Originally Posted by cherokeesam
The Chitauri were not only cannon fodder, but they also had the Worst Achilles Heel In the Universe: blow up the mother ship, and the entire fleet and footsoldiers die instantly, too. That's, like, a major design flaw. If I was Loki, I'd demand a refund from Thanos.
I have a theory as to why the Chitauri were like that. I think they're all re-animated dead aliens anyway. I mean just look at them, they look like corpses. And they work for Thanos and we all know about his relationship with death.
And honestly I gotta say that I see a little resemblance to Beta Ray Bill's alien race in how the Chitauri-faces look. Maybe they're all Korbinites. Maybe Thanos killed their whole race and brought them back through his alien science as his slave army. Just a thought.