Secret Invasion episode 3 might need confirmed the primary Skrull Avenger

Tremendous Skrulls are genetically-altered Skrulls with Avengers-like superpowers. We realized that from Secret Invasion episode 3 after it was teased within the earlier episode. The Tremendous Skrulls are a security measure in case the Avengers find out about their plot. However Skrulls may duplicate Avengers and substitute them — at the very least those with out superpowers, like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).

Secret Invasion episode 2 additionally teased the primary Skrull Avenger. However after seeing episode 3, I feel Marvel might need simply confirmed the id of the primary Skrull Avenger. Both that, or they’re participating in some sleight of hand. Regardless of the case, massive spoilers may comply with beneath, so be sure you watch all three episodes of Secret Invasion on Disney Plus earlier than studying on.

Is Battle Machine a Skrull in disguise?

Since Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) is the one Avenger in Secret Invasion, there’s a preferred idea that he is likely to be a Skrull. The aliens might need changed him in some unspecified time in the future. That approach, they’d have infiltrated one of many world’s strongest organizations in addition to the US army and authorities with a single transfer. And none can be the wiser.

Battle Machine doesn’t have powers. He makes use of an armor swimsuit to battle alongside the Avengers. Any Skrulls taking up Rhodey’s look and his thoughts would have the ability to do the identical.

James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) firing Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Secret Invasion episode 2. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

In Secret Invasion episode 2, we see a gathering between Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Rhodey in London. The latter is current as a courtesy at a gathering between the leaders of the European Union and the UK in response to the fear occasions from Russia. America’s allies have cause to consider that Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) might need been concerned in an assault blamed on American extremists.

Through the discuss between Fury and Rhodes, we hear the latter name Fury a reputation he shouldn’t: “Nick.” We all know no person calls Nick Fury something however Fury, which was a giveaway that Rhodey is likely to be a Skrull. Or a fastidiously planted misdirect from Marvel. In any case, different MCU characters have known as him “Nick” up to now. Had been they Skrulls too?

Episode 3 involves the rescue

Whereas attempting to thwart one other assault that might get the world nearer to World Battle 3, Fury hears Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) calling him “Nick.” That’s sufficient for him to comprehend that Talos has issues. And certainly, a Skrull in disguise as a Bob is holding Talos at gunpoint.

Since Fury reacted to the Nick appellative as one would anticipate, it’s clear that he will need to have heard Rhodey when he known as him that as effectively. However with Rhodes, he selected to not disclose that he is aware of Battle Machine is now a Skrull.

That’s the one conclusion one can draw. Both Rhodes is a Skrull in present-day MCU, or episode 2 turns into a plot gap.

James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) in Secret Invasion trailer.
James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) in Secret Invasion trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Fortunately, I’ve extra proof. Earlier in Secret Invasion episode 3, when Fury and Talos meet, the previous SHIELD boss tells his alien buddy {that a} US authorities official who’s right here in London is a Skrull in disguise. And he wants Talos’s assist. The one high-ranking official current within the US, as a “courtesy,” is James Rhodes.

Then once more, Marvel could possibly be deceptive us. There could possibly be a cause why Rhodes can confer with Fury as Nick. Come to consider it, any Skrull taking up Battle Machine’s recollections would even have some type of reminder of the entire Nick scenario. However, the type of heated trade between Fury and Rhodes can be a superb cause for the Skrull to overlook that they by no means must name Fury by his first identify.

Fury and Talos by no means obtained to deal with the Skrull posing as a US authorities official as a result of that they had a extra necessary mission at hand. However Secret Invasion episode 4 may share extra mild on the primary Skrull Avenger.