Note: even though I’ve tried to guard against it this question and likely any answers will contain massive spoilers for Loki Season 1
In Loki Episode 6 of Season 1
He Who Remains states that he has been trying to get Loki and Sylvie to him so they can take over in a very elaborate plot.
What is not clear to me is why not simply bring them to him instead of this elaborate plot. I understood his main motivation was:
He was tired of running the timeline and wanted to be “free” of that burden, but I don’t understand why all the misdirection was required. After all he’s presented as a very powerful being somehow.
Was this ever explained or, assuming the plot comes from the comics, is it explained there?