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The Dirtiest Characters In The MCU

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Vote up the MCU characters who definitely need a bath.

When you think of superheroes in the MCU, your mind probably goes to Thor, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers, but do you ever think about the dirtiest superheroes? Did you ever notice how dirty some of these guys got through the course of Phases I through III? Dirty goes hand-in-hand with unkempt or poor personal grooming standards. Some superheroes put a lot of work into beating up the bad guys, but not enough attention is paid to getting a nice, clean shave.

Granted, they can't be magazine cover ready at all times, but that doesn't mean they should leave the compound without a healthy application of deodorant. Check out this list of the dirtiest characters in the MCU and find the ones you think let themselves go a little too much.

  • 1
    133 VOTES
    Photo: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Who He Is: Taserface was a Ravager who mutinied against his captain alongside a large portion of the crew. He took command of the situation and executed any of the crewmembers still loyal to Yondu. Ultimately, Yondu managed to get a hold of his arrow, and with it, he slew the crew and blew up the ship, leaving Taserface to perish as it blew.

    Why Is He So Dirty? Ravagers aren't necessarily the cleanest people in the galaxy, but Taserface seemed to take it a step or two further. He's never shown to be clean, and his nasty disposition doesn't help him look any better.

    His Dirtiest Moment: Right up to the end, he got dirtier and dirtier. Of course, the fire probably cleansed him of germs as it incinerated his body, so he cleaned himself up in the end.

  • 2
    117 VOTES

    Ulysses Klaue

    Ulysses Klaue
    Photo: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Who He Is: Ulysses Klaue was an international black-market arms dealer who specialized in whatever he could get his hands on out of Wakanda. His connections to Wakanda aided him in taking a stockpile of vibranium, which later brought him to the attention of Ultron (who accidentally ripped off his arm). 

    Why Is He So Dirty? Klaue is not a clean person, and he clearly doesn't care much about his appearance. He's almost always sweaty and dirty. 

    His Dirtiest Moment: It's hard to pick a dirtiest moment for Klau, but if there's one that's a fraction of a point higher than the rest, it's the scene where Ultron rips off his arm. He probably got an infection just from how nasty he was at the time.

  • 3
    58 VOTES

    Who He Is: Alexei Shostakov is the Russian super-soldier known as Red Guardian. He worked under General Dreykov for a time, undercover in Ohio with Melina Vostokoff, Natasha Romanoff, and Yelena Belova before returning to his home country. Unfortunately for Shostakov, he put his trust in Dreykov, and that trust was repaid with betrayal. Shostakov ended up spending years in jail before his "daughters" broke him out.

    Why Is He So Dirty? It just kind of seems to be a part of his personality? The once clean-cut, athletic super-soldier sort of wasted away a bit while incarcerated. He grew out his thinning hair, got all kinds of tattoos, and decided a large Santa beard would be a good look. Who did he need to clean up for while in prison, anyways? 

    His Dirtiest Moment: Yelena ended up pushing him away when he tried to give her a long hug. "Let go of me now," she says. "You smell really bad."

  • 4
    123 VOTES
    Photo: Iron Man 2 / Paramount Pictures

    Who He Is: Ivan Antonovich Vanko was a Russian physicist who was the son of a disgraced scientist. He believed his father was screwed over by Howard Stark, so he decided to take his rage out against his son, Tony, which is also when he picked up the moniker, Whiplash. Justin Hammer broke him out of prison after a failed attempt to take out Tony landed him there, and he took over Hammer's drones to attempt a strike on Stark once more.

    Why Is He So Dirty? He only cares about vengeance and has little to no interest in keeping himself clean. He is often wearing dirty and tattered clothing, and it doesn't appear to bother him at all.

    His Dirtiest Moment: While he was imprisoned, he let himself go even further.