Heartbreaking Small Details Fans Noticed About Women In The MCU

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Vote up the most heart-wrenching details.

Whether starring in titles like Black Widow and Captain Marvel or helping their male counterparts in the background, the women of the MCU are known for their fearlessness and heroism. It isn't all guts and glory, though. There are also some truly heartbreaking details about these characters. Fans online have spotted many of them so we can also experience these somber and tear-jerking moments. In Avengers: Infinity War, for example, when Thanos tortures Nebula it hits Gamora especially hard because she can see he's not altering reality with the Reality Stone. Further back in the MCU, when Tony Stark first conceives of the arc reactor, he faintly hears Pepper Potts' voice in the back of his head. Some of these details are even rooted in the real world, like how in Captain Marvel, Carol has a vision of a burning piano, which is something the actual Air Force will do when a pilot is killed in action.

Check out this list of heartbreaking small details about women from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    641 VOTES

    Frigga Scoffs At Odin's Neglect Of Hela In 'Thor'

    From Redditor u/Ctrl--Alt:

    In Thor, Queen Frigga is visibly uncomfortable when Odin states that Thor is his first born child.

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    Natasha's Demise Is Foreshadowed By The Score In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/catr0n:

    In Avengers: Endgame, when Natasha and Steve are talking at the beginning of the movie about how she has to work on fixing everything, the soundtrack is a variation on the music used whenever people are sacrificed for the Soul Stone, foreshadowing her later death on Vormir.

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    445 VOTES

    Gamora Reaches For Her Blade To Defend Nebula In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/alejandro014:

    In Endgame, Gamora can be seen reaching behind her back grabbing her blade when Ebony Maw begins to choke Nebula calling her a traitor.

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    Peggy Is Right About What She And Steve Need To Do In 'The Winter Soldier'

    From Redditor u/JHushen12:

    In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Peggy Carter stated 'The best thing we can do is start over.' Fast forward to Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rodgers travels back in time to relive the life he never had the chance to.

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    481 VOTES

    Natasha Goes Back To Ballet To Cope In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/kkap:

    In Avengers: Endgame, a pair of pointe shoes (used in ballet) sit upon a seat near Black Widow, a reference to her origin story and presumably her attempt at coping with the losses endured in Infinity War.

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    493 VOTES

    "It's Always" Pepper Potts For Tony In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/loghar1115:

    In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark says the line 'It’s always been you,' when appointing Pepper Potts the new CEO of Stark Industries. He again references this line in the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, while sending a message to Potts.