Total Nerd The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time  

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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!

list ordered by

1
9,129 5,914
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

2
9,009 4,381
Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Journey into Mystery

3
9,352 5,442
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics

4
7,626 4,396
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

5
6,893 4,747
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

6
5,285 3,938
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

7
5,996 4,341
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers

8
5,537 3,299
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

9
4,355 3,251
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

10
4,857 2,321
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
The New Avengers

11
4,114 3,300
Vision is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

12
4,061 2,603
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
EthanYepiz-Foat added

13
3,845 3,179
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

14
3,018 2,958
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

15
2,502 2,854
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

16
2,417 1,217
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
AntFan added

17
3,010 2,555
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

18
2,302 2,791
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

19
2,552 2,338
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

20
2,537 2,360
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

21
2,455 2,175
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

22
2,425 2,241
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

23
2,527 1,877
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

24
2,003 1,137
Bucky Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time
KatieKate added Bucky Barnes

25
2,041 2,409
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time