7. Drax and Rocket
This is a small moment. Just half a minute. But god… the feels. Oh, the feels. Rocket Racoon’s best friend Groot has been turned to kindling and he’s mourning his loss. Then Drax, the unstoppable killing machine who wants nothing but vengeance, sits down beside him as Rocket is crying… and strokes him on the head. Doesn’t say anything. Just comforts him.
People ask me why I love Marvel so much. This is one of the reasons why. And before you ask, no I couldn’t find a picture of it actually happening. The Internet failed me. You’ll have to make do with this picture of a raccoon biting James Gunn on the nose.
6. Turn, Turn, Turn
I think most people would agree with me when I say that this is the episode that made Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. great. It had been getting better for the past few episodes, but this is the episode when everything changed. HYDRA is seemingly everywhere. The mysterious Clairvoyant might still be alive. Nobody knows who to trust. Suddenly, one of their most trusted allies, Agent Garret, is revealed to be a HYDRA agent and the Clairvoyant. Oh no!
You’d think that would be enough, right? Nope. Cause it turns out, oh… spoiler alert! *Clears throat* Ward was a member of HYDRA too! The guy who was training Skye, one of the teams most trusted members, has been a bad guy this whole time! Holy mother of BALLS!
5. What Captain America Lost
Damn it, Marvel! Why must you make me feel all these emotions! So one of the few complaints I have about Avengers is actually one of the deleted scenes. We see the lead up to Cap hitting the punching bag before Nick Fury comes to talk to him. It’s a series of quiet events as Cap looks over dossiers of the friends he lost after he got frozen and goes out into modern day New York, which confuses him. It’s a great deleted scene which adds a lot to Cap’s character. We needed a scene in Avengers that shows us what he’s lost.
But we got that in Winter Soldier. Damn, did we get it. It turns out Peggy Carter, Caps love interest, is still alive. Only she’s old, living in a home and has Alzheimer’s. In that moment, we see Steve face everything he’s lost personified in a person he loved but had to leave behind.
4. We Are Groot
OH GOD I CAN’T TAKE IT! I’m English for goodness sake! I’m forbidden by law from showing emotion! But… IT’S JUST SO SAD! Trapped in a crashing spaceship, it looks like the end for the Guardians of the Galaxy. But then, sentient tree creature Groot saves Quill, Rocket, Gamora and Drax by cocooning them, at the cost of his own life.
Throughout the movie, the only thing he has said is “I am Groot”. But as he saves his friends, he says: “We are Groot”. I have no idea what it means, but it still makes me cry.