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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, as well as 2018's Infinity War, 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
7,750 3,927
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

2
7,842 5,297
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
8,168 4,931
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics

4
6,249 4,331
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
6,730 4,119
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
5,545 3,990
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TH14 added Wolverine Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

7
4,814 3,556
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
5,036 3,007
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
3,890 2,987
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
4,172 2,188
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

11
3,807 2,975
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,568 2,890
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,632 2,340
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added Deadpool

14
2,810 2,707
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,320 2,598
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,773 2,298
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,393 2,122
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,174 2,562
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,047 1,095
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Ant-Man

20
2,339 2,182
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

21
2,247 2,011
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
2,327 1,732
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
2,270 2,064
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

24
1,754 990
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,933 2,218
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
1,666 1,961
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,916 1,588
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,782 1,896
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

29
2,009 1,716
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,798 1,557
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,472 1,099
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

32
693 395
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

33
1,340 1,837
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,281 1,747
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
958 890
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
1,237 1,546
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
967 1,572
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
508 304
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

39
882 1,306
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

40
960 1,470
Namor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

41
930 1,420
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
776 1,621
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

43
470 416
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added Human Torch

44
779 1,305
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

45
605 495
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added Drax the Destroyer

46
512 876
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

47
702 1,011
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

48
535 449
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

49
631 1,147
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
565 851
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt