LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Scarlett Johansson attends the premiere of Illumination's "Sing 2" on December 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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MCU Franchise Moments That Still Make Us Angry
Sylvie and Loki's kiss
“Loki” created quite a stir when the Loki variant Sylvie — who mirrors the traits of the protagonist — began a romantic relationship with Loki. The relationship set off a flashpoint among the MCU fandom, with the faction that argued against it dredging up the fictional concept of "selfcest,” falling in love with a version of yourself.
Chatty Celestials
Fans of the comics' cryptic, silently terrifying Celestials know for a fact that they don't communicate much, and when they do, what they have to say can change the course of an entire story. Naturally, Arishem the Judge’s — a Celestial — chatty demeanor in "Eternals" was terribly demeaning and a bit of a downgrade for the comic fans.
Thor's change act
"Thor: Ragnarok" reshaped Thor Odinson, and while he lost Mjolnir, he also realized that he already contains all the power he needs. That’s why when 2022's "Thor: Love and Thunder" rolled around and Thor was back to craving Mjolnir, it came as a disappointment for many fans, since it undid much of Thor's well-earned growth.
Monster Natasha
Fans are still fuming about the scene between Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" where Natasha calls herself a monster because she can't have children. What’s worse is that the "Age of Ultron" writer-director Joss Whedon explained the dialogue by saying that Black Widow’s infertility made her feel "unnatural."
The Maximoff Origin
The omission of big things — like the fact that they are Jewish and Romani by birth — from Wanda and Pietro's backstory is a loss for diverse representation. As Romani viewers commented, this was made worse by "WandaVision," which reduced her comic-accurate Halloween costume to a cultural stereotype.