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First game

  • In the opening cutscene Thor's reaction to being hit by one of Doom's robot, followed by him blasting him.
    • Plus Cap taking down several robots easily. Spider-Man was stunned.
  • The cutscene titled "Escape From Castle Doom", has Nightcrawler attempting just that. He uses his mad teleportation skills and a pair of swords to defeat a dozen Doom-bots in the most epic ways possible. It's definitely a scene worth watching over and over, just because of its sheer awesomeness. That's what training in the Danger Room gets you.
  • A PC mod that gives you the DLC allows for a big one in Mephisto's realm: having Magneto in your party after the battle with Blackheart allows you to avert his sadistic choice and save both Jean and Nightcrawler.
    Magneto: Calm yourself, X-Man. These cages may come from another dimension, but they are still made of metal.
    • Magneto gets another one if you have him in your party confronting Fin Fang Foom by giving Badass Boast after Badass Boast to the gigantic dragon-like alien. Have a look.
    • Speaking in general, PC mods as a whole has made the roster even more awesome, as because of a 2019 mod, you can now have up to 36 characters in the game, meaning that you can now have all of the 360 exclusive characters and all the PSP exclusive characters on your roster without replacing anyone. Plus, if you want to customize, there's over 200 Marvel characters to make your 36. The options offered up by it make so many teams possible.
    • The fact that the game continues to have a lively modding community ten years after its release, while it never has had official modding support is a CMOA in itself.
  • When Loki makes his move, a lone, unnamed Asgardian Guard is faced with an army of Super Soldiers, who are all massive, even Hulk-like. He takes a moment to appreciate the oncoming horde before he grins, then hefts his axe and fearlessly charges them head on. He sent more than five Super Soldiers flying in a single swing.
    "For Asgard!!!"
    • Similarly, the other unnamed Asgardian Guard who was with him. Just as the falling doors were about to land upon them both, he immediately threw himself at his friend to save his life, letting only himself be crushed.
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  • When the team first boards the Shi'ar battleship, they're immediately confronted with an enemy who raises his weapon at them, shouting "Surrender now!" Just a split second later, Corsair attacks said enemy from behind and One Hit Kills him.
  • Loki deliberately throws a fight to trick the heroes into freeing the Destroyer for him, which he promptly takes control of.
  • The cutscene that shows the last stand of the remaining heroes of Earth - Gambit, Shadowcat, Magneto, Charles Xavier & the frigging Hulk have all fallen at the hands of Doom; but Colossus, heavily mutilated & likely to die the moment he shifts out of his metal form due to blood loss, crawls and grabs Doom's ankle, if only as a sign of defiance. Doom pulls him into the air telekinetically, so Colossus spits in his face, prompting Doom to smash him into pillars. Cue Cyclops, the only other hero still moving optic blasting Doom with all he's got to try & save Piotr. Almost makes up for him not being in the game.
    • Shortly before the above, Doom effortlessly taking out missiles with the Odinpower.
    • And of course, the final showdown with Dr. Doom.
  • Taking down aliens such as the elite forces of the Shi'ar and Skrull Empire, supernatural monsters, demons, and several deities, including Blackheart, Mephisto, Loki and Doom with a team of Badass Normals.
  • Many of the good choices at the end of the first game, especially the ones involving Asgard.
    • If you can protect the Omega Base computer, you learn it has Legacy Virus data. Scientists will then use the information to produce a cure and save mutantkind from extinction.
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    • Gathering the ingredients to heal Namor will allow him to trust the surface world. He can also form his own Ultimate Alliance of heroes.
    • Finding Valkyrie’s sword Dragonfang allows her to crush Loki’s invasion force, leading to Loki’s capture, which also ensures that Ragnarok will never come to pass.
    • Locating Volla's ring allows her to warn Odin of an assassination attempt on his life and Surtur will be put in the big house.
    • Extricating Lilandra from the torture device will allow the Shi'ar to give Earth technology that will wipe out decease and hunger.
    • Rescuing Odin from Castle Doom pays off big time, as Odin returns the favor when Thanos tries to conquer Earth.
    • Finding the Ultimate Nullifier in Castle Doom. Mister Fantastic is able to repair it in order to stop Mephisto from conquering our dimension. Seeing the Marvel equivalent of Satan recoiling in terror from a device the size of a TV remote, especially after all the crap he put your team through, is immensely satisfying.

Second game

  • At the end of the Negative Zone mission when both the Pro- and Anti-Reg forces put aside their differences and rejoin to fight the Fold. Features an especially awesome moment for Iron Man when he tells Hill, who's all set to arrest the beaten and weary Anti-Reg heroes, that if she has a problem with it, she'll have to go through all of them.
  • Captain America and Iron Man's Fusion Move (Iron Man blasts into Cap's shield, which he reflects into baddies) in general is this. And in a meta moment, it even made it into The Avengers (2012).
  • The Bait-and-Switch where, instead of being all about Civil War, the game goes on its own to introduce its' own original villain, The Fold.
  • While Deadpool is a wise-cracking goofball and Fourth-Wall Observer, his Pre-Asskicking One-Liner is pretty badass before the fight with Nanite!Fury:
    Deadpool: It's game over, Fury, and you're all out of continues!
  • The entirety of the final boss fight with Nanite!Fury. He is harder than Dr. Doom in the first game, but unlike where you had to buy DLC to play as Doom in the first game, you unlock Nanite!Fury after beating him and completing the game. You can start a New Game+ with him and all the characters you have unlocked. While Nanite!Fury is toned down as a playable character compared to him as a boss, it's pretty badass to play as the game's final boss and beat the final boss... as himself. It's even more badass if you beat him on Legendary without taking any damage.


  • Making it through to the end of a boss with only one character left, while on low health.
  • Playing through both games with the femme fatales team bonus, showing that the women of Marvel can kick ass as capably as their male counterparts.

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