In Infinity War, Dr. Strange explains all the events that took place were the only 1 out of 14,000,605 ways to win against Thanos and after having watched Endgame I am not quite convinced. Here are the following objections I have against his endgame and I would like to know how his final plan is justified:
- He could have warned Nebula to not inform/or stop Quill
- He could have turned Thanos really old or into a baby while under the influence of Mantis. To counter the argument that doing so would have unintended consequences I would like to point out that in Endgame, Scott Lang was easily turned into a baby/old man with the quantum tunnel. Therefore, the time stone should've been able to replicate the same feat without any repercussions (especially since an infinity stone would operate effectively than a man-made machine. He could have done it himself or have someone else to do it at the right moment.
- With his foresight, upon his return via Hulk's snap he could have immediately arrived to stop "evil" Nebula while she and mini- Thanos was unguarded.
- In endgame, he could have also used his foresight to get a hold of the gauntlet (with his foresight) and tried to use some of the stones directly on Thanos (the ones he could handle) or have someone who could handle the snap use it (I'm thinking Valkyrie the Asgardian or Cap Marvel)
These are just some of the objections I have and I know that they can be somewhat countered on the basis of 'If-then' arguments. However, the point of such objections is to point out that it seems quite illogical to justify that the specific set of events that led from Infinity Wars to Endgame could have been the only one possible outcome that would have been successful.