The Chitauri are Skrulls
This has been a topic of confusion in many articles.
This will be a rather short article compared to the ones I usually write, but I simply can not take it anymore, and I feel I need to get this out there. Multiple people have been questioning what alien race is going to appear in the Avengers movie. One of the number one guesses has been Skrulls. I agree with that theory. However, other people say no to Skrulls and that maybe its the Chitauri from the Ultimate Universe of comics. Does anyone else see anything wrong with that? I know I can not be the only person around here that knows what I'm about to say. I know that this site has more people on it that know their comics, right? Please, someone come forward and reassure me.
Anyway, here is the revelation that so many people do not seem to understand. Ready for it? Here it comes. The Chitauri ARE Skrulls. Holy crow, right?!?!?!?! Let me explain it:
In the Ultimates Volume 1, the story centers around an alien invasion that has been going on since before World War 2. The Chitauri are these alien invaders. The Chitauri are a race from the Lower Fourth Dimension, who, after devouring a victim, can then transform and impersonate that person or thing. They have been hiding on Earth for a very long time and they actually incited Hitler's rise to power and were involved in many things with the Nazis during the war. Very few of the Allied forces even knew about the aliens, but Captain America was involved in many battles with them. The Allies eventually won the war and most of the Chitauri were killed. Most, but not all. Flash-forward to present time where the Ultimates is taking place. SHIELD discovers that the Chitauri are still around and very much active. They have been spending all these years multiplying since the end of WWII. During one scene, Herr Kleiser, the leader of the Chitauri, states that his race are known by many different names throughout the universe. He then goes on to list all of these names, and guess what? Skrull is one of the names the Chitauri are known as.
Now, there are another race of aliens called Skrulls in the Ultimate U, and they are closer in appearance to the 616 versions of Skrulls, however, these Skrulls are not known to be able to shapeshift. These Skrulls do not like being confused with the Chitauri because they claim that the Chitauri are galactic terrorists, and they completely abhor what they stand for. Ultimate Reed Richards made contact with an alternate reality and that is where he spoke with this form of Skrull. The timestream was altered which lead to these events never taking place.
So basically, The Chitauri are the Ultimate Skrulls. Can we please stop acting like the Chitauri are any different than Skrulls now? They are the same race, just different Marvel Universes.
Hope this helped
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