What If...?

After watching the first episode, the show is called "What If...?" but my understanding of the show is that all these events happened.

The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright)

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Ok, so how does all this Watcher stuff work with Loki, that's what I want to know.

Well I read that apparently Loki, and the MCU, takes place within a Sacred Timeline that was isolated and pruned; but in general there are many timelines with branches, many of which aren't isolated. When left unpruned, the timeline is able to branch out and reach other timelines.

Doctor Strange vs Doctor Strange Supreme

Great, so now what about the Ancient One's Sacred Timeline speech in Endgame? Loki makes that sound like a bunch of lies. Well there's a YouTube video that explains - I'm assuming based on what the writers have said - that there were five new timelines created as a result of The Avengers collecting the stones to undo the snap in their own timeline.

I later watched a different video where the host of YouTube channel Because Science, Kyle, gives his quantum mechanics interpretation of what happened. I like how it's based on science and how plausible it actually makes the movie.

I would say that this video and the previous video are compatible. In some sense, all these timelines already exist. For example, there already existed a timeline in which Bruce Banner enters and meets the Ancient One. It's similarity to the one we witnessed is one of the many possible paths.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)

1a: The episode was full of fun parallels and references to the events that took place.
1a: Paused with six minutes left
1b: Most of what was left was credits
1b: That doesn't make sense to me: "Does not, cannot, will not interfere." I feel "will not" implies a "can."
1a=20210917, 1b=20210918

What If... Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?
Peggy Carter / Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell)

Doesn't make sense to me that Yondu was content that his henchmen grabbed the wrong person and didn't still go back for Quill.
Captain America's shield was in Tivan's collection.
Hehe. The headdress.
"Lol no no no no because it's random." - Thanos defending that his idea wasn't genocide.

What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?
Star-Lord T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman)


This was a dark episode with an unhappy ending

What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?
Doctor Strange Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch)

Blam blam blam
Intersting twist but i suppose strange of Vision to suddenly atone... no reason for change of heart
Wish we got to see the hulk defeat scarlett witch, is it just a draw?
Hmm... zombie thanos with power stones

What If... Zombies?!
Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Hudson Thames), James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and Okoye (Danai Gurira) 

Like with the Spiderman zombie episode, this ends on a cliffhanger. I wonder if they will pursue these cliffhangers, it would be nice. One thing about the episode is I do think it seemed uncharacteristically short sighted of Stark to not leave a more obvious backup of evidence of Killmonger. That would be a better failsafe than the chance for someone else discovers some obsure trace of it. While they don't say how, during the episode I assumed he would have built it into the robot's programming.

What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?
N'Jadaka / Erik "Killmonger" (Michael B. Jordan)

Infinity glove in background
Lol "if I were you I'd start at the corners" "corners... corners... but it's a sphere"
Lol. "You will listen to me!"
Straightens the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Captain Marvel vs Thor

Compared to Jane being transported to Asgard, it seemed like it took his mother a while to get to Midgard.
It's great this was such a fun episode compared to the darker ones, there really wasn't much in the way of a cliffhanger; though the writers threw in a twist at the end which suggests maybe there will eventually be follow up episodes for each alternate reality...
by the way, who was that? [it was Ultron with six infinity stones]

What If... Thor Were an Only Child?
Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Where does Clint get his arrows, does he ever run out, i think he did in the movie [he has a mechanical looking quiver]
Wow Ultron/Vision so easily took down Thanos... does that make sense? Why didnt he try that in the movie? [I guess in the movie was just Vision, whereas this episode is Ultron]
Haha Raiders of the Lost Ark
Just pick a box? Seems silly
Clint's turn to fall down
"You cannot compute the power of my will." - Uatu to Ultron
Lol, this Dr. Strange.

What If... Ultron Won?
Ultron (Ross Marquand)

Next episode. Haha Bernard in accounting.
Oh wow, Killmonger chosen
Hehe Guardians of the Multiverse.
Why would there not be more copies of the Infinity Stones in other universes?
Ok so they mention multiple stones. In fact Strange still has his time stone.

Gamora (Cynthia McWilliams)

After he makes the realization, "We were never meant to win. We were here to separate the stones from the body." I'm not sure I understand. [Zola and Ultron are trapped in a pocket dimension. Strange was returned to his pocket dimension and agrees to watch over them... not really having anywhere to go anyways.
Peggy wanted her happy ending, something like Rogers at the end of Endgame. Uatu refuses her request, telling her she's needed
The door was a metaphor lol
What? Alive? How even...

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