Marvel's The Avengers Fight Styles

The Avengers is probably the most well-known group of superheroes across the world. Their fame can be attributed to how relatable and how well-liked they are among the people they protect on-screen and the audience in real life. Another major reason is how they kick ass and look good doing it. If you ever wondered about how The Avengers go about deconstructing a baddie - here is a list of Avengers and their fight styles :

1. Natalya Romanov (Black Widow)

Natalya was a ruthless KGB agent trained as a living weapon before she joined SHIELD as an agent. Therefore she is a formidable fighter with advanced combat training. Romanov's combat technique involves using the weight and strength of the opponent against themselves. She also looks to finish off her opponent before they have time to land a blow. One popular move is to climb onto the shoulders of the other person, lock onto their head using your thighs and throw them to the ground by using your torso and thigh as a counterweight. She also uses Stark sponsored tech such as electric Taser pulses, flashbang grenades, and other gizmos. Iron man 2 shows off all this and more in the Hammer Industries fight scene. Also popular is Nat taking on Bucky in Civil War.

Nat v Bucky in Civil War. Image Credit: Marvel Studios

2. Steve Rogers (Captain America)

The "man out of time", Steve Rogers, has an incredible set of fight moves - what being the commander of the Avengers and all. Captain America has a metabolism that's 3x that of an average man. This includes physical strength and intelligence as well ( courtesy - Super Soldier Serum ). Coincidentally, Asgardians have similar levels of strength and endurance. 

Coming to fighting style, Captain America uses his own body weight to hammer his opponents. This is probably partly why he chooses a shield as his physical weapon of choice. Winter Soldier has this amazing fight scene with Batroc that almost looks like a dance. He throws powerful punches and spin kicks while using his Vibranium shield as a mace almost. His signature move is his somersault kick - there's a major one in every movie - Age of Ultron has this scene where all the Avengers are fighting literally back to back and Captain America is doing his somersault kick thing. 

Cap Fight Scene in The Winter Soldier. Image Credit: Marvel Studios

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He only has one weapon - the Vibranium shield and uses it with a lot of style. This is seen whenever he retrieves his fallen shield by stepping on it and catching it real fast. *Metallic clang sound*

3.Tony Stark (Iron Man)

Genius, philanthropist, playboy Tony Stark is an almost a self-trained and self-taught hand to hand combat expert. He is average in terms of physique but is great at improvising with existing fight techniques. His weapon of choice is his mind and of course the zillion pieces of tech he owns and creates himself, apart from the iron man suit. 

His ingenuity is seen in every one of his fight scenes. The most popular and recent has to be his fight with... Wait for it...THANOS! I mean he was the only one able to draw blood from the Mad Titan himself!. He is seen adapting his fight moves and tech in tandem, so quickly and so unpredictably that Thanos himself is left guessing what will come next. And it's another thing altogether that his tech actually withstood a significant energy blast from the Power Stone itself on Titan.

Iron Man surviving a blast from the power stone. Image Credit: Marvel Studios

You get a preview of this in Civil War where he outsmarts Bucky and prevents a bullet while dissembling his gun, but is quickly out-muscled by Bucky. Iron Man 3 also sees Tony blow up Aldrich Killian aka the Mandarin by attaching one of his suits instantly on the villain.

4. James Rhodes (Iron Patriot)

Rhodey is Iron Man's wingman in more ways than one. Being from the US Army, he is battle-tested and has great strength physical and emotional strength that can come only from discipline. His strength is seen in Iron Man 3 where he jumps out of his War Machine suit in a flying punch composed of just raw power. This is the scene where Rhodey is captured by  Extremis thugs and held at the Mandarin's layer. 

He is also a great marksman that can take out a light bulb at 100 yards (IM3). He is great at combat improvisation along with short and long-term battle strategies.

5. T'Chaka (Black Panther)

The current King of Wakanda also wears the mantle of the Black Panther who has been the protector of Wakanda for generations. Okay, so I paraphrased this from Civil War, but all true Marvel fans will love it. 

The strength of the Black Panther is derived from the heart-shaped herb that grows only in Wakanda. With this comes supernatural strength and senses combined with speed and agility. This translates to Black Panther kicks butt!

All of the Black Panther's moves are cat-like and swift while being really powerful. This can be seen in the Bucky chase scene in Civil War and the Black Panther movie where he turns a speeding Sedan with his Bare Hands!

T'Challa/Black Panther. Image Credit: Marvel Studios

His signature style is the horizontal spin kick (Captain America's spin kick is oblique and sometimes vertical) which aims for distance!

His other classy fight move is the dismount or landing from a jump. He always lands on his feet. Wonder what that reminds one of.

6. James Buchanan Barnes (Winter Soldier)

Bucky fought alongside Steve Rogers until Hydra reshaped him to be the Winter Soldier. He has a similar albeit slightly less efficient version of Captain America's Super Soldier Serum that gives him some of his abilities and endurance. This, and the metal arm that Spidey found so cool.

Hydras influence on him has made him slightly savage, with fight moves that look like they were designed to kill (they were, for the longest time)

His fight style is similar to Romanovs except he tries to end the fight fast to inflict the most injury. Considering he was with the Avengers until the snap. This was a good thing.

7. Thor

The God of Thunder, an Asgardian and the son of Odin is blessed with the strength and power of a God! Need I say more?

His kicks and punches are so powerful, that they sometimes shake the very ground on which he delivers them. And this is without his Hammer Mjolnir or Storm breaker.

The best displays of strength are him taking on the full force of a star in Nidavellir and brushing off an energy blast from all the Infinity Stones all at Once. Of course, there's his control over the elements of weather and even the Bifrost with his new Storm Breaker Hammer.

Whom do you think is the coolest on this list? Do let me know your favorites in the comment section.

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