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I Would Literally Die for Morgan Stark

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and Alexandra Rachael Rabe at the Avengers: Endgame premiere

**Spoilers for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame ahead.**

There comes a character in everyone’s life that they would die defending, and I guess mine is Morgan Stark. Introduced as a dream Tony had back in Avengers: Infinity War, Morgan became the ever-curious offspring of Tony and Pepper in Avengers: Endgame.

I don’t know why—maybe because I also was very attached to my father at that age—but there’s something about Morgan Stark that has stuck with me and truly hurts when I think about the death of Tony. Morgan is five years old when we meet her in Endgame. She’s very clearly Tony’s daughter because she’s smart, loves his gadgets, and also knows how to manipulate her dad into getting what she wants.

So why is she a tragic character to me? Because I don’t think that’s the only Morgan Stark we’re going to get, especially since it’s clear that Morgan likes to go into her father’s garage and play with his suits.

Superheroes are frequently born out of death. Even the happiest among them came from tragedy. Look at Peter Parker. Every father figure in his life has died and he still has to be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man that everyone needs.

So why wouldn’t Morgan Stark come to the aid of the Avengers when she’s old enough? She is still, after all, half Tony Stark. Plus, I just don’t think they’d introduce another Stark for her to not play a part in the franchise more so than she did in Endgame.

There isn’t really a comic book backing for this version of Morgan Stark. There is a Morgan Stark, but he’s Tony’s cousin. This version seems to be smart, every bit a mixture of her parents, and also someone we’re definitely going to see more of.

I don’t think Pepper Potts is going to excitedly let her daughter take on the Iron Man suit, but I do think that it’s in her blood, and with a “big brother” like Peter Parker, we might be seeing more of Morgan Stark than we thought—or at least, I hope so. She’s maybe my new favorite character.

(image: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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