What I Believe the Main Threat in THE AVENGERS Will Be

What I Believe the Main Threat in THE AVENGERS Will Be

After much thought and discovery, I have come to the (somewhat far-fetched) conclusion of what will go down in THE AVENGERS.

So, just the other day I was rummaging through my comic-book collection. After much excavating I happened to discover my copy of The Infinity Gauntlet series, and, being the person I am, decided to thumb through it and relive all of the glory moments. Soon my moment of nostalgia came to a halt when a rather short scene in the series caught my eye. In issue 5, on page 9 and 10, I found this:

I didn't really notice what I noticed at first. My first thought was "Cool, it's Annihilus." But then the thought crossed my mind how Annihilus was a rumored villain in The Avengers, as well with Thanos. More thoughts crossed my mind until I noticed what I noticed, and what I noticed was this:

So that pic is pretty self-explanatory.

What I think is going down in The Avengers is this:

Loki gets sucked into a portal, but not one that leads into the Negative Zone. He instead runs across The Mad Titan, Thanos, whom he makes a deal with. The deal was this: and army in trade for the Cosmic Cube/Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos promises an army that will show no mercy to Earth and one that is easily expendable; this army is a band of pirates who live in the Negative Zone. He informs Loki that the Cosmic Cube does not only serve as a mode of transportation to other worlds, but to other dimensions as well, and he can utilize that power to bring the army to earth. Thanos tells Loki this without consent of the army or their leaders, but Loki doesn't know this.

So, Loki gets the cube blah blah blah blah blah and then opens a portal that leads to the Negative Zone. The army comes through, but not under orders of Loki or Thanos, but under Annihilus. He sees it as an opportunity to break through to the other side and conquer new worlds, but Loki is unaware of it. Soon Loki discovers that he is not in command and never was to begin with. Angry and upset, he turns to The Avengers and fights along-side them in order to stop Annihilus.

Yeah, I know this sounds like a stretch, but I can dream, can't I?

Another thing that crossed my mind was: even the rare case that something like this happened in the movie, how could have S.H.I.E.L.D have known about it long enough to assemble the Avengers? This is what I think:

A short time before the events of "Iron Man," S.H.I.E.L.D witnessed an event that was intended to have no witnesses. Through satellites, they were able to see something occur on Earth, and not in space. I think it would be awesome as boobs if this event was when Thanos comes to Earth in search of the cosmic cube and destroys a car which held a family to insure there were no witnesses to his arrival (Drax and Moondragon reference), and Nick Fury established The Avengers to ensure Earth's safety from a future invasion.

And there's my far-fetched ideas!

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