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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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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In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent?

In the Avengers movie, when Why is that? The only thing I could think of is that it has been many days (a year?) since the Hulk had gotten angry, so he couldn't control himself. But that's ...
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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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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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Which films should I see before “The Avengers”?

I haven't seen any of the movies in the universe that includes The Avengers. However, this one is a Joss Whedon film, so of course I'll see it. But first, should I go watch any other movies in that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Why didn't Loki's staff work on Tony Stark?

In the Avengers movie, why didn't Loki's staff work on Tony Stark? My theory is that it had something to do with the Arc Reactor, given the 'clink' sound it made when Loki tapped Tony on the chest.
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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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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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Where is Stark Tower located?

In the Avengers movie, Tony Stark builds a tower in New York City. It is big, it is shiny, it is tall. It's all the things that Tony Stark loves, especially in his buildings. During the battle in the ...
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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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What happened in Budapest?

During the Avengers movie, Black Widow mentions to Hawk Eye about Budapest: Black Widow: It's like Budapest all over again. Hawkeye: You and I remember Budapest very differently. What happened in ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth, again?

In the The Avengers, there is a post-credits scene where Thor returns to Asgard and then a post-post-credits scene (!) where the Avengers eat shawarma together. If Thor left, then how does he return ...
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In Avengers, how plausible is Hawkeye's archery proficiency?

In the Avengers, (my specifics below are from the film) Hawkeye is a mortal man who is extremely proficient with a bow and arrow. He frequently in the film How far off is this from actual ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was the footage Tony Stark saw of the Hulk original or was it from a previous movie?

When Agent Coulson visits Stark and Potts in Stark Tower, he gives Stark all of their information on the various Avengers. When Stark pulls it up he sees footage of the Hulk rampaging through some ...
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What are these events from Widow's past?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow and Loki have a discussion. During it, Loki refers to some of the red on Black Widow's ledger (i.e. things she regrets or owes people for). The items he ...
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Who is in the post-credits scene of the Avengers movie?

In the post-credits scene of the Avengers movie, we are shown a face who is presumably recognizable. Who's is it? All answers in spoiler tags please, for those who have not seen the movie.
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Why did Thor's hammer take time to return from the Helicarrier?

In the Avengers movie, Thor engaged Hulk in hand to hand combat in order to save Black Widow who was on the Helicarrier. When Hulk kicked Thor's butt very badly, Thor held up his hand to summon his ...
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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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How does Loki's staff work?

What was the concept behind the staff that Loki used in the Avengers movie? It contained a blue crystal (presumably a part of the tesseract?) He uses it to put people like Hawkeye under a spell of ...
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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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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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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 was Iron Man able to return at the end of the Avengers movie?

At the end of the film, and:
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Can Asgardians deflect human weaponry or is it their weapons and technology that protects them?

In Avengers film released this year, Does this mean that Asgardians are similarly god-like a la Superman or was this the direct result of him having the scepter that gave him some sort of a shield (...
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What was the point of threatening to drop Loki 30,000 feet?

In Avengers movie, Fury locked Loki in the Hulk's cage. The Hulk's cage was strong, but Fury wasn't confident about how the cage would hold up against Loki. So, he threatened Loki that even a single ...
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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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Did the Avengers merely tolerate SHIELD?

Stating first off, I do not have any background reading any of the comics, and am coming to the Avengers wholly from the knowledge presented in the various movies. After seeing The Avengers, I kind ...
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Are the bad guys from The Avengers (2012) movie, also from the comics?

Are the bad guys from the Avengers from the comics? Or are they a movie only construct? Unfortunately I can't remember their name.
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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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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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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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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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Who was the third guy that was affected by Loki's sceptre at the start of the Avengers movie?

Nick Fury says at one point "He (Loki) has already converted two of my best men" but in the beginning of the movie it clearly shows Loki converted a third guy. Who was that guy? The fact he was ...
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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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How does Natasha figure out his intentions?

In The Avengers: How does she figure this out?