Far From Home Plot Hole That Made The Whole Mysterio Mess Possible

Far From Home Plot Hole That Made The Whole Mysterio Mess Possible
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All Peter Parker had to do was ask.

In the second installment of the Tom Holland-helmed Spider-Man trilogy, titled Far From Home, Peter Parker had to deal with the aftermath of his mentor Tony Stark's death, and he wasn't always at his best.

Traumatized by the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter was easily tricked by Jake Gyllenhaal 's Mysterio into giving him E.D.I.T.H., a pair of Tony Stark-made glasses with a helpful AI that can do everything from cracking jokes to launching drones.

Peter's decision backfired on so many levels, ultimately leading to Mysterio getting his hands on Stark's military technology and even revealing Spider-Man's identity to the entire world. But there was an easy way for Peter to avoid disaster: simply use E.D.I.T.H. to identify Mysterio as a former Stark employee with a grudge.

"When E.D.I.T.H. was explaining to Peter how the glasses work and what they were capable of, it tells him that it has access to the entire Stark Global Security network. This should be enough to identify Quentin Beck since he worked for Tony before he was fired," Redditor No-Butterfly374 explained.

According to the Redditor, E.D.I.T.H. never did it because Peter never specifically asked it to. This explanation could work if Peter hadn't tested the glasses on the school bus and gotten a lot of information about his classmates (including some of their private texts) without asking E.D.I.T.H. to get that information. The AI could easily do the same with Mysterio, but for some reason never did.

Whether it's another illustration of how rebellious Stark's technologies can be (we all remember Ultron and the havoc it wreaked), or just a minor plot inconsistency that's there so the movie can happen, the events of Far From Home could easily have been avoided. If it weren't for Peter's clouded judgment of Mysterio, he'd never have to ask Doctor Strange to cast a spell to protect his identity in No Way Home; thus, no multiversal mayhem would ever follow.