Marvel Theory: Doctor Strange's Main Goal Was Destroying The Infinity Stones

  • Published: 08 June 2019
  • Doctor Strange had a secret reason for wanting the infinity stones.

    In 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange told Tony Stark and the other heroes on Titan that he'd used the Time Stone to look into the future, in order to view 14,000,605 possible outcomes to the conflict against Thanos.

    Strange said that only one of them ended with the heroes of the MCU coming out on top. But was there more to it than that?

    As an audience, we immediately assumed the one future Strange referred to was, quite literally, the ONLY way to stop the Mad Titan - but there's a theory that his focus wasn't actually on Thanos at all. Maybe his focus was on the fate of the Infinity Stones.

    There might have been several futures in which the heroes won, but only one in which they both won AND in which the Infinity Stones were destroyed - and THAT was what Strange needed to happen.

    This theory is based on the idea that the Infinity Stones attract evil-doers - Thanos, Red Skull, Loki, Malekith, Ronan and Ultron, to name but a few - and the Mind Stone in particular corrupts people.

    Essentially, the stones are dangerous - and there are more than enough valid reasons for people on the side of good to not want each one of them to exist any more.

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Comments • 390

  • Kento
    Kento  2 weeks back

    The Infinity stones still exist in the past, obviously. As long as they still exist somewhere in time, or another universe or dimension, then they aren't destroyed.

    • ClassyNova
      ClassyNova  2 weeks back

      Dr. Strange could NOT have specifically wanted to destroy all of the Infinity Stones since he knew FULL well that they controlled the very existence of the universe.
      Refer to what The Ancient One said to Banner for a reference to that one.

      • Leyton Jay
        Leyton Jay  3 weeks back

        I like this video but massively disagree the stone themselves were the bigger bad.

        • no
          no  1 months back

          I use the stones to destroy the stones.

          • Araf Ezaz
            Araf Ezaz  1 months back

            U realise the stones weren't destroyed, they were just reduced to atoms so no one can use them unless a villian gets antman tech

            • sorooshusa
              sorooshusa  1 months back

              No. There is one inconsistency with this theory. The first solution Tony proposed was to destroy the stones and Strange immediately defended against Tony's proposal. Surely Strange knew about the dangers of the stones before looking into the future because the Ancient one and literally many other instances of evil with other stones. If the narrative goal was to secretly hint at Strange's orchestration to destroy all of the stones, they wouldn't so clearly put that scene with Tony in the movie. I think Tony's proposal to destroy the time stone and possibly the rest was put there just to make it clear that Strange has no intention of destroying the stones.
              On top of that Strange must have surely known that stones would be used twice after Thanos for good reasons and not evil. Once by Hulk and once by Tony.

              • Christian Wilhite
                Christian Wilhite  1 months back

                Why the hell would Dr strange want to eliminate the the infinity stones when even one missing from its reality dooms it? Why didn't they snap the stones back into existence? They saved everyone but doomed them in the dumbest way possible

                • J Bruce
                  J Bruce  1 months back

                  Soul: Who?
                  Reality: What?
                  Time: When?
                  Space: Where?
                  Mind: Why?
                  Power: How?

                • Ronald Marc
                  Ronald Marc  1 months back

                  Dr. Strange comes right after Hulk on the list of wasted characters in Endgame...

                  • piety000
                    piety000  1 months back

                    I agree with 98%of this video. I totally believe the stones were the biggest threat in the universe. Power curpts and absolute power curpts absolutely!!!! Great job!!!!!!!

                    • Nero
                      Nero  1 months back

                      How come scarlett witch can destroy the mind stone but thanos can't destroy them with the infinity gauntlet?

                      • jerry de sesso
                        jerry de sesso  1 months back

                        AWESOME THANK YOU ALOHA 🌴😎✌🏽

                        • Stimm002
                          Stimm002  1 months back

                          It wasnt a downer on Strange's plan, it was the main reason that wasn't his plan and it's just a rubbish idea.

                          • Stimm002
                            Stimm002  1 months back

                            It wasntca downer on Strange's plan, it was the main reason that wasn't his plan and it's just a rubbish idea.

                            • Max Zed
                              Max Zed  1 months back

                              All of you are talking about the effect of the time stone on Dormammu but what if Dormammu died in the first snap which means he came back in the second snap (Hulk’s snap) and then he would have been in a different timeline or something and then realised that he needs to see his family and all is good

                              • Brock Billings
                                Brock Billings  1 months back

                                I mean it does make sense. I assume in at least one of those 14 million possibilities Thor would have gone for the head, but if that didn't count as a victory for the avengers then this theory makes sense

                                • 109 pikapix
                                  109 pikapix  1 months back

                                  All 5?

                                  • Nuber _113
                                    Nuber _113  1 months back

                                    Next theory: why black widow's sandwich will be the next big bad villain of the mcu

                                    • GOD
                                      GOD  1 months back

                                      He knew exactly why the stones needed to be destroyed.

                                      • Eric Tyre
                                        Eric Tyre  1 months back

                                        Sheesh y'all click baiting like you don't have 6 million subscribers

                                        • Paul L
                                          Paul L  1 months back

                                          Doctor strange main goal was to fart

                                          • Mickey Johno
                                            Mickey Johno  1 months back

                                            It's a dance off

                                            • Dominic S
                                              Dominic S  1 months back

                                              Using the idea that the stones influenced peoples decisions and since we know the stone are extremely powerful, mabye the stone are actually somewhat sentient; and they didn't want to keep being used by people so the time stone tricked Strange into reducing them to atoms, (not destroying them) so that they could be free.

                                              • Kodukushi :3
                                                Kodukushi :3  1 months back

                                                If this is right then, why did cap return the stones?

                                                • Andrecito Chesshero
                                                  Andrecito Chesshero  1 months back

                                                  Uhhh yeah but
                                                  That means the ancient saying the time stones were necessary too keep together the cosmic timeline and order meant nothing!!!!!!?????

                                                  It also means there isn’t any need to put the stones back.

                                                  If dr strange intent was to destroy the stones it means he had no idea that the stones were necessary.

                                                  If this is true then why take them back at all??? Wouldn’t you need them in your new future.

                                                  Plus it makes no sense to go to your past - but that past branches off to a separate timeline-
                                                  Yeah it branches off into a new timeline you helped change!!!
                                                  Your future by basic logic must be altered
                                                  Or you destroy the logic on why it’s important to take the stones back??!?

                                                  This is the biggest plot hole I’ve ever seen in all sci-fi

                                                  There is only one general rule
                                                  Whatever logic your universe functions under must be kept or nothing makes sense.

                                                  We are hoping this was gonna make sense and some of us had better more concise theories then this.

                                                  Wow if dc did this, fans would be so angry
                                                  There are so many videos of people wanting dc to do better.
                                                  Why isn’t there the same passion when marvel fucks up. Dr strange is by far the best hero journey and story the studio has come up with.

                                                  Any storyline w dr strange and Loki using the stones in their trades would have worked.

                                                  Loki could have teleported Thor or hulk he’ll Thor survives anyway. Seems like thanos thought he was dead. Why kill Loki so easily but then Thor can be in the pressure of space and take the heat of a dying star ⭐️ way times worse then a cruses larynx

                                                  • SOuLX
                                                    SOuLX  1 months back

                                                    No one:

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                                                    • E-Fam Animates
                                                      E-Fam Animates  1 months back

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                                                  • BennyOars
                                                    BennyOars  1 months back

                                                    Bullshit. You guys didnt pay attention to the movie. When tony asked strange if this the 1 future that he saw that they won, strange told him that if he tell him, it wont happen. So that means, they are not yet there.

                                                    At the final battle when tony looked to Dr. Strange, and strange raised his 1 finger, thats when tony realized he will be the one to use the stones to defeat thanos.

                                                    • Joshua White
                                                      Joshua White  1 months back

                                                      Dr. Strange can’t live past his demise so when ge came back he saw tony kill thanos and that’s all strange cared about

                                                      • Donald Rouse
                                                        Donald Rouse  1 months back

                                                        The writers said the stones still exists In the universe he couldn’t destroy them completely

                                                        • Zemrocku
                                                          Zemrocku  1 months back

                                                          There's a BIG Problem Many People seem to not be Realizing or are Ignoring

                                                          The Infinity Stones Hold together the VERY Existence of the Universe

                                                          The Time Stone Allows the Very Essence of Time to Exist

                                                          The Space Stone Expands and keeps the Universe in Motion

                                                          The Reality Stone Creates the Very Fabric of Reality

                                                          The Power Store Holds the Cosmic Power of the Universe from Destroying itself Such as Black Holes and Supernovas

                                                          The Mind Stone Allows the Existence of Thought

                                                          And the Soul Stone Creates the Very Essence of the Universe Including Souls of Living People

                                                          For the Infinity Stones to No Longer Exist the Universe Should Fall Apart

                                                          So the Infinity Stones HAVE to Exist in some Fashion Perhaps they No Longer take on the Form of Stones BUT they HAVE to Exist

                                                          • Brian Klein
                                                            Brian Klein  1 months back

                                                            Wasn't this kind of a duh? I thought this was widely understood.

                                                            • Dalton Farris
                                                              Dalton Farris  1 months back

                                                              Dont stop making end gand videos i love them

                                                              • ツSippy
                                                                ツSippy  1 months back

                                                                Well,if destroying the stones was Strange’s goal,Thanos beat him to it.

                                                                • Mike Diamond
                                                                  Mike Diamond  1 months back

                                                                  @1:24 "knowing that the villain would destroy all 5." Uh, I hate to tell you this, but counting might not be your strong suit.

                                                                  • Nick's Summer Vlogs
                                                                    Nick's Summer Vlogs  1 months back

                                                                    Technically scarlet witch is a mutant

                                                                    • Skull Breaker X
                                                                      Skull Breaker X  1 months back


                                                                      • Justin Dai
                                                                        Justin Dai  1 months back

                                                                        Volstagg: it’s not wise to keep two stones so close together.

                                                                        Earth: Did someone say something?

                                                                        • Thomas B
                                                                          Thomas B  1 months back

                                                                          There are 6 stones you said there's 5

                                                                          • Salih MSA
                                                                            Salih MSA  1 months back

                                                                            i’m just saying but you know in spider-man homecoming? how apparently if the stones were removed from a time line then more or less carnage? Well i got a thought that maybe the beasts appearing (elementals or whatever idk) are the result of the time line being damaged. Thing is the infinity stones are systems right? Forged into compressed ingots? well you can destroy a system and regardless whether u have a components (ie it’s destructed particles) the system still won’t work.

                                                                            point is, is it the loss of the infinity stones as they are that disrupts the timeline? or is it the removal of them in any form?

                                                                            • scullionify
                                                                              scullionify  1 months back

                                                                              How can the stones be gone when thanos from 2014 was killed I.e before he was able to get hold of never mind destroy the stones?

                                                                              • Nick Avila
                                                                                Nick Avila  1 months back

                                                                                Didnt dr strange signal iron man to go up or sum but he just decided to kill himself

                                                                                • RocketVee
                                                                                  RocketVee  1 months back

                                                                                  *THEORY DEBUNKED*

                                                                                  THE STONES STILL EXIST! Even if the stones were destroyed into atoms, who says that the stones CAN'T be brought back the way the Avengers did?

                                                                                  • Invincible Iron Will 2000 !

                                                                                    The stones aren't destroyed only reduced to the atomic level. The Russo brothers confirmed that

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                                                                                      Looks like Screen Rant sees more possibility than Doctor Strange.

                                                                                      • Rock Roll
                                                                                        Rock Roll  1 months back

                                                                                        Not really as the smartest and strongest avenger he knew the stones had to go

                                                                                    • glyn parson
                                                                                      glyn parson  1 months back

                                                                                      So under this theory Dr. Strange killed Tony. No don't buy. or very least chose outcome that killed tony.

                                                                                      • dustin fowler
                                                                                        dustin fowler  1 months back

                                                                                        I like this theory because if they got the gauntlet off on titan thanos would have been defenseless and all they had to do was keep starlord from ruining everything

                                                                                        • Saket Vasudevan
                                                                                          Saket Vasudevan  1 months back

                                                                                          The most entertaining part about screen rants videos is the comments section

                                                                                          • Mushroom_hunter
                                                                                            Mushroom_hunter  1 months back


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