Marvel has given the MCU which is a beautiful place to be. Over the years, we have seen many stories and character arcs. Naturally, some of them fell short. But some of these arcs have delivered and only aged like fine wine. Today, we will talk about some of the best MCU character arcs that only got better with time. Check it out below!
5/5) Avengers, Assemble!
The moment when all the Avengers assemble in The Avengers, it was announced then and there that the MCU is here to stay. When Fury came out of the shadows in Iron Man and proposed the idea of the Avengers, fans didn’t really believe that a movie like that could happen. But it did. The scene where everyone assembles is what changed everything. Recently, in the Disney+ series Hawkeye, Clint could be seen standing at the exact moment where all the Avengers first assembled.
4/5) Thor & Loki’s Brotherhood
The only thing that the MCU got flawlessly right was the telling of Thor and Loki’s brotherhood. From extreme moments of hate to fake sacrifices, from throwing each other away to the ultimate sacrifice, the arc of their brotherhood is simply magnificent. Thor: Ragnarok brought them back together and Loki finally gave his life in good faith in Avengers: Infinity War. Now that Loki is back, thanks to the hiccup in the Time Heist in Endgame, his reunion with Thor is what we’re all waiting for.
3/5) Black Widow & Her Family
What fans loved about Black Widow is that it gave Natasha Romanoff a family. Ever since her debut, she has been the most ambiguous character and nobody really knew about her character. Well, this actually bodes well with the comics too. But after her sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame, the movie did justice by exploring his past. The movie talks about her days as a kid when she was separated from her make-believe family and how she tried to save the Widows. Now, her sister Yelena Belova is currently enjoying her run in the MCU.
2/5) Steve & Peggy
One of the most breaking moments in the MCU is when Steve wakes up after 70 years and finds Peggy on her deathbed. She was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and that was tough for Steve to see her like that. Se then passed away peacefully in her sleep and Steve assisted with her farewell. However, in Avengers: Endgame, when Steve goes back in time to return to the Infinity Stones, he does come back. Rather, an old Steve Rogers return announcing his retirement. Steve’s reunion with Peggy dancing to the song he promised her to was everything that the fans needed to see.
1/5) Tony’s Ultimate Sacrifice
There’s a niche that believes killing Tony in Avengers: Endgame was unnecessary. Well, that’s not true. Tony was obsessed with saving his world from threats exactly like Thanos. After he came face to face with the aliens and godly threats, he couldn’t remain the same. He saw Thanos and realised that he is the ultimate fear that he has been feeling. Hence, when given a chance, he sacrificed himself. It’s like poetry, the man who started the MCU ended its biggest known threat.