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What does War Machine's "Canopy! Canopy!" line mean in "Avengers: Endgame"?

He was a fighter pilot. In order to enter or exit a jet fighter you must first open the glass "bubble" over the cockpit, which is called the "canopy."
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Why didn’t Doctor Strange stay in the original winning timeline?

You misunderstood one important thing: Dr. Strange did not travel through time. He just looked into 14mil different possible futures to see the one scenario where they could win. His body stayed in ...
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Why didn't Thanos use the Time Stone to stop the Avengers' plan?

He could have travelled to the future, especially to 2023, and prevented the Avengers from killing 2014's Thanos. He didn't know he needed to travel to the future. As far as he's concerned, he's won....
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Why did Steve Rogers choose this character in Endgame?

Although they are Russo's words, I don't agree to their reasoning. I do, however, agree with their decision to pass on the symbol of Captain America to Sam. Bucky is fighting for the right side ...
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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?

So why was the Ancient One hesitant to accept him in Dr. Strange? She explains her reasoning immediately after Strange is thrown out, when speaking with Mordo. AO: You think I was wrong to cast him ...
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Explain Ant-Man's "not it" scene from Avengers: Endgame

Nebula didn't ask for a deed, she was just telling the story. Why did Ant-Man use "not it" in this conversation? He's saying..."Don't choose me to go there" Scott knows they have to go there to get ...
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How can Iron Man's suit withstand this?

Thanos is enraged when he finally breaks the shield. Prior to his angry onslaught, we see the shield deflect the sword several times. It's not necessarily that Tony's blade is stronger than Steve's ...
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In Endgame, wouldn't Stark have remembered Hulk busting out of the stairwell?

In 2012 Tony took the elevator and ended up in an argument about who should keep the Tesseract. At that time hulk busted out of the stairway and exited the building. Tony's mind was involved in more ...
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How did Captain America manage to do this?

It was always unclear why Captain America couldn't lift Mjolnir in Age of Ultron. Was he not worthy at all? Unlikely; it's Captain America after all, worthiness goes with the character, his MCU ...
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Has the Hulk always been able to talk?

But in Endgame when the heroes traveled back in time to get the Infinity Stones, at the events of The Avengers (2012 film), we see that Hulk from that time period talking. Which was never shown in the ...
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What is the Ancient One's mistake?

Question: What is the Ancient One's mistake? The mistake the Ancient One was referring to was her initial intent to not give the Time Stone to Banner. Before explaining, it's important to mention/...
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How did Captain America use this power?

Whoever is worthy can possess the power of Thor. From the first Thor movie: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. So, since Cap is worthy, he possesses all ...
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Is there any reason why MCU changed the Snap to Blip

Blip and Snap are different events as per Kevin Feige: "It came pretty fast. We always referred to it as the Blip, and then the public started referring to it as the Snap," explained Feige. "We ...
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Is Odin inconsistent about the powers of Mjolnir?

No, he's not being inconsistent. Thor's powers are his, they're not granted by Mjolnir. He's capable - even if he doesn't realise/know it - of using them without Mjolnir, including after it's ...
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What did Rocket give Hawkeye in "Avengers: Endgame"?

It was a shrunken Benatar, the spaceship Widow and Hawkeye later used to travel to Vormir. Rocket, obviously, is attached to this ship - and in the absence of most of the other Guardians (Nebula's ...
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How do Barton (Hawkeye/Ronin) and Romanov (Black Widow) end up on the Benatar on Morag in 2014?

Because they brought it with them. Before going on the Time Heist, they shrunk it down and we see it in Hawkeye's hand As the Power Stone and Soul Stone were off Earth, the Benatar traveled back ...
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What exactly did Ant-Man see that made him say that their plan worked?

The snap affected all creatures in the universe including birds, Scott is looking at the birds and realising they have come back and so he works out that the "un-snap" has worked. Natasha: Thanos ...
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Who's the random kid standing in the gathering at the end?

Harley Keener. He is the kid in Iron Man 3 who helps Tony Stark. Source. The actors name is also in the end credits.
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What's the metal clinking sound at the end of credits in Avengers: Endgame?

From this question & answer at Science Fiction & Fantasy What’s with the clanks at the end of the credits in Avengers: Endgame? According to Vanity Fair Disney have confirmed.... There is no ...
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Why does "Endgame​" have its particular time travel theory?

As a quick answer, the Russo's along with writers Markus and McFeely stated on the feature commentary that one of the main choices for the use of the particular time travel apparatus was simply due to ...
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Is there an official reason for not adding a post-credits scene?

Yeah, it was "never in the cards", Endgame being, well, an ending, etc. From an interview with USA Today: But the newest blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" – an action-packed, ...
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Why was Endgame Thanos so different than Infinity War Thanos?

Originally, Thanos probably didn't care much about the Avengers other than as an obstacle to his mission of freeing the world from overpopulation. He thinks he's doing everyone a favour, even though ...
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What will Doctor Strange protect now?

The Time Stone ain't the only thing in this world that needs protection. Sure, it was a big deal to protect it while it was here, but it's not the only thing wizards do. Remember that in Thor: ...
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How does Howard Stark know this?

He did not know: Tony: I have a little girl. Howard: A girl would be nice. Less of a chance she'd turn out exactly like me. [...] Tony: So, where are you at with names? Howard: ...
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Why was this sacrifice sufficient?

Red Skull's instructions are you must lose that which you love not sacrifice it and Clint does lose what he loves. Red Skull: In order to take the stone you must lose that which you love. A soul......
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Given what happens in Endgame, why doesn't Dormammu come back to attack the universe?

The Time Stone itself doesn't do anything to protect Earth, in Doctor Strange it is explained that Dormammu is kept out by the three Sanctums (New York, London and Hong Kong) forming a magical shield ...
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Why didn't this character get a funeral at the end of Avengers: Endgame?

This was addressed in an interview - basically, who says she didn't/won't? Some people felt like Natasha deserved a funeral just like Tony. [...] The Russos cleared the air regarding this topic as ...
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What happens to the Time Stone?

Then, why did Doctor Strange give away the Time Stone to Thanos while it's anyway not there at the end of Endgame ? What other choice did he have? Of the 14,000,605 outcomes there was only one way ...
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Whose spaceship is Tony Stark in?

Tony is flying the Benetar Milano, the ship belonging to the Guardians of the Galaxy. This makes sense, as we know the guardians piloted this ship to Titan and we are never shown it being damaged or ...
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