Can You Match the MCU Quote to the Character?


By: Ian Fortey

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are currently 23 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with even more on the way as we head into Phase Four with films like "Black Widow," "The Eternals" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 3." Across all of those movies, we've encountered fun and memorable characters that started with Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and a couple of versions of the Hulk. Captain America has been inspiring, Nick Fury has been intimidating, Captain Marvel has been amazing and Thanos was terrifying and powerful. One thing everyone had in common, though, was that they knew how to deliver a line of dialogue like a champ. Whether it's Cap rallying the troops, Spider-Man cracking a joke, Nebula being dark or Drax utterly missing the point, there have been a ton of great lines in those 23 films.

As a diehard fan, you should be able to recognize a few of these quotes, but is there any way you can get all of them, right? That'd take a seriously superheroic effort to pull off. If you know your "It's an imperfect world, but it's the only one we got" from your "look at you, a garden of the galaxy," then it's time to suit up and swing into the quiz to prove it. 

Who says, "The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people, see if they could become something more"?

Nick Fury has to look like a tough guy but say some very encouraging things. He drops this line in explaining what the Avengers are all about as a team. Sam Jackson actually got the role because, in the comics, they'd started modeling Nick Fury on Sam Jackson before the movies were even made because he was writer Mark Millar's favorite actor. Jackson learned about it and wanted into the movies as a result.


OK, so this one isn't hard, but it's maybe the most iconic quote of them all. Who says, "I am Iron Man"?

This quote bookends the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Tony Stark goes against the grain in "Iron Man" by revealing his secret identity, he says it in the very first movie and then again as he saves the entire universe in "Endgame."


"I had strings but now I'm free" is a line said by which character?

Ultron is the character who says the line "I had strings but now I'm free." You can thank Disney for using that line since it's actually a line from the song "I've Got No Strings," which was from the original "Pinocchio" in 1940.


"I'm always angry" is a secret someone shares with Captain America. Who is it?

It's easy to forget later in the MCU that the Hulk is fueled by rage, but it does play a prominent role earlier in the movies. That's why Bruce banner tells Captain America at one point that his secret is he's always angry.


Who says, "We have a Hulk?"

This quote comes from the first Avengers movie in which Tony Stark is essentially trash-talking Loki about how the Avengers will destroy him and his forces. Loki says he has an army, and Iron Man counters with this line.


Who said, "I can do this all day?"

This one's a bit of a freebie since Captain America says this line all the time. He says it before and after the serum in "Captain America: The First Avenger," he drops it again in "Civil War" as he fights Iron Man and then he says it to himself during "Endgame."


"I get emails from a raccoon so nothing sounds crazy anymore" is spoken by which of these characters?

The world is a weird place in "Avengers: Endgame," which is what Black Widow is conveying to Ant-Man when she tells him she gets emails from a raccoon now. The final movie of the MCU Phase 3, you'd think everyone would have been all in on it, but Robert Downey Jr. was apparently the only actor who read the entire script.


Who said, "I helped this old lady and she bought me a churro. So that was nice"?

In "Spider-Man: Homecoming" when Spider-Man is trying to prove his worth to Iron Man, he makes regular reports to Happy over the phone. During one, he points out his good luck with snagging a free churro.


"I am inevitable" is a very intense line from whom?

Thanos is very good at saying dramatic things, and this line just might take the cake. Thanos was played by Josh Brolin, who also did duty over in the X-Men Universe as Cable in "Deadpool 2." Now that Disney owns both movies, maybe they'll run into each other in some dimension.


Out of context, the line "I'll get that arm" is pretty weird. Who said it?

Rocket Raccoon has a consistently weird fetish with taking the body parts of other beings. When he meets the Winter Soldier in "Infinity War," he first asks how much for his gun, then later how much for his arm before muttering that he'll get the arm under his breath.


"He's a friend from work" was a line said by which character?

The Hulk had been missing from the MCU for a spell when he finally shows up again in 'Thor: Ragnarok." Thor's excited response about him being a friend from work is short-lived when the Hulk beats him in front of a crowd, though.


Who said, "I still believe in heroes?"

One of the most famous quotes from the trailer for the 2012 "Avengers" has Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury uttering this line. The line was so popular you can even get t-shirts, posters and other swag emblazoned with it.


"You get killed, walk it off" was a line from whom?

Captain America knows how to rally the troops. During "Avengers: Age of Ultron" he's explaining what to do in battle when he suggested you walk off death. The trailer for "Age of Ultron" was viewed a staggering 34 million times in the first weekend of its release on YouTube.


Which character shouted "Underoos!" to kick off a fight scene?

Spider-Man's introduction to the rest of the Avengers comes thanks to Tony Stark's Iron Man when he shouts "Underoos" in the movie "Captain America: Civil War," prompting Spider-Man to swing in and take Captain America's shield away from him.


Few lines in the MCU are spoken with as much joy as "I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!" Who said it?

Yondu's story arc sees him go from a gruff but likable villain to a certified hero by the end of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2." When Star-Lord likens him to Mary Poppins, he wants to know if Poppins was cool, and Star-Lord assures him she was.


"We're still friends, right?" was a line delivered by which character?

During "Captain America: Civil War" Black Widow and Hawkeye have a tense moment as they fight on opposite sides. When Hawkeye has his old friend pinned, she takes the time to ask and make sure that, despite the fight, they're still friends.


Which character proudly states "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it"?

Drax is said to have no understanding of metaphor and only understands in a literal sense, which is why he gets some of the funniest lines in "Guardians of the Galaxy." After the movie wrapped, Dave Bautista who played Drax gave custom WWE belts to both Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.


"Take the stairs. Hate the stairs" was a line from which character?

There's a lot of time travel in "Endgame," and one of the trips back to 2012 involves the Hulk being forced to not take the elevator downstairs, which he's clearly not amused with. Hulk was voiced by Loue Ferrigno in the first several Hulk appearances, but by "Endgame," it was Mark Ruffalo voicing his alter ego.


Who utters the powerful line, "Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, 'cause they knew death was better than bondage"?

While the MCU moves are a lot of fun and pretty light, they do dip into serious territory sometimes. This line from Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger at the end of "Black Panther" was arguably one of the most serious and powerful in any Marvel movie.


Do you know which character lamented that they were "going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy"?

Gamora is not super enthused about joining the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy when she first meets them, and during their prison break together, when it seems like the plan is utterly doomed, she drops the line about dying surrounded by idiots. Luckily for her, the idiots prevailed.


"Whoever I am? Did you not listen to a word I said?" was a quote from which character?

Hela offers up a dramatic introduction for herself to the people of Asgard, and then when it seems like no one listened to her comes back with this line. Cate Blanchett took the role of Hela at the urging of her kids, who were big Marvel fans.


"You know who I am. You don't know where I am. And you'll never see me coming." Who said it?

The amazing Ben Kingsley made the Mandarin incredibly intimidating with lines like this before it was revealed the whole thing was an act and he was no supervillain at all. Nonetheless, he knew how to talk like one in "Iron Man 3."


Who asked, "You want a juice box and some string cheese"?

Hank Pym drops the sarcastic line about juice and string cheese on Ant-Man after a mess-up with his suit shrinks him down to the size of a little boy. Even though Michael Douglas, who plays Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays his wife, have both been acting for several decades, this was the first movie they ever made together.


Do you know who said, "We never lose our demons, Mordo. We just learn to live above them"?

It's a little bit dark but a little bit hopeful when The Ancient One says this to Mordo in "Dr. Strange." Tilda Swinton, who played the Ancient One, worked on the movie with her kids. Her daughter worked in costuming while her son was in the art department.


Do you remember who says, "I'm about to hit you in the head with a peanut butter sandwich"?

Black Widow makes this less-than-threatening threat to Captain America during "Avengers: Endgame." It's her response when she feels like Captain America is trying to get her to look on the bright side of things after the Snap.


Which character said, "I think our first move should be calling the Avengers"?

Ant-Man discusses plans with Hank Pym when he comes up with this plan of calling the Avengers for help. Word is that Paul Rudd told his son he was going to be Ant-Man, and his son replied by saying, "I can't wait to see how stupid that'll be."


Who says, "Try me, Beyonce?"

When Dr. Strange first starts learning the mystical arts, he's a bit of a smart mouth. When he learns that Wong only has one name, he tosses out a few jokes at his expense, one of which is just to call him Beyonce.


"Just because something works doesn't mean it can't be improved" is said by why character?

It's Shuri who believes anything can be improved, and she says so in "Black Panther." The language spoken by the Wakandans in the movie is actually Xhosa, one of several languages native to southern parts of Africa. John Kani, who played T'Chaka, spoke it already.


"Congratulations, Cap. You're a criminal" is said by whom?

Things get pretty intense between the Avengers in "Captain America; Civil War," and at one point War Machine tells Captain America that he's become a criminal. War Machine was played in most of the movies by Don Cheadle, but he was originally played by Terrence Howard.


"Meow meow? What's meow meow?" was said by which of these characters?

Darcy, played by Kat Dennings, isn't up to snuff on her Norse history when she first meets Thor and, as a result, calls his hammer "meow meow" instead of Mjolnir. In the movies, both Vision and Captain America are able to lift the hammer, but in the comics, there's even a frog who wields it.


Do you remember who says, "I look around and you know what I see? Losers"?

Star-Lord's version of a pep talk included telling his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy that they're losers. Chris Pratt lost 60 lbs to play the role of Star-Lord in the movie, even thought he director James Gunn told him they could just CG abs onto him.


"Freedom is life's great lie" is a cynical line from whom?

Loki is a chatty fellow, and he utters this line during the first "Avengers" movie. During the scene in Loki is controlling Hawkeye, he says that line to Erik Selvig before controlling his mind as well.


Who says, "The wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers"?

It's T'Challa, the Black Panther, who says this line in "Black Panther." Back in the 1990s, Wesley Snipes wanted to play the lead role in a Black Panther movie when he likely would have had to wear a spandex suit with cat ears.


Do you remember who says, "Higher, further, faster, baby"?

Captain Marvel, while she's still pilot Carol Danvers, says this line. Aside from Brie Larson, the other standout from the movie was clearly the cat Goose, who was played by four different cats named Archie, Rizzo, Gonzo and Reggie.


Do you remember who says, "Look at you, a Garden of the Galaxy"?

Nebula and Gamora have a moment in "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2" in which Nebula mistakenly refers to her sister as a Garden of the Galaxy. Gamora tries to correct her, causing Drax some amusement in the scene.


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