‘Avengers: Endgame:’ 3 Heroes Who Fight With the Most Style
When it comes to MCU fight sequences, there’s no shortage of impressive combat skills, stealth takedowns, and amusing intimidation tactics; however, certain Avengers fight with an inspiring degree of pizazz.
Regarding outsmarting or outmaneuvering the enemy, brains before brawn is the key. The Hulk’s brute force may be sufficient, but no one would argue that he fights with a particular “style,” as his smash and stomp approach does not require much finesse.
Certain Avengers: Endgame cast members bring a little more flair into the ring. While there’s definitely more than three Avengers boasting a stylistic combat approach, this list will pick the top three before crediting others who deserve a little recognition (through honorable mention).
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3) Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Spider-Man takes an acrobatic, feet-first approach to combat in the Avengers. According to Screen Rant, Spider-Man – in Captain America: Civil War – used six different fighting techniques throughout his gymnastic-infused battles; however, Tae Kwon Do constitutes the majority of his approach, as his fighting style lends way to more kicks than punches.
With quick reflexes and an eye for accuracy (web shooting), watching Spider-Man fight is so entertaining because his ninja-like take-downs rely on heightened proprioceptive abilities, as his understanding of where his body is in relation to his surroundings supersedes that of his fellow Avengers.
Spider-Man is also just a wise-cracking kid who we can’t help but laugh alongside. Despite putting his life on the line in combat, he rarely takes a fight seriously, which works to instill a deep-rooted faith amongst fans that he will always be “okay.”
Not only does Spider-Man’s humor contribute to the entertainment value inherent to his fights, but it also further develops his character as the young teenager who isn’t always aware of the breath of his circumstances.
2) Black Panther / T’Challa
Black Panther is a highly versatile Martial Artist who has proven competency in Zulu Stick Fighting, Tiger Style Kung Fu (seen when Black Panther shapes his hand like a claw and strikes with his fingertips), Trapping (also a Kung Fu subdivision), Wushu, Dambe, and more. According to GodzillaRex, the MCU Black Panther is well-versed in 10 different fighting styles.
Switching between fighting techniques with ease, Black Panther is an unpredictable combatant. Swiftly changing his approach based on his attacker, the Black Panther excels when it comes to shock value.
In one scene, T’Challa is jumping between speeding cars with ease and, in the next, he seems to finish off a front handspring with a forward kick. Combining pure strength with acrobatic finesse and a comprehensive array of martial arts techniques, the Black Panther is one of the most versatile fighters in the Avengers film saga.
While Black Panther may not be as funny or amusing as Peter Parker, he fights with honor and retains an impressive degree of level-headedness while fighting. This alone is an admirable attribute.
1 Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff
Appearing in Iron Man 2 as Stark’s mysterious new assistant, Natasha Romanoff has been with the Avengers since the early days, and we never get tired of watching her kick butt.
Her agility and flexibility remain her most essential attributes, as she is a calculated fighter. If you notice one thing about Black Widow, she rarely takes a punch. A very skilled fighter will be able to land a hit on this one; however, she will not make it easy. Black Widow (due to enhancement) possesses the ability to process multiple information streams simultaneously and respond in the most tactically efficient manner.
Familiar with Jiu-jitsu, Aikido, Karate, various styles of Kung Fu, and more, Natasha Romanoff fights with an unwavering degree of confidence, and the slight smirk – infused with a sense of determination and focus – that crosses her face before or after wielding her potential is movie magic.
Captain America / Steve Rogers: Simply put: he’s a boss. He didn’t make the top three because of entertainment value, as he is a bit on the dry side; however, this doesn’t mean he is any less fun to watch. The factors that went into reducing this list just moved him to the honorable mentions section.
Iron Man / Tony Stark: A cocksure and “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” as he once labeled himself, is a joy to watch, as his sarcastic quips and quick-tongued comebacks never get old. However, given the fact that he would fail to offer much – without advanced technology – it seemed unfair to include him in the top three, as his placement would have relied too heavily on entertainment value alone.