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Year One

    Gamma Attack! 

Rick Jones/A-Bomb

Can we eat first?

A gamma-mutant friend of the Hulk who's been captured and put under mind control by The Leader. After being freed, he gets help from the other students in trying to find out what happened to the Hulk.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He's blue.
  • Alternate Self: Another universe's Rick Jones with a different powerset eventually joins the Academy (see "World War Hulk" folder).
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: He loses his pants upon reaching rank 5, and there's nothing underneath.
  • Big Eater: To the point that Black Widow suggests that making a fast food mascot statue could help break through his brainwashing. His special items to unlock rank 3 and rank 5 are burgers, too.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When he first appears, thanks to the Leader.
  • Cool Shades: A pair of yellow aviators.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Tony, Loki, and Janet's plan.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Don't call him Blue Hulk.
  • In-Series Nickname: Loki's is "Blueberry". Some of the other students also call him "Blue Widow" since he shares her suspicion of the timefog.
  • Odd Friendship: With Natasha, thanks to the two of them being some of the only students who take the threat of the timefog seriously. It earns him the nickname "Blue Widow" from some of the other heroes.
  • Rolling Attack: One of his actions is to curl into a ball and roll around the campus.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Subverted. Though he has several spikes coming out of his skin, he ultimately joins the good guys if you complete the quest to recruit him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Just like Hulk and Red Hulk.

Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross/Red Hulk

Worry about your own temper!

A gamma-mutant and former enemy of the Hulk who's been captured and put under mind control by The Leader. After being freed, he begins hunting for the Hulk so that he can destroy him in revenge.

  • Age Lift: Just like everyone else, although he's notable in that it's the biggest age lift in the game. He goes from his mid-fifties to early twenties. (We think. The addition of Red She-Hulk and the "World War Hulk" event suggest that he actually is older and his Hulk form just looks young.)
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He's red.
  • Anti-Villain: He wants to destroy Hulk, but it's so that nobody else gets hurt because of him, and Red Hulk is ultimately on the side of good.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When he first appears, thanks to the Leader.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Janet, Sam, and Natasha's plan.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Do not call him Rulk.
  • Doomed Hometown: His hometown was destroyed by one of Hulk's rampages while he was away at boot camp, which is why he plans on destroying him as soon as he finds him.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Unsurprising, given he's a gamma mutant, but his is more noticeable since he seems rather unstable.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Aside from his skin colour, these help differentiate him from the other gamma mutants.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Just like Hulk and A-Bomb.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to keep the Hulk from hurting anyone like he did when he destroyed Red Hulk's hometown, but he plans on doing this by destroying the Hulk. He doesn't trust anyone who claims that Hulk is a good guy now.
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    Women of Power 

Pepper Potts/Rescue

I like being in charge!

The Academy's beleaguered administrative assistant, who has to put up with Tony's flirting, wayward energy blasts, aerial water-balloon fights, etc. During a special event, she decided that she needed to be better equipped to handle what the existing and potential students might throw at her; players had the chance to complete a series of missions in order to recruit her in her Rescue armour.

  • An Ice Person: Her Arctic Armor allows her to use ice-based weaponry.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: As a student, most of her voice clips have the same exasperated tone.
    "I'm always busy."
    "That's priority number one."
    "I can handle it!"
    "It's under control..."
    "It's on my list!"
  • Determinator: At the end of her Rescue questline, Fury tells her that she's one of only two people he fears because of the way she goes after what she wants. (The other person is some offworld threat, implied to be Thanos.)
  • Energy Weapon: As Pepper's suit is modelled after Tony's, she possesses the same Hand Blast and Chest Blaster energy beams.
  • Jet Pack: Rocket-powered high heels, to boot!
  • Making a Splash: She has a water jet in her armour that she can use to put out fires, often the ones that pop up at Stark Tower when Tony screws something up.
  • Only Sane Employee: Amongst the students she's the only person who isn't at the campus to mess around or cause trouble, and among the staff she's the only one not hiding a dark secret or trying to blow up the students.
  • Powered Armor: As Rescue. As you upgrade her character the armour becomes more complete until it covers her entire body.
  • Promoted to Playable: In an event celebrating Women's History Month in March, a series of missions were launched to enable players to recruit her.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her base outfit. She ditches the skirt for pants in her second stage.
  • Too Many Belts: Her mid-stage outfit has several straps around her thighs and midsection holding pieces of armor in place.

    Guardians of the Galaxy 
  • Crutch Character: For some reason, most of the free unlockable Guardians originally could only be upgraded to Rank 3 instead of 5 like all the other students. They receive the same amount of actions as regular students, but only one costume change and fewer coin multipliers. Nebula, Yondu, and Groot do go up to Rank 5, but still only get a single costume change each. The 2.0 update later allowed for Rank 5, but didn't add costumes.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord

Aliens tell me I'm an excellent dancer. I think. Sometimes I don't really know what they're saying.

The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord and the rest of his team crash land at the Academy when the Knowhere space station falls to Earth. Star-Lord himself is responsible for it, since it was his attempt to secure the Infinity Gauntlet that caused the crash. After being unlocked by players, he helps them in fighting the forces of Ronan.

Nebula

Event Premium

Voiced by: Linnea Sage
I hate metal detectors.

An intergalactic assassin who is working with Ronan the Accuser. She arrives at Avengers Academy intending to infiltrate the school on his behalf, but Loki begins convincing her that she'd be better off as a student there.

Gamora

I don't dance. I rock.

A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora and the rest of the team crash land at the Academy when the Knowhere space station falls to Earth. She blames Quill for their situation and is desperate to defeat Ronan before he or his boss succeed in their plans.

  • Amazing Technicolour Population: She's a Green-Skinned Space Babe.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Gamora writes songs on despair, reads nihilistic literature, and even talks to J.A.R.V.I.S. about nothingness. Despite all this, however, she is encouraging towards the Avengers and determined to defeat Thanos and his minions.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Gamora's midsection is exposed in her Rank 1 and 2 outfit.
  • BFS: Carries one with her into battle.
  • Brutal Honesty: Natasha asks just how she's gonna fight the Chitauri. "With my sword," she states. Natasha likes her already.
  • Dark Action Girl: Is portrayed as a relatively sullen goth who has a way with swords.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: The usually moody Gamora is actually amused by Janet's space outfit, and appreciates the latter making a badass new Galactic Assassin outfit for her.
  • Delinquent Hair: Gamora's black hair is dip-dyed pink.
  • Face of the Band: When the Guardians perform at Club Galaxy, Gamora is the lead singer and guitar player.
  • Goth: A dark and broody one. She collects nihilistic literature, and is obsessed with darkness and the void.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Pretty much. Tony is excited about her potentially using his hot tub.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Greenmora"
  • The Rock Star: She shreds on guitar and writes existential music.

Yondu Udonta

Event Premium

Point me in the direction of the nearest trinket shop.

A member of the Ravagers, Yondu crash lands at the Academy when the Knowhere space station falls to Earth. A treasure hunter by nature, he cares more about stealing the Chitauri goods than defeating Ronan.

Drax the Destroyer

Voiced by: David Sobolov
Was that a metaphor?

A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax and the rest of the team crash land at the Academy when the Knowhere space station falls to Earth.

  • Dumb and Drummer: The drummer for the Guardians, and being Literal-Minded means he's not portrayed as the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Drax's attempts to use the virtual Stark Tower supercomputer end up with him pounding away in frustration, and falling off the Tower by accident.
  • Literal-Minded: Just like the movie version, he doesn't get any kind of figures of speech.
  • Medium Awareness: Some of his quotes include "I like this phone. I am going to keep it", "Spare me your foul gaze!" and "Why on earth do you keep tapping me?"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He needs soup bowls from a ramen cart to be recruited.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Unlike his movie and comics versions, averted: he wears a T-shirt to start out with. Inevitably played straight after upgrading him. During the Vol. 2 event, he can get a set of Galactic Armor that still lacks a shirt.

Rocket Raccoon

Oh, I got a missile with your name on it!

A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket and the rest of the team crash land at the Academy when the Knowhere space station falls to Earth.

  • BFG: He carries a huge rifle that grows even larger when ranked up.
  • Compensating for Something: He thinks Rhodey is doing this by calling himself "War Machine". Rhodey counters that Rocket is the one carrying a gun that's bigger than he is.
  • Funny Animal: But he'll shoot you if you say so to his face.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Works with Tony Stark to fix the Milano, and build a bomb to blow up the Cosmic Conservatory and kill Thanos. Also has a Rocket's Hot Rod location where he can be sent to repair a vehicle, and one of his rank-up items is a wrench.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Roucous Rodent", though as seen below, Rocket doesn't take to it kindly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While on decent terms with the other Guardians, Rocket is generally antagonistic to the rest of the Academy students. And to Star-Lord, though Peter admits he earned that by acting stupid, and they reconcile at the end of the event.
  • Jet Pack: He has one and make regular use of it in his actions.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He uses a model unique from everyone else, since not only is he a Funny Animal but he's also half the size of the rest of the student body. It's hard to notice, however...except when a bug allows him to fight people in the Arena of War and this happens.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Rocket delivers a nasty one to Loki, completely unprovoked. It actually serves as a Kick the Dog moment for him (as Loki's unpleasant but didn't deserve the dressing-down Rocket gave him) and causes Academy staff to step in and try and get him to tone his Jerkass-ness down.
    Loki: Hello, Raucous Rodent.
    Rocket: You're a jackass.
    Loki: Excuse me?!
    Rocket: You heard me, you little mystical midget. You think I don't know what you're doing? Acting like you're too good to remember people's names. Slithering around like some smartass, whispery man-witch. You're pathetic.
    Loki: I'm a god, you filthy beast.
    Rocket: Yeah, and I'm just some filthy animal. And you're just some filthy Asgardian. I heard of you. Jealous of your brother. Mad at your dad. Some of us don't have family to be mad at. Or to be ashamed of us...
    Loki: I'll kill you!
    Rocket: Nah, you're all talk. I heard your brother's the one that gets things done...
  • Revisiting the Roots: One of Rocket's storyline quests has him revisiting Halfworld, the place where he was engineered, with Star-Lord. Upon their return to Earth, Rocket congratulates himself on being relatively normal, compared to the other creatures inhabiting the asylum planet.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He flat-out says this in one of his voice clips, and it's Punctuated! For! Emphasis! to boot. He also has an action called "Hate on These Idiots".
  • The Swear Jar: Swear Jars are actually some of his unlock/upgrade items.

Groot

I am Groot!

A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot and the rest of the team crash land at the Academy when the Knowhere space station falls to Earth.

  • AM/FM Characterization: In this game, he's established to like reggae music.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He has his own "Groot's Grove" location where he can 'Be One With Nature', a 'Protect the Environment' action, and is the only Guardian who can't participate in fighting minigames. But on the other hand, 'Be One With Nature' involves being attacked by birds he tries to befriend, and as of Vol. 2 he joins in combat with the rest of the Guardians.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his size and abilities, he is the most good-natured of all the Guardians.
  • Green Thumb: Can release illuminated spores from his body, and his final rank outfit sees flowers growing from his bark.
  • Hidden Depths: Although Groot has a chilled, cheery demeanour, his depths of knowledge impress even the omnipotent Odin.
  • Plant Aliens: Is a walking tree-like creature from Planet X.
  • Pokémon Speak: "I am Groot." However, Tony has built him a translator, so that others besides Rocket and Wasp can understand him as well.

    Civil War 
Returning Premium character: Baron Zemo
Early Access prize: Winter Soldier

T'Challa/Black Panther

I do not like fighting, but I do not lose fights.

A Wakandan royal who was captured by HYDRA. He is later freed and joins the Academy during the Civil War event.

  • The Ace: As Tony begrudgingly notes, T'Challa is a rich, handsome royal with exceptional strength, agility and intelligence. He bests Tony in a variety of matchups, including acrobatics, inventing and fighting.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Panther-themed superhero with cat ears on his costume and sharp claws.
  • Berserk Button: While an overall nice and modest guy, insulting the legacy of the Black Panther is a quick and surefire way to gain his ire, as Loki learned after referring to him as "Dark Leopard."
  • Combat Parkour: An Olympic-level athlete who uses a lot of leaps and flips in his attacks.
  • Genius Bruiser: 'The smartest cat in the room.'
  • In-Series Nickname: "Dark Leopard", though T'Challa shuts that one down quickly.
    T'Challa: [angry] Do not disrespect the name of the Black Panther!
    Loki: [startled] Understood...
  • Loophole Abuse: When Crossbones asks for payment, T'Challa replies that Wakanda doesn't hire mercenaries... but that they also don't steal from enemies, meaning once HYDRA is defeated their bases would be his for the taking.
  • Modest Royalty: Wears only minimal jewelry and no crown, primarily what is sensibly suited to his athletic lifestyle.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: Chose not to escape from HYDRA captivity, in order to experience the suffering of Wakandan prisoners and better empathize with them.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has yellow/gold eyes. It's unclear if this has anything to do with being the current Black Panther, as the legacy and powers of the Black Panther are somewhat mystical in origin.
  • Think Nothing of It: Chooses to somewhat downplay his stature and accomplishments, although he doesn't shy away from stating them in a matter-of-fact way. Whether this is intentional is unclear.
  • Warrior Prince: T'Challa is both the heir to the Wakandan throne and a skilled, agile fighter.
  • Wolverine Claws: He wears razor-sharp vibranium claws on his fingertips.

Simon Williams/Wonder Man

Event Premium

You call it battling the forces of evil. I call it method acting.

A movie star who was captured by HYDRA. He is later freed and joins the Academy during the Civil War and Ultron Revolution events.

  • Blasé Boast: Is barely able to conceal his conceited, self-absorbed nature.
  • Energy Beings: Simon is composed entirely of ionic energy.
  • Famed In-Story: He's a Hollywood celebrity whose presence at the Academy instantly increases the number of aspiring applicants.
  • Glowing Eyes: He has red eyes glowing with ionic energy.
  • In-Series Nickname: Loki calls him "Blunder Man"...
  • Insult Backfire: ...unaware Simon did a movie with that name.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: Allowed himself to be captured by HYDRA to prepare himself for the role of Steve in a Captain America bio-pic.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: Is constantly posting selfies on social media, including while he's at the Blasting Range.

Sharon Carter/Agent 13

Voiced by: Linnea Sage
You do not wanna mess with me. Just ask Agent 12!

A SHIELD Agent captured by HYDRA. She is later freed and joins the Academy during the Civil War event.

  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a white, flowing longcoat for her starter outfit, which gradually grows shorter as she ranks up.
  • Blue Oni: Oddly enough, she's one for Natasha not only in terms of clothes and hair color, but also in attitude.
  • Bodyguard Crush: "They asked me to keep an eye on Captain America. I like my job."
  • Challenge Seeker: Jumping off a multi-story platform? Taking on all of HYDRA's Big Bads at once? Not a problem for Sharon.
  • Combat Stilettos: Wears open-toed heels in her starter outfit. These are eventually replaced with boots for her final outfit.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: During her "Break and Enter" action, Nick Fury bursts through the door of Avengers Hall as she attempts to laser her way in. She conceals herself by pressing against another side of the building.
  • Spy Catsuit: Her final outfit is her classic white catsuit from the comics.
  • Shoe Phone: She carries a laser disguised as a lipstick.
  • Smoke Out: She does this in her "Avoid Detection" action, plus smoke bombs are one of her upgrade items and her "chem lab" action is called "Test Smoke Bombs".
  • Teen Superspy: One of many SHIELD Agents at Avengers Academy.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Referenced; in one of her voice clips she claims it's unlucky for HYDRA.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Her love of hamburgers is retained from the comics.
  • Woman in White: Similar to her portrayal in comic books, Sharon's outfits are all primarily white. She even references this in two of her voice clips.
    "It's hot today. I'm glad I wore white."
    "If I can avoid getting a stain on this outfit, I can do anything."
  • You Are Number 6: Her codename is Agent 13.

Brock Rumlow/Crossbones

Just be glad you're on my side... for now.

A HYDRA mercenary who appears at the Academy during the Civil War event.

  • The Brute: Brock is portrayed as a goon who enjoys using explosives and brute force. He tosses grenades at the Firing Range, and even tears the head off Ultron bots at Club A for fun.
  • Defeat Means Playable: Depending on your team choice in Civil War, either Tony or Steve will convince Brock to defect by beating him in an arm-wrestling showdown.
  • Dumb Muscle: Described by Natasha as being 'as strong as he is dumb'. However, he shows a decent amount of cunning when leading the Thunderbolts.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: T'Challa plans to invoke this to get him to switch sides; convince him HYDRA will lose and he'll defect.
  • In-Series Nickname: Loki calls Crossbones "Bonehead" and the Thunderbolts the "Thunderbugs".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be an insane, immoral mercenary, but he truly believes that his fellow villains can become heroes.
  • Odd Friendship: With the Wasp, who he develops a mutual appreciation of. She even offers to do his makeup.
  • Psycho for Hire: A merc with no real loyalty to HYDRA. T'Challa ensures his cooperation by letting him loot HYDRA's bases.
  • Skeleton Motif: Besides his tattoos, he also wears a skull mask (or face paint in his first outfit), and a crossbones pattern on his top.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has HYDRA and crossbones tattoos on his arms.

Sif

Event Premium

When's the next battle?!

An Asgardian warrior who joins the Academy during the Civil War and A-Force events.

  • Action Girl
  • Blood Knight: She's rather obsessed with combat and monster-slaying.
  • BFS: Wields one over her shoulder.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Is first referenced by Daisy as a friend after the latter visits Asgard, before appearing in Civil War.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Sif's first two outfits involve tomboyish sports gear. Her final comics-accurate outfit includes a skirt and she wears her hair loose instead of in a ponytail.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Is well renowned in Asgard for slaying dragons and other monsters, and when Fury shows her how many monsters are present on Midgard she immediately joins the Academy.
  • Lady of War: Sif's love of fighting and defeating monsters is portrayed as a key part of her personality.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Besides a love for fighting and sports, she also wears an athletic starter outfit with a sports bra, yoga pants and visor.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Is widely believed to be a replacement for Scarlet Witch (the only Avenger from the Civil War movie not to appear in the game in any form). Though the two have little in common outside of having dark hair and red outfits.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: In her first two outfits. In her final outfit, she wears it loose.

Ophelia Sarkissian/Madame Hydra

Chaos is victory.

The Headmaster of HYDRA Academy, who wishes to rule the world. She leads a HYDRA invasion force against the Academy during the Civil War event, but later joins as a faculty member after being overthrown by Red Skull. She later came back as a premium purchase for Legends Assembled, when her old HYDRA colleagues took another shot at attacking the Avengers.

  • Badass Longcoat: Sports a long, dark-green coat in all her outfits.
  • The Baroness: A Femme Fatale with shades of the Dominatrix archetype, including her leather outfit, use of a whip, and obsession with inflicting pain.
  • Big Bad: One of them, along with the Scientist Supreme. She's constantly trying to take over the world and poach Academy students for her own purposes.
  • Defeat Means Playable: You get the chance to unlock her after defeating her thrice.
  • Enemy Mine: Offers to share HYDRA's secrets with Nick Fury, for the chance to defeat the treacherous Red Skull.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Joins the Academy during the Civil War event, after being defeated by Tony and Steve's army and overthrown as HYDRA's leader by Red Skull.
  • Pet the Dog: After being recruited, she tells Spider-Woman that unlike with some other Hydra students that defected to the Avengers, she genuinely regretted seeing Jessica leave.
  • Poisonous Person: She's a toxins expert who's fond of snakes.
  • Promoted to Playable: During the Civil War event, she becomes one of the characters available for recruitment.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Has issues working with the Winter Soldier due to his Emo personality, and the Red Skull because of his aggression and misogyny.
  • The Minion Master: In order to fight her, you must first defeat her crowd of minions, which grows larger with each respawn.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a whip as her weapon of choice.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in this case.

    British Invasion 

Brian Falsworth/Union Jack

Cheers, mate.

A British espionage agent, who joins Avengers Academy during the British Invasion event to stop the Black Knight.

  • Badass Gay: The game's first canonically gay character, and he is unafraid to tell people about it.
  • Captain Patriotic: Besides his name, his upper costume also bears a huge Union Jack pattern.
  • Composite Character: While most aspects of Avengers Academy's Union Jack (including backstory and sexuality) are derived from the Brian Falsworth version, his voice (which sounds less 'posh' and more working-class) and some descriptors (such as being a 'defender of the common people') seem closer to the Joey Chapman version instead.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: One of his voice lines is "bloody heck!"
  • In-Series Nickname: "Flag Man"
  • Jet Pack: Brian possesses a jetpack, which he can test with the 'Test Jetpacks' action. It's not even a fancy sci-fi jetpack like Falcon's; it's one of the clunky real-life ones like Bond used in Thunderball.
  • Shoe Phone: Brian uses a flying bowler hat with rotating blades at the Range. He also has a shelf full of gadgets, including an umbrella rifle and explosive chewing gum which Natasha consumes.
  • Spot of Tea: Brian has a 'Tea Time' action at the Dorm, where he enjoys drone-flown afternoon tea with his crumpets.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Of aristocratic descent, drinks afternoon tea, and wears a 'prep' outfit with a tweed jacket, tie and leather shoes.
  • Teen Superspy: In the style of James Bond, complete with a rack of gadgets and his own supercar.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Earning him a Lampshade Hanging and the nickname "Flag Man" from Loki:
    Loki: Why do so many Midgardian heroes insist on dressing up as flags?

Brian Braddock/Captain Britain

Event Premium

Voiced by: Daniel Moss
We fight for more than the Academy. We fight for the world!

A member of the British superhero team MI-13, who joins who joins Avengers Academy to stop the Black Knight during the British Invasion event.

  • Captain Patriotic: Captain America's British counterpart, albeit with mystical (rather than scientific) origins. His suit incorporates the British lion emblem. He also has the ability to 'Represent Great Britain', by drawing a Union Jack above the quad with his flight powers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very dry British wit.
  • Flying Brick: Combines Super Strength with a flying ability.
  • Genius Bruiser: Besides his enhanced powers, Brian is also yet another accomplished scientist in the Academy.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Skipper England"
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Wears a posh but unfashionable sweater over collared shirt, as well as a scarf in his second outfit.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Not as much as Union Jack, but it's still a key part of his costume.

Dane Whitman/Black Knight

Voiced by: Ian Russell
I have a tradition to uphold.

Wielder of the Ebony Blade, and the villain of the British Invasion event due to the Blade driving him mad. He is recruitable once Union Jack and Captain Britain defeat him.

  • Ancestral Weapon: Sharon discovers that Dane inherited the Ebony Blade from his uncle.
  • BFS: Is a proficient user of his famous Ebony Blade.
  • Black Knight: Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Dane is overwhelmed by the dark nature of the Ebony Blade, and attacks Union Jack and Captain Britain with magic because of this.
    • Even after being free of the curse's malevolence, Dane spends some time thinking that he is an actual knight. It does go away by the time he ranks up to his second outfit.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Seems to behave as if he were an actual medieval knight. He treats Avengers Academy as his 'kingdom', and believes that it is his duty to protect it. He even has an action called 'Question Your Sanity'.
    • This seems to be an after-effect of the Ebony Blade's curse, because Dane regains his original personality after ranking up to level 3, and unlocking his second outfit in his storyline.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Tony, Janet, Loki, Union Jack and Captain Britain combine forces to defeat him, and free him from the Ebony Blade's influence.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a punk mohawk in his starter outfit.
  • Expy: Very clearly inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Some shout outs includes his 'Divide and Conquer' of a robot at the Robot Dojo, which replicates King Arthur's fight against the Black Knight, and 'Gallop Onward!', where he 'gallops' around the campus while clapping coconut shells together.
  • Face of a Thug: Despite his menacing appearance and villainous entrance, Dane is actually a fairly amicable, if slightly loopy individual.
  • Fauxreigner: Although he is often prominently associated with the British superhero community, he's actually an American who's had a much longer history with the Avengers. Sharon also confirms that he is an American national in the game.
  • Genius Bruiser: His questionable mental state aside, Dane is acknowledged to be a brilliant scientist, just like in comic canon.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Dane starts wearing plate armor in his second outfit, and gains a full set of armor in his final outfit. Slightly subverted in that during his first appearance as a villain, he is wearing the full armor, but players that earn him as a student must subsequently rank him up to unlock the final outfit again.
  • The Quincy Punk: Replete with baggy shorts, tattoos, piercings and dyed hair.

    Spider-Man 

Act 1

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Have no fear, Spidey is here!

A superpowered teenager, initially recruited by Tony Stark as his intern during the Civil War event via premium unlock. He reappears as the first free unlockable character headlining the Spider-Man event.

  • Adorkable: Peter gets visibly nervous and flustered when talking to the heroes he idolizes.
  • Age Lift: Averted. While he has long since graduated in the comics, Peter is still best known as a high school or college student and is portrayed as such in most adaptations.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Is clearly in awe about getting to hang out with the Avengers.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Becomes one of these to Tony when he joins the Academy.
  • Born Unlucky: It's not Spider-Man without that trademark Parker luck.
  • Clear My Name: In the Spider-Man event, Peter has to clear his name after being accused by J. Jonah Jameson of attacking other heroes with webs. It turns out to be a Frame-Up by Norman Osborn and the Sinister Six to distract everyone else from their darker intentions.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Besides his science fair project and home-made web shooters, Peter also refines a tracking 'bug' for Stark Industries.
  • Groin Attack: His 'Sling Some Webs' action has him accidentally catapult himself into the Academy's metal front gate crotch first.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: As usual. His event has him blamed for supervillain attacks, in addition to the usual smear campaign from the Bugle.
  • Homemade Inventions: Made his own gadgets out of soup cans.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: His comics are the Trope Namer, and his interactions with "Spider-Gwen" reveal that it happened in this universe too.
  • In-Series Nickname: Being Spider-Man is supposedly a secret, so Loki riffs on his given name instead and calls him "Preston Porkchop". Anya calls him "Spider-Boy", as a poke at how she's "Spider-Girl".
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: When even Fury and Loki try to warn you about this, you know you have issues.
  • The Klutz: Multiple animations involve him screwing up. Besides the one described under Groin Attack, his Blasting Range action has him web up everything but the target; including blowing webbing into his own face at one point.
  • Motor Mouth: He tends to babble when he's nervous... which is most of the time.
  • Nerd Glasses: Sports a thick pair in his earlier outfits, which are explained as keeping his new-found super-senses in check. He sheds them in his final outfit.
  • Secret Identity: Peter joins the Academy as Tony's genius intern, although he keeps his superpowers under wraps. Most of the other characters catch on that he's hiding something, but it's not clear if they figure out what - at least until the middle of the Spider-Man event, when he finally admits it and Wasp tells him that Everybody Knew Already. By Homecoming, he's given up and spills it to Flash unprompted.
  • Teen Genius: Peter caught Tony's attention after winning his high school science fair by inventing an 'anti-magnetic inverter'.

Peter Porker/Spider-Ham

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Voiced by: Chris McCann
You act like you've never seen a pig with spider powers!

Peter Parker's counterpart from a Funny Animal alternate dimension, Spider-Ham is a spider that got bit by a radioactive pig (no, that's not backwards). He joins the Academy after the Sinister Six's schemes pull him from his homeworld.

Felicia Hardy/Black Cat

Voiced by: Mel Gorsha
I steal jewels, AND hearts.

A master thief who joins the Academy during the Spider-Man event.

Mary Jane Watson/Iron Spider

Voiced by: Quinn Kitmitto
Face it Tiger, you hit the jackpot!

A friend of Peter Parker's, who is trapped by Osborn's Sinister Six during the Spider-Man event. Although not a superhero herself, she's a famous actress and known supporter of heroes (particularly Spider-Man), which led the Academy to recruit her anyway for PR. After joining, Tony provided her with a set of mechanical Spider Limbs to defend herself with (which gradually morphs into the "Iron Spider" suit as she ranks up).

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Mary Jane has almost always been a non-powered bystander, but she now has her own super-gear. Played with, as she had just gotten the armor in the source material as well.
  • Age Lift: As with Peter, averted since most Spider-Man adaptations make her a teen to begin with.
  • Awesome Backpack: Tony provided her with one housing mechanical Spider Limbs.
  • Foot Popping: Does this in her "Share a Moment" action where she makes out with Spider-Man.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Unlike the way the armor has been used in the comics, MJ remains unmasked even when wearing the full suit.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Mandy James"
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She's a fan of Janet's fashion designs, and Jan in turn is a fan of MJ's acting work.
  • Product Placement: In a bit of cross-media synergy, Iron Spider MJ was made available in the game the same week she received the Iron Spider armor in the comics.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: There are several other redheads thus far made available in the game, though Mary Jane is the only one with striking green eyes.
  • Spider Limbs: Her main piece of gear.

Curt Connors/The Lizard

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Who wantsss to take a lizard to prom? Anyone?

A scientist who developed a lizard-based regeneration serum, which Osborn pressured him into using. It began turning him into an inhuman lizard-man as a side effect and he became a member of Osborne's Sinister Six. After being defeated, he regains some of his sanity and joins the Academy.

  • An Arm and a Leg: He is visibly missing most of his right arm in his first outfit. It grows back as he becomes more lizard-like.
  • The Atoner: Tries to gain control over his animal half after attacking the academy, and help others like himself who don't look like your average hero.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After beating him, he can be recruited into the academy.
  • I Am a Monster: One of his quotes is the opposite. "I'm not a monster!"
  • In-Series Nickname: "Crocodile"
  • Lizard Folk: A man who was transformed into a reptilian creature after ingesting a lizard-based serum.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: At Osborn's urging, he tested his experimental lizard serum on himself.
  • Sssssnaketalk: Hisses noticeably when he speaks.

Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus

Honor has no basis in science.

A science prodigy, protege of Norman Osborn and member of the Sinister Six. Originally a member of the Sinister Six, he eventually accepts Spider-Man's invitation to join the Academy in order to stick it to Osborn and demonstrate his superiority over the school's other super-scientists.

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin

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Voiced by: Brandon Winkler
Let's see what's in my bag of tricks!

A science prodigy who developed the Goblin Formula to make himself stronger, but instead developed an evil alter ego. As the Green Goblin he attacks the academy with his other villains, but after his defeat he regains his Norman Osborn identity and joins during the Spider-Man event. In Act 2, it is revealed that OsCorp was experimenting with Klyntar symbiotes, which are soon unleashed upon the Academy.

  • Arch-Enemy: Portrayed as one to Tony Stark. He decides to move Oscorp next to Avengers Academy, with the intent of showing off his latest breakthrough to Tony.
  • The Atoner: As Norman Osborn. His Green Goblin side, however, has no such intentions.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After beating him, he can be recruited into the academy.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The main villain in Act 1 of the Spider-Man event, but he is unlockable upon collecting enough Green Goblin Tokens. He then has to work with the Academy to contain one of his experiments gone rogue.
  • Evil Genius: He appears to be close to Tony's level intellectually, except with a much more villainous personality.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Emerald Gremlin"
  • The Mad Hatter: Several characters in both the Academy and Oscorp have questioned Norman's mental stability. Norman himself remarked that it's the 'Osborn way'.

Act 2

Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman/Spider-Gwen

I try not to think about the whole alt-universe thing.

Gwen Stacy from an alternate universe where she gained spider powers instead of Peter, and became Spider-Woman. She goes by Spider-Gwen at the Academy, which she joins in Act 2 to help defeat the Klyntar Symbiotes.

  • Age Lift: Again, averted. She's a teen to begin with in her own comics.
  • The Artifact: As of Marvel Rising, her codename has been changed to "Ghost Spider" in the comics and other new media, but this game continues to use "Spider-Gwen".
  • Distaff Counterpart: Comes from an alternate universe where the radioactive spider gave Gwen powers instead of Peter.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: In a reversal of the Trope Namer, she carries guilt because her universe's Peter Parker is dead.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Spider-Greg"; the first time that Loki hasn't even bothered to get someone's gender right.
  • In the Hood: She wears a hoodie that gets put on in Rank 3.
  • One Steve Limit: She's known as Spider-Woman on her home universe, but goes by Spider-Gwen to avoid confusion between her and Jessica Drew.

Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099

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Let's party like it's 2099!

The Spider-Man from the future, who travelled back in time to help stop the Symbiotes - as well as keep Tony Stark from inventing a rogue AI that destroyed the world. He later joined other 2099 heroes for Multiverse.

Max Dillon/Electro

I want more power! More! More!

A member of the Sinister Six who wants to take over the Academy now that the others have defected and the Symbiotes are attacking.

Quentin Beck/Mysterio

Prepare yourselves! For the magic of... MYSTEEEEERIOOO!

A member of the Sinister Six who wants to take over the Academy now that the others have defected and the Symbiotes are attacking.

  • In the Hood: In his rank 1 and 2 outfit, he wears a hooded sweatshirt that masks his eyes to achieve his facelessness.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Mr. E. O."
  • Inept Mage: He's not very good at his magic tricks.
  • Large Ham: Everything he says is in a bombastic tone. Even "Where do you keep the window cleaner?"
  • Marathon Boss: He has to be defeated seven times to unlock Electro as a recruitable student.
  • Master of Illusion: His shtick.
  • Saw a Woman in Half: One of his actions has him do this with one of the Academy's Ultron drones.
  • Stage Magician: It's lampshaded how he uses smoke and mirrors among other students who have actual magic.

Eddie Brock/Venom

Voiced by: Brian Stivale
The three things we hate most are spiders, men, and Spider-Men!

An alien Klyntar Symbiote who unleashes others of his kind on the Academy as revenge for being imprisoned and experimented upon by OsCorp. After his defeat, Eddie reasserts some control over the symbiote and joins the Academy.

Miles Morales/Spider-Man (II)

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Voiced by: Brandon Winkler
What would Peter Parker do?

Another Spider-Man from an alternate universe; this one where his universe's Peter had been Spider-Man but was killed in action.

  • Age Lift: Unlike most characters, this Miles is older than the comics version. He's still portrayed as younger than the other students, but not thirteen-years-old young.
  • In-Series Nickname: Gets called "Mikey Marshmallow" by Loki.
  • Mythology Gag: There are repeated references to the word "ultimate", as a nod to his origins in Ultimate Marvel.
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Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl

I'm here to kick butts and eat nuts!

Half-girl, half-squirrel. She was kidnapped by M.O.D.O.K. on her way to the Academy, and joins once she's freed by Wasp.

  • Amazon Brigade: She's a member of an "all-star-all-girl-all-butt-kicking-squad" off-campus. (She names "Patsy and Jen and Jess and Kate and America and Monica" as members.)
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Obviously.
  • Badass Adorable: Everyone thinks she's cute, and she's also great at kicking butts.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Rodent Woman"
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has a large squirrel tail. Averted with her ears, which are clearly an Animal-Eared Headband.
  • The Load: Not herself, but she considers the Great Lakes Avengers to be this cause she ends up doing all the work.
  • Mythology Gag: Some of her Stop Poking Me! quotes reference The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, such as claiming that she's "unbeatable" and mentioning that she has a theme song.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: She brings her squirrels with her to the Academy, including her best friend Tippy Toe.
  • Shipper on Deck: She thinks the Falcon has a crush on Ms. Marvel and requested to be invited to their wedding.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: When asked why she has such a flawless track record with her villains, she explains that most of the time she can talk things over with them and help them realize that there are better, more legal ways to get what they want.

Phil Coulson

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M.O.D.O.K.

I'm a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing... it on the dance floor!

A AIM experiment emotionally abused by the Scientist Supreme in order to become a killing machine bent on destroying the Academy.

  • Adaptational Heroism: M.O.D.O.K. is implied to be so broken by the experiments that he doesn't quite realize what he's doing is wrong - he thinks his psychic hold over Doreen and Phil makes them his friends, and that the Academy wants to banish him back to AIM's basement.
  • Defeat Means Playable: Defeating him seven times allows you to recruit him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Steve eventually convinces him that he'd be better off turning against A.I.M. rather than take more of the Scientist Supreme's abuse.
  • Hot Paint Job: His chair has a paint job like this in its first version, as well as large exhaust pipes coming out the sides.
  • My Brain Is Big: So big that he couldn't lift his own head afterwards.
  • Psychic Powers: Thanks to AIM experiments.
  • Third-Person Person: M.O.D.O.K. often engages in this.

    Hell's Kitchen 

Matt Murdock/Daredevil

I can hear your heart beating. Literally. That's not a pickup line.

A blind law student that Fury hires as his defense when Kingpin puts him on trial. Of course, the reason Fury goes to him for counsel is because Matt is secretly the superhero Daredevil.

  • Crusading Lawyer
  • Dating Catwoman: His relationship with Elektra is this.
  • Disability Superpower: Blinded after an accident with radioactive waste splashing into his eyes, yet his other senses compensate for it.
  • Handicapped Badass: Blind, yet a skilled fighter nonetheless.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Blind-Man"
  • Red Is Heroic
  • Secret Identity: He's one of the few characters who tries to keep one at the Academy. It doesn't work all that well: Fury (being Fury) knew who he was already, Loki and Black Widow figured it out almost immediately as they're both accustomed to secrets and lies, and even Tony saw through it. Matt eventually works up the nerve to abandon the secret during Hell's Kitchen Halloween, as Kingpin had learned his identity and going public negates that advantage.

Jessica Jones

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Voiced by: Michelle Phan
My attitude is fine. It's the rest of the world that's weird.

A superpowered PI that Kingpin had taken prisoner.

  • The Alcoholic: Her "Take Some Shots" action has her drink several cans of beer while taking photos.
  • Brutal Honesty: Seems to have this as a trait, judging from some of her sound bytes.
    Jessica: I'm just telling it like it is.
  • Camera Fiend: As required for being a Private Detective. In fact, Janet knows of Jessica because of her candid shots of celebrities.
    Wasp: You take the best candid celebrity pics. Who's a cheater? Who's a bad tipper? Who jogs on the beach shirtless even when it's way too cold out? Only Jessica Jones knows!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implies that she has one after talking to Loki to share information.
    Jessica: I mean, I have a messed up past, too, but I don't go blabbing it around.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Jessica doesn't have much in the way of training, so she defaults to using her fists (and her brass knuckles). This is deconstructed at first because she is initially concerned that her relative lack of training will be a problem, so she seeks to train under Steve. However, it is reconstructed when Steve concludes that the unpredictability of her brawling will provide more of an advantage for her, so he doesn't want to teach her too much technique.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's rather abrasive and blunt, but she is a good person and genuinely wants to help others.
    Jessica: I like myself more when I'm doing something good.
  • I Call It "Vera": Jessica has a pair of brass knuckles that she calls "Madame Knockout Punchlips."
  • In a Single Bound: One of her powers is being able to jump really high. She demonstrates this in her "Patrol Hell's Kitchen" and "Take Some Shots" animations.
  • The Lad-ette: Shows signs of being one. She enjoys fighting and drinking alcohol.
  • Mythology Gag: Her Level 3 outfit is her Jewel outfit, and she references this alias in one of her Stop Poking Me! sound bytes.
    Jessica: First person to call me Jewel gets their teeth kicked in.
  • Private Detective: Works as a P.I. and runs Alias Investigations.
    Jessica: If they've got dirt on 'em, I'll find it.
  • Super Strength: One of her main superpowers. In the "Daredevil" event, she's categorized as "Advanced Strength", which makes her effective against Strength and Toxic ninjas.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: Her starter outfit is a white tank top and jeans, and she's not very feminine.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Parts of her hair are dyed blue.

Patsy Walker/Hellcat

I can be cheery, and still kick butt!

Elektra Natchios

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Life's more fun on the edge.

A ninja and love interest of Daredevil's.

  • Dark Action Girl: She's one of the best assassins around, and she's... a bit sociopathic.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Daredevil.
    Matt: You're a bad influence.
    Elektra: The baddest.
  • The Hedonist: Elektra usually just does things to amuse herself and isn't very concerned with the consequences.
    Jessica: Elektra does whatever she wants, whenever she wants. It's one of the things I like about her.
  • Ninja
  • Sai Guy: She wields her classic sais as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Sociopathic Hero: She once pushed Matt into heavy traffic. Just for shits and giggles.

Danny Rand/Iron Fist

Yep, I punched a dragon in the heart.

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He's a kung-fu master.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Iron Magic Dragon Punch! Heh, I love yelling stuff like that."
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: He's barefoot in his Level 1 and 3 forms until putting on boots in his Level 5 form.
  • Erudite Stoner: Danny is extremely mellow and laid-back here, frequently talking about being "chill".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Luke. They even each insist that the other should be freed from Kingpin's prison first. Jessica Jones lampshades it.
    Jessica: Sometimes I think you love my boyfriend more than I do.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His shirt's usually opened up to show off the dragon tattoo during level 1 and 3. In Level 5, he puts on a top that covers him up while still having the dragon on it.

Luke Cage

I'd run through a brick wall for you - literally!

Frank Castle/The Punisher

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  • Adaptational Villainy: At the start of the event, he's working for Wilson Fisk as his enforcer while in the normal comics, he'd rather put a bullet in him. Justified at the end of the event, where it's revealed that Fury hired him to stay close to Fisk with a list of even nastier people to target.
  • Chest Insignia: Wears a skull on his shirt.
  • The Dragon: To Kingpin.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Punish-Man"
  • The Mole: Turns out he was working for Fury all for a list of bigger villains than Fisk.

    Halloween 

Misty Knight

Yeah, I'm a hero. Are you hiring?

A New York PI who helped investigate the Hand offscreen during Hell's Kitchen, only to be captured by them and held captive by their master Mephisto until he tried to invade the Academy.

Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider

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My engine's on fire; that's not good.

A street racer who has infernal powers thanks to a Deal with the Devil.

Mark Spector/Moon Knight

I have more aliases than friends.

Satana

There's a place in Hell for me. The throne.

  • Adaptational Modesty: Her leotard in her max-rank outfit has some holes cut out in suggestive places, but it's still an improvement over the comics where the hole over her navel goes all the way up to her neck.
  • Bowdlerize: In the comics, she's a succubus. The game doesn't say she isn't, but it also doesn't give her any dialogue or actions suggesting sex like it does for characters like Iron Man and Enchantress, either.
  • The Starscream: She's pretty open about wanting to usurp Mephisto, even to his face.

Vlad Dracula

Does the sun ever rest here?

The King of Vampires, who allied with Mephisto to help save his dying race. He eventually decides that the Academy is a safer bet.

  • Classical Movie Vampire: He himself confirms that most of the old vampire tropes apply.
  • Clown-Car Grave: Parodied. When he tries to rest in his coffin, he has to shoo out some of the campus robots having a rave.
  • Enemy Mine: Having Blade and Dracula in your school results in this.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Gains red ones in his final costume.
  • Noble Demon: He only aids Mephisto because he needs help to preserve the vampire race.
  • Public Domain Character: He's not unique to Marvel, but he does have a history of showing up in their comics.
  • Vampire Monarch: King of the Vampires.
  • Yawn and Reach: A similar situation is parodied. He has an action where he and one of the girls sit together, and he leans in close until she looks up, at which point he awkwardly backs away. Of course, he's a vampire so he's not going in for a kiss, he's going for her throat.

Eric Brooks/Blade

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Vampire Hunter and half-vampire himself. Blade is a bonus character, earned by buying a complete set of high-priced optional decorations.

Jason Macendale/Jack O'Lantern

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I am the Greatest Pumpkin!

A former assassin and current pumpkin-lover. He's a bonus prize for maxing out Relationship Values during the event.

    Doctor Strange 
  • Four-Element Ensemble: All the event's non-premium unlockable characters can get "Elemental" costumes that aid in combat.

Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange

By the Eye of Agamotto!

The Sorcerer Supreme, brought in to help close the dimensional rifts left over from the Hell's Kitchen and Halloween events.

Nico Minoru

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  • Bi the Way: She asks Karolina out on a date in the Runaways event.
  • Blood Magic: Her magic draws blood from her, which squicks out Loki.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Flight: She uses the Staff of One to fly at level 4
  • Future Badass: After reaching Rank 5, the Ancient One believes that someday, Nico will be the next Sorceror Supreme.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Nicki Montenegro"
  • In the Hood: Her level 5 costume has a hood.
  • It Only Works Once: Her spells only work after using a word once, though she gets around it with synonyms and even the same word in other languages.
  • Magic Staff: She carries the Staff of One which she uses in her activities and in combat.
  • Perky Goth

Karl Mordo

You dabble in necromancy one time...

  • Badass Beard: He grows one in his rank 3 form.
  • Composite Character: He's a blend of the comics and movie versions of the character. He has the general appearance (including ethnicity) of the movie version and fights as one of the good guys, but he's also an arrogant jerk like in the comics and his max-rank costume takes some design cues from there.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: He gets green ones when maxed out.
  • Green Thumb: Mordo's Elemental armor is Earth-based.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Floorboardo"
  • The Necromancer: Communicates with spirits.
  • Never Live It Down: The quote about dabbling in necromancy one time.

Jericho Drumm/Doctor Voodoo

No such thing as a friendly zombie.

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Tells Loki he may not like seeing his own future. He's right, as Loki's future is doomed to never claim the throne of Asgard; instead losing it to his sister. Loki didn't even know he had a sister.
  • Blow You Away: Voodoo's Elemental theme is Air. He gets a bit of Shock and Awe in the package, too.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: His actions include reading bones and using a voodoo doll.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Doctor Shabby-Staff"
  • The Necromancer: Communicates with the spirit of his brother Daniel.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: While Strange is that kind of doctor, Drumm is unlocked with psychology degrees. (And in the comics he's not a doctor at all, instead going by Brother Voodoo.)

The Ancient One

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  • Bald of Awesome: Comes with being the title.
  • Bald Women: Her Level 1 and 3 forms still has stubble on top of her head while her level 5 form is completely hairless.
  • Cool Shades: Her Level 1 and 3 forms have these. She ditches them in her level 5 form.
  • In-Series Nickname: "The Old Crumb"
  • Reality Warper: Her "Remake Reality" action has her doing this, including opening a hole to the Mirror Dimension.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's lived a long time fighting the forces of darkness.
  • The Mentor: She's the mentor to Doctor Strange, Mordo and Kaecilius.

Wong

Always carry a turnip. Don't question it.

    A-Force 
Returning Premium characters: Sif

  • Amazon Brigade: A-Force is an all-girl Avenger squad. Technically, Tony is the only male to even get an alternate costume in the event.
  • Fantasy Character Classes: Tony forges fantasy-based alternate costumes for all the free unlockable characters. Other than the event characters below, Tony is a Blacksmith, Wasp is an Archer, and Spider-Woman is a Rogue.

Jane Foster/Thor (II)

There must always be a Thor!

Another warrior wielding the power of Mjolnir, Odin had left her in charge of defending Asgard while he tended to the Academy until Malekith and the Dark Elves attacked.

  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: The "Show Some Heart" action has her knock someone out by accident just by high fiving them and giving them a shock. She tries CPR to get them awake, then resorts to shocking them with Mjolnir.
  • Distaff Counterpart: For Thor of course.
  • Drop the Hammer: She's able to wield Mjolnir like Thor does. She also does this literally with the "Prove You're Worthy" action where she puts Mjolnir down and one of the other girls tries to pick it up.
  • Genius Bruiser: She's a doctor, and one of her unlock tokens are Medical Degrees.
  • Hero of Another Story: Until she came to the Academy, she was fighting the Frost Giants in Jotunheim.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Thorita"
  • Magical Defibrillator: Justified by actually being magical, but one of her actions has her knock out one of the boys with her electricity, try CPR, and then summon a bolt of lightning to revive him.
  • The Paladin: Her alternate costume is this.
  • Shock and Awe: Like the Odinson, she calls down lightning with Mjolnir.

Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk

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I'm actually pretty mellow.

Bruce Banner's cousin and an attorney in her day job, Jennifer has the same color and strength as the regular Hulk but lacks his control issues.

Singularity

We are friends. We save the day!

A sentient universe that takes the shape of a human female.

  • Age Lift: Averted; in both the comics and the game she takes the form of a young teen and is mentally even younger. Though in her first outfit, her appearance matches her mental age.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: At Wasp's urging, she makes a star pony out of herself.
  • Celestial Body: She's a living galaxy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her first form has these.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: She's incredibly powerful as a living universe, but has the mentality and innocence of a five-year-old.
  • In-Universe Nickname: "Space-Case"
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's "nude" at her max rank as she thinks clothes are silly. It's not really played for Fanservice, though.
  • No Biological Sex: Lampshaded in one of her conversations.
  • Oh, Crap!: She's quite scared when she uses her power to spy on Thanos who catches her, even when they're galaxies apart from one another.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's both literally blue and figuratively this to the other A-Force members, especially America Chavez.
  • Sweater Girl: Her level 1 and 3 costumes are these before being naked at level 5.
  • White Mage: Singularity is a Healer for her fantasy costume.

America Chavez/Miss America

My plan is to punch everything.

Aldrif Odinsdottir/Angela

No more Angels in Hel.

Angela is a long-lost member of the Odinson family, raised by Angels in the Tenth Realm of Heven. In addition to A-Force, she also returns as a premium unlock in Monsters Unleashed.

  • Badass Lesbian: Angela is an extremely tough fighter, and she's only attracted to women.
    Jane: (after Tony asks if she can hook him up with Angela) I don't think you're her type...
    Tony: You mean...
    Jane: Yeah, I can't imagine her going for a Midgardian.
    Tony: Gotcha.
    Jane: Or a man.
  • Blood Knight: She loves to fight and hunt.
  • Debt Detester: It's part of Angel culture.
  • Facial Markings: Has red lines around her eyes and down her cheeks.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Hunter of Monsters: She thinks of nothing but hunting and killing various beasts. Her fantasy-themed costume is even "Huntress", where she wears pelts and antlers from her various kills.
  • I Call It "Vera": She talks weapons with Sif, calling her sword Xiphos the Sword of the Stars.
  • In-Series Nickname: Inverted; Angela turns Loki's habit of Malicious Misnaming back on him (or her, in this case) and calls him "Karaoke".
  • Long-Lost Relative: Odin's daughter and Thor and Loki's sister.
  • Our Angels Are Different: She was raised by Angels, who here have little resemblance to the Biblical version ("Heven" is a forgotten Tenth Norse Realm, for one thing).
  • Monochromatic Eyes: They're pure white.
  • Red Oni: She's definitely a wild red to Loki's blue.

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (II)

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I'm sorry - sorry I'm awesome!

Another Cosmic Conservatory escapee alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel gained powers from an exploding alien device.

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Kate Bishop/Hawkeye (II)

I'm nobody's sidekick.

Clint's partner-in-crimefighting and a skilled archer in her own right.

Lucky/"Pizza Dog"

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A one-eyed dog adopted by the Hawkeyes.

Viv Vision

I am not normal. This is fine.

A second synthezoid, designed to act as the original Vision's daughter.

  • Lighter and Softer: The father/daughter situation is much better than in the comics, where Vision's attempt to build a family ends in disaster. In the game, he only has Viv and it appears to be a healthy relationship.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Pink and lime green, in contrast to Vision's dark red and green.
  • Robo Family: Vision's "daughter".
  • Robot Girl

Jocasta

I don't need clothes... but they're soo cute!

A robot built by Ultron to have the Wasp's personality. The Avengers soon adjust her programming and get rid of Ultron's influence.

Ultron

You just didn't understand.

A robot built by both Tony Stark and Hank Pym, and programmed with Tony's brain patterns. He starts out trying to incite a robot uprising, but the Avengers manage to adjust his programming and he's allowed to be a student.

  • In-Series Nickname: "Oldthong"
  • Robot Me: Of Tony, with as many daddy issues and less (though thankfully not none) of his better nature.

    Young Avengers 

Teddy Altman/Hulkling

I'm kind of the prince of space.

An alien shapeshifter raised on Earth who modeled himself on the Hulk, Hulkling fought Kang the Conqueror with the Young Avengers until their capture.

Cassie Lang/Stature/Stinger

Event Premium

Scott Lang's daughter from another timeline, who has his size-changing powers.

  • In-Series Nickname: Loki considers both "Spatula" and "Stinker", based on her former and current codenames, respectively.
  • Kid from the Future
  • Power Incontinence: She doesn't have a fine grasp on her powers yet, growing when she gets mad or upset and shrinking when sad or embarrassed.
  • Size Shifter: She has her dad's abilities, for both shrinking and growth.

Billy Kaplan/Wiccan

Another member of the Young Avengers; Billy is a practitioner of chaos magic and general fantasy geek, especially when it comes to anything Asgardian.

    Monsters Unleashed 
Returning Premium characters: Angela

  • Hunter of Monsters: A running theme; after all, such characters are helpful when monsters are attacking. Elsa Bloodstone, Hercules, and Angela are all hunters that are unlockable during the event; Sif and Blade also show up in cutscenes; and Wasp, Loki, and Black Widow all get hunter-themed costumes. However, Wasp and Loki are parodies: Loki is a Egomaniac Hunter stereotype and therefore ineffectual when it comes to actual hunting, while Wasp "hunts monsters" in the manner of Pokémon and tries to get selfies with them (specifically Pokémon GO, as she stumbles around with her eyes glued to her phone).

Lunella Lafeyette/Moon Girl

My brain is the only superpower I need.

At nine years old, Lunella is already officially the smartest person in the world. She comes to the Academy to get help freeing her friend Devil Dinosaur from Fin Fang Foom's control.

  • Cheap Costume: Her hero outfit is a lot less polished than everyone else's.
  • Child Prodigy: The smartest person on Earth, able to rival Tony Stark's intelligence (He's officially number three. Hank Pym is number four).
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Her actual superpower. She usually swaps with Devil Dinosaur.
  • Rollerblade Good: She wears roller skates.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Justified; the name "Moon Girl" was based directly on "Lunella" and she doesn't actually have any moon powers.

Amadeus Cho/The Hulk (II)

Event Premium

Amadeus Cho is a student and friend to Bruce Banner who built a device that lets him harness gamma radiation to hulk out at will.

Elsa Bloodstone

You want a two-finger salute?!

Elsa Bloodstone is a professional monster hunter brought in to help against Fin Fang Foom's beasts.

  • Badass Longcoat: Has one as part of her max-rank costume.
  • Shout-Out: The tone of voice is very different, but it's probably not a coincidence that a woman named Elsa has a voice clip saying "Let it go."
  • Spot of Tea: As a Brit, she loves her tea.

Orrgo

Orrgo the Unconquerable wants a nap!

A Mentelleronite who originally desired to conquer on behalf of Fin Fang Foom, but after being defeated he decided to cut his losses and sign on with SHIELD instead.

Hercules

I was just about to flex!

An Olympian demigod who has built a reputation on fighting monsters. He has a friendly rivalry with his Asgardian counterpart Thor and is best buds with Amadeus Cho.

  • Fratbro: Herc has a lot of these traits to begin with, so of course he becomes one at college-age.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He basically acts like a stereotypical fratbro, and one of his unlock items is Chest Hair.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Thor.

Devil Dinosaur

Event Prize

[growling noises]

A bright red T. rex brought to the present day by a Kree device, where he befriended Lunella. Fin Fang Foom mind-controlled him to attack the Academy, but he's able to join once Foom is defeated.

    Legends Assemble 
Returning Premium characters: Madame Hydra, M.O.D.O.K., Peggy Carter

  • Promoted to Playable: The main feature of the event is to take prominent NPCs and make them playable.

Odin Borson

This is your time.

See the Academy Staff folder on Game Avengers Academy.

Hank Pym/Ant-Man (I)/Giant-Man

Event Premium

See the Academy Staff folder on Game Avengers Academy.

Frigga

If I can handle Thor and Loki, I can handle anyone.

Matriarch of the Asgardian royal family, finally joining her husband and children at the Academy.

JARVIS

We're fortunate I ignored your instructions.

A prototype Life Model Decoy based on the Stark family's former butler, who emerged from the timefog and integrated himself with Tony's AI assistant.

The Leader

I am aware of the size of my cranium, thank you.

A gamma mutant with enhanced intelligence, the Leader had previously tried to attack the Academy and has now allied himself with AIM. After getting his butt kicked again, he decides to take up Odin's offer and turn over a new leaf at the Academy.

Nick Fury

Event Prize

I still believe in heroes!

See the Academy Staff folder on Game Avengers Academy.

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
Returning free characters: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon
Returning Premium characters: Yondu, Nebula, Groot (Mystery Crate), Captain Marvel (Mystery Crate)

  • The Bus Came Back: Before the event proper started, "Week Zero" brought back most of the characters and content from the "Vol. 1" event.

Sam Alexander/Nova

Event Premium

It's like being a human rocket!

One of the Guardians' friends from the Cosmic Conservatory, Nova has come to Earth to help reinforce the Academy now that the universe knows Nick Fury has an Infinity Gauntlet.

Mantis

This one needs to party!

A new member of the Guardians, Mantis is a martial artist with empathic abilities.

Taneleer Tivan/The Collector

Would you like to see your future display case?

Former headmaster of the Cosmic Conservatory, the Collector allied with Ayesha in an attempt to get Nick Fury's Infinity Gauntlet, but instead joined the Academy after being defeated.

  • Agent Peacock: He's flamboyant, but no slouch in combat.
  • Hipster: When Iron Man snarks that not everyone could pull off his odd style, he responds that if anyone could, then he wouldn't.

Adam Warlock

I looked into the abyss. The abyss got sicker.

Ayesha's brother and an intergalactic rock god.

Cosmo the Spacedog

I am mind-readink dog, not idiot.

A dog launched into space in Soviet cosmonaut experiments, where he gained psychic powers. He originally arrived at the Academy during the first Guardians event, but is now promoted to being a member of the student body.

Lil' Groot

Event Prize

I am Groot!

Groot's younger self, who had emerged from the timefog.

Beta Ray Bill

Event Prize

An alien Korbinite who had proven himself worthy of the powers of Thor, and now carries his own enchanted hammer called Stormbreaker. Bill can be unlocked by earning or buying a complete set of Galactic armors for the main Guardians team.

    Multiverse 
Returning Premium characters: Peggy Carter, Devil Dinosaur (Mystery Crate), Spider-Man 2099
Early Access prize: Winter Soldier

  • Alternate Self: The event theme, with all the characters and costumes being alternate versions (or successors, in the case of the 2099 characters).

Roberta Mendez/Captain America 2099

Time to change the future.

Bucky Barnes

Event Premium

Let's hear it for Captain America!

Bucky's WWII self, from before when HYDRA got him and twisted him into the Winter Soldier.

  • Adorkable: He's as optimistic as the Winter Soldier is emo.
  • Polka Dork: He can go to the club and play an accordion.

Thor Noir

You're a real wise guy, aren'tcha?

Longbow (Queen's Vengeance Hawkeye)

Is this magic? It feels like magic.

Kenshiro "Zero" Cochrane/Ghost Rider 2099

Son of a glitch.

Keeper Murdock (Age of Apocalypse Daredevil)

Event Prize

Fear nothing.

    Spider-Man: Homecoming 
Returning free characters: Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Green Goblin, Mary Jane
Returning Premium characters: Spider-Man 2099, Black Cat (Mystery Crate), Lizard (Mystery Crate)
Returning prize characters: Spider-Ham, Mysterio, Miles Morales, Electro

  • The Bus Came Back: As with Guardians Vol. 2, most of the characters from the original Spider-Man event return in this one.

Eugene "Flash" Thompson/Agent Venom

Event Premium

Need me to shove someone in a locker?

A SHIELD agent and classmate of Peter's at Midtown. He's notably the only person that's bonded with a symbiote and is able to control it.

Anya Corazón/Spider-Girl

No lazy banter!

Gymnast, hacker, and another one of Midtown's many spider-heroes. She had originally been a Hunter for a cult called the Spider Society, but has since cut ties with them and somehow gained "normal" spider-powers.

  • Instant Armor: Referenced. She doesn't have this ability any more, but a display case with her carapace from her time as a Hunter is a campus decoration.
  • Mythology Gag: Her backstory references her old "Araña" identity, and her rank 1 costume largely based on that outfit as well.
  • One Steve Limit: She comments how odd it is that Peter's "Spider-Man" and she's "Spider-Girl" when they're about the same age, but notes that "Spider-Woman" was taken already.

Silver Sablinova/Silver Sable

I don't do gratitude.

A mercenary from the nation of Symkaria, Silver Sable had infiltrated Vulture's gang to try and track down some of his buyers.

  • Cannot Tell a Joke: "It's funnier in Symkarian."
  • The Comically Serious: She's one of the all-business characters that clashes with the Academy's absurdity.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Fuschia Ferret"
  • Jet Pack: She wears a rather large one when fully ranked up.
  • Knife Nut: She throws knives in combat, plays around with them when waiting to be recruited, and one of her actions has her practice knife throwing.
  • Legacy Character: Her father was the first Silver Sable.
  • The Mole: She worked for the Vulture to get at other criminals from the inside.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Cosmo, Black Widow, and Fury all give her these speeches for working with the Vulture and her I Work Alone attitude.

J. Jonah Jameson

I don't need proof!

Editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle, who is fervently against superheroes, especially Spider-Man. During the original Spider-Man event, Nick Fury invited him to set up a campus office in Avengers Academy to teach the students about journalism, in a thinly-veiled attempt on the part of both sides to uncover each others' secrets. He becomes actively recruitable during Homecoming.

Cindy Moon/Silk

Event Prize

Is that still a thing?

Another spider-heroine, who was hidden away in a bunker for ten years after getting her powers. She's now trying to track down her parents, who have disappeared since then.

    Armor Wars 
Returning Premium characters: Ultron, Pepper Potts
Returning Mystery Crate characters: MODOK, Thor (Jane Foster), America Chavez, Kate Bishop, Jocasta
Early Access prize: Crimson Dynamo

Kang/Iron Lad

See, this is why I hate time-travel.

The younger, not-yet-evil version of Kang the Conqueror. He came back in time and formed the Young Avengers in order to stop his future self from destroying the regular Avengers and conquering the present day.

  • Costume Copycat: Despite looking like an Iron Man knockoff, his "neurokinetic" armor actually has no connection to Stark tech.
  • Future Me Scares Me: He doesn't like that he grows up to be evil, and is trying to stop himself. One of the very first actions he gets is to open a time portal and start brawling with Kang the Conqueror.
  • Terminator Twosome: He manages to be one with himself.

Riri Williams/Ironheart

Event Premium

Do you have an off switch?

An engineering genius who reverse-engineered her own Iron Man armor in her dorm room at MIT. Tony's so impressed that he manages to overcome his ego and acknowledge her as more awesome than he is.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash

Good to be back.

Vanko wants revenge on Stark since a hijacked Iron Man armor attacked his village. With Cross' help, he uses armor equipped with energy whips.

  • Companion Cube: His bird. He apparently swore revenge on Stark because his first bird was killed when his village was attacked, and he insists on getting a replacement (that acts as his campus pet decoration) before he'll join.
  • Whip It Good
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair in his mid-stage, comics-based outfit. Mantis declares them "green hair bros" along with She-Hulk (presumably Madame Hydra and Viv would be part of the same club).

Darren Cross/Yellowjacket

It's just business.

Head of Cross Technologies, who has assembled other villains and outfitted them with Iron Man-derived Powered Armor in an attempt to take down his business rival Tony Stark.

    The Defenders 
Returning free characters: Iron Fist, Daredevil, Misty Knight, Jessica Jones, Hellcat, Elektra
Returning Premium characters: Luke Cage, She-Hulk, Nick Fury (Mystery Crate)
Returning prize characters: Punisher

  • The Bus Came Back: As with Guardians and Spider-Man, this brings back everyone from the Hell's Kitchen event. In this case, it also includes Misty Knight and She-Hulk, who had debuted in Halloween and A-Force respectively instead.

Foggy Nelson

Your rules suck. I want that on record.

Matt's best friend and law partner, who somehow got caught up in Academy business.

  • Big Fun: He's Matt's Fat Best Friend and enjoys partying.
  • Costume Copycat: His max-rank outfit is a knockoff version of the old red-and-yellow Daredevil costume. Even better, Daredevil himself can get the same alternate costume.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Fatty Neilson"
  • Literal Metaphor: When fighting, he can throw the book at enemies. With an actual book.
  • Non-Action Guy: He does participate in combat, but one of his two combat actions is to sic Daredevil on the enemy instead of fighting himself.
  • Odd Friendship: Loki of all people takes a shine to the guy. Not enough to get his name right, mind you.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Foggy wears a nice suit as his mid-rank costume. He is a lawyer, after all.

Claire Temple

Event Premium

We can all be heroes in our own way.

A nurse who is friends with the Defenders and wants to make sure that the Academy is equipped for any medical issues that might come up.

  • Friend to All Living Things: Not only does she want to keep the students safe, one of her animations involves helping animals that come her way in the park.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Cher Pencil"
  • The Medic: She wears medical gear instead of any hero costume, and purchasing her lets players get larger health packs from missions. (She was intended to speed up healing timers instead, but that feature was bugged.)
  • Non-Action Guy: Downplayed. She will participate in combat, but she's a nurse first and foremost; her two combat attacks are kicking enemies in the shins and injecting them with a knockout drug. Also downplayed in that she teaches self-defense on the side.

Stick

Smart don't come outta books, kid.

Matt and Elektra's mentor who trained them in his war against the Hand. He's also kind of a jerk. He and Fury have worked together on occasion, and Stick joins the Academy so both can share intel to bring down Madame Gao.

Colleen Wing

My sword does all the talking.

Colleen is a young samurai, as well as Misty Knight's best friend and Danny's girlfriend.

    The Inhumans 
Returning Mystery Crate characters: Moon Girl, MODOK, Lizard, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Angela, Captain Marvel

Medusa

I am queen and I will remain queen!

Queen of the Inhumans, Medusa turns to Avengers Academy for help when Maximus mind-controls her husband Black Bolt and the rest of the Inhuman royal court. She's also a member of A-Force.

Lockjaw

Event Premium

[barking noises]

The royal family's pet, Lockjaw is a gigantic bulldog with teleportation powers.

Gorgon

I've battled gods and won.

One of Black Bolt's cousins and his bodyguard. Terrigenesis gave him powerful bull-like legs.

Triton

Event Premium

It's better down where it's wetter.

Another of Black Bolt's cousins, Triton's transformation turned him into a fish-man.

  • Fish People: In the comics, this is noted as an unusually extreme transformation for an Inhuman.
  • Surfer Dude: He talks like one. He even uses Iron Fist's "chill", and the similarity between the two is immediately lampshaded.

Karnak

You see an opening, take it.

Black Bolt's third cousin and Triton's brother. Karnak has the ability to discern flaws in anything, and acts as Black Bolt's tactician.

Crystal

Event Prize

If it's of earth, it's mine to command.

Crystal is Medusa's sister and has control over the four classical elements. Medusa asks her to be Attilan's ambassador.

Auran

I heard that.

Auran is a skilled Inhuman investigator and ally of the royal family.

Black Bolt

Event Prize

...

The Inhuman King, Black Bolt has an incredibly destructive voice and has therefore trained himself to never utter a sound.

  • Blessed with Suck: He has to exercise extreme self-control, lest he hurt or kill someone by even a wayward groan.
  • The Good King: He genuinely cares for his people.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His power. Of course, with him, "Make Me Wanna Whisper" also has the potential to be lethal.
  • The Voiceless: Self-inflicted for a very good reason.

    Halloween 
Returning free characters: Orrgo, Moon Knight, Dracula, Satana
Returning Premium characters: She-Hulk, Blade (Mystery Crate), Jack O'Lantern (Mystery Crate), Ghost Rider
Returning prize characters: Crossbones, Baron Zemo, Madame Hydra, Punisher

  • The Bus Came Back: Another "sequel" event, where all the characters from the original return (except with Orrgo in place of Misty Knight).
  • Coordinated Clothes: All the members of the Howling Commandos (meaning all the new characters plus Orrgo) rank up into matching SHIELD uniforms.

"Dum-Dum" Dugan

I'm always down to fight.

An old war buddy of the Academy's WWII vets, now in charge of SHIELD's Howling Commando unit composed of weird creatures. After arriving at the Academy, Black Widow informs him that he's a "weird creature" himself, being an LMD robot duplicate of the real Dugan, who was killed decades ago.

Hit-Monkey

Event Premium

[monkey noises]

This Howling Commando is one of the world's deadliest assassins. He's also a monkey.

Jasper Sitwell

Don't forget to double-tap.

Before he was killed, Jasper was a friendly and effective SHIELD agent. Now... well, he's still those things; he's just also undead.

Nina Price/Vampire by Night

Do I smell O-negative?

Nina is, in her own words, "part-vampire, part-werewolf, and all-awesome."

Jack Russell/Werewolf by Night

Been to Hell. Didn't agree with me.

Nina's uncle, who like her, inherited the family werewolf curse.

Man-Thing

Event Prize

[squishy swamp noises]

    Thor: Ragnarok 
Returning free characters: Odin, Frigga, Angela, Sif
Returning prize characters: Thor (Jane Foster)
Returning Mystery Crate characters: Amadeus Cho, Nico Minoru, Captain Marvel, Black Knight, Groot, Wiccan, Hercules, Thor Noir, Adam Warlock, Collector
Early Access prize: Thor

  • The Bus Came Back: While not a direct sequel to any prior event, enough Asgardian characters had been added in previous events to have them all return as free unlocks in this one.

En Dwi Gast/The Grandmaster

Interesting strategy.

A fellow Elder of the Universe alongside the Collector. Where the Collector is obsessed with acquiring things, the Grandmaster loves games and to that end runs runs a coliseum for gladiator battles.

Brunnhilde/Valkyrie

Event Premium

I am the chooser of the slain.

The last Valkyrie, who came to the Academy targeting Hela. She begins forming a new group of Valkyries from the student body.

Ares

Event Prize

A Greek god who acts as the Academy's combat instructor. Although he first appeared early on in the game as an NPC, this war of the gods is finally enough to get him active on campus.

  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He constantly berates everyone who is sent to him, and vows to whip them into shape. Steve, who likely actually went through something similar during the war, is the only one who seems to enjoy it.
  • Promoted to Playable

Korg

I enjoy this... "football"!

A rock-man that was one of the Grandmaster's gladiators, now blackmailed into serving Hela. Once freed, he becomes incredibly interested in the Earth sport of football.

Meik

Give us :klik: something to fight for.

Another of the Grandmaster's gladiators (though he claims he was only in it for the endorsements).

Heimdall

My watch never ends.

Sif's (adopted) brother and guardian of the Bifrost Bridge.

  • Race Lift: Another case of following the MCU changes, he's black instead of the comics' white. He's still Sif's brother, though, and they handwave it by saying she's adopted.
  • Super Senses: He can see and hear everything.

    Pet Avengers 
Returning free characters: Stinger, Cosmo, Yellowjacket, Black Panther
Returning prize characters: Hawkeye, Lucky, Lockjaw, Winter Soldier, Lil' Groot, Devil Dinosaur
Returning Mystery Crate characters: Iron Fist, Spider-Girl, Hank Pym, Captain Britain, Spider-Ham, Black Cat, J.A.R.V.I.S., The Lizard, Mantis, Rocket Raccoon, Squirrel Girl

  • Adapted Out: Notably, two of the animals (Hairball and Zabu) show up with their owners (Speedball and Ka-Zar) nowhere to be seen. The event also drops a couple members of the comic book team: Lockheed is in licensing exile with the rest of the X-Men, but Ms. Lion (who is tied to Spider-Man through his Aunt May) doesn't show up either.
  • Animal Superhero: The theme of the event, though it also extends to Animal-Themed Superbeing characters and, in Hawkeye's case, superhero pet owners. Not every returning character fits, though...
  • Baleful Polymorph: The P2P costume prizes involve Loki turning other heroes into animals, including himself and Black Widow as cats (him white, her black), Iron Man as a labrador, Black Panther as a, well, panther, and Captain America as a T. rex (as a joke on him being a Fish out of Temporal Water).
  • The Bus Came Back: Like Ragnarok, it brings back an assortment of characters that fit the theme to unlock for free.

Niels/Hairball

[meowing noises]

Once an ordinary housecat, Hairball gained kinetic powers in a lab accident.

Howard the Duck

Event Premium

Hey! I'm walking here!

A private detective from a Funny Animal dimension, Man-Thing teleported him here to help prepare for Thanos.

Bonita Juarez/Firebird

This bird... must be free.

Firebird is a pyrokinetic superheroine and the Pet Avengers' mentor, and came with them when they joined the main Academy.

Redwing

[screeching noises]

Redwing is the Falcon's sidekick, and the two have a telepathic connection.

Zabu

[growling noises]

Simon Walterson/Puddlegulp/Throg

Event Prize

I am neither god, man, nor frog.

Once a human football player, Simon was turned into a frog when he crossed a witch. He later acquired a shard of Mjolnir, through which he gained the power of Thor.

Year Three

    Return of A-Force 
Returning free characters: Angela, Singularity, America Chavez
Returning Premium characters: Pepper Potts, Red Hulk, Crimson Dynamo
Returning prize characters: Captain Marvel

  • Heel–Face Turn: The majority of new characters are former evil minions who went AWOL after fighting the Avengers and have been hiding out in the Academy's bushes, forming their own little community. Newscaster Supreme pressured them to get back in action, with the Avengers this time.
  • Mooks: While A-Force are the featured characters, the new recruits were these for the various evil factions.
  • Promoted to Playable: The minion characters and Newscaster Supreme have all been part of the story for a while; this is the first time they're recruitable.

Barry/A.I.M. Scientist

Roll for initiative.

Betty Ross/Red She-Hulk

Event Premium

Boys always think they're the strongest.

The Hulk's ex-girlfriend and Red Hulk's daughter; now a gamma mutate herself.

  • Amicable Exes: With Hulk. The Hulk, of all people, isn't even mad that she doesn't want to get back with him.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: She's stuck in Hulk form and doesn't know why.

George/Iron Legion Robot

Response not found.

Rekh/Chitauri Soldier

[alien grunts]

"Newscaster Supreme"

Event Prize

You just keep getting weirder and weirder.

See the Other NPCs folder on Game Avengers Academy.

    Black Panther 
Returning characters: Black Panther, Thor, Valkyrie

Okoye

This won't be a fair fight.

The head of T'Challa's royal guard, the Dora Milaje.

Shuri

Your technology is ancient.

T'Challa's little sister and Wakanda's resident superscientist.

    World War Hulk 
Returning characters: Hulk, Red Hulk, Vision

Skaar

Hit first, talk later.

The half-Sakaaran son of an alternate-universe Hulk.

Rick Jones/Nova (II)/Captain Marvel (III)

What could go wrong?

A version of the Hulk's friend that hails from another universe (specifically, Miles Morales'). He was given energy powers by his universe's Watchers.

    Jessica Jones 
Returning characters: Hellcat, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage

Parker Robbins/The Hood

A low-level thug that found a mystic cloak, Parker teams with the Academy to get back at the Purple Man for taking control of New York's criminal underground.

    Avengers: Infinity War 
Returning characters: Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Nebula, Punisher, Captain Marvel

Teen Groot

  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Where Wasp is a social media junkie, Groot just wants to play his games and block out everything else.

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

Killmonger

Thane

    Cloak & Dagger 
Returning characters: Daredevil, Moon Knight, Blade, Firebird

Tandy Bowen/Dagger

Tyrone Johnson/Cloak

    Luke Cage 
Returning characters: Luke Cage, Misty Knight

Tilda Johnson/Nightshade

A Halem-based roboticist. Despite being on the wrong side of the law a few times, she jumps at the chance to help the Academy take back her LMDs from the Kingpin.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp 
Returning characters: Ant-Man, Stinger, Amadeus Cho, Yellowjacket, Hank Pym

Hope van Dyne/The Wasp (II)

The Wasp of an alternate universe, who came to the Academy through a portal Ghost opened with Pym's quantum tech.

  • Alternate Self: She soon gets one in Nadia Pym, as both are daughters of their universes' Hank Pym who took up the mantle of the Wasp.

Bill Foster/Goliath

Ghost

    Cosmic Catastrophe 
Returning characters: Captain Marvel, Beta Ray Bill, Cosmo, Nova

Mar-Vell/Captain Marvel (I)

Noh-Varr

Hyperion

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
Returning characters: Peggy Carter, Nick Fury, Quake, She-Hulk, Ghost Rider

Melinda May

Leo Fitz

Jemma Simmons

    Back to School 
Returning characters: Devil Dinosaur, Crimson Dynamo, Black Bolt, Crystal

Nadia Pym/The Wasp (III)

  • Alternate Self: She was created for the comics as their counterpart to the MCU's Hope Van Dyne.

The Mandarin

    Marvel Rising 
Returning characters: Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen, America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, Lockjaw, Captain Marvel

  • Amazon Brigade: Marvel Rising is a girl-focused project, though unlike A-Force it does include a few male members.

Dante Pertuz/Inferno

Rayshaun Lucas/Patriot

Tommy Shepherd/Speed

    Hell's Kitchen Halloween 
Returning characters: Daredevil, Iron Fist, Elektra, Colleen Wing

Ava Ayala/White Tiger

Whitney Frost/Madame Masque

Bullseye

    Warriors Three 
Returning characters: Valkyrie, Angela, Thor (Odinson), Odin, Beta Ray Bill, Thor (Jane Foster)

Hogun

Volstagg

Fandral

    Runaways 
Returning characters: Nico Minoru, Hulkling, Taskmaster

Molly Hayes

Karolina Dean

Old Lace


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