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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, and characters from television properties like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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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8,251 2,527
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee
2
11,114 4,284
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.
3
10,056 4,133
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth
4
9,658 3,912
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston
5
9,520 3,917
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland
6
9,429 4,053
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
n8cotts5 added Chris Evans
7
8,304 3,609
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch
8
6,234 2,949
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper
9
6,144 3,005
Groot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel
10
6,002 2,939
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson
11
6,117 3,093
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo
12
5,385 2,711
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd
13
6,353 3,269
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt
14
6,513 3,339
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman
15
5,008 2,725
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen
16
4,987 2,778
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin
17
4,066 2,296
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker
18
4,686 2,723
The Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan
19
4,214 2,442
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana
20
3,785 2,212
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson
21
4,123 2,454
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner
22
4,113 2,467
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista
23
3,138 1,772
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
3,246 1,993
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba
25
1,281 700
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
creed added Michelle Trachtenberg, Cathy Weseluck