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Fan Theories About The Original Avengers That Prove They're Still The Best Squad

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With over twenty films, countless interesting characters, and so much source material to pull from, it's no question as to why the MCU is one of the biggest superhero franchises in history. One of fandoms' favorite things to do is come up with fan theories, and when it comes to the MCU there are certainly a lot of them. From questions unanswered to character quirks, we managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding the superhero teamup that started it all - The Avengers. 

Which Avengers fan theory do you think is most believable? Vote up your favorites below!

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    Each Of The Avengers Biology Is Completely Different

    From Redditor u/88y53:

    So here are my theories on how the bodies of the original Avengers work.

    Iron Man:

    Tony is an otherwise normal human, but the inclusion of his arc reactor, and later his neuro receptive implants, would need to be built out of biocompatible hypoallergenic materials, such as titanium, pure gold, niobium, or Teflon, to avoid bodily rejection if he continues to make himself more cybernetic. In regards to his current Mark L suit, its use of nanotechnology might derive from Wakandan research that he’s put his own spin on or something he developed independently. In any event, the nanobots themselves would most likely be controlled by the implants he used for his previous suits, and since they require the precise production of the chestplate housing (which takes in carbon and hydrogen atoms from the arc reactor) they are limited in number and need time to build up themselves up if the stores run short.

    [Read all of the theories here]

    Interesting fan theory?
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    Mjolnir Is Actually Thor's Power Dampener

    Photo: Thor: The Dark World / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/brownpanther_333:

    TL;DR: Mjolnir is actually a power dampener which stores Thor's power within itself.

    Odin knew that his incredibly powerful son still hadn't acquired much wisdom and was brash and irresponsible. He couldn't trust his son to handle all that power responsibly. He already had failed to guide his daughter onto the right path. He had to take drastic measures.So he tasked the dwarfs with creating a power dampener disguised as a weapon. He always intended Stormbreaker to be the true weapon for Thor. Mjolnir was merely to be his weapon during his training wheels phase. However millenia passed and Thor remained brash and so Stormbreaker remained uncrafted. Finally Odin decided to teach him humility and used Mjolnir's power draining and storing ability to strip Thor of his powers and store it in Mjolnir. This way whoever could lift the hammer would receive the strength of Thor from the hammer.

    [Read the full theory here]

    Interesting fan theory?
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    The Avengers Make Their Money Off Trademarks

    Photo: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/iamre:

    Have you ever wondered how the Avengers have enough money to do what they do? Tony Stark is a billionaire who funds them but I find it hard to believe he still has enough money considering how he just suddenly removed the core of his business. In real life many companies who would do something similar would probably go bankrupt. Even after all these years we never see what direction Stark Industries pivots to.

    Think about it: all those Iron Man suits must cost Tony hundreds of billions/millions, plus his lavish lifestyle, plus all Avengers tower, bases, planes, equipment, etc… must cost a ton of money. So where is all this money coming from now that he is no longer a weapons dealer?

    Toys… In Agents of Shield episode 1 we see Avengers toys being sold in stores. In Iron Man 2 we see Justin Hammer with an Iron Man toy.

    In Age of Ultron you see Avengers even have a logo and everything. Tony Stark owns the rights to the Avengers, their trademarks, copyrights, likeliness, etc… Look at how much Disney has made with the MCU… So my theory is that in universe all those toys and merchandise make Stark Industries enough money to continue and thus Tony is able to continue funding the Avengers.

    Interesting fan theory?
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    The Reason Captain America Is Able To Wield Mjolnir Now Is Because He Is Worthy

    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/MDuncan1182:

    The reason Captain America is able to wield Mjolnir now is because he is worthy. This seems like a duh but it's not so simple. In Age of Ultron we see that he is able to move the hammer because for a moment the hammer senses all the good that Cap is but then it notices his one fault... Later in the movie Scarlett Witch gives all of the Avengers nightmares and they see their worst fears realised. Cap's worst fear is that there will be no more fight. No more war. THIS is the exact reason Odin took Mjolnir from Thor and placed the spell on it. "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." Remember that Thor had a strong desire for combat regardless of the consequences. He was unable to see how to resolve conflicts without violence. This seemingly makes someone unworthy.

    Now back to Cap in Endgame. He has never felt such defeat like this ever before in his life. But rather than punching away and breaking 30 punching bags a day(Avengers 2012) he is counseling people through their loss. Then in the elevator he easily could have taken all those guys down(we have seen it before Winter Solider 2014) but this time he realizes he doesn't need to fight when he can trick them and no one gets hurt. He obviously had no choice but to fight thanos when he was right there in front of them but he did not want to "punch his way out of this one"-Black Widow(Civil War 2016)... he just wanted to bring back everyone they lost.

    Now to the end... just like Tony. Cap is ready to rest. He is ready to live a normal life and just be happy. He isn't Captain America anymore. He hasn't been since the Snap. He has just been Steve Rogers. Trying to do what's right and go back home. This makes him worthy.

    Interesting fan theory?