Avengers Tower (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name), formerly known as Stark Tower, is a skyscraper located in Manhattan, New York City. The building is originally owned by Stark Industries before serving as the headquarters of the Avengers until the Battle of Sokovia. Tony Stark later sells the building to an unnamed buyer, whose identity remains unknown as of Hawkeye. Destroyed versions of the building are seen in the Void as well as an alternate reality where Ultron defeats the Avengers.Avengers: Age of Ultron production designer Charles Wood built an enormous set for the film, one of the largest sets ever built for an MCU film, which featured multiple connected environments and levels.
Clint Barton's farmhouse, also known as the "safe house", is the private residence of Clint Barton and his family. It is where the Avengers take refuge after an incident in Johannesburg involving collateral damage caused by the Hulk. Barton later agrees to spend a period of time under house arrest there following his actions in the Avengers Civil War, during which his family falls victim to the Blip. In 2023, Barton returns to his house and is reunited with his restored family. In 2024, Barton brings Kate Bishop and her dog, Lucky the Pizza Dog, to the farmhouse to celebrate Christmas with his family.
The Golden Dagger Club (based on the Golden Daggers sect from the Marvel Comics) is an underground fight club located in Macau. The club was founded by Xialing when she was sixteen years old after running away from the Ten Rings organization. The club makes its income from livestreaming its fights onto the dark web, with several of its participants having included Black Widows, Extremis soldiers, Emil Blonsky, and Wong. Shang-Chi is tricked into visiting the club by Wenwu, who raids the club with his men to capture his children and Katy.
Gulmira is a city in Afghanistan and the hometown of Ho Yinsen. In 2008, following numerous terrorist attacks by the Ten Rings, Tony Stark dons his newly-built Iron Man Mark III armor and flies to the town, where he kills several terrorists and destroys an arsenal of Jericho Missiles nearby. Stark then leaves the town and begins flying back to the United States, but is intercepted by two F-22 Raptors sent by the U.S. Air Force. At the same time, James Rhodes calls Stark and informs him of the incident in Gulmira. Stark initially denies his involvement, claiming that he was "driving with the top down", but later confesses that he was wearing the Iron Man armor before narrowly escaping, prompting Rhodes to announce to the public that the incident was a "training exercise".
The Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility is a top secret research facility used by S.H.I.E.L.D. and NASA to study the Tesseract as part of Project Pegasus. In 1995, Carol Danvers and Nick Fury infiltrate the base and discover Danvers' involvement testing an experimental light-speed engine powered by the Tesseract designed by Dr. Wendy Lawson. It is eventually destroyed in 2012 by the energy emitted by the Tesseract after Loki's arrival at the facility.
Mount Wundagore (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name), is a mountain which holds the power of the Darkhold and features a shrine dedicated to the Scarlet Witch. After the Darkhold is destroyed. Wanda Maximoff forces Wong to lead her to Wundagore, allowing her to dream-walk into the body of her Earth-838 self and be with that universe's versions of Billy and Tommy. After seeing Billy and Tommy recoiling in horror at her corruption, she uses her powers to bring down Wundagore, seemingly sacrificing herself in the process.
New Asgard, formerly Tønsberg, is a village in Norway which housed the Tesseract for centuries until Johann Schmidt stole it during World War II. The town is also where Odin resides in his final days after being banished by Loki. Following the Blip, the town is renamed New Asgard and serves as a refuge for the surviving Asgardians and other inhabitants of the Nine Realms.
The New York Sanctum (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) in Greenwich Village, New York City is one of the three Sanctum Sanctorums on Earth. Located on 177A Bleecker Street, it is used by the Masters of the Mystic Arts to store various relics and serves as one of their bases, formerly guarded by Daniel Drumm until he is replaced by Stephen Strange following his death. In 2017, Strange detains Loki and invites Thor to the Sanctum, directing him to his father Odin. In 2018, following his escape from the Statesman, Bruce Banner crash lands in the New York Sanctum and meets Strange and Wong. Strange and Wong then discuss the threat with Banner and Tony Stark. In 2024, the Sanctum becomes covered in snow temporarily. It is also visited by Peter Parker who requests Strange's help, in which he performs a memory removing spell. After the spell goes wrong, Strange tasks Parker and his friends to retrieve multiversal displaced people and bring them to the Sanctum. A set for the building was constructed at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England for Doctor Strange, which was also used in Thor: Ragnarok before it was demolished.
Puente Antiguo is a town in New Mexico where in 2010, astrophysicist Jane Foster, her intern Darcy Lewis, and her mentor Erik Selvig were studying atmospheric disturbances when they encounter Thor arriving via the Bifröst. Upon learning of Mjölnir's location nearby, Thor storms the S.H.I.E.L.D. facility surrounding the hammer before being arrested by Phil Coulson. Later, following the arrival of Sif and the Warriors Three, the town becomes the battleground for a fight between Thor and the Destroyer, who had been sent by his brother Loki. In 2013, Foster moves back to the town with Thor and they pursue their relationship. However, in 2015, they break up and Thor leaves the town. In 2023, after the Blip, Foster learns she has stage 4 cancer and receives treatments at the hospital. In 2024, Foster continues the treatments but they prove to not be helping her. Cerro Pelon Ranch in Galisteo, New Mexico doubled as the city in Thor, which was extensively modified for the film.
The Raft (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a maximum security prison, with Thaddeus Ross serving as warden. Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff, Clint Barton, and Scott Lang are remanded to the prison after helping Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes evade capture, thus violating the Sokovia Accords. However, they are later broken out by Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff, though Barton and Lang wished to return to their families under house arrest. In 2018, Trish Walker and Willis Stryker are imprisoned in the Raft after going on respective killing sprees. In 2024, days following his escape from a prison in Berlin, the Dora Milaje of Wakanda detain Helmut Zemo to the Raft via the Royal Talon Fighter. Designed to hold super-powered individuals, the prison is located deep in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sokovia (Cyrillic: Соковия or Соковиjа; Latin: Sokovija) is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, located between Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It is the home of Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, as well as Helmut Zemo. The United States initiated a bombing campaign against the country to stabilize and secure peace with Stark Industries-manufactured bombs, killing Wanda and Pietro Maximoff's parents. Additionally, Mary Walker and her U.S. Army squad were ambushed by the Sokovian Armed Forces, with almost all of them murdered. During the Hydra uprising, Hydra sets up a research facility in Sokovia, where they conduct experiments on the Maximoff twins using Loki's scepter. The country later serves as the battleground for a conflict between the Avengers and Ultron, which results in the destruction of the country's capital city, Novi Grad, as well as the ratification of the Sokovia Accords. The country is annexed by the surrounding countries soon after. Scenes set in the city were filmed in the Aosta Valley region in Italy in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which local storefronts were replaced with Cyrillic script.Hendon Police College, a training facility for London's Metropolitan Police Service was also used to portray a city in Sokovia.
The Stark Eco-Compound is the residence of Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, and their daughter, Morgan Stark. Located in the countryside of Upstate New York, it is built by Tony Stark shortly after his marriage with Potts, and he lived there until his death in 2023. His funeral is also held in front of his residence.
Talokan (based on Atlantis and Tlālōcān from Aztec mythology) is an underwater kingdom in the Atlantic Ocean ruled by Namor that is populated by the Talokanil located in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Ten Rings Headquarters is the main base of operations of the Ten Rings criminal organization, located on an unknown mountaintop in China. The compound was founded a thousand years ago by Wenwu during his early years as a warlord, and also served as his personal retreat for him and his family, with Shang-Chi and Xialing having spent their childhoods there. The compound includes a throne room, training grounds for its warriors, a library housed with relics of Ta Lo, a dungeon, and an underground parking lot. After Xialing assumes leadership of the Ten Rings, she redecorates the compound with graffiti reminiscent of her Golden Dagger Club.
The Triskelion is a compound located on Little Island south of the Theodore Roosevelt Island at the foot of the Roosevelt Bridge which acted as the main base of operations for S.H.I.E.L.D.. The base is taken over by Hydra during their uprising from within S.H.I.E.L.D. to use three weaponized Helicarriers to kill people they deem to be threats. It is later destroyed by a disabled Helicarrier. While most shots of Washington, D.C. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier were digitally created due to numerous flight restrictions in the city, aerial footage of the city was used for live-action plate photography for shots which involved the Triskelion.
Wakanda (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name), officially the Kingdom of Wakanda, is a highly advanced African nation that formerly posed as a struggling third world country before it is opened up to the world by T'Challa. Its capital city is Birnin Zana, also known as the Golden City. The main language is Xhosa, though its civilians also speak English. It consists of lush river valleys, mountain ranges rich in natural resources, and a capital city that integrates space-age technology with traditional designs. Wakanda consists of six tribes: the Golden Tribe, the River Tribe, the Mining Tribe, the Merchant Tribe, the Border Tribe, and the Jabari Tribe. The country has been noted for its Afrofuturism, with the country cited as a possible example of how African nations might have developed in the absence of European colonialism.
Westview is a town in New Jersey. Prior to the Blip, a plot of land in the town is purchased by the Vision and Wanda Maximoff, but the Vision is killed soon after by Thanos. When Maximoff arrives at the plot of land, she inadvertently creates an anomaly around the town, placing almost all of its inhabitants under mind control, transforming objects on a molecular level, and broadcasting a sitcom titled WandaVision. Dubbed "the Hex" by Darcy Lewis, Monica Rambeau gains superhuman abilities after passing through the barrier three times, while simulacrums of Billy Maximoff, Tommy Maximoff, and the Vision are created. When Agatha Harkness attacks Maximoff, she destroys the boundary, the residents escape, and Wanda's children and Vision disintegrate. The town was named as a reference to Feige's hometown of Westfield, New Jersey, but with the initials "W" and "V".
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Contraxia is an ice planet which is commonly visited by the Ravagers as a place to relax, especially at the Iron Lotus brothel. Sometime in 2014, Stakar Ogord comes across Yondu on Contraxia, while Howard the Duck also appears in the bar. A set for the Iron Lotus was built at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, which Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 production designer Scott Chambliss sought to make it appear to have been put together from "repurposed junk", creating a "neon jungle" covered in ice and snow.
Counter-Earth (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) also known as Halfworld, was an artificial planet located in the Keystone Quadrant. It was designed by the High Evolutionary as a replication of Earth and was inhabited by the Humanimals.
Ego's planet (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a living mass of matter that the Celestial Ego formed around himself thousands of years ago, causing him to resemble a large red planet with a face. The planet is destroyed by a bomb planted by the Guardians of the Galaxy in Ego's brain, and is also destroyed by Ultron in an alternate reality. Visual effects of the planet in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were provided by Animal Logic, Method Studios, and Weta Digital. Weta and Animal Logic's work were heavily based on fractal art, including Apollonian gaskets and Mandelbulbs, and was described by director James Gunn as "the biggest visual effect of all time".
The Garden, also known as Planet 0259-S and Titan II, is a greenfield planet where Thanos resides following his "retirement". After fulfilling his lifelong goal of wiping out half of the Universe, he teleports to the planet and smiles at the sunrise as he reflects on his success. Three weeks later, the Avengers travel there and Thor decapitates him upon learning that he had destroyed the Infinity Stones.
Knowhere (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is the severed head of an ancient deceased Celestial which acts as the homeworld of the Exitar mining colony, founded by the Collector. In 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive at Knowhere to sell the Power Stone to the Collector, but the museum is destroyed before Ronan's forces arrive. In 2018, Thanos attacks Knowhere and acquires the Reality Stone from Tivan before destroying the place. In 2025, the Guardians purchase Knowhere from Tivan, and begin to renovate it into their new headquarters.Star-Lord T'Challa leads the Ravagers on a mission against the Collector on Knowhere in an alternate reality. Visual effects of the planet were created by Framestore.
The Kyln (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a high-security prison run by the Nova Corps. The Guardians of the Galaxy are brought together in the prison and execute an escape plan, with Ronan ordering Nebula to massacre all of its inhabitants upon learning of Gamora's escape. Visual effects of the prison were created by Framestore.
Lamentis-1 is a purple-hued moon that is destroyed by a nearby planet in the year 2077. Loki and Sylvie arrive on the moon through a Time Door, but are unable to escape due to their TemPad having run out of power. After failing to board an Ark to escape, they are rescued and recaptured by the TVA. Loki production designer Kasra Farahani opted to build an enormous practical set piece of the town Sharoo instead of using Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)'s StageCraft technology, implementing a "blocky ziggurat language" and using black-light paint to distinguish it from other alien worlds in the MCU. Visual effects for the moon were provided by Digital Domain, who also considered making the planet "a lush world covered in greenery", one "dominated by massive oceans", and one containing a molten core which later implodes.
Sakaar (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a planet ruled by the Grandmaster, who holds his Contest of Champions on the planet. In 2015, it was visited by Bruce Banner and in 2017, by Thor and Loki. In 2025, it is visited again by Banner, who retrieves his son, Skaar. In an alternate universe, the planet is destroyed by Ultron. The art of Thor co-creator Jack Kirby served as one of the primary inspirations for Sakaar's depiction in Thor: Ragnarok, and was described by executive producer Brad Winderbaum as "the toilet of the Universe" surrounded by an endless number of wormholes. A set for the planet was constructed at the Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford, Queensland, including the Grandmaster's palace and the surrounding junkyard. Visual effects for the planet's junkyard landscape and wormholes were created by Double Negative and Digital Domain. A Sakaarian national anthem is featured in an unused version of the second post-credits scene of Ragnarok, which was improvised by Jeff Goldblum and Waititi.
The Sovereign is an amalgamation of planets artificially fused together which serves as the homeworld to the genetically-engineeredspecies of the same name. Powered by Anulax Batteries, it is ruled by Ayesha. The amalgamation is destroyed by Ultron in an alternate reality. Visual effects for Ayesha's lair in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were provided by Framestore, while Luma Pictures worked on the Sovereign world and its people. A set for the planet was also built at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, which employed a "1950s pulp fiction variation on 1930s art deco design aesthetic".
Titan (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is an exoplanet and the homeworld of Thanos before its inhabitants were wiped out from overpopulation. In 2018, Tony Stark, Peter Parker, and Stephen Strange ally with the Guardians of the Galaxy to confront Thanos, who acquires the Time Stone following a battle and teleports to Wakanda. In 2023, Parker, Strange, and the Guardians depart Titan through a portal. In an alternate 2018, in the 838 universe, the Illuminati kill Thanos on Titan, and then kill that universe's version of Stephen Strange after he is corrupted by the Darkhold.
Vormir (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a barren planet and the location of the Soul Stone, which is guarded by the Red Skull. In 2018, Thanos coerces Gamora into revealing the Stone's location before teleporting there, where she is sacrificed for Thanos to obtain the Stone. Similarly, Natasha Romanoff sacrifices herself in 2023 for Clint Barton to acquire the Stone.
Xandar (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is the capital of the Nova Empire and home of the Nova Corps. In 2014, Ronan attacks Xandar in retaliation for the Kree–Nova War, killing most of the Nova Corps before being defeated by the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Ravagers. It is later decimated by Thanos in 2018, an event replicated by Ultron in an alternate reality. Scenes set on the planet in Guardians of the Galaxy were filmed at Millennium Bridge, London, while visual effects were done by Moving Picture Company (MPC).
The Rainbow Bridge is a long magical bridge that runs from the center of Asgard to the edge, connecting the Royal Palace of Valaskjalf to Himinbjörg, the generator of the Bifröst Bridge. In 2011, the Rainbow Bridge is destroyed by Thor, but is later repaired by Heimdall using the power of the Tesseract.
Odin's vault, also known as Odin's treasure room, is a room in the Royal Palace of Valaskjalf that contained many powerful and magical artifacts, including a replica of the Infinity Gauntlet, the Eternal Flame, the Casket of Ancient Winters, and the Tesseract.
Hel (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a region in Niflheim that serves as the home of the dead. After Hela is banished there by her father, Odin, she attempts to escape and slaughters almost all of the Valkyrie, only to be defeated by Odin once again. The flashback sequence in Thor: Ragnarok featuring the Valkyrie was produced by Rising Sun Pictures, who achieved its surreal ethereal appearance through a combination of motion capture, computer graphics, a 900 fps frame rate, and a special 360-degree lighting rig containing 200 strobe lights.
Muspelheim (based on the Norse mythological location of the same name) is a fiery realm that is home to the Fire Demons, most notably Surtur. Two years following the Battle of Sokovia, Thor journeys there to confront Surtur on Ragnarök before killing him. Thor: Ragnarok production designer Dan Hennah described the realm as a Dyson sphere which draws power out of a dying star to energize its inhabitants.
Nidavellir (based on the Norse mythological location of the same name) is an Alderson disk surrounding a dying star, inhabited by gigantic Dwarves who served as blacksmiths for the Asgardians, forging weapons such as Mjölnir, Stormbreaker, and the Infinity Gauntlet out of uru. Sometime between 2014 and 2015, Thanos visits the forge, forcing the Dwarves to make the Infinity Gauntlet before slaughtering them and smelting Eitri's hands. Thor, Groot, and Rocket visit the forge several years later, aiding Eitri in creating Stormbreaker.
Svartalfheim (based on the Norse mythological location of the same name), also known as the Dark World, is a planet that is wreathed in perpetual darkness and ruled by the Dark Elves, led by Malekith the Accursed. Visual effects of Thor: The Dark World's prologue scene were done by Blur Studio, and mainly consisted of CGI with live-action shots interwoven throughout. Subsequent scenes in the film were shot in Iceland, with Double Negative adding ruins, mountains, Dark Elf ships, and skies.
Midgard (based on the Norse mythological location of the same name), is another name for Earth.
The Citadel at the End of Time is a castle atop an asteroid at the end of time where He Who Remains resides and watches over the Sacred Timeline, which orbits the place. Carved in situ from the asteroid and made a "black stone with gold vein embellishments", the Citadel is mostly abandoned except for He Who Remains' office, with Loki production designer Kasra Farahani intending to reflect the loneliness of He Who Remains. Outside his office, there are also numerous 13-foot-tall statues of "sentinels of time" in the "Hall of Heroes", each holding half of an hourglass. A nebula outside the window and a fireplace were used as light sources in He's office. The design and architecture of the Citadel was inspired by Hearst Castle and compared to Sunset Boulevard. The Production Designer for Loki was inspired by the Japanese repair technique Kintsugi as it uses gold to repair cracks in broken pottery.
The Dark Dimension (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name) is a timeless dimension inhabited by Dormammu. It is an amalgamation of itself and all other dimensions Dormammu had conquered and absorbed into it. Stephen Strange visits it to bargain with Dormammu after Kaecilius contacts it to absorb the Earth. Years later, Clea, who reigns from the dimension, recruits Strange to help save it from an incursion. Visual effects of the dimension in Doctor Strange were provided by Method Studios and Luma Pictures.Doctor Strange visual effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti described the Dark Dimension as a "dynamic environment", with the Luma team using art by Steve Ditko as a reference.
The Mirror Dimension is a dimension which causes the surroundings to be reflected in different directions, similar to the function of a mirror, without affecting the real world. Due to its nature, it is used by the sorcerers for training and controlling threats. The Ancient One uses it during the Battle of New York, while Stephen Strange uses it against Kaecilius, Thanos, Peter Parker, and Wanda Maximoff. According to Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, the action sequences set in the dimension is an attempt to take Inception "to the Nth degree and take it way more surreal and way farther".Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) was primarily responsible for visual effects of the Manhattan folding sequence, which consisted of 200 shots and was mainly CGI, although some real-life shots of New York were used. Meanwhile, Luma Pictures worked on the first mirror sequence at the beginning of the film.
The Quantum Realm (based on the Microverse from the Marvel Comics) is a subatomic universe that exists outside of space and time. It can only be entered through subatomic particles or forms of mystical magic. In 1987, Janet van Dyne went subatomic and was stranded in the realm for thirty years. Additionally, the Council of Kangs exiled Kang the Conqueror to the realm. He befriended van Dyne, who helped him fix his time chair, only to learn from a neurolink who he really was. She then betrayed him, causing him to remain trapped. During this time, Kang conquered the realm and took control over it, building an empire, and displacing its residents. In 2015, Scott Lang goes subatomic to defeat Darren Cross and enters the realm, but manages to escape, while Cross remains stuck in the realm. In 2018, van Dyne is rescued by Hank Pym and they leave the realm. That same year, Lang becomes stuck in the realm's time vortex for five years, although he only experienced five hours in the realm. In 2023, the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. use its time vortexes to travel to alternate universes within the Multiverse to reverse the Blip and defeat the Chronicoms, respectively. In 2025, van Dyne, Pym, Lang, Hope van Dyne, and Cassie Lang are transported into the realm after Cassie's quantum satellite gets heard by Cross. They find themselves hunted by Kang, who wants revenge on van Dyne. After they find a portal to leave the realm, Kang tries to follow, but ultimately gets defeated and pulled into his multiversal power core. The Quantum Realm is so named because the name "Microverse" is associated with the Micronauts, whose rights are held by Hasbro Studios.Quantum physicist and California Institute of Technology staff researcher Spiros Michalakis suggested the new name. Visual effects for the dimension in Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man and the Wasp were provided by Method Studios.
The Soul World (based on the Marvel Comics location of the same name), also known as the Way Station, is a pocket dimension inside the Soul Stone which Thanos finds himself in for a brief moment after he snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the Universe's population, where he encountered a young Gamora. Christopher Markus, co-writer of Avengers: Endgame, also stated that Banner met the Hulk in the Soul World. The Soul World was originally also going to be visited by Tony Stark in a deleted scene of Avengers: Endgame, where he would have met an older version of his daughter Morgan.
The Veil of Noor separates Earth from a dimension inhabited by supernatural cosmic beings known as the Clandestines, or the djinn in Pakistani culture. Several individuals were exiled from the Noor dimension to Earth in the 1940s, shortly before the Partition of India. Most seek mystical bangles imbued with Noor power to tear down the Veil and return home. One, named Aisha, fled with one of the bangles, which was passed down through the generations to Kamala Khan.
The Eclector is a large spaceship used by Yondu's Ravager clan until its destruction in 2014. However, Yondu managed to escape along with Rocket and Groot on the ship's third quadrant prior to its destruction. Visual effects for scenes set in the spaceship in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were provided by Framestore; the destruction of the ship was handled by Weta Digital. A set of the ship was constructed at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in sections to provide a 360-degree view of the ship as well as to move sections around and portray different areas of the ship.
Leviathans are large cybernetically-enhanced serpentine creatures used by the Chitauri under the command of Thanos to transport troops and warships, weighing approximately three million tonnes each. Following the Battle of New York, the Leviathans are salvaged by Hydra, with one of them stored in the Hydra Research Base in Sokovia. Another group of Leviathans are later used by an alternate version of Thanos from 2014 during the Battle at the Avengers Compound, and are destroyed by Tony Stark using the Nano Gauntlet.
The Milano is an M-type spaceship flown by Peter Quill since he was ten, named after his childhood crush, Alyssa Milano. It later becomes the main ship for the Guardians of the Galaxy, but is destroyed during the Battle of Xandar. After being rebuilt by the Nova Corps, it is severely damaged by an asteroid field and abandoned on Berhert, with the Benatar becoming the Guardians' new ship. To limit the amount of blue screen the actors had to interact with, interiors for the ship were constructed at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Atlanta, Georgia for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, including the cockpit that had been built for the first film and originally stored in London. The real-life Alyssa Milano called the homage "pretty cool" upon learning of the reference. In an alternate reality where T'Challa became Star-Lord, the spaceship is named the Mandela instead, a reference to Nelson Mandela.
Q-Ships are ring-shaped spaceships used by Thanos and his children. They are stored in the Sanctuary II, and deployed from the ship when invading other planets. The Q-Ships also contain Outrider dropships, allowing them to unleash Outriders onto a battlefield. When Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian attack New York City in 2018, Doctor Strange is taken prisoner on a Q-Ship until his rescue by Tony Stark and Peter Parker. One is also used by Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive to leave Scotland, while another deploys Outrider dropships into the atmosphere during the Battle of Wakanda.
The Sanctuary II is a 12-mile-long (19 km) long spaceship owned by Thanos, which serves as an orbital base while an invasion is in progress as well as a heavily armed warcraft. It can also carry four Q-Ships under its wings. Following the Time Heist, an alternate version of Thanos and his army from 2014 is transported to 2023 on the Sanctuary II, and the Avengers Compound is destroyed by its missiles. During the subsequent Battle at the Avengers Compound, Thanos orders his troops to "rain fire" on the battlefield, but the ship is destroyed by Carol Danvers.
Steve Rogers' motorcycle is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle used by Steve Rogers. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Rogers uses a weaponized 1942 WLA motorcycle in World War II in his fights against Hydra. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, this model is shown to be displayed in the Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. In The Avengers, Rogers is shown to have switched to a Softail Slim model for commuting around New York City, before using the Street 750 model when fleeing from pursuing Hydra agents in The Winter Soldier. Rogers later uses other models such as the Breakout,V-Rod and the Softail Slim S.
The Black Panther suit (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is a protective nanotech suit woven from vibranium that is worn by the King of Wakanda in his duties as the Black Panther. The suit features retractable claws made of vibranium and is nearly impenetrable. Versions of the suit have been worn by T'Chaka, T'Challa, N'Jadaka, and Shuri. T'Challa's second suit is also able to be shrunk down into a necklace as well as absorb energy for future redistribution. The suit is a combination of a practical costume and visual effects, featuring a vibranium mesh weave similar to chainmail.Captain America: Civil War costume designer Judianna Makovsky called the Black Panther costume "difficult" since "you needed sort of a feline body, but it's hard and practical at the same time. You needed a feeling of some sort of ethnicity in there, but of a world [Wakanda] we weren't really creating yet, so you didn't want to go too far and say too much about that world."
Captain America's uniform (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is the costume worn by the bearers of the Captain America mantle whilst on missions.
The first uniform, worn by Steve Rogers, is a cloth USO costume based on his original costume from the comics, along with a heater shield. Upon hearing that Bucky Barnes' unit was MIA, he alters his USO uniform for the rescue mission, wearing a combat jacket and pants over the costume and donning a blue helmet from a USO chorus girl. Howard Stark later designs a combat uniform made of carbon polymer, with leather pouches and a holster, a wingless mask, and a round vibranium shield. After being unfrozen, he uses a costume designed by S.H.I.E.L.D. which resembles his USO uniform. During his time with S.T.R.I.K.E., he uses a new uniform designed for stealth missions which has a darker shade of blue. He later returns to a variant of his World War II costume, taken from a display at the Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian. Tony Stark later creates a new uniform for Rogers, which incorporates magnetic gauntlets, allowing him to recall his shield. A slightly different version of this suit is used during the Avengers Civil War. During his exile, the suit is altered to remove the star and the Avengers logo. He is equipped with Wakandan shields on his arms before the Battle of Wakanda. After the Avengers reunite, he uses another new uniform.
When John Walker is handed the Captain America mantle, he uses an entirely new design, based on that from the comics: the uniform is blue, with red highlights and chest stripes, and includes red fingerless gloves. In place of the Avengers logo, it has the flag of the United States on the arms, and a stylized star on the mask and chest. He also carries a handgun and a version of Captain America's shield given by Steve Rogers to Sam Wilson. After he is stripped of the title, he builds a new shield, and dyes his uniform black, becoming the "U.S. Agent".
Sam Wilson dons a new version of the uniform as the new Captain America, incorporating his new vibranium wings. This version, a gift from Wakanda, sticks closely to the version that he wears in the comics, with the main color being white. The star design spreads across the whole chest, and resembles the logo of the U.S. Air Force. The white mask incorporates Wilson's red goggles and stretches from the shoulders to just above his ears.
The Dora Milaje uniform is the uniform worn by the Dora Milaje of Wakanda. It is made up of a body suit, harness, vibranium shoulder armor, neck rings, knee-high boots, and a waist cape. Silver rings are worn on the neck and arms (with the exception of Okoye, whose rings are gold to denote her status as general). The design of the uniform was partially inspired by tribal Filipino costume, as well as African influences.Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter wanted to avoid the "girls in the bathing suits" look, and instead had the Dora Milaje wear full armor that they would practically need for battle. Anthony Francisco, the Senior Visual Development Illustrator, noted the Dora Milaje costumes were based 80 percent on the Maasai people, five percent on samurai, five percent on ninjas, and five percent on the Ifugao people from the Philippines.
The EXO-7 Falcon is a winged harness created by the U.S. military for the Air National Guard. It is used by former PararescuemenSam Wilson and Riley, the latter of whom was killed during a mission. Sam then left active duty and joined the Avengers after assisting Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff during the Hydra uprising. The suit features retractable wings and a pair of collapsible Steyr SPP submachine guns. Tony Stark later creates a new set of bulletproof retractable wings, featuring a drone as well as missiles and a wrist-mounted submachine gun. During a battle with John Walker, the suit is severely damaged beyond repair, and Sam leaves it with Joaquin Torres.
Iron Man's armor (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is a set of armored suits created by Tony Stark to combat threats. Most follow the same red and gold color scheme and contain similar functions. Stark would eventually create up to 85 armors, 34 of which are part of the original "Iron Legion". Many of his early suits were highly mobile and versatile, with the ability to be transformed or stored in various objects including a suitcase (Mark V), a cylindrical pod (Mark VII), and detachable parts (Mark XLII). Eventually, beginning with the Mark L armor, Stark is able to store his armor in the form of nanobots in his arc reactor which could flow over his body, assembling based on cybernetic commands, allowing Stark to create endless combinations and new weapons to manifest out of the armor.
The Hulkbuster armor (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is a modular add-on to Tony Stark's regular armor. Developed by Stark and Bruce Banner, its purpose is to restrain the Hulk and minimize the damage caused by him. The first-generation armor (the Iron Man Mark XLIV armor) is remotely controlled by a mobile service module named Veronica (named after the Archie Comics character Veronica Lodge) and is used to restrain the Hulk following a rampage by him in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2018, Banner is seen wearing an upgraded version of the armor (the Iron Man Mark XLVIII armor), which he uses during the Battle of Wakanda and the killing of Thanos.
The Iron Legion (based on the Marvel Comics element of the same name) is two separate sets of armor built by Tony Stark. The first is a set of specialized armors (the Mark VIII–XLI armors) built due to his insomnia for various situations that he might encounter, which he uses against A.I.M. He eventually destroys them due to the friction they cause between him and Pepper. The second set is a series of drones built by Stark to aid the Avengers, which are later taken control by Ultron and destroyed in battle with the Avengers.
The Iron Monger armor (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is an armored suit similar to the Iron Man armor. After Obadiah Stane gains Stark's salvaged Mark I armor from the Ten Rings, he reverse engineers it to create an even more powerful suit with added weapons, such as a minigun on the right arm. The suit is powered by Stark's personal arc reactor, forcing Stark to use a replacement to power his own suit, although he manages to defeat Stane.
The Iron Spider armor (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name), also known as Item 17A, is an armored nanotech suit created by Tony Stark for Peter Parker's use as an Avenger. The suit features four mechanical legs that can be unfolded from the back of the suit, allowing enhanced mobility and climbing skills, as well as web-shooters. Following his fight with the Vulture, Stark offers Parker the suit and membership to the Avengers, but Parker declines both. Two years later, Stark uses it to rescue Parker after he falls from Ebony Maw's Q-Ship, and Parker uses it during the Battle of Titan, the Battle at the Avengers Compound, and a local charity event. For the suit's first appearance at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Framestore created models and textures in anticipation for future MCU projects, while Trixter created the "clean, high tech" vault that the suit appears in.
The War Machine armor (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is a powered suit of armor originally developed by Tony Stark as the Iron Man Mark II armor before it is confiscated by James Rhodes and enhanced by Justin Hammer with machine guns in the wrists, a minigun on the right shoulder and a grenade launcher on the left, weapons which later proved to be ineffective. Stark later removes the modifications and rebuilds the suit himself using his own superior technology. This upgraded suit is briefly given a red, white, and blue color scheme and renamed the Iron Patriot by the U.S. government. It is later changed back to the gray color scheme and upgraded again, but accidentally disabled by the Vision mid-flight during the Avengers Civil War, causing Rhodes to crash and become paralyzed. For the Battle at the Avengers Compound, Rhodes dons a new suit reminiscent of the original Iron Patriot armor, featuring multiple advanced weapons such as rocket launchers.
The Spider-Man suit (based on the Marvel Comics suit of the same name) is a suit worn by Peter Parker while fighting crime as the vigilante known as Spider-Man. His first suit, a simple homemade costume, consisted of a red hoodie, blue pants, a blue shirt, a red mask with black goggles, and homemade Web-shooters. After Tony Stark recruits him during the Avengers Civil War, he is given a new, more advanced suit, featuring a more modern and streamlined design, a built-in AI, improved goggles, a remote drone, a holographic interface, a parachute, a tracking device, a heater, an airbag, and more advanced Web-shooters.Joe Russo described this suit as "a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit", while Spider-Man: Homecoming co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll noted that Marvel intentionally included many "fun and wacky" features from the comics in the suit. He ceases to use this suit during the Infinity War, instead using the Iron Spider armor, which offers more protection and abilities. In an effort to conceal Spider-Man's identity, Talos (disguised as Nick Fury) has a seamstress make Peter a new stealth suit in Europe, later dubbed the "Night Monkey" suit by Ned Leeds. This version is entirely black in color, with the hood consisting of a black mask and flip-up goggles. After the suit is stolen by a prison warden, Peter builds himself a new one using the late Stark's technology, which he uses during his battle against Mysterio in London. Upon the arrival of multiple villains from alternate realities due to Stephen Strange's miscasting of a spell intended to erase the world's knowledge of his identity as Spider-Man, Parker battles a displaced Otto Octavius, who damages the Iron Spider armor and forces Parker to use his defaced red-and-black suit inside-out; after Octavius is cured, he returns the nanotechnology which his tentacles had absorbed onto Parker, embellishing it into a more advanced suit. Later, after Strange erases the world's knowledge of Parker's existence, reconcealing his secret identity as Spider-Man, Parker once again dons a brand new red-and-blue suit stitched from homemade materials in his apartment. Trixter provided visual effects for the Stark suit and the spider drone in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and also applied a rigging, muscle and cloth system to Sony Pictures Imageworks' homemade suit to "mimic the appearance of the rather loose training suit".
Thanos' armor is a suit of armor worn by Thanos during his time as a warlord. It consists of a helmet, breastplate, greaves, cuisses, gauntlets, and metal boots. He discards the armor following his attack on the Statesman, and uses it as a scarecrow after he completes his mission and retires to the Garden. An alternate version of Thanos from 2014 wears the armor during the Battle of Earth, during which the armor is heavily damaged by Wanda Maximoff. The armor is eventually destroyed by Tony Stark. Gamora kills Thanos in an alternate reality before seizing his armor and blade.
Chitauri guns were the primary weapons used by the Chitauri during the Battle of New York. Many of these guns were abandoned on Earth and salvaged by various humans in attempts to reverse-engineer them.
Gungnir (based on the Norse mythological object of the same name) was Odin's spear, capable of channelling the Odinforce. It has also been used by Loki and Thor. The spear was presumably destroyed during Ragnarök.
The Hammer Drones were remotely-controlled humanoid drones designed by Ivan Vanko and commissioned by Justin Hammer following his previous failed attempts to recreate the Iron Man armor. They were designed for use by various branches of the military, with Hammer hoping that they would replace Iron Man. However, Vanko secretly takes control of the drones and used them to wreak havoc at the Stark Expo, though they are ultimately defeated by Tony Stark and James Rhodes and destroyed by Vanko.
Hawkeye's bow and quiver are a pair of tools used by Clint Barton that serve as his primary weapons. The bow is a collapsible recurve bow, whilst the quiver is mechanized, able to store and deploy his signature trick arrows. After the Blip, he swaps his bow for a katana which he uses to murder criminals such as the Japanese Yakuza.
Hofund (based on the Norse mythological object of the same name), also known as the Bifröst Sword, is a magical sword used by Heimdall (and, during his exile, Skurge) that is able to channel the Bifröst. It also served as the key to activate the Bifröst. It is last used by Heimdall to transport the Hulk to Earth before he is killed by Thanos, and was presumably destroyed along with the Statesman.
A model of the Infinity Gauntlet at the 2018 Atlanta Comic-Con
The Infinity Gauntlet (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is a left-handed metal gauntlet owned by Thanos and forged from uru by Eitri and the Dwarves of Nidavellir. It is capable of harnessing the power of all six Infinity Stones at once, thus making the wearer able to do anything in their imagination. A replica of the Gauntlet is also kept by Odin in his vault on Asgard, which originally appeared in Thor as an Easter egg before Marvel Studios realized that it could not be the actual one and formulated an internal theory that the gauntlet was a fake, which led to a scene in Thor: Ragnarok where Hela declares it fake.
The Jericho is an experimental guided missile developed by Stark Industries for the United States Armed Forces that can separate into 16 smaller missiles when launched. At a demonstration for the weapon in Afghanistan, Tony Stark's convoy is ambushed, and he is captured by the Ten Rings, who forces him to build the missile for them. However, Stark secretly builds the first Iron Man armor and escapes.
Loki's scepter, also known as the Chitauri Scepter or simply as the Scepter, is a bladed weapon with an extendable handle given as a gift to Loki by Thanos. It has a blue gem at the top containing the Mind Stone, allowing Loki to brainwash and mind control others by touching them with it. After the Battle of New York, it is taken by Hydra agents disguised as S.T.R.I.K.E. team agents and used by Strucker and Dr. List to unlock and amplify Wanda and Pietro Maximoff's abilities. It is later recaptured by the Avengers and used by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to create Ultron. Ultron then uses it to brainwash Helen Cho, who in turn creates the Vision, with the gem becoming embedded in his forehead. During the Time Heist, Steve Rogers uses his knowledge of the future to gain the Scepter from the S.T.R.I.K.E. team before using it to brainwash an alternate version of himself.
Mjölnir (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is an enchanted hammer owned by Thor (and previously, Hela) and made of uru by the Dwarves of Nidavellir that is capable of controlling lightning and allows the user to fly if it is spun rapidly and released with enough power. Before Thor is banished to Earth, Odin enchants the hammer so that only those deemed "worthy" would be able to wield it and be granted the power of Thor, which include the Vision and Steve Rogers. An alternate version of the hammer is acquired by Thor during the Time Heist, and is later returned to its original timeline by Rogers.
The Nano Gauntlet, also known as the Iron Gauntlet or the Power Gauntlet, is a right-handed metal gauntlet created by Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Rocket using Stark nanotechnology. It was designed to harness the power of the Infinity Stones akin to the Infinity Gauntlet and created to reverse the Blip. After the Avengers retrieve alternate versions of the six Infinity Stones during the Time Heist, Smart Hulk uses it to snap his fingers and resurrect the lives of half the Universe before an alternate version of Thanos from 2014 arrives and attempts to acquire the Gauntlet for himself. During the subsequent Battle at the Avengers Compound, the gauntlet is passed around multiple individuals before ending up in the hands of Thanos, but the Stones are secretly removed by Tony Stark, who snaps his fingers and disintegrates Thanos and his army.
The Necroswords (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) were obsidian swords generated and handled by the Asgardian goddess of death, Hela, powered with the necro-energy that she transforms from the power she draws from Asgard. In Thor: Love and Thunder, All-Black the Necrosword is a powerful weapon wielded by the Dark Shadow Lord and later by Gorr the God Butcher. Gorr obtained the sword from the deceased Shadow Lord and used it to slay his first god.
The Quad Blasters are Peter Quill's primary weapons. The blasters have two separate triggers controlling two separate barrels, which are fired using the index and middle finger. The bottom barrel of each gun fires non-lethal electric shots, while the top barrel fires lethal plasma shots. Prop master Russell Bobbitt created two sets of the blasters for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which contained removable blaster cartridges.
Reset charges are contraptions used by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) to "prune" alternate timelines, erasing them from existence to preserve the Sacred Timeline. Michael Waldron, the head writer of Loki, said the charges use magic "or perhaps something a bit more technical", and that the audience is "kind of in the dark with what is exactly is going on with these reset charges". They are later used by Sylvie to "bomb" the Sacred Timeline.
Shuri's gauntlets are a pair of vibranium gauntlets designed and used by Shuri. Shaped like a panther's head, they emit a powerful sonic blast capable of subduing a Black Panther. They are ultimately destroyed by Killmonger. After Killmonger's demise at the hands of her brother, T'Challa, Shuri designs a second pair which she uses during the Battle of Wakanda and the Battle at the Avengers Compound.
Stormbreaker (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is a large battle axe made of uru and forged by Thor and the dwarf king Eitri. The weapon, meant to be the most powerful in the Asgardian king's arsenal, has powers similar to Mjölnir and is also capable of summoning the Bifröst. Unlike Mjölnir, Stormbreaker has no worthiness enchantment, allowing anyone to wield it. Thor nearly dies trying to create it, but before its completion, so Groot cuts off his own arm to hastily finish Stormbreaker and then Thor heals himself with the completed Stormbreaker. Thor then uses it to defeat the Outriders in Wakanda, attack Thanos, kill him on the Garden, and during the Battle of Earth.
The Ten Rings (based on the Mandarin's rings from the Marvel Comics) are a set of ten mystical iron rings used by Wenwu and Shang-Chi, which provide the namesake and emblem for the criminal organization of the same name. The Rings grant their user enhanced strength and longevity, emit concussive energy blasts, and can be telepathically controlled as projectiles and tendrils. The appearance of the aura projected by the rings varies on the user, with Wenwu's resembling violent blue lightning and Shang-Chi's resembling graceful orange flames to reflect their distinct personalities. According to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings producer Jonathan Schwartz, the Rings were changed from being worn on the fingers as rings as in the comics to being worn on the wrists was due to its impracticality and similarity with the Infinity Stones. Director Destin Daniel Cretton also noted that more material regarding the Rings were created but purposely withheld so that they can be explored in future projects, while the film's mid-credits scene was written to leave the Rings' origins ambiguous so that they can be explored in the future. Visual effects for the Rings were provided by Weta Digital in Shang-Chi, who originally gave the Rings different colors for every functionality; Marvel Studios concept artist Jerad S. Marantz also considered making the Rings green. The Ten Rings were later integrated into mainstream Marvel Universe.
Thanos' blade is a large double-sided sword used by an alternate version of Thanos from 2014 during the Battle of Earth. Thanos uses it to break Captain America's shield as well as Luis' van before it is destroyed by Wanda Maximoff using her telekinetic powers. The blade's design was based on a helicopter used by Thanos in the comics, an easter egg which Thanos creator Jim Starlin criticized. Gamora kills Thanos in an alternate reality before seizing his armor and blade.
Time Sticks are batons used by Minutemen of the Time Variance Authority (TVA) to "prune" variants. Ravonna Renslayer, a former Hunter for the TVA, also wields a baton, which she uses against Loki and Sylvie. When designing the pruning effect for Loki, visual effects vendor FuseFX sought to differentiate it from the Blip, taking inspiration from the documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
The Ultron Sentries, also known as the Sub-Ultrons, are a large army of robots that acted as extensions of Ultron. They were created by Ultron using resources from the Hydra Research Base in Sokovia and were directly controlled by him, thus acting as his personal army. They were ultimately destroyed by the Avengers during the Battle of Sokovia.
Ulysses Klaue's prosthetic arm is a prosthetic arm used by Ulysses Klaue after his arm was chopped off by Ultron. Actually a modified Wakandan tool used for mining vibranium, it functioned as a sonic cannon, capable of shooting out high-energy blasts powerful enough to destroy a car and temporarily subdue a Black Panther. The sonic cannon could be retracted and hidden inside the prosthesis when not in use. It was later destroyed by T'Challa during a skirmish in Busan, Korea.
The Web-shooters (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) are a pair of electromechanical gauntlets developed by Peter Parker for his use as the crime-fighter known as Spider-Man. They are capable of shooting synthetic webbing stored in small cartridges on the gauntlets. The first version of the Web-shooters, which were homemade by Parker, are upgraded by Tony Stark before the Avengers Civil War. This version has a variety of different settings, a capability first teased in the mid-credits scene of Captain America: Civil War. This was compared by Spider-Man: Homecoming co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll to a DSLR camera. Visual effects for the synthetic webbing were provided by Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks in Spider-Man: Homecoming, who based the design on polar bear hair due to its translucent nature as well as its design in Civil War and previous Spider-Man films. The Iron Spider armor also features its own Web-shooters, which are more streamlined and technologically-advanced. After Stark's death, Peter uses his technology to craft himself a new pair after his old ones are destroyed.
The Widow's Bite (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is an electroshock weapon used by Natasha Romanoff in combat. Created by S.H.I.E.L.D., it delivers powerful electrical discharges from two gauntlets worn on the wrists. Tony Stark later creates a more powerful version for her, which causes the piping in her suit to light up and glow. It has been used by Romanoff to momentarily disable the Winter Soldier's metal arm and the Black Panther suit, as well as to attack other Black Widows in the Red Room.
The Yaka arrow (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is a sound-sensitive arrow owned by Yondu Udonta. Made of Yaka metal by the Centaurians, it is controlled by a red fin worn on Yondu's head combined with his whistling, and is carried in a holster on his belt when not in use. His use of the arrow is extremely skilled, allowing him to accurately control its direction and speed, killing multiple beings within seconds. After Yondu's death, Kraglin acquires the arrow and a new cybernetic head fin, but struggles to control his arrow due to his lack of experience.
The Bloodstone is a red gem owned by the Bloodstone family, first wielded by Ulysses Bloodstone. Following Ulysses' death, his widow Verussa organizes a competition between monster hunters to determine its new wielder. Verussa uses the Bloodstone to force Jack Russell into his werewolf form, who kills her, and the gem is left behind with Verussa and Ulysses' estranged daughter Elsa. The Bloodstone is the only object with color for the majority of Werewolf by Night, and grants its wielder increased strength and longevity.
The Casket of Ancient Winters (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is a relic owned and used by the Frost Giants. When opened, it projects an icy wind that freezes everything in its path, and is capable of plunging an entire planet into a new ice age. The Casket is captured in 965 AD by the Asgardians, who stored it in Odin's vault. Over a millennium later, Frost Giants attack Asgard, seeking to reclaim the Casket, but are once again defeated. It is presumably destroyed during Ragnarök.
The Crimson Bands of Cyttorak (based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name) is a magical wooden relic housed in the New York Sanctum. When thrown at an opponent, it restrains them, binding their hands behind their back, with Stephen Strange using it on Kaecilius in Doctor Strange. A second, more comics-accurate version is manifested during Strange's fight with Thanos, a spell that appears as red bands. Visual effects for the original version were provided by Framestore in Doctor Strange.
The Darkhold (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name), also known as the Book of the Damned, is a magical grimoire that corrupts the reader and contains spells that the demon Cthon wrote within Mount Wundagore. The book passed through many hands before coming into the possession of Agatha Harkness, who used it to determine that Wanda Maximoff is the Scarlet Witch. After defeating Harkness, Maximoff took the book to study it whilst in hiding, as a result becoming corrupted by the book. Following a lengthy battle, she sacrifices herself to destroy Wundagore and every copy of the Darkhold across the multiverse. The Book of Vishanti serves as the antithesis to the Darkhold. The Darkhold's appearance in WandaVision was pitched by co-executive producer Mary Livanos, who felt it would increase the level of danger posed by Harkness to Maximoff. A visually distinct iteration of the book appears in the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Hulu series Runaways, in which it is used by Holden Radcliffe and AIDA before Robbie Reyes takes to the Dark Dimension with Morgan le Fay later bringing it back to Earth. While this had not been discussed by the writers of WandaVision, director Matt Shakman stated that he believes they are the same book. The Darkhold was designed by the props team of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for WandaVision, and visual effects were created by Luma Pictures.
Sling Rings are small two-ring mystical artifacts used by the Masters of the Mystic Arts to teleport between different locations via an interdimensional portal. Apart from these Masters, the sling ring is also worn and used by Ned Leeds.
The Mind Stone, originally housed in Loki's scepter and later on Vision's forehead, is the Infinity Stone that controlled the aspect of the mind. It grants the user the ability to control minds and give sentience to beings, as well as to project energy blasts. In 2015, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner use it to create Ultron, who later fuses the Stone on the Vision. Exposure to the Mind Stone also granted Pietro Maximoff superhuman speed and amplified Wanda's innate magical abilities. Her connection to the Stone also allows her to create a simulacrum of Vision and two sons, Billy and Tommy.
The Power Stone, originally housed in the Orb and later in Ronan's Cosmi-Rod, is the Infinity Stone that controlled the aspect of power. It grants the user superhuman strength and durability, and is capable of overpowering Carol Danvers.
The Reality Stone, originally in the form of the Aether (based on the classical element of the same name), was the Infinity Stone that controlled the aspect of reality. It first appears in a fluid-like state, and grants the user the ability to change reality, create illusions, suck the life force out of mortals, disrupt the laws of physics, and repel any threats that it detects.
The Soul Stone, originally located on the planet Vormir, is the Infinity Stone that controlled the aspect of the soul. It grants the user the ability to manipulate living souls, and also contains a pocket dimension called the Soul World. Uniquely, it has a guard over its location, the Stonekeeper, who guides those through the ritual required to gain it: "a soul for a soul", via a sacrifice.
The Time Stone, originally housed in the Eye of Agamotto (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name), is the Infinity Stone that controlled the aspect of time. It grants the user the ability to manipulate time and foresee possible futures. It has been used by Stephen Strange, the Ancient One, and Thanos.
Alligator Loki is a reptilian variant of Loki which takes the form of an alligator. It was pruned by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and banished to the Void. The character was included in Loki "because he's green", according to head writer Michael Waldron, and was doubled by a stuffed alligator during filming to allow actors to interact with it.
The Dweller-in-Darkness (based on the Marvel Comics creature of the same name) is a soul-consuming demon kept imprisoned for thousands of years by the people of Ta Lo who impersonates Wenwu's deceased wife, Ying Li, manipulating him into using the Ten Rings to release it. The Dweller kills Wenwu upon being freed, but is defeated by Shang-Chi. Visual effects for the creature were provided by Weta Digital in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which supplemented its winged, tentacled, and eyeless appearance with a large jaw and tongue. Weta also drew inspiration from a variety of references for each part of its body, including crabs and horns for its armor, a mixture of porous rock, rhinos and elephants for its skin, and obsidian for its teeth.
Fenris (based on the Marvel Comics creature of the same name) is a 23-foot-tall wolf owned by Hela, who resurrects it using the Eternal Flame following her release from Hel. She charges at Heimdall, preparing to fight him, but is attacked by the Hulk, who ultimately throws her off Asgard and into space. Visual effects for the creature in Thor: Ragnarok were provided by Framestore, which used camera angles and tight framing to communicate her enormous size.
The Great Protector is a water dragon which acts as the guardian of Ta Lo. Thousands of years ago, the Great Protector and the people of Ta Lo sealed the Dweller-in-Darkness within the Dark Gate. When the Dweller escapes its seal, the Great Protector defeats it with the help of Shang-Chi, Katy and Xialing. The Great Protector can bestow her power onto people, giving them the ability to manipulate wind. Heavy-duty combat gear can be crafted from her skin to fight against the Dweller's forces. A life-sized replica of the dragon's head was built for the production of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which Weta Digital then digitally added visual effects to. Weta also based the dragon's eyes on those of Fala Chen, who portrays Ying Li in the film, and referenced sea snakes and eels when designing her flight movements.
Lucky the Pizza Dog (based on the Marvel Comics creature of the same name) is Kate Bishop's pet dog. In December 2024, he was rescued by Bishop in New York City and adopted by her. He then stayed with her and Clint Barton for a few days until they all moved to Barton's house in Iowa. He was introduced in Hawkeye.
Morris (voiced by Dee Baker) is a six-legged, faceless hundun who befriends Trevor Slattery during his imprisonment by the Ten Rings. Morris later escapes with Slattery, Shang-Chi, Katy, and Xialing and leads them to his home, Ta Lo. The creature was inspired by Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton's 15-year-old dachshund of the same name, and was doubled by a green-screen cushion during filming; the creatives of the film found it difficult to make Morris cute due to it not having eyes or a face to convey emotion, leading them to rely on its fur, feathers, and voice. Visual effects for the creature were provided by Trixter in Shang-Chi, who looked at wombats and puppies for inspiration.
Throg (voiced by Chris Hemsworth and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name) is a variant of Thor who is turned into a frog at one point in his life. Shortly after this occurred, he is detained by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) in a transparent container and sent to the Void.
Asgardian magic is a type of magic that is practiced by Asgardian sorcerers such as Loki, Frigga, Sylvie, Odin, Thor and Heimdall. This form of magic has many colors, with Loki's and Sylvie's magic being a bright green and Thor's being lightning based.
The Odinforce (based on the Marvel Comics energy of the same name) is a powerful mystical energy used by Odin in his capacity as King of Asgard. It is the source of power for his spear, Gungnir, also passed down through the Kings of Asgard, and is the power source and weapon of the Destroyer. It is periodically replenished by entering the Odinsleep, a state that leaves the user vulnerable. The parts of the disabled Destroyer are later assembled into a prototype gun.
Chaos magic is an extremely powerful and rare form of magic that gives the user the ability to alter reality, wielded by Wanda Maximoff, thus making her the Scarlet Witch, a being once thought to be mythical. This form of magic's primary color is red mixed with white and black hues.
Dark magic is a type of magic that harnesses energies from the Dark Dimension, practiced by Agatha Harkness, Morgan la Fey, Nico Minoru, Kaecilius and his Zealots, and the Ancient One. In the case of Nico and Kaecilius's group, the usage of this form of magic without protection is corrosive with the latter forming a direct link to Dormammu. Asgardians like Odin and Heimdall can use it. A darker version of Stephen Strange dubbed "Doctor Strange Supreme" also practices dark magic. This form of magic's color is either red or purple.
K.E.V.I.N. (voiced by an uncredited Brian T. Delaney), which stands for Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus, is an advanced artificial intelligence which in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is revealed to be the mastermind behind all Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline decisions. She-Hulk had to go through Marvel Studios: Assembled on the Disney+ app to file a complaint to K.E.V.I.N. about the confusing storyline done in her show's final episode. It is depicted as operating through a robot in a secure room inside Marvel Studios where the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe can be surveyed simultaneously. Elements of the robot and A.I., including its name, call back to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who helped the show's head writer Jessica Gao with the show's season finale.
Mainframe (voiced by Miley Cyrus and then by Tara Strong and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name), is an artificial intelligence and a leader of Mainframe Ravager Clan, as well as a member of Stakar Ogord's Team.
The Supreme Intelligence (portrayed by various actors and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name) is an artificial intelligence that is the ruler of the Kree. The Supreme Intelligence takes the physical form of the individual most respected by whoever is speaking to it when the person is hooked up to it. To Vers, it takes the form of Dr. Wendy Lawson (portrayed by Annette Bening), though Vers was initially unaware of who Lawson is due to her amnesia. A deleted scene had the Supreme Intelligence assuming the form of Yon-Rogg (portrayed by Jude Law) when chastising him, reflecting his ego. In 1995, the Supreme Intelligence sends Vers on a mission to Torfa to extract an undercover Kree operative, but the mission backfires and Vers is captured by a Skrull faction led by Talos. After Vers regains her memories and learns her true identity, she fights the Supreme Intelligence before defeating the Starforce.
The Avengers Initiative, originally known as the Protector Initiative, is the initiative for gathering a group of superheroes from various backgrounds, described as "a group of remarkable people", into the Avengers, to protect Earth from various threats. It was initiated by Nick Fury in the 1990s and was renamed in honor of Carol Danvers' call sign, "Avenger". In 2011, Fury directs Natasha Romanoff to measure Tony Stark's suitability for the initiative, though Stark was initially rejected and only used as a consultant. Fury also recruits Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, and Thor, and also assigns Romanoff and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton to the team.
Cataract is a project conducted by S.W.O.R.D. with the goal of reactivating the Vision as a "sentient weapon" following his death at the hands of Thanos during the Infinity War. Under Acting Director Tyler Hayward's orders, S.W.O.R.D. acquires the Vision's body following the Battle of Wakanda and dismantles it, hoping to study its components and rebuild it. Though initially unsuccessful, S.W.O.R.D. uses energy collected from Wanda Maximoff on a Stark Industries drone to reactivate the Vision, turning his body white in the process.
Project Rebirth (based on Weapon I from the Marvel Comics), also known as the Super Soldier Program, is a collaboration between U.S., British and German scientists led by Dr. Abraham Erskine under the supervision of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, and Chester Phillips to create a new breed of super-soldiers. The first successful test leads to the creation of Captain America by enhancing the sickly Steve Rogers, but is abandoned following the assassination of Erskine by Heinz Kruger.
The Red Room (based on the Marvel Comics program of the same name), also known as the Black Widow Program, is a top-secret Soviet (and later Russian) training program led by Dreykov. The program takes young orphan girls and turns them into elite assassins named "Black Widows", and is overseen by various individuals, including Madame B. and Melina Vostokoff. Graduates of the program include Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova. It was terminated in 2016 following the destruction of the Red Room's headquarters.
The Sokovia Accords (based on the Registration Acts from the Marvel Comics), officially titled the Sokovia Accords: Framework for the Registration and Deployment of Enhanced Individuals, are a group of legislative documents ratified by the United Nations (UN), with the support of 117 countries, following the Battle of Sokovia. They establish UN oversight over the Avengers, and were supported by Tony Stark, James Rhodes, the Vision, T'Challa, and Natasha Romanoff and opposed by Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Clint Barton, leading to the Avengers Civil War.
The Ultron Program is an attempt by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to create an artificial intelligence, "Ultron", as a means of protecting the world against incoming extraterrestrial threats. The program becomes a failure, with the program being infected due to the Mind Stone and turning genocidal, seeking to wipe out the human race.
The Winter Soldier Program is a top secret Hydra super-soldier program started by Nazi scientist Dr. Arnim Zola in the 1940s. It took soldiers, brainwashed them, and enhanced them with a recreation of the Super Soldier Serum, turning them into a deadly assassins known as "Winter Soldiers", who were kept in cyrostasis whilst not on a mission. Each soldier had a set of codewords, recorded in the Winter Soldier Book, which, when recited to a Winter Soldier, would make them completely obedient to that person. The Winter Soldiers, with the exception of Bucky Barnes, are later executed by Helmut Zemo.
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"Avengers, assemble!" is a rallying cry for the Avengers.
The Black Widow antidote is a red-colored synthetic gas stored in vials which acts as the antidote to the chemical mind-control that the Red Room employs on its Black Widows and Taskmaster, created by a rogue former Black Widow. Yelena Belova and Natasha Romanoff acquire the antidote in 2016 and use it to free various Widows.
The Heart-shaped herb is a Wakandan plant enriched through exposure to vibranium, giving it a glowing purple color. It is ingested in a ceremony by the new Black Panther, granting them superhuman abilities. It also allows for the communication with the dead in the Ancestral Plane upon ingestion. After becoming King of Wakanda, N'Jadaka ingests the herb and orders the rest of the stocks to be incinerated. One of them is extracted by Nakia, who uses it to heal T'Challa. Shuri laters attempts to develop a synthetic Heart-shaped herb, eventually succeeding and allowing her to receive the same enhancements that N'Jadaka and T'Challa had acquired.
Pym Particles (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) are extradimensional subatomic particles capable of reducing or increasing the distance between atoms, allowing the user to shrink or grow. The formula for the particles was created by Hank Pym and they appear in the form of a liquid stored in vials. They appear red when used to shrink and blue when used to grow. The particles also power Pym Discs and the Wasp's blasters, and are used by the Avengers to time-travel via the Quantum Realm during the Time Heist.
The Super Soldier Serum (based on the Marvel Comics object of the same name) is a serum used to enhance humans to the peak of human perfection. It was originally developed by Dr. Abraham Erskine and was given to Johann Schmidt (turning him into the Red Skull) and Steve Rogers (turning him into Captain America). After Erksine's death, numerous other versions of the serum are created with varying degrees of success. Hydra used a version of the serum to transform Bucky Barnes into the Winter Soldier, and later used variants of the serum taken from Howard Stark after his assassination to enhance other assassins as well, but the program fails and is shut down. Another serum was given to Isaiah Bradley by the U.S. government during the Cold War, allowing him to confront and defeat the Winter Soldier in combat. Bruce Banner tried to replicate the serum using gamma radiation as a substitute for vita radiation, turning him into the Hulk. Meanwhile, a more successful version of the serum was given to Emil Blonsky by the U.S. government, and Dr. Wilfred Nagel replicated the serum and gave them to the Power Broker until they were stolen by Karli Morgenthau and the Flag Smashers. Helmut Zemo later destroys all but one of the vials, which is taken by John Walker.
The Arc reactor is an energy source originally designed by Howard Stark and Anton Vanko, and later independently built by their sons, Tony and Ivan. It was initially designed as part of an attempt to replicate the Tesseract's energy based on Howard's study of the object. Tony Stark eventually builds two versions—a large industrial reactor for powering his machines at the Stark Industries Headquarters, and a miniature version embedded in his chest to power his armor (also known as an RT) and prevent the shrapnel from reaching his heart. The first miniature version used a palladium core, although he later synthesizes a new element when the palladium begins to poison him. He continues to develop the reactor throughout the years (even after the shrapnel is removed from his body), with the final version containing nanobots that make up his armor. Ivan Vanko, James Rhodes, and Pepper Potts also use arc reactors in their armors. Max Dillon from an alternate universe also briefly uses one before it is removed by Otto Octavius, also from an alternate universe and takes it back with him to his reality.
B.A.R.F., which stands for Binarily Augmented Retro-Framing, is a holographic technology created by Quentin Beck during his time at Stark Industries. Despite the technology's potential, Stark used the technology for therapeutic purposes and gave it a deliberately humorous name, humiliating and disgusting Beck. After he is fired for his unstable nature, Beck further developed the technology and equipped drones with advanced holographic projectors to create large monsters known as Elementals.
Dum-E is Tony Stark's automatedhydraulic arm. Built by a young Stark in his father Howard's garage, it acts as his workshop assistant, and often "hands" him things, such as bringing his arc reactor when Stark was unable to reach it due to having his previous one stolen by Obadiah Stane. However, Dum-E has also often been of annoyance to Stark. In 2013, it is severely damaged by Aldrich Killian's attack on his mansion and later pulled out of the wreckage and hauled away by Stark. By 2024, it has been fully repaired and moved into Happy Hogan's apartment.
Kimoyo Beads are an advanced piece of technology developed by Shuri and used in Wakanda. They are made to serve a vast range of purposes according to the needs of the wearer, such as deprogramming Bucky Barnes.
Nick Fury's pager is a pager belonging to Nick Fury that was upgraded by Carol Danvers before she left Earth. With the new enhancements, it could now contact her no matter where she was in the galaxy, although he was only to use it in the event of an emergency. Nick Fury activates it for the first time in years during the Blip, prompting Danvers to return to Earth and meet the surviving Avengers.
Redwing (based on the Marvel Comics animal of the same name), officially designated the Stark Drone MK82 922 V 80Z V2 Prototype Unit V6, is an advanced drone used in combat and reconnaissance by Sam Wilson. It was originally designed by Stark Industries after Wilson joins the Avengers, and was equipped into his EXO-7 Falcon suit. In 2023, Wilson acquires a new version of the drone along with a new combat suit, but the drone is destroyed by Karli Morgenthau. Wilson later uses a new version of the drone along with his uniform as Captain America, both designed in Wakanda.
The Regeneration Cradle is a piece of medical equipment created by Dr. Helen Cho that is able to heal serious injuries by grafting artificial tissue onto them. Clint Barton's life is saved through this treatment. Ultron later brainwashes Dr. Cho using Loki's scepter into grafting the tissue to the Mind Stone and vibranium to create a new body for himself. The Avengers intervene, and with Thor's help, the new body is awoken and dubbed the "Vision".
TemPads are devices used by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) to travel through time. Their interface was inspired by SNES video games and Game Boys, with Loki director Kate Herron describing them as "the closest thing to our phones" that the TVA has. The TemPads create Time Doors, amber-colored interdimensional portals used by the TVA to travel between alternate timelines to preserve the Sacred Timeline. They can also lead to Time Cells, where prisoners are forever stuck in time loops and the Doors are colored red. FuseFX, which provided the portals' visual effects for the first season of Loki, explained that this color change was to reflect the amount of suffering which Loki undergoes when inside the Time Cells.
Thor's prosthetic eye is a bionic eye that he wears in his left eye socket, replacing the organic one gouged out by Hela. He is given it by Rocket, who stole it from one of Yondu's Ravagers, Vorker, who takes the eye out when he sleeps. Rocket stored it in his rectum until giving it to Thor. The eye has a brown iris, in contrast to Thor's natural blue eyes.
The Time-Keepers (voiced by Jonathan Majors and based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name) were three androids created by He Who Remains to pose as the creators of the Time Variance Authority (TVA). Believed to be alive by workers of the TVA, statues of them and their likenesses are featured in several locations throughout the TVA's headquarters. Majors voicing both the Time-Keepers and their controller He Who Remains is a reference to The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Tony Stark's glasses are a pair of technologically advanced sunglasses created by him. They are able to polarize and contain his AI F.R.I.D.A.Y. After his death, F.R.I.D.A.Y. is replaced by E.D.I.T.H., passing into the hands of Peter Parker. Parker passes them on to Quentin Beck, who uses them to better control his illusions, before reacquiring them in London.
The Universal Neural Teleportation Network is the universal system for space travel. The system enables spaceships to travel through hexagonal-shaped wormholes known as jump points to instanteneously travel between planetary systems. According to Yondu, it is not healthy for a mammalian lifeform to go through more than fifty jumps at once, which will result in extreme discomfort and temporary disfigurement for those on board. By 2024, a S.A.B.E.R. space station has been established outside Earth, near a jump point.
The Elementals (based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name) are a series of illusions created by the use of projectors and drones used by Quentin Beck to wreak havoc across the world. To mask their nature, Beck claimed that the Elementals were superpowered entities from Earth-833 that emerged from an inter-dimensional rift caused by the Snap. This iteration consists of the Wind, Earth, Fire, and Water Elementals; who are modeled after Cyclone, Sandman, Molten Man, and Hydro-Man respectively. Quentin Beck, operating under the guise of Mysterio, claimed that they were born in a black hole and ravaged his reality of Earth-833. After Mysterio defeats the Wind and Earth Elementals off-screen, he goes on to fight the Water Elemental in Venice while Nick Fury and Maria Hill persuade Spider-Man to help Mysterio defeat the Fire Elemental in Prague. After finding a holographic projector, Peter Parker and MJ learn the truth and are hunted down by Beck and his accomplices, who create an Elemental fusion monster to distract the world while he sets out to kill them. His plans are foiled when Spider-Man deactivates the drones.
The Emergence is an apocalyptic event that results in a new Celestial being born after being incubated in a planet's core for millennia while the planet's native population flourishes on the surface. Once a planet's population reaches a suitable amount, the Celestial bursts through the planet's mantle and crust, destroying its egg along with its inhabitants to propagate life elsewhere in the Universe. A group of ten Eternals are sent by the Celestial Arishem to Earth to eradicate the invasive Deviants and ensure the continual growth and advancement of Earth's population, but they instead develop a love for humanity and prevent the Emergence of the Celestial Tiamut after the Blip temporarily delays the event.
Mahd Wy'ry is a psychotic episode which affects Thena, causing her to seemingly lose control and attack her teammates. Mistakenly believed by the Eternals to be a form of dementia affecting her perception of time due to her enormous amount of memory, Gilgamesh volunteers to be her guardian and lives off-the-grid with her in Australia for hundreds of years. The Eternals eventually learn that the condition is actually a result of Thena recalling memories from her past missions, which had supposedly been erased from their minds by Arishem. Thena actress Angelina Jolie and her Eternals co-star Salma Hayek found this element of the story moving, comparing the condition to women suffering from mental illnesses.
Steve Rogers' notebook is a small notebook originally belonging to Steve Rogers which he used to keep a list of notable items, people, events, and pop culture elements which he missed during his time in suspended animation. The things noted on the list vary by the region where Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released. Later, the notebook was passed on to Rogers' best friend, Bucky Barnes, who used it to keep a list of people whom he had wronged during his time as the Winter Soldier. Eventually, after Barnes finishes making amends with everyone on the list, he leaves the notebook with his therapist, Dr. Christina Raynor, thanking her for her help.
The Winter Soldier Book is a book formerly used by Hydra which contained Russian trigger words that would activate their Winter Soldiers into deadly assassins when spoken. It was later discovered by Helmut Zemo and used to activate Barnes into the Winter Soldier, using the words from the book: "Longing, rusted, seventeen, daybreak, furnace, nine, benign, homecoming, one, freight car".[a] The trigger words' effect is eventually nullified after Barnes is healed in Wakanda.
The Kree–Skrull War (995 AD–present) (based on the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name) is an ongoing thousand-year-long conflict between the Kree and Skrulls, with the Kree striving to wipe out the entire Skrull race. In the 20th Century, the Kree scientist Mar-Vell rebels and travels to Earth to help Skrull refugees escape from Kree forces. Unlike the comics, the MCU depicts the Skrulls as being oppressed by the Kree, a twist which Kree–Skrull War writer Roy Thomas dislikes.
The Battle of Sokovia (2015) was a battle in Sokovia between the Avengers and Ultron, with Ultron attempting to cause human extinction by dropping the capital city of Sokovia on Earth. The plan is foiled after the city is destroyed by the Avengers, and Ultron is killed by the Vision. In an alternate reality explored in the eighth episode of What If...?, Ultron successfully transfers his consciousness to the Vision's body and gains the power of the Infinity Stones.
The Blip (2018–2023) was the five-year period between the extermination of half of all life in the universe by Thanos and their subsequent resurrection by Bruce Banner. It manifested in the form of the mass disintegration of individual beings into ashes, while the reversal had the same ashes reforming into the previously deceased individuals, who mostly reappeared in the same location with no direct awareness of what occurred. The Global Repatriation Council (GRC) is later set up to aid those displaced by the Blip, although many such as the Flag Smashers oppose their efforts.