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Captain Marvel’s powers make her one badass superhero. She can throw Kree missiles, ram through an entire space ship, and photon blast an arcade machine. That is some serious power. CAPTAIN MARVEL revealed to us how powerful this superhero is when her abilities were in their infancy. Carol Danvers gains the full capacity of her abilities in 1995, which has given her 24 years to master them by AVENGERS: ENDGAME.

Danvers is one of the strongest heroes in the MCU. Her abilities rival those of Thor, who has recently gained a significant power increase via Stormbreaker. Some fans believe Captain Marvel’s powers are too much. They fear she will stroll in to put the mad titan in his place, but I believe all the heroes are going to have to work together in order to defeat the big bad. Plus, defeating Thanos is not the only objective in ENDGAME. He is only one obstacle for reversing the decimation.

Captain Marvel’s Powers in AVENGERS: ENDGAME

In the recent trailer for AVENGERS: ENDGAME, we get a ton of new footage and Carol is very absent from a lot of it. ENDGAME seems like it’s going to focus more on the original Avengers than anyone else. At the end of the trailer, we see Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor approaching Thanos basking in his victory. Captain Marvel is not in this scene. If Carol Danvers is one of the strongest Avengers in the MCU then why is she benched for the big fight?

Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War
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There is no denying Captain Marvel’s potential, but her abilities may not serve useful against Thanos for a few reasons. First, Captain Marvel’s powers might not yet be strong enough to take on the six infinity stones — that is if Thanos can still use the gauntlet. Danvers received her abilities from the space stone which is only a small amount of power compared to all the stones. However, her photon blasts and super strength will certainly pack a punch against Thanos.

Second, Thanos may decommission Captain Marvel early on so that she is unable to take part in the fight. One such weakness Danvers has is her mind. In CAPTAIN MARVEL, we see her struggle between her identities which could serve useful from Thanos’ perspective. The mind stone in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR was never used other than the snap. What does it do? We may never know, but ENDGAME may show it what it can do. Thanos may flick his wrist at the marvelous hero causing her to lose her identity again.

“This Day Extracts a Heavy Toll”

Finally, Danvers could be off dealing with the loss of Nick Fury or Monica and Maria. We see in CAPTAIN MARVEL, Danvers is personally connected to these three people. Even though she doesn’t quite remember Monica or Maria from her past life, she still shows great emotion for these characters. We have not received word if these two characters have been dusted, but we may receive word of their fate in ENDGAME. Monica and Maria being victims of the decimation could take a toll on Danvers, leading to her taking some time to get into the fight.

Monica and Maria in Captain Marvel
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This would be a huge loss for the Avengers in terms of strength, but maybe Danvers is off doing something else. Captain Marvel’s powers are from the space stone which may give her the ability to wield an infinity stone. Surely, with the energy pulsing off of her, she could hold at least one of them. This would make sense considering Scarlet Witch is able to destroy the mind stone because her powers originate from it. So, if Danvers is off stealing and wielding infinity stones — that is badass.

Playing with Captain Marvel’s Powers

If Carol Danvers is off with the space stone or another infinity stone, then would her abilities be buffed in some way? Using evidence from the MCU, it would seem so. Every time Thanos added a stone to the gauntlet, energy seemed to surge through him. It isn’t until the mind stone is placed in last that we see all the colors flow through his arm and up his neck. Those stones provide a serious boost and having the ability to wield just one would provide Captain Marvel’s powers a significant buff.

Captain Marvel will be kicking Thanos’ butt if she can wield one of the infinity stones. A stone paired with her powers would make her a formidable foe. Her photon blasts would deal more damage, she could move or fly faster, and her strength would rival Thanos’. Seeing Carol Danvers pulsing with energy greater than what she did in CAPTAIN MARVEL would be a momentous sight.

Infinity Gauntlet
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Using the same logic as Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel’s powers may be able to destroy an infinity stone. This all depends on what the Avengers want to do once they gain possession of them. Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel would be able to destroy the stones so that no future threat could perform such a terrible action again. Something tells me the destruction of these stones will not occur. However, it’s good to know there would be some heroes who could if needed.

“Nobody’s Unkillable”

AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in a few weeks and we are all eagerly waiting to see each hero in action. Out of all the heroes, Captain Marvel serves to be the biggest hitter with Thor following. She will probably serve a supporting role in this film, but her abilities are definitely needed to reverse the decimation. However, Carol Danvers is not invincible. Kevin Feige said in an interview with /Film,

“In future stories, well, none of the Marvel characters are immortal. Even ones that seem immortal, some people might be very hard to kill, but nobody’s unkillable. So if we’re lucky enough to see future adventures with Captain Marvel, of course there will be limitations and there will be Achilles heels and there will be things that we learn and see that it’s not as easy as a slicing through whatever she wants to at any point. But this wasn’t the time to accentuate that.”

Due to recent ENDGAME trailers, there is speculation the Avengers will try to take on Thanos early on after the decimation. Some believe they will lose again because of their haste. Will more heroes die early on in ENDGAME by Thanos’ hand? Is Captain Marvel one of them? Her superpowers would greatly benefit the Avengers in the movie, but may not be enough to stop Thanos. With that said, it will be one hell of a ride to see Captain Marvel’s powers in action on April 26.

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