Marvel's The Avengers

New Reddit thread discovers MCU heroes are pretty much all killers

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Aug 24, 2018

The line between hero and villain can sometimes get blurred. After all, villains often see themselves as heroes of sorts. But in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the lines just got a little more blurred, because it turns out that most of the heroes have played a part (or more) in the death of at least one person over the past decade.

The end of Avengers: Infinity War left fans reeling about the fate of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but what if they aren't exactly the "good guys" we always thought they were? A thread on Reddit examined all of the deaths in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who was responsible for each, and how the deaths were carried out. There's even a column for accomplices — those not directly responsible for the death, but complicit. For example, Spider-Man had the idea of how to kill Ebony Maw in Infinity War, even though Iron Man actually dealt the blow. The information was then compiled into a single spreadsheet, which paints an upsetting picture — basically, our heroes are pretty much all killers.

There are some interesting revelations in the examination, like the fact that Stark Industries CEO Pepper Potts is responsible for not just one but two deaths thus far. Even Nick Fury has blood on his hands. In fact, the spreadsheet reveals that only one of the Avengers isn't directly responsible for a death: the Wasp. And it's probably just because she hasn't been around long enough yet.

We also learned that some Avengers are more bloodthirsty than others. Both Hulk and his human form Bruce Banner have killed someone. Vision and Scarlet Witch both have multiple murders. But Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye are each only indirectly responsible for bloodshed, so that's slightly better. You'd think Black Widow would have the highest body count of all, but maybe she's just that stealth no one knows about them.

Of course, of everyone in the MCU, Thanos has racked up the most kills. We'll just have to wait and see how many of those stick.

(via THR)

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