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The One-and-Done Marvel Movie Characters, Ranked

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With the release of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ we now have our ninth film of the Marvel Studios continuity since the first ‘Iron Man’ debuted in 2008. It’s a weird thing, these movies have happened so relatively fast, re-watching them now, it’s hard not to have that, Oh, that’s right, Jeff Bridges was actually in ‘Iron Man’ moment. The Marvel movies come so quickly, it almost feels like an analogy to the current state of hyper-accelerated culture itself.

Anyway, here’s a ranking of all of the one-movie-only peripheral Marvel characters played by known actors that we haven’t quite forgotten, but at least deserve to be remembered as part of an Internet list. (Marvel One-Shot short films do not count.)

15. Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko (‘Iron Man 2′)

14. Christopher Eccleston as Malekith (‘Thor: The Dark World’)

13. Liv Tyler as Betty Ross (‘The Incredible Hulk’)

12. Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky (‘The Incredible Hulk’)

11. William Hurt as General Ross (‘The Incredible Hulk’)

10. Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian (‘Iron Man 3′)

9. Ty Burrell as Dr. Leonard Samson (‘The Incredible Hulk’)

8. Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’)

7. Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen (‘Iron Man 3′)

6. Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane (‘Iron Man’)

5. Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery (‘Iron Man 3′)

4. Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Phillips (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’)

3. Chris O’Dowd as Richard (‘Thor: The Dark World’)

2. Hugo Weaving as Red Skull (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’)

1. Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer (‘Iron Man 2′)

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