10 most disliked MCU characters, ranked

The Marvel Cinematic Universe gave us a lot of beloved characters, but fans didn't fall in love with everyone. Who are the MCU's most hated characters?

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)..Ph: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2017
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)..Ph: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2017 /
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SECRET INVASION
Kingsley Ben-Adir as Rebel Skrull leader Gravik in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL. /

7. Gravik

Skrull leader Gravik had all the makings of a great villain but Secret Invasion never really got it right with him. If you've watched the Disney Plus series, you're probably not surprised to see him on the list because Secret Invasion didn't get much right.

He felt wronged by Nick Fury's failure to find a home planet for the Skrulls so he decided to take Earth himself. Here's the thing, though: That's a pretty solid backstory, and he was intimidating enough to pull it off. Unfortunately, the execution was all wrong. The longer the series went on (which is something we really shouldn't have to say given that it was only six episodes), the more fans found out that Gravik just wasn't all that interesting. And at the root of all that was the fact that he was just another bad guy who wanted to take over the world.

Kingsley Ben-Adir did a great job in the role and he certainly sold the intimidation factor well, but the dull villain never engaged audiences in the way that Marvel hoped he would. It didn't help that he was protected by a ton of plot armor that constantly saw him escape near-death situations, mumble a few scary one-liners and then do it all again. And while the writers' commitment to making this more serious, grounded threat work was commendable, it was all let down in the end by that overly-indulgent CGI battle.

Gravik came and he went, and the vast majority of fans just didn't care.