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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
5,106 1,822
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

2
4,522 1,581
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

3
5,342 1,994
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
1511426565932 added Chris Hemsworth

4
3,510 1,356
Groot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

5
3,295 1,341
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

6
5,389 2,394
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

7
5,040 2,329
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

8
3,640 1,596
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

9
4,363 1,977
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

10
3,064 1,317
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
4,034 1,882
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
2,691 1,187
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

13
3,763 1,799
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

14
3,129 1,508
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

15
1,439 573
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
2,764 1,529
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

17
2,488 1,368
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

18
2,643 1,514
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

19
2,605 1,515
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
2,168 1,236
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

21
2,365 1,420
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

22
1,769 1,022
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

23
1,194 682
Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

24
1,265 792
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

25
1,961 1,419
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

26
501 227
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
2,156 1,592
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

28
1,636 1,219
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

29
1,351 988
Odin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

30
1,246 984
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

31
1,696 1,418
Vision is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

32
1,583 1,328
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

33
1,366 1,124
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

34
200 69
Hela is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
LuckyDarth123 added Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz

35
915 771
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

36
1,571 1,506
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

37
1,244 1,207
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

38
978 894
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

39
1,187 1,168
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

40
1,427 1,466
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

41
1,227 1,242
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

42
901 848
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

43
297 205
Shuri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
SoulDestroyer added Shuri

44
159 66
Venom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Poonnapat Xu added Dee Bradley Baker

45
508 462
Luis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luis

46
931 969
Sif is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

47
1,040 1,141
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

48
691 700
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
1,040 1,242
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

50
852 990
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill