Marvel’s What if…? writer A.C. Bradley provides an explanation as to why Ultron is able to use all the Infinity Stones across the multiverse.
Marvel’s What If…? writer A.C. Bradley has explained how Ultron is still able to use the Infinity Stones across the multiverse. Marvel Studios’ animated series on Disney+ continues to reimagine the Infinity Saga by visualizing how it would’ve panned out if a core story element was changed. In its penultimate episode 8, the show used the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron as its jumping off point, presenting a universe where the corrupt robot succeeded in defeating Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Aptly titled “What If… Ultron Won?,” episode 8 saw Ultron going above and beyond his initial plans in the Sacred Timeline. After wiping out all life on Earth, he continued his crusade across the cosmos, killing all living things on other planets with the aid of the Infinity Stones. He doesn’t stop there, however, immediately setting his sights on the multiverse. The Watcher made a last-ditch effort to stop Ultron, resulting in what’s likely one of the most creative one-on-one battles in the MCU. The pair’s tussle brought them through multiple universes, with the antagonist still being able to use the elemental stones the whole time. This understandably lead to questions from fans regarding the rules of the Infinity Stones. In Loki, the gems were rendered powerless in the TVA, with the idea being that they won’t work unless used in their original universes.