Of course, that’s Goose, who (as is revealed over the course of Captain Marvel) is really a Flerken, a highly dangerous alien creature that’s certainly not a cat. Goose belonged to Mar-vell before joining Carol, Nick, and Maria on their adventures, only to reveal itself as a badass, eventually eating the Tesseract. However, because the Tesseract is such a crucial part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film had to explain how Nick Fury had it in Thor and The Avengers. This scene hilariously—and adorably—filled that plot hole with something cat owners will recognize all too well.


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