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Over 15% Of People Agree That This Is The Most Overrated MCU Character

While it all started with just one rich guy deciding that maybe he shouldn't sell weapons anymore, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded to include characters from all across the galaxy. It's got everything from a talking raccoon to a supersoldier who fought in World War 2, with a Norse god who's actually an alien thrown in for good measure. But amidst the 29 main heroes of the MCU, it's unavoidable that some of them will get more attention than others — whether through actual screen time, importance to the overarching story, or from the fans themselves — and that inevitably ends with fans feeling that certain characters are overrated.

Now, "overrated" is in the eye of the beholder, so Looper conducted a survey of 658 people around the country and asked them which MCU character is a bit overhyped. Is it perhaps Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) himself, the character who began and ended the Infinity War Saga? Maybe it's Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who certainly thinks highly enough of himself that the sentiment could spread uncontrollably through the fandom. We know one thing for sure, it's not Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who probably leans on the side of underrated.

The most patriotic MCU character is also the most overrated

Though it was a close race, none other than the iconic Captain America (Chris Evans) came out as the most overrated character, with 15.65% of the vote. Perhaps the survey respondents didn't agree with Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) when he declared Cap has "America's a**." Or maybe it's Cap's inclination to act as the Avengers' leader that rubs them the wrong way, much like it does with Tony. However, despite his status as the most overrated character, Captain America is, at least, not the hero that 30% of people would eliminate from the MCU.

Behind Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) came in tied for a close second with 13.83% respondents saying each of them is the most overrated. There was another tie for fourth, at 12.92%, between Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) and Doctor Strange. Out of all the original Avengers, Thor got the fewest votes, if you don't count Hawkeye — who wasn't an option and wasn't written in either. But there were warring answers in the write-in category, oscillating between "none of them" and "all of them."

Whether you think Cap is given too much credit or not, his story in the MCU has come to an end — at least, Steve Rogers' time taking up the mantle has. He's passed his shield on to Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), who's going to have to wrestle with the implications of that alongside Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in their upcoming series Falcon and the Winter Soldier.