50 Best New Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters In 2021

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Vote up the new additions that added the most to the landscape of the MCU over the course of 2021.

2021 was a big year for Marvel Studios with four feature films hitting theaters and streaming services, as well as five new series for Disney+. The massive expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe also meant the introduction of many new characters across all the platforms. From bright new heroes like Shang-Chi and Kate Bishop to potential big bads and adorable sidekicks, here is a look at a few new characters introduced to the MCU in 2021. Vote up the characters with the most staying power. 

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  • Yelena Belova
    192 votes

    Black Widow (July 9, 2021)

    Black Widow (Yelena Belova) is a fictional character, a spy in the Marvel Comics Universe and second modern-era character to use the name Black Widow. She first appears in Inhumans #5 and was created ...more
  • Kate Bishop 
    165 votes

    Hawkeye (November 24, 2021)

    Hawkeye is a fictional character. She is a member of the Young Avengers, a team of superheroes in the Marvel Comics' shared universe, the Marvel Universe. She is the third character and first female ...more
  • Shang-Chi
    157 votes

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3, 2021)

    Shang-Chi is a Marvel Comics character, often called the "Master of Kung Fu". He was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. He has no special superpowers, but he exhibits ...more
  • Mobius M. Mobius

    Mobius M. Mobius

    148 votes

    Loki (May 15, 2020)

  • Lucky (AKA Pizza Dog)

    Lucky (AKA Pizza Dog)

    130 votes

    Hawkeye (November 24, 2021)

  • WandaVision (January 15, 2021)

    Agatha Harkness is a fictional character, a powerful witch in the Marvel Comics universe. Supposedly, she was one of the original witches from the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts. She ...more