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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

A direct sequel to 2013's LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (and spiritual successor to 2016's LEGO Marvel's Avengers), LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 features similar gameplay to other LEGO adaptation games, alternating between various action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios.

While its predecessor focused on a cosmic plot involving Doctor Doom and Galactus, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 features a time travel/alternate universes plot with Kang the Conqueror as the main antagonist and final boss. The settings include the year 2099, The Wild West, Ancient Egypt, and Sakaar, with characters such as Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Thor, The Hulk, Green Goblin, and a cowboy Captain America.

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In addition, the game introduces a new multiplayer mode (featuring both cooperative and competitive options) for the second time in the LEGO video game franchise since LEGO Dimensions. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 was released on November 14, 2017.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Absolute Xenophobe: Downplayed: Lemuria and Attilan don't appreciate foreigners, but they allow them to visit their homeland and the Attilan citizens get along really well with the other citizens such as a handful conversing on Liberty Island.
  • Advertised Extra:
    • Spider-Man 2099. Despite his prominent position on the game's cover art, you don't get control of him until around the two hour mark, and even then he peaces out after just one mission, not showing up again until near the end of the story.
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    • Black Panther, Spider-Gwen, Ragnarok Hulk and Wild West Captain America are also featured on the cover art, but only appear for one level each in the main story.
  • Affably Evil:
    • The Kree of Hala may be responsible for a majority of the destruction and chaos in Chronopolis, but the citizens are happy to talk to visitors and even have a mini-golf course.
    • The citizens from HYDRA Empire may be under oppression, but no-one actually reports any sightings of the Avengers, they consider entering a Chronopolis football tournament, welcome visitors and are famous for the parade which features floats, a teacup ride and other elements you would see in a fairground.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg:
    • Maximus when Black Bolt has him cornered, even when he sold his family and Attilan out to the Kree and tried to kill them.
    • Kang when Ravonna grabs his crystal.
  • Anachronism Stew: Played for Laughs thanks to the nature of the game's setting: Expect to see something like an Egyptian driving a taxi through The Old West.
    • Manhattan Noir is a mixture of the 20s and 1933 where the Spider-Man Noir comics mostly took place.
  • Anti-Climax: Played for Laughs: After chasing down "The Transformer" in Attilan, he is introduced with a trading card splash like a major boss... except he goes down in one hit, with even Karnak lampshading the trope by name.
  • Anti-Frustration Features:
    • If you fail a race, the game provides a 5-second window to push a button and teleport back to the starting gate.
    • Opening the character selector when encountering a puzzle that the current character can't solve will immediately set it on a character who can.
    • All of the major areas of Chronopolis have a Fast Travel spot to warp to from the Map screen, which can be unlocked by activating its map point.
    • In case you liked Kang's announcements after you've destroyed all of his loudspeakers, one is put on display in the trophy room for your leisure.
    • All playable characters come with a trading card, which has a short bio written on the back in case you don't know much or anything about them, as well as a list of their abilities.
    • Speeding up whilst flying only needs one push of the required button instead of a constant pushing everytime the boost runs out.
  • Announcer Chatter: Kang will regulary drop in announcements in Chronopolis.
  • Artificial Atmospheric Actions: NPCs within the same area of Chronopolis will repeat the same 3-4 generic lines so long as the player remains within that area.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Hawkeye complains about purse-snatchers, car chases, and people playing rock music too loud.
  • Ascended Extra: The Kang trailer prominently showcases the Wasp, She-Hulk, and Black Panther, implying that they will be involved in the storyline. Indeed, Wasp is Mission Control (and leader of the Avengers) and She-Hulk and Black Panther pair up with Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel.
    • Avengers Mansion was present in the open world in the previous two games, but served little purpose other than that. Here, with the Helicarrier gone, it takes over as the good guys' headquarters.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Ms. Marvel and on an In-Universe Meta level, Gwenpool.
  • Bait-and-Switch: After freeing Morbius, he now announces his hunger, then asks you if you've seen a burger stand anywhere nearby.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Discussed: A Kree citizen notes that Kang must have specially modified the atmosphere since Kree can't breathe in an Earth-like atmosphere without formula in the air. She then realises if she should be talking about this.
  • Batman Gambit: Kang figures out the Avengers' plan to bring Knowhere into Chronopolis, so he tricks them into summoning Ego the Living Planet.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Heroic variant: Ursa Major from The Winter Guard is playable, and President Bear occasionally makes a re-appearance.
  • Beehive Barrier: Kang is fond of these. His green and purple barriers he put around Chronopolis are these and his personal one is also this.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call She-Hulk "doll". Don't call Luke Cage "doll", either.
  • BFG: Agent Coulson still carries "The Bambino".
  • Big Applesauce: Kang shoehorns in four Manhattans! Including:
  • Big Bad: Kang the Conqueror himself.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Lockjaw, natch. Cosmo, too!
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Both the Presence and the Kree Supreme Intelligence prefer to rely on this trope rather than fighting directly.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Gwenpool does this all the time.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: One NPC needs help navigating a maze to reach a restroom only to find it's full of pumpkin bombs. After they blow, he sheepishly confesses he no longer needs the restroom.
  • Bowdlerise:
    • Surtur is defeated by throwing large barrels of "broth" at him.
    • Similarly, "prohibition" is mentioned in the Noir area... except it's apparently against coffee and tea.
    • Played for Laughs In-Universe: Apparently, Wakanda got hold of a HYDRA vibranium collection unit and modified Arnim Zola's lines to sound positive and to use as a collection program to recollect lost/stolen vibranium. Version 2.4 still made partial references to HYDRA before doubling back to the intended politeness. Version 2.5 later got rid of the HYDRA references overall and was overall polite.
    • Carnage is toned down from being a terrifying serial killer to being a Psychopathic Manchild who screams all of his dialogue like a hair metal singer. Definitely a case of Tropes Are Not Bad, since he's arguably one of the funniest characters in the game.
    Carnage: Easier than taking candy from a baby, and I should know, because I've done it!
  • Brick Joke: When Doctor Strange asks Wong where the Book of the Vishanti is, Wong suggests he might have left it behind the vacuum. After several minutes unlocking the seal on the Sanctum floor, Mordo turns up having stolen the book, which he confirms was behind the vacuum.
  • Built With LEGO: As per LEGO game standards. Gwenpool even comments on this upon her introductory cutscene when she notices that she's a minifigure.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Why does Asgard have a volcano sitting on it? The Warriors Three thought it was a good idea to annoy Kang.
  • Call-Back:
    • The mission to unlock Skaar has him mentioning Hulk Selfies, a Running Gag in LEGO Marvel's Avengers.
    • President Bear, a one-off character from LEGO Marvel's Avengers, also appears briefly during a main story mission, and again in Spider-Ham and the Collector's missions.
    • Citizens in Manhatten will mention a tire fire from the orginal LEGO Marvel Superheroes, which was caused by X-Men villian Pyro.
    • Wiccan and Hulkling's mission is all about them dealing with Mother, again. Hulking mentions how she turned him into a chair.
  • Canned Orders over Loudspeaker: Kang has his "Kangnouncements", which he broadcasts everywhere, which can be anything from offers to teach people Kang-Fu, Kang asking for Ravonna to get rid of a bee, Kang telling that person who beat his high score he hates them... and so on. Smashing the loudspeakers is one of the challenges.
  • Character Customisation: As per LEGO tradition. The customiser itself gets a major upgrade since now it allows you to pick most powers without restriction, use and colour various weapons and alter the voice of the characters by gender!
  • Characterization Marches On: Even ignoring characters who were changed from comic characterization to movie characterization (re: the Guardians of the Galaxy), some characters have, well, marched since the previous game. In particular, Captain America went from being a straight up Eagle Land parody to something much closer to his comic book characterization.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In the intro featuring Star-Lord listening to his mixtape, Knowhere is plainly seen. The Avengers plan to use the EMP equipment onboard to deactivate the barrier to Kang's citadel.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
    • All characters related to the X-Men and Fantastic Four are gone, despite many of them playing major roles in the original LEGO Marvel Superheroes. See Writing Around Trademarks below for more.
    • Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are entirely absent from the game, possibly because of their links to Magneto in the comics continuity.
    • Of the main characters from the Netflix Defenders series, Jessica Jones is a complete no-show.
    • The Champions DLC includes all the members of the modern incarnation of the team who hadn't been in the main game, except (mysteriously) Teen Cyclops.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Certain variants of heroes not only use their standard abilities, but abilities of others. Stan Lee is the ultimate usage of this trope as he uses powers and abilities from dozens of heroes.
  • Continuity Porn: Oh, yes. This game is filled with Marvel lore, both recent and obscure.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Asgard is covered in lava, thanks to having an active volcano right on top of it. The lava is only a problem if someone's dumb enough to jump into the stuff. Sif can be found standing next to a stream with no ill-effect.
  • Cool Car: Kingpin's new car, which was a gift from Kang. It features dual miniguns and really-bright headlights! You can unlock it under the name "Mob Boss Attack Car".
  • Cool Ship:
    • Kang's sword-shaped ship, Damocles.
    • The Milano.
    • You can get a lot of them through challenge completions.
  • Cool Train: Kang-o-rail.note 
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The Statue of Liberty is still under reconstruction at the start of the story, after Magneto brought it life during the previous game.
    • The very first level acts as a prequel to the post-credits scene of the first game, explaining why the Guardians of the Galaxy came to Earth.
    • Star-Lord doesn't trust Rocket not to park the Milano on anyone.
    • Black Widow and Hawkeye still remember the last time they had to face symbiotes. Their quest also mentions Agent Coulson's crime-spotting skills, something anyone who played the previous two games should be intimately familiar with.
    • America Chavez's bio quotes her description from the Young Avengers Vol 2 preview. Her mission has her trying to find pizza for Lady Kate (an alternate version of Kate Bishop she met during Secret Wars).
    • The terrigenesis machine in Attilan mentions (among other things) how terrigen and regular humans don't always mix.
    • During the Inhumans' first level, the Royal Family ends up in the Chamber of Devices (where Black Bolt keeps all the really nasty things Maximus invented under lock and key).
  • Continuity Snarl: Events from the side-quests of Avengers get mentions here and there, despite (as Howard the Duck notes) those events maybe not being in-continuity with Super Heroes.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Luckily, Stingray was in Lemuria at the time when Kang put it in Chronopolis.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Iron Man and Captain Marvel find a lot of them representing Roxxon, who have been selling Attuma their wares which allowed him to be a proper threat again. They even come with an underwater table!
  • Creator Cameo:
    • Stan Lee. Excelsior!
    • Apparently, a company that produces teabags is called TT Tea.
      • Also, TT Games were the publishers of Howard the Duck's video game.
      • It's impled that this was who Gwenpool was talking to when asking about what she was supposed to do and what happened to "the last guy that did it".
  • Culture Clash: The citizens of Hydra don't get why everyone else is so bothered being ruled by Kang, since they already live under military dictatorship.
  • Curse Cut Short: In the first level, Nova Prime announces that the Guardians are a bunch of something, but gets interrupted before she finishes.
  • Cycle of Revenge: The Sovereign tried attacking Kang after getting dragged to Chronopolis, which didn't work. After helping Ayesha fix that mess, she declares the Sovereign are going to try again to avenge their previous ass-kicking.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Black Knight (Sir Percy) and his descendant Dane Whitman. Averted with Nathan Garrett, Dane's uncle and the villainous Black Knight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The Asgardian on the cooking show gets increasingly annoyed with everything, and eventually unleashes a small dessert of snarking at her co-host.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Black Widow and Hawkeye, who were major players in the first game and in LEGO Avengers, don't even appear in story mode.note 
    • The Vision, who was a main character in Avengers, is reduced to an unlockable from a race. Unlike Widow and Hawkeye, he doesn't even get a dedicated mission.
    • Downplayed with Stan Lee. While he retains his role as the citizen in peril to rescue and as a playable character, unlike the first two games, he doesn't appear in story mode cutscenes as frequently.
  • Disney Villain Death: Some of the Mooks wear red vests which protect them from attack. The only way to get rid of them is to knock them off a great height.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Plenty, thanks to Kang bringing several characters from the multiverse. Such examples include Spider-Gwen and Captain America (2099) or Peggy Carter.
  • Do Not Try This at Home: In-Universe: A cooking webshow hosted by an Asgardian and a Midgardian has this message pop-up midshow, with the warning that "fire is hot".
  • Egopolis: Kang treats Chronopolis as this. He even announces that he plans to rename every single collected realm after himself!note 
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Shocker (Homecoming) thinks poorly of others who mess up parties.
  • Evil Brit: Kang. Natch.
    • The 'brit' also applies to his wife, Ravonna, but not 'evil' as she's a Tragic Villain here.
    • Played straight with Black Knight (Nathan Garrett), Enchantress, Morgan Le Fay and Hela.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Really, most of the game's villains are this. Special mention goes to Kang and Carnage.
  • Expy: Lemuria is in no way serving as a stand-in for Atlantis. Nuh-uh.
  • Failsafe Failure: The Milano's emergency escape mechanism is much more difficult to use than it should be, something Gamora rags on Quill about. He does manage to justify covering up a vital part on the grounds he doesn't want Baby Groot touching it.
  • Fantastic Racism: Some of the Inhumans in Attilan make it clear they really don't like humans.
  • Felony Misdemeanour: A Hydra citizen had his own brother arrested for jaywalking, for which he's completely unapologetic.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • When Cosmo plays his part in the story, he repeatedly mentions a "pretty lady", who's implied to have been helping him. It's later revealed that this was Ravonna.
    • Aside from Ravonna's open discomfort with Kang's activities, she occasionally sneaks off while his attention is elsewhere.
  • For Want of a Nail: Mentioned several times in the trading cards of alternate universe characters, such as Gwen Stacy getting bitten by the spider insteadnote  and Peggy Carter becoming Captain America since her friend Steve Rogers was assassinated before he underwent the Super-Soldier program.
  • Fountain of Youth:
    • A device Rocket Racoon and Groot stole from Kang's forces in the first level allows Groot to do this played straight and inverted at will. Rocket notes that it won't work on anything else for some reason.
    • Ravonna does this to Kang with his crystal, after deciding to Take a Third Option and raise him into the right direction from infancy.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer:
  • Funny Background Event: Many times. For example, Spidey trying to run from Shao-Lao the Undying, only for Ms. Marvel to grab him and drag him back into the arena.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Agent Coulson's Field Agent Readiness Training Simulator in one of the Bonus Missions. Quake attempts to point out what this would spell, but Coulson quickly interjects by saying that not everything needs an acronym.
    • Genius Bonus: In Agents Of Shield, Quake was raised in an orphanage under the name of Mary Sue Poots. Poots is a slang word for farting.
    • Squirrel Girl's fundraiser is called F.U.Z.Y.note 
  • Fusion Dance: Both Venom and Carnage can fuse together to become Carnom.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Characters after completing their quests will often offer their services to you, right before you get their trading card.
  • Genius Loci: Ego the Living Planet, who briefly appears when Kang tricks the Avengers into summoning him.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • Spider-Man (2099) frequently pops in warped swear-words.
    • If you refuse Hit-Monkey's mission, he'll shout something in Macaque, which Gwenpool refuses to translate due to this being a kids game.
    • Panicking citizens in Nueva York may shout "Oh shock! Oh shock!" which the 2099 comics firmly establish as the future equivalent of saying "Oh shit".
    • During Squirrel Girl's Gwenpool Mission, Koi Boi says "Holy carp!". She calls him out on this.
  • Good Counterpart:
    • Doctor Strange can be considered this to Kang, as he too also can manipulate time, but uses it for good.
    • Agent Venom to, well... Venom. While both are affected by the symbiote, Agent Venom has more control over it and uses it in the fight against evil.
  • Guide Dang It!:
    • It's easy to panic and assume that your game is glitched when you're unable to ride certain vehicles or when two events are locked in Manhattan despite you solving the puzzles and quests there, but these two "glitches" are actually:
      • Certain vehicles can only be ridden by Big-Figs.
      • Nick Fury's mission only unlocks when you save all SHIELD agents as part of the Helicarrier Clean-up challenge, which is never stated.
    • While most abilities are listed on the character cards, a few are left out. While this can be forgiven with minor ones like Gliding and Dance Mode, they also don't mark which characters can throw Gravity Mines, which is pretty essential to most levels and puzzles.
  • Happy Ending Override: The game takes place immediately after the events of the last game, so a hero's work is never done.
    • This happens again when Ravonna (now Terminatrix) arrives with an elderly Kang and a gang of possibly-reformed villains from events ingame to warn the Avengers about an oncoming threat.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Hammer and Militant are tired of being mistreated by the other HYDRA members and being overshadowed by Bowman and Tactical Force, so they ask you to help them disrupt a few major operations. Afterwards, HYDRA loses all trust in them because of this, so they decide to join you instead.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: Team Spider-Man spend a large amount of time at Kingpin's party in Manhattan Noir.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: America Chavez never says why she's hanging out with an alternate Kate or buying her pizza, but given her comics incarnation is into gals (and Kate especially)...
    • Averted, however, with Wiccan and Hulkling. Unlike the previous game, their sexuality and relationship is explicitly mentioned.
  • Insistent Terminology: Some of the Kree encountered by Medusa and Black Bolt take exception to being called "minions". They're henchmen, after all the work they've put in.
  • Insurmountable Waist-High Fence: As usual with LEGO adaptation games. Case in point, in the very first level Groot must age up to form a living bridge to get innocent bystanders onto a rescue ship... rather than just have the ship move a few feet back.
  • Kevlard: Discussed: Ursa Major suggests this is a reason why he was never affected by a post effect from The Presence targeted towards The Winter Guard.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!":
    • Calm down, Kamala!
    • Also Star-Lord briefly, when he realizes he's talking to Kid Colt.
  • La Résistance: The Avengers act as this during the game.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Citizens will actually note how they're walking around for no reason.
    • After a Gold Brick puzzle in Man-Thing's swamp, a knight tells a distraught cowboy about the fact that "money spills out of everything".
    • After his "defeat", Kang berates everyone thinking "this was a game you could win".
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: After Kang unleashes a devastating attack that knocks out most of Team Captain America except the good captain himself, Kang deems him his most worthy opponent and challenges him to a duel using giant solid holograms.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: As with the previous two games. The basic game has over two hundred playable characters, and that's without the addition of DLC.
  • Macguffin: Kang's time crystal thing. When and how he got it is glossed over, as is just what the heck it actually is.note 
  • Marty Stu: In-Universe and Played for Laughs: Stan Lee's trading card deliberately praises him as one of the mightiest and greatest heroes of all time, but still mentions that he "occasionally bites off more than he can chew", providing a Hand Wave to his Peril status.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: During the first trailer, Loki, Doctor Octopus, and Enchantress can be seen sitting at a table and enjoying drinks in the midst of all the action. Doubles as Villains Out Shopping.
  • Monumental Damage: Double Subverted: Kang has apparently fixed the Statue of Liberty which was still under reconstruction after Magneto used it, but it turns out he also put his face on it.
  • Mood Whiplash: The game starts with Star-Lord happily listening to his mixtape while flying through space on The Milano, then it shifts to him heading to Xandar; which is currently under heavy siege by Kang.
  • More Dakka: Certain characters with two pistols like Kid Colt or nearly every Spider character can charge up an alternate move and fire their weapons everywhere.
  • Most Annoying Sound: In-Universe: Kang's announcements cause everyone to gripe about them.
  • Mundane Utility: Doctor Strange uses his time-manipulating abilities to clean up a wrecked bookshelf.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Instead of a logo for the Soviet space program, Cosmo's spacesuit instead has the Classic LEGO Space emblem on it.
    • One of She-Hulk's combat lines: "These bad guys just won't learn! Maybe I should threaten to rip up their comics..."
    • Fuseboxes with a new platforming theme return from LEGO Dimensions.
      • Following this, Dimensions-style dialogue are included such as entering the game, the ability or inabilty to solve a puzzle and certain NPC's will react to a different character in certain regions.
      • A possible additional reference is that a citizen at the art gallery mentions "crowbar watermelon friday", which was the same exact thing said by Omochao claiming that drinking from Chemical Plant Zone's water supplies provides no negative effects.
      • Battle Arena Mode returns here. Albeit with only two new modes playable.
    • The shield Stan Lee uses is a real-life Marvel button from 1967.note 
    • Captain Marvel's first line is her getting someone at the Avengers' victory party to "try the brie."
    • Ultimate Venom's finisher? Drag his enemy into the symbiote with tentacles from his chest and spit out what's left.
    • In the opening sequence (which plays whenever the game starts), Star-Lord is flying the Milano to the tune of "Come and Get Your Love", which he danced to in the opening of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. And then during the game, he gets into a dance-off to "Mr. Blue Sky", which opened the second Guardians movie. "Mr. Blue Sky" also plays over the credits.
    • One of the Kree in Hala name-drops the Ruul, whom the Kree briefly posed as one time (before it was subsequently retconned away). Another mentions that Nega-Bomb incident they once had.
    • The introduction to the Hulk in the game mirrors his arrival in Thor: Ragnarok. The major difference is that this time, there's four of them, and as a result Thor isn't happy to see them.
    • A civilian mentions Tahiti, and its reputation, but that the Kree don't like it for some reason.
    • In Xandar, one of the random soundbytes mentions Queen Adora, one of Xandar's (late) rulers from the comics. Another mentions the Worldmind.
    • A guy in Nueva York is confused over whether Alchemax was founded in 1992 (when it first appeared in Marvel's 2099 range), or 2013 (when Superior Spider-Man has it founded).
    • The statue in Nueva York is that of Thor, which might seem random for anyone not versed in 2099 lore. The worship of Thor was a big thing in those comics.
    • Beta Ray Bill's character token is found in the level set in the Sakaar arena. Bill was in the animated adaptation of Planet Hulk, taking the Silver Surfer's place from the comic version.
    • The Blue Marvel's character token is found underwater. His secret base, as shown in Mighty Avengers (2013), is underwater.
    • Green Goblin's pumpkin bombs scream when they explode, much like in The Spectacular Spider-Man.
    • Daredevil's line after dying and respawning: "Did something just bring me to life?"
  • Name's the Same:
    • In-Universe, Spidey and Spidey 2099 have this problem when the latter addresses himself "Spider-Man".
    Spidey 2099: I'm Spider-Man!
    Spidey: I'm Spider-Man!
    Ms. Marvel: I'm Spider-Man! (Beat) Just kidding. I'm Ms. Marvel. Hi!
    • Also, Gwenpool may state that she has "no relation to either of them",note  referring to Gwen Stacy and Deadpool.
  • Next Sunday A.D.: Where Asgard comes from, being slightly ahead of the modern day Manhattan.
  • Nice Hat: Several monuments in the game have silver brick hats built on them. Kang hates 'em, and one of the challenges is blowing them all up.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Invoked when a PA announcer at Kang's Citadel states, "Employees are reminded to clean up after themselves after playing with priceless artifacts. We don't need another Noodle Incident!"
    • Apparently, Star-Lord beat Ronan The Accuser in a dance off.
    • Spider-Man!Prime and Spider-Man!Noir seem to have met before. Possibly referring to the Spider-Verse event as well as Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
    • No explanation is given for what Star-Lord did to have wanted posters of him placed around The Old West.
  • Nostalgia Level:
    • Venom and Carnage's Gwenpool Mission is set in a room directly taken from LEGO Marvel Superheroes.
      • Additionally, Howard the Duck and Forbush Man's Gwenpool Mission is the Marvel Office from the first game redecorated for the convention and as the HQ for Timely Comics. Ironically, Howard and the Vulture held all the Marvel staff hostage previously for more publicity.
  • No-Sell: After Kang affects everyone with a time-stopping attack, it affects everyone but Doctor Strange since the Eye of Agamotto is somehow neutralising the effect, who then alters the portal Kang used for the attack to hit him with Eson.
  • No Swastikas: HYDRA.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Living Mummy, Man-Thing and Morbius try to convince everyone in HYDRA Empire that they're not evil monsters by making a float and giving out sweets.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: The end of Ghost Rider's quest to find a new bike ends with him indeed finding a black bike with flames on the side, but it's a pedal bike.
  • Not So Stoic: White Tiger practically squees when she, Kamala and Spider-Man defeat Dr. Octopus.
  • Numbered Sequel: To LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, whereas LEGO Marvel's Avengers was more of a spinoff set in a different continuity based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted Thanks to the clashed multiverse, several variations of several superheroes (and villains) are active at the same time as the mainstream counterparts, such as Sheriff Captain America, Captain Avalon and two female variantsnote  and a large amount of Spider characters, much to J. Jonah Jameson's dismay.
  • Opening the Sandbox: A plot-relevant event which involved Team Thor defeating Man-Thing and accidentally let Kang destroy the Nexus of All Realities, allowing him to fully complete Chronopolis, and takes down all the green barriers and puts up a large purple barrier around the total area.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted in one of the bonus levels. Venom and Carnage try to fool the Oscorp security systems by merely putting on a guard's hat and a hazmat helmet, respectively, and not even bothering to retract the shapeshifting alien parasites they're wearing. The computer is not amused.
    Computer: Comical disguise detected. Initiating lockdown. Calling all available security guards. That'll teach you to try and trick me. Have a great day!
  • Player Nudge: In case you don't know how to get into Alchemax when Electro (2099) blocks the door, Wasp will tell you to follow the cables.
  • The Psycho Rangers:
    • The HYDRA Four return here. While Tactical Force and Bowman play this straight, Militant and Hammer zigzag this since while they are members of HYDRA, they offer you to help them disrupt several of their major operations as revenge for their mistreatment. They then decide to join you after HYDRA loses all trust in them for this.
    • Some members of the Winter Guard are a Subverted example like Red Guardian and Crimson Dynamo. They've currently settled their differences with The Avengers.
  • Rail Shooter: Agent Coulson creates a literal one with his new F.A.R.T.S. program.
  • Recycled Set: The Marvel comics HQ that was the basis of the Deadpool mission in the first game, where Mr Fantastic and Spider Man confronted Howard the Duck and Vulture was redressed as a comic convention for the Gwenpool mission with Howard the Duck and Forbush Man.
  • Red Shirt Army: The Nova Corps. Twice. First at the beginning of the game, and then again when the Avengers try to get into Kang's tower, whereupon Damocles blasts them out of the sky.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Nebula's quest has her deciding to replace Gamora with a new, better sister, who won't beat her in fights all the time, and it's the player's job to create them for her.
  • Retcon: The Guardians of the Galaxy were depicted in the previous game to resemble their comic book counterparts (Star-Lord’s resembling the Bendis costume). Here their physical appearances (and personalities) resemble their MCU counterparts. The same goes for Nebula and Ronan.
  • Ret Gone: Subverted: Kang planned to do this after his defeat by rewriting the timeline so the Avengers never defeat him. Thankfully, Ravonna takes his crystal before he gets the chance to do this.
  • Running Gag: As always with LEGO Adaptation games, pigs show up as background and foreground gags throughout.
  • Rushmore Refacement: Kang gives the Statue of Liberty a facelift.
  • Sequel Hook: We have yet to learn what threat Ravonna (or rather, Terminatrix) is talking about in the end, but considering that she has an elderly Kang, Man-Thing, Cosmo, and the Kree Supreme Intelligence by her side when she asks the Avengers for help, she needs all the help she can get.
    • Additionally, the KSI detects an oncoming disturbance in the timeline, so someone else is manipulating the timeline and NOT Kang.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sigil Spam:
    • The HYDRA logo is everywhere in the HYDRA Empire. One citizen lampshades this by thinking they've overdone it. Another citizen who needs help putting together his HYDRAPAD tells you that the logo is everywhere in case you forgot what it looks like.
    • A benevolent version occurs in Wakanda with a panther being the main focus of their national flag and several statues of panthers. A citizen thinks that they need more of them.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: For the first time in the LEGO game franchise, all characters can now enter underwater enviroments, with those who normally wouldn't survive by giving them breathing equipment. Likely because of Lemuria playing a major part in the plot.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Gwenpool for Deadpool, in narrating the bonus missions and being the Fourth-Wall Observer. Unsurprisingly, she asks what happened to Deadpool without explicitly referring to him.
  • So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe: Despite the low-quality of Howard's video game, it becomes a hit.
  • Start My Own: Howard the Duck plans to start his own videogame franchise with crowdfunding.
  • Steam Punk: Iron Man (Old West) returns here.
  • Stylistic Suck: Howard's video game is rife with limited animation, horrendous graphics and very simple gameplay. Closer inspection implies that he's also stolen graphics to save time.
  • Take That!: During the Asgardian cooking show, the host notes that due to complex legal reasons, they can't actually show viewers the merchandise they're hawking, because it's owned by the network's rivals. When the aghast Asgardian asks if all human law is like this, the host replies that nope, it's just copyright law. (It's a jab at the Fantastic Four/X-Men copyright issues at the time of release.)
  • Tempting Fate:
    • In the first trailer, Rocket rhetorically asks what could go wrong tampering with the space-time continuum. Ego promptly appears in the sky.
    • Nick Fury practically dares Kang to try something, claiming that they already dealt with one purple-helmeted cosmic threat before. Kang proceeds to vaporize the Helicarrier with a single shot.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Ravonna quotes the overkill part when Kang sics Eson the Searcher on the Guardians of The Galaxy for laughs.
  • The Theme Park Version: The levels show the area of Chronopolis as much larger than the amount the player gets to explore in free-play.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: HYDRA, as per norm for a LEGO adaptation.
  • Time Crash: Chronopolis. Natch. It consists of over a dozen locations mashed into one, including at least four alternate realities.
  • Time Travel:
    • The first trailer takes place in a mishmash city containing a pyramid, a castle and the modern-day Avengers tower.
    Rocket: So this is Chronopolis. Population: every weird thing in all of time!
    • Certain characters have the ability to move certain objects backwards or forwards through time, destroying or un-wrecking them to suit their needs.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: The Yellowjacket from the Gwenpool mission tries to kill Hank Pym, despite being Hank Pym himself. Then past!Hank defeats him, causing Gwenpool to wonder how that even works, since Yellowjacket should remember being beaten in the first place.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Several of Spider-Man's Rogues Gallery in the second level are outright causing havoc, including Shocker, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter, who were previously off-plot villains who were seen in smaller-scale scenarios.note 
    • Also, HYDRA were shown to have a secret base under the Empire State Building, but by the time the level starts, Wolverine has already torn through most of the mooks. Here? Kang conquered a Manhattan from an alternate reality where HYDRA rules the world.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: After the Nexus is destroyed, the story splits up into two teams - Team Spider-Man and Team Thor, along with a third line of the Guardians, and then a fourth line of the Inhumans dealing with their own problems.
  • The Unintelligible: One of the contestants in the Chronopolis Rap Battle is a sakaaran, who manages to bust rhymes while saying nothing more that "tik".
  • Villains Out Shopping:
    • One Gwenpool mission features Venom and Carnage... politely checking into OsCorp and waiting patiently at a clinic with Carnage griping about the number he has.
      • The final comic has them playing frisbee in Central Park.
    • Living Mummy, Man-Thing and Morbius have coffee at the HYDRA Empire, but cause a panic just by showing up.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Since Vulture (Homecoming) shares voice lines with the classic Vulture, there are moments where he seems out of character.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While some villains are working with Kang or planning to challenge him, other villains plan to get rid of him since because either their realms were relocated or having to face their adversaries once more.note 
    • Maximus tries to justify selling out his family and Attilan to the Kree for this, claiming that their combined forces alone can take down Kang.
  • West Coast Team: The Winter Guard are pretty much Russian Avengers.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?:
    • During the Sakaar arena fight, the player characters let loose a Kronan, who is promptly smashed to pieces, which the heroes use to free the Hulks. None of them ever mention or address that they just got another prisoner of the Red King killed.
    • The Kang Surveillance Drones are just drones, so it's okay to smash them. But one of them laments, as it's smashed, that it was programmed to feel pain.
  • Wide Open Sandbox: The biggest open world LEGO game to date. Chronopolis has been described as being at least four times bigger than Manhattan from the previous game.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • Among the first characters confirmed and heavily advertised are three Spider-Men; Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, and the Noir Spider-Man. The 2017 D23 convention also revealed Peter Parker in his homemade Spider-Man costume from his then recent film. In the game itself, these three aren't actually that involved in the plot.
      • Meanwhile, Spidey himself gets major screen time, and is treated as a major member of the Avengers, to the extent he gets to lead teams (something that pretty much never happens with other versions of Peter).
    • The heroes featured in the first trailer are either MCU stars, the aforementioned Spiders, or Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel. Thor and Hulk noticeably sport their Thor: Ragnarok outfits. Also, She-Hulk is a main-quest character this time instead of an optional unlock in the overworld.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Several instances, due to the game being a direct sequel to the original but no longer being allowed to use X-Men or Fantastic Four characters.
    • Oblique references are made to "the Avengers and their allies", rather than naming the specific teams that were in play.
    • Nick Fury mentions "the last purple-helmeted alien" that came to Earth, again avoiding mentioning him by name.
    • Likewise, when Gwenpool is finding out about her role narrating the bonus missions, she asks about "the guy who did it last time".
    • All of the characters from the classic Guardians of the Galaxy DLC have references to the Badoon in their biographies. Since the film rights to the Badoon are owned by Fox, however, they're simply referred to as "an evil alien race".
      • Except for Korvac's profile, which mentions them by name.
    • This trope is notably averted in a few cases. Crystal's biography, for example, prominently mentions the Fantastic Four.
      • This happens once again likely by accident, as a shop texture used in previous instalments in Manhattan has Galactus and Silver Surfer figurines on display.
    • While the game can't use the Silver Surfer or Galactus, Star-Lord does manage to name-drop their power, the Power Cosmic, on seeing Korvac.
    • Averted again in the Runaways DLC, where Molly Hayes is explicitly noted as the daughter of mutants in her bio.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: Go around Nueva York as Thor, and some citizens may mistake you for a cosplayer in a convincing Thor costume.

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