The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the greatest gifts to us Superheroes fans. I would never have imagined we would have gotten a shared universe with different superheroes. Sure, we had X-men and other groups. However, they were part of a group, and only Wolverine had a solo film. This time, many heroes got their films or even tv-shows.
I will also include some of the Netflix shows, as they’re still considered “canon,” even if the movies do not really acknowledge them at this moment. However, in the tv-shows, they do refer to the movies, but they’re very small references.
These are my personal preferences. Let me know who’s your number one!
10. Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Natasha Romanoff was once a hostile KGB agent who was trained at a young age to be an expert assassin as part of the Black Widow Program. Currently, I’m still waiting for the release of her solo film. Fortunately, Clint Barton has found her has encouraged her to join SHIELD. She was one of Nick Fury’s top secret agents. Romanoff helped him keep an eye on Tony Stark and eventually joined the Avengers when Loki launched an alien invasion on New York. She is badass, contains many combat skills, and is not to be underestimated.
Vision is a synthezoid made of vibranium, created by the villain Ultron, and brought to life by the mind Stone. Originally designed as the perfect form for Ultron, the Avengers took the body before Tony Stark and Bruce Banner began uploading the remains of Stark’s personal A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. into it.
At birth, Vision declared that he was neither Ultron nor J.A.R.V.I.S., but someone who would fight with them to protect humanity. Vision then joined the Avengers in the Battle of Sokovia, using his powers to prevent Ultron from transferring his consciousness to the Internet.
What attracts me very much to Vision is his dialogues. He may not be a human being, but he speaks such wise words that leave you silent for a moment. You can kind of compare him to a wise philosopher. On top of that, he is himself worthy of picking up Mjolnir.
8. The Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)
James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes spent most of his life as a brainwashed HYDRA assassin. Even in Captain America: Civil War, he was used as a pawn in Zemo’s plan to break up the Avengers. A childhood friend of Steve Rogers, he started out as an exemplary soldier in World War II. Having put his acumen to use fighting Thanos in Infinity War and Endgame, Barnes must now find his niche as a man-of-the-moment in a post-Captain America world. And that’s exactly what the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has shown now.
That he’s not the new Captain America in the MCU, I can also fully understand. Against Sam, he’s still too unstable to take on that Shield.
7. Spider-man (Peter Parker)
Peter Parker is a brilliant high school student living in Queen. Better known as Spider-man, he becomes a student of Tony Stark in the MCU.
He was originally recruited to go up against Captain America, who wanted to protect the fugitive Bucky Barnes. And so Parker, and his surrogate son-like relationship with Tony, became the beating heart of Phase 3 of the MCU. As a teenager who gets involved in the deadly business of adults, young Parker defeated Vulture, Shocker, the disgruntled Stark Industries technician Mysterio and his own fears of asking MJ out. However, it was Parker’s death during The Snap that hit Tony the hardest, finally making him decide to go back in time to find the infinity stones.
Parker’s optimism and eagerness to do good were exactly what the MCU needed and precisely what the last Avengers needed to undo all of Thanos’ damage. Pre-MCU, Spider-man was without a doubt my favorite Marvel character. Now thanks to the MCU, there are certain characters I prefer to see in the movie world. In Comic Books, Spider-man is still my favorite of Marvel.
6. Scarlett Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Sokovian war orphan Wanda Maximoff lived through dark times with her brother Pietro. Together, they were tested by Wolfgang von Strucker’s Mind Stone experiments, which gave her unparalleled psionic powers. Wanda may be the most powerful hero in the MCU. Personally, I think she is one of the most powerful. She recently showed what she could do on her TV show, Wandavision.
Her dark storyline is what integrates me about her. Everyone she loved appears to disappear, and I can’t imagine how anyone can go through all this. Although it is fictional, let’s face it. Sometimes we feel for our superheroes.
5. Black Panther (King T’Challa)
After his father’s death, King T’Chaka, at the hands of Zemo’s evil plans, Prince T’Challa was forced not only to take over the rule of Wakanda but also to assume the mantle of Black Panther.
He thus became the superhuman protector of his people. With his enhanced strength and speed, bestowed by his country’s Heart Spice, and a high-tech suit made of vibranium, Black Panther is both an irresistible force and an indestructible object, always ready to defend his country. Above all he’s a compassionate crusader, a noble monarch, T’Challa’s legacy will never be forgotten. Nor will the life and career of the late Chadwick Boseman.
His introduction in Captain America: Civil War was phenome. My mouth dropped open when he was in his suit and started fighting. In terms of martial arts, he’s my favorite.
Once the arrogant heir to all of Asgard, and then banished by his own father, Odin. Then Thor watched as his fallen adoptive brother Loki waged war on a planet he began to value: Earth.
He was once the arrogant heir to all of Asgard, and then banished by his own father, Odin. Then Thor watched as his fallen adoptive brother Loki waged war on a planet he began to value: Earth. In addition, thor was emotional and often temperamental, Thor would continue to help on Earth, defeating HYDRA soldiers, dark elves, Ultron drones, and more while trying to work out his own path and destiny. One that doesn’t involve ruling Asgard. Whether he’s greaving over his lost love Jane Foster, arguing with Loki, having friendly run-ins with the Hulk, or eating a ton of carbs out of guilt, Thor is the entertaining and exciting member of the Avengers.
Without a doubt, this is one of the strongest Avengers of the bunch. That’s not hard, considering he’s a Norse God.
3. Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
Blind lawyer Matt Murdock, the legal pitbull for the poor and cast aside, has been fighting the odds since he was a boy. He was a son of a boxer who was disgraced by the underworld.
At a young age, Matt went blind and was given the gift of ultra-sensitive sonar-like hearing thanks to the toxic gunk that enveloped him. Lawyer by day and masked vigilante by nighttime, this “Devil of Hell’s Kitchen” takes hits in the name of justice like no other. Murdock puts everything on the line against the likes of the Russian Mafia, Wilson Fisk, the Hand, and even Frank Castle to rid his town of corruption and evil.
Daredevil is the best Marvel show out there right now. It’s dark, and it feels so real. You get great scenes like the hall scenes where you feel how human and vulnerable he is as a human being.
2. Iron Man (Tony Stark)
There is no Avengers without Iron Man. Likewise, there is no Iron Man without the traumatized and terrorized experiences that Tony Stark has gone through. These changed his mind and turned him into a superhero. He eventually teamed up with Nick Fury to lead and form the Avengers. Tony’s story came full circle when he gave his life to rip Thanos and his entire army out of existence with the Infinity Gauntlet. And just from a franchise standpoint, it was Robert Downey Jr.’s perfect performance as Tony and Jon Favreau’s comedy-drama blueprint for the first Iron Man film that laid the groundwork for all the MCU films that followed.
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1. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
The first American super soldier to be created. Yet first and foremost, you must consider the man’s character. Courage, honor, and honesty are paramount, which is why the undersized, emaciated bully Steve Rogers was the right choice to become the world’s first perfect Serum specimen.
Sure, the world mourns the loss of Iron Man, but what about the huge void left by Captain America when he retired all too late? Rogers saved the world from both the HYDRA and Nazis in the 1940s and then, after being frozen for decades, returned to join the Avengers. He helped out against global invasions from all sides and fronts. He always acted as the stubborn conscience of the team. Which meant he always wanted to do the right thing, even when he had to lose. Cap is a born leader, a devoted best friend and an unparalleled hero. He is the epitome of virtue at the heart of the MCU.
It’s like they said, there is no second Steve Rogers!