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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!

list ordered by

1
8,088 5,394
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
7,988 4,006
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Journey into Mystery

3
8,396 5,012
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
6,398 4,409
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
6,902 4,158
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
5,649 4,046
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TH14 added Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

7
4,908 3,625
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
5,156 3,048
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
3,997 3,035
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
4,299 2,219
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

11
3,884 3,026
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,630 2,943
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,727 2,378
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added

14
2,860 2,749
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,363 2,642
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,817 2,342
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,431 2,169
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,206 2,607
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,117 1,119
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added

20
2,383 2,219
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

21
2,283 2,049
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

22
2,364 1,761
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
2,314 2,097
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
1,804 1,023
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,966 2,252
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
1,953 1,613
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,695 1,993
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,814 1,928
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

29
2,062 1,736
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,820 1,588
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,510 1,119
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added

32
727 413
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added

33
1,354 1,871
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,301 1,772
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
993 907
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
1,258 1,569
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
545 317
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added

38
977 1,598
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

39
896 1,332
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added

40
980 1,491
Namor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added

41
949 1,438
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
783 1,648
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

43
490 436
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added

44
792 1,330
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added

45
630 509
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added

46
521 895
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added

47
560 464
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

48
707 1,035
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added

49
648 1,161
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
584 864
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added