Avengers: Endgame is The Climax of Infinity Saga, Which Describes Several Significant MCU Deaths – They All have at least One Thing in Common.
The infamous Avengers: Endgame had some of the most prominent deaths in the MCU, and they all have one thing in common. Making the film after the devastating end of Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, ended the saga of Infinity, which included the death of some of its greatest players i.e., Avengers: Endgame’s significant deaths.
After a five-year-jump in time, the Endgame attack took place thanks to Scott Lang / Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Who got stuck in the quantum kingdom when the decimation of Thanos (Josh Brolin) took place. This allowed them to go back in time to recover all six Infinity Stones before the Mad Titan catches them. So that they will be able to bring back all who died from the deadly crash, this process, however, required sacrifices from the heroes to succeed.
Unlike Infinity War, Endgame had fewer deaths. The first ended in the fact that half of the life in the universe turned into dust, including many allies of the Avengers. That being said, every death in Avengers: Endgame had a massive impact on the narrative and the MCU as a whole moving forward. They were also all purposeful, and they were done by sacrificing in different ways.
BLACK WIDOW’S DEATH IN AVENGERS: ENDGAME
To get the Soul Stone in Vormir, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) fought with each other for who would sacrifice for the stone. In the end, the Black Widow won, and her tragic death was essential to the mission. On the other hand, Nebula (Karen Gillan) came face to face with her wicked personality after she was kidnapped by Thanos and turned into the 2014 version. This allowed Mad Titan to plant heroes after they brought those who died in the Infinity War. With two Nebulas opposing each other, the modern version decided to kill its past to save Gamorha 2014 (Zoe Saldana).
IRON MAN’S DEATH IN AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Finally, the death of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) also took place similar to the death of the Black Widow. He was knowing perfectly that his suit would not be able to withstand the power of all six Infinity Stones. He decided to continue using it in the hope of ending Thanos. In the alternate Endgame scene with him and adult Morgan Stark (Katherine Langford) apologized for death in this way. Which means that he knew perfectly well that he would not survive using a gauntlet. Even when looking at Thanos’ first death, he knew that the heroes would be looking for him. Although he might not know when or how they came. But the fact that he allowed himself to live defenseless in the Garden meant he had finished fighting because his mission for life had already ended.
A similar argument can be made during the second death of Thanos. Instead of fighting the inevitable, he just sat and waited for it to turn entirely into dust.
COMPARISON WITH AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
In retrospect, death in Avengers: Endgame was the complete opposite of death in the Infinity War. The heroes refused to sacrifice anyone on their list. The hope was that they would be able to defeat Thanos as long as they were together. Captain America (Chris Evans) could have implemented Vision (Paul Bettany’s) idea of destroying the Mind Stone. When they finally decided to move forward, it was too late, and Thanos was able to get the last elemental crystal he needed to snap. The same can be said of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) willingly giving up the Time Stone in exchange for Tony’s life. Although it’s worth noting that The Wizard knew very well that he needed him to live to defeat Thanos.