Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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Why doesn’t thanos use the reality stone all the time [duplicate]

So I know there is already a panel for this but all the answers are because he needs to destroy half the universe which need more than one stone. But the main question I have is why didn’t he just ...
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Why didn't the Celestials stop Thanos (spoilers)

It's briefly mentioned in the film that the Eternals are forbidden to interfere in human affairs re:Thanos. Wouldn't half the Celestials have been killed by Thanos too?
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Is it public knowledge that the Avengers went back in time?

After the events of Avengers: Infinity War (and then once more after Avengers: Endgame), a lot of people became very interested in Thanos, and very quickly. Even as far back as Spider-Man: Far From ...
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How was Peter a.k.a. spiderman able to move his hands in his astral form?

At one point in the film, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange fight over the spell box that has the ability to send all of the multiverse villains back to their respective timelines. However, at one point ...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *anti-hero* come into this universe?

First, this is not a copy of this question. Okay, so in the movie, we know that the spell was miscast and actually brought all the people from other worlds who already know that Peter Parker is Spider-...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *this villain* come into this universe?

In Spider-Man No Way Home, as we know that, Doctor Strange's spell was botched mid-casting, and that caused everyone who knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, to start coming into this Universe. So, ...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *this* character not face the same consequences as other characters in the similar situation?

Just got back from watching No Way Home for the second time, but unfortunately none of my friends care about these things as much as I do -for them this is just 'another movie'. But I have a lot of ...
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Are there no written records of Spider-Man's identity?

A main event in Spider-Man: No Way Home is that Dr. Strange casts a spell to make people forget Spider-Man is Peter Parker. But surely it was documented in some way, e.g. recordings of the Daily ...
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Why didn't the Great Protector try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate?

In the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, I am wondering why the Great Protector didn't try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate with the Ten Rings. When Xu Wenwu started to ...
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What weapon is Black Widow using in the final battle of Avengers: Infinity War?

During a rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War I noticed Black Widow seemed to be using a staff during the final battle sequence. The design of the staff looks very similar to the Asgardian berserker ...
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What are the Deviants doing on Earth?

In Eternals (2021), the Eternals arrival on Earth is in 5000 BC in Mesopotamia, when humans are already well established. It is only then that the Deviants seem to be a danger (triggering the Eternal'...
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Is Night Monkey from the Spider-Man comics?

Spider-Man: Far From Home refers to Spidey in his stealth suit as Night Monkey, but is this actually taken from the pages of Marvel Comics?
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Why did He Who Remains choose Loki as a possible successor?

To me, Loki seems to be the worst possible choice for the job, so why did He Who Remains choose Loki in the finale of the show Loki to be his possible successor?
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Did Strange Supreme's power accruing scene include any significant cameo?

In What If...? episode four, when Dr. Strange was trying to acquire powers from other beings and became Strange Supreme, do any of those beings have any significance in reference to the Marvel comics?
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Is Katy's Chinese name intended as a joke?

Yesterday I watched Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), and noticed that in the scene in which Shang-Chi's friend, Katy, is asked her Chinese name, a group of people in the audience ...
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Why wouldn't any sorcerer supreme have known of the 10 rings?

Towards the end of Shang Chi, Wong says to Shang Chi something to the effect of, "we noticed the 10 rings when you put them on" (I don't have the exact quote handy). But the rings had been ...
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Who sent the postcard in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?

I've just watched the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie, and according to me there's a plot point that is left hanging (possible spoilers if you haven't seen the movie). Shang-Chi knows ...
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Is Branch a timeline or a universe?

In "What if...?" I learnt that you could have two timelines in one universe. Honestly, this only made me more confused with the MCU than I already am. I don't know what is a timeline and ...
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Is there any significance to the "C-15" seen in What If episode 1?

In What If...? episode 1, the non-super-solder Steve Rogers ends up as the pilot of a proto-Iron Man suit built by Howard Stark. The suit has "C-15" painted on its left breast, and a star ...
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At what point of time branches start appearing? [duplicate]

At the end of the TV show "Loki", Kang died and we see new timelines started to branch off the sacred time line. As Kang is at the end of time, I wonder the effect of his death on the sacred ...
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Why is the timeline so different in the episode 2 of “What If...?”?

In the episode 1 of What If...?, the story follows the same events as in the first Captain America movie, but with Peggy Carter as Captain Carter. The other characters have the same roles until the ...
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Why has the Time Variance Authority not intervened in the events of "What if...?"?

My understanding is that there were no multiverses going in parallel to the main timeline events of "Captain America", and multiverses started to branch after Kang died in the "Loki&...
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Did the Disruption of Sacred Timeline happen during the events of Endgame or after it?

In the Loki series, it is shown that TVA captures Loki after he flees from Stark tower when Avengers were trying to get hold of the tesseract and all the story the follows through after it. In the ...
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How did 'He who remains' manage to live for so long?

As we know, humans have a limited lifetime but as described in the Loki TV series, 'He who Remains' was managing the various timelines through TVA and he mentioned that he was living at the end of ...
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What did Sylvie do to attract the attention of the Time Variance Authority?

We learn in the Loki series that so-called "variants" attract the attention of the Time Variance Authority by acting in a way that threatens a diversion from the "Sacred Timeline". ...
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Taskmaster's fighting style

In the movie Black Widow there is an enemy fighter called Taskmaster. It is said that Taskmaster can mimic the fighting style of everyone they see. I noticed them mimicking Captain America's shield ...
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How do the different variants of Loki have different timelines? [closed]

I am confused about how many variants there are in Loki. Do they all exist in multiple universes? How does a nexus event force them to be pruned?
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Can anybody identify this painting from Black Widow?

This painting is hanging in Dreykov's office in Black Widow... Is this a famous painting? Can anybody identify it and shed some light on what it contributes to the scene there? This painting features ...
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What does "And that’s the gambit!" mean?

In Loki episode 6, we hear He Who Remains say: ... You came to kill the devil, right? (CHUCKLES) Well, guess what? I keep you safe. And if you think I’m evil, well, just wait till you meet my ...
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Why could Mobius M. Mobius not recognise Loki? [closed]

In the end of Loki S1 E6, Mobius M. Mobius was not able to recognise Loki. Why is it so?
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Who was the captain of the ship that was pruned in Loki episode 5

We see a ship appearing to be from around the 1800s or so landing the void near Alison, the camera focuses on the captain as if he was some kind of important historic figure Who was it?
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What happened to Black Widow, and what did it have to do with Hawkeye?

In a post-credit scene in the new MCU film, Black Widow (2021), someone tells Yelena that Black Widow was killed by Hawkeye. Can someone explain this to me? I don't recall anything like this ...
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Did Taskmaster actually adopt others' fighting skills?

In Black Widow, Taskmaster is noted for her ability to adopt (or mimic) fighting skills. Throughout the movie, she displays fighting skills similar to that of many Avengers characters. However, in ...
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What is the significance of this line by Loki in Infinity War?

In Infinity War, just before he is killed, Loki says: You will never be a God. As far as I remember, I don't think Thanos has been portrayed as wanting to become a God in the MCU. I understand that ...
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What happened to the prisoner in the LOKI show

In this shot, a fellow prisoner is seemingly disintegrated or something. I'm wondering what that was. Was he being killed or was it a portal or something?
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Was a deal needed with Fox to use Evan Peters?

In WandaVision, Evan Peters is cast as a version of Wanda's brother Pietro, aka Peter, aka Quicksilver. The Quicksilver in the X-Men movies is generally considered a different character than Pietro ...
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If there's only one timeline, why did the Ancient One beg to differ?

While If there's only one timeline, how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them? was theoretical (people commented Doctor Strange may have seen only potential timelines), if there is ...
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If there's only one timeline, how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them?

If there is only one true Sacred Timeline according to the Time Variance Authority (TVA), then how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them in Infinity War? Or did he only see the true ...
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How did Mobius come to this conclusion?

In the Marvel series Loki season 1 episode 2, the original variant from the sacred timeline gives a theory that To test this theory Mobius and Loki go to Pompeii, and after returning from there ...
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Where did Falcon's pistols go?

In the movies, Falcon has a pair of machine pistols that he uses to good effect in combination with his flight suit, making for a rather unique fighting style. But in The Falcon and the Winter ...
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How did Fitz and Simmons come back in Agents of SHIELD S03E02

At the end of season 2 of Agents of SHIELD, Jemma gets taken to a different planet by the black monolith. In episode 2 of season 3, the SHIELD team arrive at an ancient British chamber which was ...
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Why is Isabella Hartley not turned to stone instantly when she touches the obelisk?

In Agents of SHIELD season 2, both HYDRA and SHIELD are after the original 0-8-4 known as the obelisk/diviner. Throughout the season, we see that anyone who comes in contact of this Kree device turn ...
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How did Carl Creel heal from Obelisk by Hydra's brainwashing words?

In Agents of SHEILD season 2 episode 1, both SHIELD and HYDRA are after the original 0-8-4 known as obelisk/diviner. Carl Creel manages to take hold of Obelisk, but it infects his arm. In episode 2, ...
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Why was Grant Ward's crime not detected when he joined SHIELD Academy?

Towards the end of Agents of SHIELD season 1, we are told that Grant Ward was in Juvenile detention center for setting his house on fire, with his brother inside the house. Then John Garett breaks him ...
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If Eric Koenig was an LMD, why was it not discovered during his post-mortem?

In Agents of SHIELD first season, Grant Ward kills Agent Eric Koenig. Later in the 7th season, we are revealed that all the Koenig's were LMDs. If that was the case, then why didn't Jemma Simmons ...
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Why did Zemo lead room service to discover what's in his room?

In Siberia, Zemo made a call to his German hotel to invite room service to his abandoned room and thus discover: It immediately hit the news and made Iron Man realize Captain America was right all ...
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What is the Power Broker hoping to accomplish in New York?

The Power Broker persuades Batroc, an Algerian terrorist with a beef against Sam Wilson, to come with her to New York. There, she assists Wilson and his partner, Buckey Barnes, in trying to save ...
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Were there any hints that this character was the Power Broker?

In the finale of the MCU TV series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it is revealed that: Given the events leading up to this, were there really any hints giving away that they were the Power Broker?...
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What Do Sam and Bucky know?

During the events of episode six of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Bucky, Sam and Sharon remain in contact via those earpieces that the Marvel Universe seems to have in oversupply. They speak to ...
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Is there a canonical reason as to why Bucky got "nerfed" throughout the MCU?

In Winter Soldier we see him going toe to toe with multiple Avenger-level people including Black Widow, Falcon, and Captain America himself. Obviously we can attribute this to his training and status ...

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