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Firstly, the Flag Smashers and John Walker all took the same version of the serum. This version was developed using "semi-stable traces of serum", I believe from Isaiah. Dr Nagel says that he developed it so it would be more subtle and not change the physical appearance. Dr Nagel: They had blood samples from an American test subject with semi-...


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According to confidential files obtained by Steve Rogers in Captain America Vol. 5 #11, the comicbook version of Barnes was selected to be the Winter Soldier for two primary reasons. Firstly, Vasily Karpov -- the head of the department directly overseeing the project -- liked the idea of turning an "American symbol" back against Russia's enemies. ...


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Just after Thor returns to Asgard, he stumbles upon a play being performed to "Odin" (disguised Loki). The actor playing the actor portraying Loki is Matt Damon.


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If you go by the patch on Officer Krieger's police jacket, then the answer is clearly Center City. As far as I can tell, there's no such thing as a Center City Police Department in the real world, so it's unclear if this is a reference to the real life Center City in Philadelphia -- which falls under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Police Department -- ...


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Bucky was a weapon of HYDRA, a secret super assassin. He was not a USSR creation. Arnim Zola created Bucky whilst working for Schmidt back during the war. As he’s a weapon of HYDRA he does not fall under the jurisdiction of any country either. Arnim Zola: Sergeant Barnes... The procedure has already started. You are to be the new fist of HYDRA. Captain ...


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Presumably, it's because that footage is not a recording of Loki's memories. It's some form of 'camera' footage, quite possibly captured by He Who Remains himself. Bear in mind that the main Loki variant played by Tom Hiddlestone on the show was plucked from the year 2012, during the events of the first Avengers movie, so he didn't have any memories of the ...


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Unlikely. Even with the Tesseract, MCU Loki wasn't omniscient, or psychic. He indicated that his knowledge of Natasha was based on information given to him by Clint Barton (Hawkeye), whom he'd enthralled using the Scepter. NATASHA: It's really not that complicated. I got red in my ledger, I'd like to wipe it out. LOKI: Can you? Can you wipe out that much ...


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Punisher #28 (1989) and #29 (1990), part of the "Acts of Vengeance" storyline featuring the Kingpin and Victor Von Doom as villains. In issue #28, it's Frank (not Microchip) who talks about several vans getting trashed, about a million dollars a piece: In issue #29, Doom messes up the electricals on the new van, and this time it is Microchip who ...


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Erskine and Stark intentionally bulked Steve up: "We begin with a series of micro injections into the subject's major muscle groups. The serum infusion will cause immediate cellular change. And then, to stimulate growth, the subject will be saturated with Vita-rays." Abraham Erskine, Captain America: The First Avenger The creation of the other ...


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According to Jonathan Schwartz -- the producer on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings -- the design of the Mandarin's rings was altered specifically for the MCU, mainly because the filmmakers thought the finger rings from the comics would look "a little goofy" in live-action. “You know, it may have been a little bit of that, but I think it ...


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I don't think Wanda knows about Nexus Events - and I don't think she was responsible for that specific advert. Throughout Episodes 6 and 7, Wanda's control over the Hex is slipping and Agatha's is increasing, as demonstrated on several occasions: The arrival of Pietro at the end of Episode 5 was Agatha's doing, leaving Wanda confused about how it could have ...


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By my counting we see a total of 12 monsters and then we see 6 versions of Strange being transformed without seeing the monster that did it. I don't think we have any explicit confirmation on what the monsters are yet and I don't have an answer for them all but I'll do my best. This is most likely the same tentacled creature we saw in episode 1, "What ...


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At the start of the What If... episode, we learn that Odin never took Loki from Jotunheim, instead returning him to Laufey, whereas in the live-action film Thor, he appears to be using some sort of magical spell to convert Loki from a Frost Giant baby into an Asgardian baby. The taller blue Loki is what he would have grown ...


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His father, Howard Stark, created Stark Industries and was developing weapons for the U.S. military. Stark Industries develops and sells weapons to militaries all over the world. Tony inherited Stark Industries after his fathers death. In the movie Iron Man his own weapons are responsible for his capture. That's when he discovers Obadiah was selling weapons ...


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There are hints throughout the whole movie trying to explain this. First of all as a former martial artist, I can say that when you have trained as long and as hard as he did (7 to 14 years old, every day, all day), you are familiar with a lot of styles and can adapt to a lot of situation or new styles that you see/learn with a lot of ease. It is also said ...


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He does indeed have a Ruby-Quartz sleep mask. Keeps his blasts in check, but is more comfortable than his glasses or visor.


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This is never mentioned in the show, but I considered it implied that, as 'stewards of the timeline' who have the ability to monitor all of existence for variations/nexus events, the TVA also has a "video output" option to choose from when reviewing said timeline. Out of Universe, they didn't have footage of all the events from Loki's perspective, ...


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The bottom line is that they were all different serums with different administration techniques. Even Irskine's super soldier serum, had it been administered to a second person without the vita radiation used as a stabilizing agent, might have had different results than the administration of the serum to Steve Rogers. And remember that Irskine's serum, at ...


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It's unlikely that they're the same creature. The creature in What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands? is primarily reddish on the top half of its body, and primarily orange on the lower half, with no limbs that we can see. It also breathes fire, and has yet to be named in any official source as far as I'm aware. We can't even say for ...


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The producer of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jonathan Schwartz, confirmed that it was indeed the Abomination in that scene. There will be more of Abomination to come, so more of that story to be told. With regards to Shang-Chi , it sort of came down to who would be the coolest character for this moment? Who do we want to see in that ring? And ...


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I would venture to say that the technical answer is that the cast/crew are using footage from previous films and have to use the framing and cameras that the originals were shot in. From an in-universe perspective, consider that the TVA are meant to be showing Loki an impartial and unbiased view of his life. To show things from his perspective might be to ...


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They have always existed. 'He Who Remains' merged the timelines into one after fighting with his variants, but he created the TVA to stop any splits from happening. Think pruning a branch. So all time lines were basically the same. At the end of Loki when they start splitting is when they become very different universes. There is a scene in WandaVision at ...


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Unstable Molecules (most likely) In the iconic intro to the Animated series, and at least once during the series, Storm transforms from civilian clothing into her X-Men Uniform: According to this eagle-eyed redditor this has been explained in the comics as Storm manipulating the unstable molecules in her costume. How is this related to Jean Grey? In the ...


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At the moment, it's not entirely clear. The Marvel Fandom page for the MCU version of Dr. Strange states that he is currently the Sorcerer Supreme: Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange M.D., Ph.D is the Sorcerer Supreme and a Master of the Mystic Arts. Originally a brilliant, although arrogant, neurosurgeon, Strange got into a car accident which resulted with his ...


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Colossus is just a simple farmboy The only commentary I can find on Colossus's origin is this, from wikipedia: Editor Roy Thomas, in charge of reviving the X-Men for Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975), told the creative team to go home and create some characters for the new team. Dave Cockrum recalled: I just went home and Colossus was one of the first ones ...


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but what of normal aging? In the 1998 Blade movie, it is mentioned that Blade ages like a regular human being. Whistler, at 58:44: And he's got their strength. This time tomorrow, all of those wounds of his will be healed. He still ages like a human though. See, vampires age slower than us.


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I don't recall them ever mentioning T.A.H.I.T.I. caused some sort of personality change in Coulson. It's just part of who Coulson's character is. He would have been that way before T.A.H.I.T.I and he was that way when he was brought back as a robot or whatever. He's just a fatherly figure/mentor who feels responsible for the team and he truly thinks Daisy ...


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His father was already a weapons contractor for the USA during WW2. Besides supplying weapons to the USA they were also supplying weapons to pretty much anyone else who was willing to buy them (even terrorists, thanks to Obadiah) until Tony stopped him. 60 years of dominating the arms market is kinda a sure thing to become rich, and even after leaving the ...


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They come not from Chinese mythology but from Marvel Comics. They are the spawn of the Dweller-in-Darkness, who was first seen in Doctor Strange #30. The director identified the character in an interview with Indiewire. We wanted to make sure that the Great Protector represented peace and tranquility and the Dweller in Darkness — which I don’t even ...


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There’s more than one Dark Dimension in the multiverse. surely, in an infinite multiverse, there will be at least one, if not an infinite number of dimensions/universes in which everything is almost exactly the same, with only small differences, for example the sky is a slightly different colour Maybe, maybe not. We have a limited understanding of the ...


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