Avengers Endgame has one of the most shocking endings ever seen in the MCU when Iron Man died. Tony Stark sacrificed himself for his family and friends, wiping Thanos from existence as those he lost were brought back. But was it Thanos who caused his death, or was someone else behind Tony’s demise?
One fan theory has suggested it was not Thanos who really caused Iron Man’s death, but Thor’s brother, Loki.
The god of mischief, as he was known, was seen discussing the stones with Thanos, and may have even given him the idea of collecting Infinity Stones in the gauntlet in order to further his own ideas.
One Reddit user has argued that before Infinity War, Thanos was going from planet to planet and halving the population in a slow method to save the universe before the idea for mass destruction was planted.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor (Image: Marvel)
Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in Avengers Endgame (Image: Marvel)
The user writes: “Then one day the frozen blue Prince of Asgard crash lands on his ship.
“Loki notices the Mind Stone.
“He was probably trying to trick Thanos to get the sceptre and jump back to Asgard to stab Thor again.
“He must [have] pointed out that Thanos was doing nothing in the overall scheme of