!!For information of the new Ultimates, go to the [[Characters/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Spider-man Character Page]].

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!!ComicBook/NickFury
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The director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tasked with forming the super soldier organization called the Ultimates. Tends to be paranoid and has lots of secrets. Notably, Bryan Hitch and Mark Millar asked Creator/SamuelLJackson for permission to use his likeness for this version of the character, which has led to Jackson playing Fury in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* {{Canon Immigrant}}/{{Affirmative Action Legacy}}: He was bought over to the classic Marvel Universe in "Battle Scars" in 2011 as the original Nick Fury's son, Marcus Johnson, a.k.a. Nick Fury Jr.
* CompositeCharacter: Of ComicBook/NickFury and the background of Isaiah Bradley, the black Captain America.
* ControlFreak: It's part of what makes him so effective at his job, but he's done a number of morally questionable things in service of it. [[spoiler: It's all but stated that he is the one who brought in The Red Skull in an effort to get his position at S.H.I.E.L.D. back.]]
* CrazyPrepared: As he states, he's got a black belt in thinking ahead. It's why he has Wasp on the team, because you never know when you'll need a mutant on-team.
* DirtyBusiness: He truly sees what his actions as unpleasant but necessary for the sake of national security and protecting the world from possible greater threats. The validity of his beliefs tends to range from being mostly justified given the situation or horribly misguided and self-indulgent in others.
* EvilVersusEvil: Ultimate Nick Fury is notably darker than the original. A few feats including working with Ultimate Doctor Doom to tamper with one of Richard's probes, preferring to work with Ultimate Iron Man's more amoral older brother Gregory Stark, and secretly hiring the Ultimate version of the Red Skull to regain his position as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which he lost because of the aforementioned deal with Doom).
* EyepatchOfPower: It's Nick Fury. Anything else just wouldn't be right.
* GoodIsNotNice: He might be on the side of good, but he is not only an unrepentant asshole, but someone who has done horrible, horrible things.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He can commit some serious atrocities.
* ItGetsEasier: How he copes with doing actions like murder and mass destruction. In his mind, if it helps someone in any positive way it is justifiable, while if it doesn't he'll simply promise to do better next time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He has all of the original character's abrasive qualities and none of the HiddenHeartOfGold traits... Aside from both Spider-Men serving as his {{Morality Pet}}s. Of course, bear in mind that he's an extremist at the '''best''' of times.
* KnightTemplar: He'll do whatever it takes, no matter how morally awful it is.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]GuileHero: Increasingly the former. Case in point, it's implied he lured the Red Skull out of hiding just so that the Avengers could be restarted, allowing him to eventually get his old job back.
* MoralityPet: [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman Peter Parker and Miles Morales]].
* NotAfraidToDie: Believing he was going to be killed by Wolverine, Fury admitted he hasn't been afraid of being killed since he was 18 years old.
* PetTheDog: When dealing with Miles Morales, who was hated by just about everyone else at the time. First meeting him, he talks to the boy. When in danger, he escorts him by hand to what he thought to be safety. After Miles proves himself, he gives him a new costume (oddly the one Miles was hoping to design himself) and allows him to be Spider-Man.
* RaceLift: The first to make Nick Fury African-American, and has since been the basis for other incarnations.
* ReallyGetsAround: He frequently tends to spend part of his time during missions picking up ladies to consort. [[spoiler:Had a secret relationship with Betty Ross, as well as slept with his ex-wife's, Monica Chang, mother, friends, and female relatives.]]
* TeamDad
* VillainProtagonist: He has engineered genocide on civilians on parallel Earths.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's done a lot of nasty stuff, all for the greater good.
** Everything that has happened in Ultimate Spider-Man is partly his fault. He had Bruce Banner alongside Spider-Man's parents attempt to replicate the Super Soldier Serum that created Captain America, which culminated in a rampage after Bruce tested the serum. After Bruce Banner failed to recreate the super-soldier serum, Fury offers defense contracts to anyone who can create it which led to Osborn becoming obsessed with Oz which in turn created Spider-Man. Not to mention a fair amount of super villains that both Spider-Men had to deal with were in someway connected to Fury. He is also responsible for the cover-up of the origins of the mutants which culminated in mass intra-racial genocide against mutants due to misinformed extremists like Magneto. In a roundabout way, this makes Fury greatly responsible for a large amount of grief and pain that many characters go through in the Ultimate continuity.

!!Betty Ross
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Daughter of General Ross and the on again off again love interest of Bruce Banner. Betty faces the grueling task of marketing the supersoldier project as a superhero team and it only gets harder when the threats they were formed to address fail to emerge right away. Seemingly cold and manipulative, which is not a good match for Bruce. In ''Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk'', she becomes the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of ''ComicBook/SheHulk''.

* AlphaBitch: It's note by many how unpleasant and selfish she is in situations dealing with Bruce. She's even emotionally abusive to Bruce himself from time to time.
* {{Jerkass}}: She can be very callous and uncaring, especially when Bruce is involved.
* MilitaryBrat: [[CaptainObvious Yes.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dyes her hair pink after breaking up with Bruce.
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!!The Ultimates
Tropes applying to the Ultimates as a whole

* AdaptationNameChange: They're basically Franchise/TheAvengers with a different name.
* AdaptationalVillainy[=/=]AdaptationPersonalityChange: As with most everyone in the Ultimate Universe not named Peter Parker, the Ultimates aren't Earth's Mightiest Heroes like the Avengers, are either psychotic, jackasses, or a combination of the two:
** Captain America isn't just a man from the 1940s, but he's rude and holds many of the same bigoted views prevalent at the time.
** The Hulk is a cannibal and Bruce Banner's id run amok.
** Black Widow is a reverse of the classic Nataha Romanoff and isn't a turned spy, but TheMole, working to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D.
** Hawkeye was an assassin before joining S.H.I.E.L.D.
** Tony Stark and Hank Pym have undergone CharacterExaggeration revolving around their lowest moments (Tony's alcoholism and Hank hitting Jan while in the middle of a breakdown) and are respectively an unrepentant alcoholic and an unrepentant domestic abuser.
** Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were willing members, haven't abandoned Magneto's views despite joining the Ultimates, and are [[BrotherSisterIncest in a full-blown incestuous relationship]].

!!Steve Rogers / ComicBook/CaptainAmerica
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Issue one of volume one opens with Steve Roger's final World War two mission. He is discovered in a glacier just in time to make him a part of the premier line up. Augmented by a unique supersoldier formula that has so far only worked on him, Captain America has peak human physical abilities and fighting skill. Being wrapped in the flag makes him a natural choice for leading the team even if he's 60 years behind the times. A lot of his personal arc in the first two volumes has to do with him adjusting to the realities of 60 years suddenly passing, from culture shock to finding his friends old or dead.

* AdaptationalBadass: While his mainstream counterpart always skirts the line between Peak Human and then some, Ultimate Cap is an outright superhuman, strong enough to stalemate Spider-Man and give the ''Hulk'' a good fight.
* BadassInCharge: After "Divided We Fall", he was briefly [[spoiler:the US President, but resigned]].
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: As per the original, his Super Serum makes him "the peak of human physical perfection". Later retconned to have taken him beyond peak to firmly superhuman
* CombatPragmatist: Is not above the odd GroinAttack should the need arise.
--> '''Red Guardian:''' Do you know what this place did? It made us proud. It made us glorious. It made us strong and it taught us there was no shame in a union. Because it took a Union to make us.
--> '';Cap''': That's the mistake crazy scum like you always make. Fighting's not about pride. Fighting's not about glory.
--> [[ImprovisedWeapon (Captain America grabs a pointed object from his surroundings and stabs his opponent in the heart)]]
--> '''Cap:''' Fighting's about winning.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: He has a tendency to come off as "old fashioned", which can make people annoyed at or scornful of him. This was done purposefully by the creators, as they figured mainstream!Cap's "always on the politically correct side of the scale" idealism was hard to believe from someone taken straight from the early 1940s. That said, Ultimate Cap is still in many ways a very idealistic, forward-thinking man ''by the standards of a WASP from the 1940s'' -- see, for example, his prized possession of a photo of himself with the Tuskegee Airmen, when most white military men of that era would still object to serving alongside black ones. He's just not ''as'' politically correct as mainstream!Cap.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Having been a soldier, Cap is far more reluctant to see Spider-Man get involved in superheroics. Even after Nick Fury warmed up on the idea, Cap remained stubborn as ever, considering Peter to be JustAKid. [[spoiler: After Peter takes a bullet from him and dies of his injuries, Steve ends up even more turned off by the idea of the younger Miles Morales taking up his mantle.]]
* {{Eagleland}}: He's a blend of both flavors, but can sometimes shift into a full on Type 2 that thinks he's a Type 1.
* FakedRipVanWinkle: Suspected this at first, but it was the real deal after all.
* GoodIsNotNice: Probably the most noticeable difference between him and his 616 counterpart.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Especially when facing someone like the Hulk. Steve comes out of the fight with several broken bones and some bruises, but he mentions he'll be fine in a few days.
* HesBack: With the U.S. literally coming apart at the seams, Steve's returned to being Captain America to keep the nation from falling apart even further.
* HopeBringer: Cap is seen as this by many on his own team such as Tony Stark despite his consistent unpleasant behaviors. He was this for pretty much the majority of the American populace after helped prevent the United States from breaking apart and saved multiple people from the mechinations of Thor's evil son, Modi.
* HumanPopsicle: He was frozen for a few decades, before being thawed out in modern day.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shows recurrent shades of this.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, flaws or not, he's still Captain freakin' America. He's fairly forward thinking for his time even if he does retain some racism and misogyny, and though he doesn't show it as much and can come off as very cynical, he does share his canon counterparts strong sense of idealism and heroism. Spider-Man's death certainly helped tone down his jerkass side. See TookALevelInKindness.
* KilledOffForReal: Dies at the end of Cataclysm sacrificing himself to stop Galactus.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: To Red Skull.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Cap felt so guilty over Peter Parker's death that he quit superheroics all together. [[AchillesInHisTent For a while, at least.]]]]
** [[spoiler: He deliberately tracked Miles Morales down just to tell him that he could no longer be Spider-Man in spite of Miles having approval of Nick Fury, Aunt May, Gwen Stacey, and Mary Jane. It took Miles stopping the Rhino and fending off a HYDRA attack for Cap to approve of him.]]
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Briefly President Action during "Divided We Fall".]]
* StealthParody: "[[EagleLand Do you think that this A on my forehead stands for France]]!?" (This coming from Creator/MarkMillar.)
* SuperReflexes
* SuperSoldier: Like with other incarnations.
* SuperStrength: If [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu rendering the goddamned Hulk unconscious]] for a minute or so in a fistfight tells you anything.
* TookALevelInKindness: Sort of. Ever since Peter's death, his old-fashioned approach started to whither away. When he eventually came back and met Miles Morales, he started to be more accepting of the kid and eventually became his greatest supporter (he even had Miles fight along side the Ultimates which is something he deliberately banned Peter from doing). He reserves his initial gruff persona for those who wastes his time(the representative of the then defected California) or people who he knows can do better (the lawyers arguing for and against the incarceration of Bruce Banner). By the end of the Ultimate Comics run, Captain America is just a less tolerant but still heroic version of his 616 counterpart instead of a straight up hero.
* WhatTheHellHero: Peter's family is ''not'' kind to him after they learn of how Steve constantly doubted and mistreated him. Gwen calls him a jerk to his face.
* WifeBasherBasher: Which Hank Pym found out the hard way. [[DeconstructedTrope Though]] abusive dick or not, Jan wasn't exactly cool with him beating up her husband.

!![[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner/The Hulk]]
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Bruce's life's work has been trying to replicate the success of Captain America, the first botched result of which, led to his transformation into the Hulk. In this universe, the Hulk is more of an unleashed id than the angry child of his classic counterpart, using his tremendous physical strength to address all of Banner's insecurities in the most direct ways possible. Having stabilized himself, he chooses to Hulk out in the first half of volume one giving the team something to fight. They choose to cover up the connection between Banner and the Hulk turning their biggest mistake into their biggest media success.

* AdaptiveAbility: Part of this Hulk's unique power set is the ability to mutate to better survive, no matter the conditions. For example, in about 7 seconds, he changes to be able to survive ''on the surface of'' '''Venus'''.
* BecomingTheMask: Hulk's personality has increasingly overwritten Bruce's as the series has gone on, making the unHulked Bruce more and more like his monstrous alter-ego. In turn, Hulk grows more eloquent (like when he offered Wolverine a cup of tea in the Tibetan Mountains) as time goes one, but is still prone to murderous rampages.
* BlessedWithSuck: Initially, just being accidentally jostled by someone in the streets is enough to nearly trigger a Hulk-out.
* BloodKnight: Lives to fight and kill, reveling in combat.
* CombatSadomasochist: Since he's driven purely by id, there's not really that much difference to him separating sex and violence. He considered getting beaten to a pulp by [[Comicbook/SupremePower Princess Zarda]] to be ''foreplay''.
* FaceHeelTurn: To join Reed Richards, Kang and Quicksilver.
* FeetOfClay: Based much of his version of the [[PsychoSerum Hulk Formula]] on the notes of his mentor, Dr. Leonard Williams. It's implied that what [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] with Banner's formula was a lack of proper testing after he and Hank Pym tinkered with his original design.
* GoneHorriblyRight[=/=]GoneHorriblyWrong: The Hulk's physical abilities are all what Banner designed them to be, but something went wrong, causing the Hulk to be the bestial Id-driven monstrosity it is; Banner designed the Hulk to be as '''[[GeniusBruiser smart]]''' as it is strong.
* HealingFactor: Because he's not as NighInvulnerable as his mainstream counterpart, it gets shown off more.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: It really depends on whom is manipulating him.
* HesBack: Near the end of Ultimates 2.
* HollywoodNerd
* HulkingOut: Yes? Bruce doesn't need to be angry to do it, as his HesBack moment in Ultimates 2 shows.
* HulkSpeak: Yup. In Ultimates 2, he's ever so slightly more literate that the usual, which Tony Stark comments on in Ultimate Human.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Bruce wants nothing more than to cure himself of the Hulk forever. But given the Hulk's AdaptiveAbility, no attempt at a cure works twice.
* ImAHumanitarian: The Hulk persona is quite notoriously a cannibal, which has been [[WordOfGod explained]] InUniverse as it being the ultimate expression of how the Hulk is Banner's darkest emotions and traits made manifest, a living rebellion against all the restraints Banner places on himself.
* LogicalWeakness: Hulk's AdaptiveAbility makes him a trying opponent to fight in the best of times, and the longer a fight lasts the more likely Hulk will become strong enough to turn the tide to his favor. Therefore, if someone manages to one-shot him he can be beaten. Also, his abilities "reset" after every transformation, so the strength and durability gained in a previous battle won't carry over to the next. Only things that affect him at a cellular level (like Tony's cure) stick around.
* SuperiorSuccessor: [[SubvertedTrope Horrifically subverted.]] Bruce drew up the initial plans for the Hulk Formula using his old mentor's notes and research and set about to improve it by adding in an AdaptiveAbility (to survive anywhere) and to become as [[GeniusBruiser smart as he is strong]]. Egged on by Hank Pym, Bruce [[WhatAnIdiot skips testing it]] on animals altogether and went straight for a human trial... ''[[ProfessorGuineaPig on himself]]''. He transforms (killing [[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan two fellow researchers]]) and goes on a mindless rampage before the serum wears off, stronger than Dr. Williams' initial projections but driven by pure id. Even worse, his later solution to try and "fix" the problem (as well as giving The Ultimates something to actually fight) was to blend his original formula with the newly-returned Captain America's blood. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't work,]] actually makes The Hulk ''more'' difficult to deal with, and the SuperSoldier serum from Cap's blood binds the Hulk Formula to Banner [[BlessedWithSuck permanently]].
* SuperStrength: He is The Hulk, after all. With his AdaptiveAbility, he has the potential to be one of the strongest beings in the Ultimate Universe. However, it takes awhile for him to get going (his fight with The Ultimates being a good example, as the longer the fight went on the stronger he became). However, a sufficiently powerful being can thrash him if they are strong enough, as [[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ben Grimm]] did in ''Ultimate Power'' or [[Comicbook/SupremePower Zarda]] did (with a lot of [[GroinAttack cheating]]) in ''Ultimate Hulk Annual no. 1''.
* TheUnfettered: Whereas his mainstream counterpart is ultimately moderated by Banner's desires, the Ultimate Hulk is a living expression of Banner's unrestrained id, meaning he has no moderation at all.
* UnstoppableRage: Not unstoppable, per se. But once Bruce turns into the Hulk it is insanely difficult to get him calm again. So far, the only thing known to calm the Hulk down is old reruns.
* VillainProtagonist: A PsychopathicManChild with cannibalistic tendencies whose brain basically revolves around his desires for killing, eating and having sex with whatever he chooses, without any form of moral or mental restraints.

!!Janet Pym[=/=]ComicBook/TheWasp
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A biologist and one of her husband's first successes in engineering superheroes. Or so it seems. In truth, this universe's Wasp actually gets her powers from being a mutant. Her husband Hank is able to reverse engineer what she does to create his own powers. The Wasp is able to self miniaturize, fly with gossamer wings, and fire bioelectric bolts from her hands. While not much of a heavy hitter, her stealth and precision allowed her to take down the Hulk (by flying in his ear and zapping his brain.)

* AsianAirhead: A Type 1.
* BizarreAlienReproduction: During one of their arguments about her mutant status, Henry Pym comments on her laying "egg-constructs" once a month instead of menstruating.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Just one of many to suffer this in Ultimatum.
* {{Flight}}: While small, Jan can fly with insect-like wings.
* HandBlast: At small size, Jan's blasts just hurt like hell. At full size, she was able to blast the faces off of a pair of men attempting to hold her.
* HotScientist: Despite her airheaded and superficial tendencies, she's still got a double-Ph.D.
* {{Jerkass}}: She did have her moments, like deliberately flirting with Captain America when she was (technically) in a relationship with Hank Pym, as well as insulting him repeatedly. Not that he didn't have some of those insults coming.
** With vol 3, this disappears, and she becomes TheHeart.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Captain America. Eventually gets [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], as neither of them can handle the other's lifestyles.
* MilitaryBrat: How she knows Betty Ross, and why they're friends.
* {{Mutant}}: This version of Janet is explicitly a mutant. Her husband gained powers from her, rather than the other way around.
* RaceLift: In this version, she's Asian-American. Or, was, before somehow becoming white.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: From human to insect-sized. Unlike her mainstream counterpart, this version of Wasp is unable to grow larger than her normal size without outside help.

!![[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym/Giant Man]]
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An extraordinary JerkAss and the head of R&D for supersoldier research, replacing the unstable Banner. Pym is able to reverse engineer his wife's shrinking powers to allow him to grow to nearly 60 feet tall. His Giant Man formula ends up being the most successfully replicated aspect of the project giving the Ultimates an entire platoon of Giant Men (and his ex wife in volume two). Too bad he can't control his temper leading him to abuse Janet and embarrass the team publicly before getting kicked out.

* ButtMonkey: Not that this version of him doesn't have it coming.
* CosmicPlaything: Once his truly abusive nature gets revealed, the comic spends a ''lot'' of time punishing him for it before it finally [[spoiler: culminates in his death]].
* DomesticAbuser: And unlike the original Hank Pym, this version's been at it for a long time.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Felt slighted by his treatment by S.H.I.E.L.D., which is why he joined the Liberators.
* HeroicSacrifice: In Ultimatum, [[spoiler:he gets all of the Madrox duplicates carrying bombs to blow up the Triskelion to climb on him while he's in giant form]]. They all explode and kill him.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's every flaw main Hank Pym had but amplified and his NeverLiveItDown moments are now official characterization.
* NeverMyFault: When he tries to apologize for nearly ''killing'' Janet, he does so in the most passive-aggressive fashion possible. She quickly hangs up on him.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He gave Tony Jan's corpse so that she could still be saved [[AbortedArc though that kinda dropped]] before sacrificing himself to stop the Madrox suicide bombers.
* ReformedButRejected: Well... not so much reformed, as blatantly trying to cover his ass. The Ultimates tell him they don't care and arrest him anyway.
* SenselessSacrifice: There were more sensible ways of dealing with those Madri, Pym.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: From human to just shy for 60 feet tall.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!![[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]
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Not actually an official part of the team. Thor came to Earth in the modern era to warn the world about the conspiracies of the military industrial complex. That said, he is not so distrustful of the military that he would miss the noble qualities some of the Ultimates possess so he works with them when needed. One of the questions of the first two volumes is whether Thor is the actual Norse God of Thunder or a delusional super soldier. This gets resolved in the second volume.

* AGodAmI: How everyone views him initially, [[SubvertedTrope then it was revealed he actually was a Norse god]].
* AnAxeToGrind: The Ultimate universe version of {{Mjolnir}} has an axe attached to it
* TheBigGuy: The whole team combined had a hard time dealing with Hulk but then Thor came and smashed his head into the pavement.
* BroughtDownToNormal: When The City annihilates Asgard, Thor loses his godly powers.
** After the Dark Ultimates arc, Tony Stark used Reed Richards technology to bring him back to the level of his old self again.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CainAndAbel: With Loki.
* CompositeCharacter: His initial appearance is a combination of Thor and Thunderstrike and his first hammer resembles Beta Ray Bill's hammer, Stormbreaker.
* DropTheHammer: {{Mjolnir}}, naturally.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: He starts off looking like one.
* NiceGuy: He enjoys spending his personal time partying with his followers, making him the only member of the team that's actually accessible to the general public.
* RealAfterAll: During the alien invasion, there was a bomb set to literally destroy the world. Janet and Natasha called for Tony Stark to deactivate it and when he came, they thought he was going to carry the bomb with him to space and pull a HeroicSacrifice. Not quite. Tony got the bright idea to have Thor teleport the bomb to a separate dimension because he is a god. Hearing of Tony's plan, both Natasha and Janet were delirious about how nuts Tony was to believe a man who was sent to an insane asylum calling himself the God of Thunder. Of course, they stopped doubting it when it worked.
** And then again when he returns in a BigDamnHeroes moment in Ultimates 2, bringing the armies of Asgard with him.
* ShockAndAwe: He's the god of thunder, so lightning kind of comes with the package.
* SuperHeroGods: The Norse God of Thunder.
* TechnicalPacifist: A pacifist with a big, scary hammer.
* WorfEffect: Originally promoted as one of if not the most powerful beings in the Ultimate Universe only to get his butt kicked or shown up in some way with his only victories against beings far weaker than him.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: When written by Loeb. Dropped again when Mark Millar came back, with the characters mocking it, and Tony mentioning he paid money to make sure Thor never did it again.

!!Franchise/IronMan
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Tony Stark is a brilliant and enormously wealthy weapons manufacturer who gets brain cancer and decides to spend whatever time he has left saving the world. He's known for being eccentric, a playboy and almost perpetually drunk. Like Giant Man, his "powers" are replicated eventually giving the team multiple armored soldiers.

* TheAlcoholic: He drinks to numb the pain caused by his tumor.
* BlessedWithSuck: Superhuman intelligence and a HealingFactor at the cost of living in perpetual agony -- the same biological mutation that makes him super-smart also gives him an awful form of SuperSenses, making his skin so sensitive that the mere touch of air through protective coating is painful.
* BrainUploading: [[spoiler: He was able to upload his consciousness in his Iron Man suit due to his brain having prolonged exposure to the Infinity Gem in it. So the Infinity Gem gave him mental powers so he can upload his brain into anything with a CPU.]]
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to his brother Gregory's Cain.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Vain, snarky and almost obsessed with his money, Tony is still insanely clever and cunning, as Natasha finds out first-hand.
* DeadpanSnarker: The resident smart ass on the Ultimates and Future Foundation.
* HealingFactor: Because of having undifferentiated neural tissue throughout his body, Tony can heal from injuries and regrow organs and limbs. It's not effective enough to cure his tumor, however.
* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: He has an inoperable brain tumor, and his messed up neural network leaves him in eternal pain. But he doesn't let it get him down, too much.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler:It turns out that brain tumor that's caused Tony so much pain was in reality an Infinity Gem that somehow got trapped inside his head. Sadly it leads to him getting killed off shortly afterwards.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:After Reed Richards performs brain surgery on Tony to get the Infinity Gem inside his head, he cuts off all medical support thats keeping Tony alive throughout the process. His body is gone, but he survived by BrainUploading to his suit.]]
* OnlySaneMan: You know you're in trouble when this guy is the sanest person in the room.
* ReallyGetsAround: He isn't really picky, mentioning in vol 2 that he's dated dozens of named celebrities, and quickly moves on from Natasha after seeing a gorgeous blonde.
* TheRival: He has two. His twin brother and Reed Richards.

!!ComicBook/BlackWidow
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Natasha Romanoff is a former KGB spy/supersoldier turned US Black Ops. Along with Hawkeye, she is brought onto the public team with a fake background. Eventually becomes engaged to Tony Stark. Eventually revealed to be a traitor in Volume 2 using Stark and her Ultimates membership to undermine the team and steal Tony's fortune, though this doesn't work.

* BadassAbnormal: Has cybernetic implants that increase her speed and strength.
* BoomHeadshot: How she met her end via Hawkeye.
* DarkActionGirl: Already an unpleasant person with the Ultimates but when she turns out to be with the Liberators, she really goes above and beyond reprehensible.
* EvilRedhead: Instead of a villain who has a HeelFaceTurn, it's the other way around.
* FieryRedhead
* KilledOffForReal: Killing Hawkeye's family got her an arrow in the head.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Justified InUniverse due to her being a HollywoodCyborg.
* TheMole: For the Liberators.
* SpyCatsuit: It's Black Widow, what did you expect?
* TheVamp: Seduced Tony Stark to the point they became engaged then turned on the Ultimates.
* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: She betrayed the Ultimates because the fall of Russia to crime and poverty.

!!ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}
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Black Ops soldier turned superhero. Deadly accurate with any ranged projectile. In Volumes One and Two, he mostly uses his bow and thrown weapons. In Volume Three after [[spoiler: losing his family]] he switches to guns.

* BadassNormal: Until Jeph Loeb's run, Hawkeye was a normal human who'd reached his ridiculous level of skill and accuracy through training, this is even lampshaded by Hawkeye himself in his first appearance in which he chastises Black Widow for chatting to him during combat because he doesn't have her cybernetic enhancements and so can't do both at once.
* BoxedCrook: He started off as one.
* BloodKnight: Grows to relish battle as a means of coping with his family's death.
* CompositeCharacter: Of the 616-Hawkeye and ''[[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Bullseye]]'' with shades of [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]]. He retains the name Clint Barton and backstory, loses his family (and takes to using [[MoreDakka firearms]]) a la Frank Castle, and has the superhuman accuracy (and bloodlust) of Benjamin Poindexter, though he is marginally more moral than Castle and leagues ahead of the psychopathic Bullseye.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: After his family was killed off.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Bullseye]], though he is a strange case as there already ''was'' an Ultimate version of Bullseye active years before The Ultimates were called into service. [[note]]Benjamin Poindexter was The Kingpin's right hand until Elektra took him out in ''Ultimate Elektra: Devil's Due'', but her book (along with ''Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra'' and ''Ultimate Marvel Team-Up'') were retconned out of existence via [[WordOfGod Word of Bendis]]. Officially, the events in those books ''might'' have happened in BroadStrokes but Creator/MarkMillar specifically wanted to use Hawkeye as a "good" version of Bullseye, so it's probably safe to say Clint Barton '''is''' Bullseye without calling him so.[[/note]]
* {{Fingore}}: His infamous escape scene in the Grand Theft America arc, which involved ripping his fingernails out and using them as projectiles.
* HappilyMarried: He was, and married with kids even. Up until the Liberators came calling.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: To the point where he may as well just be called Bullseye, since he's at least as accurate as the 616 version.
* JerkAss: As Millar described him "He's a Neo Con", and also a bloodthirsty mass-murderer who self-admittedly used to be much like ThePunisher until he was recruited by black ops to kill for the government instead. However, he was also a devoted family man on the side, so there are different sides to him.
* PsychoForHire
* SociopathicSoldier: Unlike 616!Hawkeye who has a rule against killing.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: It's ''very'' clear he's suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after [[spoiler:his family's murder]], and yet nothing's being done about it.
* UnstoppableRage: After [[spoiler:his family is killed]], [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he goes out for blood and lots of it.]]

!!Scott Lang / Giant-Man

A late recruit to the team, joining after Ultimatum, and with the good luck to become a member just before the [[spoiler:death of Spider-Man]]

* BaldOfAwesome
* SizeShifter: In case his appropriating one of Henry Pym's superhero names didn't clue you in, he can grow into a giant.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Mutants]]

Following the events in ComicBook/UltimateXMen, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, the children of prominent mutant terrorist Magneto, agreed to join the Ultimates acting as team members and informants. They tend to be aloof with marked aristocratic and European sensibilities. They also spent enough time together that it was obvious what was going on between them before it was stated explicitly in Volume Three.

!!ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}
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* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' harm Wanda in any way. It doesn't matter who you are, as Thor learned the hard way.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Implied during Millar's run, and outright confirmed during vol 3.
* CanonImmigrant: [[spoiler:''XMenGoldAndBlue'' revealed that he somehow survived the destruction of the Ultimate universe during ''Comicbook/SecretWars2015'' and ended up in the mainstream Marvel universe.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: To join Reed Richards, Kang and the Hulk.
* FantasticRacism: Even if he is nominally on humanity's side, he's not above making derogatory remarks about humans all the freaking time.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Wolverine opines that Quicksilver's incestuous attachment to his sister stems from his MissingMom and abusive father rendering him desperate for ''any'' kind of love and affection. Quicksilver later confirms this.
* {{Jerkass}}: It's Quicksilver. Of course he's a jerkass. He's just a different sort of jerkass than before.
* SuperSpeed: He moves so fast no-one can see what he's doing, so they tend to believe he does nothing. He even weaponises it at one point to vaporise Hurricane.
** According to Quicksilver, he's been reaching mach-speed since he was in diapers.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Spent years trying to get Magneto's approval. Magneto, meanwhile, wanted him ''dead''.

!!ComicBook/ScarletWitch

* BrotherSisterIncest: With Quicksilver.
* DoingInTheWizard: No magic here. All of Wanda's powers come from her mutant gifts.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: In Volume 3.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* RealityWarper: Comes with the fact that she needs to work out how impossible what she's doing is before she can do it.
* SacrificialLion: Her death drives the plot of Vol 3.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her Brotherhood outfit, which she takes up again during Vol 3.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Avengers]]

An old S.H.I.E.L.D. black-ops team, reformed after Ultimatum.

* AdaptationalVillainy: The regular Avengers are Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the greatest and most famous of all heroes in their universe. The Ultimate Avengers are Nick Fury's death squad of maniacs, psychopaths and jerkasses too extreme for the Ultimates.
* EvilCounterpart: For the Ultimates. How evil? The Hulk was ''rejected'' for not being amoral enough.

!!Gregory Stark

Tony's older brother, who is much more arrogant and morally dodgy. He gets on well with Nick Fury because of this.

* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee. Blonde, naturally.
* BigBad: Of the ''[[{{Crossover}} Ultimates Vs. New Avengers]]''. He's also revealed to have [[TheManBehindTheMan engineered everything]] that's happened to The Ultimates post-Ultimatum.
* CanonForeigner: Created for the Ultimate Universe... though his power set reveals him to be an {{Expy}} of the [[LightIsNotGood Living Laser]].
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Created Nerd Hulk and The Spider (a genius-level [[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Spider Clone]]) mainly to see if he could. He loans Nerd Hulk to Nick Fury for his Black Ops team and keeps The Spider locked away for a rainy day.
* EvilTwin: He's basically Tony Stark with no moral fiber or integrity whatsover, but with all the business skill and intellectual genius. [[spoiler: Even his abilities are a deliberate opposite of Tony's - Tony wears PoweredArmor, while Gregory's "armor" is on the inside, fueled by {{Nanomachines}}.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: His [[{{Nanomachines}} Nanotech]] gives him the abilities of classic Comicbook/IronMan villain the Living Laser and due to his intelligence, he's able to utilize those powers better than his 616 counterpart (able to fend off five trained men bolstered by ''Hulk''-level strength). Unfortunately, Gregory's Nanotech has one gigantic weakness that the original didn't have.]]
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: Sees the events of Ultimatum as an opportunity to usurp Tony's position as chief supplier of tech to S.H.I.E.L.D., not to mention his plan [[spoiler: to create super soldiers for a democratic revolution in oppressed dictatorships.]]
* LightIsNotGood: A blonde teetotaler ManInWhite, the man is Tony's physical opposite. [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven with the reveal that he has powers of his own that turn his white suit into a pure blinding light.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: In ''Ultimates Vs. New Avengers'', [[TheReveal it's revealed]] that ''he'' is the person who was selling [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke super soldier secrets]] to foreign countries, setting up Nick Fury to take the fall.
* ManInWhite: He dresses in white suits [[spoiler: and when he activates his powers, he emanates pure white light]].
* ManipulativeBastard: Sets the Ultimates and the Avengers against each other with ease.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Played with. Gregory sets Nick Fury up to take the fall for his own treasonous actions ''and'' discredits Carol Danvers so he can take the reins at S.H.I.E.L.D.... [[spoiler: but only does so to set-up AstroTurf revolutions in the Middle East and North Korea and install democratic governments in the place of dictatorships.]] That the new governments would look upon S.H.I.E.L.D. favorably... well, that's just a bonus.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: Gregory's Nanotech powers are far superior to anything the Ultimates can throw at him, let alone what Tony's suit is capable of. However, still being based purely in technology, Gregory is still vulnerable to something his "stupid" little brother had long made contingencies for in his own suit.]]
-->'''Gregory''': What have you got? Pulsar-beams? Booster jets? Durability? A force field?
-->'''Tony''': Don't forget my [[{{EMP}} electromagnetic pulse]].
-->'''Gregory''': *''[[BroughtDownToNormal depowered]]''* What? What's happening? What have you done!
-->'''Tony''': Your tech might be better than mine, but it's still just tech, Greg. That pulse just took out every piece of electronics in a ten-mile radius.
-->'''Gregory''': [[OhCrap Oh no.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His true plan. [[spoiler: He gets current S.H.I.E.L.D. leadership out of the way so no one can intervene in his planned revolutions to overthrow the dictatorships in the Middle East and North Korea.]]

!!War Machine / Jim Rhodes

* DudeWheresMyRespect: Feels he was shafted by Tony over royalties.
* MiniMecha: His armor is ''huge''.
* MoreDakka: The War Machine armor is packed with enough guns to level a small village.
* TransformingMecha: What the War Machine armour can do, turning into a sportscar. Cap mocks it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Tony.
* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Tries this on Tyrone Cash. It doesn't work.

!!Black Widow II / Monica Chang

Nick Fury's ex-wife. She really hates him, and with good reason.

* ActionMom: Has an infant son called Julius (implied to be Nick's).
* AffirmativeActionLegacy: For the first Black Widow.
* CanonImmigrant: She was brought over to the classic Marvel Universe in ''ComicBook/AvengersAI''
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Killed in Miles Morales, Spider-Man by the revived Green Goblin without so much as a fight.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Nick Fury implies she's had work done. She just tells him to shut up.
* WorkingWithTheEx: She's nowhere near happy about working with Nick again.

!!Red Wasp / Doctor Petra Laskov

A member of the Liberators, who was recovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. and made to work for them. She joins the team for a chance at revenge on the Red Skull.

* BoxedCrook: Very unwillingly.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Vanished after Ultimate Comics Avengers vol 1. Justified, since she only wanted to kill the Red Skull, and having gotten that, she has little reason to stick around.
* CombatStilettos: She sported high heels.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A very horrific past. As mentioned here, the Red Skull broke into her home, abducted her baby son at gunpoint, and then gave her a SadisticChoice of either murdering her husband or watching him shoot her son. She beat her husband to death, then watched the Red Skull hurl her son out a window to his death before he ordered his men to beat and gangrape her before leaving her for dead. She still wears her gold wedding ring to remember what the Red Skull did to her.
* {{Flight}}: Capable of this, thanks to wings like her predecessor.
* HotScientist: Very much so.
* ItsPersonal: Towards the Red Skull, who forced her to kill her husband, murdered her baby boy, and then left her to be brutally raped and beaten by his henchmen.
* MostCommonSuperpower
* OfCorsetsSexy

!!Nerd Hulk

A clone of the Hulk with Bruce Banner's intellect. Unfortunately his lack of rage-backed strength make him useless to Fury, who just wanted a Hulk that could smash whatever it was told to smash.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: He doesn't have any of the original Hulk's killer instinct and lack of self-preservation, but if you get him sufficiently riled up... he ''is'' still a Hulk.
* InverseLawOfComplexityToPower: Fury wanted to create a Hulk that was physically powerful while having enough intelligence to properly follow orders. Unfortunately, the Nerd Hulk's intelligence and newly gained cautious behavior took away the Hulk's general advantage of being more powerful and dangerous with his diminished intelligence and reckless rampaging behavior. [[WhatAnIdiot This is lampshaded by Captain America]].
* KilledOffForReal: At the end of volume 3
* NoRespectGuy: Is he ever.
* SuperStrength: He is a Hulk. He's just not as strong as the regular Hulk.

!!Tyrone Cash / Leonard Williams "The First Hulk"

An old colleague and professor of Bruce Banner, who created an experimental formula to turn into a Hulk, and when it worked formed his own criminal empire.

* BaldOfEvil: Of a sorts. He has a haircut that leaves a good portion of his head bald and his remaining hair in the style of a tribal tattoo. It looks intimidating as hell when he's hulked out... and silly when he's not.
* CanonForeigner: Created specifically for UltimateMarvel. An alternate version of Leonard Williams does eventually make his way to the 616-verse as part of the [[EliteMooks Thor Corps]] with Gamora and Kit Renner.
* EvilBrit: And he revels in it.
* EvilOldFolks: Cash is a withered, crippled old man when he isn't hulked out, living large in a life of crime and indulgence that comes crashing down when Nick Fury comes knocking at his doorstep.
* {{Expy}}: Cash is effectively the UltimateMarvel version of Grey Hulk's "Joe Fixit" persona, but even more morally bankrupt and a Crime Lord rather than a mere Enforcer.
* FeetOfClay: For his protégé Bruce Banner, who is the one officially credited with creating the Hulk Formula. Most of the research is derived from Williams' own notes, which Banner built from to develop his own SuperSoldier serum. [[ZigZaggingTrope This is later Zig-Zagged,]] as Williams took Banner's flawed formula and ''perfected it,'' transforming himself into a Hulk that gets to keep his intelligence.
* TheHedonist: Sells SuperSoldier formulas to foreign powers to fund his extravagant lifestyle.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The very reason he never made more of himself, despite perfecting the [[PsychoSerum Hulk Serum]] Banner created based on his research. Once he realized what his Hulk form was capable of, he decided to [[{{Jerkass}} fake his death and ditch his family]] to live large in South America.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: When told his family miss him, he just casually brushes it off. He also grabs a plane mid-flight, smashes it against War Machine and taunts him about it. When Fury instead tells him that he will personally let his family knows that [[HiddenDepths he's still ''alive''... he timidly complies.]]
* KilledOffForReal: Once he's stopped being immediately useful to the Avengers, he's offed.
* MundaneUtility: Called out on this by both Nick Fury ''and'' War Machine. He could have used his genius to help the government in the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke superhuman arms race]] or even turned his refined Hulk formula towards the greater good in medicine. Instead, he operates in a third-world country living a [[Film/Scarface1983 Scarface]]-inspired life. [[ItsAllAboutMe And that's how he likes it.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: Makes his living actively embodying the stereotype.
* SuperpowerLottery: Williams took Bruce Banner's Hulk formula (which was based on his own notes anyway) and ''perfected it'', allowing him to hulk up while retaining his intelligence. He's much stronger than Banner's base level but doesn't seem to [[AdaptiveAbility get stronger the longer he fights]], which isn't really a hindrance for him (as it is for The Abomination and Nerd Hulk) because he's perfectly capable of cutting loose when the situation calls for it.
* TokenEvilTeammate: He only joined the team in the first place after Fury blackmailed him.

!!The Punisher / Frank Castle

* ColdBloodedTorture: He's very fond of it.
* GunNut: It's The Punisher. What would you expect?
* MoreDakka: His solution to any given problem is to fire more bullets at it. Any.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He's the one who bears a lot of blame for the [[spoiler:death of Peter Parker]], since he took a bullet that Frank intended for Captain America.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against criminals. ''All criminals''. Why? Because his family was murdered by a gang of criminals and the corrupt cops that took their bribes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]

!!Herr Kleiser
One of the Chitauri, an alien race of reptilian humanoids who supported the Nazis during WorldWarTwo and who were the main threat that Captain America fought against.

* BigBad: For the first arc.
* GroinAttack: Attempts this on Cap, who catches his leg, pulls hi mtowards him and gets him in a hold
* HealingFactor: Even being cut in half doesn't stop him, which is why they had to call in the Hulk, since only he could do enough damage to put him down
* MusclesAreMeaningless: He looks like an average toned human man, but he can fight well against [[SuperSoldier Cap]] and the Hulk.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A shapeshifting alien who takes on the form of a Nazi.
* SmugSnake
* StupidJetpackHitler: Again, a shapeshifting alien Nazi.
* ThoseWackyNazis: They were also in league with aliens.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Though he has to eat them first...

!!Loki[[note]] Gunnar Golman, [[spoiler: Baron Zemo]][[/note]]

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-->''They had a Norse god on their side. It's only fair you should get one too.''

[[CainAndAbel The Cain]] to Thor's Abel, Loki is revealed to be TheManBehindTheMan for the first two volumes of the series, pulling everyone's strings to get his brother out of the picture and conquer the world [[ForTheEvulz for shits and giggles]]. More malicious than mischievous, he is nonetheless the God of Mischief and, when provoked, is more than willing to prove the [[PhysicalGod "God"]] part of his name.

* BigBad: In ''The Ultimates 2''
* {{Bishonen}}: His appearance in ''The Ultimates 2'' is actually what kicked off the trend of Loki being portrayed as (relatively) young and attractive, as his classic appearance in the 616-verse usually had him drawn as sickly, older, and a bit craven.
* BroughtDownToBadass: Even without his godhood, Loki proves to be a pain due to his wits and knowledge of the arcane.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He is [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/2/28079/1216131-loki__03__001__01_.png drawn]] to resemble a young Creator/NeilGaiman, making him the second character in the book to have a real-life model (the first being Creator/SamuelLJackson allowing his facsimile to be used for Nick Fury). [[note]]This was a deliberate choice by Creator/MarkMillar and [[ComicBook/TheAuthority artist Bryan Hitch]], starting initially as a joke between friends. After Creator/NeilGaiman caught wind of it, he gave his blessing.[[/note]]
* DePower: In The Ultimates 2, Loki is a reality warping PhysicalGod able to summon an entire army from Asgard and fight toe-to-toe with his brother. [[spoiler: However, as a direct result of him cutting loose, he lands squarely on Odin's radar. The Allfather re-powers Thor and sends a squadron of ''Valkyries'' to back up The Ultimates while stripping Loki of his godhood. In a later arc he reappears, still mortal, having to rely on his own magical prowess and wits.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: First appears in a background shot during the first issue, when he's making Thor look crazy.
* ForTheEvulz: Despite enabling The Liberators to conquer the United States, Loki doesn't seem to have any real goals of conquest of his own aside from screwing with his brother and shiggles.
* LoopholeAbuse: It's implied that the Odinson Brothers cannot actually kill each other, so when Loki escapes his imprisonment he opts to turn The Ultimates against Thor (by making them think he's mentally unstable) to keep him out of his plans. It's telling that Loki's power starts to fail when he attempts to kill his brother ''himself'' and Thor can only banish Loki back to Asgard rather than kill him outright.
* MadeOfDiamond: The Liberators are a deadly group of genetically enhanced Super Soldiers... but Loki is ''[[PhysicalGod a God.]]'' He can completely NoSell punches from The Hulk and even shrugs off blows from Mjolnir before Odin strips him of his powers.
* ManipulativeBastard: Turned the team against each other with ease, making Thor look like a nutcase (and later gaslighting him to make Thor doubt his own sanity), and convinced Nick Fury that ''Captain America'' was a traitor.
* NonActionBigBad: Justified, because if he uses his powers Odin will know where his is. The most he can do is mess with people's perceptions. Eventually he decides he doesn't care, and lets loose.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While not strictly "harmless", Loki remained behind-the-scenes and manipulated events to create The Liberators whilst branding his brother as a mentally-ill man who is powered by stolen Tech. Once his team is defeated, though, Loki decides to stop holding back and release his full godly power. His first action turns the sky ''red''.
* OneWingedAngel: After The Liberators are defeated, Loki finally decides to get serious and unleash his might. Curiously, it isn't Loki himself that changes form, but the invocation of his full strength ''bends reality itself'' around him, turning the sky blood red and summoning an army of mythical monsters to destroy The Ultimates.
** ClippedWingAngel: Unfortunately for Loki, using his full power allows his father to zero in on his location, resulting in his powers being stripped from him in the middle of battle with Thor.
* PhysicalGod: He isn't nearly as imposing as his brother, but no one is able to touch him until Odin's intervention. And even after that, it takes the combined might of The Ultimates, a fully-powered Thor, Odin stripping him of his godhood, ''and'' an Asgardian Army to weaken him enough for banishment.
* RealityWarper: Loki's bread-and-butter. He keeps things small scale at first, like shifting Thor's senses, due to him wanting to stay off of Odin's radar. However, after the rest of The Liberators are defeated he [[NotSoHarmlessVillain decides to cut loose.]]
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: An odd case. In both the 616-verse and the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, Loki is Thor's ''adopted'' brother, though his origin differs a bit in each universe. In UltimateMarvel, Loki and Thor are ''half-brothers'' through Odin, conceived as part of a peace agreement with the [[GenderFlip giantess]] Laufey.
* SealedEvilInACan: This is what Loki was until just before the events of The Ultimates Vol. 1, escaping shortly after The Hulk's first rampage through New York. He had been trapped for more than 50 years within The-Room-Without-Doors until managing to scrape enough power together to slip away. After Odin strips Loki of his godhood, Thor is able to send him back to his prison. [[spoiler: The City's attack and ultimate destruction of Asgard allows Loki to escape once more, though he is but a shadow of his former power without his godly strength. This doesn't stop him from being a gigantic pain in the ass, though, as he is still a world-class sorcerer.]]
* ThoseWackyNazis: Loki's support of The Liberators isn't the first time he's meddled with the human realm. [[spoiler: As Baron Zemo, he rallied the Frost Giants and allied with the Nazis in World War II, bringing an army of both against Asgard to overthrow Odin. His resulting defeat led Odin to imprison him inside The-Room-Without-Doors until his escape a half century later during the events of The Ultimates Vol 1.]]

!!The Liberators [[note]](Colonel Abdul al-Rahman, The Abomination, the Crimson Dynamo, Perun, Hurricane, Swarm & the Schizoid Man)[[/note]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Starting clockwise: The Abomination, Perun, The Crimson Dynamo, Schizoid Man, Hurricane, [[BigBad Loki]], The Swarm, The Colonel.]]

-->''The Great Satan has just been liberated.''

A super soldier team put together by nations worried about the escalation of the American super-soldier initiative. They invade the United States in volume 2. The team is run by Loki.

* AnArmAndALeg: Abomination loses his arms to Hulk, before his head. Hulk also literally disarms Abdul when he tries to stab Cap from behind
* AlasPoorVillain: Abdul is given this treatment.
--> '''Fury''': (to Cap) Skinny kid becomes a super-soldier to go off and fight the invading army. [[NotSoDifferent Guess that story pushes the right buttons for you, huh?]]
* AntiVillain: Most of them are utter bastards, but the Colonel, at least, seems to be a genuinely good guy who just happens to be fighting for the wrong side. Indeed, his death scene is probably the most respectful send-off anyone's ever gotten in the entire series.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Played with. They were certainly trying for this. The Abomination was the Hulk with brains. Swarm summons armies of wasps. Crimson Dynamo has a bigger suit no doubt intended to be higher powered. etc. But the Ultimates counter by revealing upgrades or levels taken in badass. And in the case of the Abomination, being an intellectual isn't very useful when your best assets are your rage and your fists.
* ButtMonkey: The majority of them. Perun gets a special mention since he not only was never seen in combat, but was the only Liberator to have willingly surrendered. And when he reappeared in Ultimate Avengers, he [[DroppedABridgeOnHim was instantly killed]].
* EvilCounterpart: For the Avengers.
* {{Foil}}: The Colonel, for Captain America. Like Steve Rodgers, he was a sickly boy with strong personal beliefs and a love for his home country. Unlike Steve Rodgers however, he's motivated by revenge, since his counter was invaded by America twice during his life. It even applies to their designs. Steve primarily wears blue, while the Colonel wears red. Steve wields a shield, the Colonel carries a laser-sword.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Cap does this to Abdul, with [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Abdul's own sword no less]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Hurricane.
* KilledOffForReal: All of them, save Swarm (if she is the same person as Red Wasp).
* NeckSnap: How Perun dies.
* OffWithHisHead: Abomination, via Hulk punch.
* ThePsychoRangers
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RedShirtArmy: A literal one. Their foot-soldiers will die in about a month, but since their bosses just need a disposable army, they're perfect. They all die.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Worth mentioning because aside from The Colonel and Schizoid Man, the team ''doesn't have them.''
** The Crimson Dynamo wears a power suit so large it counts as a MiniMecha, but lacking Tony's unique physiology and the nanites used to interface with the traditional Iron Man suit, he is permanently sealed into it and directly hard-wired via his central nervous system to control the suit's drones.
** The Hurricane gained her SuperSpeed via surgery and genetic enhancement, but has to wear a specialized armor to reduce the friction generated by using her powers. And even that is taken beyond it's limits by Pietro (who was born with his abilities and is durable enough to properly use them).
** The Abomination is stronger than The Hulk yet still maintains his intelligence. However, this means he lacks the berserker instincts The Hulk has to properly utilize his strength (as The Hulk ''has no fear of death'').
** The Swarm is able to control a wider array of insects than Hank Pym, but aside from a horrific appearance lacks ''any other powers'', leaving her helpless as [[spoiler: The Wasp grows to gigantic size and squashes her flat.]]
** Perun is a lower powered version of Thor, running on technology rather than godly power which might kill an ordinary man. Oddly enough, he still manages to survive his fight and get away [[spoiler: though he shows up long enough to get killed in the next volume]].
* ShockAndAwe: Like Thor, Perun can summon lightning.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: The Colonel is a teenager, but he looks like he's in his mid-thirties.

!!ComicBook/RedSkull

* AlasPoorVillain: He, of all the people, gets this in his final issue. [[spoiler: It turns out all he wanted was to use the Cosmic Cube to go back in time, prevent Cap from freezing, and then his parents (Steve and his then sweetheart, Gail) could marry and raise him themselves (since he utterly loathed his life as a {{Tykebomb}}. To his credit, he knew the evils he had committed, but by then, it was too late for him.)]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler: To Cap]]
* BastardBastard: Of a sort. [[spoiler: Everyone views him as the second coming of Steve Rogers, to the point that his childhood is effectively stolen from him as The Government can't help but train him up to be another Captain America. He eventually cracks under the pressure, resulting in his transformation into The Red Skull.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Ultimate Comics: Avengers - The Next Generation''
* BodyHorror: Calmly sliced off his own face, just to stop looking like his dad.
* EvilOldFolks: Is in his late 60's when he resurfaces, but due to the Super Soldier formula running through his veins his physique reflects a man half that age.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: When it's revealed what he actually wanted the Cosmic Cube for - everything he did from killing JFK on was in service of tracking down a means to travel backwards in time to rescue his father. He likely justified every KickTheDog moment he had because if he succeeded in going back to the past, none of his most extreme actions would have actually happened.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By a plane. It doesn't kill him, though.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Was killed by the woman that he forced to kill her husband, before throwing her baby out the window and having his thugs gang-rape her.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Captain America is his father]]
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Again, this version of the Skull is the son of Captain America.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler: His true motivation. He wants the Cosmic Cube (a device of near infinite power)... to travel back in time and prevent his father from being frozen in the Arctic.]]
* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler: He was brought up to be the next Captain America and taught to [[MyCountryRightOrWrong serve his country]] no matter what.]]
* WhoShotJFK: Why, he did. Just to prove to the U.S. government what he could do.

!![[spoiler: [[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Reed Richards]]]]

* AbusiveParents: His father was, essentially, what happens when a stereotypical JerkJock grows up to have a son who's a nerd...
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler: If his rant to the new president is any indication, he considers Tony Stark this.]]
* {{Expy}}: While he started of course as a counter part of the original [[spoiler: Reed Richards]], he became one of [[spoiler: [[Characters/{{Avengers Villains}} Kang The Conqueror]] and/or Doctor Doom]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Received from Johnny Storm, after he attempted to kill Susan Storm. For unknown reasons, it shrank over time, going from massive disfigurement to just a mild scratch across one eye. Justified by TheReveal that he's basically a HumanoidAbomination.
* HeelFaceTurn: Saw the error of his ways after Cataclysm after witnessing the alternate life he would have had if he stayed with Sue and remained a good person. [[spoiler:Or not, as New Avengers revealed he was faking it, and just continued on with what he was doing anyway.]]
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Has a conical helmet covering his face, which handily conceals his identity.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He views himself as the sole savior of the universe and feels everyone who is against him is wrong.
* {{Jerkass}}: He had problems with this even before his FaceHeelTurn, but it kicks into overdrive once he turns.
* KnightTemplar: He wishes to solve all the problems of the Earth, no matter the cost.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: A dark take of the trope. After getting stopped and stalled from every scientific discovery that he ever made, Reed Richards just loses it and starts taking out every scientific hero or foundation who could possibly stop him.
* SelfMadeOrphan: The first people he killed when he went evil were his family.
* SmugSnake
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler: Eventually, the computer of the City comes to the conclusion, that Richards's megalomanic and warmonger attitude is obsolete, and only hinders the further development of the City. Or not, as it remains allied with him in secret.]]
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