The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a vast, confusing, and sometimes hilarious place. So far, the franchise’s 14 films (beginning with Iron Man in 2008) have graced the world — and the internet — with relatively serious content that is often taken with a huge grain of salt. That’s the beauty of comic book content: Even a fight over morality is full of sarcastic remarks and quippy one-liners. Meme culture took that tension and ran with it.
The Avengers really kicked off the Marvel memes in 2012. Some of the fandom’s biggest jokes at the time were simple: Steve is old and doesn’t understand technology, Clint Barton’s Hawkeye is just a dude with some arrows and no powers, and Thor and Loki might have a weird kinda-incestuous thing for each other. From there, it grew to the monstrous level it is today.
Below is a list featuring 30 of the funniest Marvel memes traversing around the internet. It’s not all of them — because a list that size would be physically impossible to make — but there’s some good stuff in there. Now, eat some plums, and have a good laugh.