Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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Is there an “Arrested Development” reference in “Endgame”?

In Infinity War, you see a corpse that looks like Tobias Fünke when he blue himself, and in Civil War, the Bluth staircar was in the background of the airport. Both of those movies were directed by ...
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Why is Black Widow's last name “Romanoff” not “Romanova”?

My understanding of Russian names is that for women, the names end in "-ova", and for men they end in "-ov" or "-off". But Black Widow's last name if always listed as "Romanoff" - shouldn't it be "...
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Who bought the Avengers Tower?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, So who bought the Avengers Tower and what do they plan to do with the building?
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What relationship is there between the Tesseract in MCU and the mathematical object?

(Title inspired by What relationship is there between tesseracts in A Wrinkle in Time and the mathematical object?) Why is the Tesseract called "the Tesseract"? Is it really 4-dimensional? Related, ...
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Why did Korath leave the Starforce and how did he end up with Ronan?

We know Korath from Guardians of the Galaxy, he is the leader of the group of Kree in the opening that fight Star Lord for the orb. In the film he also appears to be a "high up" Kree member for Ronan'...
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Does Daredevil really only (mostly) take place in Hell's Kitchen?

Watching the Netflix show, it seems implied that everything more or less takes place in Hell's Kitchen (from the "Devil of Hell's Kitchen" name to the locations given here and then in terms of block ...
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How did Surtur learn that Odin was not on Asgard?

It was Loki who moved Odin out of Asgard. He was clever enough that no Asgardian but him knew. Even Thor learned the fact from Surtur. How did Surtur learn this fact?
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Does AIDA create a sling-ring portal?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Phil Coulson, Leo Fitz, and Robbie Reyes are trapped in some other dimension. In order to get them out, the android AIDA creates a portal similar to the one's ...
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Who is watching the resurrection happen?

In the MCU series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we learn of the resurrection of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson through the T.A.H.I.T.I. process. In the background of the scene in which this occurs, there ...
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Does this exchange in Captain Marvel allude to any comic events?

In the 2019 MCU film, Captain Marvel, the following exchange happens between Monica Rambeau and Fury: Monica: Maybe I can fly up and meet you halfway. Fury: Only if you learn to glow, like your ...
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What does the color of the Iron Fist mean?

In the Iron Fist TV show, the main character Danny Rand is the Iron Fist, the protector of the legendary city K'un L'un. As such, he can concentrate his energy in his fist, which then glows yellow and ...
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What was Obadiah's actual plan after Pepper discovered his attempt to kill Tony?

In Iron Man, after Pepper Potts uncovers Obadiah Stane's previous attempt to have Tony Stark assassinated by the Ten Rings, Obadiah reacts by immediately going to Tony's house and stealing his Arc ...
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Can the Heart Shaped Herb be regrown?

In the movie, we find How will they be able to regrow the Heart Shaped Herb? Is there a similar arc in the comics alinging with the Black Panther Movie story line?
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How does one identify a Black Sky?

We know that We also know that there are other Black Sky, such as the child that we saw on Daredevil. Various actors, such as Stick and the Hand, seem to know that the aforementioned individual is ...
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What happened to Helicarrier no. 64 following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Avengers: Age of Ultron below. In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson enacts Theta Protocol and sends Helicarrier no. 64 to help the Avengers. In Avengers: Age ...
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How interconnected were Hydra and the U.S.S.R.?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War show that Do we know how deep Or was it somewhere in-between?
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Why is the Blip so brutal but the Snap is soft?

We've seen in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame two Snaps to be performed, the first by Thanos Each of them were really soft, happening with a delay by becoming dust. But in Spider-Man: ...
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Whatever happened to the horses in Thor?

In the first Thor movie we see Odin on Sleipnir. Loki, Thor, Lady Sif and the warriors three riding horses. He even went so far as to ask the cashier at the pet store for a horse (comic relief). But ...
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What happened to Odin's treasures after Ragnarok destroyed Asgard?

At the end of Thor: Ragnarok, when Loki runs down to get the skull to reincarnate Surtur we see him passing by all of Odin's treasures (Eternal Flame, Infinity Gauntlet, Tesseract, etc.) and he doesn'...
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Who are the “soldiers” running around the new Avengers facility at the end of “Avengers Age of Ultron”?

At the end of Avengers Age of Ultron , we see the new upstate New York Avengers faculty. There are a whole lot of soldier-looking dudes running around in formation. Who are these guys?!? SHIELD has ...
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Does Darkforce/Zero Energy come from the Dark Dimension?

A recurring substance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter is Darkforce/Zero Energy, which has varying effects depending on who it comes into contact with. The creators of Agent Carter stated ...
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Has Moon Knight been hinted at in the MCU?

This article from Film School Rejects says the following: The Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken obscure properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man and turned them into blockbusters. One ...
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How did Peter Quill pay for the prosthetic leg at the Kyln?

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) movie, when Rocket Raccoon explains his escape plan to the others, he demands few things from the others: the security bands worn by the prison guards, a prosthetic ...
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Who is Trip referring to by “zombie robot back from the dead”?

In "Turn, Turn, Turn" (Season 1, Episode 17 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), shortly after Trip and Simmons find out about Hydra from Agent Weaver we get this exchange: Simmons: How do I know I can ...
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What happened to Okoye's car?

While involved in a chase, Okoye's car was disabled and she had to abandon it. Considering that It seems likely that she'd want to recover it. But between the low amount of Wakandan personnel ...
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Was Mordo a self-fulfilling prophecy or were there other consequences?

In the MCU film "Doctor Strange", sorcerer/enforcer Mordo splits from the group after Doctor Strange While discussing what just happened, Mordo reiterates his belief that the end does not justify the ...
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Is a Celestial a physical being or purely a consciousness?

This question makes the assumption that Ego is purely consciousness and does not have any physical components, any references to his "brain" being some kind of abstract concept to make it easier for ...
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How did Kilgrave know it was Malcolm Ducasse?

In Jessica Jones, Malcolm Ducasse Within the universe of the show (i.e., I get that this is a plot device, but I'm less interested in what went on in the writer's room), Or was this just an ...
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Does a complete image of Thor's pinboard exist?

In the mockumentary Team Thor, Thor has a pinboard of various connections in the marvel universe, including this hilarious image of Where can I find a copy of the whole board, regardless of its ...
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What about the children?

In Jessica Jones, season 1, episode 2 (AKA Crush Syndrome), Kilgrave has the two children shut themselves in a closet. Is there any information (word of god, expanded universe, etc.) on what happened ...
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Why Birch St. and Higgins Dr.?

In Jessica Jones, we see Jessica chant a mantra consisting of the streets she grew up on: Birch Street, Higgins Drive, Cobalt Lane. Later, we learn that Birch and Higgins intersect at an important ...
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What happened to Vijay Nadeer?

Vijay Nadeer is (was?) an Inhuman who was the brother of the Inhuman-hating Senator Nadeer. She kindly shot him and dumped him in the ocean. It was heavily implied that he survived, since upon ...
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Does Thor's power come from Asgard?

In Thor: Ragnarok, we see Thor and The Valkyrie discuss about his returning to Asgard. She says if Hela is truly there then Asgard is doomed. She also went on to say "Hela draws her power from Asgard ...
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Can Mjölnir get dirty?

So I saw a mod for a game which added Mjölnir and in the comments someone was complaining that the textures used were too clean. So I started wondering if it could get dirty or rust or something like ...
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Were those inconsistencies in Marvel-Netflix shows ever addressed?

In Daredevil season 2 , it is revealed that the Hand had discovered the key to immortality and stuff. Okay, that's solid. Later, in The Defenders, they resurrect Elektra with some "substance" later ...
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Did the other divine pairings have supernatural abilities?

Clearly, Tyrone and Tandy have powers. They also, according to Evita's aunt, are a divine pairing destined to save the city. Is this something that is ancillary to the fact that they have paired ...
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What was S.H.I.E.L.D's role in Bruce Banner's Origin story in the MCU?

In Thor when S.H.I.E.L.D "appropriates" Jane's stuff, when she asks who they are Erik says I knew this scientist, a pioneer in gamma radiation. S.H.I.E.L.D showed up, and that's the last I heard ...
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Who put Thor in chains?

In the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok movie, we saw I know that Thor got captured by choice, but who put him there?
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Has the Avengers' comm system ever been hacked?

Here is a screen shot of Tony Stark's ear piece on the ground during Iron Man 3 after it had been knocked out of his head in a fight: . Tony was not able to communicate with JARVIS without the ...
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Why didn't Ultron attack the Hulk in Avengers Age of Ultron?

Ultron has had his fair share against the avengers fighting against Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor why didn't he fight against the hulk? Besides the hit that Banner gave him in the very end there ...
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Are there any foreshadowings of Adam Warlock prior to GotG Vol.2?

In the post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Adam Warlock makes an appearance (in his cocoon) in the MCU. Referring to this scene: Other than and prior to this, is there any other ...
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Are Pym particles known on other planets?

Hank Pym discovered a type of unstable subatomic particle that he was able to put into one formula that reduced an object's size, and another formula that increased the object's size. In Guardians ...
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What is the light within Ego's planet?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Ego says that. Ego also explains that Ego also explains that. But Ego needs In fact, Ego went to great lengths to So what is the light within Ego's ...
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How does Star-Lord's Helmet work?

What are its capabilities? How does it function? Where did it originate? Answers from both the comics and movies are acceptable, but please keep in mind to detail which universe you are answering for,...
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Does Gamora have a bounty on her head?

Peter Quill is issued a bounty by Yondu when he flees with the orb. This introduces us to Rocket and Groot with their little HUD tech while on Xandar. Among the other Xandarians they scan during the ...
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How can Stick be the Chaste?

In Daredevil Season 2, Stick tells Matt the story of the Chaste, with Matt replying Now, in this fairy tale you're the Chaste, right? Though Stick himself tells that this story started centuries ...
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What does this engraving on Stormbreaker’s mould mean?

I was recently re-watching Avengers: Infinity War and I noticed that there are some sort of engraved circles on the Stormbreaker’s mould. Here’s a screenshot: At first thought, it looked very similar ...
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What was the significance of these kids, if any?

At the beginning of Runaways season 2, the parents are called by the police, who have supposedly found their kids. Of course, it's the wrong group. However, this other group of children is extremely ...
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Is the theme of naming intentional?

Several episodes into the second season of Luke Cage, I've noticed what seems to be an intentional pattern: Bushmaster insists that Mariah Dillard is Mariah Stokes, tying her to her relatives ...
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Yo Yo's robot arms

How come when Elena (Yo Yo) used her speed to lock up Mack to get Fitz out of the cell, she was fine, but when she tried to use her speed when they were surrounded, her arms couldn't "keep up" and ...