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The ongoing mystique of D.B. Cooper, from documentaries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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There's no proof America's most notorious skyjacker WASN'T the Asgardian god of mischief ...
Marvel fans who caught the debut of new time-travel series "Loki" were treated to one piece of revisionist history: the unmasking of the God of Mischief himself as none other than D.B. Cooper. That's right – our country's most notorious air pirate is now part of the MCU.

In the series premiere of the new Disney+ show, which follows the antics of the God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) after he escapes into an alternate timeline during the Avengers' messy "Endgame" time heist, Loki is shown a fun little highlight reel of his greatest hits in his life by Mobius (Owen Wilson), an agent for a mysterious and all-powerful entity called the Time Variance Authority (TVA). In this flashback, Loki revisits one of his pranks inspired by his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth), which incidentally involves hijacking a plane for a massive ransom, parachuting out, and magically getting whisked back to Asgard via Bifrost.

"You Were D.B. Cooper!" Mobius exclaims in disbelief. Loki seems to shrug it off: "I was young and I lost a bet to Thor," he replies, very casually, before asking, "Where was the TVA when I was meddling with these affairs of men?"

Loki's little "prank" precisely mirrors the real-life mystery of a man dubbed D.B. Cooper, which the Disney+ series finally appears to "solve." And, while this probably isn't the case, there's no proof D.B. Cooper wasn't the Asgardian god.

The real D.B. Cooper

According to the D.B. Cooper legend, on November 24, 1971, a man known by the pseudonym Dan Cooper, on a plane that was already mid-air from Seattle to Portland showed a flight attendant a note stating that he had a bomb. After the flight attendant, a woman named Florence Schaffner, checked his briefcase and confirmed the man did, in…
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