I dismissed the notion pretty quickly after “T.A.H.I.T.I.” aired, but it’s come back to me as a pretty sweet idea…
The blue alien dude found in the Guest House is an Atlantean.
Unlikely? Well, more unlikely than a blue Kree? Within the MMU continuity, not necessarily. I mean, in our reality, with the MMU films being products with marketing and release dates and all, we KNOW that events in AVENGERS, THOR 2, and GOTG are pointing us outward, to space. But within the MMU, why not Atlantis?
Well, okay, here’s why not. No Invaders.
As far as we know.
This is why I like liking the blue dude for an Atlantean. Because if he is, then YES Invaders! YES Namor! We already have Captain America, and we know that a Dr. Horton had his android (YES Jim Hammond Human Torch!) in a showcase at the Stark Expo in FIRST AVENGER.
We can’t have seen all of Cap’s WW2 career, right? Maybe there’s a secret history. Namor and the Torch as covert operatives. Any sightings of their activity MIB’d away. Then, after the war, the Torch is rewarded with a civilian life, or agrees for some reason to be shut down, or perhaps was destroyed in action, and Namor returns to Atlantis, at least until 21st century surface worlders damage the ecosystem so badly he must take action again. And hey, Atlantis would make for an interesting Earthbound player in future SHIELD stories. Could Skye be Atlantean hybrid royalty?
Also, it wouldn’t make a liar out of Sif!
It’s crazy talk, yes, but I like it. Yeah, the Kree connection seems more likely, the dots are just a little more easier to connect, especially knowing all the meta/moviemaking things we know, but c’mon!—secret history! More stories from the era of FIRST AVENGER (and hopefully in that style)! The Human Torch (or at least, his body) would fit right in with an Ultron storyline and the creation of a Vision for the Scarlet Witch, right?
See? You like it, too!
Could the “A” in T.A.H.I.T.I. stand for Atlantis or Atlantean?