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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
4,737 3,583
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
5,161 3,508
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
4,357 3,034
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,164 3,204
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,042 3,359
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
3,187 2,436
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

7
3,745 2,905
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TH14 added Wolverine Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

8
2,650 2,157
Vision is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,577 2,232
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,903 2,264
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
2,633 2,005
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,103 1,907
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
2,232 1,820
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
2,022 1,586
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
1,811 1,390
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
1,765 1,849
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,743 1,800
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,639 1,177
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,708 1,543
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,722 1,496
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
1,581 1,429
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
1,566 1,564
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
1,156 725
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Scott Lang

24
915 568
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,441 1,329
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,426 1,098
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,304 1,423
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,376 1,046
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
1,422 1,302
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
1,106 1,310
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,002 1,270
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
901 778
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
829 1,124
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
987 1,139
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
713 866
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

36
586 587
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
806 1,064
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

38
158 98
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

39
673 1,188
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
649 1,106
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
400 499
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

42
180 141
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
569 937
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
255 182
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

45
505 686
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

46
47 57
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

47
138 303
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
109 152
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
389 529
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

50
443 868
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time