With Captain Marvel releasing next year, it’s highly likely that the film will follow the “Secret Invasion” plot which will shake up the MCU hard to its core. The plot follows the story of the invasion of an alien shapeshifting race which have been on this earth from god knows when and even infiltrated the S.H.I.E.L.D. and the superhero community. But with Secret Invasion plot in MCU could mean anyone could be a Skrull imposter. So, who in the Avengers could actually be a Skrull?
The Initial Avengers Roster
Looking on initial Avengers roster in the MCU comprised of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye and the Black Widow there are very fewer chances of anyone being a Skrull imposter. We’ll look into each of these characters one by one.
Starting off with the audience’s favourite quirky Iron Man. Him being one of the Skrull imposters would be one of the worst nightmares for the fans. But it doesn’t seem to be the case. Yes, Iron Man cannot be the Skrull imposter. If he would be the Skrull imposter, then Captain America: Civil War would lose all of its emotional impacts, because then everything Iron Man emphasized would be some kind of scheme to tear the Avengers apart.
Next up the Asgardian God of Thunder – Thor. While shapeshifting would be a bad idea because an imposter would not be able to lift Mjolnir. Also, Thor being Skrull would render the events of Thor – Ragnarok and the Avengers: Infinity War meaningless. Why would be an imposter try so hard to save the people of Asgard? Also, why his efforts in the Infinity War would be meaningless, so Thor cannot be a Skrull Imposter.
Even the Hulk cannot be a Skrull imposter. Given that the Marvel is working on a three-film arc for the green giant Avenger, that arc would be ditched if the Hulk was going to be a Skrull imposter.
Next in the list our very own Captain America. Captain being a Skrull imposter also seems to be unlikely, because the Civil War saw him trying to save his friend Bucky. His actions weren’t of an imposter and if he was to be a Skrull imposter it would also make his actions meaningless, which makes him not an imposter.
Hawkeye seems to be safe as well, Hawkeye was already rooting for retirement since after Ultron. After the Civil War, Hawkeye has already spent two years under house arrest. Also, he wasn’t called in for the Battle of Wakanda in Infinity War. He’s not the kind of person Skrull were to replace.
Rather, Black Widow could be a Skrull imposter. She’s ideally positioned to become a huge asset to the Skrulls, a close friend of Steve Rogers, and someone who has a romantic history with the Hulk. Also, her information is available to the aliens, when she uploaded the S.H.I.E.L.D. database onto the Internet in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Widow told the world everything S.H.I.E.L.D. knew about her.
The new Avengers
The new Avengers which include Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Black Panther, Vision, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp. While Ant-Man and the Wasp aren’t officially the Avengers but Ant-Man will be fighting alongside the Avengers in Avengers 4, so we included them in the list.
Scarlet Witch is most probably original, because she was able to destroy the Mind Stone by resonating her powers frequency with it. So it rules her out. Vision with his Mind Stone was original and was murdered in Infinity War hence we know that he’s not a Skrull.
Spider-Man was with Iron Man on Titan in Infinity War to fight against the Thanos. Also, he’s recently started off with Avengers and his storyline doesn’t do with him being imposter so he’s out too.
Ant-Man and the Wasp both as we have seen are newly inducted heroes and Ant-Man and the Wasp proves that they both are the originals.
Black Panther is also out of the imposter list because Wakanda has recently come out of the shadows and shown their technology to the world. It would have taken even the Skrulls by surprise and Wakanda’s secret culture would foil any attempt of replacement of any character.
Falcon could be an imposter from the Skrulls, he doesn’t have any story of his own and has been only a sidekick to Captain America.
Leaving only one superhero in the list – The Winter Soldier aka Bucky, there’s a near to zero possibility that Bucky could be an imposter because he’s most wanted and also he has to keep his head low and doesn’t even have to freedom to roam around quite freely.
And thus in all of the Avengers and the superheroes, there could only be two which could be Skrull Imposters – Black Widow and the Falcon. The rest can be said safe to be original. Of course, we’ll see what Marvel has in its box for the characters after the Secret Invasion plot, but it won’t be until next year.
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