The Avengers: United They Stand
is an animated series
starring Marvel Comics
' superhero team, The Avengers
. Unfortunately, due to plans for live-action movies, Captain America
, Iron Man
and The Mighty Thor
couldn't be used as full members (Thor only appeared in the opening credits, and Cap and Iron Man made single-episode guest appearances
), leaving Ant-Man
as the the leader of the Avengers. The rest of the roster included The Wasp
, The Vision
, Scarlet Witch
, The Falcon
, Tigra, and Wonder Man
Marvel briefly published a comic-book tie-in. Written by Ty Templeton, he managed to tell some accessible, fun, classic Avengers stories. He even managed to perfectly update Even an Android Can Cry and
work in a guest appearance by Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy.
This show ran for only 13 episodes, all of which have become available to stream
at Marvel's video website.
This Marvel animation provides examples of:
- Action Girl
- A Father to His Men: Ant-Man
- Always Someone Better: Ant-Man feels this towards Captain America in his guest episode.
- Animesque: The use of Powered Armor and lengthy Transformation Sequences especially.
- Badass Normal: Hawkeye
- Battle Couple: Ant-Man & Wasp, Wonder Man & Scarlet Witch
- Cats Hate Water: More specifically, Tigra does.
- Da Chief: Mr. Sikorski
- Dead Star Walking: Wonder Man
- Demoted to Extra: Captain America, Iron Man and Thor.
- Happily Married: Ant-Man & Wasp
- Invocation: The Scarlet Witch: "Winds of Destiny, Change!"
- Opponent Switch: The Avengers do this to defeat the Masters of Evil.
- The Plan- See What the Hell, Hero?. When asked, what if it didn't work, Ant-Man replied "You know, that never even crossed my mind."
- Robot Buddy: Vision
- Sacrificial Lamb: Wonder Man, who's very quickly put into a coma while setting up the Vision's origin.
- Say My Name: "HENRY!" said by Wasp whenever she or Ant-Man are in peril.
- Stock Footage: The transformation sequences. See below.
- Team Mom: Wasp
- Transformation Sequence: Ant-Man, Wasp, Hawkeye and Falcon's snap-on armour.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Several. Hawkeye in the first episode for leaving his post and the president getting hurt. Later Ant Man for seemingly giving in to the demands of the Monster of the Week who took Wasp hostage. Though in that case it was a plan which worked, so everybody was cool with it.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: The Scarlet Witch. Trope Namer.