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Old 10-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #759
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Default Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
With Thanos in the picture, there remains the very real possibility that half the universe is about to get wiped out. And I'll bet you one shiny silver dollar that Feige and Company have no intention of showing a single casualty in that most massive of mass murders. It's like when the Death Star vaporized Alderaan --- nobody was clamoring to see all the dead bodies to "prove" that a terrible thing had just happened.
In the original Infinity Gauntlet comic books, no bodies were shown when half of all life was killed. The people who died simply flickered out of existence, leaving nothing behind. Now, there was plenty of horror to be had, what with Gamora's rotting, reanimated corpse shambling around and Thanos slaughtering the Avengers, but masses of bodies there weren't because they weren't needed to tell the story.

Originally Posted by terry78 View Post
Unless they say otherwise, like it was evacuated beforehand or something, if an entire building gets decimated it's assumed almost everyone in the thing is dead.

The destruction and loss of life would have been akin to the city being hit my a massive earthquake or buildings being bombed. The invasion happened in the middle of a business day, without warning, so the buildings were full and initially there was no time for people to flee. In those circumstances thousands would die within minutes. Then when the survivors and those in buildings spared the first wave of attacks had the chance to flee, there were hordes of Chitauri waiting to slaughter them in the streets. If something like that happened in reality it would be a perfect storm of destruction.

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