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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
5,732 4,163
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
6,186 3,991
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
5,326 3,273
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,845 3,541
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,884 3,625
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
4,369 3,223
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
3,690 2,781
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
3,578 2,469
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,966 2,463
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
3,040 2,402
Vision is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

11
2,968 2,267
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,788 1,942
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

13
2,347 2,161
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

14
2,536 1,945
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added Deadpool

15 Amazing Roles Almost Played by Nicolas Cage

15
2,261 1,811
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,051 1,611
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,978 2,067
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,916 2,034
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,920 1,747
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,877 1,362
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

21
1,797 1,617
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

List of All of the Avengers

22
1,949 1,696
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

23
1,432 852
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Ant-Man

24
1,704 1,769
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

25
1,193 707
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

26
1,596 1,267
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,568 1,513
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

28
1,445 1,587
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

29
1,540 1,230
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,616 1,440
Venom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,197 1,475
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
1,112 1,415
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
1,059 884
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

34
1,091 1,281
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
895 1,282
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

36
694 703
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
788 1,013
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

38
296 204
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

39
873 1,196
Namor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

40
723 1,329
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
744 1,213
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
174 145
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

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43
288 239
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
448 628
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

45
649 1,065
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

46
357 278
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

47
580 802
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

48
507 969
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
468 633
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

50
319 362
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added Drax the Destroyer