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Man-Beast

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motifian

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Subj: Going to agree with Motifan, to a degree
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 at 12:01:34 pm EST (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Should probably not extrapolate too much from that!
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 at 10:16:40 pm EST (Viewed 138 times)



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          Not stated anywhere in the comic, but you do like to make things up.
        You do like to lie so many times. And making things up is your specialty.

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            "Thanos only grew stronger".

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        Again, how he grew stronger is not stated in the comic. Given his past history, it's far more likely he grew stronger by obtaining outside power.



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    He wasn't said to be grow stronger due to outside power.



In the context of those panels (obviously we may learn more later) it seems to clearly compare the heroes naturally growing weaker with time to Thanos growing in power. Not only does it not mention an outside power, it directly compares the decline of the heroes in time to Thanos. It implies the same gradual increase/decrease as well. Showing Thanos first beating lower level heroes, and then higher level.

Based on what we see there, the comic merely states Thanos grew in his power over time, whereas the heroes weakened. I also think it is not accidental they compare Thanos to a cancer. Which will also spread naturally over time.


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            How is it likely? It's an alternate future but it's in continuity.
          Alternate futures are by definition out of continuity. That's why they're called "ALTERNATE." *sigh*
        They are alternate realities and part of the multiverse. They are not out of continuity.

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        Are you purposely being dense? When people talk about continuity, people are talking about the Prime Reality/616 Marvel Universe. By your definition, every What If? story is in continuity.



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    They are a part of the multiverse. Out of continuity means not even part of the main multiverse.


I think the alternate future is helpful to see what could happen, but not necessarily what will happen. Certainly I would not take any feats in a "What If" volume seriously. So just because Thanos might grow a beard, I do not assume he must grow a beard. However, I would now assume he CAN grow a beard.

So if Thanos does naturally grow in power in this comic, then I think it is fair to accept that as part of his power set, whether or not the future occurs.




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