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Characters: Avengers Assemble
  • 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: as of the end of the first season following Skull's betrayal and defeat.
  • 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.
  • 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 Genius
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • My Brain Is Big
  • 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.
  • Psychic Powers
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Technopath: He can control any type of machinery with his mind.
  • Weaponized Headgear
  • What the Hell, Hero?: he of all people wonders why the Avengers would go out of their way to protect Doom from the Cabal.

Dracula

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.


  • 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 Overlord
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Our Vampires Are Different
  • 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
  • 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.
  • White Hair, Black Heart
  • 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.

Super-Adaptoid

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.
  • Mega Manning

Attuma

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.
  • Ax-Crazy
  • Badass: He actually managed to defeat the Hulk in a one-on-one fight.
  • 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.
  • Cool Sword
  • 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.
  • Fish People
  • 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Large Ham
  • 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".

Hyperion

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.


  • Ax-Crazy
  • Badass Cape: A nice over-the-shoulder version, ala Captain Marvel. Later steals Thor's, because he thinks it's cool looking.
  • Beware the Superman: As the Avengers and Earth quickly learn.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Human Alien
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Smug Super
  • Superpower Lottery: Flight, heat vision, nigh invulnerability, super-hearing, etc....
  • 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.
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     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 Cape
  • 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.
  • 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 Overlord
  • 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.
  • In the Hood
  • 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 La Marche 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.
  • Powered Armor
  • Post-Modern Magik: He upgrades the Asgardian weapon with his own tech.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant
  • 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.
  • Tin Tyrant
  • Walking Armory: When Tony scanned his armor he reported Doom was carrying enough firepower to vaporize the Eastern Seaboard.
  • Wicked Cultured: Carries himself very high on the horse, enjoys chess, and Tony mentions canceling a movie subscription of his.
  • Worthy Opponent: Flat-out states he would only have Cap as his bodyguard, no one else.

Ulik the Troll

The Midgard Serpent

Loki

Voiced by: Troy Baker

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


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.
  • BFG: Uses one against Iron Man in Savage.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Canon Immigrant: A rather unusual version in that this version of Justin Hammer seems to be based more off the version depicted in Iron Man 2 rather than the Magnificent Bastard he was in the comics.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • 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.
  • 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.

Mojo

Voiced by: Ralph Garman

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


  • Big Eater
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: His employees are scared of him, he kidnaps and imprisons his 'stars', yeah he qualifies.
  • Fat Bastard
  • Large Ham: Then again, he is a television broadcaster so this might just be his idea of showmanship.
  • Smug Snake
  • 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.
  • Villain Teleportation

Galactus

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.

Thanos

     Others 

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.
  • I Am Not My Father
  • In the Hood
  • Reality Warper: He can manipulating matter at its most basic level.
  • Story Breaker Power: How his dad's wand is viewed and treated in universe.

Odin Borson/Franchise/Thor

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, Thor swears by Odin's beard in his presence. Odin himself swears by his beard.
  • 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 and SHIELD agent, Peter Parker, a.k.a Spider-Man, is one of the Hulk's best friends.


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.


The Guardians of the Galaxy

Voiced by: Chris Cox(Star-Lord) Nika Futterman(Gamora) David Sobolov(Drax) Seth Green(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 is this with Hulk. Hulk even shows Groot a decent level of respect unlike his actions towards Thor or Thing.
  • Cameo / Early-Bird Cameo: Star-Lord makes an early appearance in Mojo World watching Mojo's bloodsport on TV with Impossible Man.
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