Marvel Has Fixed The Biggest MCU Plot Hole in Shang-Chi

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had a lot of exciting things in it to be explored by fans. It is actually the first-ever solo venture for an Asian-origin superhero and fulfills the criteria. The movie has given the Marvel Cinematic Universe a lot of characters who might end up having significant roles in the future of the franchise. Marvel took the right amount from the comics and made changes accordingly in order to give us interesting narratives. While the movies did not fully explore everything from the comics, it has to be one of the most interesting adaptations we have seen so far. But the movie did have a major plot hole in the narrative that the fans figured out. Marvel comics might have fixed the biggest MCU plot hole created in Shang-Chi.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi took us to a whole new land in the MCU that was never explored before. It gave us a clearer introduction to the other dimensions that are a part of the MCU and that will have a significant role to play in the future of the narrative. This is a means of expanding the world of MCU and introducing a wide variety of narratives to become a part of the franchise. The magical land of Ta-Lo was introduced to us in the movie and here we got to see some very interesting things play out. We get to witness the true story behind the narrative of the movie when Shang-Chi and Xialing arrive here.


Upon coming to Ta Lo, both of them realize that they have to prepare in order to prevent their father Wenwu go ahead with his plans. Wenwu is motivated towards opening the demonic portal because he is thinking his wife is reaching out from there. But this would actually end up releasing the soul-sucking demon to the world and that would cause major chaos to the world. The people of Ta Lo actually start helping Shang-Chi and Katy out by training them for Wenwu’s arrival. Here we see Shang-Chi learns the Martials Arts of her mother so that he can fight against Wenwu and his Ten Rings. But Katy at the same time is taught archery and somehow she manages to learn it very quickly and masters it.


Archery Skills

Plot hole created in Shang-Chi

In the Family of Origin narrative from Shang-Chi #7 by Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan, we get some insight into how Katy might have been able to master archery. According to the synopsis:

For hundreds of years, the Five Weapons Society has operated in the shadows, working towards world domination. They Have intimidated, stolen, and killed in order to achieve their goals.

Now Shang-Chi has taken control of his father’s cultlike organization. But changing the Society and his family’s evil ways hasn’t been easy.

Shang-Chi apprehended Brother Sabre and handed him to the Avengers. His other siblings now don’t know where Shang-Chi’s loyalty lies. But Shang-Chi’s problems are not just familial as his past enemies are now conspiring against him, with the help of an inside source.

Shang-Chi the truth about her disappearance.


Here Shang-Chi’s mother tells him the secret of her past and at the same time tells him about her homeland of Ta Lo. Here we find that one of the aspects of the otherworldly dimensions is the powers that are offered to the people who step into them because of the mystical forces. The two abilities that are granted to the residents of Ta Lo include a psionic link with the Qilin, which is a creature native to the land, and the skills of a master archer. This clearly explains the reason for Katy being able to learn archery so quickly in the movie.


Plot hole created in Shang-Chi

Fans were wondering how did Katy manage to make the shot that actually brings down the Dweller in the Darkness with her arrows. This shot would actually impress someone the likes of Hawkeye in the MCU. But now that we know that the magic might have had some influence on Katy it makes sense. This is just another case where Marvel Comics came in to solve an issue that was created by the movie. There are only some things that could be covered in the movie. The comics actually used the narrative to fill in the blanks that were left in the movie.


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