How many named characters have died

and/or disintegrated

by the end of Avengers: Infinity War. It is difficult to speculate who died on

Xandar and the Asgardian ship.

So restrict it to on-screen deaths only.


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According to this video on YouTube and this article from Time:

Killed by "traditional" methods
- Gamora
- Heimdall
- Loki
- Vision

Disintegrated by Thanos
- Bucky Barnes
- Drax
- Groot
- Mantis
- Maria Hill
- Nick Fury
- Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
- Peter Quill (Star-Lord)
- Sam Wilson (Falcon)
- Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange)
- T'Challa (Black Panther)
- Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)

Not included in the video, but also named characters who died:

Thanos's Black Order
- Corvus Glaive
- Cull Obsidian
- Ebony Maw
- Proxima Midnight

Named in the film, but their fate is unknown at the end of the movie:

- Clint Barton (Hawkeye); mentioned by Black Widow but does not appear
- Eitri; last seen at the forges of Nidavellir
- Johann Schmidt (Red Skull/Stonekeeper); last seen on Vormir
- Ned Leeds; last seen on a school bus driven by Stan Lee
- Pepper Potts; last heard from via Tony's headset
- Scott Lang (Ant-Man); mentioned by Black Widow but does not appear
- Shuri; last seen in her lab attempting to remove the Mind Stone from Vision
- Taneleer Tivan (The Collector); appears but only as an illusion
- Thaddeus Ross (Secretary of State); last seen via hologram conference call
- Wong; last seen returning to his post at the Sanctum Santorum

Not in the movie, but confirmed status by Word of God from the Russos (via Huffington Post):


- Aunt May
- Howard the Duck


- Betty Ross
- Lady Sif
- Unnamed Asgardian Actor (Matt Damon)


- Jane Foster (Updated: Alive!)
- Korg
- Miek
- Nakia

Also not in the movie, but fate… slightly clarified by the Russos (via Gizmodo):

- Valkyrie is confirmed to have survived the initial attack on the Asgardian ship, but no status was given as to whether she survived the Infinity Gauntlet.

And, completely breaking with the "named characters in Avengers: Infinity War" theme of the question, via Uproxx:

This character wasn’t in the movie, but I’m wondering if the Galaga guy from the first Avengers survived Thanos’ snap or not?
Joe Russo: He got snapped in the middle of a Galaga game. He was seconds away from his all-time high score.
I’m considering this canon.
Joe Russo: He’s gone.

Killed by the events of Avengers: Infinity War, but not shown until Ant-Man and the Wasp:

- Hank Pym
- Janet van Dyne (The Wasp)
- Hope van Dyne

…and shown to survive:

- Scott Lang (Ant-Man), although he appears to be stranded in the Quantum Realm.

Revealed to have survived in the book Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Volume Two: Aftermath (via CBR.com):

- Doctor Erik Selvig
- Darcy Lewis
- Jane Foster

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    I would also add "Mentioned in the film, but their fate is unknown at the end of the movie" and include Ant-Man and Hawkeye. Apr 28, 2018 at 14:31
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    @Lefteris008: Done, along with last known status for the "fate unknown" characters.
    – Arclite
    Apr 29, 2018 at 2:31
  • @Arclite you should add to the list those Asgardians who we knew were on the ship because we saw them there at the end of Thor:Ragnarok, which occurred just moments before the ship was attacked in Infinity War . Like Valkyrie for example. Possibly fate unknown, but more likely to be on the dead list.
    – JK.
    Apr 30, 2018 at 22:28
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    @JK.The questioner explicitly asks to leave these characters out; as they are neither named nor appear in the movie, I don't think it's worth including them. Given that Thanos is big on evenly halving things, I'm holding out hope they survived somehow. :)
    – Arclite
    May 1, 2018 at 21:24
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    So of all these beloved characters who died, Howard the Duck manages to live through it. Beautiful. May 14, 2018 at 23:36

Asgardian ship:

- Loki
- Heimdall


- Gamora


- Ebony Maw


- The Collector


- Mantis
- Star-Lord
- Drax
- Doctor Strange
- Spider-Man


- Vision
- Scarlet Witch
- Bucky Barnes
- Groot
- Falcon
- T'Challa
- Proxima Midnight
- Cull Obsidian
- Corvus Glaive

Unknown Earth:

- Maria Hill
- Nick Fury

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    I'm curious about one of the characters on your list. I won't say which one, because there's no spoiler tags in comments; it's the first character in my 'fate unknown' list. Is this character actually dead? They were shown on-screen, but it was revealed to be a ruse. Were they ever actually confirmed dead?
    – Arclite
    Apr 28, 2018 at 5:55
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    Fair, but we see that place to have been decimated and thanos now possesses the stone. My inclination is that he was sort of replaying the events from earlier.
    – phantom42
    Apr 28, 2018 at 11:55
  • Very short list.
    – m4n0
    May 4, 2018 at 15:57

The release of Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 2018) provides more information about the main spoilered event.

In the mid-credits scene,

Hope van Dyne (Wasp), Janet van Dyne, and Hank Pym disintegrate. Scott Lang (Ant-Man) survives,

but is

trapped in the Quantum Realm.

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