The Minutemen are the prime soldiers of the Time Variance Authority. Commanded by Hunters, Minutemen are sent to various points in space and time to locate and detain people who mess with or create a nexus event in the Sacred Timeline and reset the timelines to prevent chaos within the Multiverse.
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Allegedly Created by the Time-Keepers
Eons ago, Nathaniel Richards discovered the existence of alternate universes during the 31st century on Earth. At the same time, other variants of himself were learning the same thing, leading them to meet each other. For a brief moment, the Multiverse was in peace until another variant of Nathaniel Richards, known as Kang the Conqueror, saw the alternate universes as places to rule over. This caused the Multiversal War, where countless variants of himself fought each other to protect their respective universes while trying to annihilate the others. One Nathaniel Richards then discovered Alioth, and harnessed its power to put an end towards the Multiversal War. He later isolated his native timeline, dubbed the Sacred Timeline, and created the Time Variance Authority; an organization that arrests variants and prevents branched timeline from forming in the Sacred Timeline. He later takes the identity of He Who Remains, and created the Time-Keepers to act as the organization's leader and creator. He later kidnapped and erased the memories of multiple variants before turning them into the members of the TVA.
The TVA's main military force is the Minutemen, who are the organization's first line of defense, sent to new timelines to assess the situations, apprehend the culprits, and stop the new timeline's development, as well as being the main security force inside TVA buildings. Minutemen would be commanded by Hunters: highly-trained TVA agents wearing black armor as opposed to the Minutemen's orange.
Attacks Across Time
- "The hunter and his Minutemen responded to a routine nexus event. It appears that when they arrived, somebody got the jump on 'em."
- ―A Minuteman[src]
In their recent history, the TVA and its Minutemen started to tackle a new threat: a Variant of Loki, the Asgardian God of Mischief. The Loki Variant had been creating "nexus events"- the name given to new branches being formed in the timeline - and killing the Minutemen and Hunters that were sent to investigate the event. In 1549, Agent Mobius M. Mobius, a specialist in hunting particularly dangerous Variants, was sent alongside Hunter U-92 and his Minutemen to investigate Loki's attack in Aix-en-Provence, France- the sixth attack that week that they knew of.
Mobius noted the stab wounds on the Minutemen, identical to those found in previous attacks, the stolen reset charge, and that they were caught off-guard. U-92 and his Minutemen watched as Mobius questioned a young boy found at the crime scene, who claimed the attack was the work of the Devil. Mobius confiscated a modern stick of bubblegum the young had, and the group prepared to erase the timeline and leave; another TVA agent opened a portal to meet Mobius, informing him that another Variant of Loki had been apprehended by the TVA. The agents then left, while a Minuteman placed a reset charge, erasing the timeline.
As this happened, Hunter B-15 and her Minutemen were sent to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, where a new timeline had been branched in 2012. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered that the culprit of the nexus event was another Variant of Loki, who had stolen the Tesseract when a group of Avengers from the future were trying to steal it. Despite resisting arrest, B-15 and her Minutemen arrested the God of Mischief, bringing him into TVA custody for trial. As B-15 left with the Variant and the confiscated Tesseract, a Minuteman placed a reset charge, erasing the timeline created by Loki.
After being processed as a prisoner, Loki was brought before Judge Ravonna Renslayer, where Minutemen were stood as guards. Loki plead not guilty for causing the nexus event, pinning it on the Avengers; however, Renslayer informed Loki that the Avengers' actions were "supposed" to happen, whereas Loki's escape was not. Renslayer sentenced Loki to being reset, but Agent Mobius intervened, requesting he speak to Loki, hoping he could help them in their pursuit of the other Loki Variant. Despite Renslayer and B-15's skepticism, the former agreed to let Mobius question Loki. The two went to an interview room, where Minutemen stood outside, guarding. When B-15 called Mobius out of the room to talk, Loki used the opportunity to steal Mobius' Time Twister and teleport away.
Agent Mobius and Hunter B-15 commanded two groups of Minutemen as they searched for Loki, with both groups eventually finding him talking to a TVA clerk named Casey, having re-stolen the Tesseract. Loki would teleport away again, and B-15 would command the entire squadron of Minutemen while Mobius returned to the interview room, finding Loki there. Mobius would convince Loki to help the TVA, informing him that they needed his expertise because they were hunting an alternate version of him, surprising the Asgardian.
Attack in Oklahoma
- "Time signature is early third millennium. Definitely anachronistic."
- ―A Minuteman[src]
In Oklahoma, Hunter U-92 and his Minutemen investigated another nexus event. Finding a futuristic item embedded in the dirt, a Minuteman scanned the item and determined it to be from the early third millennium, while U-92 noted that he smelled oil. As U-92 ordered his Minutemen to reset the timeline and leave, not believing a further investigation to be worth the paperwork, a Minuteman spotted a cloaked figure holding a lantern in the distance. The figure dropped the lantern, smashing it and igniting the oil on the floor, burning all of the Minutemen alive while U-92 desperately crawled towards the reset charge. Unfortunately, the figure grabbed U-92 before he could reset the timeline, killing him and taking the reset charge.
- Time Sticks: They use the Time Sticks to prune Variants, as well as to slow down a Variant's movement.
- Uniforms: To be added
- TemPad: To be added
- Timedoors: They use these space-time portals to travel to any location in any point of history.
- Reset Charges: They use these devices to eradicate an alternate timeline by resetting it.
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