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These cinematic characters are marvelously funny. Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Funniest MCU Characters."
For this list, we’ll be going over the most hilarious characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll only be including entries from the MCU films though.
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#10: Peter Parker/Spider-Man
One of the youngest MCU heroes, at least on the big screen, Peter Parker has great power and great responsibility thrust on him, but he still manages to have fun. His excitability and penchant for pop culture references make him both endearing and highly amusing. Tom Holland’s quippy, cocky Spider-Man persona is the one we’ve all been waiting to see captured on the big screen, and he delivers that side of the character brilliantly while also making Peter’s awkward side funny as well. Given his young age, we hope that we’ll have many more years of laughs to come.
The princess of Wakanda and the younger sister of the Black Panther, T’Challa, Shuri is an absolute genius, keeping her brother and the rest of the country ahead of the rest of the world with her numerous vibranium-based inventions. However, Shuri’s tongue is as sharp as her mind, and she’s always ready with a witty remark. Shuri’s sarcastic and welcome comic relief is a definite highlight of the Black Panther movie, and we look forward to seeing more from her.
#8: The Grandmaster
The ruler of the planet Sakaar, the Grandmaster is a highly eccentric, decadent, and egocentric character, who acts as a secondary antagonist in Thor: Ragnarok. Although his domination over his people is often objectively harsh and draconian, his goofy denial over this and his lighthearted execution of people in horrific ways makes for a very entertaining contrast. The Grandmaster’s quirks are brought to life by an absolutely hilarious performance by Jeff Goldblum, whose mannerisms and odd little touches make the character a real treat to watch.
#7: Rocket Raccoon
While he may have a tragic past as a lab experiment, Rocket the talking raccoon makes us laugh—for real. The cantankerous pilot and fix-it man…er, animal, of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket is a lovable jerk whose frequent blunt and outrageous remarks are a crack up. Everything about him, from his ill-tempered arguments with his teammates to his friendship with Groot to his strange obsession with prosthetic limbs only adds to his crabby charisma.
The Asgardian formerly known as prince, and one of the strongest Avengers, Thor is one of the longest-serving members of the MCU, and he’s only gotten funnier as time’s gone on. A large part of what makes Thor funny is his lack of familiarity with Earth’s culture and our expressions. However, Thor’s cocky attitude, one-upmanship, and his contentious relationship with his brother Loki are also great sources of comedy. No matter the joke though, Chris Hemsworth’s charming performance always manages to tickle our funny bones.
#5: Scott Lang/Ant-Man
A former thief turned shrinking superhero, Scott Lang may be a criminal, but he’s far from hardened. Scott is a terrifically funny guy, whose dry humor and unabashed enjoyment of his suit’s abilities are, thanks to Paul Rudd’s exceptional comedic timing, rather infectious. It’s this comedic versatility that makes him among the MCU’s finest.
A convicted murderous maniac isn’t what most people think of when it comes to comedy, but Drax is an absolute laugh riot. His complete inability to understand metaphors and other idioms leads to some hilarious comedy. In addition, the occasions where he displays a more sensitive side that clashes with his tough guy image are also rather amusing. Drax also makes a great double act with Mantis, whose naiveté plays against his outlandish, and often rude statements brilliantly. Even with all that, we’re not sure we can quantify what makes Drax so uproariously funny.
A man made of rocks that Thor meets on Sakaar, Korg is a failed revolutionary turned gladiator. Despite his fearsome appearance, Korg is soft-spoken and goofy, and this contrast is just the first of the many funny things about him. In terms of the percentage of time he spends on screen being funny, Korg may technically be the funniest character on our list, as nearly every single line he says or thing he does in Thor: Ragnarok is hilarious. Bottom line: We all want more Korg.
#2: Peter Quill/Star-Lord
While all of the Guardians of the Galaxy are funny to some degree, we’d argue that their leader Peter Quill, or Star-Lord, also leads the rest in how amusing he is. Given that he was abducted and raised by aliens during the 1980s, Quill clings to the pop culture of his youth, leading him to make many outdated references. His irreverent sense of humor, as well as his exasperation with his teammates’ even more outrageous behavior, also contribute to his excellent spectrum of funny moments. If not for our next entry, he’d probably be number one.
#1: Tony Stark/Iron Man
Could it really be anyone else? Tony Stark, Iron Man himself, has been around longer than any of the other characters on our list, giving him a greater number of opportunities for funny moments. Tony’s witty, irreverent sense of humor, and Robert Downey Jr.’s wonderfully charismatic delivery, has given us plenty of laughs over the years. As the original MCU superhero, Tony has not only made us laugh longer than any other character, he’s also set the comedic tone for the entire MCU. If he weren’t as funny as he is right from the start, we might not have gotten any of our other entries.