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Eternals: What’s The Deal With Eros?

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“Eternals” is one of the most ambitious Marvel Studios films to date. It’s an origin story for almost a dozen characters in some capacity, and it introduces a metric ton of new intergalactic lore to the MCU.

It seldom interacts with any existing storylines, meaning all of this is brand new in-universe information. With that many characters and that many moving parts being part of a story that’s thousands of years long, it’s no surprise that certain things don’t get clear resolutions.

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Phase 4 is about introducing new characters and setting up new storylines, so unanswered questions are sometimes a feature just as much as a bug. One such character is Eros, played by Harry Styles in Eternals. Some of these are clearly going to be answered in upcoming installments of the MCU.

Others are just head-scratching plot points that may never be brought up again. Either way, we’ve compiled some of the biggest unanswered questions we have after seeing “Eternals.”

Harry Styles as Eros in Eternals

This is your last warning: heavy spoilers for “Eternals” follow.

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Much to the chagrin of many moviegoers and Marvel’s PR department, the “Eternals” post credits scene was leaked by a few members of the west coast press: Harry Styles has joined the MCU as Eros, Thanos’ handsome and charismatic brother.

Marvel tried very hard to hide this, going so far as to cut both post credits scenes and the credits themselves from screenings outside of the Los Angeles premiere. But now that the movie’s out, here we are: Eros is here, and he’s known to about half of the Eternals.

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Eros, also known as Starfox, is far less brutal than his brother in the comics. That’s not to say he’s a good guy, he’s just not a universe-conquering titan. He’s spent a fair amount of time as his brother’s prisoner, and can alternate between hero or villain depending on the story.

Harry Styles as Eros in Eternals

Eros’ main power, besides the requisite ability to shoot various beams, is that of emotional manipulation: he can form psychic connections with people and change how they feel.

There are several questions here, but they all amount to the same thing: what’s he going to do in the MCU? Will he be the next big villain? Will the upcoming “She-Hulk” on Disney+ adapt the storyline in which he goes on trial for manipulating women’s feelings? Perhaps most importantly, will he sing? Please let him sing.

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