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YMMV: New Avengers

YMMV tropes for the Marvel comic

  • Author Appeal:
    • A common complaint about the series is that Bendis just fills the roster with his own favourite characters, and not enough "classic" Avengers.
    • When Leinil Yu was providing artwork for the series, he continued to include Iron Fist in his classic costume even though the character had debuted a brand new costume a few months earlier in The Immortal Iron Fist, and constantly featured Howard the Duck in group shots of various heroes not in the team.
  • BLAM Episode: The storyline about Nick Fury and the '50s Avengers, which has no bearing on the series, and aside from one miniseries has never been mentioned again.
  • Creator's Pet: Luke Cage for Brian Michael Bendis, whose run on the book saw him go from Hero For Hire to leader of the New Avengers, and is one of three characters (The others being Wolverine and Spider-Man) to remain on the team for the entirety of the first two volumes. While he did become a more mainstream character under Bendis, many grew tired of his exposure over the years.
    • To a lesser extent, Jessica Jones, who was merely a supporting character in the first volume before becoming a full fledged member of the team following Dark Reign and actually was created by Bendis. While she was initially a very liked character, especially due to Alias, fans grew tired of her very quickly, due to her seemingly needing to be in everything.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Sun God of the Great Society due to being the one Expy from Marvel closest to Superman and standing out in the Grey and Gray Morality of the Incusion situation.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In an early issue of the series, Daisy Johnson is needed and afterwards, she declares that her Avengers codename will be Quake. Steve then informs her that they aren't looking for new recruits. Years later, during Hickman's Avengers, Tony and Steve are expanding the lineup, and right there on a list of recruits is Daisy Johnson.
  • Ho Yay: When the embarrassing truth came out that Jessica Jones had a crush on Peter Parker when they were in high school came out, Spider-Man attempted to reassure Luke Cage that he had no designs on his wife. He then went on to ask if the way were clear to Iron Fist...
  • Mary Sue: Fongji, the former Iron Fist who manages to acquire the power of the Phoenix as well.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Illuminati wiping Steve's memory. Though it could also be Cruel to Be Kind.
    • Strange either already crossed it after selling out his soul for power or at the latest when he slaughtered the Great Society.
    • While one could make an argument in favor of Namor for saving Earth 616 via destroying the homeworld of the Great Society, he most definitely crossed it after gloating right in T'Challa's face how he enjoyed destroying Wakanda twice and regrets that so many are left alive.
  • The Scrappy: The Sentry is universally hated by this point.
  • Tearjerker: Luke Cage's attempts to find and reconnect with his father, who is unable and unwilling to talk to his son.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The reaction a number of "old school" Avengers fans had, with the initial line-up featuring only two classic Avengers and the shift away from the global level threats the classic book dealt with.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: In the opening story of vol 2, it's stated that the Vishanti, the Big Good as far as magic is concerned in Marvel, are no more. Despite the fact that this should be a world-shaking event, it's never brought up again.
  • Villain Sue: The Hood.

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