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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
1511426565932 added thor Chris Hemsworth

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

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

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

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

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

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hulk Mark Ruffalo

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Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rocket Raccoon Bradley Cooper

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

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Groot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Groot Vin Diesel

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

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ant-Man Paul Rudd

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Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

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

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Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

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Gamora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gamora Zoe Saldana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg

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Punisher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Punisher Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

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Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Heimdall Idris Elba

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter

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Mantis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mantis Pom Klementieff

The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

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Falcon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Falcon Anthony Mackie

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

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luke Cage Mike Colter

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War Machine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
War Machine Don Cheadle

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Nebula is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nebula Karen Gillan

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Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Erik Killmonger Michael B. Jordan

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Odin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Odin Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

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Ultron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ultron James Spader

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

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Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bruce Banner Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

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Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Quicksilver Evan Peters

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

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kingpin Michael Clarke Duncan

Fan Theories About Phase 4 Of The MCU

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Sif is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sif Jaimie Alexander

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Purple Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kilgrave David Tennant

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Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders

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Wong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wong Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

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

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

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

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Howard Stark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Howard Stark Gerard Sanders, Dominic Cooper, John McCook