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Superhero Home Bases Ranging From Basic To Luxury

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If there’s one thing the recently released Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness makes clear: every hero (and villain) has a home base. A place they can return to once the crime-fighting and world-saving are over. In the case of Stephen Strange, that’s the infamous Sanctum Sanctorum.

But not everyone gets their own magical sanctuary in the middle of New York City or a fancy Stark-funded headquarters. Here’s how some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most iconic crash pads rank, from least to most luxurious.

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10 Peter’s Apartment


Peter arriving at his new apartment in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

At the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker is alone. The world doesn’t remember him, his only remaining family member has died, and he’s got to find a new place to live. And boy does he end up in a terrible apartment. Tiny, dingy, and dimly lit – there isn’t a lot to love.

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There’s something deeply depressing about seeing Peter move in, entirely alone, after living a life filled with people he cared for.


9 Wanda and Vision’s House


The house in the fifth episode of WandaVision.

When WandaVision opens, it’s revealed they live in a picturesque 50s-style home. The house feels warm, and it grows and changes to accommodate their new family. But, as viewers find out later, none of it is real. They’re simply wishes that Wanda’s grief bore into existence (and a glimpse at the powers she flexes in Multiverse of Madness).

In reality, the house is just a shell of a foundation in a rundown town, so without Wanda’s magic its basically useless.


8 Clint’s Homestead


Avengers Age of Ultron Hawkeye's Farm

Clint is an intriguing character because he’s one of the few heroes in the MCU without any superpowers. It stands to reason that his house would also be more real and down to earth. The homestead they live on is pretty, but with places to chop wood, a barn, and a tractor—it also definitely looks like work.

While it isn’t luxurious by any means, it’s a charming little home that connects Clint to a more normal reality.


7 The Hulk’s Sakaar Apartment


Thor apologizes to Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok

After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Hulk ends up at The Grandmaster’s palace on Sakaar. And what a palace! One of the perks of being The Grandmaster’s gladiatorial champion happens to be a pretty sweet apartment, complete with a giant bed and some nice city views.

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But nice views can’t make up for the fact that the Hulk is only there because he’s being held for some bloody gladiator battles.


6 The Milano


The Guardians of the Galaxy in the Milano Cockpit

Fast, fun, and cozy, this M-class spaceship is the home base for the Guardians of the Galaxy. While the ship isn’t the biggest spacecraft the MCU has ever seen, there’s something homey about the Milano. Moreover, it’s a consistently reliable, speedy craft that has gotten the Guardians out of tight spots with villains.

Being one of the most well-known spaceships in the galaxy coupled with a sweet set of mixed tapes makes the Milano hard to beat.


5 The Bishop Residence


Kate and Eleanor Bishop talk in their home in Hawkeye

Kate Bishop’s childhood home is, well, pretty bougie. The only downside is this luxury penthouse happened to be pretty close to Avengers Tower, leading to subsequent damage and the death of Kate’s father during the Chitauri Invasion. Moreover, it happens to be paid for with what can only be called blood money.

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So, two thumbs up for luxurious accommodations, two thumbs down for very shady Kingpin dealings.


4 Helicarrier


SHIELD Helicarrier in Avengers 2012

S.H.I.E.L.D. has had several different headquarters and bases over the years, but few are as memorable as the Helicarrier. Essentially a floating aircraft carrier, this impressive machine was built to be a fortress, loaded down with tons of S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel, weapons, Nick Fury (when he isn’t on space vacation), and the occasional Avenger.

While this isn’t necessarily the most luxurious on the list, this incredible base is pretty remarkable and definitely stands out as unique within the Marvel world.




3 Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters


Technically, the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters hasn’t made an official canon MCU appearance. However, Professor X’s brief role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness did confirm that the X-Men are a definitive part of the Marvel multiverse. So, it’s only a matter of time until the famed School for Gifted Yongsters makes its debut.

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It’s hard to beat such a beautiful school campus, but it’s the bright, gifted mutants that really make it such a fantastic home.


2 Avenger’s Compound


The Avengers Compund from afar.

Tony Stark transforms an old Stark Industries warehouse into the Avenger’s Compound in upstate New York. The sprawling complex features luxurious rooms for Avengers, training facilities, and is jam-packed with incredible technology and other valuable objects.

This home base houses a number of Avengers over the years until it’s destroyed by Thanos. Unfortunately, as viewers saw in Hawkeye, some of the dangerous objects are eventually unearthed as well.


1 The Citadel


Wakanda Citadel

The Citadel is a gorgeously designed high-tech palace in the most advanced city in the entire world. Not only is it the home of the Black Panther, it’s also where some of the world’s greatest technical innovations are happening. Not to mention the fact that Wakanda happens to be home to a massive stockpile of vibranium.

Clearly the MCU is home to some unique and useful hideouts, but all in all, The Citadel and Wakanda are pretty hard to beat.

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