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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Why does Loki look “sick” when he first arrives on Earth?

In the Avengers movie, why is Loki sweating and weak when he first arrives on Earth, in the SHIELD base?
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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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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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How do the Chitauri “ships” propel themselves?

In the 2012 The Avengers film, the Chitauri army arrives through the portal along with these big robot alien whale Chitauri dudes. Here's one chasing Iron Man: These guys basically swim through the ...
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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 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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Is Fury still a Colonel?

Nick Fury holds the military rank of colonel in the original canon of the Marvel universe. In the new Marvel Movie Universe, is Fury still Colonel Fury? I only remember him being referred to as "...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is the Hulk in the Avengers the same as in the other movies?

I hadn't seen the two Hulk movies (Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008)) before seeing the Avengers. In a comment on In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent? I commented ...
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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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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

In The Avengers (2012), Nick fury wears an eye patch. I did my homework, and Wikipedia gave me one explanation: Fury's injured left eye, though initially minimally affected by a grenade blast ...
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Who was Nick Fury talking about on the ship?

In The Avengers film when they're all arguing on the airship (after they find out about Phase 2), who was Nick Fury talking about when he said a year ago someone came to Earth and leveled an area in a ...
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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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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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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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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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How did the Tesseract come to Earth from Asgard?

Wikis say that the Tesseract came to Earth accidentally. How exactly, did it come to Earth?
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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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Why did Odin leave the Tesseract on Earth? [duplicate]

While I was searching for information about the Tesseract for this question, I read something I forgot about the Captain America: The First Avenger movie in the Cosmic Cube wikipedia article: ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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What happens if the Hulk were to swallow the Tesseract, and then return to human form? [closed]

When the Hulk is first approached in The Avengers movie the following exchange happens1: Natasha Romanoff: Doctor, we're facing a potential global catastrophe. Bruce Banner: Well, those I actively ...
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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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Does Banner have a medical degree? [duplicate]

In the Avengers movie, Dr. Banner is discovered treating patients for some unspecified, possibly unknown, disease in what looks to be the slums of India. From my recollection, Banner is a gamma ...
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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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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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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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Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”?

In the Avengers movie: Instead of showing him just pick Mjolnir up, he hesitates, and the camera closes in on his hand as it makes a fist. Since Thor must be worthy to wield the hammer, was Thor ...
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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 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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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 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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Avengers Movie - Loki and Thor Immortality Test

in the Avengers Movie, Loki manages to trap Thor in a huge glass capsule and jettisons him out of a moving cargo ship. Why is that supposed to "test" Thor's immortality? How is this act different ...
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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 ...