Steve Rogers, Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War

Everything you need to know about the 40-plus important characters in Avengers: Infinity War

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Apr 20, 2018

For the past two weeks, SYFY WIRE has been running its Infinity War Roundup, your go-to guide for everything you need to know about Marvel's massive superhero crossover, Avengers: Infinity War. Starting with Iron Man, the film that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, we’ve defined and explored the most important arcs up to this point for 42 characters.

This isn’t a catch-all, as there are bound to be plenty of surprises when Infinity War opens on April 27, and this unprecedented movie is bound to change quite a bit about the characters we know and love, as well. The 42 characters rounded up here are all important to the MCU storyline in their own ways. It’s not everyone, but it’s sure close to everyone.

Without further ado, check out these 10 articles that round up the most important info to know about 42 characters and where they are pre-Infinity War — and, as a bonus, we also catch you up on the six Infinity Stones that have woven their way into the fabric of the MCU.

Iron Man

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IRON MAN

Featuring: Tony Stark/Iron Man, Pepper Potts, James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine, and Happy Hogan

Thor and Loki, Thor: Ragnarok

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THOR

Featuring: Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, Heimdall, and Bruce "The Hulk" Banner

Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes — Captain America

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CAPTAIN AMERICA

Featuring: Steve Rogers/Captain America, Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson/The Falcon

Guardians of the Galaxy

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Featuring: Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot, Nebula, Mantis, and The Collector

Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch

DOCTOR STRANGE

Featuring: Doctor Stephen Strange, Wong, and Baron Mordo

Spider-Man, Tom Holland

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SPIDER-MAN

Featuring: Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Ned, and Adrian Toomes/The Vulture

Black Panther

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BLACK PANTHER

Featuring: King T'Challa/Black Panther, Shuri, Okoye, Nakia, and Queen Ramonda

Hawkeye and Black Widow, Avengers

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ALL THE OTHER AVENGERS

Featuring: Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Scott Lang/Ant-Man

Avengers: Infinity War- Thanos tries to crush Steve Rogers with gauntlet

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THANOS

Featuring: Thanos and the Black Order

Infinity Stones, The Collector, The Soul Stone

THE INFINITY STONES

Featuring: The Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Time, and Soul Stones