Find out the fate of every hero in Avengers: Endgame


The time has come, Avengers: Endgame is here. Which heroes survived the battle against Thanos and which of our favorites met their end?

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame.

There was a time when everything was happy in regards to Avengers: Endgame. Remember when the cast played fun games together and couldn’t even remember who all the Avengers were? That time, which was arguably the beginning of this week, seems so far away because now we’re left with the pain of Avengers: Endgame.

Below, we’ve recapped the fate of our beloved heroes — those who made it through, and those who we said extremely tearful goodbyes to after an epic three hour film.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Thor (Chris Hemsworth)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Who’s alive at the end of Endgame?

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel

There was absolutely no way Marvel would kill Brie Larson’s epic version of Carol Danvers after we just saw her kick both Skrull and Kree butt in her solo film. But just so no one’s worried, Captain Marvel lives to fight another day.

Steve Rogers/Captain America

Our good American boy does get to live his full life. It comes at a very strange cost but, at least he’s alive, right?

Clint Barton/Hawkeye

Yeah, and he gets his family. Which, okay, fine. He literally spent the beginning of the movie murdering people and running around killing, so the fact that he gets a happy ending while another character dies is a little upsetting.

Bruce Banner/Hulk

Yes and he’s now Professor Hulk. For those who don’t know what that means, basically Bruce Banner continually gives himself gamma radiation to try and make himself into a mixture of both the Hulk and Bruce Banner. He does so and then continues to survive.


Oh boy. The Thor storyline is problematic and a bit of a weird choice but at least we know that we have more Thor in the future because he’s traveling with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Maybe he’ll even be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.


She had to live, if we’re ever going to see more of her and Captain Marvel (right, shippers?). Thor proves he’s the best by letting Val take on the Asgardian crown. But we have hopes we’ll see Val again if Earth’s ever in need of her help.


Wong’s alive! And he helps everyone defeat Thanos! And at the end of Endgame, he’s likely returned to the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Rocket Raccoon

A character who had a great arc throughout the movie, Rocket Raccoon does survive the film and does so growing as a character in a very productive way. It’s going to be interesting to see how he reacts to his family again in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3.

Scott Lang/Ant-Man

Oh Scott Lang. Yes, he lives and gets Hope and his daughter and they maybe have a wonderful life together. We don’t know for sure but it is wonderful to see him as one of the Avengers.

James Rhodes/War Machine

Maybe we should all be shipping Rhodey and Nebula together now? But yes, Rhodey survives and gets to say a heartfelt goodbye to his best friend in the end.


Wakanda is safe thanks to Okoye thankfully making it through Endgame, and we can’t wait to see more of her bad-ass fighting skills in Black Panther 2.

Pepper Potts

It’s a bittersweet thing to see — Pepper staying with Tony as he passes away. Once the funeral is over, Pepper is a widow who will raise her daughter alone. But we have a good idea that the future of the MCU will feature young heroes like Morgan Stark.

All of the dusted Avengers: Alive!

Surprise! Everyone who was dusted returns and maybe remembers their time while dusted — if Peter Parker is right. That’s a very interesting twist and one that means everyone in the world has differing levels of PTSD — can’t wait for the future of the MCU to explore that one (much sarcasm here).

Hi-res photo of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame. Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Who’s dead at the end of Endgame?

Tony Stark/Iron Man

Want to cry uncontrollably over a line about cheeseburgers? Well then get ready for the death of Tony Stark. After making a family with Pepper Potts, getting married and having their daughter Morgan, Tony is reluctant to help the Avengers again. But when he solves time travel, he has to try and bring Peter Parker back. In doing so, he must kill Thanos and it is truly one of the best moments for Tony Stark as a character.

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

Look, let’s not pretend like this death didn’t hurt. Natasha sacrifices herself for the Soul stone and, in doing so, makes it so that there is literally only one woman left helping bring back their dusted friends. Natasha definitely shouldn’t have died and she was nearly forgotten in the end when Tony Stark died and that doesn’t seem fair to her character at all.


Vision unfortunately doesn’t return in Endgame, confirming that the non-dusted deaths in Infinity War are permanent. Scarlet Witch helps confirm this when near the end of the film, she tells Hawkeye she feels Vision is gone forever. Now, it’ll be interesting if somehow Vision is rebuilt by using Jarvis and the Mind Stone. But with Tony Stark dead, we don’t have much hope of this happening as Tony would have been smart enough to work that out.

Gamora: One Dead, One Alive

The Gamora we saw die in Infinity War remains dead, but a past version of Gamora will live on thanks to the time traveling Avengers. This Gamora has zero feelings for Star-Lord, and oh, is that going to get interested in Vol. 3.

Nebula: One Dead, One Alive

Well, one Nebula dies and one survives. You’ll have to see what that means but it is a pretty awesome storyline and, much like Rocket Raccoon,  she grows as a character in a way that is going to be interesting to see how it pans out in future films.

Loki: One Dead, One Alive

Unfortunately for the God of Mischief, Thanos really meant it when he said “no resurrections.” But perhaps fortunately for us, it is just the 2018 Loki from the start of Infinity War who is dead. When our heroes go back in time to the Battle of New York in 2012, naughty little Loki steals the Tesseract and escapes. Could this mean we see him again — perhaps in the Disney+ show about Loki? We truly hope so.

(P.S. for those who didn’t get it yet: Thanos? He’s definitely dead.)

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