The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Characters In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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Avengers Infinity War MarvelAfter ten years worth of stories,  Avengers: Infinity War is finally here. The 19th entry in the sprawling Marvel saga, things couldn’t be any more different here than they were in the universe’s birthplace: Iron Man. While that movie established a world that superheroes like Captain America and Thor would later join, Iron Man himself was the only superhero in that first movie. Even Colonel Rhodes, originally played by Terrence Howard instead of Don Cheadle, didn’t don his War Machine armor until the next movie, after the Hulk and Abomination had been added to the mix.

While the action and visuals are enjoyable, what truly makes Avengers: Infinity War such an impressive movie are all the characters. Over the last ten years, Kevin Feige and his team over at Marvel Studios have slowly and methodically built out this universe to include a wide roster of heroes and villains. Now, after all the characters have been properly introduced, the world’s mightiest heroes must come together to fight a foe who’s been waiting for them since the end of The Avengers. Unfortunately, not all heroes are created equal and some of these characters came across as disappointing or boring in Infinity War. The movie may have shattered box office records, but that doens’t mean all of the characters come across well at the end of it all.

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  • Owen Brown

    Banner kills one of Thanos’s servants (the big hulking one) by himself in the Hulkbuster. I’d say they not only had Bruce Banner being the hero himself, it’s an interesting twist on the Hulk character. Banner is not a let down at all…

    I would, however, say that the Hulk’s intentions here are very hard to determine. At the end of Ultron he is shown to be a thoughtful character who chooses self exile over the drama he causes on Earth, in Ragnarok he shows that he has capabilities as a sentient being, but as usual he ready to play the hero when people need saving.

    He knows the threat that Thanos represents, and he would also be furious that Thanos showed that Hulk is not “The Srongest” – so why does he appear to actively refuse Banners pleas for help? Hulk must have known millions of lives were at stake, why, of all the moments, would he choose this time to act so stubbornly? To make a point to Banner? I just don’t think so…

    I hope they make Hulks motives reasonable, or it is going to make this whole Bruce in Veronica schtick a whole lot less fun for me.

    • Scott Whalen

      I got the impression (and I may be wrong) that Hulk was scared due to the beatdown Thanos gave him. That’s why he refused to come out. It was an interesting take, for sure, and one we’ll likely see a resolution to in the next movie.

    • Matias Gagliardone

      I agree with Scott that Hulk’s either scared or ashamed because of his fight with Thanos.

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  • Scott Whalen

    I went into Infinity War a bit nervous about how the Russo’s would incorporate Thanos. I was pleasantly surprised that Marvel actually did well with this one.

  • ieyke

    What dumb scrub wrote this article?
    Nebula and Banner were great.
    Dinklage was cool.
    Okoye was a whole lot of nothing.
    Doctor Strange was just Doctor Strange. No better or worse than he was in his own movie.

    I’ll grant that Star-Lord was kinda worse than usual.
    Drax too.
    Star-Lord and Drax didn’t do too great in this one.

  • Matias Gagliardone

    Doctor Strange was completely in character, that’s just how he always was in the comics (at least at the beginning and this is his beginning), he’s one of the best five characters definitely along Thor, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Thanos.

    Okoye doesn’t do enough to deserve being best, and Bruce Banner shouldn’t be on your worst list he did alright for being in an unusual situation, if anything Hulk could be in there, he was either scared of Thanos or ashamed of losing to him.

  • mystichdx

    You are completely off about Star-Lord and Thor. If Quill’s actions actually threatened the outcome, Dr. Strange would’ve seen it (when he was viewing the 14 million alternate futures), and tried to stop him. It’s obvious now that Strange must’ve seen the team lose even if Quill kept his cool.

    Now, you wanna talk about someone’s emotions directly leading to Thanos’ victory? How about Thor’s decision to gloat in Thanos’ face instead of finishing the kill?

    It’s ironic you criticize Quill for his emotions but neglect to apply the same to Thor.