The what-if scenarios in all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are sometimes overwhelming in scope, especially when placed into a multiverse scenario. Because Doctor Strange saw 14 million possible outcomes before the final battle in Avengers: Endgame occurred, he saw things nobody will ever be privy to. One of those might have been The Avengers planning to keep Thanos alive.
If this sounds like a crazy idea, fans are starting to wonder if there was a feeling of guilt over killing Thanos. Then again, arguments also exist on whether some Avengers had no qualms about putting Thanos out of existence.
Much of this can lead to a complicated argument about whether Thanos is really dead, not including parallels to capital punishment.
Thor seems to enact revenge on Thanos
The cast of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
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A recent Reddit theory posits some Avengers might have let Thanos stay alive after the snap occurred. One good argument for this is Thanos destroyed the Infinity Stones, then went off to live by himself, presumably to never bother anyone again. Of course, this overlooked that little thing about wiping out half of all life on earth.
On Reddit, fans think had it not been Thor rallying his fellow Avengers to get back at Thanos, most of the other superheroes might have stayed resigned to what happened. A few seemed to accept the loss of their friends and family.
Perhaps this falls in line with the thought had they no longer meddled with Thanos, he would never be a problem again. Killing him could potentially create a domino effect of other problems. No doubt a few thought about what might happen if the snap reversed and the bizarre repercussions it would bring.
Once this occurred, it did open a lot of questions about how the world adjusts. Along with it comes the possibility of more enemies to come without having possession of the Infinity Stones.
How many of The Avengers really wanted to kill Thanos?
Another argument made on the above Reddit thread was the thought The Avengers team had no aversions to killing if they had to. A user pointed out a couple of the heroes were assassins in their prior lives. Killing for them would never be problematic if it meant doing so for a …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet