Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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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 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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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 ...
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Can Bifrost selectively reject something/someone from its radius?

When Bifrost Bridge is opened, it's visible and it is Cylindrical with a huge radius to accept multiple people. I have never seen someone calling Heimdall to beam up these and these people. They all ...
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How does the superpower distribution of Asgardians work?

Here's what I have observed about Asgardians as per Marvel Cinematic Universe, few comics and the Internet materials: There is an infantry class which are great warriors and much stronger than humans,...
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Why has no one noticed the un-misted Inhumans before?

Marvel Universe explains the origin of the Inhumans: At the beginning of the Kree-Skrull War, millions of years ago in Earth time, the alien Kree established a station on the planet Uranus, a ...
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Who is “financially speaking” the poorest superhero in the Marvel Universe? [closed]

Generally, it is shown that Peter Parker struggles to make ends meet, so for me Spider-Man is the poorest superhero in Marvel Universe. Peter Parker is shown to do odd jobs like pizza delivery to ...
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Are any Marvel Universe superheroes or supervillains professional athletes? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity, are there any superheroes or super-villains in the Marvel Universe who are excellent in sports? By “excellent in sports”, I mean they must be playing a sport at a professional ...
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Why recharge the suit when it is powered by the arc reactor [duplicate]

In Iron Man 3, after escaping in the boat with Rhodes, we see Stark recharging his suit from a battery. My understanding was that the suit is powered by the arc reactor in his chest. Why does he then ...
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Loki the villain in Avengers [duplicate]

In the Avengers (2012), Loki is observed to not have much powers except his sceptre (known as the blue stick of destiny by Tony). We even see that in the final battle, the avengers are fighting the ...
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What super-powered character has she become?

In S02E10 of MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Is there a corresponding character in the MARVEL Universe that resembles what she became or has there any official word as to which, if any, established ...
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Is touching the Diviner necessary?

In the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode The Things We Bury, we see Reinhardt expose a series of people to the Diviner/Obelisk. When one specific person touches it, This is the unnamed character ...
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Why did the Obelisk affect some characters, but not others?

In Agents of SHIELD S02E10, What They Become, we see Afterwards, 2 of them are affected, but not Tripp. Why wasn't he affected, why were What happened in this scene? Is this explained by something ...
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What was the fate of Hitler and the non-HYDRA Nazi party in the MCU?

The MCU Wiki article about HYDRA says that the organization, under the command of Johann Schmidt, broke away from Nazi leadership in 1943. (We see a scene related to this in Captain America: The ...
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What type of addressing does Tony Stark use in Iron Man 3?

In the Iron Man 3 movie, when Stark uses the News Van to access the Internet, he is shown using an IP address which is not consistent with our real world standards. Screenshot: Click image for full ...
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What is that alien in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

At the end of the recent T.A.H.I.T.I. episode, Are there any indications in any of the Marvel comics who that alien is?
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Who invented the Marvel Multiverse numbering system?

I've found conflicting sources over who initiated the idea of Marvel's Multiverse having numbered universes. Some say Alan Moore's Captain Britain was the first to use Earth-616, whereas others ...
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Agent Sitwell's agenda in The Consultant?

After the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier we now know that Jasper Sitwell was a HYDRA operative and that HYDRA themselves had totally compromised S.H.I.E.L.D, possibly from very early on ...
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Stark to Killian - Serious? Or messing with him?

In Iron Man 3, Aldrich Killian introduces himself to Tony Stark and the two of them (along with numerous partygoers) end up in an elevator together. As everyone is leaving the elevator, Tony quietly ...
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Are there any Marvel characters who can instantly heal others from injuries? [closed]

Who aren't also mutants, massively powerful mages, or cosmic entities?
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Who was Tony talking to in the post-credits scene?

I went to see Iron Man 3 with my family recently. Like all Marvel movies, it has a post-credit scene. In Iron Man 3, this scene is particularly funny. Unfortunately, my children were acting up - ...