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[[caption-width-right:350:AvengersAssemble!]]

The MarvelUniverse's [[ComicBook/TheAvengers all-star superhero team]], rebranded for the new millennium.

After ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'', Tony Stark disbanded the Avengers. [[TimeSkip Six months later]], a prison riot at the Raft proved that the world needed an Avengers team, so Comicbook/CaptainAmerica recruited the other heroes who helped stop the riot - Comicbook/IronMan, Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, [[Comicbook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]], and [[Comicbook/{{SpiderWoman}} Spider-Woman]] - to form the New Avengers. As the first few arcs went on, the team was joined by Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/TheSentry and Ronin (a disguised Echo, sent by Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} in his place). Following ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' through to the end of ''ComicBook/DarkReign'', the team was forced underground, but with the beginning of the Heroic Age they were free to operate openly. The series lasted for 64 issues (January, 2005-June, 2010).

Following ''Dark Reign'', the team was officially sanctioned by S.H.I.E.L.D., and was one of two public teams of Avengers active in the MarvelUniverse. They were led by Luke Cage and based in Avengers Mansion.

In other media, the team (consisting of Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Comicbook/WarMachine, Iron Fist, Wolverine, and the Thing) appeared in a self-titled episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. Most of the members also are playable heroes in the Website/{{Facebook}} game ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''.

Not to be confused with the British TV show ''The New Avengers'', which was a DarkerAndEdgier {{Revival}} of ''Series/TheAvengers''.

For the 2012 ''New Avengers'', please see ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers. For the [[ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel All-New, All-Different]] 2015 ''New Avengers'', please see ComicBook/NewAvengers2015.

!Tropes used in ''New Avengers'':

* AccidentalHero: A demon possesed Stephen Strange and Daimon Hellstrom. Wolverine stabbed them with his claws. Strange recovered, and praised Wolverine's inteligence, as he realized that only a massive physical trauma would make them demons leave their host. Spider-Man clarified it: Wolverine simply goes for blood, it was just CrazyEnoughToWork.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The 1950s Avengers was a clever way to have Nick Fury recruiting people with super powers for "The Avengers Initiative". But that doesn't explain the ContrivedCoincidence on the use of the name, as the current Avengers were named that way by the Wasp simply for RuleOfCool.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Any place they use as a headquarters typically has a hard time. Avengers Mansion has probably had it worst.
* [[AlmightyJanitor Almighty Nanny]]: ComicBook/SquirrelGirl. Although [[ComicBook/SquirrelGirl she]] is [[HyperCompetentSidekick demonstrably more capable]] than anyone else on the team, she sometimes has trouble [[RefugeInAudacity being taken seriously]], and everyone agrees that she's really the only one [[NiceGuy of an appropriate mindset]] to take care of a baby.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: During ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', both this title and ''Mighty Avengers'' didn't feature the titular Avengers, but instead revealed backstory for several of the Skrull replacements. Justified, in that both teams were trapped in the Savage Land for a large portion of the story, and the story was originally going to be a BatFamilyCrossover taking place in the two Avengers titles before ExecutiveMeddling decided to make the story a CrisisCrossover limited series instead.
** One storyline focuses on Nick Fury gathering his own version of the Avengers in the fifties, which has nothing to do with the present-day segments.
* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/TheHood, the ComicBook/DarkAvengers
* TheAtoner: Daredevil, due to the events of ''ComicBook/{{Shadowland}}'', and Comicbook/DoctorStrange to some extent.
* AvengersAssemble: [[CaptainObvious Duh]]. Not so much after ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan both left the team.
--> '''Luke Cage:''' Avengers! WHUP HIS ASS!
--> '''Spider-Man:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Uh, is that the catchphrase now?]]
--> '''Wolverine:''' It is now.
* BackForTheFinale: Wolverine, after being unavailable for the last few arcs due to events in X-Men.
* BadassInDistress: The first things the second line-up do are [[spoiler:try to retrieve Captain America's body from S.H.I.E.L.D. after learning that he may still be alive]], before flying to Japan to save Echo from being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced into the Hand]].
* BadassLongcoat: Doctor Strange.
* BigBrotherMentor: Iron Man and Spider-Man shared this sort of relationship, [[spoiler:until ''ComicBook/CivilWar'']].
* BigNo: Happens during the ComicBook/FearItself crossover, when Squirrel Girl sets her squirrels on a Nazi.
* BookEnds: Vol. 2 #16 (The final ''ComicBook/FearItself'' tie-in) opened with Hawkeye questioning what makes someone "Avengers material" and several Avengers arguing that certain people don't belong on the team; the issue ends with the same Avengers pointing out that applying AlternateCharacterInterpretation means that same person ''is'' very much the type of person who should be an Avenger.
** In a wider sense, Vol. 2 started and ended with arcs heavily based around magic, possession, Doctor Strange, and the title of Sorcerer Supreme.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Norman Osbourne escaped from prison and organized a new team of Dark Avengers. One of his recruits was Skaar, son of Hulk. He listed all the reasons why this new team will succeed, and finally pointed that "[[Film/TheAvengers2012 besides, we got a Hulk]]".
* BrickJoke: In the first issue of Vol. 2, Iron Fist gave Luke Cage a dollar to purchase Avengers Mansion from Tony Stark. When Luke leaves the team in the final issue of the volume, he sells it back to Stark for ''5'' dollars and Iron Fist complains that it was his money in the first place, whilst Stark notes that he sold the mansion to Cage for a fifth of that.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Victoria Hand [[DroppedABridgeOnHer gets a bridge dropped on her]] in the last story of vol 2.]]
* CasualDangerDialog: Naturally, [[YouFightLikeACow Spider-Man]] is the chief offender, but they all have their moments.
---> '''Iron Fist''' ''(mid-battle)'': Awww... is this one of those 'witty banter' teams?
---> '''Spider-Man:''' Yeah.
---> '''Iron Fist:''' I hate banter.
---> '''Luke Cage:''' You're ''doing'' banter.
* ChekhovsGunman: Ronin. Despite being on all of the early covers, the character didn't appear until the midway point of the original line-up's run (and then immediately [[PutOnABus went to Japan to spy on the Hand]]), before becoming part of the team properly after ''Civil War''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Echo, after ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Spider-Man asking if anyone knew where she'd gone; and again with her reappearance when Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were looking for a Nanny, as she angrily asks if Cage even remembers that she used to be on the team.
* CostumeCopycat: Spider-Man [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the Dark Avengers use of costumes previously worn by ''actual'' heroes.
* ADayInTheSpotlight: During ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', each issue focused on an individual member of the team who didn't have their own series, with Captain America and Iron Man also getting issues due to scheduling conflicts with their own series.
* DeepSleep: After witnessing Brother Voodoo repel Agamotto's invasion (with [[HeroicSacrifice tragic results]]), Doctor Strange wakes up in the next issue and is told he's been asleep for fifteen hours.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Daredevil has enhanced senses, including a "radar sense" that shows him the world around him.
** Echo is a deaf woman who posses [[PhotographicMemory "photographic reflexes"]] that allow her to mimic the feats of those around her.
* DoubleAgent: Victoria Hand, with the requisite "whose side is she really on?" questions. The period between the end of ''Dark Reign'' and ''Avengers vs. X-Men'' plays this for all it's worth.
* TheDreaded: Elektra, as far as Japan is concerned. [[spoiler:Or not, since it's her Skrull replacement.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The entirety of Alpha Flight is apparently killed, off-panel no less, by The Collective / Michael Pointer / [[spoiler:Xorn]]. This was eventually undone.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Mockingbird, once she receives a dosage of the Infinity Formula.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: ComicBook/TheSentry grabs Carnage and flies him out into space and tears the symbiote in two. The second arc established the Sentry's character to a fuller extent, but this established that he was ''not'' going to be a low-level hero.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Spider-Man and Jessica Jones, complete with the embarrassing revelations that ''she'' had a crush on ''him''; and that Peter ''didn't even realise'' that Jessica Jones, superhero and former Bugle co-worker, went to the same school as him as he only knew her as "Coma Girl".
* EvilerThanThou: The Hood's first appearance is him shooting the Owl.
* FakeKillScare
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In one story arc, Hank Pym and Doctor Strange enter Luke Cage's body to remove an explosive device from his heart.
* FastballSpecial: With Wolverine on the team, one of the heavy hitters will occasionally perform the traditional variant.
** Spider-Man and Iron Fist used a variant in a battle with Ragnarok, with Iron Fist as the projectile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When everyone's scared about who might be a Skrull, Doctor Strange casts a spell to make sure everyone is who they say they are, and if they're lying it hurts them. The only one to react negatively is Spider-Woman, who spends several panels having difficulty standing up. [[FailedASpotCheck Which no-one notices.]]
* GroinAttack: The Hood to Wolverine. With bullets.
** Luke Cage to Elektra[[spoiler:'s Skrull replacement.]]
* HandicappedBadass: Echo, a deaf woman with photographic memory; Daredevil, a blind man with "Radar Sense".
* HelloNurse: Spider-Woman ([[spoiler: or better, the skrull Queen Veranke posed as her]]) get this reaction from Iron Man and Luke Cage ("Damn, girl!") when she appears in her sexy red and yellow costume.
* HeroDoesPublicService: Between adventures with cosmic level threats, the Avengers take time to stand on street corners in bad neighborhoods to help make people feel more secure and let small-time crooks know they're not below them.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Luke Cage and Iron Fist, naturally. Spider-Man mocks this by asking Luke if Danny is available for dating.
* HeyThatsMyLine:
** Spider-Man invokes this in regards to Luke Cage.
-->'''Spider-Man''': I'm telling you. This is fishy. Fishy fishy.
-->'''Luke Cage''': My spider-sense is tingling too.
-->'''Spider-Man''': That's copyrighted.
** Hilariously invoked by the Thing when the New Avengers make a DynamicEntry into the New ComicBook/DarkAvengers base.
-->'''Thing''': Guess what time it is!
-->'''Spider-Man''': Really, you'll ''never'' guess!
-->'''Ms. Marvel''' Is it ''clobberin[='=]'' time?
-->'''Spider-Man''': Oh man, you guessed it right off the bat! ''First try!''
-->'''Thing''': Guys, you called me all the way out here. The ''least'' you could do is let me do my own catchphrase!
* HiddenDepths: Spider-Man's status as TheSmartGuy, but ''only'' after the changes due to the ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' ResetButton took effect.
** In an early story, Iron Man chides Peter for not using his brain as much as he could.
* HiddenInPlainSight: When the team were hiding out at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Doctor Strange cast a spell on the building that it made it appear as if it had been long been deserted. He even went so far as to use a codeword which also hid any inhabitants that used it. Subverted, as Iron Man suspected the team were doing this, but couldn't find a magic user (or at least, a magic user willing to work with S.H.I.E.L.D.) able to overcome Strange's spell.
* HistoryRepeats: Implied to be happening during the ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen tie-in, in regards to Hope Summers and Fongji.
* HomeBase
** Stark[=/=]Avengers Tower until ''ComicBook/CivilWar''.
** Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum until he left the team.
** "Avengers Apartment" until ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', which they use for all of two issues.
** Bucky's Safehouse until ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}''.
** Avengers Mansion since the end of ''ComicBook/DarkReign''.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Daredevil pulls this when Captain America first approaches him to be part of the first line-up. He tries to pull it again when Luke Cage and Jessica Jones ask him to join the team following ''ComicBook/FearItself'', but they point out it doesn't really work, since he'd be an Avenger and they'd have his back.
** Doctor Strange tries a similar argument after Daniel Drumm swears vengeance on him, which sets up one of Luke Cage's better lines. "Okay. Raise your hand if any of you [the gathered members of the New Avengers] have ever had the bad guy threaten all holy hell on you before he died, went to jail, disappeared, vanished, or just in general felt like lipping off." Every hand in the room goes up.
** On the other hand, Jessica Jones walked away from the team because her daughter's life was threatened by Norman Osborn.
* KillerRabbit: Squirrel Girl can summon an army of squirrels to kill you.
* LegacyCharacter:
** Subverted - After [[spoiler:the death of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]]], Luke Cage states that they ''are'' Avengers, because Captain America said they were.
** Played straight, however, in Clint Barton assuming the Ronin name after [[spoiler:Captain America's death]] and keeping it until the start of the Heroic Age; and Bucky joined the team during his tenure as Captain America.
** Discussed by Iron Fist and Doctor Strange following ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', with the two of of them bearing mantles (Sorcerer Supreme and the Iron Fist) that had been previously passed down to them, and they will later pass on in their lives. Capped off with this:
-->'''Iron Fist''': "Well, whoever they are, I hate them."
-->'''Doctor Strange''': "As do I."
* LoopholeAbuse: In the initial arc, Maria Hill informs Captain America that he can't just form a new team of Avengers because he feels like it. Cap then tells her that she can check his S.H.I.E.L.D. file and verify for herself that he was previously given "Full Champion License" during Nick Fury's tenure as S.H.I.E.L.D. director; which means that he has the authority to assemble any team he sees fit to go on any mission he sees fit and they don't need S.H.I.E.L.D. permission to put the Avengers back together. Never mind that S.H.I.E.L.D. never had any authority over the Avengers anyway.
** When Brother Voodoo challenges Agamotto one-on-one, he uses a spell that gathers the collective strength and fighting ability of the New Avengers into a single person.
* MaleGaze: Luke Cage makes several remarks about Suspiria when he sees her, even when his wife is standing right next to him.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Spider-Woman is really the Skrull Queen Veranke until after ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'']].
** Victoria Hand looks like one at first, but it's ultimately averted, as she follows Steve Rogers' orders now.
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe, The Sentry throwing the Void into the sun.
** Similarily, Spider-Man reminds everyone that Victoria Hand was Norman Osborn's right hand during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' at every opportunity.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Hood was granted the Norn Stones by Loki after his connection with Dormammus was severed. After [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/{{Siege}} Loki took them back]]]], he sought out Count Nefaria to try and invoke this again, but [[spoiler:the New Avengers tracked him down and arrested him before he could get new powers again]].
* NeverFoundTheBody: The Collective arc ends with a plane that has Magneto onboard exploding, with all hands lost. Everyone treats it like it's a serious possibility Magneto is actually, totally dead for reals. He showed up in an X-Men comic a few months later.
* NeverMyFault: It's kinda Jericho Drum's fault [[spoiler:his brother dies, yet he still blames the Avengers for it.]]
* NoSell: ComicBook/SpiderMan is immune to telepathy while asleep, as one S.H.I.E.L.D. psychic finds out a few seconds too late.
* NukeEm: The American government's plan to deal with the Collective is to nuke what's left of Genosha while the Avengers are on it. Maria Hill refuses to do it.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Jeryn Hogarth, Daniel Rand's lawyer, manages to run circles around Iron Man, and seriously pisses off Ms. Marvel in the process. However, given this is after Civil War, and Iron Man's trying to arrest his former friends, it's brilliant to behold.
* OffWithHisHead: In the flashback to Fury's Avengers, Sabretooth does this to a Red Skull.
* OneOfTheBoys: Within the team dynamic, Mockingbird tends to be this. She's not part of the [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Romantic Three Girl Friendship]] between Carol and the two Jessicas (ComicBook/SpiderWoman and ComicBook/JessicaJones), and instead whenever she's getting chummy with a teammember, it's with one of the boys. She also has the most tomboyish personality, probably helped by her tomboyish name.
* PlayingBothSides[=/=]ReverseMole:
** Jessica Drew[=/=]Spider Woman was revealed to be recruited by HYDRA to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D. as TheMole in exchange for her powers being restored, except Nick Fury had her feeding HYDRA limited intel whilst S.H.I.E.L.D. analysed the HYDRA cell and planned to use the intel to take them down; when the Captain America recruited her to the New Avengers, HYDRA amended her role to also spy on the Avengers. When the team found out about her role as a double agent, it was decided to do the same thing she was doing for S.H.I.E.L.D. and have her feed HYDRA limited intel. [[spoiler:And ''then'' it turns out that she was replaced by [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Veranke]] during the proceedure to restore her powers, and she was playing the New Avengers, HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D. as part of the Skrull's plans to take Earth.]]
** [[spoiler:Victoria Hand, formerly Norman Osborn's right hand during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'', serves as the team's S.H.I.E.L.D liaison at [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]'s request, but provides info on the team to Osborn's new H.A.M.M.E.R organisation. However, this is ''also'' at Rogers's request, as she provides info on H.A.M.M.E.R to him, with the New Avengers' distrust of her providing the ideal cover]].
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Ms. Marvel doesn't recognise a quote from Film/{{Ghostbusters}}, much to Spider-Man and the Thing's consternation.
* ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]TrueCompanions: The team has a "family" vibe, complete with nearly-[[OnceAnEpisode once-a-book]] scenes of them sitting around a table eating and talking.
* PutOnABus: Wolverine, for the last few arcs of the first volume, due to his being on Utopia with the rest of the X-Men. Notable, as he was still considered a member of the team during this time - Everyone else who left the title wasn't.
** Echo, who was written out and eventually joined the cast of ''ComicBook/MoonKnight''. [[StuffedIntoTheFridge And then died]].
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: By vol. 2 under Luke Cage, the team consists of anyone he has managed to recruit, yielding a mismatched bag of heroes, some of whom are on their second (or third, or fourth) chance. Wong called them a "second-rate pile of Avengers" and Kyle Richmond, aka Nighthawk, said "clearly you guys are ComicBook/TheDefenders."
* RidingIntoTheSunset: [[spoiler:Luke Cage and Jessica Jones at the end of Volume 2, electing to call time on their tenure with the Avengers following [[ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen the latest events with the Phoenix]] in order to raise daughter Danielle.]]
* RunningGag: Whenever the Avengers are getting their asses handed to them, Spider-Man suggesting that Senty [[NeverLiveItDown throws whatever is kicking the team's ass into the sun]].
--> '''ComicBook/TheSentry:''' I don't throw ''everything'' into the sun...
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Hope Summers and Fongji, both of whom wield the power of the Phoenix. Fongji takes this even further by being an Iron Fist as well. They even look very similar.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Most of the original line-up of the New Avengers had fought in the ComicBook/SecretWar (also by Bendis). Too bad [[VictoryGuidedAmnesia they don't remember the details]].
* SweetPollyOliver: Echo as Ronin. A bit of FridgeBrilliance with this, since given the [[CaptainEthnic VERY Japanese]] nature of the identity, nobody would ever suspect that Ronin was actually a Latina woman from America, not a male from Japan.
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Luke and Jessica trying to find a superpowered nanny for their daughter. Some candidates are horrible, some are offended, and some take the opportunity to get in a few zings at the team. But the [[ComicBook/SquirrelGirl last one]] is perfect.
* TimeSkip: The comic book began with a six month time skip from the events of ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Wolverine, of the NecessarilyEvil kind. ComicBook/IronMan notes to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica that, aside from strengthening human[=/=]mutant relations, this would be an important reason to have Logan around - He'd be able (and willing) to do [[ThouShallNotKill things that none of the other team members would]] (though Wolvie's considerably more mellow these days).
-->'''Wolverine''': [''to Brother Voodoo''] Bub, I can do what needs to be done in a way you can't.
-->'''The Thing''': I think that's a compliment, by the way.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Wong, who spends a lot of his appearances in vol 2 insulting and swearing at everyone.
* TraumaCongaLine: This series has been ''hard'' on Doctor Strange. The final flare-up of dark magic which led him to give up the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme; the quest for his successor with a Dormammu-empowered Hood at his heels; and finally the abrupt [[DiabolusExMachina invasion of Agamotto]] into their dimension, which the new Sorcerer Supreme, Brother Voodoo, repelled at the cost of the Eye of Agamotto and his own life -- all happened in issues of ''New Avengers''.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Echo, who is of mixed Latina and Native American descent.
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: "I've always wondered what would happened if I [[BuffySpeak Iron ]][[DoubleEntendre Fisted]] a Hulk..."[[note]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Let's just say the object moves.]][[/note]]
* VillainsOutShopping: When the team is running from the Hand, they wind up at Silver Samurai's house, where he's watching Lindsay Lohan movies.
* WhamEpisode: Issue 31 - [[spoiler:TheReveal that the Skrulls were covertly replacing high powered figures on Earth [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion in preparation of an invasion]].]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The first time Earth has no Sorcerer Supreme, it's an immediate crisis that must be dealt with at once. The second time, it appears that two years of real time can pass without any particular badness occurring.
** When Iron Fist is abducted by [[spoiler:Agamotto]] pretending to be the Ancient One, he hears two voices, one that speaks in green and one in yellow. While the yellow one turns out to be [[spoiler:Agamotto]] the other one remains unrevealed.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Nick Fury warns against immortality, calling it "a ticket to every friend's funeral", when discussing whether to [[spoiler:give Mockingbird the Infinity Formula.]]
* WolverinePublicity: There are three characters who were in the book since the very first arc - Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. Guess which one's the CreatorsPet and which two this trope applies to.

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