We have all heard the saying: history is written by the winners. In any conflict, you assume your side is fighting for the right moral code, a common good, or to fix an injustice that may have occurred. I bet we seldom try to empathize with the other side of a personal conflict because, well: I am right, so everything counter must be inherently wrong. When the Avengers started trying to fix a problem with time travel, could they have caused themselves a bigger problem by accident?
I found it interesting when a large swath of people, whether jokingly or not, made the decision that maybe Thanos was onto something trying to alleviate pain and suffering in the universe by drastically acting to remove half of the life in it. I think we all saw the “Thanos was right” memes and hashtags. I started thinking back to the Time Heist in Avengers: End Game and the possible ramifications of this attempt to stop Thanos…beyond alternate realities, which it seems are a problem following the un-snap. If you had a sharp eye while watching Ant-Man and the Wasp, you noticed a city in the Quantum Zone while Scott was extracting Janet. I was wondering what the situation would be like in this city if it was somehow negatively affected by the quantum tunneling that occurred during the Time Heist. To put it in a different way…could all this time traveling using the quantum zone basically been an assault on this quantum city or the realm as a whole? Could it have created a destabilization that threatens an entire civilization? Is there a race of peoples in this city that may plan some retribution for the attack?
If this theory has any plausibility, we would probably make the logical leap that the city is the dominion of the Micronauts…the micro-scaled team from inner space. Copies of Micronauts #1 are doing well on the open market with a Fair Market Value (FMV) around $280 and plenty of copies being listed on various sites. Just when it seems like this book is going to take off, copies hit the market and seem to level out any pricing jumps. It is a weird supply and demand see-saw. The Micronauts are not a good bet to show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) due to their movie rights being with Paramount, so it will be interesting to see if the overall market will cool off when more people realize the Micronauts may not arrive as speculators have been hoping for.
Yet, there is a city in the quantum zone…it does have inhabitants or someone who may have constructed it long ago…and it couldn’t have been shown to us just to have us forget about it. I assume Marvel has a plan, but you know what they say about making assumptions… Here’s hoping that we get some clarity with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home and the build-up to Phase V and beyond!
Do you think there is an unknown baddie hiding out in the Quantum Zone? Did the Time Heist wreck reality? Drop your comments and join the speculation!