6 best Marvel moments of 2023 (and 3 we wish we could forget)

Marvel Studios' lineup in 2023 was like a superhero-themed rollercoaster – full of thrilling highs, unexpected twists, and a couple of moments that had us gripping our seats a bit tighter than we'd like.
(L-R): Michelle Pfieffer as Janet van Dyne and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Marvel Studios'
(L-R): Michelle Pfieffer as Janet van Dyne and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Marvel Studios' /
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1. Loki gets his throne

In the second season of Loki, the spotlight swung back to the God of Mischief himself, with Tom Hiddleston's Loki taking audiences on a journey that ended in one of the most profound endings for an MCU character to date. The second season's arc revolved around Loki learning to control time powers and an actual understanding of his true "glorious purpose" following his involvement in the events that took place in the TVA and within the Sacred Timeline.

His journey played out much like other notable MCU heroes like Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow - all who selflessly sacrificed themselves for the greater good. Loki decided he would not stand for his friends being erased along with their timelines or lose their free will by being slaves to the Sacred Timeline, and fulfilled his destiny as he indeed took his throne as what I like to call the God of Marvel. This choice, a fate much worse than death, highlighted his character development and his true glorious purpose.

If Loki were to return in future MCU movies or shows, I wouldn’t expect to meet the same mischievous Loki we’ve known for 14 years. He’d be a completely different Loki, forever changed by his ultimate sacrifice as he himself keeps all timelines alive and prevents our beloved heroes from turning into Multiverse spaghetti.

While we bask in the gloriousness of the previously mentioned moments, let’s not forget that the MCU’s 2023 releases also had a few moments we’d like to erase from our memories (and the MCU itself).

Verdict: Best moment

Now onto some of the moments we'd like to forget...