MCU's Avengers: Endgame missed THIS timeline error involving Dr Strange and the Ancient One

Not everyone noticed this little glitch in the timeline of the ever so challenging time heist that the Avengers undertake to bring back the people who were lost and defeat Thanos.
MCU's Avengers: Endgame missed THIS timeline error involving Dr Strange and the Ancient OneMCU's Avengers: Endgame missed THIS timeline error involving Dr Strange and the Ancient One
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe flick, Avengers: Endgame missed out on a crucial error involving Dr Strange and the Ancient One. The fans of MCU and film audiences across the globe know how Hulk goes back in time to fetch the Time Stone, but it's not all that easy. The Ancient One argues that giving away the Time Stone to Hulk will spoil her reality, even as Hulk tries to explain the entire time heist theory to her. Ancient One does not budge from her stance which leads to Bruce Banner telling her that Dr Strange gave the stone away willingly.

This statement shocks the Ancient One, who ends up saying that maybe she is making a mistake by holding on to the Time Stone and that she must give it to Hulk in order to bring back the people who got snapped by Thanos. While the duo was having this conversation in the year 2012, the Ancient One had declined Dr Strange's request of training at Kamar-Taj in 2016. This was the year when Dr Strange wanted to get back on his feet just like it was before his accident.

Not everyone noticed this little glitch in the timeline of the ever so challenging time heist that the Avengers undertake to bring back the people who were lost and defeat Thanos. The MCU film, Avengers: Endgame helmed by the Russo Brothers became the highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office. This film defeated James Cameron's Avatar to grab the numero uno spot at the global box office. 

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Anonymous 5 days ago

Ahhhhhh click bait and not even something correct! I'm not sure what the article is trying to say this glitch is. If it's the fact that they're talking about Doctor Strange four years before he becomes the sorcerer, she literally states in the movie that he's a few blocks over and is a doctor. I'd say please stop making articles like this but you guys know exactly what you're doing. This took all of an hour to write and has made you way too much money judging by the number of comments here. Instead I will congratulate you on being excellent con artists. Bravo!

Anonymous 5 days ago

Saw this same article elsewhere, but they did not allow public feedback. Nice to see LOTS of people who understood the context of why The Ancient One did what she did instead of grasping at a false 'glitch'.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Thank you to everyone in these comments for not being sheep and knowing full well it was done as INTENDED!

Anonymous 5 days ago

Except we are still sheep because we fell for this click bait and stuck around long enough to leave messages and see a dozen ads.

Anonymous 5 days ago

It's not a mishap. It's not a mistake or an oversight. Remember in Doctor Strange, when the Ancient One states just before her death that she gazed ahead multiple times and could never get past that single moment? That heartbreaking scene where she basically tells Strange that she knew about him and everything that would happen to him before they ever met? Or how about when Strange does the exact same thing and looks forward into the future right before fighting Thanos? The fact that the years don't line up for her knowing him doesn't matter if you actually paid attention to anything she said in the Doctor Strange movie.

Anonymous 5 days ago

You’re the 20th author to post this B.S. don’t write about it if you haven’t seen it. It’s every selfish hero/ mentor arc ever. Tough love, whatever you want to call it. The best student is always pushed the hardest and treated the worst, because the mentor knows it’s the only way to bring out the full potential. Could you write some of your own material please? This lame piece has been regurgitated for a week now.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Everything that needed to be said and explained already got done. Wow! So many comments. Pinkvilla got schooled.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Not a glitch,not a same reality,how didn't you get that

Anonymous 5 days ago

The writer of this article is just wrong. So many people have pointed it out, i won't repeat it. If I were the writer, I'd save face and pull the article.

Anonymous 5 days ago

... what did I miss? Hahahaha

Anonymous 5 days ago

Ancient one can time travel and she always knew that doctor strange is going to be the sorcerer supreme. Back then she didn't want to teach strange because she wanted to break his arrogance and showed as if she didn't want to teach. There is no connection between these.She probably did not time travel to see the war with thanos and so she didn't know that strange gave the time stone. We cannot expect her to see every single think about future and past. I think pynkvilla guys are using too much of their brain unnecessarily.

Anonymous 5 days ago

In Dr Strange when she died, she told strange she had never been able to see past that moment. She knew strange was coming, she knew who strange would be, but she couldn't anything beyond her own death, so she would not have seen Thanos.

Anonymous 5 days ago

I saw many other sites mentioning this as a mistake which is wrong. Ancient one can time travel and she knew from beginning that Dr. Strange is going to be the sorcerer supreme and so she, in order to break his arrogance, showed as if she didn't want to teach. There is no connection with these two. Ancient one probably didn't time travel and see the war with thanos where Strange gave to time stone and so she didn't knew abou that. Simple..I guess pinkvilla guys are using too much of brain unnecessarily.

Anonymous 6 days ago

No there is no mistake in the scene when Hulk asks her where is Dr strange she replies that he is 5 years early by this we can understand that she knew everything what would happened in the future.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Na..you didn’t say enough about the theory of the glitch. . with the way they explain time in this movie.. she should have always known that hulk would be there to ask for it , except they also lead you to believe that there are too many realities to see everything so they could have encountered her in a reality where Dr. Strange doesn’t exists but she still knows of him because of the Stone.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Perhaps the ancient one accepted Dr. Strange because she talked to Bruce, him beeing the sign she should train Dr. Strange.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Who cares. It's just a movie!!!!!

Anonymous 6 days ago

The Ancient One’s training of Dr. Strange actually begins with her ‘refusal’ to train him. Nuff said.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Dr Strange is the reason the whole thing works. Only issue End Game gas with its time line is Gamora. If Gamora was not snapped back to her time in 2012 the Guarding of the Galaxy 1&2 never happen due to her never being there. If Tony Snapped Thanos and his army back to their time then all is good. If Gamora shows up again the whole MCU will suffer and the director will have hall explaining how Peter ever fell in love with someone who was not there to ever meet.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Hogwash.

Anonymous 6 days ago

No this time you are wrong because at the end captin America places all the stones at their correct time and position so as per the movie doctor strange is a stone keeper which same means nothing change because captain has matched all cercumstances due to which same changes occur in future. So you are wrong sorry to say this .

Anonymous 6 days ago

The error in the movie is at the end when Capt takes ALL stones with him with the first jump. He was supposed to make separate jumps taking only the stones needed to be replaced at that 'time". The result of taking all the stones is that at the first drop off you have more than one type of stone in existence until he makes the next jump.

Anonymous 6 days ago

This doesn't mess up the time. He would have to leave a stone in wrong time. If we go off your thought then the time jump in itself would mess everything up due to two caps, two hulls see how that is not a mistake

Anonymous 6 days ago

The Ancient One also tells Banner that Strange at that point of time is currently at the hospital, indicating that the events of Doctor Strange (movie) haven't occured yet. She knew what she was doing.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Ita disturbing to see how people with no knowledge about the movie and/or the plot can post utter rubbish under a fancy title. Please dont enter territories that you dont know about pinkvilla. The Ancient One clearly knew what she was doing and wanted Strange to be fully prepared before the training.

Anonymous 6 days ago

She could have been faking her reluctance, or in the opinion that Strange wasn't mentally ready yet but would be ready in a future time. He comes to her desperate, she expects someone more composed or whatever, is not sure she wants to deal with this guy right now, but later she knows he will be ready.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Seriously quit your jobs.

Anonymous 6 days ago

The Ancient One also stated thay she could see all timelines--except her own--even up to and past the point where she dies. So she obviously had seen the Hulk coming to visit her on an earlier timeline and all the things that were going to occur in the future, except on her timeline, which ends. Consequently, she knew everything that could possibly occur, and obviously had knowledge of "The Snap" and everything else. In fact, it seems that she should also have been able to see Doctor Strange's reaction prior to the snap, and his reasoning for after "The Snap," but it is never explained why she didn't factor in Doctor Strange's reaction prior to, and his reaction after, "The Snap" to allow what did occur to occur. If anything, that is the small glitch, The Ancient One not already knowing how everything was going to play out.

Anonymous 6 days ago

This is not a glitch. The Acient One refused Dr Strange in 1 timeline vs the other. Simple

Anonymous 6 days ago

There are no two timelines

Anonymous 6 days ago

So happy to See the comment section is so well aware & thinks exactly what i thought!

Anonymous 6 days ago

Not a glitch at all. The ancient one already knew Dr strange will come to hear in 2016. She also rejected him temporarily and purposely before accepting him for training. She told Hulk that he was 4 years too early before Dr strange shows up. Ancient one sees all

Anonymous 6 days ago

Exactly. And what she said to Mordo privately was a bit of reverse psychology done to encourage Mordo to come to Strange's defense and commit himself to help train Strange as best he could to ensure he's proven right about Strange.

Anonymous 6 days ago

It's not a plot hole. When she was dying she said she had seen it. She knew all along he would replace her. People need to pay attention.

Anonymous 6 days ago

I think she tells Banner when he mentions Dr. Strange that he's 4 years too early or something like that. So the timeline is correct.

Anonymous 6 days ago

You interpret it wrong as the Doctor strange said to Tony stark in endgame if he told how to defeat the Thanos which he saw in future by time stone it will never happen.that will be the same reason why the ancient one refused to train the Doctor.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Yes this is truly right.Any Marvel fan can easily prove this wrong and tell that there is no glitch.Stop fooling people by these non sense.As doctor Strange told in endgame that if he says what will happen then it will never happen

Anonymous 6 days ago

I agree with the previous comment... There’s no time glitch. In order for Strange to become the best of the wizards, he had to lose his self centred arrogance and beg to be trained—NOT for his ego to go back and make money ... But to learn how to expand his horizon to help others

Anonymous 6 days ago

There was no rejection it was a test of his determination. Just how the faceless one made Aria do. Of course she knew what strange would do he still needed to be humbled for the process to work

Anonymous 6 days ago

Also, that would mean the Doctor Strange (2016) film made the same mistake since it shows the Ancient One revealing to Dr Strange that she could only see up to a certain point in the future (the moment before she dies), which would include her accepting and training Stephen Strange. Why would she reject him indefinitely knowing she was meant to train him? Imo, thats a bigger mistake and a glaring one at that being in the same film. Unless its not a mistake. And some people just misunderstood. So I agree with above comment. O people, stop micro-analyzing every detail and just enjoy the greatest film Marvel had to offer. Nuff said.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Well, as we have seen Dr strange came to the lady only for his treatment. So, at that moment if the lady accepted him then Dr strange cannot understand the struggle and pain behind the scenes, the cost of life for which he has to live further. In same place he may be like the other student of the lady as a follower of dormamu. As she might have seen Avery possible way of making Dr strange, the best of him it rejection may be the best of best way to start. Well i think u r good enough to understand it otherwise as u said... Just enjoy it.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Not missed. The ancient one hadn't met Strange yet at that point but she already knew some of the future seeing as how she was the keeper of the time stone. She alluded to Strange being at the hospital because the accident hadn't happened yet.

Anonymous 6 days ago

I agree with the previous commentor that stated this wasn't "missed". It doesn't create a continuity error that the ancient one knew about doctor strange before he came to her.

Anonymous 6 days ago

It was fairly obvious that the Ancient One hadn't yet met Strange, but rather, being the Ancient One, knew his and her fate. She didn't meet him until after he could no longer practice medicine due to his injury. You know, the plot of Doctor Strange? Which established the Ancient One as precient?

Anonymous 6 days ago

Did you really watch Doctor Strange? The Ancient One knew every possible future until the time of her death, that rejection was planned

Anonymous 6 days ago

Because the one possible future Strange saw where the Avengers won was the the future where he was brought back to life after the Snap. That's how he was able to see that future in 2023 and knew how the battle would end. It's because in that one future he came back into existence and was fighting in that battle. Now he wouldn't have been able to see the 5 years in between being dusted and being brought back, there'd be a gap because he was dead during that time. But the fact that he could see that everyone who was dusted would eventually be brought back, himself included, would give him faith enough to trust the Avengers would make the right choices during those 5 years leading up to the final battle.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Doctor Strange Was smart enough to know, if he died in the future, the Avengers would mos certainly not have won. You must see, Doctor Strange is one of the, if not the most power full Avenger. If He wouldnt make it, the rest of the Team would probably be doomed.

Anonymous 6 days ago

This is a question that has been around my mind for week that if the ancient one could see every possible future right up until her death, how could doctor strange see the 1 million possible futures including the one where the avenger win, even though he died?

Anonymous 6 days ago

It wasn't missed. She didn't reject him because she didn't want to train him, but because it was the only way to do it right. It's hinted at in Doctor Strange that it's got to be this way for him to become the best version of himself.

Anonymous 6 days ago

There is no mistake her. The Ancient One know by telling him no he would come back and train harder. It is a leadership tool commonly used on strong willed individual. To make them think "I'll prove you wrong" " you say I can't I know I can" this is easy for everyone to see. This was planned there is no hole here.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Best reply. I was thinking the same.

Anonymous 6 days ago

It's almost like she used her limited foresight to see what the best outcome would be. Definitely not a "glitch." If anything, her Hulk encounter would have made her make sure she did the training right.

Anonymous 6 days ago

A true fan would have noticed that ancient one saw the timeline till his death, so he knew strange would be the best of them. But by letting him know, he would not have been the DR STRANGE he is supposed to be, as strange told Tony in endgame, if I tell you the possibility, it won't happen, so ancient one directed him onto the path, so that he would become the sorcerer's supreme.

Anonymous 6 days ago

This is what I was thinking as well. She made him humble himself enough to want to work for it, and then he did. The Ancient One rejects him in order to teach him. Dr. Strange gives Thanos the Time stone in order to defeat him. This is about subverting expectations and being willing to make concessions for the greater goal. I do not view this as a continuity error at all.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Thank you. This isn't even hard to work out.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Agreed. So sick of seeing articles like this one that can do easily be debunked by the simple fact that the ancient one was playing a role in helping strange reach his best self. She told no one her true intentions as she didn't want to risk him not achieving this. Hence the reason she mentions none of this to Wong or Mordo.

Anonymous 6 days ago

They also missed the fact it doesnt take long to get from one place to the other sling ring is all it would take to explain this

Anonymous 6 days ago

Agreed. Also, the rejection may have been for Mordo's sake. Just hypothesizing, but she likely knew she would end up training him one way or another, and wanted to make Mordo vouch for him (as she had foreseen Mordo doing) in order to bind the two more tightly together.

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