History ComicBook / TheAvengers

15th Jan '18 11:11:20 AM erforce
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Pretty much every single Marvel hero who is not an {{Comicbook/X-M|en}}an, except for Wolverine and the Beast, has been an Avenger at some point.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Pretty much every single Marvel hero who is not an {{Comicbook/X-M|en}}an, X-Man, except for Wolverine and the Beast, has been an Avenger at some point.
13th Jan '18 7:35:55 AM Scorntex
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* AmazonBrigade: A one-off issue has the Lady Liberators (It was the seventies), formed of Wasp, the Scarlet Witch, Medusa and suspiciously grouchy newcomer Valkyrie, the one who brings them together, and who turned out to be Enchantress in disguise, having brought them together as part of yet another petty revenge scheme. Once she's found out, the Liberators disband.



* CallBack: During Gyrich's initial encounter with the Avengers, he tries to have Ms. Marvel fingerprinted. She tells the poor schmuck charged with this that if he tries, she'll rip his hand off. Many, ''many'' years later, during vol 3., Carol runs into the guy working at Project P.E.G.A.S.US., and reminds him of this fact, so that the Avengers can prove they are who they say they are.
* CardCarryingVillain: The Masters of ''Evil'', long-time recurring foes of the Avengers.



* ConflictBall: During Geoff Johns' run, Ant-Man and Jack of Hearts could barely get through a conversation without yelling at one another.



** There's possibly [[UpToEleven more]] dysfunction between the Avengers then there is between the ComicBook/XMen. ''Yeah''. To be specific, while they don't always get along the X-men still have a close family dynamic comparable to the ComicBook/FantasticFour, whereas the Avengers sometimes come off as a group of people who barely tolerate each other half the time.

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** There's possibly [[UpToEleven more]] dysfunction between the Avengers then there is between the ComicBook/XMen. ''Yeah''. To be specific, while they don't always get along the X-men X-Men still have a close family dynamic comparable to the ComicBook/FantasticFour, whereas the Avengers sometimes come off as a group of people who barely tolerate each other half the time.



* FugitiveArc: Happened to half of the Avengers members following Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' storyline. With the SuperRegistrationAct in effect, the team members that rebelled against the law are forced to go underground and remain on the run. First from IronMan's regime and then from ComicBook/{{Norman Osborn}}'s.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: The first Spider-Woman series, ending with her apparent death, was resolved in ''The Avengers'' #239-242 with Jessica Drew losing her powers in order to help the Avengers beat Morgaine [=LeFey=].

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* FugitiveArc: Happened Happens to half of the Avengers members following Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' storyline. With the SuperRegistrationAct in effect, the team members that rebelled against the law are forced to go underground and remain on the run. First from IronMan's ComicBook/IronMan's regime and then from ComicBook/{{Norman Osborn}}'s.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: The first Spider-Woman series, ''Spider-Woman series'', ending with her apparent death, was resolved in ''The Avengers'' #239-242 with Jessica Drew losing her powers in order to help the Avengers beat Morgaine [=LeFey=].



* IdiotBall: The "Carol Danvers starts drinking" storyline has Iron Man holding a big one - despite Carol being a ''very'' bad-tempered drunk (not something you want a FlyingBrick to be), he refuses to speak up even as she repeatedly drinks on duty, and lashes out at everyone and everything, because he feels it's "not [his] place" to say anything.



* InternalHomage: the Gatherers once recluited the Coal Tiger, an alternate T'Challa from an ExpendableAlternateUniverse. That is actually one of the names that Lee and Kirby considered when they were first creating the Black Panther.

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* InternalHomage: the Gatherers once recluited included the Coal Tiger, an alternate T'Challa from an ExpendableAlternateUniverse. That is actually one of the names that Lee and Kirby considered when they were first creating the Black Panther.



* ItsAllAboutMe: This was reaction of Hawkeye when [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Henry Peter Gyrich]] imposed an Avengers line-up that did not include him, and included the Falcon. ''Several'' Avengers were removed from the team (basically all the former Avengers, still present because of ComicBook/TheKorvacSaga, and regulars Wonder Man and Yellowjacket), but Hawkeye took it as if it was personal.
* IWorkAlone: Way back during the 70s, Daredevil was offered membership, and gave this response.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Proctor (a Dane Whitman of an alternate reality) gave a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Black Knight, pointing how does he escape from problems instead of dealing with them: his relation with Sersi, and the Ebony Sword. Proctor was finally defeated, and Sersi (who became TooPowerfulToLive and DrunkWithPower) received a gift from a dying Watcher: [[PutOnABus a portal to another reality]], where she would be free of her madness. The Black Knight pointed that Proctor was right, and departed with Sersi.
* KillerRobot: Ultron long time Avengers foe, consumed with a desire to KillAllHumans.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: This was reaction of Hawkeye Hawkeye, when [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Henry Peter Gyrich]] imposed imposes an Avengers line-up that did not include removes him, and included in favor of the Falcon. ''Several'' Avengers were removed from the team (basically all the former Avengers, still present because of ComicBook/TheKorvacSaga, and regulars Wonder Man and Yellowjacket), but Hawkeye took it as if it was personal.personally.
* IWorkAlone: Way back during the 70s, Daredevil was offered membership, and gave this response.
response. Spider-Man tended to do the same, up until ''New Avengers''.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Proctor (a Dane Whitman of an alternate reality) gave gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Black Knight, pointing out how does he escape escapes from problems instead of dealing with them: his relation relationship with Sersi, and the Ebony Sword. When Proctor was finally defeated, and Sersi (who became TooPowerfulToLive and DrunkWithPower) received receives a gift from a dying Watcher: [[PutOnABus a portal to another reality]], where she would be free of her madness. The Black Knight pointed points out that Proctor was right, and departed departs with Sersi.
* KillerRobot: Ultron KillerRobot:
** Ultron, a
long time Avengers foe, consumed with a desire to KillAllHumans.



* LetsYouAndHimFight: When the Vision is considered for membership, the team wonder about his full-range of capabilities. So Cap decides to attack him in order to see. When the Vision predictably defends himself, Iron Man and Thor leap in as well. Hank Pym quickly tells them to knock it off.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: LetsYouAndHimFight:
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When the Vision is considered for membership, the team wonder about his full-range of capabilities. So Cap decides to attack him in order to see. When the Vision predictably defends himself, Iron Man and Thor leap in as well. Hank Pym quickly tells them to knock it off.off.
** In the first year of Busiek's run, the Avengers fight the Squadron Supreme more than once, with one instance being the Squadron thinking the Avengers are imposters, and refuse to listen to reason.



** Actually becomes a plot point early on in Kurt Busiek's run, when the Avengers have ''thirty-six'' active members around, and can't even stop Whirlwind robbing a bank without tripping over each other. This is what prompts Cap and Iron Man to consider reducing them to a more manageable level.



* LoveDodecahedron: The nineties team. Where to begin? Quicksilver and Crystal were having a crisis, and on the verge of breaking up. Crystal likes the Black Knight, but Sersi also likes him, and is a lot more dominant. She even took it as far as to make him his "Gann Josin", her husband under Eternal laws, with a mind link (even if Dane [[ShotgunWedding had never accepted that, or even be asked]]). But Sersi is stalked by Proctor, a scorned Black Knight from an alternate reality dumped by his local Sersi and who kills all the Sersis of the multiverse. He works with the Gatherers, other Avengers rescued from alternate realities, and loves one of those, Magdalena. But Magdalena loves her fellow gatherer the Swordsman, who reminds her of her late husband, the Swordsman of her own reality (note that the Swordsman of the main reality is still dead amid all this). Hércules, famed womanizer, falls in real love with Taylor Madison, a shy girl who thinks that she's about to die and does not dare to get engaged. The Black Widow starts to have a crush on Captain America. If you thought that the Vision, turned into an emotionless machine, would be spared from all this, think again. First he is kidnapped and replaced by an alternate vision, who is a pervert that almost ruined Proctor's plans by trying to rape Crystal. The real Vision gets back, but he's so confused by everyone's emotional crises that he wants to retrieve his lost emotions and be capable to love the Scarlet Witch again. But before that, e must get rid of that annoying Deathbird, who made it her life goal to seduce the all-logical Vision. Better than a Mexican telenovela, right?
* LukeIAmYourFather: The Zodiac sent some traitors within their ranks to space, in a house that was actually a rocket... and, by a random chance, the Avengers were sent with them. However, Libra betrayed his team and rescued the Avengers. Why? Because he thought that Mantis was among them, and it is his daughter.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The nineties team. Where to begin? Quicksilver and Crystal were having a crisis, and on the verge of breaking up. Crystal likes the Black Knight, but Sersi also likes him, and is a lot more dominant. She even took it as far as to make him his "Gann Josin", her husband under Eternal laws, with a mind link (even if Dane [[ShotgunWedding had never accepted that, or even be asked]]). But Sersi is stalked by Proctor, a scorned Black Knight from an alternate reality dumped by his local Sersi and who kills all the Sersis of the multiverse. He works with the Gatherers, other Avengers rescued from alternate realities, and loves one of those, Magdalena. But Magdalena loves her fellow gatherer the Swordsman, who reminds her of her late husband, the Swordsman of her own reality (note that the Swordsman of the main reality is still dead amid all this). Hércules, famed womanizer, falls in real love with Taylor Madison, a shy girl who thinks that she's about to die and does not dare to get engaged. The Black Widow starts to have a crush on Captain America. If you thought that the Vision, turned into an emotionless machine, would be spared from all this, think again. First he is kidnapped and replaced by an alternate vision, Vision, who is a pervert that almost ruined Proctor's plans by trying to rape Crystal. The real Vision gets back, but he's so confused by everyone's emotional crises that he wants to retrieve his lost emotions and be capable to love the Scarlet Witch again. But before that, e he must get rid of that annoying Deathbird, who made makes it her life goal to seduce the all-logical Vision. Better than a Mexican telenovela, right?
* LukeIAmYourFather: The Zodiac sent some traitors within their ranks to space, in a house that was actually a rocket... and, by a random chance, the Avengers were sent with them. However, Libra betrayed his team and rescued the Avengers. Why? Because he thought that Mantis was among them, and it is she's his daughter.



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Gorgon appeared in the Avengers mansion to take them to the wedding of Quicksilver and Crystal, and realized that (contrary to promises) Quicksilver had not invited them. He began to kick the floor in anger, and Mantis requested him not to destroy their house. The Scarlet Witch corrected her: the Avengers house, she's no Avenger, she was there just as a courtesy to her boyfriend the Swordsman (who was an Avenger). Sounds mean? Well, have in mind that in that time Mantis was trying to seduce the Vision and make him leave the Scarlet Witch for her... so Wanda was actually being polite.

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Gorgon appeared in appears at the Avengers mansion to take them to the wedding of Quicksilver and Crystal, and realized only to realize that (contrary to promises) Quicksilver had not invited them. He began begins to kick the floor in anger, and as Mantis requested him requests he not to destroy their house. The Scarlet Witch corrected corrects her: the Avengers house, she's no Avenger, she was there just as a courtesy to her boyfriend the Swordsman (who was an Avenger). Sounds mean? Well, have in mind that in that time Mantis was trying to seduce the Vision and make him leave the Scarlet Witch for her... so Wanda was actually being polite.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Nice job, Loki. If not for you, the Avengers would have not existed.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: NiceJobFixingItVillain:
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Nice job, Loki. If not for you, the Avengers would have not existed.



** Morgana Le Fay's actions cause the Avengers to reform after ''Heroes Return'', and as an added bonus, brings Wonder Man part-way back to life. Later on, the Grim Reaper's attempt at getting revenge on the Avengers yet again allows Simon to come ''all'' the way back to life.



* NotGoodWithRejection: Mantis declared her love to the Vision, but he mantained his love for the Scarlet Witch, and told her to be JustFriends. Her despair was so great that, several centuries in the future, Kang detected it, and finally identified her as the elusive Celestial Madonna.

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* NotGoodWithRejection: Mantis declared declares her love to the Vision, but he mantained mantains his love for the Scarlet Witch, and told tells her to be JustFriends. Her despair was is so great that, several centuries in the future, Kang detected detects it, and finally identified identifies her as the elusive Celestial Madonna.



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Hank Pym is an expert in many scientific disciplines. In fact, the depth of his scientific knowledge has earned him the title of "Scientist Supreme" from Eternity, [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the living embodiment]] of the universe's {{life energy}}.
** Later revealed to have been either a hallucination or Loki in disguise.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Henry Peter Gyrich, '''''the''''' Obstructive Bureaucrat of the Marvel Universe, was first introduced in this title. How awful is he? ''Captain America'' can't stand the man. Except during Geoff Johns' run, where he TookALevelInKindness.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Hank Pym is an expert in many scientific disciplines. In fact, the depth of his scientific knowledge has earned him the title of "Scientist Supreme" from Eternity, [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the living embodiment]] of the universe's {{life energy}}.
** Later
energy}}... until it's later revealed to have been either a hallucination or Loki in disguise.



* RealityEnsues: During vol 3, Morgana Le Fay uses her powers to re-write reality so she's in charge. The Reality Ensues part kicks in when being in charge means she has to actually be ''in charge'', and deal with matters of state, as Mordred keeps pointing out.



* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: The first series "Nick Fury agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." had the recurring mistery of the identity of the villain Scorpio. Nick Fury once unmasked him, but just cried out "You!"; readers were still left in the dark. The series was cancelled, without closure for the Scorpio thing, and Nick Fury was killed. Then, Roy Thomas tied the loose ends in the Avengers: Skorpio was Jake Fury, Nick's brother. Nick took up the Scorpio identity and, taking advantage of his supposed death (the Nick who was shot was [[ActuallyADoombot actually a LMD]]) he infiltrated the Zodiac, to destroy them from within.

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* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: The first series "Nick Fury agent Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." had the recurring mistery mystery of the identity of the villain Scorpio. Nick Fury once unmasked him, but just cried out "You!"; readers were still left in the dark. The series was cancelled, without closure for the Scorpio thing, and Nick Fury was killed. Then, Roy Thomas tied up the loose ends in the Avengers: Skorpio was Jake Fury, Nick's brother. Nick took up the Scorpio identity and, taking advantage of his supposed death (the Nick who was shot was [[ActuallyADoombot actually a LMD]]) he infiltrated the Zodiac, to destroy them from within.



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Team members Vision, [[FemBot Jocasta]], and [[DoAnythingRobot Machine Man]].

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Team members Vision, [[FemBot Jocasta]], and [[DoAnythingRobot Machine Man]]. Vision probably comes the closest of all, as a synthezoid. His body is an exact replica of a human's, just made of machinery.



* RuleOfCool: The Avengers do not have that name because of actually avenging anyone. Sometimes they mention that they have to "earn their title", some adaptions or alternate versions provide a figure to avenge in their origin story; but in the original story by Lee and Kirby, the Wasp proposed the name simply because it was cool.

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* RousingSpeech: Captain America is good at these. Vol 3. has him unleash one on the Avengers, who've been brainwashed by Morgana Le Fay. It manages to snap some of them out of it instantly, and would've worked on ''everyone'', were it not for Namor's crappy temper.
* RuleOfCool: The Avengers do not have that name because of actually avenging anyone. Sometimes they mention that they have to "earn their title", some adaptions or alternate versions provide a figure to avenge in their origin story; but in the original story by Lee and Kirby, the Wasp proposed the name simply because it was cool.cool, the Hulk liked it, and that was that.



* ShotgunWedding: The Eternals visited the Avengers, and Sersi told Ikaris not to threaten the Black Knight, because she wanted him to be her "Gann Josin". Meaning, her husband under Eternal laws, and that included a permanent telephatic link between both, so both shared the other's thoughts as in a single mind. Angered by his discussion with the Avengers, Ikaris turned the Black Knight into Sersi's Gann Josin right away. And the Black Knight? Fine, thanks for asking. Nobody ever ''asked'' him if he wanted that, and he certainly didn't.

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* ShotgunWedding: The Eternals visited visit the Avengers, and Sersi told tells Ikaris not to threaten the Black Knight, because she wanted wants him to be her "Gann Josin". Meaning, her husband under Eternal laws, and that included includes a permanent telephatic link between both, them, so both shared the other's thoughts as in a single mind. Angered by his discussion with the Avengers, Ikaris turned turns the Black Knight into Sersi's Gann Josin right away. And the Black Knight? Fine, thanks for asking. Nobody ever ''asked'' him if he wanted that, and he certainly didn't.



* StatusQuoIsGod: During Geoff Johns' run, the Red Skull infiltrates the U.S. government and manages to unleash a biological weapon that spreads across several states, killing thousands. The consequences of this horrific and unequalled terror attack? Nothing. No-one ever mentions it again.



* SurferDude: Mettle before his recruitment into the Initiative/Avengers Academy, also making him one of the few ethnically Hawaiian superheroes.

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* SurferDude: Mettle Mettle, before his recruitment into the Initiative/Avengers Academy, also making him one of the few ethnically Hawaiian superheroes.



* TimeCrash: The beginning of vol 4 centers around one caused by Kang, who keeps picking a fight with a version of Ultron who's taken over the world, but keeps losing, going back in time to try again, and still loses.



* TimeMaster: Immortus whose motives have always been a mystery to the Avengers. On several occasions he has worked to aid them in crucial times of need; on others he is trying to destroy them. [[spoiler:According to ''Avengers Forever'' he has been engaged in a millennia long GambitRoulette at the behest of his masters, the Time-Keepers.]]

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* TimeMaster: Immortus Immortus, whose motives have always been a mystery to the Avengers. On several occasions he has worked to aid them in crucial times of need; on others he is trying to destroy them. [[spoiler:According to ''Avengers Forever'' he has been engaged in a millennia long GambitRoulette at the behest of his masters, the Time-Keepers.]]



* WomanScorned: Proctor is a [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted example]]. In his alternate reality, he got married with Sersi, and shared a PsychicLink with her. However, she eventually lost the interest in him, and left him, to have fun elsewhere. Proctor got mad from her rejection, retrieved the cursed Evony Sword and killed her with it, and (not having enough with that) he started to kill all the Sersis from all alternate universes.

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* WomanScorned: Proctor is a [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted example]]. In his alternate reality, he got married with to Sersi, and shared a PsychicLink with her. However, she eventually lost the interest in him, and left him, him to have fun elsewhere. Proctor got mad from her rejection, retrieved the cursed Evony Ebony Sword and killed her with it, and (not not having enough with that) that, he started to kill all the Sersis from all alternate universes.
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* BittersweetEnding: ComicBook/SecretInvasion. They saved the world from the Skrulls, at least one character who was thought to be dead is revealed to have been a Skrull prisoner, but they lost Jan in the process.
* BoisterousBruiser: Hercules, Luke Cage. Thor in a good day can be one too.
* BreakingTheFellowship: Happened several times:
** The first time was in Avengers 16, when the original team retired, with the exception of Captain America, who stayed to guide the new recruits: Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch.

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* BittersweetEnding: ComicBook/SecretInvasion. They saved save the world from the Skrulls, at least one character who was thought to be dead is revealed to have been a Skrull prisoner, but they lost lose Jan in the process.
* BoisterousBruiser: Hercules, Luke Cage. Thor in on a good day can be one too.
* BreakingTheFellowship: Happened Happenes several times:
** The first time was is in Avengers 16, when the original team retired, retires, with the exception of Captain America, who stayed stays to guide the new recruits: Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch.



** The Council of Cross-Time Kangs storyline culminated with the entire team quitting in issue 297. Issue 298 featured Jarvis alone having to deal with the onset of ComicBook/{{Inferno}} at street level. The next two issues had the team reform with the Captain, Thor, Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and [[ComicBook/TheEternals The Forgotten One]] (choosing to go by the name Gilgamesh). The lineup didn't last too long, as Reed and Sue soon returned to the ComicBook/FantasticFour (succeeded on the Avengers by ComicBook/{{Quasar}} and returning members She-Hulk, Black Panther, and Namor), and Gilgamesh soon was replaced by fellow Eternal Sersi.
** Although Onslaught did not kill ''all'' the Avengers, just an important number, the team broke up, and the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} filled the void. The Avengers returned a year later.
** The Avengers break up in "Avengers Disasembled", and returned as a small team in the New Avengers. The team broke up again during Comicbook/CivilWar, as the characters had conflicting views about the Registration act.
* BrieferThanTheyThink: Though many, including this article, place Hulk as a member of the "iconic lineup," he quit the team in the second issue, and outside of the occasional CrisisCrossover teamup, he only properly rejoined a few years ago.

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** The Council of Cross-Time Kangs storyline culminated culminates with the entire team quitting in issue 297. Issue 298 featured features Jarvis alone having to deal with the onset of ComicBook/{{Inferno}} at street level. The next two issues had have the team reform with the Captain, Thor, Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and [[ComicBook/TheEternals The Forgotten One]] (choosing to go by the name Gilgamesh). The lineup didn't doesn't last too long, as Reed and Sue soon returned return to the ComicBook/FantasticFour (succeeded on the Avengers by ComicBook/{{Quasar}} and returning members She-Hulk, Black Panther, and Namor), and Gilgamesh soon was replaced by fellow Eternal Sersi.
** Although Onslaught did not doesn't kill ''all'' the Avengers, just an important number, the team broke up, and the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} filled the void. The Avengers returned a year later.
** The Avengers break up in "Avengers Disasembled", and returned return as a small team in ''New Avengers'', which has a vastly different line-up (most of the New Avengers."classic" members being off doing other things). The team broke up again during Comicbook/CivilWar, as the characters had conflicting views about the Registration act.
* BrieferThanTheyThink: Though many, including this article, place Hulk as a member of the "iconic lineup," he quit the team in the second issue, and outside of the occasional CrisisCrossover teamup, he only properly rejoined a few years ago.around ''Avengers Vs. X-Men'' (though the Avengers had never actually revoked his membership, Hulk just didn't want anything to do with them).



* CatGirl: Tigra is the team's woman/cat hybrid.

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* CatGirl: CatGirl:
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Tigra is the team's woman/cat hybrid.



* ClothingDamage: Averted in ''Avengers'' #252. Hercules is attacked by the Blood Brothers, counter-attacks and defeats them... but his skirt was damaged in the attack, leaving his godly attributes fully visible. The Scarlet Witch had to lend him her cape, to avoid further humilliation.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Deathcry met the Avengers this way. They had just destroyed Proctor's base, but were stranded on foot in the middle of the Andes, and chased by Kree Sentinels.

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* ClothingDamage: Averted in ''Avengers'' #252. Hercules is attacked by the Blood Brothers, counter-attacks and defeats them... but his skirt was is damaged in the attack, leaving his godly attributes fully visible. The Scarlet Witch had to lend lends him her cape, to avoid further humilliation.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Deathcry met meets the Avengers this way. They had just destroyed Proctor's base, but were stranded on foot in the middle of the Andes, and chased by Kree Sentinels.



* ConspicuousGloves: Introduced in 1981's ''Avengers Annual'' # 10, Rogue wears gloves so as not to accidentally touch anyone, [[PoisonousPerson since touch with her skin causes her to absorb others' powers, often harming or potentially killing them]].

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* ConspicuousGloves: Introduced in 1981's ''Avengers Annual'' # 10, Rogue wears gloves so as not to accidentally touch anyone, [[PoisonousPerson since touch with her skin causes her to absorb others' powers, often harming or potentially killing them]]. Case in point, Carol Danvers, whom Rogue manages to render comatose while damaging her memory at the same time.



** Most recently, Hawkeye being captured by Norman Osborn was a major plot point during Dark Reign.

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** Most recently, Hawkeye being captured by Norman Osborn was a major plot point during Dark Reign.''Dark Reign''.



** "ComicBook/OperationGalacticStorm", about the Kree-Shi'ar War, ended with the Kree Supreme Intelligence detonating a nega-bomb and obliterating most of its own species in an attempt to jump start their evolution. Half of the Avengers were so disgusted with this that they executed him.

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** "ComicBook/OperationGalacticStorm", about the Kree-Shi'ar War, ended ends with the Kree Supreme Intelligence detonating a nega-bomb and obliterating most of its own species in an attempt to jump start their evolution.evolution (which [[AllForNothing didn't work]]). Half of the Avengers were so disgusted with this that they executed him.
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Depending on the era of the team, the Avengers can consist of nothing but Marvel's biggest guns or an entire roster of C-List fodder. Whenever it's at either of those two extremes, the way a writer may try to shake things up is by adding characters from the opposite end of the hierarchy. For example, the unknown Black Panther replacing Captain America in the 60s was considered a surprise, while Captain America re-joining the team in the 90s was equally a shock. And it's always a surprise when characters associated with other teams or "franchises" join (Justice and Firestar from ''Comicbook/NewWarriors'', Beast and Wolverine from the ''Comicbook/XMen'', or Comicbook/Spiderman).

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Depending on the era of the team, the Avengers can consist of nothing but Marvel's biggest guns or an entire roster of C-List fodder. Whenever it's at either of those two extremes, the way a writer may try to shake things up is by adding characters from the opposite end of the hierarchy. For example, the unknown Black Panther replacing Captain America in the 60s was considered a surprise, while Captain America re-joining the team in the 90s was equally a shock. And it's always a surprise when characters associated with other teams or "franchises" join (Justice and Firestar from ''Comicbook/NewWarriors'', Beast and Wolverine from the ''Comicbook/XMen'', or Comicbook/Spiderman).Comicbook/SpiderMan).
4th Jan '18 1:09:09 PM NESBoy
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Depending on the era of the team, the Avengers can consist of nothing but Marvel's biggest guns or an entire roster of C-List fodder. Whenever it's at either of those two extremes, the way a writer may try to shake things up is by adding characters from the opposite end of the hierarchy. For example, the unknown Black Panther replacing Captain America in the 60s was considered a surprise, while Captain America re-joining the team in the 90s was equally a shock. And it's always a surprise when characters associated with other teams or "franchises" join (Justice and Firestar from ''Comicbook/NewWarriors'', Beast and Wolverine from the ''Comicbook/Xmen'', or Comicbook/SpiderMan.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Depending on the era of the team, the Avengers can consist of nothing but Marvel's biggest guns or an entire roster of C-List fodder. Whenever it's at either of those two extremes, the way a writer may try to shake things up is by adding characters from the opposite end of the hierarchy. For example, the unknown Black Panther replacing Captain America in the 60s was considered a surprise, while Captain America re-joining the team in the 90s was equally a shock. And it's always a surprise when characters associated with other teams or "franchises" join (Justice and Firestar from ''Comicbook/NewWarriors'', Beast and Wolverine from the ''Comicbook/Xmen'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', or Comicbook/SpiderMan.Comicbook/Spiderman).
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* TokenMinority: Comicbook/TheFalcon resigned because he felt he had been recruited due to affirmative action - which he was - but he was the second Avenger of African descent (the first was Black Panther, who couldn't be with the team full-time because, y'know, King of Wakanda). There were echoes of this when Triathlon (now named 3-D Man) was forced onto the team.

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* TokenMinority: Comicbook/TheFalcon resigned because he felt he had been recruited due to affirmative action - which he was - but he was the second Avenger of African descent (the first was Black Panther, who couldn't be with the team full-time because, y'know, because it conflicts with his duties as King of Wakanda). There were echoes of this when Triathlon (now named 3-D Man) was forced onto the team.



* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Norman Osborn as director of S.H-... H.A.M.M.E.R. counted as this for the entire Marvel universe.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Norman Osborn as director of S.H-... H.A.M.M.E.R. (formerly S.H.I.E.L.D.) counted as this for the entire Marvel universe.



* WhatTheHellHero: Operation Galactic Storm is an in-story example with the execution of the Supreme Intelligence.

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Operation Galactic Storm is an in-story example with the execution of the Supreme Intelligence.Intelligence.
** Another in-story example occurs in issue 200, when a being from Limbo named Marcus impregnates Ms. Marvel with himself to properly incarnate on Earth. The Avengers show more excitement for the baby than concern for Carol, even when she has clear angst about the whole situation. Things get worse when Marcus manipulates Carol into falling in love with him, and the Avengers did nothing to stop it. At the end of the issue, when Marcus decides to return to Limbo, Carol seems compelled to join him, and the best the Avengers could do is Iron Man asking her if she knows what she's doing. She leaves, and all the Avengers could do is hope things work out well for her. Of course, when Carol returned in the 1981 annual, she expresses disappointment in how the Avengers handled the whole thing.
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