Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest movies of all-time - and not just because of its impressive box office gross but also for its sheer number of characters and interconnecting storylines. It has been billed as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's culminating film, uniting the Earth's Mightiest Heroes with the Guardians of the Galaxy for an ultimate showdown with the Mad Titan Thanos and his unwaveringly loyal Black Order.
In addition to bringing together virtually every major character in the shared universe, Infinity War also connects the dots between various story arcs, some that stem all the way back to the first Iron Man movie from 2008. While that presents many opportunities to provide closure to characters and stories that have been somewhat forgotten over time, it truly gives the filmmakers and producers the perfect tool to fix any and all plot holes that have plagued viewers. Unfortunately, that opens them up to new and potentially even more egregious plot holes as well.
Created: Gamora Is Not The Last Surviving Zehoberi?
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos' goal has been to wipe out half of all life in the universe, a goal that he finally reaches in Avengers: Infinity War. But, prior to the haunting snap, Thanos and his children would go planet to planet and slaughter half of the native population before moving on. It was just a more tedious way of accomplishing that same goal. And one planet he visited more than 20 years ago was Zen-Zehoberi - Gamora's homeworld - which was shown in Infinity War when Thanos took a young Gamora and conscripted her into his loyal Black Order.
What's interesting is that Thanos claims to have left half the population alive, which was also hinted at in Infinity War's flashback sequence. However, that claim seems to contradict Gamora's dossier from James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. When she and the rest of the Guardians were arrested by the Nova Corps, their records and histories were shown on screen. For Gamora, her dossier said that she was the "last survivor of the Zehoberi people," which doesn't make sense if half of Zen-Zehoberi is still alive... and thriving. That doesn't seem like something the Nova Corps would easily get wrong.
Fixed: Thor Arriving In The Avengers Via Dark Magic
One of the biggest plot holes from Joss Whedon's The Avengers was how Thor managed to get to Earth. In Kenneth Branagh's 2011 Thor film, Thor broke the Bifröst Bridge in order to thwart Loki's plan of destroying Jotunheim with it. But, in doing so, Thor also destroyed the one thing that would let him travel to Earth again to see Jane Foster, something that Loki expressly mentions. Then, Thor suddenly showed up in The Avengers, with nothing more than a throwaway line about Odin using dark magic to explain Thor's arrival on Earth.
And now, Marvel has finally filled that plot hole by showing just how someone is able to harness the power of the Bifröst to send someone far away without actually being in Asgard or using the Bridge. At the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Heimdall utters an incantation with his dying breath, asking his forefathers to let the dark magic flow through him one last time so that he could send the Hulk to the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York City. It was a small scene but one that satisfyingly fixed a long-standing plot hole in the MCU.
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