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MCU Fan Theories That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense

List RulesVote up the most interesting (and believable) fan theories.

The MCU has been going strong for more than a decade now, and with the dozens of movies and television shows Marvel has thrown into the world, there are fans of all sorts. Fans of the MCU have had some pretty interesting ideas over the years. When those folks find themselves online discussing their favorite aspects of the heroes, villains, and events in the MCU, you're going to end up with some pretty interesting fan theories.

Every so often, fans will take their theory to the FanTheories subreddit to share their thoughts and ideas behind the characters and events that make the MCU such an incredible franchise. Some fan theories actually make a lot of sense, and the best of them have been compiled here. Take a look at them down below, and if you find a fan theory that makes you think twice about something related to the MCU, be sure to give it an upvote before you go!

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    47 VOTES

    The Dwarves Made The Weaponry Of The Black Order

    From Redditor u/Bangersss:

    Nothing is really known about the weaponry used by the Children Of Thanos but their weapons share some properties with other Dwarven weaponry.

    They can be called to return to the users' hands like Mjolnir. Corvus Glaive's Glaive and Proxima Midnight's Trident are both shown flying back towards their owners, out of the hands of the heroes. Cull Obsidian has some level of control over his hammer thing though it is connected by some kind of chain.

    They can resist the power of the Infinity Stones. Just like the Infinity Gauntlet was created to harness the power of the stones, we see the Glaive deflecting and returning an energy blast from Vision with the Mind Stone.

    The Glaive also seriously messes up Vision where nothing had previously been seen to harm him, the only other time we see Vision take damage is from Thanos though he may not have needed the Gauntlet's power.

    So yeah, a few powers in line with other Dwarven gear, I think the Dwarves also made the weaponry of the Black Order when they were forced to make the Infinity Gauntlet.

    Also, no doubt they made Loki's Sceptre too which harnessed the power of the Mind Stone, and possibly even they made the Tesseract containing the Space Stone.

    Believable fan theory?
  • 2
    209 VOTES

    Tony Stark Backed Up His Consciousness Before He Died

    From Redditor u/Carrot-Imaginary:

    Tony Stark Never Died. Let me explain:

    In the comics, when Iron Man died, his consciousness became an AI while his body was dead. Iron Heart took his place. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, the hologram on Tony Stark turns to face his daughter, Morgan. He faces her exact position as if he knew she was there.

    A hologram doesn't just do that. My theory is that Iron Man's consciousness was backed up into the Iron Man helmet before death, and he remains alive as an AI similar to the comics.

    Believable fan theory?
  • 3
    90 VOTES

    Cap Knew Who Spider-Man Was In 'Civil War'

    From Redditor u/j_u_s_t_i_n:

    In the segment of the airport scene where Pete and Steve have their 1:1 fight, Steve drops a sky bridge on Pete, who is able to catch it.

    How was Cap confident that this wouldn't kill Spidey? Surely their fight didn't reveal how strong Spidey was since they were all pulling their punches.

    A better explanation is that Cap already knew about Spider-Man. After all, it's clear that Tony had been watching him for an unknown amount of time and even had a suit to give him, and this was while Tony and Steve were still allies. Tony and Steve were both evaluating Spidey for recruitment and took a catalog of his powers as he stopped crimes in Queens.

    Believable fan theory?
  • 4
    82 VOTES

    Odin Designed The Mold For Stormbreaker In Case Thor Went Rogue Like His Sister

    From Redditor u/JKaro:

    Stormbreaker was a weapon forged for Thor, but not for Thor to wield per se. It was made to handle Thor. Odin knew what had happened with Hela, and the similarities to pre-Thor movie Thor and Hela were quite similar.

    Vain, warmonger-ish, and conquerors. Odin saw the parallels and knew what he had to do. If Thor ever got out of hand, Odin would have the perfect tool to combat Thor. Not kill him, but break him with a weapon more powerful than Mjolnir.

    An axe made to break the storm.

    Believable fan theory?