Comebacks From MCU Female Characters:
The most badass and intimidating superheroes in the MCU are women. If you mess up with them, it might be the last thing you’ll ever do. They are not only highly capable of breaking your necks but also have a lethal tongue. The women in MCU are smart, savage, witty, strategic, and dangerous. They can love immensely but if poked, all hell breaks loose. When they don’t kick butts, they slay it with their words. Find out the 10 most savage comebacks from the female characters in the MCU.
Hope’s wry humor is always on fleek. Her fearless persona can be quite daunting for Scott Lang. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott and Hope went to meet Bill Foster to gather information about the Ghost. Bill also turned out to be one of Hank Pym’s former colleagues who worked on the size-altering technology with him. This prompts the men to get lost in the discussions on their record sizes. As Wasp finally loses patience, she takes away their moment by saying
“If you two are finished comparing sizes, we need to figure out a way to track down the lab.”
When a new Gamora travels from the past in Avengers: Endgame, she obviously has no idea of the previous Gamora’s experiences. At first, she refuses to believe that her competitive sister Nebula was on her side. But when the two finally get along and Nebula runs her through her past which was technically her alternate future (Let’s not dig into that), Peter Quill comes into the picture. As the news of Star-Lord being her boyfriend makes her cringe, Nebula coolly replies
“The choices were him, or a tree”.
The adopted daughter of Thanos, Gamora has been pretty feisty since the moment we saw her. She used to be a smart and aloof warrior until her paths crossed with the Guardians of the Galaxy who became her team and family. It’s hard for a lone wolf like Gamora to cooperate with a team, but the intellectual level and silliness of the Guardians have made it more impossible for her. In one of the scenes, the dumb Drax misunderstands Star-Lord’s metaphor of thesaurus. To this, the Rocket jumps in and says that Drax’s kind takes metaphors literally. This unproductive and brainless conversation forces Gamora to say under her breath,
“I’m gonna die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.”
Another savage Gamora moment was when Chris tried to sway her with flirty charm, Gamora surprises him with an attack and says
“I know who you are, Peter Quill! I am not some starry-eyed waif here to succumb to your pelvic sorcery!”
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Valkyrie is the latest superhero to the MCU family. Her effortless wit which often undermines the God of Thunder’s grandeur is hilarious. In Thor: Ragnarok, when Valkyrie ran into Thor before his escape, she asked him about the cloth on his head. Thor called it his disguise but Valkyrie immediately mocked it by saying
“But I can see your face”.
In Thor: Ragnarok, when Topaz was referring to Grandmaster’s non-paid workers as slaves, the pompous Grandmaster cringes at the term and asks her not to use the ‘s’ word since he didn’t like it. So Topaz repeats the same line and replaces the term ‘slave’ with a sarcastic substitute. She apologizes and adds
“the ‘prisoners with jobs’ have armed themselves”.
Okoye sarcastic responses in Avengers: Infinity War almost threw us off our seats. It was an unexpected dialogue in a superhero comic film yet highly relatable to the real world. Wakanda is a small but technologically advanced kingdom that stayed in isolation from the rest of the world for centuries until T’Challa opened its gates. It was followed by the Avengers: Infinity War where one of the biggest battles against Thanos’s army takes place. Normally, opening the gates of your nation implies globalization. Okoye sarcastically showed her expectations for the same ordinary things than the bizarre alien wars. Before the war was about to begin, Okoye told T’Calla that this was not what she had in her mind they were going to open Wakanda to the public. When T’Challa asked her what she had imagined, she said
“The Olympics, maybe even a Starbucks?”
Pepper Potts to Christine Everhart
Pepper is a sweetheart until you mess with her. Her best features are her brains and people skills that swayed the once playboy, Tony Stark. She can destroy you with her kind words while she is still smiling. When Pepper attended Christine after her one nightstand with Tony, she handed her the dry-cleaned clothes and informed her about a car waiting to drop her to her location. Christine attempted to take a jibe at Pepper by commenting on how Tony still made her do laundry for him. To this Pepper smiled and said that she would do anything and everything for Mr. Stark including taking out the trash sometimes. Referring to the one nightstand as trash was cheeky.
Shuri to Bruce Banner
Shuri is one of the biggest geniuses in the MCU. She is T’Challa’s sister and the main brains behind Wakanda’s advanced technology. Shuri’s intelligence even surpasses that of scientist Bruce Banner. When the two brilliant minds finally meet up in Infinity War and Shuri drops an idea, Banner goes all awkward and says that he didn’t think of it. To this Shuri gives a humble reply with a smug
“I’m sure you did your best”.
There are endless savage moments of Black Widow that exceeds others’ dialogues. One of the earliest moments was when she spoke ill of Loki to Thor in The Avengers. As Thor feels outraged at this insult and shows brotherly loyalty towards him, he is interrupted by Natasha’s facts as she says “He killed 80 people in two days”. It forces Thor to step back and say
Another moment took place in Avengers: Age of Ultron when a Russian man jibes at Black Widow’s combat skill and calls her “another pretty face”. But instead of getting offended, the confident assassin replies happily “You really think I’m pretty?” Little did the man know that it was Natasha was interrogating him with deceiving methods.
The funniest was when Scott Lang hesitated to share his idea about the time machine. As he called his theory crazy, Natasha threw an unexpected response, “Scott, I get e-mails from a raccoon. So, nothing sounds crazy anymore”. Unlike other fantasy movies, Natasha is pretty honest about how bizarre everything around her is.
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Talking is not really Wanda’s style who prefers flying objects around and throw them at you. But she did make a few witty remarks in Avengers. She was accompanying the Avengers in one of their missions where Natasha Romanoff was watching their target and leaving instructions about his weapons and guards. As Black Widow starts to sound worried by the security, Wanda confidently reassures her by saying
“You Guys know I can move things with my mind right?”.
In the same movie, Tony Stark reprimands Wanda at the airport for hurting Vision. But Wanda slams him with an allegation saying
“You locked me in my room”.