MCU is a franchise that has impressed the audience up to a great extent. The major reason is the best action sequences with some outstanding visual effects. The villains have been mostly aliens and robots that helped to pull the audience to the theaters. Now one more thing that remained common in MCU movies is the friendships between characters. It can be a colleague of a superhero or another superhero. But there have been some friendships that became the most iconic friendships in all of the MCU franchise. Let’s check a few of them.
1. T’Challa and Okoye
T’Challa has been known as the perfect king of MCU. He is that king who works for the welfare of his people and does what is best for them. He along with his bodyguard is a no-nonsense person. But we have never seen them being cruel or harsh to each other. They work together to ensure the safety and prosperity of the Wakandan citizens. Okoye has never disobeyed T’Challa’s orders. For Okoye, T’Challa is always right and he will never do anything that would bring harm to Wakanda and its citizens.
2. Thor and Bruce Banner
When the Avengers were at first introduced to each other, they tried to insult each other in the best way possible. Eventually, they understood everything and teamed up as one. Even in the first movie, two characters, Thor and Bruce Banner were seen fighting each other when Loki tried to have control over Bruce and he turned into Hulk. He was stopped was Thor and Natasha Romanoff. Now in Thor: Ragnarok, both of them became friends. The friendship developed when Bruce returned to his true form after being Hulk and with Thor, they planned to take down Hela.
3. Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes
The friendship of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes is something that will be remembered by the MCU fans for generations. They have known each other since the 1940s. Bucky was presumed to be dead after falling off the train but he returned later as the Winter Soldier. Still, Steve always tried not to fight him. Also, Bucky was framed for the UN bombing and King T’Chaka’s murder by Zemo. Even here, Steve knew that Bucky was innocent and tried to save him. Later it was revealed that Bucky killed Tony Stark’s parents. Tony Stark tried to kill Bucky but was stopped by Steve Rogers after a lengthy and brutal fight.
4. Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers
Steve Rogers was shocked to see that he was alive and was in a world with which he was completely unfamiliar. Till he came back to his senses, all the people he knew were gone or were no more. He could find only Peggy Carter with whom he maintained a strong bond till the end. But still, Steve earned a good and loyal friend in the modern world. It was Sam Wilson. Sam decided to help Steve in taking down HYDRA despite the fact that he did not know Steve for a long time. It also helped Sam to become a part of the Avengers. The mantle of Captain America was taken by Sam Wilson after Steve Rogers retired as a superhero.
5. Scott Lang and Luis
Scott Lang is now one of our favorite characters in the MCU. We now know him as the Ant-Man. But initially, Scott Lang was a criminal for many years. He had a crew to back him up and one of them was Luis. Luis was an ordinary man with no powers or a superhero suit but he has been loyal to Scott and is always there for him. Luis was seen overwhelmed when Scott revealed his Ant-Man suit and the powers he posses. But Luis got used to it and adjusted himself. When it was time to steal the suit from Hank Pym’s old company, Luis decided to help Scott and didn’t even care for the consequences.
6. Rocket Raccoon and Groot
The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has been loved by the audience for its humor and action sequences. But friendships have also been common in this franchise. The most notable in here has been Rocket Raccoon and Groot. The characters have always appeared as best friends. Another best part about them is that Rocket cares a lot about Groot and also scolds Groot if he is doing something wrong. Rocket and Groot have always teamed up whenever it comes to battling with enemies. Rocket was also heartbroken when Groot gave his life to save the Guardians from Ronan the Accuser.
7. Peter Parker and Ned Leeds
MCU’s Spider-Man was a completely new take on the character. Peter Parker was introduced here as a usual college-going boy and his clashes with Flash Thompson were ignored. But in terms of a best friend, we got to see Ned Leeds this time instead of Harry Osborn. The Osborn storyline was also ignored in this franchise. But the best thing about Ned Leeds and Peter Parker is that Ned knew about Peter’s secret and never revealed it to anyone. In Avengers: Infinity War, Ned distracted the college students on the bus so that Peter can escape and help the Avengers.
8. Tony Stark and James Rhodes
Tony Stark usually did not have many friends because of his arrogant nature. But we saw a change in him whenever it was about saving the world. Despite all this, he earned a best friend. It was Colonel James Rhodes. Tony used to call him Rhodey. Rhodey always tried his best to make Tony a disciplined person and change his nature so that people can start to love him. In Iron Man 2, together they managed to finish Ivan Vanko. Also, Tony was frustrated when Rhodey was mistakenly injured by Vision and also provided exoskeletal leg braces that helped Rhodey to walk again.
9. Thor and Heimdall
Heimdall was at first introduced as a tall and stern man with a horned helmet and a giant sword and he guarded the Bifrost. Heimdall is well aware of his duty and is also a good friend of the Asgardian prince Thor and his allies. Heimdall later started to respect and admire Thor’s selfless courage and strength. Heimdall also did everything he could to save the people of Asgard when Hela was wreaking havoc on all of them. Heimdall and Thor together escaped Asgard when it fell to Surtur.
10. Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon
Drax the Destroyer is a character that has been rude most of the time while appearing in MCU movies. He hardly makes any friends. But he is more focused on combat and getting revenge on the mad titan Thanos. But he easily gets along with all the other members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter Quill and Rocket Raccoon are Drax’s best friends. The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise cleared that Drax and Rocket have the same sense of humor and enjoy doing pranks on other people. This also includes Peter Quill and their new friend Mantis.
So these are all the Best Friendships in MCU (our favorites). Which ones are yours? Let us know in the comments.