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The Coolest Characters In The MCU 

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List Rules Vote up all the characters who are just too cool for superhero school.

When most people think about their favorite superheroes, they tend to automatically picture the coolest and most powerful characters around. But what makes a cool superhero, well, cool? Is it the sheer power they possess, their ability to remain calm in the direst of situations, is it their ability to crack one-liners at the most inopportune times? Maybe it’s all three.

From Rocket Racoon to Tony Stark and Star-Lord, this list consists of the coolest and most suave characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which character do you think is the coolest?

Vote up your favorite cool characters and add anyone you think shouldn’t be missing from this list.

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers
Loki is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby, a version of the character ...more

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#5 of 110 The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever #693 of 1,608 The Greatest TV Characters of All Timefeaturing The Best Loki Storylines in Comics

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron Man
Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward ...more

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#1 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #118 of 311 The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Dr. Strange, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A former neurosurgeon, ...more

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#8 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes #639 of 3,827 The Best Movie Characters of All Timefeaturing The Best Doctor Strange Villains Ever

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor
Thor is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of ...more

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#2 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #5 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroesfeaturing There's Already A Future Where Thor Rules The Earth, But It's Much Less Awesome Than It Sounds

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Spider-Man, The Green Goblin's Last Stand, The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver ...more

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#210 of 374 The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time #1 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America
Captain America is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain ...more

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#3 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #4 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

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Groot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Guardians of the Galaxy
Groot is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13. An ...more

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#25 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #128 of 3,827 The Best Movie Characters of All Timefeaturing The Comic Book Backstory Behind How Groot Went From Tree Monster To Guardian Of The Galaxy

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Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Rocket Raccoon is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen, the character first appeared in ...more

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#53 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time #29 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

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Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Wanda Maximoff is a fictional character, whose code name is Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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#21 of 71 The Best Fictional Witches #9 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Timefeaturing The Best Storylines Featuring Scarlet Witch

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Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Avengers
Natalia Alianovna Romanova is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico, and artist Don Heck, ...more

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#7 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #19 of 393 The Greatest Female Characters in Film Historyfeaturing The Best Black Widow Villains

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Ultimate Avengers 2
Black Panther is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby, first ...more

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#16 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time #9 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Timefeaturing The Best Villains Black Panther Has Ever Faced

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Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Ragnarok, Thor: Tales of Asgard
Brunhilde is a fictional character from the 2011 American direct-to-video animated film Thor: Tales of Asgard.

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#126 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time #25 of 643 The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Guardians of the Galaxy
Star-Lord is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Steve Englehart and Steve Gan, the character first appeared in Marvel Preview #4. The son of a ...more

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#40 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time #13 of 194 The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universefeaturing Horrifying And Weird Aspects Of Star-Lord's Comic Book Backstory

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Ant-Man
Ant-Man is the name of several fictional characters appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Ant-Man was originally the superhero persona of Hank Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a ...more

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#781 of 3,827 The Best Movie Characters of All Time #12 of 194 The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe #4 of 25 Who Was The MVP Of 'Avengers: Endgame'?

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Avengers
The Hulk is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1. ...more

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#7 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time #622 of 1,608 The Greatest TV Characters of All Timefeaturing How The Hulk Became Immortal And Angered The Deepest Levels Of Hell

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Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Quicksilver is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in X-Men #4 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the twin ...more

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#59 of 319 The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time #15 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Princess Shuri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
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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Vision is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
The Vision is the name of a number of fictional superheros appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Vision is an android and a member of the Avengers. The character will ...more

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#11 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #32 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroesfeaturing The Bizarre History Of Scarlet Witch And Vision's Children, Explained

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Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Thor, The Avengers
Hawkeye (Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, the ...more

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#652 of 818 The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever #33 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroesfeaturing Here’s Why It’s Time To Stop Making Fun Of Hawkeye

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Gamora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Characters In The MCU
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamora is a fictional antiheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #180. Gamora is the adopted ...more

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#40 of 72 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time #45 of 190 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes