Can You Name These 20 Marvel Supporting Characters?

By Eric Eisenberg 2014-07-01 12:51:19discussion comments
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Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains.

But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world? Over the course of nine movies, five shorts and one television show, the Marvel Studios franchise has both adapted memorable live-action versions of characters who originated in the comics and created some brand new ones that have completely changed the way we look at the superheroes around them. Today is there moment to spend some time in the spotlight.

Below and across the next few pages you’ll find our latest quiz, testing just how well all of you know the not-so-famous players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read our hints, guess the name, check your answers, and be sure to take our poll at the end to see how well you did compared to others!

START ROUND 1
First Seen In: Iron Man

Closest Main Character Associate: Tony Stark

From The Comics: Introduced to the pages of Marvel in 1963, this former failed boxer became Tony Stark’s chauffeur and personal assistant after succeeding in saving his future employer from a fiery wreck during a car race. The two became close friends, and he was even at one point married to Pepper Potts

In The Movies: Played by Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau, he’s largely used for comic relief, but he can definitely kick some ass and take some names when the game is on.

"Do you know what happened when I told everyone I was Iron Man's bodyguard? They would laugh in my face. I had to leave while I still had a shred of dignity."



This article was first published on June 27, 2014 and was last updated on July 1, 2014.
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