Things are coming to an end in What If …?, The Marvel Studios animated series for the Disney Plus platform. The ninth episode of the first season is about to premiere and the House of Ideas gave a preview of what happens when the Watcher breaks his promise not to intervene.
The Watcher, the omnipotent observer of all things, attempted to stop Ultron Vision in the eighth episode of What If …? At all times, Uatu tried not to intervene until Ultron himself threatened him after wiping out the entire galaxy.
The trailer for What If …? Posted via Heavy Spoilers shows the dramatic consequences of the game-changing decision of the Vigilante, who is the mastermind behind the Guardians of the Multiverse.
The alternate version of the Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy promises to be very different from what we’ve seen in the MCU. The episode 9 trailer doesn’t reveal much, probably because Marvel wants to keep most of the plot under wraps.
Still, the low-key approach of the final teaser manages to spark some intrigue in what’s to come. What will the multiverse look like now that the Watcher has broken his oath?
The ninth and final episode of the first season of What If …? It will be available starting October 6 on Disney Plus.
MARVEL | Where were Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch?
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron teamed up with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, motivated by their shared mission to take down Tony Stark. In the original film, Ultron tried to raise his consciousness to a synthetic body but was stopped. The Avengers then stole the cradle that contained the body and used it to create Vision. What If …? assumed that Ultron was successful in his mission, suggesting that he completed it before the Avengers could steal the crib.
The action that allowed the Avengers to steal the crib in Age of Ultron was a betrayal of Scarlet Witch. Dr. Cho was hypnotized by Ultron to help him execute the charge. Once the charge began, Wanda was able to briefly read Ultron’s mind in his new body and saw his intentions to destroy life on the planet. Before fleeing, he took a moment from Ultron’s distraction to release Dr. Cho from his hypnosis, who then paused the charge. This suggests that the flash point in What If …? it was related to Wanda being in no condition to free Cho and stop the charge.
While Iron Man might have been able to claim Strucker’s Mind Stone and create Ultron without Wanda interfering, she was instrumental in the successful acquisition of the vibranium Ultron needed for his body. Therefore, the most likely situation is that Ultron foresaw their betrayal or acted quickly when Wanda had her vision and was able to kill her alongside Quicksilver when they were unprepared.