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Warning: This article may contain spoilers for 'Marvel's Civil War II #1'

These are probably the best times to be a comic book fanatic, like, ever! Marvel's Civil War II kick-started their event season with the death of James Rhodes, a.k.a., War Machine, which will be one of the cornerstones moving forward for Bendis's event comic. However, there's even more bloodshed on its way in future issues according to Axel Alonso (Marvel's Editor-in-Chief).

If you're comic fan, there's one person that seems her time is almost done (probably for a year or two) in the Marvel Universe based on recent events and the impact her death would have thematically. Let's take a look at why Marvel will most likely kill Mary Jane in Civil War Part II (At least we'll get to see her in Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Is This Our Last Dance With Mary Jane?

Marvel/Mary Jane Watson/Invincible Iron Man
Marvel/Mary Jane Watson/Invincible Iron Man

I won't tell you that I read every issue that Marvel puts out, but I try to! Mary Jane has been working for Tony Stark for quite some time, much to the dismay of Peter Parker.

Lately, Peter is really starting to hate Tony, and the tension between the two is building to an alarming conclusion. We all know that Mary Jane is fearless when it comes to standing up for her convictions. It is perfectly in line with her character, then, to assume that Ms. Watson will join the war — and die, because Tony refuses to let Ulysses help The Avengers stop future events.

This would add so many different dramatic layers to the story. I've been pondering whose death would have the greatest impact, and it's Mary Jane Watson. I was discussing this with a friend, and he must got his theory from Bleeding Cool.

What Are the Repercussions?

Marvel/Mary Jane/Invincible Iron Man
Marvel/Mary Jane/Invincible Iron Man

Besides delivering a monster blow the two biggest names at Marvel right now, this would have a ripple effect throughout numerous titles outside of Civil War II. Marvel wouldn't have to shuffle any of their titles to accommodate a lost of a major character. Let's see, this would play a part in these titles:

  • Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man
  • Captain Marvel
Marvel/Invincible Iron Man #7
Marvel/Invincible Iron Man #7

This actually makes me super-excited to read Miles Morales's Spider-Man comic to see how he deals with Tony and Peter fighting. Spider-Man is his mentor in life, but Tony is his mentor when it comes to The Avengers.

Brian Michael Bendis (Spider-Man, Civil War II, International Iron Man), has been writing a Spider-Man comic for a very long time, and her death would be the equivalent to Gwen Stacey's death in terms of how much it impacts the Marvel Universe.

Marvel/Alex Ross' painting of Mary Jane
Marvel/Alex Ross' painting of Mary Jane

Now, I could be totally wrong, but hopefully I made a compelling case on why Mary Jane might meet her maker in Civil War #3. If this happens, there may be a lot of upset fans, but expect their sales to skyrocket out of the stratosphere. It'll be a sad day to see Mary Jane perish in battle, but they're comic books, so we'll see her back soon enough!

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