It’s the last part of this updated ranking and now we’ve reached my new and improved top ten characters in the MCU moment. Some things will stay the same but there will definitely be some changes so, with no further delay, here are my ten favorite characters.
I’ve said this multiple times but her drunken entrance into the MCU was the instance that made me realize I loved this lady. She wasn’t your typical, flawless heroine who’s eye candy and a potential love interest for the male protagonist. She was a tough, heavy-drinking warrior lady with nice biceps and an even nicer sword/outfit to match.
When Valkyrie made her return in Endgame I loved her even more, specifically with her beautiful Pegasus and new spear. She’s always been one of my favorite characters and now I can’t wait to see her being King of Asgard.
9. Black Panther
King T’Challa is one of the greatest characters ever brought to the big screen. I mean, he’s an African king who just so happens to also be a superhero! How awesome is that?!
To think that Chadwick Boseman won’t be a part of the MCU anymore moving forward due to his passing last August is honestly still one of the most heartbreaking things that could happen. We’ll see how Ryan Coogler handles his death and how it fits into the sequel in a powerful, moving way but he will always remain one of my favorite Marvel characters for his epic contribution from 2016-19.
I have to admit, as a kid, I didn’t like Spider-Man. I thought he was a boring character whose story just never appealed to me. I was also always not a fan of the live-action versions of the character because nothing could convince me they were teenagers.
In steps Marvel Studios to finally get it right by hiring, at the time, 19-year-old Tom Holland to play the fifteen-year-old teenager. Finally Peter Parker felt like the kid he was supposed to be and even now, Holland at 25, still has the youthfulness necessary to portray the role perfectly.
It’s going to be interesting seeing how Spider-Man: No Way Home can mature Peter Parker even more as a character and make him grow even more as an Avenger.
7. Captain Marvel
I love Captain Marvel but right now she doesn’t have enough of a compelling storyline to warrant her any higher on this list. Brie Larson embraces the character in a fun and powerful way but she hasn’t faced enough adversary to fully become a developed character like Captain America or Iron Man.
I’m hoping The Marvels gives her a story that can finally highlight her as a powerful but understandably flawed individual so people can stop thinking she’s a useless character.
6. Black Widow
Black Widow has earned my respect! She was, at first, primarily eye candy who just so happened to be able to fight along the big boys because there needed to at least be one woman in the mix. And then she became more than that. She became a leader of The Avengers and a true hero whose attractiveness was no longer exploited for the sake of the dudes watching these movies.
Her standalone film only reiterated the reason why she is an Avenger and provided her a story that was not only incredibly exhilarating at times but showcased her confronting her past in a literal sense.
Black Widow is one of the more flawed characters in the MCU which makes her one of the most fascinating heroes in the MCU roster. I wish we had more time with her.
I. Love. Rocket! My love for this character happened in Avengers: Infinity War when he grew that unsuspected bond with Thor and I began to see him as more than just a gun-toting talking raccoon but as an actual character.
After Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he understood what it meant to have and embrace having a family and watching him console Thor even through his most depressed moments is one of the best things ever. He’s also just as smart as Tony Stark which makes him even cooler. Plus, his infatuation with prosthetic parts is hilarious too. I love Rocket and I hope he’s around for a while longer.
I’m also very intrigued with the rumor that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will deal with Rocket’s origin and his maker, potentially played by Mark Hamill. The prospect of Mark Hamill being in a Marvel movie sounds so cool to me.
4. Scarlet Witch
Wanda Maximoff’s story is so tragic. She’s lost so much but even after all of that, her story is just beginning. She’s now embraced her destiny as the Scarlet Witch and where that potentially leads is only toward darkness and I love it!
There’s nothing like a hero-turns-villain storyline and it looks like Scarlet Witch is very much going to go in this direction.
3. Captain America
Steve Rogers is a perfect character. Chris Evans embodies the super soldier so perfectly I can’t imagine anyone else in the role. And with every film he graces the stories manage to get better and better. By Endgame, when he lifts Mjolnir and takes Thanos headon, it’s so emotionally moving I have never not gotten goosebumps at that part.
But even after being defeated, Steve Rogers never backs down. He stands up and walks toward an army that will literally annihilate him in seconds and he doesn’t even care. It’s that scene alone that encapsulates Rogers as a character and that’s why he’s my third favorite MCU character.
I’ve always loved Loki. He was a hilarious, lovable antagonist in his first three outings, Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. Then he became even more likable when he returned in Thor: Ragnarok and then he died! in Infinity War. It was devastating, absolutely heartbreaking. I couldn’t believe Thanos had killed Loki in the first ten minutes of the movie!
When it was announced that Loki would be getting a show I was elated but honestly, I didn’t know if it was going to be as good as I hoped it would be.
Well…Loki‘s first season has concluded and it was FAR BETTER than I could’ve possibly imagined.
And Hiddleston is undoubtedly the best actor in Marvel’s repertoire. He plays Loki with so much depth and showcases the character in such a vulnerable, yet powerful way. He can be hilarious but then he can turn around and make you cry your eyes out the very next scene. It’s fascinating and has been an enthralling experience.
The great thing is, Hiddleston is nowhere close to being tired of playing the character so…yay!!! Loki supremacy!
And my favorite character is still Doctor Strange!
Yes, my favorite character is still Doctor Strange because, well, he’s awesome. No he doesn’t have the most developed storyline like other characters but he’s just so cool. And now he’s about to become one of the most important characters in the MCU with upcoming appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the multiverse cracking wide open.
I love Doctor Strange, I’m so happy Doctor Strange will be such a prominent character moving forward, and I can’t wait to see how his story evolves in the MCU.
Whose your favorite Marvel character? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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