How can you hurt her?


Just got done with the movie. It's pretty good, I think. Better than I expected and now I regret not seeing it in the theater.

But not being familiar at all with the comics, I don't understand what her vulnerabilities are. She seems to not have any. She's like Superman, but without the kryptonite and on a galactic scale.

Is there any way to defeat her?

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I wonder if another person with Infinity Stone derived powers, like Wanda Maximoff / The Scarlet Witch, could hurt her? Wanda showed off some impressive powers and skills in her fights in Infinity War.

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It will be interesting to see. It's not much of an issue in this film because she doesn't really discover her full power until the end of the film, but I'm not sure how they're going to handle it in future films and keep her character interesting. '

So far it seems like the best thing they have--judging by Endgame--is that she just can't be around all the time because she had a lot of other business to handle in other parts of the galaxy.

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I see her weakness being the element of surprise.

When she's not in her "glowing" form (not sure what you call it), she's just a regular human, and if somebody catches her off guard for a split second, a knife to the heart could be a possibility.

So that's her kryptonite, that she's a regular human when not on guard.

Eric Bana has the same weakness when not in Hulk form. Both could be killed in their sleep if caught truly off guard. Where as heroes like CA and Superman would be fine in their sleep because of their super strength, and other heroes like Ironman and Antman could just sleep in their suits, and Scarlet Witch would be able to sense any danger even when sleeping.

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No, no, and No.

1) Carol is never a "regular human." The glowing is simply a visual cue; it does Not mean she's "powered up." No idea why you thought that.
2) The Hulk (movie or comic) cannot be killed as Banner that easily either. There are many proofs of this, I'll point you to one on-camera example: He describes how he was "at a low point," and tried to commit suicide by firing a bullet into his mouth. In his words, "the other guy spat it out."
3) Wanda doesn't have a sleeping spidey sense. Not in the movies or comics. Again: no idea where you got that idea.

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The previous poster raises an interesting point, but both you and he are speculating. We don't know quite how her powers work yet. She may well need to exert some sort of mental energy to draw them out, and could be vulnerable if caught off guard.

Regarding the Hulk, you are incorrect. If he knows an attack is coming, as in the example you gave, the transformation to the Hulk can happen quickly enough to prevent death, but if Banner were to be attacked from behind, he'd die. In fact, I believe in the comics Hawkeye killed the Hulk by shooting Banner in the head with an arrow.

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LOL. . .you're incorrect, in all respects.

Admittedly, the movies are (slightly) less explicit, but all the examples I gave are canon, and well documented, whether in comics or on screen. Don't know what your confusion is, here.

Re: Hawkeye "killing" Banner. . .don't wanna spoil the story for you, but Bruce survived the experience. See the current issues of the Hulk comic for how/why/what the current status is.

Of course, this is all predicated on the writers being consistent. Marvel doesn't have a great track record with this, so. . .there Is that.

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I mean, to be fair, hardly anyone who dies in a comic stays dead, but the point is that if someone were to sneak up and decapitate Bruce Banner, that would effectively kill the Hulk.

As for Captain Marvel, I based my reply on the film, not any comics, and the film never spelled out how her powers worked, or if they were always active.

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Let's be serious. . .Marvel will NEVER kill the Hulk. The reason shooting him in the head didn't work (it Should have) is because the creators decided so.
Equivalently, yes. . .cutting his head off (Bruce *or* Hulk) Should work, given the parameters of his power set, but rest assured: if it happened in the comics, they'd find a way to "explain" why it Didn't work.
I believe the term is "Plot Armor."
As for the film, I'm just commenting on (again) all that we can deduce from what they showed, on-screen. They could certainly come out and "explain" something different, but what we saw so far is what I pointed out, and the conclusions are pretty obvious.

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Totally true. No matter how decisively any character dies, unless it's Uncle Ben or Gwen Stacy, they ain't dead.

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She (clearly) feels pain, so she clearly can be hurt. Because we haven't seen her hit hard enough on-screen to cause crippling damage doesn't mean her power is limitless; it just means we haven't seen it yet.
All we know at this point is that she's super strong and super resilient. We'll have to follow the movies to see what level they give her.
In the comics (as is common), it depends on who's writing her, and what the story calls for (shrug). Her baseline is a bit lower than the movie version, which is actually pretty unusual.

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Don't call the morning after?

Thanos smacked her aside like she didn't matter, that seemed to hurt.

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Thanos didn't smack her. The Power Stone was used to smack/disable her. Thanos head butts her and nothing happened which would imply that Non-Infinity Gauntlet Thanos and or even Non-Infinity stone Thanos would be in deep trouble against Captain Marvel. She is and was just that powerful in Avengers:Endgame. Narrative wise the powers that be didn't want to have CM over shadow the efforts of the OG-Avengers especially Iron Man.

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After the big build up for Ms Marvel she didn't matter at all.

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There wasn't much of a build-up, but that's beside the point. She seemed to matter as much as any of the other heroes who came in for the final battle. They each played a part, though hers was a bit more impressive because of the scope of her powers. What more did you want from a non-Avenger in the final Avengers movie?

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Not much build up? Lol.
She literally did nothing except get smacked aside.

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She destroyed Thanos' ship and she helped keep the gauntlet away from Thanos long enough for Iron Man to get to it. Seemed about right for a non-Avenger, no?

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Maybe she did more than I remember but Infinity War set the stage for her to be a savior but in the scheme of things she made little difference.

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Let's keep it at "more than you remember" for contribution here, ok?

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"How can you hurt (z)er"?

Call her a "man" during one 'moment' of any given month.

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I think arrogance is her weakness. I'd really like to see that explored in the sequel. She's quick to go in guns blazing. There could easily be forces out there that are too much for her to handle alone. She's good at flying through big spacecraft, but one armored or shielded ship could have her knocking herself unconscious.

They say she's the most powerful hero in the MCU, but honestly Thor comes close when he has his hammer. He too could probably blast his way through large spacecraft. But Thor has always been better at calculating the odds.

Hulk is another that can rival her ability, but we haven't seen him powered up that high yet. All in all, the MCU has multiple characters that don't necessarily have physical weaknesses. I think one of the things about the MCU is it focuses more on weaknesses of the human condition.

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Thanos punched the shit out of her with an Infinity Stone.

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Imply that she could stand to lose a little weight?

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