The Time-Keepers were three androids created by He Who Remains, programmed to serve as his mouthpieces and figurehead creators of the Time Variance Authority. According to TVA propaganda, they were occupied with dealing with the ramifications of the Multiversal War, while the TVA was tasked with pruning timelines and Variants, until their duplicitous existence was revealed to the agency's employees.
Reorganizing the Multiverse
According to Time Variance Authority propaganda narrated by Miss Minutes, the Time-Keepers were formed because of a Multiversal War, where different timelines battled each other for supremacy. They brought peace to the Multiverse by reorganizing it into a single timeline, known as the Sacred Timeline. Protecting and preserving the timeline they created, the Time-Keepers also created the Time Variance Authority and its entire staff to help maintain the peace throughout the realities and keep all the timelines on the path of the Sacred Timeline. However, in reality, the Time-Keepers were androids and the members of the Time Variance Authority were Variants themselves.
The Time-Keepers looked over Sylvie's case and would check in routinely with Ravonna Renslayer during the investigation. After Sylvie bombed the Sacred Timeline, the Time-Keepers met Renslayer to reprimand her for allowing Mobius M. Mobius to trust Loki to find her. The Time-Keepers planned on having them both executed with Renslayer and Mobius to witness. However, after Mobius learned the truth of the TVA, he was erased.
Renslayer brought Loki and Sylvie to the Time-Keepers herself. Upon seeing Loki and Sylvie, the Time-Keepers prepared to execute them when Hunter B-15 broke into the chamber and handed Loki and Sylvie weapons. After the fight between Loki and Sylvie versus the Minutemen Royal Guards, the head Time-Keeper tried to speak with Sylvie, only for Sylvie to throw her weapon at its head, decapitating it. It was then revealed that the Time-Keepers were androids and all were deactivated.
- In the comics, the Time-Keepers were created by the He Who Remains, the last director of the Time Variance Authority at the "end of time" (the period before the current universe's end and the next universe's beginning). He wanted to create beings who could teach the next universe, but his first attempt, the Time-Twisters, went wrong; the Time-Keepers were the perfected version. The Time-Keepers were the masters of Immortus, a variant of Nathaniel Richards (a.k.a. Pharaoh Rama-Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror, etc.), who helped the Time-Keepers maintain time. The Time-Keepers were eventually killed by Kang the Conqueror.
Behind the Scenes
- The Time-Keepers were voiced by an uncredited Jonathan Majors. Lauren Revard and Robert Pralgo were on-set readers for the characters.