Is That MCU Hero Really Dead? Marvel’s Own Spoiler Reveals The Answer
Warning: The following article contains spoilers for episode 3 of Secret Invasion. In this episode, it appears that G’iah meets an early demise. However, Marvel’s own spoilers suggest that there may be more to her story. After the death of Maria Hill in episode 1, it seemed unlikely that any other major characters would meet the same fate in the show’s buildup. However, just two episodes later, G’iah, the daughter of Talos, is shot and killed by Gravik. This happens after Gravik discovers evidence of her collaboration with Talos against his plans.
G’iah’s death appears to be fatal, especially considering that Skrulls, despite their enhanced physical abilities, can still be killed by a bullet wound. This was demonstrated in episode 1 when Nick Fury swiftly eliminated an enemy that Talos was fighting. However, many have questioned whether G’iah is truly dead, considering the somewhat underwhelming nature of her demise. Marvel itself seems to support this skepticism, as evidence suggests that G’iah may not be as deceased as the events of episode 3 would lead viewers to believe.
There are three reasons why Marvel wants viewers to think that G’iah is dead. Firstly, her apparent death keeps Nick Fury and Talos in the same situation they were in after Maria Hill’s demise. They continue to work together against numerous adversaries. Secondly, it encourages speculation about the mysteries surrounding the Skrull base that G’iah was investigating in episode 2. If viewers believed her to be alive, it would be clear that she would continue her investigation. Lastly, Secret Invasion is a spy drama at its core, and surprising twists and character deaths are integral to the genre. By seemingly killing off G’iah, the show accomplishes both of these aspects.
Despite G’iah’s apparent death in episode 3, the trailer for the show hints at a different outcome. Emilia Clarke is shown in scenes that have not yet appeared in the series, indicating that her character’s demise may not be permanent. These scenes could potentially be flashbacks, or they could follow G’iah’s human counterpart, or even another Skrull who has taken on G’iah’s form. However, the content of the scenes suggests otherwise, as the character is shown investigating a Skrull base, which aligns with G’iah’s previous attempts to uncover the truth about the Skrull experiments.
If G’iah were to return, it would be revealed that her death was faked. She would have known that Gravik was planning to betray her and would have intended to continue working covertly. This would also explain why she appeared unaware of Gravik’s true intentions. Killing off two characters with significant potential within such a short span of time may seem excessive, whereas a classic spy double-twist would be more fitting.
G’iah’s return could occur after she has gathered more information through her sleuthing. As she is not being actively pursued by Gravik’s Skrulls, her character would have the advantage of accessing locations that Fury and Talos would struggle to reach. This would provide viewers with a unique perspective on the events unfolding in the show. The trailer footage suggests that G’iah may encounter mysterious devices that could be related to the transformation of Skrulls into Super Skrulls. This could be where her reappearance takes place.
Given the show’s tendency to escalate the threats faced by Nick Fury, it is likely that the reveal of G’iah’s return will happen sooner rather than later. However, it is important to allow enough time between her death and reappearance to avoid the impression that she immediately returned after being shot. The events of episode 3 alone contain numerous twists, so G’iah reappearing in episode 4 may not feel rushed considering the potential developments in between.
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Secret Invasion episode 3.
Secret Invasion episode 3 appears to kill off G’iah early in the episode – but Marvel’s own spoilers suggest that might not be the case. After Maria Hill’s death in Secret Invasion episode 1, it seemed unlikely that any other major character deaths would be happening in the show’s build-up. However, this proved untrue a mere two episodes after Hill’s demise, as Talos’ daughter G’iah was shot and killed by Gravik in episode 3, after the MCU villain got evidence that she worked with Talos against his plans.
G’iah’s death looked seemingly fatal, especially as audiences saw in Secret Invasion episode 1 that a bullet wound could still prove fatal to Skrull even with their enhanced physical abilities, with Nick Fury being able to quickly dispose of an enemy Talos was fighting this way. That said, many have questioned whether G’iah is truly dead, given the somewhat anticlimactic nature of her demise. That skepticism is strongly supported by Marvel itself, as the MCU has already provided evidence that suggests G’iah isn’t as dead as Secret Invasion episode 3 would like viewers to think.
Why Marvel Want You To Think G’iah Is Dead
G’iah appearing to be dead serves three purposes – two plot-based, and one more broadly show-based. Killing off G’iah means Nick Fury and Talos are still in much the same situation they were after Maria Hill died, serving as a duo against countless forces. This also encourages audiences to speculate about the mysteries the show has set up surrounding the Skrull base, as G’iah is the one who snoops around it in episode 2 – and it would be clear that she’d continue to, if viewers didn’t believe her to be dead.
On a broader level, Secret Invasion is at its heart a spy drama in the MCU, and as such it makes sense to have it continually surprise audiences with twists and character deaths. Seemingly killing G’iah allows it to accomplish both aspects, as her death early in the episode comes as a genuine surprise, and her potential return would no doubt also shock many, as plenty of people may believe G’iah served her purpose in the plot and thus was killed off afterward as a result.
While Secret Invasion episode 3 appears to close with G’iah’s death, the trailer footage for the show paints a different picture. In it, Emilia Clarke is shown in scenes that haven’t appeared thus far in the show, which suggests her character’s seeming demise isn’t quite so permanent. Admittedly, they could end up being flashbacks, or instead follow G’iah’s human counterpart – or even another Skrull who has replicated G’iah’s human form. However, the content of the scenes suggests otherwise, as the character seemingly investigating a Skrull base most logically connects to G’iah’s previous attempt in episode 2 to get to the bottom of what the Skrull experiments are about.
G’iah being revealed to actually be alive would work alongside her somewhat anticlimactic death, by later revealing that she knew Gravik was set to turn on her, and intended to fake her own death so that she could continue to work behind the scenes. G’iah having this plan in mind would also provide a different explanation as to why she outwardly appears to not realize Gravik was seeing if she’d take the bait and reveal herself as a double-agent. With Maria Hill’s death in Secret Invasion episode 1, killing off two characters with immense potential in the span of an hour and a half would also seem a little much – whereas a classic spy double-twist would seem fitting.
How G’iah Could Return In Secret Invasion
G’iah faking her death – either via external means, theoretically by her own shapeshifting powers, or solely by simply surviving the gunshot – would allow her return to be after she’s done some more sleuthing. As G’iah is not being actively pursued by Gravik’s Skrulls after he seemingly killed her, Emilia Clark’s MCU character would be able to access places Fury and Talos would struggle to, so logically her reappearance best serves the show when it gives viewers a unique viewpoint into the events taking place. The trailer footage shows G’iah among a sea of mysterious devices that could well be the machines that transform her people into Super Skrulls, so this could well be when audiences next see her.
With the show going to such great lengths to continually up the scale of the threat Nick Fury is facing off against, and Secret Invasion episode 3 having Gravik finally name drop the MCU Super Skrulls, it’s likely this reveal would be sooner rather than later. However, if that’s the case, hopefully enough time will be placed between G’iah’s death and reappearance that it doesn’t feel like she immediately reappeared after being shot to death – though given all the twists that take place in episode 3 alone, G’iah appearing as soon as episode 4 might not feel rushed given how much could transpire between the two installments.