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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.
15th Jan '17 2:03:49 PM mkmckoy
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* OddFriendship: Pretty much any pairing minus Black Widow and Hawkeye, but who does Tony actually get along with first? Banner. It helps that Banner "[[TechnoBabble speaks English]]".

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* OddFriendship: Pretty much any pairing minus Black Widow and Hawkeye, but who does Hawkeye. A standout though is Tony and Bruce, who bond over their [[CursedWithAwesome physical handicaps]], [[ProperlyParanoid shared suspicion of S.H.I.E.L.D.]], and that they're the only ones who actually get along with first? Banner. It helps that Banner "[[TechnoBabble speaks English]]".


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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Selvig asks Hawkeye where they got all these advanced supplies to help Loki's scheme. Hawkeye responds that [[{{Handwave}} S.H.I.E.L.D. has many enemies]].
30th Dec '16 3:43:31 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* PlayingGamesAtWork: After [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] comes aboard the Helicarrier, he gleefully points out that one of the bridge deckhands is playing ''{{VideoGame/Galaga}}'' at their desk. Shortly after the scene ends and the heroes leave, the deckhand turns their screen back to ''Galaga'' again.[[note]]The line was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and later while editing, director Creator/JossWhedon found a shot of a deckhand extra looking shifty, so he edited ''Galaga'' onto their screen.[[/note]]
19th Dec '16 4:02:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* PowerWalk: Right before the final battle, the team walks out all together in full {{Badass}}ery.

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* PowerWalk: Right before the final battle, the team walks out all together in full {{Badass}}ery.badassery.
26th Nov '16 7:48:20 PM Sharlee
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** Stark's listing of the Avengers members includes himself ("And then there's me..."). 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 names Coulson instead.]]
26th Nov '16 7:47:21 PM Sharlee
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** Stark's listing of the Avengers members includes himself ("And then there's me..."). In the film, [[spoiler: he names Coulson instead.]]
9th Nov '16 2:14:14 AM Hjortron18
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** Even more subtle, Loki has tears in his eyes when he asks Thor whether he was mourned after his apparent suicide.
6th Oct '16 3:22:27 PM DustSnitch
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* MovieSuperheroesWearMutedColors: ZigZagged by the superhuman members of the main cast -- Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America wear pretty flamboyant, colorful attires (or ''are'' colorful in the case of Hulk). All protagonists clad head to toe in black (Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Agent Coulson) are BadassNormal at best.
** While Tony's armor is a bit less colorful than it typically is in the comics (but more colorful than his first Film/IronMan1 armor), and Hulk's purple pants are once again missing (in exchange for various shades of khaki), Captain America's outfit is much more colorful than his World War II outfit, and much closer to his typical comics look.
** Tony lampshades both tropes by mocking Thor's "Shakespearean" attire, and Steve Rogers' "spangly outfit" (noting that Rogers wears the "Captain America" uniform constantly, as if it's casual attire).

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* MovieSuperheroesWearMutedColors: ZigZagged ** Inverted by the superhuman members of the main cast -- Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America wear pretty flamboyant, colorful attires (or ''are'' colorful in the case of Hulk). All protagonists clad head to toe in black (Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Agent Coulson) are BadassNormal at best.
** While Tony's armor is a bit less colorful than it typically is in the comics (but more colorful than his first Film/IronMan1 armor), and Hulk's purple pants are once again missing (in exchange for various shades of khaki), Captain America's outfit is much more colorful than his World War II outfit, and much closer to his typical comics look.
** Tony lampshades both tropes the trope by mocking Thor's "Shakespearean" attire, and Steve Rogers' "spangly outfit" (noting that Rogers wears the "Captain America" uniform constantly, as if it's casual attire).
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