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Did Tony Stark Know Jarvis?

In Avengers: Endgame (and Agent Carter), we learn that Howard Stark's 'personal assistant' was called Edwin Jarvis. We have heard this name before, however: J.A.R.V.I.S was the name of Tony's AI that ...
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Did Tony Stark Create Vibranium?

In the scene below, Tony Stark creates a new element. I was wondering: is this Vibranium, or a completely different element? Also, if this is Vibranium, how come no-one else was able to create this. ...
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What earth is (zombie body / Spanish speaking) Stephen Strange from?

There are three Stephen Stranges in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Stephen Strange from Earth-616 (travels with America Chavez) Stephen Strange from Earth-838 (Illuminati Strange; ...
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What is this blue stone powering White Vision?

In WandaVision, White Vision is introduced. This character is different from the Vision due to its colour, but also its (non-existent?) stone. As you can see in the image below, the Vision is powered ...
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Who in the MCU has a secret identity?

Early in the second episode of Ms. Marvel, Kamala is discussing her newfound powers with her friend Bruno, and mentions the temptation to reveal herself publicly in order to gain more popularity on ...
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Why can't they reverse time to fix infinity stones that Thanos destroyed by getting only time stone from the past?

After Wanda destroyed the Mind Stone and killed Vision in the process, Thanos used Time Stone to reverse time around them. That brought back Vision and the Mind Stone. Now, after Thanos destroyed all ...
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What were the criteria used in the MCU to determine who\what could be snapped?

Within the MCU, has it ever been canonically confirmed by sources inside the universe, or supplementary material in the real world (For example, guide books or interviews with the directors) what ...
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Thanos' motives

Throughout phases 3-4 of the MCU, Thanos tries to, and succeeds in wiping out half of all existence. He says this is due to overpopulation (a different motive from the comics), but the Eternals tells ...
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In the MCU, were any characters or entities powerful enough to resist The Snap?

Based on canonical sources, is there any evidence to confirm that there were characters or entities in the MCU that were powerful enough that they managed to simply resist the effects of the Snap? As ...
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In the MCU prime universe canon, what level of knowledge about the Snap does the general populace have?

In the prime MCU universe, the one in the same universe as the movies, what level of knowledge does the general population of Earth have about the snap/Blip. For example, do they know that it was ...
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Why did Ego not know this about Earth?

Ego is a Celestial and plans to terraform Earth, as shown in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But another Celestial, Arishem, has made Earth a host planet for the birth of another Celestial, as ...
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Is Disney+'s Moon Knight considered to be Canon to the MCU or other Disney Marvel productions?

Has the status of Moon Knight's canon to the prime MCU universe (The one in which end game is depicted) been discussed in any official material, including interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries, ...
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Did Harry Osborne know that his dad was the Green Goblin?

At the end of Spider-Man 2, Harry Osborne discovers his father's Green Goblin lair. When I saw the movie, I understood that scene to be the moment when Harry first learns that his father was the Green ...
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Does anything happen in the Agent Carter series that impacts/references anything in the MCU?

Thanks to Netflix's glitch a few weeks back, I thought the first season of Agent Carter (2015-16) was only 3 episodes long, and Season 2 skipped episodes. Is it really necessary to go back and re-...
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Who is the father in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

Spoilers Ahead! In the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda mentions that she is a happy mom in so many other universes to those same two children, Billy and Tommy. Is there any ...
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Was he wearing a nose prosthetic in Multiverse of Madness? [closed]

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a certain well-known comic character (not saying who here because the film's still new and he wasn't in the trailers) shows up with a rather prominent ...
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How did Mysterio (Quentin Beck) know about the multiverse?

In Spider Man: Far From Home, Mysterio talks to Peter about the multiverse. Although it's a lie, he clearly mentions the universe 616, which is the main marvel universe (anyone who reads the comics or ...
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How does Carter cause Jarvis to get released?

Watching Season 1, Episode 3 of Agent Carter. In one scene, when Jarvis is brought in for questioning, Agent Carter intercepts her boss just as he's going into the interrogation room. She states ...
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How did "fixing" the villains prevent them from dying in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter does not want to send the villains back to their universes to die. He wants to "fix" them (cure them). It was implied that would keep them from dying, but ...
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Why is Sprite a child in Eternals?

In Eternals, this doesn't make sense to me because it just seems weird why Sprite is the only 'child' and she's talking about how she's in love with Ikaris.
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Why didn't the Celestials stop Thanos?

It's briefly mentioned in the movie Eternals that the Eternals are forbidden to interfere in human affairs. The terror created by Thanos and his 'Snap' are specifically referred to as events that the ...
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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. Spider-Man 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, 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, how ...
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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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