Was the Secret to Beating Thanos Revealed in Avengers: Infinity War's Opening Line?

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With Avengers: Endgame, the final movie in the Avengers series, set to premiere in just a few months, Marvel fans are having a field day coming up with theories for how it will all shake out. Much of this speculation revolves around how the Avengers will end up beating Thanos (Josh Brolin) after he wiped out half the Marvel Cinematic Universe during with The Decimation in Infinity War. And a somewhat divisive new theory suggests that Thanos actually revealed the key to defeating himself during the opening line of Avengers: Infinity War.

The theory, posted to Reddit by user chihdo, posits that each character’s outcome is determined by whether the hero chooses to live with or run from their destiny.

Thanos’s opening line in Infinity War 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 user points out that Thanos presents himself as destiny, which means “to remain fixed, to accept stagnation.” The theory suggests that those who didn’t run from their destiny during Infinity War will be the ones to defeat Thanos—meaning those who survived The Decimation either fulfilled their respective destinies or are in the process of doing so.

The post goes on to explain that those who disappeared during The Decimation, including T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), either dreaded or ran from their destinies. In addition, those who died, including Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana), attempted to cheat their destiny.

While it's undoubtedly interesting, the Redditor makes no mention of Captain Marvel, who we know from Infinity War's post-credits scene could have a significant role in taking down the Mad Titan in Avengers: Endgame.

Fans will be able to see for themselves if Thanos really did foretell his own demise when Avengers: Endgame premieres on April 26, 2019.

Watch One Second From Every Game of Thrones Episode in Under Two Minutes

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Game of Thrones aired its final episode on May 19, and despite some harsh reviews, many fans are finding it hard to accept the show’s end. While some consider Thrones counseling or rewatching the series with a tissue box handy, others on the internet are creating really cool montage videos.

Twitter user Andy Kelly recently posted a fan-made video of one-second clips from all 73 Game of Thrones episodes. The video shows the most memorable scenes from the series, such as Ned Stark’s decapitation, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey being poisoned, Jon Snow’s resurrection, the killing of the Night King, and Daenerys Targaryen’s death.

You really can’t capture all of the action-packed events and shocking twists that happened within the eight seasons of Game of Thrones so quickly, but the video does a good job of giving encapsulating it in under two minutes. And it’s easier than binge-watching it again.

[h/t ScreenRant]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]

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