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22nd Mar '17 2:49:58 PM Anomalocaris20
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* AnArmAndALeg: A motif in phase 2 - every movie has a character lose an arm or part of one. It started out as a coincidence, but later movies kept up the RunningGag.
** ''Iron Man 3'': [[spoiler: Aldrich has an arm cut off by Tony, but regenerates it thanks to Extremis]].
** ''Thor: The Dark World'': [[spoiler: Loki cuts off Thor's hand, but it's actually an illusion.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: A motif started in phase 2 - every movie has a character lose an arm or part of one. It started out as It's a coincidence, but later movies kept up the RunningGag.
RunningGag in tribute to ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** ''Iron Man 3'': [[spoiler: Aldrich [[spoiler:Aldrich has an arm cut off by Tony, but regenerates it thanks to Extremis]].
** ''Thor: The Dark World'': [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki cuts off Thor's hand, but it's actually an illusion.]] In addition, Malekith's [[spoiler:defeat by PortalCut starts with him losing both his arms.]]



** ''Guardians of the Galaxy'': Gamora chops off both of Groot's arms in their initial confrontation ([[GoodThingYouCanHeal they grow back]]). Later on,[[spoiler:Nebula removes her own robot hand near the climax in order to escape the battle]].
** ''Avengers: Age of Ultron'': Ultron cuts off [[spoiler: Klaue's arm]] after the latter compares him to Tony Stark.
** ''Ant-Man'': [[spoiler:Darren Cross]]'s arm shrinks into the Quantum Realm independently of the rest of him, [[spoiler:though the rest of him follows shortly after.]]

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** ''Guardians of the Galaxy'': Gamora chops off both of Groot's arms in their initial confrontation ([[GoodThingYouCanHeal they grow back]]). Later on,[[spoiler:Nebula on, [[spoiler:Nebula removes her own robot hand near the climax in order to escape the battle]].
** ''Avengers: Age of Ultron'': Ultron cuts off [[spoiler: Klaue's arm]] after the latter compares him to Tony Stark.
Stark. The final Ultron drone also happens to be missing its arm, and the Hulkbuster armor's arm gets destroyed.
** ''Ant-Man'': As [[spoiler:Darren Cross]]'s Cross]] dies, his body begins shrinking asymmetrically, starting with his right arm shrinks into the Quantum Realm independently of the rest of him, [[spoiler:though the rest of him follows shortly after.]]shrinking away to nothing.



** ''Luke Cage'': [[spoiler:Teased but averted. Misty Knight is known for having a cyborg arm in the comics, but while she's injured in the arm and it's suggested that it may need to be amputated, the show doesn't go through with it.]]
** Even ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' gets in on the action in season 2, with two characters getting their hands cut off to save them from [[TakenForGranite Diviner petrification]]: [[spoiler:Izzy]] in the season premiere and [[spoiler:Coulson]] in the season finale.

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** ''Luke Cage'': [[spoiler:Teased but averted. Misty Knight is known for having a cyborg arm in the comics, but while she's injured in the arm and it's suggested that it may need to be amputated, the show doesn't go through with it.]]
** Even the television shows get in on the fun:
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''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' gets in on the action features this in season 2, with two characters getting their hands cut off to save them from [[TakenForGranite Diviner petrification]]: [[spoiler:Izzy]] in the season premiere and [[spoiler:Coulson]] in the season finale.finale.
*** ''Daredevil (Season 1)'': Stick slices a yakuza's hand clean off with a katana.
*** ''Jessica Jones'': [[spoiler:Kilgrave has his father killed by being hacked into pieces. When Jessica finds him, he's bleeding out with both his arms removed.]]
*** ''Daredevil (Season 2)'': Frank Castle cuts off a Kitchen Irish goon's hand to steal a briefcase that was handcuffed to it.
*** ''Luke Cage'': Teased but averted with [[spoiler:Misty Knight. She is known for having a cyborg arm in the comics, but while she's injured in the arm and it's suggested that it may need to be amputated, the show doesn't go through with it.]] For what its worth, a different character loses one of their fingers in a flashback.
*** ''Iron Fist'': Like in Luke Cage, nobody explicitly loses the whole appendage, but Harold Meachum chops off his own finger as an act of yubitsume.
21st Mar '17 3:45:49 PM DragonRanger
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** Colleen Wing in ''Iron Fist'': dojo owner, cage fighter, and [[spoiler:ex-Hand member]].



** The first season of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' is said to take place two years after ''The Avengers'', when the premiere dates of the two are much closer to ''three'' years apart. In general, a decent rule of thumb seems to be that the various Netflix series take place somewhere around six months before their release dates, give or take. The lack of links to the wider MCU beyond referencing "the incident" (''The Avengers'' Battle of New York) means that they can take place just about anywhere in or after Phase Two without causing continuity problems.
*** In general with the Netflix series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur a year after the events of ''Daredevil'', placing it in 2016.
*** The first few episodes of ''Iron Fist'' happen simultaneously with the end of ''Luke Cage'', with Colleen Wing's first appearance being to put up the fliers that Claire previously noticed.

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** The first season of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' ''Daredevil'' is said to take place two years after ''The Avengers'', when the premiere dates of the two are much closer to ''three'' years apart. In general, the timeframes of the various Netflix shows seem to be based more on their filming dates than their releases, so a decent rule of thumb seems to be that the various Netflix series take place they are set somewhere around six months before their release dates, give or take. The lack of links to the wider MCU beyond referencing "the incident" (''The Avengers'' Battle of New York) means that they can take place just about anywhere in or after Phase Two without causing continuity problems.
*** %%*** In general with the Netflix series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur a year after the events of ''Daredevil'', placing it in 2016.
*** %%*** The first few episodes of ''Iron Fist'' happen simultaneously with the end of ''Luke Cage'', with Colleen Wing's first appearance being to put up the fliers that Claire previously noticed.



** Sometimes when the movie version of a character is sufficiently different enough from the comics, the comics will bring over the new version with a connection to the original. These include the JARVIS AI (modeled on the human character), Nick Fury (son of the original Fury), Yondu (distant ancestor to the year-3000 Yondu), and Wasp ([[spoiler:daughter of Pym and his first wife, appropriating the super-identity of his second wife]]).

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** Sometimes when the movie version of a character is sufficiently different enough from the comics, the comics will bring over the new version with a connection to the original. These include the JARVIS AI (modeled on the human character), Nick Fury (son of the original Fury), Yondu (distant ancestor to the year-3000 Yondu), and Wasp ([[spoiler:daughter of Pym and his first wife, appropriating step-daughter of the super-identity of his second wife]]).original Wasp]]).



* ContinuitySnarl: With the exception of the pilot of ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', and starting with the episode ''A Fractured House'' from the second season of ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', every single MCU TV show has omitted Avengers Tower, instead keeping the [=MetLife=] Building in its original position.



** ''Daredevil'' has [[spoiler:the Hand]]. While Matt deals primarily with relatively mundane threats like Fisk and the Punisher, they're quietly working behind the scenes to set up ''[[HiddenAgendaVillain something]]'' big. They are also this for ''Iron Fist''; Danny was trained to protect K'un-Lun from [[spoiler:the Hand]], and [[spoiler:Colleen]] used to be a member. The scale of their goals means they could be this for the ''Defenders'' shows overall, but it's not clear yet.

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** [[spoiler:The Hand]] in the ''Defenders'' shows. While they haven't directly appeared in ''Jessica Jones'' and ''Luke Cage'' (that we know of), ''Daredevil'' has [[spoiler:the Hand]]. While Matt deals primarily with relatively mundane threats like Fisk and the Punisher, ''Iron Fist'' show that they've wormed their way into several corporate, governmental, and criminal positions in New York, they're quietly working behind the scenes to set up ''[[HiddenAgendaVillain something]]'' big. They are also this for ''Iron Fist''; Danny was big, and both heroes were trained specifically trained to protect K'un-Lun from [[spoiler:the Hand]], and [[spoiler:Colleen]] used to be a member. The scale of their goals means they could be this for the ''Defenders'' shows overall, but it's not clear yet.fight them.



** Major examples include Maria Stark and Maria Hill, Howard Stark and Howard [[spoiler:the Duck]], Peter Quill and Peter Parker (and Pietro Maximoff, if you consider that "Pietro" is the Italian form of Peter), Anthony "Tony" Stark and "Antony" the ant, Hope Van Dyne and Hope Schlottman (in ''Jessica Jones''), and Steve Rogers and Stephen Strange.

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** Major examples include Maria Stark and Maria Hill, Howard Stark and Howard [[spoiler:the Duck]], Peter Quill and Peter Parker (and Pietro Maximoff, if you consider that "Pietro" is the Italian form of Peter), Anthony "Tony" Stark and "Antony" the ant, Hope Van Dyne and Hope Schlottman (in ''Jessica Jones''), and Steve Rogers and Stephen Strange.Strange, and Grant Ward and Ward Meachum.



** Two separate minor-but-notable S.H.I.E.L.D. agents have both been given the name "Cameron Klein". One was in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' as a Project TAHITI test subject; the other was in ''Winter Soldier'' [[spoiler:and ''Age of Ultron'']] as a Helicarrier technician.

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** Two separate minor-but-notable S.H.I.E.L.D. agents have both been given the name "Cameron Klein". One was in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' as a Project TAHITI test subject; the other was in ''Winter Soldier'' [[spoiler:and and ''Age of Ultron'']] Ultron'' as a Helicarrier technician.



** There are three different unrelated characters (two of whom we see family members of) with the last name Thompson in three different TV shows: Hank Thompson [[spoiler:(real name Agent Cameron Klein)]] in ''[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'', Agent Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter'', and [[spoiler:Kevin Thompson AKA Kilgrave]] in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''.

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** There are three different unrelated characters (two of whom we see family members of) with the last name Thompson in three different TV shows: Hank Thompson [[spoiler:(real ([[spoiler:real name Agent Cameron Klein)]] Klein]]) in ''[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Agents ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'', '', Agent Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter'', ''Agent Carter'', and [[spoiler:Kevin Thompson AKA Kilgrave]] in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''.''Jessica Jones''.



** As of Phase Three, magic and the paranormal is starting to be introduced, though SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic is present, grouping all magics under energies from other dimensions where things work differently. Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange are two such heroes with these powers, and Iron Fist is likely to be as well.

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** As of Phase Three, magic and the paranormal is starting to be introduced, though SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic is present, grouping all magics under energies from other dimensions where things work differently. Ghost Rider and Rider, Doctor Strange Strange, and Iron Fist are two three such heroes with these powers, and Iron Fist is likely to be as well.powers.



* ScientificallyUnderstandableSorcery: Magic is treated as involving alternate laws of physics, rather than breaking them altogether. In ''Agents of SHIELD'', Fitz even works out the mechanics of someone's "supernatural" powers by realizing the Law of Conservation of Mass still applies. PlayedWith when the Ancient One implies that (21st-century Earth's) science is actually only able to ''partly'' comprehend magic, asserting that for example, chakras, acupuncture, and an X-ray scan are all partial pictures of the essence of the human body. As mentioned above, the Asgardians consider magic and science the same thing. Presumably [[spoiler:the Hand resurrecting its members]] follows a similar logic. The magic in both ''{{Film/Doctor Strange|2016}}'' and [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Ghost Rider]] are attributed to things from alternate dimensions, though details are not elaborated upon.

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* ScientificallyUnderstandableSorcery: Magic is treated as involving alternate laws of physics, rather than breaking them altogether. In ''Agents of SHIELD'', Fitz even works out the mechanics of someone's "supernatural" powers by realizing the Law of Conservation of Mass still applies. PlayedWith when The ''Defenders'' shows are the Ancient One implies only exceptions, being the only works that (21st-century Earth's) science is actually only able to ''partly'' comprehend magic, asserting that for example, chakras, acupuncture, don't connect the mystical abilities of Iron Fist and an X-ray scan are all partial pictures of the essence of the human body. As mentioned above, the Asgardians consider magic and science the same thing. Presumably [[spoiler:the Hand resurrecting its members]] follows a similar logic. The magic Hand]] to modern science (or even just Technobabble) in both ''{{Film/Doctor Strange|2016}}'' and [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Ghost Rider]] are attributed to things from alternate dimensions, though details are not elaborated upon.any way, shape, or form.



* SeriesContinuityError: Starting with the episode "A Fractured House" from the second season of ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', every single MCU TV show has omitted Avengers Tower, instead keeping the [=MetLife=] Building in its original position.



** [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Lai Shi (a.k.a. "Next Life"), a refuge for Inhumans]].

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** [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Lai Shi (a.k.a. "Next Life"), "Afterlife"), a refuge for Inhumans]].



** About half of the superhuman origins in this 'verse have their roots in trying to make better soldiers and peacekeepers, whether it's by bioengineering (Captain America, Red Skull, Winter Soldier, Hulk, Abomination, Extremis soldiers, Deathlok, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, [[spoiler:Will Simpson and possibly others, including the titular character herself, in ''Jessica Jones'']]), special equipment (Iron Monger, War Machine, Falcon), robotics (the Hammer drones, Deathlok again, the Iron Legion, Ultron, [[spoiler:Vision]]), or just good old-fashioned TrainingFromHell (the Black Widow program, [[spoiler:the Hand]]).

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** About half of the superhuman origins in this 'verse have their roots in trying to make better soldiers and peacekeepers, whether it's by bioengineering (Captain America, Red Skull, Winter Soldier, Hulk, Abomination, Extremis soldiers, Deathlok, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, [[spoiler:Will Simpson and possibly others, including the titular character herself, in ''Jessica Jones'']]), special equipment (Iron Monger, War Machine, Falcon), robotics (the Hammer drones, Deathlok again, the Iron Legion, Ultron, [[spoiler:Vision]]), or just good old-fashioned TrainingFromHell (the Black Widow program, Iron Fist, [[spoiler:the Hand]]).



** The third season of Agents of Shield shows a lot of global consequences, such as Terrigen spreading to cover all the world's oceans (at least) in seventeen months and Inhumans sprouting up all over the place. America created a new agency to deal with them.

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** The third season of Agents ''Agents of Shield SHIELD'' shows a lot number of global consequences, such as Terrigen spreading to cover all the world's oceans (at least) in seventeen months and Inhumans sprouting up all over the place. America created a new agency to deal with them.
20th Mar '17 6:41:42 PM SignSeeker7
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*** In general with the Netflx series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur a year after the events of ''Daredevil'', placing it in 2016.

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*** In general with the Netflx Netflix series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur a year after the events of ''Daredevil'', placing it in 2016.
20th Mar '17 6:39:09 AM ThePantherMan
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19th Mar '17 7:59:34 PM Kostya
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* ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}'' (March 17, 2017)

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* ''Series/{{Iron Fist|2017}}'' (March 17, 2017)2017 -- present)
19th Mar '17 12:11:27 PM Pren
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*** The first few episodes of ''Iron Fist'' happen simultaneously with the end of ''Luke Cage'', with Colleen Wing's first appearance being to put up the fliers that Claire previously noticed.
19th Mar '17 10:04:40 AM SFH
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* CoolCar:
** The Red Skull's coupe from ''The First Avenger''. Gaze upon [[http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Johann_Schmidt%27s_Coupe the HYRDAmobile]] and despair!
** In ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', Phil Coulson has Lola. Not only is it a red '62 corvette, but it can also fly...just [[RunningGag don't touch Lola]]. Later, in Season 4, we're introduced to the Hellcharger, a '69 Dodge Charger. That's pretty cool on its own, but this one has {{Hellfire}} spewing out of it.
19th Mar '17 6:32:59 AM veronchung27
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** ''Iron Fist'' is likely to be part {{Wuxia}} like his comics are.

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** ''Iron Fist'' is likely to be part {{Wuxia}} like his comics are.a modern-day {{Wuxia}}.
18th Mar '17 10:46:19 PM Fan
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*** In general with the Netflx series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur few months after the former shows, placing it in 2016.

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*** In general with the Netflx series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur few months a year after the former shows, events of ''Daredevil'', placing it in 2016.
18th Mar '17 10:43:41 PM Fan
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*** In general with the Netflx series, unlike the movies which generally occur in the same year they are released, the events of the Netflix shows occurs in the year the shows begun filming, like the second season of ''Daredevil'' and the first season of ''Luke Cage'', both released in 2016, but the events of the shows occur in 2015 placing them during the events of Phase Two. similary ''The Defenders'' is released in 2017, but its officially stated to occur few months after the former shows, placing it in 2016.
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