Blade (Mahershala Ali) is one of the characters that will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of Phase 5, and while his arrival is quite exciting as it’s different from what the MCU has done so far, Blade is already at risk of repeating an Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame plot hole. The MCU has expanded so much that it has explored different sides of the massive Marvel universe, such as its cosmic one with characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, and now with the multiverse, Marvel is starting to explore its supernatural side, beginning with the TV series Moon Knight and the Halloween special Werewolf by Night.


These two characters have prepared the ground for the arrival of Blade, the famous dhampir and vampire hunter, who was portrayed by Wesley Snipes in the Blade film series. Blade already had its first “appearance” in the MCU thanks to a surprise voice cameo in the mid-credits scene of The Eternals, which teased his connection to Dane Whitman/Black Knight and the Ebony Blade, making him feel more like part of the rest of the MCU, but Blade is already risking repeating an Infinity War and Endgame plot hole seen before with the Eternals.

Blade Was Alive During Infinity War & Endgame – So Where Was He?

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Blade’s voice cameo in Eternals confirmed that he has been around in the MCU for a while, long enough to know Dane Whitman, the Ebony Blade, and their history, meaning that he was alive during the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Though Blade has a unique set of superpowers that set him apart from the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the rest of the MCU’s heroes who teamed up in Infinity War and Endgame, he could have still been very useful in the battles against Thanos, but just like the Eternals, he was nowhere to be seen and it’s unknown if any of the rest of the MCU’s superheroes even know that he exists, what he does, and what his abilities are all about.

By expanding after the events of Infinity War and Endgame, Marvel was going to face a big problem with its new characters, as there will always be the question of where were they during the events of these two movies, especially if they were already active superheroes by the time Thanos and his armies began their attacks. This was one of the biggest questions the Eternals faced, and now Blade will have to deal with it as well, and he won’t be able to dodge it as he has already been working as a vampire hunter for a while, most likely way before Thanos got the Infinity Stones and attacked Earth.

Blade’s Movie Needs To Explain His Infinity War Absence (Better Than Eternals Did)

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Blade will have a couple of big questions to answer once he’s properly introduced in the MCU, such as his relationship with Dane Whitman and the Ebony Blade and his link to other supernatural characters in the MCU, but most importantly, where was he during Infinity War and Endgame. Eternals gave an unsatisfying answer to that question by explaining they were not allowed to interfere in human conflicts, so they just sat back while the rest of the MCU’s heroes did their best to stop the Mad Titan. Blade should avoid this type of explanation as well as the easy way out of making Blade one of the victims of Thanos’ snap. Blade being at risk of repeating an Infinity War and Endgame plot hole doesn’t mean Marvel has to go for the easy answer, and instead, it should learn from its past mistakes.

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