We’re not saying it’s necessarily changed for the better, but the writers for Marvel do good work. Even better, there are lots of funny moments to be had from an outside perspective, too. Here is a big collection to help you crack a smile.
He Could Not Keep His Mouth Shut
While it's true that Peter Parker is probably supposed to have a little bit of an innocent look compared to the older and wiser heroes surrounding him, this is also because Tom Holland, Parker's actor, had a really bad habit of spilling the beans while he was on interviews and things like that.
Apparently, it got so bad that he only got a few scenes beforehand, and he could only read his own lines. He thought that he had been given a totally fake script for “Infinity War” because he didn't really think they would send Spider-Man to space. Which they very much did.
It's Apples to Oranges
The first Avengers movie broke the mold when it came to Superhero flicks. “Iron Man,” “Thor,” and the rest of the first phase set the stage, but it all came together. “Age of Ultron” might be the worst of the four films, but it's still fine. “Infinity War” and “Endgame” practically define a generation of movie-goers.
And then...there's the "Justice League" films. One person said that they ASPIRE to hot garbage. The first "Wonder Woman" movie is good, but the rest of them just can't stack up. Comparing the two movie franchises just doesn't feel fair, as this picture points out.
The Standard Time Traveler Trick
Spoilers for the end of the last "Avengers" movie: Steve goes to the past to hang out with Hayley Atwell, a choice most of us would make. He spends a good, long life with her, and he also has plenty of knowledge about the future to keep them in good graces financially.
All it really takes is investing in a few different companies, and you're pretty much set for life. It starts with Microsoft, and then it moves right along to Apple. That's probably the big two, but there are plenty of other options for the shrewd time traveler.
He Has Something to Fight For
While saying that Thanos was a little squishy baby during the first Avengers movie probably isn't all that true, the rest of the meme seems to be very correct. When he has all six stones, he knows he's practically invincible.
However, when he knows his victory is that close and all he has to do is get a bunch of shiny rocks, he really turns on the jets. That fight at the end of “Endgame” really shows us why this guy was going through the galaxy and just wrecking shop on every planet he landed.
We All Must Make Sacrifices
“Endgame” wasn't just considered one of the best film experiences ever – it also became one of the highest-grossing films ever. As we can see from this goof, there were people out there who were prepared to do it all when it came to making sure “Avatar” fell to number two.
Amazingly, it didn't actually reach it – it fell what appears to be about a hundred and twenty-four million dollars short once all the dust had settled. We're kind of amazed. Yeah, “Avatar” was fun to look at, but it's not a very good movie. “Endgame” was so much better in almost all regards. Maybe people were already getting sick of superhero movies.
Which One Are You?
With so many different characters and so many characters that run the gamut of character types, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has plenty of gags like this one to enjoy.
Relive the fun of telling your grandfather stories he's already heard a hundred times, trying to pretend you didn't hear that comment your aunt said, and making sure that your sister doesn't have access to any cutlery once the sun goes down, just by watching all these superhero movies. But hey, your cousin seems to be doing a lot better, even if he does seem to be greener.
Goodbye, Old Friend
If you've spent enough time on video games, you've probably come across this once or twice. Maybe it was “Dark Souls,” maybe it was “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” or maybe it was even “The Last Remnant.” But, one way or another, your job is done. All the special weapons collected, all the secret bosses defeated, and everything else accomplished.
One hundred percent achievements – even the special ones that the internet came up with. There's nothing left. You have to be content with a job well done. Just like how Thanos...killed half the galaxy. Look, it's not a perfect analogy.
He's a Man of Many Moods
We all know that Gordon Ramsay has a specific kind of show that he likes to make. He's angry about how bad your food is, and he's going to tell you all about it. That's how a lot of them go, anyway. When he's dealing with kids, he tends to be a lot gentler. They're just a bunch of kids, he's not going to yell at them.
Also, it turns out that he doesn't scream nearly as much in the British versions of his shows. Why not? Do people think that other countries love screaming? Why don't we get to see Ramsay be a sweet, tender chef with adults?
Just Take Some Ibuprofen
This meme format was going around a lot in recent years. It might not have the traction of some other famous formats, but it still showed up in a bunch of different places. Obviously, this contains a lot of spoilers for “Infinity War,” but most people who post these kinds of things online don't care much about that.
On the other hand, it's the kind of spoiler that just barely doesn't give away too much, so that nobody can really say, “hey, you spoiled that for me.” It's pretty darn close, though, so we hope you've seen at least this film.
Don't Trust Someone Who Says This
As the title of this section says, if someone tells you to do this, you probably shouldn't trust him or her. Because, in Minecraft, at least, that person wants you to plummet into lava or get stuck in a hole from which you cannot escape.
The only reason you should trust someone who says this is if that person is literally someone that can see the future, but we've discovered that those are few and far between. If you do find one, however, then you have our permission to trust that person a little more. Just a little more, though.
So That's What That Sound Was
The scene that has Steve Rogers blowing off some steam as he chops wood at Hawkeye's house during “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has achieved quite the memetic status. We get to see these guys fly around and fight monsters and argue with each other, but how often do we get to see them do something like chop wood? Really just the one time.
The Earth-based heroes of the MCU haven't met the tree man from "Guardians of the Galaxy" by this time, but it still makes you think about the possible communication issues that could have occurred.
Stay Focused! Stay Focused!
Avoiding spoilers for one of the biggest movie events of the decade became something that a lot of people had to worry about. The Marvel Cinematic Universe grabbed a lot of people with the spectacle and filmmaking that it established. Since not everybody could go see the final "Avengers" movie the very moment it dropped, a lot of people had to stay away from social media and the internet in order to stay pure.
Now, with it available on Disney+, few people have an excuse to avoid spoilers anymore, so we can all talk about how Black Panther got turned into a big cake.
A Clever Sort of Timeline
Details change from movie to movie. That means that if a movie had to do with a lot of time travel or segments in different eras – like “Endgame,” maybe, but you didn't hear it from us – taking note of those details would be a good way to establish a time without having to directly tell an audience.
The Black Widow's hair length and color, as well as Captain America's (Steve Rogers) suit both changed from one movie to the next, so people could make sense of all the different times. Even though, let's be real; it's pretty easy to tell.
That's One Interpretation, Anyway
Family dynamics come into play several times in the Marvel Universe, and no more is it more common than during the “Thor” movies. Hela was the oldest (unbeknownst to the other two), and she makes a big splash in "Ragnarok."
This sort of rule-based method is one version, but lots of families have another: the rules are in place because of the oldest child, the middle child follows them without issue, and then once you get to child three or four, the rules start to become less important. Sometimes they're ignored completely. That's also not a bad way to describe these three, now that we think about it.
They're the Real Superheroes
When kids are young, it can seem like their parents are capable of everything. Anything. They can drive cars! They wear big clothes! They can even open bottles of ketchup that seem nigh-invincible to those with tiny hands and fingers. That's where we get schoolyard discussions about which dad could beat up which other dad, or which dad could beat which superhero.
It's hard to say which dad or superhero is the strongest, but the Incredible Hulk is a pretty safe bet, at least when it comes to the Avengers. But the key isn't opening it — it's opening without spilling. That's why you get an adult.
No, He's...All Right, Fine
It's okay; we get it. Keeping track of all the new fancy-pants superheroes can be tough sometimes. No, we all know that Superman isn't an Avenger, but we keep track of this stuff. Maybe that lady was busy exercising. Or studying to be a nurse. Or raising a couple of kids. We don't know.
Just because she doesn't have enough free time to watch lots of comic book heroes doesn't mean she's worse than us. If anything, it might mean she's better. If this happens to you, don't be disappointed – just tell her about how fun they are. Encourage, don't discourage.
I Just Act Young
The thing about Thor is he just doesn't act his age. Sure, he might be older than the printing press, the steam engine, and lots and lots of other stuff, all combined. He's older than England, we think. Or almost.
On the other hand, he's kind of a big party guy, flies around a lot, and hasn't settled down yet – no wonder people think that Captain America is the mature one. Still, he's getting there. That's kind of what his entire arc in the movies is all about. He had to do what was right, even if it was hard, to become worthy of his wonderful hammer again.
The Hammer Has Been Passed
Chris Hemsworth used to be the one swinging that heavy weapon around, but now there is a different piece of media that is at the forefront of the Norse lifestyle. Kratos spent lots of time whaling on the Gods of the Roman and Greek persuasion, but now he's moved north.
He has a BOY, he has some friends, and he's mellowed out a little bit. As we can see from this rather slapdash image, many people who love Marvel are a little bit more pleased with the new video game than the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This Meme Is Definitely Non-Canon
We're pretty sure that Tobey McGuire isn't part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Tom Holland is the guy shooting webs, and we're pretty certain that he never ran into Tony Stark's daughter, even if he is swinging around somewhere. Then again, if you know your original Spider-Man movies, you'll get this joke a little better.
Just in case, a hundred dollars is the amount the fight promoter gave Peter after Peter won in the first movie. Right after that is when Uncle Ben died, which means the entire storyline is all because that fight promoter was a big, stinky cheapskate.
Do I Have to Wear the Good Clothes?
Nobody likes to be surprised. If you go from the soft, warm comfort of sleep to suddenly having to put on your host face and pretend you're okay with people being in your home, it's quite the flip. Loki seems like the kind of guy that never really wants to have guests around, even when he's being welcoming.
And he knows all about people that won't ever leave him alone. Like his family and friends and enemies and literally everyone else. Maybe that's why he's become so popular. He's the patron saint of antisocial people.
A Meta Meme
If you're into memes and that kind of culture, you know that things can move pretty fast. A joke or format that was making people wheeze with laughter one day is suddenly old hat the next. And the thing is, memes are jokes – and everybody knows if you tell the same joke over and over, people are going to stop laughing.
So, while the initial meme talking about what people have (Loki has both eyes) might have gotten a chuckle out of people, if we're being generous, seeing it a dozen times turns that laughter into rage. Even Chandler Bing can't stand it anymore.
Some Things Never Change
When boys are young, they sometimes don't understand how the world works and think that pulling hair is a good way to communicate a message. It's never a good way, and the punches they get in return tell them such. Once they grow up, though, they learn a little more about the world, such as when it is and isn't proper to pull a girl's hair.
Just in case you need a little bit of a refresher, here's a handy cheat sheet. Did the girl ask you to pull her hair? If yes, you may pull her hair. Does pulling her hair save her or another's life? If yes, you may pull her hair. Otherwise, keep those hands to yourself.
Not the Movie We Signed Up For
When you walk into the theater for a Marvel movie, you expect certain things. Action, adventure, suits, cool powers, and sometimes even a little bit of romance. Generally, though, the romance doesn't come with luminescent cheek blush and little emoji hands. Keep that stuff on the weird parts of the internet where it belongs.
Obviously, this isn't what Tony Stark was going for when he said that, but things are always open to interpretation. Oh, no, wait, this is a Marvel movie. You better not misinterpret anything, or the movie is going to shame you.
Shouldn't Be Flying, Then
Lost? Don't worry, we're here to help. The face you see in the place of Sam Wilson's handsome mug is that of Charlie Cox, the actor who played Matt Murdock in the Netflix-now-Disney “Daredevil” series. He hit it out of the park, and eventually, he and his Netflix friends got lumped into the MCU when nobody was looking.
Murdock certainly wasn't looking, since he's blind. That's kind of the point of his whole character. The rest of this is just a manipulation of lines from what looks like “Infinity War.” Come on, Matt, get out of the wingsuit and get your sticks.
At Least He Has Manners
Loki was responsible for quite a lot of what we're going to charitably term mischief, as befitting his title of the God of mischief, among other things. Still, he often does that while also being quite polite, as we can see here.
While a lot of the time, he's saying this sort of thing in a tongue-in-cheek manner, there are also plenty of times when he's being sincere. This is, for the most part, because he has something to gain from getting on another person's good side. Or at least not upsetting them, such as when he's bound in chains.
Let's Get Out of Here Before We Find Him
One of the most realistic parts of the "Avengers" series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in general, is that all these superpowered freaks end up not really working together that well. The God of Thunder and a billionaire, philanthropist playboy and a big green angry man, and a soldier that's been frozen in ice for about sixty years probably wouldn't get along well in real life, either.
The difficulties between Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are one of the bigger divisions that exist – it took an entire mediocre television season for them to iron them out.
Let's Focus on the Important Things
The fourth "Thor" movie has been met with mixed reactions. Some people say it was okay, and others say that it was a tonal mess that they fell asleep during. We guess that's technically mixed reactions.
One of the criticisms is that the movie could have been far more serious and focused on what were real tragedies and issues that the villain Gorr brought to the table, instead of having constant gags and jokes every thirty seconds. Then there was the whole “Thor is naked, and everybody loves it” part. It's like it was two different movies mashed together.
It's Hard to Set Down Rules on Magic
Getting the rules right in any fictional system is a big part of creating real stakes. In "Star Wars," even Luke's lightsaber couldn't stop the Death Star from blowing up a planet – there were real stakes. However, the MCU has played fast and loose with all the magical abilities it has in the different parts.
Wanda Maximoff, Agnes, Loki, and Doctor Strange – which one is the most powerful? How come Doctor Strange had to study for months or years, and Wanda didn't? Loki has natural magic abilities and a long time to train with them; how come he isn't the strongest?
Every hero or almost-hero had to unite against the problem of Thanos until he was defeated. Plenty lost their lives, including Vision – whom Wanda Maximoff loved. The android sure knew how to fill out a sweater.
During the destruction of the last two "Avengers" movies, Thanos tells her that he was in control and could do anything he wanted. This was something that Wanda would eventually try for herself once the snap was reversed at the end of “Endgame.” It didn't work out as well as she hoped it would, but at least we got some good TV out of it.
What Else Is He Supposed to Do?
Yes, women might get the short end of the stick when it comes to childbirth, but someone has to do it. Because of the whole, you know, continuation of the species thing. Kind of important. And it's not like men don't want to help; there just isn't much they're able to do other than give women a hand to crush and give them affirmation that they're doing good.
Having homely Thor be the father giving double thumbs up is really a great way to present this humanity-old issue. Hulk is doing all the work while Thor watches. Who's Rocket in this situation? The eldest child?
Now You Have Made Us Angry
Such blatant disregard for canon! This cannot stand. But it does open up an interesting avenue of thought – would Superman have been able to beat Thanos at any point? We think it's pretty well established that Clark Kent is a practically unstoppable force.
He has to move and exist on tenterhooks because he could more or less tear the planet apart, but what if he went up against someone like the Mad Titan? He'd be able to let loose. Really hit him with all the power of Krypton. Thanos wouldn't stand a chance...unless he had all the Infinity Stones, of course.
Finally, I Have Them All
We've all tried our hand at creating something for the internet. Maybe you've been pretty successful, and you've gotten tons of likes and laughter and hearts and things like that. But have you made a meme that has given you all six of the options? Yes, even though there are more than six now. Don't think about it.
It's much rarer since it has to touch a bunch of different emotional points. Funny, loving, angering, and saddening. If you've made a meme or a post that was able to accrue all those reactions, then you've truly won. We guess.
David Attenborough Is Thanos Without the Purple
Wouldn't it be nice if all the bad people in real life just had a natural purple color? Then you could safely ignore anything they try to tell you or convince you of. Everybody knows purple is the evilest color; just look at the Minnesota Vikings.
It turns out that, despite being a common voice in nature documentaries, David Attenborough is an evil guy. Anybody who tries to tell you that controlling the population to let the environment flourish is a good idea should be ignored, or even shunned. Sorry, Dave, time for you to get back home for your pudding cup.
Every Decision Comes With a Downside
It seems like even Thanos had people that he lost when he finally collected all those pretty rocks. How old is Thanos, even? We bet he's pretty old. At least ten (We looked it up, and he's actually a thousand years old).
But, it turns out that when he throws a bash to celebrate moving on to the next stage in life, only half of his friends show up. You know, because he turned the other half to dust. You'd think that he would remember something like that. Even Mad Titans can be forgetful, it seems.
No Matter What, It's a Big Ask
We see in this picture a split between the two kinds of Marvel fans. On the left is the standard, the normal, the basic. They've watched the movies for the fights and the funny jokes and the great characters, but on the right side are the deep fans. The ones that go to sleep with Iron Man looking down on them from their ceiling.
They watch it all in the timeline's proper order. Not only does that mean the movies, but it also means “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from network TV and the Netflix Marvel shows like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.”
Happy to See You
A rabbit isn't the first animal we would go with to describe Thor, but we guess in a physical manner it makes a little bit of sense. If he's wearing his helmet from “Thor: Ragnarok,” then he has little ears that fold back or up to make him look like he's this fierce herbivore.
At that point, however, the similarities come to an end. Most rabbits we know don't work with the Incredible Hulk. If they are, they're keeping the fact to themselves. We are DEFINITE that no rabbits we know could possibly wield the hammer Mjollnir, though.
Don't Breathe in Too Deep
The Marvel movies have been like candy for those that like to collect. So many wonderful characters, such diverse powers, so many different ways they can interact. There were lots of fun action figures to play with. But then Thanos happened, and toy creators had to come up with new ways to get that good collector money.
With all of the Avengers turned to dust, they had a clear path. We see some Scarlet Witch, some Spider-Man... We think that the brown one is Bucky, and the bright green is probably Mantis. She might not be a favorite, but she still counts.
Yeah, That's More or Less What We Figured
Near the end of the downer movie that is “Avengers: Infinity War,” it looks like Thanos is getting closer and closer to succeeding in his brutal genocidal goal of reducing all life in the galaxy by half. Doctor Strange sits down to use his powers to find a solution and sees, out of all the possible millions of choices, a single spark of hope.
And he can't tell anybody, obviously, or it won't work. That's how time works, or something. The idea is he went forward to see the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” but he isn't telling anybody.
We've Seen the Movie, and We Barely Understand These
Some of these are pretty easy to figure out – Peter Dinklage is just a straight-up actor in the movie, for Pete's sake. And the dust and the snap are both pretty self-explanatory. And then there's a reference to “Footloose,” a bunch of bubbles, a rabbit, a donut, and a picture from “The Lion King.”
We can figure out a bunch of these, but some of them are escaping us. The one that we really have no idea about is Squidward Tentacles from “Spongebob Squarepants.” We assume some of these are just jokes that whipped by at the speed of light.
Please, Please Snap Phoebe Away
Thanos did all that work going all over the galaxy or the multiverse or whatever when all he had to do was turn on Netflix and grab a pint of ice cream, and he'd be set. He just had to collect Ross, Rachel, Joey...oh, no, wait, he meant the little dots between the letters.
Okay, we guess that makes a little more sense. But how is he going to get them into his special gauntlet? Don't look at us; we're just sitting here thinking. Maybe it will turn out the real Infinity Stones were the friends we made along the way.
We Don't Even Know Who That Is
Mary Poppins, Spider-Man, and...somebody? He's got pretty stupid hair. Is that, like, one of Bucky's friends? Oh, no wait, we remember him talking with Hawkeye a lot; maybe he's like Hawkeye's brother or something like that. We don't remember him in any of the movies, though.
Is he from one of the television shows? We haven't seen the Hawkeye one yet; maybe he's from that one. Was that one any good? We heard Vincent D'onofrio is back as Kingpin, which means that Daredevil will be in the MCU proper before too long. More Daredevil is always good.
How Can This Happen to Me?
The two most popular members of the Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America, didn't always see eye to eye. They got into straight-up fights during some of the movies, and one of the Captain America films was all about how the Avengers got split down the middle in an incredible knock-down, drag-out fight that almost put some of them in the ground.
Just having these two trade witty barbs seems like a step in the right direction. We also aren't ashamed to let you know this meme actually got us to laugh, so it gets a thumbs up from us.
An Unnecessary Escalation
In one of the Tom Holland "Spider-Man" flicks, Peter Parker hits up his favorite bodega for some sandwiches and talks with the owner, a guy he's clearly friendly with. In the actual scene, Peter almost upsets the owner by responding to the owner's comment about his aunt with a comment about the owner's daughter.
We see here that the owner could have taken it one step further, but everybody can agree that probably would have been over the line. Probably best not to ask any version of Peter about his uncle. It's never going to end well, even with one so good-natured as the Holland version.
Time to Discombobulate These Fools
There are lots and lots of very fast jokes and gags in the "Avengers" movies, but we don't think that they ever brought up that two of the principal actors portrayed Sherlock Holmes in various media. As an additional nod, we think that both of their Watsons are also present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jude Law, the Watson for Robert Downey Jr., plays Yon-Rogg in “Captain Marvel.” Martin Freeman, the sidekick to Cumberbatch's Holmes, plays Everett Ross, first introduced in “Captain America: Civil War.” However, neither of these two appears in any of the Avengers movies, as far as we can tell.
Fighting Side by Side
We didn't realize that black cats can grow so large, or are able to wield the power of a vibranium suit to fight against an extraterrestrial madman bent on unthinkable genocide. We just didn't think about it! But clearly, Tony Stark was working on building an army of allies long before Thanos ever reached Earth.
We just hope that Thanos doesn't discover Black Panther's weakness for catnip, belly rubs, and warm blankies. Otherwise, the final fight at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” might not go the way the heroes want. Oh, well, it might go even worse, is what we're saying.
Tony, Don't Make Him Angry
Look, rule one of dealing with the Incredible Hulk (at least, before he started doing yoga and meditation and getting that weird kind of half-transformation from the last few movies) is don't make him angry.
It seems like a pretty stupid thing to do to a guy or monster or whatever that can and will very easily rip you in half if you make fun of him, like Tony has done here. It's a good thing that Tony can fly, or we might not have gotten “Iron Man 3.” And what a shame that would have been.
It's a Pretty Good Movie
The first Avengers movie was an incredible event. It brought together superheroes that we knew and loved (and also Bruce Banner) and gave them an incredible danger to fight off as a unified team. The jokes were on point, the action was great, the acting was amazing, and it was a non-stop ride from start to finish to wrap up the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It's the kind of film that people can, and clearly do, watch over and over until they can close their eyes and see the whole thing in its two-hour and twenty-three-minute entirety.
Loose Lips Sink Ships
What a good guy. Doctor Strange watched the last movie of the Avengers that many times (or something like that) and couldn't tell a soul, because then it wouldn't have happened. It wouldn't have meant as much to anybody that he told.
We're long past the spoiler territory for “Avengers: Endgame,” but there will always be more big movie events where it's best to keep your mouth shut until you're sure that everybody has seen it all. Just imagine if you had gotten a twist from a new "Star Wars" movie spoiled, or if someone spoiled the end of “Smile” or something like that. Well, there goes wanting to see that movie.
Just Read the Darn Thing
We admit that this meme is a little...uninteresting, but we can bet that most people have come across a situation like this one. You write an entire email that has everything the person needs, but some of it gets lost in the shuffle.
The person responds, asking for information that is present, and all you can do without suddenly being sent to HR is send another email. The paragon path would be to simply reiterate the information, but the renegade path is always fun – tell them that the information is present in the initial email, and make them work for it.
Give Us Your Best Tune
Sam Wilson – once known as the Falcon, now going by Captain America – doesn't seem like the kind of guy that likes to get up in front of a crowd and belt out a tune. Shows what we know, since we see here Sam Wilson handling the mic like a pro.
What is he singing, we wonder? Something from Michael Jackson or Prince? Maybe a golden oldie? He seems like a guy that would be interested in the golden age of rock and roll. Elvis or something like that. But who knows, maybe he's singing Soilwork in his spare time.
Give Him One for Me
It's nice to get a leg up on someone that feels superior, but doing so in such an underhanded manner, like Captain America is doing here, won't help you make any friends. This is the kind of thing you get out of your system by the time you reach high school.
If anybody tries to pull this one on you, you roll your eyes and walk away to go talk to an adult. He might think he's gotten the better of you, but maybe one day, he'll realize that he was being an idiot and all those punches to the stomach were well-earned.
Why Doesn't It Ever Sound Right?
The number of times we've been trying to get a song at the proper volume, only to find one option is too loud and another is too soft, is far too many to count. Audio equipment just doesn't want to work right sometimes.
Thanos knows what it's like to have to make the hard decisions, even if it means having the volume at an odd number. Wait, that's the issue here? That isn't an issue that most people really have to deal with, Mr. Purple. Most people just find a volume that works for them and go about their day.
It's as Big as His Head
So there you are, a small-time hero that has a few cool powers, an origin story, and an archnemesis. You're out having a nice day in the park with what looks like a sandwich that is as big as your entire body, and who should show up but Nick Fury?
Just look at that thing; it's enormous. It's like three meals. If Nick Fury shows up, you know you've made the big time. You also might get vaporized by a laser or something. Finish your extra-large sandwich, Bucky. It's time to go.
Imagine Her Being Green
Don't be confused if you don't recognize this actress – just imagine her painted green and fighting alongside Chris Pratt and a big tree guy, and you'll have it figured out. However, it's not just Zoe Saldaña who has had this happen to her – all of the members of the Avengers got to celebrate their movies becoming some of the most famous films in the world.
Well, when almost every single actor in the world is in them, they tend to get a lot of hype. But Zoe is a bit different – she was in “Avatar,” which was the highest-grossing film before the Avengers made a three-point landing at the scene.
Google Is Not a Doctor
Being sick isn't fun, even if it's something simple like a sore throat. Head over to your favorite web browser, however, and you'll find that you have throat cancer or Super Pneumonia or something like that. You don't have those things. Super Pneumonia doesn't even exist. We made it up.
If a doctor tells you it's just a cough, it's probably just a cough. It will go away in a few days. Have some hot soup, gargle salt water, get lots of sleep, and drink your fluids. You'll be fine. It's like when you have food poisoning, and Google thinks you have an embolism.
A Shield Is for Safety
While Captain America might use it as his primary weapon, a shield is traditionally for keeping oneself safe from danger. For most people in the modern world, the most dangerous thing we do on a daily basis is drive through rush hour. This lady knows that a lot of injuries happen in the kitchen, and she's taking the proper precautions.
Sorry, Cap, but there are only so many supervillains to fight. For the rest of us, it's just getting through one day after the next. If only she could take it into the bathroom, where a majority of household injuries occur.
So, What Bit Superman?
Everybody knows that Spider-Man got his super spidey powers thanks to a special spider that had gotten out at the wrong time. Following that sort of logic is how we get this meme. But there are lots of superheroes that end with "man" or "woman." Wonder Woman wasn't bitten by a wonder, was she?
That doesn't make any sense. And an iron can't even bite you – we're pretty sure that a burn can't transfer any special powers. Otherwise, pretty much all of us would be called "Oven Man" or "Stove Woman" by the time we're ten.
Some People Look Better as They Age
How could Paul Rudd look so much better at fifty-two than at twenty-nine? There are a lot of possible reasons. For one, he probably has some better stylists and dressers while he's part of the big-time Marvel Cinematic Universe. That oversized bow tie in the picture on the left isn't doing his collar any favors.
Second, the quality of cameras has really improved over the last few decades. While the earlier picture looks washed out, the newer picture is natural and well-lit. Of course, there are also probably some good genetic factors going on for Mr. Rudd here. You can't teach those.
The Circadian Rhythm Is a Tricky Thing
Waking up after a good few hours of sleep? Still tired. Morning, noon, afternoon, evening? Tired. Always tired. It's only until about eight in the evening that some people finally start feeling like they're ready to do something. It's not every person, but those people feel like they're never really themselves.
The night people. This image can strike pretty close to home for a lot of them. It could just be due to having all that work during most of the day, and then finally having a chance to sit back and relax once the sun goes down. It's a cruel cycle.
There Will Always Be More
There's no way to stop Marvel at this point. Unless something huge changes, there will always be more movies and television shows coming out, whether or not the public at large seems to want them. Even if you're watching your favorite characters fall to the power of Thanos or something like that, you can know that they might always be back.
There's time travel, magic, and multiverses; who's to say we can't see our fallen favorites once more? Vision has already technically come back. Plus, there are prequels, other-universe stories, What-if shows, and other options. For now, there is plenty to watch.
Two Different Paths
There are lots of different ways to create a bad guy. Marvel generally keeps things simple – they introduce a superpowered alien or some other kind of creature, and then they set the hero up against it in some way. Sure, there are some other versions, like a mad robot or maybe a shadowy organization, but generally, it's a big, powerful alien.
DC also does that, but it can also do some other stuff, like the sad, sad story of Arthur Fleck. It might take more than one bad day, but Arthur had plenty of bad days to call his own.
The “Captain Marvel” addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been divisive. No matter what you think of the film in general, you can't argue that the character seems like she's a bit of a stick in the mud. Obviously, this meme is tongue-in-cheek, but it has a drop of realism to it.
Crack a smile? Stomp your foot? Bury your face in your hands? These all seem a little bit out of the reach of Carol Danvers. She was technically trained not to show any emotion, but the sad fact is that just doesn't make a very interesting character. She gets a little better, but still.
Every Character Should Change
The mark of a good character is change. How does the character differ between the beginning of the story and the end? Whether that's a single movie or an entire decade of films, all three of these heroes go through some changes. Maybe you have a character learn an important lesson, like Iron Man did three times.
Maybe you have a character lose some of the trappings of his old world and adjust to a new place, like Thor. Or, maybe you have a serious character get grim and humorless to balance out all the other jokes flying around, like Steve Rogers.
A Common Thread
Sherlock Holmes has been going through a bit of a Renaissance lately, mostly thanks to every single story about the character entering the public domain at the beginning of 2023. However, it started long before that, and once again, we have Robert Downey Jr. to thank.
Sure, the meme doesn't really make much sense if you think about it for too long but try not to get too angry about a funny picture on the internet, if you can. When you think about it, the backstory behind this meme is obvious. So many actors are being cast as superhero characters nowadays that, of course, some of them would end up as the famous detective.
A New Generation of Heroes
It will happen to you, too. You don't need to be scared – you just have to be able to accept it. Eventually, you'll lose track of all the new technology as you focus on raising a family or your job. Sure, you could keep up, but it will become harder and harder as time goes on.
One day, before you even know it, you'll be asking your grandson for help aligning your hyper-vision meta-cube to the 4D slipspace ports so you can watch old episodes of “Friends” or something like that. It might not come from space like the Tesseract, but it's close enough.
I Don't Have a Good Comeback
A lot of the Marvel movies are about personal growth from playboy to hero, from weakling to a 'roided, star-spangled winner, from a goofy prince of Asgard to someone that will stand up for something. Eventually, the first generation started guiding the second, with the Tony Stark and Peter Parker relationship being a premium example.
At one point, Stark tries to tell Peter that if he's nothing without the suit, then he doesn't deserve it. In the movie, Peter offers a few weak responses. This might have worked out better, but Stark has proven that he's more than just the fancy suit.
It Looked Better on the Website
It was clear from the very first moment he stepped on camera that John Walker was a far cry from the man who had held the shield for so long. No Steve Rogers, this guy, no matter how many medals are pinned to his chest. The outfit looked a little cheesy, and you could see those ears from a mile away.
Did they purposefully give him a weird helmet to make him look unimpressive? That would be some tricky costume design by the Marvel crew. We've all had this happen when the pictures on Amazon make a product look so nice. But, when it arrives, it's a lot less impressive.
It Was Just a Reaction! I'm Sorry!
Don't deny it. You've done something like this at some point, and it still burns you to think about it. The time you bought a ticket for a movie, the teller tells you to enjoy the movie, and you say, “You too.” The only way to save face is to turn and run away. You don't even get to see the movie; you just have to go.
Maybe it's happened at a restaurant, or maybe it's been something like this image. It can certainly come off as a little mean, but you didn't mean it, did you? Of course not.
She's Got That Look
It's hard to throw a stone without hitting a Marvel fan nowadays (which is why we aren't allowed to throw any more stones), but there are still plenty of people out there that don't know all the details. We're pretty sure that there isn't anybody at all out there that knows all the details.
With the advent of the MCU and its incredible popularity, people that have been fans for longer might want to try to prove they're the real ones, that they know more, or know the right info. Be wary when talking about what you know, because you might find out that you don't know as much as the other person.
An Older Brother Always Knows
If you aren't the oldest member of a group of siblings, you know that getting one past an older brother or sister can be tough. Sometimes, it can be impossible. Even if you're the god of mischief and can change yourself to look just like another person, even then it might not be enough to pull the wool over the elder's eyes.
Then there's stuff like this image, which tells us that even if you look like your adoptive father, that doesn't mean you're acting like him. Maybe try to look a little more kingly there, Loki.
Part of the Team
People who have seen it all deserve something special – that's a lot of media. It's like listening to one Rush album a day – it will take months. But, once you get to the end, you can sit back, relax, and...realize that three more movies have come out since you started. That's not even to mention the television shows, which take even longer. And they just keep coming out!
We don't know if it will ever stop, but hopefully, you'll have a chance to catch up one of these days. Then there are the comics, the video games, and the animated stuff...maybe it's better not to be an Avenger.
Take Away the Bus Pass, and What Are You?
Now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been established, some of the shows have started to play around with the known facts – what if Peggy Carter got the serum instead of Steve? What if Ultron won? What if there were zombies?
Sure, they're a little fun, but you don't really have to know about them to understand the universe at large. Here's another entry onto that list: What if Tony Stark didn't have all the cash he did? He'd be forced to do things like riding the bus and coloring his hair. Honestly, the look is uncanny.
Honestly, one of the underappreciated aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how the characters change their looks from one movie to the next. Natasha changes up her hair color, Captain Marvel gets a short cut, Captain America grows a trim beard, and Thor goes through a bunch of different styles.
It seems that Carol Danvers and the god of thunder took a liking to each other's respective looks, and the next time they were in the barber's chair, they knew what they wanted to try. Thor can't ever seem to get rid of the beard, though, and we think that's for the best.
They Aren't the Only Ones Looking
In-universe and out, the Black Widow gets a lot of attention. Wearing a lot of tight skin suits tends to do that. Thor and Loki – or Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston – seem to be giving her the once-over in this image, though that could just be the camera angle.
Add a play on Asgardians, and you have a meme that will make you groan and laugh at the same time. Also, it looks like Scarlett Johansson is fully aware of the effect she has on the men around her. Just look at that face. She might not be happy about it, but she knows.
Darn, He Figured Us Out
Never let anyone say they ever pulled one over on you, Peter Parker. Yes, it turns out that the random guys that are seen here wearing plastic masks for the main four heroes aren't actually going to start defending the city from an alien invasion. We guess that spider bite really helped out your powers of observation, Spider-Man.
Actually, what if those guys took off their masks to reveal they were the real heroes? That'd be fun. But, no, they're just some crooks trying to rob a bank. Go get them, Peter, and make sure they know what they did wrong.
Don't Even Try to Argue
The two sexes go about a lot of things in very different ways. Maybe it's culture, maybe it's genetics, or maybe it's something else entirely, but it's true. If you're a guy, there's a good chance you've run into a friend after a long time and immediately put him in a headlock, or he you.
Meanwhile, girls will just hug or something. We can all plainly see which of these two options is the superior choice. Yup, it's pretty clear to everybody. Pretty clear.
Make Sure You Get My Heroic Side
Social media is a strange study of human contrasts. You can do all that work getting dressed up and made up and arranging yourself for a good pic to put front and center, but then the very next picture of you makes it look like you've been dragged through the mud for a few minutes.
It seems that even heroes have to deal with something like this. The Hulk sure seems a lot smaller in person. We wonder if this is what we could have had if not for all the money that Marvel has been throwing around.
That Super Soldier Serum Can Do Wonders
Pixar has given us many lovable characters, but few of them are as complicated and intricate as Carl from “Up.” A widower, a failed explorer, and then someone who is forced to take care of a kid and a dog against his will.
If he got a dose of that good stuff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he might end up looking a little bit like John Walker, who tried to become the next Captain America. You have to admit there is a resemblance. Look at the mouth, the jawline, and the ears. Really, it's uncanny.
Things Aren't Always Fair
While parents might always say that they don't have a favorite child, this is often not really the case. Don't get us wrong – they might love all of their children, but there's always one that seems to be a little better. Or one that seems to be a little worse.
We know that Odin and Frigga had to deal with a bunch of sibling squabbles while the kids were growing up, but they still tried their best. Every kid is going to react differently to the same stimuli, but hopefully, you didn't have a Hela in your family.
He's the God of Thunder and Bedtime Stories
Getting someone to calm down is a handy skill, and not everybody has it. In fact, we'd go so far as to say that few people have it. Thor seems to be one of the lucky ones since he's on hand to help Bruce Banner stay in control of his big, green, angry alter ego.
We bet the whole team knows a little bit about helping Bruce do what is necessary, thanks to the methods that were displayed in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Black Widow might be the best at it, but Thor seems like a pretty chill guy, too.