It should go without saying, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe could never have grown to be the juggernaut of a movie franchise it has ultimately become without its characters. Stories and sagas can only go so far as the characters that tell them.
In the MCU more than any other movie franchise, these characters have been able to enjoy more development than most other protagonists thanks to the shared universe aspect. Of course fans get a deeper dive into Tony Stark when he appears in ten movies across 11 years.
While much of this character work is meticulously planned or taken from the source material, this is never the full story. There are always traits, quirks, and tics that come as a product of just about any reason other than being written in the script.
WhatCulture has already delved into how ten character quirks were brought to life, but with a subject as wide as the MCU, why just stop at one list? There are countless characters in the franchise with immeasurable traits and personalities, some of which came about in unorthodox ways to say the least.
10. M'Baku's Barking
Though M’Baku appears to have a future fully on the side of the MCU heroes, after charging at Thanos to Captain America’s right and potentially taking on the Black Panther mantle in the near future, this wasn’t always the case.
In Black Panther, M’Baku was introduced as the leader of the mysterious and elusive Jabari tribe, disconnecting themselves from the rest of Wakanda. There was no love lost between he and T’Challa, but when the latter was thought to be dead, his help was still sought out.
This ultimately became one of M’Baku’s most memorable scenes in the entire movie. While conversing normally with Ramonda, Nakia, and Shuri, he took a turn as soon as Everett Ross started speaking. Immediately, the CIA man’s words were drowned out by the Jabari chief barking at him.
This purely came from Winston Duke in the moment. The actor told Empire he had been thinking of a way to intimidate Ross in his own, completely unique way, and so he gave his character this extra layer. He wanted to intimidate, and it worked.