* ''YMMV/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
* ''YMMV/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''
* ''YMMV/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* ''YMMV/AvengersAssemble''
* ''YMMV/MarvelDiskWarsTheAvengers''
* ''YMMV/AvengersConfidentialBlackWidowAndPunisher''
* ''YMMV/UltimateAvengers''
* ''YMMV/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers''
* ''YMMV/MarvelAvengersAlliance''

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* AngstWhatAngst: Happens often, but some examples stand out.
** The West Coast team was split up shortly after Mockingbird's death, with Steve citing the team's problems and changing roster as a problem--hardly surprising when one member had been killed two issues ago, and Hawkeye had left because he couldn't stand to go back to the compound due to it being their first home as a married couple. Outside the West Coast Avengers, no one even seemed to remember she existed, let alone that she'd been killed. Even Hawkeye eventually recovered and returned to being the siilly jokster of the team who had multiple romantic interests, at least until Mockingbird came back.
*** Due to ''Hawkeye and Mockingbird'' being cancelled, this ended up happening to Mockingbird herself in ''New Avengers''. In the former book, it ended with her mother being shot and nearly killed, her brother washing his hands of her, and her and Hawkeye breaking up because her PTSD was making her head down a downward spiral that was sucking Clint in too. In the latter though, most of this is ignored, and the only detail anyone remembers is that the two broke up, ignoring the reasons ''why''.
** Bill Foster/Black Goliath was quickly forgotten by everyone who wasn't Hank Pym, including Reed Richards and Tony Stark who were at least partially responsible for his death (having created the clone of Thor that killed him.)
* ArcFatigue: Hickman's run, for those who aren't fans of it.
** Also Bendis's run, for those who weren't fans of it.
* AuthorAppeal: George Perez designed a [[http://sarcasm-hime.net/wanda-ref.jpg new costume]] for the Scarlet Witch, which reveals that she does not wear panties.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** ''SecretInvasion'' provided one for Hank Pym, whose actions in ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' were negated by the reveal that he was a Skrull during that storyline. However, it's established that he was only replaced following ''Avengers Disassembled'', which means that [[NeverLiveItDown his hitting Jan during a mental breakdown]] is still on him.
*** {{Invoked|Trope}} with Quicksilver claiming that he had been a Skrull for a similar period of time [[KarmaHoudini to avoid any punishment for his role in instigating in the]] ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' and his actions between then and ''SecretInvasion''.
** ''Avengers: The Children's Crusade'' for the Scarlet Witch's involvement in the mass depowering of the mutant race during ''ComicBook/HouseOfM by [[RetCon retconning these events to largely be down to]] [[TheChessmaster the manipulations of]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.
** Several attempts to [[DarkerAndEdgier upgrade the team]] for [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the nineties]] were hated by fans: the Wasp turned into [[http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wasp1.jpg a weird monster]] (or whatever), Thor with chains and a naked chest, several characters with leather jackets, Deathcry... and let's not remember more. They tried to fix all this by sending the characters to an alternate universe in "Heroes Reborn". The fix was even worse than the original problem. So they aborted the whole Heroes Reborn thing and gave the title to Kurt Busiek, who sent the whole "nineties" stuff to the trash bin and restored the classic Avengers.
** After poor writing for issue #200 made it seem like Ms. Marvel was brainwashed and raped, and we were supposed to see it as romantic, the following year saw her give a blistering WhatTheHellHero speech to the team for not realizing she was ''still'' brainwashed when she agreed to go off with the guy. Of course, the fact that the Avengers were made to look like straw men stand ins for Marvel's editorial staff was as also in poor taste, much like the story it was retconning.
* BaseBreaker: Maria Hill may be the biggest example of one in the MarvelUniverse. Even her actress in the films happily referred to her as 'the biggest bitch in the Marvel Universe'. She's the woman who tried to arrest ''Captain America'' for reasons she wouldn't be able to arrest him for, going out of her way to sabotage others to get ahead, and generally being a jerk to everyone she meets while her competence as a SHIELD director leaving much to be desired. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Her actions in]] ''SecretAvengers'' [[WhatTheHellHero do not]] [[KickTheDog help with this]]. ''However'', a good number of fans ''do'' sympathise with her, especially thanks to her CharacterDevelopment under Fraction's pen in ''Iron Man'' and the handling by MarkWaid in his ''Hulk'' work, and a number point out that Nick Fury is generally given a free pass for similar stunts while she gets derided [[note]]which, again, her actress acknowledges, pointing out the DoubleStandard of how when a guy does something cruel and morally questionable, he's a badass, but when a woman does it, she's just a bitch[[/note]]; not to mention, her clear guilt during ''Secret Avengers'' helps to at least humanize her and make it clear she's not OK betraying Mockingbird or Hulk (but not Daisy; she's happy screwing over Daisy).
* BrokenBase: The fanbase is pretty much irreversibly split on {{Creator/Brian Michael Bendis}}' contributions to the franchise, let alone the Creator/JohnByrne Avengers West Coast run.
** Jonathan Hickman's run. Either it's a grand space-epic, or really dull and filled with needless PurpleProse.
* CompleteMonster: Ultron, the OmnicidalManiac KillerRobot that wants to KillAllHumans, and has so far succeeded in wiping out an entire country.
* CrazyAwesome: [[OneSceneWonder Pilot Marko]].
* CreatorsPet: Roger Stern ''really'' liked Monica Rambeau, and actively pushed her into the limelight. He repeatedly had other characters talk about how powerful she was, men gushed over her beauty, and she was even made chairman of the Avengers for a time. The fans never quite took to her, but she was never really hated. She did develop a larger fanbase once WarrenEllis made her a member of the ''Series/{{Nextwave}}'' series.
** Some characters in [[Creator/BrianMichaelBendis Brian Michael Bendis']] Avengers comics - Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Ares - are accused of being Creator's Pets. There is some balance though, because Bendis has a tendency to showing his affection by [[BreakTheCutie heartlessly breaking them]], so all five went through some serious crap under his care. But for many fans it's still not enough to equal all the attention he gives them. And that's not counting Bendis' "love" for Hawkeye, who has become nothing more than a vehicle from which Bendis [[TakeThatCritics attacks his critics]] (and to spite fans whose overwhelming hatred for Bendis' attempt to permanently kill Clint off led to Bendis being forced against his will to bring him back to life, at which point he turned him into a ninja to further spite fans).
* CreepyAwesome: Ultron at times.
* DesignatedHero: During AvsX, the Avengers caused the entire war to happen and even brutally attacked children, yet they are still treated by the writers as heroes, shifting all of the blame onto the mutants.
* DorkAge: The team in the immediate aftermath of Operation Galactic Storm. BobHarras wrote The Gatherers story well but the roster was horrible to the point where Black Knight, BlackWidow and Vision were the only popular characters on the team since CaptainAmerica and IronMan both decided to focus on solo adventures and Thor left soon afterwards while Wasp and HankPym both decided it would be a good time to go MIA. The West Coast Team fared slightly better with ComicBook/WarMachine, Hawkeye and ComicBook/ScarletWitch but the franchise was overrun with C-list heroes until Captain America rejoined the vanilla team at the same time that Deathcry joined who many consider to be the worst Avenger of all time. This led into the widely reviled (although well drawn) TheCrossing series which made IronMan evil then killed him and replaced him with his teenage self. It was a change so unpopular that it took killing the nearly entire roster of Avengers in the Onslaught crossover (exceptions being War Machine, Quicksilver, ComicBook/SpiderMan and partially the Hulk) to reboot them in the alternate HeroesReborn universe which proved so unpopular that Marvel performed a second reboot after only 12 issues. Thankfully KurtBusiek's reboot worked and restored the franchise to its former glory.
** After the widely loved KurtBusiek and GeoffJohns runs, ChuckAusten took over which was every bit as terrible as TheCrossing to the point where BrianMichaelBendis had to reboot the team yet again with AvengersDisassembled and was forced to put ScarletWitch on hiatus as a character for half a decade and then come up with retcons for various characters' behavior just to make ChuckAusten's work non-canon.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: From Jonathan Hickman's run, there's Smasher, who's very well-liked despite her small role.
** There's also Ex Nihilo, for his pure charisma. That's pretty hard for a character who began as a villain who bombed major cities.
** The ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers. Pretty minor characters who have only had one book of their own so far, but loved by fans and considered one of the best things to come out of John Bryne's ''West Coast Avengers'' run.
** Similarly, the {{ComicBook/Thunderbolts}} were so popular that they eventually grew into their own standalone superhero team.
** Lionheart is generally regarded as the ''only'' decent thing to come out of Chuck Austen's joke of run, mainly because of her good costume design.
* EvilIsCool: Ultron, the Masters of Evil, and Kang are the most stand-out examples.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: The first "Lady Liberators" in Avengers #83 (in the 1970s). All the movement for women rights, turned into a bad joke. The moral of the story: women should StayInTheKitchen, and all the stuff about "liberation" is pure nonsense. It's even more jarring if you consider that, some few issues before, Roy Thomas mentioned the racial conflicts in the US, and the moral of ''that'' story about the rights of minorities was completely different.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Anything that Chuck Austen was involved in, no matter how small. The sole exception to this is Lionheart, and even than she only became genuinely liked after she dropped the Captain Britain title and was written by Chris Claremont in ''New Excalibur''.
** There's a lot of debate about Brian Michael Bendis's run, but pretty much everyone likes to ignore ''Avengers Disassembled''.
** The whole Marcus Kang fiasco is generally ignored by both fans ''and'' writers; beyond Chris Claremont's AuthorsSavingThrow, it's pretty much never been referenced or brought up again for understandable reasons.
* FridgeHorror: Janet Van Dyne/The Wasp is confronted by her boyfriend, Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, posing as a someone else known as Yellow-Jacket, who claims to have murdered Pym and demands that Jan marry him. She does... and once Yellow-Jacket calms down and we learn that he's actually Hank, Jan reveals that she knew it was him all along but went with it anyway because she'd been trying to get him to marry her for years, so she took advantage of the chance to finally become his wife (second wife, technically). And none of the other Avengers seem to be bothered by the fact that Jan basically took advantage of Hank when he had clearly suffered some kind of psychotic break down just because she wanted to be Mrs. Pym. Granted, it was the SilverAge but even by SilverAge standards that is all kinds of unintentionally creepy. Of course, it blew up in Jan's face years later...
* GodModeSue: Mantis under Steve Engelhart -- in her debut, she handed ''the entire team their asses'' including ''Thor''. Just to establish that she was awesome.
* HarsherInHindsight: Avengers 111, 1973. Magneto had captured the X-Men and several Avengers, turning them into PeoplePuppets. Only 3 Avengers were still in the team, Thor, Vision and Black Panther (Magneto was not aware that they were recruiting allies). So sure about his [[IAmLegion strength in numbers]] over the Avengers, and with the Scarlet Witch dancing under his control, he said [[http://www.collectededitions.com/marvel/mm/xmen/images/AVEN111002_col.jpg "But they are decimated, Piper - '''Decimated!'''"]] (bolded in the original). [[ComicBook/HouseOfM He would surely come to regret those words]].
* HilariousInHindsight: In the very first issue, Loki redirects a distress call to the Fantastic Four because he wants revenge on Thor specifically. Or because the film rights are owned by another studio, take your pick.
* HoYay: Sunspot & Cannonball, in Jonathan Hickman's run on the book, are never seen apart & their dialogue has been noted as being so filled with homoerotic implications that it could be given to gay couple & no-one would notice.
* MagnificentBastard: Baron Helmut Zemo.
** Kang The Conqueror.
* MagnumOpus: You'll get a lot of answers as to which run of the book is the best, but the most generally agreed upon are the classic Ray Thomas run and the epic Kurt Busiek/Geoff Johns run.
* MyRealDaddy: Roy Thomas; Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby may have created the title, but Thomas created two of its major recurring villains -- the Grim Reaper and Ultron -- and introduced a number of ideas, characters, and tropes to the franchise that are used to this very day.
* NeverLiveItDown:
** For ComicBook/IronMan, both his alcoholism and ComicBook/CivilWar.
** For [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], the creation of Ultron and [[DomesticAbuse smacking Jan]] during a drug-addled FreakOut.
** For Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, being members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. For, what, 2 or 3 issues before resigning?
*** Scarlet Witch has a lovely new one in the form of "No More Mutants". Those three words have come to more or less define her character and direction, to the point that it's rare that any aspect of her life other than the Decimation is brought up. Does she even ''have'' a brother anymore?
** For some time, the Black Knight, Iron Man or the Avengers in general were blamed for the Nega-Bomb that destroyed the Kree Empire (which was not their doing), and the execution of the Supreme Intelligence (which ''was'' their doing, but the Supremo was actually FakingTheDead).
** The rest of the Avengers blithely accepting Ms. Marvel going off to be with a guy who brainwashed and raped her. Notably, this was later subject to an AuthorsSavingThrow by Chris Claremont, who hated the idea from the start.
** One of the deeds Loki will always be remembered by is bringing the Avengers together, to the point that some adaptations have put a different spin on this.
* OneSceneWonder: Pilot Marko appears for about five pages in ''Secret Avengers'' #17, and you are about to read every word he's ever spoken, but he steals the book.
-->'''Pilot Marko:''' Yes! Pilot Marko shoots stupid Yankee zillion-dollar plane right in its stupid bluddy face! Where is your bluddy Steve Jobs tricknology now, Rich Yankee Pigs with your tight pants?
-->'''Valkyrie:''' ''(activates Extreme Separation Protocol)''
-->'''Pilot Marko:''' ...They throw bluddy airplane bum at Pilot Marko?
-->''(Pilot Marko go bye-bye)''
** ''[[http://www.cosmiccomix.com/2011/09/30/ This...]]'' '''This''' is what happens when you let WarrenEllis write the Avengers.
* ProtectionFromEditors: Brian Bendis, whose tenure on the title has seen him being able to do as he pleases, which has not been received favorably by all. Not helped by the fact that the only two Avengers books he didn't write in his tenure were ''Secret Avengers'' & the ''ComicBook/DarkReign''-era ''Mighty Avengers'' books. Notably, as he began finishing up his time on the franchise, certain aspects of his run were undone - namely, the deaths of several longtime Avengers, & Scarlet Witch was (Partially) absolved of her roles in the ''Disassembled'' & ''House of M'' storylines.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Monica Rambeau was rescued after Warren Ellis used her in ''Nextwave''.
** Lionheart after she stopped using the Captain Britain title.
* SoBadItsGood: There was a story with a villain called Immortus, whose power is that he can summon up mythical and real historical figures to fight for him, like Merlin, Atilla the Hun, Goliath and... Paul Bunyan. Yes the [[TheMightyThor Executioner]] vs Paul Bunyan. I am not making this up. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), Immortus was more toned down in later appearances, being known strictly as a time travelling villain..
** Actually, all the early Avengers stories are like that to one extent or another. It's when the team lineup changes for the first time that things start to actually be good. It really doesn't help that the earliest stories have the team treating it like some kind of secret club, with regularly scheduled meetings and having hissy fits when a member doesn't show up (in one very early issue, Iron Man was even banned from the team for a week because he missed a meeting).
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: In the 1960s Marvel created the Black Panther, the first black superhero. Still, there was reluctance in most of the media to use black characters as main characters, beyond BlackDudeDiesFirst or as the PluckyComicRelief of the white main character. And so, Black Panther was created as an African character, instead of an Afro-American character. Feeling that he had to go one step further, Stan Lee created the "Sons of the Serpent", who were basically a CaptainErsatz of the infamous UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan. There was nothing fantastic about them: they were not mad scientists, evil mutants or had any superpowers, they were just a bunch of racists attacking people. Those two issues made constant references at every page to everything that is wrong with racism, xenophobia and intolerance.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Since her return, ScarletWitch has been attacked by several of her teammates for the events of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', even though ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade'' established that she was possessed and manipulated by DoctorDoom. Her critics (namely TheVision and Rogue) are made to look like massive [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] for attacking her, but ''House of M'' wasn't the ''first'' time Wanda lost control of her powers. There is definitely some logic behind the idea that having her on the Comicbook/UncannyAvengers might be dangerous and counterproductive to the team's mission statement.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Basically every single line-up change in the fluid roster has gotten some criticism, but Rob Liefeld's "Heroes Reborn" stand out in terms of negative feedback. The line lasted for only 12 issues, and Liefeld was fired even sooner than that.
** Brian Michael Bendis' reboot and Creator/MarkMillar's {{revision}}ing are highly controversial.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: 1960s, there is a special comic book character. A black superhero, named "Black Panther". What do you mean that it is not a veiled reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party Black Panthers]]? No, really, it is not: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the character first. There was even a brief attempt to rename the character as "Black Leopard", to escape from the confusion, but it was short lived. Until the late Eighties, the character was almost always referred to as either 'Panther', 'the Panther' or T'Challa (his name), in order to avoid the implications of the name.
** According to "Comics Should Be Good", it's [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/11/27/comic-book-legends-revealed-183/ actually just a coincidence]] that the two have the same name and became prominent at the same time.
** Despite the name, the crossover ComicBook/OperationGalacticStorm has no similarity to the contemporary Gulf War, codenamed "Operation Desert Storm"
* TheWoobie: Carol Danvers. First she got powers during the explosion of a Kree machine, became a super-hero, and joined the Avengers. Everything was fine... and from there, down she goes. First, she is abducted, drugged and raped by the son of Immortus, who left her pregnant to be "born" on Earth ([[AllThereInTheManual long story...]]). She returned, and the evil Rogue stole her powers and memories: Charles Xavier helped her to recover her memories, but not her emotional link to them. Then she was abducted by aliens, who unleashed great power in her, and she became Binary, but she lost this power as well. Once more with just the power of Ms. Marvel ("Warbird" by then), she joined the Avengers. But her refusal to point her loss of power (which almost led to disaster in battle), and her alcoholism, got her court-martialed and expelled from the Avengers. The Scarlet Witch created an alternate reality where she was the greatest super-hero... but things got back to normal, and she's just another super-hero of the lot. She returned to the Avengers, only to witness their breakup during Civil War. She took the side of Tony Stark, and had to hunt her old friends... and then, Stark was replaced by Norman Osborn, and she had to join those Avengers she was hunting. Even worse, Osborn included Ms. Marvel in his team... who was actually Moonstone using her first costume. But she's endured long enough to become the new CaptainMarvel so she is very much an IronWoobie.
** Wasp, though she crosses into IronWoobie: Her dad died, to kick things off, but she didn't let that get her down too much. Then she joined a superhero team only to be regulated to DistressedDamsel roles and ignored due to being the weakest member of the team (she eventually TookALevelInBadass but it too a long time for her to get there). Then her personal chauffeur starts making advances on her until eventually trying to kill her and Hank or to get her money; said chauffeur, it turns out, being Whirlwind, a villain that constantly kicks her ass when they battle, who's since developed an obsessive crush on her. Then she marries Hank, only for him to be in the middle of a psychotic break down that is partially her own fault, eventually resulting in a painful string of events that involve her almost being mind-raped and killed by Ultron, the crazy robot Hank built, when Ultron tries to make himself a wife, Jocasta, based on Jan's brainwaves (complete with Jan being forced to endure some very NightmareFuel ShamefulStrip FanDisservice), getting slapped across the face and knocked to the floor, forever turning her into a poster child for domestic abuse in comics. THEN, she spends the next bit of time recuperating from that and dealing with a messy divorce and, when her and Hank start to patch things up, she's attacked and almost raped by Whirlwind, who's crush has turned him into an obsessed psychopath. Then, after not being allowed to do anything for a while, she's used as a [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]] during ''ScretInvasion''. [[spoiler: During which, she's secretly lost in the Microverse, fighting for her life]].
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* GrowingTheBeard: When Emma Peel became Steed's partner.
* HilariousInHindsight: Doesn't Steed look rather like UsefulNotes/DavidCameron in the page picture?
** In the episode ''Two's a Crowd'', a man who looks like Steed has it suggested to him that he [[Series/DoctorWho wear a stick of celery in his lapel instead of a carnation]].
** In the episode ''From Venus, with Love'', JonPertwee plays [[Series/DoctorWho a brigadier]] [[spoiler: who's later killed by a laser beam fired by (supposed) Venusians]].
** In the episode ''The Gilded Cage'', Cathy Gale helps Steed organize a theft of gold bullion. When reviewing her plan, Cathy mentions how much bullion the United States has, and how it's kept in [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Fort Knox]].
** Michael Gough plays a MadScientist who keeps super gadgets in his basement. I think his later role as Alfred the Butler needs no elaboration here.
* NarmCharm: It was the 1960s after all.
* ReplacementScrappy: Tara King. Otherwise averted with Emma Peel, who is a little more fondly remembered than her predecessor - Cathy Gale.
** Neither Dr. Martin King (who was intended to be a replacement for Dr. Keel when Ian Hendry left the series) and Venus Smith (an innocent jazz singer who was supposed to be Steed's unwilling partner) were well thought of, and only lasted three and six episodes respectively, when Cathy Gale settled in as Steed's permanent partner.
* SeasonalRot: Sixth season.
* ValuesDissonance: "Castle of De'ath" features some rather stereotypical portrayal of Scottish people - namely that they use bagpipes to cover up their evil deeds and all walk around wearing tartan and kilts the whole time. Not to mention, to pass as a Scot Steed says his name is 'Jock [=McSteed=]'[[note]]'jock' is a slur for Scottish people[[/note]].
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