MCU Villains Who Went Out With A Whimper

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Vote up the MCU villains who talked a big game but went down like chumps.

While MCU villains like Thanos and Killmonger proved difficult to overcome, other Marvel villains were quite easy to defeat. It's not like every comic book villain is going to have the kind of bombastic end befitting cinema's best baddies - for example, the Joker of DC's Dark Knight films was never given a true ending - and sometimes villains meet their makers with a thud as opposed to an explosion.

Yon-Rogg was never going to be able to beat Captain Marvel one-on-one. Loki never stood a chance against the Hulk in a fight. Cull Obsidian managed to unquestionably lose three fights in a mere two films and die twice! Sometimes, antagonists are just robbed of their big Hans Gruber moment in the spotlight.


  • Justin Hammer's Big Moment Ended In Total Disgrace
    Photo: Iron Man 2 / Paramount Pictures

    There might not be a sadder MCU villain than the laughable Justin Hammer. The string-puller responsible for all of Whiplash's mayhem in Iron Man 2, Hammer's big moment onstage at the Stark Expo was derailed by the very man he enabled.

    After his disastrous appearance in front of the flashing lights, he was arrested by Black Widow and S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Baron Strucker Didn't Even Put Up A Fight When Cornered By Captain America
    Photo: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Wolfgang von Strucker was never going to be a major Avengers villain, but he probably could've been put to better use than he was in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The classic Marvel villain is essentially used to explain how Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch got their powers - before not even putting up a fight when confronted by Captain America.

    He is later summarily slain off-screen by Ultron, ending his short stint in the MCU.

  • Sonny Burch Was Good At Running Away And Not Much Else
    Photo: Ant-Man and the Wasp / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    We love Walton Goggins. We do not love Sonny Burch. Given his lackluster role as a secondary villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Burch is a second-rate arms dealer who doesn't have much to do apart from wearing fancy suits and running away from all the action.

    We know he's essentially comic relief, but still.

  • Jasper Sitwell Was Thrown Out Of A Car Window By The Winter Soldier
    Photo: Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Sniveling Hydra creep Jasper Sitwell was never going to be given a hero's demise. He was a bit player in the MCU and it's not like he could go one-on-one with any member of the Avengers.

    But being thrown out of a car window into oncoming traffic by the Winter Soldier? That is not the way you want to go.

  • Yon-Rogg Never Had A Legitimate Chance Against Captain Marvel
    Photo: Captain Marvel / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    If you have to try to gaslight your enemy into not using their powers in order to beat them, you never had much of a chance in the first place.

    By the time Carol Danvers has realized her full potential at the end of Captain Marvel, Yon-Rogg is absolutely no match for Earth's Mightiest Hero. And he clearly knows it, too, as he tries to bait her into a no-powers fight. Yeah right, dude.

  • Ulysses Klaue may have been able to steal vibranium from Wakanda in his younger days, but by the time his appearance in the MCU rolled around, the guy was clearly not operating at the same level. After getting his arm chopped off by Ultron in his first appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Klaue's second appearance didn't go any better: He was bumped off by Killmonger in Black Panther as a sacrifice to grant T'Challa's cousin access to Wakanda.

    Andy Serkis was great in the role, but Klaue never really lived up to his potential.