In my opinion, when One Direction (usually Liam) have spoken about control, they aren’t talking about public actions, promotional strategies, and publicity. They are speaking about artistic control and the creative process—songwriting, production—their sound. Did they have more and more writing and involvement with each of their albums? Yes. And it’s extremely important to them. They didn’t get to choose their singles, though. (Consider, too, did they choose their merch? Were they eager to release yet another—was it the fourth??—perfume? Or a 1D make-up line? No.)
‘We are arriving,’ Mantis said to the Guardians. Teenage Groot in a seat. They describe this place as 'dangerous.’ The body of Thor lands on their windshield. His hair is short. Rocket is startled. Mantis wakes him up using her powers. Thor is startled. All of the Guardians look at him, prompting him to ask who they are. The ship zips through the cosmos. Elsewhere, Wanda dodges some white energy, and it breaks a truck. Somewhere else, Loki stands in ruin, presenting the Tesseract to someone. Peter’s Spider-Sense takes off as he rides a bus. Tony prepares for battle. He is in space with the Guardians.
“Fun really isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe,’ Thanos said. 'This does put a smile on my face.’ Gamora looks on, terrified. The Guardians observe ruin in many places across Earth and the cosmos. Thanos warps into this new world. Star-Lord battles him. Strange battles him. Spider-man, in his new suit, battles him. Winter Soldier battles on Earth. Wakanda readies to defend their territory. Cap steps out of the shadows, bearded, with longer hair. Hulkbuster fights. Black Panther fights the four legged creature from Infinity. Thor’s head is squeezed by Thanos. Thanos pummels Iron Man in a fight. The Guardians are all defeated. Thanos has assembled the Infinity Gauntlet. He throws energy from a hole in space.
Avengers tower comes into frame. Clips from The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 play.
“We are arriving Mantis said to the Guardians. Teenage Groot in a seat. THe body of Thor lands on their windshield. His hair is short. Rocket is startled. Mantis wakes him up. Thor is startled. The Guardians look at him and he asks who they are. THe ship zips through the cosmos.
Wanda dodges something and it breaks a truck. Loki stands in ruin, presenting the Tesseract to someone. Peter’s Spider-Sense takes off as he rides a bus. Tony prepares for battle. He is in space with the Guardians. "Fun really isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe,” Thanos said. “This does put a smile on my face. The Guardians observe ruin in many places.
Thanos warps into a new world. Star-Lord battles him. Strange battles him. Spider-man, in his new suit, battles. Winter Soldier battles. Wakanda readies to defend their territory. Cap steps out of the shadows. Hulkbuster fights Wakanda fight the four legged creature from Infinity. Thor’s head is squeezed by Thanos Thanos beats Iron Man. The Guardians are then defeated. Thanos has assembled his gauntlet. He throws energy from a hole in space.
Ruler of Atlantis, mutant, and the very first Marvel
character ever created.
-Amphibious physiological adaptation
When it comes to Shuri’s greatest adversaries, Namor couldn’t be topped; not even by someone as dangerous as Proxima Midnight. What sets Namor apart from most characters is his political position as ruler of Atlantis. This position, combined with Shuri’s position as ruler of Wakanda at the time, resulted in a political clash that we don’t often see in mainstream comics.
Namor’s relationship with Shuri went from starting off on the wrong foot, to entering a phase of détente, to
deteriorating very quickly, to becoming irreparable. Considering the personalities involved, it was perhaps inevitable that they would clash in a
major way.If it wasn’t for the common relationship they both shared with T’Challa,
they would’ve been at each other’s throats much sooner.
Their relationship ended up being costly not just to themselves
but also their respective nations, causing a major amount of destruction and
loss of life via the Wakandan-Atlantian War.
The war also showed that Namor was as big of a threat politically as he was physically. Shuri and
Namor had both their nations enter a cold war phase prior to the
escalation of hostilities, with both sides sporadically clashing in various parts of the
The issue of Namor even managed to severely strain Shuri’s
relationship with T’Challa. At one point, the siblings’ relationship, which has always
been very strong, nearly reached the “irreparable” stage as well.
Overall, the Shuri-Namor relationship ended being one of distrust, hostility, disrespect, and outright hatred. Once the war went into
full gear, whatever chances of these two rulers easing tensions between each other disappeared.
It all started with a misunderstanding.
Shuri was investigating who was responsible for nearly T’Challa
during the events of “Deadliest of the Species.” Thanks to false evidence
planted by the Desturi, Shuri concluded that Namor may have been responsible
for the attack. Shuri confronted Namor about it and Namor—in a rather dismissive manner—denies being
responsible. Shuri wasn’t convinced and after several insults towards each
other, they fought.
Thanks to an intervention by the Fantastic Four, Namor and Shuri stopped fighting. Once things calm down, Namor insisted that he had nothing to do T’Challa being harmed. Reed Richards not only
agrees, but provides evidence that shows that Namor indeed wasn’t responsible.
Shuri, Namor, and the Fantastic Four decide to work together to go after a lead
to someone who may actually be responsible, or at the least know who was.
Shuri and Namor worked effectively together and they eventually find Walter Declun
in a secret facility. Declun, in turns out, was directly to the Desturi and Dr.
During the events of Avengers vs X-Men, Namor was possessed
by the Phoenix Force, which greatly enhances ones abilities and possible
reveals one’s true personality. Angered by Wakanda harboring the Avengers and
seemingly holding the mutant Transonic captive (we have no idea if Transonic
was captive or not, as it wasn’t shown in later issues), Namor decides to
attack Wakanda with Atlantian forces. Namor drew first blood via a deadly,
Whatever phase of détente between Namor and Shuri went away
that instant. Thousands of Wakandans were killed and a great amount of the
Wakandan capital was destroyed. Namor became public enemy number one and the
Wakandan people demanded retribution.
In the midst of these high tensions, T’Challa discovers an
end-of-the-world phenomenon called “incursions.” Unsure on how to solve the
problem, he decides to invite the Illuminati to the Necropolis. Namor was a
part of the Illuminati and his (secret) presence in Wakandan soil caused tension between T’Challa and the Dora Milaje.
Tensions between Wakanda and Atlantis continued to grow, with
Wakandan and Atlantian forces clashing despite not being officially at
war. Namor decided to approach T’Challa with an offer for Shuri: a cessation of
hostilities between both nations and a promise by Namor that he would offer
favorable terms. T’Challa warns Namor that Shuri will refuse the offer, but
Namor feels T’Challa can convince her to accept it.
It’s also during that conversation that Namor reveals that
there are elements within the government that want Shuri out of power, and have
been colluding with Namor and the Atlantians during the cold war between both
Namor’s offer for an end of hostilities, in reality, was him
trying to get his cake and eat it too. If Shuri were to accept his offer, he no
longer would have to worry about Wakanda while working on solving the incursion
crisis. However, Namor likely sensed that the majority of Wakandans wanted war
with Atlantis. Shuri accepting the terms could’ve resulted in public opinion
and the Wakandan government turning against her and supporting a new ruler to
take over. Clearly no love was lost between the two.
Shuri gathered a meeting to decide whether Wakanda should go
to war. She was in favor of war; so were the majority of the Wakandan
government and the Wakandan people. T’Challa pushed for accepting Namor’s offer.
After a back and forth between T’Challa and a Wakandan general, Shuri makes her
decision: Wakanda will go to war.
Namor learned via Wakandan diplomatic channels that Shuri had apparently considered his offer and was
thinking about it. That was a lie: Shuri actually deployed Wakandan forces to
Atlantis while Namor was still in the Necropolis (Namor’s actual location wasn’t known to Shuri). By the time Namor arrived at
Atlantis, most of it was destroyed.
Soon after, Proxima Midnight and a portion of Thanos’ army
arrived at what’s left of Atlantis, seeking the infinity gems. Finding a
destroyed Atlantis, Proxima offered to spare Namor in exchange for his loyalty
to Thanos and information on the location of the gems. Namor decides to answer
with a lie of his own: that the gems was in Wakanda.
Proxima lead the charge against Wakanda, with the full might
of Thanos’ army. Caught off-guard by the scale of the attack, Shuri orders
Wakandan forces to retreat.
Noting that T’Challa was missing from the battle
with Proxima, Shuri decided to look for him and eventually found him in the Necropolis.After confronting him about his whereabouts—and T’Challa not
revealing the truth about where he was—the Dora Milaje arrived at the scene,
revealing to Shuri that Namor has not only been at the Necropolis, but has been
there many times while Wakandan and Atlantian forces were clashing. Shuri
presses T’Challa more for an answer, but T’Challa decided to adhere to his pact
with the illuminati: do not reveal anything about the incursions to anyone. Thus, he refused to answer her questions, at a great cost.
Despite T’Challa making major sacrifices for what he felt
was the greater good (not killing Namor, not revealing the incursions, getting
exiled by Shuri and disowned by T’Chaka, and so on), it all seemingly backfired
when Namor revealed to T’Challa that he was the reason why Proxima Midnight
attacked Wakanda. To make matters worse, Namor showed absolutely no remorse for
his attack during AvX or for sending Proxima to Wakanda under false pretenses.
Namor left the Illuminati soon after and gathered Thanos,
the Black Order, Black Swan and Maximus the Mad to tackle the incursion crisis via
destroying worlds. They formed a cabal and procured the anti-matter bombs the Illuminati once held in the Necropolis.
The Cabal eventually blackmailed the world’s governments:
either they gave up Wakanda or the Cabal would not save their world from the
incursions. The world government’s obliged and Wakanda was attacked by Thanos’
Black order and his army. Still recovering from the two previous attacks by
Thanos’ army while having no government intervene in their behalf, Wakanda couldn’t resist this time and the nation was destroyed,
with all but less than 2,000 of its people dead. T’Challa and Shuri tried a last
ditch effort to steal the anti-matter bomb, but the intel given to them was
faulty, resulting in a set up by Proxima Midnight and Maximus.
With no hope left for Wakanda, Shuri decided to stay back
and hold off Proxima while T’Challa escaped. In her final act as queen, she tells
T’Challa to “finish” the job and transferred
the rulership back to him. That “job”, it turns out, was Namor and one T’Challa
intended on following through.
what big story do you think marvel will adapt after Infinity war? I want Secret Invasion in phase 4
Well, they could continue the Infinity story and do ‘Infinity Crusade’ which would be cool and make sense. If not, ‘Secret Invasion’ or ‘Dark Reign’ would each make excellent choices. I personally want to see ‘Annihilation’ at some point but it probably won’t happen unless Marvel get the Fantastic Four back because they don’t own Galactus, Silver Surfer, Super Skrull, or even Annihilus!
i honestly cannot convey to you how utterly beyond devastated i will be if they kill tony, bucky, peter parker, or steve. i mean - any of the others too; i’ll be so upset if any of them die. but I will be f u c k i n g d e v a s t a t e d of they kill any of those four
Check this out! We won’t see who are beside that awesome Thanos statue until tomorrow, so here’s my guess - The Black Order! From left to right, Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf, Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight. For some reason it’s missing the 5th member, Supergiant, but perhaps they’ll be saving her for Avengers 4. You heard it here first folks! Who do you think it is? (And please, don’t say Fantastic Four)…