Avengers: Infinity War

2018 superhero film produced by Marvel Studios

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film in which the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to stop Thanos from collecting the powerful Infinity Stones. It is the sequel to Age of Ultron, and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Destiny arrives. taglines

Tony Stark / Iron ManEdit

  • [To Doctor Strange] Did you seriously just say "Hitherto undreamt of"?
  • [To Ebony Maw] I'm sorry. Earth is closed today! You better pack it up and get outta here!
  • ["Knighting" Peter Parker on the shoulders with his hand] Alright, kid. You're an Avenger now.

ThorEdit

  • You know, I'm 1,500 years old. I've killed twice as many enemies as that. And every one of them would have rather killed me, but none succeeded. I'm only alive because fate wants me alive. Thanos is just the latest of a long line of bastards, and he'll be the latest to feel my vengeance – fate wills it so.

Bruce Banner / HulkEdit

  • [Trying to change into the Hulk in New York] Come on, Hulk. What're you doin' to me? [Starts slapping himself multiple times] Come out! Come out! Come out! [Hulk: No-o-o-o!] What do you mean, "No"?!
  • [Trying to change into the Hulk while fighting Cull Obsidian in the Hulkbuster armor] Hulk. Hulk, I know you like making your entrance at the last second. Well, this is it, man! This is the last, last second! Hulk! Hulk! Hulk! [Hulk: No!] Oh, screw you, you big green asshole! I'll do it myself!

Steve Rogers / Captain AmericaEdit

  • [To Secretary Ross] I'm not looking for forgiveness. And I'm way past asking for permission. Earth just lost her best defender. So we're here to fight. And if you wanna stay in our way, we'll fight you, too.
  • [When Vision offers to sacrifice himself to stop Thanos] We don't trade lives, Vision.

Natasha Romanoff / Black WidowEdit

  • [To Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight] We don't wanna kill you. But we will.

Dr. Stephen StrangeEdit

  • [Spider-Man: Hey, what was that?] I went forward in time to view alternate futures. To see all the possible outcomes of the coming conflict. [Star-Lord: How many did you see?] 14,000,605. [Iron Man: How many did we win?] One.
  • We're in the endgame now.
  • [Last words] Tony– there was no other way.

Peter Parker / Spider-ManEdit

  • You can't be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there's no neighborhood.
  • I'm Peter, by the way. [Dr. Stephen Strange: Doctor Strange.] Oh, we're using our made up names. Um– I'm Spider-Man, then.
  • [Last words] I'm sorry.

T'Challa / Black PantherEdit

  • Evacuate the city. Engage all defenses. And get this man a shield.
  • YIBAMBE! [Pronounced "yee-bomb-BAY": Xhosa for "hold strong"]
  • [Last words] Up, General! Up! This is no place to die.

GamoraEdit

  • The entire time I knew Thanos, he only ever had one goal: To bring balance to the universe by wiping out half of all life. He used to kill people planet by planet, massacre by massacre. [Drax the Destroyer: Including my own.] If he gets all six Infinity Stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers, like this.

LokiEdit

  • Well, for one thing, I'm not Asgardian. And for another– we have a Hulk.
  • [Last words] You– will never be– a god.

VisionEdit

  • [Last words] It's alright. It's alright. I love you.

Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet WitchEdit

  • [Last words] [Thanos: I understand, my child. Better than anyone.] You could never– [Thanos: Today, I lost more than you can know. But now is no time to mourn. Now– is no time at all.] [Thanos uses the Time Stone to resurrect Vision] No!

Bucky Barnes / Winter SoldierEdit

  • [Steve Rogers: How you been, Buck?] Not bad, for the end of the world.
  • [Last words] Steve?

HeimdallEdit

  • [Last words] Allfathers– let the dark magic flow through me one last– time.

MantisEdit

  • Kick names, take ass.
  • [Last words] Something's happening–

Drax the DestroyerEdit

  • I'll do you one better, Why is Gamora?
  • [Last words] Quill?

ThanosEdit

  • I know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right, yet to fail nonetheless. [Grabs Thor by the head] It's frightening, turns the legs to jelly. But I ask you, to what end? Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same. And now, it's here. Or should I say: I AM. [Reveals the Power Stone]
  • The hardest choices require the strongest wills.
  • [To Tony Stark] You're not the only one cursed with knowledge.
  • [Having just defeated Tony Stark in hand-to-hand combat] You have my respect, Stark. When I'm done, half the human population will still be alive. [Prepares to kill Stark] I hope they remember you.
  • [After Thor wounds him] You– you– you should've gone for the head. [Snaps his fingers, activating the completed gauntlet]

Peter Quill / Star-LordEdit

  • Flash Gordon? By the way, that's a compliment. Don't forget, I'm half-human. So that 50% of me that's stupid? That's 100% you.
  • [Last words] Aw, man–

DialogueEdit

[First lines]
Asgardian PA: This is the Asgardian refugee vessel Statesman. We are under assault, I repeat, we are under assault – The engines are dead, life support failing. Requesting aid from any vessel within range. We are 22 jump points out of Asgard. [The voice becomes more desperate and pleading] Our crew is made up of Asgardian families, we have very few soldiers here. This is not a warcraft. I repeat, this is not a warcraft!
[Inside the ship, Ebony Maw walks among the bodies of dead Asgardians. Heimdall, badly wounded, reaches out as if he would stop Maw as he passes, but lacks the strength. Maw steps over them with no mind as he speaks, as if they were scattered pieces of dirty clothing on a bedroom floor.]
Ebony Maw: Hear me, and rejoice! You have had the privilege... of being saved by the Great Titan. You may think this is suffering. No– it is salvation. The universal scales... tip toward balance because of your sacrifice. Smile– [Corvus Glaive stabs one of the lingering Asgardians] for even in death... you have become children of Thanos.
[Loki stands with the Black Order. He watches Thanos, shrouded in darkness and light, a vague silhouette.]
Thanos: [Looking out the large window we saw at the end of Thor: Ragnarok] I know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right– yet to fail, nonetheless. [Lifts Thor by the neck of his breastplate. Thor struggles feebly.] It's frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now it's here. Or should I say, I am.
[Thanos holds up his hand to reveal the Infinity Gauntlet, which already hosts the violet Power Stone.]
Thor: [Now being held by Thanos with one huge hand wrapping around his head; blood drools from his mouth] You talk too much.
Thanos: [To Loki] The Tesseract, or your brother's head. I assume you have a preference.
[The Black Order heft their weapons or smirks, as appropriate.]
Loki: Oh, I do. Kill away.
[Thanos' face expresses surprise briefly before presses the gauntlet to Thor's left temple. The Power Stone glows brightly. Thor screams hoarsely.]
Loki: [Starts losing his cool demeanor almost immediately as Thor suffers, and breaks after only a few moments] ALL RIGHT, STOP!
Thor: We don't have the Tesseract. It was destroyed on Asgard.
[Loki glances at Thor like he knows something he doesn't. He lifts his right hand into the air and the Tesseract reveals itself.]
Thor: You really are the worst brother.
Loki: [While holding the Tesseract out to Thanos and advancing] I assure you, brother... the sun will shine on us again.
Thanos: Your optimism is misplaced, Asgardian.
Loki: Well, for one thing, I'm not Asgardian. And for another, we have a Hulk.
[Thanos looks to his right just as a green and very angry mass slams into him. Loki dives for Thor, pulling both of them out of the way as the Tesseract skitters across the floor, and the Hulk charges Thanos. The Hulk pummels Thanos, forcing him backwards and shoving him into the wall of the ship. Maw stops Cull Obsidian from interfering.]
Ebony Maw: Let him have his fun.
[Thanos pries the Hulk's hands away; an expression of surprise and fear crosses his green face. After several hard blows, Thanos picks up the Hulk and slams him to the deck, defeated. Thor slams a metal bar across Thanos' back to no avail, is kicked across the deck by Thanos and is promptly bound in metal debris by Ebony Maw to keep him from interfering further.]
Heimdall: [Prays] Allfathers– let the dark magic flow through me one last– time.
[Heimdall summons the Bifrost, which carries the Hulk away; he meets Thor's eye.]
Thanos: That was a mistake.
[Thanos borrows Corvus's glaive and stabs Heimdall through the heart, twisting the blade in the wound.]
Thor: NO! [After Thanos kills Heimdall] You're going to die for that!
Ebony Maw: [Shuts with a gag in Thor's mouth with his telekinesis] Shh.
Ebony Maw: [Kneels before Thanos, offering up the Tesseract] My humble personage… bows before your grandeur. No other being has ever had the might, nay the nobility, to wield not one, but two Infinity Stones. The universe lies within your grasp.
[Thanos crushes the Tesseract, revealing the blue Space Stone. He blows some of the fractals away, fingering the Stone between his thumb and index, before placing it on the gauntlet, and is momentarily rocked by the surge of energy that pulses as the stone seats in its setting.]
Thanos: There are two more Stones on Earth. Find them, my children, and bring them to me on Titan.
Proxima Midnight: [Kneeling] Father, we will not fail you.
Loki: [Emerging from behind the Black Order] [Cheerfully] If I might interject… if you're going to Earth, you might want a guide. I do have a bit of experience in that arena.
Thanos: [Unimpressed] If you consider failure experience.
Loki: I consider experience experience. Almighty Thanos, I– Loki– Prince of Asgard– [Looks significantly at Thor] Odinson– the rightful King of Jotunheim– God of Mischief– do hereby pledge to you, my undying fidelity.
[Thor squints and notices a dagger materialize in Loki's hand. Loki braces himself, thrusts upward with lightning speed and attempts to stab Thanos, but is frozen in place by the Space Stone's power before the point could strike home.]
Thanos: "Undying." You should choose your words more carefully.
[Thanos twists the dagger out of Loki's hand with his right hand, then takes hold of Loki's neck with the gauntlet and lifts him to eye level. Loki struggles, kicking, as his throat is squeezed. He makes eye contact with Thor before he increases his force on Loki's neck.]
Loki: [Giving up on fighting against Thanos] You– will never be– a god. [Thanos crushes Loki's neck, killing him.]
Thor: [Muffled in his gag] N-No!
Thanos: [Walks over and drops Loki's body in front of Thor.] No resurrections this time.
[Thanos raises the gauntlet, sends violet Power fire through the remains of the Statesman, and uses the Space Stone to teleport away with the Black Order.]
Thor: No– Loki–
[Thor is released from his bonds. He crawls over to Loki's body – which, unlike in The Dark World, has not returned to its Jotun form – and lays his head down on Loki's chest, shedding tears for all that he has lost. The ship explodes.]

[Dr. Stephen Strange recruits Tony Stark to the New York Sanctum, and he with Bruce Banner and Wong explain Thanos' plan to acquire the Infinity Stones]
Tony Stark: Tell me his name again.
Bruce Banner: Thanos. He's a plague, Tony. He invades planets, he takes what he wants, he wipes out half the population. He sent Loki! The attack on New York, that's him!
Stark: [to himself] This is it...what's our timeline?
Banner: No telling. He has the Power and Space Stones, that already makes him the strongest creature in the whole Universe! If he gets his hands on all 6 Stones, Tony...
Dr. Stephen Strange: He could destroy life on a scale hitherto undreamt of.

Thor: There's six stones out there. Thanos already has the Power Stone because he stole it when he decimated Xandar last week. He stole the Space Stone from me, when he destroyed my ship and slaughtered half my people. The Time and Mind Stones are safe on Earth. They're with the Avengers.
Peter Quill: The Avengers?
Thor: They're Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Mantis: Like Kevin Bacon? [This line echoes a reference to Footloose made by Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy]
Thor: He may be on the team, I don't know. Haven't been there in a while. As for the Soul Stone, no one's ever seen that. No one even knows where it is. Therefore, Thanos can't get it. Therefore, he's going to Knowhere. Hence, he'll be getting the Reality Stone. You're welcome!
Gamora: Then we have to go to Knowhere now.
Thor: Wrong. Where we have to go is Nidavellir.
Drax: That's a made up word.
Thor: All words are made-up.
Rocket: Hold up, Nidavellir is real? Seriously?! I mean, that place is a legend. They make the most powerful, horrific weapons to ever torment the universe. I would very much like to go there, please!
Thor: The rabbit is correct, and clearly the smartest one among you.
Rocket: Rabbit?
Thor: Only Eitri the Dwarf can make me the weapon I need.

[The Benatar flies towards a massive skull and flies through one eye-hole into a vast interior cavern. Screen title: KNOWHERE.]

Peter Quill: This place looks deserted.

Drax: I'm reading movement from the third quadrant.

Peter Quill: Yep. I'm picking that up, too. Let's put it down right here.

[The four Guardians disembark and sneak into the Collector’s collection room, which is in ruins. Thanos is threatening the Collector while the Guardians hide behind rubble.] Collector: I don't have it. Thanos: Everyone in the Galaxy knows you'd sell your own brother if you thought it would add the slightest trinket to your pathetic collection. [Quill stops, and holds up a fist meaning 'halt' in the silent language of soldiers. Everybody walks quietly past him.] Thanos: I know you have the Reality Stone, Tivan. Giving it to me will spare you a great deal of suffering. [Thanos places a heavy boot on the middle of the Collector's chest and presses.] Collector: [Strained] I told you. I sold it. Why would I lie? Thanos: I imagine it's like breathing for you.

Collector: Like suicide.

Thanos: So you do understand. Not even you would surrender something so precious. Collector: I didn't know what it was. Thanos: Then you're more of a fool than I took you for. Last chance, charlatan. Where's the Stone?

Drax: Today...
Peter Quill: [Grasping the danger] Drax. Drax.
Drax: ...He pays for the deaths of my wife and daughter.
Peter Quill: Drax, waaaaait! [Drax draws his long dagger from his leg scabbard.] Not yet, not yet, not yet. [Drax gives him a look and heads towards Thanos. Quill hurries as quietly as possible to catch up.] Drax, Drax, Drax. He doesn't have the Stone yet. We get it, and then we can stop him. We have to get the Stone first. Yeah.
Drax: No. No. For Ovette. For Camaria.
[Quill starts to struggle with Drax when Mantis puts her hand on the back of Drax's head.]
Mantis: Sleeeep. [Drax is knocked out, his falling body causing a loud crash. Everybody ducks.]
'[Thanos looks towards the sound, then picks up the Collector and throws him into a collecting case before walking towards the disturbance.]
Peter Quill: Okay. Gamora, Mantis, you go right. I'm... [Gamora moves towards Thanos] The other right!
[Gamora leaps on Thanos from a stack of boxes, swinging her sword at him. He snaps the sword-blade in half, and Gamora stabs him in the throat with the stub, his lower jaw sagging and himself letting out a hoarse groan, then he is stabbed in the chest with the red-jeweled dagger.]
Thanos: Why? [He falls down] Why you? Daughter… [He holds his hand out to her, blood pooling out from his neck wound, before collapsing completely. Gamora breaks down, sobbing.]
Peter Quill: [Surprised] That was quick...
Collector: Magnificent! Magnificent! Magnificent!
[Suddenly, Thanos' disembodied voice fills the room.]
Thanos: Is it sadness I sense in you, daughter? In my heart, I knew you still cared. But one ever knows for sure. Reality is often disappointing.

[The scene disappears -- everything in the room is destroyed and/or on fire, the Collector waving bye-bye as he and his case vanish.]

Thanos: That is, it was. Now– reality can be whatever I want.

[Thanos is quite alive and undamaged. He has the red Reality Stone seated in the Infinity Gauntlet.]

Gamora: [Her face still wet, but no longer crying] You knew I'd come...
Thanos: I counted on it. There's something we need to discuss, little one.

[Gamora hesitates for a beat, then reaches for her broken sword. Thanos grabs her by the back of the neck and swings her around in front of him.]

Drax: THANOS!!!!
[With a pulse of the Reality Stone, both Drax and Mantis are 'disassembled' – Drax is turned into a stack of tumbling cubes, and Mantis becomes a ribbon version of herself.]
Peter Quill: [Moving in, his blaster pointed right at Thanos] Let her go, Grimace!
Gamora: Peter…
Peter Quill: [To Gamora] I told you to go right.
Gamora: Now? Really?
Peter Quill: You let her go!
Thanos: Ah, the boyfriend.
Peter Quill: I like to think of myself more as a Titan-killing long-term booty call. Let her go.
Gamora: Peter–
Peter Quill: Or I'm gonna blow that nut sack of a chin right off your face!
Gamora: Not him.
[Quill hesitates. He does not shoot anyone.]
Gamora: You promised! You promised.
Thanos: Oh, daughter. You expect too much from him. [To Quill] She's asked, hasn't she? Do it. [There is a very tense and unpleasant pause. Thanos rolls his head and shoves Gamora towards Quill’s gun, egging him on.] DO IT!!
Peter Quill: [Tearing up] I told you to go right.
Gamora: I love you, more than anything–
Peter Quill: I love you, too–
[Quill screws up his eyes and pulls the trigger – but a stream of bubbles comes out. Thanos was playing him.]
Thanos: [Genuinely sincere] I like him.

[Cut to rural Wakanda, as King T'Challa and Okoye walk together, accompanied by two Kingsguard. Screen title: WAKANDA.]
Okoye: You'll have the Kingsguard, and the Dora Milaje have been alerted.
King T'Challa: And the Border Tribe?
Okoye: Those that are left.
King T'Challa: Send word to the Jabari as well. M'Baku likes a good fight.
Okoye: And what of this one?
King T'Challa: This one may be tired of war. [James "Bucky" Buchanan Barnes is seen at a small distance throwing a bag from a pile on the ground onto a partly-filled cart, while two village children watch] But the White Wolf has rested long enough.
[The party reaches Bucky. A Kingsguards-man sets an elaborate and high-tech-looking equipment case down on the cart, opens the lid, and steps back. As the Winter Soldier approaches, he sees a new Vibranium arm in the case.]
Bucky Barnes: [With resignation] Where's the fight?
King T'Challa: On its way.
[Cut to Ebony Maw interrogating Dr. Strange. Dr. Strange is floating horizontally, face down, and is surrounded by dozens of glassy needles, each about two feet long.]
Ebony Maw: In all the time I've served Thanos, I've never failed him. If I were to reach our rendezvous on Titan with the Time Stone still attached to your vaguely irritating person, there would be– judgement. [The needles start to contact Dr. Strange's face, causing an obviously painful whitish subcutaneous glow at each touch] Give me– the stone.
[Cut to Tony who is watching, hidden, from above. The Cloak of Levitation taps Stark on the arm. He raises his hand to it, ready to shoot, but he sees what it is and stands down.]
Tony Stark: Wow, you're a seriously loyal piece of outerwear, aren't you?
Peter Parker: Yeah, uh, speaking of loyalty–
[Tony and the Cloak turn to face Peter, dropping down from above]
Tony Stark: What the–
Peter Parker: I know what you're gonna say.
Tony Stark: You should not be here.
[The Cloak moves to "stand" at Tony's side]
Peter Parker: I was gonna go home–
Tony Stark: I don't wanna hear it.
Peter Parker: But it was such a long way down and I just thought about you on the way–
Tony Stark: And now I gotta hear it.
[The Cloak shakes its collar in sympathy and shrugs]
Peter Parker: –And I kinda stuck to the side of the ship. And this suit is ridiculously intuitive, by the way. So if anything, it's kinda your fault that I'm here.
[The Cloak looks shocked.]
Tony Stark: [Seriously] What did you just say?
Peter Parker: I take that back. And now I'm here in space.
Tony Stark: Yeah. [Tony crosses to stand right in front of Peter] Right where I don't want you to be. This isn't Coney Island. This isn't a field trip. It's one-way ticket. You hear me? Don't pretend like you thought this through. You could not have possibly thought this through.
Peter Parker: No. I did think this through.
Tony Stark: You could not have possibly thought this through.
Peter Parker: It's just– you can't be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man when there's no neighborhood. [He waits for Tony's reaction] Okay. That didn't really make any sense, but you know what I'm trying to say.
Tony Stark: [Breathes shakily] Come on. We got a situation. [He leads Peter over to a viewpoint on the torture below. Peter crouches to study the situation, the Cloak leaning over his shoulder.] See him down there? He's in trouble. What's your plan? Go.
Peter Parker: Um. Okay, okay– uh– [Peter and the Cloak pop back upright] Okay. Did you ever see this really old movie, Aliens?
[The Cloak lifts its collar in surprise.]
[Cut back to Ebony Maw interrogating Dr. Strange, who groans loudly.]
Ebony Maw: Painful, aren't they? They were originally designed for microsurgery. And any one of them–
[At the "thump" behind him, Maw turns to see Iron Man standing there, hand repulsors ready to fire.]
Ebony Maw: ...Could end your friend's life in an instant.
Tony Stark: I gotta tell you, he's not really my friend. Saving his life is more a professional courtesy.
Ebony Maw: [Walks slowly towards Iron Man, beckoning very large, very solid metal objects to float behind him] You've saved nothing. Your powers are inconsequential compared to mine.
Tony Stark: Yeah, but the kid's seen more movies.
[Iron Man fires a rocket from his shoulder which pierces the side of the ship to Maw's right and begins to suck everything out with depressurization, especially Maw and his large objects. Dr. Strange is pulled loose of his pinnings, loses the needles, but also heads for the hole, helpless to resist. The Cape wraps around his arm and an anchor point, but Dr. Strange's arm slips loose and he keeps going. Spider-Man shoots a web strand at Dr. Strange with one hand and holds onto a piece of the ship with the other. It breaks, sending them both towards space when his Iron-Spider suit's metal arms brace him to keep him from being sucked out. Fortunately, Dr. Strange is still surrounded by the ship's atmosphere making haste to leave.]
Peter Parker: Yes! Wait what are those?!
[Spider-Man crouches with his new spider-legs, and makes a mighty leap to pulls them both back inside. Iron Man quickly sprays nanites onto the hole to plug it up. Dr. Strange safely, if emphatically, hits the floor. Ebony Maw is seen floating in space, quite dead, ice from the escaped atmosphere frosting over his grimace. Spider-Man lands on his new legs, retracts them, and finds the Cape "standing" next to him.]
Peter Parker: Hey, we haven't officially me ? [He offers the Cape his hand to shake. It ignores his offer and continues to Dr. Strange.] Cool.
[Iron Man walks past Dr. Strange, shaking his head and with his armor retreating into its containment as Dr. Strange gets to his feet and becomes en-Cloaked.]
Dr. Stephen Strange: We've gotta turn this ship around.
Tony Stark: Yeah. Now he wants to run. Great plan.
Dr. Stephen Strange: No, I want to protect the stone.
[Tony walks towards the expansive front view-port, showing a hyper speed/warp effect.]
Tony Stark: [Irritably] And I want you to thank me now. Go ahead, I'm listening.
Dr. Stephen Strange: For what? Nearly blasting me into space?
Tony Stark: Who just saved your magical ass? Me.
Dr. Stephen Strange: I seriously don't know how you fit your head into that helmet.
Tony Stark: Admit it. You should have ducked out when I told you to. I tried to bench you. You refused.
Dr. Stephen Strange: Unlike everyone else in your life, I don't work for you.
Tony Stark: And due to that fact, we're now in a flying doughnut billions of miles away from Earth with no backup.
Peter Parker: [Raises his hand] I'm backup.
Tony Stark: No. You're a stowaway. [Waggles a finger between himself and Dr. Strange] The adults are talking.
Dr. Stephen Strange: I'm sorry, I'm confused as to the relationship here. Wh– what is he, your ward?
Peter Parker: No. I'm Peter, by the way.
Dr. Stephen Strange: Dr. Strange.
Peter Parker: Oh, we're using our made-up names. Um... I'm Spider-Man, then.
Tony Stark: This ship is self-correcting its course. Thing's on autopilot.
Dr. Stephen Strange: [Walks closer to Tony] Can we control it? Fly us home? [Tony is lost in bad memories and does not respond right away.] Stark?
Tony Stark: Yeah?
Dr. Stephen Strange: Can you get us home?
Tony Stark: Yeah I heard you. I'm thinking– I'm not so sure we should.
Dr. Stephen Strange: Under no circumstance can we bring the Time Stone to Thanos. I don't think you quite understand what's at stake here.
Tony Stark: [Stalks over to Strange] No. It's you who doesn't understand, that Thanos has been inside my head for six years since he sent an army to New York and now he's back! And I don't know what to do. So I'm not so sure if it's a better plan to fight him on our turf or his but you saw what they did, what they can do. At least on his turf, he's not expecting it. So I say we take the fight to him. Doctor. Do you concur?
Dr. Stephen Strange: [Pauses] Alright, Stark. We go to him. But you have to understand... if it comes to saving you or the kid or the Time Stone– I will not hesitate to let either of you die. I can't, because the fate of the universe depends on it.
Tony Stark: Nice. Good. Moral compass. We're straight. [Stepping over to Peter, he formally taps each of Peter's shoulders with the edge of his hand, dubbing him as is done at a knighting.] Alright, kid. You're an Avenger now. [He doesn't look at him as he says those words, knowing well what he is signing him up for.]
[Peter looks at Tony in disbelief, and then cycles through delight, satisfaction, pride and determination, and braces himself for what's to come.]

Peter Parker: [To Tony] Hey, what's going on?
Dr. Stephen Strange: I think we're here.
Tony Stark: I don't think this rig has a self-park function. [Urgently] Get your hand into this steering gimbal. Close those around it. You understand?
Peter Parker: Yep, got it.
Tony Stark: This was meant for one big guy, so we gotta to move at the same time.
Peter Parker: Okay. Okay. Ready.
[The ringship is heading straight for the center of what looks like one of a colossal game of jacks.]
Peter Parker: We might wanna turn. Turn! Turn! Turn!
[Iron Man armors up as the ringship clips the "jack" obliquely, but still losing a good third of its hull in the collision. Spider-Man throws up his helmet at the same time. Doctor Strange steps between them and creates the Shield of the Seraphim around them all, anticipating a rough landing.]
[The ship, now reduced to about 45%, plows through the dirt and stops, leaning slightly to one side. Screen title: TITAN.]
[Doctor Strange helps Tony, now de-helmeted, to his feet; they're both panting a little from the exertion of arrival.]
Tony Stark: [to Doctor Strange] You alright? [Panting] That was close. I owe you one.
[Spider-Man descends from above in classically spider-like fashion.]
Peter Parker: Let me just say, if aliens wind up implanting eggs in my chest or something, and I end up eating you, I'm sorry.
Tony Stark: [While pointing at Peter] I don't wanna hear another single pop culture out of you for the rest of the trip. You understand?
Peter Parker: I'm trying to say that– something is coming.
[A grenade rolls into view, and Peter, Strange and Tony get thrown well back when it fires its energy pulse. Star-Lord, Drax, and Mantis appear in the doorway]
Drax: [Yelling] THANOS!!!! [He flings a blade at Doctor Strange, who neatly deflects it with a mystical shield, and in return sends the Cloak of Levitation at Drax's face, half-smothering him and throwing him to the floor. Star-Lord and Iron Man have a brief dogfight until a magnetic disc pins Iron Man face-first to a structure.]
Peter Parker: [Crawling backwards frantically from an anxious-looking Mantis] AH! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! PLEASE DON'T PUT YOUR EGGS IN ME!
[Spider-Man shoots web at Mantis in a panic, pinning arms to her body just before Star-Lord flies at him feet-first, kicking him away.]
Peter Quill: Stay down, clown!
[Star-Lord can't quite counter spider reflexes at first; he fires at Spider-Man, who extends his spider legs and leaps away, but an electric-like cord wraps around Spider-Man and his six new legs when he tries to attack, sending him rolling across the deck.]
Drax: [Struggling with the Cloak of Levitation] Die, blanket of death!
[Iron Man pulls free of the magnet; the Cloak pulls free of Drax as soon as Iron Man has a bead on his opponent and a foot on his torso.]
[Star-Lord has Spider-Man in a head-lock, gun pointed at the smaller man's head.]
[Doctor Strange has a mystical shield of golden energy up, and stands ready at the third point of the triangle. Mantis has struggled to her feet behind Star-Lord, still covered with webbing.]
Peter Quill: Everybody, stay where you are! Chill the eff out! [Quill powers off his helmet] I'm gonna ask you this one time. Where is Gamora?
Tony Stark: [De-helmeting] Yeah. I'll do you one better. Who's Gamora?
Drax: [to Quill] I'll do you one better! Why is Gamora?!
Peter Quill: Tell me where the girl is, or I swear to you, I'm gonna French-fry this little freak. [Points his blaster to Spider-Man's face]
Tony Stark: Let's do it! You shoot my guy and I'll blast him! [Tony extends his nanotech cannon at Drax's face] Let's go!
Drax: Do it, Quill! I can take it.
Mantis: No, he can't take it!
Dr. Stephen Strange: [Completely deadpan] She's right. You can't.
Peter Quill: Oh yeah? You don't wanna tell me where she is? That's fine. I'll kill all three of you and I'll beat it out of Thanos myself. [To Spider-Man] Starting with you.
Dr. Stephen Strange: Wait, what? Thanos? [Trying to inject clarity and sanity into the situation] Alright, let me ask you this one time: What master do you serve?
Peter Quill: What master do I serve? What am I supposed to say, "Jesus"?
Tony Stark: You're from Earth.
Peter Quill: I'm not from Earth, I'm from Missouri.
Tony Stark: Yeah, that's on Earth, dipshit. What are you hassling us for?
Peter Parker: [Sounding slightly crushed] So, you're not with Thanos?

Gamora:I'm sorry I disappointed you.
Thanos: I am disappointed. But not because you didn't find it. [Leans down to put their heads at a level, whispering fiercely] But because you did. [Looks at her] And you lied.
[Thanos and Gamora stand outside a large solid door that slides open vertically as they approach, then pause as a set of inner doors made of interlacing metal slide away. Inside, we see Nebula face-on, suspended horizontally in the air in the middle of the room, her breath shuddering in pain.]
Gamora: Nebula.
[Gamora hurries to to Nebula's left side, and we now see that she has been partially disassembled, her components stretched apart on a cybernetic version of the medieval torture rack.]
Gamora: Don't do this.
Thanos: Some time ago, your sister snuck aboard this ship to kill me.
Gamora: Please don't do this.
Thanos: And very nearly succeeded. So I brought her here. To talk.
[Thanos curls his gauntleted fist, activating both the Power and Space Stones, scowling – causing Nebula's already extended pieces to stretch further outward. She begins to scream.]
Gamora: Stop. Stop it. [She puts her hands on the gauntlet, pulling it down] I swear to you on my life. I never found the Soul Stone.
[Thanos signals a nearby servant who taps on a control pad. We hear Nebula's voice say, "Accessing memory files" and a sort of hologram of Gamora's face shudders to life.]
Memory Nebula: You know what he's about to do. He's finally ready, and he's going for the stones. All of them.
Memory Gamora: He can never get them all.
Memory Nebula: He will!
Memory Gamora: He can't, Nebula. Because I found the map to the Soul Stone and I burnt it to ash. I burnt it.
[The memory ends.]
Thanos: [To Gamora, walking around behind her] You're strong. Me. You're generous. Me. But I never taught you to lie. That's why you're so bad at it. [His voice drips with disgust] Where is the Soul Stone? [He raises his gauntlet next to Gamora's face. Nebula shakes her head, expression terrified, to encourage her sister's silence but when Gamora does not answer, Thanos clenches the gauntlet again, brow furrowed at his adopted daughter as the Power and Space Stones are reactivated. Gamora grimaces in shared pain at her sister's screams, growing louder as Thanos increases the pressure.]
Gamora: Vormir! [Thanos unclenches his hand, and Nebula gasps in air as her parts snap back almost into place. Gamora goes to her and caresses her face.] The Stone is on Vormir.
Thanos: [Satisfied.] Show me.
[Cut to the pod taking Thor, Rocket and Groot to Nidavellir.]
Groot: [Irritably] I am Groot.
Rocket: Tinkle in the cup. We're not looking. What's there to see? What's a twig? Everybody's seen a twig.
Groot: [Still irritably] I am Groot.
Thor: [While looking out the rear portholes] Tree, pour what's in the cup out in space, and go in the cup again.
Rocket: You speak Groot?!
Thor: Yes, they taught it on Asgard. It was an elective.
Groot: I am Groot?
Thor: You'll know when we're close. Nidavellir's forge harnesses the blazing power of a Neutron Star. It's the birthplace of my hammer; It's truly awesome.
Rocket: [To himself] Okay, time to be the Captain. [To Thor] So, dead brother, huh? Yeah, that can be annoying.
Thor: Well, he's been dead before. But this time– I think it really might be true.
Rocket: And you said that your sister and your dad–
Thor: Both dead.
Rocket: But still got a mom, though?
Thor: Killed by a Dark Elf.
Rocket: A best friend?
Thor: Stabbed through the heart.
Rocket: You sure you're up for this particular murder mission?
Thor: Absolutely. The rage, vengeance, anger, loss, regret, they're all tremendous motivators. They truly clear the mind... so, I'm good to go.
Rocket: Yeah, but this is Thanos we're talking about, he's the toughest there is!
Thor: Well, he's never fought me.
Rocket: Yeah, he has.
Thor: Well, he's never fought me twice. And I'll have a new hammer, don't forget.
Rocket: Well, it'd better be some hammer.
Thor: You know, I'm 1,500 years old. I've killed twice as many enemies as that, and every one of them would have rather killed me, but none succeeded. I'm only alive because Fate wants me alive. Thanos is just the latest in a long line of bastards, and he'll be the latest to feel my vengeance. Fate wills it so.
Rocket: And what if you're wrong?
Thor: [Mirthless chuckle] Well, if I'm wrong, then– what more could I lose?

Eitri: You were supposed to protect us. Asgard was supposed to protect us!
Thor: Asgard is destroyed.
[Eitri stops his attack on Thor. He now believes Thanos had destroyed Asgard and leaving him in a similar survivor role like Eitri himself.]
Thor: Eitri, the Glove. What did you do?
Eitri: [Sits down] Three hundred dwarves lived on this ring. If I thought I did what he asked, they'd be safe. I made what he wanted. A device capable of harnessing the power of the stones. And he killed everyone anyway, all except me. "Your life is yours," he said. "But your hands– your hands are mine alone." [Holds up his hands, encased in hardened molten metal]
Thor: Eitri, this isn't about your hands. Every weapon you've ever designed – every axe, hammer, sword – it's all inside your head. Now, I know it feels like all hope is lost. Trust me, I know. But together, you and I, we can kill Thanos.
[Cut to Nebula suspended in the interrogation room seen earlier, while a technician puts her back together. Nebula ejects her eyepiece and snaps the neck of the tech when he comes close enough to replace it. She walks to a console, straightening her left arm, dragging her still-dislocated right foot behind her, and inputs a code.]
Nebula: Mantis, listen very carefully. I need you to meet me on Titan.

Thanos: Little one, it's a simple calculus. This universe is finite, its resources finite. If life is left unchecked, life will cease to exist. It needs correction.
Gamora: You don't know that!
Thanos: I'm the only one who knows that. At least, I'm the only one with the will to act on it. For a time, you had that same will. As you fought by my side, daughter.
Gamora: I'm not your daughter. Everything I hate about myself, you taught me.
Thanos: And in doing so, made you the fiercest woman in the Galaxy.

[Dr. Strange was floating mid-air, cross-legged in meditation pose, with his head snapping all over the place]
Spider-Man: Hey, what was that?
Dr. Strange: I went forward in time to view alternate futures. To see all the possible outcomes of the coming conflict.
Quill: How many did you see?
Dr. Strange: 14,000,605.
Stark: How many did we win?
[Beat]
Dr. Strange: One.

[After Gamora reveals Thanos where the Soul Stone is, they travel to Vormir, the Stone's location]
Stonekeeper: Welcome, Thanos, son of A'Lars. Gamora, daughter of Thanos.
Thanos: You know us?
Stonekeeper: It is my curse to know all who journey here.
Thanos: Where is the Soul Stone?
Stonekeeper: You should know: It extracts a terrible price.
Thanos: I am prepared.
Stonekeeper: We all think that at first. [His face is revealed as the Red Skull] We are all wrong.
Thanos: How is it you know this place so well?
Red Skull: A lifetime ago, I, too, sought the stones. I even held one in my hand. But it cast me out, banished me here. Guiding others to a treasure I cannot possess.
[Red Skull leads Thanos and Gamora to a shrine on the edge of a tall cliff]
Red Skull: What you seek lies in front of you. As does what you fear.
Gamora: What's this?
Red Skull: The price. Soul holds a special place among the Infinity Stones. You might say it has a certain wisdom.
Thanos: Tell me what it needs.
Red Skull: To ensure whoever possesses it understands its power, the stone demands a sacrifice.
Thanos: Of what?
Red Skull: In order to take the stone, you must lose that which you love. A soul, for a soul.
Gamora: [Laughs] All my life I dreamed of a day, a moment, when you got what you deserved. And I was always so disappointed. But now, you kill, and torture and you call it mercy. The universe has judged you. You asked it for a prize and it told you no. You failed. And do you wanna know why? Because you love nothing. No one.
Thanos: [Sheds a tear] No.
Gamora: Really? Tears?
Red Skull: They are not for him.
[Gamora looks at the Red Skull, and as her bitter smile fades, realizes what is about to happen]
Gamora: No. This isn't love.
Thanos: I ignored my destiny once. I cannot do that again. Even for you.
[Gamora takes the double-edged knife Thanos had given her, then tries to stab herself in the stomach. But Thanos uses the Reality Stone, turning the knife into bubbles]
Thanos: [Anguished] I'm sorry, little one.
Gamora: [Muted] NO!

Steve Rogers: [Walking up to the pilot's seat] Drop to 2600, heading 0-3-0.
Sam Wilson: I hope you're right about this, Cap. Or we're gonna land a lot faster than you want to.
[The Quinjet passes through a camouflage force field into Wakanda's Golden City's valley and lands at the airfield outside the palace. King T'Challa and the Dora Milaje approach to greet the arrivals]
Okoye: [Walking with King T'Challa and a band of the Kingsguard to the landing pad] When you said we were going to open Wakanda to the rest of the world... this is not what I imagined.

King T'Challa: And what did you imagine?

Okoye: The Olympics. Maybe even a Starbucks.

[The occupants of the Quinjet disembark, Steve and Natasha leading, followed by Bruce and Rhodey, with Vision and Wanda slowly taking up the rear.]

Bruce Banner: [To Rhodey] Should we bow?

James Rhodes: [Seriously] Yeah, he's a king.

Steve Rogers: Seems like I'm always thanking you for something. [Shaking hands with King T'Challa.]

[Bruce bows awkwardly to King T'Challa.]

James Rhodes: [Mock shocked] What are you doing?

T'Challa: Uh, we don't do that here. [He dissuades Bruce with a motion of his hand; Bruce shoots Rhodey a look, and is answered with a big grin] So how big of an assault can we expect?

[The group begins to walk back into the administrative building.]

Bruce Banner: Uh, sir, I think you can expect quite a big assault.

Natasha Romanoff: How we looking?

King T'Challa: You will have my Kingsguard, the Border Tribe, the Dora Milaje, and...

Bucky Barnes: [Smiling as he walks toward Steve, passing some Kingsguard taking Vision and Wanda to another facility] A semi-stable, 100-year-old man. [The two friends share a hug.] Steve Rogers: How you been, Buck? Bucky Barnes: Uh, not bad, for the end of the world.

[In Shuri's lab, Shuri scans the Stone with her kimoyo beads while Vision lies on the examination table. She flips her hand over and studies the hologram projected over her palm.]

Shuri: Whoa. The structure is polymorphic.

Bruce Banner: Right, we had to attach each neuron non-sequentially.

Shuri: Why didn't you just reprogram the synapses to work collectively?

[Vision looks at Bruce as if to ask the same thing.]

Bruce Banner: [Uncertainly] Because, we didn't think of it.

Shuri: [Reassuringly, with a smile] I'm sure you did your best.

Wanda Maximoff: Can you do it?

Shuri: Yes, but there are more than two trillion neurons here. One misalignment could cause a cascade of circuit failures. [To King T'Challa] It will take time, brother.

Steve Rogers: How long?

Shuri: As long as you can give me.

Okoye: [Her kimoyo beads chime an alarm; she flicks one bead into her palm, where it projects the globe with a pulsing location marker] Something's entered the atmosphere.

[Outside, Sam and Bucky look up at the sky]

Sam Wilson: [Over the Avengers' comm] Hey, Cap, we got a situation here.

[The defense shield over the Golden City destroys one of the alien vessels when it slams into the field at full attack acceleration.]

Bucky Barnes: God, I love this place.

James Rhodes: [also outside, and now in full War Machine armor watching three more ships burn through the sky] Yeah, don't start celebrating yet, guys. We got more incoming outside the dome.

[The shock waves and debris from the ship landings destroy acres of forest and boil up against the dome. The lab has an excellent view of the landing sites. Captain America and Black Panther look at each other in concern over the scope of what they'll be facing.]

Vision: [Struggling to sit up and slide off the exam table] It's too late. We need to destroy the stone now.

Natasha Romanoff: [Moving toward Vision] Vision, get your ass back on the table.

T'Challa: We will hold them off. [He, Okoye and the guards head for the door.] Steve Rogers: [To Wanda] Wanda, as soon as the stone's out of his head– you blow it to hell. Wanda Maximoff: I will. King T'Challa: Evacuate the city. Engage all defense procedures. [He stops, turns, and points at Steve] And get this man a shield. [Cut to Nivadellir where Rocket is in the pod, and Thor, without any environmental suit, jumps from the hull onto the ring surface with a cable in his hand attached to the pod.]

Rocket: I don't think you get the scientifics here. These rings are gigantic. You wanna get them moving, you're gonna need something a lot bigger to yank 'em loose.

Thor: Leave that to me.

Rocket: Leave that to you? Buddy, you're in space. All you got is a rope and a--

Thor: [Thor begins to swing the pod around him in a circle. Rocket screams. Thor builds up speed with three good loops then slacks his grip enough to send the pod shooting straight away from Nidavellir, trailing him behind it like a kite tail.] Fire the engines! Rocket: [Rocket shakes it off and puts the proverbial pedal to the metal.] Nnnyah! Thor: [As the pod skims over the surface of the next ring out, Thor reaches down and digs one hand into the surface, then both feet, finally getting a foothold against the forward motion of the pod. The ice-like accumulation around the ring axis crackles.] MORE– POWER– RABBIT! [Thor commits bicep porn while Rocket accelerates for all he's worth. Finally the rings spin free, realigning into effective configuration as the star bursts back into life.] Eitri: Well done, boy. [Thor, clutching the pod's forward windows, points to the star.] Thor: That's Nivadellir! [Rocket gazes amazed at the blazing core. An iris on the cladding around the star opens, firing pure stellar heat through the ring portals and into the forge... until the damaged mechanism fails, crumbles loose and slams shut. The iris closes and the beam of light trails off.] Eitri: Damn it.

Rocket: "Damn it"? What's "damn it"?

Eitri: The mechanism is crippled. Thor: What?

Eitri: With the iris closed I can't heat the metal.

Thor: How long will it take to heat? Eitri: A few minutes, maybe more. Why?

Thor: [Standing up on the pod hull] I'm gonna hold it open.
Eitri: That's suicide.
Thor: So is facing Thanos without that ax. [He leaps from the pod to the star's iris.]
[Cut to the Wakandan battlefield. Carriers hover over the ground with Wakandan soldiers and Natasha, Steve and Bucky on board; Rhodey and Sam keep pace overhead, and Bruce is in the Hulkbuster armor.]
Natasha Romanoff: How we looking, Bruce?
Bruce Banner: [Leaping jogging along, keeping up with the carriers, and utterly delighted] Yeah, I think I'm getting the hang of it. Wow! It's like being the Hulk without actually-- [he stumbles on a rock, and a carrier goes by, from which Okoye gives him a dubious look. He stands] I'm okay. I'm okay.
James Rhodes: I got two heat signatures breaking through the tree line.
[The heat signatures are Proxima Midnight and Cull Obsidian.]
[The carrier pilots swerve into U-turns, causing their craft to tilt and allowing the practiced soldiers to slide over one side into a run, never coming to a complete halt. A Dora Milaje shouts a command nearby as the last Wakandans join ranks.]
Jabari Warriors: MAYEFA YA HU! MAYEFA YA HU! MAYEFA YA HU! MAYEFA YA HU! MAYEFA YA HU! [M'Baku, Lord of the Jabari, rallies his soldiers with a war chant. He stops as King T'Challa nears him.]

King T'Challa: [Clasps wrists with M'Baku] Thank you for standing with us. M'Baku: [Translated from Xhosa] Of course, brother. [The Black Panther, Captain America, and Black Widow walk to the edge of the barrier, where Proxima Midnight and Cull Obsidian stand. Proxima tests the strength of the barrier by drawing her sword across it consideringly.] Natasha Romanoff: Where's your other friend? Proxima Midnight: You will pay for his life with yours. Thanos will have that stone.

Steve Rogers: That's not gonna happen.

King T'Challa: You are in Wakanda now. Thanos will have nothing but dust and blood.

Proxima Midnight: We– have blood to spare. [She brandishes her sword with a snarl, and the ships behind her start raising their outer hulls to allow their "passengers" to disembark.]
[The three heroes return to the massed forces.]

Bucky Barnes: [A touch sardonically] Did they surrender? Steve Rogers: Not exactly.

[The Black Panther leads the Wakandans in the war cry "Yibambe!" telling them to hold fast as the Outriders bound toward the barrier; Proxima drops her sword arm down in the signal to attack.]
Bucky Barnes: [Flatly, astonished at the numbers of Outriders] What the hell?
Natasha Romanoff: Looks like we pissed her off.
Okoye: [Horrified, as the Outriders bombard the force-field, squeezing limbs and bodies partly through only to be bisected.] They're killing themselves.
[As a few Outriders managed to squeeze through intact, the Border Tribe take a knee and raise their shields. The Kingsguard behind them level their sonic spears over their comrades' shoulders, and on Black Panther's command, fire at the approaching monsters. The Winter Soldier uses his M-249 machine gun, and Bruce fires the Hulkbuster's hand repulsors.]
Sam Wilson: [Sending Redwings into the fight as he flies, swooping to fire at them with his Steyr pistols] You seen the teeth on those things?
James Rhodes: Alright, back up, Sam. You're gonna get your wings singed. [He flies over the heaviest concentration of Outriders and drops a barrage of mines, all exploding fantastically.]

[Everyone notices a pack of Outriders starting to run around the force-field to the right of the defenders' position.] Bruce Banner: Cap, if these things circle the perimeter and get in behind us... there's nothing between them and Vision.

Steve Rogers: [Grimly] Them we better keep 'em in front of us.
Okoye: [To the Black Panther] How do we do that?
King T'Challa: We open the barrier. [Putting his comm to his mouth] On my signal, open North-West Section Seventeen.
Dome Control: [Nervous and unsure] Requesting confirmation, my King. You said open the barrier?
King T'Challa: On my signal.
M'Baku: [To Okoye] This will be the end of Wakanda.
Okoye: Then it will be the noblest ending in history.
[Captain America readies one of his Vibranium hand guards. The Black Panther shouts a command in Xhosa; the Border Tribesmen disengage their shields and stand, as the Black Panther walks out in front of them, never taking his eyes off the enemy.]
King T'Challa: WAKANDA FOREVER! [He crosses his arms in the Wakandan salute and closes his Black Panther helmet, charging for the barrier. The heroes and leaders are at the fore of the charge. Halfway to the barrier, the Black Panther shouts into his comm] Now!
[The Outriders pour through, distracted from trying to find any other access. The Black Panther and Captain America pull ahead rapidly due to their enhancements, and literally leap into battle.]
King T'Challa: [Over his comm] How much longer, Shuri?
Shuri: We've barely begun, brother. [A delicate and intricate construction of gold light hovers at her eye level; as she manipulates it, the waldo tools reproduce her commands on the Mind Stone itself.]
King T'Challa: You might want to pick up the pace.
[Simultaneously, Thor prepares to open the iris of Nidavellir.]
Thor: Allfathers, give me strength.
Eitri: You understand, boy? You're about to take the full force of a star. It'll kill you.
Thor: Only if I die. [Takes deep breaths.]
Eitri: [Boggled] Yes. That's what– "killing you" means.
[Thor grasps the two levers and pulls them down and towards himself, slowly opening the iris. The stream of stellar energy blasts pasts him and into the forge once again.]

Eitri: Hold it! Hold it, Thor!

[Eitri watches the metal ingots melt while Thor is looking increasingly charred. Finally, Eitri is able to tip the cauldron, pouring the metal into the mold just as Thor passes out. The jet carries him into the forge, Rocket follows hastily and landing after Thor bounces limply off a structure to land on the floor. Groot finally looks up from his game at the thump Thor's body makes.]
Rocket: [Kneeling over Thor] Thor! Say something. Come on. Thor, you okay? [Thor looks far from "okay".]
[Eitri clumsily and urgently pulls the mold, still glowing red-hot, onto the floor, breaking it loose from its frame, then starts punching the mold itself with his metal fists to free the ax.]
Rocket: I think he's dying!
Eitri: He needs the ax! Where's the handle? Tree, help me find the handle!
[Stormbreaker's two sections – the hammer and the ax-blade – lay glowing on the floor. Groot looks sadly at Thor, then scowls with determination. He stands, and extends his fingers towards Stormbreaker, growing them at extraordinary speed. As he twines them around the two parts, he cries out at the burning pain but does not hesitate, slamming them together and locking them permanently into one structure. He raises it above his head, and with a mighty cry, chops his extended arm with his other hand to sever it at the right length. Thor's fingers twitch, and the new weapon levitates in a crackle of lightning echoed by the sparks between Thor's fingers.]
[The remaining Avengers and Wakandans are struggling against the Outriders. The Winter Soldier goes down, and fights off Outrider fangs snapping at his head. Captain America and the Black Panther still fight side-by-side. War Machine hovers over the breach, pouring ammunition into the flood of bodies until a huge hammer – Cull Obsidian's – knocks him out of the sky and to the ground. The Hulkbuster is dogpiled and pinned.]
Bruce Banner: There's too many of them! GYAH! AAAAHHHHH!
[Suddenly, a large beam of rainbow-hued light lands in the middle of the action, and an ax flies out of it, wreathed with lightning and tearing through the Outriders, freeing the heroes. It flies back to the light and into its master's hand just as the beam cuts out, revealing Thor, Groot and Rocket [The Avengers theme swelling triumphantly at their arrival] who chambers a round in his large gun. Black Widow, Captain America and the Black Panther pause in astonishment. Proxima Midnight and Cull Obsidian pause in apprehension.]
Bruce Banner: [Opening the Hulkbuster's helm and laughing with joy] AH-hahaha! You guys are so screwed now!
Thor: 'BRING ME THANOS!' [He charges toward the hordes of Outriders, followed by Groot and Rocket, lightning gathering around him until he finally launches himself into the air, lands in the densest concentration of Outriders and makes a crater where they had stood.]

[Thanos emerges from a teleport on the ruined Titan]
Dr. Strange: Oh, yeah, you're much more of a "Thanos".
Thanos: I take it the Maw is dead? This day extracts a heavy toll. Still, he accomplished his mission.
Dr. Strange: You may regret that. He brought you face-to-face with the Master of the Mystic Arts.
Thanos: Where do you think he brought you?
Dr. Strange: Let me guess. Your home?
Thanos: It was. [Activates the Reality Stone, showing a holographic image of a populated Titan] And it was beautiful. Titan was like most planets; too many mouths, not enough to go around. And when we faced extinction, I offered a solution.
Dr. Strange: Genocide.
Thanos: At random. Dispassionate, fair to rich and poor alike. They called me a madman. And what I predicted came to pass.
Dr. Strange: Congratulations. You're a prophet.
Thanos: I'm a survivor.
Strange: Who wants to murder trillions.
Thanos: With all six stones, I could simply snap my fingers; they would all cease to exist. I call that... mercy.
Dr. Strange: Then what?
Thanos: I finally rest, and watch the sun rise on a grateful universe. The hardest choices require the strongest wills.
Dr. Stephen Strange: [He summons his Mandalas, entering a fighting pose] I think... you'll find... our will... equal to yours.
Thanos: Ours? [He looks up to a see a chunk of wreckage descending rapidly on him, too rapidly to react – and powered by Iron Man. He is subsequently crushed by it.]
Tony Stark: [Flying in] Piece of cake, Quill.
Peter Quill: [Triggers his mask and follows] Yeah, if your goal was to piss him off!
[The wreckage on top of Thanos erupts in purple, as he bellows in rage. He turns the hovering fragments into a flock of bats with the Reality Stone and swarms Iron Man with them driving him back through the ruins.]
[Spider-Man webs his eyes, and swings in to kick him in the face at the same time that Drax leaps from cover, blades in both hands, to knee-slide behind Thanos and try for a tendon slide across the back of the Titan's knee.]
[Doctor Strange jumps through a portal and summons a sword of golden energy, dueling with Thanos while Drax attacks similarly on his other side. Thanos punches Drax through a ruined wall, then shatters the blade with one hand and tears the web from his eyes. He advances on Doctor Strange and kicks at him, but Strange's shield absorbs the damage – the Cloak lifts him free of the ground.]
[Star-Lord has been making his way back on the ground, and shoots Thanos from behind. Thanos uses the Power Stone to shoot balls of energy at Star-Lord while Star-Lord leaps towards Thanos using magical platforms thrown in his path by Doctor Strange, the last one placed above Thanos' head so Star-Lord can flip over him and slap a mine on Thanos' back. Star-Lord sticks his landing, he disengages his helmet, flips Thanos a bird and falls backward into a portal.]
Peter Quill: Boom!
[The explosion knocks Thanos to his knees and dazes him briefly.]
Dr. Stephen Strange: [Whispers to the Cloak of Levitation] Do not let him close his fist. [The Cloak swoops off Doctor Strange's shoulders and wraps itself tightly around Thanos' armored hand, who starts tugging at this unexpected wrapping.]
[Doctor Strange starts throwing portals everywhere. Spider-Man leaps through one on Thanos' left]
Peter Parker: Magic! [He punches Thanos in the head and vanishes through a portal to the lower right before reappearing above Thanos] More magic! [He yanks Thanos' head down hard, then leaps into a portal in front of him. He leaps through another portal high and behind Thanos] Magic with a kick! [Delivers a flying kick and falls feet-first into an exit, then appears on his right] Magic with a–
[Before he can finish Thanos turns, grabbing him from the air, and throwing him to the ground, with his hand around his neck.]
Thanos: Insect!
[He then throws him at Doctor Strange, knocking them both down. Thanos finally tears the Cloak away and is then promptly surrounded by fiery explosions as Iron Man bombards him. He sucks all the flame into the gauntlet with the Power Stone and fires it in a stream at Iron Man, hitting him dead on and sending him far away, plowing through a massive fallen machine.]
[Spider-Man leaps from behind, more conventionally this time, while Thanos concentrates his fire on Iron Man, webs the gauntlet and drops down in front of him, pulling hard – but Thanos yanks on the web-line, pulling the much lighter teenager towards him, and punching him on his way past. He tears the webbing free of the gauntlet just in time for a small spaceship to attempt to crash-land on him.]
[The ship drags Thanos along for a distance, burying him under debris. He stands just as the pilot leaps in a great arc to punch him, landing in front of him with an energy-blade at the ready.]
Thanos: Well, well.
Nebula: You should have killed me.
Thanos: It would've been a waste of parts!
Nebula: [She runs at Thanos, attacking him with her sword] Where's Gamora?!
[Thanos punches her away. Doctor Strange uses the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak to pinion the gauntlet, pulling Thanos' fingers open and trying to pry the gauntlet off his hand.]
[Thanos tries to pull free, as Drax slides in from his right, kicking his knee and knocking him off-balance, then wrapping himself around Thanos' kneeling leg.]
[Star-Lord shoots a electric trap onto the ground to Thanos' right, the tangle-field holding down his unarmored hand.]
[Spider-Man swings in, webs Thanos' chest then wraps it around behind him, digging his Iron Spider legs into the ground to anchor himself.]
[Doctor Strange opens a portal straight above Thanos' out of which drops Mantis, landing on the Titan's shoulders, her hands on his temples. He bellows as she tries to put him :under.]
[Iron Man, having returned, is pulling on the gauntlet. Doctor Strange reapplies the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak to reinforce the trap's hold on Thanos' right hand, and the Cloak helps him pull. Thanos is finally subdued enough to incapacitate, not fully asleep.]
Tony Stark: [While pulling] Is he under? Don't let up.
Mantis: Be quick. He is very strong.
Tony Stark: Parker, help! Get over here. [Spider-Man drops his web-line, and hurries to help Tony with the gauntlet] She can't hold him much longer. Let's go.
Peter Quill: [Flies over to join the others, stands in front of Thanos, tauntingly] I thought you'd be harder to catch. For the record, this was my plan. Not so strong now, huh? Where is Gamora?
Thanos: My– Gamora–?
Peter Quill: No, bullshit. Where is she?
Mantis: [Shocked] He is in anguish.
Peter Quill: Good.
Mantis: [Crying] He– he– mourns.
Drax: What does this monster have to mourn?!
Nebula: Gamora...
Peter Quill: [Pause] What?
Nebula: [Realizing with horror and sadness what has happened] He took her to Vormir. He came back with the Soul Stone– but she didn't.
Tony Stark: [Frasps the danger immediately and de-helmets] Okay, Quill, you gotta cool it right now, you understand?
[Quill slowly turns to Thanos,]
Tony Stark: [Shouting his pleads desperately] Don't, don't, don't engage, we've almost got this off!
Peter Quill: Tell me she's lying. [Enraged] ASSHOLE! Tell me you didn't do it!
Thanos: I– had– to...
Peter Quill: [While starting to tear up; quietly] No, you didn't–! No, you didn't–! [He continues to rage and then pistol-whipping Thanos twice in the face, causing Mantis to let go in pain.] NO, YOU DIDN'T!!!
Tony Stark and Drax: Quill!
[Iron Man leaps for Star-Lord's arm, re-helmeting and leaving Spider-Man to pull off the gauntlet.]
Tony Stark: [To the struggling Star-Lord] Hey, stop! Hey, stop! Stop! Hey, stop! Stop!
Peter Parker: It's coming! It's coming! It's coming! [Getting the fingers completely loose] I got it! I got it–!
[Thanos wakes completely, now well and truly furious. He head-butts Mantis, grabbing the cuff of the gauntlet just as it is sliding off his hand, causing Spider-Man to stumble back, and then throwing Mantis away off his shoulders.]
Peter Parker: [Seeing Mantis with far too much air under her]Oh, God. [He jumps and wraps his arms and legs around her, extending his spider legs to form a roll cage for a safe landing.]

Rocket: [Having found a clear spot] Come and get some, space dogs! [Another wave of Outriders heads right for the raccoon-oid. The Winter Soldier, having come up behind Rocket, grabs him with his mechanical arm, holds him at arms length and spins 540 degrees, firing his own M-249 at the same time.] Come on, get some, get some! Come on, get some! [The Winter Soldier drops Rocket, who looks up at him with an impressed gleam] How much for the gun?
Bucky Barnes: [Snaps off another burst] Not for sale.
Rocket: Okay, how much for the arm? [The Winter Soldier just gives him a look and moves off] Oh, I'll get that arm.
[The tides of battle cause Thor, using Stormbreaker to great effect, and Captain America together. They take a breather.]
Steve Rogers: [Panting] New haircut?
Thor: [Grinning] Notice you've copied my beard.
[Captain America nods, wearily gesturing at his own face with a shield-covered hand. Groot skewers three Outriders with his right arm.]
Thor: By the way, this is a friend of mine. Tree. [Gestures towards Groot with Stormbreaker]
Groot: [In full battle snarl] I am GROOT!
Steve Rogers: [Formally, but bemused] I– I am Steve Rogers.
[In Shuri's lab, a deep rumbling can be heard even at their height. Wanda looks down on the battlefield, and sees movement through the blazing forest between the troopships and the dome. When the disturbance reaches the edge of the trees, it turns into vast moving mounds of earth that easily bypass the force field and emerge – Threshers, sets of massive, motorized spiked wheels, intended for nothing more than shredding everything in their paths.]
King T'Challa: Fall back! Fall back now!

[Wanda watches as at least one set of Threshers separates into individual wheels and starts veering all over the battlefield, and then looks anxiously back at Vision]

James Rhodes: Focus that fire on the left flank, Sam.
Sam Wilson: I'm doing it. [The two fliers use their firepower to crack a Thresher but cannot find a weak spot.]

[Black Widow with her escrima sticks and Okoye with her augmented spear have drifted together when they're suddenly in the path of a Thresher. Both women cringe at their seemingly inevitable shredding when the Scarlet Witch lands in front of both of them, eyes glowing red, lifting the whole Thresher well clear of the ground. Looking behind her, the friendly forces have scattered and replaced by a charging mob of Outriders – the perfect place to throw a Thresher. Black Widow straightens with a pleased smile, Okoye with an amazed look.]

Okoye: [A touch indignant] Why was she up there all this time?
[The Children of Thanos help answer that question.]
Proxima Midnight: She's on the field. Take it.
[Corvus Glaive kills one of the guards just outside the lab, alerting Shuri to the problem. She starts hastily disconnecting her equipment from Vision's systems; he gasps at the sensations. The Dora Milaje engages Glaive but is sent skidding across the floor. Shuri finishes her shutdown, grabs one of her sonic panther-paws and fires at Glaive. The Dora attacks again, and Glaive sends both her and Shuri through the balcony railing and onto the main lab floor.]
[Vision is not where Corvus Glaive expects to find him. Vision is, in fact, charging at him and knocking him out the window to fall many meters down the face of Mount Bashenga.]
Sam Wilson: Guys, we got a Vision situation here. [He's tackled by a leaping Outrider and grounded.]
Steve Rogers:' Somebody get to Vision!
Bruce Banner: I got him! [Bruce has figured out the Hulkbusters repulsor thrusters and makes a beeline for the android.]
Wanda Maximoff: On my way. [She is clobbered by Proxima Midnight's pommel and rolls down into the large ditch from the Thresher before she can move.]
Proxima Midnight: [Jumping down next to the Scarlet Witch] He'll die alone. As will you.
Natasha Romanoff: She's not alone.
[Okoye silently brandishes her spear on the other side of Proxima and nods at Black Widow.]
Proxima Midnight: Euuyaaah! [She leaps for Black Widow, who has joined her sticks into a full staff. She blocks Proxima's blow with an electrical crackle while Okoye runs around the slope to also attack from the front.]
[Corvus Glaive kicks Vision, knocking him down; as he attempts to rise again, Cull Obsidian shows up and swings his hammer in a full arc, throwing Vision even further. He painfully starts to climb to his feet again when a whooshing overhead interrupts the fight as Bruce Banner lands the Hulkbuster between the aliens and the android. He takes a defensive stance, pointing one hand's repulsor at each.]
Bruce Banner: Oh no, oh no, you don't. This isn't going to be like New York, pal. This suit's already kicked the crap out of the Hulk– [Cull Obsidian jumps forward, grabs Bruce's right arm and Bruce in reflex grabs Obsidian's hammer; a jet fires, taking the two of them in a random direction, to the base of a waterfall.]
Bruce Banner: Guys! Vision needs backup now! [Obsidian pulls the Hulkbuster up and kicks it in the small of the back.] [Trying to change into the Hulk while fighting Cull Obsidian in the Hulkbuster armor] Hulk. Hulk, I know you like making your entrance at the last second, well, this is it, man. This is the last, last second. [Bruce extends his left hand protectively; Obsidian grabs the armor's hand, chops the shoulder joint with a relatively small axe then does a roll over Bruce's back to leverage snapping off the Hulkbuster's whole arm] Ahhhhh! Hulk! Hulk! HULK!
Hulk: [Banner's face briefly becomes the Hulk] NOOOO!!!
Bruce Banner: Oh, screw you, you big green asshole! I'll do it myself! [To Obsidian] Come on!
[He charges the alien, jumps into the air and delivers an effective punch with his remaining hand – swat, punch, hammer – except that blow is caught by Obsidian, who punches back, knocking Bruce flat. Obsidian changes his left hand armor into a pointed weapon, and lunges forward to deliver a likely fatal blow, when Bruce grabs the detached Hulkbuster arm out of the water, holding it so Obsidian impales that instead, and slaps the controls.]
Bruce Banner: See ya! [The repulsors fire, taking Cull Obsidian high into the air – high enough, in fact, to intersect the defense dome. The Hulkbuster arm drags Obsidian against the field to grotesque destructive effect, ending in a very final explosion.] Hulk, we got a lot to figure out, pal.
[Proxima Midnight alternates heavy blows between her two opponents, but all three of them duck as a single-wheel Thresher tears overhead, the ditch sparing them most of the danger from the wheel-blades. Proxima uses the distraction to kick Black Widow in the face, sending her to the ground. She then grabs Okoye by the shoulder and weapon and throws her meters away.]
'[Simultaneously, Corvus Glaive and Vision struggle in the forest at the foot of Mount Bashenga. Glaive grasps Vision's shoulder and uses the leverage to plunge his blade once more into the android's chest.]
Corvus Glaive: I thought you were formidable, machine. But you're dying, like any man. [He yanks his blade out, and Vision collapses. As he bends over his fallen opponent to retrieve the Stone, he's tackled by Captain America at full speed.]
Steve Rogers: Get outta here! [He exchanges blows with Glaive, using his arm-shields as offence as well as defense, then turns to Vision again] GO!
[Black Widow splits her staff back into a pair of sticks to block Proxima Midnight's sword blows, and finally knocks it from her hand. The alien takes to her bare fists instead, knocks down and pins the Black Widow. Proxima triggers an arm-blade from her left-arm armor, and stabs at Black Widow, who barely manages to block the blade with her crossed sticks. As the edge starts to dig into Black Widow's neck anyway, scarlet energy grabs the alien and tosses her into the air right into the path of another passing Thresher. Dark blue blood spatters the women below. The Scarlet Witch sits up, sighing with relief, her hands still shimmering.]
Natasha Romanoff: That was really gross.
[Captain America keeps blocking Corvus Glaive's staff weapon using his shields, finally knocking it from the alien's hands just before he's thrown over a fallen tree and pinned, Glaive's hand at his throat. Even with his physical abilities, Captain America's struggling – until a glaive-blade pierces Glaive's chest, and is pushed all the way through. Vision raises his enemy in a perfect mirror of the first attack on him, and holds him for a moment, before dropping Glaive's corpse to one side and collapsing exhaustively.]
Steve Rogers: [helping him back up] I thought I told you to go.
Vision: We don't trade lives, Captain.

Thanos: You're full of tricks, wizard.
Dr. Stephen Strange: [As Thanos reaches for the Eye of Agamotto] No!
Thanos: [He snaps the Eye off its chain] Yet you never once used your greatest weapon. [He crushes it in his bare hand] A fake. [He throws Doctor Strange hard enough that Doctor Strange's head hits stone and he passes out.]
[Almost simultaneously, a red and gold device slaps into the palm of the Infinity Gauntlet, bracing the fingers open; and a red and gold Avenger makes a fast and hard entrance.]
Tony Stark: You throw another moon at me, and I'm gonna to lose it.
Thanos: Stark.
Stark: You know me?
Thanos: I do. You're not the only one cursed with knowledge.
Stark: My only curse is you.
Thanos: Come on!
[The rockets all explode on target, momentarily shrouding Thanos in smoke. Before it clears, Iron Man pile drives into Thanos horizontally, using his single super-jet boot configuration. As he bounces off, he flips and sticks his landing, immediately re-configuring his boots into ground clamps for stability and his gloves into rocket-driven battering rams, punching Thanos into a ruined wall behind him.]
[Thanos shakes it off quickly, reaches forward and tears Iron Man's helmet off, revealing Tony's surprised expression before the suit recovers automatically and re-forms his head protection. The Titan makes use of the fractional delay and punches back hard, sending Iron Man sliding meters away, giving Thanos time to rip the brace device off the gauntlet. He immediately uses the Power Stone to stream furiously lambent energy at his opponent, who forms a shield to kneel behind just as instantly, getting pushed back even further by the incredible force.]
[Iron Man slides out from behind the shield, letting the angled energy push him away for a faster start, and whips back to Thanos full thrusters; he kicks at the Titan with his left foot, turning the boot into a ground clamp at the same time to pin the gauntlet, and keeps twisting while his left glove becomes a ram again, slamming into Thanos' face, cutting his cheek.]
Thanos: [Wiping at wound on his cheek] All that for a drop of blood.
[He smiles briefly punches Iron Man, sending him pinwheeling, then starts beating him with his fists. Iron Man attempts to block the blows with his forearms, but Thanos is relentless, picking him up by the helmet and blasting his midsection with the Power Stone. The gaps in nanite coverage are now gaping, as the armor loses the ability to recover from the intensity and extent of the damage. Iron Man lands hard from the Power blast, struggles to one knee and fires his right hand repulsor at the inexorable Thanos; the beam is easily deflected by the gauntlet. He gets to both feet as the suit tries to complete repairs, adding the beam from his left hand as well. Thanos walks right up to him, and backhands the incomplete helmet completely off Tony's head. He crosses his arms to block a blow from Thanos' gauntlet, and has his left hand caught over his head. In desperation, he forms what's left of his right glove into a short-sword, which is also easily caught by Thanos, snapping it off clean and driving it through Tony's left side. The fight is over.]
Thanos: [Thanos walks Tony back until he sits, and places the gauntlet almost comfortingly on Tony's head.] You have my respect, Stark. When I'm done, half of humanity will still be alive. I hope they remember you.
[Tony's just a little distracted with the pain, and blood drooling out of his mouth, and compromised breathing.]
[Thanos raises the gauntlet, closing his fist, all four Stones glowing]
Dr. Stephen Strange: Stop! [Sitting up and sounding entirely damaged] Spare his life– and I will give you the stone.
Thanos: No tricks. [Doctor Strange shakes his head as Thanos points all four Stones at him instead.]
Tony Stark: Don't–!
[Doctor Strange reaches up and plucks the Time Stone out of its hiding place in the stars. He opens his hand, the scars on his fingers and their inherent trembling particularly obvious now, and the Stone floats to Thanos' bare hand. Doctor Strange watches him intently, as he takes the Stone and drops it into the thumb setting, the energy pulse making the Titan wince.]
Thanos: One to go. [An energy blast hits the gauntlet right in the empty Mind Stone setting, and Thanos grimaces in surprise.]
Quill: [Screaming in incoherent rage, helmet up, firing with both hands and flying straight for Thanos.]
[Thanos doesn't even bother responding to the assault – he just leaves. Star-Lord flies through where Thanos had been and crashes, rolling several times]
Peter Quill: [Standing and de-helmeting] Where is he?!
[Tony stitches up his stab wound as well as he can with his suit functions; he has no breath for answers.]
Peter Quill: [Now fearful instead of furious] Did we just lose?
Stark: [Sadly turns to Dr. Strange, who has given the Time Stone to Thanos] Why'd you do that?
Strange: We are in the endgame now.
[M'Baka bashes another Outrider – the ground game has improved considerably with the addition of the God of Thunder. His tribesmen are equally successful around him.]
M'Baku: MAYEFA!
Jabari: YA HU!
[Thor is in the air, using Stormbringer on the Outrider drop ships which are now retreating. He is having considerably more success than the Wakandan Dragon fliers firing on the fleeing ships.]
Wanda Maximoff: [landing as she finally locates Vision] Are you okay? [Vision flinches in pain before he can answer] What? What is it?
Vision: He's here.
[The wind picks up. It feels– strange. Eerie.]
Steve Rogers: Everyone, on my position. We have incoming. [He is joined by the Black Widow, Falcon, Okoye and the Black Panther in short order.]
Natasha Romanoff: What the hell?
Bruce Banner: [Bruce sees the blue-black clouds of a Space Stone relocation just before Thanos steps forward, and confirms this isn't just another member of the Black Order] Cap. That's him.
Steve Rogers: Eyes up. Stay sharp.
[Bruce reaches Thanos first, lunging forward fist-first – but Thanos uses the Space Stone on him, renders him immaterial until the Hulkbuster is half-buried in the stone of the cliff behind him, and freezes Bruce in place.]
[Captain America is sent flying by purple energy before he even gets to strike a single blow.]
[The Black Panther, armor fully charged kinetically, leaps high and with claws extended, but is easily grabbed by the throat and punched to the ground, his armor discharging violently.]
[Falcon stoops, strafing with both Steyr pistols, but is felled when his wings become rubbery and unable to sustain flight.]
Vision: Wanda. It's time.
Wanda Maximoff: No.
Vision: They can't stop him, Wanda, but we can. Look at me. You have the power to destroy the stone.
Wanda Maximoff: Don't.
Vision: You must do it. Wanda, please. We. Are. Out of time.
Wanda Maximoff: I can't.
Vision: Yes, you can. You can. If he gets the stone, half the universe dies.
Wanda Maximoff: It's not fair.
Vision: It shouldn't be you, but it is. It's all right. You could never hurt me. I just– feel you. [The Scarlet Witch extends a trembling hand and starts beaming her energy at the Mind Stone.]
"[The following action is mostly muted. War Machine joins the fight, firing his guns at Thanos until he uses the gauntlet to crush his armor around him and toss him aside.]
[The Winter Soldier runs in firing, and is punched away by the Power Stone.]
[Okoye activates the Vibranium-powered elements on her spear and flings it; Power stops it inches from Thanos, and throws her and it aside while wrapping the Black Widow in inescapable bands of earth.]
[Groot stabs his hands into the ground to wrap Thanos in cables of roots, which he breaks easily.]
[The Scarlet Witch watches all this over one shoulder, and turns back to Vision to add her left hand to her tearful effort.]
[Captain America slides under one blow and comes up swinging his deployed arm-shields, punching Thanos in the gut and chin. He grabs the gauntlet, keeping Thanos' fingers un-clenched. Thanos looks very briefly impressed at Captain America's efforts as he screams before slamming a fist into his head and rendering him insensible.]
[The Scarlet Witch looks over her shoulder again and sees Thanos approaching unopposed. She swings her left hand around to fend him off with a stream of scarlet energy, and pushes him back despite his blue-purple energy shield, but then he starts to make slow headway.]
Vision: [Very softly] It's all right. It's all right. I love you.
[At those words, the yellow Mind Stone finally starts to crack. Vision's face is overcome by an expression of joyful peace, and as the crystal fragments completely, a pulse of pure yellow energy explodes from him, shuddering the trees for many meters around his epicenter. Wanda's and Thanos' energy subsides.]
Thanos: [Walking closer to the Scarlet Witch] I understand, my child. Better than anyone.
Wanda Maximoff: [Snarls] You could never–
Thanos: [Reaches down to presume to stroke her hair, as if in comfort] Today, I lost more than you can know. But now is no time to mourn. Now– is no time at all. [He reaches forward, clenching the gauntlet, emerald filigree surrounding his wrist, making a gesture very similar to that Doctor Strange made when activating the Eye of Agamotto. In response, a bead of yellow light starts gathering in on itself as time is reversed and growing in size, solidifying into an intact and conscious Vision]
Wanda Maximoff: No! [She lunges for Vision and is swatted away.]
[Thanos picks up Vision by the throat, lifting him to eye-level, and digs the fingers of his right hand into Vision's forehead, digging out the Mind Stone. He pulls it loose, and Vision goes limp and colorless; he tosses the lifeless android aside like trash. Bringing his gauntleted hand up, he slowly moves the Mind Stone over the last empty setting, and drops it in. The energy surge is much more than any previous – his torso is wreathed with iridescent static and he bellows from the sensations.]
[As Thanos studies the completed gauntlet, a massive bolt of lighting strikes him, digging him into the ground and grinding him back for meters. Thor has arrived, eyes glowing with power, stooping down from the sky like a bird of prey. The God of Thunder pauses his attack, reverses his position, raises Stormbreaker above his head and hurls it – Thanos fires the whole might of the gauntlet against it, but it only creates a rainbow-like bow-shock, not slowing the ax as it slams right into Thanos' chest. ]
Thor: I told you. You'd die, for that!
[He takes hold of the back of Thanos's head and forces Stormbreaker deeper into his chest, staring angrily into his eyes while Thanos cries out in pain]
Thanos: You should– you– you should have gone for the head!!
[He holds up his hand and snaps his fingers]
Thor: NO!!!!
[Thanos is now briefly inside the Soulworld, where he sees a young Gamora on the home world of the Zen Whoberi]
Thanos: Daughter?
Gamora: Did you do it?
Thanos: Yes.
Gamora: [Beat] What did it cost?
Thanos: [Solemly] ... Everything.
[Now out of the Soulworld, Thanos is snapped back into reality, notices the damages inflicted on the scorched Gauntlet, and the stones are no longer glowing]
Thor: What did you do? WHAT DID YOU DO?!
[Thanos closes his fist, Using the Space Stone to teleport away, leaving Thor left on the Wakandan field]
Captain America: [Stumbles into the clearing, holding his left side] Where'd he go? Thor, where'd he go?
Bucky Barnes: Steve?
[Bucky suddenly collapses into a pile of ashes. Steve walks over and touches the ground where Bucky's ashes evaporated unbelievably. On the battlefield, Wakankan soldiers disintegrate to ashes, much to M'Baku's horror]
T'Challa: [While reaching for a fallen Okoye] Up, General! Up! This is no place to die. [He holds out his hand for Okoye. But T'Challa then turns into ashes and an anguish Okoye falls back on the ground]
Okoye: Kumkani?!
Groot: [Slowly corroding into ashes as well] I– am– Groot– (Translation: "Dad?")
Rocket: No, Groot– no, no, no, no! Oh– Groot. No–
[Scarlet Witch is mourning over Vision. She then turns into ashes. An injured Falcon turns to ashes, hidden in the brush]
War Machine: [Searching for Falcon, missing him by only a few feet] Sam! Sam, where you at?!
[Back on Titan, the remaining members of the Guardians and Avengers help themselves up from their battle against Thanos they had lost]
Mantis: Something's happening– [She gets disintegrated into ashes]
Drax: Quill?
[Drax gets disintegrated next]
Tony Stark: Steady, Quill.
Quill: [Staring around in horror] Aw, man–
[Quill turns into ashes also]
Dr. Strange: Tony– [Tony turns to Dr. Strange] There was no other way. [Finally gets erased]
Parker: [Realizing that he's fading away] Mr. Stark? I don't feel so good–
Tony Stark: [Trying to be calm] You're alright.
Parker: [Stumbling and terrified] I don't– I don't know what's happening. I don't– [Parker falls into Stark's arms, clutching him tight and crying] I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go, Sir, please. Please, I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go. I'm sorry.
[Parker disintegrates into ashes in Stark's arms]
Nebula: [To Tony Stark, seeing Thanos' victory] He did it.
[Stark mourns silently at their failure it caused. Back on Wakanda, the remaining team members, Captain America, Thor, War Machine, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and Rocket are left mourning near Vision's dead body]
War Machine: What is this? What the hell is happening?
Captain America: [Pause] Oh, God–
[Meanwhile, in a different place, in a rustic house on a terraced slope with a scarecrow made of discarded armor, Thanos sits down and watches the sun rise.]

[Last lines]
Nick Fury: Still no word from Stark?
Maria Hill: No, not yet. We're watching every satellite in both hemispheres, there's still nothing. [Receives three beeps from her device]
Fury: What is it?
Hill: Multiple bogeys, over Wakanda.
Fury: Same energy signatures as New York?
Hill: Ten times bigger.
Fury: Tell Klein. We'll meet him at–
Hill: Nick!
[Suddenly, a car spirals out of control into them. Hill goes over to check on the driver of the car, but sees no one is in there]
Fury: They okay?
Hill: There's no one here.
[Suddenly, a helicopter, with ash flying out, crashes into a building. The two are now witnessing civilians around them suddenly disintegrating]
Fury: Call control. Code Red!
Hill: Nick?
[Fury turns around to see Hill turning to ashes]
Fury: Hill?
[Fury then races back to their car and gets a pager out. He sends out an emergency alert, mere seconds before his hand turns into ashes]
Fury: Oh, no. Motherfu–
[Fury disintegrates into ashes. The pager falls to the ground. We see the device display a red-and-blue star insignia, indicating the symbol of Captain Marvel]
To Be Continued–

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