The Avengers’ Missed Opportunity: A Simple Strategy Overlooked in the Battle of New York

In the 2012 film “The Avengers,” the superhero team successfully defeated Loki and the Chitauri during the Battle of New York. Iron Man, played by Tony Stark, flew a nuclear missile through Loki’s portal, destroying the Chitauri mothership, and Black Widow closed the portal using Loki’s Scepter. However, a fan recently pointed out a potential plot hole and criticized the Avengers for not considering a simpler strategy to close the portal earlier.

The Avengers could have won more easily by toppling Stark Tower, where the portal-generating device was located. The device had an impenetrable barrier, but the superheroes could have used various methods, such as Hulk smashing the tower, Thor using Mjolnir or lightning blasts, or Tony Stark utilizing his armor’s offensive power. This straightforward approach was not considered, raising questions about the Avengers’ battle strategy.

The fan suggests that Stark’s selfish motives might have influenced the decision not to pursue this simpler method. While Stark has since become a selfless individual, in “The Avengers,” he was portrayed as narcissistic and focused on self-promotion. The theory suggests that Stark might have chosen the more spectacular route to make himself a hero and gain admiration, even at the cost of a more straightforward solution.

This potential oversight in the Avengers’ strategy prompts speculation about Stark’s motives and decision-making during the Battle of New York.

The Battle of New York in The Avengers
The Battle of New York commences in The Avengers.


Erik Selvig in The Avengers
Erik Selvig setting up Loki’s portal on Stark Tower in The Avengers.

Iron Man in The Avengers
Loki’s portal closes around Iron Man in The Avengers.

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