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The Luckiest Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the characters who wouldn’t survive without incredible luck.

Who is the luckiest MCU character? When it comes to the men, women, gods, and aliens who have stumbled their way through life, averting chaos and disaster through no real action on their part, we've got some serious contenders.

Opinions may vary on who the luckiest Marvel character is in the comics, but the movies make things a little more straightforward. The MCU is packed with self-made heroes and villains whose skills have allowed them to triumph over seemingly impossible odds, but there are plenty of characters who just coast by, sometimes oblivious to their own good fortune.

To a degree, most superheroes and villains exist because of a stroke of good (or bad) luck, but many rise to the occasion once they're granted the opportunity for greatness. Meanwhile, others are happy to just keep dodging their own doom, and it's up to you to decide which character in the MCU is the luckiest.

Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Luckiest Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Photo:  Ant-Man/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Who He Is: Scott Lang is a gifted programmer with some solid parkour skills and a bleeding heart.

Why Is He So Lucky? Everything in the MCU that happens to Scott is based on how lucky he is, from getting the Ant-Man suit to beating Yellowjacket and surviving the Quantum Realm to avoiding Thanos's snap. He spends an entire film with a malfunctioning suit and still survives. Almost every move he makes is a gamble and he somehow always wins (though he often looks like a fool in the process).

Luckiest Moment: When a rat just happens to trigger his return from the Quantum Realm, enabling him to help the Avengers save the universe.

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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Luckiest Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Photo:  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Who He Is: Despite some dormant Celestial DNA, Peter Quill is just an average kid from Earth when he's picked up by space pirates. Luckily, they're hired by his dad to pick him up (or perhaps unluckily, as Ego is a maniacal monster). However, head pirate Yondu has a heart of gold and trains young Quill to be decent at... barely making it out alive most of the time.

Why Is He So Lucky? Star-Lord is one of the most irrational, emotional, and incompetent heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he's lucky enough to have a number of more capable friends. He has some dirtbag charm that wins over fighters and thinkers more skilled than he, and it's their support that makes him seem as if he should be involved in the hero game - even in the face of so much evidence to the contrary.

Luckiest Moment: When the universe is saved despite his stupidity.

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Groot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Luckiest Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Photo:  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Who He Is: Technically a distinct being from the first Groot we meet in the MCU, Baby Groot is the adolescent form of the current Groot.

Why Is He So Lucky? From the moment we meet Baby Groot, it's clear he lives on luck. As he dances around the outskirts of a fight with a giant monster, he continually avoids getting trampled while remaining completely unaware of his surroundings. This continues for the rest of his existence, including the moment he almost wipes out himself and his friends because he's incapable of paying attention to Rocket's instructions.

Luckiest Moment: When he randomly pushes the right button on Rocket's device, thus helping to defeat Ego.

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Roger Harrington
Roger Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Luckiest Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Photo:  Spider-Man: Homecoming/Sony Pictures Releasing

Who He Is: Roger Harrington is the sad sack teacher of Peter Parker and his friends.

Why Is He So Lucky? Given Mr. Harrington's frequent (and hilarious) tales of his miserable life, you'd think he actually has terrible luck. But given all the times that he should have perished, it's actually a miracle he's still alive at all. He even gets to chaperone the field trip of a lifetime when S.H.I.E.L.D. upgrades his itinerary. 

Luckiest Moment: When he isn't fired after a child seems to perish under his watch.

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