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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
5,151 3,816
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

2
5,579 3,705
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
4,715 3,129
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,422 3,322
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,372 3,459
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
3,972 3,024
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
3,363 2,557
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
3,077 2,325
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,711 2,319
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,789 2,254
Vision is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

11
2,762 2,093
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,437 1,863
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

13
2,188 1,999
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

14
2,114 1,663
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

15
1,903 1,467
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
1,838 1,921
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,794 1,883
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,713 1,242
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,776 1,616
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,813 1,557
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
1,649 1,494
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

The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA

22
1,238 775
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Scott Lang

23
1,617 1,634
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

24
1,009 619
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,486 1,400
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,482 1,163
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,353 1,484
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,437 1,117
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

29
1,493 1,346
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,143 1,365
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,039 1,319
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
948 821
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
852 1,178
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,018 1,184
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
744 914
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

36
617 634
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
211 136
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

38
834 1,107
Namor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

39
689 1,237
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
675 1,148
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
222 177
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added Human Torch

42
417 543
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

The Greatest Spider-Man Costumes of All Time

43
597 986
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

44
87 91
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

45
534 723
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

46
284 216
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

47
419 563
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

48
154 346
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
467 908
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
126 191
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time