Questions tagged [avengers]

For questions about Marvel's Avengers, a team of superheroes appearing in comic books, movies, and TV shows. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag. When asking questions about the Avengers film use the [avengers-2012] tag.

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What did Noh-Varr give to Annie?

We see Noh-Varr give a piece of stone to Annie in Avengers #26. It starts glowing and levitating in Avengers #27, when Noh-Varr is What is this? Are there any educated guesses that could be made, ...
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Can Asgardians deflect human weaponry or is it their weapons and technology that protects them?

In Avengers film released this year, Does this mean that Asgardians are similarly god-like a la Superman or was this the direct result of him having the scepter that gave him some sort of a shield (...
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What happened in Budapest?

During the Avengers movie, Black Widow mentions to Hawk Eye about Budapest: Black Widow: It's like Budapest all over again. Hawkeye: You and I remember Budapest very differently. What ...
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How did the Tesseract come to Earth from Asgard?

Wikis say that the Tesseract came to Earth accidentally. How exactly, did it come to Earth?
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Why did Odin leave the Tesseract on Earth? [duplicate]

While I was searching for information about the Tesseract for this question, I read something I forgot about the Captain America: The First Avenger movie in the Cosmic Cube wikipedia article: ...
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How did Thor and Loki Return to Asgard?

At the end of Avenger's Assembled, Thor takes Loki back to Asgard. He uses some device we don't see before that, which works with the tesseract. Does this mean that the Asgardians have their own ...
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Why wasn't Erik under control from the start of Avengers: Assemble?

At the end of Thor, Erik is seen: But at the start of Avengers: And at the end it turns out he some how: How is this possible?
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Where was Scarlet Witch depicted as a cellist?

Recent rumors and theories surrounding a plot point in Marvel's the Avengers centers around long-time Avenger Scarlet Witch being depicted as a cellist. I have been trying to find the specific ...
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How does Loki's staff work?

What was the concept behind the staff that Loki used in the Avengers movie? It contained a blue crystal (presumably a part of the tesseract?) He uses it to put people like Hawkeye under a spell of ...
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Are HYDRA's weapons related to Iron Man's repulsors?

Speaking from the recent Marvel movies... I just watched Captain America last night (only missing the Hulk's individual movie now). I noticed that the HYDRA weapons made the same little "whine" before ...
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Did the Avengers merely tolerate SHIELD?

Stating first off, I do not have any background reading any of the comics, and am coming to the Avengers wholly from the knowledge presented in the various movies. After seeing The Avengers, I kind ...
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In the Avengers movie, why did Thor disregard humans by taking the Tesseract with him?

The Tesseract was an asset of humans (ownership claimed by discovery). It could be used to improve the human wealth of knowledge and to solve the entire human race's energy problems. It had already ...
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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

In The Avengers (2012), Nick fury wears an eye patch. I did my homework, and Wikipedia gave me one explanation: Fury's injured left eye, though initially minimally affected by a grenade blast ...
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What is the blue light from Loki's scepter?

What is the blue light emitted by Loki's scepter? Is it the same light that the Cube emits? Does Thor have something with a similar light or is it something that Loki gets from the "Ice People"?
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Is Spider-Man an Avenger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is The Amazing Spider-Man part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is Spider-Man an Avenger? If so, why doesn't he appear in The Avengers (2012)? What defines an Avenger?
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What was the point of threatening to drop Loki 30,000 feet?

In Avengers movie, Fury locked Loki in the Hulk's cage. The Hulk's cage was strong, but Fury wasn't confident about how the cage would hold up against Loki. So, he threatened Loki that even a single ...
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In the Avengers movie, what does Bruce Banner mean when he reveals his secret for the Hulk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent? Just before Bruce Banner becomes the Hulk in New York, he says his secret to not turning involuntarily when he ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth, again?

In the The Avengers, there is a post-credits scene where Thor returns to Asgard and then a post-post-credits scene (!) where the Avengers eat shawarma together. If Thor left, then how does he return ...
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What varieties of arrow has Hawkeye used?

During the Avengers movie I recall seeing Hawkeye use four types of arrow: normal piercing arrows, exploding arrows, an arrow equipped with an electronic hacking module and an arrow with a rappelling/...
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Who does The Council represent?

In the film The Avengers, Nick Fury takes orders from a shadowy group called 'The Council'. They appear to be made up of people from different countries, at least based on their accents and a bit of ...
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What are these events from Widow's past?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow and Loki have a discussion. During it, Loki refers to some of the red on Black Widow's ledger (i.e. things she regrets or owes people for). The items he ...
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Why are Striker's eyes white only sometimes?

Striker, from Avengers Academy, has the power to generate electricity in the form of lightning. Sometimes when he uses this power we see his eyes turn totally white during and in the aftermath of its ...
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How do the Chitauri “ships” propel themselves?

In the 2012 Avengers film, the Chitauri army arrives through the portal along with these big robot alien whale Chitauri dudes. Here's one chasing Iron Man: These guys basically swim through the air ...
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If Banner can control Hulk, why doesn't he? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent? Near the end of The Avengers, Banner shows he can control the Hulk after saying So here's the question: EDIT ...
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How did Bruce Banner become the Hulk at will?

In the Avengers movie, I thought Dr. Banner would become the Hulk during his collision, but he became the Hulk just before the collision when he was not angry (or, similar emotion). How?
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Etymology of the name Quinjet?

In the Marvel universes, the Avengers' jets are Quinjets. What's the etymology of this name? Does this refer to someone in the universe? Or a comic book creator?
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Where is Stark Tower located?

In the Avengers movie, Tony Stark builds a tower in New York City. It is big, it is shiny, it is tall. It's all the things that Tony Stark loves, especially in his buildings. During the battle in the ...
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Where did S.H.I.E.L.D. receive its funding?

In the Avengers, there is a obviously very complex, high-tech organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. Where do they get their funding?
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How can Giant-Man access the “realm of the abstract entities”?

When Giant-Man fights the Absorbing Man in Avengers Academy #7 he takes him to the "realm of the abstract entities". Has it been established how growing or shrinking could take someone to that?
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How does Natasha figure out his intentions?

In The Avengers: How does she figure this out?
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How does Hulk lift Mjolnir in Ultimate Avengers movie?

In the Ultimate Avengers movie, Hulk initially struggles to lift Mjolnir, but eventually does and uses it against Thor. How is this possible? I think it's been well established that only those worthy ...
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Would Mjolnir, if loose in Hulk's cage, move?

As we know, either from the film Thor or The Avengers, once Mjolnir is dropped or set aside, it becomes immovable for everyone who is unworthy. What would happen, then, if Thor, while in Hulk's cage, ...
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What is Hazmat, if not a mutant?

Hazmat, a character in Avengers Academy, continuously emits dangerous radiation yet is not a mutant according to her POV comment in issue 3. What is she then? She apparently developed this ability ...
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In Avengers, how plausible is Hawkeye's archery proficiency?

In the Avengers, (my specifics below are from the film) Hawkeye is a mortal man who is extremely proficient with a bow and arrow. He frequently in the film How far off is this from actual ...
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How can Wolverine stand with so much Adamantium?

Adamantium is an indestructible metal in the Marvel Comics. Wolverine was infused with the metal. But since the metal is indestructible it means it is dense, very dense. How can Wolverine stand ...
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How was Iron Man able to return at the end of the Avengers movie?

At the end of the film, and:
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What to read to get familiar with Thanos? [closed]

I understand the Marvel villain Thanos has been around since the 70's. I grew up largely on DC comics though, so I'm only vaguely familiar with him. What are good Thanos stories to read to get up to ...
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Who was Nick Fury talking about on the ship?

In The Avengers film when they're all arguing on the airship (after they find out about Phase 2), who was Nick Fury talking about when he said a year ago someone came to Earth and leveled an area in a ...
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Why didn't Iron Man's Phoenix Alarm go off?

In AvX #1 we find out that Tony Stark had set up an alarm that goes off whenever the Phoenix Force is used by someone on Earth. This gets triggered by Hope's retaliation on Cyclops, which used the ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth in the Marvel comics?

In the comics, Thor is on Earth and the bridge between the two worlds of Asgard and Earth is intact. I haven't read the comics, but in the movie, the gateway collapses. If that's so, how does Thor ...
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Have there been clashes between the Avengers and the X-Men before?

Marvel's big comic event at the moment is Avengers v X-Men. In the answer to another question, the Avengers were mentioned as being somewhat anti-mutant. That obviously seems to potentially set them ...
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Why was Captain America called “The First Avenger”?

Why was Captain America called The First Avenger, when Hulk and Iron Man were enlisted by Nick Fury before him? Or are the times between the Hulk & Iron Man movies meant to have taken place after ...
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Is the Hulk in the Avengers the same as in the other movies?

I hadn't seen the two Hulk movies (Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008)) before seeing the Avengers. In a comment on In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent? I commented ...
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Approximately how many Avengers are born mutants?

It's clear that many Avengers are NOT mutants (a good starting list was in this question), but some/many are (Namor, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Squirrel Girl). Is there a good estimate of how many ...
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Were any of the Avengers involved the last time the Phoenix came to Earth?

One of the plots (if not the main plot) of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline is that the Phoenix Force is coming back to Earth. This is not the first time this happened - the last time it did, it was ...
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Jessica Jones, Jean Grey and the Phoenix?

I've just read on wikipedia: Jessica was vulnerable to telepathic attack which led to her ordeal at the hands of the Purple Man until mental barriers were put in place by Jean Grey to grant her ...
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Which actor plays Thanos in the Avengers mid-credits scene?

I know what characters are shown in the extra scene in the credits but I can't find a name for one of the actors. I know one is Alexis Denisof but it's the actor I need help with. Thanks.
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How much self-control does the Green Hulk have?

In the Avengers movie, the Hulk I don't recall this being the case in the comics. Is my memory/Hulk knowledge faulty, or is this a different angle for the movie?
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Are the bad guys from The Avengers (2012) movie, also from the comics?

Are the bad guys from the Avengers from the comics? Or are they a movie only construct? Unfortunately I can't remember their name.
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Who is in the post-credits scene of the Avengers movie?

In the post-credits scene of the Avengers movie, we are shown a face who is presumably recognizable. Who's is it? All answers in spoiler tags please, for those who have not seen the movie.