Top 10 Most Tragic Characters in the Marvel Cinematic UniverseFrom shattered dreams to unimaginable losses, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced us to a plethora of characters who have been tested in ways we can only begin to comprehend. These characters have experienced personal tragedies, sacrificed their own happiness for the greater good, and faced insurmountable odds that have left us clutching our chests in empathy.
Through the intricate storytelling and stellar performances, we have witnessed the raw emotions and profound depths of these characters' struggles. The MCU has delved into themes of loss, redemption, and the weight of responsibility, giving us a glimpse into the very essence of what it means to be human.
Thor should always stay on top. He watches his best friend and his brother die in front of him. Both of his brothers are dead. Had to live the love of his life.
It's so obvious that Thor has the saddest story. Compared to the two above him, he lost everything. He should be number 1!
Thor, his backstory is so sad. He lost everything.I want to move him up but I never want to feel like he feels.
She was trapped under a bed for two days while her parents lay dead on the floor. As she waits for a bomb to go off, she is tortured and undergoes painful experiments. Then she watches her home country get destroyed, and then she causes a bunch of people to die because she was trying to save her friend's life, and is blamed for it all. Then she loses the love of her life and disappears for five years. And once she tries to get back what she lost, she brainwashes an entire town just to get the love of her life back, and people think of her as a villain. If that isn't a tragic backstory/story, then I don't know what is.
I'm rlly getting tired so I'm just going to be short and sweet, she lost her kids and her husband so many times, over and over. I think she's a sad character in need of a little love.
I always see Wanda as a very sensitive type, sensitive to loss, sensitive to criticism, sensitive to public opinion, sensitive to manipulation. That is her weakness, and the sad story is that she's been through all of it. Multiple times. Because of that she grew into someone in need of people who understand her and love her for WHO she is and not WHAT she is. All that out the way, she grew up in a country at war and the only sense of escapism was watching her favorite sitcom shows, then a stark bomb killed her parents, she and her brother were trapped for 2 whole days surrounded by guns and explosions, nothing to eat or drink and probably no sleep too. After that she and her brother spent most of their time joining a cause trying to get justice for the murder of their parents, her brother became her only sense of humanity. Then they got experimented on by hydra for who knows how long. She lost her entire city and her brother who was her only sense humanity, she was ready to die at the end of age of ultron because she legitimately did not have the will to live anymore (and this was just the beginning) but then vision saved her. Vision understood her pain and grief, he understood her personality, who she is. He comforted her at times when she was feeling down, he made her feel special, he made her feel like she belonged, that there is more than just sorrow in the world. She immediately fell in love with him, because he essentially replaced her brother, he reminded her of pietro, she had her sense of humanity back. Then she accidentally killed 100s of people with an explosion in a building in lagos which made the entire world fear her, stark even went as far as putting her in a straight jacket. Everyone around her saw her as this monster, this WITCH. They saw her for WHAT she was, not WHO she was, cap then broke them out of prison and for 2 whole years she and vision often stayed together and kept each other company in scotland. Vision cleared her name and without her... more
NEBULA OMG SHE IS THE BEST
Ok, so I think her story is so tragic because although even being tortured and rebuilt by the "father" that A: killed her parents and B: treated her like crap it really hurts because she went through tall that because of him. Also, let's face it, Gamoras obviously better. Nebula can't help it so she gets another peace of metal in her brain every time. It's awful.
Thanos would have Gamora and Nebula battle each other. Every time Nebula lost, Thanos would have a part of her replaced with robotic parts. Not only that, but Thanos called Gamora his favorite daughter right in front of her.
Star lord had it all happen to him, he lost his birth dad, adoptive dad, his mom, his Walkman, and he had to find out what all his friend were going through, and being the captain, he had to carry it all on his shoulders. Also the one person he truly loved, Gamora, died and now she isn't in love with him. Must suck to be him.
Watched his mother die, had to kill his father, watched his caretaker die, then the love of his life.
Loki has been through it. Loki thinks that the all fathers and friggas love for him is fake, and that Thor has no reason to love him. He went through a lot, and in the Loki series, he gave up his happiness and joy for everyone else.
Loki. First, being in thors shadow all the time. That's the least of his problems. He killed his real dad so he could get his adoptive father's approval for once, but he just says "No Loki" and then Loki proceeds to kill himself. He really did all of that just for him to say yes Loki, but even though it was wrong, he still couldn't explain why or put him down slowly. His love for Loki is so fake it's disgusting. After that, he was ressurected just to be tortured even more by thanos. Then he had to live with the guilt of killing his mom, but he couldn't even be there for her. He lives with that guilt and it probably will forever haunt him.
Apart from all that, Loki proceeds to fake his death every movie. This is his way of making sure Odin or Thor still loves him, or his desperate attempt for attention.
Now, we have ragnarok. He got close with Thor than died. He finnally loved he didn't have to be killed to prove to himself that his family loved him, but then he was killed by the man he did everything for. Worst backstory ever.
Sorry, I'm doing this again, but I want to be clearer. Rocket is and was an outcast of society. He knew that but didn't know who he was. From all the teasing and being made fun of for something he can't control, which is being a monstrous, ugly, trash-eating raccoon, he tries to hide his insecurity, and eventually, it becomes natural for him to be a small, annoying little raccoon who is desperate for attention. Yondu's and Rocket's scene says a lot, like how he is mean to anyone willing to take in his screaming and crankiness all day. At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he wonders why his new family hasn't left him yet.
Now, the worst part.
His first weeks in life were in a cage, surrounded by other raccoons with no space or light. Eventually, he is one of many who are taken and ripped apart, gutted from inside then out, tortured constantly until he is "perfect," which no one, including himself, sees that he is. But soon, he gets the idea he has worth, that something is at the end of all of it, and it's all going to be fun. But he has new friends and a new family who all have one thing in common, and that is the desperate want or need to see the sky. Eventually, he sees it, and he gets his hopes up even higher. But then, boom, yada yada, there is no happiness at the end. His life in a cage, him being tortured until he is something and someone else entirely, was worth nothing because in the mind of the great evolutionary, he has no purpose, no conscience, nothing to be happy about. At the end of the film, he says, "A purpose for what? They made us for nothing. Just stupid experiments to be thrown away." And it hurts a lot to think you're nothing and a step on stairs for someone else to walk on to get to a higher place. Anyway, then his first family dies in front of him, and he lives with the guilt because he thinks it's his fault, so he pushes everyone away. And you can tell he is very young because of his teeth, his... more
Drax was made to be a dad. We see it in his humor, his laugh, his attitude, his way of life, so imagine the one purpose everyone knows you had just died at the hands of one of your family but the only thing is they hate him to.he must have been so confused at first but I feel so bad.
He saw his wife and daughter killed in front of him by the mad titan Thanos. He's a funny person but has a tragic backstory.
What species is Drax?
She died at the hands of her abuser. Everyone else on this list got a happy ending but not the OG Gamora.
Plus her soul was probably erased with the soul stone meaning she probably won't get to reunite with the Guardians even in death.
Gamora was tortured as well and eventually realized the fate of her sister. That news must have been really devastating but I don't know what else to write.
Her home planet, including her mother and father, were killed by Thanos. Then she was kidnapped by Thanos and he claimed her his daughter.
First of all, Bucky was part of the 107th when they got captured by HYDRA, who experimented on him until he was rescued by Steve. Then, he "died" when falling of the train, but was recovered by HYDRA and turned into a killer. They brainwashed and tortured him for almost 70 years, forcing him to kill over and over. When he recognizes Steve, they hurt him more and more until he escapes at the end of Cap: Winter Soldier. After trying to live a semi-normal life, he is framed for King T'Chaka's murder and is captured, where Zemo turns him back into the Winter Soldier. The only good thing that happened to him was him going to Wakanda to remove the effects HYDRA still had on him. But, he still has to deal with the overwhelming amount of grief and trauma that comes with being a murder weapon for decades.
Bucky has been through so much! I honestly think he should be in the top 3 on this list. He was brainwashed and tortured by Hydra for 70 years. He was forced to commit so many murders. Although he is free from Hydra now, he has to live with the guilt of what they made him do. I feel so bad for him
He has the saddest past because he had to leave a whole generation behind
Taken from her friends by the Kree to be used as a weapon to fight Skrulls who were simply trying to seek refuge.
I just saw it yesterday
The original Ant-Man, Hank Pym lost his wife while trying to stop a nuclear bomb. His wife went molecular and warped to the Quantum realm. Yes, they were reunited, but he has been greifing ever since.
He already lost Uncle Ben, and in Endgame, he lost his mentor, Iron Man. There is a chance.
He would be in the top.
Once a member of the Asguardian Valkyrie, she was the only survivor from Hela's raid on Asgard.
She was taken by Ego and treated like a slave ever since she was a larva.
He lost all his people in the fight and ended up dying himself also knowing that lost. This characters whole arc hit me very hard and is in my opinion the most tragic character in the mcu.