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Marvel Cinematic Universe - Actor to Character

Can you name the Marvel characters who are portrayed by these actors?
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First submittedJune 23, 2017
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Actor
Character
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth
Thor
Mark Ruffalo
Hulk
Chris Evans
Captain America
Scarlett Johansson
Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr. Strange / Dormammu
Don Cheadle
War Machine
Tom Holland
Spider-Man
Chadwick Boseman
Black Panther
Tom Hiddleston
Loki
Elizabeth Olsen
Scarlet Witch
Sebastian Stan
Winter Soldier
Pom Klementieff
Mantis
Dave Bautista
Drax the Destroyer
Zoe Saldana
Gamora
Vin Diesel
Groot
Gwyneth Paltrow
Pepper Potts
Benicio del Toro
The Collector
Josh Brolin
Thanos
Chris Pratt
Star-Lord
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury
Bradley Cooper
Rocket Raccoon
Jeremy Renner
Hawkeye
Paul Rudd
Ant-Man
Anthony Mackie
Falcon/Captain America
James Spader
Ultron
Michael B. Jordan
Eric Killmonger
Jeff Goldblum
Grandmaster
Paul Bettany
Vision
Idris Elba
Heimdall
Actor
Character
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Pietro Maximoff
Randall Park
Jimmy Woo
Brie Larson
Captain Marvel
Teyonah Parris
Monica Rambeau
Kathryn Hahn
Agatha Harkness
Daniel Brühl
Baron Zemo
Evangeline Lilly
Wasp
Florence Pugh
Yelena Belova
Letitia Wright
Shuri
Hayley Atwell
Peggy Carter
Anthony Hopkins
Odin
Gemma Chan
Sersi
Richard Madden
Ikaris
Angelina Jolie
Thena
Salma Hayek
Ajak
Kumail Nanjiani
Kingo
Lia McHugh
Sprite
Brian Tyree Henry
Phastos
Lauren Ridloff
Makkari
Barry Keoghan
Druig
Ma Dong-Seok
Gilgamesh
Natalie Portman
Jane Foster/Lady Thor
Michael Pena
Luis
Simu Liu
Shang-Chi
Iman Vellani
Kamala Khan
Ryan Reynolds
Deadpool
Hugh Jackman
Wolverine
Danai Gurira
Okoye
Toby Maguire
Peter 2
Andrew Garfield
Peter 3
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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
Thank you for all who have commented, it is appreciated and very helpful :)
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Level 41
Jun 8, 2018
Josh Brolin plays Cable in Deadpool 2, so that should be accepted as an answer. Same goes for Michael B Jordan who played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four.
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Level 89
Jun 8, 2018
Those aren't MCU movies.
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Level 41
Jun 9, 2018
Both Fantastic Four and Deadpool 2 are produced by Marvel studios and are based on Marvel characters. What else would qualify them as MCU movies? I'm curious
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2018
The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the interconnected universe of films envisioned by Kevin Feige and Avi Arad, beginning in 2008 with Iron Man and most recently culminating in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. The MCU films are produced in house by Marvel Studios and were distributed by Paramount Pictures originally, but since Marvel became a Disney subsidiary they are now effectively Disney films.

Prior to 2008 there was a period of time when Marvel Comics was going through hard financial times and they sold off the movie rights to most of their most popular characters. The X-Men and Fantastic Four went to Fox. Spider-Man went to Sony. The Incredible Hulk, Blade, Ghost Rider, and the Punisher were sold off, as well. After the success of Fox's X-Men and Sony's Spider-Man movies, Marvel decided to try and produce their own movies, with the problem being they had sold off the rights to most of them.

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Level 82
Jun 10, 2018
Fiege, then 2nd at Marvel Comics, realized that Marvel still owned the rights to almost all of the members of the original Avengers team and came up with the idea to try an interconnected universe: start with several different films about Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, etc, leading up to a cross-over event film The Avengers. They only needed to work out a deal with Universal who owned the film rights to the Hulk.

Feige's plan succeeded brilliantly and since then many other studios have tried (and mostly failed) to copy it. But with one exception all of those popular Marvel characters I listed above still have their film rights owned by other studios. Marvel Studios might work on the films, or they may simply have the Marvel logo at the beginning, but they are not set in the MCU.

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Level 82
Jun 10, 2018
The one exception is Spider-Man. Sony cut a deal with Marvel so that Spidey could be in the MCU, and that's why Spider-Man appears in the MCU films Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man Homecoming (Homecoming being a nod to the fact that Spidey had come home to Marvel), and Avengers: Infinity War.

The Sony Spider-Man films Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and TASM2 do NOT take place in the MCU... they are in their own alternate reality. Different universe/timeline and Marvel Studios had nothing to do with them.

It may get more confusing in the future as Sony is still producing their own Spider-verse films. The first one to come out since the deal with Marvel will be Venom. It's unclear if this will be considered part of the MCU or not.

Further in to the future, Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox, and once that deal goes through, since Disney owns Marvel, it's likely that the X-Men and Fantastic Four will also appear in the MCU.

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Level 82
Jun 10, 2018
I could list all of the films in the MCU but if you're really interested it's easy enough to Google...
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Level 72
Jun 11, 2018
That was quite a good summary! And for all the reasons Kal pointed out, Spider-Man can appear on this quiz, but not Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield (or all the villains but Vulture).
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2018
One thing to add that I've recently learned: even though Feige was the president of Marvel Studios who saw the MCU come to life in 2008 through the present, apparently it wasn't his brainchild. That credit seems to be deserved by David Maisel, who in 2003 pitched the idea of Marvel self-financing and producing its own films in an interconnected universe to Avi Arad. Maisel was hired on as president of Marvel Studios, and later became CEO of Marvel Entertainment and the Marvel Studios' Chairman. So he was Feige's boss.
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Level 82
Mar 19, 2021
One more update: Disney purchased Fox outright, so now they have the rights to use the X-Men, Wolverine, Deadpool and Fantastic Four in the MCU as much as they please. The rights to Blade, the Punisher, and Ghost Rider have all reverted back to Marvel now (from New Line, Lions Gate, and Columbia, respectively). Sony still has the rights to Spider-Man. And Universal owns the distribution rights to any solo Hulk films (but can't actually produce the films themselves)... which is why Marvel won't make any more solo Hulk films. Namor is apparently in the same boat as Hulk with joint ownership between Marvel and Universal (Marvel can produce the films but Universal gets to distribute them, taking away a large chunk of Marvel's potential profits). And the characters who are traditionally thought of as Spider-Man or Hulk characters (like Venom or She-Hulk) follow the same rules as the title characters. But I think those are the only remaining hold-outs.
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Level 89
Mar 22, 2021
Good thing DC doesn't have this problem, since they've been owned by Warner Brothers since 1969.
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2021
Yeah DC's chief problem is that their movies suck.
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2018
I know kalbahamut covered the reasons why this should be so in his excellent summary of what constitutes the MCU, but Johnny Storm should be removed as an answer and Killmonger should be the sole acceptable response for Michael B. Jordan's clue. Not saying that Fantastic Four won't be part of the MCU in the future, but it will probably be recast (and if you're including Fantastic Four in this quiz, Johnny Storm should also be an acceptable answer for Chris Evans). Now that I'm thinking about it, though, why did you use Johnny Storm and not his superhero name? That would have been more consistent with the quiz.
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Level 69
Dec 5, 2018
Agreed. The Fantastic Four will become part of the MCU in the future, but that doesn't make the past movies qualify.
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Level 82
Dec 7, 2018
^this is true. The last Fantastic Four movie was not set in the MCU, and neither is Deadpool 2 so you should remove "Cable" from the answer for Brolin.

Though knowing who played all of these roles will help you out if you take my quiz that I linked to above.

To the best of my knowledge the only actor to play multiple roles within the MCU is Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrayed both Doctor Strange and Dormammu, but I assume that was because the producers felt that nobody would recognize him as Dormammu.

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Level 82
Jan 3, 2019
Maybe you could accept "the Grandmaster" for "Grandmaster?"
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2020
Why do you have to make it lengthy and complex? Isn't it better as of now?
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2021
"the" ... is now "lengthy and complex?" are you kidding?
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2019
Johnny Storm should be removed from Michael B. Jordan, Fan4stic was not MCU, it was by FOX.
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Level 37
Aug 21, 2019
RIP Marvel Spiderman
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Level 82
Aug 24, 2019
he's back already
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Level 43
Aug 28, 2019
Piece of cake. 20/20 in less than a minute.
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Level 66
May 12, 2020
Damnit, I spelled Loke instead of Loki... It's Loke in Norwegian.
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Level 44
Mar 7, 2021
You might want to add the yellow box feature, because even if you don't know the actors to characters, you can still just name the characters and get the quiz right. Adding the yellow box would ensure that, like this quiz intended, you are recognizing the actor and remembering who they play.
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Level 72
Mar 16, 2021
What about Karen Gillian as Nebula?
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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
added
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2021
No love for Anthony Hopkins or Marisa Tomei? How about Christopher Eccleston?
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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
Added them :)
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2021
"Monica Rambeau" is the correct spelling, just FYI. :)
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Level 95
Mar 16, 2021
Please accept Rambeau for Monica Rambeau. Rambo is incorrect.
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2021
Someone else mentioned this, but Teyonah Parris's character is Monica Rambeau, not Monica Rambo. At the least, accept both answers.
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Level 92
Mar 16, 2021
I typed in Rambeau a couple times wondering why it wasn't working, even tried Rambeaux lol
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Level 74
Mar 17, 2021
Exactly. Rambeau is proper.

Her character code names have been Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, and Spectrum. Since you accept Quicksilver, a name Pietro never uses in the MCU, you may as well accept any of Monica's comic book code names, as well.

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Level 86
Mar 16, 2021
Could you please accept the correct spelling for Monica Rambeau. It's how it's been spelled in the comics for about 40 years and how she's credited in all the movies and IMDB.
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Level 82
Mar 16, 2021
"Woo", "Rambo" and "Rambeau" don't work. Please accept last names for these. Also, this quiz has suddenly become way too heavy on WandaVision.
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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
Ahh, thank you :)
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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
Done :)
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Level 11
Mar 17, 2021
Haha, don’t worry, I’m slowly adding other characters, I just thought I would update it to the latest show, more characters will be added
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Level 82
Mar 16, 2021
Evangaline Lilly should be Evangeline. Otherwise awesome quiz!
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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
Done :)
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Level 75
Mar 16, 2021
It's Rambeau, not Rambo, please accept this as an answer.

Also, it's starnge not to have "Woo" as a valid answer.

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Level 11
Mar 16, 2021
Already changed it, its just being reviewed, thanks for the comment :)
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Level 83
Mar 18, 2021
You mean her name isn't "Agatha All Along??"
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2021
No
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2021
do one for DC
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Level 89
Mar 22, 2021
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Level 11
Apr 6, 2021
I'm working on it, it takes time as there is a lot of Batmans XD
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2021
I'm awara you can't add everybody, but surely Nebula ought to be in the list, she's way mor important than some of those.
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Level 37
Mar 22, 2021
Was it just me who had an ad for Marel Studios? Otherwise I wouldn't have gotten Falcon!
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2021
Maybe make it so you have to select the actor you're typing in for, otherwise you can just go around naming superheroes.
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Level 65
Mar 22, 2021
Could you accept "Agent Woo"?
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2021
It accepts simply "Woo"
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2021
Cool Quiz! But could you add Iron Patriot for Don Cheadle too? As far as I know it's pretty much the same thing as War Machine? But I dunno, it's been a while since I watched the movies.
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Level 55
Mar 22, 2021
This was a fun quiz, but may I suggest the use of the yellow box next time? While it was fun filling in the characters of the MCU, it felt like I was just answering MCU characters to actors I didn't necessarily know. I just think it would be more fun next time to use the yellow box, pinpointing actors to specific characters.
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Level 38
Mar 23, 2021
Agatha all along
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2021
This phenomenon has completely missed me. I saw Thor: Ragnarok (it was okay) and Guardians of the Galaxy (liked it a lot), but I don't think I've seen any others, and I don't feel inspired to. I'm sure they're very good, but their total saturation of the marketplace has turned me off to them. I do recall seeing one bit of (what I think was) an Avengers movie on a plane, and the characters were doing that insufferable "We're in the middle of stopping a global threat, but we're still engaging in witty banter among each other because this is so routine for us that we're not even breaking a sweat." I absolutely *hate* when action films do that. It's so cheesy and tired. Kinda turned me off the whole franchise. But I am obviously in a distinct minority, and I'm sure I'll get to Iron Man eventually. Can't say no to Robert Downey Jr.
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2021
That sounds more like the Joss Whedon (Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron) Avengers films than the Russo Brothers (Infinity War and Endgame) Avengers movies... maybe you'd like the latter two more... but... the enormous payoff of those two films will be largely lost on anyone who hasn't already seen the preceding 10 years worth of stories.

... it's odd to me, though, that you say you liked Guardians of the Galaxy so much and at the same time got turned off on the entire rest of the MCU because you saw some witty banter. Guardians probably has more goofing off during actions scenes than any other MCU film. so.. huh?

Anyway if you like RDJ... there's a full six hours of his character on screen if you watch all of these movies. Maybe they'll grow on you.

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Level 82
May 27, 2021
I'm not sure why I was thinking about this comment today, but I was.

Maybe jmellor doesn't dislike witty banter during action scene but just one very specific trope? that of the action heroes who are perfectly cool under pressure even while the world explodes around them? I can understand that.

But then I was reflecting on this and the larger progressive arc of the MCU. And in a way, though they probably weren't planning this from the beginning it almost seems like they were if you watch all of these movies in series, it actually works to enhance the tension and payoff in Infinity War and Endgame. In Avengers, and especially Age of Ultron, I would agree the Avengers seem to completely outclass the antagonists in the film. Loki confronts Hulk and is immediately flattened. Ultron at one point attempts to take on all the Avengers, gets nearly obliterated, tries to quip and is punched into the horizon. Hydra's best plan of attack is to surrender.

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Level 82
May 27, 2021
The one character who gives the team the most trouble is the Scarlet Witch who by the end of the movie has switched sides. They spend near a decade building up these characters as gods among men and, some, like Thor and Hulk, as basically unstoppable.

Thanos comes along in Infinity War and in his first five minutes of screen time he has defeated Thor and in fact his entire race, killed the chief antagonist of the first Avengers film with his bare hands, and put the Hulk on his back. It's clear the stakes have been raised significantly, and you don't see any heroes in that movie acting as though this is a routine or insignificant threat. The events of the last two Avengers films would not have felt so big, nor the villain of those films as intimidating, if not for all the stories that came before building up to them. It was really masterfully done.

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Level 79
Jul 29, 2023
This is what ruined Infinity War for me, because it seems like a continuity problem. As you mention, Thanos never really seemed like that much of a problem for the heroes in the long list of movies before the final two, but for some reason that I must have missed, he quite easily becomes the lord of all universes in Infinity War's 2.5 hours. After watching 45+ hours of lead-up, Infinity War was the sloppiest and most disappointing film I've ever seen. They're fun watches but I can't get over how anticlimactic the Infinity Saga ended up being.
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Level 44
Sep 3, 2021
Seriously I hate people who hate MCU
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Level 79
Jul 29, 2023
Very cool, thanks for sharing
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2021
Missed Benicio del Toro and Daniel Bruhl. I would have known the characters if I had been shown a picture, but I didn't know the actors.
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Level 23
Mar 24, 2021
Almost got all of them right... If only Tom Cruise was cast in this cinematic universe. He did so great in the film Jerry Maguire. I would love to see that type of energy brought to the Marvel films.

Or even if he had a cameo where he says the iconic line "You complete me." from the Jerry Maguire film. I know I would be cracking up in the theater!

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Level 82
May 16, 2022
I saw a rumor that he was going to cameo in Multiverse of Madness as an alternate reality version of Iron Man. That would have been cool. Pity it wasn't true.
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Level 48
Mar 24, 2021
Isn't it EriK Killmonger - not EriC?
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2021
Only missed the new characters, I haven't watched the new series yet. Black Panther has always been one of my favorite characters. Rest in Power
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Level 49
May 15, 2021
Bro i had no idea Vin Diesel was Groot lmao
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Level 44
Jul 4, 2021
Can you accept Agent Woo for Jimmy?
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Level 44
Sep 3, 2021
Got everything. Could you add John Walker, Sylvie Laufeydottir, The Watcher / Uatu, Classic Loki, Odin, Frigga, Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Shang-Chi, The Mandarin, Yelena Belova and Yondu Udonta / Mary Poppins
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Level 62
Sep 3, 2021
Tessa Thompson is missing...
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Level 95
Sep 9, 2021
I feel like just "Agatha" should be acceptable, since that is how most people remember her (especially from the "Agatha All Along" song). Did they say her last name "Harkness" a lot on WandaVision?
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Level 69
Jan 27, 2022
Can you update for Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Eternals and Hawkeye?
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Level 77
Apr 30, 2022
How do you omit Nebula, but include Monica Rambeau and Agatha Harkness?
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Level 45
May 25, 2022
I think you should add Clark Gregg!! (not saying his character so I don't spoil)
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2022
Time to update the quizz with Professor Xavier, ReedRichards, Black Bolt, and the other cast finally in a true MCU movie.

However, this 4th stage sucks so much I don't care all.

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Level 41
Dec 8, 2022
all first try
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2023
Should add Shang-Chi, Maria Hill, etc. and may as well add Jane Foster and the villain played by Christian Bale just because they're very famous
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Level 79
Jul 29, 2023
I don't really get why characters that show up only in TV series are in here. It's tiresome enough trying to keep up with all the movies Disney is making, let alone the interminable string of side series they convince us we need to watch.
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Level 47
Jan 4, 2024
its actually mighty thor not lady thor

and its tobey maguire not toby maguire

but otherwise good quiz

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Level 62
Jan 5, 2024
We are missing Valkyrie.
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2024
Factss
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Level 68
Jan 5, 2024
I think "Ms. Marvel" should work for Iman Vellani, thank you!
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Level 84
Jan 5, 2024
I tried "Thor", "Mighty Thor", and "Jane" for Natalie Portman. She's called Jane about a hundred times in the movies. Her last name is mentioned, what, twice?
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Level 84
Jan 5, 2024
Isn't it an ongoing joke that Thor and other Asgardians refer to Jane as "Jane Foster" like it's her first name?

Agree about Mighty Thor. That's what she introduces herself as in Love and Thunder. Right before she shouts "If you can't say Mighty Thor... Doctor Jane FOSTER!! (emphasis hers)

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Level 69
Jan 5, 2024
Can you accept Ms Marvel for Kamala Khan? Also Peter 2's actor is TobEy Maguire. And Don Lee is the actor who plays Gilgamesh. Ma Dong-seok does the Korean voiceover for that character.
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Level 91
Jan 5, 2024
Please accept alternate spellings for Ikarus, (Icarus, etc) literally the only character from the Eternals that I had a chance of remembering.
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Level 45
Jan 5, 2024
I think Wanda should be accepted as well as Scarlett Witch.
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Level 37
Jan 6, 2024
Mrs marvel should count for Iman Vellani
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2024
Ms. Marvel but yes
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Level 63
Jan 10, 2024
This quiz is very ticky tack with spelling for the Eternals, and a lot of characters where you need last names even though they're commonly known by their first (i.e. Jane, Agatha, Yelena (who actually knows Yelena's last name..?)). Would be a fun quiz otherwise, but as a result is extremely frustrating.
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Level 95
Jan 10, 2024
Gemma Chan was also Minn-Erva. Yelena Belova's surname also doesn't work.
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Level 77
Jan 10, 2024
Other quizzes accept just "Jane" as Jane foster.
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Level 66
Jan 12, 2024
There's a lot of Eternals cast here (despite that film being a bit of a throwaway, IMO).

There are some other great actors you could have highlighted, such as Karen Gillan, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, and Djimon Hounsou in the Guardians movies.

Same for Jeff Bridges, Mickey Rourke, and Guy Pearce as Iron Man villains, and Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, and Stanley Tucci in Captain America.

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Level 67
Jan 24, 2024
Facts
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2024
Ain't nobody getting the Eternals ones 😭😭😭

I fr thought I was about to do well on this update before I realized it's got all the random stuff from the bad movies no one cares about. 43/60

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Level 49
Feb 15, 2024
Please accept Yelena for Yelena Belova. Most references to her in the MCU are first name only.
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Level 71
Apr 12, 2024
There's a lack of consistency with the naming conventions. Honestly "Yelena" on its own should be acceptable, but you can't even type just her surname "Belova." You have to type the whole thing (Yelena Belova) in order for it to register.
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Level ∞
Apr 12, 2024
Fixed
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Level 54
Apr 12, 2024
why doesnt ms marvel work for kamala khan
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Level ∞
Apr 12, 2024
That will work now
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Level 32
Apr 15, 2024
Great quiz!

Although if possible, please make Monica count for Teyonah Parris and Agatha for Kathryn Hahn.

Really messed me up and made me google the correct spelling for Monica's last name "Rambeau.

No clue if it also applies to Peggy Carter.

Either way those three characters should have the first name as a answer too :)