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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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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
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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

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

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

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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

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

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Wolverine Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

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

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

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

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

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

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

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Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil Daredevil, Volume 2 Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

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

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War Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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

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Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

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

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Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Bucky Barnes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
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Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Sharon Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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