In this edition, I'll be analyzing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now because there have been so many reboots, I'm not going to go into every Marvel movie made (*cough cough* The horrible Daredevil movies. *cough cough*) and I'm not analyzing the shows such as Agents of SHIELD or Netflix's Daredevil. I'm going to analyze the running Avengers (Phase 1-3), X-Men, and the Amazing Spider-Man movies (cause they were amazing despite Andrew Garfield cutting them off *shakes fist*), since those seem to be the running cannon.
Warning: Spoilers for all of the villains in those movies.
Villains that Lived
Abilities Nullified - When a villain has abilities, sometimes the only way to stop them is to stop their abilities. This was Magneto's fate in X-Men: The Last Stand. Hank administered the mutant "cure" to Magneto in the middle of battle, putting a stop to his metal manipulating abilities.
Falling off the Edge of the Bifrost - This is one of those instances where you think the villain died, but he didn't and a classic is pushing them off a height and somehow they survive. Be careful with these fakesies or people may start getting skeptical if your villains are really dead. This happened with Loki (Thor).
Villains that Died
Blown Up - When in doubt, make your villain explode. There isn't any coming back from that whether it a missile or suit malfunction. This did the trick with Whiplash (Iron man 2), The Mandarin (Iron Man 3), and Yellowjacket (Ant-Man).
Burned Up By the Power of the Phoenix - This is a pretty gruesome fate. Jean Grey uses her telepathic alternative identity to burn Apocalypse to ashes in X-Men: Apocalypse. However, if you're not careful a villain can still come back from severe burns. Hello, Darth Vader.
Disintegrated by an Infinity Stone - Disintegrating is a cleaner type of death and a lot of baddies I've noticed have an ability or there are weapons that disintegrate. This happens to Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron).
Stabbed - Sometimes the best way to stop a bad guy is to just stab them. This happened to The Silver Samurai (The Wolverine).
Imprisoned and Other take the top for the MCU death stats.
The most common deaths so far in the Necrologies & Debacles tally are Other, Imprisoned, and Falling. This is a good thing to keep in mind when you're looking for an unusual way to kill your villain. What is done the most?
Which of these villains is your favorite? Which of these deaths or defeats is your favorite? Have you defeated your villains in your stories in similar ways to these?
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