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Why couldn’t Doctor Strange save Christine?

In What If…? S01E04, Doctor Strange became a sorcerer to combat his grief due to Christine’s death. When he used Eye of Agamotto to save Christine, he failed. Christine’s death continued to happen in ...
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What does "she" in "she needs" refer to?

Quill had breakfast with his grand-pa, who was busy reading a "The St. Charles Post" article: Quill: I mean, if she needs help mowing her lawn, I'll do it, but I kinda feel like her son ...
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How will opening the pit affect their bargaining power?

Cosmo witnesses Hall-spawn entering their Knowhere and informs Kraglin. Following this on Arete Lab, High Evolutionary commands: High Evolutionary: Open the pit. Vim: Sire, our bargaining power will ...
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What does "you " in "you do" refer to?

At Orgocorp, Star-Lord is speaking to Ura, who, under the threat of Gamora’s gun, managed to acquire the 89P13 patent, which is required to save Rocket: Star-Lord: I'm so sorry about this, Ura. ...
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Why did Drax say, "Every single time"?

Mantis manipulates Bletelsnort’s mind, which makes Bletelsnort flirt with Drax: Bletelsnort: What was... What was your name again? Drax: Drax the Destroyer. Bletelsnort: That is such a lovely name. I'...
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Who is the woman who speaks when the Ravagers stop the Benatar?

This woman speaks when the Ravagers stopped the Benatar from entering the bio-formed structure in space: WOMAN: (ON SPEAKER): Hey, guys, you're about to be boarded by the United Ravagers. You can ...
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Why did High Evolutionary say, "Toodle-oo"?

Adam Warlock fails to catch Rocket, which disappoints the High Evolutionary. Consequently, the High Evolutionary warns the High Priestess: High Evolutionary: Find 89P13 and return it to me, or I will ...
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What does "does it words" mean?

Floor meets Rocket in the cage: Floor: Mask, eyes, face, mouth, does it words? What does "does it words" mean?
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What does "that" in "No one ever meant that, Drax" refer to?

Rocket suggests Mantis to make Peter happy using her powers. Groot questions, Nebula is surprised, and Mantis misunderstands Rocket’s suggestion. Rocket clarifies he meant her powers, not physical ...
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How is Victor Timely a variant of He Who Remains in the 19th century?

In his speech at the end of Loki Season 1 He Who Remains explains that he: lived on earth in the 31st century [and] discovered that there were universes stack on top of each other. And that he then ...
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What did non-Earth societies know about the cause of and motivation for the Snap?

On Earth, where the Snap happened, who did it and why was apparently widely known, presumably because the remaining Avengers explained (evidence - the graffiti in the Hawkeye series saying "...
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Has Marvel shown Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, breaking through Invisible Woman's force fields?

In the Secret Wars #4 (2015) comic book, there's a scene where Doctor Doom and Susan von Doom (née Storm), aka the Invisible Woman, are observing a battle. Doom's Thor Corps—a group of Thor variants, ...
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What would be the recommended season viewing order for the '90s animated Marvel universe for someone new?

So with the recent release of X-Men '97, I figured it would be a good idea to rewatch through the 90s animated Marvel Universe, but my wife will be watching as well. Since she is someone who only has ...
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Why does Victor Timely say "pumpkins" in this scene?

Loki Season 2, episode 6, the finale. When Victor Timely has just completed the momentous task of "fixing" the Temporal Loom, he returns along the bridge/promontory to the TVA in triumph (13 ...
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Marvel comic where Wolverine thinks Spider-Man is too dangerous

It is when Spider-Man marches towards his target with some superheroes and Wolverine orders all the superheroes to retreat because Spider-Man isn't talking, and Wolverine thinks Spider-Man is too ...
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Did Gambit and Rogue have children?

Eventually, Gambit and Rogue married, but I didn't find out if they had children. Moreover, while the children of Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Jean Grey are "famous" and have a very strong ...
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Current state of vampires in the Marvel Comic Universe

Potential spoiler alert, since this question is sparked by the 2024 Marvel Comics summer crossover epic "Blood Hunt" (which is about half done at this time). Vampires are rampaging across ...
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What’s the history behind Rogue’s ability to touch others directly without harmful effects in the comics?

As someone who's more familiar with Rogue's portrayal in the X-Men live-action movies, the classic '90s animated series, and X-Men '97, one aspect of her powers has always stood out to me—how touching ...
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What exactly does the 'X' in Professor Xavier's alias stand for?

According to Screen Rant entertainment website article X-Men: What Did The 'X' Originally Stand For?, the 'X' in X-Men does not stand for Xavier, but for a condensed form of 'the Extra-Power Men', ...
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In X-Men '97, Season 1, Episode 10, what did Professor X do to Magneto's mind?

Warning! Spoilers ahead! The question refers to X-Men '97 Season 1 Episode 10. My question is which option - (1) or (2) - is the correct or more plausible one.
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Are horseback vigilantes, mud wrestling with dump teens, & using blue makeup to draw logos on faces in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl references to a work?

In the 2016 graphic novel Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe!, there's a scene where Squirrel Girl and her friends discuss the hypothetical ramifications of her clone Allene's plan ...
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Did Professor X’s school have non-superhero students in the early days?

In The Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #178, narration describes Professor X and his school. A caption reads, “Here, he teaches his pupils how to control those abilities, that they may better survive in a ...
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Which supervillain is associated with the "[email protected]" email address in the Kingpin's doomsday party invitation?

In the 2015 Secret Wars #1 comic book, Wilson Fisk, also known as the Kingpin, sent out email invitations to several supervillains to join him in celebrating the impending end of the world. The comic ...
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How do Spider-Man's pockets work?

In the Secret Wars #6 (2015) comic book, there was a humorous scene that revealed Spider-Man (Miles Morales) had been carrying a burger in his pocket. This detail seems a bit odd to me, considering ...
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What is the significance behind the Molecule Man's quirk of consistently asking visitors for food?

In the 2015 comic book miniseries Secret Wars, Owen Reece, the Molecule Man, has a quirk where, despite being virtually omnipotent, he consistently asks the visitors coming to see him if they've ...
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Who are these characters fighting Doctor Doom on the Secret Wars #7 (2015) cover?

The cover of Secret Wars #7 (2015) by Marvel Comics features several characters from various universes within the Marvel multiverse fighting Doctor Doom. (I see Johnny Glazed / Goose Rider in there [...
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Was there a comic book moment where Frank Castle acknowledged the Punisher as his intrinsic nature instead of a reactive transformation?

Frank Castle's origin story (in most iterations) is that he became the "Punisher," a vigilante who relentlessly kills criminals and evildoers, after the tragic murder of his family. I was ...
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What alien races and named characters are depicted in the scenes from X-Men '97 showing the Shi'ar Empire?

In X-Men '97 (Season 1, Episode 6, "Lifedeath - Part 2"), we see a diverse array of alien races depicted in the scenes set on the Shi'ar throneworld. While some characters looked like ...
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Why does Magneto not wear metal armor?

Magneto is the master of magnetism, capable of very precise control of metals, even to the level of building machines. Why does he not wear metal armor — either simple as a coat of plates or ...
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To what degree can Morph copy the powers and abilities of other Marvel characters?

In X-Men '97, we've seen Morph morph into various iconic Marvel characters like Colossus, Quicksilver, Juggernaut, Hulk, and Mr. Fantastic, and it's clear he can mimic their powers to some degree. But ...
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How come neither Venom nor Riot were affected at the end of the movie?

In Venom (2018), we learn that the symbiotes are vulnerable to both fire and some sound frequencies. There are a few scenes during which the sound vulnerability is depicted: Near the beginning of the ...
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Who is the dead person in the cemetery at the end of Daredevil S2E13?

At the end (55:25) of Daredevil Season 2 Episode 13 ("A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen"), we are shown a dead person next to a grave that's been dug up. Who is the person lying next to the grave?...
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Why did Star-Lord say "Past Gamora" instead of "New Gamora" if she changed?

At Orgocorp, after acquiring the 89P13 patent by threatening Ura, Nebula, Star-Lord, and Gamora are clearly surrounded by Orgosentries: Gamora: Lower your weapons! Let's kill that one that looks like ...
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Who is "friend" here if Adam is Ashley's son?

After burning Fitz-Gibbonok to death, Adam was asked by his mother, Ashley, to question Blurp, Fitz-Gibbonok’s pet: Adam: He looks sad. I really don't enjoy how that's making me feel, actually. Then ...
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Who is "Baby" here?

Adam Warlock, in his pursuit of Rocket, rips off Groot's head to stop Groot from preventing him. Meanwhile, Kraglin, who is hiding, uses his power to throw a Yaka Arrow at Adam Warlock: Adam Warlock: ...
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Has Nightcrawler, in any canon, teleported into a solid object?

I was reading some of the recent questions about Nightcrawler, and it led me to my own question. It's common knowledge that Nightcrawler doesn't like to do blind teleports for fear of colliding with a ...
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Why did Drax ask this question?

Guardians of the Galaxy are in a decompression chamber at Orgocorp. Mantis notices their spacesuits floating in space and exclaims. Gamora explains that the suits were thrown into a contamination bin, ...
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What does "this" in "about this" refer to?

Star-Lord infiltrates a bio-formed structure while Mantis reveals his abduction by Ravagers coincides with his mother's disappearance. Mantis suggests his grandfather's actions stemmed from a desire ...
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Why is Kraglin allowed to uses telekinesis but not Cosmo?

Kraglin uses telekinesis on Yaka Arrow, but instead of hitting each plate, it pierces Nebula. Meanwhile, Cosmo uses telekinesis to make a stone hit each plate and land in front of him: KRAGLIN: ...
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Is there a connection between Bastion’s backstory involving his parents in X-Men '97 and the original animated series?

In the X-Men '97 episode "Tolerance Is Extinction - Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 8), we get a glimpse into Bastion's backstory when Jean Grey reads the psychic imprint of a drawing he made as ...
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Is the woman collaborating with Bastion in "X-Men '97" a known supervillain from the comics?

In X-Men '97 (Season 1, Episode 8: "Tolerance Is Extinction - Part 1"), there's a scene that reveals that Doctor Doom and Baron Zemo are collaborating with Bastion. They're all sharing their ...
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Who are the enslaved mutants shown working as laborers in Cable's dark future timeline in X-Men '97?

In the X-Men '97 episode "Tolerance Is Extinction - Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 8), Cable gives us a glimpse into his dark future timeline. He reveals that in his timeline, Bastion started an ...
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Which female character in the MCU had the earliest comic book debut?

I recently stumbled upon a fascinating question here: “Which character in the MCU had the earliest comic debut?” While reading through the answers, I couldn’t help but notice that they all featured ...
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X-Men: Why is Remy LeBeau nicknamed Gambit?

Why is Remy LeBeau's nickname Gambit? In chess, gambit is an opening tactic in which the player sacrifices a pawn to get a better position. I am not familiar with Gambit being a good chess player (or ...
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Is the X-Men '97 opening sequence showing Gambit and Nightcrawler (dual-wielding swords) fighting enemies a reference to a pre-existing X-Men story?

In the opening sequence of X-Men '97, Season 1, Episode 5, "Remember It", there's a brief clip of Gambit and Nightcrawler (dual-wielding swords) fighting foes wearing green helmets with ...
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Who are these mutants in "X-Men '97" season 1, episode 5?

In X-Men '97 season 1, episode 5, who are these four mutants present on the island of Genosha?
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Who are the mutants on the "Wanted" poster in X-Men '97?

In X-Men '97 (Season 1, Episode 4: "Motendo / Lifedeath - Part 1"), Jubilee and Roberto (Sunspot) find themselves transported into a world reminiscent of a 90s beat-em-up video game. In the ...
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Who is the black-haired character with a white and black / dark blue costume appearing in the parody of "A Different World"?

In X-Men '97 (Season 1, Episode 4: "Motendo / Lifedeath - Part 1"), there's a scene where Mojo presents potential X-Men-themed TV shows, including a parody of A Different World. It features ...
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Who are the characters that Mr. Sinister is planning to enlist in X-Men '97 #1 (comic book)?

Just finished reading X-Men '97 #1, the comic book tie-in and prelude to the X-Men '97 animated TV series. In the comic book, Mr. Sinister is looking at computer screens showing various characters (...
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Which episode of “X-Men: The Animated Series” shows Lilandra hitting a control panel?

In the opening sequence of X-Men '97, Season 1, Episode 3, "Fire Made Flesh", there's a brief clip showing Lilandra aggressively hitting a control panel while Araki and a shocked Professor X ...
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