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21st Jul '17 12:34:32 PM xcountryguy
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** Stark's listing of the Avengers members includes himself ("And then there's me...") in the trailer version. In the film, [[spoiler: he names Coulson instead.]]

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** Stark's listing of the Avengers members includes himself ("And then there's me...") in the trailer version. In the film, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he names Coulson instead.]]
1st Jul '17 8:30:01 AM dmcreif
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** During the massive superhero battle in the middle of Manhattan, no civilian casualties are shown. However, in the aftermath, the news footage includes several shots of people lighting candles and putting up messages on memorial walls. When the Leviathans die, they are shown then crashing to ground [[spoiler:and Captain America urges Black Widow to close the portal so the nuclear explosion doesn't come back to Earth.]]
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' established that Hell's Kitchen took a lot of damage from the invasion, and Wilson Fisk's rise to power coincided with this.

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** During the massive superhero battle in the middle of Manhattan, no civilian casualties are shown. However, in the aftermath, the news footage includes several shots of people lighting candles and putting up messages on memorial walls. A framed ''Bulletin'' front page that Ben Urich keeps in his office in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' says that hundreds of people were killed. When the Leviathans die, they are shown then crashing to ground [[spoiler:and Captain America urges Black Widow to close the portal so the nuclear explosion doesn't come back to Earth.]]
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' established that Hell's Kitchen took a lot of damage from the invasion, and Wilson Fisk's rise to power coincided with this.Fisk is taking advantage of bid rigging on reconstruction contracts.
15th May '17 11:11:38 AM AnotherGamer
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** When Fury explains the Avengers Initiative, he finishes by saying, "It was an old-fashioned idea," echoing Coulson's remark that "Maybe we could use a little old-fashioned."

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** When Fury explains the Avengers Initiative, he finishes by saying, "It was an old-fashioned idea," echoing Coulson's remark that "Maybe we could use a little old-fashioned." when Captain expressed doubt about the bright, old-fashioned color scheme of his new outfit.
13th May '17 4:53:46 PM mlsmithca
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* MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheAvengers2012 its own page]].

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* MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheAvengers2012 its own page]].MythologyGag:
** Georgi Luchkow, the Russian who Black Widow beats up early in the movie, shares his name with a minor Black Widow villain from the early '90s.
** Romy Rosemont appears as Shawna Lynde, a Thor supporting character during the 1980s.
** James Eckhouse appears as Senator Boynton, a minor character during the ''Armor Wars'' storyline. He is seen [[spoiler:near the end, asking on a cable news show about where the Avengers are and who they should be accountable to.]]
** The Tesseract facility at the beginning of the film is revealed to be Project Pegasus, a S.H.I.E.L.D. research sites from the comics.
** "You have reached the Life Model Decoy of Tony Stark." Life Model Decoy is the term used for an entire sub-set of robotic "clones" featured in the comics.
** The Captain America trading cards display artwork by Creator/JackKirby, save for the one that has a picture of Cap in his stage show outfit.
** [[spoiler:Loki has his mouth sealed shut at the end of the film, echoing [[MouthStitchedShut his mouth being sewn shut]] by dwarves in Myth/NorseMythology.]]
** During Thor and Loki's conversation on the cliff side, two ravens fly past, evoking Odin's two ravens in Myth/NorseMythology.
** When The Other threatens Loki with "[[FateWorseThanDeath more than pain]]" should he fail, one of the Chitauri's giant snakes can be seen moving through the background. In Norse Mythology, Loki is punished for his role in [[{{Gotterdammerung}} Ragnarök]] by having a snake drip venom in his eyes for all eternity.
** During TheOner across NYC, Captain America and Iron Man pull off a fusion move lifted directly from ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.
** This one is half-Mythology Gag, half-Continuity Nod; [[spoiler:Banner mentions that at one point, he tried to kill himself with a pistol "and the other guy spat out the bullet."]] This was going to be the opening scene in ''The Incredible Hulk'' film (and actually appeared in the AlternateUniverse miniseries "Banner!") but was cut because Louis Leterrier, who directed this ''Hulk'' film, thought it would be too dark (and yet that scene showed up in the video game tie-in, as well as the novelization). Years earlier, this also happened in the comics.
** When giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Loki, a dying [[spoiler:Coulson]] mentions, "[[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} You're going to lose. It's in your nature.]]"
** While talking to Loki, Tony refers to the Avengers as "Earth's mightiest heroes", a moniker that has followed the team since day one.
** Where the last couple ''Hulk'' movies referenced the character's iconic purple pants; ''Avengers'' reference is subtler by having Banner wear a purple shirt for most of the film.
** Within the movie continuity, Hulk chasing Black Widow through a narrow corridor can bring to mind a similar scene from ''Iron Man'' where Iron Monger chases Pepper.
** The idea of Tony's Iron Man armor being a flying module that unfolds and wraps around Tony, armoring him up, [[http://www.ironmanarmory.com/HR_Armoring_Up.html dates back to the late 90s]] (after the ''Heroes Reborn'' period).
** [[spoiler:"To challenge them is to court death." The primary aspect of Thanos' motivations in the comic books is that he saw the personification of death when he was young... and fell in love with her. Now you know why he's smiling.]]
** Banner mentions that he's [[spoiler:always angry, can transform into the Hulk at will, and implies that the two personalities are more or less on the same wavelength]]; the ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' arc is built around this.
** While Hulk never says "Hulk smash!", or "Puny humans!", his two most famous catch phrases in the comics, both of them are alluded to. Captain America commands Hulk to smash (his exact words being, "and Hulk? Smash."), and Hulk calls Loki a "puny god".
** From a deleted scene: The security guard asks Bruce "[[ComicBook/AntMan Are you a big guy that gets all little? Or a little guy who sometimes blows up to be all big]]?"
** The air-dropped prison intended to kill the Hulk if necessary references the way that Hulk died in [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk the TV show]]: He fell out of an aircraft as Hulk and landed as Banner.
** While discussing the Tesseract, Dr. Selvig claims it will unveil a path to a "[[ComicBook/TheNewUniverse new universe]]".
** At the end of the movie, Nick Fury says that all this was a message to the universe: HumansAreSpecial, defy the odds, and nobody should try to go to war with them. There was a similar premise at the end of ''Ultimate Extinction''. [[spoiler:However, the unwanted consequence of this message, attracting the interest of Thanos, is a twist exclusive of the movie.]]
7th May '17 4:53:07 PM Hjortron18
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** The trailer adds an eerie green glow to the shot of the SHIELD agents outside the shack where Widow is talking Banner, implying he Hulks out at this point. In the film, he does not.

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** The trailer adds an eerie green glow to the shot of the SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. agents outside the shack where Widow is talking Banner, implying he Hulks out at this point. In the film, he does not.


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* PercussiveTherapy: In the beginning, Steve Rogers is using said therapy to deal with the loss of his familiar world after waking 70 years later. He gets so into it he literally knocks a heavy punching bag off its stand. He even takes one home.


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* PitifulWorms: Loki has this opinion about the humans:
-->'''Fury:''' We have no quarrel with your people.\\
'''Loki:''' An ant has no quarrel with a boot.


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* PrimalStance: The Hulk in assumes a hunched, almost gorilla-stance. He even slams both fists into the ground and grunts at one point.
7th May '17 4:45:44 PM Hjortron18
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* OutsideContextProblem: The Avengers to the Chitauri's invasion force. It is made very clear that the Chitauri were expecting to simply waltz in and easily conquer the human race. Instead, their invasion is repelled in less than an hour by a team comprised of two BadassNormal soldiers, an Asgardian warrior, a guy in powered armour, a super-soldier... and the Hulk. Best summed up in TheStinger;
-->'''The Other:''' To challenge them is to court death.
* OutsideGenreFoe: Loki is, as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanova (a.k.a. Black Widow) puts it, "nothing we were trained for" most of the eponymous superteam are used to terrorists with fancy weapons, not mad physical gods from another dimension. Fortunately, Loki's elder brother Thor has dealt with his crap before and joins the human heroes.


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* PainfulTransformation: The Hulk's first transformation looks excruciating and takes a long time, because Banner is fighting it the whole time.
* ParallelConflictSequence: Happens a couple of times, with the first time being the downed helicarrier scene when Thor fights Hulk, Black Widow fights Hawkeye, and Iron Man and Captain America try to get the broken propellor back to full function. It is displayed briefly during the FinalBattle as well when Loki is fought by Thor (and later Hulk in a CurbstompBattle) while the other Avengers fight the Chitauri army.
6th May '17 7:48:09 AM Hjortron18
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* MartyrdomCulture: Implied with the Chitauri in a deleted scene.
-->'''Loki:''' Your force lacks... finesse.\\
'''Other:''' Our warriors are fearless! They welcome a glorious death.\\
'''Loki:''' That may actually be the problem.


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* MeaninglessVillainVictory: Tony Stark points out the futility of Loki's plan, because even if he wins, he's never going to be able to rule over ''anyone''. Humanity would rather just [[HumansAreWarriors keep fighting]] until the [[DefiantToTheEnd bitter end]]. And the Avengers, regardless of whatever else happens, will be gunning for ''him'':
-->'''Tony:''' You're missing the point there's no throne, there is ''no'' version of this where you come out on top! ''Maybe'' your army comes, and ''maybe'' it's too much for us, but it's all on you... 'Cause if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damn sure we'll avenge it!


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* MidairRepair: Iron Man gets to repair the Hellicarrier: Restarting a damaged turbine, which becomes increasingly important once another (of the four) is taken out, and increasingly dangerous as he as to bring it up to speed ''inside it''.


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* MirthlessLaughter: Hiddleston's performance includes Loki doing the nervous laughter variant of this whenever flustered or wrongfooted - he usually uses it to play off Thor's attempts to reach out to him, but he also does it to pretend he isn't afraid of something.


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* MotivationalLie: After [[spoiler:Coulson dies at Loki's hands]], Fury tosses a small pile of bloodstained vintage Captain America trading cards at Cap, as part of his attempt to use it to galvanize the Avengers. The cards were not on [[spoiler:Coulson's]] person at the time, but in his locker.


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* NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus: As Captain America prepares to dive into a battle involving Thor and Loki:
-->'''Black Widow:''' These guys are from legends. They're basically gods.\\
'''Captain America:''' There's only one God, ma'am. And I'm pretty sure He doesn't dress like that.


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* NothingCanStopUsNow: Loki gives one of these to Tony Stark just before the Chitauri invasion. True to form, Tony never loses his cool.
-->'''Loki:''' I have an army.\\
'''Tony:''' We have a Hulk.
13th Mar '17 5:47:02 AM ginsengaddict
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* PercussiveShutdown: Subverted in Tony's attempt to destroy the portal generator. Double subverted in that his attempt brought [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Selvig]] to his senses, leading to the portal generator being shut down by more conventional means.
10th Mar '17 4:38:42 PM NightShade96
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* MythologyGag:
** Georgi Luchkow, the Russian who Black Widow beats up early in the movie, shares his name with a minor Black Widow villain from the early '90s.
** Romy Rosemont appears as Shawna Lynde, a Thor supporting character during the 1980s.
** James Eckhouse appears as Senator Boynton, a minor character during the ''Armor Wars'' storyline. He is seen [[spoiler:near the end, asking on a cable news show about where the Avengers are and who they should be accountable to.]]
** The Tesseract facility at the beginning of the film is revealed to be Project Pegasus, a S.H.I.E.L.D. research sites from the comics.
** "You have reached the Life Model Decoy of Tony Stark." Life Model Decoy is the term used for an entire sub-set of robotic "clones" featured in the comics.
** The Captain America trading cards display artwork by Creator/JackKirby, save for the one that has a picture of Cap in his stage show outfit.
** [[spoiler:Loki has his mouth sealed shut at the end of the film, echoing [[MouthStitchedShut his mouth being sewn shut]] by dwarves in Myth/NorseMythology.]]
** During Thor and Loki's conversation on the cliff side, two ravens fly past, evoking Odin's two ravens in Myth/NorseMythology.
** When The Other threatens Loki with "[[FateWorseThanDeath more than pain]]" should he fail, one of the Chitauri's giant snakes can be seen moving through the background. In Norse Mythology, Loki is punished for his role in [[{{Gotterdammerung}} Ragnarök]] by having a snake drip venom in his eyes for all eternity.
** During TheOner across NYC, Captain America and Iron Man pull off a fusion move lifted directly from ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.
** This one is half-Mythology Gag, half-Continuity Nod; [[spoiler:Banner mentions that at one point, he tried to kill himself with a pistol "and the other guy spat out the bullet."]] This was going to be the opening scene in ''The Incredible Hulk'' film (and actually appeared in the AlternateUniverse miniseries "Banner!") but was cut because Louis Leterrier, who directed this ''Hulk'' film, thought it would be too dark (and yet that scene showed up in the video game tie-in, as well as the novelization). Years earlier, this also happened in the comics.
** When giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Loki, dying Coulson mentions, "[[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} You're going to lose. It's in your nature.]]"
** While talking to Loki, Tony refers to the Avengers as "Earth's mightiest heroes", a moniker that has followed the team since day one.
** Where the last couple ''Hulk'' movies referenced the character's iconic purple pants; ''Avengers'' reference is subtler by having Banner wear a purple shirt for most of the film.
** Within the movie continuity, Hulk chasing Black Widow through a narrow corridor can bring to mind a similar scene from ''Iron Man'' where Iron Monger chases Pepper.
** [[spoiler:"To challenge them is to court death." The primary aspect of Thanos' motivations in the comic books is that he saw the personification of death when he was young... and fell in love with her. Now you know why he's smiling.]]
** Banner mentions that he's [[spoiler:always angry, can transform into the Hulk at will, and implies that the two personalities are more or less on the same wavelength]]; the ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' arc is built around this.
** While Hulk never says "Hulk smash!", or "Puny humans!", his two most famous catch phrases in the comics, both of them are alluded to. Captain America commands Hulk to smash (his exact words being, "and Hulk? Smash."), and Hulk calls Loki a "puny god".
** From a deleted scene: The security guard asks Bruce "[[ComicBook/AntMan Are you a big guy that gets all little? Or a little guy who sometimes blows up to be all big]]?"
** The air-dropped prison intended to kill the Hulk if necessary references the way that Hulk died in the TV show: He fell out of an aircraft as Hulk and landed as Banner.
** While discussing the Tesseract, Dr. Selvig claims it will unveil a path to a "[[ComicBook/TheNewUniverse new universe]]".
** At the end of the movie, Nick Fury says that all this was a message to the universe: HumansAreSpecial, defy the odds, and nobody should try to go to war with them. There was a similar premise at the end of ''Ultimate Extinction''. [[spoiler:However, the unwanted consequence of this message, attracting the interest of Thanos, is a twist exclusive of the movie.]]

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* MythologyGag:
** Georgi Luchkow, the Russian who Black Widow beats up early in the movie, shares his name with a minor Black Widow villain from the early '90s.
** Romy Rosemont appears as Shawna Lynde, a Thor supporting character during the 1980s.
** James Eckhouse appears as Senator Boynton, a minor character during the ''Armor Wars'' storyline. He is seen [[spoiler:near the end, asking on a cable news show about where the Avengers are and who they should be accountable to.]]
** The Tesseract facility at the beginning of the film is revealed to be Project Pegasus, a S.H.I.E.L.D. research sites from the comics.
** "You have reached the Life Model Decoy of Tony Stark." Life Model Decoy is the term used for an entire sub-set of robotic "clones" featured in the comics.
** The Captain America trading cards display artwork by Creator/JackKirby, save for the one that has a picture of Cap in his stage show outfit.
** [[spoiler:Loki has his mouth sealed shut at the end of the film, echoing [[MouthStitchedShut his mouth being sewn shut]] by dwarves in Myth/NorseMythology.]]
** During Thor and Loki's conversation on the cliff side, two ravens fly past, evoking Odin's two ravens in Myth/NorseMythology.
** When The Other threatens Loki with "[[FateWorseThanDeath more than pain]]" should he fail, one of the Chitauri's giant snakes can be seen moving through the background. In Norse Mythology, Loki is punished for his role in [[{{Gotterdammerung}} Ragnarök]] by having a snake drip venom in his eyes for all eternity.
** During TheOner across NYC, Captain America and Iron Man pull off a fusion move lifted directly from ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.
** This one is half-Mythology Gag, half-Continuity Nod; [[spoiler:Banner mentions that at one point, he tried to kill himself with a pistol "and the other guy spat out the bullet."]] This was going to be the opening scene in ''The Incredible Hulk'' film (and actually appeared in the AlternateUniverse miniseries "Banner!") but was cut because Louis Leterrier, who directed this ''Hulk'' film, thought it would be too dark (and yet that scene showed up in the video game tie-in, as well as the novelization). Years earlier, this also happened in the comics.
** When giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Loki, dying Coulson mentions, "[[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} You're going to lose. It's in your nature.]]"
** While talking to Loki, Tony refers to the Avengers as "Earth's mightiest heroes", a moniker that has followed the team since day one.
** Where the last couple ''Hulk'' movies referenced the character's iconic purple pants; ''Avengers'' reference is subtler by having Banner wear a purple shirt for most of the film.
** Within the movie continuity, Hulk chasing Black Widow through a narrow corridor can bring to mind a similar scene from ''Iron Man'' where Iron Monger chases Pepper.
** [[spoiler:"To challenge them is to court death." The primary aspect of Thanos' motivations in the comic books is that he saw the personification of death when he was young... and fell in love with her. Now you know why he's smiling.]]
** Banner mentions that he's [[spoiler:always angry, can transform into the Hulk at will, and implies that the two personalities are more or less on the same wavelength]]; the ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' arc is built around this.
** While Hulk never says "Hulk smash!", or "Puny humans!", his two most famous catch phrases in the comics, both of them are alluded to. Captain America commands Hulk to smash (his exact words being, "and Hulk? Smash."), and Hulk calls Loki a "puny god".
** From a deleted scene: The security guard asks Bruce "[[ComicBook/AntMan Are you a big guy that gets all little? Or a little guy who sometimes blows up to be all big]]?"
** The air-dropped prison intended to kill the Hulk if necessary references the way that Hulk died in the TV show: He fell out of an aircraft as Hulk and landed as Banner.
** While discussing the Tesseract, Dr. Selvig claims it will unveil a path to a "[[ComicBook/TheNewUniverse new universe]]".
** At the end of the movie, Nick Fury says that all this was a message to the universe: HumansAreSpecial, defy the odds, and nobody should try to go to war with them. There was a similar premise at the end of ''Ultimate Extinction''. [[spoiler:However, the unwanted consequence of this message, attracting the interest of Thanos, is a twist exclusive of the movie.]]
MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheAvengers2012 its own page]].
8th Feb '17 1:06:22 PM Gosicrystal
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* NoExceptYes:
** Meta-example: Before the movie was released Whedon and co. repeatedly denied that the Skrulls would be in the movie. The Chitauri are actually UltimateUniverse versions of the Skrulls.
** Tony certainly isn't stalling for time while talking to Loki (and waiting for the Mark Seven to be deployed). He's threatening him.
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