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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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5,637 2,131
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth

2
5,380 1,972
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

3
5,704 2,516
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

4
4,793 1,731
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch

5
5,295 2,433
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

6
4,589 2,073
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

7
3,452 1,460
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
3,672 1,513
Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

9
3,783 1,710
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

10
3,917 1,895
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

11
4,197 1,978
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
3,268 1,609
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

13
3,290 1,369
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
2,843 1,277
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

15
2,910 1,590
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

16
2,771 1,590
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

17
2,582 1,449
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

18
2,731 1,577
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

19
2,487 1,471
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

20
2,279 1,297
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

21
2,067 1,468
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

22
2,258 1,657
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

23
1,545 642
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
1,851 1,091
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

25
1,783 1,492
Vision is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

26
1,721 1,283
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

27
1,347 862
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

28
1,260 753
Wong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

29
1,662 1,390
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

30
1,415 1,057
Odin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

31
1,325 1,036
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

32
1,652 1,556
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

33
1,442 1,185
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

34
1,313 1,263
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

35
1,485 1,520
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

36
1,291 1,301
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

37
1,238 1,243
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

38
1,108 1,178
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

39
1,034 956
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

40
1,081 1,302
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

41
1,028 1,403
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Krysten Ritter

42
981 1,019
Sif is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

43
996 1,196
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gwyneth Paltrow

44
557 314
The Grandmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
KatiaSparks added The Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum

45
922 1,154
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mike Colter

46
276 123
Hela is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
LuckyDarth123 added Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz

47
896 1,043
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

48
947 898
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

49
965 842
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
586 495
Luis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luis