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28th Jul '17 12:12:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ImmuneToMindControl: Loki tries to brainwash Tony Stark after he has had enough of Tony's attempt to distract him with an EvilWillFail lecture. This hilariously fails when his mind control scepter just does a *ping* and shuts down after coming into contact with the arc reactor in Stark's chest. He's so baffled that he even gives it a second try. Still no dice.
23rd Jul '17 8:11:30 PM lexicon
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The five male members of The Avengers and even their most distinctive colors fit a Combo Ensemble: Tony Stark/Iron Man (choleric gold + sanguine red), Thor (choleric red and yellow + melancholic black), Bruce Banner (melancholic/phlegmatic green when he turns Hulk -- which is ironically the only time he appears '''not''' to fit his respective temperament), Steve Rogers/Captain America (phlegmatic blue + sanguine red), and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (leukine, neutral grey/black).
** It could be more simply put as: Captain America (phlegmatic), Iron Man (sanguine), Thor (choleric), Bruce Banner (melancholic), Black Widow and Hawkeye (eclectic).
21st Jul '17 12:11:48 PM xcountryguy
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%%* EpicMovie

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%%* EpicMovie* EpicMovie: It has a huge, climactic battle and has so many characters larger than life that the move effectively had five prequel movies!



** Given events in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', some of them may have been [[spoiler: HYDRA agents]] who later claimed [[MindControlDevice Loki's brainwashing]] as an excuse. (It's also possible not, because [[spoiler: HYDRA]] probably doesn't want anyone but themselves taking over the world.)

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** Given events in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', some of them may have been [[spoiler: HYDRA [[spoiler:HYDRA agents]] who later claimed [[MindControlDevice Loki's brainwashing]] as an excuse. (It's also possible not, because [[spoiler: HYDRA]] [[spoiler:HYDRA]] probably doesn't want anyone but themselves taking over the world.)



** TheBigGuy -- Thor is a [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] ProudWarriorRaceGuy. Between his SuperStrength, [[DropTheHammer hammer]], and ShockAndAwe powers he's the strongest of the team. Bruce as the Hulk also qualifies . %%Tony is a normal human without his suit and Bruce better fits Smart Guy.

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** TheBigGuy -- Thor is a [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] ProudWarriorRaceGuy. Between his SuperStrength, [[DropTheHammer hammer]], and ShockAndAwe powers he's the strongest of the team. Bruce as the Hulk also qualifies .qualifies. %%Tony is a normal human without his suit and Bruce better fits Smart Guy.



** Another subtle one for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Before Banner suggests other methods, SHIELD attempts to find Loki by tapping into pretty much every camera or digital device on the planet. [[spoiler: This is also how HYDRA will pinpoint targets for its KillEmAll scheme to eliminate any and all potential challengers before they even suspect danger.]]

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** Another subtle one for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Before Banner suggests other methods, SHIELD attempts to find Loki by tapping into pretty much every camera or digital device on the planet. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is also how HYDRA will pinpoint targets for its KillEmAll scheme to eliminate any and all potential challengers before they even suspect danger.]]



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%%* * TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: The Avengers band together and save New York City and the world with zero casualties to the team itself.



** Black Widow [[spoiler: lets Loki go into full HannibalLecture mode and allows him to think he's reduced her to tears...before revealing she was just waiting for him to give his real plan away. "Thank you for your cooperation."]]

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** Black Widow [[spoiler: lets [[spoiler:lets Loki go into full HannibalLecture mode and allows him to think he's reduced her to tears...before revealing she was just waiting for him to give his real plan away. "Thank you for your cooperation."]]



*** It can be argued that [[spoiler: ''JARVIS'' also got a shot at Loki here, if the Mark VII's deployment-pod sideswiping him on its way out the window wasn't just a coincidence. Given how precisely the AI pilots other suits in ''Iron Man 3'', it was probably deliberate.]]

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*** It can be argued that [[spoiler: ''JARVIS'' [[spoiler:''JARVIS'' also got a shot at Loki here, if the Mark VII's deployment-pod sideswiping him on its way out the window wasn't just a coincidence. Given how precisely the AI pilots other suits in ''Iron Man 3'', it was probably deliberate.]]



* 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: 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 [[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.
23rd Jun '17 1:05:13 PM jjnonken
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** It could be simpler put as: Captain America (phlegmatic), Iron Man (sanguine), Thor (choleric), Bruce Banner (melancholic), Black Widow and Hawkeye (eclectic).

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** It could be simpler more simply put as: Captain America (phlegmatic), Iron Man (sanguine), Thor (choleric), Bruce Banner (melancholic), Black Widow and Hawkeye (eclectic).
23rd Jun '17 1:00:57 PM jjnonken
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* FauxActionGirl: Subverted by Black Widow, who appears to have been beaten and cowed by the Russian mobsters. [[LampshadeHanging They even mock her supposed tough reputation]]. [[WoundedGazelleGambit However, this was all a play to get them to reveal information]]. Once she is tasked with a much more important mission she quickly breaks free and [[CurbStompBattle dispatches with them]].

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* FauxActionGirl: Subverted by Black Widow, who appears to have been beaten and cowed by the Russian mobsters. [[LampshadeHanging They even mock her supposed tough reputation]]. [[WoundedGazelleGambit However, this was all a play to get them to reveal information]]. Once she is tasked with a much more important mission she quickly breaks free and [[CurbStompBattle dispatches with them]].
7th Jun '17 6:45:18 PM Doc_Loki
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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.
** Loki choosing to site the main battle in New York City is also an example of this. Cities are much harder to capture or hold than open territory, and New York, with its many skyscrapers, limited sight lines and maze of underground tunnels, is harder than most.
** 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.
10th May '17 10:13:44 PM plumsiren
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* IfJesusThenAliens: Captain America. While he refuses to believe Thor and Loki are gods ("There's only one God, m'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.

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* IfJesusThenAliens: Captain America. While he refuses to believe Thor and Loki are gods ("There's only one God, m'am, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he 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.
5th May '17 5:16:44 AM Hjortron18
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* KidnappedScientist: Astrophysicist Dr. Erik Selvig is kidnapped and brainwashed by Loki to help build a portal device powered by the Tesseract.


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* KungFuSonicBoom: This is what we get when [[UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject Thor's god-hammer Mjölnir hits Captain America's vibranium shield]]. It levels a good acre of forest.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Loki spends much of the movie belittling Bruce Banner/Hulk, basically describing him as a mindless uncontrollable subhuman to anyone within earshot, even to his very face. Loki even manages to use Banner's more vicious side to steam-roller S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. [[spoiler:No prizes for guessing who gets to ram a thick, humbling slice of marble and concrete flavoured pie down his slimy gullet in the denouement!]]


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* 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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* LaughablyEvil: Loki; there's something very amusing in the way he [[XanatosSpeedChess dances circles around the heroes]], while gleefully mocking them at the same time


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** And, later:
-->'''Tony Stark:''' Take a look at the panel and tell me what you see.\\
'''Cap:''' It appears to run on...some form of electricity.\\
'''Tony:''' Well, you're not wrong.
* LeadTheTarget: Strongly implied by Hawkeye. One shot has him rather spectacularly looking at a target while apparently pointing his bow the wrong way. Careful analysis shows that he's aiming quite in advance of his (fast-moving) target to hit it dead on.


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* LifesavingMisfortune: Tony Stark implies to Bruce that his FreakLabAccident might have been this.


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* LivingShip: The Chitauri have the Leviathans, armored dragons that also act as transportation for ground troops. As with the Chitauri themselves, they seemed to be mechanical to some extent as they die when the mothership is destroyed.


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* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Bruce "the Hulk" Banner only starts to come out of his shell when Tony "Iron Man" Stark starts teasing him - mostly because Bruce's...[[PersonOfMassDestruction impressive]] anger management issues mean that people tend to walk on eggshells around him a lot, and Tony is treating him like a person, not an unexploded nuke that happens to be able to talk.
4th May '17 11:48:19 AM Hjortron18
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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.


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* 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, m'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]].


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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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* InTheBack: Loki stabs [[spoiler:Coulson]] from behind with his [[BladeOnAStick scepter]].
4th May '17 10:39:32 AM Hjortron18
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* HairFlip: Two of them in rapid succession, first by Black Widow and then by Loki.
* HandSignals: A Chitauri squadron leader uses the "hold fire" sign then a slashing motion to allow his troops to combine their barrage on The Hulk. Unfortunately for him, that just makes The Hulk angrier.


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* HeroesGoneFishing: In TheStinger (the second one) at the end [[spoiler:the exhausted Avengers actually go to the shawarma joint that Tony mentioned and sit around a table eating in silence.]]


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* HiddenHeartOfGold: Tony Stark is pretty adamant that none of title characters other than Bruce ever find out he actually gives a damn. A prime example: when he's alone with Coulson, Tony's seen assuring him that all Coulson has to do is say the word and pick a weekend, and Tony will personally fly Coulson to Portland to make up with his cellist ex-girlfriend and "keep love alive!" Much later in the film, after [[spoiler:Coulson]] is killed, Steve cautiously asks Tony if he had a wife, to which Tony replies [[OrSoIHeard "There was a cellist -- I think"]] and then proceeds to snort derisively and fumblingly [[spoiler:call Coulson an idiot for trying to take on Loki]] while turning away so Steve can't see the tears in his eyes.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Loki sports one which, while relatively subdued, is larger than in ''Thor''.
* HobbesWasRight: Loki seems to hold this belief.
-->'''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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* HoistHeroOverHead: Inverted; Thor does this to Loki.


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* HomeFieldAdvantage: The film's finale takes place in New York City. Captain America, being a native New Yorker, (even if [[FishOutOfTemporalWater 70 years]] out of his native ''time''), is able to quickly formulate battle plans and issue orders as the battle develops.


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* HumansAreInsects: Discussed:
-->'''Nick Fury:''' We have no quarrel with your people.\\
'''Loki:''' An ant has no quarrel with a boot.


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* HydePlaysJekyll: Bruce Banner briefly pretends to be on the edge of UnstoppableRage to [[{{Troll}} mess with]] Black Widow.
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