25 Best Marvel Superheroes in the MCU: From Scarlet Witch to Iron Man, Check out Full List of Most Powerful MCU Characters

From Black Panther, Doctor Strange to Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and more, check out if your favourite Marvel character in this list!


From billionaire genius Tony Stark to the Hulk –  there are a lot of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heroes unite to save earth from all sorts of evil, like rogue AI’s trying to wipe out humanity, evil Nazi plots are hidden in plain sight, Asgardian princes out to defeat, and alien madmen looking to destroy half of all life in the universe. Look at the Marvel movies in order. You will realize how Marvel heroes range from super-spies to super-soldiers and consist of noble kings, crafty SHIELD agents, genius scientists, and working-class lawyers. Marvel superheroes are known for their chivalry, bravery, and ability to combat almost any situation. But which are the best 20 Marvel superheroes? Read our list and find out. 

Best Marvel Superheroes in the MCU of All Time

25. Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)

Wanda Maximoff, along with her brother Pietro signed up for Wolfgang von Strucker’s Mind Stone experiments which bestowed upon her psionic powers. The most powerful hero in all of the MCU, Wanda recently unleashed the full capability of her powers fighting Thanos in Avengers Endgame during the Battle of Earth, and in the reality-altering show WandaVision where she and Vision are wedded in a universe of changing TV sitcoms. 

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24.Brunnhilde (Valkyrie)

Being the only surviving Asgardian Valkyrie, Brunnhilde exiled herself to Sakaar where she toiled as a hard-working bounty hunter after her whole squadron was decimated trying to beat Hela, Odin’s daughter. After being released from Hel after Odin’s death, Brunnhilde linked up with Thor and Loki in the Ragnarok rumpus to rescue their people. Once upon a time a fallen hero, Valkyrie is now a redeemed champion, and was recently named Queen of the earthly Asgardian settlement based in Norway. 

23. Shuri

Princess Shuri is a child genius whose intellect might be more than that of Tony Stark. She is a technological wunderkind whose inventions and use of vibranium made Wakanda into the world’s most advanced civilization. Whether she is on the job brainwashing Bucky Barnes or suiting up to help her sibling King T’Challa and the Dora Milaje to beat back insurgents and cosmic armies, Shuri is a shining star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

22. Clint Barton (Hawkeye)

Power-wise, among the Avengers, SHIELD agent and expert marksman Clint Barton has the least power. But that doesn’t make a difference to him as he risks his life and puts his freedom on the line to safeguard the world or side with his friends during times when there’s infighting among the Avengers. However, for him, his wife and kids matter the most. After they fall victim to Thanos’ snap, Barton turns into a murderous vigilante named Ronin. Lethal and loyal Barton is headed to Disney+ in a show that will introduce Kate Bishop to the MCU

21. Karen Page

Karen Page has no superpowers in particular to speak of. Her desire to atone for her past sins turns her into New York’s most determined truth-seeker. She works first at Matt Murdock’s office as office manager then as an investigative journalist for the New York Bulletin. Karen was instrumental in bringing down Wilson Fisk, twice and is an active member of Frank Castle’s criminal defence team. She fights for justice in a way that superheroes can’t. 

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20. Rocket

A genetically enhanced space creature that looks like a raccoon, Rocket is sassy, stubborn and a super-soldier with a penchant for high-powered weaponry and a tendency to steal shiny tech that catches his eye. He is the pilot of Star-Lord’s Milano craft, and is standoffish to strangers but will not hesitate to attack if you attack his surrogate misfit family. His best friend is Groot, and with him by his side, Rocket has waged war against Ego, Thanos, Ronan and other MCU titans. 

19. Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier)

James Buchanan “Bucky’ Barnes has spent most of his life as a brainwashed HYDRA assassin, and then became a pawn in Helmut Zemo’s scheme to conquer the Avengers. A childhood friend of Steve Rogers, he began as a superb soldier in World War II and one of the Howling Commandos that took on the Red Skull and HYDRA. Barnes also lent his acumen to the fight against Thanos in Infinity and Endgame. Barnes must establish himself as a man-out-of-time in a post-Captain America world. 

18. Sam Wilson (Falcon)

Sam Wilson, a pararescue airman became good friends with Steve Rogers and never left his side. Even though he was an Avenger, Wilso was loyal to Rogers above everything else, and by the time Endgame was over, Rogers pickled Wilson to carry the Captain America shield after Cap retired to an earlier timeline. Wearing the EXO-7 Falcon winged harness, Wilson provides ample support while soaring, helping with artillery attacks from above in a way on;y second to Iron Man and War Machine. Falcon will next be seen in Phase 4’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will explore his thoughts about taking up the mantle of Captain America. 

17. Nebula 

A good redemption story is always appreciated in the MCU, and cybernetically-enhanced and constantly tortured “Daughter of Thanos’, Nebula is one of the franchise’s best turnarounds. She was extremely resentful of Gamora, the favoured child and kept seeking Thanos’ approval. She performed the Mad Titan’s bidding without question. Finally, Nebula recognised Thanos’ ‘love’ as abuse and Gamora as a true sister. By the time Endgame arrived, she executed the earlier version of herself to save her new comrades. 

16. James Rhodes (War Machine)

Tony Stark’s military pal Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes, took the Mark Ii suit when Tony started behaving erratically because of palladium poisoning. Since then he’s been an indispensable asset in the fight against aliens, terrorists, mad men and even other Avengers. Rhodes as War Machine has undergone several armour upgrades to ensure his aerial capabilities are on par with Tony’s. However, this tech couldn’t save him from being tragically and accidentally paralysed from the waist down in the course of battle with his teammates in Civil War. 

15. Jessica Jones 

Jessica Jones is a defender of the underdogs. She developed super strength when a genetic research corporation saved her life as a child post a car crash. Hell’s Kitchen is her haunt, and Jones has fought back from brainwashed sexual slavery, defeating the malicious mind-controller Kilgrave. She then teamed up with Matt Murdock, Danny Rand and Luke Cage in the toppling of The Hand and then beat brutal serial killer Gregory Sallinger. Jones might have a bad temper but she’s definitely someone you want on your side if something goes down. 

14. Gamora 

The adopted daughter of Thanos, Gamora turned against her father and joined the war against him when she discovered a new surrogate family and helped form the Guardians of the Galaxy, saving the planet Xandar from destruction. Before Thanos gave up her life to obtain the Soul Stone in Infinity War, Gamora got back together with her sister Nebula, and formed a romantic bond with Star Lord, and assisted in saving the galaxy twice. As of now, a past unfriendly version of Gamora exists in the modern MCU timeline with the Star-Lord trying desperately to track her down. 

13. Phil Coulson

A superb SHIELD agent and Captain America superfan, Phil Coulson served as Director Nick Fury’s right-hand man for the Avengers. Loki killed Coulson, and this motivated the Avengers, uniting them in a last-moment effort to beat the Chitauri invasion of New York. Coulson lived on, slyly resurrected by Fury using the blood from a preserved Kree corpse. He led his SHIELD team on many adventures through virtual realities and alternate futures. Coulson eventually died again and now exists in Life Model Decoy form, where he is doing what he does best- recruiting the finest operatives and inspiring virtue in others. 

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12. Nick Fury

Upon discovering that large-scale alien threats exist, super-spy and SHIELD Agent Nick Fury started work on the Avengers initiative. This operation would require powerful individuals to help protect the Earth from extraterrestrial invaders in the absence of Captain Marvel. Over the next 10 years, Fury compiled data on different individuals and was inspired by Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to start active recruitment. After he brought the Avengers together, his expertise, righteousness, and resources would assist in averting galactic assaults, global dangers, and HYDRA infiltrations. This character is the glue of the MCU.

11. Peter Quill (Star-Lord)

Peter Quill is half-human, half-celestial, and was stolen from Earth as a boy after he lost his mother. A Ravager crew led by Yondu Udonta picked him up. Yondu refused to hand Quill over to his father Ego, and raised him as his own, although it was mostly in an abusive Ravager-like fashion. Quill would eventually quit the Ravagers and go off on his own with no true purpose as an unbound treasure hunter until forming a new family as a part of Guardians of the Galaxy. Quill is a wise-racking warrior that is easily provoked and hard to keep down and is often underestimated and always overconfident. Thanos’s snap brought Quill back to life and now he is searching for his love, Gamora. 

10. Thor Odinson (Thor)

Thor Odinson, known more commonly as Thor, is a powerful Asgardian who humans consider a god. He is often referred to as the “God of Thunder” and is portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the MCU, Thor is depicted as an ancient alien with long ties to Earth. He wields a hammer called Mjolnir. He is the heir to the throne of Asgard, but his arrogant behavior causes problems for the Nine Realms that Asgard protects. This brings him into conflict with his villainous brother Loki. Thor committed himself to protect Earth and became a founding member of the Avengers.

9. Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)

Natasha Romanoff, better known as Black Widow, was one of the world’s best spies and assassins and a founding Avengers member. General Dreykov brainwashed her into the Red Room when she was a little girl. While operating secretly, she briefly resided in America as Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff’s surrogate daughter. She endured extensive psychological indoctrination following the destruction of the North Institute before leaving the Red Room as a Widow. She was a KGB operative targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D. before Clint Barton gave her a chance to assassinate Dreykov and defect to the group.

8. Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)

A Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange is a medical doctor and researcher. Formerly a gifted but arrogant neurosurgeon, Strange was involved in a car accident that left his hands paralysed. Strange set out for Kamar-Taj after Western treatment failed him, where the Ancient One instructed him in the arts of magic and the Multiverse. Despite his attention being on his hands, Strange became embroiled in a battle with Kaecilius and the Zealots, who were working for Dormammu and had aimed to unite Earth with the Dark Dimension. After the Ancient One was killed and Kaecilius was vanquished, Strange took over as the Sanctum Sanctorum’s defender and set out to protect Earth from further extraterrestrial dangers.

7. Black Panther (T’Challa)

King T’Challa is the Black Panther, a sacred title that the current Wakandan monarch must both inherit and earn. He is the monarch of the remote yet technologically superior African nation of Wakanda. The Black Panther is in charge of protecting his people, as well as the rest of the world, from dangers. He gained superhuman abilities by ceremonially ingesting a magical herb in the form of a heart. He is is the first protagonist of African heritage in mainstream American comics. He made his debut years before early black superheroes like Marvel Comics’ The Falcon (1969), DC Comics’ Luke Cage (1972), and Blade (1973), or John Stewart as the Green Lantern (1971).

6. Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

From Air Force major to first-tier Avenger, Carol Danvers, codename Captain Marvel, has had an impressive career as a superheroine. Imbued with the cosmic power of the Kree, Danvers is nigh-invulnerable in battle. One of Marvel’s most prominent and strong female characters, Carol Danvers, is considered a symbol of female emancipation. Since her debut in comic books, the character has appeared in several other Marvel-licensed items, like video games, animated television programs, and merchandize like trading cards.

5. Steve Rogers (Captain America)

In the 1940s, Rogers rescued the globe from both the Nazis and HYDRA. Later, after being frozen for decades, he emerged as a member of the Avengers to assist in halting worldwide incursions on all fronts and sides, acting as the group’s obstinate conscience. Which meant always trying to do what was right, even if it meant failing. Cap is the MCU’s moral exemplar and a born leader, a devoted best friend, and an unrivalled hero.

4. Peter Parker (Spider-Man)

Teenager Peter Parker acquired arachnid skills after being bitten by a spider, but instead of exploiting them for his benefit, he opted to use them to assist others. Parker, who went by the name Spider-Man and had built a pair of web-shooting gadgets, appeared in online videos that Tony Stark found interesting. The wealthy businessman learned Spider-true Man’s identity. He went to Parker and May at their Queens, New York, home to ask for help from the superhero in a forthcoming battle with Captain America and many other rogue Avengers and allies.

3. Scott Lang (Ant-Man)

In the MCU, unlikely heroes are given a lot of respect and flakey former thief Scott Land commands a lot. Post a prison sting; he is trying to turn his life around. He gets recruited by scientist Hank Pym, and is asked to wear Pym’s old Ant-Man suit while working on a heist that would stop HYDRA from grabbing shrinking technology. Discovering a new sense of purpose while wearing the suit, Scott would later even survive Thanos’ snap while in the Quantum Realm, and helps to discover that the micro-universe held answers to recovering the Infinity Stones and bringing back the countless lost lives. Whether he is small or 80 feet tall, Lang is an MCU wild card, always surprising his enemies with close-up magic. 

2. Hulk 

Hulk is what happens when Dr Bruce Banner gets angry, and transforms into a green, giant, unstoppable monster that flattens everything in its path. The doctor was exposed to experimental gamma radiation due to which he absorbed a lot of gamma rays and turned into the Hulk. ever since then, the Hulk has taken over Dr Banner’s body when he gets mad, and he goes from a brilliant but fragile scientist into a giant green raging monster with the intellect of a toddler. The more pissed off he gets the stronger he gets. With an invincible exterior and strength beyond anyone’s comprehension, he can destroy meteors the size of Earth with his fists.

1. Tony Stark (Iron Man)

When Tony sacrificed his life to use the Infinity Gauntlet to create (or, in this case, become essentially) a “suit of armor around the Earth,” Tony’s tale came ferociously full circle. He was carrying out a promise he had made. Additionally, from the perspective of the Iron Man franchise, Jon Favreau’s comedy-drama screenplay and Robert Downey, Jr.’s flawless performance as Tony Stark created the groundwork for all subsequent MCU movies.

Well, that rounds off the Marvel heroes. So which one is your favourite?