Because the sequence progresses, little by little, MODOK makes a gradual transition in the direction of being a greater father. He is nonetheless not nice ultimately, however he is okay. He dances together with his son Lou (voiced by Ben Schwartz) at his bar mitzvah, acknowledges his shortcomings to his spouse Jodie (Aimee Garcia), and even elicits a constructive emotion from his daughter Melissa (Melissa Fumero), which is troublesome if you’re parenting any teenage lady, not to mention one with a dominant supervillain gene.
However then, in a twist acquainted to anybody who’s ever acquired an invite to a highschool reunion and checked out themselves within the mirror on the identical day, MODOK is haunted by the person he was 20 years in the past. On this case, it is literal: the time-displaced MODOK from the previous finds his current self and reminds him of what he wished to be. Previous-MODOK reveals his older self all the futures that might happen: deaths by the hands of each Avenger, bathroom coronary heart assaults, and, presciently, that one potential end result that sees MODOK develop into the ruler of a utopian, unified Earth.
It is a setup that calls again to Physician Unusual’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) “one probability in 14,000,065” state of affairs established in “Avengers: Infinity Battle” and fulfilled in “Avengers: Endgame,” with one darkish distinction. Tony Stark (voiced by Jon Hamm in “MODOK”) has to return to phrases with how a lot of himself he’ll sacrifice, whereas MODOK can succeed provided that he sacrifices others — particularly, the household that he labored so exhausting to deserve. The important thing phrase there — the one which cemented the household’s doom — is “labored.”