Summary

  • The introduction of Kahhori in What If…? season 2 boosts the theory that MCU heroes could replace the missing Infinity Stones, with Kahhori potentially representing the Space Stone.
  • While What If…?’s storylines take place in alternate realities, characters introduced in the animated series could still be important to the overall MCU Multiverse Saga.
  • Kahhori’s powers, linked to the Space Stone, could make her a pivotal character in Phase 6’s crossover projects, potentially teaming up with other powerful heroes to protect the multiverse.


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One major MCU theory has just received a boost due to the introduction of Kahhori, a new superhero, in the trailer for Marvel Studios’ What If…? season 2. What If…? season 2 is set to premiere on Disney+ on December 22, 2023, releasing an episode per day for nine consecutive days, with each new episode exploring a different alternate reality in the MCU’s multiverse. One of What If…?’s new universes will take audiences back to the United States pre-colonization, and will mark the debut of an original MCU superhero whose introduction could be massively important to the development of a popular theory concerning the replacement of the MCU’s Infinity Stones.

What If…?’s storylines don’t have much impact on the main continuity of the MCU’s live-action projects, as each episode takes place in an alternate reality, with the enigmatic Watcher acting as narrator and guide. Even so, What If…?’s adventures do still take place in the MCU’s multiverse, so it’s possible that characters introduced in the animated series will be important to the remainder of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga. For instance, Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter already made a live-action appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so there’s nothing to stop a new character introduced in What If…? season 2 having a major role in the MCU’s future.

Related: What If…? Season 2 Cast & Marvel Character Guide


Kahhori Will Debut In What If…? Season 2

Kahhori falling into water in What If...? season 2 trailer

One of the most exciting additions to What If…? season 2 is Kahhori, an original MCU character with no basis in Marvel Comics. Kahhori will be introduced in an episode written by Ryan Little, and created in collaboration with people of the Mohawk Nation, ensuring cultural authenticity in a story that is set to explore a Native American community in the times before the colonization of America. Although the details of Kahhori’s centric episode in What If…? season 2 are unclear, the young Mohawk woman will become a superhero after being exposed to the Tesseract, which has fallen to Earth and transformed a lake into a gateway to the stars.

The Tesseract first appeared in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, though was later revealed to contain the coveted Space Stone, one of the six Infinity Stones in the MCU.

What If…? season 2’s first trailer revealed that Kahhori will be enhanced by the Tesseract with some incredible gifts, perhaps along similar lines to the MCU’s Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, whose abilities also come from the Tesseract. The trailer also confirmed that Kahhori will be introduced to other heroes, as she will team up with Captain Carter to battle a variant of the Mad Titan Thanos, who appears to be on his quest to collect the six Infinity Stones. While this is significant, Kahhori’s connection to the Tesseract, a.k.a. the Space Stone, could make her even more pivotal, if one popular MCU theory turns out to be true.

MCU Heroes Represent The Infinity Stones: Theory Explained

After Thanos destroyed the MCU’s primary Infinity Stones in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, many took to Reddit to suggest that the MCU’s heroes themselves could replace the missing Infinity Stones. Various storylines throughout the Multiverse Saga have actually supported this theory, with several heroes acquiring the properties of particular Infinity Stones. WandaVision’s Scarlet Witch manipulated reality, relating to the Reality Stone, Loki ended 2023’s Loki season 2 by stepping out of time to protect the branches of the multiverse, referring to the Time Stone, and other heroes including Adam Warlock, Vision, and America Chavez have been connected to the Soul, Mind, and Space Stones.

Kahhori’s introduction in What If…? season 2 adds another major supporting factor to this ever-expanding theory, as her powers will be directly linked to the Space Stone that contaminates a lake’s water. While America Chavez had previously been a candidate to take on the properties of the Space Stone, thanks to her reality-jumping ability, there are flaws in this connection, as the Tesseract doesn’t allow its user to travel between universes. Kahhori would make a much better fit to represent the Space Stone in the MCU’s future, based on what has been seen in What If…?’s trailer, which may tease her as a key player in Phase 6’s crossover projects.

Kahhori’s Power Makes Her An Important MCU Hero

Kahhori with glowing eyes and face paint in What If...? season 2 trailer

The idea of Marvel Studios creating living embodiments of the six destroyed Infinity Stones is an attractive one, especially since the Infinity Stones’ destruction in Endgame should have had a greater impact. It’s possible that the six heroes chosen to represent the Infinity Stones could be pivotal to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars, potentially forming a team powerful enough to defeat Kang the Conqueror, or any other villain, and protect the multiverse. Kahhori’s introduction in What If…? season 2 as the representative of the Space Stone could give her an incredible amount of power, joining forces with heroes Loki and the Scarlet Witch to save the MCU’s future.

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