For the past nine years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought some of the greatest superheroes to the silver screen. According to Box Office Mojo, 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe films have accumulated nearly $5 billion worldwide. So far this year, two of 2017’s biggest summer blockbusters -- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming -- and Marvel’s Inhumans grossed $724 million worldwide. Both the MCU films and the television series have created many spectacular moments that have transformed into memes. Thanks to some excellent online content creators, these memes have been used for good intentions such as making people laugh, smile, think, and converse on social media.
However, some of these memes have been used to scorch friendships. So, what happens if one of your friends have decided to invade your social media channel with some of these nasty memes? You could either turn the other cheek or get even. The best way to get even is to use one of these memes that content creators that CBR has found from across the web. We believe that these memes will not only teach your friends a well-taught lesson by burning them through some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s epic characters and storylines. Enjoy these 17 memes!
17 ARE YOU A REAL AVENGERS FAN?
Five years ago, The Avengers debuted on the silver screen, and superhero movies were never the same! While True Believers were ecstatic to hear the news that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes were coming to theatres, many non-Marvel fans did not know the team nor who was in the team line-up. However, after they saw Joss Whedon’s masterpiece, many moviegoers hopped onto the Avengers bandwagon.
For longtime fans, this petty annoyance forced them to become teachers to the newcomers. One question that every True Believer knows is “Who were the founding Avengers?” While Hulk, Iron Man, the Wasp and Ant-Man are known for founding the legendary superhero group, many new fans might say “Spider-Man,” “Wolverine,” and “Black Widow” had a hand in founding the legendary superhero team. If you ever encounter any fan who claim they know the team, show them this meme!
16 NOT QUICKSILVER
Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) roared into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the intense Captain America: Civil War. Wakanda’s ruler made a huge impression on Marvel fans. During the battle between Captain America and Iron Man, Black Panther sided with Tony Stark. During the big showdown near the end of the second-third of the film, Black Panther’s speed played a crucial factor that gave Team Iron Man the edge against Team Captain America.
One content creator, whose friends were still sour with Marvel Studios’ decision to kill off Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, decided to use Marvel’s new hero on the block to taunt his friends. While the meme focused on the Black Panther uniform, its killer punch line would unnerve Quicksilver fans.
15 GAME ON!
Captain America (Chris Evans) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) are two of the most popular fan favorite characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Captain America and Doctor Strange are determined heroes who never scare easily and are determined to accomplish their mission no matter the length of time.
No matter if they are facing off against their best friend over ideological differences in Captain America: Civil War or facing off against the dreaded Dormammu in the Dark Dimension in Doctor Strange, fans have admired their determination to stand up for what’s right. This meme featuring both superheroes can be used to intimate your rivals. No matter if you are playing in a recreational basketball league or a high-stakes game of “Settlers of Catan,” this meme perfectly screams: “Game on!”
14 BABY GROOT'S BLISSFUL HAPPINESS
At the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot sacrificed his life to save his teammates. While Rocket thought that his partner-in-crime was gone for good, a tiny version of Groot appeared right in front of his eyes. Baby Groot’s pure joy for life and naivety almost cost his teammates and their new allies during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. He was tasked with holding a small detonator that would be used after they blew up Ego.
However, despite their pleas, Baby Groot pressed that dreaded button and the Guardians’ entire mission blew up in their faces. We guarantee that this hysterical meme would be perfect for the eyerolls in your life. If these people constantly shove their negative outlooks in their face, burn them using the adorable Baby Groot.
13 A FURIOUS WARNING
Ever since his cameo at the end of Iron Man, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has made his presence felt throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s early films. The international spy played an integral part in assembling the founding Avengers line-up that was able to fend off Loki and his warriors. However, Colonel Fury knows when someone is sizing him up.
No matter if it is US Congressman who threatened to cut off S.H.I.E.L.D. funding or a tyrannical dictator looking to conquer the world, Fury would in his way threaten them by stating: “You Eyeballin’ Me Boy!!!” This Nick Fury meme is perfect for burning the person who is always looking over your shoulder or eyeing you at either your local coffee house or comic book shop.
12 FORGETTING WIDOW'S BIRTHDAY
Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson) has appeared in five Marvel Cinematic Universe films. While she assisted Iron Man and Captain America in their solo movies, the femme fatale was front and center in both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. While she is known to tackle threats such as evil gods and wicked robots, one thing that Black Widow hates the most is when people forget about her special day.
The nasty look that she gave to the camera perfectly captures the feeling that you might have felt when your loved ones forget to acknowledge your special day. If it has been a few days since they failed to acknowledge your birthday, sending this meme of a pissed off Black Widow is the perfect message to remind them that you are a person scorned.
11 DON'T MAKE ME ANGRY
What is worse than people forgetting your birthday? The answer: forgetting that you can easily get mad! If there is one Avenger that you do not want to get angry is Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). If Dr. Banner gets angry, he transforms into The Incredible Hulk. For the past three films, The Hulk tore through soldiers, alien invaders and maniac robots.
But, the gamma-radiated superhero also destroyed tons of public property and got some of his teammates including a heavily armored Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While you might not go on a rampage and cause massive amounts of property damage, you can still yell expletive words at them. That is the price that your friends and family have to pay if they made you angry.
10 THE AGAMOTTO BUTT KICKER
Last year, Doctor Strange took the world by storm. The Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle drove the 14th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a worldwide box office gross of $677 million and an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects. The film has produced an incredible quantity of memes. One colorful meme was the good doctor threatening someone for a whooping. “I’m gonna need the all-seeing Eye of Agamotto to find my boot; it’ll be so far up your ass.”
No one wants to be on the receiving end of being kicked by Doctor Strange, especially if the Eye of Agamotto enhances the sorcerer's powers. This meme is perfect for someone who has consistently said some foul language around you and has rapid shade throwing skills.
9 NO SYMPATHY FROM DAREDEVIL
Marvel’s Daredevil kickstarted the Marvel Netflix revolution on April 10, 2015. The Daredevil writing team has done an impeccable job creating the sharp dialogue that has helped earn this show a third season. During the sixth episode, “Condemned,” Daredevil (Charlie Cox) confronted a wounded Vladimir, who was shot by one of Fisk’s assassins. As Vladimir spoke in Russian to the masked vigilante about his dire situation, Daredevil said coyly: “That sounds pretty bad. But I don’t speak asshole.”
This world is full of backstabbers who betray others to further their agenda. But at times, karma comes back to bite, and as their situation blows up in their face, they might lean on you for sympathy. If they burnt you at any level, just show this meme!
8 STAR-LORD: THE HONEST A-HOLE
Star-Lord is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most colorful characters. While Peter Quill may suffer from anger and father issues, the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy is at least honest. When Ronan the Accuser was about to attack the peaceful planet Xandar during the intergalactic team’s first adventure, he warned the Nova Corps about this potential attack.
While the Nova Corps had issues in the past trusting him because of his criminal past, Mr. Quill stated to the do-gooders: “I may be an asshole, but I am not a 100% a dick.” Have you ever had a friend, family member, or co-worker who has questioned the attitude, behavior, and ethics of someone that you care about? This Star-Lord meme would immediately put this person in their place, and they might regret their actions.
7 DRAX'S NOT LAUGHING
Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) is the Guardians of the Galaxy’s resident strongman. During the first two films in the franchise, he was able to help the Guardians defeat Ronan and Ego. But, he was not shown to have a sense at humor even as Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) cracked hysterical jokes.
While the stone-faced strongman tried to be funny during the 2017 sequel, he awkwardly tried to be funny, but many of the Guardians did not think his smart-ass jokes were funny. This Drax meme is a perfect gift for the friend who not only thinks that they would be either the next Kevin Hart or Amy Schumer but also has too many corny jokes in their head.
6 NO MERCY
Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) became one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s breakout characters during the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy film and its 2017 sequel. Rocket had his cute moments, but this genetically-altered bounty hunter is one of the galaxy’s ferocious warriors. In fact, Ravagers and Kree soldiers alike were scared and frightened by this marksman’s capabilities with weapons that were half of his size.
Just like Rocket, people will underestimate you whether you are competing in intense rounds of touch football, blackjack, a CrossFit workout, or Small World. We would recommend this meme if you were an underdog before entering the battlefield and you come out victorious. If they want to scream you to “Stop!” the torture, then show them this Guardians of the Galaxy meme.
5 NICK FURY'S ADVICE
Colonel Nick Fury seemed to be the voice of reason during most of his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When the Avengers had dumb ideas such as tackling massive world-ending threats such as Loki or Ultron in 2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director would encourage them not to do anything stupid.
“Yes, you are entitled to your opinion,” said Nick Fury. “But, given that it’s a stupid-ass opinion, I’ve elected to ignore it.” This meme is dedicated to the sibling or friend who means well but has the tendency to get you and themselves in hot water with their poor decisions. So the next time that they decide to rope you into their risky business show them this Nick Fury quote.
4 TONY STARK IS NOT LISTENING
Robert Downey, Jr. has been the heart and soul of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man flew unto screens nationwide on May 2, 2008. Tony Stark can also perfectly be the emotional conduct that everyone needs in their life. We believe that you could potentially use this meme in two different scenarios.
The first scenario could be if your friend or their loved ones, significant others, or family members wronged you in public during a family gathering or meeting. Secondly, if you have an employee that has been giving you a hard time with your work life, you can shoot them this perfect image of the photogenic Tony Stark (if you dare) in public. This meme will be a scornful touchdown you need to boost your ego and make you smile and laugh for a week.
3 THANOS TAKES CHARGE
In a few short months, Thanos (Josh Brolin) will finally make his move against the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War. The Mad Titan declared that he would enter the fray at the end of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to retrieve the Infinity Stones so that he could rule the universe and reshape it in his image. But is Thanos’s declaration for the Infinity Stones or the love of his life: Mistress Death?
In the comics, Thanos wanted the affections of Mistress Death so badly that he wiped out the entire Marvel Universe! Does this mean that he is doing all of this for Mistress Death? This Thanos meme could also be dedicated to your friend that has been lollygagging around before asking the lady in their life out on a date.
2 LOKI'S SHADY RETORT
Leave it to Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to kick us while we are on the ground. During the first few times that fans met Colonel Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), he always gleefully gloated to the heroes that he interacted with: “I have S.H.I.E.L.D.” Right next to Colonel Fury, is a scene from 2011’s Thor, when Odin summoned his sons.
As they approach their father, he could be seen saying: “I have Asgard. But, the God of Mischief quickly puts both veteran leaders in their place by stating: “Yes, well. I have both eyes.” When your friends or cousins rub their triumphs in your face as they pound their chests on social media, you can easily just snap back by posting this meme along with professional highlights that can eclipse their accomplishments by comparison.
1 TONY STARK'S FUTURE > YOUR FUTURE
To conclude our meme countdown, Tony Stark returns for an epic finale. During the early part of the 2008 film, the billionaire inventor showcased his visions to reporters covering a press conference in war-torn Afghanistan. While this display of hi-tech weaponry showcased why Tony Stark was one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s visionary inventors, this news conference showcased why Tony Stark is following his vision.
Before his life-changing capture by a terrorist group, The Ten Rings, the future Iron Man wanted to be an explosive presence on Earth. Despite his change of heart throughout the first Iron Man, at least Tony Stark had a vision of where his life was going. Many people do not know what they are going to do for their rest of their lives. This meme could be the instigator to get your loved ones to think carefully on why their lack of planning is awful!
Which of these memes is the most vicious? Let us know in the comments!