Marvel’s What If…?: An Introduction To The Guardians of the Multiverse

The season finale of What If…? is here. In the episode, the Watcher recruits superheroes from different Multiverses to defeat Ultron. Here is an introduction to each of them.

The last episode of Marvel’s What If…?, “What If… The Watcher Broke His Oath?” featured the Guardians of the Multiverse that included various superheroes from different Marvel multiverse. The Watcher recruited them to defeat Ultron by destroying all of reality. Here is a quick team introduction –

Captain Carter

Captain Carter in Marvel Comics
Captain Carter in Marvel Comics

Captain Carter launched the series where Peggy Carter is the one who becomes the super-soldier. As she is propelled to 66 years into the future, a portal to the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier could be seen where Carter is leading the assault on Batroc’s ship. That is when the Watcher recruits her.

Star Lord’s T-Challa

Star Lord's T'Challa in Marvel Comics
Star Lord’s T’Challa

A reality was discovered where it was T’Challa who got kidnapped instead of Peter Quill. The event soon turns the Ravagers into a good force. The episode, “What If… T’Challa Became A Star-Lord?” ends with Peter Quill working in a Dairy Queen and T’Challa coming to rescue him to stop Ego for good. That is when the Watcher summons him away to fight against Ultron.

Strange Supreme

The Evil Doctor Strange aka Strange Supreme
The Evil Doctor Strange aka Strange Supreme

The Evil Doctor Strange, aka Strange Supreme, shows up as a wildcard entry after the Watcher left him in the empty void. While this character is far less ethical than MCU’s Doctor Strange, he is desperate enough to make things amendable. That is why the finale gave him this chance.

Erik Stevens

Killmonger in Marvel Comics
Killmonger in Marvel Comics

Out of all the members of Guardians of the Multiverse, Killmonger is the only villain. He becomes a protégé to Iron Man before murdering him. But apparently, the Watcher brings him into the team as a larger part of the plan to separate Ultron and Infinity Stones.

Party Thor

This version of Thor loves to party
This version of Thor loves to party

This character or say version of Thor sails in a completely different reality in which Loki is not brother to him. This version of Thor loves to party and that is why undergoes many collateral damages. To utilize the potential, the Watcher includes him in the team.

Apocalypse Black Widow

Apocalypse Black Widow
Apocalypse Black Widow

Black Widow, along with the mind of Arnim Zola, is the only survivor of her reality. In that particular reality, Ultron captured Vision’s body, defeated team Avengers, acquired all the six Infinity Stones, and then targeted the Multiverse. While Black Widow was not included initially in the list, the Watcher included her just because her reality has gone through the most damages that Ultron has done.

Gamora Triumphant

This version of Gamora destroys Thanos
This version of Gamora destroys Thanos

This version of Gamora comes from a different reality where she destroys Thanos to help Iron Man. As she was the one who stopped Thanos in her reality, the Watcher selects her. Gamora also possesses the Infinity Crusher that can destroy the Infinity Stones.

To learn more about the Guardians of the Multiverse, Marvel’s What If…? episode 9 is now available on Disney+.

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