Unsolicited MCU Power Rankings: Phases 1-3
I offer no real defense of this list, because I don't have to.
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- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Avengers: Endgame
- Black Panther
- Captain Marvel
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- The Avengers
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Iron Man 2
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Captain America: Civil War
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Thor: The Dark World
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Iron Man
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Doctor Strange
- Iron Man 3
- The Incredible Hulk
Ok fine. I'll defend a couple of things.
First, it's clear I am not a huge fan of origin stories. I've already accepted that the characters are not bound by the rules of reality, I don't require a detailed origin story for every. single. character. This is also why Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man: Homecoming are ranked so highly— they spent more time building characters than they did showing the step-by-step process of how each hero became "enhanced."
Second, Thor: The Dark World is in the middle-third, not the bottom-third, for one very real reason: this movie let Loki finish moving from fallen hero to failed villain to genuine trickster.
And because I love thinking about things in terms of D&D alignments, Loki transitioned from Lawful Good to Chaotic Evil to Chaotic Neutral. THIS IS DEPTH, PEOPLE.
Third, "omg how can you rank [MOVIE] so low?!" Because that's how lists work.