They might have all come together to beat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. But the road to unity is wrought with many MCU Hero vs. Hero fight sequences.
Iron Man 2 – Iron Man vs. War Machine – Rhodey Wins
Iron Man 2 was many things. Most of them were bad. But at least it gave us an iconic superhero from Marvel Comics. We saw Rhodey take up the mantle of the War Machine. In a particular scene, when Rhodey feels that Tony is spiraling out of control, he steals a prototype suit and defeats Tony Stark in his Iron man suit. He then flies out of his mansion. War Machine won that round fair and square.
The Avengers – Hulk vs. Thor – Stalemate
This was the first time we saw tow frenemies from the comic books trade fists with each other. The Hulk and Thor, the God of Thunder, were equally matched up against each other. The Hulk had superior strength but Thor had Mjolnir. There was no winner in this fight but things slightly favored Thor. The Hulk was way too easily distracted while Thor remained focused on defeating his opponent.
The Avengers – Hawkeye vs. Black Widow – Natasha wins
A true test of each hero’s combat skills came to light during the Helicarrier hijack scene in The Avengers. Hawkeye may have been under Loki’s control but he was still fully capable of close quarter combat. While he skillfully used his bow to draw down the distance and defeat Natasha with a series of strikes, Black Widow showed us why she is the world’s foremost espionage expert. An array of chokeholds and critical strikes took Hawkeye out for good.
The Avengers – Iron Man vs. Thor – Fight Stopped Midway By Captain America
Iron Man was quick to use his witty comebacks to insult Thor. The guy who was wearing his “Mother’s Drapes” got so angry he sent lightning bolts flying at Iron man’s chest. Iron Man had his armor supercharged by this sudden surge of electricity and he used to fire a powerful uni-beam. Things were heating up when Captain America stopped the fight. When Thor hit his uru hammer on Cap’s vibranium shield, it knocked them all out.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Iron Man vs. The Hulk – The Hulk Loses
Tony Stark and Bruce Banner created the Hulkbuster armor to defat the Hulk should the latter ever lose control. The armor comes equipped with technology specifically designed to fight the Green Goliath. The fight almost sapped all energy out of Iron man but a last resort attack using sedatives knocked the Hulk out.
Ant-Man – Ant Man vs. Falcon – Ant-Man Defeats Sam Wilson
Hank Pym sent Scott Lang to an old Stark Industries facility to steal a Signal decoy technology. They needed the hardware to stop Darren Cross. While on his way, Lang and Pym realize the old facility is the new Avengers HQ. And Falcon is guarding it. Scott Lang craftily used his size shaping abilities to tilt the odds in his favor. In the end, he disabled Falcon’s wings and even managed to steal the signal decoy he had originally come for.
Thor: Ragnarok – Thor vs. Hulk – Hulk Wins (With A Little Help)
The green rage monster did not go easy on the God Of Thunder in Sakaar. Thor managed to unlock a deeper level of power and was almost on the verge of defeating the Hulk. The grandmaster tased him and this gave Hulk the opening he needed to defeat Thor.
Captain America: Civil War – Vision vs. Scarlet Witch – Scarlet Witch Brings Vision Down (Literally)
Civil War saw Team Iron Man become wary of Scarlet Witch‘s abilities. Her actions at the starting of the movie left a lot of casualties. So Vision was tasked with keeping her captive in Avengers HQ. Hawkeye was sent by Captain America to free her. While Vision defeated Hawkeye easily by putting him to sleep, Wanda used her powers to drop vision several floors down through the building.
Captain America: Civil War – Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man – Team Cap Wins
The original mission for Team Cap was to get Bucky and Rogers out of the hangar. Despite Team Iron Man’s best efforts, Black Widow’s last minute betrayal helped Team cap emerge as the clear victors.
Avengers: Endgame – Captain America vs. Captain America – Future Cap Takes The Cake
Both had the same abilities. Both had the Super soldier Serum running through their veins. Both were combat monsters. But the 2023 Captain America had prior knowledge of future events. this tilted the odds in his favor.
Captain America: Civil War – Captain America & Winter Soldier vs. Iron Man – Cap & Bucky Win
This was never a fair fight. It was two super soldiers with years and years of combat experience against a man in a high tech suit. Iron man tried to use the A.I to predict his enemies’ movements but the two still took him down. Experience over Acuity ladies and gentlemen.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Winter Soldier vs. Captain America – Stalemate
Probably the best fight sequence in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe history, the bridge fight scene involves some top notch action choreography. The Winter Soldier gives Captain America a run for his money. But Cap turns it around in the penultimate phases of the scene before Falcon and Black Widow chime in.