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Ranking The "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Characters By Likability

Avengers may have superpowers, but are they all super likable? Here's a ranking of all the characters in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, from annoying to awesome. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

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23. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr)

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How can Tony Stark rank below the villains in terms of likability? Mostly because the main villain in this movie, Ultron, is a creation of Stark's. In the comics he's a creation of Hank Pym, but since Pym doesn't currently exist in the film universe, they picked the next power-hungry narcissist. Tony has been shown to have a general disregard for anyone but himself, but his creation of Ultron and all the deaths that follow are squarely on his shoulders. He also seems to give, like, zero fucks about it too!

22. Ultron (James Spader)

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The main villain of the film, Ultron is EVIL af. But he's also a creation of Tony Stark's and infused with Loki's scepter and stuff, so it makes sense that's he's kinda bad. It's not his fault, he was constructed that way. But still — EVIL.

21. Thanos (Josh Brolin)

Thanos is officially the laziest heffa in the Marvel universe. At the end, he finally picks up his glove after making cameos in 700 movies and is like, "I guess I'll do it myself." MAYBE YOU SHOULD, BRO.
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Thanos is officially the laziest heffa in the Marvel universe. At the end, he finally picks up his glove after making cameos in 700 movies and is like, "I guess I'll do it myself." MAYBE YOU SHOULD, BRO.

20. Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann)

Realizing he should probably just surrender to the Avengers was hilarious, but also, he's still kinda evil and working for Hydra. Not that Hydras are ALL that bad. I'm sure they have some nice members! No judgment.
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Realizing he should probably just surrender to the Avengers was hilarious, but also, he's still kinda evil and working for Hydra. Not that Hydras are ALL that bad. I'm sure they have some nice members! No judgment.

19. Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis)

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Klaue is a smart, wicked arms dealer and one of the more dynamic villains in the film. Does that make him somewhat likable? Well, more so than the other ones who killed a bunch of people on-screen. Klaue loses an arm in the film thanks to Ultron, which means he'll hopefully get his prosthesis just in time to be the main villain in Black Panther. Because T'Challa can't be pleased with all this missing vibranium turning up in Sokovia as part of Ultron's evil scheme, right?

18. Madame B (Julie Delpy)

She only appears in a dream/flashback to Natasha's spy training days, but what we see is enough to know she's horrific. Training girls to be killers and sterilizing them is hardly likable behavior.
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She only appears in a dream/flashback to Natasha's spy training days, but what we see is enough to know she's horrific. Training girls to be killers and sterilizing them is hardly likable behavior.

17. Heimdall (Idris Elba)

Idris Elba, how you gonna appear for like five seconds and deprive us of your fine ass on our movie screen? You and Joss Whedon, and in turn Heimdall, are villains of the highest degree.
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Idris Elba, how you gonna appear for like five seconds and deprive us of your fine ass on our movie screen? You and Joss Whedon, and in turn Heimdall, are villains of the highest degree.

16. Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell)

Peggy also shows up in a dream sequence, but she looks flawless as usual, so points for that.
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Peggy also shows up in a dream sequence, but she looks flawless as usual, so points for that.

15. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)

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Bruce, you get no points for rudely abandoning Natasha at the end of the movie because you're afraid of the monster you turn into. Maybe this is something you should've been working on handling instead of helping Tony Stark build a murderbot? Everyone blames Tony for the Ultron business, but Bruce helped too.

14. The Falcon (Anthony Mackie)

Falcon shows up for the party and then vanishes until the end of the movie. Dude, you couldn't help out with Ultron even a tiny bit?
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Falcon shows up for the party and then vanishes until the end of the movie. Dude, you couldn't help out with Ultron even a tiny bit?

13. Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård)

Erik is always up for helping Thor, even when it gets dangerous, because he's awesome. Maybe he should stick around the Avengers camp and keep people from building anything else that will kill everyone in the world.
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Erik is always up for helping Thor, even when it gets dangerous, because he's awesome. Maybe he should stick around the Avengers camp and keep people from building anything else that will kill everyone in the world.

12. Captain America (Chris Evans)

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Cap has the whole frozen-in-a-block-of-ice-for-decades thing going for him, but that's no excuse for his corny dad jokes. Or his Debbie Downer jokes about signing up to let a German scientist experiment on him to save his country from war. His Hitler line was the worst line of The Avengers, and his line about the twins in this film is pretty bad, too.

11. War Machine (Don Cheadle)

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Rhodey's commitment to his awful joke is to be commended, though. His delivery is much better than Cap's. PLUS he actually shows up to help everyone in Sokovia, unlike The Falcon.

10. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)

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Hawkeye's pretty grumpy, but he does have a heart. He saves a kid from death at the end of the final battle and gives Scarlet Witch a much-needed pep talk. Also, hiding the fact that he has a wife and kids from everyone on his team is kind of a smart move. Way to keep your family safe, Clint.

9. Laura Barton (Linda Cardellini)

But also, way to hold it down for your family while Clint is off fighting aliens. Laura can sense that the Avengers need to get their shit together and she tells Clint exactly that.
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But also, way to hold it down for your family while Clint is off fighting aliens. Laura can sense that the Avengers need to get their shit together and she tells Clint exactly that.

8. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)

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Nick shows up and tells Tony to pull his head out of his ass, so let's just applaud him for keeping it 💯. He also brings in the cavalry (literally) and saves the day.

7. Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders)

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Bless Maria for putting up with these ridiculous men all the time. She keeps herself calm and collected, and knows how to wield a gun like a pro. She stays in the mix the entire time and is a vital part of keeping S.H.I.E.L.D. alive.

6. Dr. Helen Cho (Claudia Kim)

Helen gets herself put under Ultron's mind control and still manages to be a badass. When she's freed by the Scarlet Witch, she quickly does her best to keep Ultron from uploading himself into a "human" body. She gets blasted by him for her trouble, but lives to tell more tales. Also, what's more relatable than her thirsting for Thor? WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, GIRL.
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Helen gets herself put under Ultron's mind control and still manages to be a badass. When she's freed by the Scarlet Witch, she quickly does her best to keep Ultron from uploading himself into a "human" body. She gets blasted by him for her trouble, but lives to tell more tales. Also, what's more relatable than her thirsting for Thor? WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, GIRL.

5. The Vision (Paul Bettany)

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Vision keeping it real with Tony Stark could be played on loop and I'd crack up the entire time. He's also worthy enough to hold Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, so he's pretty much without a drop of evil in his blood. He quickly organizes the Avengers to take on Ultron in their final battle and saves Scarlet Witch before she can get blown up. His love for humanity will tug at your heartstrings.

4. Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

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"I am mighty," Thor insists, and he's not lying. He quickly peaces out of his teammates' squabbling to go to get real answers with Dr. Selvig, then he returns to bring The Vision to life. He's also got an incredible sense of humor for a god that's who knows how many years old, and his nervousness at Captain America possibly being able to pick up his hammer is the cutest thing ever.

3. Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson)

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Besides being likable because he's so hot, Quicksilver's devotion to his sister and his country is a beautiful thing to behold. He jumps right into the fray with the Avengers once he realizes that Ultron is evil af too. Despite his reservations about these superheroes, who are tearing his country apart, he risks his life and dies saving Hawkeye from Ultron. He's a class act all the way and goes out like a true Avenger.

2. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)

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Natasha Romanoff is a boss. After all that she had to endure to become a spy, like killing a man and probably getting her ovaries cut out of her body as a kid, she's grown up into quite the reformed killing machine. She's always there to lend a hand with to her team, is the only one able to tame the Hulk without using her fists, and throws herself in the middle of any melee despite having no superpowers whatsoever. Bow down.

1. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)

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But the true star of Age of Ultron is Wanda Maximoff. Her journey from a girl mourning her parents looking to get revenge against Tony Stark to a woman who completely owns her abilities and saves the world is the most gorgeous part of this film. You feel all of her pain when she senses her brother's death, and when Hawkeye tells her that she's an Avenger and has a job to do, she bursts into the game like a fucking pro.

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