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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
4,928 1,785
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
1511426565932 added Chris Hemsworth

2
4,891 2,250
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

3
4,634 2,158
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

4
4,684 1,659
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

5
4,146 1,428
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

6
4,021 1,834
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

7
3,031 1,221
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
3,383 1,471
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

9
3,747 1,753
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

10
3,504 1,661
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

11
3,240 1,247
Groot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

12
2,888 1,385
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

13
2,523 1,434
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

14
2,449 1,400
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

15
2,288 1,265
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

16
2,728 1,253
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

17
2,186 1,316
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

18
2,443 1,066
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

19
2,410 1,418
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
1,992 1,490
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

21
1,795 1,326
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

22
1,997 1,139
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

23
1,562 1,301
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

24
1,621 933
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

25
1,512 1,113
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

26
1,320 1,356
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

27
1,461 1,226
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

28
1,128 1,105
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

29
1,254 1,036
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

30
1,428 1,422
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

31
1,119 1,150
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

32
1,131 914
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

33
1,302 499
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

34
1,248 896
Odin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

35
1,112 705
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

36
924 1,277
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Krysten Ritter

37
1,089 1,079
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

38
834 1,038
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mike Colter

39
869 1,062
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gwyneth Paltrow

40
969 1,152
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

41
968 1,072
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

42
861 904
Sif is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

43
904 828
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

44
1,079 625
Wong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

45
688 1,042
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Clarke Duncan

46
784 932
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

47
620 1,013
Purple Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
David Tennant

48
830 791
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

49
830 710
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
558 751
Howard Stark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gerard Sanders, Dominic Cooper, John McCook