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TL;DR: Steve Rogers only ever does what he believes to be right, and many times, this does go against orders and the rules of the system, as evidenced by previous movies even before Civil War. He will break the rules if he feels it is the right thing to do, and he has faith in his own judgement and reasoning. Tony Stark initially remains completely ...


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"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 have likely seen before he was frozen in 1943.


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This is an updated list of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order of internal chronology (not release order); including shorts and other releases (feature films are in bold): Captain America: The First Avenger Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2 Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (short; Iron Man 3 release) Captain Marvel ...


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No, There were plenty of immortal Avengers over the years. Immortal having the definition of being able to survive the aging process and maintaining vigor and capability. Almost all of the "gods" of the Marvel Universe are "immortal until killed." They boast extremely long life-spans, appearing effectively immortal. This includes the Japanese, Greek, ...


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Now we obviously knew that he read it before, since she mentioned the word "Star-Lord" in it, Given Peter's (still secret) parentage, it's likely that "Star-Lord" was her nickname for Peter while he was growing up. As for why he never opened the gift, this is never 100% explained within the movie or any bonus materials (that I'm aware of as of yet), but it ...


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I asked James Gunn, the director of Volumes 1 and 2, on Twitter and it turns out Rocket didn’t invent the device. In fact, he stole it (because it was expensive). Gunn also gave some insight to how it works. @CarrotLethal: Hello! Did Rocket create the repair tool he uses on the Milano or was it a standard tool? Thanks. @JamesGunn: He didn't invent ...


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Furthermore, he could easily earn big bucks with his super-powers as Spiderman. How did he end up as a poor photographer? Peter Parker tried earning money as Spider-Man. While being rooked out of his earnings, he let a thief steal money from the person who cheated him. That thief later killed his uncle Ben. He was so traumatized by that, that he ...


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It’s the tyranny of evolution. Sooner or later, you have a species that will have a genetic or technological advantage and that species will always conquer a species without that advantage. Carthage, the triumph of the Homo sapiens over the Neanderthal showed us that. Now what do we have? We have Homo superior versus Homo sapiens. On a level playing field, ...


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At that size, the effect of surface tension becomes so strong that you can almost treat the drop of water as a bag of water. According to this video from V Sauce, if you were the size of an ant, water would be 21,000 times thicker than it seems to us at normal size. The same phenomenon allows ants to walk on water: Or carry droplets of water (thanks to ...


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My interpretation was a little different than yours. When other characters try to move Mjolnir, it doesn't move at all. When Captain America tries to move it, it moves. I think he probably doesn't pick it up, because he knows this is supposed to be a light-hearted moment, and he doesn't want to cause Thor any embarrassment, or cause conflict. Now he knows ...


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The death penalty does, indeed, exist within the DC and Marvel comic universes. Typically, however, it is not employed against supervillains. There are many in-universe reasons, but the out-of-universe reasons are twofold: many comics don't involve a lot of death and if they kill off a supervillain they can't use him again (without an elaborate explanation ...


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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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I believe you're thinking of this scene: It comes from "Deadpool, Merc With A Mouth #5" In Deadpool's defense, the guy was a member of AIM, generally considered a terrorist organization of evil scientists and engineers. It wasn't like he was a random innocent guy off the street. And, I mean, fine, he's evil... but if he can't have morals, and can't have ...


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Matt Fraction, the writer of "Invincible Iron Man" has explicitly stated in interviews that Tony Stark is indeed an atheist: The Iron Man story in Fear Itself, there’s a cataclysm that befalls one of Tony’s favorite cities in the world, and he goes to investigate it. As the Avengers resources are split, and they’re running around the world dealing ...


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As for two different characters in the MCU, there aren't so many: Aren't so many in significant roles that is. For an extensive list including all the unnamed background characters, see here. I've chosen to focus just on the characters with memorable roles who I can find pictures of. Laura Haddock plays Peter Quill's mother, Meredith Quill (Guardians of ...


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Like any trained athlete, Captain America will tell you he is only as good as the effort he pushes his body to perform. The Super-Soldier serum did make his body physically fit, but being at the peak of human capacity and being battle-tested are entirely different things. While we are never told if Captain America needs to exercise to maintain his beef-cake ...


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Tony hasn't needed the reactor to live ever since the end of Iron Man 3, when he underwent surgery to remove it. He doesn't wear it any more; now, the reactor is only for the suit. [we see Tony undergoing surgery to remove the shrapnel near his heart] Tony Stark: [voice over] Of course, there are people who say progress is dangerous. But I'll bet ...


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This is a back-reference to the first Avengers film. TONY (CONT'D): (TO THOR) No hard feelings, Point Break. You've got a mean swing. (referring to the Iridium) Also, it means the portal can open as wide, and stay open as long, as Loki wants. The idea being that Thor looks like Patrick Swayze's character Bodhi in the film of the same name.


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In Fantastic Four Vol 1 #262 (1984), Reed Richards is put on trial by the Shi'ar empire for having saved the life of Galactus several issues previously. The trial is held in a large arena, with representatives from a large number of alien races present. During the trial, Galactus appears as a character witness on behalf of Richards. The artwork when he ...


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Although the haircut scene doesn't affect the movie's plot and is played for laughs, it also works as part of the movie's symbolism. Over the course of Ragnarok, Thor is stripped of almost all the accoutrements we associate with Thor. He loses his father, his hammer, many of his friends, half of his cape, his freedom, and then his hair. (While his hair is ...


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The post-credits scene wasn't filmed until production had already completed and so the various actors had already moved onto new roles. Chris Evans had a role in Snowpiercer in which he needed a beard. As this was a quick scene and he was currently filming for Snowpiercer a prosthetic was fitted for Chris. This meant he couldn't really eat and is also why he ...


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Because rank follows job Army rank isn't just a question of experience, heroics or capabilities. It's not like going up a level in a D&D game. After a certain point, an officer's rank implies his job, not only his abilities. A US Army Captain usually commands units the size of Companies or smaller, meaning at most a group of 80-250 soldiers. This is in ...


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Comics: In at least one case, Captain repaints his own shield. Here we see the good Captain himself, replacing a broken leather strap and touching up the paint on his shield (note the can of red paint - it actually looks like regular house paint - on the work bench). Captain America - Vol. I; #302: "...And Other Strangers!", February 1985 ...


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According the actor who portrayed Steve/Captain America, Chris Evans certainly didn't intend to give that impression in his performance. He (quite literally) played the character straight and seemed quite surprised by a question posed in an interview with FlickeringMyth asking whether he and Bucky shared any mutual sexual attraction. FM. “Some say that ...


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Excalibur #58 (1992) fits the bill, your villain being Alchemy. From ComicVine: Trouble on both sides! With both the Crazy Gang and the trolls that kidnapped Alchemy on the loose, can even the combined strength of Excalibur and the X-Men come out on top? As revealed in the previous issue, Alchemy was in with the trolls who used his mother as leverage ...


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There is a marvel guide picture for it and shows count of 236, contrary to my own comment With inspiration from reddit, manual eyeballing, and the help of Julian, below is the list of characters seen in the wedding:- Devil Dinosaur Snowbird Moon Boy Shaman Sasquatch Guardian Northstar Aurora Vindicator Marrina Pixie Starfox The White Tiger Union Jack ...


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Consider the scene as a whole: the Winter Soldier is a ghost, his MO is to complete his mission and disappear without a trace. Most people have never heard of him, even the intelligence community doesn't believe he exists, despite him operating for decades and being involved in many of the most important events of the 20th century. So he shoots Fury from a ...


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At the beginning of the movie Thor, Mjolnir is not enchanted. It's just Thor's war hammer, built for him by whoever makes Asgardian weapons. He uses it because it's his, with no other particular requirements. After the fiasco with the Frost Giants, Odin places an enchantment on the weapon -- this is what he's doing when he whispers into the hammer, just ...


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Because the prisoners were calling Gamora a "green whore" when she first entered the prison yard, and Drax is incredibly literal. He has no clue they were using it as an insult; he thinks that's what she actually was. The problem is if you weren't really listening it was easy to miss,there was a lot going on in that scene. When Drax says it again later in ...


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