In recent years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to unparalleled proportions. We’ve been seeing a very different MCU since Infinity War and Endgame. Many people anticipated things to calm down when the Infinity storyline concluded, but Marvel Studios appears to have no plans to do so. What if…? concludes each episode with a fresh cliffhanger. And, at the end of Episode 7, Ultron is presented with all of the Infinity Stones, taking things a step further. This leads us to believe that Hank Pym, rather than Tony Stark, developed Ultron in What If…? Episode 7.

Hank Pym created Ultron instead of Tony Stark.
(Hank Pym created Ultron instead of Tony Stark in What If…? Episode 7)

This is said for a number of reasons. One of these is the fact that Iron Man is absent for most of the film, which is unusual. Thor’s party caused quite a stir across the planet, and it was large enough to register on Iron Man’s radar. This is because when Loki created a scene, he was immediately challenged by Iron Man, who was playing Shoot to Thrill in the background. Iron Man’s inactivity is no accident, since we believe he is also dead in this reality. That, however, is a theory for another day.

Tony's Death Scene In Endgame
(Tony’s Death Scene In Endgame)

Regardless, it appears that the Iron Avenger is nowhere to be discovered, which adds to the intrigue of this era. Because if Iron Man does not exist in this universe, who could have produced Ultron? It had to be Hank Pym, the original inventor of the AI from the comics. This makes a lot of sense given that we’ve seen the genius lose his mind in previous episodes of What If…?

Hank Pym Created Ultron Instead of Tony Stark:

Ultron In Vision's Body
(Ultron In Vision’s Body)

I mean, he murdered all of the Avengers before they were Avengers, so it stands to reason that he is capable of constructing an Ultron capable of collecting all of the infinity stones. The second reason we attribute Ultron’s development to Hank Pym is that the narrative of Party Thor takes place quite early in the MCU’s chronology. This makes it even less plausible that Tony had anything to do with his development. Tony was only able to build Ultron in the holy timeline after meticulous disassembly of the mind stone.

Live-action & Animated Ultron
(Live-action & Animated Ultron )

However, there is no trace of the mind stone on Earth at the time of Thor’s first journey to the realm. In reality, it was in Thanos’ possession at the same time in the holy timeline. This means that the version of Ultron we see couldn’t have been created by Tony, because he wasn’t capable of doing it at the time. Furthermore, Hank Pym has a compelling reason for attempting to kill the Shield and the Avengers. He despises both and would most likely try to invent something to oppose them.

Animated & Live-Action Hank Pym
(Animated & Live-Action Hank Pym)

It’s conceivable Pym stumbled upon the mind stone through some unfathomable happenstance. This would have piqued his interest in inspecting the relic. Because Pym’s AI would not have been as lethal as Stark’s (due to lack of access to the Iron Legion and Stark’s worldwide defensive systems), it would have needed to bide its time. That’s exactly what it did. It waited until it got the chance to attack, then took Pym’s life and all of his little assets. It would then proceed to take all of the stones using the Pym particles.

Rise of the Machines:

Ultron and Rise of the Machines
(Ultron & Rise of the Machines)

Ultron would have been nearly invisible with the Pym Particles. With the mind stone in his hands, he must have gathered the others and gone home to complete what he began. I realize it all seems a little strange, but it makes more sense than Tony abandoning the entire planet to defend itself and leaving everything to Captain Marvel. Not to add that S.H.I.E.L.D. never attempted to contact any other heroes but her, which strikes me as odd.

Ultron & the various timelines
(Ultron & the various timelines)

The absence of the Avengers may possibly indicate that they were all killed in a prior fight or that none of our heroes exist on this planet. I keep coming back to the notion that such a crazy gathering would have drawn a lot more heroes than it did. Captain Marvel was left alone to confront Thor and humankind about what she had done.

What if Ultron was created by Hank Pym rather than Tony Stark, according to this theory? Well, if this theory is true, then Hank Pym really is genius when he becomes evil. So what are your thoughts on this theory? Please let us know in the comments section below. Until then, we will see you lads in the next article, but don’t forget to keep on reading Animated Times, your one-stop destination for getting a closer look into the entertainment industry, upcoming movies and TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We have got you all covered. Continue reading Animated Times, guys, for more.

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