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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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The Evolution of Iron Man

It’s nearly Avengers: Infinity War time and to celebrate the last few weeks counting down until its premiere date on April 27 I’m starting a new segment called The Evolution of that’ll showcase the journeys of these superheroes as they get ready to come together to stop Thanos in the epic showdown of a generation. Enjoy!

Iron Man (2008)

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Iron Man could’ve been a flop, a huge mistake Marvel had banked on becoming a success, and right now there probably wouldn’t be an Avengers: Infinity War to get excited about if it had been. I’ve only seen Iron Man all the way through once so my memory of it is pretty foggy but I do know this, Tony Stark was a completely different man than he is now in the events of Infinity War. One, he was all about the ladies and wasn’t exactly dedicated to having close relationships which kind of made him hard to work with. Two, the Iron Man suit was definitely in its first form. It was, of course, a great suit but it just didn’t have any of the special pizzazz that makes it so awesome now. And three, at this time no one knew about Tony Stark being the Iron Man…until the end of the movie of course. That’s when everything changed and the world was never the same since.

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