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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
1511426565932 added Thor Chris Hemsworth

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4,679 2,178
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.

3
4,442 2,088
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Captain America Chris Evans

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4,504 1,591
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spider-Man Tom Holland

5
3,968 1,377
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

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3,860 1,783
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Loki Tom Hiddleston

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3,270 1,400
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hulk Mark Ruffalo

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2,902 1,165
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rocket Raccoon Bradley Cooper

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3,609 1,691
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

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3,367 1,605
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star-Lord Chris Pratt

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3,114 1,197
Groot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Groot Vin Diesel

12
2,767 1,325
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Widow Scarlett Johansson

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2,411 1,376
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ant-Man Paul Rudd

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2,352 1,341
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

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2,629 1,198
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

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2,209 1,213
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Drax the Destroyer Dave Batista

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2,102 1,260
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gamora Zoe Saldana

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2,329 1,020
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thanos Josh Brolin

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2,310 1,371
The Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan

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1,920 1,432
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

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1,740 1,276
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

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1,925 1,096
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Yondu Michael Rooker

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1,510 1,243
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vision Paul Bettany

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1,563 888
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Heimdall Idris Elba

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1,460 1,060
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg

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1,414 1,168
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Falcon Anthony Mackie

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1,084 1,049
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mantis Pom Klementieff

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1,262 1,306
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Punisher Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

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1,213 984
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nebula Karen Gillan

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1,054 659
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Erik Killmonger Michael B. Jordan

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1,367 1,384
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

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1,080 879
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wasp (Hope Pym) Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

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1,080 1,102
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
War Machine Don Cheadle

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1,195 868
Odin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Odin Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

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891 1,230
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter

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1,051 1,032
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Quicksilver Evan Peters

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1,230 477
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bruce Banner Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

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836 1,012
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow

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799 999
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luke Cage Mike Colter

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930 1,110
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ultron James Spader

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926 1,035
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell

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Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders

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Sif is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sif Jaimie Alexander

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

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Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Red Skull Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kingpin Michael Clarke Duncan

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

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

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

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