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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
4,652 3,532
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
5,089 3,456
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
4,266 3,011
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,108 3,182
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
3,983 3,335
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
3,153 2,413
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

7
3,707 2,879
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TH14 added Wolverine Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

8
2,619 2,137
Vision is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,556 2,211
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,872 2,258
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Black Panther

11
2,607 1,993
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,084 1,897
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

13
2,202 1,812
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

14
2,011 1,573
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
1,799 1,377
Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
1,755 1,837
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,735 1,790
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,625 1,167
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,698 1,534
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,708 1,486
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
1,570 1,415
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
1,557 1,550
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
1,140 714
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Scott Lang

24
898 560
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,432 1,318
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,416 1,089
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,296 1,411
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,363 1,035
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
1,412 1,292
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
1,103 1,299
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
995 1,259
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
895 768
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
826 1,112
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
983 1,127
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
707 856
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

36
583 578
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
800 1,056
Namor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

38
148 92
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

39
669 1,179
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
641 1,102
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
398 491
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

42
173 137
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
568 928
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
248 176
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

45
503 679
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

46
38 53
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

47
136 295
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
103 145
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

49
383 523
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

50
443 861
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time