See the Story Behind That Apocalyptic Planet in 'Loki'

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Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

Looks like we're not in the Time Variance Authority anymore. Episode 3 of Loki, titled "Lamentis," revealed even more information about the variant Sylvie, and brought viewers to a brand new MCU location.

After an fight early on in the episode, Loki and Sylvie teleport through a TimeDoor to a moon on the verge of apocalypse in 2077 dubbed Lamentis-1. In the original timeline, the moon's population heads to an ark intending to escape from impending doom—a planet crashing into it. However, this ark never takes off, and a meteor strikes it down. No one survives the initial event.

In their timeline, their TemPad—allowing them to travel through the TimeDoors—is out of battery and needs to be charged. In the meantime, Loki and Sylvie board a train heading for the ark, intending to escape the impending doom; the ark may have failed to leave the planet before, but it's never had the two of them aboard before. That could change things. But after an on-board fight, the TemPad is crushed, and they really need to escape. At the end of the episode, though, Loki and Sylvie intend to overtake the ark and force it to take off—but then they see the meteor destroy it right in front of their own eyes. Womp womp.

Since they're too busy trying to escape impending doom, the two don't have much time to mull over the history of the planet, and any possible connections it has to other Marvel characters of the past. But it turns out, Lamentis has come up before in the Marvel Comics.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

What is Lamentis-1 in the Marvel comics?

Technically Loki's Lamentis-1 does not exist in the comics. However, the planet Lamentis does. Also called Lamentis Outworld, its only appearance is in 2007's Annihilation: Conquest Prologue #1. It sits on the outskirts of the Kree Empire (remember: the species that Carol Danvers initially believes herself to be a part of in Captain Marvel, as well as Ronan the Destroyer).

Lamentis is merely a location for a storyline involving Guardians of the Galaxy's Peter Quill, Ronan and various characters who haven't been introduced o the MCU (yet). As far as we know, there's no significance to the planet, and it hasn't been revisited in the comics since.

As for Loki and Sylvie, the two have yet to get off Lamentis-1, that purple-tinted planet that collides with its own moon. Viewers will have to tune into episode 4 to find out how the two get off the planet, and to see what the second half of the six part series has in store for the Asgardian god of mischief villain-turned-hero.

Photo credit: Men's Health
Photo credit: Men's Health

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