Re: Tdk vs Avengers
I credit Nolan with bringing that potential into the film medium, since you bring up the comics as a separate medium. Much as a deride IM3 for its lackluster characterization of Killian, I can give it credit for trying to set itself apart from the rest of the MCU.
"I defeated your uncle Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, turncloak, what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?" - Stannis Baratheon