comic book characters The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

198k votes 13k voters 200k views 69 items Embed

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!

1
+ - 4,313 3,370
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

The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA

2
+ - 4,701 3,300
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
+ - 3,970 2,915
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
+ - 3,860 3,053
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
+ - 3,687 3,209
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
+ - 2,918 2,297
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

7
+ - 3,479 2,757
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Wolverine Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

8
+ - 2,368 2,107
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
+ - 2,421 2,041
Vision is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
+ - 2,674 2,160
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
+ - 2,428 1,919
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
+ - 1,957 1,798
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
+ - 2,044 1,718
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
+ - 1,661 1,290
Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
+ - 1,872 1,491
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now? 32 Things You Didn't Know About Wolverine

16
+ - 1,645 1,747
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
+ - 1,637 1,699
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
+ - 1,608 1,386
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

19
+ - 1,508 1,099
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
+ - 1,593 1,460
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

21
+ - 1,468 1,469
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

22
+ - 1,039 645
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
+ - 1,473 1,339
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

24
+ - 1,356 1,233
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

25
+ - 1,341 1,000
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
+ - 774 496
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Bucky Barnes

27
+ - 1,221 1,335
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
+ - 1,295 938
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
+ - 1,331 1,208
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Worst Marvel Movies of All Time The Best Things About Fall

30
+ - 1,033 1,229
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
+ - 933 1,183
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
+ - 827 698
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
+ - 917 1,058
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
+ - 767 1,042
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
+ - 648 788
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
+ - 518 512
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
+ - 758 980
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
+ - 620 1,105
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

39
+ - 588 1,040
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
+ - 355 425
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
+ - 530 849
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
+ - 463 609
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

43
+ - 183 129
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

The Hottest Marvel Female Villains & Villainesses The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies

44
+ - 348 455
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

45
+ - 102 230
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

46
+ - 405 791
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

47
+ - 92 141
Sharon Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
+ - 129 260
Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
+ - 381 820
Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
+ - 171 235
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time