Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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Can the Power Stone be stopped from destroying an entire planet if the wielder desires it?

In Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Ronan the Accuser's plan to destroy Xandar involves using the Power Stone to destroy the population of the planet. It is described that the Power Stone ...
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Where is the Time Variance Authority located across time and space, and could it be located in the Quantum Realm? [closed]

In the show Loki (2021), the Time Variance Authority (TVA) is shown to be a massive city-like structure. However, there is no view of the outside world given from inside the TVA. Is there a canon ...
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Can the Bifrost reach the TVA?

In Marvel's Loki (2021), the four-dimensional location of the Time Variance Authority is never officially established. However, the Bifrost is shown to be able to transport multiple characters across ...
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When does the sacred timeline split in the MCU timeline?

During the events of episode 6 in Loki, the sacred timeline splits. This happens at the end of time (or something like that), meaning it doesn't take place at a specific time. So in the MCU timeline, ...
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Is the dragon consumed by Doctor Strange in "What If...?" S01E04 the same as the one seen in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"...?

In the fourth episode of Marvel's What If...? series, an alternate version of Doctor Steven Strange learns that he must consume mystic beings in order to reverse an absolute point in time in his ...
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Did Loki know that Antonia Dreykov was alive?

In the very first Avengers movie, Loki taunts Natasha by telling her that he knows all the horrors that she committed in the name of Hydra. That being said, he had the Tesseract and even without it he ...
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What role did Matt Damon play in Thor: Ragnarok?

Going through filmography of Matt Damon, I found that he acted in Thor: Ragnarok. When I couldn't recall him from my memory of Thor: Ragnarok, I googled. But, his role is nowhere to be found. What ...
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Is there any evidence that Coulson's protective actions of Daisy are the result of his T.A.H.I.T.I. treatment?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phil Coulson clearly shows great favor to Daisy Johnson, something noted as suspicious by the "Real S.H.I.E.L.D." faction. The T.A.H.I.T.I. treatment did introduce ...
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Why was the recording of Loki's life in the third person?

In episode 1 of Loki, Glorious Purpose, Loki watches a TVA recording of his life, shown in the third person: Why is it shown as if someone is looking at him, rather than from his perspective?
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Why would the USSR use a US citizen to create the Winter Soldier?

I can easily see a Soviet boss using captured Western technology to advance Soviet might. It happened in real life, quite often (Nuclear weapons program, rockets, etc...) But as someone who grew up in ...
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How did Shang-Chi learn how to use the ten rings immediately after obtaining them?

When Shang-Chi's father Immediately afterwords, Shang-Chi uses them to perform very difficult and advanced techniques, including propelling himself onto a moving target far away. He couldn't have ...
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What are these creatures in Shang-Chi?

Shang-Chi: Legend of the 10 Rings features a variety of classical Chinese mythical creatures. However I did not recognise the antagonist "soul sucker" creatures. I have no example images, ...
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Who loses the fight in Shang-Chi, and where do they go afterwards?

In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, our protagonist visits a fight club in Macau, where he sees fight and defeat a big, kinda hulking monster-type thing. I thought this being looked a bit ...
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What are these creatures in What If? Episode 4

In the episode 4 of Marvel's What If? Series there are certain creatures shown which are used by Doctor Strange to gain certain powers. What are these creatures?
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Why did only Steve Rogers have a physical change after injecting the super soldier serum?

Why didn't Bucky Barnes, the five super soldiers that Zemo killed, Flag-smashers, John Walker and Isaiah Bradley become super muscular after injecting the super soldier serum? In Captain America: The ...
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How did Wanda know about nexus events?

In the seventh episode of WandaVision, Breaking the Fourth Wall, the advertisement states: Feeling depressed? Like the world goes on without you? Do you just want to be left alone? Ask your doctor ...
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Have comic villains protected themselves from the kind of attack shown in What If..? episode 3?

In Marvel's What If..? episode 3 we see that Are there any comic examples of Ant-Man entering an enemy's body in order to defeat them? And if so, has any villain ever prevented this in some way? I ...
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Did the Avengers Ever Find Out they were Named after Captain Marvel's Callsign?

In Captain Marvel, we see that Captain Marvel's callsign is Avenger, and we find out that the Avengers Initiative was named after her. So, do the Avengers ever find out that they were named after her ...
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Why does Peter Parker's Room Change from Captain America: Civil War to Spider-Man: Homecoming to Spider-Man: Far from Home?

I have noticed that in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker's room is smaller, has a grey wallpaper, and twin beds, then in Spider-Man: Homecoming, he has a larger room, brighter lighting, still ...
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What are the implications of the statue at the end of Loki? [closed]

Note: Contains spoilers for all episodes of Loki. At the end of Loki 1x6, Loki looks out into the TVA to see a statue of What are the implications of this? If He Who Remains has taken over the TVA ...
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Why does What If...? have a mixture of original and new voice actors?

S01E03 of What If...? has characters voiced by the original (or usual, in the case of Hulk/Banner) actors: Fury: Samuel L. Jackson Hank Pym: Michael Douglas Coulson: Clark Gregg Rumlow: Frank Grillo ...
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Has Doctor Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme?

Has Stephen Strange officially become the Sorcerer Supreme? In Doctor Strange, the Ancient One was killed unexpectedly. Strange was not appointed as the Sorcerer Supreme, but in Thor: Ragnarok and ...
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How and why did Scott Lang shrink in this way?

In the movie Ant-Man, at 01:35:50, Scott shrinks himself to fight Darren Cross, aka Yellow Jacket. He shrinks himself upwards. So he is in the air when he shrinks completely and then he falls on the ...
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How did Chadwick Boseman voice T'Challa in What If...?

Chadwick Boseman is credited as the voice of T'Challa in S01E02 of What If...?, which was released August 18, 2021, but Boseman passed away August 28, 2020. Was the recording done prior to Boseman's ...
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Has Alexander Pierce ever been the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Was Alexander Pierce the director of SHIELD before Nick Fury? In Captain America 2 it was mentioned that he made Nick Fury the director of SHIELD, then whether Alexander Pierce himself was the ...
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Any indication of what time it is at the end of the first "What If…?" episode?

At the end of the first episode we see these characters, Is there any indication of what the timeline is here? Bonus questions:
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What was the creature at the end of "What If...?" episode 1?

In the Marvel series What If...? what is the character at the end of episode 1? What is it known as? Does it have any comic book origin or it is created for the show specifically?
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How did Nick Fury become the head of the SHIELD?

How did Nick Fury become the head of the SHIELD? In Captain Marvel, Nick Fury in 1995 seems to be just a Field Agent. How did he become the director of the SHIELD before 2008 (Iron Man Easter egg). He ...
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Why was the motivation of this character at the end of Loki? [duplicate]

Note: even though I’ve tried to guard against it this question and likely any answers will contain massive spoilers for Loki Season 1 In Loki Episode 6 of Season 1 What is not clear to me is why not ...
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Why did the TVA arrest variants at all, instead of resetting them?

In the show, variants are first arrested, then their realities are reset, and then they're brought into a court just to be sentenced to be reset ... Why didn't they just reset realities without ...
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How does pruning timelines help?

In the Loki series, the TVA is hunting variants. Once they capture a variant, they delete the timeline they were found in using a small tool that they put on the ground. The tool then spreads out a ...
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What is Dora Milaje's actual jurisdiction?

In the 4th episode of the first season of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, the Dora Milaje cross paths with John Walker when they arrive to apprehend Zemo. John: The Dora Milaje don't have ...
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Is there a difference between timelines and universes in the MCU?

Is there a difference between a timeline and a universe as established by the MCU? After watching the Loki series, my understanding is that a single reality/universe exists with the potential to ...
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What are the rules and logic for time travel set in Loki?

In this article by Vanity Fair, Michael Waldron talks about the rules for time travel set by Loki (2021): Marvel already made its case for how time travel works in Avengers: Endgame, but that, ...
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Is the language of the TVA, He Who Remains, and all of the printed material in these places in English or Allspeak?

Many years ago, I learned about Allspeak and how the Asgardians used Allspeak which was basically like a magical way that no matter how they spoke, it was translated into the vernacular of the person ...
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Why is there a line in English in Loki's song

In Episode 3, Loki sings an Asgardian drinking song: The lyrics are as follows: Når hun synger hun synger kom hjem Men trærne danser og fosserne stanser When she ...
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How old is the universe in the MCU?

The timescale of history in the MCU has me very confused, for a couple of reasons - but primarily, concerning the history of Asgard and its conflicts. (Note: I do throw in a few other questions in the ...
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Is an explanation ever offered for why Nebula didn't just use her time travel watch?

I'm confused. In Avengers: Endgame, for plot reasons at 1 second to go Nebula is stopped from hitting the time travel button to return to current time and Thanos gets to see her memories. The part ...
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How does He Who Remains dictate what happens?

At a certain point in Season 1 Episode 6 of Loki, He Who Remains no longer knows what's going to happen. Up until this point, he (supposedly) knew exactly what was going to happen at each point. But ...
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How does killing He Who Remains in the future change the past?

In the last episode of Loki, killing He Who Remains changes the reality in the TVA. And he says that killing him will unleash his evil variants. But how? How does killing a person in the future undo ...
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Why did Laura Barton's phone work in Endgame?

In Avengers: Endgame, after everyone is resurrected by the Blip, we find out that the plan worked when Hawkeye gets a call from his wife Laura. Presumably her phone was resurrected along with her, but ...
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Is Thor stronger than Loki?

We get a few fight scenes between Loki and Thor in the MCU. Usually Thor gets the upper hand, but it always seems to me that it's mostly thanks to the fact he has Mjölnir, while Loki posses some ...
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If the TVA exists outside of time, why would it be affected by the ending of episode 6?

As explained in this answer, the TVA exists in a "Supreme Timeline" which is "above" the timelines which they overrule. They are "outside of time", in the sense that they ...
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How do physically different Lokis even exist?

The variant Loki in the show exists because he took the Tesseract. Kid Loki exists because he killed Thor. Sylvie herself didn't do anything to be pruned. The only way she can exist is if Odin ...
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Why is the stack of papers documenting “everything” Loki has “ever said” so small?

In the first episode of Loki (2021) in the Transcript Room, Loki is told to sign a stack of papers documenting every word he has ever said. Loki, being over 1000 years old and quite the talkative type ...
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What is the Castle at the end of time known as?

In the Loki series we see that there is a castle at the end of time which was protected by Alioth. In that mysterious castle, we see that What is the name of that castle, name of a similar castle at ...
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Why was this offer even made, in the Loki Season 1 finale?

During the final episode of Loki Season 1, after Loki and Sylvie enter the Citadel, He Who Remains sends Miss Minutes to frighten the crap out of the audience negotiate with the pair of them. She ...
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Why were the Infinity Stones powerless in the Time Variance Authority facility?

The Time Variance Authority has lots of Infinity Stones as shown in the first episode. The implication, if memory serves, was that Infinity Stones have no power in the TVA HQ. Why is this? As I ...
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Could Loki have used the Infinity Stones against Alioth?

Alioth was enchanted by Loki and Loki, but not without the sacrifice of the Loki we all mourn(*). In the Void, all the magic Loki, Loki, Loki, perhaps the little green Loki, Loki, Loki, and perhaps ...
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What did Sylvie mean by this line in the Loki (2021) finale?

During the finale, Sylvie tells Loki: Did I miss something in an earlier episode, or was this a mistake on the part of the writers? I know she was "kidnapped" by the TVA, but don't remember ...

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