Marvel Cinematic Universe has become epic now, and everybody loves their movies. However, at times we fans spot plot holes and unexplained mysteries unleashed by these films. However, a few of those so-called plot holes might not be plot holes, but, sequences based on a proper reasoning. Here we have created a list of sequences which were wrongly considered to be plot holes by fans despite not being so.
Electricity impacts Iron Man’s armor in a different way– The Avengers
In Iron-Man 2, Tony’s suit was extensively damaged by the electrical whips of Whiplash, however, when we saw Thor unleash his lightning bolt on him during The Avengers, the suit withstood it and retaliated with an even more powerful attack. That’s not really a plot hole. We all know how smart Tony Stark is and he realized that electricity had an adverse impact on his suit. Therefore, he made alterations to his suit to withstand shock attacks. The other reason why his suit reacted in a different manner was that Whiplash’s attacks were powered by arc reactor whereas Thor’s attacks were only magical lightning.
Rocket Understands Quill’s Pollock Joke – Guardians of the Galaxy
Peter Quill joked about his ship resembling a Jackson Pollock painting if he had shone a black light on it, in the movie Guardians Of The Galaxy. Rocket responded by saying that he has “issues” and it was implied that the raccoon understood the Pollock inference. Rocket never accepted that he doesn’t know Jackson Pollock and that might be because he didn’t need to know that in order to understand the joke. Rocket has traveled far and wide and is adept with technology. Therefore, he might know what a blacklight is and its workings, which would be sufficient to make the remark meaningful for him.
Tony does not activate the house party protocol earlier – Iron Man 3
Most of the fans had complained that if Tony had activated the House Party Protocol sooner, his house could have been saved as the swarm of suits would have blown away the enemy choppers and there were several other chances for him to do that, but, he didn’t. The truth is that couldn’t do that until the very last moment during the attack on his house because he was taken by surprise and he couldn’t call the suits before the debris was cleared. Jarvis had even stated that cranes reached to clear the site just before Tony’s saving of the passengers who fell out of Air Force One. Tony did that as soon it was possible for him, i.e., at the time when he was charging his armor on that speedboat accompanied by Rhodey.
Thor returns to earth even after the Bifrost bridge was gone – The Avengers
The final battle between Thor and Loki in ‘Thor’ showed that the Bifrost Bridge which was the medium through which the Asgardians traveled across the Universe was destroyed. Therefore, he couldn’t come back to Earth to meet Jane. However, in The Avengers we saw him land on Earth and fans considered this to be an unresolved mystery or a plot hole. While the film didn’t explain this phenomenon, later in an interview with Hemsworth explained that Odin sought multiple favors from other realms because he wished to bring Loki to justice at the earliest and then it was never mentioned that the Bifrost Bridge was the only thing that connected the Asgardians to Earth.
Thanos Gives Loki an Infinity Stone! – The Avengers
Thanos is coming to Earth in Avengers: Infinity War and his mission is to get hold of all the Infinity Stones and to destroy everything. Therefore, why would he give an Infinity Stone to Loki, to begin with? We have seen how Loki’s staff contained the Mind Stone given to him by Thanos. The explanation was revealed in a deleted clip featuring Loki’s conversation with The Other (Thanos’ confidant), and it meant that the sceptre enabled Loki to control the Chitauri, therefore, he had to wield it. It was a risk Thanos took to get the Tesseract. It meant that Thanos would have ended with not one, but, two Infinity Stones if Loki had been victorious.
Fury Says There Are Other Heroes In The World, But There Aren’t – Iron Man
The post-credits scene of Iron-Man shows Nick Fury appear in Tony’s home and ask “you think you’re the only superhero in the world?” Fury said that he was there to discuss the Avengers project. But, Iron-Man was his first film, and it didn’t mention any other Superheroes. It was exclusively devoted to Iron-Man. However, Fury was familiar with the other heroes such as Hank Pym’s Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Captain America and in fact, even Bruce Banner because he was keeping an eye on Banner’s actions. Therefore, it was the simplest and the most obvious clarification.
Zemo’s Plan was illogical – Captain America: Civil War
If we analyze it thoroughly, Zemo had his plan based on various possibilities, and it might have ended differently if one or two things had a different ending. However, it was sensible, and the weirdness of the plan doesn’t make it a plot hole. Perhaps there was an error in explaining the minute details of his tricks; however, if we just look at his basic premise, he only wanted to implicate Bucky to interview him and collect information about the Stark murder tape. He did that, and he won because if Captain America, Bucky, and Iron-Man hadn’t gone to the Soviet base, he would have made the tape public and that would have also resulted in a split among the Avengers, internally.
Extremis saves Pepper, but Tony does not use it again – Iron Man 3
Iron-Man 3’s ending showed Pepper Potts crash to her death, or so we were made to believe. In fact, she survived her fall courtesy the Extremis virus, a technology capable of healing people, making them more powerful and regenerate limbs. Therefore, it would have been beneficial, but, Tony still made Pepper get rid of it, and we haven’t seen it again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why? Was it possible to use Extremis to help Rhodey after he suffered great injuries in Captain America: Civil War? That seemed to be a sensible option, but, we must not forget that Extremis also had the capability of blowing people up. That’s a risk huge enough to prevent Tony from using it anymore. This might be the reason why he hasn’t used it after Iron-Man 3. It is dangerous, and after the experience with Ultron, Tony is better off without taking any further risks of that kind.
Tony is Iron Man again even after blowing up all his suits – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Towards the climax of Iron-Man 3, Tony destroyed all his suits, removed the shrapnel and the Arc reactor from his body and we thought that he is not going to play Iron-Man anymore because he had given a speech about being fine without his Iron-Man armor and when he said the suit was only a “cocoon and now, I’m a changed man”. However, he came back as Iron-Man in Age of Ultron when Iron-Man took down the Hydra base as if everything was routine. The fact is that we missed the last line he had said in Iron-Man 3. He said, “I am Iron-Man.” That implied that Tony considered himself to be the hero without his suit as well and he didn’t mean that he was giving up being Iron-Man.
Banner suddenly learns to control his powers – The Avengers
The final battle of the Avengers showed Banner coming back and immediately morphing into Hulk, and thereon he took charge of the battle. The fans were baffled to see how he instantly managed to control his powers when only in the previous sequence he had gone berserk on the Helicarrier. In fact, the entire film had shown several moments when Banner had absolute control of his powers, for example, the scene where he faked being angry at Natasha during the start in Calcutta, and once or twice more. The reason behind Hulk going crazy on the helicarrier was that Hawkeye’s detonation had rattled him. He went out of control only due to the sudden and unforeseen circumstances. However, he is normally in total control of his powers.