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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

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 ...
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How did Thanos not realise this had happened at the end of Endgame?

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 ...
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How did Thanos not realise this had happened at the end of Endgame?

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 ...
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In "Avengers: Endgame", what does the name Elmonzo refer to?

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 ...
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How could Tony Stark do this in Avengers: Endgame - at all?

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 ...
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How does Captain America channel this power?

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 ...
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Why did this happen to Thanos's ships at the end of "Avengers: Endgame"?

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 ...
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Why doesn't Iron Man's action affect this person in Endgame?

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 ...
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Why did Laura Barton's phone work in Endgame?

The film's writers addressed this point in an interview with HuffPo. In brief, Hawkeye kept paying for the phone and had it on charge because turning it off and cancelling the billing would be ...
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Why did Dr. Strange keep looking into the future after the snap?

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 ...
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Why doesn't Iron Man's action affect this person in Endgame?

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 ...
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What is the meaning of "wiped my face with a planet"?

"...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. ...
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Did Stan Lee finish his cameo shooting for the upcoming Avengers 4 movie?

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 ...
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Why does The Ancient One think differently about Doctor Strange in Endgame than the film Doctor Strange?

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 ...
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Why does The Ancient One think differently about Doctor Strange in Endgame than the film Doctor Strange?

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: ...
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Why didn't the Avengers use this object earlier?

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. ...
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Why did they wait for Quill to arrive?

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 ...
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Why does Mjolnir fall down in Age of Ultron but not in Endgame?

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: ...
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Why did Tony's Arc Reactor do this?

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 ...
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Why did this happen to Thanos's ships at the end of "Avengers: Endgame"?

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 ...
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How is Captain America able to expertly wield a weapon he had never used before in Endgame?

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Part of the power of Thor is use of Thor’s hammer. It’s not that Captain America knows or even needs to know Norse war ...
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How is Captain America able to expertly wield a weapon he had never used before in Endgame?

In the Earth-616 (comics) canon, it's been indicated that Captain America can master new techniques and weapons in a matter of seconds or minutes. I don't think it's been confirmed that this ...
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What’s with the clanks at the end of the credits in Avengers: Endgame?

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 ...
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How did Captain Marvel know where to find these characters?

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 ...
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Why didn't Stark and Nebula use jump points with their ship to go back to Earth?

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 ...
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Did Captain America make out with his niece?

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.....
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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

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 ...
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Why do the Avengers care about returning these items in Endgame?

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 ...
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What made the Ancient One do this in Endgame?

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 ...
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How could Tony Stark make this in Endgame?

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 ...
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