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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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2,729 918
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thor Chris Hemsworth

2
2,622 1,267
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.

3
2,549 1,163
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Captain America Chris Evans

4
2,455 1,030
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spider-Man Tom Holland

5
2,185 781
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

6
2,056 899
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

7
2,213 1,030
Loki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Loki Tom Hiddleston

8
1,849 699
Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Groot Vin Diesel

9
1,793 780
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hulk Mark Ruffalo

10
2,094 968
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star-Lord Chris Pratt

11
1,648 681
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rocket Raccoon Bradley Cooper

12
1,587 752
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Widow Scarlett Johansson

13
1,287 748
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

14
1,178 676
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gamora Zoe Saldana

50 Things You Didn't Know About Guardians of the Galaxy

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1,273 875
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ant-Man Paul Rudd

16
1,266 700
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Drax the Destroyer Dave Batista

17
1,274 807
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan

18
1,454 743
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

19
1,144 586
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thanos Josh Brolin

20
1,104 812
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

21
978 740
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

The Best Dogs for Allergies

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1,132 662
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Yondu Michael Rooker

23
880 701
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vision Paul Bettany

24
589 91
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
bin added Deadpool Ryan Reynolds, Nolan North

25
859 517
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Heimdall Idris Elba

26
803 698
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Falcon Anthony Mackie

27
815 843
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

28
763 731
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Punisher Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked

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838 617
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg

30
583 547
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mantis Pom Klementieff

31
593 631
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
War Machine Don Cheadle

32
545 225
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bruce Banner Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

33
671 575
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nebula Karen Gillan

34
678 509
Odin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Odin Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

35
525 524
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wasp (Hope Pym) Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
551 605
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell

37
609 607
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Quicksilver Evan Peters

38
540 658
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter

39
506 647
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ultron James Spader

40
382 263
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Erik Killmonger Michael B. Jordan

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483 546
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow

42
471 572
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luke Cage Mike Colter

Fan Theories About Phase 4 Of The MCU

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523 361
Wong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wong Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

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505 467
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders

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475 498
Sif is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sif Jaimie Alexander

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456 447
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Happy Hogan Jon Favreau

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399 494
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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421 522
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Red Skull Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

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428 414
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
408 577
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kingpin Michael Clarke Duncan