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MCU Characters by Screen Time

Can you name the characters who have been on screen for at least 35 minutes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
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Through Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Quiz by Modestus
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Last updated: December 31, 2022
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First submittedMay 9, 2018
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Minutes
Character
358
Iron Man
246
Spider-Man
243
Captain America
206
Thor
176
Black Widow
164
Doctor Strange
142
Hulk
112
Ant-Man
96
Star-Lord
80
Gamora
Minutes
Character
79
Loki
77
Nick Fury
71
Captain Marvel
70
Pepper Potts
65
Black Panther
63
Scarlet Witch
63
Shang-Chi
54
Rocket Raccoon
51
Hawkeye / Ronin
Minutes
Character
49
Winter Soldier
47
Ned Leeds
46
Sersi
46
Jane Foster
45
Thanos
41
Yelena Belova
41
Drax
36
The Wasp
35
Falcon
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Level 56
May 18, 2018
It’s a good feeling getting the least guessed answer.
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Level 84
Jan 3, 2019
better feeling when you get them all. I kept missing after the last update but finally did it.
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Level 38
May 29, 2019
check out my mcu quizzes. they are super fun. let me know what you think
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Level 66
Feb 23, 2020
For me personally it doesnt work like that, when I get em all it means it was easy for me, so doesnt feel like an accomplishment. Acing a "name the days of the week" doesnt nearly give the same satisfaction as knowing some obscure answers on a very difficult test.

same way as in real life for example I dont cheer when managing to open the front door, but if I manage to get out of an Escape Room with a very low succesrate in time, Im pretty happy ;)

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Level 84
Apr 15, 2020
On the "name the days of the week" quiz you would feel good if you got the least-guessed answer but didn't get a perfect score?

And if you went through a quiz, like this one, that was not super easy, and it posed a challenge for you and you had to think about the answers, but in the end you managed to get them all maybe with just a few seconds to spare, that's not as good of a feeling for you as when you miss two or three?

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Level 69
May 19, 2018
How is Coulson or Ultron not on here?
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Level 66
May 19, 2018
Coulson hasn't appeared in an MCU film since The Avengers, so there has been a lot of time for characters like Dr. Selvig, Yondu, etc. to surpass him. Ultron is kinda surprising, but there was a lot going on in that film with multiple antagonists (Klaue, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, etc.) I wouldn't be surprised if he just missed the cutoff.
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Level 84
May 19, 2018
Coulson's roles in Iron Man and Thor were barely more than cameos. He was charming and became an early fan favorite but then he died in Avengers and hasn't been back since. (Selvig hasn't done much since then, either, but he had a much bigger role in the first Thor movie)

I was also a bit surprised to not see Ultron, but, a lot of villains don't get much screen time and he's only been in one movie. He's also an expensive special effect. Not that surprising upon reflection.

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Level 89
May 20, 2018
Coulson just missed the cutoff by a minute and 15 seconds and Ultron by over three minutes. I think Coulson is going to be in next year's Captain Marvel so he should get the time needed to be included then.
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Level 84
Apr 25, 2019
Are you going to update this after Endgame?
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Level 89
Apr 26, 2019
The plan is to update it but even though I already saw it Wednesday I didn't want to submit changes until at least a couple days had passed to avoid anything that may seem like a spoiler.
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Level 66
May 19, 2018
Got all but Ivan Vanko. I should have guessed him - I even got Obadiah Stane!
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Level 23
May 19, 2018
Can you please accept Wanda for Scarlet Witch?
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Level 89
Jul 3, 2018
I didn't want to include first names only because there's some overlap (Erik Selvig and Erik Killmonger, Peter Quill and Peter Parker, Stephen Strange and Steve Rogers, James Barnes and James Rhodes, maybe more when more movies come out, I guess Marvel really isn't that creative when it comes to the civilian names) and it would make it easier to just randomly guess some of the names since most are fairly common so hopefully it would be alright if I just keep it at full names, last names only, and hero/ villain names.
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Level 72
Jul 4, 2018
I tried many spellings of Obadiah, though. I don't remember hearing his last name many times in Iron Man, or his villain name for that matter. I don't think the risk that another character with the same name pops up in the future is very high. Maybe accept the most obvious/unique first names?
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Level 89
Jul 5, 2018
Fair point. I'll submit a change so just Obadiah should work.
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Level 78
Aug 3, 2019
It would be nice for those that aren't duplicates, though. I remembered Betty but not her last name.
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Level 65
May 18, 2021
You don't need to accept every first name, but Wanda is literally in the name of her show.
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Level 75
Jun 27, 2018
How on earth did none of the X-men make this list? There's been a ton of those movies.
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Level 89
Jun 27, 2018
This quiz only includes movies in the MCU (the Marvel movies currently being distributed by Disney- essentially all the characters that appeared in Avengers 3 and a couple others) not the FOX movies like X- Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool or the Sony movies which include the iterations of Spider-Man before he was portrayed by Tom Holland.
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Level 84
Jul 3, 2018
I posted a lengthy explanation of what the MCU is in the comments section of this quiz
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Level 89
Jul 3, 2018
Great explanation! Everyone else should check out that one if curious, it is much better than my abbreviated version that you can see above.
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2023
Thanks Kalb!
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Level 84
Jul 3, 2018
Damn. Couldn't remember Obadiah's last name. Tried "Strong" and "Stern." So close.

Biggest surprise for me on a missing character was Nebula, who has 18:15 minutes of screen time according to IMDB. Guess she was in the first GotG a lot less than I thought.

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Level 84
Jul 3, 2018
It also accepts "Iron Monger" as a type-in.
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Level 84
Jul 3, 2018
Don't think he's ever referred to by that name in the movie, though, and I'm not familiar with the comic books.
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Level 89
Jul 3, 2018
I don't think Obadiah is referred to as the Iron Monger specifically in the movie but I know they do use the term at some point, I think in reference to the suit he ends up wearing.
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Level 84
Mar 19, 2019
nah, the one time in the movie they use the term is when Obadiah is talking to Tony inside by the arc reactor prototype, shortly after Tony has announced that Stark Industries isn't going to sell weapons anymore, and Obadiah is trying to talk sense to him and he says "That's what we do. We're iron mongers. We make weapons."
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Level 89
Jul 3, 2018
The quiz should accept both the hero/ villain names for each character as well as the last names of any character.
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Level 72
Jul 3, 2018
I missed Loki *facepalm*
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Level 24
Jul 3, 2018
The director of Guardians of the Galaxy has been very clear that baby Groot is NOT the same Groot, but rather the son of, Groot.

So I question his appearance on this list.

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Level 89
Jul 3, 2018
I think it would be more confusing to separate the different versions of Groot because I don't think Groot would still be on the quiz if they were though I think most would think he should be. While it may not be the same Groot, both are still Groot. While it isn't an exact comparison, War Machine played by both Don Cheadle and Terrence Howard is included under the same name. JARVIS technically has no screentime in the movies but when I tried to find out how long he spoke for I intended to include it under Vision and give the answer the designation of "Vision/ JARVIS" though they are also technically different characters they are portrayed by the same actor and are certainly closely linked as multiple iterations of the same thing. Unfortunately I couldn't find that information so the quiz ended up just saying Vision.
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Level 84
Jul 5, 2018
We are groot
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Level 45
Jul 3, 2018
I'm surprised Betty Ross has more screen time than Peggy Carter
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Level 84
Jul 4, 2018
I got her by guessing "Ross"- but I was thinking of her father.
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Level 74
Jul 4, 2018
Surprised some of the names towards the end beat Happy Hogan - hasn't he already been in four movies?
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Level 89
Jul 4, 2018
He's been in four but he was only in each one for a couple minutes and was only on screen for a total of just under 18 minutes. There's a ton of characters that seem important and like they were on screen a lot when I think about the movies but then when I look at the times they really weren't around for that long. Nebula and Ultron are also examples of characters that just missed the cutoff of 20 minutes that I would have definitely expected to be on there before I made the quiz.
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Level 65
Aug 2, 2018
You might want to update this quiz after Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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Level 89
Aug 5, 2018
Submitted an update. Hopefully it goes up soon.
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Level 41
Dec 11, 2018
It should accept drstange
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Level 72
Aug 9, 2019
It does, but only when you spell it right.
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Level 48
Mar 4, 2019
Ghost Rider should be part of the MCU.

Poor Nick Cage.

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Level 55
Mar 20, 2019
Is anyone else surprised Maria Hill isn’t on here? I know she’s a minor character but I thought she would have at least 20 minutes collectively.
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2019
As of Captain Marvel, there are three new entries: Phil Coulson (who has reached 21 minutes), Hope van Dyne (50:45) and Carol Denvers (66:30).
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2019
If you stay on the first 19 movies, then there's a mistake: Hope van Dyne is 15 minutes and not 51 (according to your source)!
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Level 51
May 7, 2019
It's as of Ant-Man and the Wasp (the 20th movie) so Hope's screen time is correct
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Level 62
Jul 31, 2019
If it's up to the 20th movie, then the title instructions are incorrect.
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Level 39
Apr 6, 2019
I still try to know how Maria Hill couldn't made the top, marvel is wasting so much by not using Smudlers' character, she is so strong
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Level 49
Apr 8, 2019
This should be updated with Captain Marvel on it
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Level 89
Apr 28, 2019
An edit has been submitted now that Endgame numbers are in.
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Level 84
May 4, 2019
I keep coming back here hoping to take this while it's still fresh but the update still hasn't gone through.
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2019
I wrote "Happy". Too bad I didn't know his last name is "Hogan". I wrote "Ned". Too bad I didn't know his last name is "Leeds".
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Level 89
Aug 3, 2019
Sorry about that. Could've sworn I added those first names as type ins. Submitted a revision
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2019
Thanks! Maybe "Betty" for Betty Ross?
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2019
Cool it finally updated.

Couple suggestions: should accept "Happy" for Happy Hogan. and "Ned" for Ned Leeds. Also maybe could use some more time. Even this MCU fanatic could have used an extra 30-60 seconds.

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Level 89
Aug 3, 2019
Apologies for that. Thought I'd added those type ins before. Submitted a revision
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Level 75
Aug 5, 2019
Should Talos be added? With his appearance in Captain Marvel plus Far from Home he would be just over 20 minutes. Of course, it depends on whether you count the appearance of a shapeshifter as the actual character or the character they're imitating. Either way works, but I figured I should at least mention it. :)
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Level 89
Aug 15, 2019
I counted it as a Nick Fury appearance in Far From Home. Figured it made more sense to go with the character everyone thinks they are seeing until the last credits scene.
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2019
I forgot Thanos. Whoops.
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Level 68
Aug 6, 2019
Was Venom not considered an MCU film?
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Level 84
Aug 6, 2019
It was not.
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Level 84
Apr 15, 2020
but... retroactively it may be? Sony and Disney seem to be getting more and more comfortable working with each other now, after a brief disagreement that almost ended the partnership, but now it appears as though Holland's Spider-Man will be showing up in future Venom movies, and Keaton's Vulture has a role in the upcoming Morbius movie, so the two universes may become increasingly interconnected moving forward.
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Level 84
Jun 13, 2022
... or... Sony will just rely on false advertising to get you to think that this is the case, hoping to get their hands on some of that MCU money.
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Level 84
Oct 4, 2021
as predicted... things are getting weirder. The post-credit scene in Venom 2 has officially crossed the character over into the MCU, in some form. I think by this December it's going to be tough figuring out what technically is or is not canonically in the "MCU"- but probably it will end up sort of like the Marvel comics multiverse where there are some stories that take place on "Earth-616" - the main Marvel comics timeline and universe - and many other stories that take place on different Earths, in different timelines or realities of the multiverse.

So anyway, the end of Venom 2 also in a way confirmed that the first Venom movie did NOT take place in the same world as the main MCU timeline, but going forward that might not be the case.

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Level 27
Nov 10, 2019
When u get the least guessed one but forget spider man and black panther

*facepalm*

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Level 44
Jan 9, 2020
Shocked Mantis didn't make the list.
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2020
Ummmm, Where's Stan Lee?
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Level 89
Jan 15, 2020
His screen time is nowhere near the requisite 20 minutes because each appearance was limited to only a few seconds. Even if his cameos in non-MCU Marvel movies, and even some other random ones like Mallrats and Princess Diaries 2 were counted, he would still come up short.
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Level 84
Jul 10, 2020
haha... Princess Diaries 2... funny... though I do wonder if Mallrats is part of the MCU since he was reading the script in Captain Marvel.
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Level 84
Feb 20, 2020
Kinda crazy that you could do a cut of all these movies that *never* had no Iron Man on screen and it would be a solid 6 hours long.
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Level 69
Mar 22, 2021
noticed that when I tried "the wasp" it was not accepted but "wasp" was. There's really no point in typing "the" but it might be nice if it accepted it with or without.
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Level ∞
May 18, 2021
The Wasp will work now.
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Level 58
May 8, 2021
How on Earth...I saw this on the new and reset quizzes page and thought someone copied. It has the exact same title as one I had made a while ago, and I didn't realize otherwise until I looked at the date of first submission. I must've not checked quiz ideas at the time. Nevertheless, I was just reporting the weird coincidence, and you have did it much better than I did nearly three years later. A nice quiz to pass time with.
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Level 89
May 9, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 69
May 9, 2021
I thought for sure that Ego and Hela would have had 20 minutes each, but I guess not.
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Level 55
May 18, 2021
And Ultron
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Level 60
May 10, 2021
When you get Darcy Lewis but forget Loki (╥﹏╥)
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Level 71
May 10, 2021
can you accept photon for monica rambeau
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Level 84
May 18, 2021
was not prepared to remember Darcy's last name...
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Level 76
May 18, 2021
Accept The Wasp for Hope? I tried it and it didn't work
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Level 63
May 18, 2021
Forgot about Howard the Duck, the first MCU movie.
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Level 67
May 18, 2021
Was Iron Man always the main Marvel character, or does his outsized role in the movies owe mainly to the fact that the first movie was such a hit and Robert Downey, Jr. is so popular playing him? I remember him when I was young, but I don't recall him being the leader or the signature hero. I always thought that was Captain America.
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Level 84
May 18, 2021
The latter. The Avengers don't really have a leader. Cap would be the closest thing to fitting that role. But Iron Man was always more of the face of the organization and franchise. This was due undoubtedly to the facts that the character and RDJ's portrayal of him both became extremely popular, that Iron Man was the first film in the MCU (and Iron Man 2 was the 3rd), and that since Tony was the first and most popular Avenger to show up on screen in the MCU he naturally ended up featuring in a bunch of different movies and wound up with the most total screen time.

Though it is surprising to me even considering all of the above just how much more he got than everyone else. A full 112 minutes more than the 1st-runner-up. Even including the 2 multi-part miniseries that several other characters had on Disney +, which didn't feature Tony at all.

Give it another 10 years and maybe Spider-Man or Thor will catch up.

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Level 54
May 21, 2021
Surprised not to see Howard Stark. He had appearances briefly in Iron Man 2, the first Captain America, Endgame, aaaand maybe others? I would have thought it might have added up.
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Level 84
May 23, 2021
He also showed up briefly in the original Iron Man (as a photograph), Ant-Man, and Civil War. Keyword, though, is "briefly."
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Level 57
Jul 25, 2021
I'm honestly really happy at how high Darcy is. <3 Also, I suppose this quiz should be updated for Loki and Black Widow?
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2021
At current time of writing, there have been 24 movies, not 23.
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Level 53
Oct 3, 2021
Maybe add updates for Shang-Chi now. But I would say don't do updates for What if unless you want to include Uatu. Shang-Chi, Katy, Wenwu and Xialing will probably all be added but maybe more. Maybe Trevor Slattery or Jiang nan. And of course you would have to up Wong, Hulk and Captain Marvel's times as well. Abomination might be added too. idk tho. Good quiz btw!
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Level 84
Dec 17, 2021
Abomination was on-screen in Shang Chi for all of maybe 10 or 15 seconds.
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Level 32
Nov 24, 2021
Is Abomination really below 20 minutes? I haven't seen The Incredible Hulk in a while, but I know he is in Shang-Chi for a little bit. That was mostly a cameo, but still. Also is Wong not on the list? He was in Doctor Strange, and the end credit scene of Shang-Chi. Really good quiz!
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2022
If anyone's curious, I believe that adding the "What if...?" character times would add four characters: Ultron (32), Okoye (22:30), Red Skull/Stonekeeper (20:30), and Sharon Carter (20). Not saying whether they should be added or not, just thought it would be interesting to look at the times. :)
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Level 51
May 9, 2022
Begging for an update, and for just Agatha to be accepted
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Level 43
May 25, 2022
Hey! great quiz, I think it's time for an update but it's fantastic! I know you won't but I personally am a firm believer that Coulson has the most screentime in the MCU with 579 minutes. (this is due to Agents of Shield)
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Level 47
May 26, 2022
Agents of SHIELD is not a part of the MCU, when will people accept that?
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Level 58
Jun 28, 2022
30th February
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Level 21
Nov 6, 2022
But Agents of Shield IS part of the MCU! Fury, Coulsdon, they reference the films events.
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Level 47
May 26, 2022
Needs to be updated!!
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Level 47
May 26, 2022
Also, if you're going to accept some first names, please accept all first names... Peggy, Jane, Darcy, Jimmy, Agatha don't work, but Alexei, Karli, Ned, 'B' (for B-15), and Pepper all do... it should be consistent, please
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Level 65
Sep 7, 2022
Update time as this is over a year outdated now
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Level 91
Dec 31, 2022
Maybe I mistyped but Bucky didn't accept for winter soldier.
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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2023
Bucky will work now
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Level 46
Jan 5, 2023
It didn't work when I tried it
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Level 53
Jan 1, 2023
I surprised War Machine isn't here
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Level 73
Jan 1, 2023
Please accept Yelena?
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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2023
Okay
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2023
Can you do more type-ins for Sersi? At least accept Circe, the myth she was named after...
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Level ∞
Jan 2, 2023
Yes
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2023
Question - Does Spider-man get triple time credit for the last act of No Way Home?
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Level 15
Jan 5, 2023
can you accept red witch instead of jane foster?

Thats her name in french

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Level 61
Jan 5, 2023
But Scarlet Witch and Jane Foster are different...
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Level 70
Jan 5, 2023
Is this intended to only include MCU movies and not TV series? The list in the link includes TV series, and if those are included, Vision has over 100 minutes, as do a number of other characters.
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2023
I don't think it counts TV shows. For example, Hawkeye apparently has 95 minutes of screen time from his TV show alone based on the source but only 51 here. I was also surprised that Miss Marvel wasn't here. It's only to only focus on the movies since the TV shows are more complicated and less popular, but I also feel like a caveat explaining that this quiz is only movie-based would be appreciated.
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Level 76
Jan 6, 2023
The imdb linked does include the Disney+ shows so I'm not sure why they were excluded unless the quiz maker decided on it, I'm guessing because they would easily top the screen time count otherwise
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Level 61
Jan 5, 2023
Good job putting Drax on the list. Most viewers would miss him because he was standing so incredibly still most of the time.
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Level 56
Jan 5, 2023
I went to type in "Chinese guy" and it gave me "Shang-Chi". W
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Level 19
Jan 5, 2023
Great quiz!
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Level 43
Jan 5, 2023
Can someone explain how Black Widow isn't on the list but her sister is? Does her film not count as MCU?
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Level 73
Jan 5, 2023
Umm… She is on the list. 176 minutes.
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Level 62
Jan 5, 2023
I don't want to say that these numbers are not accurate.

But they seem highly suspect.

I don't see how Sersi, Shang-Chi, and Yelena made the list.

Just off the top of my head War Machine/Rhodes, Happy, MJ, Groot, Nebula, and Vision had much more screen time.

Also, I don't see how Spider-Man is above Captain America and Thor.

Sorry - I gotta give this quiz one star.

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Level 89
Jan 6, 2023
Sorry it's hard to base a quiz off of your memory rather than a real list reporting actual screen times. We'll all try harder next time!
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Level 84
Jan 7, 2023
Was Vision not able to edge out Sersi or Yelena with his leading role in WandaVision? Or did you decide to take out the Disney + shows when you last updated this?

edit: just checked your source and he was on screen for 80 minutes just in that series, so... either you missed that or decided to not count the shows. I noticed you also cut down the number of answers by about half, and a ton of comments have gone missing, so clearly there was an overhaul. I know the shows were factored in here before.

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Level 89
Jan 10, 2023
I had the shows on in my most recent update a few months back but this one I assume was done by quizmaster since I hadn't submitted a new one in a while and never personally changed the time from 20 to 35 minutes. Makes sense though because it had gotten very unwieldy and the list would be entirely overtaken by characters from the shows at this point if they were included.
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2023
You can check the source, but it does seem that it may not be counting television shows. In that case, it should probably say "movies only."
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2023
That list you are using is from 2017, but the bulk of MCU television has come out since then. There is no way Vision (for example) did not make the cut after being the star of his own TV show in 2021.
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2023
OK, so I went back and re-looked at that list, and it was updated 5 months ago. However, it seems that this quiz was not, seeing as Hawkeye now has 95 minutes from his show that have not been added to his count.
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Level 57
Jan 11, 2023
You might want to change the front-page description of this quiz if its through to multiverse of madness, which is the 28th film. The front page description says the first 23.