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An MCU Theory Turns Kang Into Doctor Who’s Clara Oswald
An MCU Theory Turns Kang Into Doctor Who's Clara Oswald,Ant-Man 3’s ending leaves many fans wondering if Kang the Conqueror can follow the same fate of Clara Oswald in Doctor Who. If so, what would it mean?

An MCU Theory Turns Kang Into Doctor Who’s Clara Oswald

This article contains spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, now in theaters.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania kicks off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sets up for the Multiverse Saga. The movie also gives a deeper look at the MCU's next Avenger-level threat, Kang the Conqueror, who can travel across the multiverse and time.

However, the seemingly powerful "next big bad" was very quickly killed off at the end of the film. The mid-credits scene — which mirrors the famous comic panel, the Council of Kangs — also seems to confirm his death. However, many fans still believe that Kang the Conqueror isn't dead. One theory takes it a step further by linking Kang to Doctor Who's Clara Oswald paradox.


How Does The Clara Oswald Paradox Explain the Council of Kangs?

The theory speculates that Marvel creatives might be adapting a similar arc for Secret War. Instead of being dead, Kang might have been "absorbed" into time itself. In Doctor Who's seventh season, the Doctor kept meeting different versions of Clara Oswald across time and space and referred to her as "The Impossible Girl." As the season finale revealed, Clara entered the Doctor's time stream to save him, which caused her to splinter through his timeline.

The theorist suspects that when Kang got sucked into the power core of his Time Chair, he might have suffered the same fate as Clara and caused an indefinite number of himself to spread across time. However, these splintered selves — who are different from variants — go on to form the Council of Kangs. Thus, each time they reincarnate, they'd lose the scar, effectively separating He Who Remains from Kang the Conqueror.

The conflict between Kang and his duplicated selves would then lead to the Conqueror being exiled into the quantum realm. This would then lead to him being sucked into the power core again and form a time loop that causes incursions. This would severely damage the multiverse.

Can the Impossible Kang Theory Be True?

Linking back to Loki, the theory echoes with what He Who Remains told Loki and Sylvie: time is Kang and Kang is time. If they killed him, they'd only be resetting everything back to the beginning, which eventually will lead to He Who Remains establishing the Sacred Timeline. Following the logistic, the theory suggests that in order for the Avengers to defeat Kang and repair his damages to the multiverse, they'll have to team up with He Who Remains and restore the Sacred Timeline. This will reset everything back to the very beginning.

The Clara Oswald paradox seems to be a perfect explanation in solving the massive multiverse mess, especially after Quantumania left many fans confused about where the Multiverse Saga is heading. On the other hand, introducing the idea of splintered selves doubles the established multiverse variants, which might be a bit too complicated. It's also unlikely for Marvel to borrow heavily from established outside sources. Although the Carla Oswald paradox proposes an interesting idea, it's unlikely to be the case.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now playing in theaters.