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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
4,994 3,720
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
5,427 3,629
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
4,576 3,095
Thor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Thor Journey into Mystery

4
4,328 3,272
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

5
4,260 3,417
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
3,880 2,975
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
3,300 2,504
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

8
2,984 2,299
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
2,739 2,219
Vision is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
2,719 2,054
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

11
2,658 2,283
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
2,361 1,846
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

13
2,155 1,958
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

14
1,863 1,431
Hank Pym is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,069 1,635
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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16
1,807 1,892
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

17
1,779 1,848
Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
1,690 1,216
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
1,752 1,589
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
1,781 1,535
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
1,625 1,474
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
1,601 1,607
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

23
1,204 757
Scott Lang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added Scott Lang

24
970 601
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
1,470 1,375
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Fist The New Avengers

26
1,456 1,144
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

27
1,334 1,464
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

28
1,415 1,093
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

29
1,466 1,332
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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30
1,133 1,342
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

31
1,026 1,305
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

32
930 808
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Marvel

33
845 1,162
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

34
1,007 1,171
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

35
735 897
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
ThomasGatterer added Wonder Man

36
603 621
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

37
194 125
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Rocket Raccoon

38
824 1,093
Namor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
TheToroRaymond added Namor

39
683 1,219
Tigra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

40
667 1,135
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

41
411 529
Firestar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
sonof100maniacs added Firestar

42
206 168
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
588 967
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
71 80
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Adam Jackson added Gamora

45
523 712
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AhmedAbdelmotal added Archangel

46
273 205
The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The Wasp

47
148 330
Julia Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

48
405 552
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
PascalGorter added Black Bolt

49
119 177
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

50
456 895
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time