‘It makes no sense given what we know about Thanos, it just doesn’t.’

Cee Arr
2 min readSep 6, 2021

Thoughts on Marvel’s What If…? episode 2 — What If… T’Challa Became A Star Lord?

BEWARE SPOILERS!!!

Star Lord removing his mask to reveal T’Challa
Via Giphy

I liked this episode —

if only because it was the last time we’ll get T’Challa in the MCU, certainly with Chadwick Boseman, and I honestly can’t see anyone else as T’Challa at this point

— but I also found that it was not really believable.

Like, unless the differences between the Alternate Universes (AUs) is a lot deeper than ‘T’Challa was picked up instead of Peter,’ I’ma need less Out Of Character (OOC) moments, k?

I mean, you could even pull it off if you showed us all the little moments that brought us here. But as we stand, it’s just too many people OOC.

It’s not that these eventualities couldn’t happen, it’s that they need more explanation, given what we know about these characters.

I’m not buying Yandu being all peace and love over profit

And I am not buying that T’Challa talked Thanos around — fairly easily by the looks of things. It makes no sense given what we know about Thanos, it just doesn’t.

But then, the main continuity has a talking raccoon in Guardians of The Galaxy so maybe believability isn’t the be-all and end-all.

And maybe I’m just sore that Rocket wasn’t in this.

You know I love that raccoon, dearest nerdlets! 😅

Also:

I’m sorry… did Nebula just use the word ‘kink’ to describe the Collector’s collecting? It’s official, this is ripped from someone’s fanfic.

And Yandu just forgot that they were supposed to go get Peter Quill or…?

You can check out all of my Marvel’s What If…? posts here

Originally published as part of a Comics Wrap-Up post on my blog, Dora Reads

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Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. She/Her. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr