Total Nerd The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe  

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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.

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658 281
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thor Dave Boat, Cody Deal, Eric Allan Kramer

2
682 296
Loki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Loki Tom Hiddleston, Graham McTavish, Richard Grieco

3
821 377
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Iron Man Tom Kenny, Marc Worden, Tom Kane

4
776 352
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spider-Man Tobey Maguire, Dan Poole, Andrew Garfield

5
793 362
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Captain America Brian Bloom, Reb Brown, Dick Purcell

6
532 214
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Panther Djimon Hounsou, Jeffrey D. Sams

7
690 306
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star-Lord Chris Pratt

8
518 225
Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Groot Vin Diesel

9
556 250
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Doctor Strange Peter Hooten, Bryce Johnson

10
531 241
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

11
510 244
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hulk Lou Ferrigno, Fred Tatasciore, Eric Bana

12
465 218
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ant-Man Paul Rudd

13
461 229
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Widow Olivia d'Abo, Scarlett Johansson

14
517 271
Stan "The Man" Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stan "The Man" Lee

The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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437 222
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan

16
396 194
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Drax the Destroyer Dave Batista

17
367 185
Yondu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Yondu Michael Rooker

18
375 211
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

19
357 198
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hawkeye Chris Cox, Jeremy Renner

20
318 176
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gamora Zoe Saldana

21
302 174
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Greatest Female Villains

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397 250
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

23
287 163
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thanos Josh Brolin

24
253 137
Heimdall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Heimdall Idris Elba

25
300 176
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Falcon Anthony Mackie

26
313 195
Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg

27
308 191
Vision is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Vision Peter Jessop, Shawn MacDonald

28
346 226
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Punisher Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

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216 158
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nebula Karen Gillan

30
214 162
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ultron James Spader

31
228 177
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kingpin Michael Clarke Duncan

32
184 134
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wasp (Hope Pym) Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Grey DeLisle

33
222 173
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Quicksilver Evan Peters

34
136 89
Wong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wong Clyde Kusatsu, Paul Nakauchi

35
156 109
Mantis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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213 166
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
War Machine Rodney Saulsberry, Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle

37
244 197
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

38
220 174
Peggy Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell

39
206 161
Odin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Odin Kevin Nash, Dwight Schultz, Anthony Hopkins

40
154 115
Happy Hogan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Happy Hogan Jon Favreau

41
207 170
Purple Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

42
170 135
Maria Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders

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169 137
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Red Skull Hugo Weaving, Scott Paulin, Mark Hamill

44
201 177
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Luke Cage Ogie Banks

45
171 145
Sif is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sif Tricia Helfer, Jaimie Alexander, Tara Strong

46
92 62
Kraglin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kraglin

47
157 136
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pepper Potts Anna Cummer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elisa Gabrielli

48
135 112
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Henry Pym Wally Wingert, Nolan North

49
144 123
Aunt May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

50
120 97
Klaw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Klaw Mark Hamill