MCU (Marvel Studios) has found a way to make its audience fall in love with its ever-growing cast of characters. From the villains to the heroes to the side characters, almost everyone in the MCU has some sort of fanbase surrounding them.
When it comes to supporting characters, some of them live beyond their fifteen minutes of fame. Many times, the MCU’s supporting characters are favored over the big-hitters. They gain so much love in the fandom that they end up becoming an integral part of future storylines. The supporting-turned-fan-favorite characters should be given more screen time and more backstory, which fans would eat up.
No.10 Wong’s Deadpan Humor And Courage Made Him Likable
When he was first introduced in Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, Wong, had very few lines and little to no character exploration. The few scenes he did have, however, had enough of his deadpan humor and courage to make fans fall in love.
Since then, Wong has appeared in several projects, including Infinity War, Endgame, She-Hulk, and Shang-Chi. His personal life outside of being a superhero has been explored, which most MCU characters don’t get. Additionally, his frequent cameos and appearances have led to fans referring to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Wong Cinematic Universe.
No.9 M’Baku Helped In The Fight Against Thanos
Initially introduced as an antagonist in Black Panther, M’Baku provided critical aid to T’Challa and his family by the end of the film. His role in the fight against Thanos in both Infinity War and Endgame was minor compared to the main Avengers, but his presence demonstrated off-screen character development that fans were quick to pick up on.
Despite holding different beliefs than the Royal Family, M’Baku brought aid to fight Thanos’ army when the world and Wakanda were in danger. He demonstrated his loyalty to T’Challa and Wakanda, along with his bravery in battle.
No.8 Jimmy Woo Proved He Was More Than Just An FBI Agent
Originally a minor character in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Jimmy Woo’s popularity skyrocketed during WandaVision‘s weekly release. His first scene in the series was a callback to his original MCU appearance. It showed that he finally learned the magic trick that kept eluding him in Ant-Man and the Wasp, allowing his character to come full circle.
Fans were shown another side of Jimmy that proved he was more than just an FBI agent. He was a good and loyal friend and a skilled fighter. His humor did not go unnoticed and his resourcefulness impressed fans week after week.
No.7 Darcy Lewis Provided A Lighthearted Tone
Just like Jimmy Woo, Darcy Lewis’ popularity saw an uptick thanks to WandaVision. Starting off as a political science intern, Darcy famously tasered a powerless Thor in the 2011 Thor film. She would hilariously refer to Mjolnir as “mew-mew” and provided a lighthearted tone to the first two films of the Thor series.
In an incredible demonstration of character growth, Darcy arrived in WandaVision as a doctor in astrophysics. Her dynamic relationship with both Jimmy Woo and Monica Rambeau was one of the best parts of the show.
No.6 Karun Stood Out Among A Huge Cast Of Characters
One of the standout characters in Eternals was Kingo’s valet, Karun. In a film with so many characters, it should’ve been difficult for the human support character to stand out. Yet, Karun is one of the most memorable parts of the film.
Armed with nothing but loyalty and a never-ending supply of cameras, Karun brought levity to several intense action and dialogue scenes. He fit in with the thousands-year-old warriors, offering counsel and support where he could. His dedication to filming Kingo’s documentary was a highlight, as well.
No.5 Luis Is The MCU’s Best Narrator
No one in the MCU can tell a story as well as Luis, which is one of the things that makes him such a lovable fan favorite. His storytelling scenes are staples of the Ant-Man films. In fact, his narrations become so popular that many fans were disappointed when Marvel Studios did not release a recap of the Infinity Saga, narrated by Luis, as part of Endgame‘s promotional campaign.
On top of being hilarious and a loyal friend to Scott Lang, Luis revealed himself to have a heart of gold. His fate during the five-year blip is still unknown, and fans are eager to learn what happened to Luis during that time.
No.4 Aunt May Proved The Detractors Wrong
When Marisa Tomei was originally cast as Aunt May, fans expressed concern that she was too young to play Spider-Man’s aunt. However, after Spider-Man: Homecoming, the MCU’s iteration of Aunt May won over the detractors.
Aunt May was one of the best parents in the MCU. She cared for Peter, was highly protective, and also tried to be the “cool aunt.” When she discovered Peter’s secret identity, she was fully supportive and proud of him. Everyone wanted an Aunt May in their corner.
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No.3 Okoye Is A Strong And Capable Warrior
Introduced in Black Panther, Okoye become a fan favorite almost immediately. As General of the Dora Milaje and head of Wakanda’s army, she was a strong and capable warrior, but also a funny and loyal friend to the Royal Family. Her loyalty to the Kingdom of Wakanda even superseded her marriage.
Okoye’s roles in Infinity War and Endgame saw her teaming up with Natasha, Wanda, and the other female heroes to defend Earth. Danai Gurira’s portrayal of the character was so popular that when she wasn’t given top billing on the Endgame poster, fans rallied online to call out Marvel Studios on the misstep.
No.2 Despite Dane Whitman’s Small Role, Fans Shipped Him And Sersi
The Game of Thrones veteran, Kit Harington, had barely any screentime in Eternals. However, the scenes that Dane Whitman did have were enough for a majority of fans to ship Sersi and Dane more than her ex, Ikaris. There was no doubting Dane’s love for her or even his care for Sprite.
Ever the supportive boyfriend, Dane took the revelation that his girlfriend was an alien who’s lived for over seven thousand years in his stride. He expressed amazement at Sersi’s abilities and accepted who she was.
No.1 Cassie Lang Is One Of The Most Adorable Characters
Cassie Lang bolsters the storylines in both Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Scott’s daughter was easily one of the most adorable characters in the entire MCU. Her relationship with Scott is one of the best parent-child dynamics in the cinematic universe, bolstered by the love and care they have for each other.
From Cassie supporting her father being a superhero to her emotional reaction about his return in Endgame, fans immediately adored the character. With Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania coming up, fans will get to see the character grow and move in an entirely new direction, becoming a hero in her own right.
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