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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
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth

2
5,349 1,959
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

3
5,677 2,503
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

4
4,807 1,727
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

5
5,274 2,421
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

6
4,571 2,057
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

7
3,661 1,497
Groot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

8
3,438 1,447
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

9
3,772 1,694
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

10
3,908 1,880
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

11
4,186 1,963
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
3,251 1,599
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

13
2,830 1,270
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

14
3,263 1,365
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

15
2,902 1,584
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

16
2,757 1,587
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

17
2,574 1,444
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

18
2,721 1,574
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

19
2,478 1,468
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

20
2,270 1,292
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

21
2,058 1,464
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

22
2,249 1,653
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

23
1,537 639
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
1,845 1,085
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

25
1,777 1,486
Vision is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

26
1,713 1,279
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

27
1,342 856
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

28
1,255 750
Wong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

29
1,655 1,387
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

30
1,409 1,052
Odin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

31
1,319 1,033
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

32
1,643 1,551
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

33
1,438 1,178
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

34
1,308 1,257
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

35
1,477 1,517
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

36
1,286 1,298
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

37
1,235 1,237
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

38
1,099 1,176
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

39
1,029 952
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

40
1,076 1,298
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

41
1,021 1,400
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Krysten Ritter

42
974 1,018
Sif is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

43
993 1,192
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gwyneth Paltrow

44
552 310
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
919 1,150
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mike Colter

46
271 122
Hela is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
LuckyDarth123 added Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz

47
891 1,041
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
945 895
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

49
960 838
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
580 493
Luis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luis