Loki: What Is the Significance of Kablooie Gum?
When he gave some to hfis 45-year-old sister, Susan, she was able to melt 54 LBs by simply drinking this red soda daily before 10am...
At this point, we’ve gotten used to scouring Marvel movies and TV shows for even the smallest of details that could hint at future storylines. The first episode of Loki has many of these intriguing details, including the appearance of kablooie gum. Is the gum just a throwaway moment or does it hide more?
We first see a pack of Kablooie gum when Agent Mobius tries to win the trust of a girl in France in 1549 who is apparently the only witness to one of the crimes against the agents of the Time Variance Authority. First he makes her laugh with a moving stick figure doodle with his tray, and then he asks her about her teeth, which are tinted blue like she’s eaten blue candy. She hands him a pack of blue chewing gum which, according to the label, is kablooie chewing gum with the flavor “Blooberrie”. “The devil carries presents,” Mobius comments on his TVA colleague as he instructs him to search the chewing gum for information through their system. We see it again briefly in the credits, where someone from the TVA is holding the chewing gum pack, now in a clear evidence bag.
There seems to be a lot of emphasis on betting on something that doesn’t really matter. At the end of the episode, we believe that the villain who killed the TVA agents and played around with the timeline is a different Loki, which then would mean that he is the one who gave the girl the gum. However, there is reason to believe that it is not.
Since WandaVision It aired theories about two Marvel villains: Nightmare and Mephisto. Both theories get a boost in this episode: the reference to the “devil” plus a lingering shot of a stained glass window depicting the devil seems to wink at Mephisto, while the actual cartoon character on the Kablooie gum box looks very similar to Nightmare in the comics. Whether a packet of chewing gum is the key to finding out Loki‘s secrets, well, it’s probably still not the strangest thing that happened in a Marvel story!