In The Avengers they sent a missile carrying a nuclear warhead to destroy New York City. After thinking about this scenario, I came to realize certain things (I'm taking this from the movies).
- Loki is just a frost giant, and so does not seem like he could survive the nuke.
- The Chitauri seem like they would die initially and I have no idea what the fallout could do to them.
Also I'm not exactly sure where it would have detonated but, I think that in the end the nuke still would have hit some if not all of the Chitauri chilling in space. I say this because in the movie when it actually exploded in space it would have hit the city if not closed when it did.
The only Avengers to survive are likely Hulk and Thor but that's me being optimistic
So I'm wondering, would the nuke have actually "worked"? And by worked I mean have stopped the invasion? If not why?