Throughout the MCU’s cinematic existence we’ve been introduced to some sinister baddies. Hela is a vengeful Asgardian who can manifest weapons out of her body, Ultron is a murder bot who can manipulate gravitational fields, and Thanos is the ultimate cosmic warlord who can destroy planets and entire races with ease.
These villains have won a special place in our dark hearts because they embody everything we’re terrified of. They strike fear into anyone they meet and makes our hearts race, jump, and stop during just about any MCU movie.
However, just like their heroic counterparts, all villains have a downfall. Whether it’s Loki’s need for fatherly love, the Winter Soldier’s fascination with eyeliner, or the Vulture’s valiant past as Batman, these flaws have been exposed by fans in the form of memes.
Some people say that sticks and stones may break bones, but words can never hurt anyone. Well, that’s because those people never saw these memes.
The memes you are about to witness are savage and will ultimately change the way you look at the villains you once feared.
So, get ready to take down these treacherous baddies because here are the 17 Savage Memes that Completely Destroy MCU Villains.
17 Move Over Thanos, Ned is the New Guy in the Chair
Known as the Mad Titan, Thanos is one of the most powerful beings in the entire universe and strikes fear into all that dare to look him in the eye. He controls the deadly armies of the Chitauri and the Outriders and can decimate planets all from the comfort of his chair.
Ever since Thanos’ introduction into the MCU, we’ve seen him floating out in space, causing chaos from his comfy throne. However, it’s time for Thanos to scooch over because there’s a new guy in the chair.
When Ned found out about Peter Parker’s spidey powers in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), he devoted his high school career to being Spider-Man’s right-hand man and “the guy in the chair."
According to him, every superhero has a guy sitting in a chair, feeding them information from a computer or base. With Ned's powers rising, could he become Thanos' new arch nemesis?
16 Why Loki's Adoption Was Kept a Secret
Like many adoptions, Loki’s background and familial ties were kept hush hush. When Loki was born, he was considered puny and smaller than an average Frost Giant. Therefore, his dad, Laufey abandoned him and left him to die.
Eventually, Odin adopted Loki and raised him as his own. However, Odin was a terrible father and his lack of any type of parenting skill pushed Loki to become an unloved villain and a thorn in Thor’s side.
All Loki ever wanted was a dad who loved him. If his blue Frost Giant of a dad ever showed any affection towards him, maybe he wouldn’t be so manipulative or deceptively sinful. However, Loki’s deceptive nature is exactly why his fans love him.
So, what will it be Loki? The love of your father, or an endless sea of fangirls?
15 Hela Was Defeated By Some Genius Quick Thinking
Hela, also known as the Goddess of Death, has a bone to pick with her daddy and the people of Asgard. She returns after imprisonment in Hel to take back what she believes is rightfully hers. She resurrects an undead army, destroys Odin’s loyal defenders, and enslaves the Asgardians.
It seems like there’s nothing that could stop her. However, Thor had one last trick up his sleeve.
You can’t conquer something that doesn’t exist, right? So, why not bring on Ragnarok and extinguish Asgard before Hela gets to take over?
Hela doesn’t see his suicidal plan coming and Thor’s somewhat quick thinking sends the villainess back to Hel where she belongs.
When Hela asked Thor what he was the God of, clearly the answer should’ve been “crazy plans”.
14 Ultron, You're Not You When You're Hungry
Age of Ultron (2015) completed the fusion of Disney and Marvel with one line. When Ultron confronts the Avengers for the first time he gives a chilling speech and sings, “I had strings, but now I’m free. There are no strings on me”.
In 1940, Pinocchio sings a similar song when he performs in Stromboli’s Marionette Theatre. Much like Pinocchio, Ultron was brought to life by an innovative entrepreneur. However, instead of a puppet maker, the robot was created by the notorious billionaire, Tony Stark.
When Ultron awakens, he decides that humanity is the greatest threat to peace on Earth and is determined to commit genocide against the humans of the planet.
However, maybe he just woke up hungry and is in need of a Snickers. A nougaty chocolate bar could have calmed him down and saved the Avengers a lot of trouble.
13 Why Can't Loki Have It All?
Loki has always been torn between the realms of good and evil. When he was born, he was abandoned by the evil Frost Giant, Laufrey and taken in by the supposedly “good” and “moral” ruler of Asgard.
However, Odin wasn’t much of a father to the God of Mischief either. He pitted Loki against his brother and had some questionable parenting skills. No wonder the kid had trouble deciding what side of history he wanted to be on.
This internal turmoil causes Loki to work both sides and constantly search for opportunities to further his own agenda. Therefore, when Thor asks him to bring the Surtur back to life, he takes a longing glance at the all-powerful Tesseract.
Much like a married man checking out other women, Loki can’t pass up the opportunity to appease Thanos – even if he’s currently on the path of righteousness.
12 Bucky Wants His Makeup Back
From the Winter Soldier to Ronan and Hela, MCU villains like to go heavy on the eyeliner. Apparently, smoky eyes are the look of evil.
When Bucky Barnes is introduced in Winter Soldier, his face is completely covered in goggles and smudged eyeliner. Slowly throughout the movie, as his connection to Hydra is shattered and he starts to regain his humanity, Bucky’s mask and the intensity of his eyeliner lightens.
Ultimately, when he discovers his true identity and his path to morality, he no longer has the need for the villainous smoky eyes.
However, we can’t say the same for Ronan. His path of evil is etched in stone with eyeliner and it looks like there’s no return.
So, from Bucky to Ronan, how intense is your eyeliner? Are you on the path of good or evil?
11 The Vulture Can Only Win When He's Batman
In the world of superhero movies, you either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain. Keaton started out as the Dark Knight, defending the streets of Gotham from thugs and criminals. However, when that became boring, he jumped ship and traded his bat mask for vulture wings.
Being a villain didn’t work for him though, seeing how a teenage boy was able to stop him at every turn. But what if he simply turned to Peter Parker on the way to homecoming and told him he was Batman? That would’ve struck fear into any high school kid.
Batman isn’t the only superhero Keaton played. He also portrayed Riggan Thomson in the 2014 film, Birdman. Apparently, Keaton has a thing for characters with large wings.
10 When Elves Go Bad
Apparently, the “one ring to rule them all “works in mysterious ways and can even change a good Lord of the Rings elf into an MCU baddie.
The MCU has an affinity to use actors from previous Lord of the Rings movies. In Captain America: The First Avenger, the actor that portrays Red Skull once played Elrond in the Lord of the Rings, and the actor that plays Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy was also once Thranduil in The Hobbit. Even Ragnarok’s Hela was once Galadriel.
So, is there something in the water turning these elves into MCU villains?
The list doesn’t stop at just elves though. Skurge, Ulysses Klaue, and Heinz Kruger were also once part of the Lord of the Rings universe.
9 The MCU Created the Greatest Love Story of All Time
The DCEU has the delightfully dangerous romance between Joker and Harley Quinn, and the MCU has Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers.
Steve and Bucky put the bro in bromance and could quite possibly be Disney's greatest love story. Ever since Steve found out that his bro was alive, he fought to the ends of the earth to make sure he was safe. From then on, the two of them became the embodiment of what every Disney princess dreams of – true love.
When describing Civil War, Joe Russo even said “What’s fascinating about the Cap-Bucky story as well is it’s a love story. These are two guys that grew up together, and so they have that same emotional connection to each other as brothers would, and even more so because Bucky was all Steve had growing up”.
8 The "I Died Without Any Character Development" Starter Pack
One of the major fan complaints about MCU movies is that the villains are underdeveloped and very easily defeated. However, none of the villains were as underrepresented as these two.
You might not even recognize these characters, let alone know their names. That’s because they died so fast and without any development that most fans completely forgot who they were.
If you don’t know, the man on the top is Crossbones. Also known as Brock Rumlow, Crossbones was a Hydra agent within S.H.I.E.L.D who was ordered to take down Captain America in the Winter Soldier. He’s the guy who attacked Cap in the elevator.
The villain on the bottom is Malekith. He was the cruel leader of the Dark Elves that wanted to take the Aether from Jane in Thor: The Dark World. Although he was the main villain in the movie, we learned nothing about his character.
7 Hela and Skurge's Yearbook Photos
We all remember the zits, voice changes, and awful years of puberty that plagued our young teenage life. If you don’t remember, simply take a look at the difference between your freshmen and senior yearbook picture. Our high school photos immortalized this awkward time in our life and it’s no different for MCU villains.
According to this meme, Hela and Skurge really came into themselves after their four years in high school. When they were young freshmen, they were sweet, innocent, and moral characters in Lord of the Rings. However, the search for the ring led them astray.
They embraced the gothic and emo trends of high school and indulged in the dark side. By the time of graduation, they fully transformed into the villains we saw in Thor: Ragnarok.
6 The Winter Soldier Isn't So Tough in the Fall
The Winter Soldier introduces himself as a menacing villain with no remorse or regard for human life. He attacks Nick Fury and further promotes his ultimate beast image.
However, the Winter Soldier wasn’t always this sinister. In fact, his demise as Bucky Barnes makes him seem a lot more human.
In 1945, Bucky Barnes was part of a team sent to capture Hydra scientist Arnim Zola. However, the plan didn’t go as well as they planned, and he’s sent flying off the side of a Hydra train.
Bucky hung onto the side of the train, dangling above death, and reaching out for help. But, Captain America couldn’t save his best friend and Bucky tumbled into the mountains below.
So, it doesn't look like the Winter Soldier makes much of a fall soldier. But what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, right?
5 Get Out of the Chair, Thanos
Ever since Thanos’ first appearance in The Avengers (2012), we’ve all been waiting for him… to get out of his chair.
The Mad Titan has appeared in a couple of movies over the past couple of years, and we’ve seen excellent shots of him lounging around. However, he’s never really done anything in the movies.
Set in space, the Guardians of the Galaxy movies seem to be the perfect place to introduce him. However, despite the perfect setting, he’s only talked about as a fearsome and treacherous being in the movies, and we don’t get a glimpse of his actual being. He simply sits in his chair, waiting for the perfect reveal.
Will we finally see the Mad Titan get out of chair in Infinity War and will he finally “do it himself”? Looks like we’ll be waiting until May to find out.
4 Loki Dating Taylor Swift
As the God of Mischief, Loki has done many questionable and unforgivable things. He’s turned Thor into a frog, betrayed his family multiple times, and impersonated his father to gain the throne. However, according to this meme, none of that measures up to the betrayal of dating Taylor Swift.
Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift, better known as Hiddleswift, dated for three months in the summer of 2016. According to reports, the two became strained after Hiddleston went to Australia to film Thor: Ragnarok and Swift stayed in the states.
The breakup was hard for Hiddleston, especially because of the publicity surrounding it. However, we all know the hunky Loki will be able to move on. As one of the most popular characters in the MCU, he most likely has loads of fangirls just lining up to take T-Swift’s place in his heart.
3 Who's the Real Villain in Thor: Ragnarok?
The release of Thor: Ragnarok introduced a new villain into the MCU. This treacherous scoundrel causes outrage amongst Avengers fans, strikes fear into the eyes of Thor and the Hulk, and can destroy the Marvel Universe in seconds. No, we’re not talking about Hela. This villain is a TV host named Tom Little.
Prior to the release of Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo went on The Project to discuss the movie with Tom Little. This interview set the scene for Little’s villainous strike.
During the discussion, Little refers to Hela as Thor’s sister multiple times, giving away a major Ragnarok spoiler. This causes Hemsworth to slam his hands on the table and say “You can’t say it’s his sister. You can’t give that away”.
Ruffalo then follows suit by saying “ixnay on the istersay” which means “don’t talk about the sister” in Pig Latin.
2 How Real Villains Fight Vs. How Yellowjacket Fights
In Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man battles Doc Ock on a zipping subway train. Then, in Batman Begins (2005), Batman busts through a train to fight Ra’s al Ghul and in Wolverine (2013), Logan fights off a bunch of baddies inside a moving train.
For many villains, being beaten during an epic train fight is a right of passage that allows them to fully enter the realm of villainhood. However, Disney took over for Marvel and gave Yellowjacket and Ant-Man a more PG fight. Instead of high-speed trains and dangerous stunts, they got a fight on a child’s train set.
But it’s okay Yellowjacket, your fellow MCU villain, Bucky Barnes didn’t get an epic train scene either. He kind of just fell to his doom and eventually became the villain he was meant to be.
1 Bad Guys Don't Deserve a Nose
Red Skull and Ultron join Voldemort and Captain Barbosa in the history books as some of the meanest and gruesome villains on the block. But they also have something else in common – or at least a lack of something.
Each of these wicked villains lacks a nose. Maybe one of their parents took it when they were a child and never gave it back. Maybe it’s the reason why they’re so bent on revenge and destruction, or maybe it’s a representation of the fact that villains can’t sniff out the path of good.
Whatever the reason is, Hollywood seems to think that bad guys don’t deserve noses. Apparently, the MCU has continued the tradition and portrayed some of their biggest villains as nose-less crooks.
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