In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the Wakandans make contact with the people of Talokan, an underwater nation that, like Wakanda, is a source of vibranium. Led by Namor (Tenoch Huerta), the people of Talokan attempt to wage war over a fatality, leaving some wondering what happened when half of Namor’s people went blank and why this didn’t result in Talokan turning himself in to the outside world revealed. As Redditor u/pm_me_your_flatoid pointed out: “If Namor is willing to go to war over a dying person, what does he think happened during the blip? gone for 5 years?” There are ways to explain the discrepancy, but as some pointed out, the fact that no explanation was offered is their biggest issue with the situation.
Reddit user u/ajdragoon has addressed a trend of moving away from acknowledgment of the blip and the problems it causes to the overall storyline over the past few Marvel projects, which the user saw as positive but with some issues . “Here’s the problem: I agree that as a viewer, I don’t want the blip to dominate any medium,” argued the user. “But they chose to write in a SEISMIC event that warrants this, so it feels very contradictory that half the world’s disappearance and return was resolved in just a few years (if at all).”
It is true that an entirely new civilization being introduced seems to warrant an explanation for what happened to them during this universe-wide crisis. But does the Reddit user mind the MCU moving away from the blip?