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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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Thor is an Avenger for a multitude of reasons. It's worth noting that the entire plot of The Avengers/Avengers Assemble is set into motion by Thor's actions in Thor. If Thor hadn't waged a war upon the Ice Giants out of pride and anger, then he never would have been banished to Earth, and Loki would have never sent the Destroyer there to kill him. Despite ...


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Flying monkeys is a reference to the Wicked Witch of the West's minions in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The joke is that the reference is so dated that Cap gets it, unlike cultural references to things he missed while frozen.


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He's not calling her "Drakov's Daughter". What he's doing is listing out her "crimes". Loki: Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Drakov's Daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire. Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping. It's gushing red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything?, These are all ...


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Captain America was frozen in ice from around 1943 to around 2012. so he doesn't know thousands of cultural references like "Here's Johnny", Bueller, redpill, etc. An ongoing joke in the Avengers movie is how those cultural references go right over Cap's head. He knows they are cultural references, but he doesn't know what they mean. This running joke'...


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Thanos was presumably trying to be hidden in the background until he was ready to reveal himself so he would face less opposition. Thor seems to twig onto the fact that someone is working in the background for this purpose. Thor: The Mind Stone is the fourth of the Infinity Stones to show up in the last few years. It's not a coincidence. Someone has been ...


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Loki is not sick when he gets to Earth. He is EXHAUSTED. He likely used a significant part of his magical energy and drove himself to exhaustion accessing the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube from the other side, opening a portal and getting himself to Earth. He is reaching across the Nine Realms to access an alien technology and opening a gateway between two distant ...


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Because it didn't just charge him, it damaged him Re-watch that fight in the forest. The lightning super-charged the suit, but it also messed him up. His HUD was filled with static, his joints were sparking, and he seemed to have some trouble moving properly before he discharged the energy back at Thor. He even seemed to be flinching, as though he was ...


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Their conversation is (paraphrased): Hulk: Lucky I didn't hurt anyone. Guard: Luck had nothing to do with it, you were awake and aiming away from them. That is the last we see of the Hulk before


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The staff needs to make contact with skin (as vsz says, skin near the heart) to affect the person. Tony's skin wasn't touched, it hit the reactor instead. While the magic can penetrate a thin layer of clothing, apparently the metal of the reactor was sufficient shielding.


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While this isn’t a comment from Marvel, I think the films themselves avoid any discrepancy. 1. Maybe they didn't wait SHIELD doesn't start producing weapons from the Tesseract until after the events in Thor We don't know for certain when SHIELD started working on the weapons we see in The Avengers. They could have been working on them since Goose barfed ...


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Yes. Coulson died. Joss answered this at the 2014 SXSW. From this article (emphasis mine): Acknowledging the presence of seemingly-deceased Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) on the panel – Gregg plays Leonato in the Much Ado ensemble – Whedon tried to explain how the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent returns from the dead. “I’ll tell you guys this, Heimlich,” Whedon ...


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It would appear as if Fury was telling the truth to the Avengers and that research into the Tesseract was underway since SHIELD got it back at the end of Captain Marvel. However, Phase 2 itself had not started until after the events in Thor, this is backed up by Coulson who repeats what Fury said to the Avengers. Loki moves to open the chute beneath the ...


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Thanos and Loki had an agreement in which 2 things were covered. Loki would retrieve and hand over the Tesseract to Thanos. Thanos would supply his Chitauri army to Loki, so that Loki could conquer Midgard. The Chitauri invasion was Loki's idea, not Thanos's. It was Loki's intention to conquer Earth. Thanos was in it only for the Tesseract. This is ...


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This is addressed in the film's script. In short, the shockwave caused by the nuke and the secondary explosions of the Chitauri vessels was visible from the surface. Captain America wanted to shut the portal before it arrived. EXT. SPACE: We then see Tony's horror. AN ARMADA. The black sky is filled with what must be ninety ships in a vague cluster. Most ...


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There is no specific indication of how much time has passed between the end of the battle and the story wrap-up. Although Tony mentioned the disheveled state of the restaurant and exhausted looks on the heroes gave me the impression that the scene took place between the end of the battle and


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I believe this may be an artifact of Thanos'/the Staff's control. Here is a photo of Hawkeye towards the end of the movie (after he has been released from the staff's control): His eyes appear to be brown. His eyes are colored similarly in the art for Age of Ultron And here is Hawkeye while under the control of the staff. His eyes are suddenly blue! ...


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It should be sufficient to know the backstory of each of the characters (two of which - Black Widow and Hawkeye - didn't get a movie, and so their backstory is mostly covered in the new movie) to enjoy The Avengers. If you were a fan of the comic books you can jump right in. However, if all of this is new to you, then it may help to see the "prequels" to ...


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While we are not given any complete indication, it is a safe bet that Nick Fury did not send in attack aircraft because they were more of a threat to the civilian population than they would be an asset to the Avengers. Conventional military air support has a great deal of collateral damage involved, something Nick Fury is hoping to prevent. We see the chaos ...


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Yes, it's the MetLife building. According to the production designer: Tony Stark bought the iconic MetLife Building (formerly the PanAm Building) and ripped off the top adding his own piece of parasitic architecture to the top.


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The Chitauri were being used as a distraction by Loki. Loki's real objective has always been to get the Tesseract from SHIELD. Considering the powers of the Tesseract allow for the movement of resources or people from any distant location, it makes an excellent tool for infiltration, espionage or logistics. The Tesseract would be a worthwhile asset for any ...


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Here's what my theory is (spoiler alert if you haven't watched Captain Marvel yet): We had Captain Marvel at Earth's defense in '95. Ronan The Accuser already faced her then and fled the battleground. When Ronan came to serve Thanos, he might've told him about Captain Marvel. So, I think Thanos sent Loki only to fail. Just to scope out the situation to see ...


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Hawkeye would be considered an exceptional archer even in the eyes of the world's best where a hit at a range of 150+ meters would be considered excellent shooting. Most bow hunters shoot at targets averaging 35 to 75 meters away. Target archers can shoot at ranges of 100 -200 meters. (But targets don't move.) Was Clint Barton superhuman in his ability? ...


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The Tesseract being on Earth was the only reason the Chitauri were even able to reach Earth, at least in numbers enough to be dangerous. Thor warns the humans during the course of the movie (multiple times, I think) that the Tesseract is too dangerous for humans to handle. And that using it has signaled to the rest of the universe that humans are ready for ...


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I disagree that it's new footage. The argument about different actors is null here, as the Hulk is facing away from the camera in the looped footage, probably for that reason. I took snapshots from both The Incredible Hulk (2008) and The Avengers to compare them side-by-side, and it's the same shot. The only difference is the one shown in The Avengers is ...


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This was apparently explained in the pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where they depict a Chitauri neural link that Agent Grant Ward liberates from Vanchat in Paris. This S.H.I.E.L.D. evidence sheet provides more details (which, despite the numerous misspellings, seems to be an official artifact of the series). The Chitauri Neural Link is a ...


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