- Battle of Earth
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Battle of Earth
assail on the Avengers Compound
Attack on Wanda Maximoff
October 2023 [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
Avengers Compound, New York
Iron Man uses the Infinity Stones to disintegrate Thanos and his army, sacrificing himself to save the universe
Guardians of the Galaxy
Masters of the Mystic Arts
Wakandan Royal Guard
Howard the Duck
Numerous Masters of the Mystic Arts
All Chitauri, Leviathans, Chitauri Gorillas, Sakaarans, and Outriders
- “In all my years of conquest, violence, slaughter, it was never personal. But I’ll tell you now, what I’m about to do to your stubborn, annoying little planet… I’m gonna enjoy it. Very, very much.”
- ―Thanos to Captain America
The Battle of Earth was the ultimate struggle for the destiny of the satellite and the entire universe, fought among the Avengers and their allies united against surrogate timeline versions of Thanos, the Black Order, and their full arsenal of Chitauri, Sakaaran, and Outrider armies. To date, it is the largest extraterrestrial being struggle in Earth ‘s history. The conflict took place in and around the demolished ruins of the Avengers Compound in New York, shortly after it was destroyed by Thanos ‘ flagship, the Sanctuary II. After the Avengers, united under the standard of Captain America, rallied their own defences in the united Wakandan forces, the Masters of the Mystic Arts, the Ravagers, the Asgardians, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, both sides then collided to a steer in a massive assault, fighting for possession of the Infinity Stones. many casualties from both battlefronts resulted from the conflict. With both sides vying for domination, the tide turned in prefer of the Avengers when Captain Marvel arrived and used her cosmic powers to destroy the Sanctuary II, which had pinned down the Avengers until that point and gave Thanos the tactical advantage. The conflict came to a decisive close when Iron Man sacrificed his liveliness to activate the completed Nano Gauntlet, wiping out Thanos and his armies, effectively avenging the resurrect trillions who previously perished in the Snap, and ending Thanos ‘ war on Earth.
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Tony Stark ‘s nightmare
- “We can bust down arms dealers all the livelong day, but that up there? That’s the endgame.”
- ―Iron Man
During the War on HYDRA, when the Avengers attacked Baron Strucker ‘s base in Sokovia, Tony Stark was induced to a hideous sight by Wanda Maximoff of the impend Battle of Earth, where the Avengers laid either dead or mortally injured, and a pour of Leviathans were descending upon the planet under Thanos ‘ command. Keeping this vision to himself, Stark became increasingly awful for the satellite ‘s safety. however, most of his efforts to protect the satellite were mere stepping stones to place these scratch events closer into movement, including the campaign against Ultron, [ 3 ] the Avengers Civil War, [ 4 ] and inevitably, the Snap. [ 5 ]
- “I’m thankful because now I know what I must do. I will shred this universe, down to its last atom. And then, with the stones you have collected for me, create a new one. Teeming with life that knows not what it has lost, but only what it has been given. A grateful universe.”
“Born out of blood.”
“They’ll never know it. Because you won’t be alive to tell them.”
- ―Thanos and Captain America
In 2023, five years after the Snap, the Avengers began orchestrating a Time Heist to recollect the Infinity Stones from the past. During the Theft of the Power Stone, Thanos from an alternate 2014 had learned from Nebula that the Avengers would defeat him and resurrect the victims of the Snap. now fully convinced that the universe would n’t be grateful for his actions and would n’t let go of the past, he set off with a modern plan to destroy the current universe with the Infinity Stones and start fresh by creating a new population which Thanos deemed would be passive. After capturing the original timeline Nebula, Thanos sent an alternate Nebula to infiltrate the Avengers. once in their clock time menstruation, the interchange Nebula used the Quantum Tunnel to draw the Sanctuary II to their timeline in 2023 .
Following the Blip, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Thor rallied themselves and confronted Thanos after he destroyed the Avengers Compound with bombs fired from the Sanctuary II. The Mad Titan arrived and incapacitated Iron Man and overpowered Thor, but Rogers proved desirable to wield Mjølnir and intervened. Rogers was finally overpowered and his shield was split in half. meanwhile, the alternate Nebula took the Nano Gauntlet, only to be confronted by an alternate Gamora and the original timeline Nebula, resulting in her being killed by her future self .
Believing his foes were defeated, Thanos vowed to take great joy in destroying land in revenge against the Avengers for interfering in his plans. Thanos then summoned the full moon might of his army, composed of the Black Order, Chitauri, Chitauri Gorillas, Sakaarans, Outriders, and Leviathans, to the come on. In hurt of overwhelming odds, Rogers rose to stand against the invaders when he abruptly received a message over his communicator from Falcon. Within seconds, portals created by Doctor Strange and the Masters of the Mystic Arts began to open up behind them, revealing the allies of the Avengers : the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Dora Milaje and the Wakandan kin, and the Masters of the Mystic Arts from all around the world, vitamin a well as the Asgardians and the Ravagers. Heroes who were disintegrated by Thanos in the Snap besides returned : bootleg Panther, Shuri, Falcon, Doctor Strange, Drax, Mantis, Star-Lord, Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, Groot, Scarlet Witch, and Wasp. Heroes who were not disintegrated in the Snap besides appeared to aid the Avengers in battle : Pepper Potts donning a blue-and-silver armor, Okoye, M’Baku, Valkyrie, Korg, Miek, Wong, Howard the Duck, Kraglin Obfonteri, and an alternate Gamora. The two sides held a brusque draw before Captain America gave the call sign and the two sides collided. [ 1 ]
Engaging the Armies
A crimson battle immediately began between the Avengers, their allies and Thanos ‘ army. Both sides charged and collided with each other on the ground and in the air, as Giant-Man punched a Leviathan to the ground. Iron Man and Pepper Potts fought together in the air, as Captain America and Thor traded Mjølnir and Stormbreaker as they fought off Chitauri. Iron Man was ambushed by Cull Obsidian, but he was saved as Spider-Man grabbed the Black Order member with his web and caused him to fall, with Giant-Man crushing him to death underfoot. Spider-Man checked on his injured mentor and attempted to bring him up to speed on what had happened after he was resurrected, but Iron Man quietly interrupted Spider-Man by hugging him, much to his surprise. Spider-Man then returned the gesture and the two set off into battle .
Star-Lord fought off a pair of Sakaarans who began to overpower him but was saved by Gamora. Star-Lord was shocked to see Gamora animated, not realizing she was not the Gamora he knew. He caressed her grimace, which prompted Gamora to knee him doubly in the breakwater. She showed disgust that Star-Lord was the one she ended up forming a kinship with, and Nebula commented that it was either him or “ a tree. ” [ 1 ]
Chase for the Gauntlet
- “Cap, what do you want me to do with this damn thing?”
“Get those stones as far away as possible!”
“No! We need to get them back where they came from.”
- ―Hawkeye, Captain America and Hulk
Hawkeye retreated carrying the Nano Gauntlet, asking Captain America what he should do with it. Captain America told him to take the stones as far aside as potential, but Hulk said the stones must be returned to where they came from before realizing that Thanos ‘ attack had destroyed their Quantum Tunnel. Ant-Man reminded the group that they had another tunnel to use, calling the horn of Luis ‘ Van as Valkyrie spots its placement in the tune, bass in the area Thanos ‘ united states army had claimed on the battlefield .
As Captain America and Iron Man tell Ant-Man, with Wasp arriving by his side, to get the avant-garde started, they will hold off Thanos ‘ army and deliver the stones to them. Iron Man meets up with Doctor Strange and asks if this is the result they win. Doctor Strange answers that if he tells him, it wo n’t be. Ant-Man and Wasp arrive at the van but find it broken down, forcing Ant-Man to hotwire it. Thanos and the Black Order realize that Nebula is not answering their transmission, but immediately spot Hawkeye running away with the stones .
With Thanos ‘ soldiers closing in on Hawkeye, Black Panther drives them away and tells Hawkeye to pass him the gauntlet as he fights through Thanos ‘ soldiers to reach Luis ‘ van. Thanos himself closes in on Black Panther, but he is immediately confronted by an angered Scarlet Witch, determined to avenge her lover ‘s death and everything she lost because of him. As Scarlet Witch holds off Thanos, Black Panther continues to transport the gauntlet. Black Panther was then stopped in his tracks by Ebony Maw, but Spider-Man arrives to take the gauntlet himself, activating his suit ‘s “ instant kill manner ” to fight off Thanos ‘ soldiers that were advancing towards him. [ 1 ]
destruction of the Sanctuary II
- “F.R.I.D.A.Y., what are they firing at?”
“Something just entered the upper atmosphere!”
- ―Iron Man and F.R.I.D.A.Y.
When Thanos is promptly overpowered by Scarlet Witch, he orders the Black Order to call an airstrike on the battlefield. Corvus Glaive protests, pointing out that their own troops will suffer in the bombing, but Thanos, on the verge of being overwhelmed, orders the attack careless. The Black Order comply and call a rain of missiles on the battlefield, and Scarlet Witch is blown aside, ending her face-to-face melee with Thanos. As the missiles fall, the Masters of the Mystic Arts muster Tao Mandalas to protect the Avengers and allies from the attack. meanwhile, Doctor Strange uses his powers to protect the army from drowning in the seawater that is approaching them after the airstrike caused a dam to break .
As Spider-Man is being greatly outnumbered by Thanos ‘ soldiers, he is saved by Captain America throwing him Mjølnir to hang on to, he is then grabbed by Pepper Potts in her Iron Man armor, who then throws him onto Warsong, who is being ridden by Valkyrie. All of which helps him get closer to Luis ‘ Van. The Avengers ‘ army is pinned down by the airstrike, but every weapon suddenly stops firing at them and aims at the sky. Confused, Iron Man is told by F.R.I.D.A.Y. that something suddenly entered the air. It is then that Captain Marvel arrives from above and single-handed destroys the Sanctuary II, ending the airstrike while a bewilder Thanos looks on .
Captain Marvel then flies down to Spider-Man, who nervously greets her and gives her the gauntlet, and as the two are approached by a big count of Outriders and Chitauri, they are immediately supported by Pepper Potts, Scarlet Witch, Mantis, Okoye, Shuri, Valkyrie, Wasp, Gamora, and Nebula who all assault Thanos ‘ army and create a way for Captain Marvel. With Luis ‘ Van restored, Captain Marvel takes trajectory making a beeline towards the Quantum Tunnel. Thanos tries to stop Captain Marvel, but he is cursorily pushed back by Potts, Shuri, and Wasp .
While seeing her carrying around the gauntlet, Thanos then throws his sword at the van, destroying it. The explosion sends Captain Marvel reeling back and leaving the gauntlet on the ground, unguaranteed. Thanos and Iron Man wrestled for the gauntlet, but Iron Man was immediately overpowered. Thor and Captain America test to assist by trying to kill Thanos with Stormbreaker but are swiftly besides overpowered by Thanos. [ 1 ]
The Culminating Standoff
- “I am… inevitable.”
“And I… am… Iron Man.”
- ―Thanos and Iron Man
immediately noticing the Nano Gauntlet on the ground, Thanos retrieved the gauntlet and tried to put it on, but he entered a inflame battle with Captain Marvel who is unaffected by Thanos ‘ hits and wholly overpowers him. Cornered, Thanos grabs the Power Stone from the gauntlet and uses its baron to blast Captain Marvel off of him. Iron world glanced at Doctor Strange who signaled to him that this was the one consequence in which he knew they would win .
As Thanos puts on the gauntlet once more, a cut Iron Man once again grapples with Thanos but is brushed digression easily. Thanos smugly put on the gauntlet, boasting that he was inevitable and snapped his fingers. however, when nothing happened, Thanos cursorily realized and was shocked that the Infinity Stones had been taken out of the gauntlet and inserted into Stark ‘s armor. Declaring himself to be Iron Man as a final tease to Thanos, Stark snapped his fingers. [ 1 ]
defeat of Thanos ‘ Forces
The effects of Iron Man ‘s function of the Infinity Stones became instantaneously apparent as the Leviathan that was about to attack Rocket Raccoon disintegrated. Soon afterwards, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, and the remainder of Thanos ‘ forces disintegrated. As alternate Thanos looked around in incredulity, he then sat down on a batch of the Avengers Compound ‘s ruins, ultimately accepting his inevitable get the better of as he disintegrated. His end meant the ultimate victory for the Avengers and the world. [ 1 ]
death of Tony Stark
- “Hey, Pep.”
“Tony. Look at me. We’re gonna be okay. You can rest now.”
- ―Tony Stark and Pepper Potts
Tony Stark then stumbled and fell by a stack of wreckage. James Rhodes landed by his side and realized in repugnance that Stark ‘s injuries from the Stones ‘ raw power and gamma radiation were fatal ; the right one-half of Stark ‘s body was charred so badly that Stark could scantily speak. Peter Parker besides rushed toward Stark, proclaiming victory before tearfully realizing that Stark was dying. Stark ‘s wife Pepper Potts joined Rhodes and Parker, and Stark managed to acknowledge her, placing her hand on his chest as a final gesture of love to his wife, who assured him of their victory. Stark finally succumbed to his injuries immediately thereafter, and his Arc Reactor powered down for the last clock time, leaving Potts cernuous .
A workweek late, Stark was laid to rest at his house, with the remaining Avengers and their allies attending. A wreath holding Stark ‘s Mark I chest nibble, inscribed by Potts with the words “ Proof That Tony Stark Has A Heart ”, was laid on the river and floated aside. happy Hogan comforted Morgan Stark during the funeral and asked if she was hungry. Morgan responded to Hogan that she wanted cheeseburgers, with Hogan saying that her father loved cheeseburgers and that she would get her all the cheeseburgers she wanted if it made her glad. Potts then brought in a damaged Iron Man helmet with a message specifically for Morgan. [ 1 ]
thor Joins the Guardians
After the funeral, Thor decided that being a drawing card is n’t who he was, so he passed his leadership function to Valkyrie, making her the new leader of New Asgard. alternatively, Thor decided to join the Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter Quill continued his search for the surrogate Gamora since she disappeared after the battle. Thor asked what their following address was as he touched the map, but as Quill made certain that he was in charge, the team assured a duel should take seat. thor and Quill hesitantly declined the duel, laughing it off as Thor assured Quill that he was in charge and they departed for space. [ 1 ]
Steve Rogers ‘ Return to 1940s
- “So did something go wrong, or did something go right?”
“Well, after I put the stones back, I thought, maybe I’ll try some of that life Tony was telling me to get.”
- ―Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers
Following the funeral, with killing already afoot at the Avengers Compound, Steve Rogers took it upon himself to return the Infinity Stones and Mjølnir to the timelines from whence they were taken in order to prevent the futures of those timelines from branching out perilously. Bruce Banner, Bucky Barnes, and Sam Wilson saw Rogers off as he used the Quantum Tunnel to send Rogers back in time. Rogers then proceeded to return the Stones, including the Soul Stone on Vormir, where he encountered Red Skull for the first time since World War II .
once his problem was completed, Rogers chose to travel to 1949, therefore creating an alternate timeline, in order to live out the rest of his life with an alternate Peggy Carter alternatively of returning to 2023. Reunited with Carter, he gave her the dancing he had promised her, and the two finally got married. [ 1 ]
Passing Down the carapace
As Rogers disappeared through prison term, Banner prepared to return him on the consider of five ; however, after five, Rogers did not return, despite Banner ‘s efforts. Fearing the worst, that possibly he had failed somewhere, Banner and Wilson panicked, whilst Barnes noticed an aged man nearby, sitting alone on a bench on the shore of the lake. Barnes called Wilson over, who understood what the man meant immediately, walking over to reveal an age Rogers sitting by a circular bag .
Rogers and Wilson spoke, where Rogers revealed that after completing his mission he alternatively chose to stay in the by and live the normal life sentence Stark had previously spoken of. Wilson congratulated him, but stated that his only regret was living in a universe without Captain America. In response, Rogers opened the bag adjacent to him, which contained his shield. Rogers asked Wilson to try it on, bequeathing it to him. Whilst shocked, Wilson accepted the honor and assured Rogers that he would do his best. As they shook hands, Wilson noticed a marriage ring on Rogers ‘ resound finger and asked him if he was going to tell him about his wife, to which Rogers simply told Wilson that he did n’t think he would. [ 1 ]
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World ‘s reaction
- “The Battle of Earth. Now we all know the story. The Avengers were trying to save the world, but if we’re being honest here, they were losing, badly. Alien ships invading, Thanos being a jerk about magical Stones. Our heroes were done for. Until… Captain Marvel blasted in!”
- ―Kamala Khan
Following the Blip, populace reception of the Avengers became increasingly positive, and the team was held in high gaze for defeating Thanos and resurrecting the victims of the Snap. As a consequence of Scott Lang giving podcast interviews and a koran titled I Was There… written by a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was present at the battle, the details of the battle became populace cognition. As a result, the citizens of Earth learned about the universe of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, including the fact that the Guardians ‘ drawing card Star-Lord was Peter Quill and that Captain Marvel was Carol Danvers [ 6 ], and that she had obtained her powers from an Infinity Stone. [ 7 ] however, not all of the details of the conflict were made public. ascribable to the events of the Time Heist not being shared, the general public believed that the Thanos who was defeated during the Battle of Earth was the same matchless who caused the Snap in 2018 and that Natasha Romanoff had died during the conflict. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] In 2024, the students of Midtown School of Science and Technology made a memorial video recording featuring Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers, Vision, and Tony Stark. Stark ‘s forfeit earned him respective international memorials across Europe and the United States of America, angstrom well as a documentary called Heart of Iron: The Tony Stark Story. [ 2 ] The foremost annual New Jersey AvengerCon besides had memorial artwork for Romanoff and Stark, thanking them for their sacrifice. [ 6 ]
Behind the Scenes
- The final battle of Avengers: Endgame was officially called the Battle of Earth in the first episode of the first season of Ms. Marvel. This event name was first coined on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki.