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In "Civil War", why did Tony Stark and Steve Rogers choose sides that didn't reflect their attitudes?

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 ...
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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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Where did Rocket's repair tool come from?

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 ...
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Why did Peter Parker work as a poor photographer given that he was a top science student who could earn much more in Silicon Valley?

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 ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Spider man has spidey-sense peter-tingle. 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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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

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 ...
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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

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 ...
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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

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 ...
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In which Deadpool comic does he kill over liking Star Wars prequels?

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 ...
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Did Captain America know Iron Man needs his arc reactor to live?

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 ...
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Pre-1993 comic in which Wolverine's claws were turned to rubber?

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 ...
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Has Galactus ever been depicted as anything other than a humanoid?

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 ...
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Who repaints Captain America's shield?

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 ...
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Why wasn't Captain America eating in the end of The Avengers?

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....
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

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 ...
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In the films, was the portrayal of Captain America supposed to come across as gay?

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 ...
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What is the movie referenced in Black Panther with the "automatic shoes"?

Back to the Future 2 This is likely a reference to Back to the Future 2's auto lacing shoes:
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How did Thanos not realise this had happened at the end of Endgame?

Iron Man uses his nanotech to steal the stones, and if you watch carefully when Tony Stark's hand comes around to reveal he has the stones, the nanotech in his suit is still forming the gauntlet ...
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How did Thanos not realise this had happened at the end of Endgame?

This Thanos had never used the stones before, and didn't know what to expect Dave's answer covers why Thanos didn't notice Tony sparking. But it doesn't explain why he missed the lack of pain on his ...
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Is this an easter egg to Sherlock in Thor Ragnarok?

Actually no 177A Bleecker Street is the address of Doctor Strange in the comics, so it is just a funny coincidence. This article by CBR.com explains it neatly: The first time that Doctor Strange’...
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In "Avengers: Endgame", what does the name Elmonzo refer to?

He doesn't say "Elmonzo", he says "Almanzo" which would indicate that his wife is likely a fan of the Little House on the Prairie books in which Almanzo Wilder was a major character. The joke here is ...
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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

Apparently it was just because Chris didn't like wearing the wig anymore and it just took too long to get right as Eric Pearson has said in the below interview: "When I arrived, there were ...
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Are Captain Marvel's powers affected by Thanos' actions in Avengers: Infinity War?

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,...
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Has Galactus ever been depicted as anything other than a humanoid?

Well, she's not alien, but Squirrel Girl's sidekick Tippy-Toe sees Galactus as a giant squirrel in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4:
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How could Tony Stark do this in Avengers: Endgame - at all?

You're making a few faulty assumptions/comparisons in this question which is why this looks to be confusing you. Quill might have only been able to hold the Power Stone for as long as he did because ...
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To what extent is Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" accurate to the comics storyline of the time?

According to this article, bassist Geezer Butler wrote the lyrics, he said he had never heard of the comic book character at the time: Although Marvel had established that superhero in 1963, Sabbath ...
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Why does Wong laugh for the first time at the end of the movie?

You have to pay attention to the dialog throughout the movie. When Steven Strange first discovers the Eye of Agamotto, he reads an ancient manuscript which instructs him on how to manipulate time. ...
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How does Captain America channel this power?

The wording of the enchantment placed on Mjölnir in the first Thor movie is: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Which implies that Captain America ...
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What Marvel character has this 'W' symbol?

I want to say the Wasp, because this shirt seems Avengers-themed and the Wasp was a founding member of the Avengers. For what it's worth, this Wasp wallet has almost the same logo, and is apparently ...
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Why did this happen to Thanos's ships at the end of "Avengers: Endgame"?

The snap is just the trigger to have the stones carry out your will, whatever it may be. Thanos wanted to destroy half of all life so that's what happened. Stark wanted to destroy Thanos' invasion ...
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