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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
7,594 5,160
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
7,477 3,841
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

3
7,899 4,851
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
6,081 4,229
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
6,524 4,058
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
5,409 3,903
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
4,663 3,481
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
4,877 2,936
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
3,778 2,921
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
4,007 2,149
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

11
3,708 2,907
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
3,491 2,813
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
3,493 2,285
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added Deadpool

14
2,744 2,635
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

15
2,704 2,231
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,272 2,517
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
2,348 2,048
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,135 2,482
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,284 2,121
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
2,185 1,950
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
1,956 1,054
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Ant-Man

List of All of the Avengers

22
2,255 1,686
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
2,225 2,007
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
1,671 950
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,909 2,142
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

26
1,879 1,535
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,631 1,901
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,747 1,838
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
1,964 1,667
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

30
1,760 1,505
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,414 1,063
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

32
635 362
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

33
1,315 1,785
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,255 1,691
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
911 866
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Things You Should Know About Marvel Studios' Phase 3

36
1,220 1,500
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
952 1,528
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

38
862 1,262
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

39
454 281
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

40
948 1,425
Namor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

41
900 1,389
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

42
765 1,579
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

Proof That Iron Man Is The Biggest Villain In The MCU

43
440 390
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
765 1,263
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
wiabux added Red Hulk

45
563 477
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
501 836
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

47
679 980
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

48
500 423
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

49
612 1,116
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
554 814
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt