Content Warning: the following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Since its start in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded over the course of 27 movies and five Disney+ series for fans to enjoy. There are currently no signs of stopping when it comes to developing more MCU projects as the slate for upcoming releases continues to grow.
Through the witty one-liners and inspirational monologues, there have also been a number of quotes surrounding the common emotion fans feel towards the MCU: love. From the Vision’s melancholy definition of the emotion to his wife Wanda to Steve Rogers’ quiet display of brothers-in-arms affection for Bucky Barnes, the MCU has a plethora of quotes showing the different types of love from the romantic to the platonic.
Vision to Wanda Maximoff In WandaVision
“What is grief, if not love persevering?”
Duringepisode 8 of WandaVision entitled “Previously On,” Agatha forces Wanda to relive some of her memories. One of these memories is of Wanda and Vision in her Avengers Compound bedroom de ella after Avengers: Age of Ultron and he attempts to comfort her over the loss of her brother Pietro.
The delivery of this line had a large impact on Wanda and on the viewers, as there was praise for the quote online immediately after the episode was released, as it offered a new perspective on grief that many resonated with. It was also just the thing Wanda needed to hear at the time to prevent her from letting the sorrow drown her completely as she feared.
Morgan Stark to Tony Stark (& Vice Versa) In Avengers: Endgame
“I love you, 3000.”
Morgan Stark joined the MCU in Avengers: Endgame and quickly warmed the hearts of those watching. In the first half of the film, she tells her dad de ella Tony Stark that she loves him 3000 after he told her, “love you tons.” The line was cute and moving on its own, especially when assuming she has picked up a scientific trait from her father de ella Tony Stark, but then becomes close to painful after he repeats it in a message he left behind after his passing from him. These wind up being the last words both Morgan and fans hear Tony say, so it is no wonder that audiences love this quote and hold it close to their hearts.
Bucky Barnes To Steve Rogers (& Vice Versa) In Captain America: The Winter Soldier
“I’m with you ’til the end of the line.”
Best friends since childhood, Bucky and Steve have certainly been through a lot together. This line originated in a flashback scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Bucky reminds Steve he doesn’t have to face life alone after the passing of his mom. Later on in the movie, Steve says it back to Bucky as the Winter Soldier rather than fighting him, and it’s this phrase that seems to awaken something in Bucky’s mind and stops him from further hurting Steve.
Their relationship has been interpreted as both platonic and romantic by audiences, but no matter how the duo is viewed, there’s no doubting that the love that Bucky was reminded of by this phrase was beyond important.
Loki to Sylvie in Loki
“Love is a dagger. It’s a weapon to be wielded far away or up close. You can see yourself in it. It’s beautiful until it makes you bleed.”
As the two journey to Shuroo by train in episode 3 of Loki entitled “Lamentis,” Loki and Sylvie have a conversation about love, creating different metaphors for what it is. It takes a few drinks for Loki to come up with his own metaphor, but once he finds the words, his comparison of him is actually quite poetic.
It encompasses both the highs and lows that may come with being in love in a very Loki way, with daggers seemingly being his weapon of choice throughout the span of his time in the MCU. It offers Loki’s perspective of the emotion as something precious and yet something very dangerous.
Andrew Garfield’s Peter Park To The Multiverse Spider-Men in Spider-Man: No Way Home
“I love you guys.”
With the recent reveal that this line was improvised from an exclusive interview with Variety, these four words from Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker to the other two Peters have become even more special. Peter’s sudden burst of love came from Garfield’s heart as he grew to love Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland like brothers over the course of filming Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The random confession also resonated with fans in their seats because seeing all three Spider-Man on screen together felt surreal to many in the audience who could only wish to express their love to all the Peter Parkers as well.
Wanda Maximoff to Vision (And Vice Versa) in Avengers: Infinity War
“I Just Feel You.”
After the events of Captain America: Civil WarWanda and Vision find themselves testing the waters of their new relationship while hiding from the world at the start of Avengers: Infinity War. The mind stone in Vision’s head starts to bother him and so he asks Wanda to tell him what she feels, to which she replies, “I just feel you.”
This response shows that her love for him was always for him and the moments both Wanda and Vision have shared rather than the power he may possess. When Vision repeats the line later in the movie as a means of reassurance as Wanda destroys the same stone, it conveys that he loves her regardless of the unfortunate circumstances they’ve found themselves in her.
Drax to Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
“When you’re ugly and someone loves you, you know they love you for who you are. Beautiful never know who to trust.”
Brutal honesty is one of Drax’s most defining traits as he takes everything literally, and he is nothing but honest in this quote. He says this to Mantis during a moment alone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and while it isn’t as heartfelt as some other lines, it still carries some weight.
Successful people are often unsure if those wanting to get close to them want to genuinely connect with them or use them for personal gain. An example of this can even be found in the film, as Peter Quill believed his dad de him Ego wanted to bond with him to make up for lost time when Ego really only wanted Peter’s celestial power.
Thena to Sersi in Eternals
“When you love something, you protect it. It is the most natural thing in the world.”
Just before the final battle of Eternals, two of the most powerful team members Thena and Sersi share a few minutes alone in which Thena recites these words that Gilgamesh once told her. The statement reassures Sersi in her decision to stop the emergence that would ultimately destroy the planet Earth but also reinforces the familial theme amongst the group as this was the reasoning Gilgamesh gave Thena when she asked why he looked after her for so long. Families always have their ups and downs, as the Eternals did when they split up, but at the end of the day, they prove families are ready to protect one another as well.
Odin to Thor & Loki in Thor: Ragnarok
“I love you, my sons.”
Just before Odin passes away in Thor: Ragnarök, he has a heart-to-heart with Thor and Loki where he informs them about their sister Hela and reassures them that he loves them. While this moment may not have been anything special to Thor, these few words took Loki by surprise and that shock is clear on his face.
Having lived most of his life in his brother’s shadow, Loki’s inclusion in Odin’s declaration of love was unexpected and yet needed as some sort of closure before Odin’s passing. The importance of this moment is highlighted by the incorporation of the line in Loki’s “greatest hits” towards the end of episode one of Loki entitled “Glorious Purpose.”
Black Widow to Loki in The Avengers
“Love is for children. I owe him a debt.”
Natasha says these words to Loki as part of his interrogation in avengers and it serves as a reminder of where her character started when compared to how she ended. She carries herself as a more reserved being at the start of her time in the MCU, but a softer side of Natasha is shown as her Avengers family begins to grow on her.
In Black Widow, audiences see her with the family of her childhood and how openly she loves them, particularly her sister Yelena. Natasha has fought a lot of battles in her lifetime, but it never made her any less capable of love.
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