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List Rules Only characters from the movies and TV series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Since the debut of Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been delivering top-notch superhero movies with some of the greatest comic book characters of all time. Featuring Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange, these are the best Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. This list of MCU characters also includes memorable villains, such as Loki, Vulture, and Killmonger. 

Who is your favorite MCU character? While most of these Marvel superheroes have been popular before even making it onscreen, some lesser known characters, like the Guardians of the Galaxy, are finally getting the attention they deserve. 

Vote up the top characters in the MCU, and feel free to add underrated characters missing from the list.

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3,079 1,560
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.

2
3,281 1,101
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thor Chris Hemsworth

3
2,997 1,426
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Captain America Chris Evans

4
2,955 1,189
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spider-Man Tom Holland

5
2,455 1,120
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

6
2,657 1,227
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Loki Tom Hiddleston

7
2,643 932
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

8
2,151 938
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hulk Mark Ruffalo

9
2,196 838
Groot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Groot Vin Diesel

10
1,994 780
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rocket Raccoon Bradley Cooper

11
2,430 1,140
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star-Lord Chris Pratt

12
1,882 896
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Widow Scarlett Johansson

13
1,560 901
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

14
1,517 1,027
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ant-Man Paul Rudd

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15
1,416 825
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gamora Zoe Saldana

16
1,498 831
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Drax the Destroyer Dave Batista

17
1,525 956
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan

18
1,753 846
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

19
1,302 977
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

20
1,152 890
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

21
1,429 704
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thanos Josh Brolin

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22
1,347 766
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Yondu Michael Rooker

23
1,033 843
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vision Paul Bettany

24
888 882
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Punisher Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

25
939 1,000
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

26
946 826
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Falcon Anthony Mackie

27
1,037 615
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Heimdall Idris Elba

28
709 759
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
War Machine Don Cheadle

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947 147
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
bin added Deadpool Ryan Reynolds, Nolan North

30
712 670
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mantis Pom Klementieff

31
982 715
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg

32
620 792
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter

33
798 680
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nebula Karen Gillan

34
624 631
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wasp (Hope Pym) Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

35
634 721
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell

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36
823 590
Odin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Odin Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

37
607 767
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ultron James Spader

38
715 721
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Quicksilver Evan Peters

39
536 353
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Erik Killmonger Michael B. Jordan

40
730 279
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bruce Banner Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

41
566 657
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow

42
551 668
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luke Cage Mike Colter

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313 49
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Steven Blum, Mark Hamill

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563 591
Sif is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sif Jaimie Alexander

45
483 599
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

46
496 622
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Red Skull Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

47
589 557
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders

48
464 677
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kingpin Michael Clarke Duncan

49
542 523
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Happy Hogan Jon Favreau

50
642 423
Wong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wong Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi