The second chapter of “What if …?” on the Disney Plus platform. It is an animated series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has brought back Thanos, the mad titan. Even before gathering the gems, the Mad Titan was able to destroy Captain America’s shield and take on the Avengers with the utmost dexterity. However, things are very different in What If …? Why the change?
The new chapter of What If …? shows what would happen if the Ravagers had kidnapped Black Panther instead of Peter Quill, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the MCU. The story changes drastically and T’Challa turns the Ravagers from a criminal group to Robin Hoods from space. Even Thanos is part of the Devastators and is convinced that ending half the universe will not end the universal imbalance, thus avoiding all the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
The detail is that Thanos is not as strong as in the Marvel movies in What If …?, And it could be attributed to the fact that he is no longer the proud conqueror that he was. Unlike the MCU, Thanos does not have the need to project an image of a strong and determined being; to be that someone who would stop at nothing for his goal. That means that he does not try harder, is more open in the Ravagers group and does not develop his skill in fights. Simply put, Thanos turned from being a leader to becoming a follower and that weakened him.
MARVEL | Data from the first episode of What If …?
Seeing Thanos in a different light than the mighty warrior he was in Infinity War and Endgame was refreshing. While he was a central figure in the final narrative of Infinity Saga, there are still many things that are unknown about the character.
MARVEL | Trailer for the second episode of What If …?