In Avengers: Endgame the final battle features both

Chitauri and Outriders

However, I was under the impression all the

Chitauri were killed in 2012, so 2014 Thanos shouldn't have them.

So, did they come back or were they still around post-Avengers? If they were, where were they in Avengers: Infinity War at Wakanda?

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    Well, only the ones in New York were killed. Maybe he had more garrisoned somewhere else.
    – Darren
    Apr 30, 2019 at 14:48
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    At least one Chitauri (general) survived the assault on New York. Probably there were others; youtube.com/watch?v=2xBmTPE4Z_8
    – Valorum
    Apr 30, 2019 at 14:55
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    Was it ever stated every sing Chitauri alive was in NYC? Apr 30, 2019 at 16:05

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The Chitauri weren't completely wiped out in Avengers as we see one member of the Chitauri still alive in The Collector's collection in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Chitauri still alive in The Collector's collection in _Guardians of the Galaxy_

As such we can assume that the nuke blast in Avengers only killed those being controlled by the mothership that it blew up and not the entire army.

We also know of The Other, the Chitauri leader, who survived up until some point in Guardians of the Galaxy when Ronan kills him. This backs up the theory that again not all of the Chitauri were killed.

The Other
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A deleted scene from Avengers: Infinity War also shows a member of the Chitauri working on Nebula and guarding her before she escapes. This is non-canon (as it was changed for the film) but shows that the film's creators might have believed them to have survived.

Chitauri working on Nebula

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    Although I agree that because we saw the Chitauri in "The Avengers" die, doesn't necessarily mean that all Chitauri died then, in my opinion none of the facts you present serve as an answer. The Chitauri in the Collector's collection was held in a showcase and was probably dead, the sole fact that their leader surviving until GOTG doesn't prove that the Chitauri as a race survived as well, while the scene in IW was deleted and as you yourself said, cannot serve as a canon evidence. Even its CGI was incomplete; who knows what they did want to show. Apr 30, 2019 at 16:03
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    @Lefteris008 The Chitauri in the collection moves, watch the scene back youtube.com/watch?v=GkYpZJsrbJI
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Apr 30, 2019 at 16:07
  • What was that scene changed to? I thought it was a Chitauri in the final cut. Apr 30, 2019 at 16:38
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    @AzorAhai some armoured dude... youtu.be/65arS8hFmAs
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Apr 30, 2019 at 17:11
  • @TheLethalCarrot Huh, I just figured it was a Chitauri this whole time. Apr 30, 2019 at 17:16

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