4 Glaring Plot Holes in Secret Invasion Even Skrulls Couldn’t Hide
Secret Invasion left many questions that nobody seems to have the answers to.
Secret Invasion turned out to be such a disaster for many reasons: high expectations, poor adaptation of the iconic arc from the comics, and of course, plot holes.
Let’s break down the worst of them.
1. The Perfect Home That Wasn’t
The Skrull rebellion is intent on claiming Earth after Nick Fury and Captain Marvel seemingly failed to find them a new abode.
However, a prime relocation spot has been shown in the MCU — Thanos' Garden Planet. We saw this planet in Avengers: Endgame, and it’s a lush, hospitable world apparently devoid of threatening species.
It’s unclear why, despite knowing of this planet's existence, Captain Marvel and Fury didn’t consider relocating the Skrulls here. This idyllic place could have been the peaceful home the Skrulls needed.
2. Fury's Lone War
Secret Invasion portrays Nick Fury as a lone soldier in the war against the Skrulls, a stark contrast to the original comics’ massive crossover event. It’s intriguing to see Fury in the spotlight, but his decision to not enlist help from other superheroes raises eyebrows.
The excuse given is that if a known superhero gets involved, the Skrulls could duplicate them, turning the tide of public opinion. However, given the last time we saw Marvel heroes unite they cracked time travel, it's hard to believe they couldn't figure this out.
3. Skrull's Peculiar Choice
A major “shock” in Secret Invasion was the revelation that James Rhodes, or War Machine, had been replaced by Skrull Raava. Considering the Skrulls' aim to infiltrate the Avengers, fans are puzzled as to why they chose to impersonate Rhodey instead of more central figures.
This move seems strategically unsound and has fans questioning what the implications will be, especially with Armor Wars on the horizon.
4. Gravik's Overcomplicated Scheme
Gravik, the big bad in Secret Invasion, has concocted an extraordinarily intricate plan. His strategy involves inciting global tensions, embedding Skrull agents within governments, and devising a machine to create super-Skrulls, all with the endgame of sparking a catastrophic nuclear war.
However, fans are questioning the logic — if Skrulls can assume any identity, wouldn’t a simpler approach, like infiltrating nuclear facilities directly, make more sense?