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#1 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio
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"You never once used your greatest weapon..."

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#3 Posted by CosmicMuffin (460 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he could have easily gotten out of it.

We saw Kaecilius and his followers break out of Strange’s spell about a minute into it.

I’m sure Thanos could have done it in seconds.

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#4 Posted by Fanawtik (229 posts) - - Show Bio

@cosmicmuffin said:

We saw Kaecilius and his followers break out of Strange’s spell about a minute into it.

I’m sure Thanos could have done it in seconds.

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#5 Posted by JediXMan (42073 posts) - - Show Bio

He knew it wouldn't work. The movie explicitly says this. He knew all scenarios where Thanos won, and I am sure one of those scenarios involved Strange using the stone. He did what he knew might work given one of a handful of possibilities.

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#6 Posted by plotweapon16255 (6998 posts) - - Show Bio

He can't use it when he hidden it somewhere else.

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#7 Posted by felgrim (1117 posts) - - Show Bio

Cuz if he had thanos woulda snatched it quicker then you can say pumpkin pie.

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#8 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: See, I find that interesting because let's say Strange let Stark die. I don't see how Thanos was going to get the stone from Strange.

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#9 Posted by JediXMan (42073 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom said:

@jedixman: See, I find that interesting because let's say Strange let Stark die. I don't see how Thanos was going to get the stone from Strange.

I think it's because he knew Stark was crucial to the battle to come to get the stones back.

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#10 Edited by biswaboxz (3431 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman:Then Stark is going to be a major factor in A4 , i guess but all i heard about CM becoming OP in her own movie or A4 LOL

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#11 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:
@depinhom said:

@jedixman: See, I find that interesting because let's say Strange let Stark die. I don't see how Thanos was going to get the stone from Strange.

I think it's because he knew Stark was crucial to the battle to come to get the stones back.

Okay, maybe, I still just don't understand how Thanos would have obtained the stone if not for Strange giving it up. Just seems like plot convenice to me.

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#12 Posted by Mr_Shazam0920 (3191 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr Strange jobbed to Maw when he had the stone, and didn’t use the Time Stone against Thanos because there was no outcome of them winning while using it. In other words, PLOT lol.

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#13 Posted by juiceboks (24530 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom: Thanos in the comics is a fairly accomplished sorcerer, and in the MCU he knows more about the stones than presumably anyone else in the universe. I don't think it's far fetched to assume he'd be able to figure out a way to retrieve it. Hell he can probably use the Mind Gem and make Stephen bring it out.

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#14 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom: Thanos in the comics is a fairly accomplished sorcerer, and in the MCU he knows more about the stones than presumably anyone else in the universe. I don't think it's far fetched to assume he'd be able to figure out a way to retrieve it. Hell he can probably use the Mind Gem and make Stephen bring it out.

Well, he didn't have the Mind Gem at the time, but okay, you may have a point.

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#15 Posted by rem (1973 posts) - - Show Bio

Plot. Or Strange was just jobbing/holding back.

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#16 Posted by _KingofLatveria (18365 posts) - - Show Bio

Plot

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#17 Posted by AtmExle (373 posts) - - Show Bio

It's possible that the reality stone could counteract its effects.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-5bc2c7b81b701 (421 posts) - - Show Bio

It wouldn't have worked

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#19 Posted by Doofasa (1621 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's to say he didn't but what he did hasn't come to be yet?

Also Thanos could of potentially just altered reality to retrieve it/nullify it if Strange attempted to use it or leave it hidden.

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#20 Posted by GateOfBabylon (3283 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom said:
@jedixman said:
@depinhom said:

@jedixman: See, I find that interesting because let's say Strange let Stark die. I don't see how Thanos was going to get the stone from Strange.

I think it's because he knew Stark was crucial to the battle to come to get the stones back.

Okay, maybe, I still just don't understand how Thanos would have obtained the stone if not for Strange giving it up. Just seems like plot convenience to me.

Maybe it's like a video game, where Strange put the Stone in his inventory but if Thanos kills Stark then kills Strange, all his loot will drop out.

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#21 Posted by Heatforce (5490 posts) - - Show Bio

Lots of this

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#22 Posted by Essem (224 posts) - - Show Bio

He should have used the gem when they just got the glove off. Just reverse 10 seconds and stop Starlord from being a mongo. Job done, no need for Avengers 4.

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#23 Posted by BruceRogers (16935 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

He knew it wouldn't work. The movie explicitly says this. He knew all scenarios where Thanos won, and I am sure one of those scenarios involved Strange using the stone. He did what he knew might work given one of a handful of possibilities.

This. It seemed fairly obvious too.

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#24 Posted by MrNihal (2907 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos would just change the reality?

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#25 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@essem: Wow that is actually an amazing point, dude.

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#26 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (14255 posts) - - Show Bio

He saw 14 million outcomes, I wouldn’t question a single thing Strange does after that scene.

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#29 Posted by godzilla44 (6901 posts) - - Show Bio

Plot convenience

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#30 Posted by DrPepperMan (6097 posts) - - Show Bio

If I were to see over 14,000,000 different ways something were to play out against someone faster, stronger, tougher, smarter, and just overall better than me in every area for the sake of life as we know it and only one showed me winning, I would go down that route. Out of 14,000,000 there's no way at least several dozen possibilities didn't include the time stone.

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#31 Posted by CosmicCupcake2 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@cosmicmuffin: You are a short little man. You don't know anything about the MCU.

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#32 Posted by Wassely (370 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is working with thanos, he wanted him to destroy half of the universe.

He prepared a fake plan saying it would probably work against thanos because he didn't want the others to think and come out with a solution.

Thanos, in the end bettrayed strange and erased him.

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#33 Posted by Amonfire1776 (2743 posts) - - Show Bio

It woould not have worked...

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#34 Posted by Farkam (11973 posts) - - Show Bio

Plot.

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#35 Posted by RL4 (1700 posts) - - Show Bio

It probably wouldn't have helped him very much. Or at least the potential damage it could cause was too great to merit using it against the other infinity stones.

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#38 Edited by Amonfire1776 (2743 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom: Why use a failed strategy based on what he saw?

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#39 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@amonfire1776: When Iron Man said "you might want to put that stone in a safe place", Strange replied "I might want to use it".

He beat Dormammu with it. Why not Thanos?

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#40 Posted by DaJobberGod08X (117 posts) - - Show Bio

Plot

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#41 Edited by Amonfire1776 (2743 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom: Because Thanos can easily counter it with the reality stone...and he clearly was ready for him to use it.

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#42 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom: Because Thanos can easily counter it with the reality stone...p

You don't know that. In fact, couldn't Strange use the Time Stone to go back to before Thanos ever even got the Reality Stone?

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#43 Posted by Amonfire1776 (2743 posts) - - Show Bio

@depinhom: When has Strange ever shown he can use the time stone to time travel? And yes we do based on the fact that Thanos wondered why Strange didn't use the stone himself...

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#44 Posted by Skrskr (3123 posts) - - Show Bio

He obviously didn’t use it because in the futures he did they lost anyways, I doubt one stone could overpower 3.

Also the writers already said thanos wasn’t trying to kill anyone he didn’t have to, so maybe when strange tries to use the time stone thanos uses his 3 stones to their max also.

That would be the logical explanation.

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#45 Posted by depinhom (13506 posts) - - Show Bio

@amonfire1776: Exactly. Thanos wondered why he didn't use it because he could have. He tried to use it again Maw, but was stopped.

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#46 Posted by grappolo (2883 posts) - - Show Bio

Plot.

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#48 Edited by Gino2010 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe he's limited to the extent he can use it. Its also possible that using it against thanos would have proven to be useless.