Species: Human mutate
Title: Sentinel of Liberty. Living legend. Hates bullies.
Debut: Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Voiced by: Brian Bloom
Steve Rogers' patriotic spirit and sense of justice compelled him to join the US Army during World War II, but his frail body prevented him from doing so... that is, until he took part in the top-secret Super Soldier program. Now, with a body representing peak human physical capabilities, he protects not only his home country, but the entire world as Captain America.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Cap is one of the friendliest, most easygoing guys you'll ever meet. Granted, once you piss him off...
- Bully Hunter: Despises those that hurt others. The whole reason he enlisted was because he thought the Nazis were the biggest bullies around.
- Captain Patriotic: The stars-and-stripes wearing superhero.
- Captain Superhero: The most famous example, and he does have the rank of U.S. Army Captain.
- Costume Evolution: His costume in the first game was based on his Ultimate counterpart, while the second game gave him his Classic costume. Here, his costume now resembles the more tactical military look of his MCU counterpart.
- Fights Like a Normal: His Super Soldier Serum gave him peak human physical ability, but he mostly relies on good ol' hand-to-hand combat (he's among the best in the world, even) and his shield. Justified by the very nature of the serum.
- The Good Captain: Was actually a Captain in the U.S. Army before getting frozen and being listed as MIA.
- Ideal Hero: He's the Marvel Universe's most patriotic, virtuous, and honorable hero.
- Improbable Weapon User: Cap's shield, which he uses as not only a shield against fire weapons, but as a throwing weapon itself. His Extreme move even has him throw in so that it ricochets in a star pattern.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His signature shield, which he can use to disperse shockwaves. It's good for taking out crowds of enemies, since one of his specials and his Extreme move cause it to ricochet off multiple opponents; and he can use it to send projectiles back to where they came from.
Title: Billionaire. Genius. Armored Avenger.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Voiced by: Eric Loomis
Billionaire playboy arms dealer Tony Stark realized the harm in his unscrupulous business practices in a very painful experience that saw him captured by terrorists using his weapons. He would escape captivity in a homemade suit of robotic armor, which he would improve upon with the best technology money can buy, leaving behind the world of selling weapons for profit to protect the world as the Iron Man.
- The Atoner: Became Iron Man after personally seeing what atrocities were committed by the weapons his company designed.
- Badass Bookworm: One of the most dangerous bookworms in the whole Marvel Universe.
- Costume Evolution: In the first and second games, his suits were based off of his New Avengers and Extremis appearances, respectively. Here, his suit now has a more sleek design resembling his MCU counterpart's suit.
- Deadpan Snarker: As usual, Tony is one to crack jokes no matter the situation.
- Fiction 500: One of the richest men in the world.
- Flying Firepower: His armour enables both flight and the ability to level buildings.
- Genius Bruiser: A decent fighter who designed his suit of armor. Heck, he's basically a one man engineering team who made the biggest innovations of his company.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Rocket seems to think so, at least, saying that his armor is only impressive by Earth standards. (Groot accuses him of just being jealous)
- Powered Armor: They don't call him "Iron Man" for nothing. His armor allows him to fight with and alongside Physical Gods.
Title: God of Thunder. Thrower of Hammers.
Debut: Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962)
Voiced by: Rick D. Wasserman
In his youth, the Asgardian prince Thor was selfish and conceited. His father Odin would divest him of his power and force him to live on Midgard — a world known to its natives as Earth — to learn humility. In time, Thor grew to love Earth and the people in it and, equipped with his mighty electrifying warhammer Mjolnir, defends his adopted Midgard.
- Alternate Self: His unlockable alternate appearance is Ultimate Thor from Earth-1610, complete with his hybrid axe-hammer Mjolnir.
- Badass Beard: Like in the first game, his default appearance has him sporting a beard.
- Composite Character: His appearance here heavily resembles his classic appearance in the early comics, but he has a beard like his Ultimate and MCU counterparts.
- Cool Helmet: His classic, winged headgear.
- Drop the Hammer: His weapon of choice is Mjolnir, a hammer that can only be wielded by those deemed worthy.
- Large Ham: He says every line with operatic aplomb.
- Physical God: He's the God of Thunder, and he lives up to that reputation.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Less so than most traditional Asgardians, but still the most prominent of the Avengers.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He may be the Prince of Asgard, but he's an Avenger first and foremost.
- Shock and Awe: Comes with the territory of being a thunder god.
- Warrior Prince: Crown prince of the warrior culture of Asgard.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Green Goliath. All the rage.
Debut: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
An accident with gamma radiation transformed mild-mannered yet frustrated scientist Bruce Banner into the Hulk, a great green brute possessed of incredible strength, but at the cost of losing his ability to reason and becoming a rage-fueled monster. Friend and foe alike know to give him a wide berth when he loses his cool — no one likes the Hulk when he's angry!
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Turns green when in Hulk form. His Palette Swap is grey, as a reference to his original appearance.
- Ascended Extra: He was an NPC and DLC character in the first game and a secret character to unlock in the second. Now he's one of the primary members of the heroes' roster from the beginning.
- The Big Guy: As one of the most powerful creatures on Earth, he serves as this to whatever team he's on.
- The Dreaded: According to his profile, his name is known and feared among the cosmos thanks to his time on Sakaar.
- Gentle Giant: He's EXTREMELY dangerous when angered, but if left alone, he's the sweetest-natured guy you could meet.
- Hulk Speak: As always. He's slightly more eloquent here, as while he does continue to refer to himself in the third person, Hulk's sentences actually avert this most of the time.
- Shockwave Stomp: His "Hulk Smash" special causes him to leap into the air and slam down to create a massive shockwave.
- Super Strength: Arguably the most powerful creature in the Marvel Universe in terms of raw, physical strength. His upper limits are still unknown.
- Third-Person Person: His speech pattern here is less Hulk Speak and more this.
- Unstoppable Rage: You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
Title: Avenging spy. Don't get on her bad list.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964)
Voiced by: Laura Bailey
Natasha Romanoff was subjected to all manner of genetic experimentation and assassin training to become the perfect Soviet killing machine, the Black Widow. Over the course of her battles with the Avengers, however, she gained respect for her former enemies and would defect to the United States, throwing in her lot with her new friends.
- Animal Motifs: Despite the fact that Natasha lacks inherent spider-power or a close connection to Marvel's other spider-named heroes, she invokes this fairly often.
- Ascended Extra: She was just an NPC in the first two games (barring the PSP version of 1), but she's making her playable debut in 3.
- Badass Normal: One of the few Avengers without any super powers, instead utilizing her spy training.
- Combat Stilettos: She fights wearing a pair of boots with prominent heels.
- Dual Wielding: Has a pair of riot batons.
- Fiery Redhead: Though she is usually calm, she is still a rather aggressive fighter.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Wears her classic black catsuit.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Never misses a shot. Or lets you forget it.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964)
Voiced by: Chris Cox
A former master thief and one of the most skilled archers allive, Clint Barton originally fought against the Avengers thanks to manipulations from his paramour, the Black Widow. After realizing the error of his ways, however, he would lend his bow to the Avengers' cause and use his guile and impeccable aim in Earth's defense.
- Archer Archetype: Uses a tricked out bow with specialty arrows.
- Ascended Extra: He was only a bonus character in the PSP and Xbox 360 versions of the first game, and absent from the second. Now he's one of the main heroes.
- Badass Normal: One of the toughest Avengers, even despite having no powers.
- Cool Shades: He wears purple ones.
- Multishot: One of his more notable skills, being able to fire off multiple arrows at once.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: He's an archery-themed superhero.
- Trick Arrow: Hawkeye has a variety of arrows that can freeze, shock, and blow up his opponent.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Winged Warrior. Always soaring to new heights.
Debut: Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
A vigilante whom Captain America befriended, Sam Wilson is a stalwart member of the Avengers who uses a combination of finesse befitting a bird of prey with technology that allows him to soar through the air, protecting his allies and routing enemies from the skies.
- Composite Character: His design heavily evokes his comic counterpart, but a little more teched up like the MCU version, and he also wields a pair of guns. Also, Redwing is a drone like in the MCU.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He doesn't have enhanced strength or reflexes or durability, just a high tech bird suit and the ability to telepathically communicate with birds.
- Feather Flechettes: He's able to fire feather-shaped projectiles from his wings.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: In the Wakanda section, Falcon uses his ability to communicate with birds to learn where Winter Soldier's plane crashed.
- Superhero Packing Heat: Since he has no powers, his weapon of choice is a pair of machine guns, much like in the films.
- Super Senses: The Falcon's mask gives him telescopic, night, and infrared vision.
Species: Human-Kree hybrid
Title: Universe's mightiest hero. Major cosmic power.
Debut: Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968)
Voiced by: Erica Lindbeck
An encounter with the warlike alien race known as the Kree gave Air Force pilot Carol Danvers the ability to manipulate energy in myriad forms, projecting destructive beams and flying like an angel. With these powers, she protects the people of Earth and the vast cosmos as Captain Marvel.
- Ace Pilot: She used to be in the Air Force.
- Action Girl: She's currently known as 'Earth's Mightiest Hero' for a very good reason.
- Captain Superhero: Because Captain America can't have all the fun.
- Costume Evolution: Her appearances in the previous two games, made when she was still called 'Ms. Marvel', had her with long hair and a revealing black and yellow leotard. This game, in line with her more modern appearances, now has her with short hair and a full-covering red and blue costume. Her Ms. Marvel costume was made an unlockable in an update.
- Flaming Hair: Her short hair glows when she goes Binary.
- Flying Brick: Flight? Check. Super-strength? Check. Also a potent Flying Firepower with her Binary powers.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Has a bit of Kree DNA in her, due to how she got her powers.
- Legacy Character: She's not the first Captain Marvel, but easily the most famous one after Mar-Vell himself.
- Military Superhero: She was an Air Force pilot before becoming a superhero, though she left the military behind.
- Power Floats: Can fly due to her powers.
- Primary-Color Champion: Her Captain Marvel uniform, A bright blue suit with red accents and yellow trim.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Proud king. Fierce protector. Wakanda forever!
Debut: Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (July 1966)
Voiced by: James C. Mathis III
Wakanda is a highly advanced African nation that owes its technological prowess to the precious metal vibranium, and its prosperity to its warrior king T'Challa, the Black Panther. With a vibranium-built battle suit and physical abilities greater than the average human, Wakanda and the Avengers could not find a greater champion.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Rich, powerful, black-clad force of justice, with a scary Animal Motif? It's been said that Black Panther is Marvel's answer to Batman.
- Animal Motifs: Panthers, natch.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wears primarily black, but is a hero through and through.
- Diplomatic Impunity: Thanks to his status as ruler of Wakanda.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Black Panther is already a fierce warrior and a genius tactician, but thanks to the heart-shaped herb, he possesses peak physical strength, enhanced agility and reflexes to the level of a true panther, and night vision.
- Energy Absorption: His suit is able to absorb impact energy, which can be redirected as powerful shockwaves.
- Genius Bruiser: T'Challa is one of the smartest men in Marvel, as a great political, tactical, and scientific mastermind. He also fights with the best of them, leveraging his brawn as much as his brain.
- The Good King: The monarch of Wakanda, but a just leader who loves his people
- Legacy Character: The latest in a long line of Wakandan Kings and Queens to assume the title, and abilities, of the Black Panther.
- My Suit Is Also Super: In addition to his existing powers, he also sports a vibranium-laced costume that absorbs kinetic energy.
- Panthera Awesome: Named for the black panther, which is his tribe and nation's totem animal.
- Religious Bruiser: He worships the Panther Goddess, Bast, and is her totemic avatar.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not content with sitting behind a desk, T'Challa administers justice directly.
- Wolverine Claws: Fights with lots of clawing attacks.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Shrinks small. Packs a big sting.
Debut: Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren
Janet van Dyne, the wife of the original Ant-Man Dr. Hank Pym, follows in her husband's footsteps in aiding the Avengers as the Wasp. With a special Pym Particle-powered suit that allows her to alter her size, she is one of the trickiest and most unpredictable combatants around.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Based on Wasps, obviously.
- Flight: When she shrinks she can use her wings to fly.
- Hand Blast: The Wasp can fire bioelectric energy blasts from her hands.
- Legacy Character: Averted. While there have been other characters to don the Wasp name, chief among them her Marvel Cinematic Universe daughter Hope and her mainstream adopted daughter Nadia, Janet is taking center stage and, teaming up with the successor to her ex-husband's first identity.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The Wasp retains her normal strength and weight in insect form.
- Size Shifter: Her main powerset involves using a dose of Pym Particles in order to change size.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Hex-hurling hero. Controlling her chaos.
Debut: The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Voiced by: Kate Higgins
Wanda Maximoff is a powerful mutant possessing immense control over the forces of magic, a power she initially used to terrorize the world as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. After leaving the Brotherhood behind and reforming, she now fights alongside the Avengers.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Her official introduction goes "Hex Hurling Hero, Controlling her Chaos."
- Bad Powers, Good People: The source of her chaos magic is the evil god Chthon, but she uses it for good.
- The Bus Came Back: This marks her first appearance in an RPG title since X-Men Legends II.
- Hot Witch: Mutant powers? Magic? Mutant powers that let her tap into magic? Beautiful brunette with a voluptuous body? No matter which, she qualifies.
- Lady of Black Magic: Wanda is generally depicted as a beautiful, demure, reserved, and powerful user of Chaos Magic.
- Ms. Fanservice: She wears an outfit that is very form-fitting and has a rather pronounced cleavage.
- Reality Warper: Her character profile notes that at her most-powerful she once snapped and rewrote reality.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Species: Human-Spartoi hybrid
Title: Half-Human. Half-Alien. All awesome.
Debut: Marvel Premiere #4 (January 1976)
Voiced by: Scott Porter
Born on Earth, but raised among the stars, Peter Quill is the sarcastic, laidback, and badass "Star-Lord", leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. With a blaster in each hand and music in his ears, he is a tenacious bounty hunter who is as jovial as he is dangerous.
- Badass Normal: He's just a guy with some fancy space gear, but he can fight with the best of them.
- Composite Character: Heavily inspired by the MCU version, but has the aesthetic of the comic version.
- Dance Battler: Sure enough, his abilities have him dancing while fighting.
- Guile Hero: He falls into this to compensate for being a normal human in a galaxy of superpowered aliens and monsters.
- Guns Akimbo: He dual-wields blasters.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He's a human-Spartoi hybrid.
- Jet Pack: He has a pair of thrusters on his boots, which let him fly.
- Truer to the Text: Despite heavily based on his MCU version, his personality and looks are more in line with his comic book appearance. He also uses his Elemental Gun along with his typical laser pistols.
Title: Deadliest woman in the galaxy. Trust us.
Debut: Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall
Kidnapped by the mad tyrant Thanos and raised as an instrument of his will, Gamora sought a better life than being a mere assassin, which she found with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, she uses her assassination techniques and weapons training to protect the universe.
- Archaic Weapon for an Advanced Age: She primarily uses swords in combat.
- BFS: Her Godslayer blade is a large sword.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Nebula's Cain, both of them having been taken as children by Thanos and raised to be assassins.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Fits this trope to a T, a tall, hot, green-skinned warrior.
- Lady of War: She's impeccably graceful both in and out of combat, relies far more on skill as compared to strength or big guns, and is frighteningly deadly either with or without a weapon.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: She is skilled with every kind of weapon but she uses mostly swords.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She's the adopted daughter of Thanos.
Species: Human (formerly)
Title: A.K.A. The Destroyer. Seems self-explanatory.
Debut: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Voiced by: Brandon Paul Eells
His family killed by Thanos, Arthur Douglas dedicated his life to vengeance and pursued his nemesis into the deepest reaches of space. It is in his quest to kill Thanos that he joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, mercenaries who were also on the hunt for Thanos.
- Bald of Awesome: Arthur Douglas' hair was one of the things left out when he was brought back as Drax.
- The Big Guy: Of the Guardians specifically.
- Knife Nut: Wields a pair of knives.
- Truer to the Text: Since the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Drax has been portrayed with gray skin to match his portrayal there, like in the animated series. Here, he's green just like his comic version. Also, this version is played more seriously, compared to the more comedic take in the movies.
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Species: Modified halfworlder / Flora colossi
Title (Rocket Raccoon): Intergalactic bounty hunter. Not actually a raccoon.
Title (Groot): He is Groot.
Debut: Marvel Preview #7 (May 1976) (Rocket Raccoon) / Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960) (Groot)
Voiced: Nolan North (Rocket Raccoon), Adam Harrington (Groot)
One is a denizen of Halfworld, a chaotic planet engulfed in a devastating war. The other is a tree-like alien with a very limited vocabulary. This unlikely friendship between Rocket Raccoon and Groot have given the universe much cause for concern. Thankfully, their association with the Guardians of the Galaxy have kept the havoc they could cause in check, and their combined skills to great use.
- Amazon Chaser: According to Elektra's profile, Rocket is absolutely smitten with her.
- BFG: His quantum igniter isn't actually that big, being about the size as a light machine gun, but considering Rocket is so small it looks humongous by comparison.
- Composite Character: Rocket has the MCU version's Brooklyn accent, but his appearance is like the comics.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rocket, as always, is flippant even when he's told the Guardians might have put the universe in danger.
- The Dividual: Rocket and Groot are treated as a single character. It makes sense as they work as partners-in-tandem, and it allows for all of the main five Guardians to be played at once.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: Both of them, being partners-in-crime.
- Lemony Narrator: The unlockable character profiles take the form of dossiers written by Rocket, with input from the other Guardians (and Deadpool on a few occasions) as asides.
- Pardon My Klingon: Spoken by Rocket in the prologue: "What the frutak was that?!"
- Pokémon Speak: Groot only ever seems to say "I am Groot", but this is just a quirk of his race due to the way their vocal cords are formed. In truth, he is very well-spoken, with Rocket serving as his translator.
- Uplifted Animal: Rocket is a cyborg raccoon experiment.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Adamantium-clawed X-Man. The best there is.
Debut: The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Voiced by: Steve Blum
Who was Logan before he became tied up in the Weapon X program, which forced his skeleton to be bonded to Adamantium? Few people know, and no one is telling. Nonetheless, his indestructible body, incredible healing factor, razor-sharp claws, and animal ferocity make the Wolverine one of the best allies the X-Men can call upon.
- Animal Motifs: Small in stature, claws that can seriously maim his enemies, aggressive fighting style and a bad attitude to match. He fits his namesake to a T.
- Anti-Hero: The best there is at what he does. And what he does ain't nice.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His fighting style can best be described as "keep swinging until everything in the immediate vicinity is dead."
- The Berserker: One of the more violent members of the X-Men. One of his moves — lifted from Marvel vs. Capcom — is even called "Berserker Barrage".
- The Big Guy: Serves as the team's tank with his lethal claws and Healing Factor enabling him to stay in the battle. Though, visually subverted, as he's only 5'3".
- Close-Range Combatant: He prefers getting up close and personal with his opponents, using no weapons other than his adamantium-laced claws.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Wolverine's healing factor is actually a passive ability in-game, letting him wade into the front line and serve as an ideal tank.
- Guttural Growler: As usual, he sounds like he's speaking through gravel.
- Healing Factor: A powerful one that lets him shrug off attacks that would normally fatally wound a normal person.
- Hot-Blooded: Wolverine is not a stoic or placid man in the slightest, being the member of the X-Men who's most quick to anger.
- Lightning Bruiser: For his power level, Wolverine can dish out some serious damage, soak it up in turn, and clear the distance no problem.
- The Nicknamer: He calls Beast "Furball".
- Older Than He Looks: Due to his healing factor it's difficult if not outright impossible to determine his true age. He was actually born in the late 19th century, making him over a century old.
- Perma-Stubble: As usual, he has a constant five o'clock shadow in addition to his mutton chops.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only 5'3" but is absurdly strong and can sever a Sentinel's head with no trouble.
- Wolverine Claws: The Trope Namer and Trope Codifier are the three foot-long claws that pop out of his knuckles, coated in the indestructible metal adamantium.
- Wolverine Publicity: Because if you're going to reveal the X-Men are coming back, then of course you do it with the Trope Namer. He even appears in the center of the game's cover with Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain Marvel.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Meteorological mutant. No fair weather friend.
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)
Voiced by: Mara Junot
Ororo Munroe was worshipped as a goddess in Kenya, thanks to her ability to manipulate the weather, until she was recruited by the X-Men. She now uses her immense powers for the betterment of all, and serves as one of the group's most knowledgeable and reliable field leaders under the alias of Storm.
- Adaptational Modesty: Downplayed. She's given leggings as opposed to a Leotard of Power, but she's still a Ms. Fanservice through and through.
- Amicable Exes: She's still on good terms with T'Challa, her former husband. Her character profile has Star-Lord jealously lament that none of his many exes even call him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: One of the most compassionate members of the X-Men, but do NOT piss her off.
- Elemental Powers: Complete control over the weather, which gives her the ability to whip up lightning, wind, and ice storms in combat, among a plethora of other useful tricks. It's more difficult for her to do but she is also capable of manipulating water and lava currents with her powers, just to a much less fine degree than the atmosphere.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: While she doesn't have her leotard, her outfit is still pretty skintight with which to flaunt her assets.
- A God Am I: She was once worshipped as a storm goddess by a Kenyan tribe she protected prior to joining the X-Men.
- Martial Pacifist: She may be the leading member of the X-Men and a skilled combatant, but would rather not fight if she doesn't have to.
- Ms. Fanservice: As her costume here shows off a bit of skin, she provides quite a bit of eye candy.
- Mystical White Hair: Her hair is naturally white, though her abilities are mutant powers as opposed to magic.
- Power Floats: Her elemental abilities also let her fly.
- Prophet Eyes: Her eyes tend to glaze over when she utilizes her abilities.
- Religious Bruiser: Invokes the goddess Bast when offering the player characters her assistance.
- Shock and Awe: Her primary offensive use of her weather manipulation powers involves blasting foes with lightning, and it's noted her potency almost rivels that of Thor.
- Weather Manipulation: As usual.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Teleporting mutant. Swashbuckling adventurer.
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)
Voiced By: Liam O'Brien
Abandoned as a child and shunned for his demonic appearance, Kurt Wagner grew up in a circus, where his teleportation abilities made him a star attraction. Those same powers are now put to use by the X-Men as "Nightcrawler".
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Nightcrawler has blue colored skin.
- The Bus Came Back: Nightcrawler makes his return to the series after he was absent from the second Ultimate Alliance game.
- Circus Brat: He was raised in a traveling circus, which contributed to his current acrobatic abilities.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He looks like a demon, but is a very kind man.
- Dual Wielding: His weapon of choice is a pair of sabers.
- Gratuitous German: He's probably the biggest example of this trope in the Marvel universe.
- Handy Feet: His feet are shaped very much like his hands and are just as dexterous.
- Master Swordsman: A trait often lost in adaptations and put in practice here. Nightcrawler is an expert fencer who uses this and his teleportation abilities to deadly effect.
- Prehensile Tail: So dexterous he can even use it to fence with!
- Prophet Eyes: As a part of his demonic appearance, he has yellow eyes lacking irises.
- Religious Bruiser: A devout Catholic who can kick some serious ass.
- Teleportation: His main mutant power, which allows him to traverse faster.
- Teleport Spam: His preferred method of attack. He even provides the trope image.
Species: Human mutant-Otherworlder hybrid
Title: Telepathic ninja. Reading your mind right now.
Debut: Captain Britain #8 (December 1976)
Voiced by: Erica Lindbeck
A British telepath, Betsy Braddock first started off assisting her brother Brian Braddock (Captain Britain) in fighting crime before allying with the X-Men. A strange turn of events saw her mind transplanted into the body of a Japanese assassin named Kwannon, granting her amazing ninja skills to supplement her psionic power.
- Adaptational Modesty: Downplayed. The outfit isn't as tight (lacking the infamous monster wedgie she's known for), but it's still a very sexy outfit known as the "ninja bathing suit" for a reason, has long and shapely legs, Boobs of Steel, thigh-high boots, and yes, she does the Psylocke pose.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: She can conjure an energy blade from her hand.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Not for nothing is this colloquially known as the "Psylocke pose". A portrait in the Xavier Manor shows her doing this, and her official art has her doing it too.
- Boobs of Steel: She has one of the largest bust sizes in the game, and she can kick ass just as good as everyone else.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like Elsa, she can get pretty sassy, especially when working with someone like Deadpool.
- Dual Wielding: Wields a katana in one hand and her signature psychic knife in the other, effectively using them as a daisho (katana and wakizashi) set.
- Fights Like a Normal: Keep in mind she's psychic, but usually she just uses her abilities to conjure energy blades and get into melee. In this she even uses actual swords laced with psionic energy.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her infamous "ninja bathing suit" leotard, which despite the Adaptational Modesty is still very skintight.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: She's quite possibly the most fanservicey character on the roster and is British, with an accent to match.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: As usual, her overall color scheme evokes it.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Psylocke is a human-Otherworlder hybrid, her father having hailed from that dimension.
- I Am Very British: In a case of defying Not Even Bothering with the Accent, Betsy sports a Received Pronunciation accent.
- Katanas Are Just Better: She uses one that's enhanced by her psychic abilities.
- Lady of War: Very elegant and refined in her fighting style.
- Leotard of Power: Sports one here as usual, being one of the more iconic examples of this trope.
- Male Gaze: The trailer gives a generous view of her backside. Rocket and several other characters comment on how attractive she is.
- McNinja: A British mutant ninja with psychic powers.
- Ms. Fanservice: It's PSYLOCKE, one of the biggest examples in the X-Men's roster, and also one of the biggest examples in this game with her outfit showing more skin than the other female characters.
- Psychic Powers: Sports telepathy, but mostly known for using her powers to wield energy blades.
- Purple Is Powerful: Definitely earns the right to use it as a color motif, with her psychic powers, general attire, and even her hair sporting different shades of purple.
- Statuesque Stunner: 5'11", fitting the statuesque, and undoubtedly a stunner.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: While she usually has her hair down, here she sports a pretty long one.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her locks sport a slight purple tone.
Species Human mutant
Debut: The X-Men #1 (September 1963)
Voiced by: Tom Kane
A longtime nemesis of the X-Men: from the concentration camps of Nazi Germany to modern-day discrimination against mutants, Max Eisenhardt knows all too well what it means to be oppressed. As Magneto, he is on much the same mission as his old friend and X-Men founder Charles Xavier, fighting for the rights of mutants everywhere. However, he believes it's impossible for mutants and humans to co-exist, and thus strives for mutant supremacy
- Anti-Villain: He's definitely done evil things, but mostly because he's fighting for what he believes is right and is pushed by the horrors of his past.
- Arch-Enemy: To the X-Men and especially to Charles Xavier, even if he regards them as Friendly Enemies.
- Archnemesis Dad: Traditionally the father of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who are Avengers and genuine heroes that aren't extremists like him, and are often disgusted with their father's actions.
- Artifact of Doom: He crashes the X-Mansion with the intent of obtaining one of the Infinity Stones.
- Ascended Extra: In the first two Ultimate Alliance games he was playable, but only as a DLC character. Here the heroes have to join forces with him as part of the main story.
- Barrier Warrior: His magnetic powers allow him to create electromagnetic barriers.
- Cool Helmet: His iconic red and purple helmet, which protects him from Xavier's psychic powers.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Survived the Holocaust and the continued atrocities of mankind convinced him that it's impossible for humans and mutants to co-exist.
- Enemy Mine: Starts off attacking the Xavier Manor, but calls for a truce when the Black Order shows up demanding the Infinity Stone.
- Evil Old Folks: He lived through World War II and is one of the most powerful mutants on the planet.
- Magnetism Manipulation: They don't call him the "Master of Magnetism" for nothing.
- Older Than He Looks: At least in his seventies, but has the build of an athlete.
- The Rival: To Charles Xavier, mostly for which path is best for mutants.
- Prophet Eyes: His appearance here sports white eyes.
- Secret Character: Unlocked in the Infinity Trials.
- Squishy Wizard: Magneto has strong special attacks and excels at ranged crowd control, but has low HP and poor defenses on both ends.
- Token Evil Teammate: A villainous playable character. Though he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist and an Anti-Villain with a Dark and Troubled Past, Magneto is still best known for being the X-Men's greatest nemesis, and an enemy for those who aren't mutants. That said, he forms an alliance with the X-Men when the Black Order show up, as them winning is bad for everyone — mutant or otherwise.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Has done some pretty extreme things, but mostly because he wants what is best for mutantkind.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Merc-with-a-mouth. Regenerating degenerate.
Debut: New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Voiced by: Nolan North
Wade Wilson joined the Weapon X program in the hopes of curing his cancer. Being infused with Wolverine's genes granted him his own healing factor: it worked...maybe a bit too well. While he is among the world's deadliest soldiers of fortune, his rapidly healing and regenerating tumors have spread throughout his entire body, driving him insane and convincing him that he's actually a Marvel Comics character...or is he?!
- Alliterative Name: Wade Winston Wilson.
- Anti-Hero: He has a set of morals and has attempted his own fair share of heroics, but as a mercenary he typically just kills whoever he's paid to kill.
- Berserk Button: Don't mess with his tacos. When the Brotherhood of Mutants attack, Juggernaut wrecking his taco feast is what finally spurs him into action.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Deadpool is a zany comic-relief character — being introduced singing a goofy song about eating tacos while the X-Men fight Magneto — who also happens to be a dangerous mercenary.
- Body Horror: It's noted in his profile that under his costume his skin looks like undercooked hamburger.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Due to his Medium Awareness, there is no fourth wall left to demolish whenever he's around.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sure, he's a goofy, snarky weirdo, but he's still a badass mercenary who earned his reputation.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's roughly on par with Spider-Man in this regard, taking any chance he can to get some sort of joke in.
- Guns Akimbo: His main choice of firearms is a pair of submachine guns.
- Healing Factor: Like Wolverine, also has this passive ability. It's noted that his is even more powerful than Wolverine's.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Like Daredevil and Elektra, he's yet another McNinja who insists on wearing some shade of red.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Wields a pair of katana blades with superhuman efficiency.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The only playable X-Men character that isn't a mutant.
- McNinja: He resembles a ninja, but he's actually a Canadian mercenary who just resembles a ninja.
- Real Men Cook: His introduction in the game has him cooking a whole lot of tacos in the X-Mansion. Purchasing the game's Expansion Pass DLC will also give you a chef outfit as an alternate costume for Deadpool.
- Skewed Priorities: So, what gets Deadpool into the fray? Is it the Sentinels attacking the mansion? Nope. Is it the arrival of Magneto, an arch-enemy of the team? Nope. Is it Juggernaut tearing through the mansion? Well, sort of. It's... Juggernaut wrecking all the tacos Deadpool made for a party.Deadpool: I. WILL. DESTROY. YOU!
Psylocke: Oh, so now Deadpool is inspired to join our cause? How heroic...
- Teleportation: His belt allows him to teleport around his enemies.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, as he's not an X-Men villain to the same extent as Magneto, but he's still a very loose anti-hero who has no problem with violence and killing, something that doesn't exactly endear him to other heroes. Within the game's team formations, he apparently qualifies as a villain and gains bonuses if teamed with others like Loki and Magneto.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Still a fan of Mexican cuisine, Wade is seen making a mountain of taco platters at the X-Mansion.
Title: Living weapon. Mystical origins. Awesome tattoo.
Debut: Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974)
Voiced by: Johnny Yong Bosch
Danny Rand, the son of a New York magnate, trained in the far-away land of K'un-L'un, mastering the martial arts and plunging his fists into the heart of a dragon he slew. The dragon's heart gifted him with the ability to manipulate the mystical life force known as "chi", transforming him into the indestructible Iron Fist.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He needs nothing but his fists and chi manipulation to wreck people.
- Bash Brothers: With Luke Cage, with the two famously being the founders of the "Heroes for Hire".
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Yes, he can use the chi of the dragon Shou-Lao, but his martial arts skills are all his own, learned by studying in K'un-Lun most of his life.
- Chest Insignia: The dragon tattoo on his torso.
- Empowered Badass Normal: His superpowers come from chi manipulation. However, he got that by defeating a dragon in one-on-one combat, so it's not like he was ever helpless without it.
- The Greatest Style: He trained in the mystical K'unlunquan martial arts, which enables Ki Attacks and other superhuman abilities. He is also a master of many other martial art styles.
- Ki Attacks: Has the ability to enhance his martial arts skills using his chi.
- Made of Iron: Danny Rand has superhuman durability, as you'd expect from someone with the name Iron Fist
- Mystical High Collar: His classic outfit.
- Power Glows: The power of the Iron Fist causes his fist to glow with golden chi.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Defender of Hell's Kitchen. Blind justice.
Debut: Daredevil #1 (April 1964)
Voiced by: Brian Bloom
By day, Matt Murdock is a mild-mannered defense attorney. By night, he is the Daredevil, the man without fear and protector of Hell's Kitchen. Robbed of his sight in a chemical accident as a child, he honed his other senses to compensate, and his body to make him one of the most feared vigilantes in New York.
- Alliterative Name: Matthew Michael Murdock.
- Badass Bookworm: Works as a lawyer by day, but is a vigilante by night.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a blood-red outfit designed to look like a demon, but he is thoroughly on the side of good.
- Disability Superpower: He was hit in the face by a radioactive canister and went blind. His other senses became super-powerful, and he acquired a "radar sense" that let him "see" objects, much like echolocation.
- The Dreaded: To the criminals of Hell's Kitchen. Unlike Spider-Man, they genuinely fear him.
- Fights Like a Normal: Technically, Daredevil is superhuman due to his Super Senses. However, those are his only powers, and everything else comes from training, gadgets and grit.
- Guttural Growler: Has an appropriately gravely voice.
- Handicapped Badass: Rendered blind after an accident in his youth, but was trained to utilize his hearing to make up for it.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Wears deep red, but is a skilled ninja.
- McNinja: He's essentially a ninja from Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Befitting his demonic appearance, his costume has opaque red eyes.
Title: Cold-blooded assassin. Trying to change. A little.
Debut: Daredevil #168 (January 1981)
Voiced by: Kat Cressida
Elektra Natchios is a mercenary ninja from Greece, and an old flame of Matt Murdock. Having trained with the Hand, she became an independent assassin of her own, with an on-and-off relationship with Daredevil.
- Anti-Villain: Elektra had a Dark and Troubled Past which is what drove her to be a violent assassin.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: When your name is Elektra, codenames aren't needed.
- Badass Normal: No superpowers here, just a highly-skilled and deadly ninja.
- The Bus Came Back: She returns as a playable character after being completely absent from the second game.
- Dating Catwoman: She's had a very complicated relationship with Daredevil. She's his primary love interest, but her violent and brutal ways often put them on opposing sides.
- Gorgeous Greek: She's a seductive Greek ninja and one of Daredevil's most recognized love interests.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Like Matt, she wears a red outfit despite being a ninja.
- Ms. Fanservice: Considering her classic costume is maintained, hell yes.
- McNinja: A Greek ninja.
- Sai Guy: Her Weapon of Choice is a pair of sai.
- Secret Character: Has to be unlocked via the Infinity Trials.
- Token Evil Teammate: She's one of the least heroic of the playable characters, threatening to kill them if they get in the way of her revenge against the Hand.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Bulletproof skin. Hero for hire.
Debut: Hero for Hire #1 (June, 1972)
Voiced by: James C. Mathis III
Growing up on the streets of Harlem, Luke Cage found himself convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He volunteered for a prison experiment involving cell regeneration in exchange for parole. The experiment went awry and granted Luke super strength and a bulletproof body. He returned to New York and vowed to clean up the streets. For a price.
- Badass Beard: He specifically sports a goatee here, like his appearance back in the second game.
- Bald of Awesome: His hairstyle generally varies, with his appearance here being one of several that lacks any hair whatsoever.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He usually prefers forgoing weapons in favor of good ole' bare knuckle brawling.
- Bash Brothers: With Iron Fist, with the two famously being the founders of the "Heroes for Hire".
- The Big Guy: Serves as this for the Defenders.
- Chain Pain: Used the length of chain on his arm guards for a weapon. He also wears it to symbolize the injustice he broke free from.
- Civvie Spandex: Just wears jeans and a t-shirt as opposed to an elaborate costume.
- Happily Married: To Jessica Jones, a retired superhero turned private investigator.
- Henpecked Husband: Played for laughs when he stops in the middle of a battle to answer a phone call from his wife.
- Immune to Bullets: The experiment made his skin nigh impenetrable.
- Scary Black Man: As one of the more powerful members of the Defenders, it's best not to get on his bad side.
- Super Strength: Not to the same extent as Jessica Jones or other heroes with this ability, but it's another side effect of the experiment besides his impenetrable skin.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962)
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal
A bite from a very special spider transformed nerdy Peter Parker into the Amazing Spider-Man. Initially arrogant and conceited, he would be humbled by the death of his beloved Uncle Ben — a death that he had the power to prevent. Now knowing that With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, he has dedicated himself to crushing New York's criminal element and aiding those who can't protect themselves.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Peter is already pretty nice but this version of Spider-Man lacks the grudge he has against Venom (which he kept in the comics even after both Eddie and the symbiote forgave him) and is not only more willing to team up with Venom but even vouch for them. He also gave a similar offer to his arch-enemy Green Goblin.
- Arachnid Appearance and Attire: He's the Spider-Man, though he's more brightly-colored and jovial than the usual example.
- Big Apple Sauce: NYC born and raised.
- Building Swing: His main method of traversal in general. Gameplay-wise, this gives him aerial movement on par with flying characters like Iron Man and Falcon.
- Composite Character: His appearance here is mostly based on that of the comics - down to being an Experienced Protagonist, but also has elements of his MCU counterpart.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the undisputed masters of it in the Marvel Universe. Rocket repeatedly complains about it in Spider-Man's profile.
- Epic Flail: One of his attacks has him create a massive webbing flail and smash opponents with it.
- Projectile Webbing: Many of Spider-Man's attacks involve him shooting volleys of impact webbing at opponents.
- The Symbiote: Spider-Man's unlockable alternate costume is the Black Suit, aka the Venom symbiote.
- You Fight Like a Cow: The master of quipping while fighting in the Marvel Universe, deadpan or not.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Next generation wall-crawler. His own hero.
Debut: Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011)
Voiced by: Nadji Jeter
In another timeline separate from the one the original Spider-Man hails from, Peter Parker died. His legacy, however, was carried on by Miles Morales, another teenager bitten by a radioactive spider, succeeding the late Peter as a new generation of Spider-Man.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: An Afro-Latino teenager carrying on the mantle of Spider-Man.
- Building Swing: Like Peter, Miles travels via web-swinging - granting him mobility on-par with flight-capable characters.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His costume is mostly black (bearing some resemblance to the Symbiote costume) with red as the secondary color, but is also one of the good guys.
- Deadpan Snarker: More deadpan than Peter, but he's not as much of a motor mouth.
- Full-Name Basis: Since his Legacy Character status involves him having the same superhero name as his predecessor (as opposed to Falcon and Ms. Marvel having unique identifiers of their own), the game refers to him by his full name as a civilian to differentiate him from the original Spider-Man.
- Invisibility Cloak: One of his special abilities allows him to turn invisible, to get the drop on foes.
- Legacy Character: He took over as Spider-Man for the deceased Peter Parker of his home dimension, though he shares the name with the mainstream Peter Parker.
- Shock and Awe: He can channel his bioelectric Venom Strike through his webbing to stun enemies.
- Wolfpack Boss: Is initially fought alongside Spider-Gwen and Ms. Marvel having been brainwashed by Mysterio.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Cross-dimenisonal Spider-Woman. Ready to rock.
Debut: Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (February 2014)
Voiced by: Allegra Clark
In the universe that the original Spider-Man hailed from, Gwen Stacy died at the hands of the Green Goblin. In an alternate universe, however, it was Gwen who was bitten by a radioactive spider, transforming her into her universe's own Spider-Man... or rather, Spider-Gwen!
- The Artifact: Her in-universe codename is still Spider-Woman, likely due to the game being in development before her codename was officially changed to Ghost-Spider.
- Building Swing: Like the Spider-Men, she travels via web-swinging.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comes standard as a heroic spider person.
- Dimensional Traveler: Fitting to her bio, Gwen retains her portal bacelet from the comics which she uses this to frequently to travel other dimensions in the multiverse.
- Epic Flail: One of her attacks creates a giant ball of web which she swings around like a flail.
- In the Hood: Her costume has one that's part of the bodysuit. Don't ask how it manages to stay on while web-swinging.
- The Symbiote: Her DLC alternate costume is Gwenom — her angsty, vengeful, hangry Evil Costume Switch courtesy of her dimension's version of the Venom symbiote
- Teleport Spam: Her portal bracelet allows her to warp into the air above enemies and then slams to the ground unleashing a devastating shockwave.
- Voice of the Legion: When wearing her 'Gwenom' costume, her voice gains an echoey filter, just like Venom's does.
- Wolfpack Boss: Is initially fought alongside Miles Morales and Ms. Marvel having been brainwashed by Mysterio.
Species: Human / Symbiote (Klyntar)
Title: Sinister symbiote. Lethal protector.
Debut: Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984) (Venom Symbiote) / Web of Spider-Man #18 (September 1986) (Eddie Brock) / The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988) (Venom)
Voiced by: Steve Blum
Spider-Man's adventures in space led to an encounter with a corrupted symbiote that was imprisoned by its fellow symbiotes for wanting a true symbiotic bond with its host. Disguising itself as a black suit, it tried to form a permanent bond with Spidey, but he got rid of it before it could do so by exposing it to the sound of church bells. That same symbiote met Eddie Brock, a man who believed his life to have been ruined by Spider-Man. Their combined enmity gave birth to the entity known as Venom, an Anti-Hero with a bone to pick with the friendly neighborhood web-slinger.
- Anti-Hero: Venom is very... loose with his morals when it comes to dealing with criminals, to say the least, but he's on the heroes' side. This is mostly in line with their early portrayal in the comics, as when he's not blinded by their hate of Spider-Man, Venom can easily function as a heroic figure in spite of the methods he employs.
- Arch-Enemy: This version of Venom is still one of the big ones for Spider-Man, even after his Anti-Hero transition.
- The Big Guy: For their fellow web-slingers. While all of them have enhanced strength, Venom's is by far the most augmented.
- Blood Knight: Courtesy of being bonded to a corrupted symbiote, Venom is bloodthirsty and gleefully threatens to eat his enemies during combat.
- Building Swing: As it was once bonded to Spider-Man, Venom's symbiote produces webbing out of its constituent matter and can use this to travel with surprising speed.
- The Bus Came Back: Played With, as Venom has had some sort of playable presence in all three games, but while the first game had Eddie Brock as the host, the second game swapped him out in favor of Mac Gargan. Here, Eddie Brock is back as Venom.
- Combat Tentacles: Venom's "Living Weapon" ability causes him to shoot out an eruption of tentacles from his back.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite having a pitch-black costume and a more merciless nature when compared to most of the heroes, Venom is on the side of good.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: During the boss fight against them and Electro, Eddie makes it clear that he doesn't want to fight the heroes, but he still has no intention of losing.
- Enemy Mine: When the Green Goblin breaks Venom and Electro out of their cells, Venom forms an uneasy alliance with Electro, as although Eddie wants no part in Green Goblin's plans, he doesn't want to return to his cell either. After being beaten, Eddie and the symbiote form another one with Spider-Man — and by extension the rest of the heroes — because while Venom still wants revenge on Spider-Man, their goals align.
- Expressive Mask: Due to said "mask" being the symbiote's face.
- Flying Face: As in Marvel vs. Capcom, Venom's "Venom Fang" ability turns him into a massive maw as he lunges towards his opponents.
- Glory Hound: Venom declares that he will become "the world's one true champion" once the heroes defeat Thanos. Downplayed however, in that he immediately follows up with a death threat to Spider-Man; emphasizing that even after he's lauded as a hero, killing Spidey is the V-Man's number one priority.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Venom's goals are to protect innocent people and eat Spider-Man, which he states he'll do once his Enemy Mine with the heroes is done. He also swallows Electro midway through their boss fight to absorb his electric abilities before spitting him out and as Electro's profile notes, Electro survived the experience.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Like other video game adaptations, Venom's powerset heavily involves Eddie using the symbiote in their special attacks to differentiate him from Spider-Man. Notably, this version of Venom has a version of his Venom Fang attack from Marvel vs. Capcom, where he turns into a massive maw and surges towards his enemies.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Venom has a large mouth full of fangs and a pronounced underbite, and puts them to good use.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: Like their title mentions, Eddie prides himself on being the Lethal Protector of the innocent. It was even present during their earlier days as a villain, as Venom developed this thanks to character development. It also used to be one of their key character traits that separated them from the criminals they fought before Venom mellowed out into a Pragmatic Hero in the comics.
- Overly Long Tongue: A staple, with it constantly slithering about.
- Projectile Webbing: Venom can fire black "webbing" — actually globs of his symbiote — at his opponents.
- Purple Is the New Black: Venom's alternate skin colors him blue, in reference to how he was drawn in the 1990s.
- The Symbiote:
- The alien half of Venom is an amorphous extraterrestrial entity called a symbiote or klyntar, which bonds to a host and acts as Bio-Armor. The Venom symbiote is bloodthirsty and predatory due to being corrupted by its and Eddie's mutual rage and hatred towards Spider-Man. In Venom's character profile, Rocket complains that symbiotes are disturbing, and Drax notes that the symbiotes the Guardians encountered on their homeworld, Klyntar, were peaceful.
- Venom's DLC alternate costume is Anti-Venom, a Lightforce-altered clone of the Venom symbiote that served as Eddie's Good Costume Switch.
- Token Evil Teammate: They're easily the least heroic and most violent of the playable web-slingers thus far, even working with Electro before you unlock them.
- Voice of the Legion: As per tradition with the character, Venom is a Guttural Growler with a heavily filtered voice to hammer home how monstrous his alien Clingy Costume is.
Title: Inhuman polymorph. Fangirl. Total Champion.
Debut: Captain Marvel Vol 7 #14 (September 2013) (Kamala Khan) / All-New Marvel NOW! Point One #1 (March 2014) (Ms Marvel)
Voiced by: Kathreen Khavari
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl who gains powers after the Terrigen Bomb triggers her Inhuman genes. After being exposed to Terrigen Mist, Kamala discovers she has Inhuman DNA and her latent shapeshifting power becomes apparent. Inspired by her heroine Carol Danvers a.k.a Captain Marvel, Kamala decides to use her newfound abilities to protect her home and those in need.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: A Muslim of Pakistani ancestry who took up the old mantle of her idol Captain Marvel.
- The Big Guy: Thanks to her ability to manipulate her body's size, her raw striking power puts her in the same league as heroes like Hulk, Thor, Like and even Venom; she even shares the "Heavy Hitters" team bonus with them!
- Fangirl: A superhero who herself was inspired by other superheroes. It's even noted in her bio.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": While a hero in her own right, albeit a rookie, she is a huge fan of Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, and the Attilan royal family and squees over meeting them, and she was positively ecstatic when she got the opportunity to say "Avengers Assemble!".
- Rubber Man: She can stretch her limbs or flatten herself to almost paper-like dimensions.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: A very long one.
- Shapeshifting: Her main ability, which gives her several other abilities as well.
- Shipper on Deck: For Star-Lord and Gamora, according to her profile.
- Size Shifter: Able to grow her entire body or just parts of it, such as her fists. She can also shrink to insect-size.
- Wolfpack Boss: Is initially fought alongside Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen having been brainwashed by Mysterio.
Debut: Fantastic Four #45 (December 1965)
Voiced by: Mary Faber
A Princess of Attilan, younger sister of Medusa and cousin of Black Bolt.
- The Artifact: Crystal is the only character in the game with close ties to the Inhuman Royal Family, but that wasn't intended. Before, Black Bolt and Medusa were planned to also be playable, but they couldn't be finished in time for the schedule, so they had to be made into NPCs. On the other hand, Crystal was finished in time and thus was put in the game because there was really no reason to cut her. This creates a rather awkward situation: Crystal is relatively obscure (less well-known than the other two), and the Inhumans lore is important to the game, as there's a section on Attilan and Thanos's half-Inhuman son Thane is the True Final Boss. She stands out for being the lone Inhuman Royal Family representative, despite the family and mythos being a cornerstone of the Crisis Crossover. This is at least mitigated somewhat by the fact that she has ties to the Avengers in the comics, and yes, she counts for an Avengers team bonus here.
- Ascended Extra: She was only an NPC in the first game. Now she's one of the playable roster of heroes.
- Elemental Powers: Crystal possesses the ability to mentally manipulate the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her yellow suit is very tight.
- Multicolored Hair: Once again has that weird band of black in her otherwise orange hair.
- Nice Girl: She's definitely the White Sheep of the family, giving an impassioned plea to Black Bolt and Medusa to help fight Thanos.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A princess who fights as a superhero. Her title says as much.
- Warrior Princess: Princess of Attilan and fully capable of fighting.
Debut: Marvel Spotlight #5 (August 1972)
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
When stunt rider Johnny Blaze made a deal with the demon Mephisto to cure his mentor's cancer, he should have known better, as the manipulative devil simply used a stunt accident to claim his mentor's soul. Rejecting the deal when Mephisto came to collect, Blaze became bonded to the spirit Zarathos, turning into the terrifying Ghost Rider.
- Anti-Hero: He's technically on the side of good, but you probably couldn't tell that from his appearance or his methods, the latter of which includes burning the souls of his enemies.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: The name "Ghost Rider" certainly counts, but even before he got his alter ego, his name is Johnny Blaze.
- Badass Biker: Johnny Blaze is a stunt motorcyclist, and this carries over into his Ghost Rider persona.
- Blood Knight: Even when Zarathos isn't in control, it's pretty clear that Johnny Blaze REALLY likes his job.
- The Bus Came Back: Johnny returns from the first game after being absent from the second.
- Chain Pain: Wields a length of chain laced with hellfire as a weapon.
- Circus Brat: A stunt rider who worked in a circus, whose father was also a stuntman.
- Civvie Spandex: His outfit is just a leather biker jacket with matching pants, but since they look cool anyway and he's a flaming skeleton you barely notice.
- Cool Bike: A demonic hog with flaming wheels that transforms along with him.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He may be a demonic biker with a flaming skull for a head, but he is a good guy.
- Deal with the Devil: His origin story, with his powers being the result of a deal with Mephisto.
- Death Glare: Weaponized with the Penance Stare, which he uses to burn the souls of the guilty.
- Demonic Possession: As a result of having made a deal with the Devil, Johnny Blaze wound up possessed by a demonic Spirit of Vengeance.
- Flaming Skulls: Johnny looks like the cover to a heavy metal album.
- Good Is Not Nice: He'll never hurt an innocent, but if you're his target then you'd be better off asking for mercy from Wolverine!
- Ground Pound: One of his moves is him punching the ground so hard it cracks.
- Guttural Growler: Holy crap, he makes Wolverine sound tame! Courtesy of sharing the same voice actor, he sounds like the Hulk has been chain-smoking cigars. Made of brimstone.
- Hellbent For Leather: Emphasis on the hell.
- Legacy Character: Johnny Blaze is one of a long line of Ghost Riders dating back thousands of years, and was preceded by the Western hero Carter Slade.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Can tank hits with the best of them, but in Ghost Rider form Johnny is just a skeleton wreathed in flame.
- Playing with Fire: Ghost Rider weaponizes hellfire to immolate his enemies, both as a Breath Weapon and wreathing his chain in it.
- Skull for a Head: Practically a Trope Codifier for comics.
Species: Human (mystically empowered)
Title: Hunts monsters. Home in time for tea.
Debut: Bloodstone #1 (December 2001)
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren
The daughter of monster hunter Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa took well to the family business. With her Bloodgem choker she deals with the dark and evil specters of the world. Also, don't spill her tea.
- Adaptational Modesty: Elsa often wears a corset with Combat Stilettos, both of which are absent here.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Her Bloodgem Choker, which gives her superhuman physical capabilities.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Elsa Bloodstone.
- Badass Family: The family business is monster hunting, with her father being a monster hunter like herself.
- Civvie Spandex: Prefers a Badass Longcoat to elaborate costumes.
- Deadpan Snarker: As the game's writer, Marc Sumerak, says she is "all the saucy."
- Fiery Redhead: Orange/strawberry blonde and takes no guff from anyone.
- Fights Like a Normal: Keep in mind she has a standard suite of superhuman physical abilities, but she prefers to just shoot and stab people. Firing rifles one-handed is her most overtly superhuman feat.
- Guns Akimbo: Her weapons of choice are firearms such as pistols and rifles.
- I Am Very British: Owing to her most recent portrayals, she has a very posh accent.
- Noodle Incident: She mentions fighting Fin Fang Foom, referencing his appearance in Nextwave.
- Rapunzel Hair: Even in a ponytail, her hair goes all the way to her legs.
- Sound-Effect Bleep: Has this with her second unique quote.
- Spot of Tea: Her Trademark Favorite Food, and she often asks if anyone would like a cup.
- Superhero Packing Heat: She's a walking armory.
Title: Sorcerer Supreme. Will make you believe in magic.
Debut: Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Voiced by: Liam O'Brien
A brilliant but arrogant New York surgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange's life was turned upside down when a car crash caused irreparable nerve damage to his hands, preventing him from ever holding a scalpel again. Driven by arrogance and desperation, his search for a cure led him to the Ancient One, a Tibetan wizard. Under their tutelage, Strange would eventually succeed them as Sorcerer Supreme, a mage without peer and protector against otherworldly threats.
- Amplifier Artifact: The Cloak Of Levitation which lets him... levitate and fly.
- The Archmage: He is not called the "Sorcerer Supreme" for nothing, being one of the most-powerful magic users in the Marvel Universe.
- Badass Mustache: Has one in every almost every appearance, and this game is no exception.
- Beat the Curse Out of Him: He is possessed by Dormammu when the players meet him, requiring him to be defeated in a boss fight.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns in the third game after missing out on the action during the second.
- Gentleman Wizard: Strange is generally well-dressed and polite, not to mention (obviously) a wizard.
- Magical Gesture: His iconic "I Love You/Metal Horns"-esque handsigns.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Yes, his given name is Stephen Strange. Yes, the title is real too. Yes, that kind of doctor.
- Third Eye: The Eye of Agamotto, which Strange can use to see the true nature of anything.
Species: Asgardian/Frost Giant
Title: Prince of lies. Master of mischief.
Debut: Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Voiced by: Jason Spisak
Loki is the biological son of Frost Giant chieftain Laufey. After Odin killed Laufey in battle, he adopted Loki and raised him as his own son. Loki was resentful of the differences in which he and Thor were treated by the citizens of Asgard. The Asgardians, a race of proud warrior deities, loved Thor for his courage, his might, tenacity, and bravery in battle, and Loki was clearly inferior to his foster brother Thor in those areas. What he lacked in size and strength, however, he made up for in power and skill, particularly as a sorcerer. And thus Loki came to detest Thor.
- An Ice Person: Uses a lot of ice spells in his attacks.
- Arch-Enemy: One of the most well-known enemies of Thor and the Avengers, notably being the catalyst that resulted in the formation of the latter.
- Ascended Extra: His last appearance was as a boss character in the first game. Here, he's now both a boss and a playable character.
- Black Magic: One of the many branches of power available to him and another contrast with his muscle-bound brother.
- Blade on a Stick: Wields an enchanted glaive capable of casting magic.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns after appearing in the first game.
- Cain and Abel: Well, duh. He's in the role of Cain while his brother Thor is the Abel.
- Cool Helmet: Like Thor and Hela, he sports some pretty elaborate headwear.
- Enemy Mine: Typically a villain, but has allied himself with the heroes due to the circumstances.
- Evil Sorcerer: He is perhaps the most powerful sorcerer in all of Asgard. His knowledge of the mystic arts is unparalleled in all of Asgard, even though many mighty sorcerers and sorceresses make it their home.
- Master of Illusion: He loves this, so he uses this to trick his opponent or escape.
- Me's a Crowd: Can create duplicates of himself to aid in battle.
- Physical God: The Norse god of mischief and lies.
- Secret Character: He's unlocked in the Infinity Trials.
- Sibling Rivalry: With Thor, of course. Thor highlighted his conflict with him and what it was like growing up in his shadow.