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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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What I think is happening here is that Thor is using the metal peak of the Chrysler building as a capacitor to store a far greater amount of lightning than what he can normally deal with. Thor can control lightning, true, but that Chitauri Leviathan might be too strong to control with just the lightning Thor can muster from his hammer alone. Thor is charing ...


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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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Just because the bomb has been dropped doesn't mean the mechanism to detonate/criteria required for detonation has been met. There are several real life incidents where a nuclear bomb has been dropped and didn't detonate - either because it was dropped and the mechanism failed or because the plane carrying the bomb crashed. Now that we have that out of the ...


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At about 30 minutes into the film, Loki teleports to where the Chitauri leader is. At one point, he says "You question him, he who put the sceptre in your hand?" Here you can see the scene for yourself: And we know it's Thanos thanks to the post-credits scene: Hope that answers who gave ...


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Note: there is significant disagreement about whether Thanos actually wields Mjolnir and Stormbreaker. If he doesn't, no further explanation is required. For the purposes of this answer, I'll assume that he does and attempt to explain how this could be possible. The criteria for wielding Mjolnir and Stormbreaker aren't clear. At the beginning of Thor (2011)...


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To answer in short: Thanos gave it to him, along with command of the Chitauri army. Thanos expected Loki to retrieve the Tesseract (which contained the Space Stone) and return it, along with the sceptre (Mind Stone) to him. This was essentially risking one Infinity Stone to end up with two. Loki likely didn't know what Thanos was actually after.


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SHIELD have been holding the Tesseract for a very long time since Howard Stark found it not long after Captain America went missing (close to World War 2). They have been studying its properties ever since. Also, Loki knows some of its power and secrets from Thanos as explained in the movie. Connect that with the slight influence Loki has over Selvig in ...


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You're not wrong that Loki could have just used the scepter... but.... Loki doesn't care about not causing an incident. He's entirely up for causing a huge scene - he is on Earth to rule, why would he walk around the pitiful civilians without demanding they kneel? They're far more likely to kneel for somebody who just gouged out the eye of your host. His ...


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Hitting a nuke with another explosive would cause it to fizzle. Nuclear bombs have different "levels" of detonation. It's not an all-or-nothing thing where the bomb either does not react at all, or explodes in an all-out violent nuclear explosion. If a bomb is subject to extreme external pressure, for example by falling into the ocean or getting hit with ...


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We have no idea exactly how much time expired between the capture of Loki, the Tesseract and the return to Asgard and as such there is a lot of wiggle room to allow for a very many scenarios. For me I believe that it is a combination of your 2nd and 4th points. Thor didn't consciously use his might to convince S.H.I.E.L.D. to release Loki and the Tesseract ...


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Blasting the door open Agreed, he could have just blasted the door open with the scepter, but as User5603 pointed out he wanted to give his "team" time to finished the device, and to get "captured". and they seemed to want to steal it under the radar so to speak, so blasting wouldn't work all that well for that purpose: Mind Control We know several ...


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Although almost certainly this is a retcon, it's actually in keeping with Nick's personality. From conversations in The Avengers between Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner, where Tony is expressing his concern that they are not being told the entire truth: Tony Stark: An intelligence agency that fears intelligence? Historically, not awesome. He'...


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Neither the Skrull nor Captain Marvel nor anything related to theses event (except the Tesseract) were on earth or did pose a threat to earth. The Avengers are group of extraordinary people to stop threats which the military can't handle on its own. Its like a company. Nick Fury is the manager and the Avengers are his team. No manager tells the team about ...


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