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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, and characters from television properties like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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
8,309 2,537
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee
2
11,170 4,298
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.
3
10,096 4,151
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
raj93.c added Chris Hemsworth
4
9,694 3,935
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston
5
9,565 3,931
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland
6
9,473 4,067
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
n8cotts5 added Chris Evans
7
8,346 3,621
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
AntoineA added Benedict Cumberbatch
8
6,263 2,966
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper
9
6,041 2,950
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson
10
6,167 3,023
Groot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel
11
6,143 3,108
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo
12
5,413 2,722
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd
13
6,378 3,285
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt
14
6,536 3,353
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman
15
5,033 2,740
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen
16
5,015 2,789
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin
17
4,085 2,309
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker
18
4,705 2,736
The Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan
19
4,234 2,458
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana
20
3,810 2,220
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson
21
4,151 2,459
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner
22
3,155 1,782
Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Massee, Edward Norton
23
4,127 2,481
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista
24
3,261 2,003
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba
25
1,300 708
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
creed added Michelle Trachtenberg, Cathy Weseluck