The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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List Criteria: Essential characters who have been a part of the Avengers team.

These are the greatest Marvel Avengers of all time, as voted on by 1000s of comic book fans. 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! Add your votes to this poll of the best Avengers of all time. 

This list tries to get to the ultimate top 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!
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  1. 1
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    Captain America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    the people's #1
    Captain America

  2. 2
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    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    most listed
    Iron Man

  3. 3
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    Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Thor

  4. 4
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    Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Hulk

  5. 5
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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Spider-Man

  6. 6
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    Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Black Widow

  7. 7
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    Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by TH14
    Wolverine

  8. 8
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    Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Scarlet Witch

  9. 9
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    Vision is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Vision

  10. 10
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    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Black Panther

  11. 11
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  12. 12
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    Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Quicksilver

  13. 13
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    Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Ms. Marvel

  14. 14
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    Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Doctor Strange

  15. 15
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    - 1,589
    Wasp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Wasp

  16. 16
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    - 1,527
    Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Beast

  17. 17
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    Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Hank Pym

  18. 18
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    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Daredevil

  20. 20
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    Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Nick Fury

  22. 22
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    She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    She-Hulk

  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks & added by AntFan

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    often listed

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    Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Silver Surfer

  26. 26
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    Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Luke Cage

  27. 27
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    Gambit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Gambit

  28. 28
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    Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by KatieKate
    Bucky Barnes

  29. 29
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    Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Venom

  30. 30
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    Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

  31. 31
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    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Hercules

  32. 32
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    Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Mockingbird

  34. 34
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    - 385
    Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Ultimate Nick Fury

  35. 35
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    Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Moon Knight

  36. 36
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    Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by ThomasGatterer
    Wonder Man

  37. 37
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    Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by TheToroRaymond
    Namor

  38. 38
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    Tigra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tigra

  39. 39
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    Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Valkyrie

  40. 40
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    Firestar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by sonof100maniacs
    Firestar

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    Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by wiabux
    Red Hulk

  42. 42
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    Archangel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by AhmedAbdelmotal
    Archangel

  43. 43
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    Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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    Julia Carpenter

  44. 44
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  45. 45
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    Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time


    Mister Fantastic

  46. 46
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    - 126
    Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by fdodds27
    Howard the Duck

  47. 47
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    - 49
    The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    The Wasp

  48. 48
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    Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by wiabux
    Captain Britain

  49. 49
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    - 80
    Stature is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by jeff-cosenza
    Stature

  50. 50
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    Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

    added by JozsefBorza
    Drax the Destroyer

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