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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
5,941 2,623
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

3
5,609 2,080
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

4
4,992 1,828
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch

5
5,489 2,532
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

6
4,751 2,182
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

7
3,589 1,545
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
3,798 1,587
Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

9
3,896 1,801
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

10
4,042 1,961
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

11
4,310 2,055
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
3,390 1,676
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

13
3,448 1,404
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

14
3,019 1,622
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

15
2,947 1,340
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

16
2,865 1,640
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

17
2,647 1,509
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

18
2,827 1,622
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

19
2,575 1,505
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

20
2,356 1,349
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

21
2,134 1,518
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

22
2,342 1,700
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

23
1,613 686
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

24
1,916 1,122
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

25
1,841 1,541
Vision is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany