I’m not sure if you made a typo here?
– Spoilers follow for any of the MCU stuff to this point obviously –
Anyway, I think the point is that the ‘Loki universe’ is just a universe in which the tesseract isn’t in the possession of the Avengers until the opening of Infinity War when Loki is killed trying to protect it. So the events of Thanos gaining it would turn out differently and make everything turn out differently.
The whole point of the TVA is to stop there being any branches.
Obviously this is kind of amusing because of Tilda Swinton having the big old conversation with Hulk about him being about to make a new timeline without the stone in and she obviously knows a lot about this but no one ever thought to mention the TVA to her?
Anyway, Endgame is laced with all kinds of inconsistencies due to its time travel plot so this is an attempt to retcon that and make sure we know they’re actually taken care of…except presumably the completely new timeline Steve Rogers creates where he’s with Peggy because according to the Russos that’s what happened. Hmm…
On top of that the notion that these guys are all, “Don’t create spurious timeline branches,” and yet reckon the version of the current timeline where the Avengers go back in time and make loads of different branches the TVA have to fix is the ‘right’ version rather than just making sure the timeline where Thor just chops Thanos’s head off at the end of Infinity War is quite amusing to me.
All that said, a lot of fun and I like it.
Do we reckon Loki is his own future variant? He’s the one who’s getting all those bombs together so he can erase the timeline where he dies or his mum dies or something?