We have seen our fair share of exciting moments in the MCU this year. Most of these moments just so happen to include fights. We’ve seen big fights between monsters and machine, small fights in suitcases, and more traditional fights. Since the year has come to a close, here is a look at the 10 best fights that happened in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015.
10. Jessica Jones/Hellcat vs Nuke
In episode 11, “I’ve Got The Blues”, of Jessica Jones, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) finally got her chance to show what kind of damage she could do. When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) finds herself with her hands full against an enhanced Will Simpson (Wil Travel), Trish jumps at the opportunity to help her friend, and beats the man she came to have feelings for. While I would have preferred Trish to do this without having to take pills, it is still a fun sequence none the less.
9. Mockingbird vs Ward and Agent 33
During episode 21 of season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled “S.O.S.: Pt. 1”, Mockingbird found herself in captivity at the hands of Grant Ward and Agent 33. After a long torture session, Mockingbird found a way to free herself. As she tried to escape, she began a fight with both Ward and 33 that is simply great. This is one of the rare fights on the list that ends with the bad guys winning.
8. Mockingbird vs May
One of the later fights of 2015 came in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s sixth episode of season 3, “Among Us Hide…”. The previously mentioned fight gave Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) some serious injuries, which kept her sidelined in season 3 while she rehabbed. When Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) returned to S.H.I.E.L.D., she challenged Mockingbird to see what she was made of. It was fast paced, hard hitting, and plenty entertaining. Getting to see two of the best fighters on the show go at each other was a blast.
7. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage In Bar
Early on in Jessica Jones both Jessica and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) did their best to keep their powers a secret. That all came to an end when a group of men attacked Luke in his bar. Jessica saw this happening and intervened and helped Luke fend off his attackers. Even though this fight did not show them fighting each other, them teaming up against a group of normal and unsuspecting men was a joy to watch. I mean who did not enjoy watching Jessica toss guys across the room or their reactions when glass and steel failed to puncture Luke’s skin?!
6. Ant-Man vs Yellowjacket
For this match-up, I am referring to both the suitcase fight as well as the train set fight between Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) near the end of Ant-Man. This duel was fun for plenty of reasons, mainly seeing how a fight of this magnitude would happen on a smaller scale. The standout moment has to be when Yellowjacket gets hit by Thomas the Tank Engine.
5. Daisy vs Hydra
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a pretty good action scene in basically every episode, but one of the best of the series came near the end of last season. In episode 19, “The Dirty Half Dozen”, Daisy (formerly known as Skye) takes on a group of Hydra agents in an effort to save Lincoln and the result is absolutely fantastic. The fight is done in a single take where Chloe Bennet flips, kicks, and shoots her way through countless Hydra agents. Here’s to hoping we a similar style fight from her again, but this time fully utilizing her quake abilities.
4. Hulk vs Hulkbuster
One of the very first things we saw from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron was a giant Iron Man hand and a Hulk bust. That only meant one thing, Hulkbuster vs Hulk was coming soon. Even though they showed a majority of the fight in TV spots, the fight still lived up the hype once the film was finally released. Watching Hulk throw around the Hulkbuster suit, Tony trapping the Hulk’s arm, or using a quick punching arm to try and put Hulk to sleep was everything we could have hoped for.
3. Daredevil vs Nobu
In episode 9, “Speak of the Devil”, of Daredevil one of the best fights of not only the year but the MCU as a whole, happened over the course of the episode as Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Nobu (Peter Shinkoda) went at it. The fight was intense, well choreographed, and gruesome. This is by far the bloodiest fight Marvel has made, and it makes it unfortunate that we will not see more from Nobu.
2. Ant-Man vs Falcon
Although Ant-Man was primarily a standalone film in the MCU, there was one big connection to the larger universe. This connection happened when Falcon (Anthony Mackie) greeted Ant-Man at the Avengers facility. The meeting started with witty banter but soon turned into one of the most unique fights ever. Getting to see how the shrinking/growing could be used in a fight was a blast, especially when it was against Falcon. The unique combination of flying and shrinking, made it one of the most interesting fights purely because they were not similar in powers.
1. Daredevil Hallway Fight
Putting the single take hallway fight from episode 2, “Cut Man”, of Daredevil at the top of the list should not come as a surprise. The single take fight sequence became a buzzing point for the series thanks to the complexity of the fight and seeing how Daredevil gets fatigued as it goes on. In most of these fights, the heroes have full energy the entire fight, but watching Daredevil take on an entire gang is something that will go down as one of the best moments, not just fights, in the MCU.
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