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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!

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1
8,377 5,551
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

2
8,284 4,107
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Journey into Mystery

3
8,676 5,142
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics

4
6,555 4,533
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
7,125 4,224
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

6
5,039 3,730
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

7
5,766 4,143
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

8
5,289 3,130
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
4,500 2,254
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

10
4,126 3,104
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

11
3,975 3,108
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,701 3,034
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,846 2,450
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added

14
2,918 2,823
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,417 2,713
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,867 2,408
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,472 2,230
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,237 2,675
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,218 1,153
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added

20
2,337 2,095
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

21
2,439 2,265
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

22
2,431 1,799
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
2,354 2,149
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

24
1,875 1,065
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,999 2,308
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
1,712 2,047
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,842 1,974
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

28
1,980 1,658
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
2,123 1,770
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,557 1,153
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added

31
1,847 1,629
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
1,374 1,917
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
774 435
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added

34
1,023 939
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
1,323 1,810
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
1,274 1,608
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
996 1,630
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
917 1,367
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added

39
977 1,467
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
576 345
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added

41
993 1,527
Namor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added

42
188 34
Groot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
starwarssuperfan added

43
795 1,682
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

44
587 486
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

45
511 459
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added

46
804 1,366
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added

47
659 533
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added

48
529 930
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added

49
661 1,189
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
716 1,069
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added