The Mighty Avengers is a comic book focused in The Avengers. Despite the Nonindicative Name (the group did not call itself that way, but just "The Avengers"), it was not the only team claiming to be the Avengers at the time.The comic book began in the aftermath of Civil War, and it was composed of the Avengers that supported the Registration act. They fought against Ultron, an army of Venoms, and Dr. Doom. This team was disbanded after the Secret Invasion and the begin of the Dark Reign. The New Avengers were around as well, running away from the law.The second team was led by Henry Pym. The New Avengers were still on the loose and the new government sponsored Avengers were the Dark Avengers, Pym's team had an international approach instead.The Third team to use that name is one lead by Luke Cage and it includes Spectrum(Monica Rambeau),White Tiger(Ava Ayala),Power Man(Victor Alvarez),The Falcon,She-Hulk, The Superior Spider-Man and new mysterious Ronin.
Tropes used by the first team (2007-2008) include
Art Shift: The scenes of Dr. Doom in the middle ages with Morgan Lefay were intended to resemble paintings. The scenes set in the time-travel to The Silver Age of Comic Books resemble the coloration by points used at that time.
Because I Said So: Ms. Marvel, leader of the Avengers, does not want Spider-Woman in the team, or at least have a vote. But no. Spider-Woman is incorporated into the Avengers bcause Tony Stark, head honcho of SHIELD, says so.
Came Back Wrong: Averted. When Tony Stark wake up in the hospital, and told him that Ultron had temporarily turned him into a woman, the first thing he did was to raise the sheet and check below. They told him that everything's fine, that it's still there.
Gender Bender: Ultron "hacked" Tony Stark's body, and used it as his own body... and turned it into a female body in the process. The body of the Wasp, to be precise. So, for the same price we have: a male human turned into a female cyborg, a male robot in a female body, and a female woman (the wasp) having to fight against a naked woman that looks exactly like her.
Properly Paranoid: After learning about the Skrull infiltration, Tony Stark checked all the people around with his armor: Ms. Marvel, Wonder Man, the Wasp, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, Jarvis, Ares, the Sentry... he was dead sure that someone among them was a Skrull, capable to elude detection, just as the armor confirmed everyone's identity. The Skrulls were Spider-Woman and Jarvis
Tyrant Takes the Helm: The Black Widow's reaction when she realized that, in the absense of Tony Stark and Maria Hill, she was in change of SHIELD's hellicarrier.
Tropes used by the second team (2009-2010) include
And the Adventure Continues: By the time of the last adventure, the team has disbanded. Still, they all met by their own means at Asgard during the Siege, and Pym led the to the battle for a last time...
The first lineup was a reference to the First Avengers Team. Iron Man, Hulk and Pym, are included. Pym does not become a giant for fights anymore, but Stature fills that role. The Wasp is dead, but we have Jocasta, a robot with her mind. Captain America is dead, but we have his Guy Gardner version. Thor has his own problems, but we have another god, Hércules. And even a teenager sidekicker, Amadeus Cho. And Jarvis, who shall never be absent from the Avengers. And the team was united by Loki
A Chinesse super hero group met the Inhuman exiled king, ordered him to surrender... and he killed them all in a single stroke. The USAgent mentioned that he pulled "an Alpha Flight" on them. Alpha Flight was defeated in a similar way by Xorn, a pair of years before.
Devolution Device: The Xerogen Crystals, which turn human beings into Alpha-Primitives (savage subhumans, servants of the Inhumans).
Fighting a Shadow: Stature's first reaction was to attack the Scarlet Witch, the woman that murdered her father. It was useless, it was just an astral projection.
Forceful Kiss: Ronin realized that the Scarlet Witch was an impostor by stealing a kiss from her, her lips are not the same. He's lucky that, at least, Loki was a woman at that point.
"I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: An interesting twist. Quicksilver was attacked by the USAgent, a chauvinist Up to Eleven, who had been turned into a savage subhuman. He told him something that got to him through the devolution process: that, if they did not attack the giant man, "the reds will win!"
Karmic Jackpot: Henry Pym created flesh arms and legs for Jocasta, so she can feel things like humans do. Jocasta got very angry with Pym later, and gave him a megaton punch... with her flesh arms. If she was still with the mechanical arms, she would have broken his head.
Mundane Utility: The Avengers use the infinite mansion and their portals to fight evil anywhere on Earth. Jarvis uses it to buy the most refined food from each country.
Not So Stoic: The Vision is pure logic, he saw a "wave" that turns people into stone, and he simply intrigued by the phenomenon. It takes much more than that to get an emotional response or a Big "NO!" from him. Something like the return of the Scarlet Witch, perhaps? Yep. That will do it.
Refusal of the Call: Hulk and Iron Man were summoned into the team, but left it once Mordred was defeated.
Refused by the Call: Loki never intended Stature to join the group (she considers her a Tag Along Kid for the Vision), much less Quicksilver (who invited himself). Both ones have very strong feelings towards the Scarlet Witch: Quicksilver wants to recover his sister, and Stature wants to kill the murderer of her father.
Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: Do not tell the Scientist Supreme that he can't do anything against magic. Magic is simply science that has not been mastered yet... and he has no problem into mastering an unknown science for the first time. He can even capture Loki, using science.
Superhero Sobriquets: Henry Pym was appointed "Scientist Supreme" by Eternity; just as Dr. Strange is the "Sorcerer Supreme".
Words Do Not Make The Magic: Inverted. Words do make the magic, and the powerful Mordred was defeated simply by disrupting his hability to talk. No magic words = no enchantments. Just by losing that hability, a global threat is reduced to a helpless school bully.