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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
4,871 3,672
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

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2
5,318 3,578
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
4,478 3,068
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,245 3,245
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,164 3,393
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
3,812 2,944
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
3,242 2,475
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
2,695 2,200
Vision is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,613 2,267
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,952 2,289
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
2,678 2,031
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,129 1,937
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
2,296 1,840
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
2,044 1,613
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
1,835 1,414
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
1,782 1,877
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,762 1,828
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,663 1,201
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,729 1,570
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,749 1,521
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
1,600 1,459
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
1,580 1,587
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
1,177 746
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Scott Lang

24
942 587
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,454 1,355
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,440 1,127
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,315 1,449
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,393 1,071
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
1,442 1,321
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
1,120 1,331
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,013 1,294
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
913 800
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
836 1,148
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
994 1,162
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
723 884
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

36
593 611
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
812 1,083
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

38
175 118
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

39
676 1,208
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
655 1,126
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
403 518
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

42
192 159
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added Human Torch

43
576 957
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

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44
511 704
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

45
262 199
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

46
56 73
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

47
142 322
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
115 166
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
396 545
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

50
448 885
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time