Characters: Avengers Founding Members

Iron Man (Anthony "Tony" Stark)

  • A God Am I: After his personality was changed due to the magic inversion of Axis.
    Superior Iron Man: "I'm the most intelligent, capable person on the planet. I'm not playing God. All this time...I've been playing human."
  • The Alcoholic: He fluctuates between recovering from his alcoholism to falling off the bender. Events like Civil War, Fear Itself and Secret Wars tend to push him back into it.
  • Arm Cannon: Several suits have allowed Stark to access varying arm cannons. Most notable, the Bleeding Edge Armor had specialized ports for attachments, including several types of massive blasters and cannons for the arms.
  • The Atoner: For Tony, Iron Man is a chance to redeem himself for a lifetime of selfish cruelty and a lack of accountability in the creation of weapons that slaughtered countless lives.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's incredibly well studied.
  • Badass Mustache: His beard may come and go with the artist, but his mustache is eternal.
  • Bash Brothers: With Captain America and War Machine.
  • Brought Down to Badass: He recently lost the Bleeding Edge armor, his most powerful suit yet, and had to return to more traditional armor. He's every bit the badass now that he was before in spite of the downgrade.
  • The Casanova: Tony Stark loves women, and women love Tony Stark.
  • Chest Blaster: The iconic Unibeam, his chest-mounted super Repulsor. He traditionally only uses it as a finishing move or as a desperate attempt to damage something out of his league, because it drains so much of his power to utilize compared to the weaker, but faster gauntlet Repulsors.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Famously the biggest womanizer in the Marvel Universe, yet he's incredibly polite to the women he's chatting up, cares deeply about most of his exes (the Marvel Now relaunch's opening story arc essentially boils don to him wanting to protect the legacy of one of his exes after her life's work is stolen and abused), is VERY protective of his on-again/off-again love interest Pepper, honestly loved (and still loves) Madame Masque, and is always completely supportive of his female teammates, no matter how they dress and pose.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Tony has a suit for any and every situation. Sometimes several suits for each situation, just in case he loses one. This has caused friction between team members before, who have been less than thrilled to discover that Tony's built a suit designed to take them down in case he ever needs to.
  • Create Your Own Villain: A recurring theme for Tony. Crimson Dynamo, Titanium Man, Iron Monger, Firepower, The Hammer Twins and Detriot Steel are all his fault to some extent.
  • Dating Catwoman: Unsurprisingly, Tony's lecherous habits don't stop at civilians and allies. He still has a history with villain Madame Masque.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tony always had a sarcastic streak, but it didn't become a primary character trait of his until the movies came out.
  • Disability Superpower: For the longest time, Stark's early Iron Man suits were basically glorified pacemakers to keep the shrapnel in his chest from reaching his heart.
  • Fiction500: One of the richest men on the planet. Even when he's not an active member of the Avengers, they're usually bankrolled by Stark Industries.
  • Flying Brick: Thanks to his armor.
  • Flying Firepower: Likewise.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Initially, his selfishness, arrogance and poor communication skills rubbed a lot of his teammates the wrong way, but they worked together long enough to earn each other's genuine trust and respect. After Civil War, he's pretty consistently tolerated at best, even by most other pro-registration heroes, and every time he almost salvages his reputation, he does something else to ruin it with the team again.
  • Functional Addict: Just how close Stark is to diving head first into a bottle is a pretty major part of his modern characterization.
  • The Gadfly: Most modern depictions of Stark depict him as trolling for reactions a lot of the time.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Stark is one of the premiere tech constructors in the Marvel Universe.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Tony Stark is going to save the world. Even if that means racking up a body count, being a dick to everyone he meets, and even destroying other universes to protect his own as a member of the Illuminati.
  • Guile Hero: Even with his modern Iron Man suits putting his power level among his more powerful peers, Tony still relies on his guile as his first and most useful weapon.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: After Civil War and Secret Invasion, he became known as the man who's leadership lead to the death of Captain America and allowed the Skrull Empire to nearly conquer the Earth.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Pepper Potts, Black Widow and Bethany Cable.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rhodey, until Time Runs Out, and Captain America, until Civil War.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He may not always be willing to admit it, but he does care about his teammates and making the world a better place.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: After becoming Iron Man, he turned his company around and became very concerned with morality and making the world a better place, even in his civilian life. He's turned away numerous projects and dangerous employees on moral grounds, at great expense to both his wallet and his well being.
  • Insufferable Genius: Despite being one of the smartest members of the Avengers, most of its members find him rather insufferable to be around.
  • It's All About Me: He's gotten better about it, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rude and abrasive, but he genuinely does good.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Tony marinates daily in cynicism and sarcasm before setting forth to bring world peace, protect the innocent, and mock the stupid.
  • The Lancer: In a "traditional" Avengers team line-up, he plays this role to Captain America's leadership.
  • Like a Son to Me: This was his relationship with Peter Parker, when he brought him under his tutelage right before the Superhuman Civil War, and using this relationship was how he convinced Peter to unmask as Spider-Man. When he betrayed Stark to join Captain America, it hurt Tony arguably just as deeply as fighting Steve did.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: His background.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: His favorite include rampant alcoholism, womanizing and arrogance.
  • Not Good with People: He just doesn't relate to other people very easily, and it leads to huge communication problems that only widens the gap between himself and his teammates.
  • Not So Different: Stark is often just one step removed from the people he's fighting.
  • Off The Wagon: Currently, he fell off due to the stress of dealing with Incursions in secret from his Avenger teammates, and proudly embraced it when his personality was inverted and he became the Superior Iron Man after Axis.
  • The Pornomancer: He provides the page image and quote for a reason.
  • Powered Armor: The Iron Man suits are among the most famous, if not the prime example, in comic books.
  • Power Palms: His gauntlet mounted Repulsor Blasts, which provide the current page image.
  • Really Gets Around: It would take less time to name off the women he hasn't slept with than the ones he has.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: He was this until he became Iron Man. He kept it up as a facade to make the idea that Iron Man was just Stark's bodyguard more believable. Once his identity became public knowledge, he dropped the act.
  • Science Hero: Less so than most other Science Hero Avengers; he's less of a scientist and more of builder, and is generally referred to, not as a scientist, but as an engineer specifically.
  • The Team Benefactor: Even when he's not an active member, he's usually funding the Avengers.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: A couple times, most notably, Tony secretly retired and passed the mantle to Rhodey without actually telling most of his fellow Avengers that they weren't the same person under the armor.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Tony's plan of attack? Hit the target with every weapon he has until they stop moving.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During Civil War, and then again when he became the Superior Iron Man following Axis.
  • Transhuman: In order to get stronger to face the escalated threats of more modern Marvel power levels, Tony went through the process to become Transhuman, keeping the Extremis Armor inside the hollows of his bones and becoming a functional cyborg. Taken a step further with the Bleeding Edge armor, which gave an even greater boost in power. This is no longer the case, however, as he's lost both armors.

Thor Odinson

  • Adorkable: He tends to act this way around his human love interests, especially Jane Foster and Roz Solomon.
  • An Axe to Grind: In his youth, he wielded a large battle axe called Jarnbjorn, which was actually used to kill a Celestial. Once he became unworthy of his hammer following the events of Original Sin, the modern Thor began to wield it again.
  • Artificial Limbs: After losing the ability to use his hammer, Thor lost his left arm in a battle with Frost Giants, forcing him to replace it with an Uru-forged arm reminiscent of The Destroyer. Flash-Forwards to centuries later reveal that Old King Thor still has it.
  • Badass Beard: For a while, to hide his scars from a fight with Hela.
  • Badass Boast: Thor's smack talk skills are legendary.
  • Badass Cape: His cape is especially notable, because unlike the Distinguished Competition, most heroes in the Marvel Universe lack one.
  • Barbarian Long Hair: His flowing golden hair, which is one of the key signifiers that differentiate him from his mythological predecessor.
  • Battle Cry: "For Midgard!" and "For Asgard!" most commonly.
  • Beard of Sorrow: He grows a more sorrowful beard when he loses the ability to wield Mjolnir after Original Sin.
  • The Berserker: Thor can enter The Warrior's Madness, which makes his already incredible strength 10 times more powerful, but at the cost of being unable to control himself or tell friend and foe apart.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When he really cuts loose and gets angry, it's a terrifying sight.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When they were young, Thor was always very protective of Loki, which only helped nurture his complexes that lead him down the path of villainy. When Loki returned to life as Kid!Loki after the Siege of Asgard, this was dialed up to 11 as Thor finally saw a chance to save his brother from becoming a villain. When Thor learned that Loki's evil future self had killed Kid!Loki in secret and had taken control of the body to return to life, he lost it, and even though Loki was trying to change his life and become a hero, Thor intended to bring him back to Asgard and see justice for murdering his baby brother.
  • The Big Guy: In a traditional Avengers line-up, Thor plays this role- he's easily the biggest, strongest gun in the team's arsenal.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Thor is loud, proud, and has the strength to back it up.
  • Brains: Evil; Brawn: Good: The good brawn to Loki's evil brains.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: For all his boisterousness, he shows plenty of emotional vulnerability at times, especially when dealing with his family.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Loki's Cain.
  • Dating Catwoman: His on-again, off-again relationship with Amora, the Enchantress.
  • Drop the Hammer: His iconic weapon of choice, the magic hammer Mjolnir.
  • Dumb Muscle: While Thor isn't actually stupid, he often comes off this way, standing on a team dominated by geniuses like Hank Pym, Tony Stark and T'Challa.
  • Elemental Powers: Lighting and Wind, befitting the God of Thunder.
  • Flying Brick: Thor is super strong, incredibly durable, and can fly through the air at incredible speeds thanks to his hammer.
  • Fun Personified: A common interpretation of his character presents him this way.
  • Friendly Rivalry: His rivalry with the Hulk has grown into this over the years.
  • Good Is Not Soft: And how. Thor shows a great deal of restraint to the criminals of Midgard, because as the mightiest of Asgardian Gods, he could easily tear the whole planet apart if he let loose. Making him angry is not advisable.
  • Hijacked by Jesus: Christian themes and imagery are common with him, and he even quotes the New Testament at times.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Given the choice between Asgard and Midgard, Thor stands with Earth and its people every time.
  • Humiliation Conga: After Original Sin. Thor loses the ability to use Mjolnir and shames himself in front of the All-Father and all of Asgard, insists he doesn't need it and rushes off to battle only to lose his arm, which a Frost Giant keeps as a trophy, and then discovers that the hammer has found a new host, and she's able to wield it even better than he could. Then, right after, he discovers that his beloved brother he's finally repaired his relationship with wasn't actually the Kid!Loki he thought, and had actually killed Kid!Loki, causing him to vow to bring Loki to justice again and ruining their relationship again. After the time skip, He finally becomes worthy of wielding Mjolnir again...which ultimately causes him to lose the Hammer of Thorr during his and Hyperion's last stand against the Beyonders, allowing him to die as himself before Secret Wars. Thor's had a rough go of it in the modern Marvel Universe.
  • Large Ham: One of the largest on a given Avengers team. While many of Marvel's characters have gotten more serious and grounded throughout the years, Thor still speaks like straight out of a 1960's comic, full of bombast and theatrics.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Thor is a very capable tactician when he's forced to think things through. Emphasis on forced, because his standard operating procedure is to listen to his emotions and charge into battle, hammer held high screaming in the name of justice before bothering to think things through.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's not only one of the strongest Avengers, he's one of the fastest as well.
  • Magic Knight: An interesting example, in that he doesn't really cast spells and knows little of actual magic, but his weather manipulation is a functional form of magic, in tandem with his warrior ways.
  • Mayfly-December Romance: All of his human love interests are this to him, since he's an immortal Asgardian God.
  • Messianic Archetype: Thor often reads less like a depiction of the Norse God and more like a modern version of Jesus Christ with a hammer.
  • Nice Guy: Fundamentally, especially in modern times. Thor spends his free time bringing food to starving nations, preparing last meals for sympathetic death row victims, regaling mountain-exiled monks with tales of adventures, and guiding the younger mortals around him with gentle wisdom when he can.
  • No Indoor Voice: It's an Asgardian thing.
  • One-Man Army: Thor can take on more foes alone than the entire rest of the team can together.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When he cuts loose, Thor is easily capable of destroying entire planets.
  • Physical God: Sometimes depicted as an advanced alien, sometimes depicted as a literal physical God. It varies by the writer.
  • Protectorate: Has declared Midgard and the people there under his personal protection.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Less so than most traditional Asgardians, but still the most prominent of the Avengers.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's a several thousand year old Asgardian.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He may be the Prince of Asgard, but he's an Avenger first and foremost.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Loki, in every meaningful way.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His classic and Marvel Now costumes.
  • Super Hero God
  • Super Strength: Thor's strength is so great, that the only time it's up for debate that he's the strongest person in a room at a given time, is if The Hulk is in it too.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: When the hammer past to Thunderstrike. Averted when the hammer passed to the current Thor, where he retained membership on The Avengers, only changing his codename to Odinson.
  • Token Non-Human: In modern teams, there's usually plenty of Mutants, Inhumans and Aliens, but a lot of classic line-ups featured Thor as the sole non-human Avenger.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Thor's primary tactic in a fight is to throw Mjolnir at his foes.
  • Warrior Prince: Crown prince of the warrior culture of Asgard.
  • Weather Manipulation: As the God of Thunder.
    "All the power of the storm, from all the world, flows through my veins, and can be summoned by mine hammer at any time, wherever it is. A lightning storm in Japan? Mine. A hurricane off the coast of Barbados? Mine again. A brace of tornadoes in Kansas? Aye... mine. All that might, all that destructive force, mine to command. Channeled and guided through the mystic might of this hammer, guided right at thee!"
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Not as prominent as Loki's, since he did have Odin's favor, but Thor has his own daddy issues he struggles with.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: If Thor is confronted with a problem, his response is generally to throw his hammer at it. If things get really tough, he'll whip out his weather powers.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He occasionally struggles with the fact that his long lifespan means that all the people he's grown close to in this era on Midgard will age and die long before he does.
  • Willfully Weak: When on Midgard, Thor refrains from killing and holds back his power extensively. He's much more willing to cut loose across the other realms.
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Ant-Man I (Henry "Hank" Pym)

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Has occasionally shown these tendencies, especially early in he and Janet's relationship.
  • Agent Scully: Sometimes, he insists that magic isn't real and that there are no gods.
  • Animal Theme Naming: As Ant-Man, Yellowjacket and Wasp.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Ants, obviously.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: As Yellowjacket.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Pym Particles.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Hank Pym is an atheist, despite being on a team with several gods and having spoken with Eternity itself.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's much more "Bookworm" than most other scientists in the Marvel Universe.
  • Battle Couple: With Janet, and later with Tigra.
  • The Beastmaster: Thanks to his helmet, he can control insects.
  • Bipolar Disorder: Suffers from this, and cycles between states on a relatively short time scale of days and has put a lot of effort and computer power into trying to predict his manic and depressive phases.
  • Control Freak: Has some of these tendencies, wanting to control the actions of those around him, the world and most of his scientific advancements are in an effort to take more control over things he previously couldn't. It gets worse during his breakdowns.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Hank created Ultron, one of the Avengers' most dangerous enemies.
  • Distaff Counterpart: As Wasp after she was killed in the Secret Invasion.
  • Engineered Heroics: During his most well-known mental breakdown, Hank planned to built a robot that would defeat the Avengers and only he would be able to stop it, to earn their respect, which ultimately lead to his marriage falling apart and his exile from the team.
  • For Science!: The ultimate motivation for most of what he does.
  • Fusion Dance: Hank and Ultron fuse into one being during Rage of Ultron. At first, Ultron's mind is dominant over Pym's, but Starfox forces the more human side to wake up.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is a scientist who studies biology, robotics, and minerals. As Giant-Man he gains super strength.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Korr, his flying ant mount.
  • I Have Many Names: His superhero identities include Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket and Wasp. He even went as Dr Henry Pym for a while. After Rage of Ultron, he becomes Ultron.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for every sin committed by Ultron. He also tends to be extremely hard on himself, even for things out of his control, as a symptom of his general self-hatred.
  • Iron Woobie: Hank Pym is a man who lost his first wife by secret police thanks to the Cold War, saw his colleague die, create an AI that turns out to be an absolute monster and therefore hold the guilt for every horrific act it does, go through a mental breakdown and (temporarily) kicked out of the team he was a founding member of, left destitute, and lost yet another wife (the daughter of said colleague, no less). In spite of this, he still strives to do whatever he can to be a true hero and save the world.
  • Legacy Character: Because he's created so many identities for himself, Hank has likewise created plenty of Legacy Characters.
    • The Ant-Man mantle was first past down to Scott Lang, then to Eric O'Grady, and was supposed to pass down to Mitch Carson.
    • The Goliath identity was taken up by his assistant Bill Foster, temporarily used by Hawkeye, was the name used by Atlas when he was a Thunderbolts member, and currently is used by Bill's nephew, Tom Foster, following Bill's death in Civil War.
    • Yellowjacket was an identity taken up by Rita De Mara for an extended time after Pym left it.
  • Made of Iron: As Giant Man, he can grow and increase his density, giving him much greater durability.
  • Memetic Loser: No matter how many writers manage to make him genuinely badass, Ant-Man will forever be known as the lame guy that hit his wife that one time and there will still be fans to mock his apparenly useless powers, regardless of his portrayals in current comics or the existence of the much more useful Giant Man.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to Ultron's decision that humans need to be purged.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: It would have to be, in order to shrink and grow alongside him.
  • Never Live It Down: Hank Pym is always going to be known as wife-beater, and people that don't read comics frequently claim that he's a repeat offender. In actuality, he hit Janet once (in what was supposed to be an accident) while he was in the midst of a mental breakdown largely caused by Jan's emotional abuse. The way people both in-universe and out talk about the incident, you'd think he was frequently full-on beating her up every night.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: He's Earth's Scientist Supreme, and an expert in countless scientific fields. While starting out as "merely" a brilliant biochemist, Hank's story arc eventually led to him becoming an innovator in numerous fields, including particle and quantum physics ("Pym Particles"), electronics/robotics/programming (Ultron) and of course, entomology.
  • Passing the Torch: Pym usually gets a chip on his shoulder when someone adopts one of his identities, but he ultimately decided to become Giant-Man fulltime to give Scott Lang the Ant-Man mantle.
  • Pest Controller: Thanks to the Ant-Man helmet, which allows him to bend insects to his will.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He retains his strength when he shrinks down. At various points in his career, he even gained super strength when shrinking down.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: He had to test his Pym Particles on himself.
  • Sanity Slippage: The stress from the amount of work he had on himself, his crushing self-doubt mixed with the disrespect of his teammates, and Janet's emotional abuse of him ultimately lead him down a disastrous spiral which has defined his superhero career since.
  • Science Hero: Probably the most stand-out science hero in the Marvel Universe. He solves problems with his brain, not strength, and is a master of every field he sets out to.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Over the years, he's been trapped in various sizes due to problems with the size shifting.
  • Size Shifter: His body has spent so much time being exposed to Pym Particles, that he can naturally shift his size without using them anymore.
  • The Smart Guy: Plays this role in the original Avengers line-up, and a lot of traditional team builds.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Ant-Man's cybernetic helmet lets him command insects to do his bidding.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Technically has almost no physical relatives, but because of his robotics expertise, his family role gets weird fast. Ultron is considered his son, who went on to build Jocasta who he dated, which would be like dating a granddaughter, but she believed it was more akin to dating God because Pym is the father of all AI.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Several times in-between his various identities.
  • Working with the Ex: He and Janet are on-again, off-again, but remain frequent members of the Avengers all the same.

The Wasp (Janet "Jan" Van Dyne)

  • Action Fashionista: She's a fashion designer, and it shows.
  • Action Girl: Initially the only female Avenger.
  • Adult Fear: Her and Havok's child was wiped out of existence from the timeline, but they still remember her as clearly as they did before the timeline change.
  • Animal Theme Naming: As The Wasp.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Based on Wasps, obviously.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Pym Particles.
  • Badass Adorable: Depending on the writer, but this was her original intention.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Briefly during the 90's Dork Age she became a human-wasp monster.
  • Base Breaker: Unlike her more popular animated adapted forms, the original comic Janet is incredibly divisive. Some see her as a cruel, selfish, air-headed flirt that drove Hank to insanity, caused Wanda to trigger Avengers Disassembled and House of M, and to have a generally unbearable personality, while others hail her as a favorite member of the team.
  • Battle Couple: With Hank Pym, and later with Havok.
  • The Beastmaster: Rarely used, Janet can produce small prehensile antennae from her forehead that allow her to communicate with and control insects.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: More than anything Janet really wanted to be the second Mrs. Pym. So much so that she married Hank during his first real nervous breakdown simply because it seemed to be the only way to get his ring on her finger after years of asking him to marry her to no avail. The marriage sadly didn't work out so well...
  • Bio-Augmentation: The origin of her wings and stingers; they were added to her by Hank Pym when she volunteered for his experimentation.
  • The Chick: her initial role on the team, eventually evolving into...
  • Cute Bruiser: Under certain writers, she actually gets stronger when she gets smaller.
  • Death Is Cheap: At the end of the Skrull Secret Invasion, Thor had to Mercy Kill her, but it was revealed that she never died and had simply become trapped in a microverse.
  • The Fashionista: Naturally, as a fashion designer.
  • Flight: When she shrinks, and can use her wings. Sometimes even at normal sizes, depending on the writer.
  • Hand Blast: The Wasp can fire bio-electric energy blasts from her hands. At first Janet required special wristbands, but years of exposure to the Pym Particles allowed her to generate the blasts naturally.
  • The Host: Of "America's Next Superstar" & "America's Newest Superhero".
  • Jerkass Ball: Held on to it with both hands when she was taking advantage of Hank's breakdown to force him to marry her.
  • Jumped at the Call: She was much more excited at the prospects of forming a team than the others, and was even the one who coined the name "The Avengers".
  • Made of Iron: When she gained the ability to grow too, like Hank, her density increased to make her more durable.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: For Hank. Eventually becomes a deconstruction of the trope, considering how that relationship ends up.
  • Most Common Superpower: Under most artists.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not nearly as much anymore, but her most common role in the original line-up; her role as a fashion designer was used to justify as many bikini, clothes changing and skimpy outfit scenes as possible. She also tends to change size in civilian clothes more than her husband, which leaves her naked since the clothes don't change with her.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Her actual costumes are designed to function with Pym Particles to change size with her.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As The Wasp.
  • Rich Bitch: While she's gotten better, when she was first introduced, her primary character trait was that she was a spoiled, stuck-up rich girl.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: In order to accommodate her wings, several costumes feature this.
  • Size Shifter: Her body has been exposed to Pym Particles for so long, she can change her size at will without the use of Pym Particles.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only woman on the original Avengers line-up.
  • Super Strength: When she grows giant, and under some writers, when she shrinks too.
  • The Tease: She flirted with every male member of the team, regardless of whether she was currently dating Hank Pym, or if they saw her in a fully platonic light like Captain America.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She has more costumes than most of her teammates combined.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: Turned into one by the Skrulls during the Secret Invasion, prompting Thor having to Mercy Kill her to save the planet.
  • Winged Humanoid: Thanks to the wings implanted in her by Hank Pym.
  • Working with the Ex: Whenever she and Hank are on the roster at the same time.

The Hulk (Bruce Banner)