Doctor Strange’s “End Game” was giving the Time Stone to Thanos!
Now I know there are many theories out there that try to deduce how the Avengers will get everyone back from the snap and save the day and most of them have to do with Doctor Strange. Theories like he must have enchanted the stone or why he saved Tony and gave up the time stone etc. I want the put more light on the enchanted part. Here’s my theory for Avengers 4. When Doctor Strange hands over the Time Stone, Thanos sort of inspects the stone to see if it’s the real deal (it’s very subtle but you can notice it) after all he is expecting “tricks” from Doctor Strange. But Thanos places it on the gauntlet anyway this is the moment that sparked this theory when Thanos places the stone on the gauntlet you can see the Time Stone gives off an aura similar to when Doctor Strange uses the Stone himself. Check the image below to understand what I’m talking about.
I believe, that Doctor Strange did enchant the Time Stone so that as soon as he used the gauntlet for the infamous Snap, it is set to rewind the time to a specific event which could help the Avengers prepare for the battle better unbeknownst to Thanos. Russo Brothers take a lot of their inspiration from Comics and this sort of event kinda takes place in the Infinity Gauntlet storyline (SPOILERS ahead for Infinity Gauntlet comics) where Nebula takes control of the Infinity Gauntlet and rewinds the time 24 hours prior to the snap bringing all the heroes back. So something like this might play out since we’ve already seen leaked set image of the cast recreating the Loki’s capture from first Avengers movie.
Additionally, We see Thanos placing 3 infinity Stone on the screen those being Space Stone, Time Stone, and Mind Stone. Space Stone gives off a pulse blast the moment the stone goes on the Gauntlet while the mind stone puts Thanos in pain of holding all the Six infinity stones. Which I’d say is a fairly reasonable reaction. The only odd one here is the time stone tho Thanos does go through some pain but the moment Time Stone hit the Gauntlet it gives off this pulse which I find this very fascinating, why else would Doctor Strange not use the Time stone against Thanos in the battle? Maybe because it’s enchanted? Maybe using it himself would rewind the time to a point that would not have worked in their favor? Remember the Doctor did see 14 million possible outcomes and only “One” is where they won so the timing must be perfect. The “End Game”.
I dunno, this could play out in any number of ways provide this theory is true. Or I’m just over thinking it. Let me know in the comments below what you think about this.
Avengers: Infinity War is out on Digital and Bluray.