Marvel is at the top of its game with the second episode of Marvel’s What If…? which dropped by this Wednesday, and we are going berserk over the plot and the aftermath it will bring upon. The new episode, Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa is a phenomenal and befitting Star-Lord. This one is certainly a level-up compared to the first episode with further mysteries left open.
This episode of Marvel’s What If…? with T’Challa as Star-Lord in alliance with the Ravagers sets up a misfortune that seems to be worse than Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
Where did it start?
The episode showcases the Ravagers mistakenly abducting T’Challa from Wakanda instead of Peter Quill, the offspring of the Celestial Ego. Yondu, the leader of the Ravagers grows fond of little T’Challa who wants to discover the universe, plans to keep him, and doesn’t return him to Earth.
The story moves forward with Ravagers becoming the Robin Hood of the Galaxy. Now, surprisingly we see an affectionate Thanos being a part of them along with his adopted daughter Nebula, where he has changed his path of eradicating half of the life in the universe.
Coming forward to the plot, at the end of the episode, Quill reunites with his long-lost dad. Ego is in desperate need of a successor after sweeping through thousands of planets with lifeforms getting nothing but disappointment. Ego definitely has bigger plans than Thanos. We know how Ego has planted his planet’s seedlings on different planets with the hope of terraforming them into extensions of himself. All he needs is another celestial’s power to do so. Quill seems to be the one who can execute his will by acting as a battery to let his seedlings spread across the universe.
The twist and the consequence
Remember that Quill is still on Earth. T’Challa is esteemed across the universe for his wisdom and wit. Changing Thanos’ ideology of eliminating half of life in the universe has altered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, there’s no one around to rescue Quill from his dad. At the end of this episode, Quill is sweeping the floor at Dairy Queen and listening to music. The moment arrives when he notices someone approaching him and he informs the shop is closed. “What, Peter? Can’t you spare a little time for dear old dad?”, Ego says. The Watcher who’s observing notes that the situation might “Spell the end of the world”.
All the events that happened in this episode imply that now there’s no one to stop Ego from doing what he desires to. Ego’s plans raise way more destruction to the universe than Thanos’ as Ego wants to eradicate the universe as we know it. However, without the Guardians Of The Galaxy having Quill’s back Ego is free to do so as he pleases.
Disaster seems on its way
The all-knowing Watcher does not seem to be worried about the upcoming threat as there may be alternate possibilities to stop Ego. After all, T’Challa helped Thanos to give up his genocidal plan. If The Mad Titan’s pursuit to exterminate half of life is no longer inevitable, nothing can be. Hope is all there is.
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