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Ranking the Characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Part 3

It’s another day and that means it’s time for another part in my updated ranking of the MCU characters. Enjoy!

30. Wasp

I liked Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man but I was bummed that she wasn’t getting the chance to be a superhero. That, of course, changed in the sequel where we finally got to see her don her suit, fly, and shoot blasters at foes.

While I like Wasp she’s never been one of my major favorites in the MCU, hence her spot at #30 on this list.

29. Red Guardian

David Harbour Says He's Had Discussions About Red Guardian's MCU Return

I didn’t think I was going to like the Red Guardian in Black Widow but he turned out to be a fun addition to the MCU roster. Plus his jealousy, rivalry, or infatuation he has with Captain America is quite hilarious and I’m going to need Kevin Feige to have him meet Captain America eventually. I think it would be really fun.

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Captain America: Secret War (THIRTY)

Natasha Romanoff was getting tired of bad things happening. First, The Avengers had been put on probation after the government told them to take a break once determining that they were causing more harm than good. Second, not all of The Avengers were on the same page, leading to an imminent showdown that left some people in serious trouble while others administered their wounds. Third, Colonel Rhodes had almost gotten killed and yet Tony Stark hadn’t immediately shut down the Sokovia Accords. It was at that moment that she realized she was on the wrong side and left, choosing to be a criminal in a harsh world. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (THIRTY)

Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-FOUR)

Silverware clinked and glasses thumped against a gorgeous wooden dining table as Natasha, Nick Fury, Agent Hill, and Shuri dug into a simple Wakandan dinner. The nearby wall was made entirely of glass, providing a view of the city in all of its glittering glory in the night time. Steve Rogers stood at the window, his arms crossed and his jaw clenched. He couldn’t eat. Not with this much worry on his mind.

Queen Mother Ramonda and General Okoye also did not participate in the brief repast, choosing to stand and grimly oversee the heroes’ chance to recharge.

The tension was thick in the air as everyone filled their empty bellies but didn’t speak. With every minute that passed, Dr. Frost’s reign only grew stronger. And at the moment they had no idea how to handle this threat. In fact, every single one of them, excluding the Queen Mother, had barely survived their encounter with the metal-levitating antagonist.

General Okoye abruptly nodded at the Dora Milaje guards standing at the entrance of the room and with a respectful dip of their heads they left.

“I think it is time to discuss the problem at hand,” she said. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-FOUR)

Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-ONE)

“Breathe, Sharon. Keep breathing,” Steve urged as he stood beside her, holding Sharon Carter’s slack hand and gazing at her lightly bruised face.

Natasha, piloting the Quinjet, hadn’t said a word since they had zoomed away from London. Even Nick Fury and Agent Hill were expectedly resolute in their actions as Sharon’s chances of survival lessened with each passing minute.

As Steve continued to watch Sharon he couldn’t help noticing the weak heaves of her chest. She didn’t have much time.

Steve’s gaze rose.

“Natasha, how far away are we?”

“I’m not sure,” Natasha said, gazing at the African countryside.

The comms suddenly crackled to life and they heard General Okoye’s voice on the other side.

“We are at Wakanda’s borders. Follow me.”

Natasha became startled as she watched a Wakandan craft materialize out of thin air in front of the jet before turning across the gorgeous plains of Africa. She looked down and saw an African man in bright blue waving as he rode a horse. A group of children followed him, their bright smiles visible from the Quinjet as they waved and cheered. Despite their tense situation the sight made her smile.

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Captain America: Secret War (FIFTEEN)

The Quinjet was heading east, flying across the Atlantic Ocean and heading toward the United Kingdom. There was an unspoken tension in the air as the heroes prepared for the threat they were bound to face in London. Plus, there would be the task of not getting apprehended by the London police force which could prove to be a challenge as well.

Steve Rogers rose from his seat to go stand beside his friend, Sam, who was piloting the craft. He looked out of the window at the miles of deep blue water that stretched in every direction thousands of feet below them.

Sam looked over at him. “How you feeling, Cap?”

Steve nodded. “Better.”

“Worried?”

A hint of a smile touched Steve’s lips. “A little bit.” His expression darkened. “This will be the first time I’ve faced a threat this large without my shield. I almost feel…” Steve shrugged with a smile, “vulnerable.”

“Does that shield define you?” Sam asked.

Steve shook his head.

“Then you’ll be fine. You are greater than that shield. You are a super-soldier, man. Enhanced to take on whatever may come your way. Yes, you may not have your shield, but you have the chance to prove to the world that you’re more than that vibranium frisbee.”

Steve nodded. “You’re right, Sam.” He chuckled. “You know, sometimes you inspire me.”

Sam’s eyebrows rose. “I inspire you?”

“Yeah. All those years ago when Natasha and I appeared on your doorstep asking you to help us you could’ve turned us away and continued leading a normal life. But you let us into your room and decided to join this crazy world we live in.”

Sam chuckled. “Your world is crazy,” he agreed.

After a brief pause of silence, Steve asked, “Why didn’t you turn us away?” Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (FIFTEEN)