Total Nerd 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies  

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List Rules Fox films don't count, Sony films don't count

This list points out tropes and cliches used in all of the 12 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (from 2008's Iron Man to 2015's Ant-Man).  This list is only intended to tie common tropes found in the Marvel films made by Marvel Studios, not the Marvel films created by Sony or Fox.

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All Marvel Movies Contain an A... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
All Marvel Movies Contain an After Credit Scene Iron Man (2008): Nick Fury sceneThe Incredible Hulk (2008): Tony Stark (shows up before credits)Iron Man 2 (2010): Thor's Hammer sceneThor (2011): Nick Fury and Selvig sceneCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011): Steve Rogers ...

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They All Have A Stan Lee Cameo Iron Man (2008):  Hugh Hefner lookalikeThe Incredible Hulk (2008): Poisoned Old ManIron Man 2 (2010): Larry King lookalikeThor (2011): TruckerCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011): General in WW2The Avengers (2012): ...

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They All Have An Avenger or S.... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
They All Have An Avenger or S.H.I.E.L.D. Cameo Iron Man (2008): cameo by Nick FuryThe Incredible Hulk (2008): cameo by Tony StarkIron Man 2 (2010): starring Black WidowThor (2011): cameo by HawkeyeCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011): cameo by Nick FuryThe Avengers ...

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All The Films Have A Flasback ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
All The Films Have A Flasback Scene Iron Man (2008): film starts off with a flashback The Incredible Hulk (2008): opening montage is a flashback Iron Man 2 (2010): opening montage takes place 6 months earlier than current day events Thor (2011): Tonsberg, ...

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They All Have Multiple Villain... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
They All Have Multiple Villains Iron Man (2008):  Obadiah Stane hires a terrorist group to kill Tony Stark.The Incredible Hulk (2008): General Thunderbolt Ross hires Emil Blonsky to capture Bruce Banner.Iron Man 2 (2010): Justin Hammer hires Ivan Vanko to ...

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Someone Always Loses a Job is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
Someone Always Loses a Job Iron Man (2008): voted out by Stark Industries' board members before Obadiah Stane was killedThe Incredible Hulk (2008): chased away by General Thunderbolt Ross following the accident at the lab in the opening montageIron Man 2 ...

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Someone Always Gets Double Cro... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
Someone Always Gets Double Crossed Iron Man (2008):  Obadiah Stane double crosses Tony StarkThe Incredible Hulk (2008): Emil Blonsky double crosses General Thunderbolt RossIron Man 2 (2010): Ivan Vanko double crosses Justin HammerThor (2011): Loki double ...

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Someone In The Film Always Has... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
Someone In The Film Always Has Daddy Issues 11 out of 12 of the MCU films have "daddy issue" themes.  Captain America: The First Avenger is the only film to avoid the underlying theme.Iron Man (2008):  Stark says "he never got to say goodbye to my ...

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The Villains Always Want The H... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
The Villains Always Want The Hero's Tech, Power, or Weapon Iron Man (2008):  Obadiah Stane wants to recreate Tony's arc reactor technologyThe Incredible Hulk (2008): General Thunderbolt Ross wants to conduct tests on Hulk to develop more super soldiers.Iron Man 2 (2010): Justin ...

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A Hero Always Gets Taken Priso... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 10 Cliches In All Marvel Movies
A Hero Always Gets Taken Prisoner Iron Man (2008): taken prisoner by terroristsThe Incredible Hulk (2008): taken prisoner by General Thunderbolt Ross after he's knocked unconscious by Emil BlonskyIron Man 2 (2010): placed on house arrest by S.H.I.E.L.D.Thor ...