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Clever Symbolism Details From The MCU That Fans Noticed

April 8, 2021 1.1k votes 134 voters 14.4k views14 items

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One of the best aspects of the MCU is how each of the films and their characters depict symbolism throughout the storytelling. A book misplaced on a shelf or a small item in someone's hand may hold far more significance than is apparent to most viewers, and it happens throughout the MCU.

When someone finds one of these symbols, they occasionally go to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings. The most interesting symbols fans have noticed in MCU films have been collected here. Take a look at them below, and don't forget to upvote your favorites before you go!

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    Cap Removes His Avengers Patch Midway Through 'Civil War'

    From Redditor u/Jai427:

    In Captain America: Civil War (2016), prior to the Sokovia Accords, Steve has his avengers logo, but later at the airport scene, you can see he removed it.

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    Vision Contemplates His Role In 'Civil War' While Holding A Particular Chess Piece

    From Redditor u/Elbobosan:

    At the end of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Vision is seen contemplating the role he played in the “catastrophe” he had predicted. He is holding a Rook, the only chess piece that represents a thing instead of a person.

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    Tony's Ship At The Beginning Of 'Endgame' Symbolizes An End To His Voyage

    From Redditor u/mateo139:

    At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Tony Stark's ship is shaped like a Swallow, a symbol that marks the end of a travelers adventure.

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    Everyone Who Supports Cap In 'Civil War' Refuses To Move At One Time Or Another

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman:

    In Captain America: Civil War, members of Team Captain America all experience a scenario where they refuse to physically move, mirroring Steve Rogers' stance on the Sokovia Accords.

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