It is stated that a worker is only as good as their tools, and this holds true in all sectors of life, even supervillainy. Any would-be global ruler needs some type of armament, whether it’s a sophisticated suit of armour, a magical portable weapon, or a real doomsday bomb. And in the realm of comic books and their film adaptations, particularly within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even the most heinous villains have their own extensive background and legacy. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always relied on pseudo-realistic science to explain how things like Thor’s hammer or Iron Man’s suit might actually work. The hostile accessories of criminals are no different, and even supervillain weaponry has certain mysteries waiting to be revealed in their history-some of which may be able to change the context of whole character arcs.
#14. Thanos’s Double-Edged Sword Is A Genocidal Instrument, Metaphor, And Reference All Wrapped Into One:
It’s reasonable to wonder why Thanos needs a sword when he can smack the Hulk about with his bare hands. It’s also unclear whether he used the double-sided blade on a regular basis or whether it was merely a fad in 2014. Thanos was spotted using it to murder Korbinites in the past, although he seems to have abandoned it by the time he began gathering Infinity Stones in earnest in 2018. The weapon’s symbolic history is known. It’s a big, gigantic metaphor for Thanos’ concern with balance and his particular brand of double-edged kindness, to be sure. However, its capacity to rotate around quickly in the Mad Titan’s palm is a clear allusion to the ThanosCopter. Thanos utilised this means of transportation in the non-canon Spidey Super Stories comic.
#13 Hela’s Necroswords Are Powered By Energy Drawn From Asgard Itself:
Hela’s necroswords, which are capable of annihilating armies of Asgardians in a moment, are easily among the most powerful weapons in the MCU. The production of infinite necroswords, like all of the Goddess of Death’s numerous talents, was the consequence of her capacity to absorb the base energy of Asgard itself and channel it into whatever suited her evil wishes. But Hela’s necroswords were constructed not just on Asgard’s magical underpinnings, but also on a two-pronged allusion to some malevolent comic book past. They’re partly inspired by the Nightsword, a Marvel Comics weapon wielded by Hela herself, but they’re more directly inspired by All-Black the Necrosword, one of the most legendary swords in Marvel’s history. Knull, a primaeval God of Darkness, formed and led All-Black into battle. Knull used All-Black to sever the head of the Celestial who became Knowhere and subsequently gave birth to the slimy Klyntar race, best known as symbiotes to Venom fans. The sword finally ended up in the hands of Gorr the God Butcher, who lived true to his reputation and went on to imprison Thor for numerous lives.
#12 The Winter Soldier’s Arm Represents The Peak Of Soviet Cold War Technology:
Bucky Barnes’ new Wakandan-made prosthetic limb is certainly an improvement over the one he wore as the Winter Soldier, but the predecessor was no slouch. The arm was first grafted onto Barnes in the late 1940s when he was being kept hostage by Hydra’s Russian wing, and it represented the pinnacle of Soviet technology at the time, and it would only continue to be enhanced over the decades of the Winter Soldier Program. Even in its early condition, the arm was equivalent to the finest current prostheses, demonstrating Hydra’s ability to stay ahead of the curve. The first refurbishment of the Winter Soldier most likely occurred shortly after Isaiah Bradley ripped off the original version during the Korean War. As Hydra continued to steal technology from S.H.I.E.L.D. and elsewhere, the Winter Soldier’s gear advanced to the point that, by Civil War, he could throw hands with Iron Man-but not withstand the full power of a unibeam explosion. Bucky’s new arm could certainly handle it, and it should come as no surprise that even the greatest Hydra technology is easily outmatched by Wakanda-one of the few global powers they haven’t infiltrated.
#11 Loki Can Communicate Through His Scepter Via Astral Projection:
Loki’s Scepter has a huge influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite first appearing to be an inanimate item. It corrupted Hawkeye, closed the Chitauri portal, empowered Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, awakened Ultron, and gave life to the Vision before ending up in an Infinity Gauntlet and helping in the universe’s splitting. It’s also an artefact with a lengthy and fascinating history. Despite Thanos’ gift to Loki, the Scepter was a Chitauri invention, created first as a containment vessel for the Mind Stone and then as a weapon. By holding the Scepter, one acquires a slew of mental abilities, such as telepathy, astral projection, mind control, and psionic blasts. The narrative of how and why the Chitauri came to possess the Mind Stone is unknown, and it is likely worthy of its own Disney+ series. The question is whether their ownership of the Mind Stone had anything to do with their marvellous hive-mind technology and capacity to artificially tame space-whales. The MCU has yet to give any responses.
#10 The Spear Killmonger Used To Kill Zuri Was First Wielded By Bashenga, A Shaman Who Was The Original Black Panther:
Zuri wielded the Spear of Bashenga as he oversaw the coronation of a new Wakandan monarch, as well as the traditional combat that accompanies such a ritual. Zuri broke tradition by intervening in the struggle between T’Challa and Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, but Killmonger subsequently desecrated Wakandan history by grabbing the spear from Zuri’s grasp and impaling the man he previously referred to as “Uncle James” at the end of it. The Spear of Bashenga is crucial not just in the present political events of Wakanda, but also in its historical past. Bashenga, a warrior shaman who became the first Black Panther, was said to have developed and utilised the spear. It was passed down from shaman to shaman for millennia, and now that it has been recovered from Killmonger’s hands following his own stabbing-related death, it will most certainly be passed down to Zuri’s successor.
#9 The Grandmaster’s Obedience Disk Cannot Be Physically Removed And Is Powerful Enough To Control Cosmic Beings:
The Grandmaster’s obedience discs, which he uses to force his will on gladiators, are of great size. They can and do administer an electrical shock powerful enough to subdue even the God of Thunder, which is no minor achievement. It’s a technology with unknown and perhaps ancient roots if they’re as old as the Grandmaster, an Elder of the Universe. The obedience discs, however, are used by a completely different ruler of Sakaar, the Red King, in the pages of Marvel Comics. He also used them to manipulate gladiators, most notably the Hulk and Silver Surfer, although he lacks the Grandmaster’s charm. The obedience discs also have an uncanny resemblance to the “slave discs” that gave supervillain Basil Sandhurst, also known as the Controller, his moniker. He based his technology on stolen Titanian inventions, and those discs go a step beyond electrical shocks by boosting his current psychic abilities into effective mind control.
#8 The Dark Elves’ Black Hole Grenades Create A Miniature Gravitational Singularity, Wiping Everything In A 2-Foot Vicinity From Existence:
The Dark Elves of Svartalfheim had some fairly impressive gadgets for a set of adversaries that appeared in a single film and were then rarely mentioned again for the remainder of the franchise. Aside from their steampunk spacecraft and plasma weapons, each Dark Elf charged into battle with a pair of black hole grenades strapped to their sides-and they are exactly as lethal as they sound. A black hole grenade, when ignited and hurled, creates a small gravitational singularity that only lasts a few seconds-or, in layman’s terms, a brief black hole. As a result, whatever is within two feet of the explosion zone is absorbed, compressed, and apparently erased in the blink of an eye. Anyone more than two feet away experiences no impact at all. It’s an astounding technology, made even more so by the fact that it appears to have been there on Svartalfheim for thousands of years. A few black hole grenades were discovered post-Dark World, only to end up in the hands of the Vulture and his band of tech-salvaging villains.
#7 The Ebony Maw Commands His Needles Telekinetically, And Each Needle Induces Horrible Pain:
The Ebony Maw’s microsurgery needles, notably used in Doctor Stephen Strange’s space torture, are one of the evil accoutrements that MCU fans are most familiar with, and that’s because the Maw wouldn’t stop talking about them. He discussed their physical characteristics, painful efficacy, and even their original medicinal aim, from which he had clearly deviated. Ebony Maw utilised his unmatched telekinesis, a talent he employed in a variety of inventive ways, to manipulate the needles with actual pinpoint accuracy. The Maw was considered to have no particular abilities in the comics. That was eventually shown to be a hoax, and he was bestowed with a slew of low-level abilities, such as verbal persuasion, pyrokinesis, and, yes, telekinesis-but at a level much below that necessary to conduct microsurgery.
#6 Surtur’s Twilight Sword Has Long Spelled Doom For Asgardians:
Surtur and his Twilight Sword, like most things on Asgard’s outskirts, are based on millennia of mythology. More than 5,000 years before the contemporary MCU, Odin discovered a prophesy that predicted the downfall of Asgard by Surtur and his massive sword, so he imprisoned him in Muspelheim and stole his Eternal Flame. In the end, the prophesy could not be ignored. The Twilight Sword is only dragged half-heartedly into combat with Thor before being thrust right into the heart of Asgard in the MCU, but it has a far lengthier track record in the annals of Marvel Comics. The forging of the blade was once the centrepiece of one of comic history’s most memorable buildups, with increasingly frequent appearances of “DOOM!” onomatopoeia until it was finally revealed to be the sound of Surtur smithing away on the Twilight Sword-after which he promptly invaded Asgard and kickestarted Ragnarok. The comic book Twilight Sword, like the one in the MCU, may change size and has been held by a variety of characters other than Surtur, including Carol Danvers, Hela, Morgan Le Fay, and Thanos.
#5 Mordo’s Staff Of The Living Tribunal Once Belonged To Marvel’s Most Powerful Entity:
The Staff of the Living Tribunal is Karl Mordo’s favourite mystic relic, which can definitely kick some magical butt, but isn’t particularly distinctive among sorcerous weapons. However, if its name is any indicator, the crew has the potential to become a major issue whenever Mordo decides to completely commit to supervillainy. According to Marvel Comics history, the Living Tribunal is possibly the most powerful creature in existence, as well as the personification of the Marvel Multiverse itself. The three-faced deity frequently sits in judgement of different lesser creatures, and on rare occasions, he wields a Staff of Polar Power to inflict cosmic justice, annihilating whole planets, galaxies, and universes. Doctor Strange had best be careful if what Mordo is transporting possesses even a quarter of that power.
#4 Corvus Glaive’s Glaive Can Split Atoms (And Sometimes Allow Him To Return From The Dead):
The bladed weapon that gave Corvus Glaive half his name didn’t get much screen time in the MCU, but it left a stunning trail of martial feats in its wake. The glaive pierced the Vision, a vibranium-based creature, and wounded him, robbing him of his phasing powers. It also shattered Proxima Midnight’s similarly powerful spear, killed Heimdall, and repelled direct Mind Stone attacks. It also, of course, took the life of its owner. If the Glaive was anything like its Marvel Comics equivalent, it could do all of that and more. In the comic book, Corvus wields a razor-sharp glaive capable of splitting atoms. This might explain the entire vibranium slicing phenomenon. As an extra benefit, if Corvus dies, the glaive will instantly revive him-as long as it remains unbroken, which is nearly impossible.
#3 Ronan’s Cosmi-Rod Can Twist Someone’s Head 180 Degrees And Even Destroy Planets:
Ronan the Accuser used a weapon with an obviously ridiculous name for a creature so driven by imperial murder and vengeance: the Cosmi-Rod. However, there was nothing funny about how he utilised it, which was largely to execute various prisoners of war, including those from worlds that had previously signed peace treaties with the Kree Empire. The Cosmi-Rod was more than simply a harsh weapon for slamming skulls; it had enough amazing Kree technology to shoot off limitless concussive blasts and hold the whole energy of an Infinity Stone. The Cosmi-Rod and the Power Stone, when combined, were powerful enough to kill an entire planet in celestial fashion. Ronan’s go-to accessory in Marvel Comics has a fancier name-the Universal Weapon-but it isn’t quite as distinctive or powerful. All Kree Accusers are given one, and it can provide its wielders with a range of extra powers, such as the production of force fields, flying, and energy blasts. They are, however, not planet-killers.
#2 Red Skull’s Hydra Pistol Was A Retrofitted WWII Gun That Disintegrated People:
When Johann Schmidt and his villainous Hydra scientific team discovered the Tesseract in Norway at the start of WWII, they had no clue they’d discovered an Infinity Stone-but they sent it to Arnim Zola nevertheless, hoping he’d be able to transform the cube’s strange energies into weaponry. And weaponize Zola did, creating a slew of Tesseract-powered guns, weapons, exo-suits, tanks, and airships, as well as a few special pieces for the Red Skull himself. Zola modified Schmidt’s favored weapon, a Luger P08 pistol, to discharge Space Stone energy instead of bullets. The one-of-a-kind gun appears to annihilate living creatures completely, yet it is possible that it just transports them elsewhere in the cosmos. In any case, the gun was useless against inorganic materials, particularly Captain America’s shield, and this ultimately led to the Red Skull’s demise.
#1 Proxima Midnight’s Spear Supposedly Can’t Miss, Except When It Does:
By MCU weapons standards, Proxima Midnight’s sci-fi spear didn’t exactly stick out. It looked cool, but the only person it ever showed genuinely harming was Proxima’s beloved, Corvus Glaive, while it was in the hands of the Black Widow. Captain America quickly cut the spear in half with Corvus’ glaive, and that was the end of it. When Proxima Midnight threw her spear at Cap, he caught it, yet in the comics, that would have been impossible. Thanos fashioned the spear, more of a trident, in the centre of a space-time-distorted sun/supernova/black hole, and once thrown, it could never miss its target. Captain America attempted and failed to capture Proxima’s comic book weapon, but he did deflect one of its three energy prongs-into Corvus Glaive, ironically.
So, yes, these are the 14 MCU Villain Weapon Lore Facts We Fans May Not Be Aware Of. Well, these weapons used by the villains are really very light. I mean, though Marvel hasn’t shown their true potential, I think these weapons have to offer more to their wielders than what is shown in the Marvel movies. What do you people have to say about this? Please give us your humble opinions in the comments section down below. Until then, keep on reading Animated Times, the perfect place to get a closer look at the entertainment industry, upcoming movies, TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We’ll have you covered, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more.