If You Can't Name These MCU Characters, You're Not A Real Nerd

Marvel Comics are filled with brilliant characters, either with awesome superpowers or simply the ability to kick ass and make smart aleck remarks. And luckily, a producer named Kevin Feige had the bright idea to throw them all together in a gargantuan shared universe of films. They appear in some of their own and then they cross over into each other’s solo outings and then they all team up for a larger ensemble piece and then they break off again. Rinse and repeat. The movies have so many terrific characters in them: a god who can summon the power of thunder using his hammer, a billionaire playboy who dons a metal suit and joins forces with an AI to fight evil, a brilliant scientist who has been exposed to dangerous gamma radiation that turns him into a giant green fighting machine whenever he gets angry, and a fiercely patriotic soldier who had his strength enhanced with a super soldier serum in the Second World War and was frozen in ice until the present day. Only a true fan of the Marvel movie universe can name all of these characters. Are you the biggest MCU fan there is? Take the quiz to find out!

Question 1

Who is the archer?

It has often been said that this character is the most useless member of the Avengers. He doesn’t have any powers beyond a good ability to use a bow and arrow. As we discovered in the movie Age of Ultron, he has a family and a house out in the middle of nowhere where he lives out his days peacefully. We should be seeing a lot of him in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Who is the archer character from the Avengers?

Question 2

Who did JARVIS turn into?

Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence inside his suit and his lab, JARVIS, needed an Infinity Stone before being turned into a full on member of the Avengers. He was given a body and infinite powers, although those powers have not yet been fully utilized on the big screen. He was turned into this character in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron and he has been an important part of the franchise ever since. Which iconic comic character did JARVIS turn into?

Question 3

Who is Thor’s father?

Thor is a very important figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was one of the core members of the Avengers when the team first got together in the ‘Phase One’ part of the movie franchise. He gets his last name from his father. It’s ___son. That must be how they do things in Asgard. All of the characters were based on Norse mythology, with some added comic booky type stuff glommed on. What is the name of Thor’s father?

Question 4

Who is the green-skinned Guardian of the Galaxy?

Zoe Saldana has really made a name for herself in the world of science fiction action blockbuster movies. She played the female lead role of Neytiri in the James Cameron movie Avatar, which was the highest grossing movie ever made, and she also played Uhura in the new Star Trek movies. And she plays the green skinned character in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, a love interest of Peter Quill. Who is the green skinned Guardian of the Galaxy?

Question 5

Which bite-sized hero is this?

This character is faced with the difficult task now of having the first movie in the MCU to follow up the gargantuan epic that was Avengers: Infinity War. They couldn’t really have picked a smaller movie to follow up their biggest movie, which is probably an intentional move. This guy adopted the moniker of his superhero from a previous hero named Hank Pym. This one’s name is Scott Lang and he is played by Paul Rudd. Which bite-sized hero is this?

Question 6

Who is the Sorcerer Supreme?

This character was a hotshot surgeon who worked in New York City before he went through his origin story and became the powerful magician that you see in this picture. He joined the Avengers in their most recent movie Infinity War and we got to see him banter around with Iron Man and Spider-Man and Star-Lord and Thanos and it was all very interesting. He has been given the nickname the Sorcerer Supreme as this magician. Who is the Sorcerer Supreme?

Question 7

Who went off the grid in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

This character has a very important role in the SHIELD organization – or at least he did before it was found out that SHIELD had been run by the Nazis of HYDRA since the Second World War and Cap and Black Widow and this guy had to bring it down from the inside, kicking ass and taking names in a pastiche of old paranoid political thrillers. Which character went off the grid at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

Question 8

Who owns the Infinity Gauntlet?

This villain had been teased for the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was referenced or had a small appearance in almost every MCU movie before finally coming forward to the center stage in the most recent installment, Avengers: Infinity War, in which he donned the Infinity Gauntlet, put the Infinity Stones in it, and used his newfound power to cause some serious chaos. What is the name of this big bad villain from the MCU played by Josh Brolin?

Question 9

Who is Captain America’s arch nemesis?

This character made a surprise reappearance in Avengers: Infinity War, where he was shown to be the guarder of the Soul Stone, instead of dead, which is what we thought he was following his obliteration in Captain America: The First Avenger. In that movie, he was played by Hugo Weaving, who is better known as Agent Smith from The Matrix, but for Infinity War, he was recast with The Walking Dead actor Ross Marquand in his place. Who is Captain America’s arch nemesis?

Question 10

Who is this Asgardian badass?

Thor meets this warrior in his third solo outing movie, Thor: Ragnarok, which was released last year and paired him up with the Incredible Hulk. She is the one who turned Thor over to the Grandmaster, but then when he found out she was an Asgardian based on her tattoo, he managed to win her over to his side and get her to save him from enslavement. We will hopefully see more of her in the future. Who is this Asgardian warrior?

Question 11

Who is Tony Stark’s fiancée?

This character has been the love interest of Tony Stark since the very beginning and the actress who plays her, Gwyneth Paltrow, is such a huge star that she gets one of the highest billings in any MCU movie, even if she only has a small amount of screen time. She’s in two scenes in Avengers: Infinity War and one scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming and she still managed to get a high billing in both of them. Who is Tony Stark’s fiancée?

Question 12

Who is this muscle-bound brute?

Dave Bautista, the wrestler turned actor who has played this character in the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Avengers: Infinity War, is unhappy with where his character’s arc is going, since he was out for revenge after the death of his family in the first movie and bragging about the size of his BMs in the second movie. Still, he is a fan favorite character. Who is this muscle bound brute from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies?

Question 13

Who is this magical Eastern European character?

This character used to have a very thick Eastern European accent in the MCU movies, but she has kind of lost it over the past few years. That is probably down to her character being on the run and therefore fazing out her most identifiable characteristics, but also because the actress who plays her was getting sick of doing it. It’s not an easy accent to do, to be fair to her. Who is this magical Eastern European character from the MCU?

Question 14

Who is this Avengers villain?

The second Avengers movie is all about this guy. It’s all about his evil plan. He was the result of some experimentation that Tony Stark and Bruce Banner had been doing. In the end, this robot being invented was sort of an accident. He was a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster. He didn’t ask to be created, but he is a little more decidedly evil than Frankenstein’s monster is. He was played by James Spader. Who is this Avengers villain?

Question 15

Who is Iron Man’s monochrome sidekick?

If you tell this guy that he is the sidekick of Iron Man, then he would not be happy. But that’s what he is. The movies are called Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3. There isn’t a single mention of this character’s name in those titles. But still, he is a decorate war hero and he is an important part of the franchise. Who is Iron Man’s monochrome sidekick from both his solo outing movies and the Avengers series of movies?

Question 16

Who is this paratrooper turned superhero?

The appearance of this character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as Cap and Black Widow toss a guy off the side of a roof and then this character swoops up to save him, came as quite a surprise. We just thought he was some guy who lives in Washington and has good banter with Cap and used to be a paratrooper. But now, he’s a superhero! And he has since joined the Avengers. Who is this paratrooper turned superhero?

Question 17

Who is Peter Parker’s aunt?

In the comic books, Peter Parker’s aunt who he lives with is an old lady. And in all the Spider-Man movies before the MCU, she was an old lady. But they’ve revamped Spider-Man by making him an actual teenager, so they figured why not make the aunt a younger woman? So, they got Marisa Tomei to play her. The first time she appeared was in Captain America: Civil War and we’ve seen her a couple more times since then. Who is Peter Parker’s aunt?

Question 18

Who is this talking tree?

This character is essentially a giant tree that can talk (albeit with only three words – “I,” “am,” and his name, exclusively in that order – and walk around and do stuff. He has arms and legs and a face with eyes and a mouth. The only thing about him that’s not human, really, is that he is a tree. He’s become a fan favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since his debut in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Who is this talking tree?

Question 19

Who is this speedster?

Aaron Taylor Johnson is the actor who played this character, who was introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron with the power of super speed, and Taylor Johnson was initially reluctant to play the role, because he didn’t want to sign on to a Marvel contract of a bunch of different movies. As it turned out, that wouldn’t be much of a big deal, because (SPOILER ALERT!) he also died in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Who is this speedster MCU character?

Question 20

Who is Thor’s brother?

For a long time, it was thought that Thor’s brother was an even more interesting character than him, so it was believed that the movies would do better if they focused on the brother and not on Thor himself. But in the movie recent movies, like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War, Thor himself has become a much more interesting character. But still, the brother is and always will be great. Who is Thor’s brother in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Question 21

Who is this rogue SHIELD operative?

This character is one of the very few people who Nick Fury can trust. She ranks alongside Captain America and Black Widow on that list. She played by Cobie Smulders, the actress who is best known for playing the role of Robin Scherbatsky in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but she quickly proved in The Avengers what a badass she was. She’s been a staple of the MCU ever since. Who is this rogue SHIELD operative from the MCU movies?

Question 22

Who is this feisty raccoon?

This character refuses his identity as a raccoon, and he especially doesn’t like when Thor calls him a rabbit. He has a seriously bad attitude, but that’s what makes him so fun to watch. And somehow a big A list actor named Bradley Cooper manages to find time in his busy schedule to provide this character’s voice. Along with his tree companion, this character is a fan favorite. Who is this feisty raccoon character in the Guardians of the Galaxy?

Question 23

Who is Thor’s love interest?

We haven’t seen Natalie Portman in the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a long time. She was in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, but Thor seems to always have a good excuse for why his girlfriend isn’t around. At a party in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor and Iron Man have to make excuses for why their girlfriends – or rather, movie stars Natalie Portman and Gwyneth Paltrow – aren’t there. Who is Thor’s love interest character in the movies?

Question 24

Who is Black Panther’s nemesis?

Few Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have had quite as much impact on society and the world and our culture as Black Panther. And even fewer villains from those movies have done the same, but the villain from Black Panther spoke to the current political climate surrounding race and the marginalized black community like few characters in movies and TV shows and comic books ever have. He’s the bad guy, but you wonder if he really is all that bad. Who is Black Panther’s nemesis?

Question 25

Who is the Winter Soldier?

In the second Captain America solo outing The Winter Soldier, the title character is framed as the villain since he was brainwashed into being a ruthless killer. But before all that, he was Cap’s friend back in New York in the 1930s when Cap – or rather Steve Rogers – went off the fight in the war. His friend has since become one of the good guys as he’s been brought around and fights alongside the Avengers. Who is the Winter Soldier?

Question 26

Who is the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Michael Keaton has always been a big name in comic book movies, because he played the role of Batman in the dark Tim Burton movies Batman and Batman Returns that made the character really popular on the big screen. And then he returned to that genre when he played the villain last year in Spider-Man: Homecoming and made a big splash. He was great in the iconic role of this villain. Who is the villain character in the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Question 27

Who is this Russian secret agent?

This character is awesome. We’ve been waiting for eight years now, ever since she was first introduced in the movie Iron Man 2 as a supporting player, for this character to finally be given her own solo movie. If any character has earned it and hasn’t had one yet, then it’s her. A writer has been hired for the movie, but nothing solid has been set in place and nothing has been confirmed. Who is this Russian secret agent character?

Question 28

Who is Black Panther’s sister?

The sister of the Black Panther character is technically a princess in the fictitious African country of Wakanda where they live, and she has even been officially named as an addition to the long list of Disney princesses, but her knowledge of science and technology and her strive for technological advances ensure that she is not one of those cliched princess characters from your typical fairy tale. She is a much stronger character than that. Who is Black Panther’s sister?

Question 29

Who is this eccentric character?

This character has been featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and he also made an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War when he found himself in a lot of trouble with Thanos. He has also been seen to be in possession of the much maligned Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck and, for whatever reason, he has Tobias Funke from Arrested Development in a glass case in his little room of trinkets and things. Who is this eccentric character?

Question 30

Who is Tony Stark’s rival arms dealer?

Sam Rockwell won an Academy Award recently for the Martin McDonagh dark comedy movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He’s a fantastic actor and that Oscar had been a long time coming. He also played an arms dealer who was a business rival of Tony Stark in the second solo Iron Man movie. The character was not particularly well received by fans or critics, but Rockwell was always great in the role. What is Tony Stark’s rival arms dealer’s name?

Question 31

Who is Peter Parker’s best friend?

Everyone fell in love with this character when we were introduced him last year in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s a shame that his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War was so brief, because he’s a lot of fun. Remember him at that party with his really lame hat that he thought was cool? He’s a hilarious character, and so, so lovable. He also got to be the guy in the chair and achieve his dreams, which was lovely. Who is Peter Parker’s best friend?

Question 32

Who is Star-Lord’s adoptive father?

The ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, without giving too much away to anybody who may not have seen it, makes you just want to go and give your dad a hug. It’s a movie about a guy who wants to figure out who his real dad is, having been raised by an adoptive father. But in the end, he realizes that his adoptive father is his real dad. Who is Star Lord’s adoptive father from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies?

Question 33

Who trained Doctor Strange?

It was an interesting choice to make this character, who was very different in the Doctor Strange comic books, a bald woman played by Tilda Swinton in the movie. Disney also changed the nationality of the character from Tibetan to Irish, because the Tibet issue is a hot button issue in China and the studio wanted to secure that coveted release in China for the Doctor Strange solo movie. What is the name of this character from the movie Doctor Strange?

Question 34

Who is this beloved rocky character?

When Thor: Ragnarok came out, there was a lot of doubt among the fan community that the comedic approach being taken by the guy who brought us the hilarious New Zealand vampire mockumentary comedy What We Do in the Shadows would work. But then he created this character made of rocks and provided his voice and we fell in love with him. It would be great to see more of this character. Who is this beloved rocky character from Thor: Ragnarok?

Question 35

Who is this SHIELD agent?

When Marvel announced that they would be making a show named Agents of SHIELD about the agents of SHIELD, the very next MCU movie killed off the only SHIELD agent that we had come to know in the franchise, so we had no hook for the show. And then the pilot reversed his death. Classic comic book cop out. And then SHIELD got shut down, too. That poor, poor show has been through a lot. Who is this SHIELD agent?

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