in the flags shown at the World's Fair?

According to Wikipedia, between 1883 and 1896, the black-yellow-white State Flag of the Russian Empire was being gradually replaced with the white-blue-red flag, so this usage seems correct. On 28 ...
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Why could Mobius M. Mobius not recognise Loki?

This is because, depending on who you ask, either Loki was sent to a different timeline of the TVA or reality was rewritten after Sylvie kills He Who Remains. It’s a good plan that quickly goes ...
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Did the TVA exist before the events of Endgame & Infinity War?

The TVA preceded and allowed every prior event in the MCU. The TVA has a box of infinity stones. That means that they've captured a bunch of deviants who used infinity stones to damage the timeline ...
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What does "And that’s the gambit!" mean?

Of the definitions you gave, the third one does seem to work best to describe the gambit, although the other definitions can also work: A remark made to open or redirect a conversation. In this case,...
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What does "And that’s the gambit!" mean?

It's just a mistake by the screenwriter (Michael Waldron) who doesn't understand what a gambit is. The word that should have been used is dilemma which is a choice between two bad alternatives.
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Do the Avengers inadvertently cause (planned) timeline prunings in Endgame?

No. What the Avengers did was supposed to happen, according to He Who Remains, via the TVA / Judge Ravonna Renslayer. Judge Renslayer confirmed that the Avengers' actions were part of the TVA's plan. ...
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Is there a mistake in the flags shown at the World's Fair?

1893. At a fair in Chicago, the Russian flag is visible. But the Russian flag appeared later AFAIK. The first Russian flag appears in 1696 until 1917/1923, then again in 1991/93. The CIS/SFSR kept ...
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How does the Sacred Timeline from Loki relate to the Multiverse from other MCU properties?

did the events of Loki allow the events of the two movies to occur by creating the multiverse that is seen in both films[…]? Yes, the events of Loki are directly connected to the multiverse that is ...
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If there's only one timeline, why did the Ancient One beg to differ?

What she was saying is not incongruent with the TVA. Without the TVA there could be millions of timelines, right? The TVA just enforces the 'main' one (whatever they determine that is). When you mess ...
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What happened to the prisoner in the LOKI show

This is answered in episode 5:
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Why did He Who Remains choose Loki as a possible successor?

He Who Remains doesn't give much information as to why he has offered this role to Loki and Sylvie. HE WHO REMAINS: (SIGHS) Buddy… I’m tired. And I’m older. I’m older than I look. This game is for ...
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Did the Disruption of Sacred Timeline happen during the events of Endgame or after it?

The Sacred Timeline was maintained through and beyond Avengers: Endgame Agent Mobius is able to show Loki the events of Avengers: Infinity War (including Loki's death) in the Time Theatre in Loki – ...
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How do the different variants of Loki have different timelines?

There are an infinite number of variant Lokis - one for every possible universe within a multiverse. A nexus event is caused when someone with free will carries out actions which branches the timeline ...
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What does "And that’s the gambit!" mean?

It isn't used traditionally but it can be understood quite easily. When "He Who Remains" says, "And that's the gambit," it is meant to mean the decision. The decision is like a ...
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How did 'He who remains' manage to live for so long?

My understanding was he was observing events from 'outside' of any specific timeline. That was why you could see all the new timelines splitting off outside his fortress. Because of this time didn't ...
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What happened to the prisoner in the LOKI show

Nope, the consensus is that he's disintegrated. There are many time this is seen. Among others the BBC confirms It is in these early scenes – while Loki is being processed through the TVA's ...
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Unexpected Turn in Loki Season 2 Finale: The First Unseen Event by 'He Who Remains'

I believe the one thing Kang didn't see, or saw it and wanted it to happen, was Loki not fighting and undoing Sylvie's actions in the past, but finding a way to live and thrive with it in the future, ...
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Why doesn't Loki revert to his true form while in the TVA?

During the time of adoption, Odin changed Loki's look entirely to look more like an Asgardian rather than a Frost Giant by touching him. Although Loki still can return back to his Frost Giant look, if ...
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Is there a mistake in the flags shown at the World's Fair?

As can be see in the World Flag Chart 1893, the left-most flag is Samoa. I initially thought Denmark or Savoy, but Savoy wasn't independent by 1893 and no Danish flag I can find has any star or coat ...
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If there's only one timeline, why did the Ancient One beg to differ?

Infinity stones are very capable of creating branched timelines. The TVA has a desk draw filled with a host of infinity stones, presumably from pruned timelines where they were used for the wrong ...
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