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List Rules 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
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Man Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

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2
+ - 4,922 3,395
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics

3
+ - 4,144 2,977
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
+ - 4,008 3,131
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
+ - 3,861 3,292
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

6
+ - 3,620 2,832
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Wolverine Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

7
+ - 3,064 2,370
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
+ - 2,484 2,176
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
+ - 2,538 2,100
Vision is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
+ - 2,792 2,225
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
+ - 2,539 1,967
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
+ - 2,031 1,869
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
+ - 2,136 1,783
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
+ - 1,959 1,544
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
+ - 1,740 1,349
Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
+ - 1,710 1,804
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
+ - 1,697 1,761
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
+ - 1,654 1,511
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
+ - 1,567 1,150
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
+ - 1,667 1,456
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

21
+ - 1,532 1,388
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

22
+ - 1,525 1,520
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
+ - 1,093 696
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

24
+ - 1,394 1,058
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

25
+ - 849 538
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Bucky Barnes

26
+ - 1,399 1,292
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

27
+ - 1,267 1,385
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
+ - 1,342 1,000
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
+ - 1,380 1,263
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
+ - 1,075 1,275
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
+ - 967 1,238
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
+ - 869 747
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
+ - 803 1,091
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
+ - 959 1,104
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
+ - 684 835
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
+ - 561 552
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
+ - 784 1,031
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
+ - 117 70
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

39
+ - 648 1,155
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
+ - 617 1,085
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
+ - 382 470
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
+ - 151 116
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

43
+ - 552 900
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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44
+ - 488 655
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

45
+ - 219 158
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

46
+ - 25 29
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

47
+ - 373 498
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
+ - 122 273
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
+ - 428 837
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
+ - 87 125
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time