After taking their TV game to a new level last year, Marvel continued to make great strides on the small screen in 2016. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gave us some interesting Inhuman and demonic storylines, Daredevil Season 2 followed Matt Murdock battling unusual threats plaguing Hell's Kitchen and Luke Cage gave the eponymous hero the spotlight to himself after his debut in Jessica Jones last year. Granted, not everything was sunshine and rainbows (the Agent Carter cancellation still stings), but for the most part, there was a lot to enjoy on Marvel TV, including plenty of compelling new characters.

To celebrate all that Marvel accomplished on the small screen in 2016, we've gathered the 10 best new characters that were introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on TV. From heroes to villains and everyone in between, these were the folks that were the most memorable and captivating to watch throughout multiple episodes. Even better, most of them will return in the future!

Warning: spoilers for all of 2016's Marvel TV shows are ahead!

Yo-Yo

10. Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez

Thanks to the Terrigen dispersal in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 finale, Inhumans across the globe found their hidden abilities suddenly awakening. One of those individuals was Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez, who can move at super speed, but is eventually snapped back to the spot where she began running. After debuting halfway through Season 3, Yo-Yo has proved herself to be a valued S.H.I.E.L.D. asset, even though she didn't get off on the best foot with the organization. She also has a great personality, willing to drop a sarcastic comment when necessary, but also loyal to the people she trusts (including Mack, with whom she's had great chemistry). In case her appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren't enough for you, Yo-Yo's digital series Slingshot just premiered online.

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