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Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Fury & Captain Marvel Moment Makes No Sense

Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s shout-out to Captain Marvel is arguably the movie’s most confusing moment. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) barked at Peter Parker (Tom Holland) for even mentioning Carol Danvers but, in light of the revelation that Talos the Skrull (Ben Mendelsohn) was posing as Fury all along in Spider-Man: Far From Home, his reaction to Peter asking about Captain Marvel takes on an entirely different context – although it still doesn’t entirely make sense.

Picking up in 2o24, eight months after Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home spotlights how the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dealing with the aftermath of The Blip, which is the new name for Thanos’ snap. For Peter, the summer after Avengers: Endgame was a chance to go on a European vacation with his friends and tell MJ (Zendaya) how he feels about her – until Nick Fury sabotages Peter’s holiday and recruits Spider-Man to help Quentin Beck aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) save the world. Of course, it turns out the global crisis of other-dimensional Elemental monsters was created by the real villain, Mysterio, to trick the world so he can become the new Iron Man, i.e. the world’s greatest superhero.

Related: Spider-Man: Far From Home’s 20 Biggest Unanswered Questions

But before Peter found out the truth about Beck, he was reluctantly tapped by Fury and brought to the spy’s operating base in Venice, Italy. Once he understood that fighting the Elementals would pull Peter away from what he really wanted – a vacation with his friends and his romantic chance with MJ – Spider-Man bowed out of the mission and suggested some alternate choices, like Thor, who is in outer space, and Doctor Strange, who is “unavailable”. But when Peter mentioned Captain Marvel, Fury/Talos snapped, “Don’t invoke her name!

The line plays as one of Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s many jokes and MCU references, but is there a deeper reason for Fury/Talos’ curious response to invoking Captain Marvel’s name? One way to look at it is that Talos is intensely loyal to Captain Marvel and, given what Talos and the Skrulls owe her, it’s understandable why the affable shapeshifter would be protective of Carol Danvers. Indeed, Carol turned against the Kree Starforce (who were manipulating her and keeping her powers in check) and fought on the side of the Skrulls, who were being exterminated by the Kree. Captain Marvel ended with Carol escorting the Skrulls to find a new homeworld in another part of the universe. Essentially, Captain Marvel reunited Talos with his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn) and saved his people so it’s natural the Skrull would feel he owes her everything.

And perhaps, having knowledge of how busy Danvers is (as evidenced by Captain Marvel missing much of Avengers: Endgame so that she can police the galaxy), Talos simply felt she shouldn’t need to be bothered by coming back to Earth to deal with the Elementals, especially when the Terran homeworld has the Avengers and other superheroes to call upon – like Spider-Man.

However, there’s another potential way to look at Fury/ Talos getting angry at Peter mentioning Captain Marvel: what if the Skrull is actually angry at her for some unknown reason? After all, the events of Captain Marvel occurred in 1995, which was 29 years before Spider-Man: Far From Home. A lot of things could have transpired between Talos/the Skrulls and Carol Danvers during those three decades and we know Talos returned to Earth and became Nick Fury’s double for an unknown amount of time, along with Soren, who poses as Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). The real Fury is, in fact, working with the Skrulls on a secret mission in outer space, possibly to establish S.W.O.R.D., the outer-space version of S.H.I.E.L.D., in order to counteract Kree sleeper cells on Earth.

Therefore, it’s possible that at some point between 1995 and 2024, Captain Marvel and Talos had a falling out or that whatever the Skrulls and the real Nick Fury are working on is something they don’t necessarily want to involve Carol Danvers. While there isn’t much info to go on, trying to understand the context of why Fury/Talos wanted Captain Marvel’s name kept off the table is the only way to make that moment in Spider-Man: Far From Home make sense.

Next: Spider-Man: Far From Home Ending Explained (In Detail)


2019-07-14 02:07:24

John Orquiola

Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Fury & Captain Marvel Moment Makes No Sense

Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s shout-out to Captain Marvel is arguably the movie’s most confusing moment. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) barked at Peter Parker (Tom Holland) for even mentioning Carol Danvers but, in light of the revelation that Talos the Skrull (Ben Mendelsohn) was posing as Fury all along in Spider-Man: Far From Home, his reaction to Peter asking about Captain Marvel takes on an entirely different context – although it still doesn’t entirely make sense.

Picking up in 2o24, eight months after Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home spotlights how the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dealing with the aftermath of The Blip, which is the new name for Thanos’ snap. For Peter, the summer after Avengers: Endgame was a chance to go on a European vacation with his friends and tell MJ (Zendaya) how he feels about her – until Nick Fury sabotages Peter’s holiday and recruits Spider-Man to help Quentin Beck aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) save the world. Of course, it turns out the global crisis of other-dimensional Elemental monsters was created by the real villain, Mysterio, to trick the world so he can become the new Iron Man, i.e. the world’s greatest superhero.

Related: Spider-Man: Far From Home’s 20 Biggest Unanswered Questions

But before Peter found out the truth about Beck, he was reluctantly tapped by Fury and brought to the spy’s operating base in Venice, Italy. Once he understood that fighting the Elementals would pull Peter away from what he really wanted – a vacation with his friends and his romantic chance with MJ – Spider-Man bowed out of the mission and suggested some alternate choices, like Thor, who is in outer space, and Doctor Strange, who is “unavailable”. But when Peter mentioned Captain Marvel, Fury/Talos snapped, “Don’t invoke her name!

The line plays as one of Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s many jokes and MCU references, but is there a deeper reason for Fury/Talos’ curious response to invoking Captain Marvel’s name? One way to look at it is that Talos is intensely loyal to Captain Marvel and, given what Talos and the Skrulls owe her, it’s understandable why the affable shapeshifter would be protective of Carol Danvers. Indeed, Carol turned against the Kree Starforce (who were manipulating her and keeping her powers in check) and fought on the side of the Skrulls, who were being exterminated by the Kree. Captain Marvel ended with Carol escorting the Skrulls to find a new homeworld in another part of the universe. Essentially, Captain Marvel reunited Talos with his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn) and saved his people so it’s natural the Skrull would feel he owes her everything.

And perhaps, having knowledge of how busy Danvers is (as evidenced by Captain Marvel missing much of Avengers: Endgame so that she can police the galaxy), Talos simply felt she shouldn’t need to be bothered by coming back to Earth to deal with the Elementals, especially when the Terran homeworld has the Avengers and other superheroes to call upon – like Spider-Man.

However, there’s another potential way to look at Fury/ Talos getting angry at Peter mentioning Captain Marvel: what if the Skrull is actually angry at her for some unknown reason? After all, the events of Captain Marvel occurred in 1995, which was 29 years before Spider-Man: Far From Home. A lot of things could have transpired between Talos/the Skrulls and Carol Danvers during those three decades and we know Talos returned to Earth and became Nick Fury’s double for an unknown amount of time, along with Soren, who poses as Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). The real Fury is, in fact, working with the Skrulls on a secret mission in outer space, possibly to establish S.W.O.R.D., the outer-space version of S.H.I.E.L.D., in order to counteract Kree sleeper cells on Earth.

Therefore, it’s possible that at some point between 1995 and 2024, Captain Marvel and Talos had a falling out or that whatever the Skrulls and the real Nick Fury are working on is something they don’t necessarily want to involve Carol Danvers. While there isn’t much info to go on, trying to understand the context of why Fury/Talos wanted Captain Marvel’s name kept off the table is the only way to make that moment in Spider-Man: Far From Home make sense.

Next: Spider-Man: Far From Home Ending Explained (In Detail)


2019-07-14 02:07:24

John Orquiola

Captain Marvel: 10 Things In The Movie That Only Make Sense If You Read The Comics

The first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut in 2019 was Captain Marvel, the origin movie for the titular superhero and (technically) a prequel to The Avengers. The movie tells how the defiant airforce pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) became Capt. Marvel – the strongest Avenger and possibly one of the most powerful beings in the whole universe.

But in her move from the pages of a comic book to the big screen, Capt. Marvel changed a lot and left a lot of interesting and important details in translation. While these changes aren’t detrimental to her presence in the MCU, their absences make certain events and abilities a bit hard to understand. Here are 10 things in Captain Marvel that only make sense if you read the comics.

RELATED: 10 Strongest Female Marvel Characters

10 The Kree-Skrull War

From the day that she started fighting for the Kree, Capt. Marvel was told that their duty was to exterminate the shapeshifting Skrulls. The Krees’ irrational hatred of the Skrulls is briefly mentioned in the movie – where it’s revealed that the Skrulls are war refugees being oppressed by the Kree – but the comics provide a different in-depth explanation.

The races have been at war for generations and their conflict hit a boiling point when the Kree attacked a Skrull solar system. Desperate, the Skrulls called the Avengers for help while the half-Kree Capt. Marvel begrudgingly sided with the Kree.

9 Goose’s Digestive Tract

Capt. Marvel’s cat Goose isn’t just an ordinary pet because it’s actually a Flerken: an alien that hides giant tentacles, fangs and hundreds of its eggs within its body. It also just so happens to look like a regular Earth cat.

Flerkens’ stomachs are also known to be pocket realities that can hold and digest pretty much anything, including objects and beings larger than it. This is how Goose can store her tentacles in her small frame and swallow the Tesseract before puking it out without suffering any major damage despite eating an Infinity Stone.

8 The Source Of Her Powers

In the movie, Carol Danvers becomes Capt. Marvel after an experimental engine powered by the Tesseract’s energies explodes in her face. Miraculously, she isn’t harmed and instead receives incredible superpowers.

Similarly, Capt. Marvel gets her powers from a Kree device in the comics but this time it’s from the Psyche-Magnitron – something designed to bestow superpowers to a designated target or user from the start. As a result, Capt. Marvel gained super strength, flight, enhanced senses, photonic blasts, and more following the life-threatening incident.

7 Her Inhibited Strength

Capt. Marvel is one of the most powerful superheroes in both the comics and the MCU. Her raw power surpasses even the cosmic scales, which is why a measly Kree inhibitor keeping her in check didn’t make much sense.

The only way this could be justified is if Capt. Marvel was brainwashed, which happened a lot in the early comics. To subdue her, villains like the Brood, MODOK, and Supreme Intelligence convinced Carol that she wasn’t that powerful. The Kree in the movie had it easy since Carol lost her memories in the blast, making her conditioning less troublesome.

6 Her Nigh-Invulnerability

Over the course of her movie. Capt. Marvel takes a lot of punishment from either Kree soldiers or ships and barely receives a scratch. This isn’t the result of luck, but her passive superhuman abilities in action.

Not only can she absorb energy and force before firing it back at its source, but she also has a quick-acting healing factor that allows her to recuperate in the heat of battle. This could help explain how she effortlessly wiped out a Kree war fleet while tanking Thanos’ Hulk-stopping punches and a Power Stone blast later in Endgame.

RELATED: Every Single Avengers Movie (In Chronological Order)

5 Her Photon Blasts

It’s unclear what exactly the Tesseract’s energies did to Capt. Marvel and how they gave her an assortment of powers, one of which is the ability to fire concentrated photon shots from her hands.

A possible explanation lies in the comics, specifically when the Brood experimented on her and gave her the ability to manipulate the stars’ energies into photon blasts. This is referred to as “The Binary,” since the ability allows Carol to wield the energies of a binary star as a blast of yellow energy. Canonically, there are few beings who can surpass Capt. Marvel’s Binary Form.

4 Her Military Background

Despite suffering from amnesia and being conditioned by the Kree, Capt. Marvel retains her combat prowess and even improves her skills with the addition of her newfound superpowers.

This is because Carol’s airforce training on Earth is heavily engrained in both her body and mind. While glimpses of her army days and some flight training are shown in the movie, her military background is a lot more grueling and extensive in the comics. This is also why she exudes leadership and commands respect wherever she goes – she’s military authority incarnate.

3 Capt. Marvel’s Network

By being born on Earth and being trained by the Kree, it’s established in the comics that Capt. Marvel networked around the universe. This may explain her expansive knowledge of the cosmos despite being a (temporarily) brainwashed Kree soldier with limited memories.

In her cinematic appearances, Capt. Marvel is familiar with the universe’s many planets and races, even guiding the Skrulls to their new homeworld. It’s implied that she knows exactly how to help different worlds affected by Thanos’ snap, though it’s never shown. Perhaps her many galactic connections proved useful during these off-world missions.

RELATED: Marvel: 5 Things We Hope The Endgame Re-Release Reveals (& 5 Things We Hope It Doesn’t)

2 Her Seventh Sense

Capt. Marvel always seemed to appear at the right moment, coming in the nick of time to save the day. This was best seen in her Avengers appearances when she lucked into Tony Stark and arrived at the last minute to turn the tides of war against Thanos.

If Carol retained her Seventh Sense from the comics, her conveniently great timing would make a lot more sense. Simply put, this instinct allows her to feel major changes anywhere in the universe. This could also be why she left Earth post-Infinity War, sensing trouble on a cosmic scale.

1 The Real Carol Danvers

Despite being different sides of the same person, the stoic Kree fighter Vers and the rebellious human pilot Carol have overlapping traits that made it hard for some to differentiate the two.

Carol had a similar dual identity in her earlier comics, but it’s better laid out. Previously, Ms. Marvel was an entirely new persona that Carol could switch to – not unlike Billy Batson and Shazam. The trade-off was that Carol lost her emotions whenever she became the hot-blooded Kree warrior. If not for Prof. Xavier’s help, Carol would never have been able to feel anything as Ms. Marvel.

NEXT: 10 Best Avengers Quotes


2019-07-13 07:07:11

Angelo Delos Trinos

Captain Marvel: 10 Things In The Movie That Only Make Sense If You Read The Comics

The first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut in 2019 was Captain Marvel, the origin movie for the titular superhero and (technically) a prequel to The Avengers. The movie tells how the defiant airforce pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) became Capt. Marvel – the strongest Avenger and possibly one of the most powerful beings in the whole universe.

But in her move from the pages of a comic book to the big screen, Capt. Marvel changed a lot and left a lot of interesting and important details in translation. While these changes aren’t detrimental to her presence in the MCU, their absences make certain events and abilities a bit hard to understand. Here are 10 things in Captain Marvel that only make sense if you read the comics.

RELATED: 10 Strongest Female Marvel Characters

10 The Kree-Skrull War

From the day that she started fighting for the Kree, Capt. Marvel was told that their duty was to exterminate the shapeshifting Skrulls. The Krees’ irrational hatred of the Skrulls is briefly mentioned in the movie – where it’s revealed that the Skrulls are war refugees being oppressed by the Kree – but the comics provide a different in-depth explanation.

The races have been at war for generations and their conflict hit a boiling point when the Kree attacked a Skrull solar system. Desperate, the Skrulls called the Avengers for help while the half-Kree Capt. Marvel begrudgingly sided with the Kree.

9 Goose’s Digestive Tract

Capt. Marvel’s cat Goose isn’t just an ordinary pet because it’s actually a Flerken: an alien that hides giant tentacles, fangs and hundreds of its eggs within its body. It also just so happens to look like a regular Earth cat.

Flerkens’ stomachs are also known to be pocket realities that can hold and digest pretty much anything, including objects and beings larger than it. This is how Goose can store her tentacles in her small frame and swallow the Tesseract before puking it out without suffering any major damage despite eating an Infinity Stone.

8 The Source Of Her Powers

In the movie, Carol Danvers becomes Capt. Marvel after an experimental engine powered by the Tesseract’s energies explodes in her face. Miraculously, she isn’t harmed and instead receives incredible superpowers.

Similarly, Capt. Marvel gets her powers from a Kree device in the comics but this time it’s from the Psyche-Magnitron – something designed to bestow superpowers to a designated target or user from the start. As a result, Capt. Marvel gained super strength, flight, enhanced senses, photonic blasts, and more following the life-threatening incident.

7 Her Inhibited Strength

Capt. Marvel is one of the most powerful superheroes in both the comics and the MCU. Her raw power surpasses even the cosmic scales, which is why a measly Kree inhibitor keeping her in check didn’t make much sense.

The only way this could be justified is if Capt. Marvel was brainwashed, which happened a lot in the early comics. To subdue her, villains like the Brood, MODOK, and Supreme Intelligence convinced Carol that she wasn’t that powerful. The Kree in the movie had it easy since Carol lost her memories in the blast, making her conditioning less troublesome.

6 Her Nigh-Invulnerability

Over the course of her movie. Capt. Marvel takes a lot of punishment from either Kree soldiers or ships and barely receives a scratch. This isn’t the result of luck, but her passive superhuman abilities in action.

Not only can she absorb energy and force before firing it back at its source, but she also has a quick-acting healing factor that allows her to recuperate in the heat of battle. This could help explain how she effortlessly wiped out a Kree war fleet while tanking Thanos’ Hulk-stopping punches and a Power Stone blast later in Endgame.

RELATED: Every Single Avengers Movie (In Chronological Order)

5 Her Photon Blasts

It’s unclear what exactly the Tesseract’s energies did to Capt. Marvel and how they gave her an assortment of powers, one of which is the ability to fire concentrated photon shots from her hands.

A possible explanation lies in the comics, specifically when the Brood experimented on her and gave her the ability to manipulate the stars’ energies into photon blasts. This is referred to as “The Binary,” since the ability allows Carol to wield the energies of a binary star as a blast of yellow energy. Canonically, there are few beings who can surpass Capt. Marvel’s Binary Form.

4 Her Military Background

Despite suffering from amnesia and being conditioned by the Kree, Capt. Marvel retains her combat prowess and even improves her skills with the addition of her newfound superpowers.

This is because Carol’s airforce training on Earth is heavily engrained in both her body and mind. While glimpses of her army days and some flight training are shown in the movie, her military background is a lot more grueling and extensive in the comics. This is also why she exudes leadership and commands respect wherever she goes – she’s military authority incarnate.

3 Capt. Marvel’s Network

By being born on Earth and being trained by the Kree, it’s established in the comics that Capt. Marvel networked around the universe. This may explain her expansive knowledge of the cosmos despite being a (temporarily) brainwashed Kree soldier with limited memories.

In her cinematic appearances, Capt. Marvel is familiar with the universe’s many planets and races, even guiding the Skrulls to their new homeworld. It’s implied that she knows exactly how to help different worlds affected by Thanos’ snap, though it’s never shown. Perhaps her many galactic connections proved useful during these off-world missions.

RELATED: Marvel: 5 Things We Hope The Endgame Re-Release Reveals (& 5 Things We Hope It Doesn’t)

2 Her Seventh Sense

Capt. Marvel always seemed to appear at the right moment, coming in the nick of time to save the day. This was best seen in her Avengers appearances when she lucked into Tony Stark and arrived at the last minute to turn the tides of war against Thanos.

If Carol retained her Seventh Sense from the comics, her conveniently great timing would make a lot more sense. Simply put, this instinct allows her to feel major changes anywhere in the universe. This could also be why she left Earth post-Infinity War, sensing trouble on a cosmic scale.

1 The Real Carol Danvers

Despite being different sides of the same person, the stoic Kree fighter Vers and the rebellious human pilot Carol have overlapping traits that made it hard for some to differentiate the two.

Carol had a similar dual identity in her earlier comics, but it’s better laid out. Previously, Ms. Marvel was an entirely new persona that Carol could switch to – not unlike Billy Batson and Shazam. The trade-off was that Carol lost her emotions whenever she became the hot-blooded Kree warrior. If not for Prof. Xavier’s help, Carol would never have been able to feel anything as Ms. Marvel.

NEXT: 10 Best Avengers Quotes


2019-07-13 07:07:11

Angelo Delos Trinos

Twilight: 10 Things In The Movies That Only Make Sense If You Read The Books

There are several movies based on a book series, but there is always the question of whether or not it is better to read the books before watching the movie. The Twilight Saga is one book series that should definitely be read first because it fills in a lot of the plot holes you might have been confused about while watching the movies. It even adds depth to the characters and explains their actions in ways you might not have realized otherwise.

RELATED: Twilight: 10 Facts About Edward They Leave Out In The Movies

We have compiled a list of instances in the movies that would not have made sense to anyone who didn’t read the books. These could be plot holes or explanations of a character’s actions that would help a viewer grasp the deeper meaning behind certain circumstances. Keep reading to learn about ten things in the Twilight movies that only make sense if you read the books.

10 Bella Did Other Things Besides Just Being With Edward

The movies make it seem like Bella’s life revolves around Edward and her romantic life with him, but it is just not true. Bella ends up finding a job at the Newton’s outdoor shop called Newton’s Olympic Outfitters.

Her life also consists of studying and also taking care of things at home. These things were left out of the movie, making it appear that her life consisted of only Edward, but her character was actually more complicated than she appeared.

9 Bella’s Clumsiness in the Books Help Make Her Lies More Believable

The first movie in the series shows Bella’s clumsiness as she slips on ice or pricks her finger, but they definitely downplayed this facet of her character. People who didn’t read the books might find it hard to believe that Bella fell down a flight of stairs, which was used as her excuse to explain what happened to her at the ballet studio.

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The books portray her as barely able to walk on her own two feet without encountering a disaster, but the movies veer aware from this as time goes on, and this fact might leave some movies watchers confused.

8 Bella Faints at the Sight and Smell of Blood

Something else that is in the Twilight book and not the movie adaptation is when Bella’s biology class is required to give blood. The book describes how Bella faints at the sight or smell of blood, which ends up sending her to the nurse. It also shows another reason why Edward and Bella are so incompatible, as blood is the one thing Edward needs to survive.

The film also downplays the scene where Bella pricks her finger, then slices her arm on broken glass, as in the books it causes her to almost faint amidst the chaos.

7 Esme’s Past About Losing a Child Explains Some Things

There is a scene in the New Moon movie where the entire Cullen family votes on changing Bella. The only two who vote “no” are Edward and Rosalie, which is strange when you consider Esme’s past life. The movies do not share why Esme was changed, but it happened when Carlisle found Esme after she had attempted to commit suicide after the death of her baby.

RELATED: Twilight: 10 Facts About Bella They Leave Out In The Movies

Esme had already watched Edward try to commit suicide once when he thought Bella was dead, and that would have destroyed Esme as she viewed all of the Cullen children as her own. Esme could not bear to lose another child and the only way to remedy this seemed to be to change Bella. This shaped her vote and this was something else that made a lot more sense in the books. Readers knew the reasoning behind her decision.

6 Alice and Edward Gave Bella a CD for Her Birthday

This important factor was left out of the movie, despite it being such a major emotional breaking point for Bella after Edward left. Edward and Alice gifted it to her on her birthday, and the CD contained the lullaby Edward had written just for her.

She loved the CD and when he hid it from her after he left, she was heartbroken that she couldn’t even have that piece of him to hold onto. This detail helps viewers understand just how thorough Edward was in making sure she had nothing left to remind herself of him, and how it furthered her mental breakdown.

5 Edward Owned a Motorcycle

Edward found out that Bella had been riding motorcycles with Jacob while he had been away, but the movie doesn’t show that he attempted to do this with her. Edward bought himself a motorcycle but gave it to Jasper after he realized it was singular to Bella and Jacob’s friendship.

RELATED: 10 Actors Who Could Play Mister Fantastic In The MCU

Edward knows it is something that he and Bella will never share, and it furthers his character arc as he learns to tolerate and trust Jacob Black.

4 Edward Pushed for Bella to Go to College

The movies showcase this a little bit, but the books really divulge Edward’s desire for Bella not to miss out on anything that humans get to experience. Edward wants Bella to go to college and even fills out applications for her. She ends up being accepted into the University of Alaska, but Edward wants her to choose something more prestigious like Dartmouth.

RELATED: 10 Twilight Fan Tattoos That Sparkle

Edward cares about her education and experiences, but the movie seems to neglect this side of him at times when the books shine a brighter light on this facet of his image.

3 Bella Cooks All of Charlie’s Meals

The movies show Bella and Charlie eating at the diner, but the truth is that Bella cooked all of the meals. She was actually more like Charlie’s caretaker as she cleaned up the house and made him eat healthier. This showed how much Bella cared for her father and her ability to fend for herself as an independent woman.

The movies seemed to only show Bella as a hopeless girl who needed a man to save her from herself, but they failed to shine a light on what she was actually capable of doing.

2 Alice and Bella are Close Friends

The movie touches on this at parts as Alice buys Bella gifts or helps Bella plan her wedding and graduation party, but their relationship ran so much deeper than that. The movies made us believe that they were friendly toward each other, but at times it seemed like Bella somewhat tolerated Alice’s antics.

The books, on the other hand, show the side where Bella and Alice would hang out together, and she even stayed over for a sleepover. It added a new dimension to her character and people might not understand this if they didn’t read the books.

1 Charlie Wanted Bella to Choose Jacob

When Edward leaves Bella and sends her into a depression, Charlie wants nothing but Edward’s head. Charlie is even less pleased when Edward comes back and Bella returns to his arms, but the movies downplay Charlie’s emotions. Charlie, along with Billy, was rooting for Jacob and Bella to be together.

When Jacob kisses Bella in the books, Charlie doesn’t reprimand him and instead congratulates him for doing it. It shows the rift that has formed between Bella and her father as she is forced to choose between her family and Edward, but this is something movie watchers may not fully understand unless they read the books.

NEXT: Stranger Things: 10 Most Romantic Moments, Ranked


2019-07-13 03:07:29

Rebecca Knauss

Glee: 10 Storylines That Make No Sense (And 10 That Hurt The Show)

For six seasons, Glee was considered to be one of the most positive and progressive shows on television. Through their ability to tackle social issues, it became a beacon of light for fans to enjoy through tough times. Through a combination of song, dance, and story-telling, Ryan Murphy was able to create a world where younger fans could relate to various characters as they navigated high school. When the show began in 2009, it was a fresh concept full of new faces which spawned millions of “Gleeks” worldwide.

Unfortunately, as the show went on, it began to lose the sparkle that it began with. What were initially fresh stories turned in to over-the-top parodies and over-saturated episodes. When Glee was on its game, it was fantastic. Unfortunately, when it was bad it was also very poor and difficult to endure. Later seasons of the show seemed to be trying everything to reclaim its former glory and wound up putting out some very poor storylines. Some of the storylines that were produced made very little sense, and only served to damage the credibility of the show.

Others were actually so poorly received that they should wind up in a trophy case of their own for other students at McKinley High School to throw slushies at.

While Glee’s greatest episodes and stories will live on as great television, its very poor ones will live in infamy forever. Here are 10 Glee Storylines That Make No Sense (And 10 That Hurt The Show):

20 Hurt: Adam Lambert & Demi Lovato

By the time Glee hit its fifth season, it was clear that the show was running out of steam. Rather than having engaging stories for their characters, the show was relying on cheap gimmicks and guest stars to garner interest. This fully explains the cameos of both Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato during this season.

Introduced as members of Kurt’s cover band, Lambert and Lovato were brought in for several episodes. While the show has experienced great success with guest stars before, these two were not given meaningful characters or story arcs. In fact, the show did not seem to have a definitive plan for them, and they were phased out without explanation during the season. Had Glee focused more on their development, this may have been successful. Unfortunately, it was just used as a cheap tactic to garner ratings.

19 No Sense: Rachel Leaves Broadway

Two things about Glee were definitive – that Rachel would always get a solo, and that she was determined to make it on Broadway. While she would continue to receive multiple solos throughout the series, Rachel’s Broadway dreams were also poised to come true during season five. Following being cast in a production of Funny Girl, she was finally set to achieve her dreams. However, being offered her own television pilot out of the blue changed her entire career trajectory.

While Glee enjoyed being a fantastical show, the entire premise of Rachel’s career arc was ridiculous.

Without a single television or professional stage credit to her name, it is highly unlikely that a casting director would pluck her from obscurity for her own television show. Fans are conditioned to suspend disbelief, but this was too farfetched, even for Ryan Murphy.

18 Hurt: Quinn In A Wheelchair

If there is one thing that Glee knew how to do, it was tug on their audience’s heartstrings. By establishing such a connection between their fans and characters, it was truly heartbreaking when something harmed them. During her senior year at McKinley, Quinn was hospitalized following a car accident. Ultimately, the accident left her bound to a wheelchair and unable to walk.

Initially, fans were devastated for Quinn following her accident. However, the devastation quickly faded away to confusion. After only three episodes, Quinn would “magically” be out of her chair after healing from her injuries. While recovery was not impossible, it happened far too quickly for fans to comprehend. Had Quinn remained injured for longer, the storyline may have had the desired impact. Instead, it just became a punchline.

17 No Sense: Brittany Is A Genius

Many of the comedic highlights of Glee‘s early seasons focused on Brittany’s one-liners. Her dim-witted responses made for some hysterical moments and made her a must-see character. Unfortunately, the show decided to undo all of the work that had been put into her character towards the end of the series.

The charm of Brittany S. Pierce was that she rarely understood any situation she was in. However, it turns out that she was actually a mathematical genius the entire time. Instead of following through on her character, the show swerved fans by revealing that she was recruited by MIT to solve complex equations. The show had spent numerous episodes dedicated to her lack of intelligence, but then decided to flip the script? This move came out of left field and just left fans confused.

16 Hurt: The Major Event

When a show “jumps the shark,” it goes too far with a storyline and begins to lose popularity. Following so much work through their first seasons, it appeared that by season four, the team was grasping at straws for their storylines. After tackling teenage issues of pregnancy, substance abuse, and harm, the show resorted to gun issues.

While certainly a prevalent issue, the episode Shooting Star was poorly timed.

Airing only four months following the event at Sandy Hook Elementary School, families involved in the incident were not pleased. In fact, with so many parallels to the real-life incident, fans were upset they were not notified of the intensity of the episode beforehand. While Glee always did a great job of tackling social issues, this one warranted a warning.

15 No Sense: Blaine Hurting Kurt

When it comes to the most beloved Glee couples, Klaine is always near the top. The trials that these two went through in order to find love was nothing short of amazing. However, each of those situations made them grow stronger together because they relied on each other. This is why when it was revealed that Blaine had left Kurt for someone fans had never met before, it was very confusing.

While Kurt and Blaine had their share of issues – just like all couples – Blaine’s ideas came out of nowhere. If the showrunners wanted to make a big statement about this couple, they should have put much more thought into it. Having Blaine harm Kurt just for the sake of it made the storyline fall flat since it had no further meaning behind it.

14 Hurt: Lauren Zizes Disappears

Glee‘s secondary characters were incredibly under-rated parts of the show. With so many one-liners and hilarious moments to choose from, some of the background characters had better moments than the main cast. Just based on Lauren Zizes’ brief appearances in the early seasons of the show, she became a fan favorite. So when she became a member of the New Directions during season three, fans were overjoyed.

Unfortunately, that joy would be short lived as Lauren would vanish without a trace. Following a brief relationship with Puck and performances at Regionals, Lauren would fade into obscurity at McKinley. This would become a theme with Glee over the years, and Lauren would not be the first victim. Yet, Lauren would be the one that is missed the most.

13 No Sense: Sue Married Herself

Glee would see a lot of weddings through their short run. While each would end in happiness for everyone, there is one that sticks out as nonsensical among them all. Weddings for Emma and Will, Blaine and Kurt, and Brittany and Santana were fantastic affairs, but Sue Sylvester’s still makes fans scratch their heads.

Most of the things Sue was involved in confuse fans, but her marriage to herself is at the top of the list.

During season two, Sue announced that she had plans to marry her most compatible mate – herself. Following a stint on a dating service, she determined that she is her most ideal relationship. The idea was very strange, unexplored and so poorly executed that it did not fit in with the rest of the show. Furthermore, it was never referenced again throughout the series. So ultimately, what was the point?

12 Hurt: Artie’s Magic Legs

The focus that Glee had on love, hope, and happiness was a great message for viewers. When the rest of the world was focused on negativity, Glee knew how to make things positive again. However, sometimes their suspension of disbelief went a little too far and made things difficult to watch.

Artie’s unfortunate childhood accident left him unable to walk and bound to a wheelchair. Kevin McCale’s portrayal of a handicapable student was met with praise from the community as a positive showing of for those with disabilities. However, Artie receives a ReWalk which allows him to walk with assistance. Other than this brief appearance, the machine is never seen again and is revealed to have broken quickly. Instead of furthering their stance on positivity, the show took a step backward with this strange addition.

11 No Sense: Tina Woke Up As Rachel

As the show began to press on, the search for fresh episode ideas seemed to get bleaker. Rather than being treated to fresh ideas, fans were given strange episodes like Props. Instead of diving in further to characters and providing fresh storylines, one-off episodes were created that had little substance to the overall plot.

Props focused on Tina hitting her head and dreaming of a world where all New Directions members swapped bodies. Tina saw herself as Rachel, Kurt was acting like Finn, and Puck became Blaine. While there were some funny moments, the episode did not serve to move any plots forward. Much more effort could have been placed on what made the show great, but instead, fans were given this strange episode.

10 Hurt: Ryder Quits The Glee Club

Introducing new characters into the New Directions is always a big gamble. New faces either have the opportunity to become fan favorites or unlikable additions. When all of the new Glee underclassmen became part of the show during season four, fans were indifferent to the group. In an effort to create a connection, these students were given prime placement on several episodes.

While characters like Ryder showed great promise, it seems that the showrunners eventually regretted their decision.

In his biggest storyline, Ryder wound up quitting the Glee Club in emotional fashion following being “catfished” by Unique. For those fans that were invested in his storyline, they were surprised to see that the writers essentially forgot about his story. Instead of being apart from the club the next season, he had returned like nothing had happened. Not addressing storylines like this hurt the credibility of the show in a way that it never recovered from.

9 No Sense: Rachel Had A Crush On Will

Just a little crush? More like just a little annoying episode. Fans were heavily invested in the pairing of Rachel and Finn during the early seasons of the show. Any deviation from that relationship was not met with approval. So imagine how fans reacted when Rachel developed a crush on her teacher, Mr. Schuester?

While the escapade only lasted one episode, it was a very strange development. Rachel had only shown contempt for Will in the past, but she suddenly fell head-over-heels for him after singing a song together. This took place early on in the show, so perhaps the writers were just experimenting. Either way, it is a storyline that is best forgotten about when thinking about the show’s past.

8 Hurt: Terri False Pregnancy

While Terri Schuester may be one of Glee’s most notorious villains, her storyline is very strange to think about in retrospect. In an effort to keep her husband, she fakes a pregnancy and plans to “purchase” Quinn’s baby as her own. It is surprising that a story like this was allowed to make the air, but it was one of the main focuses of the first season.

Terri serves as a reminder of just how ugly the world can be, and that is not what Glee is about.

If Glee were to return to the air, it is unlikely that something like this would make the screen again. The premise of Terri’s pregnancy could be considered hurtful to many audience members, and could certainly be seen in poor taste.

7 No Sense: Blaine Dates Karofsky

Dave Karofsky’s story arc is one of the most powerful moments of the show. Dave’s growth over multiple seasons elicits so many reactions and shows the power of being yourself. Prior to his redemption, Dave is one of the most disliked villains due to how he treats Kurt. His treatment of Kurt earns him his hatred, particularly from those closest to Kurt. This is what makes his relationship with Blaine so strange when it randomly occurs later in the series.

Blaine is fully aware of how poorly Karofsky treated Kurt, so it seems very unlikely that they would find a romantic connection. While Dave certainly becomes a changed man, some of the things he said and did to Kurt were just unforgivable. Not only was Kurt confused at their relationship, but so were the fans.

6 Hurt: Rachel Is A Choir Director

Perhaps someone should be doing reference checks on the employees that McKinley High School hires. While teachers like Will and Emma are reputable, there are some seriously questionable decisions made about the faculty. The strangest of all is when Rachel Berry herself ends up on the payroll as choir director.

There is no denying Rachel’s talent on the stage, but how does this make her qualified to teach and lead students?

Particularly considering that she has zero qualifications towards teaching, it makes little sense that she would be allowed to direct a school program. It seems like there is a disconnect on exactly what makes a good teacher in the state of Ohio.

5 No Sense: The Acafellas

When Glee would take the time to focus on the adult characters, it was normally a breath of fresh air. In fact, storylines featuring Mr. Schue, Emma, and Coach Beiste were very well received. However, this early “gem” of an episode is not remembered very fondly.

The Acafellas was Will Schuester’s attempt to regain his glory days as a performer, however, there was one issue – not a single fan asked for an episode like this. During Season One, fans were heavily invested in storylines featuring Finn, Rachel, Puck, and Quinn. Unfortunately for Will and the rest of The Acafellas, fans were not interested in seeing this group. In fact, this episode is among the lowest rated of the entire first season. Perhaps this would have been better left unexplored as a story arc.

4 Hurt: Anything With Myron

It is no secret that Glee’s later seasons were not amongst the strongest of the series. In fact, the entire final season did not have many strong episodes at all. The worst trend of them all began when Myron Musovitz was introduced as a new member of the group.

Widely considered to be the worst addition to the show, Myron was a loud-mouthed, young child who was forced into the group. Instead of being entertaining, Myron only came off as annoying to audiences and was heavily criticized. Thankfully the actress was only included in four episodes, otherwise, her mark on the series would have been much more negative.

3 No Sense: Kurt’s Internship

Glee was at its best when it focused on the New Direction’s pursuit of show-choir glory. It was only when the show began to deviate from this that fans began to question the show’s viability and strength. This was no more apparent than when Kurt moved to New York and pursued a career outside of performing arts.

Kurt’s internship at Vogue alongside Sarah Jessica Parker is a strange black mark on Glee’s history.

While Sarah Jessica Parker is delightful in her role, the entire internship storyline makes little sense. Given Kurt’s limited experience in the world outside of Ohio, how was he able to land such a sweet gig? Particularly when he was not actually enrolled at school during that time. The entire premise makes little sense, but it was entertaining enough for fans to enjoy.

2 Hurt: Artie Playing Football

Suspending disbelief for entertainment purposes is one thing. But believing that a high school football program would allow a student in a wheelchair to compete in a contact sport? That is just insulting to the audience’s intelligence.

While Glee‘s message of inclusion was always refreshing to witness, allowing Artie to compete on the gridiron is a step too far. High schools have a responsibility to keep their students safe, and football is not exactly a safe sport. For someone in Artie’s condition to be allowed to play, there would be numerous rules being broken. Perhaps this one should have been thought through a little bit more because it only served to damage the show’s credibility in the eyes of their fans.

1 No Sense: Blaine And The Puppets

Introducing experimental ideas into a stale show can sometimes have a great payoff. However, this requires that the idea is well-executed and well-received by fans. Unfortunately, season five’s Puppet Master did not check off either of those requirements.

It seems that someone on the writing team decided that including puppets in the show was going to be a good idea. The only explanation they could muster up – that there was a gas leak in the auditorium that was causing hallucinations. Looking at this episode in a microscope, it is one of the strangest things to occur on the show. Particularly because the puppets are never seen again.

Are there any other storylines that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!


2019-04-25 07:04:09

Chris Lalonde

Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense Isn’t In Captain America: Civil War? Think Again

Spider-Man’s spider-sense was actually featured in Captain America: Civil War – twice. When Marvel Studios struck an unprecedented deal with Sony to incorporate a new version of Spider-Man into the MCU, they decided not to repeat anything that had been done before on the big screen. That’s why Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is younger than any previous iteration of Peter Parker, and it’s why Marvel avoided retelling that famous origin story.

It also meant that Marvel chose not to focus on Spider-Man’s spider-sense. In the comics, the spider-sense is a core part of Spider-Man’s powerset, a preternatural sixth sense that warns him of danger. When Sony began making Spider-Man movies, they chose to make the spider-sense central to their portrayals, creating stunning slow-motion scenes that emphasized the sense of impending danger and the speed of Spider-Man’s reflexes. Marvel Studios chose to ditch this approach, and it wasn’t until Avengers: Infinity War that there was even an explicit nod to the spider-sense, with the hairs on Peter’s arm standing on end as the Black Order ship arrived on Earth.

Related: Why Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Trailers Ignore Avengers: Infinity War

But on closer watch, just because Marvel hasn’t focused on the spider-sense in previous films, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t there all along. It’s worth remembering that the MCU’s Spider-Man has struggled to master his powers in a way none of the other big-screen versions have. As he explained in Captain America: Civil War, all his senses have been “dialed to 11.” He’s struggling to cope with the sheer amount of input; and that potentially means he hasn’t yet worked out how to handle this mysterious danger sense.

In actual fact, there are two scenes in Captain America: Civil War where Spider-Man’s spider-sense appears to be in play. The Airport Battle really begins when Spider-Man enters the scene, stealing Captain America’s shield and webbing up his hands. Though he doesn’t know it, Captain America had figured that Iron Man’s forces would somehow try to take his shield, and he’d planted Ant-Man on it as a surprise. It’s easy to miss, though, but Spider-Man begins to react to Ant-Man’s presence before Scott Lang sizes up. He knows that something is wrong, even if he hasn’t got a clue what it is. That’s a problem Spider-Man has frequently had in the comics, when his spider-sense warns him of danger but he can’t figure it out in time to dodge it.

Later on, Spider-Man takes on Falcon and Winter Soldier. During the fight, there’s a moment when he’s engaging Falcon in a mid-air battle, telling Sam that he has the right to remain silent. Bucky attempts to intervene, ripping up a piece of furnishing and tossing it at Spider-Man – but the wall-crawler reacts at speed. “Oh, God,” Peter gasps, the eyes of his mask widening just as they tend to when his spider-sense is triggered in the comics. He turns to see what’s coming, and ducks under it, before catching it with webbing and throwing it straight back at the Winter Soldier. There’s absolutely no way Spider-Man could have sensed that attack if not for his spider-sense.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that the MCU’s Spider-Man does indeed have spider-sense, and it’s since been visualized in Avengers: Infinity War. As Feige noted, “I think how we explore [the spider-sense] in a cinematic sense will change.” In Captain America: Civil War, while the spider-sense was there, the action scenes weren’t really from Peter’s perspective and thus it wasn’t the focus. It will be interesting to see what approach Jon Watts takes in Spider-Man: Far From Home now the spider-sense is officially out of the bag.

More: How Sony Ruined (And Then Saved) Spider-Man


2019-04-18 04:04:13

Thomas Bacon

25 Things That Make No Sense About Shazam

SPOILERS for Shazam! ahead

Fans rushed to the theaters this weekend to enjoy Shazam, the latest DC Comics adaptation set in the DC Extended Universe/Worlds of DC line of films. It’s important to specify these days, as Warner Bros. is breaking from the shared universe template set by Marvel Studios to release standalone “Elseworlds” style films not set to continuity. This can be initially confusing to the casual film-goer, who aren’t quite sure of how to handle multiple unrelated versions of the Joker up on the big screen.

Thankfully, Shazam is set within the established DC continuity seen in films like Man of Steel, Batman v SupermanSuicide SquadWonder WomanJustice League, and Aquaman. No confusing explanations needed, and it allowed Shazam to sit in a safety net created by previous superhero appearances in that cinematic world. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean everything makes sense in the world of Shazam. The comic character inherently has an incredibly confusing history, having begun publication as Captain Marvel back in 1939 Whiz Comics #2. Following the ceasing of publication and lapsing of the trademark, Marvel Comics jumped on the name and released their own Captain Marvel, with that film adaptation recently hitting theaters as well.

There was always bound to be some confusion with Shazam, even contained within the film. From vague or unresolved plot points to undefined mythologies and things that made the eyebrows raise up, there were a number of moments in the film that are a little confusing. Today we are going to take a look at 25 things that don’t make sense about the other Captain Marvel, Shazam.

25 Why Would The Wizard Risk So Much By Testing Young Sivana?

We are quickly introduced to young Thaddeus Sivana as he encounters the aged Wizard, who is looking for a suitable heir to his power. Sivana, like other children tested over the years, falls to the temptations of the Seven Deadly Sins and fails the test. Wouldn’t the Wizard be better served to vet his possible successors a little more thoroughly before dangling the carrot and potentially ruining their lives? Sivana’s father’s death and lifelong mission to find the Sins falls squarely on the Wizard’s poor planning, how many more villains did he create in his search?

24 Why Does The Wizard Choose Children?

Sure, the argument can be made that children are the purest of heart, which is the defining trait for a wielder of the power of Shazam. But as seen with Sivana, children are also easily swayed and manipulated by powerful forces like the Seven Deadly Sins. Wouldn’t the Wizard be better suited by bestowing his powers upon a capable, responsible adult with a proven purity, such as character like Superman who exists in this cinematic world? Superman with the power of Shazam, game over.

23 What Was Sivana’s Motivation?

While we understand Dr. Thaddeus Sivana’s desire to take all the power he was denied as a child from Billy Batson, it remains unclear throughout the film just what he plans to do with the power of Shazam. Is it world domination or simply the act of obtaining the power that drives him? Did the Seven Sins grant him power for reasons beyond their own freedom? The rush to create a workable super villain may have left some questions unanswered.

22 Why Did Savana’s Family Hate Him So Much?

It’s easy to see how Dr. Sivana would grow up to become the villain, given the behavior we see towards him from his father and brother. But why do they hate him so much? Before the accident that crippled his father, both members of young Thaddeus’ family mock and ridicule him. It may also be important to note that Thad’s mother doesn’t appear to be in the picture. Could that be related to Thad, possible passing during childbirth, that may have caused the resentment from his family?

21 What Is The Rock Of Eternity?

Comic fans may know quite a bit about the mystical Rock of Eternity where the wizard Shazam resides, yet the location Billy meets the Wizard in the film is left largely unrevealed or explained. We learn a little about the Rock of Eternity’s meaning to the larger world of magic that exists within the DC Universe, but it’s unclear if the description is about the Wizard’s staff or the location of the thrones. A little bit of exploration here may have done a lot to flush out the mythology of the Rock of Eternity.

20 What Exactly Were The Seven Deadly Sins?

Sivana’s use of the Seven Deadly Sins during his battles with Shazam failed to reveal anything about the powerful creatures besides them being vaguely indistinct monsters. The comics featured a few different versions of the Seven Deadly Sins, with the most memorable appearing during Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s New 52 reboot of Shazam. Yet the cinematic version of the Sins left their abilities and distinctions undefined, with the brief explanation to Batson by the Wizard not revealing much beyond their vague origin.

19 Seriously, No Black Adam?

The film even included a little bit of Black Adam’s backstory when the Wizard discussed the “first champion” picked by the Council of Wizards. The audience was given a brief look at an energy projection as the Wizard made his quick explanation to Billy so it was very difficult to tell if it was Black Adam/Teth-Adam, but it definitely felt like a missed opportunity to cameo the character. Especially considering the apparent big plans for the character’s own film and its star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

18 How Did Freddy Afford His Expensive Merchandise?

As Billy and Freddy bond throughout the movie, we learn of Freddy’s heroic worship of some of the DC heroes we’ve already seen on screen. This includes a replica Batarang from the Batman of Gotham, and his prized possession, a 9mm bullet that had been fired at Superman. However, there is no doubt that these collectible items of memorabilia would be incredibly expensive with the bullet alone costing hundreds of dollars, which is not an easy purchase for any teenager.

17 Why Did The Door To The Rock Of Eternity Destroy Crosby?

When the audience first meets the adult Thaddeus Sivana, he is now a doctor (of something) and has tasked Dr. Lynn Crosby to investigate what she believes to be a “mass hysteria” phenomenon. Through this study, Sivana manages to open a door to the Rock of Eternity using seven mystical symbols, though when Dr. Crosby touches the door, she crumbles to dust. Why did the door destroy her? We see in the movie other people interact with the doors and symbols who don’t pass away, so why did it only do her in?

16 Why Didn’t The Wizard Even Try To Stop Sivana?

For an all-powerful Wizard, he sure doesn’t react much when Sivana makes his play for the orb that contains the power of the Seven Sins. The statues of the Sins do tell Sivana that the Wizard is too weak to stop them, but he doesn’t even make an attempt before it’s too late. It seems even more concerning given the Wizard’s recognition of Thaddeus and knowing how tempted he was by the Sins when he was a child. Weak he may be, but a little prior action may have prevented Sivana’s empowerment.

15 Where Does Sivana’s Money Come From?

It’s a little unclear how Dr. Thaddeus Sivana makes his living or was able to fund the “mass hysteria” studies to find his way back to the Rock of Eternity. We learn that his father and brother are both successful board members of Sivana Industries, but it’s clear that Thad is not on the board and unlikely to have access to the kinds of money needed to fund the type of worldwide study and expeditions. Again, what doctorate does he hold? It’s hard to try and understand the villain when the audience is left knowing so little about them.

14 Where Does Shazam’s Power Come From?

Obviously, the Wizard grants Billy Batson the power of Shazam by saying the magic word, but that power comes from somewhere. It’s briefly touched on when Batson first speaks the word and the Wizard calls out the various Gods and abilities that make up the powers of Shazam (The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, etc.,) but anything beyond that call out is left unknown. How did the Wizard harness or receive the abilities from the various Gods? Did the Council of Wizards also harness other Gods abilities?

13 WHAT ABOUT THE COUNCIL OF WIZARDS?

Much like the lack of information regarding the origin of the Seven Deadly Sins, the opposing force of the Council of Wizards is completely glossed over as well. Beyond knowing that the Wizard is the last of the Council and they had gathered to keep the Deadly Sins locked away, the audience is left to wonder about the Council, their abilities, and their motivations. Do the seven symbols that allow entry to the Rock of Eternity represent the Council or the Sins?

12 What Are Sivana’s Powers?

Following his possession by the Seven Sins, Dr. Sivana is also imbued with powers, though it is at times unclear just what those powers are. He is initially able to harness or resist the lightning of the Wizard, and he later exhibits what appear to be the same powers given to Billy, though combined with the ability to summon the Sins to fight alongside him. But why would the Sins have the same powers as the Wizard? Do the various gods that bestow their abilities to the Wizard and Billy also power the Seven Sins? It’s very unclear.

11 Why Did The Orb Replace Sivana’s Eye?

We first see the Orb that traps the Sins as it attempts to tempt young Thaddeus, and we later see it lodge itself in his eye socket as an adult when he returns to the Rock of Eternity. But why? Easy access would make the most sense, but does it benefit Sivana at all? In the New 52 reboot, Sivana’s glowing eye occurs when he opens the tomb of Black Adam and is struck by a lightning bolt, scarring his face. His new eye gained the ability to see magic, yet we didn’t see any mention of this in the film.

10 Isn’t The DCEU Batman A Little Dark To Be A “Caped Crusader?”

Shazam is full of Easter eggs and comic references that really helped tie the film into the larger cinematic universe without overdoing it. A particular reference comes from Freddy (one of many) after Billy refers to himself as a “caped crusader.” Freddy quickly corrects him by saying that’s Batman, but from what we’ve seen of the Batman in previous films, does that moniker really fit? He’s a myth or legend to most outside Gotham and a terror to those in the city, not the heroic “caped crusader” like the Adam West version of Batman symbolizes.

9 Why Did Freddie Post The Training Online?

Throughout the film, Freddy is presented as a die-hard superhero fanatic who serves as the expert when needed. Yet in all of his super-heroic research, he never grasped the concept of a secret identity? Not only are the YouTube videos dangerous due to anyone with moderate computer skills being able to track down the video uploader, but his own presence in the videos isn’t even hidden. Plus, he’s running around the mall yelling his superhero brother’s real name in front of Sivana? Bad form, Freddy.

8 Why Didn’t The Lightning Destroy The Vasquez Home?

Throughout the film, Billy says the magic word a number of times to transform back and forth between his powered self, thanks to a magical bolt of lightning. We also see a number of times that the lightning is used indoors, often to devastating effect to the building Billy happens to be inside. Yet when Billy first learns how to switch back into his normal body, he’s in the bedroom of his foster sister Darla, with no smoking hole in the roof. That magic lightning is pretty selective about what it destroys.

7 Why Was It So Hard To Find Billy’s Mom?

Billy Batson’s main goal throughout Shazam is to find his mother, who he was separated from when he was a child. He has clearly spent years searching for his mother as evidenced by his notebook full of crossed-out names, which raises a number of questions. Why was he the only one searching? Cops and other organizations exist for just that purpose. Since Billy’s mother effectively abandons her child, wouldn’t the police want to charge her and then do the same kinds of searching Eugene did on the internet?

6 Why Couldn’t Billy Say “Shazam” Underwater?

Sure, the obvious implication is that the words need to be heard to work, and sound doesn’t travel well under water. But what really are the limits of the Wizard’s transformative powers here? There have been many comic moments where young Billy Batson is trapped and says his magic word to call down the lightning and free himself. Even a whispered “Shazam” has triggered the transformation in the comics before. So if the audience can hear him say “Shazam,” can’t the Wizard?

5 How Did Mary Know They Were Called “The Sins?”

Once the siblings of the Shazam Family realize how to weaken Sivana, Mary helps formulate a plan to draw out the Sins from within Sivana. However, she actually refers to them as the Sins, which leads to the question of how does she know what the evil creatures are called? Did she learn about the Sins from Sivana during the time he kept them captive or was it somehow told to her by Freddy who we can presume learned from Billy? Mary’s almost working with more information on the Sins at this point than the audience.

4 Did Shazam’s Power Split Among His Family?

Following Billy’s realization that he can share his power with his foster family, they all speak the magic word and transform into older, powered versions of themselves just like Billy. However, the Shazam Family (as they are known in the comics) seem to feature different aspects of Billy’s powers. Darla is super fast, Pedro is super strong, Freddy seems to be able to fly the best, and Eugene excels with the lightning. Mary seems to share Billy’s mastery of all the powers, so how exactly were the abilities split up, and can some not do what the others can?

3 Where Was Henry Cavill?

While it was great to see the long-rumored Superman cameo, it fell a little flat considering his face was never shown. It’s obvious Henry Cavill wasn’t available or asked to do a cameo given the uncertain future of many DCEU franchises, and the choice was made to show Superman from a child’s perspective. It still felt forced without Cavill, given how much work was put into integrating this film with the rest of the DCEU. Of course, the most likely reason Cavill’s face wasn’t shown? It was the mustache again.

2 What’s The Deal With The Worm?

In the mid-credits scene of Shazam, we see Sivana trapped in a cell at the Rock of Eternity trying to remember the seven symbols in order to escape. There he meets a worm wearing a speaker box who recruits Sivana for his plans, presumably teasing a team-up between the two in the sequel. Comic fans will know this creature to be Mister Mind, one of Shazam’s oldest foes in the comics. Unfortunately, casual movie-goers will have little idea just what this little worm means for the future of Shazam.

1 Where Was Sinbad?

It is entirely possible some movie-goers were confused by Shazamas they may have been expecting a rebooted film about a genie that was at one time played by comedian Sinbad that shared the same title. While many people claim to remember this movie it never actually existed, though the comedian did create a spoof version in 2017. This odd phenomenon is known as the “Mandela Effect” and suggests people are left with false memories from alternate realities. Thus, there were no Sinbads or genies in Shazam, at least in this reality.


2019-04-12 08:04:07

Scoot Allan

10 Crazy Dragon Ball Fan Theories That Make No Sense

Dragon Ball has never been a franchise that’s afraid to go just a little bit out there. Like most manga and anime, it’s a festival of absurd fight scenes, flashy special attacks, laser beams, explosions, dramatic monologues, and ridiculous deus ex machinas. We wouldn’t have it any other way, either.

RELATED: Dragon Ball: 20 Things Wrong With Frieza We All Choose To Ignore

Over the course of the series’ long run, the storytelling has taken a backseat to all of this spectacle.  As dizzying as the plot of the average Dragon Ball story arc may be, though, fan theories have pushed things even further. Let’s take a look at some of the strangest theories the community has come up with (don’t be surprised when some of them prove to be correct, either).

10 Frieza Is A Child?

When it comes to Dragon Ball villains, Frieza is probably the most iconic of all. We’ve all seen the memes. However, it’s odd to think just how little we actually know about him.

The series doesn’t often trouble to detail the age of characters, and that’s an even more complex issue where Frieza’s concerned. According to a theory from Redditor Billogi, the infamous mutant may only be a child!

Yes, he can destroy entire planets with a casual gesture of his hand, an act probably just a shade beyond most infants. As the theory argues, though, he’s a member of a mutant, hybrid race, and there’s no telling what kind of longevity they may have. Couple this with his small stature (compared to his brother Frieza and father King Cold) and general childish tantrum-throwing nature, and this absurd theory may just carry some weight.

9 Goku And Frieza’s Battle On Namek Was In Slow-Motion

Speaking of the memes surrounding Frieza, one very popular one is based on the megalomaniacal mutant’s poor timekeeping. As he famously stated, Planet Namek would be destroyed in five minutes… except it wasn’t, because he then proceeded to engage in a super dramatic fistfight with Goku for several episodes.

To cut the guy some slack here, all of us use the timescale ‘five minutes’ to mean ‘you know, some time relatively soon.’ It’s not often meant literally. That’s neither here nor there, though, because a fascinating theory arose out of all this.

Redditor Newgrewshew believes that the epic clash actually did only take five minutes, but stretched over several episodes because we were watching in slow motion! Supposedly, these two all-powerful beings fight far too quickly for our feeble human eyes to follow, so the action was slowed all the way down for our benefit.

8 Goku Black Is Future Evil Goten?

Over the years, Dragon Ball has certainly dabbled in that most confusing of storytelling elements: time travel. As Doctor Who fans will know far too well, things start getting incredibly confusing when you mess with time. Characters’ pasts, presents, and futures become blurred, nobody’s quite who you thought they were anymore, and whole new realities come into existence.

During a Reddit discussion on Dragon Ball Super fan theories, the classic ‘Goku Black is Future Evil Goten’ thing reared its head again.

Quite how this would work out is a real mystery, considering everything we know about Zamasu, but still. That’d be a turn up for the darn books if ever there was one.

7 Dragon Ball GT’s Ending Created Super?

So, that Dragon Ball GT ending, huh? It first aired way back in 1997, and the fanbase still doesn’t quite know what the heck to make of it. What really happened to Goku there? When you get right down to it, there’s really no telling.

Of course, this could have been just what the creators were shooting for. It keeps us guessing, keeps the discussion flowing, keeps fans theorizing.

One particular theory has proven far too outlandish, though: that Dragon Ball GT directly created and tied into Dragon Ball Super. Yes, Goku was just as bewildered by the events of GT as everybody else, but that’s not exactly compelling evidence.

6 Frieza Was Born With His Phenomenal Powers

As we’ve already suggested, some of Dragon Ball’s most bizarre fan theories sometimes turn out to be right on the money. After all, logic and general sense-making don’t tend to be very high on the show’s list of priorities. You can see how these sorts of situations might occur, then.

One case in point would be the root of Frieza’s strength. Throughout the show’s run, we’ve seen Goku and his Saiyan friends put their bodies through the most punishing training routines, in order to keep up with their formidable foes. Meanwhile, villains like Frieza don’t really take the time to do that. As we’ve reported before, this led fans to assume that Frieza was, like Lady GaGa, born this way.

RELATED: Dragon Ball: 15 Powers You Didn’t Know Frieza Had

Quite how you’d be born with the ability to blast planets out of the sky with your pinky is never explained, but it turns out that Frieza’s absurd power do simply come naturally to him.

5 Hybrid Saiyans Are More Powerful?

If there’s one thing anime and manga fans just love to do, it’s engage in heated who’s more powerful than who debates. What with all the ridiculous feats of strength and dramatic battles showcased, it can be very tough to say.

As such, this next fan theory is a bit of a grey area.  As we’ve reported previously, there’s no official evidence in the show that hybrid Saiyans are stronger than pure Saiyans, but some fans persist in the claim. What about Trunks and Goten, they say, who are able to achieve the Super Saiyan form incredibly quickly? What about Goku himself?

If anything, it’s probably more a case of how hard you train than how much (or how little) Saiyan blood you have.

4 Humans And Saiyans Are Related?

Speaking of Saiyan hybrids, the proud warrior race doesn’t tend to favor those sorts of inter-species relationships. Regardless, though, the resultant children do indeed seem to surpass other Saiyans in various respects. In the case of Goten, for instance, this may just be a result of plot necessity rather than any hybrid/pure Saiyan commentary.

It’s a curious thing, but some fans have concluded that humans and Saiyans are related in some way. Physically, the two races are very similar (we didn’t know the truth about Goku for some time), but it seems like a huge stretch and a major cosmic coincidence for them to be related.

3 Bulma Wished The Saiyan Saga Into Reality?

Dragon Ball, as we know, is a franchise loaded with all-powerful extra-terrestrials, mutant warriors and some of the most fearsome robots since Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator movies. With all of that in mind, you might doubt that we regular humans could have much of an impact in the show.

Bulma, in particular, is not about to defeat any supervillains single-handedly, but her tech savvy and support has turned the tide of several battles. On top of that, there’s a curious theory that Bulma made a Dragon Ball wish that kicked off the entire Saiyan Saga. Supposedly, her breakup with Yamcha caused her to seek the Dragon Balls and wish for a boyfriend. The result? Vegeta appeared, and… well, you know the rest.

Is the plausibility strong with this one? It is not. It’s a fun one to discuss, though.

2 Dr. Brief’s Android Wife?

Speaking of Bulma, here’s another fascinating theory you may not have considered (but will be entirely unable to forget once it’s brought to your attention): some Dragon Ball enthusiasts really believe that Bulma’s mom is an android!

Yes, this is the sort of thing that the brilliant Dr. Brief would be entirely capable of. Yes, Androids technically are capable of reproducing, as we explained; Android 18’s sad story attests to that. No, Panchy doesn’t seem to age a single second.

It’s one of those situations that believers can find tons and tons of corroborating ‘evidence’ for, but is just so fundamentally odd that it’ll never really stick.

1 Krillin Is The Most Powerful Being In The Dragon Ball World

Well, maybe that’s overselling him just a little. There are some incredible characters in this franchise, after all, with abilities that boggle the mind just to think about.

We’ve already snarked on mere humans’ strengths compared to those of Saiyans, but Krillin seems to be out to break all of those rules. There are some fans who will tell you that he’s the strongest around, but there’s a whole lot of mental gymnastics to do to reach that conclusion.

The argument is that he doesn’t need to transform into a Super Saiyan, a were-pig or anything else OTT to perform at the peak of his powers, but it’s a little tough to make that fly.

NEXT: Dragon Ball: 30 Storylines That Fans Want To Forget


2019-04-11 01:04:39

Chris Littlechild

15 Things That Make No Sense About Game Of Thrones (And 10 Fan Theories That Do)

It’s really easy to put Game of Thrones on an unrealistic pedestal, especially with its final season upon us. The show has almost always been as fantastic as any other great series out there. The detail that’s been created for the show is simply astounding. The commitment to turning fantasy-tropes on their heads has been rewarding. The acting, the design, the music, the gut-wrenching twists and turns, and the sheer spectacle of it all has been nothing short of masterful. In short, this is a brilliant series that will stand the test of time and earns every once of love that it gets. But that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. In fact, there’s been a number of story, continuity, and character issues that have plagued even the best episodes (again, we’re talking about the show, not the books). Fan outrage at the inclusion of some of the entries on this list is unavoidable. There will be someone who can nit-pick or cry-out against specific points being made here. Just know that great story-telling is capable of going down roads that won’t please everybody. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. So, let’s address these issues with some class and kindness, shall we?

But not everything on this list is meant to anger fans. In fact, some fans have been the ones to come up with theories about the final season, as well as what’s really been going on, that make even more sense than certain decisions made on the show. Therefore, these fans should be applauded. Without further ado, here are 15 Things That Make No Sense About Game Of Thrones (And 10 Fan Theories That Do).

25 How Viserion Was Dragged Up From The Bottom Of The Lake

A horde of wights dragging up the body of Dany’s slain dragon from the depths of a frozen lake was a pretty silly image. First of all, where did they get those giant chains from? We have never seen the wights create anything. They purely dismantle. And, chances are, the wildlings and the Night’s Watch wouldn’t have had chains that big up North. But the biggest issue of all has to do with how those chains got around Viserion in the first place. In episodes like Hardhome, it was explained that the Wights can’t swim. And yet, they would have had to to get the chains around this beast. There’s nothing wrong with turning Viserion into a wight, but how they did this made no sense.

24 The White Walkers Are Pure Evil

Of all the issues on this list, this is the most likely to change. At least, we certainly hope it does. After all, A Song Of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin has been adamant about turning fantasy-tropes on their heads. Specifically, he doesn’t like the image of Good Vs. Evil. But so far, the White Walkers, as well as their mindless army, have been portrayed as nothing but bad with zero motivation or stakes, beyond wanting chaos. Luckily, we have the all-important final season to correct this issue. Hopefully, the answers we get will make these character appear to have some sense.

23 Fan Theory: The Night King Is A Stark

This fan theory is one of the most engaging and adds some credibility to the obvious connection between The Night King and Bran. There’s a long history between The Starks and the magic of the North. This includes a time in history called The Long Night which ended with Battle for the Dawn.  It’s possible that the White Walkers captured a Stark baby and used it as a ploy to get the North to stop fighting. This baby could have become The Night King who seeks vengeance on those who gave him up. After becoming the Night King, he could have struck a deal to stay away from Winterfell as long as Starks lived there; of course, we know how important that is to the Starks. This all makes sense when you think of the mean twists George R.R. Martin likes.

22 Lack Of Payoff In The Loot Train Battle

Many bloggers, video and the like, have commented on this particular episode from Season Seven. It was visually spectacular but really didn’t have the pay-off that it’s set-up and build deserved. Here, we had two sets of characters that we really cared about facing off. It was the perfect opportunity to create the classic Game of Thrones bittersweet moment that causes us to mourn the deceased and praise the victor. But that didn’t happen here. Despite having all of the main characters in harm’s way, all of them made it out unscathed. Having Dany burn Bronn alive, or even Jaime for that matter would have created an interesting dynamic between Tyrion and Dany.

21 The Marathon To Eastwatch

It’s not exactly clear how long Jon and his team were out beyond the wall in the penultimate episode of Season Seven, but it shouldn’t have been enough time for Gendry to run all the way back to the wall, send a letter to Dany, and finally get Dany to fly her dragons beyond the wall. One can argue the timeline here as much as they want, all of this just felt utterly sloppy and made zero sense. Besides, Gendry bolting to Eastwatch felt silly in its own right. Why even pick Gendry to do this? Jon doesn’t know that he’s got an Olympic-level athlete in his ranks. He’s barely known the guy.

20 Fan Theory: Tyrion Will Betray Dany And Jon

Fans believe that a very important conversation took place between Tyrion and Cersei at the end of the Season Seven finale. After all, the scene was cut off and Tyrion was miraculously allowed to leave her clutches and return with a favorable offer to Jon and Dany. It just doesn’t add up. Then, we must also consider that look on his face as he heard Jon and Dany together. Something’s up here. This would be gut-wrenching given how happy we all are that the three main characters seem to be getting along. but this just wouldn’t be faithful to Martin’s uncompromising writing.

19 Tommen’s Inconsistent Age

All of the younger characters had to be aged up when adapting the books to the series. It was an understandable decision given how actors age in real-life. But the writers of Game of Thrones really pushed it when it came to Tommen. The Lannister Prince was supposed to be seven when we first met him, then nine by the time he becomes King. Even if the character was aged up to 12 or 13, it still wouldn’t explain the casting of 19-year-old Dean-Charles Chapman, who, by-the-way, was a much older replacement than the previous actor who played him.

18 Arya And The Hound Didn’t Talk About The Mountain

Technically Arya and The Hound did talk about The Mountain while traveling together, but Arya didn’t discuss her hatred for Sir Gregor. This is odd since it would have totally been something that the pair would have bonded over. After all, there aren’t two people in Westeros who dislike The Mountain as much as these two. It’s odd that The Hound didn’t notice that his brother made Arya’s hit-list just like he once did. It all feels a little odd and definitely like a missed opportunity.

17 Fan Theory: Jamie Will Take Out Cersei

If we’re to believe the entirety of Maggy the Frog’s prediction, Cersei’s little brother (AKA her “Valonqar”) will be the reason she meets her well-earned end. Although Tyrion is the obvious little brother to end her life, Cersei’s twin, Jaime, is minutes younger than her. This means that he still qualifies for the prediction. Additionally, fans know that this is the likely destination of this storyline because it makes the most thematic sense to end Cersei’s life at the hands, or, rather, “hand”, of Jaime. Not only would it make sense given their relationship, but Jaimie has already taken out one monarch before, might as well deal with another.

16 Littlefinger’s Loss Of Control

There was a time when the Master of Coin was winning the game of thrones. There was nobody more predictably unpredictable than him. The moment you had him figured out, he turned the tables. But eventually, Littlefinger became a servant to a plot that he was no longer in control of. This started to happen as soon as the writers had no more books to adapt. They had him make a few chess moves that didn’t make sense to his character, such as giving Sansa to the Boltons. Ultimately, his nonsensical plot came to a head when he tried to play Sansa and Arya against one another. This made his demise far less important than it should have been.

15 The “Capture” A Wight Plan

Tyrion’s plan to bring a wight back from beyond the wall in order to convince Cersei to join the war was a dumb plan from the start. Someone who has been as consistently intelligent as Tyrion wouldn’t have made such a reckless choice. First of all, he wouldn’t have risked the two most important people in the war, not to mention three incredibly rare dragons. Secondly, he had no idea just how tricky it would be. But most importantly, Tyrion knows that this plan wouldn’t affect Cersei. She doesn’t care about zombies. Heck, she even employs a zombie of her own in her Queen’s guard. This entire plot thread, as exciting as it was, felt uninspired and frankly made zero sense.

14 Fan Theory: Melisandre Will Return With An Army

Melisandre left us with a very eery message; that she will return to Westeros before the end of the story and meet her end alongside The Spider. This leaves the question why is she leaving to begin with? Well, some fans believe that she is enlisting the help of her fellow Red Priests, including Kinvara in Meereen. She could even be heading to Volantis to enlist the army that protects the city and temple within, The Fiery Hand. This would be a particularly helpful way to return to the story and may even help her win back favor with Jon Snow.

13 How Euron Built His Ships

First of all, how did Euron Greyjoy and his team build the biggest navy in Westeros so swiftly? Seriously, the guy started out with just his fleet of ships and then became the most powerful naval commander in Westerosi history thanks to a huge armada. But, more importantly, how did he get the wood to build his expanded fleet? The Iron Islands are not known for their vast forests. They’re made up of barren rock and salt water. Sure, the Iron-born pillage as they see fit, but there was no mention of them deforesting the coast of Westeros. That would have been something the Boltons would have noticed.

12 Benjen’s Random Appearances

The vanishing of Uncle Benjen Stark was something that was focused on in the First Season and then quickly forgotten. It was mentioned once or twice after, but it certainly didn’t get the build that bringing him back needed. Uncle Benjen ended up coming to his nephews’ rescue twice beyond the wall. Both times, the character literally came out of nowhere with practically no set-up. Sure, we knew he was trying to infiltrate the White Walkers, but there wasn’t much of an explanation of how he was half-alive and half-zombified nor anything else, for that matter. The way the writers handled his final appearance was particularly sloppy. At least, he managed to save Jon Snow.

11 Fan Theory: Bran Could Be The Night King

Very little is known about The Night King as well as the extent of Bran’s time-traveling and warging abilities. The show has been notably silent about the details these storylines in order to have them become big reveals at the end of the series. This is one of the reasons why some fans claim that the two are intrinsically linked. Given Bran’s psychic connection to The Night King, as well as his time-traveling ability, fans seem to think the two are one-and-the-same. After all, even their wardrobe is eerily similar.

10 Fan Theory: Sansa Will Betray Jon

Based on the material released on the upcoming season, it seems like Sansa won’t be happy about Jon bending the knee to his new crush, Dany. And given that loyalty in Westeros is something that’s often met with gut-wrenching pay-offs, it’s likely that Jon will face dire consequences for this choice. One such consequence could be Sansa turning on him. After all, the North is the most important thing to her and Jon seemingly betrayed it to a Targaryen. Sansa’s unhappiness could be made worse by the reveal of Jon’s true heritage as well as Dany’s fiery temper and connection to The Mad King.

9 The Totally Un-unique Lannister Necklaces

Every fan pretty much agrees that the Dorne plot from Game of Thrones was the weakest and the most mishandled. So, we’re not going to talk about that as practically all of it was a nonsensical mess. But the moment that led to it also was. We’re talking about when Cersei gets sent a necklace that apparently only she and Marcella had. Unfortunately for the writers, Joffrey already gave Sansa the same necklace back in the day when he was trying to court her. Additionally, Tyrion gave Ros her very own Lannister necklace back in Season One. So, apparently, this necklace was pretty easy to get making it hold substantially less meaning.

8 Fan Theory: The Night King Wants Bran

This fan theory comes straight from those who read into a comment made by Vladimir Furdik, the man behind The Night King. He told Entertainment Weekly that his character has a very specific target he wants to rid himself of. Given the fact that he has come into contact with both Jon and Dany and didn’t really attempt to bring them down, it’s likely that this target is actually Bran. This would also tie into the theory that the two are one and the same. The Night King could be trying to prevent something from happening by taking out the new version of himself. Or, at the very least, he could see Bran’s powers as a negative for his people and that’s why he wants to take him out.

7 Deep Water By The Loot Train

We return to one of the most exciting episodes of Season Seven to point out another odd moment. This would be the final shot, where Jaime is knocked off his horse by Bronn and plunged into the depths of the river. It was a totally edge-of-your-seat moment but it also made no sense. Given that Jaime is riding through the water on his horse moments before, the river would have had an unrealistically deep drop-off. That just doesn’t seem accurate to what we saw of it. After this moment, it’s also strange that Dany and Drogon didn’t see the pair emerge for air. It all just seems too lucky.

6 How Did Arya Survive Her Fight With The Waif

Arya has always been a particularly tough cookie, but the fact that she survived the attack by the Waif was pretty unrealistic. After all, the Waif does manage to sneak up behind her and plunge her blade into Arya’s gut. Arya then manages to run away from her would-be-assassin and get to Lady Crane’s place in order to be tended for. Given how much Khal Drogo’s wound effected him in the First Season, it doesn’t make sense that Arya would not only survive this but also engage in an epic parkour chase through the streets of Braavos.

5 Fan Theory: Bran Influenced The Mad King

Bran’s training with the Three-Eyed Raven allowed him to access some pretty insane powers. One of which is the ability to project his consciousness back in time and even get into the mind of individuals such as Hodor. This ability opens up a plethora of possibilities such as the theory that Bran was the one to drive The Mad King off the wall. The theory is that Bran went back in time to try and get Aerys to burn the White Walkers. But this mental visitation doesn’t go as planned as it frays The Mad King’s mind and he turns on all his subjects instead. We’ve seen Bran visit The Mad King Aerys Targaryen briefly, so perhaps we’ll see more of this in the upcoming season.

4 Jon’s Resurrection Didn’t Require A Sacrifice

Many believed that Melisandre would bring Jon back from the afterlife sometime in Season Six. Of course, this is precisely what happened. But there was one thing that didn’t make sense about it; Jon’s resurrection didn’t require any blood sacrifice. In order to do anything magical, Melisandre had to use King’s blood. This is how she believes she cursed Balon Greyjoy, Robb Stark, and Joffrey Baratheon, at the request of Stannis Baratheon. The same thing happened when she decided to take out Princess Shireen Baratheon. But the same rule didn’t apply when bringing back Jon. Perhaps the difference was on purpose. If that’s the case, we better find out or this will just be added to the list of sloppy writing choice.

3 How Did The Sand Snakes Get To King’s Landing And Back?

Okay, we know we said we wouldn’t dig into the utterly mishandled Dorne plot, but we do need to talk about how Prince Trystane met his end. The character passed at the beginning of Season Six right after arriving in King’s Landing. This was roughly around the same time when Ellaria Martell took out Doran Martell. Somehow, the Sand Snakes traveled to King’s Landing just to off Trystane. And yet, the last time we saw them, they were casually strolling with Ellaria after poisoning Marcella. There’s just no way that they could have boarded Jaime’s ship undetected and waited all that time to end Trystane. This was all just so sloppy.

2 Fan Theory: Jon Is The Prince Who Was Promised

At some point, the show is going to have to address Melisandre’s prophecy of the reincarnated Azor Ahai, a legendary figure from the Age of Heroes, and a Messiah-like being who will end the war. Initially, she believes that this person is Stannis, and eventually, it’s implied that it could be Jon or even Dany. Given all the hints given in the books, it’s likely that Jon actually is “The Prince Who Was Promised,” which doesn’t exactly bode well for his fate, as he will no doubt have the end himself to save everyone else.

1 Fan Theory: Jon Will Take Out Dany

There’s just no way that Jon and Dany’s newly found relationship will end in happiness. That’s just not the way of the series. In fact, given that the two are actually related, chances are they’ll turn on one another. Jon probably has no interest in the throne, but Dany certainly does. Unfortunately for her, due to Jon’s real heritage, he is actually closer in line than she is. This could spark a turn in Dany that could ultimately pit the two of them against one another. Additionally, there could be another twist in store that would force these two love-birds into a gut-wrenching conflict.

What do you think makes the least sense about Game of Thrones? And what fan theory makes sense to you? Let us know in the comments below!


2019-04-07 07:04:44

Dylan Parker