In the Loki series we see that there is a castle at the end of time which was protected by Alioth. In that mysterious castle, we see that

He Who Remains lives.

What is the name of that castle, name of a similar castle at the end of time in comics is also valid?


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It's repeatedly referred to as "The Citadel at the End of Time" (or just "The Citadel") in interviews with the show's staff.

The Citadel at the End of Time exists on top of an asteroid. Speaking to Marvel.com, Farahani reveals the inspiration, “In the comics, there’s precedent for the Citadel at the End of Time being on an asteroid,” referring to THOR (1966) #245. “What I proposed, early on, was this idea that the entire building, all of the architecture, was carved in situ from the asteroid; there were no other building materials,” comparing it to carvings like Petra in Jordan. The Citadel at the End of Time would be all carved from this black stone with gold vein embellishments.

Farahani recommends fans to rewatch the series and spot the citadel stone making its presence early on, pointing out that the statues in Judge Renslayer’s office, the front of the judge’s dais in the Time Court, and the elevator to the Time Keepers’ chamber, are all carved from the same stone. “This is the link from He Who Remains to the TVA — this rock that the whole place is quarried from,” says the production designer.

The Citadel at the End of Time is meant to punctuate He Who Remains’ position as “this sad, lonely figure rattling around a big empty space.” After all, the creator of the TVA had to stave off his other variants, culminating in the Mutiversal War. Achieving cosmic harmony is an arduous and solitary task. To reflect He Who Remains’ eons of isolation, Farahani remarks, “The thinking with the Citadel was that it was in ruins except for the office. He retreated from all the different parts of the Citadel, abandoned them, and just holed up in his office.”

Loki: Deconstructing He Who Remains’ Life’s Work at the Citadel at the End of Time

Interestingly, the structure seen in Thor Vol.1 #245 (mentioned above) was not the 'citadel' at the end of time, but rather a temple, hence the name of the story

"The Temple at the End of Time!".

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It is known as The Citadel at the End of Time. Loki actually calls it that in the episode as does Miss Minutes when they arrive:

Miss Minutes: Welcome to The Citadel at the End of Time.

Loki, Season 1 Episode 6, “For All Time, Always”

Loki: We freed the Timeline. We found him beyond the storm. A Citadel at the End of Time. He's terrifying. He planned everything. He's seen everything. He knows everything.

Loki, Season 1 Episode 6, “For All Time, Always”


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