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Exploring Items From The Collector’s Museum In The MCU

By Chandraboli Majumdar
September 2,2022

The Collector’s museum is located on the planet Knowhere. It has been depicted in the MCU during Guardians of the Galaxy vol 1 and Infinity Wars. The Collector acquired many precious valuables over the years and stored them in his Museum. Let’s explore a few of the interesting items in the Collector’s Museum in the MCU.

1. Amphibian Alien

Amphibian Alien in Collector's Museum

Amphibian Alien

This amphibian alien was seen in the MCU during the post-credits scene of Thor: Dark World. Taneleer Tivan touched the amphibian’s hand through the glass display. It has orange skin and webbed feet.

2. Birth Pods

Birth Pods of the Sovereign

Birth Pods of the Sovereign

The Collector’s Museum houses a Birth Pod from The Sovereign. It was seen in the MCU during both Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy vol 1. As a matter of fact, the Birth Pod was used by Ayesha from the Sovereign to create Adam Warlock and every other citizen of the planet.

3. Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck in What If...?

Howard the Duck in What If…?

An extraterrestrial anthropomorphic duck, Howard the Duck was a resident of the Collector’s Museum. As a matter of fact, Howard was seen in the MCU during Guardians of the Galaxy vol 1. This was when the Guardians took the Orb to the Collector’s Museum and Carina tried to use its power but instead blew up everything. Howard also returned during the final battle against Thanos during the events of Endgame.

4. Giant Butterfly

All The Things In The Collector's Museum

Giant Butterfly

The Giant Butterfly was a species of blue large butterflies that the Collector had managed to get his hands on. Additionally, we saw it in the MCU during the post-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World when Sif and Volstagg went to give the Aether to the Collector for its safekeeping.

5. Embers of Genesis

Embers of Genesis

Embers of Genesis

The Embers of Genesis are a nutrient rich interstellar dust from an ancient supernova. Furthermore, it has the power to terraform entire ecosystems and heal dying planets. It is another artifact present in the Collector’s Museum. As a matter of fact, it is seen in the MCU during the TV show What If…? in the episode “What If T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?”

6. Dark Matter Dagger

Dark Matter Dagger in Collector's Museum

Dark Matter Dagger

This dagger was also seen during “What If T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” It was a dagger formed from dark matter that was wielded by the Lord of the Dark Elves himself, Malekith the Accursed. It was present in the Collector’s Museum and was even used by Tivan against T’Challa. It is an extremely powerful weapon that can pierce through Asgardian armor and even a Kronan’s arm. As seen during the events of Thor 2, the dagger can also be extended and tuned into a sword.

7. Cosmo

Cosmo the SpaceDog in GOTG Collector's Museum

Cosmo the SpaceDog in GOTG

Also known as Cosmo the Spacedog, she was a Labrador breed dog sent into space during the Soviet Space Program. She then became a resident of the Collector’s Museum. This doggo even had a face off with Rocket Racoon during Guardians of the Galaxy vol 1. After Carina tried to wield the Power Stone, the entire Museum blew up. During a post-credits scene we see the aftermath of this event where Cosmo is out of her confinement and goes ahead and licks Taneleer Tivan’s face.

8. Slugs

Slugs in the Collector's Museum

Slugs in the Collector’s Museum

These tiny wriggly creatures were kept as specimens in the Collector’s Museum. As a matter of fact, they can be seen in the MCU during Guardians vol 1.

9. Hela’s Helmet

Collector wearing Hela's Helmet in What If

Collector wearing Hela’s Helmet

Hela’s Helmet was worn by her during her conquests with Odin and then again after her revival in Thor: Ragnarok. This helmet of hers was an exhibit in the Collector’s Museum in an alternate universe. As a matter of fact, it is shown in the MCU during “What If T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” During the episode, Tivan used the Helmet in his confrontation against T’Challa until Yondu Udonta knocked it off his head using his Yaka arrow.

10. Quantum Vehicle

Quantum Vehicle

Quantum Vehicle

The Quantum Vehicle has been used by Hank Pym to rescue Janet Van Dyne. Basically, it is a vehicle that was constructed specifically for travelling within the Quantum Realm. It was seen being used extensively in the MCU during Ant-Man and the Wasp. In an alternate reality, the Quantum Vehicle was present in the Collector’s Museum. This was seen during “What If T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?”

During the episode of What If…? many other exhibits were seen in the Museum such as the Mjolnir, Loki’s blades, Captain America’s Shield and even the Eye of Agamotto. This goes to show that Taneleer Tivan is truly a resourceful man.

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