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Every Gratuitous Shirtless Scene In The MCU, Ranked 

Hannah Collins
Updated November 18, 2019 42.9k votes 5k voters 69.7k views 18 items

List Rules Vote up the most unnecessary shirtless moments.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a lot for the culture of film; in fact, the studio is largely responsible for the best shirtless scenes from comic book heroes. While there are a lot of overused tropes in Marvel movies, heroes who bare their six-packs will never go out of style. There's at least one shirtless male moment in nearly every film, which could just be an excuse for the actors to show off their hard-earned muscles after months of training. Fans aren't complaining, though.

Yes, every shirtless scene in Marvel movies can be ranked based on how unnecessary it is. But really, what would a superhero movie be without a few of those moments?

1
Thor Loses His Hair And His Clothes
Thor Loses His Hair And ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Gratuitous Shirtless Scene In The MCU, Ranked
Photo:  Thor: Ragnarok/Marvel Studios
Is this unnecessary?
2
Thor Gets Stripped Of More Than His Hammer
Thor Gets Stripped Of Mo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Gratuitous Shirtless Scene In The MCU, Ranked
Photo:  Thor/Marvel Studios
Is this unnecessary?
3
Thor Looks Best In The Early Morning Sun
Thor Looks Best In The E... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Gratuitous Shirtless Scene In The MCU, Ranked
Photo:  Thor: The Dark World/Marvel Studios
Is this unnecessary?
4
Peter Quill Makes Angst Look Good
Peter Quill Makes Angst ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Gratuitous Shirtless Scene In The MCU, Ranked
Photo:  Guardians of the Galaxy/Marvel Studios
Is this unnecessary?