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MCU fans were left surprised by Greta Thunberg's cameo in the season finale of Marvel series Loki.
The final episode of the Disney+ show saw Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) go head to head with the mysterious figure behind the Time Variance Authority.
Thunberg featured in the opening credits where a snippet from her unforgettable United Nations 'how dare you' speech could be heard.
#LokiWednesdays guys I think we're forgetting to look at the big picture here. Greta Thunberg is now canon in the MCU #loki pic.twitter.com/EEnJ5k7Af5
- dana (@dana_armadillo) July 14, 2021
OMG GRETA THUNBERG GETTING HER MCU CAMEO IKTR pic.twitter.com/1wPNalvB0T
- karl (@themarvelparker) July 14, 2021
In an opening sequence panning through the 'sacred timeline', familiar Marvel characters could be heard initially, including memorable quotes from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) saying 'I could do this all day', and the heart-wrenching line from Vision (Paul Bettany) in WandaVision, where he says: 'What is grief, if not love persevering?'
Then the voiceovers transitioned into IRL people such as Neil Armstrong, Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela and, of course, Greta.
Fans shared their astonishment and support for the 18-year-old environmental activist being weaved into the MCU.
Shoutout to greta thunberg for appearing in #loki !! pic.twitter.com/nTgUP0kmRn
- sunny☼ future yoimiya haver (@rekinnnie) July 14, 2021
omg there are voiceovers of nelson mandela, greta thunberg, malala, and maya angelou along with all the avengers in the final episode of #Loki :astonished: pic.twitter.com/nyxyZ8JUVv
- :rainbow::gift: the scarlet yoshi :rocket::rose: (@nexusjorge0) July 14, 2021
One fan suggested Greta would go up against one of the Avengers' enemies, writing: "There is a timeline where Greta Thunberg canonically fights Thanos."
The Swedish teen rose to fame (arguably) during the 2019 United Nations Summit where she blasted world leaders and became a global sensation.
Off the back of her speech, she inspired millions of people to pay more attention to the environment and sparked one of the largest international rallies in human history.
The Climate Action Summit in New York City heard from many, but it was Ms Thunberg's speech that has struck a core with people around the world.
You can watch the speech here:
She said: "This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you have come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.
"Yet, I am one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying and entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.
"For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
"You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am I do not want to believe that because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil and that I refuse to believe.
"We will not let you get away with this. Right now is where we draw the line."
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