Top Ten One-Scene Wonders in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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What a one-scene wonder is is a character in a movie that is popular, but only shows up in one scene. It should be obvious with the loads of characters the MCU has, there's gonna be a ton of these. Note that these characters can have bigger prevalence in later movies, but are one-scene wonders in some other movies. This list lists which movies these characters only had one scene in in parentheses.

The Top Ten

1 Thanos (Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron) Thanos (Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron) 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.

Yes, Thanos was a one-scene wonder in the post-credits scenes of both Avengers movies before Infinity War. One could argue he could have a one-scene wonder in Guardians of the Galaxy as well, since his role in that movie is incredibly minor too. - NuMetalManiak

Thanos: Fine! I'll do it myself.

2 Nick Fury (Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War) Nick Fury (Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War) Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer/artist Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee, Fury first appeared in Sgt.

The very first post-credits scene in the MCU shows Nick Fury making his grand entrance. He also makes only one appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger at the very end before the MCU decided to use him more often. I'll also include his only scene in Avengers: Infinity War too, since he only gets one scene there. - NuMetalManiak

Captain Marvel completely ruined this character for me. - Tia-Harribel

3 Peter Parker (Iron Man 2) Peter Parker (Iron Man 2)

The movie retconned Peter Parker's first introduction in the MCU. Remember that little kid with the Iron Man mask who got saved by Tony? That was Peter Parker's very first scene. - NuMetalManiak

4 The Collector (Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War)

Taneleer Tivan only really appeared in one scene in each of the movies above. While his role in Guardians of the Galaxy is biggest, again it was only one scene. Benicio Del Toro plays quite an enigmatic role here. - NuMetalManiak

5 Howard The Duck (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Endgame) Howard The Duck (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Endgame) Howard the Duck is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Much like Taneleer, Howard the Duck only appeared in only one scene in 3 movies. One could easily miss his grand entrance onto the Earth battlefield in Avengers: Endgame. Yeah, he was there. - NuMetalManiak

6 J. Jonah Jameson (Spiderman: Far From Home) J. Jonah Jameson (Spiderman: Far From Home)

MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME: Yep, J. Jonah Jameson gets only one scene, the mid credits scene where he reveals Spiderman as a bad guy. But I bet no one expected him to be played by the EXACT SAME GUY who played him in the Sam Raimi trilogy, J. K. Simmons. - NuMetalManiak

7 Doctor Strange (Thor: Ragnarok) Doctor Strange (Thor: Ragnarok) 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.

There's loads of scenes in Thor Ragnarok, but Stephen Strange only appears in one. Granted, it's still hilarious as it is though, since he proves to be more magical than Thor or Loki could ever be. - NuMetalManiak

8 Hawkeye (Thor) Hawkeye (Thor) Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton, better known as Hawkeye, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a former special agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he worked under the supervision of Phil Coulson. Known for his use of the bow and arrow as his primary weapon, ...read more.

Hawkeye's first scene in the MCU had him as a one-scene wonder, attempting to take down a storming Thor in a compound with his trusty weapon. This was before he became a part of the Avengers lineup. - NuMetalManiak

9 Red Skull (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame) Red Skull (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame) The Red Skull is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

This is a character who had a major villain role in an early movie, but then disappeared and became a one scene wonder on Vormir, where he guides Soul Stone seekers in both Infinity War and Endgame. He has no other scenes in these movies. - NuMetalManiak

10 Bruce Banner (Iron Man 3)

Appears at the very end talking with Stark. - NuMetalManiak

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1. Thanos (Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron)
2. Nick Fury (Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War)
3. Peter Parker (Iron Man 2)
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1. Thanos (Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron)
2. Nick Fury (Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War)
3. Peter Parker (Iron Man 2)
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1. Thanos (Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron)
2. Peter Parker (Iron Man 2)
3. Doctor Strange (Thor: Ragnarok)
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