In Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange knowingly lets Thanos erase half the universe. If his decision is explained in the film and its sequel, Endgame, a new theory has surfaced on the Web since the release of the Eternals.
As we know, all the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are linked. And even The Eternals, released last year, which features a cast of new characters never before seen on screen, may be more tied to previous feature films, including Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, than you might think. .
Recently, a Reddit user, LuckyMe111, shared his interesting theory about Doctor Strange. According to him, the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch would have allowed Thanos to carry out his plan to wipe out half the universe by giving him the Time Stone because in the 14,000,605 possible futures he saw thanks to his power, he knew an Emergence was coming. An event which is at the center of the plot of the film The Eternals and which is even more terrible than Thanos.
Indeed, an Emergence corresponds to the birth of a Celestial on a planet with a very large population. In Chloé Zhao’s film, it is a certain Tiamut who is at the center of the Earth and whose awakening threatens to tear the entire planet apart and thus destroy all of humanity. What the Eternals team prevents, inspired in particular by the Avengers and their fierce fight against Thanos.
A secret motive?
According to the theory shared on Reddit, Doctor Strange didn’t let his cronies defeat the Mad Titan in Infinity War because if his finger snap hadn’t happened, the Emergence would have happened quickly and wouldn’t necessarily have been stopped. by the proteges of Ajax (Salma Hayek). The goal of the Sorcerer Supreme was then to repel the Emergence and to prove to the Eternals that the blue planet deserved to be saved and that they needed to betray Arishem, the Celestial whose orders they had been following until then.
Separately, another theory arose from the 26th MCU movie. Some fans are convinced that Thanos, being an Eternal himself, his brother Starfox appearing in the post-credits scene of the feature film, was also aware of the coming Emergence. And that he wanted to wipe out half of the earth’s population in order, once again, to prevent this event that would have killed absolutely everyone.
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