(The following short piece contains spoilers on Avengers: Endgame.)
This isn’t a theory so much as a ‘wouldn’t it be cool if?’, a brief thought of my own.
Five years ago, half the people in the universe vanished.
But what if some of them came back a little… wrong. Some of them are a little off.
Somewhere in Africa, a man came back still covered in maggots; a woman came back on the wings of the storm. In Japan, a guy returns covered in fire, as if all the ghosts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki cover him. Farther from home, in Illinois, a girl comes back as a ghost, able to walk through walls. A Canadian military man goes berserk and starts attacking everybody with his new claws.
And in Westchester, NY, a man loses his hair right at the time he starts to read minds. He tries to get them all together and teach them; but of course there others; mainly, the Holocaust survivor who now commands metals… These blips, these ghosts, these… mutants, as it were, fight it out in the streets, scaring those who’d never died.
I think it could work as a basis, and as a reason for the fear of mutants in the MCU.
But it’s just an idle notion. I doubt it’ll happen.