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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
4,742 3,586
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
5,164 3,511
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
4,364 3,035
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,167 3,206
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,049 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
3,749 2,906
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
3,188 2,438
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
2,652 2,160
Vision is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,578 2,235
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,904 2,265
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
2,634 2,006
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,105 1,907
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
2,237 1,821
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
2,024 1,589
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
1,811 1,392
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 1,851
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,745 1,800
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,641 1,178
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,712 1,544
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,724 1,497
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
1,583 1,431
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
1,567 1,565
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
1,157 727
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Scott Lang

24
916 570
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,442 1,331
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,428 1,099
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,304 1,425
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,376 1,048
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
1,424 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 1,312
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,003 1,271
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
901 779
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
829 1,125
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
987 1,140
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
713 867
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

36
588 588
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
806 1,065
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

38
160 99
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 1,189
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
650 1,107
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
400 500
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

42
183 141
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
571 937
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
255 183
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

45
506 686
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

46
47 58
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

47
138 304
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
109 153
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
389 530
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

50
443 869
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time