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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
4,980 3,714
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
5,414 3,624
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
4,565 3,092
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,320 3,270
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,254 3,412
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
3,872 2,972
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
3,294 2,501
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
2,980 2,295
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,657 2,279
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,715 2,051
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

11
2,735 2,218
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,356 1,845
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

13
2,154 1,955
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

14
1,861 1,429
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,067 1,632
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
1,805 1,890
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,777 1,846
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,688 1,214
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,747 1,588
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,780 1,533
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
1,622 1,472
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
1,600 1,605
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
1,203 756
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Ant-Man

24
970 599
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,469 1,374
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,455 1,142
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,333 1,463
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,412 1,092
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
1,464 1,331
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
1,132 1,341
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,026 1,303
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
929 807
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
845 1,160
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,007 1,169
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
735 895
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

36
603 619
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
193 123
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

38
822 1,092
Namor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

39
683 1,217
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
666 1,133
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
411 527
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

42
206 166
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
585 967
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
69 79
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

45
522 711
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

46
272 204
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

47
148 328
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
404 551
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

49
119 175
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
456 893
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time