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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!

1
7,320 5,007
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

2
7,172 3,749
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

3
7,622 4,727
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics

4
5,868 4,121
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
6,271 3,991
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
5,216 3,805
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
4,492 3,365
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
4,660 2,852
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
3,651 2,827
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
3,807 2,111
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

11
3,593 2,813
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,394 2,716
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,322 2,220
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added Deadpool

14
2,658 2,553
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

15
2,628 2,150
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,202 2,431
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,282 1,958
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,092 2,383
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,209 2,051
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
2,108 1,878
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

21
1,838 1,009
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Ant-Man

The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA

22
2,175 1,634
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
2,158 1,947
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

24
1,864 2,059
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

25
1,576 901
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

26
1,818 1,474
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,596 1,821
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,714 1,754
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

29
1,890 1,612
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,711 1,438
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,350 1,020
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

32
575 312
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

33
1,286 1,718
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,221 1,625
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
855 833
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32 Things You Didn't Know About Wolverine

36
1,187 1,451
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
938 1,470
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
845 1,202
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

39
403 240
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

40
928 1,369
Namor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

41
873 1,340
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
752 1,523
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Greatest Spider-Man Costumes of All Time

43
409 348
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Kaan Ayhan Şenol added Human Torch

44
744 1,210
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

45
521 442
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added Drax the Destroyer

46
486 786
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

47
654 934
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

48
458 390
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

49
589 1,074
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
535 764
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt