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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 it up not because they lacked the physical strength, but because for reasons we're not privy to, Mjolnir deemed them unworthy -- with the exceptions of ...


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In the MCU, I don't think Steve Rogers has ever explicitly declared his religion. The circumstantial evidence would suggest he's Christian or Jewish, with (IMO) the more likely case being Christian. The fact that he claims there is only one God indicates that he's monotheistic. That most likely means Jewish, Christian, or Muslim. He grew up in New York in ...


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Partially it's the various team members ego rubbing up against the grain but more importantly at this point the camera moves away from the team arguing to focus on Loki's staff which is glowing more intensely. Indeed, the whole shot turns upside down to indicate that something is seriously amiss. From the script As the "team" argues, they don't ...


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If that was the real plane carrying a nuke enough to level Manhattan, wouldn't the nuke explode and destroy the base along with them if he fired a rocket launcher at it? No. Detonating a modern nuclear device is, in fact, incredibly difficult and merely shooting down the aircraft carrying it would not be sufficient. In fact, several aircraft carrying older ...


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The short answer is: accountability. After Obadiah Stane's betrayal during Iron Man 1, the only people Tony trusts with the Iron Man technology are his best friend James Rhodes and (as of Endgame) his wife Pepper Potts, because he does not want to risk it being used for the sort of atrocities the Ten Rings used his weapons for in Iron Man 1. This is also the ...


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In the beginning of the Avengers movie, Black Widow finds Banner in India, treating sick children. This isn't just a humanitarian endeavor for him; Banner purposefully surrounds himself with injustice - with poverty, with senseless death - so that he could be constantly angry at something. Being constantly angry allows him to keep his anger under control - ...


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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 Avengers movie. Yes It's established that the Hulk can talk coherently provided he's not in complete "rage" mode during, say, battle. When he bashes Loki he ...


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Yes, as you provide evidence of, they have terrible radio discipline. Trigger discipline too. Obviously this is due to the medium, movies and comics are verbal and the film makers need you to relate to human (ish) characters in a short amount of time. Sticking to radio silence and code names would make them too stiff to like. That said, only Cap, Wilson ...


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Yes, she did. First of all, I agree that Black Widow's discovery didn't help The Avengers that much, since it was just too late to really act on anything. However, I also can't see how this really helped Loki and what his motivation for revealing that to her would have been. (Though, I admit that I didn't completely get how The Hulk was such an important ...


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As per this answer on SciFi.SE, this is an example of a Noodle Incident. From this page on TVTropes; "The Noodle Incident is something from the past that is sometimes referred to but never explained, with the implication that it's just too ludicrous for words - or perhaps too offensive for depiction - and the reality that any explanation would fall ...


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Earlier, when Nick Fury meets Captain America at the gym, they have the following conversation. NICK FURY: He's called Loki. He's not from around here. There's a lot we'll have to bring you up to speed on if you're in. The world has gotten even stranger than you already know. STEVE: At this point, I doubt anything would surprise me. NICK FURY: ...


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Steve Rogers is more blue collar than Tony Stark, but that is not what the conflict is about. The conflict is about government regulation. Should there be a higher body that essentially has to sign off on everything the Avengers do? Tony Stark is all for it, because he believes that oversight is a benefit. It essentially absolves the Avengers from any ...


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The Avengers is an Initiative: a sanctioned team brought together to defend the world against threats beyond the scope of SHIELD and the world's governments. Captain America is the first Avenger not only because he was the first to be recruited (Thor doesn't even know about the Avengers until partway through the movie: even Stark was aware of their ...


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I don't know if there is a reason for that specific choice, but on the commentary Joss said they added the joke "after the fact" because the computer operator just looked "shifty" and Joss wanted to know what he was up to. So they added that bit. It wasn't scripted, it was decided on the day. This might not really answer the question, but seeing as it was ...


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The next target is the iridium meteorite, stored in Germany and controlled by Heinrich Schafer. The iridium is needed by Eric Selvig to stabilize a portal opened by the Tesseract. The eyeball (of Henrich Shafer) is required to get past the iris scan security of the facility used to store the iridium. I suppose that a distraction is required to draw off ...


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This isn't the first time Loki has been to Earth - he shows up to talk to Thor earlier in the film while Thor is incarcerated by SHIELD after trying to retrieve Mjolnir. He's definitely present as he attempts to pick up the hammer, so it's not just an illusion. As Loki was acting as the King of Asgard at that time, he used the Bifrost to make this trip; ...


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The source of the conflict is two-fold: On Tony's side, the key line of dialogue is when Tony says to Bruce Banner, "This is the guy Dad wouldn't shut up about?" Tony grew up wanting to get more approval from his father, and Steve Rogers had that approval. Tony resents him as a result. Tony thinks that Steve got Howard Stark's respect without having to ...


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Thanos never wields Mjolnir during Endgame. What happens is Captain America takes a swing with Mjolnir at Thanos, Thanos grabs Captain America's hand (which is holding Mjolnir), and punches Captain America hard enough to knock him down. At this point, Mjolnir flies off to the side out of reach. At no point does Thanos pick up/hold/carry/use Mjolnir in any ...


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He just is a angry person. Some people are prone to rage. Unfortunately, Bruce Banner's rage comes with disastrous consequences, so he is forced to control it. Mostly via meditation and breathing exercises, otherwise anything could send him over the edge on a rampage. He has plenty of reasons to be angry as well. He hurt his GF on the first transformation, ...


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By listening to the Director's commentary in the Blu-ray, the idea is that Loki's scepter does not only affect people, controlling them by touch (as with Barton/Hawkeye) but the mere presence of it can create confusion and insert anger into people's hearts around it, at least in the near proximity of the scepter. The shot where the camera flips and ...


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There is no significance, and it doesn't seem to be a running gag either. As per this twitter conversation between a fan and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn; "Hey @JamesGunn was Star Lord's 12% plan from GoTG a deliberate reference to Stark's 12% credit from Avengers or was it a happy coincidence?" "No. The number 12 is often used in ...


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Stark is shown to have taken a liking to Banner, and in their talks aboard the helicarrier, he encourages Banner to "suit up" with the rest of them. I suppose it could be argued that Iron Man is such a good judge of character that he innately knew that Banner wouldn't let them down, but this being the arrogant Tony Stark, I think it's more likely that this ...


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TLDR: From Iron Man 3 onwards, at least, Illustrator, Cinema 4D and After Effects were used. Long Answer: I can't find too much information about Iron Man 1 or 2, but in Iron Man 3 and beyond what you are referring to is the Heads Up Display, created by 3D designer Jayse Hansen. From his website (which is offline at time of writing, but can be accessed ...


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The final scenes of The Age of Ultron show a self-controlled Hulk fleeing in a jet because they (Hulk and Banner) don't want to risk Black Widow's life in a dangerous relationship. Banner says Hulk is "another guy" because when he is Hulk he cannot control his emotions and actions, but it seems both personalities share their memories and even being Hulk he/...


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Loki didn't control 2 stones. While Loki used the Mind Stone though the Scepter on Hawkeye, the SHIELD Agents and Erik Selvig, he didn't use the Space Stone himself. Rather, he had Selvig build a machine to open the portal over New York and the Tesseract was activated through that by Selvig, not Loki, so if you was to count using the Tesseract though the ...


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I think it is not that he cannot do it, but that he is emotionally very much shaken and disappointed, since this is right after Loki tried to kill him (which is what that fall was supposed to do). What we see in that scene is hesitation, not failure. In the next Thor scene, we see him lift it. He either can do so or cannot. There is no "he can lift it, but ...


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Thanos does not wield Mjolnir, and Stormbreaker has no such requirement Thanos does not wield Mjolnir, he blocks it, deflects it, and battles against it but never picks it up and uses it. Therefore worthiness doesn't come into play here. And Stormbreaker wasn't given any enchantments about worthiness, anyone who is strong enough to wield it can. Not even ...


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Here is the scene in question: Thor calls the lightning down to the Chrysler Building in New York that has a metal lightning rod. As rightly pointed out in the comments this would actually direct the energy towards Earth (as these lightning rods are designed to do) and would therefore not have the amplification effect as ...


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