Well, it’s finally that time. The super fun What If…? series has reached a conclusion in its first season and now it is time to rank every episode. Enjoy!
9. What If…The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?
Despite this episode being fun for what it was I was ultimately a bit bummed by its rushed final minutes which flew through the story and concluded in an abrupt way. But it had its humorous moments and it was fun seeing how they utilized Loki in the episode.
8. What If…Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?
Despite absolute LOVING Captain Carter her episode was a bit boring in the fact that it felt like the least creative episode in the series. It basically took the storyline of The First Avenger and transplanted her into the role of the First Avenger, with a few tweaks along the way. And while that was enjoyable, the other episodes were entirely different beasts.
7. What If…Zombies?!
This episode was enjoyable with its incredible use of humor to balance the horror aspect thanks to the zombies. There were a lot of good jokes in this episode and the Zombie-fighting Avengers consisting of Spider-Man, Bruce Banner, Okoye, Sharon Carter, Bucky, Wasp, Happy, and Kurt was fantastic. They were a team I didn’t even I know needed.
The finale of What If…? has arrived and yes, it serves. The Guardians of the Multiverse have been formed to save the universe from Ultron’s genocidal machinations and boy are they awesome.
Captain Carter, Star-Lord, Killmonger, Doctor Strange Supreme, Black Widow, Gamora, and Party Thor were the ultimate team and I loved everyone of their additions. Captain Carter and Doctor Strange were the undoubted MVPs’ of the show as they managed to display their awesomeness in abundance. (I’m going to need live-action versions of them in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness asap.)
And yes, the showdown lived up to the hype. Ultron’s power was not diminished to make it an easy fight for the heroes. In fact, this finale showdown is actually one of the most tense in the MCU with so many jaw-droppingly awesome (and uh-oh) moments.
So yes, the finale was fun, it wasn’t my favorite episode, that still belongs to the fourth and eighth episodes, but it was a fitting finale. Now onto Season 2.
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I’m so excited for 3am. Yeah, that’s the time I get up to watch What If…? and it has been one of the highlights of my Wednesdays for the past…eight weeks! Wow this show has been on for a long time.
Each week’s episode provides a surprise and last week’s penultimate episode was straight 🔥. Now we’re getting the finale tomorrow and, well, here’s this week’s poster for it.
Yeeeessss. Gamora arrives to save the day! Oh, I just know the finale of What If…? is going to be absolutely fantastic and I am bursting at the seams with excitement. It’s going to be epic, I just know it.
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One thing about the What If…? series that has been really interesting (and I’m sure a little controversial for some) is the use of the characters. Some characters have been utilized in ways very similar to their inclusions in the MCU from a power level while other characters have either been made much weaker for comic relief (like Thanos) or given overdue chances to shine (like Captain Marvel.)
But Ultron. Oh-ho, Ultron is on a whole other level of scary in this series. In this series, the writer A.C Bradley imagines a universe where Ultron had actually won. Ultron ends up easily obtaining the rest of the Infinity Stones by merely cutting Thanos in half with a nanosecond Mind Stone blast. It was shocking to many and more than a little bit unbelievable but it’s honestly not as far-fetched as it seems.
Think about Vision and the few instances where we actually got to see the potential of the heroic synthezoid.
When he first appears in Age of Ultron he’s so powerful he picks up Mjolnir as if it were nothing, shocking the Avengers as they suddenly realized just how incredible the Vision was.
Once again, Marvel Studios proves that they know how to make us happy and boy, did they penultimate episode push me over the moon.
The series has been slowly leading to a fascinating finale but now, with context, this finale could turn out to to one of the most epic MCU showdowns of all time.
Ultron is the star of this week’s rodeo and oh, he does not disappoint. For all of us who wished he had been a bit scarier in Age of Ultron we got our wish tenfold. This week’s episode was pure exhilaration from beginning to end as it showcased so many jaw-dropping moments. And that ending! Wow that ending had me floored.
Hmm, is What If…? my new favorite Marvel Disney+ series?
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It’s been a while since I’ve updated my Marvel villains roster but a lot has come out since then and after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings I felt it was the perfect time to revisit this list. (Btw, I will be including some What If…? villains into this story as well because there are a couple that really stood out to me.) Okay, here we go.
Malekith is still the worst MCU villain; the Dark Elf jibberish he speaks is ridiculous, and the entire design of the character is just not cool.
29. Karli Morgenthau
I wanted to like this character and while the writers tried to paint Karli in an empathetic light she and her scrappy band of Flag Smashers ultimately became some of my least favorite villains.
She brought nothing to this show and when she died I felt nothing.
28. Director Hayward
I think Director Hayward is undoubtedly the fandom’s most-hated villain and it’s easy to understand why. He is just so unbelievably dislikable and after seeing him manipulate the story about Wanda I disliked him even more!
Part of the reason why I don’t watch Ant-Man and the Wasp anymore is because I don’t like Ghost. But when she does return in the future I’ll be happy to see her.
26. Ivan Vanko/Whiplash
“I want my bird” is the only thing that makes this character half-memorable.
25. Ronan the Accuser
While Guardians of the Galaxy will always be one of my favorite Marvel films Ronan is just…corny. And he’s even worse in Captain Marvel.