First of all: SPOILER WARNING! IF YOU SOMEHOW READ PAST THIS LINE, I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SPOILING SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME FOR YOU.
There, that’s done. Whew. I really don’t want to spoil something this big for a young, innocent Marvel fan. Anyway, without further ado, let’s dive right into the subject that recently rocked the Marvel world: Nick Fury’s Identity.
Nicholas “Nick” Joseph Fury, founder of the Avengers, former leader of S.H.I.E.L.D, and world-class spy. Fury has been in nearly every Marvel movie worth watching, from the first Avengers to the more recent Spiderman: Far From Home. Being an awesome character (I mean, what’s not awesome about an eyepatch?), he’s gotten a lot of attention from Marvel fans. So, when we saw him disintegrating into nothingness during Avengers: Infinity War, it was quite the touching moment. Then, during the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, we saw him attending Tony Stark’s funeral, so we knew that he was alive and had resumed his duties as a super-spy.
So, what happens after? Well, Fury re-appears as a major character in Spiderman: Far From Home. Then, during the end scene, we discover that the super-spy had actually been Talos, a Skrull shapeshifter, the entire movie.
We met Talos during Captain Marvel when the Skrull infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D under the guise of Keller, Nick Fury’s boss. While under this disguise, Talos attempted to recruit Carol Danvers, the Kree-Human hybrid gifted with superpowers from the Tesseract. Eventually, the two become friends, although Fury and Talos maintain a shaky alliance (I suppose being beaten up by someone posing as your boss might make you a tad angry at them). But, this movie is the only time that we see Fury and Talos in the same place, indicating that the Fury of 1996 was the real Fury.
“Okay, so Fury wanted a vacation. So what?” You ask. Well, we know that the Fury of 2024 was Talos, right? And the Fury of 1996 was the real Fury. Well, when did Talos take Fury’s place?
Here’s the clincher. When Danvers is questioning Fury (the real Fury, mind you) in 1996, she asks him to reveal a detail about himself that is so bizarre, no Skrull would be able to fabricate it. He states, “When toast is cut diagonally, I can’t eat it.” Well, during Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see Fury eat cut and eat a piece of toast diagonally.
So, the Fury of 2015 (The year Age of Ultron took place) was Talos. But, if one Fury was Talos, then who knows how many times Talos has taken Fury’s place?
What we do know for certain: Fury was replaced by Talos at least twice, once in 2015 and once in 2024. The only Fury that was definitely Fury was the Fury of 1996. So, we don’t really know how many times Fury was replaced, or for how long.
And, there’s one other thing that is certain: we will never look at Fury the same. Every scene that contains Fury will be carefully scrutinized, looking for any discrepancy.
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