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Infinity War: What is there in stock for us in the next movie. [Spoiler alert]

After watching Avengers: Infinity War, I was left in tears; especially after the death of our friendly neighborhood Spiderman. I still can’t get over that. As these are the Avengers and thus we can’t let them die even in our wildest dreams, and here I am with all the plausible theories circling around my head for the next movie.

1. Introduction of Vormir

Vormir was the place where Thanos found the soul stone in the MCU. Basically, Vormir is the planet in the Kree Solar system and maybe this is just the introduction of Kree into the Cinematic Universe. Although, Kree’s are already introduced in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but there is a good possibility that the next villain will be Kree.

2. Soul Stone

Just after snapping, we see Thanos entering a orange coloured place where he met Gamora and had a quick conversation with her. According to me, that was inside Soul Stone. In comics, it was repeatedly shown that Adam Warlock and Silver Surfer get trapped inside. Maybe during this snap, Adam Warlock and Silver Surfer get trapped and then in the next movie, we see them coming out and taking the fight to Thanos in order to prove to him that he isn’t a GOD.

3. Doctor Strange’s 14 million possibilities

As we see that Peter Quill a.k.a the Star Lord blows up the entire plan in retrieving the Gauntlet, but maybe just maybe it was all the part of a plan that Strange predicted. He gave up the Time Stone in order to protect the Tony Stark. If one might remember as he said he’d prefer the stone above Tony or Peter Parker. Maybe Strange saw that Tony is the key to everything as in the animated version Tony created a machine a.k.a The Arsenal which his father Howard Stark started building to absorb all the powers of infinity stones (Howard and Tony both were futurists). However later ,that Machine became Ultron which is a possibility that he maybe returning as well. Maybe Stephen saw all this and decided to act on it.

The possibility of Ultron reviving is there. We see Banner saying that Vision’s mind is a combination of Jarvis, Stark, Ultron and the Mind stone. Maybe when Shuri started to remove the mind stone, Ultron got revived but for now he is hiding within the internet and is waiting for the perfect opportunity.

 

4. Nebula still lives

In the Infinity Gauntlet issue, we see that when Thanos gave up his body after fighting with the cosmics, eternals; Nebula quickly grabs the gauntlet from Thanos’s dead body and restores the universe back to where it initially was. Maybe just for the same reason they thought to keep Nebula alive and hence bringing neighborhood Spidey and others back to us.

 

5. Red Skull as the Guardian

When Thanos and Gamora got into Vormir they were inaugurated by an entity which had a hood and was dark which I thought initially resembled Witches of Infinity or The Coven Sisters who are the oldest of all Gods. But however later on it was shown that it was red skull. Also the place where Red skull says, “A soul for a Soul” and shows him the valley it was similar to when Thanos went to the Coven sisters in order to gain his powers back to fight Thane( with Phoenix force) who was in quest to rule universe with Death. The valley was similar and as Marvel confirmed that “Eternals” is already into production. The scene pretty much sets the tone.

 

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Infinity War: What held it back-Discussing the cons of the movie

Although Infinity War was by far the best MCU movie and not just MCU, but it also is the best movie in its genre. Every moment of the movie kept us on the edge of our seat and we prayed, like literally that our favorites don’t die. However my favorites died, both of them- Dr Strange and our very own neighborhood spidey. Though this film did include all the elements that are required in any movie, whether its action or adventure or horror or Relationship but it did lack (compared to the comics) very few things which i did expect but wasn’t there.

Spoiler Alert: Read at your own discretion.

1.Thanos’s motivation to wipe out half of the life

In the comics, mistress of death raises Thanos from the death and asks him to do the work and Thanos falling in love with her began his quest to wipe out half the life across the uni/multiverse. In the movie, there was no mention of such entity and the only motivation we could find was that he(Thanos) was a futurist like Tony Stark. As he saw his own planet Titan getting destroyed due to overpopulation he sought to wipe out half the population. And by collecting infinity stones, he could just snap and half the life force would cease to exist which according to him was mercy. Although some could find this intresting but particularly i am not pleased. They literally made him a anti-hero which he clearly isn’t (in comics).

2.Depiction of the Outriders

The Battle of Wakanda was really good but as Proxima raised her spear and unleashed the outriders on Wakanda, where they were portrayed as savages who would do anything, as evident where they sacrifice themselves as they are not able to enter the premises. In the comics however, Outriders are a genetically engineered parasite-assassin solely devoted to the whims of its maker. These creatures have no names, just a binary existence defined by whether they complete the task given to them, or whether they fail. They have powers like Telepathy, Controlling their body density, Invisibility. In the comics, Corvus sends an Outrider to collect information about the Illuminati, and the outrider easily passed the security system of Attilan- The Inhuman City, one of the toughest security and did get the what he was looking for from BlackBolt(Strongest Inhuman) using its Telepathy. In the movie however they were just depicted as savages just like the Chitauri kin the first Avengers.

3.Portrayal of Black Order

Black order in the MCU was really weak as compared to the ones in comics. For instance, Proxima’s Spear, the spear’s capable of drastic harm based on how it is thrown and who it is used against, becoming a multi-pronged lance of poisonous energy that follows their target, never missing. Said force was fatal to whomever it pierced, killing the victim in minutes. It could revert to star form, gaining infinite mass which weighed down prey in an energy entanglement. This effect could even bind and revert an enraged Hulk back to Bruce Banner upon removal. None of which was shown. In the comics Ebony was able to use his telepathic powers to get Dr Strange do his work, while in the film as we see only Telekinesis as one of his power and not Telepathy. About Corvus Glaive, In comics Corvus possessed the typical attributes of a super powered individual including super strength, super speed, super endurance and some invulnerability. Corvus’ immortality stems from his weapon, a glaive that when remaining in one piece allows him to survive anything, including being obliterated. The glaive itself can slice through any known thing and person in the universe yet it couldn’t slice up Vibranium (Cap’s shield) during his face off with Captain, Romanoff and Falcon.

These are some which I felt, they should have been incorporated, as adding these would have made the movie just perfect. Although the movie is at its best but since we are human beings and we always demand more.

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Infinity War: A Marvel of a movie to come

“The entire time I knew him, he only had one goal – to wipe out half of the universe and if he gets all the infinity stones, he can do it with a snap of its fingers, Snapp”

~Gamora

According to the Infinity Gauntlet issue #1, Mistress of Death raised Thanos from the dead to wipe out half the population. Although in the movies there is no such reference, Gamora in the new trailer gives us the very basis of Thanos collecting the Infinity Stones.

The Snap reference is actually from the Gauntlet issue where Thanos actually did a snap and half of the universe goes missing. However, later on Nebula restores it by taking the Gauntlet from Thanos.

The Black order appeared first in the New Avengers when Thanos with Black order invaded earth in search of his Inhuman son – Thane. The creators of the movie have seemingly merged the two plots and we have Thanos collecting the stones in order to wipe out half of the universe. His motivation for doing so here in still unknown. Let us hope that the Mistress of Death will get her reference here.

“Half of humanity will still exist”

~ Thanos

In the new trailer, we also see Ebony hushing Dr Stephen Strange while he messes with his mind. In the New Avengers issue, Ebony manipulated Doctor to find Thane but in the movie, there is no mention of Thane. As far as the eye of Agamotto a.k.a Time stone is concerned we see that in the trailer. Strange is still wearing it so it can be snatched physically but messing with the Sorcerer Supreme’s mind, well that’s a whole other thing. It might also so happen that Ebony tries to use Strange to find the Soul stone. In the Infinity Gauntlet issue, it was seen that Adam Warlock did have a connection with Dr Strange (when he was trapped inside the soul stone). So maybe, to get hold of Soul stone or Adam warlock (more or less the same thing), Ebony is seen to mess with Dr strange.

There is a strong possibility that Adam makes a cameo as without Adam, Infinity war doesn’t feel good. Also, I am eager to see the attack on Wakanda as Proxima and Black dwarf attack to get the Mind stone as we see Vision being transported to Wakanda. As in the comics, Shuri becomes the queen and wears some badass suit and has a faceoff with Proxima. Let us hope that it happens.

 

But I have some complains as to why Supergiant is missing from the Black order because with her missing, the entire plot of X-Men goes out. We see that Supergiant was sent as undercover to Jean Grey school of Mutants where she controls Bobby(Iceman) and creates havoc. So with her missing, it’s sure that X-Men are nowhere to be seen in this movie.

As to know who doesn’t make it out to the end of Infinity War, I’d put my money on Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. In the trailer, Tony was in a pretty bad shape with his armour broken and looking all helpless. On the other hand, Steve gets into an intense brawl with Thanos and as we see one of his shield goes missing (the new shield). In the comics, Thanos crushes Captain’s shield and kills him.

The trailer was exciting and I feel that we’ll get the Avengers: Infinity War we deserve!

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Game of Thrones: Conquest

THE SEVEN KINGDOMS WILL REMEMBER YOUR NAME

“It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on” – Tywin Lannister

HBO series Game of Thrones, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Gaming brought out this game to fulfil the fantasy that we have all lived i.e., to play the Game of Thrones in Westeros.

Westeros is at war. Great houses clash, Dragons rule the sky, and the Army of the Dead threatens the realm.  Live out your fantasy and join this war.  Build your house and raise your army as you navigate a dangerous political landscape.  Based on the award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones: Conquest allows players to become a Lord in Westeros and define a strategy for conquering the Seven Kingdoms. Winter is here and your enemy’s army will not wait to clash swords.  Wage war and join the battle today to capture the Iron Throne!

“Fight every battle everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend.” – Petyr Baelish

Master the innovative social system that allows players to recruit bannermen, fight wars alongside your allies, and live out your fantasy of ruling The Seven Kingdoms.

Claim the Iron Throne – In a dynamic political world, choose between deception and loyalty as you shift your allegiances.

Reward those loyal to you with titles like Hand of the King and Master of Coin as you build your Small Council.

Bestow Seats of Power to your allies granting them special military and economic advantages.

The map is set with all the houses namely, The Starks, Tullys, Greyjoys, Lannisters, Baratheons, Night’s watch but the Targaryen’s are not mentioned instead in Dragonstone Stannis’s Sigil is shown. Also it is shown that we form a house and Daenerys comes every now and then to instruct and praise on every level up and she appoints Tyrion to guide the player as a witty hand is required. Its clear that we shall support Daenerys claiming her throne at the King’s Landing. We can design our own sigil and own family name, create alliances and kick some ass. I have not reached such a high level yet I seem to enjoy the battles with my Liege and bannermen. Also if you are in a liege and loyal to the leader then you get to be the Hand of the King, Master of Coins etc. which can be used to rise in power. Also when you feel that you can overpower your own allegiance leader you can come out and attack so that you may become the leader.

However, like every other game it has its cons.

The game depends only on the levels of the house and the level of the creature/the enemy house. Its alright to keep in mind the level of enemy house but creatures like bear, coyote, boar , I personally think that the number of troops also should have some weight.as I had to march my entire army to defeat these creatures. The militia or the footmen, well equipped footmen would be enough to do the job but you need to deploy an entire army to defeat them. Also if that boar, coyote is of level 30 then its almost impossible to defeat them. To kill these creatures I had to deploy 70 footmen, 50 Slingers, 30 Long bow archers and much more whereas 5 longbow archer should be enough to kill such creatures.

The game really fulfils the fantasy of being a part of Westeros, rising a Westerosi army and claim the Iron Throne. To set an example the famous place as you all know is held by House Mormont, well not anymore in the game.

Because:

“In the Game of Thrones you either Win or Die” – Cersie Lannister

 

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Theory: Drogon is Lightbringer

My theory suggests that Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen is Azor Ahai and Aegon a.k.a. Jon Snow is the lover, Nissa Nissa. The three dragons are three attempts and thus one more dragon is to die.

Remember how Azor Ahai forged his lightbringer? There were three attempts.

Azor Ahai.

As the legend says, “Darkness lay over the world and a hero, Azor Ahai, was chosen to fight against it. To fight the darkness, Azor Ahai needed to forge a hero’s sword. He labored for thirty days and thirty nights until it was done. However, when he went to temper it in water, the sword broke.”

Towards the end of Season 7, we saw that Viserion died and drowned into the icy sea. Viserion broke. Thus, the first attempt was in vain.

Viserion.

The legend continues, “He was not one to give up easily, so he started over. The second time he took fifty days and fifty nights to make the sword, even better than the first. To temper it this time, he captured a lion and drove the sword into its heart, but once more the steel shattered.”

We know that the lions are the symbol of the Lannisters, and more specifically Cersei Lannister, thus Rhaegal would be the second dragon to die. As many have predicted, Cersei might become the Night Queen and thus become elemental in killing Rhaegal, the second dragon.

Further, it may so happen that John gets severely injured and dies, and then returns as a wight. Daenerys does what is necessary and burns him with the help of Drogon, thus the sacrifice made and hence Drogon, the lightbringer is ready to end the long night and slay the Night King/Queen.

I personally think, this might happen as Nickolaj Coster-Waldou ( Jamie Lannister) said in an interview said that in Season 8, we may see some major characters turning into wights and John is one of the most important characters.

In short, Daenerys is the Azor Ahai a.k.a  “the prince/princess that was promised” and Drogon is the Lightbringer.

What do you think about this theory? Tell us in the comments!

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Riverdale Season 2: Expectations

The Netflix series is all set to resume this October 11th and we, the viewers can’t stop ourselves from predicting what is going to happen in Season 2 after the way it concluded in Season 1. However, the town is going to get darker and we can predict to an extent.

The return of HIRAM LODGE, the richest man in Riverdale and Hermione Lodge’s husband is all set to bring a lot of backstabbing and front stabbing in the town as he tries to regain all the wealth.

Hiram Lodge.

Season 1 concluded with the death of Fred Andrews in a most shockable way, and the trailer of Season 2 quoted that “…its like the angel of death has come to Riverdale”. Does it refer to Hiram Lodge who will be returning to riverdale. Its also plausible that Hiram was behind Fred’s murder as they had a connection with the South Side Serpents and also Fred’s connection to Hermionie gave Hiram a good motive. However, I guess there will be alterations.

Fred Andrews.

There will be tensions growing between the close knit of friends namely, Archie, Betty, Jughead & Veronica. As in Season 1, it was shown that Jughead joined the Serpents which already created some tension between Jughead and Betty. Also now with Hiram in town, Archie is likely to accuse Hiram for Fred’s murder which will cause Veronica to have a fight with Archie.

With his father dead, Archie will likely go dark and maybe , joins the South Side Serpents to uncover the truth by himself and thus will find Jughead which will likely create tension between the two, which was quite evident in the Season 2 Trailer.

Archie and Fred.

The Season 2 trailer also showed Penelope Blossom covered up in Bandages while Cheryl asks her to soothe herself, however Penelope seemed worried by Cheryl’s accent. This would definitely mean that Cheryl is upto something. Also Cheryl burning the Thornhill might have something to burn the evidences, however she says , “…it’s the best, purest way to start over…”

Penelope.

 

What are your expectations? Let us know in the comments!