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There Are Actually 40 Heroes That Drax Hasn't Met In The MCU

As regrettable as it may be that we didn't see more conversations between the ranks of heroes that appeared at the end of 2019's "Avengers: Endgame," perhaps it is best if Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer wasn't all that social in the battle's aftermath. Known for taking everything literally, not to mention having a quick temper, it isn't difficult to imagine the warrior offending, say, the King of Wakanda or the Sorcerer Supreme, and as a result all kinds of hell breaking loose. After all, just because all these people saved the world, it doesn't mean they would get along.

But even if we assume Drax did get to meet every superhero who survived that final battle of "Endgame," there's still a surprisingly large number of heroes the revenge-driven warrior hasn't crossed paths with just yet. In fact, there are at least 40 MCU heroes he has never encountered (well, at least 37, but quite possibly 40). Here is a breakdown of those heroes, why they have never hung out with the Destroyer, and what a possible interaction could be like.

The Eternals were too busy elsewhere to meet Drax

None of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies have had much to say about Drax's anticipated lifespan. The source material is no help either, since in the comics he's actually from Earth, while in the films he's an alien. But it seems safe to assume that the literal-minded warrior does not enjoy a millennia-spanning lifetime. Seeing as how he isn't exactly an expert at blending in, it's also highly unlikely he ever visited Earth before his brief, well-documented visit during the events of "Endgame." If both these things are true, the ten heroes of "Eternals" could never have met him, since they have been on Earth for the last 7,000 years. 

It's important to note, however, that Eros and Pip the Troll do not count in this tally. Assuming they're accustomed to traveling the spaceways, as audiences saw in the mid-credits scene for "Eternals," it's entirely possible they've encountered Drax before. But as for the earthbound Eternals? It's highly unlikely they've made his acquaintance since they stayed away from all the Thanos drama.

Monica became a hero after Drax left Earth

Monica Rambeau didn't ascend to the rank of hero until after Drax left Earth. The S.W.O.R.D. agent was one of the people who, like Drax, was wiped from existence at the end of 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War," only to return during the events of "Endgame." Most likely, while Rambeau was confused and running around the hospital where she had left her mother five years earlier, Drax and the other Guardians were readying to join the fight against Thanos.

There is the possibility, however, that they will meet at some point following the events of the upcoming film "The Marvels." Rambeau is slated to appear in the film with Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel, and it's likely all three will be bringing their heroism into space. With "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3" also on the horizon, it's not outside the realm of possibility that those two plots could converge, with the Marvels crossing paths with Drax and the rest of the original MCU spacebound hero team.

Drax would've loved the Howling Commandos

The five Howling Commandos we met in 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" — Monty, Jim Morita, Gabe Jones, Frenchie, and Dum Dum Dugan — got to see a lot of weird things during their time battling in World War II. Along with seeing the first Captain America and the future Winter Soldier in action, they encountered many of the technological terrors Hydra was developing with the help of the Tesseract. 

But the Howling Commandos never got to meet Drax, and that's a shame. Sure, the soldiers probably would've initially been freaked out at meeting an alien, but it's easy to imagine them all eventually getting along. Once he saw them in action, Drax would most likely respect the Commandos as the fierce warriors they were, and regard them as equals. After that, they'd probably have a ball together, sharing a beverage or two and sharing some old war stories.

The Warriors Three fell before they could meet Drax

If they could have been there, then Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg would no doubt have been overjoyed to charge the armies of Thanos alongside Drax and so many other heroes in "Endgame." Sadly, all three were killed by Hela in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," and so wouldn't survive long enough to become three of New Asgard's citizens.

Drax would have undoubtedly gotten along famously with the Warriors Three. As brave heroes with high body counts, they had everything they needed to be friends with Drax. Volstagg, in particular, would become fast friends with Drax. The vengeance-driven alien might probably feel a bit envious, however, of the mirthful and girthful Volstagg's large family, considering what happened to his own.

Actually, if somehow Drax had met the Warriors Three before their deaths, they probably would agree to embark on a quest with him to kill Thanos. Whether or not it would've turned out well for the heroes, however, is questionable.

Drax may meet Sif soon but he hasn't yet

We haven't seen the real Sif — as opposed to the version who showed up in "Loki" — since 2013's "Thor: The Dark World." Jaimie Alexander wasn't able to participate in "Ragnarok" because of a scheduling conflict with her NBC crime drama "Blindspot." Because of this, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explained her absence by saying she was exiled by Loki (disguised as Odin). So, not only did Sif miss the final epic battle of "Endgame," she may not even yet know of Earth's New Asgard.

But Drax may yet get to meet Sif in the not-too-distant future. Alexander is set to reprise her role as Sif in the upcoming "Thor: Love and Thunder," in which Drax and the rest of the Guardians will also appear. Whether or not they'll actually cross paths in the story, however, remains to be seen.

Heimdall sacrificed himself to stop Drax's nemesis

Heimdall died before he could meet any of the Guardians, but Drax would have approved of the Asgardian's final act of heroism. In "Infinity War," Heimdall uses his final breaths to access the Bifrost and transport the Hulk to Earth so he can warn the heroes of Thanos' coming. The Mad Titan rewards Heimdall, predictably, by murdering him. Considering Drax's opinion of Thanos, the fact that Heimdall used his final moments to cross the Titan would likely have earned no end of Drax's respect and admiration.

If he'd managed to meet Heimdall, Drax would likely be very intrigued by the Asgardian — particularly his ability to see all over the universe. Drax might also think that Heimdall would be the perfect guinea pig to test the ability he briefly believed he had to turn invisible — but would find the results disappointing.

Vision died before he could meet Drax

Like too many others, the Vision dies in the conflict with Thanos. In fact, he dies twice in "Infinity War." First Wanda, at Vision's behest, kills him by destroying the Mind Stone. Then Thanos uses the Time Stone to undo the Mind Stone's eradication, which also resurrects Vision. As soon as the synthezoid is back, he's gone again, when Thanos rips the Mind Stone from his head. Few people have had as bad a day as the Vision had during the Battle of Wakanda.

Because of the events of "WandaVision," Drax might have a second chance to meet the synthezoid. Against his wishes, Vision's body was revived, though now it was all white and at first he was completely subservient to S.T.A.R. director Taylor Hayward. With the help of the version of Vision that Wanda created, the White Vision broke free of S.T.A.R.'s control and fled Westview. He is currently roaming some realm of the MCU, and it can be safely assumed we haven't seen the last of (this latest version of) the Vision.

Quicksilver died fighting Ultron

Pietro Maximoff (aka Quicksilver) holds the distinction of being the very first MCU Avenger to fall in the line of duty. Briefly introduced in a mid-credits scene for 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Pietro and his sister were initially enemies to the Avengers, and then later became recruits. Ironically, Pietro (played by Aron Taylor-Johnson) died protecting the same Avenger he first attacked — Clint Barton — from Ultron. At the time, Drax was still three years from meeting any of the earthbound Avengers. 

It looked as if a Quicksilver rebirth was in the works in "WandaVision" when Evan Peters — who played Quicksilver in Fox's "X-Men" films — appeared as Wanda's mysteriously-revived brother. However, the appearance proved to be as much as a fake-out to viewers as it was to Wanda. Rather than playing Wanda's resurrected brother, Peters instead played an actor named Ralph Bohner, who Agatha Harkness had mystically altered to fool Wanda.

Kate Bishop was too young to meet Drax

One recurring theme throughout many of the live-action Disney+ MCU series released thus far is the introduction of heroes who could potentially become Young Avengers. "Hawkeye," however, is the first series to make one a lead character. This comes, of course, via Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), who shares the codename with Clint Barton in the source material, and was one of the earliest additions to the Young Avengers in the comics. 

Since Kate is quite young, and quite earthbound, she has not been hanging out with Drax the Destroyer. Then again, Avengers have a way of earning substantial frequent flyer miles around Earth and the rest of universes near and far, and it's fun to think about what a Drax/Kate meet-up would be like.

True, Clint may have rubbed elbows with Clint in the aftermath of that climactic final battle of "Endgame" — undoubtedly, some off-camera high-fives were exchanged, and probably some contact info as well. Now that Clint and Kate are buddies, perhaps he could make an introduction. Regardless, Kate Bishop promises to have a bright future in the MCU, so anything is possible.

Black Widow sacrificed herself before she could meet Drax

If one superhero shares a film with another superhero, typically they meet. Perhaps it's a testament to the epic scope of "Infinity War" and "Endgame," then, that despite Black Widow and Drax appearing in both movies, they never meet. In fact, the only Guardians that Natasha interacted with were Rocket and Nebula (the only ones who survived the snap of Thanos). It's possible she might have briefly met Groot during the Battle of Wakanda, but if so it was never shown to viewers.

So, one of the most beloved Avengers never got to meet Drax, sadly, because Natasha famously did not survive the quest to retrieve the Soul Stone from Vormir. Learning one of them needed to be sacrificed for the other to get the Soul Stone, both Clint and Natasha fought over who would make the ultimate sacrifice, with Natasha eventually proving to be the "winner."

Drax was far from Earth when Battlestar and U.S.Agent became heroes

Out of the many heroes introduced in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Drax would most likely be happy to never meet at least one of them. John Walker and his partner Lemar Hoskins didn't get into the superhero business until Drax and the other Guardians had left Earth, and Lemar's time in the hero world didn't last long. In the fourth episode of the mini-series, Lemar died saving Walker from the Flag Smashers. 

It would be interesting to see exactly how Drax would react to someone like John Walker, who now goes by the codename U.S.Agent. On the one hand, Drax is no stranger to lethal violence or being driven by the need for revenge. On the other, unlike Drax's own rage, Walker's violence seems to come from an imbalance that the soldier refuses to confront. As Drax said in 2017's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," sometimes "Earthers have issues."

Red Guardian and Yelena weren't around when Drax visited Earth

Much like Natasha, neither Red Guardian nor his adoptive daughter Yelena have met Drax. We now know from the penultimate episode of "Hawkeye" that Yelena was one of many people who fell victim to The Blip at the end of "Infinity War," though we don't know whether or not Red Guardian likewise disappeared for five years. Regardless, with neither of them having any established relationships with any of the Avengers besides Natasha — unless you believe Alexei's fairy tales about fighting Captain America — neither were summoned for the final battle of "Endgame."

It's hard to argue that a Drax/Red Guardian team-up wouldn't have some wonderful comedic potential. Dave Bautista and David Harbour have both created such lovable, endearingly defiant teddy bear characters that it would be a blast to see them together. Drax would undoubtedly appreciate Alexei's gruff demeanor, and his difficulty understanding the complexities of underlying word meanings would make Drax take the Red Guardian's tall tales quite literally, undoubtedly earning him Alexei's undying adoration.

Peggy Carter had passed by the time Drax was on Earth

Unlike most of the MCU heroes who died before getting to meet Drax, Peggy Carter passed away peacefully. We learned of her death early in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War," as the Avengers were still debating the controversial Sokovia Accords. Her passing — and in particular Sharon Carter's words at the memorial — helped give Steve Rogers the strength he needed to choose his difficult path.

Of course, it's possible Drax could meet another version of Peggy Carter one day, though the likelihood may be up for debate. Ever since a variant of Hayley Atwell's signature character became the super soldier Captain Carter on "What If...?," there's been some speculation about Atwell returning to the live-action MCU as the character. With the Multiverse now front and center in the Marvel universe, anything is possible.

Loki and Sylvie haven't shared an apocalypse with our Drax, or have they?

"Loki" gave us the first of three heroes on this list who may have met Drax, but the likelihood seems extremely low. While Marvel fans know for sure that the titular male variant who is the hero of "Loki" never met Drax, Sylvie may have. In Episode 2 of "Loki," the eponymous hero figured out that Sylvie has hid from the Time Variance Authority (TVA) by traveling to apocalypses or apocalypse-like events. We know that Drax was present at one such apocalypse.

When the destruction of Ego's planet occurred in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Drax the Destroyer was not only present but instrumental in the event. In fact, it might be an ideal apocalypse for Sylvie to hide, since with so little intelligent life on the planet there would be few people to bother her. But even if she did choose that event to obscure herself, for most of the final battle with Ego and the Sovereign's drones, Drax was deep below ground with the rest of the Guardians. He was quite busy, so there wouldn't have been much time to make introductions to variant trickster gods.

The Ancient One may have seen Drax, but Drax never saw her

Drax never got to meet the Ancient One. While they both appear in "Endgame," the Ancient One only shows up when the Avengers go back in time to 2012, and the only hero she interacts with then is the Hulk.

Then again, when you're speculating on the Ancient One, it's difficult to say with certainty that there's anything she can't do.

It's eye-opening to consider a meeting between Drax and the Ancient One, particularly if you think about it in contrast to the first time the former Sorcerer Supreme meets Stephen Strange in 2016's "Doctor Strange." In spite of not having the intellect or the medical genius of Strange, Drax's hypothetical meet-up with the Ancient One would undoubtedly go much better than Strange's did. Her talk of reorienting the spirit wouldn't be met with the same venomous skepticism, and Drax certainly would never have made the mistake of poking her in the chest. 

Isaiah Bradley was worlds away from Drax

Like most MCU heroes (besides the current Captain America and Bucky Barnes), Drax never had a chance to meet Isaiah Bradley. If he had, it would probably lead to another "old woman" moment — as in the quick, wonderful little exchange between Drax and Star-Lord in "Guardians Vol. 2" that had Quill saying the sentimental Drax was "like an old woman," only to have Drax respond: "Because I'm wise?"

If he had met Isaiah Bradley, Drax might have had another moment when his failure to understand the nuances of language reveals how much he really sees. If Drax was told how Bradley was imprisoned by the US government and why, he probably wouldn't be able to understand it. Not only would Drax respect Isaiah as a strong, accomplished warrior, but to the guy who thought Yondu and Star-Lord looked "exactly alike," the idea of Earthlings hating each other because of skin color would be utterly baffling.

Drax probably wouldn't be much help to the heroes of Shang-Chi

Out of the four heroes we meet for the first time in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," Drax has yet to be introduced to any of them. This includes the eponymous hero himself, Awkwafina's Katy, Shang-Chi's sister Xialing, and Michelle Yeoh's Ying Nan. 

It's funny to think what might have happened if Drax had somehow found himself in the pocket dimension of Ta Lo fighting the Dweller-in-Darkness alongside Shang-Chi and the other heroes. Considering how he leaps into the beast's mouth at the beginning of "Guardians Vol. 2" — and likely still incorrectly thinks he singlehandedly killed the beast because of it — he might have tried to kill the Dweller-in-Darkness the same way. Once Shang-Chi's rings exploded and killed the Dweller, Drax would probably emerge from the monster's corpse, again thinking he'd been the hero.

Drax has probably never met Maria Hill or Nick Fury

Maria Hill and Nick Fury may very well have met Drax in the aftermath of "Endgame." But in the frequently-deceptive world of the MCU, that may have been two other characters who met the Guardians — ones with much experience dealing with warriors from other planets. 

Both Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson appear in "Endgame" as their Marvel characters, but fans now have reason to believe that might not have been them. In the post-credits scene of 2019's "Spider-Man: Far from Home," we learned that Talos and Soren — two Skrulls known for their abilities to deceive — had been impersonating Hill and Fury for much of that film (if not all of it). So, the key question here is, how long have Hill and Fury been off-planet?

Some fans have speculated that Talos has been impersonating Nick Fury as far back as the aftermath of the spymaster being shot by Bucky Barnes in "The Winter Soldier." If so, Drax is just one of many heroes who may never have met the real Fury.