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''The Invaders'' is a Creator/MarvelComics series about a team of superheroes that fought against the original Axis of Evil during WorldWarII. The team originally consisted of CaptainAmerica and [[BuckyBarnes Bucky]], the original Human Torch and his sidekick Toro, and {{Namor}} the Sub-Mariner. They first appeared in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' in the sixties, later gaining their own comic book series in 1975. A newer series was published in the early 2000s, in which several of surviving Invaders came out of retirement and joined up with some new members to fight terrorists inspired by their old enemies.

A new volume dubbed ''All-New Invaders'' was launched in 2014 as part of the [[MarvelNOW All-New Marvel NOW!]] initiative, featuring several of the surviving members reuniting to deal with mysterious events linked to their past.

In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', this team was combined with the HowlingCommandos. Essentially it's the Howlers but includes Captain America, Bucky and James Montgomery Falsworth (who is the British superhero, Union Jack, in the comics).

Not to be confused with the TV show, ''Series/TheInvaders'' or the comic book series of the same name made by Creator/DCComics.
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!!Tropes found in the original series and the 2000's revival include:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Lady Lotus.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent / TakeThat: The members of the Super-Axis are all [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of members of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Master Man is {{Superman}}, Baron Blood is {{Batman}}, Warrior Woman is WonderWoman, and U-Man is {{Aquaman}}.
* BadassGay: In recent years, the second Destroyer (Roger Aubrey) and the second Union Jack (Brian Falsworth) were revealed to have been lovers back during the war.
* BattleCry: Ok, Axis... here we come!
* DarkerAndEdgier: The short-lived 2000's revival, which dealt with topics like TheWarOnTerror.
* DragonLady: Lady Lotus again.
* FrozenInTime: The series will always be focused on World War II, but Marvel has given many different explanations on how these characters survived in the modern day era.
* {{Kid Hero}}es: The Kid Commandos, a team which consisted of Bucky, Toro, Golden Girl, and the Human Top.
* LegacyCharacter: U.S. Agent (the fifth Captain America) and Joey Chapman, the third Union Jack.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Tara was created by the Red Skull to infiltrate the modern team]].
* MultinationalTeam
* RememberTheNewGuy: Golden Girl and the Human Top were {{retcon}}ned into being allies of Captain America and Bucky, but didn't actually exist during the real life GoldenAgeOfComicBooks.
** The Invaders themselves. Though most of its members were actual Golden Age heroes, the team itself didn't actually exist until they were introduced in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.
* RobotGirl: Tara, Jim Hammond's successor.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Spitfire.
* SuperBreedingProgram
* SuperSpeed: Spitfire's power.
* TokenEnemyMinority: Golden Girl, before she was {{retcon}}ned into a hero.
* UnfinishedBusiness: The miniseries ''Invaders Now!'' implies this is the reason for all the various freezings, deagings, and resurrections that allowed Namor, Captain America, Bucky, Spitfire, Torch, and Toro to make it to the present day. Aarkus explains that he'd been steering their various reemergences and resurrections because he sensed that an unspeakably terrible mission of theirs was going to have consequences due to a magical force being invoked around it. It becomes this trope when Aarkus says that he can't reach the second Union Jack, Brian Falsworth, because his soul is at peace. Brian turns out to be the only one of the Invaders who flat-out refused to participate in that mission.

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!!Tropes found in ''All-New Invaders'' include:

* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The new series is set in the present rather than WorldWar2.
* BandOfBrothers: And they're not ashamed of it, it's not at all uncommon to see the characters address or refer to each other as "my brother."
* CastSpeciation: Metatextually, this is why Toro has only been shown in a flashback so far: he, the original Human Torch, and the FantasticFour's Human Torch all have the exact same powers. James Robinson has said in interviews that one of his goals is to make it so that if you saw Jim Hammond and Johnny Storm standing right next to each other with their flames on, you'd be able to tell them apart, and part of this will apparently involve redefining Toro's power set as well.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Ryoko Sabuki, aka Radiance.
-->'''Human Torch''': Anyway, Japan's love for Radiance borders on hysterical worship, especially amongst a certain demographic of young men and women.
* FauxDeath: [[spoiler: The Winter Soldier pulls one in issue #5]].
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: "Friend" is definitely pushing it, but Namor is this to the Marvel heroes at large. Even Cap admits that most people hearing he'd been captured by the Kree would say good riddance, the Kree can keep him.
* LegacyCharacter: Tanalth the Pursuer, the [[AffirmativeActionLegacy female successor]] to the Kree villain Korath the Pursuer.
** Radiance, the granddaughter of Golden Girl.
** The new Iron Cross, as well.
* MemoryGambit: In order to hide the location of a device that allows its user to control Gods, the members of the original Invaders all allowed themselves to be {{Mindwipe}}d.
* MythologyGag / ShoutOut / {{RetCanon}}: [[spoiler: Bucky]] [[FakingTheDead fakes his death]] using a drug developed by [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] to control his Hulk-outs. Ya know, ''exactly'' like [[spoiler: NickFury]] does in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** WordOfGod from James Robinson via Twitter is that it was a 100 percent intentional ShoutOut.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'', we learn that [[spoiler: the Invaders are partially responsible for use of the A-Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as the Kid Commandos sabotaged a previous attempt to defeat Japan without having to use nuclear weapons, and they refused to try again]]. Radiance is not pleased when she finds this out.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Thanks to long stints as a HumanPopsicle, being an android, having a blood transfusion from an android, being an Atlantean, and straight-up coming back from the dead, the Invaders are all chronologically in their 90s, but not a damn one of them looks a day over 25. 30, at most.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Major Liberty, a previously-unseen member of the Invaders who died during his first mission with the team. The character ''was'' actually an existing Golden Age hero, just a rather obscure one who hadn't appeared in decades, and was ''not'' part of the original Invaders series.
** Radiance is stated to be the most popular hero in Japan, even beating out the Big Hero 6 and Sunfire from the ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''. She'd also never appeared ''at all'' before the issue that made that proclamation.
* TakingTheHeat: Namor, after the Invaders refuse to use their powers to send a tsunami at Japan, knowing he's known as a wild card, takes the heat for the team.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Jim Hammond went into retirement after angrily quitting the SecretAvengers, but is forced to reveal himself as the Human Torch once the Kree attack.
* TokenMinority / AffirmativeActionGirl: Radiance, a Japanese heroine who will be joining the team in the second arc.
* WhamEpisode: Issue #5 ends with the revelation that [[spoiler: The Eternals have found {{Galactus}}, who was cast out into the Negative Zone after the events of ''[[Comicbook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand Cataclysm]]''.]]
* TheWorfEffect / DroppedABridgeOnHim: Fang from the Shi'ar Imperial Guard is shown dead in the first issue, just to underscore that the Kree soldiers aren't playing around.
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