MCU: 10 quotes that live rent-free in fans’ heads
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gotten pretty unruly lately. To be fair, it was already a monster after Avengers: Endgame, as twenty-two films were released to culminate the Infinity Saga. But now there are twenty-four movies, three Disney Plus series, many more in the works, and a ton of quotes that have become memorable markers of the cinematic menagerie.
Some of these quotes have even managed to find their way into people’s long term memories. From jokes from beloved characters to strained emotional statements, these ten quotes have managed to live rent-free in the minds of all who love the MCU, for better or for worse.
ten “I become invisible to the eye.”
In Avengers: Infinity War, a dramatic moment between Gamora and Star-Lord sees the tension relieved by Drax revealing he was standing and munching throughout their conversation. He claims he’s invisible if he never moves.
It was funny when it first happened, but considering how deep it got into the ground – to the point where even James Gunn objects to it – it’s clear that free rent isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes it’s time to switch from the meme.
9 “This place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.”
Keeping the Guardians of the Galaxy in mind, their first appearance was such a shock to the MCU system that there were some hilarious and memorable quotes. One of the first occurs during an exchange between Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon.
The first mentions what his spaceship would look like under black light. The reason why he lives rent-free in the minds of fans? It is so shocking. Who would have thought that a superhero would make such a crass reference?
8 “It’s America’s ass.”
This particular listing could also be at risk of overexposure, but it had a perfect structure for its final gain in End of Game. Tony notices Cap’s ass, Scott Lang greets that ass, then Cap admires himself when he fights with an earlier version.
What helps him be so memorable is that he’s emblematic of the slight weariness Cap has developed over the years. When he gets to a point where he can compliment himself, it’s a lot of fun.
7 “I have something pretty big, but I can’t hold it for very long.”
Speaking of Ant-Man, he actually has a lot of quotes that can stand up to the best the MCU has to offer. For example, in Captain America: Civil War, he offers a distraction by transforming into Giant Man.
However, he prefaces it with the quote: “I have something pretty big, but I can’t hold it for very long.” It’s yet another sexually suggestive line that reads differently out of context, but it’s Paul Rudd’s delivery that makes it such a fantastic moment.
6 “I remember them all.”
Also in Captain America: Civil War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely managed to balance silly quotes with very emotional quotes. The line “I remember all of them” comes up when Tony fights Steve and Bucky and he asks if Bucky remembers killing his parents as a Winter Soldier.
“I remember them all,” Bucky replies. It’s a phenomenal character pace that lends even more weight to this final battle and provides a clear line for the arc that Bucky launches into during The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
5 “I’m with you until the end of the line.”
Much of Bucky’s character arc revolved around whether or not he felt worthy of love and acceptance with Steve Rogers out of the picture. After all, the two were always like, “I’m with you all the way.”
Maybe the line never has more weight than in the climaxes of The Winter Soldier, when Steve refuses to fight his brainwashed friend. It may be heartbreaking, but it is undeniably memorable.
4 “Loki, I thought the world was for you.
In almost every movie they’ve appeared in, Thor and Loki argued endlessly. Sometimes these fights got fierce and other times they just got depressing. But their brotherhood was at the heart of their two arcs, at the bottom.
When Thor admits it in an unusually heartfelt scene from Thor: Ragnarok, he hits hard and deep. But his rent-free nature also made the trip Loki on Disney Plus even more rewarding.
3 “I love you, 3000.”
Welcome to what has apparently become the rallying cry of MCU fans and the defining quote for the Infinity Saga as a whole. As everyone remembers, in an exchange between Tony and his daughter Morgan, the superhero declares: “I love you, 3000”.
It’s been repeated a bunch of times, and deep down it shows how much Tony cared about the people in his life. Beyond every heroic action, that alone shows what kind of developmental journey he has pursued for eleven years on screen.
2 “I’m not from Earth, I’m from Missouri.”
It would be a mistake not to mention just one more joke that lives rent-free in the minds of MCU fans. When the Guardians walked through Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Iron Man two-thirds of the way Infinity war, sparks immediately flew.
The remarkable line of dialogue of these exchanges comes when Star-Lord mocks Tony’s recognition of Christ and declares, “I’m not from Earth, I’m from Missouri.” It’s really funny, but also completely absurd and that fans are always thinking about.
1 “What is sorrow if not enduring love?” “
The quote “What is sorrow if not love that persists?” had to be number one simply because of the extent of his influence. First of all, it lives rent-free in the minds of MCU fans because it’s really well-written, thought-out dialogue.
However, some consider the line to be on par with the best words ever written by Shakespeare. Then there are those who have fun with the quote and make endless memes out of it. Finally, there are those who cynically mock those who have been displaced by the line and still haven’t given up that hold more than three months later. Ultimately, the advice Vision gives Wanda in the penultimate WandaVision the down payment lives rent free in everyone’s mind.
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