Here’s where every major character is after the Thanos snap in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Most of the characters in this photo are toast.

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Most of the characters in this photo are toast.
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  • In order to prepare for the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” INSIDER updated its graphics on the state of the major characters in the MCU after the Decimation.
  • Recently released posters confirmed Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts are alive and that Shuri was lost in the Snap.
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Avengers: Endgame” is in theaters Friday, April 26. As we’re gearing up for the film’s release, you’ll probably want a refresher on the fates of some of your favorite characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

At the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos snapped away half of the universe’s existence in what is officially being called The Decimation. Though the movie made it very clear some characters vanished into the ether like Bucky Barnes and Black Panther, there are still a lot of characters whose fates are left up in the air.

If you need a refresher before “Endgame” comes to theaters, INSIDER put together a handy guide of over 60 Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and their current status after “The Snappening.”


First, here’s a key to help you remember which characters belong to which franchise.

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Each color corresponds to a different franchise.
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Characters who don’t have their own franchise currently like Nick Fury and Maria Hill were bundled into “The Avengers.”


Characters who survived the snap.

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24 characters we know survived from watching the movies and interviews.
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It’s worth noting that the original “Avengers” group – Tony Stark, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow all survived. Trailers have shown Hawkeye donning his new Ronin outfit. You can read more about that here.

The newest additions here are Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts, and Wong who have all been featured in recent posters for the movie. Captain Marvel joins the list of survivors after she showed up in teasers for the film.

“Infinity War” co-director Joe Russo previously confirmed “Thor: Ragnarok” scene-stealer Valkyrie survived the events of “Infinity War” during a Q&A following the movie’s release. She was able to get some Asgardians to safety before Thanos arrived on board for the Infinity stone Loki had in his possession.

Read more: You can find our full guide on Infinity stones here.

Angela Bassett confirmed her character Ramonda and daughter Shuri survived the Snap. There’s just one problem. Shuri’s face pops up with those of the missing in the “Endgame” trailer. Is that real or is that to throw us off since Scott Lang’s face is up there as well, and we know he’s alive. Marvel later released a poster seemingly confirming Shuri is among those who vanished so we’ve placed her with those lost.

Meanwhile, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn confirmed Kraglin, who wasn’t seen in “Infinity War,” “is around” somewhere. Maybe he’ll help out in the next movie.


Characters who vanished after the snap.

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Almost all of the Guardians of the Galaxy members turned to dust.
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Peter Parker and Groot’s losses were among the saddest at the end of “Infinity War.”

In an interview with Huffpost, director Joe Russo said Thor’s pal Sif is “gone.” The actress, Jaimie Alexander currently has her own show, “Blindspot,” which kept her out of “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Read more: Everyone who died in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ from least surprising to most heart-wrenching


Killed on screen in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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All of Thanos’ crew were wiped out in “Infinity War.” A small price to pay for balancing the universe, I suppose.
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Since Vision is an Android, we have a feeling we can see him booted back online. Without the mind stone he just may not be the same.


Status unknown.

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There are a lot of characters we don’t know about.
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We’re hoping Korg and his buddy Miek made it off the Asgardian ship to safety with Valkyrie before Thanos came aboard. We’re also hoping the Grandmaster, another “Thor: Ragnarok” standout, survived as well.

If you saw “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” you know we’re not sure if Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie made it out alive. We’re not feeling great about it since a TV playing static is shown at the film’s very end.

The most interesting character to us on this list is Harley Keener (Ty Simpkins), who you may remember from “Iron Man 3.” He’s the kid Tony Stark ran into while in Tennessee. Keener helped get Tony out of a funk and back on his feet. IMDB announced in a tweet Simpkins was added to the cast list for the next “Avengers” movie. Will he be helping Tony out once more? Or will his appearance be more somber?

We’ve noted the Collector here, too. While we see Thanos trick the Guardians into believing he may have killed Benecio del Toro’s character on screen, we never actually seen his character killed. For all we know, Thanos was simply creating an illusion for the Guardians to see what they wanted to see instead of what actually transpired when he arrived on Nowhere to acquire the reality stone. Though we saw Thanos kill Gamora and Loki onscreen, he has made it clear he usually doesn’t kill someone unless he has a good reason to do so.

We’ll have to wait until “Endgame” is in theaters April 26, 2019 to find out.

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