Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

For questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the media franchise and shared fictional universe that is centred on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and any relevant film tags, e.g. [iron-man-2].

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Does Thor dislike kids?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when the Avengers retreat to Hawkeye's farm to recover, Thor steps on a child's toy, crushing it. The little girl looks up at Thor with confusion and Thor looks as if he ...
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How do the Avengers communicate?

In the Age of Ultron, the individual Avengers talk to each other over long distances. Like Captain America is in Sokovia and he just starts talking to Tony Stark who is in New York, expecting to get ...
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Have Dr. Strange's powers ever been explained as anything besides magic?

In my previous question about psychics, it was pointed out that Stephen Strange was name-dropped in Winter Soldier as one of the people Hydra was keeping an eye on as possible threats. Obviously, in ...
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If Hulk were to stand on Mjolnir, which is held in position in the air by Vision, could he have thrown Sokovia into space? [closed]

This relates to the climax in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tony is unable to come up with a solution other than to destroy the city but I'm wondering if maybe there wasn't another option he didn't think ...
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In the Marvel universe, do we know how the Norse people discovered Thor, Odin, Asgard, etc

It's probably never really touched at all, but do we know how the Norse people knew so much about the Asgardians? They know the names and exploits of dozens of Asgardians, their births, their ...
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How many languages can Kingpin speak?

In the Daredevil TV series, we see Wilson Fisk speaking with Madame Gao in Mandarin (which is said to be intelligible, but pretty bad). Which other languages he knows as well? When did he learn them? ...
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

In Iron Man (1), Tony is shown escaping the terrorist camp in the Mark I armor. He crash lands in the desert, and leaves the scraps of armor there. In fact, the terrorists are shown recovering it ...
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How does Romanoff communicate with Barton in Age of Ultron

After Ultron captured Romanov in Age of Ultron, Stark asked Barton to find an off the grid way to communicate with Romanoff. They used Morse code. How was the Morse code signal transmitted ...
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What does it mean by phases in Marvel Cinematic Universe? [duplicate]

See this picture: I Saw this picture in wikipedia article: List of highest-grossing films I following marvel universe since childhood, but never came across this PHASE thing. actually what does it ...
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Why is Tony Stark in the Iron Man suit unaffected by G-forces, inertia and blunt force trauma?

Tony's suit is an engineering marvel, and they explain many facets of the technology to help give legitimacy to the special powers, abilities and weapons it has. I never read the Iron Man comics, but ...
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Identify this icon

I came across this list of upcoming comic movies : But I don't recognise this icon, can anyone tell me what / who it represents?
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Does the Hulk's size increase as he gets angrier, or does he only increase in strength?

The answer to this question suggests that it seems that the Hulk gets bigger as he gets angrier, but the answerer wasn't sure about this. Is there a definitive answer? As the Hulk gets more and more ...
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How well do Heimdall's eyes work?

There have been a couple of questions operating under the assumption that Heimdall can see everything, pretty much anywhere. Based on what we've seen, I believe this to be incorrect. Nerrolken's ...
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Can you guarantee an Inhuman baby?

Historically, Inhumans have selectively bred with each other to prevent unwanted mutations. But the Inhumanity storyline has shown us that there were Inhumans on Earth who never knew they were ...
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Are there novels in the Marvel comic universe? [closed]

Growing up I liked the idea of comic books and graphic novels, but I never could read them. I think it was just a matter of patience - they didn't seem to move fast enough for me. Plus I would read a ...
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Are there any rules/guidelines regarding Spider-Man's appearance?

This question stems from the recent controversy over the new choice of Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are people who claimed it was unfair that they chose another white Spider-Man ...
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When was Thor first portrayed as an advanced alien, not a god?

As so many fans are so fond of pointing out, the Asgardians in the MCU are not actually gods, but rather a super-advanced alien race. Their "magic" is merely technology, their lives are limited. Any ...
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Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe made any mention of S.W.O.R.D.?

Especially since it seems a lot of intergalactic stuff is heading towards Earth I wonder if SHIELD's outer space sibling has made any appearances yet.
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Will this character appear in another movie?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel has a long history of Is there anything from the rich annals of the Marvel comics to suggest that we might see them again?
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How did the vibranium lift Sokovia?

In the Age of Ultron, vibranium seems to be placed in strategic locations underneath the city of Sokovia, so that a massive segment of earth is enclosed in some sort of force field defined by the ...
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Why does Thor burn an imprint when he flies? [duplicate]

This is NOT a duplicate because this question does not mention the bifrost while the other question does. The two questions have very different levels of abstraction and are thus very different from ...
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Why is the Hulk so angry?

I have seen this question addressed on another site, but I read all the postings for the-hulk tag and the-incredible-hulk tag on stackexchange, and could not find this question expressed so plainly ...
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Why is Captain America disappointed with SHIELD?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Stark is about to bring The Vision to life over Captain America's objection, Captain America says that "the Avengers were supposed to be different than SHIELD.". ...
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What is Laura Barton's history?

In Age of Ultron, Clint Barton reveals his wife to the Avengers when he takes them to his farm to recover off the grid. None of them recognize her because Fury set things up so that no one would know ...
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You can't wield Mjolnir unless you're worthy, but has anyone ever stopped Thor from wielding it?

The mighty hammer Mjolnir has a special enchantment placed on it by the uber-Asgardian, Odin: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor which means that you ...
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In what war was the Maximov twins' home destroyed?

In the Age of Ultron, the Maximov twins describe hating Tony Stark because a missile with Stark's name on it landed in their apartment when they were children. In what war was that missile shot ...
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What was the wreck of Grunhill's fleet in Age of Ultron?

In the Age of Ultron, Thor brags that his drink was "aged a thousand years in barrels built from the wreck of Grunhill's fleet. Not meant for mortal men." This was during the Stan Lee cameo, at the ...
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What “elaborate game” is being played with the Infinity Stones? [closed]

At the end of Age of Ultron, Thor says that We know Thanos is involved, but what is a more thorough explanation? It seems that: The Space Stone was housed in the Tesseract and showed up in Captain ...
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Where is the Avengers/Stark tower located? [duplicate]

In Age of Ultron, Tony Stark's office building / home/ Avengers HQ is a high rise building in Manhattan. It is seen with Grand Central Station in the foreground in north-facing views, so it must be a ...
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Who put the computer in the scepter in the Avengers Age of Ultron?

In the Avengers Age of Ultron, the scepter contains the mind stone in addition to a computer interface to the mind stone, and an artificial intelligence program that runs on the computer. I know that ...
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What does it take to destroy a Celestial?

The Marvel Comics' Celestials seem to be ridiculously hardy: From Thaddeus' answer to Which Celestial's head is “Knowhere”? From what we know of the Celestials in our Universe, (in the famed, Thor ...
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Can Love Hormones be used to control Hulk?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, Can this fact be exploited to contain Hulk? Can we shoot Hulk with needles filled with Love Hormones to convert Hulk back into Banner (and, do it whenever necessary)?...
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Earth-616 vs Earth-1218 [duplicate]

I've just found out about Earth-616 and Earth-1218. What is the main difference between the two and which "Earth" is the one we see in the current Marvel movies? EDIT Just found out Earth-199999 is ...
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How did Stick find the young Matt Murdock?

Both Frank Miller's seminal Man Without Fear comic miniseries and the Netflix TV show adaptation touches on the critical training Matt received from Stick. Though they both skim over the how-they-...
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Is “Veronica” a reference to the comics?

During the events of Age of Ultron, "Veronica" is mentioned a few times. It is eventually revealed that "Veronica" is Is the name "Veronica" a reference to an existing character or device in the ...
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Can a cage made out of Vibranium contain The Hulk?

Vibranium absorbs Kinetic Energy and becomes stronger. On the other hand, The Hulk's rage makes him stronger. Which one will win? Can a cage made out of Vibranium contain The Hulk? Has this thing ...
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If one were to have boots made of Vibranium, could one fall from any height?

Vibranium is a fictional metal from the Marvel universe, with interesting properties, it "possesses the ability to absorb all vibrations in the vicinity as well as kinetic energy directed at it." It ...
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Iron Man 2: The purpose of Tony's chest reactor?

In Iron Man, it is obvious that Tony Stark's chest-mounted ARC reactor serves two purposes: Keep the shrapnel out of his heart, and Power the Iron Man suit. However, in Iron Man 2, we see that the ...
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How does The Incredible Hulk change mass?

When Dr Bruce Banner becomes The Incredible Hulk he increases in height and presumably weight. My question is - how does that mass increase occur? I'm looking (obviously) for an in-universe ...
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Why is no mutant from X-men series a member of S.H.I.E.L.D?

S.H.I.E.L.D is a group of members involved in saving Earth. All of those characters are fictional characters from Marvel comics. Mutants from the X-Men books are also fictional characters from Marvel ...
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Why are mutants hated, but superheros venerated? [duplicate]

Please correct me if I have misconceptions, I have mostly only seen the movies (I've read a few comics, mostly of the superhero side. Would like to get more into that.). The marvel universe is home ...
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Why is Thor's hammer blue in his Age of Ultron poster?

I saw some of the posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron recently, and one was of Thor holding his hammer. Now, intriguingly, his hammer is shown blue as in the picture below: It appears like the ...
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How much does Captain America eat and poop? [duplicate]

Captain America's metabolism is four times faster than normal humans (Atleast in MCU). He can't get drunk as a result of this. It got me wondered, how much does Captain America need to eat and poop? ...
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What is the powersource of the Avenger's Helicarrier?

In The Avengers, SHIELD owns a massive air-borne aircraft carrier (called the Helicarrier). Is the power source for this massive vehicle known and if yes, what is it? MCU-based answers would be ...
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What are Raina's superpowers?

After the exposure to Terrigen Mist, Raina has got spikes all over her head, but it's merely her physical appearance. It's by no means her superpowers. In the last episode S01E17 of Marvel's Agents of ...
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Is Skye's mother based on a character from the comics?

As it says in the title: Is Skye's mother based on a character from the comics? Her father, Cal, has been confirmed to be Mister Hyde, is her mother based on another comic character? Related ...
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Are Skye and her Father based on characters from the comics?

In "What They Become..." (S02E10), Skye's father mentions that her given name is and he, himself, is referenced once as Do these names have any significance or refer to any existing Marvel ...
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Was Agent 33 designed with this villain in mind?

As of the latest episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ("Love in the Time of HYDRA"), former HYDRA operative Agent 33 is hanging out with Ward and now has Has anyone involved with the show mentioned ...
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Why did Lady Sif forget who she was?

In S02E12 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Later, we came to know that Now, the question is: Why couldn't she recall her name and planet? Do the Asgardians not have their name assigned in their ...