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Not everything needs explaining, but fans want to know how the Illuminati beat Thanos

June 26, 2022

One of the biggest recurring problems with nearly every major long-running franchise is the desire for every shred of lore and mythology to be explained in painstakingly excruciating detail, with star wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe arguably the most notorious offenders.

Of course, fans are always going to demand answers, but that doesn’t mean they have to. Often it can be best left to the public to decide for themselves who, what, when, where and why, with Thanos’ defeat by the Illuminati teased in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness providing an excellent example.