Wednesday, September 29, 2021

What If...?: Episode 8


8. What If... Ultron Won?
In an alternate universe, Ultron succeeds in getting a humanoid body via the Mind Stone, resulting in a world without Vision and a nuclear holocaust after he gets rid of the Avengers. Hawkeye and Black Widow are the only duo left fighting, planning on pitting Armin Zola’s analog configuration against Ultron's digital. Ultron gets a surprise visit from a gauntleted Thanos one infinity stone shy of completing his collection. Routing the Mad Titan without much effort, he then lays waste on Asgard, Sakaar, Ego as well as Xandar where he is met with failed resistance by Captain Marvel. Left without a raison d’être after establishing his vision of galactic peace, he senses the presence of Uatu (Jeffrey Wright), gives him a beating, and finds a new reason for his very existence. Unable to process the impossibility of everything that has just transpired, the Watcher ends up in Dark Doctor Strange’s pocket dimension. Left without a choice, he asks for his help to restore the now threatened balance of the Multiverse he has failed to protect.


Well, that’s new. Lest we forget, Uatu is the main protagonist of this series. He is the variable that links everything. Now that he is done with his ethos of non-interference, the way is suddenly paved for consolidating perhaps each and every episode which we all thought bore no relation with one another at all. Smart move, Marvel. Capped at just nine episodes, the season finale is bound to have an exciting premise, but what I’m more interested in is just who else will be teaming up to fix this mess. We already saw on the mid-season trailer that Dark Doctor Strange and Party Thor will be back. So I’m guessing we are also anticipating Captain Carter, T’challa the Star-Lord, and the rest of whoever managed to survive in their respective episodes. Another big question remains. Will this series have a direct consequence on the MCU’s upcoming films? It would be naive to think that it won’t given how the three preceding Disney+ shows obviously do. I just hope that they don’t bite off more than they can chew. It’s just so easy to mess all of this up.


“We've seen this before, a universe in the final days of destruction. But this particular story... This, this one breaks my heart.” –Uatu

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