MCU Favorite Moments Countdown #4- Puny God, Avengers
When I decided to do this list, I knew that it was going to involve making tough choices about my favorite moments. I love them all so much, so it’s hard to make a decision. I think, though, this next moment has earned its place.
In the midst of the Chitauri invasion of New York, Loki’s confronted by the likes of the Incredible Hulk. As the God of Mischief tries to talk down to the Hulk and proclaim itself above everyone on the planet, Hulk decides to grab him by the ankle and pummel him into the ground.
He then proceeds to walk off while saying “Puny God”.
This was one of the funniest things that I have ever seen in my entire life, and it hits all the right notes in the process. The big bad getting interrupted while doing a monologue? Check. Unexpected and comedic timing? Check. Simple post ass-kicking one-liner. Check. But the best part was that Loki was beat up so badly that afterwards, all he can do is lie there and whimper.
It gets funnier. When Loki sees the Hulk on Sakaar years later in Thor: Ragnarok, it’s revealed that he was traumatized by the experience, with the mere sight of him enough to get him to run for the hills. Definitely one of my top five favorite moments.