Avengers: Endgame is finally in theaters. After breaking records in ticket sales, we’re extremely excited to see the film. It’s been a long road since Iron Man was released in 2008, and Phase 3 isn’t even finished yet. In celebration of the release, we’ve compiled a list of special moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe throughout the years.

While the Marvel universe might not literally be headbanging to Slipknot, their actions fall in line with the same badass attitude. Check out 12 times MCU fight sequences and action scenes were metal to the core.

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1. Iron Man is literally made of metal

If you’re watching the Marvel films by release date, Tony Stark is the “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” who started it all. It takes a special type of intelligence to create a device in a cave that will keep you alive and also build not just one, but an army of suits to fight crime. While Iron Man 2 may not have been the best film to come out of the MCU, you’ve got to admit that the featured suit was pretty awesome.

2. When Black Panther fights a band of human traffickers

Black Panther has no fear, especially when it comes to protecting the nation of Wakanda, friends and family. Unafraid to take risks, he’ll jump out of a plane without a parachute if that’s what it takes to save the people he cares about. To make things even easier on T’Challa, he has highly advanced Wakandan technology to help save Nakia from a gang of human traffickers.

3. Valkyrie rides in on a Pegasus

This whole sequence looks like it belongs in a music video from your favorite metal band. Valkyrie valiantly comes to the rescue to defeat Hela before she wreaks havoc on the realms and looks like the most powerful woman alive in the process. Even though the battle doesn’t end the way she would’ve hoped, she fought bravely as any member of the elite army would.  

4. That time the Hulk threw Loki around

Before Loki was the beloved character we lost in Avengers: Infinity War, he was an arrogant god determined to take over the world. During the battle in New York, Loki thought he had the upper hand until he went face to face with the Hulk. The God Of Mischief quickly figured out that he was no more than a rag doll to Bruce Banner as he was thrashed around Stark Tower.

5. Okoye and Nakia in the Black Panther casino fight scene

Okoye and Nakia are queens when it comes to hand-to-hand combat. As Nakia is fending off the club’s members on the lower level, Okeye is killing it on the second floor, at one point kicking someone through the balcony. The coolest part? They do it all in dresses, and they look glorious.

6. When Star-Lord went up against his father

What would you do if your dad, who turned out to be a celestial being, was forcing you to stay with him and become his literal life force? For Peter Quill, that decision was difficult to make in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. In the end, Star-Lord managed to take control of his newfound power and completely destroy his father’s hopes and dreams.