The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time Comic Book Characters

The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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A list of the ultimate Avengers line-up, composed of the best and most complimentary characters from throughout the Marvel Universe, as well as the greatest Avengers villains and nemeses. Though best known to modern audiences for the blockbuster 2012 film "The Avengers," the superhero team itself has been a fixture of Marvel Comics since the early 1960s, when it was initially created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. (The team concept had been inspired by DC Comics' success with the Justice League of America, a collection of some of that company's most popular heroes.) This Marvel avengers characters list shows all of the best and worst characters from the beloved series.

The initial Avengers line-up was considerably different than the one depicted in the film. Though both include Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk, the comic book avengers initially included Ant-Man and Wasp as well. Characters like Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow - featured in the 2012 movie - would join the team later, as would dozens of other characters over the years. (Many of these characters - such as Spider-Man - are also featured in their own films, though some of them are produced by studios other than Marvel, and thus weren't included in the big-budget adaptation.)

So who is the greatest Avengers character? That's up to you to decide!

This list tries to get to the ultimate Avengers line-up out of the many characters who have, at various points, been members of the team. Vote for your favorite Avengers and, if they aren't already featured, re-rank this list to add any essential team members who are missing!

List Criteria: Most essential characters who have been featured in Marvel Comics' Avengers series.

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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Captain America

    Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics, Civil War More
    100
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    Iron Man

    Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War More
    100
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    Thor

    Journey into Mystery More
    100
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    most listed
    Hulk

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    Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish ... More
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    Black Panther

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    Scarlet Witch

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    Doctor Strange

    The New Avengers More
    69
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    Hawkeye

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    She-Hulk

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    Thing

    Marvel 1602 More
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    Daredevil

    Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear More
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    War Machine

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    Luke Cage

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    niche appeal
    Ms. Marvel

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    Hank Pym

    61
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    Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos More
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    The New Avengers More
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    Magneto

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    Venom

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    Professor X

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    often listed &controversial
    Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

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    Ghost Rider

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    Doctor Doom

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    Falcon

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    Human Torch

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    Cyclopes

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    added by: JonahLambert
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    Silver Surfer

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    Blade

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    Colossus

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    Loki

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    Moon Knight

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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mockingbird

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    often listed
    Valkyrie

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    niche appeal
    Kitty Pryde

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    Tigra

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    Rogue

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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Storm

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    Juggernaut

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    Invisible Woman

    Marvel 1602 More
    46
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