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Why is Surtur so easily beaten by Thor compared to when Hela fights him?

If you listen to Surtur's speech at the beginning of the movie, he explains the issue here pretty well, you just have to remember it by the end. Surtur, as we see him at the beginning, is only at a ...
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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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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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Why didn't Dr. Strange know about what's happening to the Infinity stones, or other realms?

How come he didn't know what's happening at/to Nidavellir, Titan, Infinity Stones. Because he's not all-knowing. He can maintain a watchlist of known players but if he doesn't know about them, they ...
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How did Thor guess the access code to the Quinjet?

Because it's a running joke from Tony's side for Thor. He used it as a nickname for Thor in The Avengers: Tony: No hard feelings, Point Break, you got a mean swing....
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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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Is Bruce Banner in danger?

Will Bruce Banner have broken bones once he's transformed back into his human self? No A lot of this is covered over on Science Fiction & Fantasy...at least from a comics perspective which seems ...
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Why does Thor keep saying this to Banner?

It relates to what Black Widow tells Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron in order to get him to come back to himself, to calm down and go back to being Bruce Banner. From the question What's that “Sun’...
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What are all the faces on Grandmaster tower in Thor: Ragnarok?

They are winners of the contest of Champions and they are characters from the Marvel Comics. Man-thing - Top Beta Ray Bill- Left Ares - Right Bi-Beast - Bottom Right. Fin Fang Foom - Bottom I ...
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Was Matt Damon’s role in Thor: Ragnarok purely due to his role in Dogma?

It's possible but it's more likely because Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth are friends. Kevin Feige explained... “There was an idea in the script phase. I don’t remember if it was our writer, Eric ...
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Why does Surtur say that Thor is Asgard's doom?

Surtur tells him that because he'd be the one that will initiate the Ragnarok. Near the end, you can see that Thor wasn't able to kill Hela, so, in order to do that, he asks Loki to put the Surtur's ...
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How did Odin keep Hela away from Asgard?

She was "imprisoned" ...although where or how is not stated. Odin says: Her violent appetites grew beyond my control. I couldn’t stop her, so I imprisoned her. Locked her away. She draws her ...
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How did Odin know about the Infinity Gauntlet?

We know that Thanos asked the dwarves to make the Gauntlet, not that he designed it. The Infinity Stones are common knowledge for powerful people like Odin. So it is possible that someone invented ...
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Why didn't Hela use Odin's spear to open the Bifrost?

She did not have it. This is the most likely reason because we don't actually see much of Odin's spear but the times we do, we see Thor is seen wielding it. According to Cinematic Wiki When Hela ...
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Why doesn't Odin remove Hela's powers?

Odin didn't remove Thor's power. He removed Thor's ability to channel his power through Mjolnir. In the original Thor, Odin simply removes the hammer from Thor's hand. He then puts an enchantment on ...
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Thor: Ragnarok's end credits scene

It has not been officially confirmed but the inference is that it's Thanos in his quest for the Infinity Stones...which will lead into the Avengers: Infinity War movie. As Thor and Loki (Tom ...
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Will Thor lose his powers?

There's no canon answer to this that I'm aware of - and having one of the main Avengers rendered powerless for the upcoming fight with the biggest, baddest threat they have faced thus far probably isn'...
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How can Hela hold or break Mjolnir?

Those enchantments of only a worthy person for holding the hammer were only made in the first Thor movie when Thor was banished at Earth. There were no enchantments on it before that. Hela's power ...
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What will be the next weapon of Thor?

Signs point to Thor wielding an axe, likely Jarnbjorn or Stormbreaker. In the comics, Jarnbjorn is the axe wielded by Thor before he received Mjolnir. Later, when he became unworthy of Mjolnir, he ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange know about what's happening to the Infinity stones, or other realms?

Strange is watching over the Earth. He is not actively monitoring the beings / realm. He never said he is monitoring all 9 realms. His exact lines were So, I keep a watch list of individuals and ...
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Was Thor: Ragnarok supposed to have darker tone in start of production and changed later?

No, it was always intended to be lighter. Per producer Brad Winderbaum: “There were certain things that Kevin [Feige] wanted… [He] definitely wanted [to bring out] the comedic side of Chris, who’s an ...
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What are Bruce Banner's Ph.Ds in the MCU?

As I explained in my answer to a similar question, we don't know precisely what 7 doctorates Banner holds. However, based on comments from colleagues, friends, and those who have hired him, we know he'...
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How was Hulk able to speak fluently in Thor Ragnarok?

The director explained here With the green-skinned alter ego of the Avenger traditionally not known as a man of many words, the choice to give Hulk an increased use of vocabulary has surprised ...
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How can Hela hold or break Mjolnir?

But how is Hela worthy of it? She has evil intentions and wants to destroy Asgard. Because when Odin died, the enchantment on the hammer no longer existed. We first see Odin put the famous ...
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Is Surtur under Loki's mind control?

Surtur will not be under Loki's mind control. The army of the dead whom Hela resurrected were her loyal allies from her past and were under her control before their death. Fenris wolf, the loyal pet ...
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Why was Thor in a cage and how did he get there?

The answer is in the words of Thor himself: "Oh, no! Thor's in a cage. How did this happen?" Well, sometimes you have to get captured just to get a straight answer out of somebody. - Source ...
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Why didn't Hela use the Tesseract/Space Stone, instead of trying to open the Bifrost?

She doesn't have the right tools Using the Infinity Stones without great care...doesn't have the best track record. Remember Red Skull? He messed with the Tesseract and got sent to Voromir, there to ...
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How do the surviving Asgardians get to Earth?

I found this in ScreenRant The Russo brothers have offered a simple solution. "Prior to the start of that scene, escape ships were deployed for Asgardians," Joe Russo explained, "...
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Significance of the number 142 in the name of Valkyrie's Sakaar name?

In the issue Incredible Hulk #142, we find the first appearance of Valkyire. So, yes, you are right about this being an easter-egg. As the question has been raised about the first appearance based on ...
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