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The Marvel Cinematic Universe gets a lot of grief for being too “jokey,” especially when the quips serve to cut the impact of emotional moments, but it is one of the reasons the movies have been so successful. Without Tony Stark, played to perfection by Robert Downey Jr., and his endless torrent of quips in the first Iron Man, we may have never had this decade of blockbusters that dominated cinema. Whether or not that is a good thing is not today's debate.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THOR We know each other! He's a friend from work! After finally getting to have a personality for Ragnarok, Thor is a lighter character despite dealing with constant death.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM STAR-LORD Dance off, bro! Me and you. Just an 80's kid in space, Peter Quill is probably responsible for how other civilizations view humans.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM DRAX I've mastered the ability of standing so incredibly still that I become invisible to the eye. Being big, green, and shirtless, the Destroyer is unintentionally hilarious.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM ROCKET RACCOON We're all standing now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle. Likes to have a lot of fun at the expense of others, and who can blame him?

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM HAWKEYE Nobody would know. Nobody. Last I saw him, Ultron was sitting on him. Just a man with a bow and arrow, facing off against androids, aliens, and wizards.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM SPIDER-MAN You have a metal arm? That is awesome, dude! Peter mentions in the comics that he throws jokes at his villains to keep them distracted, and he is no different on the big screen.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM VISION Well, I was born yesterday. May have gotten that classic wit from the parts of him that Tony is responsible for.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM ULTRON 3-9 Clearly you've never made an omelette. Definitely got that wit from the parts of him that Tony is responsible for.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM YELENA - This thing that you do when you whip your hair when you're fighting, with the arm and the hair, and you do like a fighting pose? Stop making us like you! Despite being a Black Widow assassin like her make-believe sister, Natasha, Yelena still seems to be having fun with it.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM SCOTT LANG As far as I'm concerned, that's America's ass. As an ex-con with a Master's in Electrical Engineering stuck working at Baskin-Robbins, you need to be able to laugh at yourself to stay sane.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM RHODEY Boom! You looking for this? Being a career military man hasn't dulled his sense of humor, and playing second fiddle to Iron Man may have enhanced it.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM SAM WILSON You should be ashamed of yourself. You should take another lap. Did you just take it? | assume you just took it. Maybe as Captain America he'll play a more stoic hero, but when Sam was just a former U.S. Air Force officer, he was able to appreciate the lighter side of life.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM LOKI YES! That's how it feels! Не wouldn't be The God of Mischief if he wasn't mischievous.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM KATE BISHOP <Unwise physical altercation with Yelena> You have to be a little nuts to fight Kingpin with trick arrows, which makes her the perfect replacement for Hawkeye.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM KORG Not really useful, unless you're fighting off three vampires that are huddled together. A space-Kiwi made of rocks, whose gentle demeanor contrasts perfectly with his physique.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM WONG You wanted more? Kamar-Taj needed a balance between Mordo's self seriousness, and The Ancient One's mysteriousness.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM KATY CHEN You changed your name from Shang to Shaun? I wonder how your father found you. Shang Chi's American friend who finds herself woefully unprepared for the world she is stepping into.

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