PUBLISHED: 11:24, Thu, Mar 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:39, Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Avengers: Endgame might have turned out differently if it weren’t for the actions of Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), one Reddit user and Marvel fan has theorised. Posting on the online forum, they branded the sorcerer a “liar” and even went as far as to point out a way he could have saved Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) life.
The Redditor called Doctor Strange’s assertion that the Avengers only won in one out of 14,000,000 possible outcomes “a lie”.
They went on to point out how the Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton) had been unable to see any future beyond her own death on Doctor Strange’s solo movie.
Thus, maybe Doctor Strange was unable to see a future beyond the Avengers’ final battle against Thanos in a number of potential courses their lives could have taken, not because they lost but because he died in those scenarios.
“Obviously, Doctor Strange would be able to see past his ‘Snap death’ because it wasn’t permanent and his life and future would continue after,” they said.
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“But what if Doctor Strange died battling Thanos on Titan or in the final battle in Endgame? He wouldn’t be able to see past that moment.”
Marvelbuckyfan98 continued: “My theory is that the Avengers DID win more than one version of that final battle, but Doctor Strange died in the other outcomes.
“Therefore, he wouldn’t be able to see past his death and whether the Avengers actually won or