As it’s a fact that the MCU’s villains usually get the most iconic quotes, the superheroes and even their sidekicks also get to perform few good ones. Although, the quotes that we relate to the most, and tend to stay in our hearts for a long after we’ve left our theatre seats, are the lines uttered by a character moments prior ending of a life.
Yet the final words of MCU characters don’t necessarily have to be spoken exactly before they die for them to hit home. Still it can have an emotional impact as we’re aware that this is the last time that we’re seeing that character on screen.
Whether they are iconic one-liners, words of love, or final speeches of hate or remorse, these are the most impressive or even just emotional MCU last words from phases of the franchise.
1. “And I… am… Iron Man.” – Tony Stark
This is not just an epic-as-hell line by Tony Stark before he sacrifices himself to kill Thanos along with his army, but it also made us realize just how far these characters have reached since Stark initiated the MCU in Iron Man by unveiling his identity to the world with the very same line. How ironic it is that Iron Man exits our lives, in the same way, he came in.
And if that wasn’t enough, the absolute swine managed to get another last line in from the other side. He pre-recorded a warm message for his daughter, as he signs off with “I love you 3000.”
2. “You will never be a god.” – Loki
When facing his creator, Loki says to Thanos (yet the most powerful being in the world) the one thing his killer cannot ever be. Loki, in eternity celebrating in his own godly mischief, is charmingly complacent until his very last breath.
3. “Asgard is not a place. It never was. This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our people stand. Even now… right now, those people need your help. [Thor: I’m not as strong as you.] No. You’re stronger.” – Odin
In an old school fashion, Odin, the father/mentor that mended Thor from a glory-seeking ironhead into the hero he is today, says to him these last words of wisdom.
The final words he speaks imply that the responsibility of Asgard is in safe hands before his spirit passes on entirely.
4. “Why, so you can just lock me up? Nah. Just bury me in the ocean… with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, ’cause they knew death… was better than bondage.” – Killmonger
Killmonger could be considered as a similar version of T’Challa, as they both acquired the same values, yet distinct upbringings. His acts, although slightly deceptive, are right, and this really hits the top when his final words echo the devastating and emotional events in actual history.
5. “Do you think that this can be stopped? The Aether cannot be destroyed.” – Malekith
These final words hold a lot of weight owing to how factual they prove to be. The Aether is later found to be the Reality Stone, and reality – as far as we’re aware – cannot be ended.
Unfortunately, this can’t be said for Malekith, who is run over by one of his own ships.