“Thanos nearly died himself with a gauntlet”: Marvel Fans Try to Debunk One Mystery Around Captain Carter From What If Season 2

Marvel fans debunk the mystery behind Captain Carter’s survival after using the infinity stones.

"Thanos nearly died himself with a gauntlet": Marvel Fans Try to Debunk One Mystery Around Captain Carter From What If Season 2

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  • Coming up with the animated series What If…? that reimagines noteworthy events from the multiverse, Marvel Cinematic Universe baffles fans with its infinite possibilities.
  • Following the show's rise in popularity, they came up with a second season revolving around Captain Carter, who is shown using the infinity stones to defeat the evil in Strange Supreme.
  • Marvel fans are completely baffled by how Peggy used the infinity stones to punch the evil out of Strange Supreme without nearly dying like Thanos.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been baffling fans with its infinite possibilities across the comics. Further, they came up with the animated series What If…? that reimagines noteworthy events from the multiverse. With the show’s rise in popularity, they came up with a second season revolving around Captain Carter. 

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Marvel’s What If…?
Marvel’s What If…?

Well, the character of Captain Carter is basically Peggy Carter, Captain America’s beloved from the past MCU media. Now season 2 of the show explores alternate timelines and ends with an adventure for Peggy and Kahhori, that concludes Captain Carter’s trilogy. But what baffles Marvel fans is the mystery of Peggy using the gauntlet and surviving. 

Also read: Marvel May be Setting up Captain Carter-Captain America Duo in Upcoming Avengers Movie

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Captain Carter Uses Infinity Stones in Marvel’s What If…? Season 2

The MCU animated series What If…? season 2 came up with an epic crossover event that concluded the unofficial Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) trilogy. Emphasizing Peggy Carter, who is found sitting in a tavern in 1602 London and meets with Strange Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch), the show ends up at a point where Peggy takes away the infinity stones from Killmonger to face Strange Supreme who still believes he can bring Christine Palmer back. 

Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter in a still from What If...
Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter in What If…?

Facing the absolute evil in Strange Supreme that turns into a massive horned demon, Captain Carter and Kahhori (Devery Jacobs) struggle with his infinite loop and flashbacks. The events take an interesting turn as Strange summons an entire army of Strange Supremes, and Peggy does the same for herself and Kahhori, to distract the evil force. But failing miserably and getting stuck in flashbacks repeatedly, Peggy dons her new Infinity Stone armor. 

Also read: What If…? Season 2 Voice Cast: Every Original MCU Actor Who Has Returned for Marvel’s Best Project of 2023

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Even then, Strange seems unfazed by it, since he helped defeat that armor once before. Witnessing a remarkably confident version of Strange Supreme who is adamant about bringing back his beloved Christine, everyone falls into the Forge and tries to distract Strange by throwing their powerful weapons towards Peggy and Kahhori. Now the two of them don a combination of the weapons, but the infinity stones fall from Peggy’s armor. 

Peggy uses the Infinity Stones in What If…? to defeat the evil in Stange Supreme
Peggy uses the Infinity Stones in What If…? to defeat the evil in Stange Supreme

However, Kahhori helps Captain Carter fit them into a glove that she uses to punch the evil right out of Strange. With Strange mostly returned to normal, he gets control and thus hauls his demon self into the depths, leaving Peggy hanging from a ledge and the Forge exploding. 

How Did Captain Carter Survive While Thanos Almost Died? 

Following this particular event shown in What If…? season 2, Marvel fans are completely baffled by how on earth Peggy uses the infinity stones to punch the evil out of Strange Supreme without getting killed. As previously shown in MCU, when Thanos tried using the stones in his gauntlet, he nearly killed himself. Further, even Iron Man died after snapping his fingers wearing the gauntlet. 

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Also read: Marvel Decimates Robert Downey Jr.’s Immortal Iron Man Legacy in Just 4 Days That Proves a Major Theory Wrong

Marvel fans debunk the mystery of how Peggy used the Infinity Stones without getting nearly killed like Thanos
Marvel fans debunk the mystery of how Peggy survived even after using the Infinity Stones

Thus, fans wonder how Captain Carter did it flawlessly in the Marvel animated series without dying. Fans find it utterly frustrating to witness that Peggy survived the infinity stones while Avengers: Endgame (2019) featured a different result of using all the infinity stones. Trying to debunk the mystery fans gathered on X with their theories. With some suggesting that it’s women’s power, others came up with serious reasons. 

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One user suggested, “protection spell + super soldier serum + infinity armor  + only holding the stones for a second and not snapping that’s how Carter survived”. Others noted, “the Supreme Strange spell (before they fought)” that alone is enough for Peggy to survive through the use. A few other netizens and Marvel fans also suggested that Peggy “has more than just a gauntlet, she has a whole armor to manipulate the Infinity Stones recovered from the previous armor”. 

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With all things said and the theories taken into consideration, there are still some mysteries left to be uncovered that confirm for sure, how Peggy survived. Meanwhile, fans yet again mourn the death of Iron Man after he snapped the gauntlet while trying to save humanity. 

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