Is The Big Electro Plot Hole In No Way Home Even A Plot Hole?

Ever since the release of the biggest live-action Spider-Man yet, fans are concerned about the Electro plot hole in No Way Home. But we doubt the plot hole’s significance. We believe that it is not even a big issue to discuss this much. Here’s why we think so.

Spider-Man: No Way Home premiered on December 17 last year and it broke the internet. It brought back all the Spider-Men we knew and loved, along with their respective villains. It all happened when Mysterio revealed Peter Parker’s secret identity to the whole world. In an attempt to save his and his friends’ falling worlds, he asked Doctor Strange to go back in time and stop Mysterio. But since there was no time stone left after Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange performed a memory-altering spell. However, as seen in the trailer, Doctor Strange botches the spell. Instead of making everyone forget that Spider-Man is, in fact, Peter Parker, the spell conveyed a multiversal call. It started calling everyone who knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man.


And it worked. Everyone who knew Spider-Man is Parker, started coming over to the MCU’s timeline, irrespective of the variant of Peter they knew. The spell brought back Green Goblin before he died in the timeline of his universe. The same happened with Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Lizard, and Electro.


However, the return of Electro raised many eyebrows. Every one of the villains returned just the way they died in their universe. Green Goblin came back just as sinister as he was. Doc Ock returned without the inhibitor chip and Lizard came across the multiverse with his obsession. Adding to many plot holes, Electro returned with a glow-up. He was not his blue self like he was supposed to be. Instead, this time he was more normal, without his terrible comb-over and bad teeth. He looked more like Jamie Foxx than Max Dillon from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


Debates regarding this plot hole have been taking place ever since the release of the movie. But we think that fans can stop now. Because we think it was not a plot hole that deserved this much attention. Heck, it wasn’t even a plot hole. And the answer was in front of us the whole time. When we first saw Electro in the movie, he makes a very important remark, he draws the viewers’ attention to the changing nature of his powers in this universe. He says, “The power… It’s different. I like it.”


And it was because of this changing nature of the electric power in the MCU that changed the way he looked. It is almost like how the super-soldier serum changed the way how skinny Steve Rogers looked. The new and improved powers changed his physical body and that’s it. The proof lied within the color of his electric bolts. They were a shade of yellow, rather than blue in TASM2, pointing towards the change in the universe and its nature.



Electro Plot Hole In No Way Home

In an interview before the release of the movie, Foxx revealed how Pascal talked him into returning for the movie. As evident from his previous interview, Foxx was not fond of his role as Electro. The reason was pretty simple- it made him look ugly. And that is why Pascal agreed to let him stay in his original look in No Way Home. It should have been pretty simple if people had not overlooked Electro’s first dialogue. But that’s why we are here, right?!


Did you also spend your days pondering over this ‘plot hole’? Or you didn’t even notice it? Let us know in the comments.

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