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What is the reference Captain America understood?

"Personal flying monkeys" is a reference to The Wicked Witch of the West's army in The Wizard of Oz. As a movie from 1939 (and a book published in 1900), it is a reference that Captain Rogers would ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

Flying monkeys is a reference to the Wicked Witch of the West's minions in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The joke is that the reference is so dated that Cap gets it, unlike cultural references to things he ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

Captain America was frozen in ice from around 1943 to around 2012. so he doesn't know thousands of cultural references like "Here's Johnny", Bueller, redpill, etc. An ongoing joke in the Avengers ...
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Why did Marvel choose to recast Bruce Banner in Avengers?

Ed Norton spoke to this issue in an interview with NPR. The very short answer is that he deeply disliked the "roadshow" aspect of marketing a major tentpole film and wasn't willing to compromise. “...
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Why did Tony Stark leave his armor to explore the castle in Sokovia?

1. The Avengers were unaware of the second enhanced at the moment: When Tony breached the shield and entered the castle, the Avengers knew only of "the blur". They later found out about Wanda. And ...
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Why did Tony Stark leave his armor to explore the castle in Sokovia?

Stark07's answer here is perfectly correct when at looks at the reasons from Tony's perspective about why he leaves the armour behind, but I think this is worth digging a little deeper into. Tony ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark ask Thor to charge his suit with lightning?

Because it didn't just charge him, it damaged him Re-watch that fight in the forest. The lightning super-charged the suit, but it also messed him up. His HUD was filled with static, his joints were ...
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What is Captain America's worst fear?

Assuming that each vision did, indeed, represent that character's worst fear, we can speculate that Captain America's fear is Here is an explanation of why I think that: This sentiment was echoed by ...
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In The Avengers, how is it possible that the Hulk can overpower the god Loki?

Loki isn't a god. Odin says this explicitly in Thor: The Dark World: Odin: We are not Gods. We are born, we live, we die, just as humans do. Loki: Give or take five thousand years. Thor: The Dark ...
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Where were the Avengers during “Doctor Strange”?

Wong: While heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers, we sorcerers safeguard it against more mystical threats. Doctor Strange The Avengers weren’t involved in the events of ...
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Captain Marvel vs Ms Marvel clarification

The name, and the list of heroes who have used it, can get rather complex. I'll try to summarize, and stick only to the ones that connect directly to the current one, Carol Danvers. There's a couple ...
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

Collider asked this very question earlier. And now, with the introduction of Doctor Strange, the question becomes, where the hell have these mighty sorcerers been when shit got real in the past? ...
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Why does Ultron hate Tony Stark?

Ultron hates Stark more than he hates humanity in general because Stark thought he could create, develop, and harness artificial intelligence under human control. The use of Jarvis as an intelligent ...
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Where were the Avengers during “Doctor Strange”?

Consider how little of the major events actually take place where the general public would be able to see them. The initial fight takes place entirely within the Mirror Dimension so the only part ...
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How did HYDRA get hold of Loki's scepter?

This is explained in the Age of Ultron prelude comic, The Sceptre’d Isle. SHIELD had recovered the sceptre from Stark Tower, and are studying it a la Tesseract. (Indeed, one of their scientists makes ...
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Why did Marvel choose to recast Bruce Banner in Avengers?

He allegedly didn't get along well with others We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one ...
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Is there an Angel reference in Age of Ultron?

In the Age of Ultron scene where Thor is freaking out due to Scarlet Witch's mind tricks, we see a reference to Wolfram & Hart, the demonic law firm from Angel. (In the show, we find out that the ...
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Why is Clint not entranced by Wanda Maximoff in Age of Ultron?

That's because
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What was the purpose of Loki's conquest of Earth?

There are multiple reasons for why Loki attacked Earth. The first and most obvious motive is also the simplest - Revenge. From Avengers Assemble; Thor: We were raised together, we played together,...
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Why is Stark/Avengers tower not visible in the skyline in Jessica Jones?

It was certainly in the show's teaser trailer as well as the poster shots for the show, but not in the show itself. There were, as you've noted, several skyline shots over the course of the series. ...
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What was SHIELD doing during the Battle of New York?

While we are not given any complete indication, it is a safe bet that Nick Fury did not send in attack aircraft because they were more of a threat to the civilian population than they would be an ...
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What makes this character worthy to lift Thor's hammer, Mjolnir?

SPOILERS - In small print on the side of Mjolnir - "Worthiness lifting requirements may be waived in the event of a sentient machine operator. No powers included." UPDATE: Whedon On Avengers:...
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Who is flying in this picture from Age of Ultron?

Now that the film has been released, we know who this character is. This character is In the comics, their relation to Ultron is that In the movie,
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Is the MCU origin for the "Avengers” name consistent with the comics?

This is a movie invention. In the comics The Avengers are formed by Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp. They do so after they all individually respond to a call of Hulk attacking a train. ...
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Do all Marvel Films have a second, non-foreshadowing post-credits scene?

There's a pretty solid list on the Fandom page List of Post-credits Scenes that you can refer to. In short, the latest films in the MCU series seem to have a secondary post-credit-scene whereas the ...
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How/when did Clint Barton and Natasha Romanov become friends?

They were always close... Well to start with, she and Barton were clearly close during Avengers 1, moreso than you seem to imply. It's true that she feels indebted to him, but they also act with ...
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Why did all of the Chitauri soldiers suddenly die?

This was apparently explained in the pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where they depict a Chitauri neural link that Agent Grant Ward liberates from Vanchat in Paris. This S.H.I.E.L.D. evidence ...
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Who is in the middle of the Marvel's Avengers Vol. 3 #38 cover?

Evident from his glowing eyes and silvery hair, it's Simon Williams aka Wonder-Man Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38 cover; click image to enlarge He appears later as well in the same issue: Avengers Vol....
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