Top 10 Best Marvel Comics Characters

Marvel Comics is the most successful American comic book publisher, having created well known superheroes like the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four. It is the property of The Walt Disney Company, and its iconic characters have entertained us on the page, on the big screen, and beyond.

With so many incredible characters to choose from, narrowing it down to the absolute best is tough. We're talking about heroes with complex backstories, fantastic powers, and personalities that jump off the page. Some have battled villains for decades. Others are new but have already made a huge impact on the Marvel universe.
The Top Ten
1 Spider-Man Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the... read more

There always are Batman and Spider-Man who come down to the greatest superheroes of all time. I definitely do love Batman, but not only can he not be the greatest superhero while he has no superpowers, but Spider-Man is ten thousand times better than Batman will ever be. He is the most relatable, heartfelt, and amazing character anyone could ever think of creating. Everyone knows him. His comics do amazingly well, and even though most of the Spider-Man movies don't do the greatest job of displaying and embracing who Peter Parker/Spidey is, they still are (most of them) great movies and some of the best comic book movies I've ever seen. Spider-Man is in the number one spot of this list, and for many reasons we can keep going on and on, he is here to stay.

2 Wolverine Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.

A remarkable and interesting character with the most badass powers that enable him to showcase fierce and exciting fighting techniques on the screen. The story of Wolverine and basically everything about him makes him the most intense, grittiest, and fascinating character in the Marvel universe. The Wolverine 2013 is also one of the best movies. Amazing!

Wolverine is an amazing character! His claws make him one of the most violent heroes ever to exist. A rule to me is blood makes a character, Wolverine, awesome! Wolverine is like the best of the best X-Men character. Wolverine is amazing because of his claws and the power to grab and kill right away.

3 Iron Man Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance... read more

Different times have seen different characters' popularity rise and fall. In 2013, there is no bigger superhero than Tony Stark. RDJ in the 3 Iron Man films plus the Avengers has made Iron Man bigger than Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Wolverine, and all the others.

Iron Man is the coolest guy ever. He has 42 different powerful armors, and he can even control them all at the same time. He is the one who saved the entire city and the Avengers in the movie The Avengers.

This should totally be #1. Tony Stark is like the best Marvel character ever. He may be a bit arrogant, and there is the whole playboy thing, but he defeats bad guys all thanks to his genius.

4 Deadpool Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due... read more

Deadpool is:
A) Funny as hell. He is crazy and doesn't fear death (especially as he is immortal and in love with death itself) or anyone. Would mock The One Above All if he ever met him.
B) Immortal (Thanos' curse)
C) Death's (the cosmic entity) love (which made Thanos jealous)
D) A regeneration monster
E) One of the better trained and most valued mercenaries in Marvel.
F) Crosses the 4th wall and speaks to the reader or the writer. He has even managed to threaten the writers to help him (that's like threatening TOAA). Funny.
G) Deadpool. Is. Deadpool. Enough arguments. Chimichangas.

How can any other hero be even 1% as cool as this guy?

5 Hulk Robert Bruce Banner, also known as The Hulk or Bruce Banner, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was portrayed by Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dude, Hulk has infinite strength and is known for these deeds: holding up a mountain, killing the Red King, taking down almost all the Marvel characters, and (my personal favorite) cracking Onslaught's indestructible armor. All the Avengers couldn't do it, but then they just let out Hulk.

Watch any movie or read any comic, it takes multiple heroes/characters to bring down the Hulk, or to calm him down. He destroys anything or anyone in his path. The only time I believe where he was in trouble was against Cosmic Spiderman, but please... that's pretty weak. Hulk is clearly the number 1.

6 Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a World War II veteran and is known as the world's first superhero. The character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and... read more

Cap has a pure heart, and his movies are amazing. Every time you see him, you learn a valuable life lesson. We aren't looking for the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe. We are looking for the true hero who displays what being a superhero and a leader is just as well as Superman, and does the best job of displaying what being a true soldier is like.

Come on, guys. He deserves to be at least on the #3 spot.

Though Spider-Man's great, Cap is the hero that makes others look like students. He practically is the face of Marvel, underdog to hero. Everyone's favorite story, he's above all the modest and true hero. Not wanting to do it for someone, not revenge, plain and simple. Humbleness is the ruler of great qualities, he takes the gold, silver, and bronze for that. So great that it goes around.

7 Venom Venom, or the Venom Symbiote, is an alias used by several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man.

Venom is off the chain. I especially like Flash Thompson as Venom.

Venom is so cool. He is one of the most iconic villains ever.

Just my favorite Marvel character.

8 Thor Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather... read more

Undeniably one of the greatest Marvel Characters ever. The Avengers would be barely anything without at least some version of Thor, whether Jane Foster or Odinson. The concept of not being able to lift his hammer, Mjolnir, unless you're worthy, is one of the best twists for a superhero and allows character development for others besides Thor him/herself. This hero deserves a spot in the top 5. Come on, my people. You're seriously going to let DEADPOOL take a higher position than THOR?!

We are talking about strength, and Spiderman does not deserve any of that. Thor is definitely the one unless One Above All just destroys him from all his comics. Thor wields one of the strongest weapons in the universe, a hammer called Mjolnir.

9 Ghost Rider Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural antiheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

One of the coolest and strongest characters in Marvel! Thor, Hulk, and Dr. Strange are nothing compared to the power of the Rider.

Ghost Rider can beat anyone in fighting with his fire.

10 Green Goblin The Green Goblin is the alias of several fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, mostly those starring Spider-Man. The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #14, and since then he has become one of the characters most famous villains. He was... read more

Best villain in history, surpassing Darth Vader easily in my opinion. If there is a Spider-Man movie in the DVD shops, cinemas. Or a video game dedicated to Spider-Man, it is all out there thanks to good old Norman Osborn. I have read almost 500 old Amazing Spider-Man comics. Read about at least 600 characters in Marvel universe but none was as impressive as Green Goblin and his genius.

The Contenders
11 Daredevil Daredevil is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with an unspecified amount of input from Jack Kirby... read more

The Netflix series is amazing. His origin is. I mean, you're talking about the hero who teamed up with Spidey many times, took part in Civil War, Avengers vs X-Men, and a bunch more epic Marvel events, and even fought the Punisher! With radar sense, Batman-like fighting styles, and legendary foes such as the Kingpin, this is definitely one of my favorite superheroes and deserves a spot on the top ten list, without question!

This is unbelievable. How does Daredevil not even appear on the top tens? Let's go, guys! This guy is legendary! There is no way that Venom should get the 8th spot and Daredevil is on the Honorable Mentions.

12 Dr. Doom Doctor Doom is a Marvel comic book supervillain. His first appearance was in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962).

Possibly the best fictional character ever created, every true Marvel fan knows about DOOM.

Best villain of all time. I have all the comic books that include him.

13 Thanos Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 and has been portrayed by actors Damion Poitier and Josh Brolin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Finally, a villain who made Marvel Villain a bigger attention and more recognition to come. Go Thanos! You are the best to know fellow up on!

He is a boss! No spoilers, but if all of you saw Infinity War, he would have been number one.

He's the strongest person in the universe. He has vanquished half the universe already.

14 Nightcrawler Nightcrawler is a member if the X-Men. His main power is teleportation. He appears in many video games, movies, and TV shows that have the X-Men.

The charming BAMFing devil. He's as good-natured and well-mannered as he is deadly. The guy actually teleported from a mission briefing and gave Kitty a Nightcrawler soft toy to play with as she was too young to go with the X-Men to fight. How can you not put someone like that in the top 10?

15 Loki Loki Laufeyson, or Loki Odinson, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, and is known as the "God of Mischief". In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.

Loki is awesome in every way possible in the films. I mean, he's played by a great actor, has amazing lines, and can do anything really.

Okay, so Loki is cool, but I don't get why people like Thor so much when Loki is so much better.

Loki can't be below any villain on this list. He just can't!

16 Carnage Carnage (Cletus Kassidy) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as an enemy of Spider-Man. He appeared for the first time in The Amazing Spider-Man #361.
17 Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) is a mutant superhero appearing in Marvel Comics. Her first appearance was in Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 1975 and was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum. Her main super power is weather manipulation.

Probably the most powerful female X-Man along with Jean Grey, Storm is classified as an Omega level mutant. Seriously, what mutant can create tornadoes, storms, and flash floods with a wave of their hand? Her will is impressive, and her skills as a thief are one of the best in the Marvel universe. She's way more powerful than her teammates if you compare her to Nightcrawler, or even Colossus or Iceman.

Though she is claustrophobic, she tries to be strong and fight against evil at all costs. She tries to see through a problem and find solutions analytically, unlike Wolverine. Her ability to control mother nature is one of the most powerful abilities one can have as a mutant.

18 Magneto Magneto is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.

The best... either him, Mystique, Professor X, Storm, Captain America, or Bucky.

19 The Punisher The Punisher is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Gerry Conway and artist John Romita, Sr., with publisher Stan Lee green-lighting the name.

Garth Ennis's run is one of the best runs I have ever read. Mother Russia is probably the best storyline in that run, but it's hard to choose among so many good arcs (Barracuda, Long Cold Dark, In the Beginning, etc.).

Frank Castle is the most underrated character in Marvel. He is smart, good with a gun, can tolerate an enormous amount of pain, and has the most honor out of anyone in comics. Semper Fi!

20 Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is thought to be one of the most powerful people in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and can... read more

She is so powerful, I can not believe that she is not number one. I felt so sorry for her in Avengers age of Ultron. She could have beaten Thanos all by herself!

Her powers are so amazing. How is she not number 1. She is so powerful and shes one of the few good guys with real powers. I'm annoyed shes 65. So underestimated

21 Black Widow Natalia Alianovna Romanova, most known as Natasha Romanoff or the Black Widow, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is one of the most talented spies and assassins in the entire world and is a founding member of the Avengers. The character was created... read more

I don't know how great of a "superhero" she is, but without a doubt, she's #1 in sheer hotness!

22 Dr. Octopus Doctor Octopus, also known as Doc Ock, Doc Octopus, and the Superior Spider-Man, is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #3. In Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home, he was portrayed... read more
23 Mysterio Mysterio is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is most often depicted as an enemy of Spider-Man. He made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #13. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal.

He's my all-time favorite Marvel villain.

24 Doctor Strange Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional superhero created by artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical... read more
25 Jean Grey Jean Grey, or Jean Grey-Summers, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix... read more

She can't control her anger and destroys planets. It's just amazing.

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