How the Ravagers Got to the Endgame Battle:
The final battle of Avengers: Endgame was a very expensive visual Marvel that we’ve never even dreamt of. Apart from the 30 or so heroes present during the battle, there were thousands of other soldiers who fought beside the Avengers. These soldiers came in to help from all across the Universe. Apart from the Wakandans & the Sorcerers of Earth, we saw Asgardians, the Nova Corps & Ravagers who were a part of the fight. But the question that the least number of people are asking is, how exactly did Doctor Strange know of the Ravagers?
Doctor Strange only met 4 of the Guardians on Titan, there is no possible scenario where he’d actually know of these space pirates. Perhaps he must have seen them appear in multiple alternate futures that he saw whilst trying to find one where Thanos loses. But all of that is just based on our assumption. But there’s one possible explanation to how exactly did the Ravagers end up in the Endgame. As this Reddit fan has pointed out, it could be with the help of the one Master of the Mystic Arts we’ve seen out in space — the red, worm-like Krugarr.
During multiple End Credits scenes for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we get another look at Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord aka Starhawk and his inner circle of Ravagers. Those elder Ravagers are, in fact, MCU’s version of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, and the other members of the team include Martinex, Charlie-27, Aleta Ogord, Krugarr and Mainframe.
Kurgarr, the member of this team might have been responsible to bring the Ravagers onto the battlefield. For those unaware, Krugarr is a Lem, a race of extremely long-lived wormlike creatures. It is unknown exactly how old Krugarr is. Sometime in the 22nd century,” Doctor Stephen Strange” found him on Lem. Krugarr agreed to become his apprentice and learn the ways of magic. Krugarr succeeded Strange as Sorcerer Supreme, with Strange now calling himself the Ancient One like his own master was previously.
Krugarr accepted the Inhuman Talon as his apprentice, but Talon was rejected after not taking his training seriously. Krugarr battled Strange’s ancient foe Dormammu. He and Talon seemed to reconcile and Talon resumed his studies on Lem. Krugarr can use a great many magical spells such as mystic bolts, flight, astral projection, and calling upon various entities and is highly intelligent.
While this is his connection to Strange in the comics, he probably hasn’t met Strange in the MCU just yet. But he could know of, or rather have a connection with someone other than Strange. Perhaps someone like Wong could have informed him of the battle that’d take place on Earth, and hence Krugarr would have led the Ravagers to the Battle Field by opening portals from wherever they were in the Galaxy.
But the question that now arises is, where is this team of the Original Guardians right now? If Krugarr did help the Ravagers, then why didn’t the other members of the team be a part of the battle? Perhaps they were in the battle and weren’t shown on camera. Or perhaps the team could have separated again since this battle takes place almost 9 years after they got back together. Who knows what the reality is.
What we do know is that James Gunn brought them together only so they could return in a future movie. Hence, we could get to see them make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Even before that, Krugarr could actually have a role to play in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It would be extremely surprising for us to see this worm-like alien appear out of nowhere. He is a big deal in the comics after all. So, let’s see what happens.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.
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