Dark Avengers Details That Fans Noticed In The MCU

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If there's one thing about the heroes of the MCU, it's that they have a handful of truly dark moments. That makes sense considering who and what they are, but it's not as simple as that. Thankfully, most of the good guys in the MCU are multifaceted, complex characters, and some of their darkest moments aren't as clear to some fans as you might think.

Because comic book fans are an inquisitive and detail-oriented lot, many have looked into the MCU's movies to find tons of dark details about the Avengers that most viewers missed upon first viewing. The fans who spotted many of those small details have taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings.


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    190 VOTES

    Bucky Knows Steve Isn't Returning From His Trip To The Past In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/lord_voldything:

    In Avengers: Endgame, when Captain America is going off to return the stones, the rest are expecting him to return. Bucky says his goodbye knowing Steve is not returning to his timeline, a testament to their friendship!

    190 votes
  • 2
    152 VOTES

    Tony's "Peace In Our Time" Quote In 'Age Of Ultron' Has Historically Dark Connotations

    From Redditor u/MagicJoshByGosh:

    In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), when Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are crafting the Ultron AI, Tony says “Peace in our time,” almost the exact words of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain after meeting with Adolf Hitler for the first time, which ultimately led to the beginning of World War II (not a cause of it), foreshadowing the upcoming war between the Avengers and Ultron.

    152 votes
  • 3
    139 VOTES

    Cap Is Far More Injured Than He Appears While Facing Thanos In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/SomeUsernameExcuse:

    In Avengers Endgame (2019), when captain America readjusts his shield, he makes a large grunt from pain. Turns out he’s using the shield to hold his forearm muscle in place because it got badly sliced in the 1 on 1 fight with Thanos.

    139 votes
  • 4
    147 VOTES

    The Bird Sounds Slowly Diminish As Hawkeye Looks For His Family In 'Endgame's' Opening

    From Redditor u/last_slice_of_bread2:

    In Avengers: Endgame (2019) As the opening scene goes on, the sound of the birds around them gets quieter and quieter as they disintegrate.

    147 votes
  • 5
    111 VOTES

    Thor Is Hit By A Vehicle Every Time He Meets People Who Will Become Important To Him

    From Redditor u/Kageoth

    In Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Thor was introduced to the secondary cast by being hit by their vehicle, just as he was in Thor (2011).

    111 votes
  • 6
    108 VOTES

    Black Panther's Vibranium Is No Match For Thanos' Strength In 'Infinity War'

    From Redditor u/BennyB5:

    In Avengers Infinity War, the Black Panther wears a suit that stores up kinetic energy in the form of a purple glow, Thanos hits him soo hard that the suit can't store it and it explodes under him when he hits the ground...

    108 votes