Marvel Universe Cheat Sheet

avengers infinity war cheat sheet

Marvel Universe Cheat Sheet

Ok, the latest Avengers Infinity War movie just came out and your kids are bugging you to bring them to see it. If your kids are just getting old enough to watch Avengers Infinity War, then you've probably been a busy mom over the past 10 years and haven't had time to watch every Marvel Universe Movie. We at ParentsNeed HQ would like to give you a hand whether you want just a passing grade when asked about the storyline by your kids or answer them like a boss and impress all your kids' friends too.

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Minimum Requirements to get up to speed, Character Wise:

To not feel lost while watching Avengers: Infinity War, we'd recommend watching these  movies in order.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Characters Introduced: ​Red Skull, Captain America, Nick Fury, Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Watcher Informant, Armin Zola.

The Avengers

Characters Introduced: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Hank Pym, Hawkeye, Hulk.​

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Characters: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Dr. Helen Cho.​

To learn more about the characters and their history, then add the first two movies to your repertoire before diving into Avengers Infinity War. To get the full back story on all the characters in Avengers: Infinity War, watch the last two movies too.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Characters Introduced: Thanos, Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora, Nebula, Rocket Racoon, Drax the Destroyer, Ronan the Accuser, The Collector, The Other, Yondu, Korath, Irani Rael.

Black Panther

Characters Introduced: Erik Killmonger, Shuri, Okoye, W'Kabi, Klaw, N'Jobu, Everett K. Ross, Xoliswa, T'Chaka, River Tribe Elder, Nightshade, Nakia, Ramonda.​

Doctor Strange (optional)

Characters Introduced: Doctor Strange, Baron Mood, Ancient One, Dormammu, Wong, Kaecilius, Christine Palmer, Thor, Jonathan Pangborn, Tina Minoru, Nicodemus West, Strong Zealot, Hamir, Sol Rama.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (optional)

Characters Introduced: Mantis, Ego, Kismet, Mainframe, Taserface, Starhawk, Kraglin, Simon Williams, Aleta Ogord, Grandmaster, Charlie-27, Half-Nut.​

Do you have to watch Marvel movies in order?

Marvel movies are released in  a loose chronological order. There are a couple of movies such that Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to be out of order. For the sake of entertainment, we believe it's not necessary to watch these in order. Since only diehard fans will know the exact details of the timeline, watching these movies out of order sometimes mixes things up a little - kind of like these movies that portray the end before the beginning and then fills in the gaps.

Minimum Requirements to get up to speed, Character Wise:

What's an infinity stone? So in the Marvel Universe, there are 6 Infinity Stones. These stones hold immense power and are related to the different aspects of the universe. As their name suggests, they are of course integral to the story line of Avengers: Infinity War. If you want to know all about the infinity stones, here's a list of Marvel movies that mentions them. So far only 5 out of 6 stone have been mentioned, so if you're not too worried about each individual character but want to learn about the storyline of Avengers: Infinity War, then we at ParentsNeed HQ recommend watching these movies in order before watching Avengers: Infinity War.

PS If you're wondering whether you should take your children to watch Avengers Infinity War, read our article here.​

The Avengers

Infinity Stone: Tesseract (Space Stone)


Infinity Stone: Aether (Reality Stone)

Guardians of the Galaxy

Infinity Stone: The Orb (Power Stone)

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Infinity Stone: Loki's Scepter (Mind Stone)

Doctor Strange

Infinity Stone: Eye of Agamotto (Time Stone)

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