Characters / Avengers (80s Members)

This page lists all the characters in the Marvel Universe who joined the The Avengers during The '80s. Characters currently serving on a team mentioned are bolded.

For other Avenger character pages sorted by decade they joined, see here.

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     Tigra 

Tigra

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Real name: Greer Grant-Nelson

Greer Nelson (née Grant) first appeared as The Cat. She later became Tigra through a mystic ritual that bound the soul of one of the Cat People, to her own.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Cat.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Hood after he and his gang gave her a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown because another villain asked him to do so in exchange for his advice. Tigra gets her revenge when, at the end of Dark Reign, she corners him and talks at length about how she wants to kill him... and then doesn't. Instead she simply brings in his wife so she'll know who he is and what he's done and never let him near her or his daughter again.
  • Badass Normal: When she was The Cat.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tigra's fairly nice and even a little flirtatious normally. Keep in mind that this is a woman that had a conversation with X-23 about the best way to eviscerate a person.
  • Cat Girl: The Cat was once a costumed heroine who used a powered costume, but a ritual was performed on her, transforming her into the werecat Tigra. There's a tug-of-war between her human and feline instincts and which has the upper hand tends to depend on the writer. One day she's able to fly interstellar spacecraft, the next she's chasing and eating mice and unable to speak (except in cat noises.)
  • Cats Hate Water: Tigra used to be deathly afraid of water, though she seems to have at least somewhat gotten over it.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Femme Fatalons: Tigra's fangs and claws are extremely sharp and tough
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She is a human woman turned half-tiger thanks to magic. And then she... went and got knocked up by a Skrull pretending to be Henry Pym. Which would make her child half-Skrull, one-quarter human and one-quarter magic tiger. The disguise was so good that the Skrull imposter only gave Hank Pym's DNA, so the child is three-quarters human, one-quarter magic tiger.
  • Healing Factor: If Tigra is injured, she is capable of regenerating damaged tissue faster than an ordinary human. She can heal injuries as severe as broken bones within a matter of days. She is unable to regenerate missing limbs, organs, or brain cells.
  • Hollywood Dateless: In Avenger's Academy, Tigra of all people laments her dating impaired status during the series ("Single mom who sheds"). She could probably easily get dates—just not long term commitment.
  • Hot Teacher: After joining Avenger's Academy, Tigra's definitely this. Lampshaded several times by the students, but especially when she meets Emma Frost in issue #22.
    Emma Frost: By the way, darling, I love your outfit. Don't let anyone tell you it's inappropriate for a teacher.
  • Legacy Character: Patsy Walker follow her The Cat legacy.
  • Most Common Superpower: Made especially obvious by her usual attire.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Tigra is a twofer, being a Cat Girl who walks around wearing naught but a bikini. Later books have tried to justify this with Tigra saying wearing anything else over a full coat of fur would result in heatstroke, and the bikini is pretty much for modesty's sake.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Tigra originally struggled to control her cat-like urges and desires. After her "Human" and "Cat" souls were fused, it ceased to be an issue.
  • Stripperiffic: She runs around in a bikini!. Counts as Fridge Brilliance when you consider the West Coast Manor is in California, and its probably hot enough for her already, as she's covered in fur 24/7. She even lampshades this in recent issues where the students and the Runaways meet up.
  • Super Senses: Tigra's senses are about ten times as keen as an average human's, and about five times that of an average cat's. She also has a rarely used sixth sense that allows her to sense the emotions of others on a basic level.
  • Super Reflexes: Tigra has incredible reflexes. She was able to dodge Ragnarok's hammer after it was thrown at her, and showed incredible flexibility while training White Tiger and again when slipping out of restraints that would've easily held a normal person.
  • Super Speed: While not a speedster by any means, Tigra can move pretty fast if she wants to.
  • Super Strength: Though it's not usually played up, Tigra's officially as physically powerful as Spider-Man.
  • Super Toughness: Tigra's physiology makes her much tougher than an ordinary person. Her body is able to withstand great impact forces and blunt trauma that would severely injure or kill a normal human, though she is far from invulnerable.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Tigra possesses a mystical talisman that allows her to change her appearance from feline to human at will. She rarely uses it and only appears in her human form when circumstances require it. She regards her feline body as her natural form.

    She-Hulk 

She-Hulk

Real name: Jennifer Walters
Team(s) served on: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers, A-Force (leader)


See the She-Hulk page

    Monica Rambeau 

Captain Marvel / Photon / Pulsar / Spectrum

Real name: Monica Rambeau
Team(s) served on: The Avengers (leader), Mighty Avengers (field leader), The Ultimates


See the Monica Rambeau page

    Starfox 

Starfox

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Real name: Eros
Team(s) served on: The Avengers

Eros is the youngest son of A'lar Mentor and is Thanos' younger brother. Eros is also an Eternal and Avenger.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Thanos (Cain).
  • Combo Platter Powers
  • Extreme Omnisexual: In the first issue of the 2016 Thanos series, Starfox is shown in an orgy with aliens from various species and genders. When the Champion of the Universe enters the room, Starfox's first impulse is to invite him to come get in on the action.
  • Flying Brick
  • Healing Factor: While it is not as advanced as other members of his species, Eros still has this. If he is injured, his physiology enables him to recover much faster and more extensively than a human being is capable of. Injuries such as lacerations or bullet wounds can fully mend within a matter of hours. This ability can be augmented dramatically if Starfox properly trains himself.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Starfox, like all Eternals, is essentially immortal. The cosmic energy housed in his body has been developed for the purpose of halting his natural aging process. Although well over 1,000 years old, he is still physically young by Eternal statndards.
  • Power Perversion Potential: He has the power to control the emotions of others. In one She-Hulk arc, a suit was brought against him by some, including She-Hulk herself, who may have been forced into sex with him thanks to his powers. (The man's real name is Eros, after all).
  • Super Strength: Eros can lift around 15 tons.
  • Super Toughness: He's not bulletproof, but he's still pretty tough.

    Mockingbird 

Mockingbird

Real name: Barbara "Bobbi" Morse


See the Mockingbird page

     War Machine 

Iron Man II / War Machine / Iron Patriot

Real name: James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Team(s) served on: The Avengers, Secret Avengers


See the War Machine page

    Namor the Sub-Mariner 

Namor the Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie)

Real name: Namor Mc Kenzie
Team(s) served on: The Avengers


See the Sub-Mariner page

     The Thing 

The Thing (Benjamin J. "Ben" Grimm)

Real name: Benjamin "Ben" Grimm
Team(s) served on: West Coast Avengers, New Avengers


See the Fantastic Four page

    Doctor Druid 

Doctor Druid

Real name: Anthony Druid
Team(s) served on: The Avengers

Doctor Druid was a psychiatrist who was attracted to the mystic arts. After being trained by a Tibetan Lama, Druid gained mastery over some mystic arts.
  • Acceptable Targets: He has been referred to as "The Worst Avenger" many times in-universe and remains a frequent target for mockery when discussing the people the Avengers allow into their ranks.
  • Alliterative Name: Doctor Druid.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • His Avengers membership was tainted when he was mind controlled by supervillainess the Terminatrix (at the time impersonating the space pirate Nebula) into manipulating the team on her behalf. While in this state, he even assumed chairmanship of the team for a very short period. When "Nebula" was cast into Limbo, Druid followed, as he was still under her thrall. He eventually regained control of his own mind and returned to Earth.
    • As leader of the Secret Defenders, he was once again victimized by a villain's mind control, this time by the demon Slorioth.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the 2016 Squadron Supreme series. One always thought he was a self important asshole, but this combined with his reputation as the worst Avenger, and the general disrespect his former teammates had for him after his death lead to him taking over Weirdworld as a cruel tyrant.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Kryptonite Factor: Druidic magic is affected by iron.
  • Mind over Matter: Druid was capable of levitating himself or other objects.
  • Not Quite Dead: Killed by Hellstorm some time ago, in 2016 Squadron Supreme series it revealed that despite being dead, his soul took on a corporal form when it encountered Weirdworld, and that as long as he remained in the magical realm, he was essentially alive.
  • Occult Detective
  • Telepathy: He possesses some degree of telepathy.
  • Warrior Therapist
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After abandoned his superhero identity, he became more of a real, traditional druid, a fact reflected by his taking on the simple name of "Druid", and the new nature of his nature powers, but he let his feelings of rage and power lust take him over and went insane before to be killed by Hellstorm.

    Moon Knight 

Moon Knight

Real name: Marc Spector


See the Moon Knight page

    Firebird 

    D-Man 

Demolition Man

Real name: Dennis Dunphy
Team(s) served on: The Avengers

A former professional wrestler, Demolition Man has had a dubious and difficult career as a costumed adventurer. Although he began as one of Captain America’s closest allies during a difficult time for the patriotic hero, much of his life following that has proven hard.

    Gilgamesh 

Gilgamesh

Real name: Unknown
Team(s) served on:The Avengers


    Mr. Fantastic 

Mr. Fantastic

Real name: Reed Richards
Team(s) served on: The Avengers


See the Fantastic Four page

     Invisible Woman 

Invisible Woman

Real name: Susan Storm-Richards
Team(s) served on: The Avengers, Secret Wars


See the Fantastic Four page

    U.S. Agent 

U.S. Agent

Real name: John Walker


See Captain America characters page

    Quasar 

Quasar

Real name: Wendell Vaughn
Team(s) served on: The Avengers


See the Quasar page

     Human Torch (Jim Hammond) 

Human Torch

Real name: Jim Hammond
Team(s) served on: West Coast Avengers, The Avengers



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