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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Heimdall send Hulk back instead of Thor?

Dark Magic, statistically the least safest way to travel According to ScreenRant, Dark Magic is a dangerous way to travel. In the Thor: The Dark World Prelude Comic it is revealed: The All-Father ...
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

Assumedly yes This is the Marvel universe; although their remit is supernatural threats the Ancient One and the sorcerers probably would have stepped in to stop the Chituri had the Avengers not been ...
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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

Spolier for Captain Marvel (2019)
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

In the mid-credits credits scene of Doctor Strange It is possible that the Ancient One has different standards to determine when to intervene in "mundane" conquest of the world. They had many rules, ...
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Are Black Widow and Hawkeye an "item"?

Nope. Avengers: Age of Ultron reveals that He and Black Widow are apparently just good friends.
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Who are the Avengers avenging?

In the MCU we now have a clear reason for the name. In the 2019 movie Captain Marvel, we learn that which he saw in a file photo of her plane when she'd been a test pilot for Pegasus. The link is ...
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Does Ultron believe in god?

TL;DR: Ultron is to be comparing himself to a god. The available evidences suggests that, if he considers anyone to be a god, it is himself. Ultron's words: When Ultron first encounters Vibranium, ...
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Can Captain America be killed?

Yes, and through mundane means In particular, in Captain America #25, he died from a gunshot wound. You can't get much more mundane than that. Of course, he comes back through a plot gimmick, but ...
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Why did Steve Rogers stop using guns?

There are many discussions about this very topic all over the internet, and there are many different theories behind this. I think one of the most logical theories I have heard, and one that would ...
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Do all Marvel Films have a second, non-foreshadowing post-credits scene?

In detail: Four MCU films have a pre-credits stinger scene: The Incredible Hulk Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Black Widow Most MCU films from The Avengers onwards have one ...
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What did Loki mean when he called Natasha (Black Widow) "Dreykov's daughter"?

We learn in Black Widow (2021) that General Dreykov was the man behind the 'Red Room', a clandestine super-soldier project focusing on brainwashing young girls, including the titular Black Widow. ...
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What do the horns on Loki's Helmet represent?

From this interview with the costume designer: I do like his helmet better this time around too. It’s more aggressive. The horns in the first helmet went straight up and curled around to the back. ...
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What is the evolution of the Avengers' logo and title throughout the years?

Here are all the Avengers logos I could find. 1963-1972 1969 (Issues #62-#29) 1972-1982 Here we see the arrow in the A for the first time as well as the typical font we are used to seeing today. ...
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What was the reason for Tony Stark's odd behavior at the UN Assembly?

TL;DR It is strongly implied it was Wanda's influence, yes. Full answer - contains spoilers It is at least strongly implied but never stated explicitly, not that I remember at least. The biggest ...
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Is Fury still a Colonel?

In Captain America: Civil War during the ending scene if you observe Fury's grave you will see that "Col. Nicholas J. Fury" is written.
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Is there a pseudo-scientific explanation for Vision's ability to pass through walls?

According to the Marvel wiki, which cites Avengers #332: By interfacing with an unknown dimension to which he can shunt and from which he can accrue mass, thus becoming either intangible or ...
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Is Bruce Banner considered an 'Avenger'?

Yes The official Marvel page for Bruce mentions his affiliation as: GROUP AFFILIATION Avengers, Defenders It’s also worth noting that Bruce and the Hulk are one and the same, you can’t have one ...
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The Squadron Supreme's origin

Yes, the Squadron Supreme was explicitly intended to be a version of the Justice League of America. However, the JLA encountered a version of the Avengers in their own book at the same time. As best ...
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Captain Marvel vs Ms Marvel clarification

Your confusion is natural with regard to Carol Danvers. She has a very convoluted history (involving Rogue from the X-Men). She originally was an unpopular character and she went through several ...
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Captain Marvel vs Ms Marvel clarification

While a bit political, this Vox article does a good job explaining the history of Captain Marvel. Captain Mar-Vell (people generally called him Marvel) was a Kree. That's this guy: Carol Danvers was ...
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