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  • Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War packed a lot of characters and a lot of plot into its nearly

  • three hour runtime.

  • With all the character names, subplots, and relationships that fans had to keep straight,

  • it's no surprise that there were some Easter eggs that flew over audiences' heads.

  • Here are a few small details you might have missed in Avengers: Infinity War.

  • "Nothing goes over my head.

  • My reflexes are too fast.

  • I would catch it."

  • Nebula disassembled

  • Nebula's torture at the hands of Thanos is both one of the more gruesome parts of the

  • movie, and a reference to the Infinity Gauntlet comic arc that provides the inspiration for

  • much of the film.

  • While the movie showcases Nebula strung up like a Damien Hirst exhibit, the comic series

  • features Thanos reducing her to a brain-dead zombie-like form, but still pretty much keeping

  • her on display for company.

  • Her eventual counter-attack leads to her possessing the Infinity Gauntlet, which she uses to restore

  • the lives that Thanos ended.

  • Don't be surprised if she has a big role in restoring the lives of Earth's Mightiest Heroes

  • next year.

  • Ultimate Thor

  • When Thor returns to Earth with his new hammer, Stormbreaker, it's a thrilling moment for

  • comic fans and audience members alike.

  • What some fans might not have noticed is that the visuals of Thor's return are straight

  • out of The Ultimates comic series.

  • Both the glowing bulbs of his vest and his axe-like hammer are pulled directly from the

  • Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics.

  • Here's hoping that the new weapon fares a bit better than Thor's old hammer.

  • Cap v Thanos: Dawn of Just Us

  • There's plenty of moments in the Infinity Gauntlet comics that aren't adapted for Infinity

  • War, but there's one moment in the comic series that absolutely had to be adapted: Captain

  • America facing down Thanos after watching him beat down the strongest heroes in the

  • Marvel universe without breaking a sweat.

  • It's a character-defining moment for Steve Rogers as the last Avenger standing, and the

  • spirit of that moment makes it into Infinity War beautifully.

  • Colorblind Vision

  • In Infinity War, when Thanos finally rips the Mind Stone out of Vision's head, his body

  • immediately loses coloring.

  • Vision's newly colorless body is pulled straight from the comics; specifically, West Coast

  • Avengers.

  • After getting his programming wiped, Vision returned to functionality as a fully colorless,

  • much less emotional hero than he had been.

  • Infinity War's reference to Vision losing color after getting his mind destroyed is

  • likely an indication that even if Vision gets resurrected with some of his teammates, he

  • probably won't be the same robot that fans know and love.

  • "I am not JARVIS."

  • I am."

  • 17A protocol

  • When Tony Stark orders the 17A protocol, it gives Peter Parker the high-tech Iron Spider

  • outfit that Spidey uses to great effect.

  • It's a crowd-pleasing moment, but the quick reference to Spider-Man and the number "17"

  • might have left well-read comic fans a bit nervous.

  • In Spider-Man #17, Peter Parker gets killed while trying to save a woman and her daughter

  • from a vat of exploding Freon.

  • In the afterlife, Spidey meets Thanos and his beloved Lady Death.

  • After a struggle, Death takes pity on Spider-Man and the young girl he failed to save, allowing

  • them to come back to life.

  • Like in the comic, Spidey doesn't survive through infinity War; but it's likely that

  • he'll come back in the sequel, since comic books rarely keep anyone off the pages for

  • long.

  • That's a lot packed into a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference!

  • The Doctor is in trouble

  • Early in the film, Dr. Strange is captured by Ebony Maw, who tortures Dr. Strange with

  • energy daggers.

  • It's a haunting interaction, and you might have guessed, it's another one that's inspired

  • by the comics.

  • In this case, the very personal relationship was featured in Infinity, a modern-day sequel

  • to Infinity Gauntlet that likewise served as a major inspiration for Infinity War.

  • Hulk in a Strange land

  • One of the movie's most striking visuals is Hulk getting teleported to Earth to warn Dr.

  • Strange and the rest of the MCU heroes that Thanos is coming.

  • While it's a great way to showcase Thanos' indomitable power early in the film, it's

  • also taken right from the original Infinity Gauntlet comics.

  • In the comics, though, it's the Silver Surfer who gets launched into Dr. Strange's Sanctum.

  • There's a deeper reason behind that swap of characters than just rights issues and Hulk

  • being the strongest one there is.

  • Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Silver Surfer are often contemporaries in the comics as a part of

  • a super team, the Defenders, so it's not a stretch to substitute one for the other.

  • White Wolf

  • If you missed the reference at the end of Black Panther, then Avengers: Infinity War

  • wants to make sure that you heard right: Bucky gets referred to as the White Wolf by T'Challa

  • when they're preparing to fight Thanos.

  • In the comics, Hunter, the White Wolf, is Wakanda's spymaster, as well as T'Challa's

  • caucasian adopted brother.

  • With Infinity War doubling down on the reference, it looks likely that they're establishing

  • that Bucky will have a place in Wakanda as a spy following the conclusion of the battle

  • against Thanos... if he survives, that is.

  • Ambiguous ending

  • Avengers: Infinity War ends with Thanos wiping out half the universe, smiling contentedly

  • after accomplishing his goals.

  • Interestingly enough, that ending is a direct mirror to the original ending of Infinity

  • Gauntlet... although the comics ending comes after Thanos' defeat at the hands of Adam

  • Warlock and most the Marvel universe.

  • It's a surprisingly sympathetic ending, showing the Mad Titan at peace with himself, having

  • had and lost ultimate power, and choosing instead to live as a humble farmer with no

  • higher aspirationsfor now.

  • While the movie implies that the scene of Thanos' contentment comes immediately after

  • he wipes out half of all life, that's not necessarily true.

  • Could the scene actually be a sneak-preview of the ending of next year's Avengers movie,

  • giving fans an early look at Thanos' retirement?

  • Only a year to find out.

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