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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
4,954 1,792
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
1511426565932 added Chris Hemsworth

2
4,920 2,259
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

3
4,657 2,172
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

4
4,709 1,666
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

5
4,169 1,435
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

6
4,049 1,840
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

7
3,046 1,228
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
3,395 1,480
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

9
3,763 1,759
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

10
3,258 1,252
Groot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

11
3,518 1,672
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

12
2,904 1,392
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

13
2,537 1,437
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

14
2,460 1,407
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

15
2,301 1,269
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

16
2,745 1,257
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

17
2,196 1,320
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

18
2,459 1,072
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

19
2,422 1,423
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
2,000 1,491
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

21
1,803 1,331
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

22
2,005 1,142
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

23
1,567 1,307
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

24
1,628 938
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

25
1,518 1,116
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

26
1,327 1,358
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

27
1,468 1,229
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

28
1,134 1,107
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

29
1,259 1,038
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

30
1,439 1,424
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

31
1,124 1,154
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

32
1,136 915
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

33
1,311 501
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

34
1,252 900
Odin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

35
1,124 707
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

36
927 1,280
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Krysten Ritter

37
1,097 1,081
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

38
838 1,041
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mike Colter

39
873 1,066
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gwyneth Paltrow

40
975 1,155
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

41
974 1,074
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

42
867 906
Sif is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

43
909 831
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

44
1,086 626
Wong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

45
694 1,044
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Clarke Duncan

46
788 935
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

47
622 1,016
Purple Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
David Tennant

48
834 792
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

49
833 712
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
560 755
Howard Stark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gerard Sanders, Dominic Cooper, John McCook