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    Were Avengers inspired from Mahabharata? You Might Think So Too After Seeing This

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    December 11, 2015

    $9 Billion
    That’s how much the entire series of the 12 Avenger movies have grossed from the worldwide Box Office (In chronological order: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Ultron, Ant-Man) . That’s nearly 3 times as much as Avatar made – the Highest grossing movie in the history of cinema. That number also means that the Avengers have collectively made it to the Bollywood’s most coveted 100-crore-club 540 times, or each movie has been there 45 times over. More than, actually.

    So obviously, you tend to feel small when you realize you have missed out on an entire Universe. With this guilt heavy in my heart, I watched Age of Ultron.

    However, something struck me while watching this movie. It seems as if Stan Lee’s story was somewhere comparing to one of India’s greatest myths: The Mahabharata. The characters and roles bear remarkable significance and similarity….

    1. Captain America and Yudhishtira
    Both characters are defined by their honest, disciplined, self-righteousness. Both are the senior most characters in their teams. But then again, not so pure, eh? Yudhishtira gambled his kingdom away, and Captain swears!

    cap

    2. Hulk and Bhima
    The similarity is obvious: the Incredible strength. Also, Bhima slayed a hundred Kaurava brothers singlehandedly; and for Loki’s Army, the Avengers had a Hulk!

    hulk

    3. Iron Man and Karna
    Senior to the others in so many ways. He is self-made, and was born to wear the metal suit! In Age of Ultron, Iron Man even raises some trouble and unknowingly contributes to the evil – just as Karna was on the bad side by bondage.

    ironman

    4. Hawkeye and Arjuna
    Both are focused perfectionists, and lethal with bows.

    Hawkeye

    5. Black Widow and Draupadi
    The only girl in the gang. “Always picking up after the boys…”

    blkwidow

    6. Thor and Lord Krishna
    Well, simply because… immortal Gods of the stories. Also, Hemsworth is as much in demand as the Lord himself, at least nearly :P

    thor

    7.  The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver and Nakul and Sahadeva
    The little twins. Both pairs in background for much time, and both initially in the other team – Witch and Quicksilver were with Ultron, while Nakul and Sehdev were born to a mother different from the older three brothers.

    twins

    8. Nick Fury and Dronacharya
    The Godfather, the Mentor. Dronacharya may have stood by the Kauravas during war, but his commitment – like Fury – was to protect the realm. Both were explicitly trained in combat.

    fury

    9. Loki and Duryodhan
    Each is projected as a Villain, but none of the characters are demons in the true sense. Each is right in his own way. Moreover, they both share blood with one in the good side.

    loki

    10. Chitauri and the Kauravas
    The pawns of the battlefield – too large to be cared about. Known by a collective name, and defeated by the single strong opponent. *tongue click*

    chitauri

    Do you see my point? Let us know in the comments section below if you agree, disagree or have anything to say!

    Graphics: Molee at DeviantArt, Google images
    Big shoutout to Molee at Deviant Art! Coolest mythological digital graphics seen in long. 

    Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.

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    • Denver

      Yeah! That’s remarkable similarity.

      It’s not like Stan Lee had any imagination of his own. It’s not like he literally put a spin on Norse mythology that yielded characters like Thor, Loki and Odin. Nope. He clearly took this all from India’s mythology.

      They should probably pay India royalties for that.