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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.

list ordered by

1
5,108 1,825
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

2
4,526 1,584
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

3
5,347 1,995
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
1511426565932 added Chris Hemsworth

4
3,511 1,361
Groot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

5
3,296 1,343
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

6
5,392 2,396
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

7
5,044 2,331
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

8
3,642 1,598
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

9
4,367 1,978
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

10
3,066 1,318
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

11
4,037 1,882
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
2,693 1,189
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

13
3,765 1,800
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

14
3,131 1,509
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

15
1,442 573
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

16
2,766 1,530
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

17
2,489 1,371
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

18
2,645 1,516
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

19
2,608 1,516
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
2,168 1,239
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

21
2,367 1,421
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

22
1,771 1,023
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

23
1,196 683
Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

24
1,267 793
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

25
1,963 1,420
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

26
501 230
The Grandmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
KatiaSparks added The Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum

27
2,158 1,593
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

28
1,637 1,221
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

29
1,352 990
Odin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

30
1,698 1,420
Vision is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

31
1,246 987
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

32
1,584 1,330
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

33
1,367 1,126
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

34
201 71
Hela is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
LuckyDarth123 added Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz

35
915 774
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

36
1,572 1,508
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

37
1,245 1,209
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

38
979 896
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

39
1,188 1,170
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

40
1,430 1,466
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

41
1,229 1,243
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

42
902 850
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

43
298 207
Shuri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
SoulDestroyer added Shuri

44
160 67
Venom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Poonnapat Xu added Dee Bradley Baker

45
509 463
Luis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luis

46
932 970
Sif is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

47
1,041 1,142
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

48
692 701
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wally Wingert, Nolan North

49
1,041 1,243
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

50
853 991
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill