With the release of the second and final trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, anticipation for the decade-in-the-making movie is at an all-time high.
Given that mass casualties are expected (to a certain extent), I decided to rank the heroes must likely to kick the bucket when Thanos roles into town.
One of the Guardians of the Galaxy
Personally, I think this is a lock, as the only members of the Guardians that are guaranteed to survive are Star-Lord and Baby (Teen?) Groot.
My money is on Drax or Rocket, as they’re semi-major characters who would be missed … but not missed too much.
The man who got it all started, Nick Furt has been with the Avengers since the beginning, as he was the one tasked with getting the team together.
However, given that he’s not a superhero by any stretch of the imagination, Fury is likely candidate to go, as his death would have a massive emotional impact on the audience while having minimal impact on the plot.
Another obvious choice, Loki’s death would certainly complete his villain-turned-hero arc.
Long considered to be the most entertaining villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki has been a fixture of both the Avengers and Thor movies up to this point. And every time he has appeared, he has become a little bit more of a hero each and every time.
The trailers seem to indicate that Loki will find himself as Thanos’ prisoner, so a self-sacrifice certainly seems likely.
Long-rumored to be *the* major consequence of Infinity War is the death of Steve Rodgers, the heart and soul of the Avengers. Chris Evans can’t play Captain America forever, so now seems as likely a time as any for Marvel to phase him out.
Plus, given how handsome he looks with long hair and a beard, Marvel runs the risk of offending their male audience.