NewThe Marvel Cinematic Universe: Character Guide

(Last Updated On: December 4, 2018)

Where can you find various characters in the MCU? Reading Orders has the answers!

Note that this list includes only characters who have appeared in multiple titles within the universe – cast members whose appearances are confined to a single series within the larger MCU are not listed.

If you would prefer a more chronological view of events, check The Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronology.

Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
Bakuto
James ‘Bucky’ Barnes
Turk Barrett
Black Panther (T’Challa)
Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Felix Blake
Luke Cage
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Peggy Carter
The Collector (Taneleer Tivan)
Phillip ‘Phil’ Coulson
Daredevil (Matthew Murdock)
Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
Drax
Malcolm Ducasse
Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan
Elektra Natchios
President Matthew Ellis
The Falcon (Sam Wilson)
Nick Fury
Gamora
Madame Gao
Groot
Justin Hammer
Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
Heimdall
Maria Hill
Harold “Happy” Hogan
Jeryn “Jeri’ Hogarth
Hulk (Bruce Banner)
Iron Fist (Danny Rand)
Iron Man (Tony Stark)
Jessica Jones
Josie
Ulysses Klawe
Misty Knight
Father Lantom
Loki
Gideon Malick
Mantis
M’Baku
Jim Morita
Nebula
Franklin ‘Foggy’ Nelson
Okoye
The Other
Karen Page
May Parker
Pepper Potts
The Punisher (Frank Castle)
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
Rocket
Everett K. Ross
Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Eric Selvig
Shuri
Sif
Jasper Sitwell
Trevor Slattery
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Howard Stark
Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
Stick
Claire Temple
Thanos
Thor Odinson
The Vision
Patricia ‘Trish’ Walker
War Machine (James Rhodes)
Colleen Wing
Wong



Ant-Man (Scott Lang)

  1. Ant-Man
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Bakuto

  1. Iron Fist, season one
  2. The Defenders, season one

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James “Bucky” Barnes

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Black Panther
  5. Avengers: Infinity War

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Turk Barrett

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. Luke Cage, season one
  4. The Defenders, season one
  5. The Punisher, season one
  6. Jessica Jones, season two
  7. Luke Cage, season two

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Black Panther (T’Challa)

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Black Panther
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. Avengers
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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Felix Blake

  1. Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
  2. Agents of SHIELD s1e6 & 16
  3. Agents of SHIELD s3e14

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Luke Cage

  1. Jessica Jones, season one
  2. Luke Cage, season one
  3. The Defenders, season one
  4. Luke Cage, season two

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Captain America (Steve Rogers)

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Avengers
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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Peggy Carter

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agents of SHIELD, s2e1 “Shadows”
  3. Agent Carter season one
  4. Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (possibly non-canon)
  5. Agent Carter season two
  6. Ant-Man
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  8. Captain America: Civil War (dies)

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The Collector (Taneleer Tivan)

  1. Thor: The Dark World
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Phillip ‘Phil’ Coulson

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Marvel One-shot – The Consultant
  4. Marvel One-Shot – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer
  5. Thor
  6. Avengers
  7. Agents of SHIELD Season 1
  8. Agents of SHIELD Season 2
  9. Agents of SHIELD Season 3
  10. Agents of SHIELD Season 4
  11. Agents of SHIELD Season 5

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Daredevil (Matthew Murdock)

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. The Defenders, season one
  4. Daredevil, season three

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Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. Thor: Ragnarok
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Drax

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Malcolm Ducasse

  1. Jessica Jones, season one
  2. The Defenders, season one
  3. Jessica Jones, season two

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Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agents of SHIELD, s2e1 “Shadows”
  3. Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (possibly non-canon)

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Elektra Natchios

  1. Daredevil, season two
  2. The Defenders, season one

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President Matthew Ellis

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Agents of SHIELD s3e1, 11 & 13

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The Falcon (Sam Wilson)

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  3. Ant-Man
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Avengers: Infinity War

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Nick Fury

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Thor
  4. Captain America: The First Avenger
  5. Avengers
  6. Agents of SHIELD s1e2
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  8. Agents of SHIELD s1e22
  9. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  10. Avengers: Infinity War

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Gamora

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Madame Gao

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. Iron Fist, season one
  4. The Defenders, season one

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Groot

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Justin Hammer

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. Marvel One-Shots: All Hail the King

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Hawkeye (Clint Barton)

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Captain America: Civil War

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Heimdall

  1. Thor
  2. Thor: The Dark World
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
  4. Avengers: Infinity War

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Maria Hill

  1. Avengers
  2. Agents of SHIELD s1e1 & 20
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Agents of SHIELD s2e19
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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Harold “Happy” Hogan

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Jeryn ‘Jeri’ Hogarth

  1. Jessica Jones, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. Iron Fist, season one
  4. The Defenders, season one
  5. Jessica Jones, season two

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Hulk (Bruce Banner)

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Avengers
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Thor: Ragnarok
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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Iron Fist (Danny Rand)

  1. Iron Fist, season one
  2. The Defenders, season one

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Iron Man (Tony Stark)

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. The Incredible Hulk
  4. Avengers
  5. Iron Man 3
  6. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  7. Captain America: Civil War
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  9. Avengers: Infinity War

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Jessica Jones

  1. Jessica Jones, season one
  2. The Defenders, season one
  3. Jessica Jones, season two

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Josie

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. The Defenders, season one

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Ulysses Klawe

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Black Panther (dies)

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Misty Knight

  1. Luke Cage, season one
  2. The Defenders, season one
  3. Luke Cage, season two

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Father Lantom

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. The Defenders, season one

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Loki

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Thor: Ragnarok
  5. Avengers: Infinity War

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Gideon Malick

  1. Avengers
  2. Agents of SHIELD s3e6-13, 15-17 & 21

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Mantis

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  2. Avengers: Infinity War

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M’Baku

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War

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Jim Morita

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agents of SHIELD, s2e1 “Shadows”

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Nebula

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Franklin “Foggy” Nelson

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. The Defenders, season one
  4. Jessica Jones, season two
  5. Luke Cage, season two

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Okoye

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War

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The Other

  1. Avengers
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy

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Karen Page

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. Iron Fist, season one (mentioned only)
  4. The Defenders, season one
  5. The Punisher, season one
  6. Luke Cage, season two (mentioned only)

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May Parker

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Pepper Potts

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Avengers
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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The Punisher (Frank Castle)

  1. Daredevil, season two
  2. The Punisher, season one

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Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Avengers: Infinity War

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Rocket

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Everett K. Ross

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Black Panther

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General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Avengers: Infinity War

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Eric Selvig

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Thor: The Dark World

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Shuri

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War

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Sif

  1. Thor
  2. Agents of SHIELD
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Agents of SHIELD
  1. Thor
  2. Agents of SHIELD s1e15
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Agents of SHIELD s2e12

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Jasper Sitwell

  1. Agents of SHIELD s5e15
  2. Marvel One-shot – The Consultant
  3. Thor
  4. Avengers
  5. Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
  6. Agents of SHIELD s1e7 & 15-16
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (dies)

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Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Trevor Slattery

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Marvel One-Shots: All Hail the King

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Howard Stark

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agent Carter season one
  3. Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (possibly non-canon)
  4. Agent Carter season two
  5. Iron Man 2
  6. Ant-Man
  7. Captain America: Civil War

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Star-Lord (Peter Quill)

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Stick

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Daredevil, season two
  3. The Defenders, season one

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Claire Temple

  1. Daredevil, season one
  2. Jessica Jones, season one
  3. Daredevil, season two
  4. Luke Cage, season one
  5. Iron Fist, season one
  6. The Defenders, season one
  7. The Punisher, season one
  8. Luke Cage, season two

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Thanos

  1. Avengers
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Avengers: Infinity War

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Thor Odinson

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Thor: Ragnarok
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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The Vision

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Patricia “Trish” Walker

  1. Jessica Jones, season one
  2. Luke Cage, season one (voice only)
  3. The Defenders, season one
  4. Jessica Jones, season two

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War Machine (James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes)

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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Colleen Wing

  1. Iron Fist, season one
  2. The Defenders, season one

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Wong

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. Avengers: Infinity War

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