Marvel’s What If…? Exposes The Biggest Flaw With Avengers: Endgame

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Written By Sedoso Feb

In “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?,”  T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), better known in the MCU as the Black Panther, was kidnapped from Earth instead of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) the main character of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” In this alternate version of the story, T’Challa and raised in space among the Ravagers. Because T’Challa is so morally upstanding, he not only grew to be the leader of the space force but transformed it into a more benevolent organization, allowing it to function by a stronger moral code, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. 

THANOS IS ON THE TEAM. It seems that sometime in his space travels, T’Challa encountered Thanos, already hellbent on destroying the universe. T’Challa, however, rather than conceive of a violent head-on assault to kill Thanos, convinced the titan to abandon his mad scheme. This proves that Thanos could have been talked out of committing genocide. Thanos even says “I’m a big enough man to admit when I’m wrong. T’Challa here told me there was more than one way to reallocate the universe’s resources.” He jokes that mass genocide still would have been efficient, but it was just a joke.

So diplomacy would have worked. An alternate universe would have worked. T’Challa even notes that sometimes the best weapon in one’s arsenal is a good argument. Thanos wasn’t inevitable, nor did he need to be destroyed. He was only one argument away from heroism. He even was peeved when someone called him “Captain Genocide.” Mass battlefield death could have been avoided. 

If that was possible, why didn’t the Avengers consider it? Why was Iron Man’s only recourse to murder Thanos and his minions? Given the chance to do anything in the universe, he chose to kill. That’s not heroic at all.

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