Re: The Chitauri vs The Dark Elves
Pound for pound, the Dark Elves are way more powerful. Personal weapons that can kill Asgardians easily, ships that can cloak really damn good, and seem durable enough to require major artillery level firepower to take down, the ability to create Kursed. . . nothing the Chitauri have can really match that. They need ship-level resources ( Leviathans ) to match up with Dark Elf enhanced infantry ( Kursed ).
However, all else is not equal. The Dark Elves present in Thor 2, versus the whole Chitauri invasion force from Avengers? I think the Chitauri would win, on vastly superior numbers.