Avengers: Endgame is a couple months away but that’s not stopping fans for spoiling the film for themselves by concocting theories galore from what they’ve seen in the previous films or the trailer. Although, it’s pretty certain that Thanos would be defeated or something since we know that we’ll be seeing some of our heroes that were dusted in Avengers: Infinity War sometime in the future, the matter of ‘how?’ is still a question. Actually ‘how?’ isn’t enough, there is still a lot we’re looking to find out once the film is out.
However, it looks like we may have found the key to defeating Thanos if what Reddit user u/chihdo says is true. Apparently the key to defeating the Mad Titan has something to do with his opening line in the film which has something to do with destiny (No, not the game).
In case you forgot, the opening line in question is:
“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. As lightning turns the legs to jelly. I ask you to what end? Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same. And now, it’s here. Or should I say, I am”
The theory has a lot of mumbo jumbo thrown in there but you can read it in full here. The theory suggests that defeating Thanos comes to whether our heroes would choose to live with or run from their destiny. As stated by the theory, the definition of destiny would be ” destiny – de (upward/downward direction) + stinare (to be fixed)”. Destiny itself is predetermined event and as highlighted by the theorist, fighting it is an endless loop which is why the film is called Infinity War.
In summary, the theory suggest that those who didn’t run from their destiny will end up being the ones to defeat the Mad Titan. As long as they live up to it and don’t scatter away. Those who survived Thanos’ snap fulfilled their destinies or they are in the process of doing so. Those who dreaded or ran from their destinies were dusted away and those that were killed such as Loki or Gamora cheated their destiny.
The theorist also provides some examples of the characters who didn’t really fulfill or are fulfilling their destinies. Taking Black Panther for example, who got dusted. He opened wakanda to the world and told his father (in the dream) that the previous Panthers were wrong. He ran from his destiny or perhaps distanced himself from his destiny. Take into account that these destinies were not explicitly stated in the films so it’s hard to tell if this s–t is for real.
It’s still hard to say if this theory is for real or it’s bulls–t but it’s kinda interesting to be honest. Maybe we’ll get some real answers once Endgame comes out.