Every Major MCU Character Who Would Be Sorted Into Slytherin

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Vote up the MCU characters who are total Slytherins.

They may get a bad rap in the Harry Potter series, but Slytherins are hardly the evil masterminds they're made out to be. Slytherin house members are ambitious, cunning, and great leaders, but that doesn't mean they're automatically villains. Many members just want to get things done in the most efficient way possible.

That brings us to the all-important question: Which members of the MCU would be Slytherin superheroes? It should be no surprise that some of the most driven characters in the MCU would be sorted into Slytherin. Heroes like Doctor Strange and Pepper Potts fit Slytherin's traits to a T, but they would be sharing the common room in the Hogwarts dungeon with ne'er-do-wells like Loki and straight-up villains like Thanos.

Let us know which villains are the most likely to be sorted into Slytherin house and which ones would be cast off to Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or *shudder* Gryffindor.


  • 1
    78 VOTES
    Loki
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Of course Loki is a Slytherin. Not only is he cunning, amibitious, and shrewd, but the man also looks good in green. When you look at more than Loki's surface-level connections to everyone sorted into Slytherin, it's clear he's meant to be hanging out in the Hogwarts dungeon with Draco and the rest of the serpent fiends.

    Slytherins tend to hang back and look at all their options before they make a decision. They only make a move when they feel like they've figured out an angle that suits them perfectly, and that's exactly how Loki has handled himself throughout the MCU. He offered to help Thanos when he felt like he could use the firepower to take over Earth, and his flip-flopping in Ragnarok has an impressive amount of thought behind it. If only everyone else were as even-keeled as Loki, he probably could have avoided that whole "destruction of Asgard" thing.

    When it comes down to it, Loki would fit in perfectly with Slytherin house... although he'd probably drive Snape up a wall with all of his snarky little shenanigans.

    78 votes
  • 2
    46 VOTES
    Hela
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Aside from having the color scheme on point, Hela embodies many of the traits that Slytherins find admirable. Not only did she spend millennia waiting to escape from imprisonment in Hel, but when Odin's powers finally waned enough for her to waltz out of there, she had a plan of action.

    That level of cunning and resourcefulness is exactly the kind of thing a Slytherin appreciates. Much like the serpent that represents this house, Hela - like her brother Loki - is able to change things up on the fly and be fluid with her meticulous plans. On top of all of these reasons, Hela's vibe really screams mid-'90s Slytherin.

    46 votes
  • Ronan the Accuser
    Photo: Guardians of the Galaxy / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    If anyone in the MCU would be on board with Slytherin house's whole pure-blood thing, it would be Ronan the Accuser. As a proud Kree warrior, he believes his people are superior to everyone in the galaxy. While the Kree are super impressive, it's grating to hear that ol' superiority chestnut.

    Aside from his less-than-chill views on other races, Ronan's pride won't let him admit he's wrong, or that it's possible to share the great big wide universe with different species. Ronan really does feel like he's the worst of the worst - especially when it comes to representing Slytherin. Even though he's nearly a one-to-one for Slytherin leaders like Voldemort and Lucius Malfoy, something tells us that if Ronan found himself in the Wizarding World, he would still find a way to tick off everyone in Slytherin house.

    29 votes
  • Ego the Living Planet
    Photo: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Three of the most important traits in a Slytherin are resourcefulness, determination, and ambition, and whoo boy, does Ego have all three of those by the bushel-full. You really have to be ambitious and determined to implant multiple seedlings across thousands of planets in the hopes of one of those seedlings inheriting your Celestial DNA so you can expand your consciousness across the universe.

    What's even more Slytherin than carrying out a multi-decade plan that involves creating thousands of children is the fact that Ego is willing to terminate every one of those children who don't share his DNA. That kind of ruthless commitment to a plan is exactly the kind of thing Slytherins like Voldemort and the Malfoy family showcased in order to get where they are in the Wizarding World.

    40 votes
  • 5
    36 VOTES

    Ultron is so aligned with Slytherin ideals, it's ridiculous. This sentient AI jammed into the body of a big ol' robot doesn't just give off Snape vibes; he absolutely radiates the same kind of nasty atmosphere as the former head of Slytherin house - albeit with more sex appeal. It's not just the way Ultron goes about dressing everyone down that makes him come off like one of Draco's best mates - it's the way he carries out his evil plans.

    Much like many of the more villainous members of Slytherin house, Ultron believes the best version of the future is made up of the strongest, best, and brightest - as determined by him. If he weren't a cybernetic man with the voice of an '80s Brat Pack villain, he would absolutely use the phrase "pure blood" to describe his vision of a better tomorrow.

    The focus on strength and perfection is the ultimate undoing of Ultron's plan. He believes he's done the hard work and put together the right people, so there's no way he can be beaten. He never takes into account the way in which a bunch of wily weirdoes in costumes can bring him to his knees, which is a such a Slytherin shortcoming.

    36 votes
  • 6
    38 VOTES
    Thanos
    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Audiences tend to focus on the negatives that come along with being a Slytherin, but they have so many fantastic characteristics that lead to this house getting things done. Their focus on setting and achieving goals really is something everyone could use in their day to day life, and it's something that sets Thanos apart from many of the villains in the MCU.

    From his first appearance in the post-credits sequence in The Avengers, Thanos is focused on his goal of attaining the Infinity Stones and their accompanying gauntlet so he can wipe out half the population of the galaxy. And here's the kicker: He actually pulls it off. How does he do it? Easy. Combining a lot of ambition with good leadership, shrewd planning, and good old-fashioned hard work. There's no doubt Thanos would be a Slytherin head boy by year seven.

    38 votes