Let’s talk about the situation Earth and the Avengers are in when Thanos arrives

The world-building that Feige and co have set up is just amazing. I don’t know if this has been discussed before but I’m just in awe of what the past 10 years have built.

First, the Avengers are split up after Civil War. Half the avengers are in hiding and Cap and Tony aren’t talking.

Second, no Asgard or Odin to help fight Thanos. It’s pretty likely that Thanos is going to kill *most* of the Asgardians at the end of Ragnarok and Thor doesn’t have Mjolnir.

Third, assuming Stephen hasn’t become the Sorcerer Supreme yet, the Ancient One died and Mordo “quit” so the sorcerers are kind of in trouble.

Only hero I can think of that aren’t in trouble is Black Panther since he saved Wakanda from Kilmonger’s wrath; but, the big battle does take place there so…

It’s just unfathomable how close to perfectly Infinity War has been set up.

Oh yeah, I guesssssssssss Hawkeye = Soul Stone

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4 thoughts on “Let’s talk about the situation Earth and the Avengers are in when Thanos arrives

  1. alienlifeufo7 March 14, 2018 / 7:25 am

    I have no doubt Thanos was waiting til both Asgard and Earth were defenceless (against him without 6 Infinity Stones, at least) before he even attempted to complete the gauntlet. If Odin were still around and he tried to swoop in to regain the Space Stone, he wouldn’t last a minute before Odin swooped in and sent him half-way across the universe. The same for the death of the Ancient One, Doctor Strange is proficient in the mystic arts – but he is definitely no Sorcerer Supreme yet. Again, with no Sorcerer Supreme, Earth is defenceless against a hell-bent Thanos. Shit is gonna hit the fan.

  2. HerewardTheWoke March 14, 2018 / 7:25 am

    I have to think there’s at least a little bit of political unrest in Wakanda in the wake of Killmonger’s coup.

  3. hoo321 March 14, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Ye after seeing all that right now Thanos has everything working for him. I don’t see how he can be stopped if he executes everything perfectly.

  4. StreetfighterXD March 14, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Shitty timing for Earth, especially Africa. We were about to have all poverty solved by miraculous Wakandan vibranium technology but of course Thanos is going to target Wakanda first (alongside New York because of course, as a movie supervillain, he’s contractually obligated to, but he knows Wakanda is the real threat which is why he drops the big triangles full of Outriders there and only sends the floating magnetic hula hoop to New York).

    Basically the only thing that I liked about the DCEU over the MCU is how there was a sustained effort to at least mention how regular people are reacting to how nuts their world has gotten in recent years. People protest, there’s Senate hearings, there’s fundamentalist terrorism as a result. In the MCU, the biggest impact is job creation for blue-collar scrap workers in New York. Oh yeah and the Sokovia accords, I guess. But even then the focus is on the main characters reacting, mostly.

    Earth in the MCU seems to suffer from Sunnydale Syndrome in that life seems to go back to normal between movies.

    I mean just to recap in modern times:

    1. Power-armour brawl on LA freeway, some collateral damage

    2. Green-monster brawl in Harlem, vast collateral damage

    3. Drone robots attack New York, some collateral damage

    4. Magic power-armour brawl in New Mexico town, some collateral damage

    5. ALIEN INVASION OF NEW YORK, massive collateral damage

    6. Heat-monsters kidnap POTUS, some collateral damage

    7. ALIEN INVASION OF LONDON, some collateral damage

    8. Flying fortresses blow each other up over Washington DC and massive US intelligence leak, major collateral damage


    10. UN blown up, German airport blown up, major collateral damage

    11. Giant blob of all-consuming blue gunk eats half of town in Missouri, some collateral damage

    13. Staten Island ferry cut in half, terrorist attack on Washington monument, some collateral damage

    14. Secret African nation reveals super-technology to entire world

    How the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck are the citizens of Earth still sane? We’re barely dealing with a reality TV show host getting elected POTUS here in this world.

    And yet Thor’s getting selfies with pumpkin-spice-latte-white girls on the streets of New York like it’s a cute celeb encounter. Run, you mad women, run! Wherever this guy goes, buildings explode and people die in their thousands! Run!

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