No fan right now has not heard the idea that Doctor Strange trapped Thanos ( or the whole universe) in a time loop in Infinity War. There wasn’t the slightest clue in the movie that could confirm this but there is one thing that seemed odd. When Doctor Strange conjured the Time Stone seemingly out of a star, it was shining. It means it was being used.
Now, this fan theory suggests that there is indeed a time loop but it was completely unintentional and the guy who created is not Doctor Strange but Thanos himself. Yes, Thanos. According to this theory, when Thanos used the Time Stone’s powers to reverse back time to undo Vision’s death to get the Mind Stone, he inadvertently started a time loop.
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Now, stay with me. This seems weird and rubbish. But here is the evidence that would incline you to believe that it might be true.
As presented by this theory, “Accidental time loops are possible – when Dr. Strange first uses Time Stone in Dr. Strange ( movie), there is a great concern about accidentally creating a time loop.” Another point is, “Thanos has no training in mystic arts in the MCU.” So, he is also just a beginner and knows not much about properly handling the Time Stone.
Then this theory predicts how the events would unfold in Avengers Endgame. “Someone kills Thanos but the time loop will reset to the time before the Snap. Like villain in Dr. Strange ( Dormammu), hero who kills Thanos will become aware of the loop, so will Thanos. But no big deal for Thanos, simply snaps again. Next time, hero delays killing Thanos, eventually fins team and learns that Ant-Man can travel through time to help.”
Then ultimately, with the use of time travel, the heroes will break the time loop before Thanos snaps his fingers and Thor ( prior to aiming for Thanos’ chest ) will be told to go for the head. Some deaths will be there, of course.
Read the full theory below.
Endgame: Thanos accidentally created time loop when repairing mind stone, heroes break it and hit head to win from r/FanTheories
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