Love is a powerful thing. It mends hearts, brings people together, provides happiness to even the most sorrowful, and it is a beautiful thing to observe. Love stories are some of my favorite movie storylines and superhero films always provide a good love story. So, on that note, this is the topic of today’s Who’s Your Favorite? I hope you enjoy.
Vision and Scarlet Witch
While this romance was doomed from the beginning it still is a beautiful relationship nonetheless. Vision, an android looking for purpose and understanding in the world, found love as his relationship with Wanda Maximoff grew. And Wanda, who lost her brother in the Battle of Sokovia, was also trying to find her place among her fellow Avengers. Vision helped fill that void that she possessed and it wasn’t long before her friendship grew into something more.
It’s a shame that we weren’t able to see more with them as a couple but then again, who knows what the future holds.
T’Challa and Nakia
A simple yet perfect relationship. Nakia, as an independent woman, didn’t let her past relationship with T’Challa hold her down to remaining in Wakanda as a Wakandan housewife for the rest of her life. And that is what is so beautiful about this relationship. Their willingness to hear each other out and be there for one another when the need arises is very touching.
Captain America and Agent Peggy Carter
First off, if you’re wondering, I’m not going to put Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter’s little fling in this post because I don’t feel like they have a legitimate romance yet. But Steve and Peggy on the other hand. Their love for each other transcended generations.
Honestly, it’s tragic what happened to their beautiful relationship. They were perfect for each other, for both of them believed in their duty to save others, even if that meant dying to protect those beliefs. Their love story was beautifully told and still a shining highlight in the romance department of the MCU.
Peter Quill and Gamora
This is yet another tragic but lovable romance. For two movies straight the relationship between Peter Quill and Gamora was…complicated. Both of these characters clearly had feelings for each other beyond the just-friends status but while Peter was all for the idea of a romance with green-skinned assassin friend Gamora was not having it. For so many years she had kept herself detached from those around her just in case she may have to kill them. To allow herself to fall in love with someone was…difficult. But after a while, Peter’s infectious personality won her over and they became a couple.
But because, as I said at the beginning of this post, their romance was tragic she would end up being killed just shortly after they officially fell in love with one another. 😦
Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff
While it wouldn’t seem like Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff would become a couple their relationship was conceived in an unexpectedly brilliant fashion. Bruce Banner is a man always on the verge of running due to his unstable…condition. And while Natasha made a name for herself as an Avenger she is still widely regarded as a threat thanks to her darker background as a Russian spy.
Both of these characters deal with their inner monster on a daily basis and it was this connection that brought them together. Of course, because The Hulk is such a volatile creature their brief romance was not to last but maybe we’ll be able to see a bit more of this relationship in the next Avengers film.
Tony Stark and Pepper Potts
Their relationship has clearly had its ups and downs but at the end of the day, they still can’t be without one another. Tony has his faults (plenty of them) but Pepper knows underneath that genius-playboy-billionaire-philanthropist exterior is a fragile man who needs love and companionship more than anything. And that’s why she is always there for him, no matter what.
Avengers: Infinity War tore a lot of relationships asunder, such as Tony and Pepper’s postponed wedding thanks to Thanos showing up. I’m hoping that Tony and Pepper will finally be able to walk off into the sunset by the end of Avengers 4. That would be a beautiful and emotional conclusion to an eleven-year story.
Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne
Two superheroes, two people with bumpy-road backstories, but at the end of the day, they have each other. Their relationship didn’t get off to the greatest start but over time Hope saw something in Scott that she couldn’t help but love; his goodness. Their relationship is going to become even more special as the films continue and I can’t wait to see them back in action together in Avengers 4.
There are other love stories that have been presented in the MCU; Thor and Jane’s romance (failed after two movies), Peter’s schoolboy crush on fellow high school student, Liz, Dr. Strange and Dr. Palmer’s slight romance, these are romances that aren’t as prominent as the ones in this list but are part of the MCU.
My favorite love story of the franchise is easily the romance between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. Their story has been so beautifully developed with so many delightful twists and turns. I can only hope that it comes to a satisfying conclusion.
Which of these couples has your favorite love story? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.