Characters / Avengers Honorary Members
Richard "Rick" Jones
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Whizzer (Robert Frank)
Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara)
Swordsman (Phillip Javert)
Masque (Whitney Frost)
A duplicate of the original Whitney Frost aka Madame Masque, an Iron Man foe and occasional love interest. Masque's creation was brought on by the writer's attempts to explain why the original Madame Masque seemed to have died multiple times. It was revealed that the real Madame Masque was so paranoid that she had bio-synthetic duplicates of herself created to act on her behalf while she remained hidden and safe. This particular duplicate escaped before she could be fully imprinted with Whitney's personality and so she wandered the world, eventually settling in as an ally to the Avengers and a heroine for a short time before her death.
- Action Girl: Just like the original.
- Badass Normal: She fought alongside the Avengers and has no powers. Pretty much a requirement.
- Back for the Dead: Showed up in two issues of Avengers Vol. 3 only to try and convince the real Madame Masque to act heroically before dying.
- Cloning Blues: A clone of the real Madame Masque, though she was around such a short time that she didn't really angst about it.
- Cool Mask: Duh. It's made of solid gold.
- Expendable Clone: What she was intended to be, but she escaped before she could be imprinted into believing she was the real Madame Masque. As such, she acted like a different person.
- Femme Fatale: Again, like the original.
- Hand Cannon: Carried firearms that fired "taser blasts."
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave her life trying to save the Avengers from Count Nefaria. Her sacrifice also inspired the real Madame Masque to take a stand against Nefaria too.
- Holographic Disguise: Wears an image inducer that she used to appear as Bethany Cabe, as well as several of Tony Stark's other love interests.
- Killed Off for Real: By Count Nefaria's laser vision. He believed her to be his daughter, the real Madame Masque.
- Name's the Same: Excluding the real Madame Masque, there's also Masque, a Mutant and member of the Morlocks.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Had this going with the Black Widow, perhaps because the two were so similar.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Was brought around for a few issues, disappeared only to reappear for her death.
Iron Man (Anthony "Tony" Stark)
Major Victory (Vance Astro)
- Clingy Costume: As an astronaut in an experimental sublight journey to Alpha Centauri, he was put inside a copper-lined uniform to survive a thousand-year space journey. If it is ever pierced in any way, he will suddenly age a thousand years.
- Human Popsicle
- Legacy Character: Major Victory for Captain America, amongst others.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Eventually finds and uses Captain America’s shield.
- Military Superhero: Before his long space journey, Vance was an astronaut and served in the U.S. Air Force.
- Mind over Matter
- Legacy Character: To his 616 reality self Marvel Boy / Justice.
- Timey-Wimey Ball: Because the Guardians of the Galaxy are honorary Avengers, Vance is the only member of the Avengers to be on the roster twice as the same person.
- Ace Pilot
- Heavyworlder: Due to being a genetically engineered Jovian who lived on floating gas-mining city on Jupiter.
- Artificial Limbs: Had a robotic right hand after Interface from Force uses his power to transmute matter to turn Yondu's hand to gas. The Guardians do restore his regular hand however.
- Ax-Crazy: Tends to go ax crazy at the drop of a hat.
- The Empath: Has a limited mystical perception that allows him to have relationships with living things.
- Nature Hero: His empathic powers works on any world with wildlife.
- The Straight and Arrow Path
- Trick Arrow: His sound-sensitive arrows that he can control by whistling.
- You No Take Candle: He originally spoke like this. However, as of when the Guardians got their own series, he'd become quite articulate.
Starhawk (Stakar Ogord and Aleta Ogord)
Nicholette “Nikki” Gold