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20th Nov '17 3:43:00 AM Hjortron18
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* MomentOfSilence:
** When Loki delivers his HannibalLecture to Black Widow.
** After [[spoiler:Coulson dies.]]

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* MomentOfSilence:
** When Loki delivers his HannibalLecture to Black Widow.
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MomentOfSilence: After [[spoiler:Coulson dies.]]
17th Oct '17 12:55:06 PM kquinn0830
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* MilitariesAreUseless: The National Guard is explicitly stated as being unable to stop the Chitauri invasion in New York City, even though the Chitauri soldiers and aircraft can be readily destroyed with modern weapons.

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* MilitariesAreUseless: The National Guard is explicitly stated as being unable to stop moves out immediately once the Chitauri invasion in New York City, even though City starts, but they're away from the city so the Avengers and [=NYPD=] have to do the initial fighting. Subverted in a deleted scene that shows that once they do arrive, they put up a good fight as the Chitauri soldiers and aircraft can be readily destroyed with modern weapons.
18th Sep '17 12:30:07 PM Hjortron18
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** Loki's mind-controlling scepter works by poking people in the heart. [[spoiler:It doesn't work on Tony Stark because his arc reactor blocks it]]. Joss Whedon's earlier work ''Film/Serenity'' features a bad guy whose signature move is jamming people's nerves to paralyze them, [[spoiler:and a hero with a missing nerve cluster that makes him immune to this]].

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** Loki's mind-controlling scepter works by poking people in the heart. [[spoiler:It doesn't work on Tony Stark because his arc reactor blocks it]]. Joss Whedon's earlier work ''Film/Serenity'' ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' features a bad guy whose signature move is jamming people's nerves to paralyze them, [[spoiler:and a hero with a missing nerve cluster that makes him immune to this]].
18th Sep '17 12:23:38 PM Hjortron18
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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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* 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 has to bring it up to speed ''inside it''.



** The TV cut of the movie in Brazil cut the credits, making the viewer watch the ominous scene [[spoiler:of The Other informing Thanos of the defeat of Loki and the Chitauri army being succeeded by the Avengers silently eating shawarma in the restaurant Stark mentioned earlier,completely unaware of the threat coming to Earth.]].

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** The TV cut of the movie in Brazil cut the credits, making the viewer watch the ominous scene [[spoiler:of The Other informing Thanos of the defeat of Loki and the Chitauri army being succeeded by the Avengers silently eating shawarma in the restaurant Stark mentioned earlier,completely earlier, completely unaware of the threat coming to Earth.]].



** Thor's lightning is [[spoiler:absorbed by Tony's Arc Reactor, charging his suit up to 400% capacity]]. ''Neither'' of them actually saw that coming. This Might double as a MythologyGag or ContinuityNod, since in ''Iron Man 2'' it was indicated (in the notes that are briefly shown on screen) that his father developed the Arc Reactor technology from reverse engineering the Tesseract. So, his suit was built as a knock-off of Asgardian technology... so Asgardian lightning charging it up actually makes sense.

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** Thor's lightning is [[spoiler:absorbed by Tony's Arc Reactor, charging his suit up to 400% capacity]]. ''Neither'' of them actually saw that coming. This Might might double as a MythologyGag or ContinuityNod, since in ''Iron Man 2'' it was indicated (in the notes that are briefly shown on screen) that his father developed the Arc Reactor technology from reverse engineering the Tesseract. So, his suit was built as a knock-off of Asgardian technology... so Asgardian lightning charging it up actually makes sense.



* 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.



* 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.
8th Sep '17 2:00:05 PM Hjortron18
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Loki is prone to PuttingOnTheReich, and performs [[BreakingSpeech a speech]] about how humans "were born to be ruled". One [[BadassBystander old German]] calls him out on this while refusing to KneelBeforeZod:

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: One of the first things Loki does on earth is prone to PuttingOnTheReich, and performs force a crowd of Germans to [[KneelBeforeZod kneel before him]] while performing [[BreakingSpeech a speech]] about how humans "were born to be ruled". One [[BadassBystander old German]] calls him out on this while refusing to KneelBeforeZod:kneel:
30th Jul '17 5:56:28 PM nighttrainfm
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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;

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* OutsideContextProblem: Oddly, both sides of the conflict are this to each other:
** The human Avengers have only ever fought other humans, occasionally ones armed with fantastic science. Thor is the only one from the same ''genre'' as them, and even he has no idea where exactly they came from or who they answer to.
-->'''Steve:''' An army. From outer space.
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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;
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.]]
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