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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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Why does Loki stagger when he's leaving the Tessaract research facility with Barton? [duplicate]

He staggers, and the security guard helps him stay on his feet. What makes Loki stagger?
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What would have happened if Thor reached ground before breaking the glass? [duplicate]

In The Avengers, Loki says to Thor, “The humans think us immortal; let’s put that to the test”, and drops the glass chamber. Loki clearly knows that Thor is an immortal and he is doing this to ...
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Is Loki responsible for the division between Avengers when they were all on Helicarrier?

The Avengers become divided, both over how to approach Loki and the revelation that S.H.I.E.L.D. plans to harness the Tesseract to develop weapons as a deterrent against hostile extraterrestrials. ...
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Was Thor putting the Helicarrier in danger by dropping his hammer on floor? [duplicate]

In the Avengers movie, Thor dropped Mjölnir on the floor of the Helicarrier. As proof, I can remind you that the Hulk tried to lift Mjölnir on the Helicarrier. Due to Odin's enchantment, was Mjölnir ...
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What should happen when Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer strike each other?

In the movie The Avengers, when Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer strike each other, they are instantly separated. Actually, based on the comics & other sources, why did this happen, and ...
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Where was the S.H.I.E.L.D. base?

At the beginning of the film, Loki arrives at the S.H.I.E.L.D base where the Tesseract was housed. Due to instability with regards to Tesseract dimensional travel, the base was subsequently destroyed. ...
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In the Avengers movie what exactly was Loki's plan for the Chitauri?

Question is in the title, but I'll expand on it some. Presumably from what we heard throughout the movie Loki's plan is to take over the planet. Great sounds good. however... In the movie we see ...
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How much time has passed between The Avengers and Iron Man 3?

In The Avengers, Tony Stark debuts his latest and greatest armor: the Mark VII. While it is not entirely conclusive, people in New York are wearing light dress during the Avengers, so we can ...
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Did Agent Coulson die in The Avengers?

Given the upcoming Agents of Shield TV show, there has been some desire for a return of Agent Coulson. Is there evidence that he canonically died in The Avengers or evidence that this is another one ...
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What did Loki mean when he called Natasha (Black Widow) “Drakov's daughter”?

Natalia "Natasha" Alianovna Romanova born circa 1928 and was raised from her youth by a Russian soldier Ivan Petrovich Bezukhov after she was orphaned when enemy soldiers attacked Stalingrad. It is ...
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How could agent Clint Barton (Hawkeye) function while on the SHIELD Helicarrier deck at 30,000 feet?

When Captain America and Banner first board SHIELD's Helicarrier, agent Romanoff (Black Widow) warns them to get inside because it would become 'hard to breath' while on deck. Later during the flight ...
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Why did the Iron Man suit and ARC Reactor stop working in Avengers?

At the climax of the Avengers, Tony Stark flies a nuclear missile through the wormhole created by the Tesseract. Shortly after he crosses the threshold of the wormhole and releases the missile, his ...