Well, here we are! The season finale of Marvel’s What If! This finale has plenty of action, humor, and some SPOILERS AHEAD!
We start off with The Watcher choosing select individuals from multiple universes, including Star-Lord T’Challa, a Gamorea who killed Thanos, Captain Peggy Carter, Prince Thor, and surprisingly King Killmonger, to join Dr. Strange to defeat Ultron! Gamora says that she and her Universe’s Tony Stark created a device that will crush the Infinity Stones to dust! While they devise a plan, some are wondering why Killmonger is on the team, especially after the events of his universe (killing Tony Stark, T’Challa, and lying his way to the throne.) But now is not the time for infighting, as they travel to a world where they can engage Ultron without innocent bystanders. Dr. Strange casts a protection spell around them to assist with the battle. As the newly dubbed “Guardians of the Multiverse” prepare, Thor “summons” Ultron, and the battle is underway! At first, they put up a valiant effort, But Ultron is not amused, as he basically swats them like flies. But T’Challa takes one of the stones, starting a deadly chase of “Hot Potato”! Dr. Strange opens a portal, letting all the “Zombie Avengers” attack Ultron to create a distraction for our heroes to escape.
While they regroup, the team is joined by the Black Widow of Ultron’s world, as she snatches the Soul Stone! Captain Carter talks her down, saying that in her world, they’re the best of friends, and that’s enough to get her to join the fight. As Ultron tracks them down, the team tries to keep the stone away, with Dr. Strange casting a spell to trap him! As the Guardians eventually get Ultron down, Gamorea uses her device to destroy the Infinity Stones! But the fight isn’t over, as Ultron states that since they came from a different universe, he still could use them! But Dr. Strange has his own Time Stone! While he and Ultron battle, Widow and Peggy can shoot an arrow with a HYDRA virus into Ultron, rendering him defeated! Just when things are looking up, Killmonger uses an old Ultron helmet to create a suit with him possessing all the stones! Asking the rest of the team to join him in getting their own happiness, they refuse. But just as Killmonger powers up, Zola takes control of Ultron and a power struggle ensues, leaving Strange with the realization that the Guardians were never meant to win! But to create an opening for Killmonger and Zola to fight for the stones. Strange creates a pocket dimension, (much like the one he was engulfed in, in his own episode.) Agreeing to keep “watch”, Strange stays behind, leaving the rest of the Guardians to their own universes. However, Black Widow’s Earth is gone, and she refuses to go. The Watcher is accused of just seeing them as “stories” instead of actual people. Much to her surprise, The Watcher teleports her to the Earth Loki has almost taken over, with Nick Fury, Captain America, and Captain Marvel fighting off his army! Relieved to be “home” Black Widow joins the fight! Also, a mid-credits scene, with Captain Carter and her world’s Black Widow finding Steve Rogers!
My overall thoughts on the show are mostly positive! The animation, voice casting, and storytelling are what makes this series work! Having multiple versions of characters only expands this already huge universe! Now, I will say that some of the comedy doesn’t feel appropriate in certain moments (such as the Zombie episode). But I will rate the series an 8.5 out of 10. What did you think about it? Post your comments below, and till next time fellow blerds!
Well, one thing is for sure, Marvel certainly knows how to up their animation game! This post of Marvel’s What If is another double feature! First, we’ll cover “What If Thor was an only child?”, and “What if Ultron won?”. As always, SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
First, we visit our God of Thunder, as he goes out partying throughout the Nine Realms throwing some of the most legendary parties ever. As soon as his father Odin takes his rejuvenated sleep, Thor’s mom Frigga warns her son to behave. But, of course, Thor takes the Warriors Three and Lady Sif to Earth. Las Vegas, of all places, where they create a party to end all parties. Numerous guest appearances from The Collector, Nick Fury, the Guardians of The Galaxy, even Loki makes an appearance (as a Frost Giant!)! When Jane Foster meets up with Thor, they fall for each other and share a night together! But S.H.I.E.L.D. gets wind of Thor’s “fun”, so they send in Captain Marvel to reign him in! When she tries to peacefully tell Thor to end these parties, Thor takes her for a joke. Then a fight ensues with Thor getting the upper hand! Labeled a party pooper, Captain Marvel goes back to S.H.I.E.L.D and they try to create another plan. Jane F