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Tony Stark/Iron Man

Voiced by: Adrian Pasdar

A billionaire industrialist and a brilliant inventor in his own right, Tony Stark is the team leader. Following an incident that left him with a piece of shrapnel in his chest, Tony designed an electromagnetic harness to keep himself alive, and eventually, a suit of armor that could be powered by it.

  • Aesop Amnesia: No matter how many times Tony learns that relying solely on technology will not work, he's right back to being a smug jerk who thinks his tech is infallible the very next episode. Not even the war with the Cabal did anything, as he's still bad about this well into the second season.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His plan to attack the HYDRA base? Hit everything hard. Later, he keeps pounding on the Super-Adaptoid while Cap's busy trying to tell him that it's not gonna work.
  • Break the Haughty: Several episodes, but most notably in By The Numbers.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Falcon; Tony lost his respect because Tony destroyed everything when he couldn't see past his own pride, which causes Falcon to join Captain America's team instead.
  • Brought Down to Badass: in Exodus (part 1 of the Season finale) Tony brings all of his armors to assist the Avengers, and they all get destroyed in the process, leaving Tony without any armor. The Final Showdown (part 2) has him find a replacement in the entire Avengers Tower, and finally, an alliance with MODOK sees Tony getting back the armor Skull stole from him.
  • But He Sounds Handsome: Tony can't resist giving himself a pat on the back or two while disguised as the Grim Reaper and trying to infiltrate the Cabal. Comes back to bite him, though, as it makes MODOK and Skull suspicious.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Galactus made him his herald. Tony found him a planet to eat alright.
  • Divide and Conquer: He plays on MODOK's resentment and Attuma's lust for power to have them start a brawl with Red Skull at one point.
  • Disability Superpower: It's hard to remember sometimes but that arc reactor in his chest is a glorified pacemaker. Remove the arc reactor and Tony's heart will very quickly give out. MODOK demonstrates this fact early on.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Disguises himself as the Grim Reaper to infiltrate the Cabal.
  • Dull Surprise: Adrian Pasdar really sounds like he's not into it a majority of the series.
  • The Engineer: To quote Cap:
    Tony's a builder. He doesn't adapt to the situation, he adapts the situation to suit him.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Shown in full force with his dealings with Justin Hammer. Unfortunately for the team, Red Skull has noticed this flaw.
  • Fiction 500: He runs a Mega Corp., Stark Industries, and can still redirect some money into the Avengers.
  • Heroic BSOD: First in By The Numbers, when his haughty dependence on his suit's probability programs ultimately lead to Skull getting his hands on The Tesseract. Then in Exodus, he gets another one when he nearly gets Falcon killed, resigning leadership to Cap.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: Tony puts far too much faith in his probability programs, despite Cap's warnings that you can't accurately predict the human element. Tony replies the human element is insignificant as a far as his calculations are concerned. When going up against a strategist of the Red Skull's caliber, this proves to be his undoing.
  • It Only Works Once: Tony has a tendency to learn from his mistakes. For example, when MODOK ripped his armor apart with his mind in the first episode Tony installed psychic inhibitors afterwards to prevent a repeat of said incident. On the other hand, see Aesop Amnesia.
  • The Leader: He's in this position instead of Cap, though they sometimes appear to share the role.
    • Takes a 10-Minute Retirement in Exodus after being shaken by almost getting Falcon killed, handing the wheel to Cap.
  • Magic Versus Science: Tony's smarter than the average Flat Earth Atheist, acknowledging that Thor and other magical beings, Asgardians in particular, are doing something beyond his understanding. Though he refers to it as science he hasn't figured out yet.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: His suit has a quite a few missile launchers in it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Nice going with those Space Phantoms there, Tony.
  • Phlebotinum Dependence: He needs that arc-reactor in his chest to suvive and is almost killed when MODOK rips it out.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Tony's reaction to Cap trying out his new repulsor boots; thirty million people on Youtube in the episode agree with him.
  • Smug Super: Tony has problems with his ego from time to time. This is because he knows he is one of the world's best inventors and never let's anyone forget that fact.
  • Technology Porn: Tony loves his tech, but tends to become too dependent on it, a fact that Captain America lampshades time and time again.
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: He convinces the peaceful natives of the Savage Land to help him deal with Justin Hammer's mining operation.
  • Troll: Hacks the computer systems in Doom's fortress, seizes control of his defenses....and cancels his movie subscriptions.
    • He also created a nasty piece of malware that deliberately mocks Doom before shutting down his entire base.
  • Walking Armory: An original poster-boy of the trope.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tony had no qualms against using his repulsors on a teenage supervillain; although he kept the blast at minimum.

Captain America

A sickly young man from Brooklyn turned into a perfect soldier by a government project during World War II. He ended up frozen in ice and awoken in the modern era during a battle with the Red Skull. His weapon of choice is a Vibranium shield that can absorb all energy directed at it, making it ideal as both protection and as a projectile (as it does not lose energy when it makes contact with another surface when thrown).

  • Badass in Distress: Gets kidnapped and held hostage more than any other member of the team. First episode, Cap is apparently disintegrated, but instead kidnapped and body swapped by the Red Skull. Later, he in Planet Doom he is held as a Sealed Good in a Can by Doctor Doom And even after his great Genre Savvy moment in Bring On the Bad Guys, he is defeated and held prisoner and used as a hostage against Tony by Red Skull and in the Ambassador he is briefly captured by Doctor Doom when Doom's end game comes to light. In season two, he ends up injured and unconscious trying to help kid Tony and has trouble grappling with the Red Skull.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: No actual super powers aside from his superhuman physique, and he started out as a scrawny kid before becoming a Super Soldier.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's one of the nicest guys in the world, but God help you if you decide to hurt his teammates.
    • Also, don't let that boy scout act display fool you. It is genuine but underneath it he has a pretty devious mind; something Dr. Doom found out the hard way.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: He ends up as Dr. Doom's personal bodyguard during his attempted speech at the United Nations.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Spider-Man. Spider-Man always looked up to him, and Spider-Man was really hurt at the fact that Captain America quit the Avengers, which goes against everything Spider-Man learned from him.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blond haired and blue eyed, he is also a old-fashioned good guy.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Best shown in The Dark Avengers, wherein reality has been altered and he'd been turned into a super-villain. From the get-go he can tell something's not right, and unlike the rest of the Avengers, never actually does anything that could be considered villainous. He also sees through Thanos' use of the Reality Stone just as easily.
  • The Infiltration: He is the one who came up with the plan of him and Stark infiltrating the Cabal by disguising themselves as Crossbones and Grim Reaper.
  • The Lancer: Could be seen as this to Iron Man/Tony Stark, until he decides to quit.
  • The Leader: He used to the leader of the Avengers until he passed it on to Stark. He took over as leader of the team in the end of Season 1 when Tony suffered a Heroic BSOD. Finally, he becomes leader of his own team when he quit the Avengers and took Falcon, Hulk, and Black Widow with him.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Averted in the first episode.
  • Never Tell Me the Odds: He tends to view Tony's probability and strategy programs as fairly useless; preferring instead to rely on gut-instinct, training and experience.
  • The Not-Love Interest: to Tony. His faked death in the first episode was the catalyst that had the Avengers get back together again, and acts as a stabilizing influence on Tony for the rest of the series.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Stops Hyperion's rant by throwing his shield in his face.
  • Start My Own: Captain America couldn't agree with Tony Stark's selfish attitude, quits and takes Black Widow, Hulk, and Falcon with him and they all join S.H.I.E.L.D. as their own group. However, Nick Fury re-brands Cap's S.H.I.E.L.D. team as Avengers, even though Iron Man's team have claim to the name.
  • The Strategist: Able to instantaneously formulate ironclad attack patterns, formations and strategies based on split second assessment of the situation compared to the abilities of the Avengers. In later eps, one starts to wonder why Tony, though brilliant, is still the leader of the Avengers when it's clear he's used to handling a solo gig and relying on algorithms to predict superhero-villain battles.
    • To further highlight it, Cap tends to focus on the Big Picture while Iron Man focuses on the details. As a result, Cap knew they were in trouble in By The Numbers because the Hulk was injured and the Cabal was dividing them up while Iron Man kept insisting every thing was alright because his detail oriented probability program said so.
  • Team Mom: First person to suggest training, hovers over the half-Vampire Black Widow, easily offers words of praise to Sam Wilson, checks on Hulk when he has a case of amnesia and has eaten an alien parasite and to give de-aged kid Tony a healing hug.


Voiced by: Troy Baker

An elite agent formerly of SHIELD and ex-partner of the Black Widow. He is an expert archer and seems to enjoy egging on the Hulk.

  • Aesop Amnesia: The guy will never learn to stop fucking around with Hulk's food.
  • Badass Normal: No super powers to speak of, but he's a highly trained ex-SHIELD agent and a deadly archer.
    • Badass Biker: He has a real nice hoverbike that he is typically seen riding on.
    • Handicapped Badass: After being temporarily blinded by the Cosmic Skull during the season 1 finale.
  • Big Eater: Always going on about food and it's a regular source of conflict between him and Hulk.
  • Characterization Marches On: When he first appeared in UltimateSpider-Man, he was serious and calculating if sarcastic and having a sense of humor. However, in this adaption, he's still sarcastic, but he's portayed as cocky, impulsive and somewhat immature.
  • Clark Kenting: Most of the Avengers have masks; or in the case of the Hulk are mutated heavily from their normal human features; or in the case of Thor don't actually have a secret identity. Hawkeye just wears a pair of purple shades.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Falcon saves him from becoming a stain on the pavement. He immediately starts complaining about it as soon as his feet are on the ground.
  • Cool Bike: Drives his own custom hover-cycle as his method of getting around, since he's the only member besides Cap who doesn't have Flight or "Super Leaping".
  • Cool Shades: He's got a nice purple set. Savage shows he carries a spare pair on him at all times.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As revealed in Crime and Circuses, Clint used to be a member of the criminal group called the Circus of Crime. He tries to keep this a secret, but eventually confesses his past to the rest of the Avengers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He snarks a lot.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Says so word for word when he uses his hoverbike as a kamikaze weapon against a meteorite.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He spends the majority of his time heckling or pissing everyone off, but there's no doubting the good heart he has deep down.
  • Heel Realization: He realizes that sometimes he takes things too far in his dealings with Mojo.


The Norse God of Thunder who believes that by acting as a hero on Earth, he can make more of a difference.

  • Berserk Button: Messing with his cape seems to be an open invitation for an ass-kicking.
  • The Big Guy: The tallest of the Avengers right after Hulk.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Thor likes a good time; in the first episode, he's excitedly telling Hawkeye about an Asgardian festival he was missing out on. Then there's the time he and the Avengers went to a diner after defeating Hyperion.
    • When we finally meet his dad, Odin, we see were he got it from.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Loki's Cain.
  • Chekhov's Gun: He loses Mjolnir during the first half of "The Final Showdown". It gets back to him during the climax, just in time to stop the Red Skull from killing everyone by knocking him and the Tesseract into a portal.
  • Meddling Parents: Thor's dad, Odin, has a tendency to dictate how his son should live his life.
  • Mundane Utility: Lightning powers are also good for making popcorn and bar-b-que in addition to zapping bad guys.
  • Physical God: He's the god of thunder, so that's given.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Because he was in Asgard, and therefore in a different dimension, when Doom fired up his time machine in Planet Doom it is up to Thor to restore the timeline to it's original state.
  • Shock and Awe: He is the God of Thunder, after all.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: When aged by the Time Stone, he quite heavily resembles his father, beard and all.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With the Hulk.
  • Worf Barrage: Thor's will sometime summon an all-powerful lighting attack meant to atomize the enemy only for it to fail to scratch them. One stand out case is the first battle against the Super-Adaptoid.
  • Worf Effect: Thor is supposed to be around the Hulk's strength, with vast weather powers and Asgard's greatest warrior. Yet he is constantly overpowered by villains and needs saving by the other avengers.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: His speech pattern.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Has this attitude to begin with, but he abandons it later on.


Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

He's big, green and likes to punch things. What more needs to be said? Formerly Bruce Banner, a leading scientist in the field of gamma radiation, he developed an alternate personality that manifested as the rampaging monster known as The Hulk after being mutated by said radiation.

  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with the Zoo (the in-series name for his glass figurine collection).
    • Or take his peanut butter. Or cereal, or guacamole, or any of his food in general.
  • Big Eater: He eats a lot of food, which is justified in Hulked Out Heroes as being a side-effect of his mutation; a Hulk's body is a living bio-nuclear reactor, so it needs a lot of fuel to work.
  • The Big Guy: Shares this role with Thor.
  • Blood Knight: He's one of the most eager members of the team to fight, and happiest when he is fighting.
  • Destructive Savior: He arguably does more damage then the villains half the time.
  • Easy Amnesia: He ends up suffering a bout of this thanks to Thor and his hammer.
  • Genius Bruiser: Though he doesn't often show it, he retains Banner's intelligence.
  • Genre Savvy: He knows right off the bat that Loki's gonna betray them when teaming up against Doom. It's only a question of when.
  • Guttural Growler: As is common to film and animated depictions, he speaks in a very deep, guttural, growling tone of voice.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Zigzagged; he does get angry very easily (as you'd expect of The Hulk), but he normally doesn't get physical unless he's really steamed or he's supposed to be fighting the guy ticking him off anyway.
  • Heel Realization: He does realize, somewhat, that he isn't the best roommate in the world in Hulked Out Heroes.
    Hulk (as Hulk!Thor runs off all pouty): So that's what it's like to live with me. (Beat) I'd hate living with me.
  • Hidden Depths: His friendship with Glorium, being bowling buddies with The Thing, his glass figurine collection; these are not exactly things you would typically associate with a big gamma radiation-powered Blood Knight.
  • Hulk Speak: Averted, much like in Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
    • However, the more pissed off he gets, the more likely you are to hear Hulk Speak, rage apparently eroding his intelligence. (This, by the way, is when you want to run for your life.
    • We also get samples of this in Hulked Out Heroes when the Avengers are exposed to a virus that makes the like the Hulk.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: How he became what he is in the first place.
  • In a Single Bound: He shows he can jump from the streets of Manhattan to the top of sky-scraper and then through Glorium's portal which is miles up.
  • Odd Friendship: With Glorium, a master Asgardian craftsman. He respects his ability to smash, and Hulk likes his glass figurines.
  • One-Man Army: What else would you expect of the Hulk?
  • Power Glows: When he gets really angry and really strong, he starts glowing green.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: You wouldn't expect a guy like him to collect glass figurines, would you?
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He has a thing for peanut butter.
  • Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: When Dracula bites him, turning him into a vampire and gaining his abilities. Turns out Gamma Radiation has an effect similar to sunlight.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the time the events of Hulk And The Agents Of Smash come around, he has tempered his anger and anti-social behavior considerably. This doesn't really bleed into his current interactions with the Avengers though. Apparently the clashing egos bring out the worse in him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When driven to a state of hyper-rage by Attuma, Hulk not only lifted the island of Manhattan, but easily defeated the previously unbeatable Attuma. In Season 2, he overpowered Thanos when Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to increase the Hulk's rage.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hawkeye and Thor. And The Thing.
  • World's Strongest Man: Hulk is constantly the go to guy for strength and when super-enranged lifted the island of Manhattan and easily overpowered Attuma underwater despite Attuma earlier easily overpowering Thor and matching the Hulk blow for blow on the surface.
  • Worthy Opponent: Odin of all people sees him as this.

Black Widow

Voiced by: Laura Bailey

An ex-Russian spy, Hawkeye's former partner and an elite operative for SHIELD.

  • A Day in the Limelight: "Widow's Run" revolves around her attempts to hide the Infinity Stones from an entire universe full of people wanting to get them.
  • Ascended Extra: She was largely absent from most of the first season. She's a regular in the second, appearing in all episodes to date.
  • Determinator: Refuse to give in to the Infinity Stones' corruption, only using the stones power to help her teammates fight against Dormammu.
  • Flying Car: She owns one.
  • Genre Savvy: After witnessing Hyperion's abilities, she asks what happens when someone with that kind of power gets told no. We soon find out.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's in platonic examples of this with Thor and Hulk, as they're very close friends and confidantes. Hulk in particular is very kind to her, a far cry from his Vitriolic Best Buds shtick with Thor and Clint. She outright trusts Thor to kill her if she's overcome by the Infinity Stones.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Possibly averted. While it can be assumed that she's Russian, unlike her counterpart in Earth's Mightiest Heroes, she doesn't have the accent and doesn't make any reference to her past. It's entirely possible, however, that considering the vague link between the two shows that she might simply have ditched it.
  • Offhand Backhand: Casually backhands a mook trying to get the drop on her while chewing Tony out.
  • Out of Focus: Of all the Avengers she has had the smallest role, and aside from a few spotlight episodes, she's been a minor character with little attempts to flesh out her character. Though an attempt to hand wave it has been made by saying she works with SHIELD a lot, she's so inessential to the show that she's absent for the jarring majority of the first season and is mostly kept out of the action of the season finale. Finally averted in the second season when she's made a major character.
  • Red-Headed Hero: she has red hair and she's a hero.
  • Secret Keeper: Trusted by Hulk with the knowledge of the Gamma Sapper Gloves.
  • Ship Tease: She's a bitů playful with Hawkeye during Beneath the Surface, casting lingering gazes at various couples while scoping out for HYDRA agents.
  • Spy Catsuit: Lampshaded by Thor when he's in her body, when he questions how the hell she does anything in her tight suit.
  • The Stoic: Deadpan Snarker tendencies aside, she's very level-headed and serious. This proves to become extremely important at the end of the first half of the second season when she's the only one in the universe besides the Sorcerer Supreme himself who can wield the Infinity Stones relatively safely and resist their temptations.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Is currently the only female Avenger . . . and was the only female character in the show until very late into the first season.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Leads Dracula's troops against the team after being bitten.
  • Whole Costume Reference: She wears the costume and mask of longtime Iron Man foe Madame Masque in Planet Doom.

The Falcon

Voiced by: Bumper Robinson

Former SHIELD recruit and naive newcomer to the team. Tends to act like a fanboy around the other heroes.

  • The Knights Who Say Squee: He was a big Avengers fan before becoming one himself (he still is even after joining the team). He also fanboys over Hyperion until his true colors come out.
  • Mistaken Identity: He saves a kid from Hyperion, the kid says "Thanks, Hawkeye" before running away, much to Falcon's dismay.
  • Na´ve Newcomer: Made fun of frequently too.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In response to watching the Hulk and Hawkeye tearing apart the mansion in one of their fights he looks across the hall at Captain America, says "This is your problem Captain Hall Monitor" and goes back to bed.


Voiced by: Grant George

Newest member of the Avengers, having joined during the Ultron crisis.

  • Sixth Ranger: Becomes this to Iron Man's Avengers since Captain America's team have split and became S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Avengers. After beating M.O.D.O.K., Ant-Man makes it clear he's gonna be around for a little while.
    • After Ultron was defeated, and the Avengers back together, Ant-Man is a full member now.
  • Size Shifter: He can either make himself larger or smaller with the Pym particles.

     The Cabal 

When the Avengers beat him one time too many, Red Skull, then allied w/ith MODOK, decided to fight fire with fire, and sent invitations to several of the world's greatest super villains. Citing great respect for his fellow villains, he invited them to join him to form the Cabal, a coalition of villains who are all Big Bad's in their own right, as well as their armies and resources. Over the course of the first season, the Cabal comes together, proving themselves as a capable threat not just to the Avengers, but even to non-aligned super villains as well. However, upon Red Skull's betrayal, the Cabal has splintered even under MODOK's leadership.

  • Aborted Arc: When MODOK took control of the group at the end of the first season, it seemed the Cabal would remain major antagonists in the second season. It's gradually and casually revealed that the Cabal disbanded off-screen, almost as an afterthought.
  • Arc Villain: For the first season. Beneath the Surface reveals that the Cabal fell apart after Skull's defeat.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: They got better and better at this as the first season went on. Their biggest victory was taking the Tesseract.
  • Big Bad: They're the primary villains of the first season, at least until Thanos shows up.
    • Big Bad Ensemble: They're in direct competition with Doom during the first season.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: The group disbanded sometime after Skull's defeat. Of course, HYDRA is still allies with Attuma and his followers.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Thanks in large part to Skull. The entire group was built on this trope, since Skull decided to best way to combat the Avengers was to form a team of his own.
  • Enemy Mine: None of them really like each other, but Skull has managed to convince them to trust each other enough to form a competent team. In the first season finale, they banded together with the Avengers to defeat the Cosmic Skull.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Their numbers are made up of vampires, Atlanteans, Nazi's, giant floating heads stuck in a chair, aliens, and androids. Safe to say no one is getting turned away because things like race or gender anytime soon.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Not just against Doom but practically every other villain who is not among their number.
  • Five-Bad Band: During season one.
  • Know When To Fold Them: The group knows when to leave the fight for another day.
  • Large Ham: All of them to one degree or another, bar Hyperion.
  • Legion of Doom: Natch.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite a less than auspicious start, their numbers swelled and their powers extended from just science to the supernatural and undead as well. The Avengers realize they've underestimated how powerful the Cabal really is during an infiltration early into the season, while Doom realizes it later, openly asking the United Nations to stand with him against the Cabal to defend Latveria.
  • The Psycho Rangers: The team in general is an Evil Counterpart to the Avengers, but to get more specific:
    • Red Skull to Iron Man - the leaders of their teams, who tend to lose their heads when they gain the upper hand. Skull when in Dangerously Genre Savvy mode is also one for Cap, since they're both highly intelligent, pragmatic leaders.
    • Dracula to Thor - Both are the supernatural powerhouses of their respective teams.
    • Attuma to Hulk - The Blood Knight's and heavy-hitters of their team.
    • MODOK also counts as Tony's Evil Counterpart, given his intelligence and often blinding ego. It only gets reinforced when at the end of the season, MODOK becomes the leader of the Cabal.
    • Hyperion to Hawkeye - Both being incredibly immature and lacking common sense the majority of the time.
    • The Adaptoid to Falcon - Both are the teams' main air support, and Falcon tends to go with the flow, much like the Adaptoid, albeit in a much less literal sense.
  • Took a Level in Badass: They went from Skull and MODOK in a Big Bad Duumvirate to a powerhouse of a league of evil.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Averted during their biggest victory; when they get their hands on the Tesseract, the entire group smartly weighs their options and ultimately come to a practical decision on what to do with it.

Red Skull

Voiced by: Liam O Brien

A brilliant, ruthless and power-hungry Nazi officer and prototype Super Soldier during World War II and the current head of the terrorist group HYDRA. The Red Skull is the Big Bad of the series, leading a Legion of Doom called the Cabal in addition to his own HYDRA forces.

  • A God Am I: He's always had this, befitting a supervillain, but takes it Up to Eleven at the end of Exodus, when he's merged with the Tesseract.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: He pretty much gets what he wants in the first episode, "Blood Feud", and "Super-Adaptoid".
    • And again in "Bring On The Bad Guys".
    • Once more in "By the Numbers". Though he loses his stolen Arc Reactor, he does get the Tesseract.
  • Badass: He's definitely a force to be reckoned with.
  • Bad Boss: In Bring On The Bad Guys, he starts making an effort to not be this, and as a result, the Cabal begins working as a much more cohesive and effective unit.
    • Exodus reveals just how bad of a boss Skull is. Skull used the Tesseract to open portals to other worlds for MODOC, Dracula, Attuma and Hyperion to conquer for their own (ones that accommodate the conquering villain, at that), but Tony reveals it's just essentially a window that will kill anyone who walks into it. Yes, that's right. Skull was going to massacre AIM, HYDRA, Dracula's vampires, the Atlanteans, and his team all in one hit.
  • Big Bad: Of the first season.
    • Heel-Face Turn: Sort of. After apparently stealing the Power Stone from his master, Thanos, he flees to Earth and begs the Avengers for help, and doesn't object to being taken into their custody. Regardless of whose side he's on, he's definitely not the Big Bad anymore.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: When he is in Captain America's body that is. Although given his blue eyes, he may have been blond before becoming the Red Skull.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His stolen suit of Iron Man armor.
  • The Chessmaster: This guy excels at planning.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: He is often shown doing this while sitting in his command chair aboard his submarine.
  • Composite Character: Like his movie counterpart, he's a combination of the Skull and the first Baron Zemo, with the Dark Reign version of Norman Osborn thrown into to the mix.
  • Cool Boat: His current base of operations is a rather impressive looking submarine.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy:
    • Realizes he needs help if he's gonna take down the Avengers. Plus, he tends to come out ahead in most of the episodes he's appeared in so far.
    • He also notices when Grim Reaper and Crossbones start acting more intelligently then they normally do, since they are really Cap and Stark in disguise.
    • He is fully aware of the Never Found the Body trope and tells Hammer to search the area again after Hammer assures him that Iron Man is dino-chow.
  • The Dark Heart: Until later episodes, he's the only thing keeping the Cabal together by forging bonds of genuine trust between the villains. This proves so effective that they come to respect his leadership and willingly follow his command. It's fitting that Skull ends up being the one who betrays them and nearly kills them all.
  • Disability Superpower: The serum may have made him a Super Soldier but it also was slowly killing him. He tries to steal Cap's body to avoid death and when that doesn't work, he take's Tony's reactor and armor.
  • The Dreaded: Iron Man nearly has an Oh, Crap moment in the first episode when Jarvis shows that Red Skull's still alive.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Is he ever once he merged with the Tesseract.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Dracula really don't like each other; HYDRA invaded Dracula's kingdom in World War II, but they have a common enemy in the Avengers.
  • Evil Counterpart: Like Captain America, he's a Super Soldier left over from World War II.
    • He's also one to Iron Man as the Iron Skull.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He and Doom don't get along. Part of it has to do with the fact they're rivals for world domination. Another part might have to with the fact that Red Skull's an ex-Nazi officer and Doom's half-Gypsy.
  • Eviler Than Thou: On the receiving end of this trope. Thanos makes him wet himself.
  • Facial Horror: His entire head is a deformed, red skull with eyes.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: All of his soldiers wear high-tech gas masks.
  • Grand Theft Me: He tries to steal Cap's body in the first episode. Came close to succeeding too.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: Since the above strategy didn't pan out, though not for a lack of trying, he decides to settle on acquiring Iron Man's armor and arc reactor. This strategy pays big dividends. Also, he later successfullu hijacks the Tri-Carrier, with Nick Fury on board no less.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's a Super Soldier and a cunning strategist. Then he went and got Powered Armor.
  • The Heavy: Much like Loki in the movie, Skull is revealed to be this, despite having been the Big Bad of the first season, having worked to bring the Tesseract to his true master, Thanos.
  • High-Class Glass: He wears a monocle in Bring on the Bad Guys.
  • Kill 'em All: One major step towards victory was to wipe out every single member of the Cabal, regardless of nationality or organization.
  • Know When To Fold Them: He knows when it is time to cut his loses and retreat. For example, the ending of Ambassador when the attempt on Doom's life failed.
  • Manipulative Bastard: "Blood Feud" has him manipulating Dracula into attacking the Avengers, knowing that if Dracula won, he would remove the Avengers from his path, and if Dracula lost, he would be forced to join the Cabal.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The reason Dracula and Justin Hammer picked a fight with the Avengers? Him. He's on the other end of this with Thanos, his master.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Him engaging Doctor Doom in The Ambassador made Captain America figure out that Doom had ulterior motives all along.
  • Pet the Dog: In an incredibly dark subversion of the trope. The Cabal is practically giddy when Skull assigns them to conquer worlds hand-picked for them - such as an eternally dark, starless world for Dracula, or an oceanic world for Attuma. Then Tony reveals the portals are just death traps waiting for the Cabal to enter and get themselves killed. Needless to say, the Cabal is completely horrified by this new low Skull's descended to.
  • Powered Armor: He steals Iron Man's armor at the end of the first episode.
  • Putting on the Reich: Most of the time we see him, he's wearing an SS uniform with the Hydra insignia replacing the eagle and swastika when he is not wearing is suit of armor. Considering that he's actually an ex-SS officer, it's not too surprising.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He does this on occasion, especially towards Iron Man.
  • Red Right Hand: Yeah, his disfigured face is a pretty good clue that he is not a good guy.
  • Sadistic Choice: He chooses to launch two missiles at Los Angeles and Las Vegas rather than risk the Avengers unsettling the unstable Tesseract in further combat.
  • Sanity Slippage: After exiting Thanos' service, he is thoroughly traumatized and nuts.
  • Skull for a Head: Yeah, that Super Soldier serum he took had a little side-effect.
  • The Strategist: Let's just say he proved he is this in By the Numbers.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: His origin story? Nazi Super Soldier.
  • Take Over the World: His ultimate long-term goal and the reason he wants to destroy the Avengers is because they stand in the way of him achieving it.
  • Villain Team-Up: After his first dust-up with the Avengers, he decides he needs a team of supervillians to counter them, hence the Cabal.
  • Villainous Friendship: In Bring On The Bad Guys he figures out he and his team must trust each other if they are to defeat the Avengers and if nothing else, he earns it when he successfully masterminds Hyperion's escape. After this, the Cabal is pretty loyal to Skull and admit he's not so bad a leader after all.
    • Ultimately proven to be a facade; he plotted to completely wipe out his troops while he had the Tesseract for himself.
  • Walking Armory: If the massive salvo he fired at Doom in Ambassador is any indication it looks like he and MODOK upped the firepower on his armor a little bit since he acquired it from Stark.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His rationality and caution tend to go out the window whenever he comes into the possession of astounding power. The only notable occasion when he didn't fall to this was in By The Numbers when he makes a rational decision on what to do with the Tesseract. However, when he later merges with the Tesseract, he finally has the bite to back up his bark.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He does this at times. It is especially evident in the first-episode and By The Numbers. MODOK even lampshades it.


Voiced by: Charlie Adler

Weapons designer for HYDRA, their resident Mad Scientist and right hand man to the Skull.

  • Adaptational Badass: MODOK's shown to be more powerful than he usually is in other media. He took down Iron Man quickly, took out their jet and came within a hair's breadth of having them kill each other.
    • Then comes By The Numbers and he kicks Thor's ass.
  • Beam Spam: He has particle beam cannons built into his hover-chair.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He's retaken leadership of AIM in season two after the Cabal's dissolution.
  • The Brute: When piloting the Adaptoid. The Avengers even call him out on trading brains for brawn.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His ability to disassemble Tony's Iron Man armor comes in handy during the finale where he pulls the same trick on the Cosmic Skull's suit.
  • Composite Character: He has more in common with the movie version of Arnim Zola than with the comic version of MODOK.
    • Since he started using the Super-Adaptoid as his personal avatar the resemblance to Arnim Zola has become even more pronounced.
  • Chewing the Scenery: When he enters the fight for Molecule Kid's wand, he starts hamming it up with gusto.
  • The Cracker: He hacks Stark's computer systems in Bring on the Bad Guys.
  • The Dragon: Serves as this to Red Skull, having the most authority in the Cabal under him, and was his first subordinate. Skull even acknowledges him as his most loyal follower in Exodus.
    • Dragon Ascendant: Briefly becomes leader of the Cabal after Skull's defeat, but the organization disbands not long afterward. He becomes an effective threat on his own though, stealing the mind stone and thinking he can do better than Red Skull.
  • Disability Superpower: The process that gave him his super-intelligence, technopath powers, and his freakishly huge head left him confined to a high-tech hoverchair.
  • Driven by Envy: He wants to outdo Tony Stark and he is pretty resentful of the fact that Red Skull is leading AIM and HYDRA and not him. He is still quite envious of Red Skull in Head to Head.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: One of MODOK's strongest character traits is that he craves respect and recognition for what he does. He has an almost heartwarming smile when he's praised by Skull during "Bring on the Bad Guys", and is giddy when Skull thanks him for being his most loyal follower. Which legitimately hurts MODOK when Skull is revealed to have planned to execute him and the Cabal, deeming them no longer of use. Determined to get revenge, he almost immediately allies with the Avengers to take down Skull, and honestly thanks them for their help by saving the fight for another day. When he next appears, he's still harping about Skull, proving just how badly Skull wounded him.
  • Enemy Mine: Leads the Cabal into battle alongside the Avengers against the Cosmic Skull.
  • Energy Absorption: One of his abilities, as Thor found out when he tried to fire some lightning at him in By The Numbers.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He is completely outraged by Skull's betrayal of the Cabal, and by far carries the biggest grudge against him in The Final Showdown.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Tony. Especially evident in The Final Showdown when not only is he able to figure out a way to help defeat Skull, he becomes the new leader of the Cabal.
  • Evil Cripple: He is confined to what is pretty much a high-tech wheelchair.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's the least popular member of the Cabal.
  • Hate Plague: He uses nanobots to unleash one on the Avengers.
  • Insufferable Genius: MODOK has an ego even bigger than Tony Stark, no mean feat there, and little impulse control. He also bitter about the fact that the Skull is in charge and views MODOK as little more than a technical adviser and supply officer.
  • It's Personal: Well into the second season, he's still hurt by Skull's betrayal.
  • Kick the Dog: He uses the Adaptoid to knock some fighter planes out of the sky. His next course of action? Take aim at the helpless pilots who ejected themselves in the nick of time.
  • Mad Scientist: He's responsible for HYDRA's tech base.
  • No Respect Guy: Save Skull, the Cabal doesn't think much of him.
    • Appears to have finally gotten some respect from the others during The Final Showdown, after his quick thinking and intellect helped engineer Cosmic Skull's defeat. The others don't object (at least for now) when he takes leadership of the Cabal.
  • Pet the Dog: When the alliance between the Cabal and the Avengers has successfully defeated the Cosmic Skull, MODOK's first act as new leader is to leave well enough alone and fight another day.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When things get bad in The Final Showdown, he's the first to seriously consider allying with the Avengers, even saving them from certain death.
  • Technopath: He can control any type of machinery with his mind.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: he of all people wonders why the Avengers would go out of their way to protect Doom from the Cabal.
  • When He Smiles: Believe it or not, he has an honest, sincere smile that lights up his malformed face when he's being praised by Skull during "Bring On The Bad Guys".


Voiced by: Corey Burton.

The King of the Vampire Nation, Dracula is centuries, if not thousands of years old. He fought with Capatain America against HYDRA and the Skull during World War II when they invaded his kingdom. But that alliance was only temporary, now he seeks Cap's blood as he believes it will make him immune to sunlight.

  • Badass: He proves himself on several occasions to be a fair match for Thor.
  • Casting Gag: Corey Burton uses his Christopher Lee impersonation (albeit with less of the British dialect Lee has) when voicing Dracula; fitting, since Lee is famous for his portrayal of Dracula.
  • Composite Character: He has much more in common with Baron Blood, particularly his World War 2 background and his connection to Captain America.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gets in a good one on both MODOK and Attuma at dinnertime.
    (after witnessing Attuma's lack of table manners)
    Dracula: The repugnant one does have a point. They're called "utensils", try one!
  • Enemy Mine: With Captain America by the past, and later with Skull. And with the rest of the Cabal, pulls this with the Avengers against Cosmic Skull.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He's quite confused when Captain America pushes him out of the way of a Cosmic Unibeam, mostly because he's spent a good deal of the season trying to suck his blood and turn him into an inhuman thrall.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Thor since he is the supernatural powerhouse of the Cabal. When there is a battle, Thor and Dracula usually face off.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Already in effect thanks to Corey Burton, but he's given a chilling echo that helps the effect out.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He is Dracula, after all.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He thought drinking the Hulk's blood would make him more powerful. However, the Gamma radiation didn't agree with him.
  • Insistent Terminology: Prefers to be called King Dracula and not Count Dracula.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The other villains want to kill the Avengers and people. Dracula wants to drain their blood and life-force and convert them into his immortal minions. Being the king of vampires, he brings an aura of menace and horror just whenever he even speaks.
    Cap: Being right all the time really bites.
    Dracula: Clever choice of words... meat.
  • Only Sane Man: Shares this role with Skull in the Cabal, compared to zealous Blood Knights Attuma and Hyperion, and the egotistical MODOK who gets easily carried away by his ego,
  • Public Domain Character: Though not un-familar in Marvel territory.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Swords and daggers created from his supernatural fog.
  • The Starscream: Stated he only teamed up with Red Skull to take his power for himself, though in later episodes he's accepted Skull's leadership.
  • Super Smoke: Has this standard vampiric power, along with other forms of smoke manipulation (like creating a bank of fog or pulling weapons out of the smoke). He usually transforms into green fog himself to escape a blow or just make a villainous exit.
  • Villain Teleportation: Perhaps Dracula's most dangerous trait is that he is infamously hard to even hit.
  • Weakened by the Light: Though only sunlight and ultraviolet; he can handle regular light just fine.
  • Wicked Cultured: The man may bite necks to feed himself on occasion, but that doesn't mean he (or anyone in the Cabal for that matter) approves of Attuma's abysmal table manners.
  • Worthy Opponent: He seems to have an obsession with kicking Thor's ass. He also has it in for Captain America.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Threatens to eat, destroy, steal, etc., people's souls when they piss him off. He even used this line against Red Skull, who is less than intimidated.


A prototype robot built by Justin Hammer with the ability to mimic just about anything. It now serves as the CABAL under MODOK's supervision.

  • All Your Powers Combined: He copies and adapts to his opponets powers. This led him to have all the Avengers powersets.
  • The Brute: Of the Cabal, whenever MODOK controls him.
  • The Dragon: Used to be this to Justin Hammer.
  • Expy: Whenever someone uses its hologram projector to put their face on its torso, the Adaptoid bears a passing resemblance to the robotic bodies of Captain America foe, Arnim Zola.
  • Killed Off for Real: Thor beheads it in Exodus and by the look of horror on his face, MODOK has lost his strongest asset. By Avengers Disassembled, a new Adaptoid was created.
  • Mega Manning


Voiced by: Dwight Schultz

A psychotic Atlantean warlord, determined to bring all of Manhattan under the sea.

  • Apparently Human Merfolk: Borderline example, if it wasn't for his skin-color he would look like an ordinary man in a suit of armor.
  • Badass: He actually managed to defeat the Hulk in a one-on-one fight.
  • Bald of Evil: Turns out that big helmet is covering a bald head.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Is one of the show's recurring Big Bad's after the Cabal's dissolution, though nowhere near as prominent as the Squadron Supreme or Thanos. He's later arrested after his first appearance since the fall of the Cabal.
  • Bling of War: He wears what looks like gold plate-mail.
  • Blood Knight: He's aggressive, has a short temper and loves a good fight.
  • The Brute: Of the Cabal. He's got a bad temper, is strong enough to take on the Hulk, and is extremely arrogant.
  • The Caligula: He's unsurprisingly a dictator ruling Atlantis as a tyrant, contending with a rebel cell.
  • Defector from Decadence: The Cabal fell apart after the first season, and Attuma is explicitly mentioned to have left the group on his own terms.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He is genuinely terrified when Tony and Cap destroy Neptune's Trident.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Rightfully berates his teammates for entertaining the idea of killing the Avengers BEFORE taking their revenge on the Cosmic Skull.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's the Cabal's answer to the Hulk.
  • Four Is Death: He's #4 on SHIELD's Most Wanted List.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: One must wonder what his motives for flooding the planet were. It's shown he's not too intelligent, so he probably had no greater plans than destruction.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even on land, he is an incredibly agile opponent.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Had Attuma succeeded in defeating the Avengers, he would've likely flooded the planet.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Though it takes some convincing, and as murderous and brutish as he is, he ends up perfectly willing to aid the Avengers to defeat the Cosmic Skull.
  • Smug Super: Everyone on the Cabal is this, but he's certainly the loudest in declaring his supposed superiority to everyone.
  • Super Strength: He kicked the Hulk's ass once. Not exactly a person to be taken lightly.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: So long as there's water around, he's practically unbeatable.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives one that's ear-to-ear in Exodus upon hearing that Skull has hand-picked an ocean world for him to conquer.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers his rivalry with the Hulk to be "glorious".


Voiced by: Brian Bloom
An alien protector from a destroyed planet. Though he arrives on Earth promising peace, it doesn't take long for his true colors (Smugness, violence, superiority) to surface and make him a threat.

  • Blood Knight: Is he ever. In The Final Showdown, he's the least willing to ally with the Avengers against the Cosmic Skull.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Unable to simply overpower the Hulk, he decides to impair his fighting ability by wounding one of his arms with his heat vision and then punching the injury really, really hard.
  • The Dark Chick: Of the Cabal.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: This guy seriously injured the Hulk. Think about that.
  • The Dragon: To Nighthawk among the Squadron Supreme.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: He blew up his own planet out of spite.
  • Eye Scream: while charging up his Eye Beams, Captain America shoved his shield against Hyperion's face, causing a point-blank misfire.
  • Flying Brick: He is an evil version of Superman, what else did you expect him to be?
  • Knight of Cerebus: Well, he did blow up his home planet when the people didn't submit to his rule and has no problems with attacking children, which is pretty dark, to say the least. He has a grand total of one humorous moment note  in the show, otherwise, he's a viciously spiteful and cruel monster.
  • Knight Templar: Thinks he's a hero combating the forces of evil. But if you oppose him or even disagree with his methods, he views you as part of the problem.
  • Might Makes Right: He's stronger than everyone else, and he expects them to line up and obey him.
  • Mythology Gag: His antagonism towards Thor and his rescue from SHIELD by the Cabal darkly mirrors his friendship with the God of Thunder and liberation from the clutches of AIM in Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When Hyperion is calling someone a "villain" that villain being Red Skull, who was just revealed to be trying to wipe out his entire army for the hell of it, you know it's gotten bad.
  • Never My Fault: Claims his people simply "Didn't deserve" him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He makes a perfectly logical point when he pressures Skull to kill the Avengers, as they are "beaten, not broken."
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He throws tantrums whenever he doesn't get his way, screams for attention, and can be viciously selfish and ungrateful. He craves attention like a child craves sweets, best seen in the alternate reality created by the Squadron Supreme, when he looks perfectly happy being adored by civilians.
  • Rage Quit: So the people of his home planet rejected him and rose up against his totalitarian rule. His response? Blow up his homeworld and start looking for a new planet where he could establish himself as the top dog.
  • Superpower Lottery: Flight, heat vision, nigh invulnerability, super-hearing, etc.... Basically, all of Superman's abilities.
  • Super Senses: He has them and Doom uses the fact he has super-hearing against him by cranking his translator's volume up to the maximum and yelling at him, giving him temporary hearing loss.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: Oh, he wants to eliminate crime and make peoples' lives better. It's just that his idea of saving people sounds a lot like enslaving them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: It's short, but he completely loses it when Iron Man reminds him he enslaved and destroyed his own planet.
  • Villain Team-Up: He gets busted out of prison by the Cabal and joins their ranks in Bring on the Bad Guys.
  • With Me Or Against Me: There are two options in his mind: Bow before him, and accept his idea of peace. Or resist him, and bring your fate upon yourself.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's got no problem with harming children.

     Other Villains 

Doctor Doom

Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

Proud, arrogant and the ruler of Latveria; Doom is an intelligent schemer and chief competitor with the Red Skull in the quest for world domination.

  • Badass in Distress: During The Ambassador, when he's forced to go without weapons for the duration of the episode when speaking to the United Nations.
  • Benevolent Boss: The Avengers in the alternate timeline where he conquered Earth showed practically no qualms about working for him (besides Natasha, who was kinda forced to marry him).
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He's the most recurring major villain outside the Cabal and is actively working against Skull.
  • Day of the Jackboot: We get a good look at what New York City would be like if Doom had ruled it for a few years in Planet Doom.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Doom actively averts this, vehemently refusing to follow Skull's lead.
    • In Exodus, we learn that this was a very smart choice indeed.
  • Diplomatic Impunity: Doom's a super-villain but he is also the legitimate head of state of a sovereign nation, which grants him some legal protection. The Avengers trying to find a way around this forms a considerable plot point in Ambassador.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: His reaction to Tony offering to assist in rebuilding the Destroyer destroyed area of Latveria, is to shock him, refuse, and tell the Avengers to get the hell off his land.
  • Egopolis: He renames Earth Planet Von Doom after he conquers it and changes the Statue of Liberty to a statue of himself when he makes New York the capitol of his world empire.
  • Emperor Scientist: Granted, he plays around with magic just as much as he plays around with technology.
  • Enemy Mine: The Avengers, especially Cap, end up escorting and body-guarding him during his visit to the United Nations. Of course, Doom has ulterior motives.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: For all that that he's an evil, power-hungry bastard, Doom is genuinely horrified when he sees the damage that he did to Latveria while wielding The Destroyer. Black Widow even notes this as the first sign that something isn't right with him: As much of a tyrant as he was, Doom never stooped to killing his own people.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Invoked when he tries to summon and control the Midgard Serpent. Whether he would succeed in controlling him or not is left ambiguous at best. Later, it's shown that he did succeed in controlling the beast. However, he still went overboard with the Destroyer.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He's at war with HYDRA, AIM, and the Cabal, though as of The Ambassador he's on the losing side.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Doom utterly convinced of his own inherent superiority that it often blinds him to what other people are capable of.
  • Fire-Forged Allies: Doom gains a healthy amount of respect for Cap during "The Ambassador" after they help each other as they're attacked by the Cabal.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: We learn in Exodus that he was perfectly sane to reject Skull's invitation to the Cabal.
  • Large Ham: The voice directors apparently want veteran actor Maurice LaMarche to tone it back sometimes.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he finally sees the destruction he's causing in the nearby Latverian city with the Destroyer.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's gradually realizing this about the Cabal.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Captain America and the Avengers in "The Ambassador".
  • Pet the Dog: He genuinely cares about his country even if he's a dictator. He also went out of his way to save Cap, something that shocked the Cabal and the Avengers into silence for a while. Even if he had ulterior motives, he seems to have at least a hint of sincerity when doing this.
  • Post-Modern Magik: He upgrades the Asgardian weapon with his own tech.
  • Put on a Bus: There's no sign of him after the threat of the Cabal was subdued.
  • Take Over the World: Shares this goal with Red Skull, but so far refuses to join up with him.
    • Planet Doom shows us an alternate timeline where he did just that.

Ulik the Troll

The Midgard Serpent


Voiced by: Troy Baker

Thor's brother and the God of Mischief and Evil.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Everything he says just drips with sarcasm from the moment we see him.
  • Flanderization: As noted elsewhere in this section, he's pretty much a copy-paste of the MCU Loki, with his villainy played up. Whilst MCU Loki is Ambiguously Evil as of Thor: The Dark World, this Loki is a straight up villain.
  • Enemy Mine: Thor brings him in to help defeat the Doctor Doom-controlled Destroyer.
  • Reliable Traitor: He is Loki, after all.
  • Shout-Out: Going with the show's heavily movie-inspired approach, this Loki is an almost complete copy of the MCU version. His first appearance is giving the same Kubrick Stare he gave in the movie, and he's in the same pose as well.
  • Smug Snake: While he's competent, he still looks down on the Avengers despite past events and is prone making the same mistakes.

Justin Hammer

Voiced by: Jason Spisak

CEO of Hammer Industries, a major weapons manufacturer and a self-declared rival of Tony Stark. Tony, meanwhile, describes him as an obnoxious loser wannabe.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: Wanted to join the Cabal. Unfortunately, his attempted audition didn't impress Red Skull. His robot, on the other hand, did. He tries again in Savage and comes close, again, to joining the Cabal before getting overconfident and getting his ass handed to him. It's a good thing he didn't join anyways, because Red Skull would have wiped him out.
  • BFG: Uses one against Iron Man in Savage.
  • Drill Tank: Uses a big one in his mining operation in the Savage Land.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Tony.
  • Evil Genius: Well, designing and building the Super-Adaptoid definitely took some skill and when he controlled it, he almost beat the team (except for Cap).
  • Jerkass
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He mounts cybernetic guns on velicoraptors in Savage.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He could be seen as this. He did build the Super-Adaptoid after all, and he almost killed the Avengers with it. That's gotta count for something.
  • Not Me This Time: Robots from Hammer Industries attacked the Avengers, and Tony later confronted Hammer who was inside a giant suit of armor controlling the robots. Tony thought he fell for a Wounded Gazelle Gambit from Hammer, but it turns out he had no idea what is going on and why his technology went haywire.
  • Smug Snake: He's got an ego bigger then Tony's and he does have some skill with designing weapons, but he's far from Tony's league.
  • Villains Out Shopping: He starts break-dancing in Savage.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Iron Man thought Hammer pulled this on him when he pleaded him for help inside a big suit armor, only to seemingly sucker-punch him afterwards. However it's subverted, because Hammer wasn't in control of the suit—Ultron hijacked his tech.


Voiced by: Ralph Garman

Intergalactic media mogul and fight promoter. He kidnaps the Hulk to fight in his gladiatorial television show.

  • Large Ham: Then again, he is a television broadcaster so this might just be his idea of showmanship.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: How his goons kidnap the Hulk and Hawkeye and how he escapes from them at the end of the episode.
  • Villain Has a Point: He verbally rips Hawkeye a new one by pointing out that he and the Hulk fight over every stupid little thing, causing massive collateral damage in the process, and that he just put what they do naturally every day on live television but somehow he is considered a bad guy. You can tell by Hawkeye's facial reaction that he realize Mojo does have a valid point.


Voiced by: John DiMaggio

The feared destroyer of planets, who seeks Earth as his latest planetary sized meal.

  • The Dreaded: It is Galactus after all.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Makes Iron Man his Herald, who proceeds to direct Galactus to a planet set to explode soon. The unstable core proves too much energy even for Galactus to handle.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't speak much during his appearance.


Voiced by: Isaac C. Singleton, Jr.

The Mad Titan himself.

The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes

Voiced by: Bob Berger

Formerly Cap's best friend, who was believed to have been KIA during World War II. He was actually found and brainwashed by Red Skull, and now seeks vengeance on his tormentor who took his life away from him.

The Squadron Supreme

Voiced by: Anthony Ruivivar (Nighthawk), Phil La Marr (Dr. Spectrum), Brian Bloom (Hyperion), Jason Spisak (Speed Demon), and April Stewart (Zarda)

Turns out Hyperion's not the Sole Survivor of the Squadron Supreme after all.


First appearing at the end of Thanos Triumphant when he possesses Arsenal, who now possesses the power of the Infinity Gems, he quickly establishes himself as the Big Bad of the second half of the second season.

  • Assimilation Plot: Ultron's ultimate goal is to copy himself onto human hosts and eventually replace humanity as the planet's sole sentient lifeform.
  • Badass: Proves entirely capable of taking on all the Avengers at once without breaking a sweat. He gets even more dangerous once he hijacks the adaptoid.
  • Batman Gambit: See Manipulative Bastard.
  • Breaking Speech: Tries this on Tony. It doesn't work.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: One of the many, many things that put him at least one step ahead of everyone else. For instance, he knows that Tony will always choose the risky, flashy method of stopping him and will always try to defeat Ultron by visibly outsmarting him.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone takes him seriously and Spider-Man has a Bring My Brown Pants response to finding out that he's back.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Because of Ultron, the villains who rely on technology, namely Hammer Industries and A.I.M., have been put out of commission due to their tech being hijacked. As a result, M.O.D.O.K. had to use other means of science to crush the heroes.
  • Killer Robot: The archetypal example, but he's evolved to beyond a mere robot.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Things instantly get darker and more serious when he turns up.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Within two episodes of his entrance, he's forced Tony to destroy everything he's ever built and turned the Avengers against each other..
  • More Than Mind Control: Considering his possession of the power of the Mind Stone, he could be using it to exaggerate certain personality traits in Steve and Tony to drive them apart.
  • Xanatos Gambit: He's always at least one step ahead of everyone, comfortably out-playing Tony and Steve at the same time.


Aaron Reece/Molecule Kid

Voiced by: Daryl Sabara

Son of the supervillian Molecule Man, Aaron Reece has recently acquired his father's invention: a device that allows the user to manipluate non-organic matter on the molecular level. He doesn't want to follow in his dad's footsteps and for most of his debut episode just wants to be left alone. Tony eventually convinces him to join SHIELD and talks Nick Fury into taking him in.

  • Canon Foreigner: He's exclusively created for the show.
  • Cursed with Awesome: The wand only works for him and his dad, and while it's powerful, it's also wrecked his family, sent his dad to prison and put him in AIM, and by extension HYDRA and Red Skull's, crosshairs.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Reece Sr. invented what Tony Stark rightly called "the invention of the century" and the only thing he could think of using it for was to go on a crime spree.

Odin Borson

Voiced by: Frank Welker

The Allfather of the Nine Realms, and the king of Asgard. One of the most powerful beings in the universe, he is also a fair leader to boot. Though he holds no malice towards Midgardians, he believes they are weak and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. He wishes Thor would choose Asgard over Earth.

  • A Day in the Limelight: All Father's Day.
  • Big Eater: Comes with being an Asgardian.
  • Big Good: He may count, being the Allfather and a far more powerful benevolent being than anyone else we've seen thus far.
  • The Cameo: He shows up in the prologue of Planet Doom, and later has a larger role.
  • Defrosting Ice King: No, he's not Laufey, but he's this over the course of Allfather's Day.
  • Did You Just Body Check Odin?!?: Everyone is quite understandably horrified when Hulk knocks him through a wall.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: Amusingly, Odin himself swears by his own beard alongside his son.
  • Noble Bigot: He holds no real grudge against humanity, but deems them weak and disappointing. Ultimately the team changes his mind in All Father's Day.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He starts to think better of the Avengers after Hulk hits him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his temper, he is ultimately this, giving the Avengers the chance to prove themselves.
  • Worthy Opponent: Immediately recognizes Hulk as one, claiming he hasn't been hit so hard since he fought Surtur.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Voiced by: Drake Bell

High School Student, SHIELD agent, and Reserve Avenger, Peter Parker, a.k.a Spider-Man, is one of the Hulk's best friends.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Spider, as usual.
  • Ascended Extra: He has a much larger role in Avengers Disassembled.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He narrates his adventures and is prone to daydreaming and goofing off in the heat of battle. Despite this, he's a highly skilled super hero and Iron Man's first choice to replace Captain America. He's also quick to notice and identify the problems with Cap and Iron Man's plans.
  • Butt Monkey: His introduction in the show is working as a street vendor to pay for the thousand or so hot dogs the Hulk ate and left Spidey with the bill for.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the same manner as he does in Ultimate Spider-Man, where he explains certain situations and elements as well as what goes on in his mind in relation to that situation.

Impossible Man

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A bizarre little imp from beyond the stars. Comes to Earth seeking to make a star out of Falcon.

  • Cameo: Briefly seen in Mojo World sitting at a bar, next to Star-Lord, watching Mojo's blood sport.
  • Large Ham
  • Reality Warper: To the point he turns Avenger Mansion into his own personal movie set.

The Guardians of the Galaxy

Voiced by: Chris Cox, later Will Freidle (Star-Lord), Nika Futterman (Gamora), David Sobolov (Drax), Seth Green, later Trevor Devall (Rocket), Kevin Michael Richardson (Groot)

The galaxy defending crew of Badass mercenaries. The Avengers run into them when Galactus is warped to a far-away planet for consumption.

  • Badass Crew: Obviously.
  • Bash Brothers: Groot becomes this with Hulk.
  • Cameo / Early-Bird Cameo: Star-Lord makes an early appearance in Mojo World watching Mojo's bloodsport on TV with Impossible Man.
  • Characterization Marches On: When they return in Season 2, their appearances have been dramatically altered to resemble the depictions of the characters seen in the movie, and how they'll appear in their upcoming series. Their personalities have also undergone overhauls, as now they bicker as they did in the film, and they're much more light-hearted as opposed to their all-business nature they had in Season 1. Rocket's also picked up his film incarnation's "humie" moniker.
  • Fantastic Racism: Rocket makes no secret of his contempt for humans and humanity in general.
  • Flat Character: Surprisingly, all of them, despite being the centerpiece of an entire episode. Especially Drax and Gamora.
  • Hero of Another Story: They are the guardians of another galaxy, after all.
  • The Lancer: Rocket to Star-Lord.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Their roster and appearance was clearly meant to advertise the then-upcoming film.


Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall

The ruler of Valhalla, the land of the dead for Asgardians. Loki approaches her in a bid to get rid of Thor and conquer the Earth.

  • Ambiguously Evil: Sure, she opposes the characters, but she never showed any true desire to conquer or enslave humanity like the maniacal Loki. All she wanted was entertainment.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While no straightforward hero, she definitely doesn't belong in the "Other Villains" folder on this page.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Again, "evil" is a strong word to describe her, but the dark motif remains.
  • Deal with the Devil: Agrees to one with Loki, her being the devil in the scenario. And true enough, she ends up betraying him while sticking to their agreement.
  • The Grim Reaper: Being the lord of Valhalla and all.
  • Femme Fatal: She's almost always rather seductive and uses a very husky tone of voice when addressing anyone.
  • Hot Witch: She's certainly good-looking (in an Evil Is Sexy sort of way), even if her status as "good" or "evil" is up for debate.
  • It Amused Me: Her primary goal? Finding some new entertainment, having bored of watching undead Asgardians fight each other.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's the most gratuitous female character on the show thus far, wearing some rather revealing, form-hugging attire.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She holds the distinction of being the first female "villain" on the show, at least until Zarda, who's definitely not Ambiguously Evil, later showed up.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit.


Voiced by: Jim Meskimen

A robot designed by Howard Stark in order to help, protect, and play with Tony Stark.

  • Adaptational Heroism: While no straightforward villain, Arsenal was most often portrayed as a malfunctioning menace in the comics. And had never been an Avenger in the comics.
  • Benevolent A.I.: Helps Tony in his job. At first.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: He may have helped defeat Thanos, but ends up being blown to bits.
  • Composite Character: Of both his comic counterpart and Ultron. Much like the show's incarnations of the Guardians, Heimdall, Volstagg, Odin, and many others, Ultron more resembles his MCU incarnation, with Jim Meskimen even using the sinister drawl James Spader uses.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: He may use the energies he acquired from the beyond but ends up blown as a result.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant Man, and Doctor Strange below, Ultron makes his debut in this series a while before his starring MCU film was released.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Once Ultron takes over.
  • Expy:
    • Of Baymax, as they were originally built as companion robots. Averted when Arsenal transforms into Ultron.
    • He somewhat resembles Amazo from the DC Universe in his skills in Avengers Disassembled.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Howard Stark's programming apparently had a hole that allowed Ultron to take over, just as Thanos had been defeated.
  • The Juggernaut: What he is now that he's absorbed the power of the Infinity Stones.
  • Walking Spoiler: Thanks to the ending of the second season.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: What Tony does to him after he got blown to bits.

Doctor Strange

Voiced by: Jack Coleman

The Sorcerer Supreme himself.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man before him, he makes his debut in the series quite some time before his MCU film was released.
  • Guest Star Party Member: To the Avengers during the Infinity Stone crisis.
  • It Has Only Just Begun: If the Guardians of the Galaxy's presence on Earth wasn't proof enough, Strange makes it very clear that the recent activity regarding the Infinity Stones has brought the universe's eyes to Earth.
  • No Sell: He's immune to the corrupting nature of the Infinity Stones.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He fights enemies like Dormammu on a regular basis, and where does he shack up? A normal New York apartment.
    Clint: In New York, nothing's normal.