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Why does Doctor Strange not bind Thanos in a time loop?

Because Dormammu doesn't exist in time, but Thanos does. In Dr. Strange, it was stated that Dormammu belongs to the Dark Dimension and existed outside of time. Wong: Dormammu dwells in the Dark ...
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Why does Doctor Strange not bind Thanos in a time loop?

Strange planned to lose. Spoilers ahead...! It seems odd to me that he just handed over the time stone without a fight to save Tony. Especially after the speech he gave about how he'd let Tony or ...
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How did Groot manage to raise the axe of Thor when even Hulk failed?

The hammer Mjolnir, Thor's previous weapon, had an enchantment placed upon it by Odin so that it could only be wielded by those who were "worthy" of doing so. Hulk and the other Avengers couldn't pick ...
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How was Thanos able to defeat Hulk in Infinity War without using any stone?

Thanos didn't use the power stone on the Hulk. Thanos is a massively powerful being on his own, even without the stones. Note that the Power Stone wasn't glowing at the time and also Ebony Maw let ...
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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 did Tony Stark use a normal flip phone?

He could have used any modern technology mobiles why a flip phone? That flip phone was originally sent to Tony by Captain America, at the end of Captain America: Civil War. Per the events of Captain ...
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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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Discrepancy in Thanos's use of time stone in Infinity War

As seen in the Doctor Strange movie, the whole universe doesn't have to be affected by the time stone. One of the first things he does with the Eye of Agamotto is age and reverse age an apple. ...
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Why is Vision so weak?

He was taken out by surprise and his system was disrupted by the staff of Corvus Glaive. Actually, he wasn't weak. He was stabbed with a blade from behind that made him weaker. Corvus Glaive's staff ...
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Why does Hulk act the way he does in Avengers: Infinity War?

The last time we saw Hulk, he was overpowered and beaten badly by Thanos. He doesn't reappear after the Bifrost transport to Earth and refuses to "come out" for Banner. This is the first time Hulk ...
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How did Thor get into Wakanda?

Eitri the dwarf states that the new weapon is theoretically capable of Bifrost travel when discussing it with Thor and Rocket. Thor evidently has tested this and it works this is how he gets to ...
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Where did Thanos get his first Infinity Stone?

Thor explains it when he's rescued by the Guardians of the Galaxy: He got the Power stone last week when he decimated Xandar and he got the Space stone from me when he slaughtered half my people ...
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Why didn't Loki use the Tesseract?

It appears difficult to use the Tesseract for these purposes without some extra mechanical agency to help control its power. The fist time we see the Tesseract open a portal (at the end of Captain ...
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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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How did Banner know Dr.Strange?

Banner has not met Dr Strange, no. At least, not in the MCU prior to Infinity War anyway. However he just landed in a staircase, and was transforming back from the Hulk amidst the wreckage. I'd say ...
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How did Thanos know about the power of "The Snap"?

It seems to be general knowledge that with the all the Infinity Stones the wielder (if he is strong enough) can do... Anything. Certainly the Asgardians seemed to be aware of it...even Odin had a fake ...
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Why does Thanos need *all* the infinity stones?

Thanos is above manual labor As much as he gets his own hands "dirty" (during the flashback), in the previous films (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy) he's been more than happy to let ...
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What happened to Heimdall's sword?

Hofund was indeed broken in the battle, we see this when Heimdall sends Hulk back to Earth by summoning the Bifrost. That is the last we see of the sword and then the ship is blown up using the Power ...
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Avengers Infinity War: Casualty List?

From time.com Who died by the hand of Thanos or his henchmen: Loki: Loki offers fake fealty to Thanos and then immediately tries to assassinate the evil alien. Thanos doesn’t buy Loki’s trick and ...
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Why didn't Hugo Weaving reprise his role as Red Skull?

Maybe because he was not interested to do it. He was pretty clear about his opinion for future portrayal of the character from very start, from his 2012's interview from collider (emphasis mine): I ...
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How did Thor get healed?

Rocket Raccoon gave Thor a new eye ball to replace his missing one. Rocket: Well, if fate does want you to kill that crapsack, you’re gonna need more than one stupid eyeball. Thor: What's ...
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Thanos And the Time Stone

Can't Thanos do the exact same thing, now? Sure, but there's no guarantee that Thanos would discover an outcome that would lead to his demise. For all we know, if Dr. Strange would have continued his ...
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How did Thor get into Wakanda?

A bit of background: Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir, does not have the power to open the bifrost, it was smithed by the dwarves at Odins command. It was not the kings weapon and did not have the power or ...
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How can the Scarlet Witch break the Mind Stone?

Because her powers are the same energy as the Mind Stone. As seen in Age of Ultron, Wanda and Pietro were given their powers by von Strucker, using Loki's Scepter (which contained the Mind Stone). ...
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Why have this character involved in Infinity War at all?

This is answered by Russo brothers themselves: What was the decision making process to bring Red Skull back? Joe Russo: Somebody had to be the gatekeeper to the Soul Stone and somebody had to ...
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Why did Thanos use the article "the" to refer to Ebony Maw?

I think you've misheard the dialogue. That dialogue was Thanos: I take it that Maw is dead? This day extracts a heavy toll. Transcript source this, this and this and me that sometimes sounds like ...
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Was this a movie reference when Tony said "happy trails, kid!" to Spider-Man?

It's a TV (and old radio show) reference. Both Die Hard and Avengers are referring to a song. It's a pop-culture way of saying, "Goodbye!" When Tony Says it to Peter, he's implying, "...
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Why did Dr. Strange make the comment "You look more like a Thanos"?

I can't find the exact quote, but I believe this is in reference to the initial arrival of Bruce Banner and then Maw. When Bruce first lands on Earth he warns that Thanos is coming, soon after Maw ...
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Why didn't Doctor Strange use the Time Stone to prevent Thanos from claiming other Infinity Stones?

In universe, because Dr. Strange saw all 14+ million possible futures and there was only one that led to victory for the Avengers and co--the one he took. Presumably taking any other path, including ...
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What was the significance of the deep fried kebab poster in Infinity War?

This may be a reference to an obscure "trend" from Scotland. The Glasgow Stonner Kebab "The Stonner", a 1,000-calorie, deep fried pork sausage kebab has been dubbed the most dangerous fast food in ...
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