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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
+ - 4,976 3,411
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics

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2
+ - 4,537 3,500
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Man Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

3
+ - 4,184 2,988
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
+ - 4,042 3,150
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
+ - 3,900 3,310
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
+ - 3,647 2,850
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
+ - 3,090 2,390
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
+ - 2,564 2,116
Vision is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
+ - 2,507 2,195
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
+ - 2,823 2,241
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
+ - 2,564 1,979
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
+ - 2,054 1,880
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
+ - 2,160 1,797
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
+ - 1,979 1,555
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
+ - 1,764 1,361
Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
+ - 1,731 1,817
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
+ - 1,714 1,772
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
+ - 1,592 1,156
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
+ - 1,671 1,522
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
+ - 1,683 1,469
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
+ - 1,548 1,402
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
+ - 1,540 1,533
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
+ - 1,113 707
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

24
+ - 1,405 1,071
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

25
+ - 1,414 1,306
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
+ - 865 553
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Bucky Barnes

27
+ - 1,277 1,399
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
+ - 1,349 1,017
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
+ - 1,391 1,278
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
+ - 1,086 1,285
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
+ - 980 1,248
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
+ - 880 759
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
+ - 812 1,102
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
+ - 971 1,113
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
+ - 698 844
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
+ - 571 563
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
+ - 792 1,043
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
+ - 126 82
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

39
+ - 655 1,168
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
+ - 626 1,095
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
+ - 389 481
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
+ - 160 127
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

43
+ - 558 913
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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44
+ - 497 666
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

45
+ - 235 165
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

46
+ - 27 45
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

47
+ - 128 284
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
+ - 378 512
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
+ - 96 134
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
+ - 436 848
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time