The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was the final entry into Marvel’s Phase 4. There have been a lot of good films and shows in this phase, and there have been a lot of good couples, showing that love is usually in the air in the MCU. Spoilers follow, because here are the top MCU Phase 4 pairs ranked.
10. Sam and Bucky – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) aren’t a romantic couple, but throughout The Falcon and The Winter Soldier they grow to know and trust each other, learn to work together, and even go to couples therapy. So yes, they’re a couple, even if it’s in the crime-fighting vein.
Both characters had the same best friend, so they’re not as different as they think. Their chemistry works in the Lethal Weapon way, as they might not like each other at first (remember Captain America: Civil War?), but that all changes with time and new adventures together.
Sam and Bucky have become faithful companions and friends, a relationship similar to that they both had with Captain America. They help each other, push each other, get along and without Bucky’s support, Sam wouldn’t have had the confidence to become the new Captain America. That’s what best friends are for.
9. Thor, Mjolnir & Stormbreaker – Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) had a long and loving relationship with Mjolnir, who thought he was worthy of him until Hela (Cate Blanchett) destroyed the hammer in Thor: Ragnarok. After Thanos made his move, Thor got Stormbreaker with the help of Rocket Racoon and Groot in Avengers: Infinity War.
In Thor: Love and Thunder, Mjolnir has returned to help Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stay alive. One of the film’s biggest jokes is the relationship between Thor, his old hammer Mjolnir, who Thor talks to as if he were an ex, and Stormbreaker’s jealousy. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that they can civilize it and work together like they did in Avengers: Endgame.
8. Phastos and Ben – Eternals
Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) and Ben (Haaz Sleiman) are the first gay MCU couple to be married with one child, becoming the first same-sex family in the Marvel Universe. That might be enough to just add them to the list, as the MCU’s track record with LGBTQ is a little daunting, but the couple is a lot more than just that.
What makes this pair so important is that this connection restores Phastos’ faith in humanity, a faith he lost after the creation and use of nuclear weapons. Without love, Phastos would not have helped the other Eternals save Earth from the Celestial growing out of it, and humanity would be doomed.
7. Aisha and Hasan – Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel writers have changed the origin of the comic book character, giving us a sweet little story between Aisha (Mehwish Hayat) and Hasan (Fawad Khan), the great-grandparents of Kamala (Iman Vellani). In less than 20 minutes, fans see how they meet, fall in love with the help of flowers and poetry, start a family and be separated forever. Before the episode, Aisha and Hassan were simple names in Kamala’s past, but after this episode, everyone who watches the show feels the tragedy and pain of how their story ended.
6. Thor and Jane Foster – Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor and Jane have always been too different. That’s why no one batted an eyelid when they broke up off-screen between movies. Thor: Love and Thunder helps fill in the gaps in their relationship, turning into a rom-com for a few minutes with a montage of them falling in love, living together, and falling out of love.
This film shows that neither of them really got over the other. It’s unknown what Jane’s romantic history has been since their breakup, but Thor’s greatest love in recent films may have been beer.
In Thor: Love and Thunder they have one last dance together and show that opposites sometimes attract for a reason as they complement each other and push the other to discover new things, ideas and activities. There is still hope that they will reunite when everything is done, in Valhalla. That’s what most fans hope for.
5. Steven and Layla (and Marc) – Moon Knight
Phase 4 may have given viewers their first MCU throuple. Steven (Oscar Isaac) and Layla (May Calamawy) were in love and married until Steven disappeared to keep her safe. They meet again months later, but Steven’s body is now inhabited by another of his multiple personalities: Marc.
Marc shares some of the same interests as Layla: he reads her poetry in French, is passionate about ancient mythology and wants to talk about his feelings, and it seems Layla is also drawn to this sweeter, clumsier personality.
Each personality has their own skills, ideas, and feelings, but they have something in common: they love Layla and it seems she loves her too.
4. Loki and Sylvie – Loki
Only someone with an ego as big as the Mischief God could fall in love with a variant of themselves. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) may have different backgrounds and circumstances, but both are emotionally aloof characters who won’t let anyone get close lest they get hurt. That’s why it’s so meaningful when they start to open up to each other in an episode that the creator himself said was heavily influenced by Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise.
By the end of season one, Loki is far more worried about what happened to her than if he can actually save the universe. Not only does it show Loki’s growth, but that sometimes falling in love with yourself can be a good thing, especially when it’s a variant.
3. Jessica Walters and Matt Murdock – She-Hulk: Lawyer
The fourth wall-breaking She-Hulk: Attorney at Law delighted fans when it was announced that Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil (Charlie Cox), would be making his comeback on the show. Not many would have expected his chemistry with Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) to fall off the charts and that he would end the show’s first season at a barbecue with Jen’s entire family as his boyfriend.
Jen and Matt have a lot of things in common: both are lawyers and superheroes, have secret identities and love to drink, so it makes perfect sense that they would be a match in superhero heaven. Whoever suggested that Matt walk the shame in his Daredevil costume in sunny California deserves a big raise as it was one of the biggest laughs of the whole season.
2. Wanda and Vision – WandaVision
“What is grief if not enduring love” is perhaps the most romantic and beautiful line written in the entire MCU. It is said by Vision (Paul Bettany) to Wanda on their sad goodbye. While it would have been nice to see a little more of their relationship before Vision died at Thanos’ hands, this show is a love letter to their relationship.
Wanda loves Vision so much that she creates a unique, strange reality so they can still be together. Their previous life experiences couldn’t be more different, but they have found each other as their better half. So much so that her grief and love for Vision and her children leads Wanda down the darkest paths, turning her into the villainous Scarlet Witch. Only love can bring her back.
1. Spider-Man and MJ – Spider-Man: No Way Home
The “will they, won’t they” between Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and MJ (Zendaya) is a slow burn that spans two entire films, and there’s nothing quite like their blossoming love for Spider-Man: No Way Home each other and their relationship. Peter trusts MJ implicitly and always asks for her help, and she becomes part of the Guy in the Chair team while still worrying about him.
All of these things make it a lot more heartbreaking than Spider-Man Dr. Strange says that in order for the universe to be saved, everyone must forget him, including MJ. The saddest moment in the best phase 4 movie happens when Peter goes to see MJ, who doesn’t remember him, and after seeing her get hurt and still has a band-aid on her forehead, he decides that the shut up as he thinks this is the best way to save her.
If there’s a new MCU Spider-Man trilogy, they could follow other romances for Spider-Man. But for the last thing we ask you to come back to this romance as this is not an easy teenage love. Peter and MJ are soul mates made for each other and we still have hope that they will get together as they are the best MCU Phase 4 couple and one of the biggest in the entire MCU universe.
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