While there are nearly two dozen superheroes saving the world time and time again in the MCU from life threatening villains sometimes they need help from their not-so-super, or sometimes kind of super, sidekicks to get the job done. So, in honor of these lesser advertised heroes, I’m dedicating a post to these characters who have brought me so much joy over the years.
I remember when I watched Thor: Ragnarok for the first time Heimdall was my favorite character from Thor’s world after seeing the movie. His eyes were strange and he was so cool looking as he stood as guard of the Bifrost (I think that’s what he was guarding.) Throughout the Thor franchise his awesome never particularly dwindled and his involvement in Thor: Ragnarok only helped increase his coolness. Unfortunately he was killed at the very beginning of Avengers: Infinity War so it’s a good chance we’ll never see him again but he was definitely an awesome compatriot of Thor’s while he lasted.
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Over the last ten years there have been an abundance of Marvel superheroes brought to the big screen and each of these heroes have their own specific strengths and weaknesses. After Avengers: Infinity War it became kind of obvious which heroes were more powerful than others in some really fantastic ways and I’m here to provide you who I think are the ten strongest Avengers. Enjoy!
I didn’t realize how incredible of a fighter Gamora was until she fought Thanos in Infinity War and “killed” him within seconds. I was totally stunned. For two movies straight she was treated as just a sidekick who was an important asset to the Guardians team but not as strong as Star-Lord. It took until Infinity War for her true strengths to shine and that is a shame but when she did shine it was truly awesome. And that’s why I have her on this list.
A superhero who has the strength of an ant and can supersize himself into a giant! is a pretty extraordinary hero and while we didn’t get to see him fully utilize those abilities against Thanos the first time around I’m sure he’ll become an important asset in Avengers 4.
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A couple of days ago I wrote a post ranking the styles of Marvel’s finest, kickbutt heroines in the MCU and now it’s time to turn the lenses on the men of the franchise. Enjoy!
Thor has never, up to this point, been one of the most fashionable heroes but Thor: Ragnarok has changed that narrative by providing him a brand new, much more awesome look. He also has a pretty cool suit as well which has seemed to got cooler looking through the years.
This is the God of Thunder I’m talking about. That red cape can be seen from a mile away and it impeccably represents his heroism as he flies across the sky destroying his foes and looking quite heroic while being that incredible hero everybody loves so much.
Star-Lord isn’t one of the most stylish people in the galaxy but he has quite the fashion sense when it comes to his clothes. The ravager coat, the dark brown pants, the expressive alien text shirt, it all perfectly matches the cool 80s’ centric personality of Peter Quill.
I mean, look at this outfit. If that isn’t nice looking I don’t know what is.
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Leading up to Avengers: Infinity War I made a series called The Evolution of where I talked about most of the heroes that would appear in Infinity War and how they had evolved throughout the years and one of the things I was most excited to see in the movie was the development of these characters. Some of the heroes had worthy involvements in the movie while others slightly disappeared within the crowded roster in the film and I’m here to talk about which characters I felt shined and disappointed in the movie. Enjoy!
Did: Doctor Strange
One of the reasons why I was so excited to see Infinity War was to see Doctor Strange again and I’m glad the writers included him heavily into the film in the major role that he deserved. Doctor Strange was already an amazing character but by the time he was in full hero mode his standalone film was over. I was happy to see him shine so brightly within this movie time and time again and he helped make my movie experience that much better. (Doctor Strange is AWESOME!)
Didn’t: Captain America
Captain America is one of the most prominent heroes in the MCU (maybe the most prominent next to Iron Man) and so it was a major shock to see him treated within the film in such a lackluster fashion. When he first appeared in the movie as he saved Scarlet Witch and Vision from Thanos’s Black Order minions he was the Captain America I’ve grown to love over the years; heroic and awesome. Then for the rest of the film it seemed like his coolness diminished more and more. I was shocked.
Here was Captain America two years after Civil War and he was barely given a storyline. He was just there looking heroic and fighting aliens. I’m sure, however, with the field of heroes being condensed in this film he’ll probably have a much bigger role in the next film.
And is it just me or were his new shields kind of lame? (In fact, I thought they were special Wakandan gauntlets the first time I saw them, not shields.) They looked awesome in the trailers and commercials but in reality I’m already missing his patented stars and stripes shield.
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Iron Man was the hero who kick started the MCU with a fantastic film in Iron Man that would end up being the perfect beginning to a new age in blockbuster cinema. Now ten years and nineteen movies later Iron Man has changed quite a bit through the years. Not only has Tony Stark endured challenges both physically and mentally but his suit has continuously upgraded through this entire experience and so I’m going to share with you his five best Iron Man designs. Enjoy!
5. The Avengers
Iron Man’s suit in The Avengers is of course cool but it isn’t my favorite design. The overall look is simple and easy to recognize with the class maroon and gold color. I like that the glowing energy core in the middle of his suit in this film is triangular rather than circular which helps make it stand out. And then the overall design is just simply nice. There’s just nothing about this rendition that makes it pop.
4. Iron Man
How would have Iron Man been received if the actual Iron Man suit had looked terrible? Avengers: Infinity War probably wouldn’t be around if that first film had flopped but it didn’t and one of those reasons is because the design of Iron Man was so perfectly brought to the big screen. Not only is this design clearly one of the best because it is the first look and it’s actually one of the coolest looks for the maroon and gold character but it brings me back memories when I saw fleeting glimpses of the Iron Man for the first time as a child. At that time I wasn’t old enough to watch the Iron Man movies all the way through but I was able to see bits and pieces of the films and I just remember being so wowed by this incredible superhero. He was so much cooler than Superman or Spider-Man and even Batman in that time of my life and it’s why I think I will always have a special place in my heart for the genius-playboy-billionaire-philanthropist.
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A little over a month ago I wrote a post about my ten favorite superheroes and in that post, I had a list of my favorite Marvel and DC Comics heroes but after Avengers: Infinity War it’s time to reduce that list to only Marvel heroes and make some updates. Enjoy!
Okay, I didn’t even realize how much I liked Bucky until I saw him in the end-credits scene in Black Panther. I got giddily excited seeing him and that’s saying something. Throughout the films he has been in he has slowly begun to grow on me and now I can honestly say he is one of my favorite superheroes. Now was his return to Infinity War as grand as I imagined? Not really. But he still had plenty of time to be awesome and sometimes that’s all you need.
9. Scarlet Witch
I knew Scarlet Witch was powerful but I didn’t know she was that powerful?! Every time I see her again she keeps evolving and her power becomes all the more impressive and Infinity War definitely highlighted that evolution more than once. Don’t mess with Scarlet Witch because she is clearly no joke.
8. Black Widow
Black Widow is awesome, pure and simple, and the first scene that introduces her to Infinity War is clear proof of that. I love how far she’s come and how important of a member of the Avengers she has risen to because I remember when she was just the only female Avenger who has treated more like eye candy for the film rather than a hero just as vital to the superhero team as Captain America or Iron Man. Now that is not the case and I LOVE IT! Did I mention Black Widow is awesome? 🙂
7. Captain America
The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was a good man, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.
I love the new and improved Captain America and I was so glad to see him return to the fight as he prepared his troops (the other Avengers) for battle. Go Cap!
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I can’t believe it. I can literally count one hand how many days there are left until Avengers: Infinity War and I am beyond ecstatic! There are so many fantastic reasons why I’m super ready for this film but one of the major reasons why I’m nearly bursting at the seams with excitement is because of the multitude of characters that is going to be in this movie. The last time there were this many superheroes in a movie was Captain America: Civil War and that was one of the best Marvel films ever made with plot twist after plot twist after plot twist. To think that all of my favorite superheroes (Bucky, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.) are going to be in this movie is just a dream come true. And what’s even more exciting is to think about how these characters, some of which who have never met before, will interact in this film and I’m here to share with you which of these interactions I can’t wait to see the most. Enjoy!
Iron Man and Doctor Strange
Okay, this has been a duo waiting to be realized since Doctor Stephen Strange came into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe.) Both characters have similar personalities, or at least had similiar personalities (Doctor Strange isn’t a jerk anymore while Tony Stark is still Tony except he has a conscience now.) They both have the dark hair and the goatees, they both have red in their superhero outfits, and they’re both AWESOME! I absolutely can’t wait to see Tony Stark and Doctor Strange interact for the first time because I know for a fact it’s going to be hilarious. Doctor Strange is well, strange, and I think Tony is going to have something very funny to say about his abilities.
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