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Yes, "Thanos" is indeed derived from the name "Thanatos", the name of the Freudian concept of death drive (which in turn is named after the Thanatos of myth), according to Vulture: While attending a psychology class in junior college in order to woo a woman, Starlin had become briefly acquainted with the Freudian concept of Thanatos, ...


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The Infinity Gauntlet has no known extra powers, all we see is that is has the power to channel and control all of the Infinity Stones, either together or separately. Eitri: 300 dwarves lived on this ring. I thought if I did what he asked, they'd be safe. I made what he wanted. A device capable of harnessing the power of the stones. Then he killed everyone ...


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They're not both piloting the ship, the control arm they are using and flipping is used to switch the pilot from either set of controls. This is backed up by their bickering over who is the better pilot as they swap controls back to themselves. Drax: Quill, to make it through that you’d have to be the greatest pilot in the universe. Quill: Lucky for us, I… ...


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Asgard is the people not the place. Odin states this in the same film and I believe Thor reiterates it later on. As such as Asgard is still around then he wouldn’t lose his powers. And of course there is also New Asgard in Norway that we could argue is the (new) place as well. Odin: Asgard is not a place. Never was. This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our ...


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According to the Iowa City High School Q/A with Joe Russo it is kind of an out of body experience. Russo goes into more detail on the scene and motivations behind what they were portraying. [The next student’s audio did not come out clearly- from what I remember and from what I could understand- the student was asking why Gamorra appeared as a child towards ...


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I’ve been back through and watched the scenes and unless I’m just not eagle eyed enough it doesn’t look like you’d be able to see the manipulations shown in the montage. Even in the magic show scene she is shown a lot around the manipulation moment but as far as I can tell not doing the manipulation, it cuts to Vision when she’s doing that. That said there ...


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Wolverine's claws were cut off by the Silver Samurai during the climactic fight scene of The Wolverine (2013), so no, they're not invulnerable. They regrew, but only as bone.


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It should be clarified that there are at least three grades of adamantium in the comics. Firstly, there's proto-adamantium. This alloy was created by US Government metallurgist, Myron MacLain during World War II, and was bonded with Wakandan vibranium to create Captain America's shield. MacLain never managed to reproduce this metal though, so it only exists ...


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This appears to be Web of Spider-Man issue #28, from 1985:


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According to its maker, its purpose was to harness the power of the stones. No other power is mentioned or hinted at. Eitri: I made what he wanted. A device capable of harnessing the power of the stones.


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A couple of answers have been given as to why Reed chose the name Mister Fantastic over the years. While none, to my knowledge, specifically address "why choose a generic name as opposed to something related to his powers?" they might have offered him a reason to choose that specific name as opposed to anything else. The first, in Fantastic Four (...


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Could be Cinder from DC Comics' Titans: Villains For Hire (2011). From Comic Book Resources: The basics for Cinder is that she was an Italian woman from a well-to-do family that was molested by her uncle. So she then hunts down sex offenders and kill them. When we first meet her, she's killing a sex offender by burning him alive (her power is to turn into ...


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According to his bio in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #13: He is partially immune to exertion-induced fatigue poisons and thus has greater endurance than ordinary humans. The use of the words "partially immune" suggest that while his endurance is greater than a normal man's, it isn't limitless. So, at some point, he presumably ...


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The one that made me suspect her was S1E3. Then there's the oddity of S1E6


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Firstly, I want to address the Infinity Gauntlet part of the question as that is answered here. The user needs to make a fist with the Infinity Gauntlet to be able to use it. Whilst this restriction was placed out of universe it is not inconceivable that Eitri baked the restriction in as a minor hindrance to Thanos and to give others a chance against him. “...


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Whilst the existing answer with the original script is perfectly clear in Erik referring to Bruce Banner and Hank Pym I have found the below interview where Feige clearly spells out it is those two. Feige: What are you remembering? I think a few shots of the Destroyer and I was talking to [co-producer] Craig Kyle and he was mentioning to me that there ...


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It was a few years ago that I answered a similar question in regards to Cindy Moon, aka Silk, and why her powers are so different than Peter's, even though they were bitten by the same spider. Allow me to re-post it here: It may be just a theory, but I'm guessing "natural genetic variation" may be the best reason. While their "arachnid ...


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I know this question has plenty of answers, but here's another, from a different perspective. Thematically it had to be Tony, every avenger movie so far had built to this. In the Avengers Assemble when Cap and Tony are facing off Cap says "You'd never make the sacrifice play, fall on a wire to save your friends". However later in the movie Tony ...


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There are 2 possible answers to this, but neither deal with either (a) Earth 616 Spiderman, or (b) the 616 version of May Parker. A version of May Parker (I believe) was the armorer for Spider Gwen in the Ultimate Spiderman cartoon show. May Parker gave the Ultimates universe Miles Morales Peter Parker's old web shooters, so that he may carry on Peter's ...


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In the mini-series Savage Wolverine (2013), there is a Hulk confrontation in the Savage Land. As the following excerpt pages show, the Hulk goes down for a full "ten count". (The (spoilers?) Hulk's regeneration power has him recover before the series ends, so don't be too alarmed)


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The TV Anchor in Cairo is most likely Moon Knight, and the highschool valedictorian is probably Ethan Edwards, a superman knockoff. Of course, this doesn't mean we'll see Ethan, but it is a nice reference.


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