In case you wanted extra proof that the Marvel universe is transferring 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 undoubtedly 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 purported to occur in each universe — the place an alternate department is created that goes towards what’s “supposed” to occur. The instigators of those occasions are known as variants, and, apparently, Loki himself is one such variant. This model of Loki is the one we meet in Avengers: Endgame in the course of 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 in another way than the unique.
Nexus Occasions are one factor, however what about Nexus Beings? These aren’t straight addressed in Loki (no less than not but), however they have been on our radar since WandaVision. One among that present’s symbolism-laden “commercials” encompasses a pharmaceutical advert for a drug known as Nexus. On the time, it appeared like a touch about how the Westview world “revolved” round Wanda, however it’s additionally a reference to one thing from the comics. There, Wanda is a Nexus Being, a being (of which there’s purported to be one per actuality) with explicit ties to the multiverse who has sufficient energy to affect possibilities and the long run.
On display screen, we’ve not heard a lot about Nexus Beings, however it appears fairly probably we are going to sooner or later. On condition that we appear to be headed towards a battle involving the multiverse, the very concept of a Nexus will most likely be on the middle, and we’re undoubtedly intrigued to study extra!