Superheroes Meets Wizards: Similarities Between “Avengers: Endgame” and “Harry Potter”
Avengers: Endgame is the conclusion to an 11-year and 22-movie run. It’s the conclusion to the battle between the Avengers and Thanos. Similarly, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows concluded the end of the Harry Potter series and the buildup between Harry and Voldemort. As a result, I couldn’t help but compare the two.
The ending of Avengers: Endgame was incredibly emotional for me because of Iron Man’s tragic death. He sacrifices himself to defeat Thanos and his army, thereby ensuring the survival of everyone else. Likewise, Harry allows Voldemort to kill him and destroy the Horcrux in him. The two heroes understand the repercussions of their decisions but still choose to die so that their loved ones and the rest of their worlds (or universe) will continue.
Tony Stark’s is not the only major death in the film. Natasha Romanoff also sacrifices herself to allow Clint Barton to get the Soul Stone. Unlike Iron Man’s death, hers happens approximately halfway through the movie and becomes a driving force for the remaining heroes to finish their mission. Similarly, Dobby’s demise helps motivate Harry to defeat Voldemort. Plus, Dobby sacrifices himself to help the others escape from Malfoy Manor. Both Dobby’s and Natasha’s deaths were selfless and helped their friends continue with their missions.
There were heartwarming moments in both films when the deceased parents made a small appearance. Thor sees his mother, and Tony meets his father when they both travel back in time. The reunions result in both children learning something new and were fantastic emotional moments in a fast-paced action film. Just like Thor and Tony, Harry also gets to see his family members. Harry uses the Resurrection Stone to bring back James, Lily, Sirius, and Lupin when he needs them the most.
Both installments had other reunions. Percy Weasley realized the error of his ways and went back to his family just before the Battle of Hogwarts. The Avengers’ travels through time resulted in them undoing the Snap and bringing everyone back from the dead. Plus, when Scott Lang returned from the Quantum Realm, he and his daughter were brought together.
Despite the losses, both groups of heroes manage to overcome all the obstacles in their way and defeat the villains. In fact, Thanos’s and Voldemort’s deaths look similar on-screen.
Once Thanos and Voldemort are defeated, the remaining heroes get the chance to be happy. Steve Rogers goes back in time and lives the happy life he could have had with Peggy Carter. Thor appoints Valkyrie as the ruler of New Asgard to start a new life with the remaining Guardians of the Galaxy. Likewise, Ginny and Harry, as well as Hermione and Ron, work out their issues, get married, and start new jobs in various industries.
What did you think of Avengers: Endgame? Did you spot any other similarities between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Avengers: Endgame? Let us know in the comments!