When you work together as long as some of these guys, you’re bound to become friends. Some of these MCU duos developed trust, love, and a lifelong bond in the face of adversity.
1. Rocket Raccoon and Groot
From the start of Guardians of the Galaxy vol1, their friendship stood out. Rocket understood Groot and could speak his language, and Groot would do anything to help his raccoon friend. Groot sacrificed himself to protect the Guardians by falling from the Dark Aster. Rocket, the otherwise indifferent and nonchalant guy, shed real tears and cried for his friend.
2. Captain America and the Falcon
Even though Bucky is his best friend, Cap and the Falcon had something special. They first met during Winter Soldier and have supported each other ever since. The resulting rivalry between Falcon and Bucky gave us some fun moments. He remained Team Cap until the end when Cap surrendered his shield to the Falcon. He succeeded Steve as Captain America.
3. Iron Man and the War Machine
These guys have been friends since MIT and Stark chose Rhodey to succeed him as War Machine in Iron Man 2. Since then, Rhodes has been Team Iron Man and one of its most trusted allies. Their sarcastic attitudes and on-point sarcasm also gave us priceless moments.
4. Doctor Strange and Wong
This duo complement each other very well. Wong helps keep Steve grounded and takes on the role of manager. Although they disagree on most things, they understand and trust each other. They have a fun chemistry on screen with the various one-liners and meme-worthy moments. Plus, they share a favorite ice cream flavor A Hunka-Hulka Burnin’ Fudge. It’s great.
5. Hawkeye and Black Widow
This pair met an unfortunate end when they had to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Soul Stone on Vormir. Bruce gave Natasha a way out of the Red Room despite being ordered to exterminate her. She also saved him when he was under Loki’s control. She helped him find a way to forgive himself. They have a special bond and are like family.
6. Gamora and Nebula
What started as a rivalry built on hatred and envy has become a sweet bond for life. Since childhood they were forced to fight and it created a rift between them. This caused Nebula to try to kill Gamora several times, but it turned out that all she wanted was a sister. Even when they were enemies, they saved each other’s lives at several points.
7. Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
Since Hawkeye, this goofy mentor-mentee duo has been winning hearts with their cute but funny interactions. Barton, initially concerned with protecting Kate and keeping her out of harm’s way, eventually learned to trust her and believe in her abilities. Kate, on the other hand, saw through his nonchalant attitude and tore down his defenses.
8. Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes
This friendship is one of the oldest and the one that has certainly lasted the longest. There is nothing that can break these two, not mad scientist Zola or brainwashing or even one of them who is an assassin. They brought out the best in each other and understood each other better than anyone else. He was ready to take on the world, including Iron Man, to save his friend during the Civil War. As Cap said, until the end of the line.
9. Tony Stark and Peter Parker
How not to mention them in a list of duets? The impromptu scene in Infinity Wars where Tom Holland says the now iconic, “Mr. Stark I’m not feeling so well” had quickly invaded internet users. Stark brought him into the Avengers, trusted him when he didn’t himself, and would protect him at all costs Their duet is adorable and funny and we love it.
10. Thor and Loki
If you ever want to see super chaotic siblings, these guys are it. Their playful enmity turned into brotherly love was a hilariously beautiful transformation. Loki went from trying to kill Thor to putting his life on the line for him. Thor also loved and supported his brother no matter what.
Now it’s time for some special mentions. Yelena and Natasha’s sibling feud in Black Widow was loved by fans. She-Hulk finally explored Tony and Bruce’s friendship. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier also cemented their friendship. Cap and Natasha supported each other even when they were on different sides in the Civil War. Finally, T’Challa and Shuri had the cutest ribs ever.