Top Ten Most Underutilized Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters

NuMetalManiak
This is different than the Most Underrated McU Characters list, as it focuses on characters who weren't utilized very well, either due to constraints on the actors or otherwise. These characters aren't underrated per se, but they are not popular because they aren't given enough screen-time or development.

The Top Ten

1 Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver

He was literally only in one movie, Age of Ultron, unfortunately dying without much else to him other than his super speed and experimentation, not to mention being with Ultron. I was sad to see an Avenger actually dying in the movie, especially a new one. Even though Wanda lives on for more movies, it's really bad to see her brother go. - NuMetalManiak

I completely agree - iliekpiez

2 Sif Sif Sif is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted commonly in association with the superhero Thor. Based on the Norse goddess Sif, she was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #102 (March 1964). ...read more.

Oh Sif, you really should've been more utilized in the Thor movies. Just a supporting role in the first two roles and NEVER APPEARING IN RAGNAROK AT ALL. Maybe Loki (in his tenure posing as Odin between movies) exiled her, but this prevented her from ever being in that movie regardless. And then apparently it's confirmed that Thanos's snap had killed her offscreen. - NuMetalManiak

Yeah, would have been awesome along with other Asgardian characters to get more attention. - iliekpiez

3 The Warriors Three

Completely - iliekpiez

And just like Sif, these three guys never got utilized much at all, despite minor roles in the first two Thor movies. What's worse is that they are pretty much immediately killed by Hela in Ragnarok (Hogun at least had an entire army helping him, but she singlehandedly slaughters everyone). Fandral gets it worst. - NuMetalManiak

4 The Other

He could've been an interesting villain who despite being somewhat cliche seemed to have that villainous tone, even letting Loki be his underling. The next time we see him in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan just kills him in an argument in Thanos's throne room. Really lame. - NuMetalManiak

5 Samuel Sterns (The Leader)

Am I one of the only ones here who wishes there was a second Hulk movie? He gets barely any screen-time in the Edward Norton movie, and only shades of villainy which we never see again for the rest of the MCU. I hope there's a new movie for the Hulk with this guy as the antagonist. - NuMetalManiak

I would love to see him in a movie along with Rick Jones - iliekpiez

6 Taneleer Tivan / the Collector Taneleer Tivan / the Collector

Benicio del Toro plays a rather enigmatic role, but his roles have always been minor, with his best being a Thor: The Dark World mid-credits scene along with a more interesting role in GotG. He's supposed to be a villain too. We don't even know what happens to him in Infinity War, whether or not he was killed by Thanos is hard to tell. - NuMetalManiak

He was pretty cool - iliekpiez

7 Brock Rumlow - Crossbones Brock Rumlow - Crossbones

The comics make him out to be one of Captain America's main adversaries. His double agent stunt in Winter Soldier is fine, but it's a minor role. And much like other characters, in a sequel movie (Civil War in this case), he's basically the starter villain to be killed in the first part of the movie. - NuMetalManiak

Minor, but the movie focused on other characters, which was the right choice. - iliekpiez

8 Baron Wolfgang von Strucker

Another Hydra villain without a whole lot of screentime. He's responsible for the test subjects in Pietro and Wanda Maximoff as depicted in Winter Soldier's post-credits scene, and has a slightly bigger role in Age of Ultron, but is unceremoniously killed off by Ultron later on. - NuMetalManiak

Yeah - iliekpiez

9 Heimdall Heimdall Heimdall is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is based on the Norse deity Heimdallr.

Naturally Heimdall has been rather underutilized throughout the series. It kind of sucks for Idris Elba not to get much of the screentime his character had overall. At least he was the best character in Ragnarok, sending the Asgardians to safety and protecting them while Hela takes over, but still, his underutilization cannot be ignored. - NuMetalManiak

Yeah - iliekpiez

10 Korath

Hopefully a good Marvel villain. - iliekpiez

We'll see if Korath is gonna get more development in Captain Marvel, since he and Ronan are gonna be in that movie, even though he gets killed in GotG. - NuMetalManiak

The Contenders

11 Arnim Zola
12 Justin Hammer
13 Ultron Ultron Ultron is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is most recognized as a foe of the Avengers, and has a quasi-familial relationship with several of their members, especially his creator Hank Pym.
14 Shuri Shuri
15 Hope Van Dyne Hope Van Dyne
16 Ghost - Antman and Wasp
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