SPOILER WARNING: Come back after seeing Avengers: Infinity War!
The Avengers is one of the highest grossing movies ever made, and it largely comes from the fact that people love seeing these individual characters collide, their colorful personalities creating sparks and laughs in equal measure. This is pretty much the backbone of the MCU, and the comic chemistry shows off its full, all-consuming power in Avengers: Infinity War. Characters who've never met before finally meet, giving fanboys and girls the pairings of their dreams -- and ones they didn't even realize they desperately needed. This movie works like gangbusters in this department, getting a huge supply of energy from all the different personalities bouncing off each other.
Some of these pairings spend the whole movie together. Others just say one line to each other, but that one line is just so much fun, that it deserves an entry on this list. Obviously, everyone will have their own favorites and opinions on these, so feel free to share them in the comments below! But these were my personal favorite pairings in the movie, ranked.
Bruce Banner and Shuri
Maybe this one shouldn't be treated as a pairing seeing as how Bruce Banner and Shuri spend maybe a total of 20 seconds together, but this was a pairing I've been waiting for since Black Panther came out (which, admittedly, didn't make for much of a wait). Shuri is one of the smartest people, if not THE smartest person, on the planet and I desperately wanted this teenage girl to undermine Banner or Tony Stark like they were a couple of dummies. And I got it! Shuri's the only one who can repair Vision and she teased Banner for not having built Vision this way instead of that way. It's a cute moment and helps demonstrate how smart Shuri is when compared to the rest of the world.
Groot and Captain America
Again, these two have barely any screen time together, but they get one of the best jokes of the movie. Worlds collide on the battlefield of Wakanda and Steve Rogers FINALLY meets Groot, here introduced as Thor's friend, Tree. Groot, who has three Outriders impaled on his limb, greets Rogers with an "I am Groot." The ever-earnest Captain America replies, "I am Steve Rogers." It always gets a satisfying laugh out of me, and it's such an odd pairing that I just want to see more of it if only to see Captain America sets that rude teenager straight.