10 Best MCU Weapons

Who wouldn't want to zip through the skies in an Iron Man suit or bounce Cap's shield off a wall?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is chock full of impressive weapons, logic-defying devices, and nifty gadgets. Which ones rise above the rest, though?

How does, say, the Hadron Enforcer - so craftily assembled by Rocket in the first Guardians film - stack up in the pantheon of MCU weaponry? What of Stormbreaker, Mjolnir, and Heimdall's sword, Hofund? How does James Buchanan Barnes's metal arm stack up against against the Infinity Gauntlet, for example? It doesn't. That's the only spoiler you get for this list.

This list will almost certainly require a redux in a few years. With Kang the Conqueror, the Mandarin and his Ten Rings, and the Fantastic Four all on the horizon, the next few years are sure to present us with some impressive contenders that will almost certainly necessitate a reconfiguration. Who knows? They might even spawn their very own list unto themselves. As of today, though, these are the most impressive weapons in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This list isn't based solely on power, though. If that were the case, it'd be almost entirely Asgardian weaponry. No, instead, this list is based on a combination of strength, practicality, versatility, and that all-important, immeasurable X-factor: coolness.

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10. Black Hole Grenades

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These little fellas were used by Malekith the Accursed's Dark Elves in Thor: The Dark World, and boy oh boy, did they make an impact.

When the Dark Elves came to Asgard, they came packing, and the black hole grenades were inarguably the most memorable tools at their disposal. Essentially, they create a miniature black hole (hence the name) that sucks everything within a radius of a few feet into a singularity from which there is no escape.

Fun fact: the actual, real-world, scientific term for getting sucked into a black hole is "spaghettification." Scientists are either painfully unoriginal with names, or they're absolutely hilarious (in a "dad jokes" sort of way).

In the film, we see Loki activate one of these "explosives" (if you could even call them that) to destroy Algrim (AKA Kurse, AKA the big, demon-bull-looking guy that rolled up with Malekith). That was their most impressive showcasing, and we haven't seen them since.

We did, however, hear them mentioned in Spider-Man: Homecoming, when Jackson Brice (AKA the first Shocker, AKA the absolute worst employee ever) is attempting to sell salvaged black market weapons to Aaron Davis. Maybe we'll see them again when Sharon Carter starts handing out candy.


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