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Ranking 13 Darkest MCU Moments

The Marvel world is known for its lighter, funnier alternative to the dark and gritty realism of the movies. The fun and adventure of the MCU franchise have always been punctuated with gut-wrenching moments and dark reveals. On some rare occasions, the filmmakers have used the audience’s expectation of a lighter superhero movie to their advantage and created some dark moments. There were some singular, personal moments of darkness hard to overcome. Though the tone has always been optimistic, but there’s no denying of the darkness in the MCU. From The Snap in Avenger Endgame to the creation of Hex in Wanda Vision, here are the 13 darkest MCU moments.

1. Sharon Carter Is The Power Broker (The Falcon And Winter Soldier).

The series ended with a dark reveal that Sharon is the power broker, a powerful and connected figure in the criminal world. But, unfortunately, the MCU left her as a villain for the future.

Sharon Carter Is The Power Broker (The Falcon And Winter Soldier).

2. Yelena in the Graveyard (Black Widow).

In the graveyard, Yelena is visited by The Contessa and tells her to go after Hawkeye for Natasha’s death. This scene guarantees that Yelena will be next appearing in The Hawkeye series.

 Yelena in the Graveyard (Black Widow).

3. Thanos Kills Loki (Avenger: Infinity War).

.One of the darkest moments of the MCU was when Thanos Kills Loki and, Thor watches helplessly. It sets off a chain reaction by killing the first villain of the Avenger movies, leading to even darker moments in MCU in the future.

Thanos Kills Loki (Avenger: Infinity War).

4. Ego killed Star-Lord’s Mom (Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

Considering the light tone of the franchise, the revelation that it was Ego who killed Peter’s mother is quite dark, with this being worse that Ego is Peter’s father.

Ego killed Star-Lord's Mom (Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

5. Tony’s vision of the Future (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tony Stark sees his worst fears in the future vision.

Tony's vision of the Future (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tony Stark sees his worst fears in the vision of the future.
He sees Captain America telling, “You could’ve saved us”.

6. Adrian Toomes threaten Peter Parker (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

The darkest moment ever recorded in the Marvel world was when Adrian threatens to kill Peter Parker and everyone he loves in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Adrian Toomes threaten Peter Parker (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
The awkward car ride to the dance.

7. Killmonger Becomes King (Black Panther).

After Killmonger becomes the King of Wakanda, he lodged the country into darkness. And this brought a very dark moment and TChalla to “all his lost” moment.

Killmonger Becomes King (Black Panther).

8. Thor Beheading of Thanos in the Avenger: Endgame was probably one of the darkest moment in the MCU.

Thor Beheading of Thanos in the Avenger: Endgame was probably one of the darkest moment in the MCU.
The lowest point Thor had ever faced.

9. Thanos sacrifices Gamora (Avenger: Infinity War).

This was the absolute darkest moment in the MCU when Thanos had to give up his favorite adopted daughter Gamora to acquire the Soul Stone.

Thanos sacrifices Gamora (Avenger: Infinity War).

10. John Walker murders a Flag-Smasher (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).

When Walker murders Flag-Smasher in the crowd, the blood tarnishes the shield of Captain America, casting Walker in the darkest light possible.

John Walker murders a Flag-Smasher (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).
The powerful symbol in the series and MCU gets stained in blood.

11. The creation of The Hex with its disastrous consequences by Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision was one of the devastating moments in the MCU.

The creation of The Hex with its disastrous consequences by Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision was one of the devastating moments in the MCU.
A cruel deprivation of agency for innocent people.

12. The Snap (Avenger: Infinity War).

The Snap sweeps away half of all the heroes and half of everyone on Earth and the Universe. The darkest ending of the movie was when Thor went for Thanos’s chest instead of the head, and he managed it.

Avengers: Infinity War's 'snap' has a totally different name in the MCU - Polygon

13. The darkest of all is the breaking of the sacred timeline at the end of Loki’s first season.

The darkest of all is the breaking of the sacred timeline at the end of Loki's first season.

Source: screenrant

Written by FandomWire Staff