|Story Structure||%||Time||What happens||Verbs||Exposition||Setting||Desires / Circumstances||Character Revealing Decisions||Value Change: Appearances||Value Change:|
Emotion / Attitude
|Overall Emotional Charge|
|Act 1||0.00%||0||Tesseract is on earth, Loki is given staff. Chitari will invade!||Plans|
|Plans||Space||Desire(Loki): Steal Tesseract, open portal for Chitari to invade earth.|
|1.54%||0:00:02||Tesseract energy spike. Evacuation of Shield Base, Fury arrives to investigate. Dr Selvig explains.||Investigates|
|3.08%||0:00:04||We meet Hawkeye. Tesseract opens portal. Loki arrives! Loki kills shield soldiers!||Combat|
|Inciting Incident: |
Loki steals the tesseract
|4.62%||0:00:06||Hawkeye tries to fight Loki. Loki mind controls Hawkeye and Selvig.|
Fury tries to run away with Tesseract.
Loki explains he's here to conquer the world. Takes tesseract and flees.
|Shield Base||Loki steals the Tesseract.|
|6.15%||0:00:08||Hill and shield agents try to stop Loki as he escapes --> Car chase!|
Fury escapes self destructing base
|Act 1 Climax!||7.69%||0:00:10||Tessract portal collapses and explodes base!|
Fury follows car in helicopter. Loki shoots down helicopter.
Fury announces "We are at war."
|Helicopter / car chase||Desire(Fury): Assemble a team to stop Loki.|
|Act 2||9.23%||0:00:12||Natasha is being interrogated by corrupt Russian military. They threaten to kill her.||Interrogates|
|10.77%||0:00:14||Gets phonecall from shield, they tell her to come in.|
Natasha fights and disables russians with martial arts.
They ask her to recruit Hulk.
|Warehouse||Shields recruits Natasha.||Natasha appears helpless ---> is revealed not to be|
|12.31%||0:00:16||Intro Dr Banner. Indian girl tricks Banner to follow him.|
Meets Natasha. She asks him to come, he refuses.
Appeal to do the right thing
|Indian house||Banner is Calm --> Gets annoyed and defensive|
|13.85%||0:00:18||Natasha explains tesseract and the grave situation. |
Banner has a sudden outburst, Natasha pulls gun. Banner: "I just wantred to see what you'd do"
Appeal to do the right thing
|Indian house||Shields recruits Hulk.|
|15.38%||0:00:20||Fury speaks with shield directors. They advice him to activate "phase 2". Fury argues the merits of assembling the Avengers.|
Intro captain america! Working off steam in gym. Exposition: entire CA backstory in flahsbacks.
Fury enters, explains tesseract merits and situation.
Appeal to do the right thing
|Remembers||Teleconference with shadowy portraits.|
Gym with punching bags
|Shields recruits Captain America.||Natasha/Hulk/CA all accept the mission. They are willing to put the needs of others ahead of their own.|
|16.92%||0:00:22||Iron Man is under water repairing electric pipe ---> flies up||Repairs||Deep sea|
|18.46%||0:00:24||Enables Stark Tower sustainable energy by arc reactor.|
Enters stark tower, banters with Potts. Refuses call from Colson of Shield.
Colson arrives in person.
Appeal to do the right thing
|20.00%||0:00:26||Stark is miffed about not being included in Avengers initiative, describes his arrogant loner nature as grounds.|
Stark looks over Avenger profiles and Tesseract specs
Appeal to do the right thing
|Describes||Stark Tower||Shield recruits Iron Man.||On the Surface Stark appears selfish, but when being infomed of the mission he shows concern and a willingness to act.||Stark: flippant --> somber|
|21.54%||0:00:28||Colson + Captain America discuss Banner's past. Colson expresses admiration for CA.||Discusses|
|23.08%||0:00:30||Loki sits in evil base. Speaks to The Other, they argue over the deal to conquer earth but nothing really changes. Exposition of Loki's past||Threatens|
|Argues||Secret Base / Telepathic Mind Place|
|24.62%||0:00:32||Jet arrives at helicarrier. CA meets Natasha and Banner.|
Helicarrier takes off into sky dramatically Showing the power of SHIELD.
|Shield Helicarrier||It's a helicarrier, not a ship!!!||SHIELD: Perceived as Whatever ---> Triumphant and Competent|
|26.15%||0:00:34||Crew prepares for takeoff. Fury gives the order to cloak.|
They talk about how to find the tesseract. Banner explains gamma scanning plan.
|Explains||Shield Helicarrier Command deck||Desire(Avengers): Find the tesseract and stop Loki.|
|27.69%||0:00:36||Dr Selvig is excited about the tesseract! Hawkeye plans an attack, says he needs a distraction.|
Scanning easily finds Loki in Germany. CA heads out.
German Castle/Convention Center
|Desire(Loki): Get some irridium to help open portal. He sends mind-controlled Hawkeye.|
|29.23%||0:00:38||Cross-cut hawkeye assaults science lab while CA heads for Loki.|
Loki attacks civilian, transfering iris hologram to hawkeye.
|German Castle/Convention Center|
|30.77%||0:00:40||Loki causes mayhem, tells people to kneel. Gauds them about subjection, brave man stands up defiant.|
CA jumps in and deflects loki shooting man.
|City Exterior||Brave man stands up, threatened by death: He has a strong conviction of not letting evil go unchallenged. He stands up for Humanity.|
|32.31%||0:00:42||CA an Loki fight! Natsha supports in helicarrier.|
Iron Man makes a flashy entrance shooting Loki.
They capture him. Are worried that it was too easy. Iron Man and CA spar verbally.
|City Exterior||Avengers capture Loki.|
|33.85%||0:00:44||Thor lands on jet! Punches Iron Man and escapes.|
Iron Man and CA follow!
Thor confronts Loki. Exposition about Loki and Thor's backstory.
|Pleads||Jet / Woods|
|35.38%||0:00:46||Thor's pleads with Loki to stop his evil plan.|
Iron Man tackles Thor, they argue then fight over capturing Loki.
|36.92%||0:00:48||Iron man Fights thor. They crash through trees, each displaying his strength.|
CA arrives and asks Thor nicely to stop fighting.
Thor attacks CA but his shield deflects it. It's a draw.
|Woods||Thor arrives, he wants Loki.|
Decides to join Avengers instead.
|38.46%||0:00:50||Loki walks through the halls, smiles at Banner. (subtle setup of plan)|
Fury explains strong cage made for Hulk.
|40.00%||0:00:52||Loki taunts Fury, calls Avengers lost creatures.|
They spar verbally, while the others watch.
Thor explains Loki's plan to bring alien army to earth. Avengers discuss how alien portal might work.
|Theorizes||Helicarrier Interior: jail|
|41.54%||0:00:54||Iron Man arrives and explains Iridum needed to stabilize portal. They talk science. Stark taunts banner about Hulk, but head off to work out what's happening together.||Taunts|
|Explains||Helicarrier Interior: bridge|
|43.08%||0:00:56||Banner and Iron man analyze loki's staff. Stark zaps Banner to test his Hulkability. CA enters and bicker with Iron Man about folowing orders. Banner identifes Stark Tower as possible power source.||Research|
|Argues||Helicarrier Interior: lab|
|44.62%||0:00:58||Stark and Banner talk about their inner demons. Stark tries to convince Banner that the Hulk is valuable.|
CA breaks into Shield Storage place.
|Convinces||Helicarrier Interior: lab|
|46.15%||0:01:00||Dr Selvig is on a van!||Interior: Traveling Van|
|47.69%||0:01:02||Agent Cooper tells Thor that his woman is safe. Thor reminisces about his past. Fury asks Thor to interrogate Loki.||Reminisces|
|Reminisces||Helicarrier Interior: bridge|
|49.23%||0:01:04||Natasha confronts Loki about his mind controlled victims. Natasha expositions about her past, appears weak. Loki taunts Natasha about her troubled past and corrupt character.||Describes|
|Helicarrier Interior: jail|
|50.77%||0:01:06||Loki threatens Natasha who pretends to be upset and wounded. Figures out that Loki means to unleash the Hulk.||Threatens|
|Helicarrier Interior: jail||Natasha appeared weak and emotional but was just baiting!|
|52.31%||0:01:08||IM and CA confront Fury about Phase 2, using the tesseract as a weapon. All arrive.|
Natasha asks Banner to leave.
Fury makes a case for strength in the face of alien threat. The tension escalates as they all attack each other's character. It is the work of the staff!
Asks to leave
|Helicarrier Interior: lab|
|53.85%||0:01:10||A hostile force lead by Hawkeye arrives in disguise at the helicarrier.|
The argument escalates, CA calls IM selfish. Tension builds!
Banner reveals he attempted suicide, Banner picks up sceptre.
They locate the tesseract.
|55.38%||0:01:12||Hawkeye attacks! Explosions! Engine is down.|
IM exits to fix engine.
|56.92%||0:01:14||Natasha tries to calm Banner down, but he transforms into Hulk! Hulk attacks Natasha. Loki laughs in his cell.|
Fury tells helicarrier to go over water.
|Helicarrier||Loki antagonizes Avengers with is sceptre and unleashes the Hulk. Mind-controlled hawkeye attacks Helicarrier.|
|58.46%||0:01:16||IM and CA go to broken engine to fix it. |
Natasha and Hulk play a game of cat and mouse. Thor intervenes and fights Hulk.
|60.00%||0:01:18||IM and CA overcome their differences to fix engine.|
Attack team assualts bridge. Fury kicks ass.
|61.54%||0:01:20||Fury orders jet to attack Hulk. Hulk smashes jet then falls to ground.||Combat|
|63.08%||0:01:22||Hawkeye shoots hacker arrow into computer. Shuts down engine/power. |
Natasha moves to intercept Hawkeye.
IM restarts engine by flying around propeller, CA fights of goons.
Thor tries to stop loki but is tricked into cell.
Natasha fights hawkeye.
|64.62%||0:01:24||Agen Colson threatens loki with big gun. Loki kills Colson through teleportation, then sends Thor crashing to ground in his cage.|
Natasha beats Hawkeye.
Thor crashes to ground, surviving.
|Helicarrier||Loki sends his brother to his death: He does not value Thor's life.|
|66.15%||0:01:26||Colson verbally taunts Loki then shoots him.|
IM and CA work toghether and the engine is fixed! CA risks death to pull lever, succeeds, IM rescues him from goon.
|Helicarrier||They fight, Loki escapes.|
|Act 2 Climax|
No Crisis Decision
|67.69%||0:01:28||Fury finds Colson. Colson's dying words are brave and defiant.|
His death sombers everyone.
Fury assembles team, and throws Colson's playing cards on table, covered with blood.
Appeal to do the right thing
|Helicarrier||Everyone turns somber, frustrated, hesitant||Major Downturn. Loki has escaped, Colson is dead.|
|69.23%||0:01:30||Fury holds speech about the Avengers Intiative, urges the team to work together. Iron Man, gripped by emotion walks out.||Speech|
|Helicarrier||Fury tells them the world needs a team of superheroes.||IM: brooding --> upset|
|Act 3||70.77%||0:01:32||Thor and Banner get their bearings on ground. Security guard gives Banner clothes.|
Natasha restrains Hawkeye, he is traumatized after being mind controlled, Natasha is reminded of her own tragic past.
She tells him not to feel guilty. It was Loki.
|72.31%||0:01:34||Hawkeye reveals the the plan is unfolding today. |
Natsha reveals her motivation for going to battle, redemption for the sins she has committed as a spy.
|73.85%||0:01:36||CA and IM argue about Colman's death. IM have doubts about Fury, CA argues the merits of working together and they figure out that Loki has been playing them against eachother to divide and conquer.|
They realize the next target is the stark building!
The Avengers assemble to go after loki!
|Argues||Helicarrier, generic ventilation duct area|
|Some of the avengers squabble a bit about working for shield.||CA and IM: Defensiveness --> Spirit of Cooperation|
|75.38%||0:01:38||Fury and Agent Hill: The cards were in Colson's locker. Fury confesses he dragged them though blood to manipulate the avengers into teamwork.|
IM blasts device on top of stark tower. Enters Tower and confronts loki.
Stark threatens Loki with the full might of the Avengers. Tells him they'll avenge the earth if they fail.
|Confesses||Helicarrier bridge||Fury decided to bloody Colson's cards and throw them in front of Avengers: He is manipulative.|
|78.46%||0:01:42||The portal opens!!! The Chakari arrive out of the sky and starts blasting stuff. Civilians run for their life and take cover!||Attacking Civilians||The sky!||Loki opens the portal and the alien invasion begins!|
|80.00%||0:01:44||Thor confronts Loki, they fight one-on-one!|
IM and Widow/Hawkeye engage targets in sky. Loki blasts hoverjet, it crashes.
Streets of NY
|81.54%||0:01:46||Massive sky-robot-eel appears out of portal. Soldiers jump off it and harass civilians.|
Thor pleads with Loki to stop it, Loki stabs him and escapes on hoverbike.
|NY / the sky|
|83.08%||0:01:48||Loki causes massive devestation, shoots civilians.|
Natasha and Hawkeye fights the henchmen soliders and rescues civilians.
CA finds the police and directs them, proves his command by skill as a warrior.
|84.62%||0:01:50||Natasha and hawkeye kill tons of henchmen. CA joins them. Thor joins them.|
Banner joins them. There is a quiet moment where they confer.
Stark brings giant sky eel to them. Banner transform into Hulk and punches sky eel in face! Iron man shoots it and it explodes gloriously!
|86.15%||0:01:52||Upsurge of victory. CA gives tactical orders to everyone who takes them gladly. They spring into action defending the city.|
Thor lightnings massively causing huge damage to enbemy, Hulk smashes!
|NY streets||Tide of battle++ |
|87.69%||0:01:54||Fury receives call from Council.|
Hawkeye shoots people. Procves his value as observer/sniper.
IM follows HE's intel and engages targets.
There's a giant eel! Hulk fights ut one-on-one!
CA and Natasha fights on ground. natasha hijacks an alien hoverbike, launched by CA.
|89.23%||0:01:56||Natasha heads for stark tower, fighting everyone. Iron man supports her moves to CA, flies up to hawkeye, we see the hulk and thor, dramatic battle montage!!! |
The hulk and thor crashes eel into building.
|90.77%||0:01:58||The army finally arrives to help.|
CA rescues more civilians from alien soldiers. Gets exploded onto street by bomb.
It is chaos, civilians are running in slow motion.
Slow dramatic beat: Council orders Fury to launch Nuke, he refuses.
|92.31%||0:02:00||Hulk confronts Loki on top of tower, starts holding speech. Hulk interrupts loki and smashes him into ground.|
Natasha reaches Dr whatever on top of stark tower. He reveals that there's a shut down sequence to the tesseract device.
Iron man brings down an eel.
|93.85%||0:02:02||Hawkeye is overwhelemed, escapes from soldiers.|
A massive amount of enemies arrive and shoot the hulk.
Fury tries to stop jets leaving helicarrier with nuke but fails.
Iron Man, overwhelmed by soldiers take off to the sky.
|Everything seems hopeless!|
Not only is there a nuke but they face overwhelming odds in battle, now moving in slow motion.
|95.38%||0:02:04||The nuke is launched and on its way, the team take heavy damage, it's an uphill battle.|
Natasha and Dr Whatever struggle to shut down the portal, tells the team they can shut down portal.
|Everyone fights a lot.|
Security council launch a nuke towards NY.
|Act 3 Climax:|
Crisis Desicion (Iron Man): Redirect Nuke or Live?
|96.92%||0:02:06||Iron Man grabs nuke and veers skywards, he tries to call Potts but she can't answer. They all watch as Iron man Flies into portal with nukle, a one way trip.|
Iron man detaches from nuke, sees giant mothership in space, it blows up, all the alien robots crash to the ground.
They close the portal, and Iron Man falls from the sky, unconcious. They're afraid he'll crash but the Hulk catches him!
Space through portal
|Iron Man makes the tough decision to risk death to redirect the nuke into the portal. He does and survives.||Iron man decides to risk sacrificing himself to redirect nuke: He is courageous and selfless.||Soaring, Desperate, Tense|
|98.46%||0:02:08||It appears as though Iron man is dead from the effort, but Hulk screams at him! He wakes up! CA: "We won." |
Loki awakes in Stark Tower, and is confronted by full team of avengers!
|NY streets||They win!|
|Resolution||100.00%||0:02:10||news coverage showing civilans appreaciation for Avengers, mixed with critizism.|
It is mostly positive.
Council confronts Fury. Fury defends letting Thor take Loki and the tesseract back to Asgard.
Council questions this dangerous team. Fury is calm. They are dangerous and the whole world knows it.
Agent Hill: They've gone their separate ways. How do you know they'll come back? Fury: Because we'll need them to.
Triumphant music plays as we see shots of Stark rebuilding his tower, A is the only letter left of STARK.