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How old is the universe in the MCU?

The timescale of history in the MCU has me very confused, for a couple of reasons - but primarily, concerning the history of Asgard and its conflicts. (Note: I do throw in a few other questions in the ...
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Did Jane Foster have a falling out with SHIELD?

At the end of Thor (2011), SHIELD promises to give Jane Foster her equipment back, so that she could continue her research. It was not clear (at least to me) if she was going to work with SHIELD, or ...
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How did Asgard's army travel to Vanaheim in Thor: The Dark World

At the end of Thor (2011), Thor destroys the Bifrost. Hence Odin had to summon dark energy to send Thor to Earth in The Avengers (2012). Later in the same movie, Thor and Loki use Tesseract to go back ...
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Were there any casualties in Thor's fight in London?

During Thor: The Dark World, Thor and Malekeith engage in a fight that destroys part of London. But in Captain America: Civil War, it wasn't listed amongst the causality list that Secretary Ross was ...
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What made Loki think he is the rightful heir?

Here's one of the first dialogues between Odin and Loki in Thor: The Dark World: Odin: All this because Loki desires a throne. Loki: It is my birthright. Loki's mention of birthright made no sense; ...
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Whereabouts of Odin's spear, Gungnir, after the events of Thor: Ragnarok

In Thor: Ragnarok we see that Loki was on Asgard impersonating Odin since Thor: The Dark World (post credits scene) while he put Odin in a house for the elderly in New York on Earth. Odin did leave ...
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How did Thor get out of London Underground?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor got teleported to Charing Cross station in London Underground thanks to gravitational anomaly. Fortunately, a train was waiting for him which could take him to Greenwich ...
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Did Loki and Thor arrive at Asgard right after the Avengers?

So, the reason why I ask this is because in Thor: The Dark World you can clearly see that Loki's hair did grow but how can they grow so fast if he and Thor just teleported themselves straight to ...
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How is it possible that this coat-hanger lifts Thor's hammer? [duplicate]

How is it possible that this coat-hanger lifts Thor's hammer, when it is not worthy of it? I mean in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Captain America says that an elevator can't lift the hammer because it's ...
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Why was Erik Selvig in such poor mental health?

Early in Thor: The Dark World Dr Erik Selvig causes a disturbance at Stonehenge while naked and is shortly taken into care by the British state services. Later, he behaves oddly, for example, working ...
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How come Heimdall seemed to have grown dreadlocks between The Dark World and Ragnarok?

In Thor: The Dark World, Heimdall looks bald, maybe because he is wearing a helmet throughout the film, but in Thor: Ragnarok he has long dreadlocks. Where did his hair come from? Did he have hair in ...
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Why are the Asgardian troops so bad?

So I'm watching Thor: The Dark World again and in the opening sequence we see Asgardian troops just wiping the floor with the Dark Elves, and a bit later again with the marauders on Vanaheim. Then ...
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Why does the Aether require a host, when it's the MCU Reality Stone?

The whole "bonding with a person" gimmick is more in line with the Soul Stone, not the Reality Stone. So why does the Aether have that certain characteristic? In fact, why does it empower the user at ...
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What do the horns on Loki's Helmet represent?

In avengers and Thor: Dark World, Loki is shown in a helmet with some huge horns on it. I was wondering what the significance of the horns on the helmet. I was thinking it was due to his longing to ...
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Where did Bor hide the Aether?

After stealing the Aether from Malekith, where did Bor hide it?
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Confusion on how the Tessaract got to Earth [duplicate]

How did the Red Skull on Earth get the Tessaract if Odin took it and locked it away in the weapons vault on Asgard after taking it from the frost giants in the first war? [avengers]
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What is Odin's fate? [duplicate]

In the Thor movie series, So what really happened?
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Was magic the reason why Kurse was able to knock away mjolnir?

Malekith explained that when dark elves become the Kurse, no weapon which their enemies posses can stop them. Was he specifically talking about Asgardians? And if so, does this mean that a Kurse's ...
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What's Loki been up to since Dark World? [closed]

At the end of Thor: The Dark World, Loki Have there been any hints or storylines on what schemes he is been running since? Are there any new comics that are in par with the movies and can be used ...
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In the Marvel universe(s), is Midgard just Earth, or does it include the non-godly space stuff (e.g. Kree, Skrull, Shi'ar, etc.)? [duplicate]

We got here because the people who wrote the Norse legends didn't take space aliens into account, so the Marvel writers had make up god/alien interactions themselves. There are indications in Thor: ...
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Where do places like Xandar and the Kree empire fit within the Nine Realms from Thor? [duplicate]

I have got a confusion regarding where the places mentioned in Guardians of the Galaxy can fit within the 9 realms described in Thor. Is the entire universe contained within the 9 realms, or are ...
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In what sense are Asgardians "immortal" in the MCU?

In Thor: The Dark World, Odin and Loki are discussing Loki's actions during The Avengers. Loki argues that he would have ruled Earth as "a benevolent god", and Odin replies: Odin: We are ...
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Why were the Asgardians willing to entrust the Aether to its new owner?

At the end of Thor: Dark World (post-credit scene), Why? Who is this guy? Why would Asgard, a powerhouse of the nine realms and a fairly self-righteous "nation", leave one of the most dangerous items ...
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What kind of pathfinding system does Mjolnir use?

Watching "Thor: the Dark World", Thor's hammer Mjolnir is called to him multiple times and at one point, it ends up chasing him around a little bit. During this, the hammer ends up avoiding a building....
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Is Jane Foster superhuman?

In Thor: The Dark World, Jane Foster stumbles upon the Aether. It attaches itself to her. She then carries it around for much of the film, which seems to cover at least one full Asgard day in ...
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Where is the Aether from Thor: The Dark World?

In the post-credits scene from Thor: The Dark World the Aether (which has been confirmed to be an Infinity Stone) was delivered to The Collector on Knowhere. However, during Guardians of the Galaxy ...
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How do Loki's 'other paths' between realms work? [duplicate]

In Thor, it's revealed that Loki knows of non-Bifrost ways to go from one realm to another. In Thor: The Dark World, we see one of them in action. How do these inter-realm paths work? What makes ...
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What was the point of making rain after coming to Earth?

In Thor: The Dark World, Jane and Darcy experienced a strange rain which wasn't falling on Jane. Later we saw that Thor was responsible for that. Why did Thor do that? What was the point of such god-...
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What was the causeway span leading to the Bifrost Bridge made out of?

In the movie 'Thor', the causeway to Bifrost was obviously a power-feed to the bridge. It looks like a deck comprised entirely of some kind of hybrid crystalline and fiber optics power-feed cables ...
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Is Kurse's sword poisoned or otherwise magically enhanced to cause inevitable death?

In Thor: The Dark World, both Frigga and Loki die from being stabbed once through the torso by Kurse's sword. Moreover, they both die almost immediately - Frigga is dead by the time Thor turns around ...
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Why didn't Thor grieve for his mother, Frigga

After Kurse kills Frigga, Odin rushes to his fallen wife and begins to mourn as he holds her corpse tightly in his arms, whilst Thor just stands there behind him with a disinterested demeanour, as if ...
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Why wasn't Malekith able to see through Frigga's illusion?

This is arguably a plot hole but when Malekith and Kurse barged into Frigga's room looking for the Aether, after a brief skirmish, he approaches Jane and proceeds to extract the Aether from her body ...
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Why did Malekith have such a strong connection to the Aether?

Why did Malekith have such a strong connection to the Aether, and how was he able utilise its powers in ways no one else could — for instance, being able to extract it from Jane's body and absorb into ...
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Why do Asgardians use swords?

In Thor: The Dark World, the Asgardians clearly have advanced technology, as they are using anti-aircraft missiles against the dark elves' ships in the city. But when the dark elves get inside the ...
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Why did Heimdall alert Odin and authorities about Thor’s escape?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor committed treason against Odin and Asgardian law by taking Jane (and Loki) outside Asgard. Before they escaped using Loki's secret inter-realm passage, the Asgardian army ...
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Is there any significance to the patterns of Bifrost Landing sites?

When Thor arrives on Earth via the Bifrost, a pattern is left (burned?) onto the ground. The pattern is fairly intricate, and does not appear to be random. However, the pattern seems to change from ...
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Is there a power equivalent to the Aether? [closed]

The Marvel Wikia States: The Aether is a mysterious force that existed before the birth of the Nine Realms. It is known to be able to convert matter into dark matter, and otherwise maintains an ...
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How can The Accursed One deflect Thor's Hammer?

When Thor was calling for his hammer and ready to strike the back of the Accursed One, it deflected the hammer with a back fist. From reading stack posts regarding hammer, it should have not happen. "...
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How could Loki have known what Thor said to Odin?

Please excuse spoilers. This is my first time here and this is playing on my mind. OK so I just watched Thor 2, which was pretty damn awesome, but then at the end Thor and Odin have a nice little ...
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Are there any references to 'Excalibur' comics in Thor: The Dark World?

I recently attended a lecture about transmedia franchising, in which the lecturer remarked: Marvel are a company who never pass up a self-referential opportunity, no matter how obscure. Whilst ...
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Why didn't Aether attack Thor and Odin when they touched Jane?

Aether was protecting itself by attacking Earth police, Asgardian guards who were touching Jane. Why didn't it attack Thor & Odin when they touch her?
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Why couldn't Odin go to wars?

In the beginning of Thor: The Dark World movie, there's a conversation between Thor & Odin: Odin: Is Vanaheim secure? Thor: As are Nornheim and Ria. Though our work would have gone more ...
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What could go wrong if two Infinity Stones were kept in the same Realm?

From mid-credit scene of Thor: The Dark World movie: Sif: You know why we're here. The Collector (Taneleer Tivan): Of course. But, if I may ask, why not keep it secure in your own vault? ...
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In which Realm did Asgardians leave the Aether?

From mid-credit scene of Thor: The Dark World movie: Sif: You know why we're here. The Collector (Taneleer Tivan): Of course. But, if I may ask, why not keep it secure in your own vault? ...
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Did the Asgardians need the Tesseract to rebuild the Bifrost Bridge?

At the end of Thor, as Thor is destroying the Bifrost Bridge, Loki says If you destroy the Bridge, you'll never see her again! The implication is that without the Bifrost Bridge, there is no ...
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Why the Asgardians didn't use the Tesseract against the Dark Elves

At the end of The Avengers Thor takes the cube to Asgard, and at the end of Thor: The Dark World Volstagg implied that they have the Tesseract in Odin's Vault. So why they didn't use it against the ...
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In Thor: The Dark World, what is the name of the language that Malekith and the other svartalfr speak?

I find answers acceptable in the following order: Name from the script of Thor: The Dark World. Name specific to this language in Marvel comic books that make mention of the dark elves. The correct ...
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What is the significance of Southend-on-Sea?

When working out the co-ordinates of the 'Convergence' in Thor: The Dark World, Erik Selvig claims that "the ancients left us coordinates" in the form of symbolic 'markers'. Stonehenge is listed as ...
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Why did Loki kill this character?

If he really wants to be a king of Asgard he could easily prove himself to his father that he is more powerful than Thor It shows that he has no humanity for his father.
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Is there a reason that Thor's arm doesn't bleed when his hand is cut off?

In Thor - The Dark World we see Thor's hand cut off by There is a tiny bit of blood, but the stump on his arm doesn't really seem to bleed. Is this some trait of Asgardians? Or just the directors ...
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