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Not without hurting or killing Odin. There’s a Marvel comic called Thor: TDW Prelude which takes us from the end of Thor (destruction of the Bifrost) through The Avengers and to the beginning of Thor: TDW. I answered a similar question last year, and quoted this panel (which handily answers your question, too): (This comes in issue 1 of 2.) As Odin says to ...


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Loki was the soldier that told Odin about his own death. We saw him shift. It was the same face he had used when he shapeshifted into a guard in front of Thor earlier in the film. Since every other illusion was cancelled when touched, I'd say he was really in Thor's arms, and the illusion was him dying, not the body. He must have done something slightly ...


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The Aether the Reality Stone. There have been lots of interviews with Marvel execs confirming it’s an Infinity Stone, and the way it’s shown in Age of Ultron confirms this in-universe. An interview with Kevin Feige states that, as of Age of Ultron, only the Time and Soul Stones are unaccounted for, and so by a process of elimination, we may deduce that the ...


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Asgardians do have and use energy weapons. But keep in mind that Asgardians are usually rather strong and would most likely benefit more from using high tech melee weapons.. Asgardian racial information from the wiki.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asgardians_(comics) Although they look human, all Asgardians possess certain superhuman physical ...


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It could be anywhere. The Collector has hundreds of worlds and museum-ships which store his various collections of plants, animals, and exotic artifacts he has collected over his career. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has not shown the Collector to be the cosmic being he is in the canon Marvel Universe. To understand the Collector, you have to understand WHY ...


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There seems to be a couple of things going on here; Erik was under Loki's mind control for several days. Exposure to such a powerful alien technology and Loki's own intense (but eccentric) psyche apparently unhinged him. The actor describes it thusly; “Having a god in your head for a while creates some psychological problems,” he says, “and I’m trying ...


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Two years after the events of Thor, one year after the events of Avengers. This was discussed in an interview with Kevin Feige, as being about a year or so: That leads me to suggest you are keeping a time line in your mind with these movies. We know Iron Man 3 took place six months after The Avengers. Jane mentions that Thor 2 happens like two years ...


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Short (and meta) answer - and this is the same answer as for some similar questions on movie gore - the MPAA rating system is whacked. Visible gore, i.e. blood, tends to get an R rating, which cuts down on the allowed audience. There could be whole articles written on the nonsensical nature of the MPAA's rules for assigning various ratings, and what ...


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Mjolnir's "cannot be lifted" property (which does not include "cannot be moved") only applies when it is dropped or set aside. (Thor volume 1) Adamantium has also proven to be impervious to a strike from Mjolnir, proving that it can be blocked, as well as trading blows with other weapons made from uru, the metal from which Mjolnir is crafted. Mjolnir has ...


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It's a yes and no answer, as the other user postulated. At various times, they've been portrayed as different dimensions, and as aspects of the same dimension. All are related to the tree Yggdrasil. The tree is central to Norse mythology, and is depicted as having three roots. Marvel iteration Each of the roots connects to a different level of realms. ...


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Although it clearly seems like a goof, one could actually proffer a plethora of ways Loki could have found out that tidbit. For instance, could he have studied royal archives? Since we have no idea what's up with the real Odin, could Loki perhaps have probed his mind while he was recovering in the Odin Sleep? Also, do we know that Loki could not have used ...


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This is largely a nod to the Taneleer Tivan of the comics, who is similar, and more fleshed out, but with a few important differences. While the MCU version of Tivan portrays him as just an eccentric collector so far, the comics version has a personal mission of collecting artifacts and subjects and keeping them safe so that the Universe could be ...


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Too Long, Didn't Read The Nine Realms aren't situated solely in SPACE. From our perspective, Midgard is the entire reality of three dimensional (four if you count time) space-time we inhabit. Asgard and its assorted realms are not in the same dimensional space, maybe not even in the same universe as Earth (Midgard). Any action which gives that impression ...


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The soldier turns up and says to Odin "...we found a body". Then Odin responds "Loki". Two interpretations: 1) Odin thinks it was Loki's body that was found OR 2) Odin recognizes that the soldier was actually Loki disguised as a soldier, and thus voices out his recognition of Loki. I like to think that Odin did actually recognize Loki from the first ...


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Yes. In a press release published two days ago, Marvel gave some background for “The Well”, which broadcasts on 19th November: After Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World hits theatres1 November 8, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will feel the repercussions November 19 with an all-new episode! The official synopsis is: In the aftermath of the events ...


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The Norse Warrior Gods don't weep for fallen comrades in the heat of battle. Like the mortals who emulated them, the Vikings, death in battle was not something to weep over, it was to be celebrated as the best death a warrior could have. Odin can be forgiven since this was his wife of over a thousand years. Thor's demeanor was one of battle-lust and ...


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The Collector is one of the Elders of the Universe, which is a group of immortals that are each the last of their respective species, and each of which is obsessed with a single activity as a means of preventing boredom from overcoming their eternal lives. Shockingly, the Collector's hobby is collecting things. The things he likes to collect include ...


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Despite what we see at the end of Thor: The Dark World, More than likely this is another deception by Loki to rid himself of the burden of his step-brother, Thor while cementing his rule on the throne. Loki has about half of the attributes necessary for being a good king. Unfortunately for Odin, Thor only has half as well. I suspect Odin would prefer Thor ...


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Loki killed* Odin for numerous reasons. Odin had told him that he would never be king. In Loki's eyes, Odin stole his birthright from him by taking him from Laufey - preventing him from ever being king again. Odin had banished Loki to the dungeons, after being left for dead (after falling from the bridge to the Bifrost). Loki is consumed by jealousy and ...


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Mjolnir's return flight takes the path Thor deems best. The enchantment can exercise a great degree of discrimination or fly brutally back to the Thunder god, depending on his need. In an area with innocents, Mjolnir can fly with a great deal of discrimination, touching nothing along the way Thor would deem inappropriate. For example: When Thor was upon ...


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Thor is seen holding Gungnir in Thor: Ragnarok as you state in the question and he uses it in the initial dual against Hela in the Throne Room. You can see the full scene here and the relevant gif is below: Watch the end of the gif carefully as Hela throws Thor and Gungnir away, she disarms him at the same time and we don't see Gungnir again. Presumably the ...


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What's the meaning of all this? Thor: As are Nornheim and Ria. Though our work would have gone more quickly with you at the fore. Thor is (possibly unintentionally, based on following dialog) flattering Odin. "We did well, but we could have done it faster if you were with us." but is that a way of telling that he was old or weak or something to draw ...


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Probably being stored elsewhere. I can’t find a timestamp, but in the Guardians of the Galaxy spoiler special on The Empire podcast (podcast page, between eps #122 and #123), the director and writer James Gunn implied that the Collector would have collections on different worlds. As Thaddeus’s answer explains, this is consistent with the comics, and seems ...


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He is not bald. As guardian of the BiFrost, he appeared to keep his hair short to accommodate his helmet. With helmet: Without: We can safely surmise that after he abandoned his post (because of Loki impersonating Odin) and he lived away from the city, he let his hair grow out. Side note: In Thor's vision of Ragnarok (Age of Ultron), his hair is still ...


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I don’t have anything to add to the first part of misceleniious’s answer, but there are two interviews of note about Odin’s fate. In an interview with io9, Kevin Feige (President of Production at Marvel) said: Is it safe to say that Odin is dead now? I would not say that it's safe to say, no. I don't know what Loki did to him. This seems like a ...


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Aether was protecting itself That's the key phrase. The police and the guards were antagonistic towards the Aether by way of Jane. Thor and Odin were trying to protect Jane.


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Don't forget what happened when Odin walked in on the Dark Elves... He leveled a small party of them with a half-second of a ray from his staff. (This is a long-distance, "gun-like" weapon.) They also had heavy artillery mounted for shooting down aerial attacks, and they had gun-like devices mounted on their own aircraft. This leads me to think that they ...


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I think it also needs to be mentioned that those Dark Elf "guns" were CRAZY powerful relative to everything else we've seen in the MCU. Remember the fight between Thor and Iron Man in The Avengers? He took several hits from Iron Man's repulsor blasts to the face, and it didn't even knock him down. Those repulsors have been shown to destroy Chitauri sleds ...


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No. Jane Foster is not superhuman. In this instance, it is her lack of superhuman power that helped her to survive. If these Infinity Stones function in a fashion similar to their comic counterparts, then this is either the Reality Stone or the Power Stone. If it is the Reality Stone, then its ability is to alter reality based on the the thoughts of the ...


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From this interview with the costume designer: I do like his helmet better this time around too. It’s more aggressive. The horns in the first helmet went straight up and curled around to the back. This time around, I wanted to treat it more like something that came forward towards you first, then tilted back. They’re a bit longer and thinner, which is ...


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