What If…? S1E6 – What If Killmonger Had a Better Plan?
For this episode, The Watcher says something that really sticks with a lot of Marvel heroes. Tragedy and sacrifice really are needed to make heroes. At least Marvel heroes. Here we see what happens if Tony Stark never got captured and forced to confront his past as a weapon's manufacturer in that cave. Instead of shifting to being more about defending people, he doubles down on being aggressive. And that opens him up for Killmonger manipulating him. This Killmonger definitely has a more mature and thought out plan in taking over the mantle of Black Panther. Unlike the live-action Erik, this one seemed to be motivated by finding his place home instead of just rage and grief.
Also while this episode doesn't have the dark ending that the previous episodes have had, it does leave the door open for a follow up maybe next season. This is definitely a world would love to revisit.