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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
6,623 2,205
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
9,542 3,764
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.
3
8,405 3,221
Loki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston
4
8,669 3,680
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth
5
8,208 3,482
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland
6
8,077 3,640
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
n8cotts5 added Chris Evans
7
7,213 3,218
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch
8
5,379 2,545
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper
9
5,372 2,590
Groot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel
10
5,117 2,545
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson
11
5,331 2,749
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo
12
4,594 2,333
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd
13
5,775 2,984
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman
14
5,577 2,897
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt
15
4,247 2,387
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen
16
4,272 2,399
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin
17
4,092 2,341
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan
18
2,661 1,434
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton
19
3,470 1,965
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker
20
3,666 2,123
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana
21
3,621 2,166
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista
22
3,242 1,964
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson
23
3,528 2,212
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner
24
2,794 1,713
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba
25
801 421
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
creed added Michelle Trachtenberg, Cathy Weseluck