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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
5,201 1,951
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
1511426565932 added Chris Hemsworth

2
5,239 2,355
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

3
4,924 2,285
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

4
4,984 1,768
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

5
4,410 1,519
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

6
4,258 1,950
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

7
3,571 1,554
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

8
3,950 1,851
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

9
3,696 1,763
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

10
3,224 1,305
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

11
3,437 1,312
Groot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

12
3,059 1,478
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

13
2,700 1,503
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

14
2,585 1,487
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

15
2,619 1,150
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

16
2,438 1,344
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

17
2,948 1,303
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

18
2,319 1,397
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

19
2,558 1,491
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
1,904 1,402
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

21
2,105 1,573
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

22
2,124 1,215
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

23
1,659 1,396
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

24
1,725 1,000
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

25
1,593 1,197
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

26
1,546 1,303
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

27
1,399 1,441
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

28
1,227 764
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

29
1,212 1,182
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

30
1,196 1,223
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

31
1,337 1,096
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

32
1,533 1,486
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

33
1,321 964
Odin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

34
1,208 965
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

35
1,397 545
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

36
1,157 1,146
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

37
963 1,352
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Krysten Ritter

38
1,020 1,224
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

39
873 1,103
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mike Colter

40
922 1,130
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gwyneth Paltrow

41
1,156 657
Wong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

42
736 1,101
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Clarke Duncan

43
1,020 1,124
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

44
913 952
Sif is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

45
961 876
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

46
832 975
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
656 1,072
Purple Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
David Tennant

48
874 835
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

49
891 749
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
531 702
Ego the Living Planet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kurt Russell