Marvel 30-Day Challenge, Day 14- Favorite Romance
For today’s challenge, I have to pick my favorite romance. .After years of seeing writers starting and ending relationships on a dime, though, I can’t find a good romance. I planned to do Jean Grey and Scott Summers, but beyond the mushy teen years, I realized it had no substance.
So instead, I’m going to look towards the MCU for my favorite romance. There’s only one that I could think of.
Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter
I’ve only seen a few couples in films that are as meant for each other as Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter. In the MCU, Peggy Carter is an SSR Agent who has no patience for the sexist attitudes of the men around her. I recall her kicking some guy’s ass in Captain America: The First Avenger. Meanwhile, Steve’s a skinny runt who insists on fighting even when he knows he can’t win.
Aside from Dr. Erskine, Peggy’s the only one who saw Steve’s worth before he became America’s Super Soldier. We saw how impressed she was with his ingenuity and selflessness during training. On the other end, Steve was one of the few men who treated Peggy with the respect she deserved. They bond pretty fast, and by the end of World War II, they’re in love.
Love Torn Apart
Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Captain America ended up on ice for seventy years, leaving Peggy an old woman by the time he got revived. Peggy died in her sleep in 2016, while Steve tried to carry on as a superhero.
Right when I thought that Cap had moved on from Peggy, though, Endgame gave us a pleasant surprise. After returning the Infinity Stones and Mjolnir to their places in the past, Steve chose not to return. Instead, he used the last of the Pym Particles to go back to the 1940s and live out his life with Peggy. They finally got their dance and their happy ever after. That’s something few couples in comic books can say they got, so that makes them my favorite romance.
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Fitz and Simmons from Agents of Shield for me. One of the few Marvel romances I care about and are actively rooting for.
It’s so hard to root for romance since it can end when a writer decides it.