Warning: the following contains spoilers for Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is the culmination of Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix children’s fantasy shared animated universe and ends the saga in a way that resembles the time travel used in Avengers: infinity war Y Avengers Endgame, particularly the roles of Captain America and Doctor Strange. Over the past five years, the Trollhunters franchise grew from the original Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia series to include two sequels / spinoff shows, 3 Below: Tales of Arcadia, Y Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, before reaching its grand finale, uniting all the shows and characters (like Avengers Endgame), Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
By its nature as the last movie in a shared universe, there will always be many similarities to Avengers: infinity war Y Avengers Endgame but Troll hunters took the similarities to the next level with some key plot elements and the introduction of a particular MacGuffin. The most direct comparison comes at the end when Jim opens the Kronosphere to reveal the Time Stone, which most viewers probably instantly compared to the Infinity Stone of the same name in the MCU, as it is roughly the same size and the same. tone. green. The fact that it came out of the Kronosphere, like how the MCU’s Time Stone comes from the Eye of Agamotto at the end of Avengers: infinity war it only adds to the visual and thematic similarities.
The Troll hunters Not only does the Time Stone have the same name and resembles the Green Infinity Stone from the MCU, but the way Jim uses it also has incredible similarities to Doctor Strange in Avengers: infinity war and Captain America in Avengers Endgame. While Jim and him Troll hunters saved the world by stopping the Titans before they could give Earth a fiery new beginning, it came at great cost. Stricklander, Nari, and Toby sacrificed themselves to stop the Titans and Charlamagne and Archie were trapped in the Dragon Trolls’ lair after liberating the Kronosphere, not to mention the immense damage caused by the Titans, particularly Arcadia Oaks. To give his fallen friends a chance for a happier ending, Jim incorporates the Time Stone into Trollhunter’s charm to go back in time to the first episode of Troll hunters, making him the only person with a memory of everything that happened during his tenure as Trollhunter, serving as a kind of keeper of the timeline so that he can help shape events in a new way that avoids the catastrophic conclusion. of Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
Like Doctor Strange using the Time Stone in Avengers: infinity war glimpse 14,000,605 potential futures, allowing you to shape the outcome of Avengers Endgame to the most ideal setting, Jim knows what will happen in the future (although perhaps a few million fewer permutations), and he can use that to avoid calamity for some of his friends (particularly Toby). Meanwhile, at the end of Avengers EndgameCaptain America also uses time travel (though it is through the quantum tunnel, not the Time Stone) to go back in time and place all the Infinity Stones where they belong, while giving himself the life he was denied with. Peggy Carter, also handing her shield to a new Captain America, Sam Wilson, AKA Falcon. In the same way, Jim goes back in time and approaches his future girlfriend Claire right away and tries to introduce his mother to Stricklander earlier than before. It also made Toby become the new Trollhunter, although Toby doesn’t know it’s a legacy role as Jim technically never became Trollhunter in the first place in this timeline.
While some of the similarities may make Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans seems derivative, it is very much in the spirit of the show, which already embraces and honors numerous classical mythologies and modern intellectual properties, particularly Guillermo del Toro’s films, with elements of Hellboy, The Pan’s Labyrinthand a great Pacific Rim moment next to the Arthurian myth and science fiction. Avengers Endgame He didn’t invent time travel, particularly as a device to make the world right after a catastrophe, but given the amount of outside influence, the similarities in the description could easily be a tribute to the most successful franchise ever.
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