Cool Comic Weapons And Tech That Haven't Shown Up In The MCU

List Rules
Vote up the comic book tech you want to see hit the MCU.

While it's true we are still waiting for all kinds of heroes and villains to show up in the MCU, we are also waiting with bated breath for some of the most advanced tech in Marvel Comics to make the leap to the multiplex, as well. The Infinity Stones and Iron Man armors are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the coolest Marvel technologies from the House of Ideas.

The Ultimate Nullifier is strong enough to make Galactus think twice. The Black Vortex can turn anyone into a cosmic entity. The Wakandan Hulkbuster is like Tony Stark's Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron if it had an improved Black Panther bent. Check out these and plenty more below, and vote up the technology you can't wait to see on the big screen.


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    The Ultimate Nullifier

    The Ultimate Nullifier is not only one of the most potent weapons in the pages of Marvel Comics, but also one of the oldest. Introduced way back in 1966's Fantastic Four #50 (in the final issue of the "Galactus Trilogy"), this weird-looking doohickey is strong enough to stop Galactus in his tracks. And though the Nullifier has popped up numerous times in the decades since its debut, it will always be best remembered for its use by the Silver Surfer and the Fantastic Four to send the Devourer of Worlds running.

    With the MCU set to introduce the Fantastic Four sometime in the near future, it's not a stretch to imagine Galactus isn't far behind and, assuming Marvel Studios adheres to the early FF comics, the Nullifier could come with him. Seeing as the Nullifier has the power to "completely eliminate" anyone the wielder chooses, it could end up being an essential overarching throughline, just as the Infinity Stones were in the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Could you imagine Captain Marvel, Thor, and the other spacefaring superheroes taking on massive threats with the Nullifier in hand?

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    Negative Zone Portals

    Ah, the Negative Zone. Much like DC's extremely similar Phantom Zone, it's pretty much a place you don't want to be, and that's putting it lightly. Villains and heroes have been banished there numerous times over the years, and though it is a parallel dimension to Earth-616, it doesn't have much in common with the Marvel Comics universe you know and love. The Negative Zone is made up entirely of anti-matter, and beings like Annihilus and Blastaar are from the Negative Zone... those guys aren't exactly heroic dudes.

    While multiverse-jumping seems to be en vogue in the MCU nowadays, the Negative Zone (and portals/gateways that allow access to it) could provide an exciting addition to Marvel Studios' ever-expanding cinematic universe. For example, in Civil War, the Negative Zone was used as a prison to house those who refused to comply with the Superhuman Registration Act. Imagine a film where a bunch of supervillains are housed in the Negative Zone, break free, and chaos ensues. What fun!

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    The Black Vortex

    The Black Vortex is a pretty big deal. Basically, the fancy space mirror shows you the extent of your "cosmic potential" and grants it to you if you utter the words, "I submit to the Black Vortex." Put into simpler terms, it makes you into a lower-level cosmic entity along the lines of Adam Warlock. It's like Hank McCoy says in 2015's Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Alpha: "It could transform entire civilizations... represent a giant leap forward for intelligent life everywhere. But in the wrong hands..." 

    If Marvel Studios brought the Black Vortex to the MCU, it could provide severe power-ups to all kinds of characters. From low-power characters like Hawkeye and Sam Wilson to major players like Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch, what would the extent of their cosmic potential entail? Additionally, it could make a mediocre villain into a universal threat overnight. The possibilities are endless.

  • Arnim Zola has long been one of Captain America's most memorable enemies. Not for any ideological or conceptual reasons, but because his consciousness is housed in a robot body that has let him live far longer than his WWII roots would suggest. And that robotic body isn't your average humanoid creation, either... no, it has a huge version of Zola's face projected onto the torso. Through this robotic body, Zola can mentally control his various robotic creations in a process that is much like mind control.

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier showcased Zola's ability to outlive the normal human lifespan by transferring his mental capacities to a computer. Of course, this was done in a more grounded way that is far inferior to the comic books, and Zola seemingly "perished" during that film. That being said, the easiest retcon of all time would suggest Marvel Studios could bring Toby Jones back and give his character the robotic body he deserves with little to no explanation at all.

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    Quantum Bands

    In the mood for some energy manipulation? If that sounds like your jam, the Quantum Bands are certainly your weapon of choice. However, we hope you're cool with having some giant, gold bracelets fused to your body for the rest of your life (okay, this has changed in recent years, but for decades, the Bands would permanently bond to a person). Used by various Quasars over the years, the Quantum Bands draw from the Quantum Zone as an endless source of energy that allows the user to project, absorb, and control various electromagnetic energies. Oh, they let you fly, too... which is pretty cool.

    Whether it's Wendell Vaughn, Phyla-Vell, Avril Kincaid, or even Richard Rider, some version of Quasar would have to be introduced into the MCU for the Quantum Bands to show up. Or, if the Bands appeared in a film, that would be a major hint that Quasar would be next in line for a film appearance. A supporting part in a Guardians or Thor movie certainly isn't out of the question for Quasar, as the various versions of the character have been major players in Marvel's cosmic adventures for years.

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    The Bridge

    Reed Richards's brilliance seemingly knows no bounds. With all due respect to Tony Stark, Shuri, and Bruce Banner, Richards's eventual introduction to the MCU could provide some seriously wild ideas, and we're talking about a series that has already dove head-first into time travel. An example of Reed's sheer intellect is the Bridge, which allows the ability to enter alternate universes.  

    If the MCU really is going to go full steam ahead with the multiverse - with LokiSpider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness clearly suggesting this - then an invention like the Bridge could be vital to the storytelling continuation of the series. There is no end to the possibilities. For example, it would easily allow Tom Holland's Peter Parker to hop between the MCU and Sony's ever-expanding series of Spider-Man-related films with no problem at all.