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The Half-Human Hybrid son of the Crystal Gems' late leader Rose Quartz and their sole male member. Steven is a warmhearted young lad who loves spending his days in Beach City with his alien guardians and all his human friends.
- Adorkable: Is absolutely ecstatic to team up with the Avengers and tries to tell their origin stories to the Gems.
- All-Loving Hero: There's not a single person that he wants to see the best in. He even tried to convince Thanos to give up his plans of universal destruction, but that didn't work out.
- Ancestral Weapon: He gets his gemstone and shield from his mother.
- Badass Adorable: A cute little boy who is one of Earth's greatest defenders.
- Cuteness Proximity: When he first meets Cosmo the Space Dog and Blackjack O'Hare, Steven is awestruck by their cuteness. Cosmo is the only one who returns his affections.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Uses the Infinity Gauntlet to restore everything Thanos destroyed to normal and turn the Mad Titan to stone.
The Stoic de-facto leader of the Crystal Gems who is the fusion of the Gems Ruby and Sapphire.
- Celibate Heroine: Has rejected the advances of Yondu and Starfox.
- Hartman Hips: They're made fun of sometimes.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Shows off her kitten Cat Steven to Wolverine.
- Power of Love: The Anthropomorphic Personification of the love her components share.
- The Stoic: Almost always keeps chill.
The youngest full-Gem member of the team who acts as a Cool Big Sis to Steven.
The Smart Guy and most loyal follower of Rose Quartz. As such, she's the most motherly towards Steven.
The best human friend/love interest of Steven who trains in swordfighting under Pearl.
- Child Prodigy: Very intelligent for her age.
A former Gem Homeworld loyalist who came to Earth to check up on the progress of the Cluster before being taken captive by the Gems. However, she would eventually grow into a loyal ally and fully joined them after accidentally insulting her superior.
A terraformer sent down to Earth during the war between the Crystal Gems & Homeworld who was mistaken for a rebel and poofed, later placed in a mirror for thousands of years before being found by Steven. Although she was initially an enemy of the Gems, Steven's positive influence would help her grow into an Aloof Ally.
A member of the Crystal Gems from the distant past who was originally a loyalist of Rose Quartz before she was poofed & bubbled when they disagreed on how to handle the Diamonds.
The former leader of the Crystal Gems and mother of Steven who had died giving birth to him. Before she was Rose, she was known as Pink Diamond.
- Bash Brothers: Confirmed to be this with Captain America during World War II and a flashback shows her fighting alongside a younger Odin.
- One Degree of Separation: Has connections to Asgard, Attilan, Wakanda, Atlantis, K'un-L'un, the Vishanti, Apocalypse, the Howling Commandos and S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Posthumous Character: Died many years before the start of Marvel Gems.
Steve Rogers/Captain America
Born all the way back in the early 20th century, Steve Rogers tried to enlist as a soldier in World War II when his numerous health conditions made him unfit to serve. However what he lacked in strength, he made up for with a heart of gold and love for his country which made him eligible for the Super Soldier Program that turned him into Captain America.
Tony Stark/Iron Man
A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist who loved taking advantage of all his riches until when he was forced to build weapons for the terrorists that captured him. Fortunately for Stark, he would soon build himself a mechanical suit in a cave with only a box of scraps and eliminated his captors before returning home a hero.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comes with the territory of being, well, Tony Stark.
- Gadgeteer Genius: One of the premier examples in Marvel history.
- The Nicknamer: Does this to many other characters. In particular...
Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk
When normal gamma radiation expert Robert Bruce Banner was caught in an accident caused by an experiment Gone Horribly Wrong, it granted him the power to turn into a rampaging green monster whenever he would get angry. Although the Hulk was feared the world over and constantly chased by the military in the past, he would soon find solace as a member of the Avengers.
- Genius Bruiser: One of the smartest people on Earth and one of the most dangerous too.
- Hulking Out: Trope Namer.
- The Nicknamer: Refers to Steven as "pink boy" sometimes.
- Papa Wolf: Grows rather protective of Steven when the heroes are faced with undead Gems on Titan.Hulk: HULK SMASH ROCK PEOPLE, ROCK PEOPLE LEAVE PINK BOY ALONE!
Hulk: HULK HATE WHEN BAD PEOPLE HURT KIDS! NOW HULK GONNA SMASH YOU AGAIN, CAUSE HULK STRONGEST THERE IS!
- And would become this to Connie as well when she's faced with the Red King.
Crown prince of Asgard and son of the Allfather Odin. Thor wields the mystical Mjolnir which allows him to generate lightning and storms in combat, which makes him a force to be reckoned with.
- Foil: To Lapis Lazuli. Specific examples include:
- Thor is a Boisterous Bruiser who values his friends, Lapis is a broken Grumpy Bear who mostly treasures a few select people.
- When Thor was trapped on Earth, it was to teach him a lesson and he grew to love the planet. When Lapis was trapped, it wasn't of her own choice and wanted to get out as soon as she was first released from the mirror.
- Lapis is a lot more slender compared to the very muscular God of Thunder.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: As the enchantment placed by Odin on Mjolnir goes, "Whoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall carry the power of Thor." Only two other characters have been confirmed worthy so far, Captain America & Steven.
- Shock and Awe: Take a guess.
- Ye Olde Butchered English: Speaks like this at times.
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
The single most talented spy in the world and former agent of SHIELD before she was made into one of the initial six members of the Avengers.
A gifted archer and frequent companion of Black Widow who joined the Avengers alongside her.
- Badass Normal: Despite only having a bow and arrow in lieu of superpowers, Hawkeye is still one of the Avengers.
A mousy high school geek taken care of by his loving aunt and uncle whose life was changed forever when a radioactive spider happened to bite him during a science demonstration, granting Peter the arachnid's natural abilities. He initially used his newfound powers for money until a common crook killed his uncle Ben and from that point onward, Peter would take Ben's famous motto of "With great power Comes Great Responsibility" to heart as the Amazing Spider-Man.
- Big Brother Mentor: Takes on this role to an extent towards Steven, even giving him Uncle Ben's famous line.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: It's strongly implied The Night Gwen Stacy Died occurred in this universe. However it's also implied she got better and became Spider-Gwen.
- Kid Hero: Is stated to be a teenager in this continuity.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: As someone who has been through a lot of pain before, he sympathizes with Steven feeling like he's not a worthy successor to Rose and all of Lapis's problems.
- You Fight Like a Cow: But of course.
Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
A conceited former neurosurgeon who got into a nasty car accident that crushed his smug nature as bad as his hands. Strange was led to the mysterious Ancient One believing she could heal him, but instead trained to become the Sorcerer Supreme.
The king of Wakanda and latest in a storied lineage of Black Panthers going back centuries, only taking up the position after the death of his father T'Chaka. Most of T'Challa's arsenal is derived from the powerful metal known as vibranium.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: His title and armor are based around the panther goddess Bast, who led the ancient Wakandans to discover vibranium as legend states.
- The Good King
- Legacy Character: The legacy of the Black Panther goes back centuries, and Garnet even remarks that Wakanda assisted Rose during the rebellion.
Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
A former Ace Pilot for the United Air Force who came into contact with the Kree Empire during a mission and was mentored by Mar-Vell prior to his death, eventually calling herself Captain Marvel in memory of him.
A brilliant scientist with the ability to control insect life through his helmet and the creator of the Pym Particles, which allow him to alter his size.
- The Beastmaster: His Ant-Man helmet can do just that. One moment in particular shows Hank flying horseback on a flying ant.
- Only Sane Man: When Steven decides to join the Avengers in facing Thanos, Hank attempts to advise against it while citing the Titan's godlike power.
- Size Shifter: The Pym particles are his own creation too.
Janet van Dyne/Wasp
Hank Pym's wife with similar abilities to him along with flight and firing energy bolts.
Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
A mutant witch and daughter of the villain Magneto with power over chaos magic & telepathy.
- Psychic Powers: Prominently displays this in the fight against Veranke where she compels some robot minions to fight each other before Vision disintegrated them.
The son of Magneto and brother to Scarlet Witch with the power of super-speed.
A synthezoid originally created by the android Ultron to destroy the Avengers until he made a HeelFace Turn and became a couple with Scarlet Witch.
The cousin of Bruce Banner who received her own Hulk-like transformation after a blood transfusion. Unlike Bruce, she primarily stays as She-Hulk fulltime.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Partakes in this a few times as a reference to John Byrne's tenure of her series.
Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel
An Inhuman fangirl of superheroes who receives her own powers from Terrigenesis. Hers in particular is the ability to shapeshift.
James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine
The Black Best Friend of Iron Man who possesses his own suit of armor equipped with heavy artillery.
The Black Best Friend of Captain America who is the owner of a pair of mechanical wings that allow him to fly.
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier
An old friend of Captain America and the Crystal Gems from World War II who was believed to be killed in action. But in reality, he was captured by the Soviet Union and experimented on to become a cold-hearted assassin.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Was originally this thanks to the Soviets and Arnim Zola experimenting on him.
Guardians of the Galaxy
The half-human leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy who was abducted from Earth as a child by the Ravagers and taken in by their leader Yondu Udonta as his apprentice.
A former servant and adopted daughter of Thanos who made a name for herself as the most dangerous woman in the galaxy.
Drax the Destroyer
An anthropomorphic raccoon who serves as the weapons expert of the Guardians and longtime partner of Groot.
- Funny Animal: A talking raccoon. Hilariously enough, he doesn't know what it is.
A flora colossus and sidekick to Rocket Raccoon who can only say "I am Groot."
- Pokémon Speak: Take a wild guess.
The leader of the Ravagers and mentor to Peter Quill.
Adopted sister of Gamora and former minion of Thanos.
A gentle alien telepath who formerly served Ego the Living Planet before joining the Guardians.
An Eternal with the power to control emotions who is the younger brother of Thanos.
An ex-member of the Nova Corps and ally to the Chitauri who comes across the Human Zoo in his search for the Guardians, where he allies with Holly Blue Agate.
Holly Blue Agate
The strict overseer of the human zoo working under Blue Diamond.
A Frost Giant who is the Arch-Enemy of his adopted brother Thor.
Also known as the Mechanical Organism Designed Only for Killing. MODOK is the leader of A.I.M and frequent adversary of the Avengers who arrives in Beach City to research Gemkind.
- Butt-Monkey: Throughout his time as Big Bad of "The New Crystal Gems: Rise of MODOK", his appearance is made fun of by Peridot & Lapis and frequently loses his temper.
- Determinator: MODOK himself claims that giving up is like dying for him.
- Evil Genius: He isn't the Scientist Supreme for nothing!
- Jerkass: Claims that Peridot is pretty much useless to the Gems which puts her in a little crisis.
The Marvel equivalent to Satan who becomes an ally of Thanos during Secret Wars, but was actually playing the long game.
A fearsome Galactic Conqueror who has targeted the Infinity Stones time and time again for the sake of wiping out half the universe to win the affections of Death.
- Berserk Button: Weakness. He insults the Crystal Gems for becoming so much weaker since he last faced them in the rebellion, calls out Peridot & Lapis for being useless and allows the Black Order to die for failing him at the beginning of the Secret Wars.
- Big Bad: Of Secret Wars.
- Composite Character: His goals are a mix of his Stalker with a Crush on Death with his Well-Intentioned Extremist motives from Avengers: Infinity War.
- Deal with the Devil: His relationship with Death is given a dash of this.
- Evil Counterpart: Proclaims himself to be this to Steven, as both are powerful hybrid beings but Steven is a Nice Guy while Thanos is an Omnicidal Maniac.
- If I Can't Have You...: When Lady Death rejects him, Thanos just decides to Kill Them All.
- Purple Is Powerful: Famous for his purple skin.
- Go Out with a Smile: Has one last grin before being defeated once and for all.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Depicted with these.
- Villain Respect: As he is turned to stone at the end of Secret Wars, Thanos commends Steven for sticking to his pacifism and decides to Face Death with Dignity.
- We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Steven when he gains control of the Infinity Gauntlet. Of course, Steven rejects the offer.
The Black Order
Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf and Supergiant. These five monsters form a group of Thanos's most feared minions in the galaxy known far and wide for the skills they use to serve their master. Corvus is pretty much immortal if his glaive isn't broken, Proxima's spear never misses what she throws at, Dwarf's strength rivals Hulk, the Maw is a silver-tongued telekinetic and Supergiant is an Ax-Crazy Gravity Master.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: During the destruction of Battleworld, the Order ask the heroes if they could come along on the Milano back to Earth.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The ways they're all killed in Part 2 are pretty gruesome. They all get better.
- Black Dwarf has his heart punched out and stomped on by Jasper.
- Ebony Maw gets his neck snapped, again by Jasper.
- Supergiant is grinded into her blood against a rock.
- Corvus Glaive is disintegrated by Thanos using three of the Infinity Stones, leaving behind only his glaive.
- And finally, Proxima, distraught by her husband's death, takes the glaive and stabs herself with it.
The Masters of Evil
A Legion of Doom made up of various cosmic Marvel villains who have struck a deal with Thanos in exchange for their own wishes being granted. They consist of the Red King, a Symbiote, Hala the Accuser, Fin Fang Foom, Titus, Veranke & Super-Skrull, and a Brainwashed and Crazy Silver Surfer.
The apparently deceased secretary of defense who perished in a car accident before somehow returning to life. Despite his affable nature, there may be more to him than meets the eye.
- Composite Character: Seems to be assembling a version of the Thunderbolts, similar to Norman Osborn.
- Foreshadowing: Despite claims that he allegedly survived that accident, there are clues pointing to him potentially being Ultron in disguise.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Even says it word for word when he debuts.
The eyepatch-wearing director of S.H.I.E.L.D who helped to assemble the Avengers and has been keeping an eye on the Crystal Gems for a while.
Second in command to Nick Fury within S.H.I.E.L.D.
A leading figure of S.H.I.E.L.D who assisted Nick Fury in bringing together the heroes that would soon become the Avengers. He's a fan of Captain America in particular.
James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine
A surly immortal mutant with the ability to generate metal claws from his body. Logan works part-time as a reserve Avenger alongside his work as a member of the X-Men.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: His adamantium claws.
- The Comically Serious: He's generally pretty gruff, but then there was the time he stole a Mr. Queasy plush for Onion and how he became enamored with Beach City's food, even eating them with his claws like a shish-kabob.
- Healing Factor
- Not So Different: Finds some kinship with Blue Diamond of all characters through the people they've lost.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Wolvie's the straight man, She-Hulk's the wise guy.
Professor Charles Xavier
Leader of the X-Men and advocate for peaceful human-mutant relationships with a history with Rose Quartz.
- Bald of Awesome: Not a hair on his head, and one of the most powerful mutants.
A member of the X-Men and close confidant to Charles Xavier who possesses unique blue fur and simian-like qualities as part of his mutation.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His trademark blue fur.
Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
One of the smartest men on Earth and patriarch figure of the Fantastic Four who led a space expedition that led to them gaining their powers. Reed's power is stretching any part of his body.
- Rubber Man: First introduced to the Marvel Gems continuity by stretching his neck at the X-Mansion.
Susan Storm-Richards/Invisible Woman
Team Mom, older sister to Johnny Storm and wife of Reed Richards who can project forcefields and make herself invisible.
- Cool Big Sis: To Johnny.
Reed's best friend turned into a giant rock monster thanks to the cosmic rays.
Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Susan's Annoying Younger Sibling who can cover himself in fire when he desires to "FLAME ON!"
- Playing with Fire: He isn't called the Human Torch for nothing.
One of the leaders of the Gem Homeworld as a member of the Great Diamond Authority who commands the Gem military.
One of the leaders of the Gem Homeworld as a member of the Great Diamond Authority who handles diplomacy.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: After Thanos nearly kills Yellow, Blue Diamond just goes absolutely nuclear on him.
A former member of the court of Pink Diamond with a hatred for both Rose Quartz & Thanos. Prior to Clod on the Run, Jasper was turned into a corrupted Gem that was kept in the Temple before being released by Titus and later healed by Thanos to fight in his Secret Wars.
- Expy: Becomes this to Adam Warlock in regards to being the orange, red & yellow colored Arch-Enemy to Thanos.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Volunteers to keep Thanos at bay to satisfy her rivalry with the Mad Titan.
- Last Request: Asks Thanos to tell her what really happened to Pink Diamond before being corrupted and shattered.
- The Rival: Sees herself as this to Thanos, and the latter believes likewise.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Volunteers to fight Thanos while the rest of the champions flee.
The fusion of Pearl & Amethyst who wields a bow and arrow.
The fusion of Garnet & Amethyst who wields a flail.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite her jerkish nature, Sugilite is terrified at the undead Gems Mephisto unleashes. Though that could be Garnet's influence on her.
The fusion of Garnet & Pearl who wields a giant war hammer.
The fusion of Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl who comes with all of their abilities.
The non-binary fusion of Steven and Connie.
The fusion of Steven & Amethyst who wields a giant yo-yo.
- Pungeon Master: On par with Spider-Man. Example include asking Thanos if he's "feeling grounded," telling him he's in need of "fresh air" while swinging him around with their yo-yos and that he better not "get dizzy" while spinning him around.
An Eldritch Abomination made of thousands of shattered Gems resting within the Earth. Steven had originally bubbled it to prevent the planet from being destroyed but then Thanos stuck them inside Battleworld's moon.
The fusion of Star-Lord and Stevonnie whose weapons are the combination of Steven's shield & Rose's sword and Star-Lord's blaster & Walkman.
- Cool Sword: One that shoots lasers!
The fusion of Steven and Captain America who can wield both their shields in addition to being worthy of Mjolnir.