“What If… the Watcher Broke His Oath?” is the ninth episode and season finale of the first season of the American animated television series What If…?, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. It continues the previous episode’s story, featuring the Watcher and Doctor Strange Supreme recruiting various heroes from parallel realities to fight against an alternate version of Ultron. The episode was written by head writer A.C. Bradley and directed by Bryan Andrews.
What If… the Watcher Broke His Oath? – Trailer
The Watcher recruits Strange Supreme, Captain Carter, Star-Lord T’Challa, “Party” Thor, Black Panther Killmonger, and a version of Gamora who killed Thanos[a] from their respective universes to battle Ultron, dubbing them the “Guardians of the Multiverse”. They confront Ultron in a lifeless universe where Strange summons a horde of zombies, which Ultron overpowers. In Ultron’s home universe, the Guardians encounter Natasha Romanoff. With Carter’s help, Romanoff shoots Ultron with an arrow containing Arnim Zola’s mind. Zola destroys Ultron from within and takes control of his body, while Killmonger betrays the Guardians and tries to claim Ultron’s Infinity Stones for himself. As Zola and Killmonger struggle over the Stones, Strange and the Watcher seal them in a time-looped pocket dimension, which Strange agrees to watch over. The Watcher returns Strange, Carter, T’Challa, Gamora, and Thor to their respective universes. Romanoff refuses to return to hers, so the Watcher brings her to one in which the Avengers candidates were assassinated,[b] where she helps defeat Loki. In a mid-credits scene, Carter and her universe’s Romanoff discover the Hydra Stomper armor with someone inside.
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- Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter / Captain Carter
- Lake Bell as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
- Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow
- Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc
- Chadwick Boseman as Star-Lord T’Challa
- Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka / Erik “Killmonger” Stevens
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange Supreme
- Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Kurt Russell as Ego
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Mick Wingert as Tony Stark / Iron Man