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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
6,308 2,490
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

3
6,897 2,835
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

4
5,553 2,248
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch

5
4,163 1,583
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

6
6,170 2,763
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

7
4,063 1,774
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
4,235 1,846
Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

9
5,282 2,406
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

10
4,268 2,056
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

11
4,724 2,292
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
3,372 1,582
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

13
4,449 2,187
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

14
3,795 1,872
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

15
3,419 1,759
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

16
1,879 898
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

17
3,212 1,824
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

18
2,934 1,679
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

19
2,669 1,497
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

20
3,125 1,820
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

21
2,870 1,661
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

22
2,151 1,268
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

23
2,464 1,632
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

24
2,639 1,850
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

25
1,502 968
Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi