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3. The Return of Fury


After Fury goes dark and burns his eye patch at the end of Winter Soldier, we thought that would be the last we’d see of him for a while. Not so. He turns up at the eleventh hour to help Coulson and co defeat Garret. After saving Fitz and Simmons, he joins Coulson in his fight, giving him a massive lazer gun to help stop the super powered Garret

Afterwards he makes up for bringing Coulson painfully back from the dead by naming him the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., before going dark once again. That Nick Fury. So enigmatic.


2. HYDRA Takes Over


So, it turns out HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. over the years since the Red Skull’s death and is planning on securing its position of world dominance by killing everyone who poses, or could ever pose, a threat to them. And as Captain America and team try to stop them, the imbedded HYDRA agents reveal themselves, turning on their S.H.I.E.L.D. co-workers. It’s the sudden and swiftness of their betrayal that gets me. You can tell they’ve been planning it for a long time.

In an instant, lines are drawn. And if you’re not with HYDRA, you’re gonna be disposed of. It’s a great beginning of a climax to a great film. Side note, do you think Danny Pudi was with HYDRA? I hope not.


1. ♫ Ooooh Child, Things Are Gonna Get Easier… ♫


What’s the best way to stop a villain out to destroy a planet? A dance off of course! As Ronan the Accuser is about to destroy Xandar with one of the infinity stones, Peter Quill steps up to the plate and challenges him to a dance off, singing the 1970 song O-o-h Child by Five Stairsteps. Why the hell not? Of course, he was only doing it to distract Ronan so that Rocket and Drax could take him out. Still… funny.

The thing I like about this is… it works! Making this the first time a super villain has been defeated by dancing. At least that I know of. I’ve got a feeling Adam West might have done it at some point. *Shudders*.


What do YOU think of this list? Is it a mashup of memorable moments or a list of lame… something else beginning with L. Let us know in the comments or send us your thoughts on Twitter! Meantime, I’m going to see if I can defeat MY enemies using dance! Hey, Batman! ♫ It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark. Under the moonlight you-♫ OW! Stop hitting me! AGGHH! Hey- Watch- NO, NOT MY LEGS! 

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