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MCU Characters by Screen Time

Name the characters who have been on screen for more than 20 minutes in the first 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies.
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First submittedMay 9, 2018
Last updatedAugust 4, 2019
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Minutes
Character
360
Iron Man
247
Captain America
205
Thor
161
Spider-Man
141
Hulk
112
Black Widow
109
Ant-Man
96
Star-Lord
89
Doctor Strange
80
Gamora
79
Nick Fury
78
Loki
72
Captain Marvel
71
Pepper Potts
64
Black Panther
Minutes
Character
59
War Machine
53
Hawkeye
53
Rocket Raccoon
53
Hope van Dyne
51
Hank Pym
48
Winter Soldier
47
Jane Foster
45
Thanos
40
Drax
35
Falcon
34
Nebula
34
Scarlet Witch
34
Groot
28
Happy Hogan
27
Betty Ross
Minutes
Character
27
Ned Leeds
24
Yondu
24
Odin
24
Erik Selvig
23
Vision
22
Killmonger
22
Obadiah Stane
22
Peggy Carter
21
Ivan Vanko
21
Mysterio
21
Phil Coulson
20
Michelle Jones
20
The Ancient One
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level 46
May 18, 2018
It’s a good feeling getting the least guessed answer.
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level 77
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 35
May 29, 2019
check out my mcu quizzes. they are super fun. let me know what you think
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level 57
May 19, 2018
How is Coulson or Ultron not on here?
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level 67
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 77
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 66
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 77
Apr 25, 2019
Are you going to update this after Endgame?
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level 66
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 35
May 29, 2019
check out my mcu quizzes. they are super fun. let me know what you think
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level 77
May 30, 2019
Honestly SimSim your quizzes need some work. Try getting a friend to take them maybe you can see how frustrating some of the answers are. Then work on making answers that are easier to get with some more comprehensive type-ins
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level 67
May 19, 2018
Got all but Ivan Vanko. I should have guessed him - I even got Obadiah Stane!
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level 35
May 29, 2019
check out my mcu quizzes. they are super fun. let me know what you think
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level 77
May 19, 2018
I missed Hank Pym. I assumed he would be counted as "Ant-Man"
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level 66
May 20, 2018
Sorry about that. I submitted a revision so it should be fixed soon.
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level 77
Jun 1, 2018
No problem. Nice quiz.
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level 35
May 29, 2019
check out my mcu quizzes. they are super fun. let me know what you think
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level 25
May 19, 2018
Can you please accept Wanda for Scarlet Witch?
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level 66
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 73
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 66
Jul 5, 2018
Fair point. I'll submit a change so just Obadiah should work.
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level 71
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 80
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 66
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 77
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 66
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 35
May 29, 2019
check out my mcu quizzes. they are super fun. let me know what you think
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level 71
Aug 6, 2019
Dude, ffs! One plug per comment thread is overly sufficient.
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level 79
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 77
Jul 3, 2018
It also accepts "Iron Monger" as a type-in.
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level 79
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 66
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 77
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 66
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 67
Jul 3, 2018
I missed Loki *facepalm*
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level 27
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 66
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 77
Jul 5, 2018
We are groot
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level 50
Jul 3, 2018
Can just "Jane" work for Jane Foster? That was the only one I missed because I couldn't remember her last name
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level 66
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 45
Jul 3, 2018
I'm surprised Betty Ross has more screen time than Peggy Carter
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level 77
Jul 4, 2018
I got her by guessing "Ross"- but I was thinking of her father.
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level 68
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 66
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 57
Aug 2, 2018
You might want to update this quiz after Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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level 66
Aug 5, 2018
Submitted an update. Hopefully it goes up soon.
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level 79
Sep 20, 2018
I'm getting this error when I click the give up link on this quiz. Error: invalid parameter: 35:34
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level ∞
Sep 21, 2018
This has been fixed.
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level 65
Sep 21, 2018
Could "Mary Poppins" be accepted for Yondu?
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level 41
Dec 11, 2018
It should accept drstange
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level 73
Aug 9, 2019
It does, but only when you spell it right.
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level 53
Mar 4, 2019
Ghost Rider should be part of the MCU. Poor Nick Cage.
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level 42
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 53
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 53
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 50
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 53
Jul 31, 2019
If it's up to the 20th movie, then the title instructions are incorrect.
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level 22
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 37
Apr 8, 2019
This should be updated with Captain Marvel on it
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level 66
Apr 28, 2019
An edit has been submitted now that Endgame numbers are in.
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level 77
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 76
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 66
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 76
Aug 3, 2019
Thanks! Maybe "Betty" for Betty Ross?
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level 77
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 66
Aug 3, 2019
Apologies for that. Thought I'd added those type ins before. Submitted a revision
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level 67
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 66
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 63
Aug 5, 2019
I forgot Thanos. Whoops.
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level 53
Aug 5, 2019
Somehow I missed that MJ doesn't stand for Mary Jane in the MCU. Now I know.
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level 77
Aug 5, 2019
They just called her Michelle in the first movie and then only at the end referred to her as MJ.
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level 63
Aug 6, 2019
Was Venom not considered an MCU film?
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level 77
Aug 6, 2019
It was not.