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5 Things Every One Missed In ‘Marvel Avengers Infinity War’

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been ten years in the making, and with each entry in the series, the mythology gets a little bit denser. For fans, much of the fun comes from hunting Easter eggs, noticing nods to the comics, and spotting hidden connections between characters. A heck of a lot happens in Marvel Avengers Infinity War, and you might have been too distracted by the barrage of dead superheroes on screen to notice little details, like …

5 Things Every One Missed In ‘Marvel Avengers Infinity War’

1. Peter’s death triggered his Spider-Sense in Marvel Avengers Infinity War

It was rather alarming, to say the least, to watch so many beloved characters die in succession; Marvel Avengers Infinity War is basically Disney’s version of the Red Wedding. And the most emotional death, by far, was Peter Parker’s; while the others quietly faded into ash, Peter puts up … more of a fuss.

This is foreshadowed at the start of the alien invasion, when we see the hairs on Peter’s arm standing up, indicating his Spider-Sense is active. Thus, when the Thanos’ death spell hits him, Peter tells Stark he “feels funny,” which is surely his Spider-Sense tingling for the final time, before he dies in the arms of his father figure.

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2. Red Skull’s been trapped in a nightmarish limbo for years

To me, the reemergence of the Red Skull might have the biggest surprise of the film, aside from all the death and stuff. After the character made an ambiguous exit from Captain America: The First Avenger, and Hugo Weaving decided he was done with full-face prosthetics, I figured the Red Skull would be quietly forgotten about.

As an added Easter egg, his deathly robes were a clear nod to Lady Death, Thanos’ dream girl from the comics. I’m still kind of bummed she’s not going to appear in the movies, but hey, at least she got a little homage.

Turns out, the poor guy was imprisoned in some kind of ghostly, listless hell by the Soul Stone, and he’s been trapped there since the Second World War. Damn. I feel weirdly sympathetic; the man might have been a Hydra-Nazi, but karma made a hell of an example of him.

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3. The secret plans of Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange has an odd turnaround in the story that seems to go against the grain of his character; before the fight with Thanos, Strange looks into numerous future outcomes of their battle. Out of millions of failures saw only one scenario in which they triumphed. Then, he warns Tony Stark and Peter Parker that he will happily sacrifice both of their lives in exchange for the safety of the universe.

But when Thanos threatens to end Tony’s life, Strange hands over the Time Stone without fuss. You could attribute this to Strange being a hero, but to be frank, Strange really isn’t all that nice – he’s a “big picture” kind of guy. It just doesn’t make sense for him to give up the entire universe in exchange for someone he barely knows, and doesn’t even like all that much.

Thanos even taunts Strange for never using the Time Stone as a defense. It is indeed peculiar that he doesn’t – it’s by far the most powerful weapon in his arsenal. And Strange is known to mess with time, playing with different outcomes to get his desired result.

Lastly, Strange’s dying words are, “this was the only way.” This likely meant that failure was the only path to victory, and Strange alone understood it. To eventually defeat Thanos, the universe was going to have to take one for the team.

And let’s be real – all those dead, immensely popular (and profitable) Avengers aren’t staying dead for long; time travel is going to have to bring these guys back to the box office.

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4. Stan Lee, the alien invasion veteran

This is by far, the funniest Stan Lee cameo, in my opinion, because it’s so silly. Yet firmly rooted in the weird world Marvel has created. This time, Stan plays the driver of a school bus, whose young passengers are thrown into a panic at the sight of Thanos alien invasion.

Stressed by the commotion, Stan yells: “What’s the matter with you kids? Haven’t you ever seen a spaceship before?”

It’s a funny line in itself, and actually kind of clever. In that it references the fact that Stan, as an elderly inhabitant of Marvel’s New York, was around during the first alien invasion from The Avengers, and genuinely doesn’t see it as a big deal.

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5. “We will deep fry your kabab”

This one is my personal favorite, and it occurs in the scenes shot in Edinburgh, which happens to be my hometown. People from New York must get that literally every time they go to the cinema).

Anyway, the doomed love story of Vision and Scarlet Witch includes a poignant, emotional scene with a weirdly prominent sign hanging in the background, which states: “we will deep-fry your kabab.”

“Scotland, you see, has an unfortunate reputation for deep-frying things which are not supposed to be deep-fried: Mars bars, ice cream, pies, pizza, and of course, kababs.” “It sounds kind of gross, but I can assure you, it’s absolutely disgusting. I once ate a bread roll containing a deep-fried pizza as filling, and I can still taste it when I burp.”

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