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In addition to the effects of the super-serum that gave him his abilities, at the time in question Cap is holding Mjolnir. It is well established in the comics and MCU that the wielder of Mjolnir gains the power of Thor. Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Thor, The enchantment placed on Mjolnir. ...


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He doesn't say "Elmonzo", he says "Almanzo" which would indicate that his wife is likely a fan of the Little House on the Prairie books in which Almanzo Wilder was a major character. The joke here is (I assume) that in The Long Winter, Almanzo and a character called Cap Garland go on an adventure together. Two of her young neighbors, Almanzo Wilder and ...


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Iron Man uses his nanotech to steal the stones, and if you watch carefully when Tony Stark's hand comes around to reveal he has the stones, the nanotech in his suit is still forming the gauntlet itself and moving the stones into the right positions. Once they are located in the correct spots, the electricity starts to spark as you expected and Tony wastes ...


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You're making a few faulty assumptions/comparisons in this question which is why this looks to be confusing you. Quill might have only been able to hold the Power Stone for as long as he did because he is half Celestial but note here that he is touching the raw Stone whereas Tony has a protective shield between him and the Stone. Also note that as far as I ...


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This Thanos had never used the stones before, and didn't know what to expect Dave's answer covers why Thanos didn't notice Tony sparking. But it doesn't explain why he missed the lack of pain on his own hand. But this Thanos is from 2014, and had never seen the fully complete Gauntlet before. He didn't know to expect excruciating pain upon activating it. ...


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The wording of the enchantment placed on Mjölnir in the first Thor movie is: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Which implies that Captain America should have all the powers of Thor as the God of Thunder.


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The snap is just the trigger to have the stones carry out your will, whatever it may be. Thanos wanted to destroy half of all life so that's what happened. Stark wanted to destroy Thanos' invasion force which included their ships and technology so that is what happened.


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How do you know his actions didn't affect her? Last we see of Gamora is during the battle where she has a little spat with Quill, after that we don't see her. For all we know she does actually survive the battle and Tony's snap. Tony might have excluded her anyway Gamora was seen fighting for the good guys on the field in the battle and Tony at least ...


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It's possible that it was easier for him than that. In the Dr. Strange movie, the Ancient One is unable to look into the future farther than her death. So possibly in Infinity War, Strange looks at 14 million sequences leading up to the Snap and only some of them result in him popping back into existence 5 years later. In other words, he could tell which ...


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What's Tony got to do with anything? Neither did Thanos know half the people in the Universe. In both Infinity War and Endgame it's implied that the stones are displaying some level of sentience in carrying out complex implementations of simple directives ("Kill half of everybody," "Kill all the bad guys") and that their awareness of the current state of ...


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"...wiped my face with a planet" means exactly what it says, from when Thanos brought a planet (actually one of Titan's moons1) down on Tony during their battle in Avengers: Infinity War. As mentioned by @systemexit in a comment below it could also be a play on the American idiom cleaned one's clock meaning "to trounce one’s opponents". Thanos won (even if ...


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Stan Lee filmed a cameo for Avengers 4, according to Director Joe Russo. "So, Stan, typically we try to get him out — he doesn't love to fly — so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time," Russo stated. "So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we're on, for instance Ant-Man 2 or Avengers 4, we group his cameos ...


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Because they don't know exactly where the stone is. Rhodey states they will wait for Quill to lead them to the Power Stone. This indicates they don't actually know where on Morag it actually is and so waiting saves them searching the whole planet themselves. Once Quill is knocked out, Nebula takes a tool from him to use to open the crypt/temple/whatever ...


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In universe The arc reactor and the suit has just undergone a massive energy surge from the power of the Infinity Stones, even shielding Tony from them somewhat. It is highly likely that it was damaged beyond repair because of this and so also "died" at a similar time to Tony. Alternatively it could be possible that as the suit is monitoring Tony's health, ...


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Spider-Man does not grab the hammer in flight. He webs it as it flies by, and it pulls him along. He isn't physically trying to wield it (by grabbing the handle). It can be seen quickly here: Without an actual screen cap from the movie, I present you with this video.


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Because that was never the plan The plan was actually to get the Gauntlet and the Infinity Stones to the quantum tunnel in the van and use that to put the Stones back into their respective timelines. The plan only changed for the Tony snap when Thanos destroyed the van and Tony had to improvise. HAWKEYE: Cap, what do you want me to do with this damn ...


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The Snap just performs the wielder’s will which is made quite clear over the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It’s made the most clear when Tony asks Smart Hulk what to do with his Snap. Tony: You remember... everyone Thanos snapped away five years ago and just bringing them back to now, today. Don't change anything from the last ...


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She doesn't think he's worthless. She just acts that way in Doctor Strange because that is pretty much standard for the "Eastern martial arts teacher" trope. In the western teacher trope, the teacher searches out and courts brilliant but reluctant students, and bends over backwards to extract their greatness, in a game of Pygmalion: like Robin Williams ...


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It appears to be part of Strange’s training and his journey to become who he is supposed to for The Ancient One to treat him as she does in Doctor Strange. Like with what Strange does in Avengers: Infinity War she has looked into his possible futures. The Ancient One: Do you wonder what I see in your future? Doctor Strange: No. Yes. The ...


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I wondered this myself and I think it is probably referencing Tony creating the Mk I Iron Man suit way back in Iron Man from 2008. That is where it all started and this is essentially where it all ends. Compare the sounds here, or at least until the Endgame video is taken down. The Russo ...


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She was sent by the remaining Avengers team on Earth, which includes Rocket at this point. In the Captain Marvel post credit scene, she turned up in response to the beeper summons from Nick Fury before he dusted at the end of Infinity War. She asks where Fury is, and is then presumably filled in on all that has happened. As Rocket is on Earth, he would ...


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That would very much depend on who you ask. The writers believe that Cap went back in the same timeline and so there would have been two Caps from their point of view. Fandango: So people are asking... Does this mean an old Captain America was hanging out this whole time while another Captain America was saving the day? Christopher Markus: That is ...


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There's no indication that they weren't trying to use the jump points, in fact they were most likely trying to use them. However, you need to be able to get to a jump point to be able to use it, they aren't summoned. We see this in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when the Guardians are escaping the Sovereign fleet. Peter Quill: What’s the nearest habitable ...


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Disclaimer: Ever since seeing the film I have been firmly on the interpretation that the writer's explanation is correct and I never believed the Russos' interpretation. As such my answer will be biased that way. I think this is mainly down to the fact that in universe they believe this to be the correct action to return the timelines back to normal ...


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The Ancient One recognises that Strange is meant to be "the best of us" and after having been told Strange gave it up willingly he must have had a reason for it. Therefore, she is trusting in Strange, and so Bruce, that whatever is happening, is happening for a reason and gives him the Time Stone per Strange's plan. She needn't have known what Strange's ...


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Because he’s not exactly been acting worthy at all during the 5 year gap. He’s been wallowing in self doubt drinking himself to oblivion and raging at 14 year olds in online games. He’s then sat in his guilt and depression rather than getting up and doing something about it. Incidentally this is probably the exact opposite reason for what makes Steve ...


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Tony has spent quite some time studying two Infinity Stones in Avengers and Age of Ultron, so he already has some familiarity with them. In addition, a day or two previously he invented a wrist-sized device that enables successful time travel in his spare hours between lunch and his young daughter finally going to bed. He's a smart guy. As Thor explains to ...


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The super soldier serum that was used on Steve doesn't just make him stronger and more resilient but also gives him regenerative powers. Steve Rogers: Dr. Erskine said that... the serum wouldn’t just affect my muscles, it would affect my cells. Create a protective system of regeneration and healing. Which means um... I can’t get drunk. Did you know that? ...


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When we see Thor at this point, the following things have happened in his life, from his perspective: He failed to protect his people from Thanos' attack on the sanctuary. He failed to protect his brother from Thanos. In a fit of rage, and revenge, he doesn't one shot kill Thanos, which allows Thanos to wipe out half the life forms in the universe. By the ...


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The Russo brothers actually answered this in an interview from this Chinese source. As the original article is in Chinese I am getting the quotes from this reddit post, although I think all that's happened is that the user ran it through Google Translate. From the answer below we can see that all his friends were also dusted and that they have no memory of ...


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