10 times Captain Marvel kicked serious butt on screen


These are the best moments throughout Captain Marvel, from kick-butt action scenes to our hero proving she is powerful all on her own.

Warning: There are several spoilers for Captain Marvel below. 

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There were so many moments in Captain Marvel where Carol Danvers kicks some major butt and inspired us. Her character is complex and relatable and definitely the type of hero that we can all look up to. We’re breaking down 10 epic times our newest MCU hero kicked butt on screen.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Photo: Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2019

Escaping Skrull capture and fighting her way out solo.

Early on in the film, we get a glimpse into Captain Marvel’s powers, even if she is still figuring out the extent of them herself. In this scene, she breaks the bonds and mind manipulation of the Skrulls, fighting her way through dozens of them and escaping in a ship, all on her own.

Using sarcasm and wit and just generally being relatable.

One thing that the movie establishes early on is that Carol has a quick wit and humor, something other members of Starforce don’t always appreciate. While not everyone always loves this humor, it makes her extremely relatable. She shows that you can be a kick-butt warrior and hero and still have a good time.

Punching a Skrull disguised as an elderly woman.

Carol Danvers isn’t worried about appearances when trying to succeed with a mission. She jumps onto a train and punches an old lady right in the face, who is a Skrull, much to the surprise of other passengers — that is until they realize there are aliens in their midst. Captain Marvel is definitely a jump-right-in type of hero, and we like seeing a woman who is dedicated to saving the day, even if it means doing out-of-the-ordinary things.

Going against everything she’d been told to believe to do the right thing and save the Skrulls.

One of the biggest twists in the movie is how the Skrulls aren’t actually bad. When Captain Marvel learns about the truth from Talos, she is willing to go against everything she thought she knew and the people she thought she could trust in order to do the right thing. This is one of the most admirable and kick ass things our heroine does in the movie. She is clearly a character with a good heart who wants to help innocent people, and we love her for that.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL. L to R: Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Photo: Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2019

Being Aunt Carol to Monica.

Another thing we love about Carol is that she is an amazing aunt to Monica, Maria’s daughter. She inspires her, just like she inspires women and girls in real life. Seeing this relatable, familial side of Captain Marvel gave the film plenty of heart.

Challenging Starforce, and her mentor, Yon-Rogg.

Near the end of the movie, Captain Marvel, Fury, Maria, Goose, and Talos, go up against Starforce. To create a distraction so the Skrulls can escape, Captain Marvel fights off most of Starforce, including her previous mentor Yon-Rogg all on her own, showing how strong she really is.

Proving she’s powerful all on her own.

One of the most awesome and cheer-worthy moments of the movie was seeing Captain Marvel rip off the inhibitor Yon-Rogg had put on her neck and discover the full extent of her powers. This metaphorical moment was powerful, and seeing Captain Marvel unleash her powers like that was truly inspiring.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2019

Destroying the power core to avenge Lawson.

One of the most motivational aspects about Captain Marvel is that before she was infused with her powers, she was a hero as Carol Danvers. Danvers was willing to put her own life at risk to help her mentor and friend Dr. Wendy Lawson. When enemy forces attack and Lawson is murdered, Carol is brave enough to try and finish the mission.

“I have nothing to prove to you.”

The one-on-one “fight” between Yon-Rogg and Captain Marvel was one of the most inspiring of the entire movie. To be clear, this wasn’t even that much of a fight. Yon-Rogg tries to taunt Carol, who then shows him just how powerful she is. Her line, “I have nothing to prove to you,” is one that many women can relate to.

Leaving those she cares about to help the Skrulls find a new home.

At the end of the film, Captain Marvel is willing to leave her friends behind, even after she just discovered who she was and where she belonged again, in order to help the Skrulls find somewhere they could be safe. This willingness to put her own needs aside in order to help others is part of what makes her such a great hero.

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