Avengers: Infinity War is the culminating chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10-year run, one which has seen our heroes go toe-to-toe with the likes of a sentient killer android, a literal goddess of death, and even an aged Michael Keaton. In Infinity War, the stakes are upped as the Avengers face their most daunting challenge yet: The Mad Titan Thanos, one of the strongest beings in the universe, and his Black Order. While the Avengers have managed to avoid significant losses to their core in their past battles, the odds are that not everyone will make it out of this fight alive. With the film set to hit theaters tomorrow night, we asked you which characters you thought were most likely to die. Here are the top three likely deaths, according to you.
3. Vision: The Vision was first introduced back in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and immediately proved to be one of the strongest and noble members of the Avengers. Since then, he has cultivated a romantic relationship with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and sided with Tony Stark on the Sokovia Accords. The problem is that when Vision was brought to life, he was created with the soul stone and with Thanos on the hunt for all six stones, the path to unlimited power goes through The Vision. Fans will have to wait and see if Vision is capable of surviving without the stone powering him, but things don’t look good for him.
2. Loki: Loki is one of the longest-standing characters in the MCU and has evaded death on multiple occasions. This is likely why many fans speculate Loki’s luck has run out and his time in the MCU may be coming to an end. After failing Thanos in the first Avengers movie, the Mad Titan may have a bone to pick with the elusive Asgardian. Loki’s character arc spanning from the first Thor film back in 2011 to last year’s Thor: Ragnarok has been one of the high points of the MCU and a meaningful death that sees Loki making one last noble act to save the universe might be a fitting end for Tom Hiddleston’s loveable trickster.
1. Steve Rogers: The Man Out of Time. Chris Evans’ Captain America has been a staple of the MCU and the team’s moral backbone since he was first introduced in his solo film back in 2011. It’s hard not to root for the ever-hopeful and stalwart hero, but his death might be the spark that pushes the remaining Avengers to finish off Thanos once and for all. A potential Cap death would also lend some credence to the idea that one of his friends, Falcon or Bucky, might pick up the shield. This would spice up Phase 4 of the MCU and open up the field for more obscure characters like Riri Williams or Amadeus Cho to take up the mantles of legacy character like Iron Man and Hulk, respectively.
Avengers: Infinity War comes out this weekend with screenings starting as early as Thursday evening.
Mario Avalos is a senior at Florida International University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, along with certificates in Film Studies and Professional and Public Writing.