Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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How many MCU villains were in some way created by the Stark family?

A popular trend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that villains in the various films and TV shows are in some way created by Tony Stark, or in some cases his father Howard. In a literal sense, this ...
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Why were there so many Daisy Johnson LMDs?

In Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Season 4, Episode 15 "Self Control", SHIELD is infiltrated by LMDs (Life Model Decoys) with specific agents replicated and replaced. Daisy finds twenty LMDs of herself, ...
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How often is Chris Evans wearing a wig as Captain America?

Steve Rogers' hair varies throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. In Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, it seems very blonde and wavy. In later films like The Winter Soldier, ...
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Why is there a German flag on Yondu’s pillow?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in the last scenes: Why does the pillow under Yondu's head have a German flag on it? The colors in my TV are definitely black, not dark blue: About the point from ...
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Was Ultron having sympathy for Maximoff siblings or was he just using them to fulfill his own plans?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, I remember there was a scene in which Maximoff siblings tell Ultron about their past. Though I don't exactly remember the details about how Ultron reacts. Moreover when ...
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Can the Soul Stone be acquired by 'sacrificing' Wade Wilson?

As we all know, the acquisition of the Soul Stone requires a sacrifice. Is it by any way possible to acquire it by 'sacrificing' dear old Deadpool? Something like this: :
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How much of the shrunken/giant Ant-Man is Paul Rudd?

Various times throughout his MCU tenure, the character of Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, shrinks and grows. He goes through various trials and tribulations while at those sizes, such as riding ants, ...
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What image did Odin in the MCU have about the inhabitants of Midgard (Earth)?

I was just watching some episodes of Marvel's Avengers Assemble and a question came to mind. In one of the episodes​, Odin argues with Thor about his stay on Earth and his liking for company with ...
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Why did they send Ward in to capture Lorelei?

In Agents of Shield, Coulson's team tries to capture Lorelei with the help of Lady Sif. They knew going in that she can control men, so why didn’t they send a team of women instead of sending in men ...
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What was the relationship between Tony Stark and Jarvis? [duplicate]

I have seen in MCU that Tony named his AI as JARVIS. And then later as the story progressed, in Avengers: Endgame one could see when Tony and Steve went back in time, Jarvis was with Howard, working ...
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Why didn't the Hulk have an obedience disc?

In Thor: Ragnarok most prisoners, Thor included had one. Why not the Hulk? How were they able to make him submit and even get a haircut?
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Where were the Avengers during “Doctor Strange”?

So recently, I rewatched the Doctor Strange movie. And since then, I am wondering where were the Avengers (or any other superheroes in MCU) during the events of the Doctor Strange movie?
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Why is this character dead in Endgame? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Endgame when they use the Stones to kill Thanos and all of his forces, several things happen, that if they really just killed Thanos would not have happened. Thanos is from the past, and ...
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Why didn't Vision defend himself against Thanos?

In Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos reversed time and brought Vision back to life, he rips the stone out without any resistance. This seems quite odd to me noting that each time Corvus Glaive ...
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Are Cull Obsidian and Corvus Glaive biological brothers in the MCU?

Cull Obsidian (Black Dwarf) and Corvus Glaive are biologically brothers in the comics, Earth-616, but it's not clear if this holds true in the MCU as well, especially with a name change. Things like ...
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Is Thanos' plan really all that balanced? [duplicate]

I have a dumb question. But it bothers me: Thanos' plan is to destroy half of all life in the universe. And not only that but he applies the ratio 0.5 to each planet individually. So: U = number of ...
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What language does Cull Obsidian speak?

In Avengers: Infinity War Cull Obsidian responds verbally to his mates but it seems hard to comprehend. At least for me I have no clue as to what he says. What were his responses or what language does ...
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What color is Vision in the MCU?

In the MCU, Vision first appears in Avengers: Age of Ultron. To me, his synthetic skin in the face area looks red to me. In the comics, Vision is clearly red. However, I have heard others call him ...
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Were there any casualties in Thor's fight in London?

During Thor: The Dark World, Thor and Malekeith engage in a fight that destroys part of London. But in Captain America: Civil War, it wasn't listed amongst the causality list that Secretary Ross was ...
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Why didn't Doctor Strange use a portal to kill Thanos? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War we see Wong use a portal to cut Cull Obsidian's hand off. It is generally assumed that Doctor Strange could do the same. Eliminating the fact that Doctor Strange saw the 14 ...
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Why didn't the Black Order attack Thor in the Battle of Wakanda?

In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War we see the Black Order overcome Thor from a most likely earlier battle. But when he returns they don't even seem to attack him at all even though he runs ...
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Did Emil Blonsky have access to the same serum as Bruce Banner?

Was the 'super soldier serum' that was injected into Emil Blonsky and Bruce Banner (by himself just before he was subjected to gamma radiation) the same serum or were they different in some way?
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Could the Infinity Stones destroyed by Thanos be recreated using the Infinity Stones collected from the past?

In the movie Avengers: Endgame, before the Avengers used the Quantum Realm machine to return each Infinity Stone back to its original timeline, could they have used Tony Stark's Infinity Gauntlet to ...
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Who is on the radio talking to/guiding the Falcon when Ant-Man goes to Avengers' HQ to steal Pym's prototype?

When Scott Lang goes to the supposedly SHIELD base to steal Hank Pym's prototype of a signal decoy, he finds out that it is now an Avengers' building. Falcon arrives as soon as Scott lands on the top ...
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Why didn't the Hulk fight Hela?

We see the Hulk fight against many beings in Thor: Ragnarok. After fighting Fenris he had the opportunity to fight with Thor and team against Hela but didn't. Why not?
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Who was Thor referring to when he said “or a genius”?

During the conversation between Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy Thor began explaining his perspective of Thanos' quest for the Infinity Stones. He then told them that he (Thanos) must be going ...
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Why are there so many Dutch tilts in Thor?

I just rewatched the first film in the Thor franchise, and story-wise/performance-wise, it mostly holds up. However, I was also stricken by the sheer number of Dutch tilts in the film. Every scene ...
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Who is the scientist referenced in Thor that had all his stuff taken by SHIELD?

I’m rewatching Thor, and I wondered if any reference is made in Ant-Man or another movie to the scientist that had all his stuff taken by SHIELD? This comment happens right after all Jane’s equipment ...
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Did Yondu know Peter had “swapped” the orb?

At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter relinquishes the orb to Yondu. Peter tells Yondu not to open it, and Yondu obliges until curiosity gets the better of him. It's then revealed that he had ...
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Which Spider-Man movies do I have to watch in order to start watching MCU?

I have watched only first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie and no movies of Spider-Man and MCU other than that.
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What was Thor eating in “Avengers: Endgame”?

We see Thor laid back in the beginning of Avengers: Endgame. He seems to be chewing something. Any clues as to what it was?
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What did The Other mean when told Thanos “[the Tesseract] is located on a human world” - “a” human world, not “the” human world?

In a previous question, I asked about why many extra-terrestrials in the MCU seemed familiar with humans, even though Earth hadn't yet had a space faring civilization, and wondered about the origin of ...
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Why couldn't Doctor Strange stop Thanos on Titan? [duplicate]

After re-watching the Tony vs Thanos scene again, a thought came to mind and made me wonder. At no point did Doctor Strange ever pause time and simply deal with Thanos and proceed further. This would ...
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What would have happened if Thor went for the head? [closed]

Doctor Strange said that he saw 14,000,605 outcomes. It is safe to assume that he saw Thor going for the head. What would be the alternative outcome if he did aim Stormbreaker at Thanos' head?
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How did Loki regain the Scepter on the helicarrier?

How does Loki regain the Scepter on the helicarrier? It was in the lab and then he had it to kill Agent Coulson just as he was freed?
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What made Loki think he is the rightful heir?

Here's one of the first dialogues between Odin and Loki in Thor: The Dark World: Odin: All this because Loki desires a throne. Loki: It is my birthright. Loki's mention of birthright made no ...
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Why did Hawkeye get the Soul Stone?

Soul Stone demanded a sacrifice. Hawkeye might have truly loved Black Widow, but he didn't sacrifice her. Black Widow actually Why did Hawkeye get the Soul Stone? Is this a plot hole?
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How did Carl Creel get his powers in Agents of Shield?

In the series is Carl Reel an Inhuman? Is his origin explained? In the comics the powers comes from Loki, but there is no mention of that in the TV series.
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Why didn't future Nebula receive the same kind of sync up/feedback to alert her to past Nebula's awareness?

In Avengers: Endgame, the way that Thanos was made aware of the Avengers' plans was because the Nebula from the past who was serving him somehow "synced up" with the future version of herself who was ...
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If lack of resources was the true motivation for MCU Thanos' mission, why didn't he just use the Infinity Gauntlet to make more? [duplicate]

Going completely off​ the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thanos motivation here, which is different, canonically, from that of comic book Thanos; the latter sought out the death of multiple trillions of ...
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Did Thanos use the full power of the Power Stone to punch Captain Marvel in “Avengers: Endgame”?

In Avengers: Endgame, in one of the final scenes, Captain Marvel overpowers Thanos in a hand-to-hand combat. Thanos had to pull the Power Stone out of the Gauntlet, and then punch her with the raw ...
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Could Doctor Strange bring this character back to life using the Time Stone?

I would like to know if it's possible that Doctor Strange could bring the decapitated Thanos on the planet Titan 2 back to life by reversing time with the Time Stone. Consider that in the movie ...
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How did Doctor Strange and company open so many portals in the end of Endgame?

In the end of Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange brought allies through portals to fight Thanos and his army. I can count 15 portals in this image. As all portals opened at the same time and Doctor ...
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“Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack and Quill's “Awesome Music Mix”

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) has a distinctive style in part because of the soundtrack, which in-universe, derives from the "Awesome Music Mix" tape Quill is given by his mother just before Yondu ...
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Why did Yondu abduct Quill and then raise him as his son? [duplicate]

Within MCU canon, what was Yondu's motivation to travel to Earth, only abduct Quill, and then raise him as his son? It seemed to me that Yondu and his crew of Ravagers had more rewarding things to do ...
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What exactly are Iron Man's Repulsor blasts?

In all versions, Tony's various armor is capable of firing off multiple energy attacks, from microwave to light, heat, electrical, sound wave and frequency, plasma bursts and focused laser. His ...
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Why couldn't Pepper put the electromagnet back into Tony's chest?

Why couldn't Pepper put the electromagnet back into Tony's chest? Was it because it was contaminated? Click to view a YouTube video of the scene.
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Why didn't Thor go for the Infinity Gauntlet?

In Avengers: Endgame we see Thor make an attempt at getting the Gauntlet but as Thanos grabs his cape he forsakes it and starts attacking Thanos. Why did he just allow Thanos to tear his cape as in ...
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Why didn't Scott grow tired in Endgame when he was Giant-Man?

Whenever we see Scott grow big into Giant-Man he ends up growing tired and passing out or almost passing out. We see this in Captain America: Civil War, where he doesn't stay big for too long before ...
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What is Valkyrie's real name?

Valkyrie in the MCU is only referred to as Scrapper 142 or Valkyrie. Of course this doesn't appear to be her real name as she was a Valkyrie so it's probably an alias instead. Thor: My God, you're ...

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