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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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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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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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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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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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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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