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    Sersi 

Sersi

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Notable Aliases: Circe, Sylvia Sersy, Mesmer, Sorceress

Team Affiliations: The Eternals, The Avengers

First Appearance: Strange Tales #109 (June, 1963) note ; The Eternals #3 (September, 1976) note 

Sersi is an Eternal. She is the daughter of Helios and Perse. Sersi is the only fifth level adept, the highest possible, among the Eternals in the discipline of matter rearrangement. Amongst the Eternals it's said that even Prime-Eternal Zuras, mightiest of all Eternals, fears the power of Sersi.


    Stingray 

Stingray

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Alter Ego: Dr. Walter Newell

Notable Aliases: Deadpool

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers, Doctor Doom's Avengers

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish #95 (September, 1967) note ; Sub-Mariner #19 (November, 1969) note 

Walter Newell is an oceanographer and reluctant superhero. He invented his Stingray armor as both a deep-sea exploration tool and a superhero costume. He became an associate and honorary member of the Avengers by offering them his artificial island as a base.


    Spider-Man 

Spider-Man

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Alter Ego: Peter Benjamin Parker

Notable Aliases: Bombastic Bag-Man, Ricochet, Dusk, Prodigy, Hornet, Ben Reilly, Scarlet Spider, Captain Universe, Liar

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Secret Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Fantastic Four, The Defenders, Future Foundation, Daily Bugle, Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, League of Realms, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Army / Web-Warriors

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)

Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became Spider-Man.


    Sandman 

Sandman

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Alter Ego: William Baker

Notable Aliases: Flint Marko, Sylvester Mann, the Quarryman

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (September, 1963)

Former enemy of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, Sandman reformed after realising he was unhappy with his life. He joined the Avengers and later Silver Sable's Wild Pack. Sandman eventually returned to crime after being brainwashed by the Wizard, but sometimes still displays desire to better himself.


    Rage 

Rage

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Alter Ego: Elvin Daryl Haliday

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #326 (November, 1990)

At age 13, Elvin Haliday was exposed to toxic waste after hiding from bullies that attacked him for being in their neighborhood. Returning to his grandmother's home, Elvin was nursed back to health. The chemicals caused Elvin's teenage body to grow into adulthood in a matter of weeks, but also endowed him with superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. Encouraged by his grandmother to use his newfound abilities for good, Elvin adopted a costume and name: Rage.


  • Angry Black Man: In their first encounter, Rage scolded Captain America for the team's lack of any black members.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He was the big guy to Speedball's little guy.
  • Blood Knight: Picked a fight with Professor Hulk. He got humiliated.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a white one based on a luchador mask.
  • Dark Age of Supernames: His name just screams a Young Blood name in the making.
  • In a Single Bound: Able to use his enhanced strength to leap great distances.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Extremely strong, quick, durable and full of stamina. In his first appearance, Rage was shown outrunning a speeding subway train.
  • Manchild: Literally, at first. He was a 14 year old boy in the body of an adult man.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Has superhuman durability and resistance to physical injury.
  • Parental Abandonment: He was an orphaned child and raised by his grandmother until she was murdered by Poison Memories gangsters. This led to Rage going after the gangsters and brutally snapping the neck of the gang leader as a result.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Elvin was raised by his grandmother until she was killed by Poison Memories gang.
  • Super Strength: He can lift on average 75 tons, but when angered he can lift past 100 tons.
  • Tough Spikes and Studs: After the death of his grandmother, Rage goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge to find the person responsible while donning a new outfit with spiked pauldrons and knee pads. Rage ultimately finds the murderer of his grandmother and kills him.
  • Toxic Waste Can Do Anything: At age 13, Elvin Haliday was exposed to toxic waste after coming home from basketball practice. Returning to his grandmother's home, he was nursed back to health. The chemicals caused Elvin's teenage body to grow into adulthood in a matter of weeks, but also endowed him with superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. Encouraged by his grandmother to use his newfound abilities for good, Elvin adopted a costume and name: Rage.
  • Younger than They Look: Youngest person to ever join the Avengers at 14. When the other members found out he was a minor, he was given probationary status, then demoted to becoming a member of the New Warriors when he helped them steal a Quinjet to help them on a mission.
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    Machine Man 

Machine Man

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Alter Ego: Aaron Stack (legal name), Z2P45-9-X-51 (model number)

Notable Aliases: Agent Stack, Clanky, Jack Kubrick, Machine Manwoman, Machiney Machine Sentinel, Metal Human, Metal Demon, Mister Machine, robot-face, Sentinel Supreme, Sir MacHinery, X-51

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 (July, 1977)

The sole surviving robot of a government project, X-51 also had the benefits of humanity by being raised as a son by Dr. Abel Stack. Dubbed "Machine Man", he became a superhero and later an Avenger until being corrupted by Sentinel technology and developing a strong dislike for humans. Created in the 70's by Jack Kirby, who was then succeeded by Steve Ditko on art with Marv Wolfman as writer.


    Living Lightning 

Living Lightning

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Alter Ego: Miguel Santos

Notable Aliases: Lightning, Relampago Vivo

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers West Coast #63 (October, 1990)

Miguel Santos became Living Lightning, a being of electric energy after investigating one of his terrorist father's illegal experiments to seize control of the country. After a brief career as a misguided villain, Living Lightning became a member of the Avengers until eventually retiring from the team to enroll in college. Living Lightning remains active as a hero, balancing college work with heroism and is currently a member of the Rangers.


  • Coming-Out Story: During his tenure in the West Coast Avengers, Miguel dated women. Later, though, Miguel was approached by members of the Great Lakes Avengers, who hoped to recruit them for their team. When he heard the team's acronym (GLA), Miguel mistook them for the Gay/Lesbian Alliance and inadvertently revealed that he was gay to GLA member Flatman. Followed by...
    • Straight Gay: Miguel does not display any stereotypical gay tendencies.
    • Camp Gay: ...except for a brief moment in Avengers: No Surrender, when he calmly tells the Grandmaster:
      Lightning: "Oh, honey. I don't play."
  • Flight: Lightning has the ability to transform his body into electrical plasma, in which form he can fly at sub-light speed.
  • One-Steve Limit: By the time of Avengers: No Surrender, he's changed his name simply to "Lightning", as he kept getting mistaken for the Living Laser.
  • Shock and Awe: Lightning has the ability to transform his body into electrical plasma, in which form he can fly at sub-light speed, generate electrical power as shocks or bolts, and surround himself with a protective electrical force field.
  • Super Speed: Lightning has the ability to transform his body into electrical plasma, in which form he can fly at sub-light speed.

    Spider-Woman II 

Spider-Woman II

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Alter Ego: Julia Eugenia Cornwall Carpenter

Notable Aliases: Arachne, Madame Web

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Secret Wars Vol. 1 #6 (October, 1984, in the shadows); Secret Wars Vol. 1 #7 (November, 1984, full appearance)

Julia Carpenter is the second heroine to take up the mantle of Spider-Woman, later changing her name to Arachne. After the events of the Grim Hunt she became the new Madame Web and is currently a watcher and guardian of the Spyders.


    Crystal 

Crystal

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Alter Ego: Crystalia Amaquelin

Notable Aliases: The People's Princess, Crystalia Amaquelin-Maximoff

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #45 (December, 1965)

Crystal is a member of the Inhumans and the younger sister of Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans. She has the power to manipulate the four classical elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth.


    Thunderstrike 

Thunderstrike

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Alter Ego: Eric Kevin Masterson

Notable Aliases: Thor II

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Thor Vol. 1 #391 (May, 1988)

Eric Masterson was an architect who became the successor to the Mighty Thor before adopting his own identity as Thunderstrike. As both a replacement Thor and his own hero, Thunderstrike was one of Earth's greatest defenders and a powerful member of the Avengers.


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    Darkhawk 

Darkhawk

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Alter Ego: Christopher "Chris" Powell

Notable Aliases: The Powell, Falconer, Edge-Man

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers

First Appearance: Darkhawk #1 (March, 1991)

As a teenager, Chris Powell discovered an amulet allowing him to don the alien armor of Darkhawk. Belonging to an ancient sect of Shi'ar assassins known as the Fraternity of Raptors, it provides immense protective and fighting power to its wearer along with access to its Datasong which grants the ability to access memories and possible future outcomes of events.


    Justice 

Justice

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Alter Ego: Vance Astrovik

Notable Aliases: Justice, Marvel Boy, Manglin' John Mahoney, Marvel Man, The Astounding Astrovik, Squire Justice, Super Tights

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Giant-Size Defenders #5 (July, 1975)

A survivor of child abuse, Vance Astrovik first called himself Marvel Boy but later changed his name to Justice after time spent in jail for the accidental killing of his father. A founding and former member of the New Warriors, Justice is also a member of the Avengers.


    Firestar 

Firestar

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Alter Ego: Angelica "Angel" Jones

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends #1 (December, 1981)

Trained to be an assassin with her microwave-manipulating mutant powers, Firestar instead grew to be a popular hero. She spent years as a member of both the New Warriors and the Avengers, retired during Marvel's Civil War, and later joined the Young Allies. She is currently a member of the X-Men, while at the same time teaching physics at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.



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