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Captain Marvel's origin and a timeline for Tesserakt

What makes the many films in Marvel's Cinematic Universe impressive, though not the cashier's office, is the connective tissue. With this week's captain Marvel 21 films now live in the same fictional universe, with the same common set of world logic, without contradicting each other in a great way. The split effort also means that many overlapping characters, settings, and plot units appear and affect the overall meta-array at various points throughout their 10-year running. And one of the earliest examples continues to have a profound impact on MCU: Tesseract. [ Ed. note: Spoilers for Captain Marvel as well as about half a dozen other Marvel Studios movies.] The power of the Tesser Act appeared unlimited during the first phase of Marvel Studios movies. The cosmic cube that holds the space stone has jumped in a sufficient way around the Marvel universe, and its great influence on MCU continues with Captain Marvel and her history of origin. With 1 0 years of lore now consisting of the Marvel timeline, it is worth looking back at exactly how the cube came to this moment. What is Tesseract, and how is it connected to the space stone? If you are Svimna from Thanos bent this reality and the Time Stone muscles in Infinity War you can forget exactly where the hunt for the gemstones really started. In MCU, Tesseract is a container for Space Stone, one of six Infinity Stones that acts as MCU's all-powerful MacGuffins. Each of the stones embodies a…

What makes the many films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe impressive, though not the cashier’s office, is the connective tissue. With this week’s captain Marvel 21 films now live in the same fictional universe, with the same common set of world logic, without contradicting each other in a great way.

The split effort also means that many overlapping characters, settings, and plot units appear and affect the overall meta-array at various points throughout their 10-year running. And one of the earliest examples continues to have a profound impact on MCU: Tesseract.

[ Ed. note: Spoilers for Captain Marvel as well as about half a dozen other Marvel Studios movies.]

The power of the Tesser Act appeared unlimited during the first phase of Marvel Studios movies. The cosmic cube that holds the space stone has jumped in a sufficient way around the Marvel universe, and its great influence on MCU continues with Captain Marvel and her history of origin. With 1

0 years of lore now consisting of the Marvel timeline, it is worth looking back at exactly how the cube came to this moment.

What is Tesseract, and how is it connected to the space stone?

If you are Svimna from Thanos bent this reality and the Time Stone muscles in Infinity War you can forget exactly where the hunt for the gemstones really started. In MCU, Tesseract is a container for Space Stone, one of six Infinity Stones that acts as MCU’s all-powerful MacGuffins. Each of the stones embodies a part of the universe and their respective abilities reflect it. In practice, Space Stone / Tesseract has been used to create portals to travel the universe, but equally often it is a magical blue box used to create weapons, spacecraft and in the case of Captain Marvel, a superhero.

At a time in the MCU story, Asgard King Odin (also Thor’s father) gets possession of the Tesseract. Sometime after that, Odin hides Tesserakt on the earth – especially in Norway.

Tesserakt debuts in Captain America: The First Avenger

Although not the first on-screen appearance Thor’s post-credits scene preceded it by a few months – Tesseract became a great plot unit in 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger . The film opens when a group of Nazi / HYDRA soldiers led by Johann Schmidt (aka Red Skull) tracks Tesserakt to a church in Norway. Schmidt, whose knowledge of his existence seems to come from mythology, then takes Tesserakt and together with the constructor Armin Zola develops weapons that utilize Tesseract’s energy.

In the end, Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) joined these plans when he infiltrated an aircraft filled with Red Skull, Tesseract, and several nuclear bombs. In the end, Red Skull tries to physically hold the cosmic cube, which – as we learn in Avengers: Infinity War – teleports him through space to the planet Vormir, where Thanos finally sacrifices Gamora.

Post-wormhole burns Tesseract through the aircraft and falls into the sea, where it is later picked up by Howard Stark (aka Iron Man’s dad, one of the many important fathers of the MCU) when he was looking for Rogers. At a time, then and in 1989, Tesseract is at Project PEGASUS, a joint effort by NASA and the US Air Force to study the Tesseract. We have to wait for the next Marvel prequel to know what happened to Tesseract during the 45th gap in the MCU history not until later in the movie, after Carol Danvers regains his memories. Before the events in the film Mar-Vell (Annette Bening) joins Project PEGASUS under the direction of a space engineer named Dr. Lawson. She finally gets possession of the Tesseract, stores it in a hidden lab that revolves around the earth. Mar-Vell, a Kree scientist who helps refugee Skrulls escape the fear of war, is working to create an FTL engine powered by an “energy core” that harnesses the Tesseract’s power.

As revealed in flashbacks, Danvers was a pilot in an experimental plan (special engines in trailers) that escorted Lawson / Mar-Vell. As we see in flashback, Kree’s operative Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) shoots down the plane to steal the technology. Danvers, who acts on Mar-Vell’s dying desire, blows up the engine so that Kree could not get it. The resulting explosion asked Carol in energy from Tesserakt and granted her powers. Yon-Rogg takes Danvers into the Kree week, her memories before the explosion are missing, while at the same time implanting a force-reducing chip in the neck.

Back to the present, Danvers – together with Nick Fury and Mar-Vell’s alien cat / multiple goose – trip to the orbital lab and find the source of this faster stream: the too familiar blue cube (to the audience, at least – the characters are understandably not so acquaintances). A fight with Kree follows, during which Goose cools the Tesseracten. We see the next Tesseract in Captain Marvel’s after-loan scene, when Goose barfs up it.

So for recap: The Tesseract is moved from Project PEGASUS to a hidden space station to an alien cat’s interdimensional stomach and then to SHIELD HQ and along the way “created” the captain Marvel through proxy. The 90’s was a weird time.

Avengers and Project PEGASUS part two

In MCU chronology we see the next time we see the Tesseract scene after 2011 for Thor where Nick Fury shows the cube to Dr. Selfish (and, unknown to Fury, an invisible Loki) in the hope that Self could help SHIELD use Tesserakt for, among other things, weapons that would help the earth defend itself from World War II. The program that Self was supposed to work for? Project PEGASUS.

Briefly – as long as anyone can be, Tesseract is the driving force of Avengers plot – Loki steals Tesseract from SHIELD and uses it to create a portal across New York for an army of Chitauri to invade the earth. The Loki appearance apologizes for the fact that Fury will adopt the Avengers initiative – named after Carol Danver’s cold sign – gathering all the MCU heroes so far to save the world, which of course they did.

Finally, Thor takes both Loki and Tesserakt to his home world Asgard, where he locks it in Odin’s vault for the next 10 or so films.

Post-Avengers: Ragnarok and Infinity War

Next time we see Tesseract (outside some strange character visions or animated exhibitions) is available in 2017s Thor: Ragnarok . Loki – who is here at the heroes who help Thor and the team to evacuate Asgardians – takes quiet Tesserakt in Odin’s vaults and calls the fire god Surtur.

The possession does not last long, as seen in Ragnarok’s post-credits scene when the Asgard refugee’s spacecraft is soon taken on board by Thanos much larger larger ships. The aftermath opens in 2018 Avengers: Infinity War : After killing half of the asgardies on board, Thanos Thor tortures until Loki reveals the Tesseract. After a very quick scuffle with the Hulk, the Thanos Tesseract gets crushed in one hand and places the now exposed space stone in its Infinity Gauntlet.


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One more Summary: In short, Tesserakt went from Torsak’s father to Norway to the Nazis / HYDRA to the sea to Iron Man’s father of Project PEGASUS to a space station for a alienkatt’s stomach back to SHIELD to Loki to Asgard to Loki to Thanos. [19659031] There are still several questions about Tesseract’s timeline. When did Howard give it strong to Project PEGASUS? How did Odin get it in the first place and when did he hide it on earth? When did the space stone get its own small container? And what happens to the space rock in this post-snap universe?

We will get the answer to at least an of these questions in April when Avengers: Endgame closes this chapter in the MCU.

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