Moments When the Avengers Should Have Been Summoned But Weren’t

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By Black Widow

The recent conclusion of the Secret Invasion on Disney+ marked another close call for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as the Skrull invasion threatened Earth. However, this isn’t the only instance where the Avengers’ absence raised eyebrows in the face of perilous situations.

From Iron Man 3 to Secret Invasion, here are 10 times the Avengers should have been summoned to the scene but weren’t.

1. Presidential Abduction (Iron Man 3)

When President Ellis is kidnapped by Extremis soldiers with the intent to destabilize the government, only Iron Man and War Machine respond, despite the national security risk.


2. Convergence Crisis (Thor: The Dark World)

During the Convergence, Thor faces Dark Elf Malekith, who wields an Infinity Stone, creating cosmic chaos. Surprisingly, no Avengers show up despite the gravity of the situation.

3. SHIELD’s Collapse (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

With SHIELD’s downfall orchestrated by Hydra, the Avengers’ intervention could have mitigated the catastrophic consequences of their absence.

4. Mysterio’s London Attack (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Despite Mysterio’s massive drone strike on London, labeled an “Avengers-level threat,” only Spider-Man is on the scene, raising questions about the Avengers’ awareness.

5. Wanda’s Town Imprisonment (WandaVision)

Wanda’s hostage-taking using chaos magic in Westview goes unchallenged by the Avengers, even with SWORD’s presence.

6. Flag-Smashers Assault (The Falcon And The Winter Soldier)

As the Flag-Smashers target politicians in Washington D.C., only Falcon, and Winter Soldier respond, underscoring the Avengers’ lack of coordination.

7. Eternals’ Celestial Crisis (Eternals)

When the Celestial Tiamut nearly destroys the Earth, the Avengers’ absence during this global threat raises questions about their vigilance.

8. Scarlet Witch’s Rampage (Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness)

Doctor Strange’s solo intervention in Scarlet Witch’s destructive rampage underscores the need for collective action given her immense power.

9. Talokan’s Attack on Wakanda (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Wakanda’s defense against Namor’s assault lacked Avengers’ assistance, despite their past collaborations.

10. Earth’s Skrull Invasion (Secret Invasion)

In the Skrull invasion, Nick Fury’s personal motives hinder Avengers’ involvement, risking humanity’s safety.

Despite these missed opportunities, the Avengers have displayed their valor against formidable threats.

The MCU’s future will hopefully bring better coordination among Earth’s defenders.