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Klaw had it because he stole it from Wakanda, the source of Vibranium. In the comics, Vibranium comes from the fictional nation of Wakanda. The name Wakanda has briefly appeared on screen in a few places, but is not really explained until Age of Ultron. The thief brand on Klaw's neck is from Wakandan culture, and Tony explains that Wakanda is the source of ...


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I can think of two answers, one in-movie, and one out. In-movie answer: The bullets don't actually damage the shield. What you're seeing there is just lead from the bullets smeared on the shield. It'll probably polish off with a little effort. Outside-movie answer: The filmmaker didn't know about (or possibly care much about) the established mythology of ...


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My reading of the scene was that the autopilot was locked on and that he couldn't see any way of disabling it. The plane did respond to his manually moving the column but as soon as he let go, the plane immediately reverted to its original heading: 01:40.13 : Rogers moves the column as he sits down. The autopilot bleeps and shows him the projected location; ...


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If you are referring to the serum which was given to Tim Roth's character (Emil Blonsky) I do not believe it was the same serum that was created by Dr. Erskine. In Captain America: The First Avenger all of Dr. Erskine's serum is destroyed almost immediately after Steve Rogers is imbued with it. In The Avengers movie Steve Rogers is speaking with Agent ...


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We finally learn this answer in Avengers: Infinity War. Red Skull is shown to have ended up on Vormir where the Soul Stone is located. He says that he attempted to acquire the Soul Stone, but doing so required the sacrifice of someone you love. Having no one he could sacrifice, he ended up as a guide for others trying the same path. Thanos: How is it you ...


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It wasn't on the top of the shelf because it was a prototype and Steve was about to go into combat missions across of Europe. You don't send someone out on a live mission with just a prototype. He pulls up a cart with A NUMBER OF SHIELDS, some built, some half-finished (including the one from Iron Man 2). HOWARD STARK: (CONT’D) I took the liberty of ...


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TL;DR: If like the comics, there is an entire mountain range full of Vibranium in Africa. Although we have yet to see where Vibranium comes from in the MCU, Howard Stark described it as "the rarest metal on earth". Here is the dialogue from Captain America: The First Avenger: STEVE: What about this one? HOWARD: No, no that's just a prototype. ...


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The bullets didn't damage the shield. They couldn't. But you have to understand everything from the movies and the comic canon are not quite the same. In order of relevance: The shield you see in Marvel Cinematic Universe's Captain America, and the object from Marvel Earth-616 are not the same device. The MCU shield is composed of a Vibranium-alloy, ...


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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 line up very well with the story line, is that in WWII, he was fighting a war, thus he was using a gun. After that he became a super hero. At that point he was ...


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In Captain America its mentioned how incredibly rare vibranium is. Stark appears to be saying, not that this is all the vibranium possible in the world, more that this is all the vibranium we have found to date. Now 70 years later, its not unreasonable for more advanced mining as well as just more time to actually look and find vibranium for their to be a ...


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Your question is based upon the premise that the audio track was intended to be circa 1945 and something that he had not heard before. If that was the case, then just about any post-1945 baseball game (with appropriate beer/hotdog/brylcreem commercials) would do. I would postulate that his surroundings were designed to reduce culture shock and make him feel ...


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Here's some mentions of vibranium and Wakanda I could find in the films: Captain America: The First Avenger Howard Stark: Vibranium. It's stronger than steel and a third of the weight. It's completely vibration absorbent. Steve Rogers: How come it's not a standard issue? Howard Stark: That's the rarest metal on earth. What you're holding there?...


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It's simply a translation convention for the audience and for the actors. Schmidt and Zola might "actually" be speaking German, but since Toby Jones and Hugo Weaving might not be able to speak German, they adopted the same "accented English" that a lot of movies use instead. Other examples of this, off the top of my head and not necessarily sci-fi/fantasy, ...


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Consider that an agent's death might be preferable to capture not only for the organization, but for the agent themselves. It's the same reason why it's not unheard of for criminals to choose to kill themselves rather than surrender to police. People do this even when there's no greater organization to protect; they just don't want to spend the rest of their ...


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The scientists and engineers in Captain America are very cautious, and with good reason-- it's the first time anyone has subjected the Tesseract to scientific investigation, and they've already learned some hard lessons from, e.g. radium. For all we know, Hydra loses a few technicians while learning how to extract energy from it, and Howard Stark almost ...


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SHIELD likely could not predict the exact moment at which Cap would awaken. Thus, they put him in a period-appropriate room, and part of that included the radio. They probably had the radio playing the whole time he was in the room, not just right before he woke up. Given the amount of time it would take for him to awaken, they likely provided a large ...


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I can't find any explicit statement online. But, should I guess, I'd say the answer is simple and doesn't need any theory, discussions all over the internet, nor higher moral grounds. Captain America is a comic character and movies about him are, well...about him. It happens in the comics that Cap uses weapon at the beginning of his career, stop using them ...


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Johan Schmidt pushes the boundaries of science. Although supported by better scientific minds, he is very much on the fringe of what's possible with current (1940's) science. The Tesseract has been hidden incredibly well. That castle is an old building that has clearly been guarded (and forgotten by others) for a long time. The tower keeper himself seems ...


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(In commenting on Richard's answer, I figured out a plausible explanation.) The bomb Cap falls out of the airplane with is the one labelled for New York. He flies it back, wedging it into the tail of plane. Upon launch, the bomb was armed and activated [speculation]. Once armed, Hydra GPS automatically triggers the bomb over New York City [speculation]. ...


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If you pay attention the cube opens up a worm hole right there in the ship and a beam of light transports Red Skull the same way as the Bifrost works. If you pay enough attention in Thor you see that that's the way they teleport. And in the Avengers when Loki transports to Earth he uses the Tesseract. So indeed Red Skull got transported away to some ...


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Hydra is not an organized crime outfit. In the comics it was created as an ideological foe for SHIELD, an organization of fanatics who combined inspirations from the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazis, the Communists, religious cults, terrorists and THRUSH from the Man from UNCLE. Their goal is not to make money. It's to unite the world under their rule, turning it ...


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Any answer to this question is going to be pure conjecture, since this is never explicitly dealt with in the MCU. My guesses: They experimented with smaller pieces, and observed its vibration absorption properties. In the era the the film is set, Kevlar was yet to be invented and implemented into personnel protection armour. An element that could repel all ...


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As per the movie universe, Hydra had some earlier roots, but before an in WWII they were a department of the Nazi Schutzstaffel which refused to surrender. In the real world many Nazis were fanatical enough to suicide at the end of the Third Reich, either because they didn't want to live in a world where they had lost or because they feared prosecution. ...


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Translation convention that's been around forever: when you see two characters who logically should be speaking another language in that given situation, unless specifically otherwise indicated assume they are speaking in that language and you're just watching a translated version of the conversation. Star Trek is probably the best example. When you see two ...


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The method by which Dr. MacLain obtained his sample of vibranium has not been divulged. It is also not specified if it in fact came from Wakanda - the term "Wakandan vibranium" is a description of the metal and its properties, not simply its source. It is referred to as "Wakandan" as that is its most common source; there are other, far smaller sources. ...


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Schmidt spent his time studying historical documents and artifacts in order to ascertain more information about where they came from, where they were and how to use them. In the Marvel universe, these artifacts are real as well as the origins. There are ruins and documents from Asgard as well as folk tales that tell of the mighty artifacts of the ...


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I totally agree with the theory proposed by Bruce. However, there is another explanation that I find relevant too. In The First Avenger, Captain is shown more as a soldier who is fighting overseas and defending his nation. Being a soldier it was very obvious for Captain to use the guns since they specially trained to use it (In WWII especially). While in ...


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In the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), they show what seems to be a small house, or tomb if you will. When the leader of HYDRA starts speaking, he talks about the "treasure room of Odin" Odin's prize in that room was the Tessaract, and Odin lost it while fighting his battle with the Frost Giants on Earth. It was found and encased ...


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