Originally Posted by Wine-N-Cheese
Okay, you obviously care about power origins far more than I do. Are you suggesting that movies should spend precious screentime explaining how every characters' powers came about? The Incredibles must have killed you.
this isn't as hard as you're making it. the Incredibles started mid-action. right out the gate, they established the Incredibles universe as one in which having superpowers is not that strange. the world was littered with supeheroes; none of whom were given much of a spotlight or origin.
the Avengers takes place in a universe similar to our own. people having super powers is weird to your average marvel civilian. they've only now learned that they aren't alone in the universe. and they've put some effort into introducing the individual players and their origins. no one has just come out nowhere. it has nothing but comic books in common with the Incredibles. and, yes, i think how a character becomes something greater than human is precious information. it can be as simple as "product of a black market super soldier project." but it needs to be there.