There are three types of superhero fans. Amongst the more low-key nerds are the those who can name all the original Avengers. Then, there are the more hardcore fans who can describe the origin stories of Rocket the Racoon and Doctor Strange. And finally, there are the diehard fans who know the exact song that was playing while Star Lord and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy walked off of the Milano and onto Ego's ship in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (for the record, it was "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac). In the nerd world, there are clearly defined tiers of nerdacity, and although many people who deem themselves Marvel fans would probably be right at home at that first tier, only the truest comic book nerds can reach that third level of dedication to the world of superheroes.
To reach that kind of nerdacity requires some serious devotion. Like, we're talking watching the movies on repeat, having the soundtracks on constantly at home and reading up on other nerds' opinions on Reddit. It takes a special type of superhero fan to reach this level of fandom, but for those who are at that tier, passing this Marvel trivia quiz should be no problem whatsoever.
1On which side of the Civil War was Vision?
Standalone superhero movies are *so* 2008. Ever since The Avengers hit theatres, Marvel hasn't been as keen on doing superhero movies in which only one of their heroes appears. Sure, there have been movies like Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, but even in these movies, many people from the Marvel Cinematic Universe appear- not just the titular hero. The same occurred in Captain America: Civil War. Most of the Avengers were in this film, but they were split down the middle as a result of a disagreement about oversight. Which side did Vision fall on in this rift?
2What is the catchphrase of the Hulk?
Every superhero has some particular phrase they like to say. For Tony Stark, it's some variation of "I'm the best." For Thor, it's something along the lines of "I am mighty." And for Black Widow, it's a single word: "Boys," but with a slightly exasperated tinge to it (okay, really exasperated). The Hulk is no exception in this trend. There's one particular catchphrase he just loves to say when he's raging in battle. Can Marvel fans figure out which of these phrases is the Hulk's?
3Where was Hawkeye in Avengers: Infinity War?
From the time posters began to be released for Avengers: Infinity War, fans could tell that there was something going on with Hawkeye. He wasn't in any of the promotional material. Given that he was an original Avenger, it didn't seem plausible that he'd be sitting out on one of the biggest Marvel movies ever, but alas, this turned out to be the case. He'll be back for the next one, but he was otherwise occupied in the first fight against Thanos. Where was he?
4How did Thanos get to Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War?
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, vast expanses of space can be crossed in a matter of seconds. That's the beauty of fantasy movies- all the writers have to do is say that ships have some sort of "Hyper Warp Super Fast Drive" (or some variation of that), and they can have their characters jump from one end of the universe to the other in no time at all. But Thanos doesn't use a "Hyper Warp Super Fast Drive" to jump from Titan to Earth. How did he get there?
5In which movie do Pepper Potts and Tony Stark finally get together?
Tony Stark and Pepper Potts were obviously into each other right from the beginning. Although they act coy around one another, their chemistry is more than obvious, whether Pepper is kicking out Tony's one night stands, saving his life by inserting a new Arc Reactor into his chest or dancing with him in a ballgown. Their chemistry eventually leads to a proposal, but that's a good few movies into the series. In which movie did the couple first get together?
6How did Valkyrie first meet Thor?
Although we certainly liked Jane Foster, it seems like she's out and Valkyrie is in. We may not have seen Thor and Valkyrie get together yet, but their chemistry was more than obvious in Thor: Ragnarok. Even though her fate doesn't look too promising given the fate of Asgard in Avengers: Infinity War, we certainly hope she managed to escape unscathed. But Thor and Valkyrie's relationship wasn't exactly a relationship of "love at first sight." In fact, the way they met was distinctly unromantic. How did they meet?
7What dance was Black Widow proficient in before she joined the Avengers?
Every superhero has an origin story. The X-Men franchise even tried to debut a spin-off series focusing on the origins of the X-Men, but they only made a grand total of one film before moving on. All of the Avengers have origin stories, most of which we've seen in standalone films. But we never got to see Black Widow's origin story. We've seen references to it throughout the series, though, which have filled in certain blanks. Which dance was she proficient in before she became an Avenger?
8How did the Avengers close the wormhole above Manhattan?
In The Avengers, an enormous wormhole opens in the sky above Manhattan, allowing a steady stream of aliens into the city to wreak havoc. They ride around New York on giant worms, crashing into buildings and trying to destroy the Avengers. Although the Avengers managed to keep them at bay for awhile, the only real longterm solution is to close the wormhole above New York and cut off the aliens at their source. How did the Avengers manage to close the wormhole?
9What were the Captain America collectibles that Agent Coulson owned?
This was an iconic moment in The Avengers. Nick Fury realizes that they aren't going to come together and work like a team on their own accord. Given their disparate personalities and difficult natures, cohesion wasn't going to happen organically. Thus, he engineered a little stunt around the supposed demise of Agent Coulson. He brought out a bloody set of collectibles owned by Coulson, trying to push grief and a need for vengeance upon the Avengers. In a nutshell, he gave them someone to avenge. What were the collectibles Coulson owned?
10In which portable object is the Black Panther suit stored when T'Challa is traveling?
When T'Challa travels, it's not like he can carry around a hanger with a giant Black Panther suit on it. Like Tony Stark, he's faced with the difficulty of condensing his supersuit into a transportable form. Tony ultimately condenses his entire suit into his Arc Reactor so that he can carry it wherever he goes (even Titan). But Black Panther has a different method of carrying around his suit. In which portable object does T'Challa store his suit when he is traveling?
11Which is the last Infinity Stone that Thanos collects?
Thanos is basically just a really egotistical and psychotic rock collector. His entire existence is centred around the search for a set of six shiny rocks. Sure, those rocks hold enough power to destroy the entire universe, but still- they're rocks. Thanos manages to get his hands on all of them throughout the course of the Marvel movies, whether stealing them from locked vaults or from the Collector. At the very end of Avengers: Infinity War, he gets his hand on the final stone. Which Infinity Stone is the last one he collects?
12Why is Scarlet Witch the person who must end the Infinity Stone in Vision's forehead?
This was pretty painful to watch. Of course the only person who had the power to destroy Vision's Infinity Stone was the person it would be most painful for. After Captain America: Civil War, a romance blossomed between the two superheroes, culminating in a set of well timed excursions around the world to rendezvous in private. However, one of their little meet-ups is rudely interrupted by Thanos's psychopathic sidekicks, and it quickly becomes clear that the Infinity Stone must be destroyed. Why is it that Scarlet Witch is the one who has to do it?
13Why did Iron Man and Star Lord's plan on Titan fail to work against Thanos?
They almost had him. Although Star Lord may seem like a bit of a doofus most of the time, he actually comes up with some pretty good plans. That 12% of a plan he had in Guardians Of The Galaxy? That ended up vanquishing Ronan (with the assistance of a well-timed, ad-libbed dance-off to save the universe). And the plan he had in Avengers: Infinity War was pretty darn good as well. It probably would have worked and save half the universe from ruin had one thing not gone wrong. What was that one thing?
14Why does Tony Stark reinstall an Arc Reactor in his chest in Avengers: Infinity War?
One of the most iconic moments for Tony Stark is when he finally gets the Arc Reactor in his chest removed in Iron Man 3. The Arc Reactor had been with him ever since his rise to fame as Iron Man, installed to prevent lethal shrapnel stuck in his chest from reaching his heart. But given advancements in medical technology, he finally is able to get the shrapnel removed and get rid of the giant cylinder in his chest. Then, he reinstalls it before Avengers: Infinity War. Why did he do this?
15Which nightmare seeded in Tony's mind by Scarlet Witch spurs him to create Ultron?
Tony Stark is a bit of a tinkerer. In fact, he's a lot of a tinkerer. His tinkering habits are what led to his becoming Iron Man. But they're also what led to Ultron. Left to his own devices, it's unclear whether Tony actually would have gone ahead and created the psychopathic artificial intelligence of Ultron that would go on to threaten all human life. But he wasn't left to his own devices- Wanda Maximoff planted a nightmare in his head that spurred him to go ahead with the Ultron plan. What was this nightmare?
16Which popular culture icon does Star Lord compare Yondu to in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2?
If there's one thing Marvel movies have an abundance of, it's popular culture references. Ever since Spider-Man came on the scene, the Star Wars references have been raining down in abundance. And in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies, Star Lord can't help referencing all kinds of media from Earth, whether it be Cheers or Footloose. But he make one very specific reference when he sees Yondu on Ego's planet. To whom does Star Lord compare Yondu in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2?
17What is Hela's relation to Thor and Loki?
Recent Marvel movies have been embracing the idea of villains being related to the heroes. In Black Panther, Killmonger was actually T'Challa's cousin, left to his own devices in America when his father tragically met his end at the claws of T'Challa's father. Abandoned without a caregiver, Killmonger's rage festered and would eventually lead to his takeover of Wakanda. In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela, the main villain in the story, is also a relation of Thor and Loki's. How is she related to the heroes?
18Why did Tony Stark build so many suits between The Avengers and Iron Man 3?
Tony Stark's genius seems to need an outlet for him to stay sane. Before he became Iron Man, he vented his intelligence into his weapons. Then, he poured himself into the first few versions of his Iron Man suits. And then, after the aliens invaded New York City, he set his mind to work on dozens more suits, tinkering away in his laboratory into the late hours of the night. For what reason did Tony Stark build so many suits after the events of The Avengers?
19Why did Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym have to go on the run in Ant-Man And The Wasp?
When we first meet Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne, they are engaged in a battle for the fate of their company. But after the events of Captain America: Civil War, things change a bit for these two. Instead of living out in the open as prominent minds in the field of nano science, they've been forced to go on the run, fleeing with a shrunken down version of their lab. Why did Hope and Hank have to go on the run in Ant-Man and the Wasp?
20Where is Nebula at the end of Avengers: Infinity War?
Nebula's story arc has been interesting since the beginning. Although she wasn't a hero in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, she didn't feel like a full-on villain either. She gets villainous from time to time, like when she tries to off her sister and foil the plans of the Guardians, but it becomes obvious that her anger just comes from a place of deep hurt. Thus, she ends up being on the side of the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War. Where is she at the film's conclusion?
21What is Killmonger's goal in Wakanda?
Black Panther's Killmonger is a fascinating villain. He might even be the most interesting villain Marvel has ever featured in their films. Unlike many of Marvel's other villains, his goal isn't just to get rich or destroy the world. Abandoned at a young age in America, his anger at his home country grows over time. He ends up training in the army and becoming an adept fighter, all towards the goal of returning to Wakanda and inflicting his will upon its ruling class. What is it that he wants to do in Wakanda?
22Which Infinity Stone is in Vision's forehead?
Luckily for the Avengers, two of the Infinity Stones are actually housed on Earth. This makes it considerably harder for Thanos to get his hands on all six Infinity Stones without going through the Avengers, which gives the a chance to stop him (which, as everyone knows, they fail at). Doctor Strange has one of the Infinity Stones, which he uses to manipulate time, and the other Infinity Stone is located in Vision's forehead. Which one is in Vision's forehead?
23What secret is the Ancient One hiding in Doctor Strange?
The Ancient One is definitely on the side of the good guys, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have a few secrets of her own hidden up her orange sleeve. Although Doctor Strange never loses faith in her, standing alongside her in her final moments on Earth, this secret of the Ancient One causes her to lose the trust of one of her most faithful disciples, who will likely play the role of the villain in the next Doctor Strange movie. What is this secret?
24How does Doctor Strange save Tony Stark's life on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War?
There were many heart-stopping moments in Avengers: Infinity War. In the opening scene, Loki, one of the most beloved characters in the series, bites the dust at the hands of Thanos. Then, Gamora meets her end. So, when Thanos stabs Tony Stark on Titan and appears ready to end his life as well, it was pretty darn hard not to stop breathing altogether in anticipation of what was going to happen next. But luckily, Doctor Strange comes to the rescue and saves Tony's life. How does he do it?
25What does "some unspoken thing" refer to in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2?
Star Lord just loves his pop culture references. In the first Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, he tries to seduce Gamora by telling her the tale of Kevin Bacon teaching a subdued rural town to dance. Then, he confides in Gamora that he used to pretend David Hasselhoff was his father. And finally, he refers to "some unspoken thing" in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 after he discusses the intricacies of certain plot lines in Cheers. To what does "some unspoken thing" refer?
26Who is the intermediary between Spider-Man and Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming?
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker is on a bit of a leash. Although he desperately wants to partake in the missions of the Avengers, Tony Stark takes precautions to make sure he remains at a beginner's level, tracking his suit and limiting his access to certain aspects of the suit's technology. But he hands off responsibility for Peter to one of his people, not keen on the idea of receiving forty texts a day from his protege. Who serves as the intermediary between Tony and Peter?
27Who (officially) wins in the fight between Thor and the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok?
One of the most well-matched pairings amongst the Avengers is Thor and the Hulk. In the first Avengers movie, they fought together (both against one another and alongside one another) and proved to be worthy nemeses. In Thor: Ragnarok, we finally get an answer to the question: Who would win in a fight between Thor and the Hulk? In the arenas of the Grand Master, Thor and the Hulk are made to battle, and only one comes out victorious. Who wins?
28What causes the Hulk to finally turn back into Bruce Banner in Thor: Ragnarok?
When we meet the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, he hasn't seen Bruce Banner in years. After the Hulk wreaked havoc upon innocent civilians in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Bruce Banner was feeling guilty and dangerous, and these feelings seemingly transferred to the Hulk, who left the Earth, fell through a wormhole and found himself in the service of the Grand Master. Fighting as a gladiator, he had no need to return to the form of Bruce Banner. What finally causes him to revert to his human form?
29What does Loki steal from Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok?
Loki's story arc has been one of the more interesting ones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He starts out as a bit of a villain, giving into jealousy and setting his brother up for failure. Then, he full on embraces his villainy, leading an army to Earth. But after this, he seems to rediscover the better aspects of himself, teaming up with Thor (and often betraying him) on multiple occasions. But at the end of Thor: Ragnarok, he seems to have come to the side of the good guys once and for all. He wouldn't be Loki if he wasn't up to some mischief, though, and in the last moments of the film, he steals something from the vaults of Asgard. What is it?
30What percentage of a plan does Star Lord says he has before the final scene in Guardians Of The Galaxy?
Star Lord just loves to wing things. Not that he has much of a choice, most of the time. At the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy, he is forced to come up with a last-minute plot to foil Ronan's foul plans for Xandar. He and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy are sitting in a circle, and he delivers a rousing speech, calling his teammates "losers" (like, people who have lost stuff), and asserting that taking on Ronan is a way to finally care about something in their lives. He also says that he has a certain percentage of a plan for how to stop Ronan. What percentage is it?
31What happens after Scott Lang increases his size like this?
Marvel movies at least try to abide by a bit of scientific accuracy. Being factually accurate isn't really in the job description of comic book writers, but given the number of scientists that populate the Avengers, it wouldn't really be that believable if nothing ever made any scientific sense in the Marvel movies. So, there are consequences when the rules of reality are broken. When people shrink to the size of an insect, their mass does not shrink, leading to increased density and some seriously powerful punches. And when people grow to the size of dinosaurs, there are also consequences. What are these consequences?
32What popular culture reference does Spider-Man make while fighting in Captain America: Civil War?
Spider-Man is as steeped in popular culture as... well, Marvel fans. But for him, he doesn't really have the option of going nuts over the latest Marvel superhero movie. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the ability of Deadpool to break the fourth wall and become a fan of his own franchise. Instead, he loves many of the other famous franchises associated with nerdacity, and he regularly references them while he's engaged in battle. Which reference does he make in Captain America: Civil War during the battle at the airport?
33Who finally ends the life of Ultron?
Ultron is a difficult villain to off. Given the nature of his artificial intelligence, he is able to inhabit multiple bodies at once. So, in order to end his life once and for all, every single one of his possible bodies must be hunted down and destroyed. Eventually, the Avengers manage to find and destroy all but one of Ultron's bodies. In the final scenes of the movie, one of the Avengers destroys the final form of Ultron. Who does it?
34What is Nakia's profession in Black Panther?
Nakia is one of the most compelling characters in Black Panther. Unlike the rest of the characters, she realizes from the very beginning what Wakanda's future needs to be. T'Challa is still stuck in his father's rut, believing that Wakanda will lose its way of life if it comes out into the open. And Killmonger is on the other extreme, wanting Wakanda to come out into the open with guns blazing. But Nakia believes Wakanda should open its borders and help other countries from the start. What is her profession?
35What is the name of the Infinity Stone that Doctor Strange uses?
Every Infinity Stone has two names. On one hand, the Stone has a name that gives insight into the abilities it will lend its user. For example, the Power Stone is named so because it grants its user strength. Then, there are the more common names for the Infinity Stones. These are the monikers that people have given them over the years, whether on Earth or in some distant part of the galaxy. What is the name of Doctor Strange's Infinity Stone?