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15 Legitimately Touching Moments In MCU Movies

Updated February 8, 2021 10.8k votes 1.2k voters 35.9k views16 items

List RulesVote up the uplifting MCU moments that you didn't expect to be moved by.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is riddled with epic battles, deep-seated drama, and gut-wrenching finales. Even though Marvel feature films are undoubtedly action-packed, let's not forget about all the times that heartwarming MCU moments transformed audiences into complete piles of sentimental mush. As the superheroes and villains of the MCU zip through their timelines on momentous journeys, they also manage to wiggle their ways into the hearts of comic book fans across the globe - and they don't achieve that feat with just fighting alone. Whether it's giving a nervous super-soldier a well-needed pep talk or bonding with relatives that were presumed to be long lost, the sweetest MCU moments transform otherwise rugged and rough superbeings into touching examples of family and friendship. 

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    'Avengers: Endgame' - Steve And Peggy Join Each Other For A Dance

    In Avengers: Endgame, Captain America goes back in time to relive his life to the fullest. The elderly Steve returns to his own timeline to pass down his superhero legacy and spend the rest of his days reflecting on the experience of being able to live the life he always wanted with his sweetheart.

    In a brief, heartwarming flashback to this timeline, Steve and Peggy join each other in an embrace to dance the day away in their quaint country home.

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  • In Captain America: The First Avenger, Dr. Abraham Erskine catches Steve awake and jittery over the next day's events and decides to sit beside him for a late-night bunker chat.

    The doctor tells Steve about his time in Germany, and the experiments conducted there, and how they went wrong. He turns it into a pep talk, telling Steve that he has the capacity to appreciate and wield great power, and reminds him to not worry about being a good soldier, but to "be a good man."

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    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - Hawkeye Names His Son After Natasha And Pietro

    Hawkeye takes the Avengers to meet his family in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Although Tony Stark insists they're all secret agents, Hawkeye's family embraces the Avengers with open arms.

    As Black Widow pays her respects to the new child Hawkeye's family is expecting, Hawkeye's wife, Linda, tells her that they're naming the child "Nathaniel," after Natasha and Pietro.

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  • In Thor: The Dark World, Loki disguises himself as Odin, the father of Thor and the adoptive father of Loki. 

    Believing that the real Loki has perished and that the transformed Loki is actually his father, Thor confesses to him that he believes Loki will be a better king of Asgard. When Thor leaves, Loki says "thank you" to his brother for the acknowledgement and honor.

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