My Infinity War Theory (*Small spoiler*)

Disclaimer: While this post doesn’t spoil the main plot of Avengers: Infinity War, I do talk about one specific scene that’s about halfway through the movie. If you don’t want it spoiled, don’t read until you’ve seen the movie! 

A few weeks ago, I posted on Tumblr this theory about why Deadpool isn’t in Avengers: Infinity War. (Usage rights and such aside.)

Let me paint you a picture.


Imagine, if you will, the Avengers almost beat Thanos! Tony and Peter are struggling to wreeeeench the gauntlet off of the purple raisin’s arm (credit to Allison for that hilarious nickname); Dr. Strange and the Guardians, minus Quill, have him pinned. It almost works! Almost. That is, if Peter Quill hadn’t opened his big mouth and started punching Thanos in the face, causing the whole scheme to fall apart.

All this time in the theater, I was screaming at the screen “CUT OFF THE DAMN ARM!”

… and in that moment I realized that’s exactly what Deadpool would’ve done.


Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I was glad that some members of the Marvel fandom responded to that post! Ha! I can’t help but imagine Wade standing there, the rest of the Avenger aghast that they didn’t think of that!

Deadpool would totally do that.

Now, don’t get me wrong: I loved Infinity War (despite all the trauma it’s caused). It’s very well done and–AGH! That’s… really as far as I can go with that! (In an effort to not spoil the movie.) Just… seriously, go see it. Especially if you’re a Marvel fan. Then, give it a few days and you’ll be in this weird place where you equally respect and despise the movie. It’s a great place to be in.

(Look at me, being a masochist.)

This revelation also has me thinking, proudly, at how complex and unique my writing has gotten over the years. Frankly, I used to be more cliche in my writings. For example, in my in-progress novel, The Moonlit Path, my main character was one of those moody teenagers who hated everyone and, simultaneously, got picked on. (Following the norm, when that was the trend, you know?)

Now, I’m very pleased; I actually think out my plot and have a plan. I’m not winging it. I’m not subconsciously following other trends. I’m making my characters complex, my plot weaves seamlessly from one point to the next.

And I can’t wait for you all to read it!

The moral of the story: be yourself. Think for yourself. Don’t follow the trend; make your own path.


2 thoughts on “My Infinity War Theory (*Small spoiler*)”

  1. In another world, where Deadpool made it into the film – without raising the rating, he knows those ticket sales matter – he looks straight at the camera, and says:

    “Now I know you’re thinking ‘just cut off the stinky arm, Deadpool! You’ve got your fancy sword, don’t you?’ And yes, yes I do. Brand-new, shiiiiiny Carbonadium, cuts through almost anything LIKEBUTTA(tm). BUT, and I stress this like a cheap hooker in a nightclub stresses the seams of her all-too-revealing excuse for an outfit, even my delightful new Infinity Minus One sword isn’t QUITE sharp enough to slice through this old walking wrinkle’s arm when he’s packing FIVE frickin’ infinities.
    Seriously, I’m amazed he doesn’t smell worse with skin like that. Not that I can complain. Although I will.
    Where was I? Ah, yes, the overly-extended internal monologe, directed to the dee-LIGHT-ful viewing audience on the other side of the fourth wall. Meh, I’ll summarize. Sword shiny, but no slicey-slicey when bad Thanos-man have pretty glove on.
    What I wouldn’t give for a blade as sharp as my comedic timing – WHOOPS! PINEAPPLE SURPRISE!”

    The battle resumes, slightly flashier and with three times as much blood (mostly Deadpool’s).
    He survives, though his head gets cut off for a bit.


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