Total Nerd The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite supporting characters and superhero sidekicks.

While some of these sidekicks and supporting characters may not be bonafide superheroes, they can all still pack a punch. Whether they're fighting in the trenches, providing moral support, or sitting on the sidelines hacking into some bad guy's mainframe, our favorite superheroes would have a much harder time winning the war without these guys by their side.

After all, would Thor have been able to travel back to Asgard without Erik Selvig’s help? And would the T’Challa have been able to defeat Kilmonger and Ross’s army without M'Baku and the Jabari? Maybe, but probably not. From everyday high school kid Ned Leeds in the Spider-Man movies and even sidekicks who started out as villains like Bucky Barnes and Yondu, this list includes the best MCU supporting characters of all time. Who's your favorite?

Vote up the best supporting characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if you see someone missing you deserves recognition, add them to the list below!

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Princess Shuri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Letitia Wright
Shuri is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Reginald Hudlin and artist John Romita Jr., first appearing in ...more
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Ned Leeds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Jacob Batalon
Ned Leeds is a comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe, part of the supporting cast of Spider-Man. He was a reporter at the Daily Bugle, where Peter Parker also works.
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Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Sebastian Stan
Bucky is the name of several fictional characters that were masked superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. The original one, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, was created by Joe Simon ...more
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Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Samuel L. Jackson
Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer/artist Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee, Fury first appeared ...more
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Luis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Michael Peña
Luis is the best friend and former cellmate of Scott Lang, who assisted Lang in stealing the Ant-Man Suit from Hank Pym and participated in Lang's heists at Pym Technologies by posing as a ...more
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Yondu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Michael Rooker
Yondu is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, and a founding member of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team. Michael Rooker plays the character in the 2014 film ...more
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Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Tessa Thompson
Brunhilde is a fictional character from the 2011 American direct-to-video animated film Thor: Tales of Asgard.
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Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Cobie Smulders
Maria Hill is a fictional character from the 2013 film Iron Man 3.
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10 3
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Jon Favreau
Harold "Happy" Hogan, is a fictional character who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character in books featuring Iron Man. Happy Hogan is portrayed ...more
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Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Idris Elba
Heimdall is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, based on the god Heimdallr of Norse mythology. Heimdall is played by Idris Elba in the live-action films Thor and Thor: The Dark
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9 3
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Evangeline Lilly
Wasp is a fictional superheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #44. "The ...more
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9 3
Korg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Kevin Michael Richardson
Korg is a character in the Marvel Comics universe and is first seen in The Incredible Hulk #93 during the Planet Hulk storyline. Created by Greg Pak, Korg was inspired by Thor's origin story and ...more
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Wong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Benedict Wong
Wong is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He is the sidekick and manservant of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth. Wong was first mentioned in the comic Strange Tales #110 ...more
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Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Paul Bettany
Jarvis is a fictional character from the 2013 film Iron Man 3.
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Okoye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Danai Gurira
Okoye is the general of the Dora Milaje and the head of Wakanda's armed forces and intel.
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8 4
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Gwyneth Paltrow
Virginia "Pepper" Potts is a fictional supporting character and romantic love interest appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular those featuring Iron Man. Created by ...more
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Jane Foster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Natalie Portman
Jane Foster is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character of the superhero Thor. For many years she was a nurse employed by Dr. ...more
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Professor Erik Selvig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Stellan Skarsgård
Professor Erik Selvig is a fictional character from the Thor saga.
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8 7
Sharon Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Emily VanCamp
Sharon Carter, alias Agent 13, is a fictional character, a secret agent in the Marvel Comics universe. She is an ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury and the girlfriend of Captain ...more
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M'Baku is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supporting Characters In The MCU
Winston Duke
M'Baku is the leader of the Jabari Tribe, a group of Wakandans who have removed themselves from mainstream society.