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16th Nov '17 11:55:42 AM Hjortron18
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-->'''Loki:''' (''to Thor'') The humans slaughter each other in droves while you idly fret. I mean to ''rule'' them and why should I not?

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-->'''Loki:''' (''to Thor'') ''[to Thor]'' The humans slaughter each other in droves while you idly fret. I mean to ''rule'' them and why should I not?
31st Oct '17 7:54:08 AM NightShade96
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* GratuitousRussian: Black Widow speaks decent Russian (although not like a native she's supposed to be), while working undercover and being interrogated by a Russian general (who also has an accent, as he's played by a Polish actor). At the end of that scene, she exclaims "Bozhe moi!" ("My God!") after finding out that Coulson wants her to bring in Bruce Banner (the only person that terrifies her). Apparently, ScarlettJohansson had a voice coach train her to say Russian words.

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* GratuitousRussian: Black Widow speaks decent Russian (although not like a native she's supposed to be), while working undercover and being interrogated by a Russian general (who also has an accent, as he's played by a Polish actor). At the end of that scene, she exclaims "Bozhe moi!" ("My God!") after finding out that Coulson wants her to bring in Bruce Banner (the only person that terrifies her). Apparently, ScarlettJohansson Creator/ScarlettJohansson had a voice coach train her to say Russian words.
18th Sep '17 12:11:47 PM Hjortron18
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* HumanPopsicle: Unlike ''Captain America: The First Avenger'', we do get to see Steve's frozen fate, which is briefly shown in a series of flashbacks that he has while working out.
-->'''Tony Stark:''' Yeah, you may have missed out a few things, doing time as a Cap-sicle.



* HumanPopsicle: Unlike ''Captain America: The First Avenger'', we do get to see Steve's frozen fate, which is briefly shown in a series of flashbacks that he has while working out.
-->'''Tony Stark:''' Yeah, you may have missed out a few things, doing time as a Cap-sicle.



* LastVillainStand: becomes clear that Loki's entire plan is this to some extent; he already lost Asgard, the kingdom he actually wanted, in ''Thor'', and so he tries to take the Earth instead, mainly to spite his brother. Before and during the final battle, Tony Stark explains at some length that "there is no version of this where you come out on top", Thor incredulously asks "You think this madness will end with your rule!?" and Loki doesn't actually refute what they say. On the contrary, there are several points throughout the film where it's made very clear that he sees no other option but to keep going, and the audience knows that he is being threatened with a Fate Worse Than Death if he fails to deliver the Tesseract to [[spoiler:his mysterious benefactor, Thanos.]] Essentially, he knows that he'll almost certainly fail, but his pride won't let him surrender without trying every trick he can think of and it takes [[spoiler:a hilariously one-sided confrontation with The Incredible Hulk]] to convince him that he really can't win.

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* LastVillainStand: It becomes clear that Loki's entire plan is this to some extent; he already lost Asgard, the kingdom he actually wanted, in ''Thor'', and so he tries to take the Earth instead, mainly to spite his brother. Before and during the final battle, Tony Stark explains at some length that "there is no version of this where you come out on top", Thor incredulously asks "You think this madness will end with your rule!?" and Loki doesn't actually refute what they say. On the contrary, there are several points throughout the film where it's made very clear that he sees no other option but to keep going, and the audience knows that he is being threatened with a Fate Worse Than Death FateWorseThanDeath if he fails to deliver the Tesseract to [[spoiler:his mysterious benefactor, Thanos.]] Essentially, he knows that he'll almost certainly fail, but his pride won't let him surrender without trying every trick he can think of and it takes [[spoiler:a hilariously one-sided confrontation with The Incredible Hulk]] to convince him that he really can't win.



* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: In the "performance issue" scene, ominous music rises dramatically as Loki is about to touch Tony Stark's chest with his spear tip... and then, ''clink''. Can count in-universe too with the mind-control gem emitting a humming sound just before contact, which also putters out after the clink.


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* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: In the "performance issue" scene, ominous music rises dramatically as Loki is about to touch Tony Stark's chest with his spear tip... and then, ''clink''. Can count in-universe too with the mind-control gem emitting a humming sound just before contact, which also putters out after the clink.
11th Sep '17 12:36:47 PM Hjortron18
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* IcyBlueEyes:
** A visible effect of Loki's brainwashing. Everyone under its influence is suitably cold and ruthless, except for Selvig who is more "ForScience".
** [[spoiler:Thanos has them as well]].
* IfItSwimsItFlies: The Helicarrier can serve as both an AirborneAircraftCarrier and a regular aircraft carrier, the former presumably meant for covert operations since it comes with an InvisibilityCloak.
* IfJesusThenAliens: Captain America. While he refuses to believe Thor and Loki are gods ("There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure He doesn't dress like that."), he accepts that they're magic-using aliens without question. Of course, he has seen the very-unscientific powers of the Tesseract first-hand, so it's not that much of a stretch for him. Steve is technically correct, as well, given that in the movie universe, the Asgardians are supposed to be {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s.
* IgnoredEpiphany: When the Chitauri are attacking New York, Thor tries for a last time to [[LastSecondChance approach his brother]], trying to make him aware of the destruction and the hypocrisy of [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill his plan]]. For a short moment, Loki seems genuinely shocked, telling Thor that "it's too late to stop it". But just when Thor responds that [[HopeSpot they can do it together]], Loki [[RedemptionRejection stabs him and flees]].



* INeedAFreakingDrink:
** When Tony first confronts Loki to "threaten" him, part of his CasualDangerDialogue is, "Sure you don't want a drink? ''I'm'' having one."
** Loki decides to take Tony up on his offer of a drink after [[spoiler:he's defeated and cornered by the entire team]].
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:Loki gets captured and taken to the Helicarrier. He then uses this as a distraction while his men attack the Helicarrier and set up the Tesseract device right on top of Stark Tower]].
* IveComeTooFar: Loki says this almost word for word to Fury when Fury tries to convince him not to [[AlienInvasion declare war on Earth]].
-->'''Fury:''' This doesn't have to get any messier.\\
'''Loki:''' Of course it does. I've come too far for anything else.
* IcyBlueEyes:
** A visible effect of Loki's brainwashing. Everyone under its influence is suitably cold and ruthless, except for Selvig who is more "ForScience".
** [[spoiler:Thanos has them as well]].
* IfItSwimsItFlies: The Helicarrier can serve as both an AirborneAircraftCarrier and a regular aircraft carrier, the former presumably meant for covert operations since it comes with an InvisibilityCloak.
* IfJesusThenAliens: Captain America. While he refuses to believe Thor and Loki are gods ("There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure He doesn't dress like that."), he accepts that they're magic-using aliens without question. Of course, he has seen the very-unscientific powers of the Tesseract first-hand, so it's not that much of a stretch for him. Steve is technically correct, as well, given that in the movie universe, the Asgardians are supposed to be {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s.
* IgnoredEpiphany: When the Chitauri are attacking New York, Thor tries for a last time to [[LastSecondChance approach his brother]], trying to make him aware of the destruction and the hypocrisy of [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill his plan]]. For a short moment, Loki seems genuinely shocked, telling Thor that "it's too late to stop it". But just when Thor responds that [[HopeSpot they can do it together]], Loki [[RedemptionRejection stabs him and flees]].



* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: This is the Chitauri's [[spoiler:and Thanos']] attitude towards Earth, until the Avengers prove them wrong.


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* INeedAFreakingDrink:
** When Tony first confronts Loki to "threaten" him, part of his CasualDangerDialogue is, "Sure you don't want a drink? ''I'm'' having one."
** Loki decides to take Tony up on his offer of a drink after [[spoiler:he's defeated and cornered by the entire team]].


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* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: This is the Chitauri's [[spoiler:and Thanos']] attitude towards Earth, until the Avengers prove them wrong.


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* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:Loki gets captured and taken to the Helicarrier. He then uses this as a distraction while his men attack the Helicarrier and set up the Tesseract device right on top of Stark Tower]].


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* IveComeTooFar: Loki says this almost word for word to Fury when Fury tries to convince him not to [[AlienInvasion declare war on Earth]].
-->'''Fury:''' This doesn't have to get any messier.\\
'''Loki:''' Of course it does. I've come too far for anything else.
11th Sep '17 10:08:27 AM Hjortron18
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* HollywoodTactics: for what is explicitly an army bent on conquest, the Chitauri make very little effort to do anything except fly around and blow stuff up. They don't seek out enemy emplacements or forces, they don't attempt to capture any beach-heads, and some of them take hostages for no apparent reason. They act more like super-powered rioters than an army that intends to capture and hold territory.

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* HollywoodTactics: for For what is explicitly an army bent on conquest, the Chitauri make very little effort to do anything except fly around and blow stuff up. They don't seek out enemy emplacements or forces, they don't attempt to capture any beach-heads, and some of them take hostages for no apparent reason. They act more like super-powered rioters than an army that intends to capture and hold territory.
11th Sep '17 10:04:59 AM Hjortron18
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* GoKartingWithBowser: As mentioned below, Tony pours himself a drink as he talks to Loki and even offers him one. May be a slight subversion, as he seems to be using this as a cover to discreetly put on bracelets that match his Iron Man suit. We subsequently see that these allow the suit to 'lock-on' to him after Loki throws him out of the tower.



* GoKartingWithBowser: As mentioned below, Tony pours himself a drink as he talks to Loki and even offers him one. May be a slight subversion, as he seems to be using this as a cover to discreetly put on bracelets that match his Iron Man suit. We subsequently see that these allow the suit to 'lock-on' to him after Loki throws him out of the tower.
* GoodGunsBadGuns:
** S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are mostly armed with Glock pistols and [=M4A1=] carbines. Bad guys use a mix and match collection of weapons that wouldn't look out of place in your average ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare MW2]]'' match or, in the case of the aliens, high-tech blasters.
** TheReveal of Phase 2 being [[spoiler:the reverse engineering and development of weapons based on [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier HYDRA technology]]]] serves to sow quite a bit of discord amongst the heroes, partly due to them being left in the dark about this plan. Captain America and Thor in particular are very upset by this, for different reasons.



* GoodGunsBadGuns:
** S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are mostly armed with Glock pistols and [=M4A1=] carbines. Bad guys use a mix and match collection of weapons that wouldn't look out of place in your average ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare MW2]]'' match or, in the case of the aliens, high-tech blasters.
** TheReveal of Phase 2 being [[spoiler:the reverse engineering and development of weapons based on [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger HYDRA technology]]]] serves to sow quite a bit of discord amongst the heroes, partly due to them being left in the dark about this plan. Captain America and Thor in particular are very upset by this, for different reasons.
11th Sep '17 9:08:08 AM Hjortron18
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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: The whole team (minus Tony) spends a lot of time trying to keep Bruce Banner calm. Then the alien invasion arrives.
-->[''Alien leviathan starts heading towards the group.'']\\
'''Captain America:''' Dr. Banner! Now might be a good time to get angry.\\
'''Banner:''' That's my secret Captain. I'm always angry.\\
[''Banner Hulks Out and punches the leviathan.'']

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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: The whole FlyingFirepower: Essential in how the final battle plays out.
** When Thor arrives on the scene, the first thing he does is rain lightning down on the soldiers threatening the {{Badass Normal}}s. Cap then charges Thor (one of only two members of the
team (minus Tony) spends a lot of time trying that could fly high enough) with using his lightning as artillery to keep Bruce Banner calm. Then bottleneck the alien invasion arrives.
-->[''Alien leviathan starts heading towards
Tesseract portal.
** But even moreso, this is Iron Man's ''specialty''. His armor is extremely fast yet highly maneuverable, which is a huge advantage against
the group.'']\\
'''Captain America:''' Dr. Banner! Now might be a good time to get angry.\\
'''Banner:''' That's my secret Captain. I'm always angry.\\
[''Banner Hulks Out
Chitauri. Furthermore, because of his speed and punches firepower, Cap places him in charge of containing the leviathan.'']enemy to a few blocks. To see just how well Tony can pull this off, check out his feats in TheOner. He provides cover for Black Widow, Cap and Hawkeye in the span of a few seconds.



* FlyingFirepower: Essential in how the final battle plays out.
** When Thor arrives on the scene, the first thing he does is rain lightning down on the soldiers threatening the {{Badass Normal}}s. Cap then charges Thor (one of only two members of the team that could fly high enough) with using his lightning as artillery to bottleneck the Tesseract portal.
** But even moreso, this is Iron Man's ''specialty''. His armor is extremely fast yet highly maneuverable, which is a huge advantage against the Chitauri. Furthermore, because of his speed and firepower, Cap places him in charge of containing the enemy to a few blocks. To see just how well Tony can pull this off, check out his feats in TheOner. He provides cover for Black Widow, Cap and Hawkeye in the span of a few seconds.


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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: The whole team (minus Tony) spends a lot of time trying to keep Bruce Banner calm. Then the alien invasion arrives.
-->[''Alien leviathan starts heading towards the group.'']\\
'''Captain America:''' Dr. Banner! Now might be a good time to get angry.\\
'''Banner:''' That's my secret Captain. I'm always angry.\\
[''Banner Hulks Out and punches the leviathan.'']
11th Sep '17 8:52:36 AM Hjortron18
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* FlawExploitation:
** Loki's favorite tactic. However, Tony correctly spotting that Loki's ego ([[NotSoDifferent similar in size to his own]]) could make him sacrifice pragmatism for showmanship means this trope comes back to bite Loki ''hard''.
** Black Widow also makes use of his love for the BreakingSpeech and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. The Chitauri use his thirst for vengeance and "worthiness" to make him his errand boy to fetch the Tesseract; in exchange, Loki gets Earth, which they don't give a damn about.
11th Sep '17 8:25:44 AM Hjortron18
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* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: The Chitauri turn out to be a KeystoneArmy, and other than their Leviathan transports are inferior to Loki's generic human soldiers. Lampshaded in TheStinger: they were expecting negligible resistance from a race of pushovers going by what Loki told them.

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* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: The Chitauri turn out to be a KeystoneArmy, and other than their Leviathan transports are inferior to Loki's generic human soldiers. Lampshaded in TheStinger: they They were expecting negligible resistance from a race of pushovers going by what Loki told them.
4th Sep '17 7:07:34 PM Peteman
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** Averted hard by Captain America - he orders Iron Man to set a perimeter, Hawkeye to act as spotter, Thor to close the gate to prevent more enemy coming through, and while his command to Hulk isn't the greatest, it's probably the best tactical use one can make of an enormous green rage monster.

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** Averted hard by Captain America - he orders Iron Man to set a perimeter, Hawkeye to act as spotter, Thor to close the gate to prevent more enemy coming through, and while his command to Hulk isn't the greatest, it's probably the best tactical use one can make of an enormous green rage monster.
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