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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
8,215 5,452
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
8,106 4,043
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Journey into Mystery

3
8,522 5,058
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
6,455 4,459
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
6,996 4,174
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
4,959 3,657
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

7
5,695 4,082
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TH14 added Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

8
5,213 3,075
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
4,046 3,058
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
4,369 2,231
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

11
3,919 3,061
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,664 2,970
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,771 2,405
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added

14
2,888 2,779
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,391 2,668
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,839 2,368
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,450 2,195
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,220 2,635
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,155 1,135
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added

20
2,302 2,071
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
2,410 2,238
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

22
2,391 1,779
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
2,332 2,119
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
1,834 1,039
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,980 2,275
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
1,702 2,015
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,964 1,632
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,827 1,946
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

29
2,090 1,747
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,530 1,130
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added

31
1,834 1,602
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
1,364 1,888
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
747 421
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added

34
1,310 1,787
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
1,004 920
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

36
1,268 1,584
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
987 1,610
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
906 1,347
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added

39
558 329
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added

40
961 1,452
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
987 1,508
Namor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added

42
791 1,662
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

43
148 28
Groot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
starwarssuperfan added

44
575 471
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

45
503 445
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added

46
798 1,345
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added

47
640 521
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added

48
526 910
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added

49
657 1,173
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
713 1,050
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added