EDITORIAL: The Possible Identities of "The Other"

It's not a particularly popular topic, but it is one that could do with some addressing. Little is known of this character, yet he seems to be the most overlooked. Why is he shrouded in so much secrecy? Hit the jump to see who he might be and make your own speculations!

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By NovaCorpsFan - 2/12/2014


For quite some time now, this character in the MCU has been playing on my mind. Speculation as to his actual identity is something we, as comic book fans, should have the resources and resolve to have figured out by now. That's why I've taken three of the most likely candidates and will now give a brief summary of each of them. You can even vote for who you think is the most likely candidate, or cast another name into the mix. So, we should probably get started. The character the majority believe "The Other" to be is Chthon.



Upon investigation, it would seem Chthon has had a history with the twins, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. He placed some of his own essence into Wanda when she was just a baby. This occurrence is what made it possible for the Scarlet Witch to alter reality and create utter chaos. So, it makes sense that he may have a hand in her powers in the MCU. However he has no history with Thanos, or space for that matter. He's a more mystical character and on top of that, he doesn't have six fingers on each hand. But, he does have the best tale to be told with the current shape of things in the MCU. Up next, we have Corvus Glaive.



Recently appearing as a servant to Thanos in Marvel's Infinity arc, Corvus is yet another likely candidate to be under the hood of "The Other". Although Corvus only recently appeared in the comics, he may still be viable as "The Other". He was Thanos's right hand man during the Infinity arc. Once again, however, he does not have six fingers on either hand. Still, he has just as much a chance at being "The Other" as Chthon does from a storytelling standpoint. The third, and in this case final, possibility is a very little known character called Interface.



Interface was involved in the original Guardians of the Galaxy's quest for Cap's shield. Interface was the leader of a villain team called Force. Though it's a fairly crap name, this character has a lot of things pointing towards the possibility of him being "The Other". He has six fingers on each hand, so that's a one-up in terms of physicality. He has never worked with Thanos, but is based in the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. He possesses the ability to alter the molecular structure of anything, something we didn't really see "The Other" do, but he did move at quite a speed. But something that intrigues me is a very slight and very straw-grabbed thing from the Avengers movie itself. As I mentioned, Interface led a team called Force. At the start of the movie, "The Other" has a line in h=which he says, "Our force, our Chitauri, will follow." I'm not saying he means the team, I'm saying there's a narrow as all hell chance Whedon put that there as a clue.

So, I'm sure those three aren't the only options and I'm sure you've all got theories of your own. Feel free to vote for who you think is most likely, and be sure to leave a comment on your own theories in the usual place.



Y'all take care now, y'hear?

*I made a mistake and said Interface's name was Scanner. Just to note before reading the comments.
Source: Marvel Wiki
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WYLEEJAY - 2/12/2014, 7:15 PM
Im still sticking with my original idea of Corvus. I dont think The Other is really Chitauri. They have mandible like mouths and the Other didnt seem to. Corvus is a little Feline, but we dont get a great look at the Others face.
WYLEEJAY - 2/12/2014, 7:16 PM
He did show enhanced speed when he got in Lokis face. Dont leave that out.
BenjiWest - 2/12/2014, 7:33 PM
Yeah I like the idea of Scanner.
BANE5000 - 2/12/2014, 7:44 PM
Im still going with Chthon not just cuz of resemblance but also for the fact that one of his aliases in the comics is " The Other "
WYLEEJAY - 2/12/2014, 7:46 PM
@Bane. Interesting. Didnt know that.

@Nova. Your poll showed up just fine for me. Thumbs up for the article.
dethpillow - 2/12/2014, 8:03 PM
great article! I'd never heard of Scanner, interesting.

Regardless of his identity, I really hope Black Order is in whatever Thanos movie we get. I think they were a really great recent creation and they fit right in perfectly like they've been around forever.
Superhero96 - 2/12/2014, 8:35 PM
I always got the feeling that The Other was meant to take Mephisto's role in Infinty Gauntlet since Marvel didn't have the Ghost Rider tights then.
WYLEEJAY - 2/12/2014, 8:46 PM
@Superhero96. Or even a stand in for Annihilus if they ever did a cosmic MCU adaptation of Annihilation.
Lhornbk - 2/12/2014, 8:50 PM
Well, considering the actor playing him, I think it's Wesley Wyndham-Price from Buffy & Angel. He was killed by a wizard at the end of the last episode of Angel, and he was magically transformed into the Other and transported to space to work with Thanos. Lol
dethpillow - 2/12/2014, 9:30 PM
@Lhornbk - ha! and then maybe we'll get Buffy &Chewbacca showing up in Avengers 3. do it, Disney. bring the multiverse.
Maybe They Other is either Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, or ldris Elba.
kinghulk - 2/13/2014, 12:09 AM
when i first saw the avengers i thought he was supposed to be a frost giant (cos the bue skin) lol. bu i think it's corvus
StingyFox - 2/13/2014, 1:57 AM
Good analogy. I never really thought about who exactly he was. I like the one where he gave Scarlet Witch her powers. It seems plausible so I'm hoping he makes a return in The Avengers 2.
MetahumanAbominationKlone - 2/13/2014, 2:40 AM
Whoever he is he's pretty much Thanos' Desaad.

@Mexican

So true. Fassbender, Cumberbatch, Elba this and that!
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 5:20 AM
I read through a good bit of Chthon's Marvel wiki and I didn't see anything about him being called The Other (though I was skimming through and picking out the more important things, so I may've missed it).

A thought I had a while back actually came into my head a few minutes ago. He could be Collector's brother Grandmaster. Grandmaster possessed the Mind Gem in the comics and was much more evil than Collector. I could certainly see him being in league with Thanos.

@WYLEE

Oh yeah, he did. Good point there. We'll factor it in.
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 6:52 AM
Omega

Yeah, a name change would be needed I think.
dougieisrollingthejays - 2/13/2014, 7:52 AM
is he returning at all that we know of?
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 8:20 AM
dougie

Not that we know of, but if Thanos is playing a major role in GotG, The Other has a big chance at being in the movie too.
WYLEEJAY - 2/13/2014, 8:33 AM
So then we would have...
Ronan
Nebula
Korath
The Other
following Thanos orders........quite a FORCE to be reckoned with aye? ;)
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 9:04 AM
WYLEE

Hmm, that's a pretty good way of looking at it.
xStarLordx - 2/13/2014, 9:42 AM
Unsure. While their are lots of possibilities, I wouldn't be surprised to see that its a character Marvel Studios created for the movie and not necessarily someone from the comics.
cipher - 2/13/2014, 9:59 AM
Of these, I'd say Scanner.. but, I couldn't possibly resisting the irony of going with option 4 on the poll, so yeah.

cipher - 2/13/2014, 10:00 AM
Oh, and if we're talking Buffy/Avengers crossovers, then I want to see Spike gallivanting around Avengers tower.

DO IT.
cipher - 2/13/2014, 10:04 AM
*resist
MetahumanAbominationKlone - 2/13/2014, 1:48 PM
Nova... sorry, but your theories [frick]ING SUCK! They are terrible and you should feel terrible. Are you dense or something? Cipher is The Other. It's so [frick]ing obvious you tool.
WYLEEJAY - 2/13/2014, 1:48 PM
@Cipher. Spike couldn't resist Ms Marvel I bet. Lol
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 2:52 PM
Lol, [frick] you too MAC

ager - 2/13/2014, 3:11 PM
Fantastic theories. All make great sense and I'd love any of them. Even expanding on his role and replacing Mephisto or Annihilation, like others speculated would be exciting. I love these types of theories. Even if you're wrong it's still very good deductive reasoning.
ager - 2/13/2014, 3:12 PM
And if it's not Chewbaca or Spike it may be the 6-fingered man who killed Inego Mentoya's father.
npamusic - 2/13/2014, 3:41 PM
Nice theories mate! I have no idea who any of these characters are :-/
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 3:52 PM
Thanks ager, I certainly try my best.

NPaMusic
Cheers. Go get yourself acquainted with them, then!
WYLEEJAY - 2/13/2014, 7:01 PM
@Nova. Sorry but I think his name is Interface, not Scanner. I found two different websites that show him named Interface, and the lizard looking guy on his team is named Scanner.
MightyZeus - 2/13/2014, 9:55 PM
I'm surprised that the topic of this character has been brought up and yet i dont think any one has ever questioned as to who the character could be until now.

I'm just speculating but i think that the character could be Scanner. Great theories by the way and great editorial.
NovaCorpsFan - 2/13/2014, 11:26 PM
WYLEE

Cheers for that actually, I dunno why I didn't just open the book I have with the team in it. I'll rectify it ASAP.
WYLEEJAY - 2/14/2014, 12:35 AM
Lol. Its all good. The article def did its job of raising awareness of this character. I dont have any of the books, but it did motivate me to research online to learn about him. Hopefully did the same for others too. Unfortunately there isn't much known about him really. He transmutes elements. Not sure exactly what that means.
NovaCorpsFan - 2/14/2014, 6:27 AM
Yeah, he can change the molecular structure of things.
Ace101 - 2/15/2014, 5:10 AM
i too had come across the same conclusion some time back: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fan_fic/news/?a=81145

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