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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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1
5,617 2,083
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

2
5,000 1,832
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch

3
5,831 2,294
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth

4
5,949 2,628
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

5
3,801 1,590
Groot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

6
3,457 1,404
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

7
3,596 1,546
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

8
5,497 2,536
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

9
4,754 2,190
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

10
3,900 1,806
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

11
4,316 2,058
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
2,948 1,345
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

13
4,046 1,965
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

14
3,397 1,680
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

15
1,616 689
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

16
3,024 1,623
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

17
2,873 1,640
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

18
2,648 1,514
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

19
2,833 1,624
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
2,581 1,507
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

21
2,359 1,353
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

22
1,919 1,125
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

23
1,310 793
Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

24
2,138 1,520
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

25
1,397 919
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan