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The Best MCU Super Suits

From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ there have been several different super suits. Which would you rather wear?
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Though the first phase of the MCU had some questionable suits, the quality of them has gone up so much in the last two phases. After Chris Evans and Taika Watiti did a video and commented on Captain America’s suit, it got me thinking about every single version he wore. And that eventually led to looking at every suit any hero and villain has worn in the MCU.

There have been some questionable decisions, most of which were quickly changed by the next movie. I’ll be talking about the best suits in the MCU in terms of just aesthetics and how well they’d do well in real-world battles. So, let’s get to it!

Also, if you haven’t seen Multiverse of Madness yet and don’t want to be spoiled, here’s your only spoiler warning.

The Eternals’ Suits from ‘Eternals’

The Eternals
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To start off, I have to talk about the Eternals. While the movie was a little lackluster compared to other MCU films, the suits they wear towards the end of the movie were amazing. In addition to looking cohesive as a unit, those suits were made for battle.

My favorites are Circe and Druig’s. While all the others also had amazing costumes, those two are just better designs. Circe’s green and silver mix looked beautiful on her. And Druig’s red and black showed that he was not a “good“ character, but he wasn’t “bad” either. I hope the next time we see them, they have an upgraded version of their suits.

The Illuminati’s Suits from ‘Multiverse of Madness’

The Illuminati from Multiverse of Madness
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Moving right along to another group that had amazing suits: the Illuminati from Multiverse of Madness. While they didn’t have a cohesive look like the Eternals did, each suit was so perfectly tailored to the type of combat they were used to. I can barely choose a favorite, but let me talk about three of them in particular.

With Mr. Fantastic, Marvel listened to the fans; they saw the fanart, and they made it come to life. With Maria‘s Captain Marvel, it was completely different than what we saw in the Captain Marvel movie while still being perfect for that specific character. As for Captain Carter: I don’t love her, but I love the suit. It had the armor and padding right where it should be, and I hate to say it, but it looked good!

Valkyrie’s Suit from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Valkyrie in Thor Ragnarok
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This might seem a little strange, but Valkyrie’s suit from Thor: Ragnarok was one of my favorite costumes in the entire Thor series so far. Granted, I haven’t seen Thor: Love and Thunder as of writing this, but from what I’ve seen, I still think I like her white suit best. The only Thor suit that could ever pass this up might be Jane’s Mighty Thor.

When we first meet Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, it looks like she’s lounging around in her suit, and it doesn’t look like it would be effective in combat. But when we finally get to see her in battle, she is donning the Valkyrie suit we saw in flashbacks. It had proper armor and wasn’t showing any unnecessary skin; it looked like it was designed for someone about to fight.

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Ant-Man’s Suit from ‘Ant-Man’

Ant-Man in Ant-Man Civil War
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When it comes to Ant-Man’s suit, I honestly don’t think there’s a better design they could’ve gone with. While it’s not super accurate to the comics, it fits the aesthetic of an ant better.

First and foremost, the helmet looks like a robotic insect. And the color scheme makes him fit in really well with other ants (minus the silvery parts). I genuinely don’t think they could’ve done a better job. The only other character in Ant-Man and the Wasp that had a better suit than him was Hope Van Dyne, who is actually next!

Wasp’s Suit from ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Hope van Dyne Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp
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While Hope doesn’t look exactly like a wasp the way Ant-Man looks like an ant in his suit, everything about the Wasp suit is just perfect from head to toe. The only change I would make is to add a little more yellow to make her look more like a yellowjacket when she’s tiny.

So far, Ant-Man and the Wasp are the only characters who have not had a bad suit in all their appearances. I’m hoping that this means Stature’s suit, which we’re sure to see in Quantumania, will be just as good and high-quality as the others.

Kate Bishop and Clint Barton’s Suits from ‘Hawkeye’

Hawkeye Series still showing Kate Bishop and Clint Barton drawing arrows
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For the next heroes on this list, I couldn’t bring myself to separate them into two different entries because their suits were made to go with each other. Let me start with Clint Barton because I have more to say about Kate. First off, Clint’s is just an upgraded version of his comic suit and is perfect for protecting his arms while firing off arrows.

Now it’s time for Kate. Her suit looks fantastic. Like Clint’s, the costume is designed with an archer in mind, but it’s also just so pretty to look at. Her comic suit is a bright purple–and I love it–but it was missing something. The suit she debuted in the Hawkeye finale added that missing something, and it’s all I could’ve asked for.

Captain Marvel’s Suit from ‘Captain Marvel’

Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel
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For Captain Marvel, I went back and forth because I couldn’t decide which suit of hers I liked more. But I have to go with her hero suit because it looks perfect for what the MCU wanted her to be. That said, I love her green and silver one at the beginning of the movie, even though she’s technically a “bad” guy in it.

When they announced the Captain Marvel film, I was worried they would go with one of the comic suits. I’m glad they changed what they did. None of her costumes in the comics had the protection needed in battle. I can only hope her suit gets better from here.

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Black Panther’s Suit from ‘Black Panther’

black panther
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While I love the Black Panther suit we see in Civil War, I think we can all agree the one from Black Panther stepped it up 10 notches. The addition of the suit being able to collect energy and send it back out was an amazing addition that took the battle sequences to the next level.

Sadly, we’re probably never going to see that suit in action again, but I’m hoping we get a version of it in the upcoming Black Panther movie. I, for one, am hoping Shuri is the next Black Panther and gets her suit back.

Moon Knight’s Suit from ‘Moon Knight’

Moon Knight in Moon Knight
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I don’t think anyone is surprised that Moon Knight appears on this list. I personally don’t love the Moon Knight comics – they just never clicked with me. But I do love the show, and I especially love every single costume we see.

The Moon Knight suit is unique in the MCU. It looks like an Egyptian mummy, and it’s not pure white (just like the moon). Next time we see him, I hope they haven’t messed with the costume. It’s already perfect! Marvel, please, I’m begging you.

Black Widow’s White Suit from ‘Black Widow’

Scarlett Johansson in 'Black Widow'
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Black Widow was done dirty way too many times. She was sexualized from the minute she walked onscreen, and I hated her suits and the way she was portrayed up until about Civil War. In the later films, her suits started getting a little bit better.

Out of all the Black Widow suits, my favorite is not even black. It’s the white suit we see her and Yelena wear in Black Widow. It’s designed like Captain America’s, with plenty of armor and without showing an excessive amount of cleavage.

Captain America’s Nomad Suit from ‘Infinity War’

Steve Rogers Captain America Nomad Suit in Infinity War
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This might make some people mad, but most of Steve Roger’s suits are ugly. Yes, there were quite a few comic-accurate ones. But do we really need comic-accurate suits when we’re not even sticking to the comics? Out of every single suit Steve Rogers wore as Captain America, I prefer his nomad suit from Infinity War.

It was darker and less cartoony, showing that he wasn’t “Captain America” anymore despite keeping the title. The dark tones followed him throughout the rest of his time as the hero through Endgame.

Captain America’s Suit from ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Sam Wilson Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
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Moving onto another Captain America, let’s talk about Sam Wilson’s newest suit. It’s incredible to see how far he has come, and I will never stop applauding the genius storytelling of his self-discovery journey in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But this list is about suits, so let’s get into that.

Before Sam was Cap, he was Falcon. And when he transitioned over to Captain America, I’m so glad he didn’t ditch the wings. With Steve Rogers, we got a super soldier; with Sam, we have an ordinary guy using technology to his advantage. I can’t wait to see the next chapter for him!

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Iron Man’s Suit from ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’

Iron Man in Infinity War
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I know it’s surprising, but Iron Man is not at the top of the list. But I have a good reason for that decision. Before I can talk about my favorite MCU suits, though, I need to talk about Iron Man’s Infinity War and Endgame suits. When he debuted the new suit in Infinity War, I loved the animation and the CGI – everything about it worked.

I just wish we’d seen more of it in the movies. I’m hoping we see something similar from Iron Heart when she makes her MCU debut soon. Or even better, whenever Morgan finally ages up and follows her father‘s footsteps, I would love to see her use his old suit as the base for her new one.

The Iron Spider Suit from ‘Infinity War’ to ‘No Way Home’

Spider-Man Iron Spider Suit from No Way Home
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Moving onto my second favorite suit from the entire MCU, let’s talk about the Iron Spider suit that we saw in action in Infinity War and Endgame (and a little bit of No Way Home). While I love the comic-accurate suit we got at the end of No Way Home, nothing will ever top the Iron Spider for me.

We already know Peter Parker is Spider-Man, but the iron spider suit made him actually look like an arachnid. All of his other suits have just been webs in red and blue (or black), but this just hit different. I’m still sad he won’t be able to use it after he erased himself from everyone’s minds.

Scarlet Witch’s Suit from ‘Multiverse of Madness’

Scarlet Witch in Multiverse of Madness
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Finally, my favorite suit: it’s Scarlet Witch from Multiverse of Madness. While I didn’t love the movie, I will say the costuming was on point. Even when Wanda was dream-walking and inhabited the other Wanda’s body, covered in that blood-looking grease, I was in awe.

Before I had seen Multiverse of Madness, her WandaVision suit was my favorite suit. But the darker version with the sleeves took that spot. The transformation to villain: costuming did it right. And when she comes back, she better have another stellar costume.