Questions tagged [the-avengers-2012]

For questions about the 2012 film The Avengers, also known as Marvels Avengers Assemble. This film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and questions about it should also be tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe] and [marvel].

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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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Who played with the Black Widow's mind?

In Avengers (2012), there is the following dialogue: NATASHA: Clint, you're gonna be alright. CLINT BARTON: You know that? Is that what you know? I got...I gotta go in though. I gotta flush him out. ...
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Did Loki "win" in the Avengers (2012)?

I remember a few years back, after the first Avengers film came out, there was a very popular fan theory (which many people were certain was actually true) that Loki "lost" on purpose, and ...
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In this drawing of the Avengers, who's the guy on the right?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the very first scene shows a kid's drawing of the Avengers' battle with aliens in New York City: Who's the guy on the right hand side with the sword? At first I thought it ...
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Was Bruce Banner really working on the super soldier serum?

I found the dialogue in The Avengers very confusing when Agent Coulson explains to Captain America how Doctor Banner was working on the serum of Dr. Erskine. STEVE: So, this Doctor Banner was trying ...
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How did Loki deduce that Thor was there on Earth?

In The Avengers, after Loki got captured: Captain America: What's the matter? Scared of a little lightning? Loki: I am not overly fond of what follows. And then, Thor came and took Loki with him. ...
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Did "The Other Guy" save Banner from the power of the Scepter?

I think this question Why did Bruce Banner grab the scepter? misses the point of the scene. Both the question and all of the answers. That scene in The Avengers (2012) where they're all arguing in ...
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What did The Other mean when it 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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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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Did the Avengers talk about the arc reactor in Tony's chest in the first movie? [closed]

The Avengers aren't that concerned about the arc reactor in Tony's chest even though they should be, did Tony tell them?
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Why wasn't Captain America eating in the end of The Avengers?

In the Shawarma scene, everyone is seen eating except Captain America. Why isn't he eating?
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

In The Avengers, the main plot is that Loki is trying to conquer Earth on behalf of Thanos so that the latter can get hold of the Tesseract and put his "restore the balance" plan in motion. But in ...
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If Nick Fury and Coulson already knew about aliens (Kree and Skrull) why did they wait until Thor's appearance to start making weapons?

In Captain Marvel a number of people witness aliens on Earth and experience the power and danger they can cause including some key SHIELD characters (Coulson, and Fury to name 2). However, SHIELD ...
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Are these two secret projects the same?

In Captain Marvel, we see that before she lost her memories, Carol Danvers was, In The Avengers (2012), Loki invades a secret facility and steals the Tesseract from Fury and group. While he leaves ...
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How does Thor know that the invasion in Avengers will be in New York?

In Avengers we see many of the Avengers find/work out where Loki's portal machine is being set up: But we don't see Thor find out from anyone else, is it ever revealed how he knows to head for New ...
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Is Aldrich Killian stronger than Thor?

In Avengers, Thor vs Iron Man fight scene: Both had a good fight, but still Thor wasn't able to break Iron Man's suit. Even throwing his Mjlonir hammer at it had no effect. But on the other hand, ...
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Why did the Chitauri army need a portal to arrive at Earth?

In the first half of The Avengers movie, Loki was busy building a portal device using the Tesseract so that the Chitauri army could come to Earth. But, why was that needed, when we saw in the Avengers:...
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Why are there kids at the SHIELD Dark Energy Research Facility?

In the The Avengers (2012), we see that there’s an event going on that results in the facility being evacuated. During the Evacuation process we see what look like kids in pajamas being led out of the ...
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Why was Loki affected by the bullets in this scene? [duplicate]

As mentioned in the answer here, within the scope of MCU and as well as in the comic books, Asgardians are quite resistant to bullets. However, I was recently re-watching The Avengers (2012) movie ...
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Why isn't Tony Stark injured or killed while he repairing Helicarrier rotor? [duplicate]

When he moves in a circular motion very fast, there are large G-Forces acting on his body, even while he is wearing his suit. This is similar to being in a G-Force simulator. ...
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Why did the Hulk suddenly fight on the same side with the others? [duplicate]

Bruce Banner has no power over the Hulk. Bruce doesn't even remember what happens when he is the Hulk. He is afraid to turn into the Hulk all the time. Especially inside a Helicarrier. In one of the ...
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Why does Nick Fury say that Loki's staff is powered by the Tesseract?

In The Avengers, when the whole team is discussing Loki on the helicarrier, this quote comes up: Steve Rogers: Let's start with that stick of his. It may be magical, but it works an awful lot like a ...
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How did Hawkeye know that the Tesseract was able to open portals before he saw it?

During Avengers (2012), at the beginning of the movie before Loki activates the Tesseract, Nick Fury and Hawkeye have the following exchange: Hawkeye: No one's come or gone. And Selvig's clean. No ...
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Which power source was Dr. Selvig talking about?

In the end of Avengers (2012) movie, BLACK WIDOW: Doctor. SELVIG: Loki's scepter, the energy...the Tesseract can't fight. You can't protect against yourself. BLACK WIDOW: It's not your fault. You ...
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Why didn't the nuke detonate after reaching the Stark Tower?

In the end of Avengers (2012) movie, S.H.I.E.L.D. fired a nuke towards Manhattan to take out the portal and Chitauri army. Also, it looked like the nuke was precisely targeted to Stark Tower on which ...
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Why were Captain America and Black Widow in such a hurry to close the portal?

In the end of Avengers (2012) movie, BLACK WIDOW: I can close it! Can anybody hear me? I can shut the portal down! CAPTAIN AMERICA: Do it! IRON MAN: No, wait! CAPTAIN AMERICA: Stark, these things are ...
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Why did all of the Chitauri soldiers suddenly die?

At the end of the Avengers movie, Tony shoves a nuke up the Chitauri's space hole. It goes boom and all of the Chitauri soldiers immediately drop dead. My thought was that they're robots but in an ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

The following conversation happens in the movie: Nick Fury: I don't know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I'd like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into ...
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How can Blood come from a GOD? [duplicate]

In the movie The Avengers (2012), at the end the Hulk smashes Loki to the floor. After that we can see Loki injured with blood on his face. How can the Hulk hurt a god? Shouldn't Loki be super ...
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How can Iron Man's repulsor gauntlet work after Thor crushes it?

During the woods battle between Thor and Iron Man in the 'Avengers' movie, they get down to slugging it out toe-to-toe. Iron Man tries to punch Thor, who instead catches Iron Man's punch in mid-swing ...
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Why are Loki's eyes blue in The Avengers?

I don't understand really any of this! In Thor, Loki's eyes were green. Clearly green. But in The Avengers, they were blue. You can clearly tell. But then in Thor: The Dark World, his eyes are green ...
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Who were the 80 people that Loki killed?

In The Avengers (2012), during the first meeting aboard the helicarrier, Thor warns Bruce Banner to mind his manners when speaking of Loki, because he's Thor's brother, to which Black Widow replies: ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark ask Thor to charge his suit with lightning?

In The Avengers/Avengers Assemble (2012), during the clash between Thor and Iron Man after Thor removes Loki from SHIELD custody, Thor hits Iron Man with lightning, charging his suit. Thor, ...
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In The Avengers (2012), How did they communicate at the climax without any ear device even though the inner ear technology was created in 2013?

Note: This is not a duplicate of How do the Avengers Communicate? The question in the link is about Avengers:Age Of Ultron (2015) but this question is about The Avengers (2012) In the Avengers (2012),...
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How does Loki "transport" to speak with The Other?

In the Avengers, there is a scene where Erik is working on the device and Loki goes into a type of meditation. Soon the area surrounding him dissipates and he is brought to Thanos's throne area (...
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Why didn't Thor take the sceptre back to Asgard?

In The Avengers (2012), after the war is all over, Black Widow gets a hold of Loki's sceptre. Thor takes Loki and the Tesseract back with him to Asgard. But why didn't Thor also take the sceptre back ...
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What was SHIELD doing during the Battle of New York?

It's a common conceit of superhero movies that the threat has to be stopped by the hero, and the military doesn't play as large a role as it probably would in the real world. Out-of-universe, it's an ...
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Would the nuke in Avengers have effectively stopped the invasion?

In The Avengers they sent a missile carrying a nuclear warhead to destroy New York City. After thinking about this scenario, I came to realize certain things (I'm taking this from the movies). Loki ...
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Avengers movie - Were the chitauri 'ships' living creatures? [duplicate]

I repeated the avengers movie yesterday in HD and saw something weird - were the Chitauri 'ships' living creatures? They kinda looked like they had flesh underneath all that metal stuff or did I just ...
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Why is Thor an Avenger?

In the movie The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, Loki says: ......what have I to fear? Tony tells Loki: The Avengers. That's what we call ourselves. Earth's mightiest heroes..... Then why does ...
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Why did Bruce Banner grab the scepter?

In The Avengers, I've watched and rewatched this scene many times but I still can't find a good reason as to why Banner would reach out and grab Loki's scepter. Was it some sort of plot point that we'...
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In Avengers, how was everyone able to look at the Tesseract with naked eyes?

In Captain America: The First Avenger movie, the Tesseract was highly luminous. Only Red Skull was able to look at it with naked eyes. Others needed to use googles. In The Avengers movie, what made ...
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What Exactly Is The World Security Council?

During The Avengers, we saw Nick Fury chatting to the World Security Council several times, a mysterious organisation fronted by shadowy individuals. Are they the “next level”, who in effect helped ...
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Why did S.H.I.E.L.D. give Tesseract to NASA (in-universe AND out-universe)?

In the beginning of Avengers movie, Tesseract was seen at a NASA research lab (where Loki appeared). In-universe, it can be seen that S.H.I.E.L.D. is resourceful when it comes to research. It has top-...
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Why didn't Thanos come to Earth to retrieve Tesseract by himself?

In the Avengers movie, why didn't Thanos personally come to Earth instead of Loki? Or, if Loki's skills were required, why didn't he come with Chitauri? He knew that humans were primitive; there ...
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Would the nuclear blast have destroyed the Tesseract in Avengers? [closed]

So guys, I was watching The Avengers (again), and I noticed that when Tony Stark arrives at the Stark Tower and blasts a repulsor beam at the Tesseract, it just bounces off the force-field and we hear ...
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In the Avengers movie, was Thor going to kill Captain America during his woods battle with Iron Man?

Thor knew the tremendous and deadly force generated by pounding Mjölnir into something. It sure looks like he was bringing the hammer down on Cap with 'bad intentions'. He has killed many Frost Giants ...
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Why did Loki surrender in Avengers? If he did this willingly, what were his intentions? [duplicate]

In the opening scenes of Avengers, we see that Loki is apparently bullet-proof. Furthermore, we see that Asgardians are overall immune to small explosions and similar attacks. So why did Loki ...
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Why did Thanos plan the Chitauri invasion when he only needed Tesseract?

In the Avengers movie, Loki got the Tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D., which he then used to open the portal. Since Thanos' primary objective was to obtain the Tesseract, which Loki already had and could ...
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Is the gem in Loki's staff an Infinity Stone?

During Avengers, Here, 'yourself' refers to the Tesseract and Loki's staff, as they have matching energy signatures. However, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, This makes me think the gem in ...