MCU has 2 kinds of time travel.

I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but I've been really wanting to discuss this and I'm relatively new to this whole reddit thing.
i see people only leaning to one or the other. that either time travel is linear or it isn't.

My thinking is that, it matters what method of time travel you use.
And what I mean is, depending on the method you use, one could end up in a linear method of time travel or one could be in a more felxible (multi timeline) style of travel.

I mean i could still be wrong but that's what i came up with recently.

Like for example, doctor strange uses a more linear method hence he bumps into paradoxes just like in what if.

Then there's the 2nd method, which is what tony invented. one where they can navigate the time streams like he said. hence overcoming paradoxes but it did mean they couldnt just go to the past to just ☠thanos (not like they could have had if it was linear)

Sooooo yeah. I think the reason why i only thought htis recently was because i got too hung up on what hulk said, "If you go into the past, that past becomes your future, and your former present becomes the past, which can't now be changed by your new future!".

Technically he was right. But he failed to elaborate that it was only for their method and that even if they could, it would be a paradox. he kinda messed up the explanation creating some confusion to dumb people like me XD hahaha

Agents of Shield S7 spoiler

I also remember Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. using both methods in season 7. They travel to the past but end up following the future of that affected past. But then later on in the end of that season, they are able to travel back to their proper present timeline with no signs of change from the past they came from (if that makes sense).

So yeah, use a delorean you get paradoxical linear time travel, use the dragon ball time machine and you get multiple timelines where you can't change the future XD



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