It's typically believed that Marvel Studios is getting ready for a "Secret Invasion" plotline that will shake the MCU to its core - but which of the Avengers could secretly be a Skrull? Next year's Captain Marvel will undoubtedly present the Skrulls, an unusual shapeshifting race from the comics, to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They're a warlike people who have been locked in problems with the Kree empire for millennia. The Skrulls are infamous for using their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate several other worlds before dominating them and ravaging their resources for battle.
Adding a race of shapeshifting, military aliens right into the MCU background entirely appears to establish the capacity for a "Secret Invasion" plotline. Captain Marvel's movie is embedded in the '90s, the Skrulls will probably have years to develop up a presence on Earth. That implies anyone can potentially be a Skrull - also a member of the Avengers.
The first thing we could state for definite is that the main Avengers simply could not be Skrulls. That would undoubtedly damage the sequential fabric of the MCU, turning the stories of previous movies upside down and lose all emotional impact.
In the comics, The Avengers initially found out about the Skrull invasion through the Hand's leader Elektra when she was eliminated which caused her body to be morphed back into a Skrull. 2 key Avengers were exposed to be Skrulls; Spider-Woman and Hank Pym. Imagine if Tony Stark had been a Skrull impostor for years in the MCU; Captain America: Civil War would lose all of its psychological impacts because every little thing Iron Man did in the movie would genuinely have been part of a Machiavellian system to tear the Avengers apart. Thor's personality arc through Thor: Ragnarok as well as Avengers: Infinity War would diminish all purpose if he turned out to be a Skrull.
Now, not every Avenger is a franchise business lead. We could dismiss the similarity between Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, as well as the Hulk; yet that does not suggest a few of the additional Avengers could not be Skrull impostors.
We can eliminate Hawkeye as a Skrull. His whole personality arc is concentrated around the suggestion that he really desires to retire. In the events of Captain America: Civil War, he spent the last 2 years under house arrest. The Avengers didn't even call him in for the Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War. So what use would Hawkeye be to the Skrulls?
An appealing target would undoubtedly be Black Widow, although once again her personality arcs from The Avengers Attack on New York to Avengers: Age of Ultron are a little explicit for her to have actually been a Skrull impostor that far back. She would be a considerable asset to the Skrulls. A close good friend of Steve Rogers, and also a person that has an enchanting background with the Hulk. To make her even more appealing, Black Widow's every trick is most likely offered to the aliens; when she published the S.H.I.E.L.D. data source onto the Internet in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Black Widow informed the globe every little thing S.H.I.E.L.D. found out about her.
Scarlet Witch could possibly be dismissed as a Skrull. The aliens could resemble any person's power, but it's uncertain they would undoubtedly be able to replicate the powerful resonance of an Infinity Stone, so the actuality that she can destroy the Mind Stone rules her out. The fact that Vision had the Mind Stone in his forehead and did not transform back right into a Skrull when Thanos extracted it from him verifies he isn't one either.
That just leaves 2 other probabilities; Falcon and Winter Soldier. There's no reason the Skrulls would replicate Bucky, provided he's one of the world's most wanted and is barely free to move with impunity. Just like Hawkeye, Bucky has been doing everything he can to keep a low profile. Which now leaves Falcon who doesn't have a backstory comparable to that of Hawkeye and Bucky. Being the sidekick of Steve Rogers AKA Captain America, it would cause a severe shocking impact on the storyline if he turned out to be a Skrull.
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