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The Top Five Romances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Romance is a staple in superhero movies; from Superman’s iconic romance with reporter, Lois Lane to the love story between Spider-Man and Mary Jane, love is a main factor in a superhero’s life and this is very apparent throughout the MCU. From Iron Man to the franchise’s latest installment, Avengers: Infinity War, romance has helped humanize the characters and add greater depths to their stories. Now some romances have been very lackluster (Thor and Jane Foster/The Hulk and Black Widow) while other love stories have made the films actually better and I’m here to share with you my favorite ones. Enjoy!

5. Vision and Scarlet Witch

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The best romances are the ones that escalate over time and the romantic relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch definitely did that. In Age of Ultron there was only a tad hint of chemistry between the two characters. In Civil War, which supposedly was a year later, the relationship between Wanda and Vision increased to something beyond mere friendship and started delving into the realm of love for the two. And then when we meet them again in Infinity War two years later they are legitimately a romantic couple.

Not only was the romance between them palpable and realistic, considering that it took a while to find a foothold, but when a love story can bring me to tears that’s when I know it’s a romance that has touched me. And that is why their love story is on this list.

4. Captain America and Agent Peggy Carter

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The relationship between Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter is one of the sweetest and most relatable romances in the MCU. Peggy was fond of Steve even before he got his incredible upgrade and then after taking the serum his heroism (and handsomeness) escalated Peggy’s view of him exponentially. The reason why this is one of my favorite romances is because Peggy wasn’t a damsel in distress. She was just as tough as Steve and just as benevolent and heroic as well. The fact that he “died” was a heartbreaking development in their relationship that would never fully come to pass.

I hadn’t even seen The First Avenger and the reunion between him and a much older Peggy Carter in The Winter Soldier made me cry. The regret on his face is so real and the elation from Peggy to know that he actually survived was enough to make anyone shed a tear. They definitely, to me, had one of the best romances in the franchise.

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Scarlet Witch and Vision: An Odd Couple

Okay, I have been debating this with myself since Age of Ultron but I haven’t been able to figure it out until now, thanks to Infinity War, and that’s the realization that Vision is in fact a SUPER-intelligent robot. For a while now Vision has entirely eluded me as to what I could legitimately call him. Was he a human with an incredibly intuitive brain? Was he simply a robot with the extreme likeness, personality, and feelings of a human? Or did I have to think of him as simply a Mind Stone entity, not exactly human, not exactly a robot, just a being with infinite power? Well, Infinity War has pretty much cleared up this conundrum for me and now that this question of mine has been resolved I have to admit, I’m a tad bit grossed out about it.

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Bruce Banner said that Vision is basically a mega-mix of Tony Stark, Jarvis, Banner, Ultron, and the Mind Stone all wrapped into a handsome Paul Bettany gift box. That’s a little…weird. So basically Scarlet Witch is in love with the ultimate robot? Ooookay. That’s definitely a little strange.

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Vision, from what I’ve learned of his involvement in the comic books, was an alien superhero and so the relationship between him and Scarlet Witch was so totally palpable. This version of the well-known Marvel romance is a bit tweaked considering that Vision is now a robot rather than a living being. I mean, does Vision even breathe? He’s a robot so does he have to?

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