Film Theory: The Rat That Beat Thanos! (Marvel Endgame)

  • Published: 14 May 2019
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    There are TONS of characters that show up in Marvel's Avengers Endgame. Most of them get at least one moment to remind the audience of why they are an awesome superhero and that we should be happy they are alive again. Now, the MVP of the episode is pretty obvious, but I want to talk about the one, tiny hero you probably missed. The rat. Which rat? Why the rat that brought back Ant-Man and made it possible for the Avengers to save the world. What are the odds? Well, you're about to find out!

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    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
    Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, BanditRants, and Koen Verhagen
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  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists   8 months back

    To everyone asking whether I calculated the rats repopulating, I did and just cut it before the final draft because it got too pedantic and lost in it's own numbers. Also, we wind back up at 50 rats anyway. Here's what got cut in case you were curious:

    "That means that at the beginning of five years, we're dealing with 50-ish rats in Scott Lang's area, which would replenish to their population carrying capacity in the course of just a few generations. Given that rat food supplies might be lower now that there are only half the people on the world, let's assume that they don’t get back to the full 100 rat population in Scott's immediate area, but that they make a good 50% surge back up to 75 rats roving all over Scott. Realistically it's almost impossible to know for our specific area exactly how many rats would be here, but we're making our best assumption right now and I'm trying to at least give Scott a fighting chance.

    So over the course of the six months after the Great Snap, rats would have pretty much bounced back, given that a new generation of rat babies is ready to go every six weeks. To get our final number, we’ll assume that an average-sized rat community would have at most around 50 rats out searching for food at any given time, since about a third of them are statistically in the nest at a given time."

  • Garrett Thacher
    Garrett Thacher  7 hours back

    In all fairness, doctor strange said something about 14 million possibilities.
    Only one of which they are successful in.

    Seems logical enough for me

    • Michael Tollervey
      Michael Tollervey  10 hours back

      The rats would multiply so the number would increase after the snap

      • Thymon Terrado
        Thymon Terrado  19 hours back

        He’s been spending there for five minutes

        • Isaac Lindstrom
          Isaac Lindstrom  20 hours back


          • Eugene Kubak
            Eugene Kubak  3 days back

            Rat: Im enivitable

            • Aashutosh Sinha
              Aashutosh Sinha  4 days back

              *nord VPN promotion level : 99.99%*

              • Cassandra Davis
                Cassandra Davis  4 days back

                Nam tna

                • Bon-Bon BumbleBee
                  Bon-Bon BumbleBee  4 days back

                  Lol its Master Splinter... Wait does that mean the Turtle Bros got snapped???

                  • Void
                    Void  4 days back

                    Sorry i just got back from my mission to find out who asked

                    • Carol Farey
                      Carol Farey  4 days back

                      In avengers endgame is in 2024

                      • Irwanda falaq
                        Irwanda falaq  5 days back

                        Disney is a rat

                        • Pikachu
                          Pikachu  5 days back

                          Lol he calls 00.4 rare i play this game on roblox called saber sim and theres a pet in it thats this rare 00.1 or 00.3 if u spend robux and i have a few of them lol

                          • Fumikage Tokoyami
                            Fumikage Tokoyami  5 days back

                            I mean I watch 12 hours of theories.

                            • Snap Ghosty
                              Snap Ghosty  5 days back

                              This is how many times we heard the word 'rat' in this video.

                              • Jeyhun Anaroghlu
                                Jeyhun Anaroghlu  5 days back

                                You fargot that rats breed

                                • TheMythicWaffle
                                  TheMythicWaffle  6 days back

                                  So you ate your theory?

                                  • Unicorns Sparkle Rainbow somthing like that

                                    Rats are so Cute !

                                    • C Melton
                                      C Melton  1 weeks back

                                      Ok, what if in the other timelines, the rat still stepped on the button, but at the wrong time? What's the probability of the rat stepping on the button in exactly the right moment I wonder?

                                      • Jack Gabaldon
                                        Jack Gabaldon  1 weeks back

                                        Callmecarson was right the whole time

                                        • Fake News Media
                                          Fake News Media  1 weeks back

                                          Obviously dr strange portal-dropped a block of cheese right next to the computer so the rat walked pass the key necessary to bring back Scott Lang duh.

                                          • Colin Cummings
                                            Colin Cummings  1 weeks back

                                            For real tho Washington has tons of rats, was at the Washington monument, they were fucking everywhere, I was like 7 and one came right to me, freaked out rly bad

                                            • Blert 15
                                              Blert 15  1 weeks back

                                              Couldn’t u use the power of the infinity stones to make yourself strong enough to use the infinity stones?

                                              • Michelle Loo
                                                Michelle Loo  1 weeks back

                                                I am subscribed no dad jokes

                                                • YShouldDo
                                                  YShouldDo  1 weeks back

                                                  poor old Jack.

                                                  • Zuhair Asif
                                                    Zuhair Asif  1 weeks back

                                                    The best joke the rat is inevitable

                                                    • みくるもも
                                                      みくるもも  2 weeks back

                                                      SASUKE Is The Best Avenger

                                                      • Purple268
                                                        Purple268  2 weeks back

                                                        When everyone is waiting for Matpat to upload a Theory, he is making a Theory about a Rat

                                                        • Banananananananana
                                                          Banananananananana  2 weeks back

                                                          Love that ending

                                                          • Hollow knight Vs void
                                                            Hollow knight Vs void  2 weeks back

                                                            The rat is ratotoule

                                                            • Andre Guevara
                                                              Andre Guevara  2 weeks back

                                                              did thanos snap half of all life in the universe or half of all minorities

                                                              • Krystian Sobociński
                                                                Krystian Sobociński  2 weeks back

                                                                Matpat technicly only half of the sentient life in universe was wiped out 🤔

                                                                • Matt Newton
                                                                  Matt Newton  2 weeks back

                                                                  Matpat what if the rat is symbolically Disney and Disney is patting themselves on the back symbolically saying that they saved the Marvel franchise even though I know it was a rat and Mickey Mouse is well a mouse but they're both rodents and I don't put it past Disney to do something like this

                                                                  • Arazeus the great
                                                                    Arazeus the great  2 weeks back

                                                                    "the rat is inevitable" 😂😂😂

                                                                    • Enchong A.
                                                                      Enchong A.  2 weeks back

                                                                      The rat is Peter Pettigrew

                                                                      • Panda Ponda
                                                                        Panda Ponda  2 weeks back

                                                                        I started the this episode in the bathroom

                                                                        • The fallen Paiine
                                                                          The fallen Paiine  2 weeks back

                                                                          Thanos stopped half of all life but not half of each species so dealing with possibilities and probabilities the better thing is to expect that all rats are still there for a closer analysis. In your own video from before you say how does thanos or the infinity gems know who to destroy. It doesn't (mainly because Thanos doesn't give specification for the gems to destroy those kinds of people) the gantlet kills people at random or at least sudo random.

                                                                          • Javier Aguirre
                                                                            Javier Aguirre  2 weeks back

                                                                            They will probably say something about that rat in a future film, they always try to "fix" their "mistakes" like this

                                                                            • 11alexh11
                                                                              11alexh11  2 weeks back

                                                                              My idea for how they could’ve brought Antman back: His daughter goes looking for him, finds Hank’s research, studies and practices the technology until she knows how to reverse the machine and bring her dad back

                                                                              • Mac Is underrated
                                                                                Mac Is underrated  2 weeks back

                                                                                The rat was stan

                                                                                • iLight
                                                                                  iLight  2 weeks back

                                                                                  maybe that's mickey mouse? hahaha

                                                                                  • James Miller
                                                                                    James Miller  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Thanos be like: "Oh rats!"

                                                                                    • thegoodlisteners listenwell

                                                                                      Yea....well none of this means anything, because marvel exists in a multiverse were literally all the outcomes happen and we are in one of those watching our favorite universes where kool stuff the real reason the rat is there is because where specifically watching the universe in which this takes place....if you turn your tv to lifetime, youll be watching the channel for women lol. Geez matt...

                                                                                      • Multiverse Echo
                                                                                        Multiverse Echo  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Rat appears
                                                                                        Thanos: why do I hear boss music

                                                                                        • Jason W
                                                                                          Jason W  3 weeks back

                                                                                          im still wondering how the van got in parking garage/storage unit in the first place. not only that, but it was even labelled "lang" on the fence (or one of the boxes that was in there. anyway...). who found the van to get it moved? how did they know who it belonged to? was it one of scotts friends? did scott tell him what he was doing and where he was going?

                                                                                          • Nicks Mind
                                                                                            Nicks Mind  3 weeks back

                                                                                            With the rat colonys being cut in half you didn't calculate the fact on the rats breed and expanded their # of living objects

                                                                                            • Aaron wamsley
                                                                                              Aaron wamsley  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Iron man is for sure the avengers hacker.

                                                                                              • Ben Thor
                                                                                                Ben Thor  3 weeks back

                                                                                                The one above all clearly made the rat do it.