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Which Marvel superhero has fought against the most fellow superheroes?

It seems throughout the comics there are a lot of confrontations between the "good guys", such as Thor & Iron Man in the first Avengers movie. Which "good guy/gal" character is most prone to fight ...
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Do Free Comic Book Day comics from DC or Marvel contain important plot?

If they do, will they sell them in the future? I'm asking because I'm worried that there might be an important plot point in a series I'm following, and I might not be able to get the free comic. I ...
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Angela's Continuity

I became aware of the character Angela because she appears in the game Avengers Alliance 2. Out of curiosity, I did some research into her background, and found it to be somewhat novel. She was ...
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Who's the child and her mother that can “talk to flowers” in Ruins?

In Ruins (1995), a Marvel Comics limited series, there is a child who says that she has a mother that "talks to flowers". Who's the child and who is her mother? I was able to identify many of the ...
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What is Deadpool's typical weapon set?

In the film, we see two extremes - he either has basically no weapons other than his swords and one gun (in-universe, because he forgets the bags, out of universe because the studio was too cheap for ...
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How were Wolverines joints not frozen when he was injected with the Adamantium? [duplicate]

So if we think about it they just poured/injected liquid Adamantium over Wolverines bones... but should it not have pooled in between his joints and locked them like glue does if you put it on ...
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How were all of Wolverine's bones covered with Adamantium?

OK, so in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, we see clearly for the first time how his bones became covered with Adamantium but it raises another question... How were all of his bones covered with ...
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Are the bones that make up Wolverine's inner ear Adamantium?

Since the inner workings of the ear are made of bones, does that mean that his inner ear is also coated in Adamantium?
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Can Wolverine get cavities?

Just got out of a dental appointment and I was wondering this about Wolverine: Can he get cavities? Does his teeth regenerate? If they're part of his skeletal system, why aren't they covered in ...
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Are Colossus's good manners and gentlemanly demeanor because he's Russian?

In the comics, are Colossus's good manners and gentlemanly demeanor because he's Russian? At least, he seems to be strongly attempted to fit a stereotypical Russian "intelligentsia" - down to ...
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Why do They not have big marvel cross over [closed]

in phase 2 they were introducing thanos and the infinity stones and the goblet in phase 3 they are going to introduce new characters but then in avenger infinity wart avengers are going to fight ...
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Can Cerebro measure the strength of a mutant?

Cerebro is the mutant detector device designed, built and extensively employed by Professor Xavier to locate fellow mutants across the world. Cerebro amplifies the telepathic power of the user, who ...
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Can Mystique become the Hulk if she shapeshifts into Bruce Banner? [duplicate]

I know that she can't acquire another mutant's powers by becoming them, but what about someone like Bruce Banner? He is not a mutant, and neither is the Hulk. Banner's "power" is practically an ...
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How to find all issues in which a comic character appeared? [closed]

If you search for the comics in which a character appears on comicvine or marvelwiki, you mostly get links to a series (like 'The Avengers United', etc). How can we find out the exact issues in which ...
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If Thor is the god of thunder, why does he control lightning, even indoors?

Okay, I can kind of deal with him being the god of thunder and controlling lightning since thunder is a product of the former. The thing I have a real problem with is when he controls lightning ...
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Who are the “fittest” in Apocalypse's vision of the future?

The mutant En Sabah Nur, commonly known (amongst family, friends, comic afficionados) as Apocalypse, has a very core belief which acts as a guiding principle for his master scheme, as shown in the ...
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Which studio owns the rights to the Watcher?

I understand that the first time that the Watcher shows up in the comics is in the Fantastic Four to warn about Galactus, but he is involved throughout several events in the Marvel Universe (such as ...
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Does Hulk have magically expanding shorts? [duplicate]

When Banner transforms into Hulk there's usually some shirt-shedding involved, as this video demonstrates. Watches, shoes, belts etc. are similarly ripped off. Yet Hulk always seems to be able to keep ...
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Is Tony Stark exaggerating about the potential espionage threat in the Marvel Universe?

Specialized Espionage Services While Tony is on a meet and greet using his smoothest moves on a world-class biological engineering genius, Dr. Amara Perera, who figured out, in an afternoon, how to ...
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What is the reason behind the superhero righteousness of beating people silly?

Most of the superheros from comics (and now their movies) believe very strongly that they mustn't kill. They all believe in it so strongly that they go to any extent to prove that to the antagonist (...
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Why was Alex Summers in prison?

Towards the beginning of X-Men: First Class, Charles and Erik visit a prison to recruit Alex Summers (later taking the moniker of Havok), but I don't recall any explanation offered as to why he's ...
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Why do the Guardians of the Galaxy have Captain America's shield?

In Issue 22 of Guardians of the Galaxy, we see that the Guardians have what appears to be Captain America's shield in their homeship. It probably isn't the real thing, given that Captain America ...
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Is Yo-Yo's power actually tied to her heartrate?

In Agents of SHIELD, Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez explains that she can use her powers to move at super speeds for the duration of "one heartbeat" before she snaps back to her starting location. Is this a ...
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Are Hawkeye's glasses special?

In some of his more recent appearances, Hawkeye sports either glasses or goggles of some sort. In any continuity, is his eyewear special in anyway compared to normal glasses? Or are they just ...
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When did Ben Franklin sleep with Doctor Strange's girlfriend?

In Deadpool (2012) #3, the titular Merc with a Mouth is fighting resurrected US presidents and is assisted by the ghostly visage of Ben Franklin. When he asks Doctor Strange to help, this happens: ...
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What would it take to kill the Hulk? [duplicate]

My question is a simple one. Since the Hulk is technically mortal, he presumably can be killed by finite means (that is, short of using say the Infinity Guantlet or similar sources of power). So what ...
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Has Marvel ever referenced the song “Catch Me Now I'm Falling?”

"Catch Me Now I'm Falling," by the Kinks is written from the perspective of Captain America. I remember, when you were down And you needed a helping hand ...
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Where does the “Spidey” comic fit in Marvel's space-time?

Marvel Comics is presently (May 2016) publishing a comic titled "Spidey", which depicts a teen aged Peter Parker early in his superheroing career. The setting appears to be contemporary, in spite of ...
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Spider-man histories between Civil War and Secret Invasion

Reading New Avengers #27, We can see Peter using that black costume and reading The Amazing Spider man you just see him using that costume after its aunt was shot. I'm confused about it, because the ...
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In what issue did Genis-Vell ressurrect Elysius?

Does anyone know of an issue where Genis-Vell resurrects of his mother? I think Dr Strange was involved and it happened after her death in Warlock (published 1998) and before her appearance in Captain ...
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How does Cyclops avoid destroying his eyelids? [duplicate]

Cyclops is physically unable to stop shooting a highly-powerful optic blast. He is, however, able to contain the energy by closing his eyes. If the blast is so powerful, why doesn't it destroy ...
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Why are Marvel's universes referred to as “Earth”-####?

Whenever we talk about different realities/universes in the Marvel multiverse, they are always referred to by a designation of "Earth" followed by some number. The standard Marvel comics universe is ...
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Cyclops, is it his gaze direction or the direction of his face? (X-men)

Does Cyclops' eye beam follow his gaze or the direction his face is pointing? E.g. if Cyclops crossed his eyes, would two beams go in different directions (or, cooler, would the beam disperse)? If he ...
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Difference between Psionic and Psychic abilites

What is the fundamental difference between psionic and psychic powers? How can a power be classified as a psionic or psychic power?
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How is Vibranium molded?

According to the Wikipedia page on Vibranium, The Wakandan isotope possesses the ability to absorb all vibrations in the vicinity as well as kinetic energy directed at it. This, along with the ...
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Is Captain America at peak human potential mentally?

Did the supersoldier serum modify his mental capabilities? Any canon universe is acceptable.
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What makes a movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? [duplicate]

Clearly not every marvel movie is part of the MCU. Off the top of my head, there is: Tobey Macguire Spiderman 1, 2, and 3 Andrew Garfield Spiderman 1 and 2 Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver ...
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Who repaints Captain America's shield?

It isn't too uncommon for Captain America's shield to have the paint chipped off or damaged. However, it's soon back to normal, every time. Who repaints it for him when this happens?
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Did the Winter Soldier and Black Widow programs ever interact?

The Winter Soldier and Black Widow programs were both Soviet operations where citizens were modified and brainwashed into near-superhuman assassins and used for espionage and enemy elimination. Both ...
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What is Kronos Corporation?

I have very much enjoyed playing Lego Marvel Avengers, but one particular location in Manhattan intrigued me. The building in the background of the image with the large letter K in a circle is the ...
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What is the force that enables Mjolnir to return to the hand of Thor

What powers Mjolnir to return to the hand of Thor? These two questions do not answer this, but do provide some insight, Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”? Why doesn't Thor's hammer return to ...
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Why does zemo wear a mask?

I am really curious what is with zemo and his purple face mask, did he always have it and why does he wear it? Is this just a part of the character, or was he injured in some horrible accident like ...
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Who was in the original Marvel A-list? [closed]

I keep reading that Iron Man was not really in the Marvel A-list until the first Iron Man movie. So which characters were in the A-list before the MCU started? These were two of the articles I read ...
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Did the original Drax have trouble with metaphors?

As described in this answer, the Drax we see in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is quite different than the original Earth-616 version from the comics. That original version was a human spirit ...
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How old is Ronan the accuser?

In Marvel Universe it just states that he was born into one of the leading Kree aristocratic families on Hala, but nothing on how old or when he was born? Is he in the hundreds of years or still very ...
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If Steve Rogers wasn't so weak, could Cap be even stronger?

I have seen a fair amount of discussion on whether or not Captain American needs to exercise or if he is a superhuman, which got me wondering. If Steve Rogers weren't so weak prior to the SSS (Super ...
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What can Captain America survive?

Although Captain America is often described as not being superhuman, he can clearly survive things that a regular human wouldn't, such as being frozen in ice for seventy years. I'd like to understand ...
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Who else has worn armor designed by Tony Stark?

Tony Stark is not the only person to wear a suit of Iron Man-like armor made by Tony Stark. War Machine wears one. In Avengers Assemble, Falcon wears one, although it's not as robust as the ones worn ...
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If vibranium is the strongest metal on earth, then why did Captain America's shield dent when Peggy Carter shot it? [duplicate]

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy is mad at Steve so she pulls the trigger on her gun three times and the shield dents. Why is that? Also, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve gets ...