So it turns out Thanos was right all along. Just like the urinal and mug in Hawkeye said. The Mad Titan’s methods may have been questionable but based on the events of Eternals, they may have been necessary. At least according to Thanos.
Saving us from the Celestials
In Eternals fans learned that when Celestials are being born they use the population of their host planets to grow to an enormous size and eventually destroy that planet in an event known as the ‘Emergence’. Celestials are insanely huge and powerful beings that are almost unstoppable once they are born.
This is something that Thanos could have realised from early on. His plan to erase half of all life in the universe could have been his way of trying to delay the Emergence. An event in which 100% of all life would have certainly been killed.
This is even something that Ajak, played by Salma Hayek, remarks in the Eternals movie. “Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe, delayed The Emergence.” is a direct quote from the leader of the Eternals.
By wiping out half of all life in the universe, Thanos would have significantly delayed any more Celestials being born without killing the entire population of any one planet.
Is it a perfect plan? No. Is it an effective plan? Definitely. In Thanos’ eyes this may have been the only way to stop the Celestials. At least temporarily.
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