10 Creepiest Characters In The MCU

9. Ebony Maw

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Thanos was undoubtedly the main big bad of Avengers Infinity War and Endgame, but he wasn't alone in his ultimate gem hunt.

Alongside the Mad Titan stood the Children of Thanos. This group of adopted psychopaths from across the galaxy were fanatically devoted to their supreme overload, fighting his wars and serving as his elite guard.

Among these deluded aliens was Ebony Maw, who stood out as being the creepiest of all the so-called Children.

The Children of Thanos didn't really get much in the way of character development in their two movie debuts. However, Ebony Maw made an impression by being the one who looked and sounded the creepiest, even if he did also happen to look a lot like Squidward.

Maw gave deeply fanatical speeches to Thanos' victims, both on Gamora's homeworld and Thor's Asgardian refugee ship. He stood in as a replacement for Alexi Denisof's The Other, who was Thanos' mouthpiece until his neck was snapped by Ronan the Accuser.

Maw was also terrifying in his combat prowess, being able to hold off Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wong all by himself. Maw was even successful in capturing Doctor Strange for some pretty horrific torture in order to gain the Time Stone for his master.

Maw was ultimately defeated by Peter Parker's knowledge of pop culture movies, but for his brief time on-screen, he certainly stood out as one of many aliens you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alleyway.


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