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The Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Avengers Video Game

Marvel's Avengers follows the story of Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel as she reunites Earth's Mightiest Heroes in a battle against George Tarleton/M.O.D.O.K., Monica Rappaccini, and the forces of A.I.M. Khan joins up with plenty of new allies and makes more than a few enemies on her journey to become a bonafide Avenger. She also uncovers some of the mysteries that have lingered over the Marvel Universe since the tragic events of A-Day. 

The game's campaign tells a compelling story, but the ending of Marvel's Avengers doesn't exactly wrap everything up in a neat little bow. In fact, Marvel's Avengers leaves plenty of space for more adventures in the future. Several heroes remain unaccounted for by the time the credits roll, and there are a few interesting teases for what's to come. With that in mind, it's time to take a look at some of the biggest unanswered questions from Marvel's Avengers.

Major spoilers ahead.

Where is Hawkeye?

At one point during the hunt for J.A.R.V.I.S., Khan comes across an old photo of the Avengers. If you aren't paying close attention, you may miss that Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, appears in the picture. It seems he was a member of the Avengers at one point in time, but for some reason he never makes a formal appearance in the story campaign. 

Where has Hawkeye been all these years? Did he leave the team before the events of A-Day? If he's still out there, why didn't he try to help the Avengers when A.I.M. made its move? Crystal Dynamics may answer these questions in Hawkeye's post-launch DLC missions, but it's odd to see a mainstay Avenger seemingly sideline himself like this. Based on the Kate Bishop Reveal Trailer, A.I.M. may have taken Barton prisoner at some point. But if that's the case, why haven't his former teammates gone looking for him?

Where did the Kree Sentry come from?

During the final confrontation with M.O.D.O.K., the villain reveals one more trick up his cybernetic sleeve. After Thor breaks down M.O.D.O.K.'s force field with a well-timed blast from the Bifrost, M.O.D.O.K. rebounds by calling in reinforcements. A massive robot rises out of the ocean, which Thor identifies as a Kree Sentry. 

In the Marvel comics, the Kree are an alien race that build and use these Sentries to guard over military installations and the like. However, the Sentry that rises from the ocean in Marvel's Avengers seems to have been dormant for quite some time, as untold years of mud and dirt come sliding off it. How long it has been there, and why did the Kree plant it just outside of San Francisco? How long has M.O.D.O.K. known about its location? 

Hopefully, Marvel's Avengers will explore the origins of this particular Sentry in future DLC or sequels. 

Is M.O.D.O.K. dead?

At the conclusion of Khan's climactic battle with M.O.D.O.K. and his Kree Sentry, she grows to giant size and impales the Sentry on some wreckage. This final blow sends M.O.D.O.K. falling out of the hole in the back of the Kree Sentry's head. He tumbles into the waters below, leaving his fate uncertain.

Unfortunately for the Avengers, there's no indication that M.O.D.O.K.'s body was recovered from the ocean. In other words, there's a decent chance he could still be out there somewhere. It should also be noted that the comic book version of M.O.D.O.K. has been destroyed on multiple occasions. Like some of the best comic book villains, he always manages to return one way or another.

Is it possible M.O.D.O.K. is lying low and allowing the Avengers to believe he's dead? Or will A.I.M. retrieve his body and resurrect him somehow as they've often done in the comic books?

What is the extent of Rappaccini's abilities?

M.O.D.O.K. is not pleased when he discovers Rappaccini has been experimenting on him without his knowledge. Though he believed she was trying to cure him, she was actually injecting him with a regenerative serum reverse-engineered from Captain America's blood. This slowly drove Tarleton to madness, transforming him into M.O.D.O.K. In retaliation, M.O.D.O.K. gives Rappaccini a taste of her own medicine, injecting her with the same formula.

However, when you see Rappaccini again during the mid-credits scenes, it appears she has made multiple clones of herself. You can spot the clones floating in a tank behind A.I.M.'s new board of directors. Not only is it difficult to tell which Rappaccini M.O.D.O.K. attacked, but you have to wonder what happened to the Rappaccini he injected with the serum.

Did Rappaccini really die? If not, was her brain chemistry altered in the same way that M.O.D.O.K.'s was? If so, will she mutate into this universe's take on M.O.D.A.M., Tarleton's female counterpart from the comics?

What came out of the Sentry?

Though the Avengers defeated M.O.D.O.K. and the massive Kree Sentry, the Sentry still had a surprise in store. One of the game's mid-credits scenes cuts back to where the destroyed Sentry remains impaled. A compartment in the Sentry's neck opens and some kind of glowing green probe or missile launches straight into space.

So, what purpose does the probe serve? Is the Sentry calling for reinforcements? In the comics, Kree Sentries often send out a final report to their alien masters upon destruction. If that's the case here, the Avengers may be in for an even greater battle, especially when the Kree learn their Sentry was manipulated and then destroyed by a bunch of super-powered humans. 

It's also worth noting that one particular Kree Sentry from Marvel Comics, Sentry 459, has tangled with not only the Avengers, but also the Fantastic Four and the Inhumans. In other words, it might be too soon to count this particular Sentry out completely. They have a way of bouncing back from defeat.

What happened to Golden Acres?

After the A-Day disaster, A.I.M. seized all of Stark's assets. This prompted Stark to leave the city behind and return to his ancestral home, the palatial estate called Golden Acres. While Khan and Bruce Banner are impressed at first by the idea that Tony still has a mansion, they quickly learn the truth about the place once they get past the front gates.

Khan and Banner find Golden Acres in shambles. It appears there may have been a fire or the mansion simply began to crumble with age and neglect. Stark lives in a trailer outside of the main house, much to the surprise of the visiting pair. Marvel's Avengers never properly explains what happened to Golden Acres, but it's clearly falling to pieces even before A.I.M. shows up and starts dropping robots on top of it.

Was there a prior attack? Did one of Stark's armor tests go terribly wrong? Perhaps he will one day shed some light on what happened to his family home.

Will Ant-Man return?

While fending off A.I.M.'s attack on the Ant Hill, the Avengers take down a massive mech. Unfortunately, a second mech immediately appears to challenge the weary heroes. Just in time, Hank Pym, the former Ant-Man, arrives to save the day. Pym lifts a huge shrink ray cannon and reduces the gigantic robot to roughly the size of a small dog.

Everyone is pretty happy to see that Pym managed to replicate his original shrinking experiments, but it leaves you to wonder if Pym will try to return to the field. He tells Khan his time as Ant-Man "was another life." However, the existence of this new shrinking tech could mean Pym may continue the good fight on his own terms. Will he use this new weapon to become Ant-Man again? Or will this enable someone new to take up the mantle, like Scott Lang did in the comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

How is A.I.M. still operating?

This particular development stretches the imagination a bit, even in a game that features polymorphs and thunder gods. Following the defeat of M.O.D.O.K. and his Kree Sentry, the Avengers return to the safety of their home base, the Chimera. While there, they discuss the fact that people still don't entirely trust them after the events of A-Day. What's more, they make it clear A.I.M. continues to operate with public support.

How could this possibly be? In the preceding 24 hours, A.I.M. held United States military leaders hostage, flooded the streets with cybernetic soldiers, and gassed an entire city full of people with experimental mist. All of this unfolded on live television, as well. That's more than a PR nightmare, it's super villain territory.

During the mid-credits scene between Rappaccini and A.I.M.'s new board of directors, the scientist describes some of her plans, including methods for time travel and mind control. Did A.I.M. somehow manipulate the minds of the public so it could maintain a clean image?

Where is Captain Marvel?

When players are first introduced to Khan, she is wearing a shirt modeled after the superhero uniform of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. Captain America even points this out, mentioning Danvers would have loved to meet her. According to Captain America, Captain Marvel didn't make it to the A-Day celebration because she was in the middle of taking care of something "off-planet."

Many of Captain Marvel's adventures take place in space, so Captain America's comment is hardly shocking. However, that doesn't exactly account for Captain Marvel's whereabouts during the rest of the game, which takes place five years after A-Day. Did Captain Marvel ever return to Earth after the A-Day disaster? If so, did she decide to go into seclusion like the rest of the Avengers, or did she return to her work in the depths of space? Is she in some kind of trouble? 

It's obvious Khan idolizes Carol Danvers, so hopefully the two will have a chance to meet at some point.

What happened to the people affected by D.A.R.K. Terrigen?

In the final act of the Marvel's Avengers campaign, A.I.M. attacks San Francisco with its warships. As part of M.O.D.O.K.'s plan to eradicate Inhumans, he releases the D.A.R.K. Terrigen gas developed by Rappaccini on the unsuspecting crowds. The Avengers watch in terror as the mists envelop innocent civilians, including news reporter Phil Sheldon. According to Sheldon, some people have averse reactions to the mist, but the aftermath of this particular attack is never shown in detail.

The D.A.R.K. Terrigen gas had horrific effects on Inhumans. While it temporarily cures Inhumans, removing their powers, Rappaccini explains that it also kills them shortly after. It is unclear what effect, if any, this gas may have on regular people.The game also does not show what kind of casualties are sustained from A.I.M.'s gas attack on the city. While it's clear the Avengers were able to take down A.I.M.'s warships, the question remains: what lasting impact will the D.A.R.K. Terrigen have on San Francisco?