In an alternate timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the concept of villains facing off against Thanos creates an intriguing “what if” scenario. The replacement villains for Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Black Panther provide a formidable and balanced team. However, the lack of morality among these MCU villains would likely result in their victory against Thanos, but it would lead to a chaotic world under villainous rule.
What If Thanos Battled the Villains
The MCU has explored the expansion of the multiverse in Phase 4 and beyond, showcasing different universes and their differences from the prime MCU universe. The idea that the Illuminati on Earth-838 defeated Thanos on Titan adds to the interesting stories that can be told in alternate timelines.
The animated show “What If…?” has also delved into “what if” scenarios in the MCU. Considering the alternate timelines of Thanos, it would be interesting to see what would happen if the villains of the MCU went up against him. By examining the events of Avengers: Endgame onwards, we can explore what might transpire if Thanos was countered by the villainous counterparts of the MCU’s heroes.
The replacement villains for the Avengers team would include Iron Monger, Justin Hammer, Red Skull, Abomination, pre-2012 Loki, Taskmaster, Yellowjacket, Kilmonger, and Namor. Each of these villains possesses similar abilities to their respective heroes, making them suitable replacements in the imagined battle against Thanos.
If this alternate villain team faced Thanos, it would significantly change the events of Avengers: Endgame’s Time Heist. The lack of moral conscience among these villains would likely result in more multiversal chaos, as they wouldn’t prioritize protecting the fabric of reality. Villains like Kilmonger, Namor, and Loki would be less inclined to preserve the timeline and more focused on achieving their individual goals.
When considering who would snap in Hulk and Iron Man’s places, Abomination’s Gamma-based powers would allow him to survive the snap like Hulk did. It is likely that Abomination’s snap would bring all villainous MCU characters back to life to combat Thanos. As for the second snap, Kilmonger would be a good choice. His sympathetic goals and fight for his people make him an interesting character to sacrifice himself in Iron Man’s place. However, Kilmonger’s ulterior motive would likely create a chaotic world led by oppressive forces.
Ultimately, the lack of morality among the MCU villains would likely lead them to victory against Thanos. Their willingness to do whatever it takes to win would give them an advantage over the Avengers. However, this victory would come at the cost of a chaotic world under villainous rule.
Overall, the concept of MCU villains facing off against Thanos in an alternate timeline creates an intriguing “what if” scenario. While their lack of morality would result in their victory, it would also lead to a chaotic world under villainous rule.