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The Avengers: Endgame Scene Fans Agree Makes No Sense

"Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame" are arguably the crowning achievements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe because the two movies are a culmination of all the story lines established since "Iron Man" kicked things off back in 2008. Thanos (Josh Brolin) deals a crushing blow to Earth's Mightiest Heroes at the end of "Infinity War," with the Mad Titan succeeding in wiping out half of all life in the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet. But when "Endgame" picks up five years later, the Avengers rally together to bring everyone back from the dead by building an Infinity Gauntlet of their own.

It's an incredibly crowd-pleasing movie, and fans originally went wild in theaters for scenes like when Captain America (Chris Evans) finally gets the chance to wield Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) hammer, Mjolnir, in a fight with the big purple bad guy himself. Then, of course, there's the iconic portals scene, which brings everyone back for the final battle against Thanos' alien army. "Endgame" quickly became one of the highest grossing movies of all time, earning $2.8 billion at the box office (via Box Office Mojo), and also has a 94% critic rating against a 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. All this is to say that it's one of the most beloved films in the MCU.

However, fans have a big problem with a very specific scene toward the end of the film, with many thinking it goes against everything one character stands for.

Fans don't think Steve Rogers should've gone back in time to be with Peggy Carter

After the Avengers defeat Thanos and resurrect everyone lost in the Snap, Steve Rogers is tasked with returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful places in the time line. But somewhere along the way, he decides to go back and live happily ever after with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). It's a fitting end for the Star-Spangled Man since he's always been a man out of time. However, Marvel fans on Quora think the ending makes no sense.

Quora user Amy Power claimed on the thread that the ending betrays Steve's character, saying, "They took a good, honest, all-about-the-greater-good man and made him act in such a selfish way the last time we'll see him." Power then went on to say that Cap is "one of the most selfless characters" and all about sacrificing himself for the greater good. After all, he downs the Red Skull's plane in "Captain America: The First Avenger" to save the world knowing that he could die. The original Quora poster says that Steve's inherent selflessness means they can't believe he would choose his own happiness in the past over staying in the present.

It's a fair point, but this is a man who lived his life jumping from one battle to the next — it's understandable why he would want to go back to be with Peggy. However, we also don't know that he didn't continue fighting injustices in the past. In "Black Widow," Red Guardian claims he fought Captain America in his glory days. Although he could've been lying, it's still a valid point: Steve wouldn't just give up his heroic nature altogether.