Mephisto Hints Which Future Is Marvel’s True Sacred Timeline

WARNING: Spoilers below for Amazing Spider-Man # 74

As one of the greatest sources of evil in the Marvel Comics universe, demon Mephisto has access to all kinds of secrets that would bring other characters to their knees, including the truth about the truly sacred timeline of the Marvel Universe and what it means to his fascination with Spiderman. Alternate futures are always present in comics, but the only true future of the Marvel Universe it has always remained hazy. Now, readers may have finally received some confirmation as to which fan-favorite timeline is canon.

This revelation comes from the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man # 74 by Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley and more as Spencer wraps up her three-year saga with the world-famous Webslinger. But just because Spencer ended up with Spider-Man doesn’t mean Mephisto did. And the devil’s interest is never a good thing.

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The Amazing Spider-Man # 74 closes “The Kindred Saga” with a good dose of revelations and surprises, none as shocking as the motivation for Mephisto’s involvement in Peter Parker’s life dating back to “One More Day.” As the Kindred threat ends, Doctor Strange is not done yet with the devil. And when Strange asks Mephisto about his fascination with Peter Parker, the villain reveals a vision he’s had since before Peter was born, a vision of Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s adult daughter ending his reign, which has spent years trying. to avoid.

While Mephisto’s vision explains why he has meddled in Peter’s life for years, it also gives fans a glimpse into the first future timeline of the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man’s daughter is far from the only hero fans see, as the remnants of Mephisto’s future are littered with the broken bodies of Brian Michael Bendis. future X-Men timeline Introduced in “The Battle of the Atom”. Eagle-eyed fans can also catch a glimpse of Captain America’s future son James Rogers, which also implies the existence of fan-favorite Next Avengers.

Especially in the comics, the future is always changing, but the fact that Mephisto has spent years trying and failing to avoid this specific timeline could well mean how inevitable it really is. Mephisto’s manipulative efforts should make avoiding a future an easy task. But if this timeline is the established path for the Marvel Universe, or at least the path protected by the Time Variance Authority recently popularized by Loki on Disney +, that would even mean an entity like Mephisto he is powerless to stop it.

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The comics are highly unlikely to reach this point in the timeline, but it does add an interesting layer to the current Marvel Universe, as well as the limits of Mephisto’s abilities. Despite all his vaunted power as King of Hell, not even he can withstand the inevitable flow of time. And for a being like Mephisto, there is no worse feeling than helplessness.

Although Spiderman Fans probably won’t see this future come to pass anytime soon, it’s existence itself that changes what they thought they knew about it. Marvel Comics timeline. The future is always changing, but it’s rare to see one so seemingly inevitable. After all yeah even Mephisto is unable to stop it, things may be a little more set in stone than anyone imagined.

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