The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for its ability to touch audiences’ hearts and make them play like a banjo. With one line, the viewing experience ranged from “Hey Cool Superhero” to “Okay now my day is ruined because after years of brainwashing, Bucky still Recognized Steve.”
Maybe that’s why Reddit user u/carrachuchas got hundreds of responses when he asked fans of r/marvelstudios, “What’s the most heartbreaking quote you’ve come across in the MCU?” Here are the 21 nominees they’ve chosen for the Marvel coat that’s most likely to give viewers a hug and maybe some hot chocolate.
WARNING: There are so many spoilers Onward to the entirety of the MCU. Proceed with caution (and a box of tissues).
When Thor Sees His Mother Frigga avengers: endgame And she immediately recognizes that she’s from the future (and isn’t doing particularly well).
When Killmonger makes a touching final request to T’Challa black Panther,
When Yondu tells Peter how he feels about her just before sacrificing himself to save the life of his honorary son Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,
When Isaiah told Sam his heartbreaking story, he told him this falcon and winter soldier,
When Pepper offered this little peace to Tony in his dying moments endgame,
When Black Widow consoles Hawkeye before she sacrifices herself endgame,
When This Mid-Fight Exchange Between Iron Man and Captain America Turned Absolutely Tragic captain america civil war,
When Peggy, who was having a candid conversation with Steve, suddenly forgets she’s alive Captain America: Soldier of the Cold,
When Vision offers his unique look at love and loss to a grieving Wanda wandavision,
When Rocket offers a sad glimpse into its origin story Guardians of the Galaxy,
When Peter begs Tony not to end up with the inevitable Avengers: Infinity WarAnd Tony can only watch.
And when Tony tells Steve that he wasn’t made after saving Spider-Man endgame,
When Nebula shouted this right after almost fighting to the death with her in Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,
When Yelena reacts that Nat calls their secret life together as a family “not real” Kali Mai,
When Captain America Realizes He Doesn’t Have to Fight Thanos Alone endgame,
When Groot Explains His Sacrifice to Rocket Guardians of the Galaxy,
When Happy makes a sweet promise to Tony’s daughter at her funeral endgame,
When Aunt May said something that made Peter realize all was not well Spider-Man: No Way Home,
When Bucky learns he recognizes Steve Rogers, his memory is erased again. Captain America: Soldier of the Cold,
And finally: when Steve says something to Bucky that reminds his friend of his true identity Captain America: Soldier of the Cold,