WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Infinity Wars #2 by Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin and VC’s Cory Petit, on sale now.
A few months ago, Marvel Comics began cryptically sharing artwork on social media of superhero mash-ups with the likes of Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and more. While the posts contained the hashtag #WhoGetsWarped, it was later announced the images were for the upcoming Infinity Warps project, spinning out of the summer event series, Infinity Wars.
While the prospect of seeing new characters like Iron Hammer and Soldier Supreme is certainly intriguing, there is still the looming mystery of how Infinity Wars brings these mash-ups into existence. While it doesn’t offer one-hundred percent confirmation, moments in Infinity Wars #2 lead us to believe we’ve at least seen the Infinity Warps’ origin.
Aside from the various deaths, the major surprise of Infinity Wars was the reveal that Gamora and Requiem are one and the same. Determined to get her hands on the Soul Gem in order to reunite with the part of her soul still trapped inside the cosmic artifact, Gamora has turned her back on her friends and family, killing Thanos and Star-Lord in her quest.
Luckily for Star-Lord, Doctor Strange used the Time Stone to rewind time and bring him back to life. However, there is still the matter of contending with Gamora and the stolen Power Stone. The combined might of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel are barely enough to stop the most Dangerous Woman in the Galaxy.
It’s only when Captain Marvel flew Gamora up into the Earth’s atmosphere and caused her to lose consciousness that it seemed the battle was finally over. But as our heroes quickly learned, appearances can be deceiving.
The Makings of Infinity Warps’ Disgusting Origin
Believing Gamora is subdued, Doctor Strange ties her up using the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, which fans also got to see used on the big screen during the Sorcerer Supreme’s fight against Thanos in Infinity War. While Star-Lord and Doctor Strange debated what would be the most appropriate consequences for Gamora’s actions, Captain America notices her tapping the ground in Morse Code.
It’s here that Gamora’s deception is uncovered — before returning to land, she was able to switch places with Captain Marvel using the Reality Stone. Before Captain America can warn the others, Gamora (holding the Reality Stone) shoves Doctor Strange into him, resulting in what can only be described as a bloody merging of bodies.
Marvel has already revealed one of the Infinity Warps characters is the Captain America/Doctor Strange mash-up, Soldier Supreme. We’ve speculated in the past how the cause of Infinity Warps would have to do with someone using the Infinity Stones to cut the universe’s population in half, so we got half of our hypothesis correct. But instead of eliminating half of humanity, Gamora creates the mash-ups in the heat of battle using the Reality Stone. What makes the process even creepier is the sight of one body mass writhing on the ground with both heroes’ faces still visible.
Iron Man and Thor are among the assembled Avengers on the scene, so we can see their merger as Iron Hammer taking place here as well, but we have to question how Arachknight (Spider-Man/Moon Knight) and Weapon Hex (X-23/Scarlet Witch) will happen.
Perhaps the action in Infinity Wars #3 will spill over into the larger Marvel Universe, bringing more superheroes into the fray. The scarier option is now that Gamora has all six Infinity Stones, she can create the Warps, or anything else she wishes, with a simple thought.
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