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Does This Revelation In Eternals Mean Thor Could’ve Stopped The Infinity War

By Soniya Hinduja
November 11,2021

Thor: Ragnarok displayed the jarring devastation of Asgard. Following which the God of Thunder was once again put into a position of despair when Thanos (Josh Brolin) and the Black Order took control of the Asgardian ship that was on its way to Earth. This event led to the demise of the remaining population of Asgardian people, including Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Heimdall (Idris Elba). After that, Thor had justifiable reasons to defeat the Mad Titan.

In his rage, the Prince of Asgard took on a different pursuit. He traveled to Nidavellir with Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper). He does this to acquire Stormbreaker instead of going to Earth to join the Avengers. All the efforts put in to purchase the battle-ax seemed fruitful. Since the weapon was mighty fine and capable of killing Thanos, but in his vain smugness, Thor gave the supervillain enough time to carry out the genocidal snap.  

Warning! This article contains spoilers for Eternals.

Eternals mentioning the God of Thunder 


A still from Eternals

Several theories say this was the moment in Avengers: Infinity War that confirmed the loss of the Avengers against Thanos. However, the claim is false. Because many other factors assisted the Mad Titan’s win, with that considered, a revelation that came out in Eternals can be included in the long list of arguable choices made by the God of Thunder.

Which ultimately led to the horrifying snap. In one scene, we see the Eternals gathering for a meal at Gilgamesh and Thena’s. Since they had all teamed back up after long, they had centuries worth of matters to discuss, including the role of Avengers.

Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) points out how the God of Thunder used to follow him around. But ever since he became an Avenger, Thor started to ignore his calls. This proves the fact that Thor was aware of the Eternals living on Earth. And he never mentioned it. Although, he should have. Knowing Thanos was on a path of destruction and learning his intention from Gamora (Zoe Saldana) should have been grounds enough for the Asgardian Prince to seek the Eternals and ask them for help. 

What would have happened had Thor reached out to the Eternals 


The Eternals would have turned down the request as they were commanded by the Celestials to not indulge in any matters not concerning the Deviants. Still, as the God of Thunder was clued up about the Eternals’ powers, he could have at least tried reaching out to them. He should have believed that their support would have meant a great deal in defeating Thanos.

Even if the Eternals decided not to interfere, their age-old knowledge could have provided some helpful insight. Not only that, before the events of Thanos’ appearance, Thor could have reached out to various powerful and much older intergalactic beings. This could have happened when the team analyzed certain activities involving the Infinity Stones on the heels of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

If the Eternals decided to pass on some advice to Thor, we doubt it would be considered interfering. If not, the Eternals could have shed some light on the power of these elemental crystals. It would make sense since we have already seen Guardians of the Galaxy feature the Celestial Eson the Searcher wielding the Power Stone/Orb. 

In Eternals, Kingo reveals how the God of Thunder stopped taking his calls only after joining the Avengers team. This means that the two could have shared a good friendship around 15 years back. While the movie failed to acknowledge the fact in-depth, Kingo did ascertain that Thor became a worthy superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, there could be an entirely different theory to elaborate on the matter. Marvel Studios might have a plan to disclose more about that in the future. Something that would explain the extent of Thor’s intentions behind not seeking the Eternals to help in Avengers: Infinity War. 

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