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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
6,970 3,677
Thor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

2
7,114 4,922
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Man Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

3
7,429 4,651
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
5,737 4,047
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
6,108 3,943
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
5,109 3,721
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
4,383 3,282
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
4,518 2,802
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
3,573 2,771
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
3,699 2,079
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

11
3,501 2,769
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,331 2,658
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,236 2,170
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added Deadpool

14
2,603 2,507
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles

15
2,564 2,108
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,149 2,389
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,237 1,907
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,057 2,334
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,155 2,008
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
2,052 1,842
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
2,123 1,601
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

List of All of the Avengers

22
1,761 988
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Ant-Man

23
2,127 1,904
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
1,514 867
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,827 2,020
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
1,563 1,784
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,775 1,449
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,686 1,712
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

29
1,846 1,579
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,685 1,397
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,290 1,005
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

32
1,265 1,676
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

33
525 288
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

34
1,202 1,584
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
818 811
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

36
1,168 1,422
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
924 1,434
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
831 1,163
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

39
367 217
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

40
914 1,333
Namor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

41
853 1,311
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
744 1,485
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Surprisingly Massive Fan Theories About Ant-Man And The Wasp

43
379 328
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
721 1,181
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

45
478 749
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

46
490 418
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
JozsefBorza added Drax the Destroyer

47
637 904
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

48
432 368
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

49
569 1,053
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
518 739
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt