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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Spider man has spidey-sense peter-tingle. There are also dramatic reasons why this would happen, but the best dramatic reasons are hung on the fabric of in-universe fiction.
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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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Are Captain Marvel's powers affected by Thanos' actions in Avengers: Infinity War?

No. The main part that I think you are misunderstanding is that her powers were derived from a power source (the warp drive) made by the Tesseract, but not the Tesseract itself or even the Space Stone,...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

Because Thanos is simply stronger than the Hulk. That statement is not made without controversy, but according to the film's writers in a MovieWeb article he didn't even need the stones, Avengers: ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Admittedly, I don't have any hard evidence for this, but I suspect this was an artistic decision on the writer/director's part. And I think it was done purely for the benefit of Tony. Tony's story ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Out of Universe From a meta/out-of-universe perspective, Tom Holland actually improvised his death scene. According to Screen Rant, based on a Redditor who had Joe Russo do a Q&A at their ...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

They appear very evenly matched in terms of raw strength, unfortunately for Hulk, strength wasn't the deciding factor in this fight. Hulk lays out Thanos initially, and Thanos isn't able to push him ...
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Why does the Nova Corps list Gamora as the last of her species?

In-universe No explanation is given for this discrepancy. Given that Thanos is in possession of the Space and Mind stones (granting him what essentially amounts to near-omniscience) and given that he'...
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What was Steve Rogers's phone number?

The phone number was/is: This is unusual since most films and TV shows famously use “555” numbers. But note how the middle three numbers begins with a “1”; North American phone exchanges cannot begin ...
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Why didn't Thor use the All powerful spear instead of Stormbreaker?

Gungnir appears to have been left in the throne room in Asgard during Thor: Ragnarok when Ragnarok happens and Surtur destroys Asgard as I explain here. The last we see of it is when Hela disarms Thor....
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Were all titans as powerful as Thanos?

The Titans of the Marvel Universe, as orginally conceived by Jim Starlin, are of very different power levels, but few (if any) are as powerful as Thanos. Starlin conceived the Titans as an offshoot ...
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Does Stormbreaker have the same worthiness specifications as Mjolnir?

Not that we've seen If you recall back to the original Thor movie, the enchantment was placed specifically on Mjolnir during the course of the movie by Odin, as part of his attempt to teach Thor ...
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What does Thanos mean by this?

When he let Titan die Thanos reveals in the film that he had proposed a plan to save his people by killing off half the population. This process would be entirely random without prejudice between Rich/...
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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 doesn't Doctor Strange remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos?

Not everything or everyone is equally tough Fenrir’s teeth can penetrate Hulk’s skin (and that’s cinematically treated as pretty surprising), but when Bruce Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth ...
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Why did Thanos making this offer in Infinity War work?

It worked because Thanos loved Gamora - and you can tell Thanos loved Gamora because it worked. Gamora is a less reliable indicator of Thanos' love than the Soul Stone. Thanos would not be the first ...
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What is the symbol in the Infinity War post-credits scene?

It's a reference to
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How many named characters died in Avengers: Infinity War?

According to this video on YouTube and this article from Time: Not included in the video, but also named characters who died: Named in the film, but their fate is unknown at the end of the movie: ...
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Why doesn't Doctor Strange remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos?

Because Strange has seen over 14 million combinations and variations of the future and they lose in every one of them but 1. It is the writers way to say: I know what you're thinking, but it has to be ...
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What was Steve Rogers's phone number?

678-136-7092 is Steve's number. But note the "1". In 1981, Tommy Tutone's song 867-5309 hit the charts. This was at a time when dialing 7 digits worked in every area code. This caused a lot of ...
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How was this character able to recover from a mortal wound?

Nanotechnology. The suit Tony uses in A:IW is based on nanotechnology, and has a characteristic "seething" quality as it builds or reconfigures itself. In a scene after being stabbed, Tony is shown ...
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Was Thanos really waiting for all these characters to die?

Per the film's Directors/Screenwriters Commentary, Thanos' motivation for deciding to gather the stones is that he finally (after many years of searching) learned the location of the lost Soul Stone. ...
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How does the Bifrost still work after the destruction of Asgard?

It isn't the Bifrost but the power of Dark Energy, mustered by the All-Fathers The Bifrost in the MCU is described as a "wormhole" or "Einstein-Rosen Bridge", allowing for near ...
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How did Banner get unstuck?

I believe it was the Reality Stone that he used.
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How did Doctor Strange see the winning outcome in Avengers: Infinity War?

There doesn't seem to be any contradiction with what we see Doctor Strange do and the quote by The Ancient One. This is the conversation in Doctor Strange: The Ancient One: I've spent so many years ...
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Why does snapping your fingers activate the Infinity Gauntlet?

Closing the fist to use the Stones: The writers created this rule to even the fight Mentioned by McFeely in an interview revealed, “As you can imagine, when you have a gauntlet that has nearly ...
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What are these creatures the Avengers are fighting in "Infinity War"?

There seems to be a pretty good consensus (all separate links) that they're the Outriders. (And as @Möoz confirms in the comments, they are indeed aligned with Thanos) The Outriders were a race of ...
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Is The Hulk a coward?

No; he's taking a stand against being used for fighting only Banner and Hulk have a complex relationship. This has been explored and developed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers 1: Banner ...
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How could this character fly?

In short, he's no longer human. The Soul Stone has trapped him and is basically making him into its guardian. What was the decision making process to bring Red Skull back? Joe Russo: Somebody had to ...
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Aren't dwarves supposed to be short?

Why would Eitri be so unusually tall in the film, given that he's a dwarf Plainly it is a joke that the "dwarf" is enormously tall. Also part of the joke is that the actor playing the "giant dwarf" ...
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