Loki was always considered to be a goner, while the fact that Vision was walking around with an Infinity Stone attached to his head meant that Paul Bettany’s character was really a dead
man android walking.
That’s not to say Avengers: Infinity War wasn’t filled with surprises – far from it, in fact, as Joe and Anthony Russo made it their mission to leave audiences in a state of awe and disbelief. Going one step further, Reddit user ‘commander_wong’ has shared a new observation about Infinity War and, more specifically, the Battle of Wakanda, in which the Mad Titan is able to execute the final part of his carefully constructed master plan… and kill Captain America.
Thanos ended his short battle with Cap with a punch to the back of the head. Many wondered how Cap recovered in mere seconds from a punch that even took out the Hulk and the most logical explanation is that he didn’t As Thanos used the Time Stone to bring Vision back, the surroundings also reverted: Natasha was no longer trapped under pillars of stone, Bruce was no longer fused to a rock, and Cap showed no signs of injuries from a blow that should’ve easily killed him.
It certainly explains why Cap sprung back to this feet after Thanos reversed time, as a direct punch from the Mad Titan (in the skull, no less) is sure to be a fatal blow – even for someone who’s been treated with the Super-Soldier Serum like Steve Rogers.
So assuming this is true, Vision wasn’t the only one to be killed outright by Josh Brolin’s purple tyrant; Captain America also fell victim to Thanos during the Battle of Wakanda, which only makes us even more keen to revisit Avengers: Infinity War on Blu-ray.