So even though “What If...?” is non-canon to the regular MCU, the episodes do give us some interesting insight on the characters in the main universe:
1) Peggy Carter liked Steve Rogers before the Super-Soldier serum.
(EDIT: Since people keep misinterpreting my point here, we get canon confirmation about this point in What If whereas it’s only heavily implied in the MCU)
2) T’Challa wants to change the world for the better. When he was raised as a king, he approached world issues through more diplomatic means. When he was raised as a ravager, he took on a more direct approach. Regardless, T’Challa is a good dude who wants to help people.
3) Hank Pym has an inner darkness that he struggles with. We saw that in the “Ant-Man” movie when he told Darren Cross that he saw too much of himself in him. Then, we saw his darkness in full display in “What If...?” when he took out the Avengers.
4) Doctor Strange is extremely obsessive, to the point of being borderline reckless. We saw that with his determination to fix his hands, as well as his attempts to reverse Christine Palmer’s death.
5) Vision is just as madly in love with Wanda as she is with him. Wanda trapped a whole town in her made-up world just so she can settle down with Vision, whereas Vision fed people to zombie Wanda because he couldn’t bring himself to put her down.
6) Erik Killmonger is straight up a cruel human being. “Black Panther” actually portrayed him in a more sympathetic light by showing how horrible his childhood was and having him die peacefully. But in “What If...?”, you see the full extent of his cruelty.
7) Thor and Loki are dumbasses who just want to have a good time. Thor’s always been a himbo, but as we see in “What If...?”, he would’ve been far worse if he didn’t have people guiding him. And as for Loki, we already knew he was a party animal based on “Thor Ragnarok” and his own show. “What If...?” essentially said that he’d be an even bigger party animal had he been raised properly.
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⚠ WHAT IF…? 107 SPOILERS ⚠
First, Loki is the reason Thor is the way he is. This is canon and i can't be happier.
Midgard is the most backwater planet and Heimdall doesn't pay attention to it. Yeah, makes sense.
Darcy and Howard the Duck got married in Las Vegas? Thor got a science tattoo? Korg left Fury unconscious? I mean, what a party.
Idk, I still don't like having Natalie Portman back in the MCU but I feel like this was a good warm up to have her as She Thor in Love and Thunder.
Now, this ain't relevant but for a second I thought Hill's haircut was like in the comics.):
Darcy said that she was expecting a dude captain. Same, Darcy. Same. And I'm talking about Mar-vell, not Carol. I liked this variant of her.
Rocket is still a rabbit for Thor in this time line. It's still funny.
Jotunn Loki, JOTUNN LOKI!! He has a good relationship with Thor. Whaaaat? He's his brother from another mother and i--.
Thor throwing the Mjölnir and it hitting Carol in the back of her head. I'm sorry, but I laughed like an idiot. You remember those memes about it happening on Endgame? Yeah, that's the reason.
And they had a pretty great fight, I may add. I did not know what to expect from this episode but yeah, I really liked it.
Surtur was on Earth?!? What the…?
“She's not my mother.” –Loki. I'm sorry that hurt. That hURT A LOT LAUFEYSON! (though it's true in this time line but still.)
And we learned that Thor is good at lying… but not that good. Did he really think he could fool Frigga? He almost did but, ugh. 🤦🏻♀️Lol
And lastly *clears throat*: DID YOU SEE ULTRON?!??? 1!1?? HE HAD AN ARMY, AND THE VIBRANIUM BODY, AND THE FREAKING INFINITY STONES, AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EPISODE!!!!!
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