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Every Major MCU Character Who Would Be Sorted Into Slytherin

List RulesVote 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.

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    45 VOTES
    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.

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    28 VOTES
    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Even though the Guardians of the Galaxy are a group heavily built around its Gryffindor leaning members, they need a Slytherin like Gamora to balance things out. While learning under the tutelage of her adoptive (and very Slytherin) father, Thanos, Gamora was trained to be resourceful and cunning.

    However, her inner Slytherin was already present even before she was adopted by Thanos. After breaking things off with the Mad Titan and joining up with the Guardians, Gamora remained the most thoughtful and investigative member of the group. Her standoffishness comes in handy when the group is wooed by 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.

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    8 VOTES
    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.