In the last couple of months there have been endless discussions about the implications of the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame; not to mention some of the plot holes exposed by all the machinations required to pull off such a complicated, massive two-part story.
With a story as big as this, even in a three-hour movie there will always be things they didn’t have time to get into. In particular, the consequences of those two universe-shattering snaps, five years apart, will reverberate across the world for decades to come.
When Thanos snapped his fingers at the of Infinity War, he unleashed the worst act of genocide the universe had ever seen, causing long-lasting damage to everyone who was left. Now supposedly, Banner’s reversal of Thanos’ snap two thirds of the way through Endgame reverses those ill effects and restores the universe to the way it should be… but we don’t always get what we want.
Some consequences are obvious. Many of Peter Parker’s high school classmates will be adults with jobs and even families. Wakanda will surely have chosen a new king; how is the Black Panther going to regain his throne? Poor Laura Barton has returned to find her husband is a mass murderer with a price on his head from half a dozen cartels worldwide.
Other repercussions, while not as immediately evident, are potentially even more disastrous. Let’s examine some of the possibilities...
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