There Are Over 1100 Marvel Characters — We'll Be Impressed If You Can Name 40!

Olivia Cantor

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About This Quiz

Everybody just loves their superhero stories. Be it in comic book form, on television or as movies, our beloved superheroes with super abilities live on in the global pop culture we grow up with, mature with and age with. Our comic book heroes will certainly not fade away that easily. And with what's happening in global pop culture franchising, some of these heroes, their stories and situations even get a new or better lease on life, letting younger generations discover them, too.

Such is the gem that the Marvel Comics line has made. This special gem is now morphing into many newer comics, which are also getting crossover media exposure in other forms of communication right now. But of course, the biggest hold that the Marvel Universe has on the global entertainment audience is their MCU -- the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Who doesn't love Marvel movies? There are still many things up for debate in the fandoms, but it's fairly easy to see that Marvel movies far outweigh the other company's output in terms of quality storytelling and formidable plots. And then of course, the characters are also well-liked -- even if they're a bit on the bad side!

So let's see if you can ace this one, sport! Tell us the name of the character in the image shows, and you score one for the team. Ready? Go!



Can you name this Marvel character?

Steve Rogers is Captain America. Chris Evans plays him in the Avenger movies

How about this Marvel character?

Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man in the early 2000s. Andrew Garfield also did his character justice. Tom Holland is the latest to play him at the movies.

And this Marvel character?

Everybody knows Tony Stark and his Iron Man alter ego-ish persona. Robert Downey Jr. plays him so well at the movies.

Do you know this Marvel character?

Natasha Romanoff is also known as Black Widow in the Avengers world. Scarlett Johansson gives her justice in the movie version.

Can you identify this Marvel character?

When you say Wolverine, that's Logan. And that's Hugh Jackman, through and through, in all of the movie versions.

What's the name of this Marvel character?

Charles Francis Xavier is Professor X of the X-Men. Both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy played him in different era movies.

What about this Marvel character?

There have been a number of Hulk movies over the years. The '70s TV series is also memorable for Gen X-ers.

And this other Marvel character?

There's a short-haired Thor and a long-haired Thor at the movies. Whatever version you like, Chris Hemsworth is worth watching, whatever the mane situation.

Do you know this particular Marvel character?

The standalone Black Panther movie was such a big hit. People can't wait to see more of Wakanda!

Do you know who this is?

Doctor Strange appeared in his full-length film in 2016. He's been appearing in various Avengers movies ever since.

How about this one?

Mister Fantastic is also known as Reed Richards. Several film versions of him have already been done.

Can you tell who this one is?

Mystique's name is Raven. Jennifer Lawrence plays her well in the reboot films

Can you identify this one?

Jean Grey is a powerful telepath in the X-Men world. Sophie Turner plays her now in the reboot films.

How about this other one?

Josh Brolin played Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War." This veteran actor gave dramatic nuances to this Marvel character.

And this one?

Deadpool is not your average comic book hero. But he sure is funny!

Who is this?

The gorgeous Zoe Saldana plays Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. She can hold her own in this male-centric world!

Which Marvel character is this one?

Storm is part of the X-Men. She can control the weather.

Which character is this one?

The older Magneto of the movies is in between being a hero and a villain. The younger version of him showed his backstory as to why he is who he is, which is very interesting.

What about this one?

Star-Lord's human name is Peter Quill. Chris Pratt plays him well at the movies.

Can you tell who this is?

Gambit is an important X-Men character. We hope to see more of him at the movies!

Can you identify this particular figure?

Loki is played by Tom Hiddleston at the movies. Even if the MCU films are sometimes uneven, he still makes his character as consistent as possible.

Can you name who this is?

The Invisible Woman of Fantastic Four is Susan Storm. Jessica Alba played her once in the movie version, so did Kate Mara in another movie version.

Do you know who this is?

Cyclops is part of the X-Men. His real name is Scott Summers.

Who is this character pictured here?

Drax the Destroyer is played by Dave Bautista at the movies. He can give Hulk a run for his money!

Who's this in the image?

Did you know that Vin Diesel voices Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies? It might be fun if he dressed up as Groot in the movies, too!

Can you correctly name this Marvel character?

The Thing is recognizable as a huge rock-like character. His tagline is "It's clobberin' time!"

Quick, can you name this one?

The Silver Surfer is part of the Fantastic Four world. Laurence Fishburne voiced him in the 2007 film version.

Get your geek cred by naming who this is!

In the movie version, Rogue's real name is Marie D'Ancanto. It's hard for her to have physical contact, since her mutation involves absorbing the energies or even the life of someone.

What do they call this Marvel character?

Ant-Man is played by Paul Rudd in the movie versions. But some say The Wasp is more baddie than him!

What's the name of this character?

Blade is a kung fu-fighting sword-carrying toughie of a hero out to get all bad vampires out there. Wesley Snipes played him in the movie versions.

Can you tell us who this is?

Nick Fury used to be a military man who became the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. That's why his skills are needed to guide the Avengers in their duties.

Can you correctly name this villain?

The Green Goblin is actually a morphed Norman Osborn, the rich man who also runs secret scientific experiments. In the earlier Spider-Man films, he was played by actor Willem Dafoe.

How about this hero?

Daredevil is the blind superhero who is a lawyer by profession. When not being Daredevil, he goes by the name Matt Murdock.

What's the name of this hero?

In the X-Men movies, we see the elder Beast become an important diplomat-politician for mutant affairs. In his younger days, though, he's the one helping Charles Xavier build the team from ground up.

Can you name this truly Marvel hero?

When not being Hawkeye, he is Clint Barton. This Avenger is also a family man, as we saw in the Avenger movies.

Who is this hotshot?

Human Torch is part of the Fantastic Four. It's interesting to note that prior to playing Captain America in the Avengers movies, Chris Evans played Human Torch in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie.

Who is this cute baddie?

Kitty Pryde is a character in the X-men world. She might have a solo movie soon.

What's the name of this hero-ish villain pictured here?

In Captain America's story, Bucky is Steve Rogers' childhood friend. Bucky supposedly died during the war, but was resurrected and turned into the Winter Soldier assassin. But he fought alongside the Avengers later on, redeeming himself.

Do you think you can pick out this character's name?

The Punisher is about a guy who turned vigilante when his family was killed by the mob. Of course, it is set in New York City mostly.

Last but not the least, what's the name of this interesting Marvel character?

Emma Frost is also a telepath. But no one can read her mind while she's encrusted in her diamond-like skin.

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