Since its inception in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has featured a plethora of various team-ups among its enormous roster of characters. The public is familiar with the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy as enormous groups of heroes that rescue the world, but amid the vast groups are smaller pairings with incredible dynamics and the potential to take on entire swaths of baddies as a duo.
Some of the most interesting MCU duos include antagonists and heroes, but they are all superheroes. Some like to work alone, while others prefer to be the team leader at all times, yet they actually operate best in groups.
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND WINTER SOLDIER
Before they have codenames and superhuman power, these heroes are merely two young guys who desire to be warriors. They believe in a cause and in one another. Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes go through comparable training to become warriors but owing to certain experiments, they also become a little more super, which means they not only have equal skill levels but also similar strength levels.
Because they’ve known each other since they were youngsters, their skill levels may be matched by anticipating what the other can accomplish in a fight. In Captain America: Civil War, they demonstrate how marvelously well they can fight together as they take on Iron Man in one of the MCU’s finest hand-to-hand battles. Despite not fighting side by side in decades, it’s as though they haven’t missed a beat.
THE HAWKEYE DUO
Kate Bishop doesn’t have the same superhero moniker in the MCU as she has in the comics, but she’s obviously on her way. Despite her young age, the relationship between the formidable Kate and Clint in the Hawkeye series shows that she’s nearly as adept as he is.
While most of the finest superhero couples in the MCU include both members on equal footing, there’s something to be said about the archers’ teacher-student connection. Despite her admiration for Clint, Kate is initially resistant to criticism. As he comes to terms with the fact that she is skillful, she comes to terms with the fact that his expertise can teach her. By the end of the season, their relationship is a joy to see in action.
THOR AND HULK
Prior to Thor: Ragnarok, the MCU audience probably didn’t believe these two would make a good team. That was certainly a blunder. Hulk, who has said that he feels underappreciated by the Avengers, and Thor, who has always considered himself to be the strongest Avenger, have a tremendously amusing hostile relationship.
The two battling in the arena is just the beginning of how much fun they can have together. It’s much better for the viewers when Hulk decides not to aid Thor anymore and instead lets Bruce Banner lead the show. While Hulk sulks, Banner is just perplexed, and Thor must work hard to re-enlist Hulk’s support.
ROCKET AND GROOT
There aren’t many superheroes that battle with a partner who have a family connection. That is not the case with Rocket and Groot. They’re also not really heroes because they both appear to love stealing and inflicting havoc.
One of the best things about this couple is that they appear to be up for anything. Thor, are you going to the heart of a star? Sure. Are you assisting in the fight against Thanos on Earth? Without a doubt. Stealing a powerful relic for a large sum of money? That is also true. They’re entertaining because they’re willing to use any weapon to get the job done, whether or not they have a decent plan.
BLACK WIDOW AND HAWKEYE
There’s no disputing that Black Widow and Hawkeye share a unique bond. From their earliest on-screen meetings in the MCU, they have blindly trusted one another. That is the result of a lengthy history of collaboration, which the public hears about but does not see.
They have a simple shorthand that allows them to predict each other’s movements on the field. Even though he uses arrows and she uses bullets, their tactics seem to complement one another. Knowing that without Clint Barton’s decision to take a risk on a spy, they would never have been SHIELD – and eventually, Avengers – teammates, the viewer is grateful he took that “different call.”