Warning! Major spoilers to follow for Avengers: Infinity War. Come back later if you haven't seen it yet.
Joe and Anthony Russo's Avengers: Infinity War notably collects almost every known hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and through the events of the film they all go through a hell of a lot. The battle against Thanos and his minions is tough and long, and thanks to the crazy cliffhanger with which the movie ends, most of the characters are left in pretty awful places. We won't know what will become of most of them until next year's Avengers 4, but until then we will have this feature to keep track of where all of them are.
Below and across the next couple of pages we've highlighted all of the heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and have catalogued exactly where it is that they stand following the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Some are alive, some are injured, some are dead, and some fates are unknown. There's a lot to go through, so let's dive in, shall we?
Captain America (Chris Evans) led a valiant battle against the Black Order and their horde of outriders, and he managed to walk away from the battle alive - but that's pretty much the end of the Good News list. He delivers what is ultimately the last line of the film - a rather horrific, "Oh, god" - as he realizes the devastation that has come as a result of Thanos' victory.
If it weren't for Doctor Strange, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) would be counted among the dead on this list - as Thanos successfully got the upper hand against him in battle and stabbed him through the chest with one of his own blades. He wound up living because the wizard traded the Time Stone for his life, but he doesn't exactly see happy about it at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. That will happen when you're stranded on an alien planet and watch all but one of your compatriots fade away and die.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) demonstrated just how mighty he really is in the third act of Avengers: Infinity War, as he was the one who came closest to actually killing Thanos. He successfully puts his new axe, Stormbreaker, into the Mad Titan's chest... but it doesn't matter, because it doesn't stop the Big Snap (to paraphrase Thanos, he should have aimed for the head). As a result, he is left as one of the only surviving heroes on Earth as half of life in the universe is eliminated.
Yes, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is one of the survivors of Avengers: Infinity War, but is he really even the Hulk? Bruce Banner is forced to participate in the Wakandan Battle wearing Hulk Buster armor because the big green guy refuses to come out following his first encounter with Thanos (he seems just a bit freaked out). Will he ever be able to turn into a giant rage monster ever again? Only time will tell.
Despite her lack of super powers, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) puts up a great fight in Wakanda, and helps take down countless outriders while trying to help save the country. It's a skirmish that she survives, but that just puts her in the position of watching many of her friends fade away into dust following Thanos' victory.
War Machine (Don Cheadle) definitely had a rough go of it when we last saw him on the big screen in Captain America: Civil War - being paralyzed from the waist down thanks to an errant blast from Vision - but at the very least he escapes Avengers: Infinity War with his life. His armor is a bit crushed by Thanos, but it's still functional, as he spends his final moments in the movie looking for his friends as they disappear.
There is a moment towards the end of Avengers: Infinity War when it looks like Okoye (Danai Gurira) is going to be one of the many killed by Thanos snapping his fingers, but instead she has the horrific opportunity to watch as the man she has sworn to protect turns to dust instead (more on him in a minute). What is the Dora Milaje without a king to project? I guess we'll find out in Avengers 4.
Many Wakandan leaders and soldiers died during the battle against the outriders in Avengers: Infinity War, but M'Baku (Winston Duke) was among those who escaped with their life. He is last seen on the battlefield in the film, watching as many of his fellow citizens/tribesmen disappear and fade away into nothingness.
Of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) is the only one to survive the events of Avengers: Infinity War. For the first time in his life he makes his way to Earth, partnered up with Thor and Groot following the former's quest for Stormbreaker, but it's not exactly a happy trip. He helps out in the battle in Wakanda, but his final moments in the movie see him once again saying goodbye to his best friend.
Only one hero was left on Titan with Iron Man at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, and unexpectedly it was Nebula (Karen Gillan). In a strange twist of fate, while she spent her entire life being tortured by Thanos, she ultimately wasn't one of his victims when eliminating half of life in the known universe. One can probably guess that she'll just see this as an opportunity to continue her quest for revenge against her adoptive father.