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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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Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth

2
6,338 2,513
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

3
6,937 2,848
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

4
5,582 2,259
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch

5
4,199 1,590
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

6
6,207 2,770
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

7
4,086 1,777
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
4,254 1,849
Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

9
5,309 2,408
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

10
4,285 2,061
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

11
4,743 2,295
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
4,470 2,189
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

13
3,385 1,594
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

14
3,819 1,875
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

15
3,442 1,762
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

16
1,891 902
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

17
3,235 1,829
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

18
2,945 1,686
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

19
2,680 1,504
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

20
3,147 1,823
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

21
2,881 1,665
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

22
2,162 1,273
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

23
2,479 1,635
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

24
2,659 1,856
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

25
1,512 973
Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi