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Real name: Natalia Romanova / Natasha Romanoff
- see the Black Widow page
Real name: Unknown / "Mandy Celestine"
- Action Girl
- Astral Projection: To travel in space, Mantis projects her astral form from her body, allowing her to travel interplanetary distances. She'd then recreate a body for herself out of the destination planetís local vegetation.
- Because Destiny Says So: Becoming the Celestial Madonna.
- Does Not Like Shoes
- The Empath: This enables her to sense the emotions of others, which she feels as psychic "vibrations" which she also uses to communicate with the plant-like Cotati.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Something of an inversion. She was originally a normal human who, through alien foster care, was chosen as the Celestial Madonna, developing Psychic Powers and a new body with green skin.
- Green Thumb
- Healing Factor: Mantis can will herself to heal.
- Interspecies Romance: With a member of the Cotati race (read a living tree).
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Her father was the original Libra of the Zodiac (although as of Avengers Forever, he's not quite a villain anymore).
- Magical Asian: Is half-Vietnamese, and was raised in an Oriental Temple of the Priests of Pama where she became an adept of Eastern mysticism and also a martial arts master. She is that rare case when ethnic stereotypes do not spoil the character: she is seductive, she goes barefoot (bearing association with Asian martial arts), and almost always refers to herself in the third person (which is also a common practice in Eastern religions), but nonetheless, she is a very smart, independent and strong-willed character whose depiction is not in the least patronizing.
- Plant Person
- Psychic Powers: Mantis has repeatedly demonstrated Telepathy as well as a variety of other mental powers.
- Raised By Aliens
- Third-Person Person: Always refers to herself as "this one". This probably has to do with her upbringing by the Priests of Pama, an Oriental pacifistic sect of alien origin whose teachings bear a considerable similarity to real-life Eastern philosophy (which has referring to oneself in the third person as a common practice of "distancing oneself from the ego").
- Twofer Token Minority: Half-Vietnamese, half-German.
- Verbal Tic: "This one"
Real name: Henry "Hank" McCoy
- see the X-Men: The Original Team characters page.
Real name: Heather Douglas
- Absolute Cleavage
- Ace Pilot: She is a skilled starship pilot.
- A God Am I: Has her moments
- Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: She is a superb alien hand-to-hand combatant, trained by the Titanian monks of Shao-Lom who were veteran practitioners in martial arts. Douglas is well versed in pressure points.
- Bald Women: Heather is not naturally bald. She shaves her head preferring to be bald, though has worn short hair in the past.
- Bi the Way: She tried mating with the original Quasar, then started seeing the newer more female Quasar, though that could be just her trying to fulfill a prophecy. She and and the new Quasar (Phyla-Vell) were lovers before the latter was Quasar, and Moony had had a lesbian tryst (with Marlo Chandler, Rick Jones' wife) before that. Moondragon even said that she didn't feel any true attraction to the men she had tried to attract in the past, so this is a debatable case.
- Bury Your Gays: After she was infected with mutated spores and started to die; the Dragon of the Moon appeared and told her it could save her life, but only if she agreed to be its host. She accepted, and, now an evil being, battled the Defenders, until four of them sacrificed themselves to kill both her and the Dragon.
- Back from the Dead: Heather's soul managed to survive, and, now free from the Dragon again, contacted a cousin of hers; through her, she was able to obtain a new body for herself, a clone created on Titan.
- The Engineer
- The Gift: Moondragon is a classic case of this. Orphaned by the renegade Thanos of Titan, she was brought up on his homeworld and instructed in physical and mental disciplines for which she proved to have considerable talent. She got proud enough to challenge the Dragon in the Moon and apparently proved good enough to destroy it, which did not help. At her best she is insufferably arrogant (being almost That Damned Good to boot), and when the DitM's influence surfaces she lapses into full-blown Megalomania. Life with her new girlfriend seems to have mellowed her... somewhat.
- Good Bad Girl
- Interspecies Romance: With Phyla -Vell.
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Douglas is an expert in various advanced Titanian sciences as well as Earth human sciences.
- Psychic Powers: Heather Douglas was one of the most powerful human born telepaths ever. Her telepathic abilities include mind-control, mental attacks, mental shielding, personality alteration, memory erasure, memory modification. Douglas telepathic range is virtually limitless, as she is able to contact minds scattered throughout a solar system without enhancement devices such as Xavier's Cerebro.
- Douglas' most notable psychic actions were the complete mental enslavement of an entire warring planet of people, psionically stalemating the sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange for an extended period of time, and mentally killing a clone of Thanos endowed with psionic powers greater than Professor X, as well as being able to pierce the mental barriers of Galactus and even enabling Thanos to almost overwhelm the devourer's mind when channeling her powers. All feats beyond that of Xavier and most other noted human and human mutant psychics.
- Raised By Aliens: When was little, she was found by Thanos' father, Mentor, who took her to his home world, Titan, to be raised.
- Scaled Up: Was only able to turn into a dragon once but she made it count.
- Stalker with a Test Tube: To Quasar. Her Coming-Out Story revolved around her realizing that she had only ever used sex and romance as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.
- Twofer Token Minority
Real name: Matthew Hawk
- Badass Normal
- Bounty Hunter: During the Civil War, Matt Hawk became a licensed bounty hunter and worked alongside She-Hulk, helping her to apprehend super-villains.
- Domino Mask
- Faking the Dead: When the dates of his "deaths" as both Matt Hawk and the Two-Gun Kid drew near, he faked his death as Matt Hawk so he could devote his Two-Gun Kid identity to foiling an international conspiracy aimed at controlling the world's economy.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: One of reason because, the first time, he refuse to stay with the Avengers prefering return to his era.
- Guns Akimbo: He use two pistols.
- The Gunslinger: He is one of the fastest and best gunfighters of his time, rivaled only by Kid Colt and the Rawhide Kid.
- Something Person / The Trope Kid: He's a young man with two guns.
- Time Travel: After the battle with Kang, Two-Gun offered his services to the Avengers and was awarded reserve membership in absentia while he explored 20th century America with Hawkeye as his guide. Howewer he became increasingly homesick, though, and later returned to his own era.
- More later, however, it has been revealed that She-Hulk, after dealing with the Time Variance Authority, was given the chance to free one time traveling Avenger out of continuity limbo. She chose the Two-Gun Kid. It was clarified that his heroic nature prevented him from being returned to his own time, as he would inevitably try to fix things.
- At some point in the future, Matt Hawk would became too old to continue crime fighting and returned to his past to a period analogous with the amount of time he had aged.
- Trauma Conga Line: The deaths of his wife, his daughter and of his best friend Boom Boom Brown (deaths, which might have been prevented with the modern medicine Two-Gun saw in the future), made him cynical and fatalistic.
Real name: Simon Williams
- see the Wonder Man page
Ms. Marvel / Binary / Warbird / Captain Marvel
Real name: Carol Danvers
- see the Ms. Marvel page
The Falcon / Captain America
Real name: Samuel "Sam" Wilson
Team(s) served on: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers (leader), Secret Avengers, All-New, All-Different Avengers (co-leader)
- see The Falcon page