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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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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It’s Wednesday, five days (actually six if you count last Thursday) since Infinity War burst into theaters, and I think it’s finally time that I break the barrier and start talking about some of the more spoiler prone topics of the movie and I am so excited to share with you my surprise for all of these moments. Enjoy!
WARNING! EXTREME spoilers ahead and so if you haven’t seen the movie yet I HIGHLY advise you to discontinue reading this post now. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about this movie.
12. Thanos vs. The Hulk
Okay, like I’ve said before in other posts I had no idea who Thanos was or how powerful he was but Infinity War brought me up to speed real fast. The Hulk seemed to kick Thanos’s butt for a split second (like every other superhero in the movie) and then Thanos went plum martial arts on him. He beat The Hulk so badly The Hulk didn’t want to come back. I didn’t even know that was possible! At that moment I realized Thanos was the real deal and I ultimately became worried for the rest of the heroes. How right I would end up being.
11. Loki’s Death
I honestly didn’t see this coming. I thought they weren’t showing Loki in the trailers and commercials a lot because he was going to join Thanos and then later on betray him and team up with the Avengers to stop him. I didn’t think he was going to DIE in the first eight minutes!!!!
For so many years he had continued returning to the MCU despite the odds and finally, when Loki decided not to be a mischievous anymore and become heroic that was the moment he died. I can’t believe it. I actually almost cried but I was just a little too stunned to when it happened. I’m sorry Loki but you’re finally gone. I will definitely miss him.
10. Spider-Man’s New Suit Has Legs!
Okay, we all knew Spider-Man’s new suit was going to be special in some sort of very awesome way but I could’ve never imagined his suit having actual spider legs that could help him clamp down on stuff. That was undoubtedly one of the coolest surprises in the film and it only helped make Spider-Man that much cooler.
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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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One of the most versatile characters in the MCU, maybe the most versatile, is Loki. He has gone from doting brother and son to ruthless villain and crazed traitor and back around to a mischievous troublemaker/likable hero. The story of Loki hasn’t been easy but it’s been one of the most fascinating stories to follow and now, with Avengers: Infinity War just three days away, on this final segment of The Evolution Of it’s time to look at Loki’s journey throughout the past seven years. Enjoy!
I haven’t watched Thor in a while so this section will be brief but I do remember this, Loki had a rough time in this movie. At the beginning of the film he was Odin’s second son and he loved his family but when he discovered that he was just the adopted child of the Ice Giants (I think that’s correct) he kind of went a little mad. He tried to claim the throne while Thor was hanging out on Earth as an outcast and tried to get his brother killed, both plans of which failed. At the end of the film he was presumed to be dead after a fierce fight with his brother Thor but Loki was far from done with the MCU.
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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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