Fan-Compiled List of Inhabited and Habitable Worlds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

When Marvel Studios and its fans call their hit superhero film franchise the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that term has quite the literal meaning to it. While it started with a strictly earthbound story in Iron Man (2008), the introduction of Thor (2011) opened the door to a wider fictional setting.

After everybody’s favorite God of Thunder, the MCU went further along, with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and even the Avengers during Infinity War. A redditor named sirvante70 thought it’d be nice to compile a good composite showing all the inhabited and potentially habitable worlds visited during the MCU. To that, we make this list, including a brief on each of the planets/realms in turn.

MCU Planets That Are Capable Of Life For Humans from marvelstudios

Since IRON MAN

  1. Earth – center of the MCU storyline, where most Marvel super heroes are located

Since THOR

  1. Asgard – home of the Asgardians, regarded as Gods by ancient man; destroyed by Surtur in Thor Ragnarok
  2. Jotunheim – home of the Frost Giants who once sought to conquer the Nine Realms; nearly destroyed by Loki

Since GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

  1. Conjunction (prequel comic) – where Gamora was contacted by the Collector regarding the Power Stone
  2. Praxius IX (prequel comic) – alleged location of Infinity Stone of Power; investigated by Nebula
  3. Xandar – capital of the Nova Empire and Nova Corps HQ; allegedly destroyed by Thanos to claim the Power Stone

Since GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

  1. Aakon – a planet seeded by Ego; almost destroyed but saved by Ego’s death
  2. Contraxia – ice world with settlements that are favored hangouts of the Ravagers; Stakar Ogdor finds Yondu Undonta here
  3. Ego – the true form of the same-named Celestial, father to Star-Lord; was killed by his son
  4. Sovereign – home of the Sovereign Race who hired the Guardians for a job and pursued them due to theft

Since THOR RAGNAROK

  1. Sakaar – artificial world ruled by the Grandmaster, major location of the movie’s events
  2. Muspelheim – realm of the Fire Demons ruled by Surtur, setting of the movie’s prologue
  3. Niflheim – ice world prison of Odin’s rebellious daughter Hel, where she is trapped as long as Odin lives

Since AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

  1. Titan – home planet of Thanos; rendered uninhabited after he destroyed his race for disregarding his view of universal balance
  2. Vormir – hiding place of the Soul Stone, watched over by the cursed Red Skull; Thanos claims the Stone by sacrificing Gamora

Not included is Svartalfheim, the Dark Elf homeworld seen in Thor: The Dark World (2013).

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