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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
5,127 1,843
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland

2
4,546 1,608
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Benedict Cumberbatch

3
5,378 2,006
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
1511426565932 added Chris Hemsworth

4
3,522 1,386
Groot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vin Diesel

5
5,421 2,411
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Downey Jr.

6
3,310 1,360
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bradley Cooper

7
5,071 2,339
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Evans

8
4,388 1,981
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston

9
3,657 1,613
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo

10
3,092 1,325
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

11
4,053 1,887
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chadwick Boseman

12
2,711 1,197
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin

13
3,776 1,814
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris Pratt

14
3,143 1,517
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johansson

15
1,447 583
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
2,779 1,536
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Rudd

17
2,496 1,379
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Dave Batista

18
2,656 1,522
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen

19
2,615 1,523
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan

20
2,177 1,244
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Rooker

21
2,375 1,427
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Zoe Saldana

22
1,778 1,029
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Idris Elba

23
1,201 691
Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

24
1,275 802
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan

25
1,974 1,423
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Samuel L. Jackson

26
2,169 1,598
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner

27
506 239
The Grandmaster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
KatiaSparks added The Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum

28
1,645 1,228
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clark Gregg

29
1,359 997
Odin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

30
1,256 992
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

31
1,705 1,428
Vision is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Paul Bettany

32
1,590 1,337
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Anthony Mackie

33
1,375 1,132
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan

34
212 77
Hela is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
LuckyDarth123 added Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz

35
920 782
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

36
1,578 1,515
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

37
1,250 1,216
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pom Klementieff

38
985 902
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cobie Smulders

39
1,192 1,178
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Evan Peters

40
1,435 1,474
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

41
1,236 1,249
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Don Cheadle

42
906 858
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jon Favreau

43
302 216
Shuri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
SoulDestroyer added Shuri

44
166 72
Venom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Poonnapat Xu added Dee Bradley Baker

45
517 466
Luis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luis

46
937 976
Sif is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jaimie Alexander

47
1,049 1,144
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hayley Atwell

48
698 705
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wally Wingert, Nolan North

49
1,046 1,250
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader

50
859 994
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill