There are a number of different Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes who may have used within the Infinity Stones and Infinity Gauntlet to snap away Thanos on the finish of Avengers: Endgame as an alternative of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. has been the face of the MCU since its inception in 2008 and has been entrance and middle for a few of the most crucial moments. Iron Man made what he thought was a a technique journey to area to avoid wasting New York in The Avengers, however he did survive and continued to be a major hero in-universe.

However, a part of the journey of a hero is the top, and that’s exactly the destiny that fell on Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. He knew that there was only one scenario the place the Avengers have been profitable in defeating Thanos – a prospect that appeared extraordinarily grim following Avengers: Infinity War – and positive sufficient, the victory was a direct results of his heroic actions. During a scrum with Thanos, Tony took the Infinity Stones again from the Mad Titan. With this unimaginable energy coursing via him, Tony snapped his fingers and worn out everybody related to Thanos.

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While Iron Man was the one who finally saved the day, he was removed from the one hero who lent their companies to the battle. Only a handful of characters instantly got here nose to nose with Thanos or the Infinity Stones although throughout this time. And regardless that Tony was the one who finally sacrificed his life so the remainder of the universe may stay, he wasn’t the one one who may’ve executed this. Screen Rant’s newest video (featured on the high of this put up) highlights a number of completely different Avengers who may’ve used the Infinity Stones as an alternative of Tony. Check out the video for a full checklist of candidates, however beneath are three of the most effective choices.

Captain Marvel

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If there have been one different character in the most effective place to make use of the Infinity Stones as an alternative of Tony, it might be Captain Marvel. She is insanely highly effective and confirmed this the second she arrived within the ultimate battle. Captain Marvel overpowered Thanos to cease him from snapping his fingers once more, however she did not strive taking the glove off. Had she been in a position to take it from him, she is greater than highly effective sufficient to wield the Infinity Stones. She would not must die at this second given her hopefully lengthy MCU future, but it surely may have weakened her powers to make her a bit much less all-powerful transferring ahead, which may’ve been an thrilling story for a possible sequel.


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Thor could be one other prime candidate to make use of the Infinity Stones as an alternative of Tony. After failing to cease Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and selfishly going for the head at first of Avengers: Endgame, Thor was determined to assist out in any method he may.

He wished to be the one to make use of the Infinity Stones to deliver everybody again, however as an alternative, he may have been the one to sacrifice his life so they may all stay. He was near the gauntlet ultimately however was thrown apart by Thanos, so he was definitely in place to make a play for it. It could be a definitive finish to his redemption arc.


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As one of many solely heroes to wield an Infinity Stone efficiently, Peter Quill and his Celestial DNA would make Star-Lord a becoming alternative to make use of all of them on the finish of Avengers: Endgame. He by no means got here face-to-face with the 2014 model of Thanos within the ultimate battle, however Quill being the one to snap his fingers may work thematically. It would give him a approach to kill Thanos and presumably get some closure for him killing Gamora.

He might or might not have been in a position to survive the snap (his Celestial powers additionally could also be gone after the loss of life of Ego), however a sacrificial play to finish Avengers: Endgame by eliminating the one who murdered his girlfriend could be fairly a heroic finish – and perhaps even assist followers forgive him for his emotional reaction on Titan during Avengers: Infinity War.

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