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10 MCU Characters Who'd – Let's Be Honest– Be The First To Die In A Horror Movie

Sorry, Groot. ⚠️Minor Spoilers⚠️

1. Phil Coulson

Phil after dying in battle
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Unfortunately for Phil, despite the fact that he's an incredibly capable agent, he also seems like he'd be the first to go in a horror movie. Not only did he sort of prove this himself by dying so early on in The Avengers, but the fact that he's constantly going up against villains that are much more powerful than he is doesn't help. It's admirable, but it's also a recipe for getting killed off quick.

Sorry, Phil.

2. May Parker

May talking to Peter and giving him valuable advice
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For a regular person, May Parker is pretty cool and capable. But again, in a world full of super-powered aliens and artificially enhanced humans, May doesn't really stand a chance. More importantly, Aunt May would never leave her nephew, Peter, behind which is what makes her an amazing parental figure but will also lead to her being put into the line of fire very quickly in any horror movie scenario.

Sorry, Aunt May.

3. Groot

Adult Groot standing in a spaceship looking confused
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Groot is kind of a quirky and weird part of the MCU and given that he can regenerate himself, it's hard to say whether or not he could even die or what would count as death for a giant talking tree. However, as far as MCU characters go, he's a fairly easy character to destroy. Any exceptionally determined human being with a match and some gasoline could destroy him so a horror movie villain would have an even easier time of it.

Sorry, Groot.

4. Justin Hammer

Justin assembling a powerful gun
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In his own mind, Justin Hammer clearly sees himself as some kind of legitimate rival to Tony Stark. The problem is, he's kind of a bumbling idiot who's outclassed by everyone around him. Everything he attempts seems to wind up failing and blowing up in his face. In a horror flick, he's exactly the kind of dude who arrogantly assumes he can take on a horror villain at the start of the story and then dies five minutes later.

Sorry, Justin.

5. Nebula

Nebula preparing to fight in an outer space environment
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As far as legitimately badass fighters go, Nebula is pretty high on the list, and to be honest, her skill set alone should preclude her from becoming an early victim in a horror film. However, there's one problem. Nebula's desperation to prove herself as a worthy warrior far outweighs her actual skills as a fighter, and that would likely place her directly into the hands of the horror villain.

Sorry, Neb.

6. Ned Leeds

Ned and two other students looking terrified as a super villain wreaks havoc
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When it comes to all too human superhero sidekicks, Ned is definitely one of the best. He can pretty impressively hold his own in dangerous situations, and he's an incredibly loyal friend to Peter Parker. However, he's a high school kid trying to make his way through a world that is so far out of his league, it's terrifying. His loyalty and his belief that he can handle tough situations would likely lead him to an early grave in the horror genre.

Sorry, Ned.

7. Darcy Lewis

Darcy smiling sweetly but with a naive innocence
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Darcy Lewis makes for great comic relief in Thor, but to be honest, she doesn't seem like she has a lot of survival skills. It seems like she has made it this far in life on dumb luck, and she can hardly hold her own even among the scientists that she works with. Putting her in a genuinely dangerous situation where a killer is after her would probably end with her death before she even knew what was happening.

Sorry, Darcy.

8. Mantis

Mantis staring at an opponent in fear
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Mantis is clearly a bit more savvy than she lets on, and it's undeniable that being an empath could help her survive the attacks of a horror movie killer. But to be honest, she just seems too sweet and innocent to make it far in a horror movie. Given how socially inept she is, it's plausible that she wouldn't even realize a killer wanted to kill her until it was already too late.

Sorry, Mantis.

9. Erik Killmonger

Erik talking to T'Challa about ruling Wakanda
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Some MCU characters wouldn't survive in a horror movie simply because they lack the skills to do so, but others wouldn't survive because they come in way too hot in any situation. Erik Killmonger is the latter sort of character. Erik is tough for sure, but he rushes headlong into any fight that comes his way, and he doesn't compromise. TBH, that seems like a recipe for a quick horror movie death.

Sorry, Erik.

10. And lastly, Ultron

Ultron trying to pretend he's powerful and strong but he's just metal
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I mean... Ultron's inability to survive in a horror movie should be self evident. He was supposed to be one of the "greatest threats that the world has ever seen," and he lived for, what? Like, two days before being quickly and easily dispatched by Scarlet Witch? His arrogance would probably lead to him confronting a horror movie killer immediately, and the killer would just bust his wiring post haste.

Sorry, not sorry, Ultron.

Who else in the MCU do you think would die first in a horror movie? Let me know in the comments! And I swear, if any of y'all say Uncle Ben... smh

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