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Why did Doctor Strange believe the Fantastic Four were related to popular music in the 1960s?

Doctor Strange is shown to have a passion for music trivia as we see way back before he joins the Masters of the Mystic Arts. In Doctor Strange, whilst performing surgery he is also doing a music &...
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What does "kiss the lunch box goodbye" mean?

Part of this is explained by Strange's first use of the phrase. From the transcript Strange: Well, he was right about both. We found a girl who can somehow travel across [the multiverse] but she's ...
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What does "kiss the lunch box goodbye" mean?

I believe this refers to superhero-branded lunch boxes that can be popular with primary-school children. Throughout the MCU we have seen occassional glimpses indicating that superhero merch is a thing ...
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How could Mr. Fantastic’s computer see distant planets in real-time in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?

Is the scene in the video clip below the one you're thinking of? REED RICHARDS: I've been cross-referencing the Surfer's radiation through every astronomical database. Altair Seven... Rigel Three... ...
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How did Kamala do this in The Marvels?

The bangle is not the source of Kamala’s powers, but rather the catalyst that activated them. She already had the innate potential for powers in her genes, as her friend Bruno Carrelli, a scientific ...
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What’s the history behind Rogue’s ability to touch others directly without harmful effects in the comics?

In the Earth-616 comics, Rogue's mutant power first manifested when she was kissed by a boy named Cody Robbins. This inadvertently put him in a coma from which he never recovered, causing her a great ...
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Are clothes part of Skrull physiology?

No. It's not shown in Secret Wars as far as I know but they have access to a form of nanotechnology. This is evidenced in Captain Marvel. When we first see Talos take the form of the surfer girl his ...
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Which female character in the MCU had the earliest comic book debut?

Fen, mother of Namor; April 1939 The mother of Prince Namor was introduced in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (April, 1939) as Princess Fen, daughter of the Atlantean emperor Thakorr. In the movie ...
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Are horseback vigilantes, mud wrestling with dump teens, & using blue makeup to draw logos on faces in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl references to a work?

This is a reference to the graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. Specifically, the vigilante group "Sons of Batman" Batman defeats &...
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Which character in the MCU had the earliest comic debut?

Namor the Sub-Mariner (April 1939) I believe the title of the oldest MCU character, in terms of real-world inception, goes to none other than Namor the Sub-Mariner. Namor debuted in April 1939's ...
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What happened to the second bangle?

Carol is shown wearing it when they are in Louisiana.
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Who are the mutants on the "Wanted" poster in X-Men '97?

It seems to be based on X-Men #141's cover from Days of Future Past. Characters in that poster. Top Left - Bottom Right Cyclops Colossus Storm Nightcrawler Angel Iceman Beast Sprite Magneto (Gambit ...
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Who are the villains that Spider-Man fights in his self-introduction scene in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?

I managed to ID the characters with the aid of this YouTube video showcasing concept art from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: The Art of the Film. The Chameleon (Earth-1610B) Concept art by ...
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What happens when Goose, or her species, swallow people?

It is stated by director Nia DaCosta, that inside of Goose there is a "pocket universe" and that is where the things go when swallowed. And from there they can come back unharmed. Here is an ...
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What exactly is that ring, and why didn’t Wong have it before?

Wanda gives him a Sling Ring. They're used to create portals. Wong usually carries his on his belt and it was present in an earlier scene but he isn't wearing it at the point that she gives him the ...
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Who is the third Kang variant in this image?

According to the director, Peyton Reed, that third variant is based on Scarlet Centurion, a character from the comics who first appeared in Avengers Annual Vol. 1 #2 (July 9, 1968). We definitely ...
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Which female character in the MCU had the earliest comic book debut?

Patsy Walker / Hellcat (November 1944) I believe the female MCU character with the earliest comic book debut is Patricia “Patsy“ Walker (Hellcat). She made her comic book debut in Miss America ...
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What is the significance behind the Molecule Man's quirk of consistently asking visitors for food?

This may be a nod to that he has historically found food difficult to make (there are other times when he's done it effortlessly, but that's part of the character, that his competence varies wildly ...
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Why does Gambit not carry heavier objects to throw as explosives?

According to Gambit's Wikipedia article: The only real limitation to this ability is the time required to charge the object: the larger it is the more time it takes to charge. His usual fighting ...
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Does Colossus have powers beyond his body becoming metal?

Yes, Colossus could project an energy wave from his body as a side effect of his transformation from living steel to flesh, and it's apparently potentially deadly to others around him, though it's not ...
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Who is the dead person in the cemetery at the end of Daredevil S2E13?

The undertaker of The Sacred Saints Cemetery In (43:44) we can see a glimpse of the undertaker of The Sacred Saints Cemetery finishing the burying of Elektra's coffin. The actor is uncredited in imdb....
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If Charles Xavier wore Magneto's helmet, would it block Charles from using his abilities?

Yes. Magneto's helmet can indeed work in reverse, rendering a telepath like Charles Xavier unable to utilize their abilities while wearing it. The X-Men '97 animated series (Season 1, Episode 9: "...
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How could Mr. Fantastic’s computer see distant planets in real-time in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?

The film's novelisation indicates that these planets are "not far" from Earth. He pointed to a large monitor to his right and scrolled through a series of satellite photos of dead and ...
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Where does this thumbnail mentioning the In-Betweener come from (Marvel comics)?

The image in question is from Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #26. The character speaking is the Ancient One. The story is titled "The Return of the Ancient One!". DR. STRANGE: Is he mortal? ANCIENT ...
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How does Mordo-838 know that Mordo-616 hates Dr. Strange-616 very much?

Dr. Strange told him that a few moments earlier: DR. STRANGE: They're not coming back. And you just cast your vote now to kill your friends. Not that that ever bothered you before. You know, you ...
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What did Ben Urich find out about Karen Page?

The answer involves spoilers from seasons two and three. The incident was foreshadowed when Karen found a folder in Urich's old office in the season two episode "Seven Minutes in Heaven", ...
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How long had Marvel planned this plot point?

Has there been any confirmation from any studio personnel in either direction, either saying they planned it all along, or else that it simply fell neatly and conveniently into place? The latter. In ...
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Who is the Marvel character with short black hair and a huge collar on this button?

Just for completeness, it seems that the image was taken from Avengers #261 (August/November 1985) cover. Pencils by John Buscema, inks by Tom Palmer.
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What Spider-Man suits are in Peter Parker's secret hideout in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?

The Spider's suit from Exiles Vol. 1 #12 (June, 2002) Spider-Man's Advanced Suit from Marvel's Spider-Man (September, 2018) Spider-Man's Electro-Proof Suit from Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #425 (...
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Do TVA employees get paid?

I don't believe the subject of TVA staff being paid money for their work has ever come up on the show, but the available evidence suggests it's unlikely. Firstly, as far as we've been told, the TVA ...
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