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Arya acquired supernatural abilities by training with the Faceless Men. Before she was simply a good fighter, for a girl her age. Afterward she had a strength and speed that was more than human. I think the wights find people by sight and sound - the same as the living. In a building with walls and floors of stone, small noises do tend to carry. As far as her attack on the Night King, like I said earlier in this thread Maisie Williams would only have to jump a foot or two in the air to get as high on Vladimir Furdik as we see her in that shot. They used harnesses and wires to film the scene for two reasons. First, Mr. Furdik isn't strong enough to lift Maisie one handed. Second, even if he [i][b]was[/b][/i] that strong holding someone off the ground (much less snatching them out of the air mid-jump) by the throat can break their neck! Her weight had to be supported mostly by the wires, for the sake of safety. That jump was made to look more impressive than it is by shooting from a low angle. Actually, if his presence in the past, his marriage to Peggy and the life they lived was always part of the original timeline he wouldn't be changing anything by going back. In fact it would be necessary to preserve the status quo. Don't know how he got the shield. It was made of vibranium so perhaps the Wakadans repaired it for him during the months between the battle and the time jump, as a thank you. This part actually does make sense. When Steve was in 1970 he saw his own picture on top of Peggy's desk. If she had ever married someone else's picture should be there - unless of course she married him. I think later on it occurred to him that if he went back in time at some later point this could happen. So maybe that's what he does, and always did. Which means an older version of himself was living in that time period the day he was there watching through the window. While an even younger version was still trapped in the ice. So after putting the stones back he returns to just after the war, tells Peggy everything (which she must never repeat to another soul), and the two of them marry. He takes on a different identity. As far as the world knows Peggy's husband is Steve something-else. Without his Captain America outfit no one recognizes him. He gets a job doing ... who knows what, while she eventually ends up running that facility where the Pym particles were. They let history play out the way it's supposed to and don't try changing anything. That's the price of their life together. Comic book rules are always followed .. until they aren't. I don't think any character fully understands the infinity stones so that gives them a certain amount of wiggle room. I think after he saw his picture on Peggy's desk in 1970, it occurred to him that either she never married (somebody else's picture would've been there) or she married [i]him[/i]. He has time travel. If he later goes back in time ... so maybe he already did/always has. After the defeat of Thanos the future could get along without him. He's done his part for country and planet and now it's time to live his own life. So he went back to the end of the war, probably told Peggy everything and made sure she understood that she could never repeat a word of it to anyone. History has to play out the way it's meant to. So the day he was in her office watching her through the window an older version of him was somewhere else. Maybe she even knew the younger Steve was there and was careful not to look in his direction - because she knows she didn't. She didn't have any previous knowledge of the stone. She was standing there listening to the Collector say how everyone who touched it died, so that's what she did. It was her "escape". She wasn't thinking beyond that. Maybe she assumed from his statement that only beings of extraordinary strength could wield it that she couldn't hope to control its power. Or maybe the explosion was her attempt to kill him which just didn't work right. Who knows? Hawkeye held the soul stone in his hand and it didn't kill him. Maybe the power stone is particularly dangerous. I seem to recall people sacrificing themselves to use stones one time in the comics, but don't quote me on that. However since they're not killed instantly - it's slower and quite agonizing - they appear to have enough [i]time[/i]. If they can stay focused through the pain. They did imply in Guardians of the Galaxy, where the concept of infinity stones was first introduced, that regular people have wielded the stones but always died. The Collector said that one group believed they could join hands and share the power stone - and it apparently worked for a short time - but then they too were consumed. The question of whether or not a regular shmuck could grab an infinity stone and do one thing with it before it kills them wasn't specifically addressed until this movie. I'd also point out that Thanos didn't hold all the stones in his hand. He used the gauntlet to focus and direct their energy. If he didn't need the gauntlet and could survive using the naked stones, he wouldn't have bothered to go and force the dwarves to make it for him. The infinity stones can all do many things and take on many forms. Colored gems are how they're most commonly encountered, but they sometimes show up as large glowing spheres or even manifest as a character's surroundings (i.e. they are within a reality created by the stone). When that pocket reality dissipates it usually coalesces into the physical stone nearby. Comics tend to set loose rules and then bend them, or we find out the characters - and therefore we the readers - had an incomplete understanding of how things work. So what's possible and what isn't changes. And as any comic book reader knows continuity is ... less than perfect. The stones have no purpose by themselves. Like any tool, they can be used to create or destroy, and are only as good (or bad) as the person using them. Although you can imagine that the power to remake the whole universe with the snap of a finger would corrupt even the most virtuous before long. It's been years, but if I remember correctly Thanos in the comics wanted to wipe out half of all life because he was in love with a female being whose name I don't remember, who was the personification of death. Not because he was trying to save everyone from overpopulation and exhaustion of resources. He eventually became a good guy. Only beings of extraordinary strength can wield the infinity stones - or at least, do it and survive the experience. They never did say whether "extraordinary strength" meant physical endurance or strength of will. Or some combination of the two. And they've hinted that the stones have a will of their own. The soul stone requiring a sacrifice. The Red Skull saying that the space stone cast him out and banished him. Comic books routinely set roughly defined rules for how things work and then stretch them - a lot. If we were talking about hard sci-fi you might be justified in nitpicking. But this is a fantasy tale of magic and super powers with a little actual science thrown in just for fun. It's Marvel. I think of this stuff as the modern equivalent of ancient Greek mythology. Similar type of themes and storytelling, updated for the technological age. View all replies >