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How does the Sacred Timeline from Loki relate to the Multiverse from other MCU properties?

In season 1 of Loki, we are introduced to the concept of the Sacred Timeline, a single curated timeline that is maintained by the TVA, which prevents it from branching off into different paths. In ...
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What happened to many of the people in unfortunate places when snapped back? [duplicate]

Like in Far from Home, we see students appearing in the court at random places, presumably the places they were at when they got snapped away, or in Black Widow, Yelena getting snapped and coming back ...
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Unexpected Turn in Loki Season 2 Finale: The First Unseen Event by 'He Who Remains'

Throughout the series, 'He Who Remains' has been portrayed as a character who possesses extensive knowledge about the events transpiring in the timeline, seemingly aware of everything that is going to ...
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Why did Widow tell Carter to hurry up?

In What if S2:E5, Black Widow tells Captain Carter to hurry up and get into the plane as they are falling (with Steve Rogers in the Hydra busting armor). But Widow is below them, shouldn't the plane ...
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What is the significance of Loki and Mobius eating green pie in the TVA?

In Loki Season 2, there's a scene where Loki and Mobius eat green pie in the TVA. This happens right after they try to get information from X-5 (Brad Wolfe) without success. Why is the green pie ...
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Sorcery vs witchcraft

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, when speculating over the origin and nature of the demon that attacked them and tried to abduct the girl, after noticing the runes (symbols) on the ...
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Do the Avengers inadvertently cause (planned) timeline prunings in Endgame?

Because Loki became a variant as a direct consequence of the Avengers' (albeit bungled) meddling in one timeline, it stands to reason those timelines would end up pruned, as they diverge from the &...
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What was the first canonical event to be referenced in an MCU movie that occurred in non-movie MCU media?

Based on release dates — rather than the in-universe timeline — when was the first time that one of the MCU movies referenced an event that took place in another part of the MCU other than a movie? ...
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How many biological children does Odin have in MCU canon?

In Norse mythology Odin had five biological sons, and an unspecified number of daughters, by various mothers. How many biological children did the MCU version - based on, but differing substantially ...
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Why didn't the villain repair his own injuries?

At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we see that the villain still has the injuries inflicted on them (presumably) many years prior. Given all of the wealth and technology at their disposal, ...
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How did Darren Cross switch sides so easily?

In the 2023 movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, this conversation takes place between Cassie (Scott's daughter) and Darren who is in M.O.D.O.K. suit, after a brief fight near the end of the ...
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What does "One sought to be a dentist now is sleeping with the fish" refer to?

In the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special the Old 97s sing a parody about Christmas. One of its lyrics doesn't make sense to me. What does the lyric "One sought to be a dentist now is ...
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How did Gamora survive this action by Iron Man?

Although Bruce Banner restored every victim of Thanos' Snap back to life, an alternate Thanos brought his armies through the Multiverse from his reality to the Avengers' prime timeline along with 'his'...
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What's the point of a sling ring?

Doctor Strange and other sorcerers in the MCU use a tool called a sling ring in order to be able to perform magic. But why is a physical tool required to perform those mind-blowing magics? Isn't magic ...
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Is Guardians 3 a nod to The Island of Dr. Moreau?

While I never read/watched it, I know the basic pop culture of 'The Island of Dr. Moreau'. A (mad) scientist, on an island, creates a 'perfect' society of talking animals, that ends up not being so ...
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What combat abilities did the High Evolutionary demonstrate?

In Guardians of the Galaxy 3, the High Evolutionary is feared and respected by the crew of his vessel. He is an enormously intimidating figure. However we don't often see him in combat, except for a ...
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What happened to Adam Warlock on Counter-Earth?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our heroes fly to Counter-Earth to collect the secret code that should enable them to heal their friend Rocket. Adam Warlock arrives in their wake, hoping to ...
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Why didn't Wanda use her magic to recreate her lost children?

In WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff used her reality-warping powers to create the perfect family, including two children. At the end of the series, she was forced to give them up. In Multiverse of Madness ...
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What is Floor (the rabbit) shouting?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, when Rocket uses his homemade key Although I could tell that Floor was repeating the same thing over and over, I couldn't understand a single word of it. What was ...
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What is the meaning of porcupine that Maria Hill drew when recruiting Grant Ward in Marvel Agents of SHIELD

In Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Episode 1, Agent Maria Hill recruits Agent Grant Ward into a mobile command unit. In Ward's evaluation, she drew a poop/porcupine under people skills. What did that mean?
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What universe did She-Hulk enter?

The MCU is set in Universe 'Earth-199999'. As She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is set in the MCU, it is also part of this universe. As you can see below, She-Hulk enters the Disney+ home screen. This made ...
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Where did all the people in the Quantum Realm come from?

Minor Quantumania spoilers ahead: In Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we find that Janet spent an unknown amount of time all alone in the Quantum Realm before Kang showed up with a broken MacGuffin ...
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How did Nebula get Bucky's arm?

At the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Nebula exchanges gifts. Her gift for Rocket is Bucky Barnes’ vibranium arm. While Nebula didn't make her first on-screen appearance on Earth ...
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Why is Werewolf by Night in black and white?

As this website shows, Werewolf by Night is most likely set in 2025. Because of this, why is the whole film (except the ending) black and white, and what significance does this technique have?
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Has any technology from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D been referenced / used in the wider MCU?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D isn't necessarily 'canon' in the MCU. I was therefore wondering if any technology has referenced / used in the wider MCU in order to link them together. Two examples (which aren'...
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What happened to Captain America when he wasn't in his original timeline?

When Cap went back in time to an alternate reality where he could live out his life peacefully with Peggy, would he not run into an alternate version of his own self? Or was that alternate version of ...
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What was the point of the fake apple grove?

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Dr. Strange visits Wanda pruning what look like live apple trees. She first says it’s all real. Then, not even 2 minutes later, reveals it’s not ...
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Does the MCU offer any canonical information on the existence or non-existence of figures such as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?

Within the canon of the MCU, including the movies, comic books, tie-in novels, and animated series, is there any canonical information regarding the existence, or non-existence, of mythical figures ...
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How did Mysterio "beat up" Peter Parker?

In the scene below from Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio uses the Stark drones to create an illusion in order to attack Peter. At 1:42, multiple Spider-Men are attacking Peter: he obviously is ...
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Why would Doctor Strange Become 'The Sorcerer Supreme'?

In a piece of the script from Spider-Man: No Way Home, it explains how Wong becomes Sorcerer Supreme, since Doctor Strange blipped. However, I don't think it is explained why Doctor Strange would have ...
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Is Doctor Strange's "Power" Just a Skill?

In Doctor Strange, Stephen Strange learns magic after seeking to fix his hands. When he is training, there are large numbers of people training alongside him, as seen below. In the video below from ...
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Why doesn't Loki revert to his true form while in the TVA?

In Loki episode 1, it is said that: Magic powers? They're no good in the TVA, Mr. Laufeyson. How come Loki is in human form throughout his time in the TVA, then, as he is actually (genetically) a ...
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Why/how did mjølnir do what it did in Thor 4?

In Thor: Love and Thunder, Mjølnir If it gained the ability of reassembly because of Thor's reprogramming, then the question of why Odin didn't give it that ability to begin with arises. If it ...
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What is the name of this painting displayed on the Domo's wall in Eternals?

This painting is on the wall of the Domo in the Marvel film Eternals (2021). What is its name?
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Were the people on the bus transported to Tom Holland's universe?

In the scene below, Tobey's face is revealed, and thus he is revealed as Spider-Man. Does this mean that (some of) the people on the train were transported to Earth-...
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Why does Kamala Khan say that her necklace is in Arabic?

In the first episode of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan says that her necklace is her name in Arabic: Thanks, it's actually my name in Arabic. But, the necklace is not her name in Arabic, it's in Urdu, ...
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What are the multiverses and timelines of the MCU, and how do they work?

I intend this Q&A to be a community-written and -updated post that details the most authorative answer to what is a pretty messy mechanic of a huge film series. It will try to justify things ...
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How did Doctor Strange know where Wanda was?

Towards the end of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange uses the slingy to make a portal, and we can see from the portal that there's an icy mountain. Then in the next shot, ...
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Did the TVA exist before the events of Endgame & Infinity War?

In the Disney+ Streaming TV Series, Loki, viewers are introduced to a new organization called the TVA (Time Variance Authority). It is first purposed that that the TVA has created/converged one ...
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Is there a specific reason Tony has to have the Arc Reactor inside of him?

Please correct my understanding if I missed something. In Iron Man, it is established that Tony needs a strong electromagnet to stop the shrapnel from reaching his heart, so he doesn't die. So he ...
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Are there any other Scarlet Witches in the Multiverse?

In Doctor Strange the Multiverse of Madness, we see Wanda as Scarlet Witch Doesn't that mean there is no other Scarlet Witch in the whole Multiverse? If yes, does that mean that the one Scarlet Witch ...
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What should I have seen in order to better understand "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"?

I started watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (not yet finished, no spoilers please) and I don’t understand the motivation and anger of Wanda. I believe I have watched every Marvel ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 Eternals tells us ...
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