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Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

Use this tag for questions that are related to the fictional universe in which all films and TV shows independently produced by Marvel Studios take place.

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How did Rhodey take the suit off in the military base?

When Colonel James Rhodes (A.K.A. "Rhodey") stole the Mk.2 Iron Man suit and brought it to the military base, and he was shown without the suit on when Major General Meade came to inspect the suit. In ...
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How do Ant-Man and others change size without special suits?

In the first Ant-Man, Hank Pym explained that the special suit and helmet were required to contain the Pym particles in order to vary the person's size. But in Ant-Man and the Wasp, people change the ...
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Why did Pete apologize to Tony Stark?

In Avenger's: Infinity War just before getting erased Peter apologizes to Tony Stark. I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go. Mr. Stark, please... Please. I don't wanna go. I don't wanna ...
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Why didn't Dr Strange die when he was thrown into space?

In one scene of Avengers: Infinity War, Ebony Maw is torturing Dr Strange for the Time Stone when Iron Man interrupts. After a brief chat, Iron Man opens fire and blows a hole in the ship's wall. ...
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How does Scott Lang afford to live in a townhouse in San Francisco?

I noticed in Ant-Man and the Wasp that Scott Lang (AKA Ant-Man) lives by himself in what looks like a 3-storey heritage townhouse in San Francisco, which is a very expensive city to live in. When ...
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Did this character “fool” Thanos and Dr Strange? [closed]

In Avengers: Infinity War, Dr. Strange travels in time mentally to explore multiple outcomes, and only sees one positive outcome out of millions. In the same film, Thanos' plan is to eradicate 50% ...
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How did Tony Stark obtain Thor’s Magic belt (Megingjord)?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), how did Tony Stark obtain Thor’s Magic belt (Megingjord)? It is mentioned by Happy Hogan when he's reading out the list of things loaded on to the plane they are ...
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What does Groot say to Captain America?

When Thor introduced Groot to Captain America, the reply from Groot was "I am Groot" .. what is he saying in his language here?
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Why would they assume Janet van Dyne was still alive?

I was going to ask how Janet van Dyne has survived 30 years in the quantum realm without food or water, but I assume there is probably some kind of answer in the special powers she seems to have ...
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Why doesn't Odin remove Hela's powers?

In Thor, Odin was able to remove Thor's powers with an incantation. Why didn't he do this with Hela, or for that matter Loki in the second film?
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Shouldn't the building keep its same weight? [duplicate]

In the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hank Pym shrinks a multi-story building to just a few cubic feet. He then wheels it away like luggage. You can see it at the 30 second mark: ...
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How was Stormbreaker able to withstand the power of an Infinity Stone?

In Avengers: Infinity War Thor throws Stormbreaker at Thanos, while Thanos uses an Infinity Stone to counter Stormbreaker but fails to stop it. How did Stormbreaker withstand the power of an Infinity ...
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Why did Thanos not assume Cull is dead?

In the Avengers: Infinity War on the planet Titan, when Thanos sees Dr.Strange he says Thanos: I take it that Maw is dead? This day extracts a heavy toll. How does he know which member of Black ...
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Why did Dr. Strange make the comment “You look more like a Thanos”?

When Thanos arrived at Titan Dr. Strange said "You look more like a Thanos" as if he had seen him for the first time. On the contrary Dr.Strange went ahead in time to see the possible outcomes and he ...
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Why hasn't Extremis filled the gap in Killian's brain?

In Iron Man 3, Killian shows Pepper a live feed of his brain [1]. He then claims to show her evidence that the human brain hasn't finished evolving--there is a clear gap present [2], a gap which, when ...
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Why does Stormbreaker's handle stay?

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we have seen Groot been erased due to Thanos' snap. So shouldn't the handle he made for Stormbreaker get erased as well? Just wanted to know if there is any ...
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Why didn't the Avengers use the Mind stone to change the minds of the Black Order or Thanos?

We know from The Avengers that Loki uses his Scepter (which houses the Mind Stone) to control the free will of Clint Barton & Erik Selvig. Vision had the Mind stone with him all the time. Why ...
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Is this scene in Luke Cage a Godfather homage/reference?

There is a brief shot in the final episode of Luke Cage Season 2 where Luke has taken over Harlem's Paradise and Misty Knight looks back at him. It immediately struck me that this shot was remarkably ...
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How does Thanos know when Gamora and others will arrive on Knowhere?

In Avengers: Infinity War on KNOWHERE, we have seen Thanos torturing the collector to get the information about the Reality stone. Later we get to see it's an illusion created by Thanos. But how ...
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Why did the US Military not assist in the Wakanda battle during Avengers: Infinity War

Looking for a strictly in universe answer, as the out of universe answer is obvious. A squadron of fighter jets (from any country for that matter) would have seemed to be more affect than most of the ...
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Why does Tony Stark say this sentence about foul language?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man shoots at the fort and hits an energy shield, ending up saying Shit! and Captain America warns him with Language! A couple of minutes later, Iron Man ...
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Does Vision have AI capabilities like Ultron?

As seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron had all the abilities of an AI. Going into the internet, absorbing all of human history, creating "copies" of himself in other robot bodies, etc. Why hasn't ...
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Do X-Men and Avengers ever meet?

I understand that the X-Men and the Avengers are both based on Marvel comics series and they seem to often share adventures in the comics (for example Wolverine and the Avengers appear together both ...
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How did Odin keep Hela away from Asgard?

In Thor: Ragnarok moments before Odin's death he says My Life is all that held her back How did Odin keep Hela away from Asgard?
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How can the Scarlet Witch break the Mind Stone?

The Infinity stones have existed since the origin of the Universe. Since the Mind stone is so powerful how can the Scarlet Witch break it in Avengers: Infinity War?
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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 5 - does it spoil Avengers: Infinity War?

I have had the pleasure this last week on catching up on the MCU films that followed Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol. 2, Spider-man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther I have just started ...
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What is Spider-Man wearing on his hand?

Towards the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker is on a school bus. When Peter notices alien ship in the sky, he immediately asks the kid in front of him to create a distraction. The kid ...
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Were the references to substandard food in Spider-Man: Homecoming a dig at the previous Spider-Man duology?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, there are two references in the film to substandard food, Aunt May's "turkey meatloaf" and Flash, discussing a branzino whose freshness was questionable. Considering that ...
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Why don't Wakandans feed Heart-Shaped Herb to everyone?

Why don't they farm this herb in a massive amounts and give it to every citizen, so that they all could have super powers?
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How is Thanos able to hold almost all of the Infinity Stones barehanded?

So in the movie we see Thanos holding the space, soul and mind Stones in his bare hands. So how is he able to handle such powerful artifacts which even Quill (son of a celestial) was not able to do ( ...
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Why was Natasha Romanoff in hiding with Team Captain America?

In Captain America: Civil War, the people who side with Steve Rogers, including Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Sam Wilson (Falcon), Clint Barton (Hawkeye) & Scott Lang (Ant-Man) are imprisoned by ...
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Why was no-one on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. affected by Avengers: Infinity War?

In-universe speaking, why did no-one in Agents of SHIELD disappear after Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? The ending in the finale clearly shows an event that is days ...
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Where was Thanos before the events of Avengers: Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos is depicted collecting 5 of the 6 Infinity Stones relatively breezily (as an easy day's work where only for a moment do the Avengers come close to stopping him). ...
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How did Hela know that the Gauntlet was a fake?

So in Thor: Ragnarok, we see Hela mentioning that the Gauntlet in Odin's treasure room is a fake. How did she know that it was a fake, considering the fact that she was locked away by Odin for about ...
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How fast is Bifrost?

Firstly, I have no idea how far Asgard is away from Earth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor, and other characters have used Bifrost as an express elevator to other worlds, but I have no real ...
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How does Tony Stark control his nano suit?

In the Avengers: Infinity War movie Iron Man does battle with Thanos. We see Tony fighting hand-to-hand, and Iron Man is morphing his suit in real time. Creating blades and such. How can Iron Man ...
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What was meant by Groot saying 'We are Groot'?

At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1, Groot says 'We are Groot' rather than the usual 'I am Groot'. What did Groot mean by this?
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Why did Starlord's body start to disintegrate while holding an infinity stone?

Given Starlord is of celestial origin, why did he start to disintegrate when holding an infinity stone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1?
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Who are Nick Fury and Maria Hill working for?

During the post credit scene of Infinity War, Nick Fury and Maria Hill avoid a crash when a car nearly hits their vehicle - there's no driver of that car (presumably the driver was one of the half of ...
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How does Killmonger so easily defeat T'Challa in ritual combat?

In Black Panther, Killmonger is shown to defeat T'Challa in ritual combat without much effort. However, before the fight, T'Challa drinks a potion which gives him the powers of the Black Panther. ...
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Why was the Wakandan attack so weak?

Wakanda, which is sitting on a rich reserve of Vibranium, is depicted as a more advanced civilization then the rest of the world in Black Panther. In Avengers: Infinity War, during the battle of ...
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Why is Vision so weak?

Why does Vision appear so weak in the Avengers - Infinity War movie? I mean, he doesn't even fight most of the time. If I remember correctly in Age Of Ultron, Vision appeared to be a very strong ...
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Are Tony Stark and Pepper Potts married?

In Avengers: Infinity War, at the beginning when Tony & Pepper are strolling through the park, Dr. Strange emerges through a portal informing Tony of the impending threat & at the end, ...
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What is the point of naming Tony Stark's dream son after his comic book rival?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony had this conversation with Pepper: Tony Stark: Right! That's the point I'm trying to make. Last night, I dreamt, we had a kid. So real. We named him after your ...
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Does Titan's atmosphere contain breathable Oxygen?

How did Tony Stark and Spider-Man survive on titan? Tony Stark and Spider-Man both are normal human beings, so how can they survive on Titan without any oxygen and also with their power suits broken ...
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Is Dr. Strange a Member of the Avengers?

After watching Dr. Strange and seeing his role in Avengers: Infinity War, I've come to a question: Is Dr. Strange a member of the Avengers, or is he more a "I'm here when you need me" player? Kind of ...
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Do any of the Avengers actually wear the Avengers logo?

IIRC, the only time I've ever seen the Avengers logo in any of the MCU films is on the rooftop of HQ. Other than that, I don't think any of the team members wear the logo on their outfits, and, it's ...
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Where did Thanos get his first Infinity Stone?

Where did Thanos get his first Infinity Stone? In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos had one stone but where did he get it? Does anyone know?
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How is Thor still mighty and powerful after Asgard was destroyed?

In Thor: Ragnorak, Odin states that Hela draws her power from Asgard, so does Thor (if I remember correctly). On Earth her costume has multiple tears, signifying her weakened state (maybe it's ...
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Why did Thanos use the article “the” to refer to Ebony Maw?

On my 3rd rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War, I noticed something weird. When Thanos arrives on Titan and sees Doctor Strange, they have the following conversation. Dr. Strange: Oh, you are much ...