While the Avengers seem to have disappeared from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the next generation of heroes is stealing the spotlight, such as Shang-Chi, Sam Wilson, and Kate Bishop, the debate over who is the peak performer is still raging.
Spider-Man is the quintessential Marvel character, with a relatable origin story and enduring popularity that spans decades.
He's everyone's superhero with a huge sense of responsibility, making him one of the most enduring characters in the Marvel roster.
The young hero is optimistic yet quite reckless. He fights bad guys with a laugh… yet still can’t muster enough courage to ask his crush MJ out.
Wolverine is one of the most famous and beloved X-Men characters, and for good reason.
He's a gruff, no-nonsense loner with a heart of gold and a pair of diamond claws, making him one of the scariest mutants in the MCU.
While Wolverine prefers action to reason, his heart is always in the right place. It wouldn't hurt him to temper the violence once in a while.
Iron Man is the ultimate playboy philanthropist, as witty as he is technical.
He's cool personified, and his technical prowess has made him one of the most recognizable and beloved characters in the Marvel Universe.
In Endgame, his character arc was brought back to square one when he made the ultimate sacrifice, which would serve as a suit of armor for the world.
Captain America is the quintessential superhero who embodies the values of truth, justice and the American way.
When Steve Rogers first volunteered to defend America in World War II, he was turned down because of his scrawny physique.
God forbid, Steve Rogers was chosen to be a participant in an experiment called "Project: Rebirth".
What he doesn't know is that this is a trial of super fighters, and the serum is used to give super fighters great superhuman strength.
He is a symbol of hope and courage, and his unwavering determination to do the right thing makes him one of the most admirable characters in the MCU...… even if it means fighting against his teammates in Avengers: Civil War.
Thor is the Norse god of thunder and one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe.
He is the son of Odin and Earth-goddess Gaea, making him a powerful yet arrogant hybrid god of Asgard.
He's an epic hero with an extraordinary personality. He lost his weapon and arm while fighting villains in both realms, but didn't lose his drive to be one of the strongest characters.
The Hulk is one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe, a symbol of unstoppable rage and raw power.
He's a Jekyll-and-Hyde hero whose rampage is one of the most memorable moments in Marvel history.
Bruce loathes his inability to control the monster inside him, and wants to find a way to guide his alter ego in the right direction.
Black Widow is one of the most skilled and deadly assassins in the Marvel Universe, with a dark and troubled past.
She's a complex and compelling character, and her journey from villain to hero has made her one of the most beloved characters in the MCU.
In Endgame, the heroine seeks redemption for her past crimes and sacrifices herself to bring back those she has lost.
Black Panther is a title passed down to the King of Wakanda. The black and silver suit is made of vibranium, one of the most powerful elements in the Marvel Universe.
Chadwick Boseman was unfortunate, but his performance as T'Challa in the "Black Panther" films paved the way for African-American heroes and culture.
He is the greatest yet everyday hero, ready to defend Wakanda from anyone who threatens to disrupt its peace.
Deadpool is the Merc with a Mouth, a foul-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking, pop-culture reference assassin.
He's a character like no other in the MCU, and his irreverent humor and blazing fast action have made him one of the most beloved characters in Marvel history.
Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, started out as the supervillain of Team Magneto. She possesses incredible strength and can even become the strongest in the entire Marvel Universe.
She realizes she's playing for the wrong team and joins our heroes. She cares deeply about those who are important to her and is dedicated to protecting the innocent.
Professor X is the leader of the X-Men and one of the most powerful telepaths in the Marvel Universe.
He started a school for gifted youngsters in the Marvel Universe, the aptly named Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, and taught confused and scared mutants how to best use their powers.
A hero in every sense of the word, his unwavering dedication to the peaceful coexistence of humans and mutants has made him one of the most inspiring characters in Marvel history.
Daredevil is fearless, a blind lawyer who uses his heightened senses to fight crime in Hell's Kitchen.
His kind heart led him to save an forgetful blind man who was crossing the road towards an oncoming truck.
The truck crashes, spilling its contents, which turns out to be a radioactive isotope that blinds Matt but grants him superhuman senses.
He is a hero in the true sense, with a deep sense of justice and an indestructible spirit.
Mystique is one of the most complex and fascinating characters in the Marvel Universe, with a rich and interesting history.
She's a shapeshifter who can transform into any form, and her ever-changing allegiances and motivations make her one of the most interesting characters to play.
Gamora is the last of the Zen-Whoberi race, raised by Thanos to be his personal assassin.
Despite being initially loyal to Thanos, Gamora eventually turned against Thanos and became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
With superb fighting skills and a unique backstory, Gamora has become a fan favorite in the Marvel Universe.
The Punisher is a vigilante determined to clean up the streets of New York City.
Despite his ruthless methods, Frank Castle has become one of the most beloved Marvel characters, with legions of fans who appreciate his no-nonsense approach and relentless pursuit of justice.
Janet Van Dyne, also known as The Wasp, was one of the founding members of the Avengers.
With the ability to shrink and fly, Wasp has been a key player in many of the Avengers' greatest adventures.
Her strength, intelligence and quick thinking make her one of the most powerful members of the team.
Hawkeye, also known as Clint Barton, is a sharpshooter and Avenger.
Despite being one of the weaker members of the team, Hawkeye has proven time and time again to be a valuable asset on the field.
Clint Barton is a family man who puts his wife and children above all else, and Hawkeye is a fan favorite for that and his sarcastic sense of humor.
Doctor Strange was a former neurosurgeon who regained his sanity after a car accident rendered him useless.
Later become the Supreme Sorcerer and protect the Earth from magical and mystical threats.
With his mastery of the occult arts and powerful magical abilities, Doctor Strange has become one of the most important characters in the Marvel Universe.
The Thing, also known as Ben Grimm, is a founding member of the Fantastic Four.
With rock-solid skin and superhuman strength, The Thing has been a mainstay of the Marvel Universe for over 50 years.
Despite his gruff exterior, The Thing has a heart of gold and is one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe.
Magneto is one of the most complex and compelling characters in the Marvel Universe.
As the leader of the mutants, Magneto has been fighting for the rights and survival of his people, often clashing with the X-Men in the process.
Despite his sinister tendencies, Magneto has a strong moral code and deep love for his family, making him a fan favorite.
We're not sure why people hate Magneto. Maybe it's the way the character is portrayed as very evil? Or maybe constantly going against the X-Men?
Heroic Iron Man and Captain America tied for the favorite Avenger in an online poll.
It's no wonder these two top the list, as they're extremely charismatic characters portrayed by effective actors.
Marvel has been entertaining audiences with its superhero universe for over 80 years. From Spider-Man to the X-Men, the Marvel universe is full of iconic characters that have captured the hearts of fans around the world.