!!Students

'''Reptil'''
->''Dinosaur Morpher. Future hero or naive optimist?''/''Prehistoric shape shifter. Class leader''

Humberto Lopez is class leader at Avengers Academy, and the most dedicated to being a hero. Reptil is mainly motivated to find his missing parents, who disappeared while out an archaeological dig. He's the most level-headed of the team, and he tries his best to live up to the huge expectations placed on him as well as keep his own emotions in check. He can morph into any dinosaur he thinks of and gets his power from an amulet embedded in his chest.

* AscendedFanboy: He was a fan of the Avengers as a kid, and is now in the Avengers' junior academy.
* AlmostKiss: with both Spider-Girl (Anya) [[spoiler: and White Tiger (Ava)]]. He got his first kiss from Finesse (and, "A lot more" as well).
* AlternateSelf: [[spoiler: For a while, his future self took over his body in order to change the past. Long story.]]
* AnimalThemeNaming: Get it? Reptil? ''Reptile?''
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: His powers and name are dinosaur/reptile related.
* {{Animorphism}}: His main power, to transform into dinosaurs
** PrehistoricMonster: Some of his forms [[MixAndMatchCritter combine]] various dinosaur aspects. Once it was a raptor with stegosaurus' plates and thagomizer, and another one resembled the Paleosaurus from ''Film/TheGiantBehemoth''.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Dinosaurs modern descendants are birds, not reptiles.
* CanonImmigrant: Created only for the WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow, and was brought into the official canon with the ''ComicBook/AvengersTheInitiative'' series.
* ChickMagnet: During the series, he's fooled around with Finesse, and flirted with Spider-Girl/Anya Corazon. [[spoiler: In the end, he and White Tiger look like they may hook up.]]
* CivvieSpandex: His standard uniform is a spandex top and regular looking pants. The pants apparently cover the rest of his spandex uniform.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: At first, Reptil was reluctant to be the class leader. However, after talking to Comicbook/JessicaJones about his issues (mainly relating to his parents), he takes on the role. He also took full responsibility for a botched attack against the [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Sinister Six]] even after Ant-Man said it was his fault, and held himself well as a leader against the Worthy during ''ComicBook/FearItself''.
* DoggedNiceGuy: He starts to like Finesse after their friendly relationship becomes physical, but Finesse wasn't interested in him romatically. [[spoiler: By the time she did, he had already moved on.]]
* HealingFactor: Hank Pym says it's not as strong as {{Wolverine}}'s or X-23, but it's there.
* [[spoiler:PairTheSpares]]: [[spoiler:After he struck out with Finesse, he is now interested in White Tiger.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: His paleontologist parents disappeared after going on a dig for fossils.
* PowerIncontinence: For a bit he couldn't fully transform into dinosaurs, and when he did he lost control, nearly killed villian Mentallo.
* StandardizedLeader: Compared to the rest of Avengers Academy, he comes off as a little bland. He doesn't have a quickly identifiable quirk like the rest of the crew.
* SuperStrength: In his larger, full dinosaur forms.

'''Finesse'''
->''Photographic figher. All head, no heart.''/''Expert at everything except human emotions.''

Unlike the other kids at the academy, Jeanne Foucault ''wasn't'' mistreated by NormanOsborn, and was allowed to work on her skills. Finesse is a polymath and can learn any skill very quickly, not to mention she has a photographic memory and can copy different fighting techniques. She's an ace at everything except social interaction, and her bluntness and aloof demeanor alienate her from the group.

* TheAce: She's good at sports, fighting, is a genius, can hack into computers...you name it, she's good at it, except with social interaction.
* ActionGirl: She is an adept, strong fighter who doesn't back down from any challenge.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She can remember the fighting styles of all her opponents, as well can absorb knowledge at an accelerated rate.
* BrutalHonesty: Sometimes, too brutal. She doesn't even realize that she hurts others' feelings.
* CombatPragmatist: She doesn't fight dirty, but she is willing to do anything in order to win.
* HiddenDepths: In the final issue [[spoiler: she cries after seeing Reptil and White Tiger together, finally showing emotion.]]
* LukeIMightBeYourFather: [[spoiler: It isn't a guarantee that {{Taskmaster}} is her father, but they have ''very'' similar powers.]]
* NoSocialSkills: A serious flaw, it seems as if she can only understand basic human emotions. [[spoiler: In a sad {{irony}}, by the time she does, she loses her friend X-23, Reptil (who previously liked Finesse) moved on to White Tiger, and she realizes she's alone.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Which she uses to memorize fighting styles.
* PowerCopying: With her reflexive memory, she can copy the fighting style of anyone perfectly.
* PragmaticHero: A lot more so than the rest of the class [[spoiler: especially demonstrated with her actions against Jeremy Briggs.]] It's not that she's evil, it's just that she's quick to the point to win and defend herself and her friends.
* [[RenaissanceMan Renaissance Girl]]: Her photographic reflexes and memory allows her to learn any skill she sees or studies. And recall conversations verbatim.


'''Hazmat'''
->''Human toxic spill. Caustic personality.''/''Walking Meltdown. Temper to match.''

Jennifer Takeda's powers first manifested during a makeout out session with her boyfriend. Her entire body is both poisonous and radioactive and when she approaches Norman Osborn for a cure, he actually makes her condition ''worse'', and she has to wear a radioactive suit for the rest of her life. As a result, she has a harsh, sarcastic personality with a soft side only brought out by Mettle.

* ActionGirl: She's not one to shy away from a fight, and her temper means she may start one.
* BlessedWithSuck: Her poison and radioactive powers, which deprive her from human contact.
* BrokenBird: Her powers cost her a normal life, which she's very upset about. When she isn't snapping at everyone, she's very depressed.
* ButNotTooForeign: She's as mixed as her beau Mettle, with her dad being Japanese and her mom white.
* CantHaveSexEver: Well, with most people due to her powers. Mettle can withstand her nuclear powers, but psychological blocks from the last time she tried and nearly killed someone hold her back. [[spoiler: Finally averted in the final issue when she and Mettle consummate their relationship.]]
* ClingyCostume: Because she could kill people if she just walked around normal.
* ClingyJealousGirl: When X-23 enters the picture and Mettle befriends her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her frustration at her condition mostly manifests in bitter, cutting remarks.
* HandBlast: How she generally projects her powers. Radiation, EMP, Microwaves and other nasty things.
* HazmatSuit: She has to wear one, which gives Jennifer her codename.
* ILoveNuclearPower: Her powers are atomic/nuclear in nature.
* LatexSpaceSuit: What her hazmat suit looks like.
* {{Otaku}}: In her backstory, she was an anime fan as [[EasterEgg she had figurines and posters in her bedroom]], including Franchise/{{Digimon}} like Archelomon and Mecha-Zawa. Also, she kept a vintage ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} poster in her room at Infinity Mansion which was later destroyed in an explosion, to her dismay. She is however, not above using her otaku knowledge to insult people.
-->'''Hazmat''': Spare me, Veil. We might as well buy [Reptil] one of those human-sized anime pillows. They'd bring more passion to the relationship.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Through either poisoning large areas or outright nuking them.
* PoisonousPerson: Right down to her breath. Her kiss before she was "helped" delivered a neurotoxin to her boyfriend.
* {{Tsundere}}: Bitter exterior, soft interior when you get to know her.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: When a mind controlled X-23 stabs metal, she gives her a full bore blast.
-->'''Mettle''': You knew she would survive that, right?
-->'''Hazmat''': Yeah. Would have done it anyway.

'''Mettle'''
->''Steel-skinned powerhouse. Armored shell protecting inner feelings.''/''Near invulnerable exterior, easily bruised heart.''

Ken Mack's red iridium skin was first revealed during a surfing accident where his face was actually peeled open. With Norman Osborn's "help", his entire body is now red iridium and with a sinister looking skull face. Despite his scary looks, Mettle is a very gentle and sweet guy who doesn't even know his own strength.

* BlessedWithSuck: His powers, which also give him his massive strength, robbed him of his family (his kid sister is frightened of his visage) and the sport he loved (Surfing).
* ButNotTooForeign: A mixed race example, he's American (from Hawaii), and black and Jewish.
* CivvieSpandex: He just wears big boots, pants and a black t-shirt.
* ChromeChampion: His body is encased in shiny red iridium.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: During the ComicBook/FearItself event, he meant to only halt a Nazi mech, but ended impaling the rider. He was mortified.
* FlayedAlive: How Norman "helped" him, by peeling all of his skin off to reveal the chrome underneath.
* FrozenFace: His face is a skull, which cannot display emotion.
* GentleGiant: For looking like a monster, he's a very mellow guy.
* HairTriggerTemper: Much to his horror he finds himself developing something like this, but works through it.
* NighInvulnerability: Again, he's made of metal and he's very durable.
* PunnyName: Get it? Metal? ''Mettle?''
* SuperStrength: His metallic skin helped him gain super strength.
* SurferDude: Formerly, before his metallic skin showed up in a surfboard accident.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: He sticks with Hazmat through thick and thin, and waits for her to feel ready about sex.

'''Striker'''
->''Electric dynamo. Self-promotes through shock tactics.''/''Fame hungry electrical dynamo.''

Brandon Sharpe is only in the superhero business for the fame. He desperately wants the notoriety of being part of the Avengers and takes every moment to get any press for himself. Underneath the fame-whoring, lies a very insecure boy. His electricity powers first manifested as he tried to defend himself from his manager's molestation.

* GoodScarsEvilScars: One on his face, which he got when his powers manifested. [[spoiler: Now his face may be permanently scarred, thanks to Jeremy Briggs.]]
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday -- Before he came to terms with his sexuality, he would repeatedly hit on the girls of the Academy. Only Veil wasn't fooled.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He was spoiled by his mother into thinking he was very special, and Norman Osborn's interest in him propelled his ego to new heights. Not too long after he comes to terms with his sexuality, he has a press conference about it, in true Striker fashion.
* JerkWithAHeartofGold: He may be pompous and egotistical, but he does come to realize to use his powers for good and he is also very friendly.
* RapeAsBackstory: He was molested by his manager and he accidentally killed him when his powers manifested.
* RapeAndSwitch: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. Striker confesses to Julie Power that he thought his manager's molestation turned him gay. Julie thankfully takes objection to this and explains that only Striker can let his abuser influence his actions.
* ShockAndAwe: His powers are electric in nature.
* SkunkStripe: After his electricity powers were manifested, it resulted in the skunk stripe and a scar on his face.
* SmugSuper: He's a new superhero, but he already thinks he should be a household name.
* StraightGay: He doesn't have any campy mannerisms. The only stereotypically gay thing about him is that he's a bit obsessed with his looks.

'''Veil'''
->''Variable Gas Generator. Unseen potential... until she discorporates.''

Madeline Berry's powers generated when she was embarrassed at school, so much so, she actually disappeared by turning into a cloud of gas. Norman Osborn tried to replicate the event, but with her body put through too much trauma, the end result is that she is slowly dissipating. This weighs heavily on her conscious and she tries to fit in and being the best hero she can, but her gentle and awkward personality cannot handle the harshness of being a hero.

* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: She takes the Clean Slate formula and finally becomes normal... and then she realizes since she doesn't have powers anymore, she has to go back to school on the bottom of the PopularityFoodChain. Oops.]]
* BandageBabe: Her costume resembles bandages and unfurl as she shifts form to various gases.
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal]]: [[spoiler: She takes Jeremy Briggs' Clean Slate formula and now has no powers.]]
* TheCutie: Out of the all the kids at the Academy, she's the most gentle and caring and woeful out of place.
** BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: The entire Comicbook/FearItself event completely broke her, leading her to quit the Academy.]]
* DeadlyGas: She can turn into a cloud of gas and even change the properties to deadly effect.
* HeroicBSOD: After Comicbook/FearItself, after she [[spoiler: kills a enemy out of anger, she goes through this and decides to leave Avengers Academy.]]
* HotForTeacher: She had a crush on one of the teachers, Justice, until she found him kissing Ultra Girl in his room.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Not only does she want to be cured, she wants to leave the superhero life all together.
* NighInvulnerability: Of the Intangible variety.
* PowerDegeneration: Thanks to Norman Osborn, her physical make up is changing and she'll eventually fade away. She was cured of the degeneration after the Korvac arc, but still risked of becoming completely intangible.
* [[spoiler: PutOnABus]]: [[spoiler: She left the team after Comicbook/FearItself to work for Jeremy Briggs and only showed up once before coming BackForTheFinale in the last arc.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: In the end of the series, she can now defend herself easily with no powers.]]

'''Lightspeed'''
->''Able to fly. Looking to be more grounded.''/''Flight. Energy Trail. Veteran Hero.''

Julie Power is brought in as a full-time student in issue #21. Formerly of the PowerPack, she has been a superhero since she was a little girl and has years of hero experience over the Avengers Academy kids. She's also bisexual, which people still have a problem with, much to her dismay.

* ActionGirl: She's been one since she was ten years old.
* BareYourMidriff: Her superhero outfit hasn't changed much over the year, but now that she's older, the outfit is now midriff bearing.
* BiTheWay: She was rumored/gossiped to be sexually confused when she appeared in Comicbook/{{Runaways}} and later the ''Loners''. She finally comes out as bisexual at Avengers Academy.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: When she flies, she leaves a rainbow trail.
* GenkiGirl: In her first appearances in AvengersAcademy, she was excitable during a basketball game and yelled "Go Team Girls!", something that did not escape Hazmat.
* {{Flight}}: Her main power, and she can do it at super sonic speeds.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: She and [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Karolina Dean]] finally go on their date.]]
* OutOfFocus - Compared to everyone else, she didn't get a lot of focus in the series, outside [[spoiler:helping Striker figure out his sexuality]]. But during ''Final Exam'', she takes the lead and kicks a lot of ass to make up for it.

'''ComicBook/WhiteTiger'''
->''Powered by mystical amulet, fueled by family pride.''/''Amulet grants speed, agility... and occasional possession by a tiger god.''

Ava Ayala is brought as another full-time student in issue #21. She takes crime-fighting seriously and very dedicated to the work. She is the third person in her family to bear the White Tiger name, and she wears the White Tiger amulet with pride.

* ActionGirl: A very proud ActionGirl at that.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Her tiger amulet, which unlocks her powers.
* AnimalThemeNaming[=/=]AnimalThemedSuperbeing: She's named White Tiger and has a tiger-striped costume and wears a tiger amulet.
* CanonImmigrant: She was originally made just for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' series, and then was brought into Avengers Academy. [[spoiler: Interestingly enough, Reptil is a CanonImmigrant as well and they end up dating.]]
* CatGirl: Well, she's named White Tiger and her powers and costume have a tiger/cat motif.
* [[spoiler:PairTheSpares]]: [[spoiler: Now is interested in Reptil after their ordeal, much to Finesse's dismay.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Despite her tragic past, she wants to represent the White Tiger legacy and become a hero.
* LegacyCharacter: She is the fifth character to be the White Tiger, and the third in her family.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents were murdered when she was younger.
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl: Proud to be a Hispanic hero, and even chides Reptil for not embracing his heritage.
* SpicyLatina: She comes of like this a lot, mainly temperament-wise.

'''ComicBook/{{X 23}}[=/=]Laura Kinney'''
->''Female clone of Wolverine searching for her soul.''

X-23 joins the group as a full-time student in #23. She hopes to redeem herself for her past actions as an assassin and gain friends and social skills.

For tropes pertaining to her, see her main page: ComicBook/{{X 23}}.

'''Juston Seyfert & his Sentinel'''
->''Pilots his best friend, a sentinel robot. Human relations need work.''

A boy who has bonded with an old model Sentinel he half-repaired. The relationship between the two is much like Film/TheIronGiant.

* AnimeHair: His hair, which spikes up.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: See Cornered Rattle Snake
* BreakTheCutie: Bullying did it first, and when Emma tried to destroy his Sentinel.
* CorneredRattleSnake: He was bullied a lot, which eventually lead him to pull a stunt he later considered MyGreatestFailure.
* DontSplitUsUp: Him and the Sentinel, mostly because...
* {{Flanderization}}: While he clearly cared deeply about the Sentinel, he didn't start referring to it as "my best friend" until Avengers Academy. This was somewhat jarring as he actually had a pretty well developed clique of friends in his own series. [[WildMassGuessing That they are nowhere around and his "Secret" Sentinel, which he once sicked on the school, is out in the open might explain the change.]]
* HumongousMecha: The Sentinel.
* KidWithTheRemoteControl: Mostly, he commands it from outside, but there is a cockpit they built together.
* MonsterProtectionRacket: His first 'use' of his Sentinel buddy consisted of this. He only did it once -- partly because he felt guilty about it, especially the emotional trauma it caused, and partly because it got some unwanted attention on him from spooky government types.
* MissingMom: His mom left his father, himself and his younger bother when he was young. He admits he's got issues about it.
** ParentalAbandonment: Not explicitly explained until Juston got a profile in [[AllThereInTheManual Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.]]
* MrFixIt: He was already mechanically gifted, but watching the Sentinel repair itself and listening and fixing it really increased his skill level.
* MyGreatestFailure: The Monster Protection Racket prank he pulled to get revenge on people who bullied him.
* VerbalTic: "Destroy!" and "Destroy All Mutants!" just pop up at the most inappropriate times in the Sentinel's vocabulary.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: A big part of the drama in the Avengers vs X-Men tie-in arc that focused on the pair.
* TheWorfEffect: Despite looking big and impressive, the Sentinel gets taken down by Hybrid, Victor Mancha, and Emma Frost pretty quickly.

!!Instructors

'''ComicBook/AntMan'''

Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym is headmaster and lead instructor at Avengers Academy. Just like the students who attend the academy, Ant-Man is rebuilding his life -- he was replaced by a Skrull for a period of time and the love of his life was killed. He's starting anew with a new love and new lease on life, dedicated to the kids of the Academy and he's determined not to fail them.

'''Tigra'''

Greer Nelson has been an Avenger through most of her superhero career, and is chosen to be an instructor to impart her wisdom to the students. She deeply cares about the kids' safety and well-being, and she's also dealing with her own trauma after her brutal beating and having her own infant son to care for.

'''{{Quicksilver}}'''

Pietro Maximoff is brought in as one of the head instructors of Avengers Academy. As a former villain himself, he has a lot of teach the students that they can indeed redeem themselves and because heroes in their own rights. He's sarcastic and standoffish, but he does care about bringing out the best in the Academy students.

'''Justice'''

Vance Astrovik has been a superhero since he was a teenager, fighting with other super-teens on the Comicbook/NewWarriors and later joined Comicbook/TheAvengers. As a teen, he accidentally killed his father with his mutant telepathy and since then he works to be the best, most ideal hero he can be.

'''Speedball'''

Robbie Baldwin has always been a happy-go-lucky guy since he was a superhero teen. But it was he and the Comicbook/NewWarriors' carelessness that ended up getting 612 civilians killed in Stamford, Connecticut. He miraculously survived but as sole survivor, he was blamed for the incident. After an ill-conceived DarkerAndEdgier turn as "Penance," he's back as Speedball and teaching at the Academy while dealing with his guilt and depression.

!!Villains

'''Jeremy Briggs'''
->''Able to alter matter on a molecular level. Unable to be trusted.''

Another "student" of Osborn, Jeremy Briggs was considered for the seventh spot in the original class lineup, but was passed over because he was building a successful life on his own. He has the ability to alter chemical composition, and is a talented scientist in his own right. He's both ambitious and manipulative.

* AmbitionIsEvil: He has lofty goals, and sees no point to superheroics and just wants to expand his empire. But of course, he wants to do away with all superheroes and is willing to do anything to get his wealth and manipulate others.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Jeremy has the power to alter molecular structures, turning one thing into another (like regular air to Chlorine).
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DePower: Through the use of "Clean Slate," an adaptation of Iron Man's SPIN tech.
* ObviouslyEvil: From his very first appearance, there was clearly something wrong with this guy. [[spoiler: As of "Final Exam", he's upgraded to full-on megalomaniac villain status.]]
* SmugSnake: Oh boy is he ''ever''.
* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:As he's bleeding to death, he brags to Finesse (who's tying his wounds so he wouldn't bleed out) that ultimately, he will win, get out of jail and distribute Clean Slate to the world. Finesse stops bandaging him and [[PragmaticHero lets him bleed to death.]]]]
* VillainsWantMercy: [[spoiler: [[ShootTheDog He doesn't get it.]]]]
* VillainHasAPoint: Jeremy is motivated by the misuse of superhuman powers and putting them to better use in humanitarian efforts rather than fighting crime or other such things. During ''Final Exam'', he opens his proposal to the kids like this:
-->"Remember that [[CrisisCrossover big super-powered fight that devastated cities, killed a whole bunch of people and changed absolutely nothing]]? '''Which one''', am I right? They happen every couple of months. Your teachers are in the middle of one '''[[ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen right now]]'''. Caused by people with '''too much power''' and '''no sense'''."
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: 18-year old CEO with a huge 'humanitarian' bent.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The events of ''Avengers vs. X-Men'' [[spoiler: get him to go forward with the Clean Slate plan.]]