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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
3,151 1,596
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.

2
3,353 1,125
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thor Chris Hemsworth

3
3,059 1,461
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Captain America Chris Evans

4
3,037 1,204
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spider-Man Tom Holland

5
2,513 1,145
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

6
2,712 1,257
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Loki Tom Hiddleston

7
2,705 950
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

8
2,207 962
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hulk Mark Ruffalo

9
2,240 856
Groot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Groot Vin Diesel

10
2,041 796
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rocket Raccoon Bradley Cooper

11
2,481 1,157
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star-Lord Chris Pratt

12
1,920 923
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Widow Scarlett Johansson

13
1,601 924
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

14
1,557 1,041
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ant-Man Paul Rudd

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15
1,449 846
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gamora Zoe Saldana

16
1,533 851
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
1,559 977
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan

18
1,788 862
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
1,332 994
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

20
1,177 906
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

21
1,481 712
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thanos Josh Brolin

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22
1,372 779
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Yondu Michael Rooker

23
1,052 864
Vision is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vision Paul Bettany

24
905 895
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Punisher Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

25
961 1,010
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

26
967 837
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Falcon Anthony Mackie

27
1,061 624
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Heimdall Idris Elba

28
721 774
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
War Machine Don Cheadle

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990 153
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
bin added Deadpool Ryan Reynolds, Nolan North

30
729 681
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mantis Pom Klementieff

31
1,000 726
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg

32
631 811
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter

33
810 696
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nebula Karen Gillan

34
635 644
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wasp (Hope Pym) Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

35
649 731
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell

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36
839 602
Odin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Odin Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

37
617 781
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ultron James Spader

38
733 728
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Quicksilver Evan Peters

39
556 364
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Erik Killmonger Michael B. Jordan

40
750 290
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bruce Banner Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton

41
582 666
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow

42
563 677
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luke Cage Mike Colter

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341 54
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Steven Blum, Mark Hamill

44
573 601
Sif is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sif Jaimie Alexander

45
491 611
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

46
504 632
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Red Skull Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

47
596 566
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders

48
470 687
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kingpin Michael Clarke Duncan

49
552 531
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Happy Hogan Jon Favreau

50
657 429
Wong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wong Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi