WARNING: This article contains complete spoilers for Avengers Endgame and Ms Marvel.
The recently released Disney Plus show, Ms. Marvel, ended with a surprising breakthrough in the ongoing MCU. In the final moments of the Marvel show, it was revealed that Kamala Khan was actually a mutant all along.
For those who aren’t in the know, mutants are humans in Marvel comics who are granted superpowers through their mutated genes – the X-Gene – who eventually become members of the Incredible Fight Team. superpowered crime the X-Men.
Well, believe it or not, this all may have started a long time ago in Avengers Endgame.
Now that’s a bit complicated, so buckle up.
In Avengers Endgame, what remains of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes reunited with Thanos after spotting a power surge on a far, far planet in the galaxy. This surge of energy was later revealed to be the Titan using the Infinity Stones to destroy the Infinity Stones.
Well, a shockwave like this was last seen in the universe when it caused The Snap in Avengers Infinity War.
Later in the film, the Time Heist allowed the Avengers to regain the Infinity Stones, prompting the Hulk to snap and bring everyone back to life.
This power boost was then followed by Iron Man who (again) collected the stones and used them to kill Thanos and all of his minions.
But that final push may have been what brought the mutants in.
A GoldenSama theory on Reddit suggests that the Infinity Stones’ power blasts have awakened the X-Genes in humanity worldwide.
They argued, “We know that in the comics Wanda is a mutant, and WandaVision confirmed that the Mind Stone didn’t give her powers, but unlocked powers that were already there, implying that they could eventually reveal that she is a mutant.”
With this knowledge, one could argue that the X-Genes were still dormant in humans around the world, but the multiple surges of energy over the past few years will awaken what was once hidden.
It’s already started in the most recent series, Ms Marvel.
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The MCU has been going for over ten years at this point.
In-universe, he exists even longer when you factor in the five-year gap within the Snap.
So the inevitable introduction of Mutants has always been a disturbing thought, when they were originally supposed to be around for centuries.
But this reawakening of the Infinity Stones would solve some issues with their lack of appearance in the world thus far.
However, this also poses some problems for Mutant’s story.
Historically, in Marvel comics, mutants have played huge roles in history.
Not only did they take part in World War II and other historical events, but they also introduced incredible characters from ancient history.
For example, Apocalypse was born in ancient Egypt and fell asleep until he was awakened in modern times.
Does the arrival of the Mutants mean he didn’t exist in the first place?
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