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Why does Thor entrust The Collector with the Aether/Reality Stone?

Hiding in plain sight The Collector a.k.a Taneleer Tivan can be seen in MCU and he is actually a much more powerful being originally in comics than portrayed in the MCU "I present to you, Taneleer ...
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Why does Thor entrust The Collector with the Aether/Reality Stone?

The Collector is not a complete idiot as Quill said. He is obsessed with collecting missing and valuable artifacts at any cost. He even offers 4 billion credits for the Power Stone which startles ...
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How can Malekith create the Aether?

He didn't create an Infinity Stone - he created a weapon out of an Infinity Stone. And this isn't even the first time we've seen that done, nor the last. Some other examples of this or something ...
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Why does Thor entrust The Collector with the Aether/Reality Stone?

Thor/Asgard entrusted the Collector with the Reality Stone he would neither sell it nor use it. He would not sell it The collector started collecting things as a hobby to maintain his own sanity. He ...
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Why/how is the Reality Stone an actual stone now, instead of a liquid?

The stone may manifest itself as liquid in most cases but the gauntlet was specifically designed to wield it like all the other stones. It's not difficult to assume that the liquid form is part of the ...
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How did Jane survive absorbing an infinity stone?

The Aether appears as a dark, red, viscous liquid, unlike the other encountered Infinity Stone containment units that appear solid. The Aether is a container for the Reality Stone. This would be ...
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What was Thor-2014 doing when current Thor on Asgard?

We don't know the exact time when old Thor went there. So, we can assume that 2014-Thor was busy doing some stuff on Asgard, either talking with Odin or Loki. However, fighting off dark elves have a ...
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How did Jane survive absorbing an infinity stone?

Based on the way the other Infinity Stones work, it's likely that the Aether is not "an infinity stone" itself, but rather, it's the container for an infinity stone. Note that the Tesseract cube, the ...
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Did Jane really discover the Aether by accident?

Jane was specifically looking for unusual energy sources while trying to track down Thor. Jane Foster: Oh, God. None of this would have happened if I hadn't found the Aether. Thor: Then ...
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Was it really Frigga talking to Loki?

was it Frigga creating an illusion of herself to speak with Loki Well, yes. When Loki was in dungeon, nobody was allowed to visit him. That's why she created an illusion to talk with him. You can see ...
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What is the meaning of the cameo of the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor?

It's a fake, Odin thinking he had it already would stop him looking for it and prevent other from getting it. In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela tells Skurge it's a fake and knocks it over when she's revealing ...
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Why is Frigga (queen of Asgard) not taken to healing room?

Volstagg was injured but alive. Frigga was stabbed through the heart and died immediately. Odin and Thor are both warriors who can recognize fatal wounds. And Odin holds his wife. He can clearly see ...
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Why does Thor entrust The Collector with the Aether/Reality Stone?

The end credit scene of Thor:The Dark World was made as a connection to The Guardians of the Galaxy which was to be released the next summer. The Collector was supposed to have a glimpse here for ...
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What were the animated loops supposed to be?

They are portals for connecting to other realms, 9 for now. The things which didn’t return from the loop are shown in other realms in the movie later. And portals were created due to Convergence. ...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

Just to sum it up: The Marvel Malekith has first appeared in 1984 in Thor #344. The Warhammer Malekith was first mentioned in the High Elves Army book in 1992, but he wasn't fully fleshed until 1995, ...
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What was Thor-2014 doing when current Thor on Asgard?

As Hulk mentions, the plan is to return the stones to that near same instant so that that timeline wouldn't feel the missing effect of the stone. Now the same applies to the hammer too. The way I see ...
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Do the Nine Realms correspond to Nine Planets?

As to the Marvel Universe, anything is possible. From the standpoint of Norse Mythology, the answer it's highly unlikely. Certainly the 9 realms represented 9 worlds, but the idea of a world being a ...
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Do the Nine Realms correspond to Nine Planets?

As far as the MCU is concerned it seems as though the Nine Realms does correspond to nine planets. Thor even drew a picture although he may have dumbed it down for us Midgardians: From a Wikia ...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

I’ve been investigating and found two options. The dark elves, in norse mythology are called Svartálfar or Myrkálfar (the pronunciation in icelandic being something like “Mishkalath”, that means “...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

As an aside, even though the name is fictional "th" is actually common in Old Norse, despite the claims of a previous poster who is probably thinking of modern Nordic languages in ...
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What happened to Loki in the Dark World?

So as you know Loki is alive after everyone watched him die. The reasoning for this is because Loki's death was a clever illusion made to deceive Thor and Jane so he would be given a legacy as a hero ...

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