MCU has introduced us to a lot of villains in their movies and TV shows. All of them have different powers and abilities. Most of them have also been criticized for different reasons. But a few of them have also become fan favorites. A few of these villains have also changed themselves. They later become allies of the superheroes. A few of them also become the heroes themselves. But a few of them have gone too far to be redeemed and most of them would not want to be.
1. Scarlet Witch (Redeemed)
Wanda Maximoff made her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron as an antagonist of the Avengers. She became an ally of Ultron when HYDRA was shut down. She had mental manipulation powers. She used it to give visions to the Avengers. This also led Hulk to rampage through Africa. But she changed her side to the Avengers when she learned about Ultron’s actual motive. She later becomes an official Avenger and killed Ultron by taking his heart out. She was then seen in a few more MCU movies.
2. Nebula (Redeemed)
Nebula spent the entire time impressing her father. She tried to prove herself better than Gamora. But she tries to kill Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Gamora defeats Nebula and Nebula forgives her. She then helps the Guardians to fight against Ego. She then joins the Avengers to fight against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War after knowing that Gamora was killed in Vormir. She and Rocket then fight against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. It looks like her path to redemption is complete since she rejoined the team not long after.
3. M’Baku (Redeemed)
Maybe most of us considered M’Baku as the villain in Black Panther. He was spared by T’Challa in the duel. Later he became an ally to the family when Black Panther was injured by Killmonger. Initially, M’Baku disagreed to fight Killmonger and the others. But later, he and the Jabari members joined the final battle against Killmonger and the Border tribe. They were also seen joining T’Challa against Mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
4. Loki (Redeemed)
Loki has been known as the God of Mischief. He attacked Earth two times. Firstly, he used the Destroyer armor in Thor and then with Chitauri in The Avengers. But when Frigga died in Thor: The Dark World, his relationship with Thor completely changed. It was also seen in Thor: Ragnarok. Loki’s redemption came in Avengers: Infinity War where he was killed by Thanos for betraying him. He gave up the Tesseract instead of watching his brother die.
5. Winter Soldier (Redeemed)
Bucky Barnes made his debut in Captain America: The First Avenger. He died after falling off a train. He came back as the Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. After S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, he went back to Romania. There his past started to haunt him again. He was taken to Wakanda at the end of Captain America: Civil War. He was treated by Shuri and then cured of his programming. Bucky then tried to redeem himself in the Battle of Wakanda, Battle of Earth. He also helped Sam Wilson in taking down the Flag Smashers.
6. Quicksilver (Redeemed)
Pietro Maximoff was introduced as another antagonist, along with his sister Wanda Maximoff in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He was fighting against the Avengers. Later he changed sides after learning about Ultron’s actual intentions. He used his speed to fight Ultron’s robots and also helped the civilians. The character dies while trying to save Hawkeye and a young boy by using his body as a shield against the bullets fired by Ultron. Looks like Pietro redeemed himself in the eyes of Hawkeye. Hawkeye later named his youngest son Pietro.
7. Agatha Harkness (Could be Redeemed later)
Agatha Harkness was one such character in WandaVision who kept us guessing till the end. We were doing the same thing for the series as well as its settings. Maybe most of us did not expect to see Agatha as a villain of WandaVision. She was revealed as a witch in the 7th episode. She got to know that Wanda had magical abilities since her childhood. Agatha wanted to take those powers from Wanda but was stopped later. But she was not killed. Wanda trapped her in her ‘Agnes’ persona. And we think that she could be redeemed later.
So these were all the redeemed MCU villains. Which other villains could be redeemed later? Let us know in the comments.