dragontamer5788 wrote:No. It doesn't contradict anything. We ARE talking about alternate-universe models. Cap spent 50-60 years in an alternate universe. Then he came back to the his own timeline. Later. How did he get back? It doesn't really matter, but he could have come back when no one was looking, or he could have rallied the smart guys (or Sorcerer guys) from his alternate timeline to put him back in his "correct" place without using the machine Hulk/Banner was operating.superjawes wrote:This contradicts with #1 and #2, and the Sorcerer Supreme's explanation of time travel. Remember that time travel in "Endgame" is the alternate-universe mode. Or as Ironman put it, You can't change your past because its YOUR past. You end up changing someone else's past, not you anymore or something along those lines. In either case, Endgame has a huge amount of elaboration and explanation that solidifies the alternate-universe model..Who says he came out of the time machine that day? Or out of a time machine at all? If he spent 50-60 years in an alternate dimension/timeline/reality, then it is perfectly possible that he created his own version of the Avengers/S.H.I.E.L.D. there, and he either came back early (when Peggy died), or his new team sent him there using their own machine.
All in all, it means that Capt. America Had to use the time machine to "warp" back to the main timeline.. If he did things the way you say so, then there's the big Thanos contradiction. Did Thanos die in 2014, or die in 2019? Capt. America's timeline is self-contradictory under your supposition.
This isn't a complicated explanation. You're the only one complicating it.
As for Thanos, he died in Endgame. Twice. The main timeline one in 2019, and the alt-2014 one in 2024. Not complicated. Main TL got 2 versions, they both died, and the timeline where he (and Gamora) left never experiences a Snap. That's all we know about that Alt.