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Spider man has spidey-sense. 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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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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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, just a source of power made by the Space Stone. This is kinda similar to how the Maximoff twins gain their powers from Loki's scepter but still retain them ...


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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: Infinity War has brought up more than a few debates, but screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have now revealed that Thanos would've beat the ...


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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 arc during the movie (and even the last few movies) is that he has been worried about an ultra-powerful entity threatening Earth/humanity ever since the first ...


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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 school, [Joe Russo] just instructed [Tom Holland] to act like he doesn’t want to leave, it was Holland who decided to ad-lib his lines: “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel ...


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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 off - until he's got something to brace against. In a contest of strength between two opponents of approximately equal strength, the winner is going to be the ...


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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's a pretty honourable guy (in his own twisted way) it seems unlikely that he's lying to Gamora. That being said, it seems more likely that the Nova Corp's ...


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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 with a “1” since that is used to indicate the next three digits that follow it is an area code as this Reddit thread explains. That said, calling it up won’t ...


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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 branch of the Greek Gods, with Thanos' father Mentor being the brother of Zeus. Thanos' brother Eros, who became an Avenger by the name Starfox, is portrayed as ...


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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. It may be obvious to some but it's also worth noting that your familiarity with a specific weapon matters a lot and even more so when switching between ...


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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 humility and responsibility. The fact that both Thor and Loki attempted to lift it in Thor and were surprised to have failed also implies that the lifting aspect ...


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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/Poor, Male/Female, etc. When his plan was rejected, Thanos watched his people suffer and die, making him the last or one of the last members of his people. ...


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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 with a bullet, it will just bounce off the Hulk’s digestive tract. BRUCE: I got low. I didn’t see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth and the ...


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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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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 parent (biological or adopted) whose "tough love" alienated the child, despite having genuine feelings of love for that child... the fact that she hates him ...


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It's a reference to


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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: Not in the movie, but confirmed status by Word of God from the Russos (via Huffington Post): Alive: Dead: Unknown: Also not in the movie, but fate… slightly ...


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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 like this. Because we, the Fate, say so. Presumably, he had tried that exact thing in at least one of the variations and it had failed.


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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 problems for the numerous unfortunates who did have that number in their area code. Since then, Hollywood (and music) take PII seriously. The middle triplet of ...


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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 instantaneous travel between the Nine Realms. However after its destruction in the first Thor movie, other methods were revealed for travelling across space-time. As outlined in this ...


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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 spraying a foam-like substance on the wound, which "seethes" in the same manner. It's reasonable to assume that it was stitching him up, internally and ...


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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. Before this he seems content to get on with obliterating one planet at a time and making sure that he knows roughly where the other stones are, safe in the ...


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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 peering through time, looking at this exact moment. But I can't see past it. I've prevented countless terrible futures and after each one there's always ...


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I believe it was the Reality Stone that he used.


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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 genetically engineered parasite-assassins which solely to serve their master/creator. They live binary lives, they either complete their task or they fail. The ...


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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 be the gatekeeper to the Soul Stone and somebody had to distribute the rules to Thanos and Gamora. ... Who felt credible to the audience. And a ...


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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" is Peter Dinklage, who is famously only 4 foot 5 inches tall due to his dwarfism, and that Dinklage has always resisted playing the typical "fantasy creature" ...


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I'd say this was mainly due to the element of surprise, and a bit of disbelief. At this point in the film, Thanos is the most powerful being in the universe, and he'd already made sure no one could forge a weapon to destroy him (by killing all the dwarves but one and extinguishing their forge). To Thanos, Thor is just another minor annoyance to swat away ...


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Because Doctor Strange saw the futures. The Russo Brothers were asked about this in Iowa City High School Q&A they did this spring. The original, famous Reddit recap simply related When asked why strange gave the time stone, he highly alluded to the “this is the only way” and him seeing the future scene so that basically confirmed that strange gave ...


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