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This is a list of characters that appear in the MMORPG Marvel Heroes. Hero characters can be seen as being more akin to traditional RPG 'classes', each with their own customisable powersets, statistics, costumes and buffs available. The page is currently undergoing restructuring to fully flesh out its listings.

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Heroes

    Angela 
Voiced by: Laura Bailey

    Ant-Man 
Voiced by: Wally Wingert (Hank Pym), Grant George (Scott Lang)

    Beast 

Beast

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

    Black Bolt 

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    Black Cat 

Black Cat

Voiced by: Ali Hillis (as a boss), Jennifer Hale (as a playable character)

Idolizing her father, himself a famous burglar, Felcia Hardy taught herself safe cracking, lock picking, and other thievery techniques. After failing to break out her father, she took up the persona of Black Cat full-time, seeking to continue her father's legacy. Though she always walks the line between hero and criminal, at the end of the day, she can be counted on to do the right thing.

  • Adaptational Heroism: This version of Black Cat retains her Anti-Hero nature as opposed to the full on villain she's become post-Superior Spider Man. Ironically, her post-Face–Heel Turn look is available ingame as a costume, but it doesn't chance her demeanor. That said, she seems to have retained her post-Face–Heel Turn resentment of Spider Man, given that her quotes towards him mostly have her bitterly telling him off.
  • Ascended Extra: Started off as a minor background character whose sole appearance was swiping something from Kingpin's warehouse, then she became a tutorial boss, then she became a randomly spawning boss in both Midtown Patrol and the Castle Doom Terminals before finally becoming fully playable.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: It goes without saying, really.
  • Mirror Boss: It is entirely possible to fight boss Black Cat while playing as her, in which case player Black Cat will accuse the boss Black Cat of being an impostor. There's even an achievement for defeating Black Cat as Black Cat a certain number of times.
  • Only in It for the Money: Many of her lines make it clear that she's helping the other heroes for the loot first, the actual heroism second.
  • Role Reprisal: As a boss from The Amazing Spider-Man and as a playable character from Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Mainly towards Spider Man. She really doesn't enjoy working alongside the man who destroyed her life. (even if it was more Doc Ock's fault than Spidey's)
  • Trap Master: Many of her powers involve using a variety of mine traps.
  • The Vamp: Constantly hits on the male heroes (and even a few of the female ones) in her idle dialogue.

    Black Panther 

Black Panther

T'Challa rules the technologically advanced African kingdom of Wakanda. In addition to having peak human physical abilities, his mystical link to the Panther God grants him superhumanly acute senses and allows him to also wear the ceremonial mantle of the Black Panther. Black Panther must balance his duties as a king with his responsibilities as a hero. This tension occasionally strains his standing with his allies in the Avengers, as well as the respect of his own people.

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: T'Challa's suit features panther claws in the gloves that are forged out of Vibranium. One of his power trees, Blade Fighter, is built around using them. He also wields various blades and daggers made of the same material.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Derives some supernatural powers from the Panther God Bast, which is reflected in his 'Panther Avatar' skill tree and 'Panther God's Gift' ultimate. These abilities increase his attributes and help cleanse T'Challa and his allies of crowd control debuffs.
  • Assist Character: Can call upon his 'Dora Milaje', a pair of fierce female bodyguards, to assist him in fights for a while. Besides dealing good damage and having nice defenses, they also help distract enemies while T'Challa goes about his business.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the king of the sovereign nation of Wakanda, and you better believe he can kick your ass.
  • Badass Bookworm: The Black Panther is not only one of the Marvel Universe's most notable experts in martial arts, but he's also one of the smartest individuals on the planet, working alongside Reed Richard, Charles Xavier and Tony Stark in the Illuminati.
  • Badass Cape: His Wakandan Tech costume is based on his appearance during the iconic Priest run of the book, and features this.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: His Evasive Throw skill has him toss a Vibranium Dagger at the enemy.
  • Bodyguard Babes: The Dora Milaje bodyguards are this to T'Challa.
  • Caught in a Snare: Does this with his Jungle Snare power.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: While not entirely the case, a lot of his in-game abilities are based on his Vibranium-weave suit.
  • Deadly Lunge: Slashing Pounce, as the name implies, has Black Panther pounce forward on the enemy, striking them with his Vibranium claws.
  • Distaff Counterpart: His sister Shuri took up the role of Black Panther for a time, and is an enhanced costume for T'Challa.
  • Flechette Storm: His Triple Throw skill, which throws a flurry of knives at the enemies around him.
  • Genius Bruiser: Black Panther is essentially what happens when you combine Tony Stark's genius with Captain America's combat prowess, and raise it in a warrior society.
  • Legacy Character: There have been many Black Panthers before T'Challa, and there will be several who follow in his footsteps.
  • McNinja: Essentially an African ninja (his knifework and projectiles are very reminiscent to ninja fighting techniques).
  • Role Reprisal: James C. Mathis III previously played Black Panther in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He is the king of Wakanda, as well as an active superhero and member of the Avengers and Illuminati.
  • Set Swords to "Stun": Enervating Slash and Freezing Slash slow and stun enemies while dealing damage, despite striking the enemy with absurdly sharp blades.
  • Super Reflexes: According to his Panther Grace power, T'Challa has the reflexes and balance of the Panther God.
  • Super Senses: Of the sight variety in his Panther Sight power, which reveals nearby enemies on the minimap.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: His Kunai.
  • Super Speed: The Panther Speed power, which gives him the "speed of the wind across the savannah".
  • Trick Bomb: The Vibranium Trap ability, a move that allows the Panther to get out of combat and leave behind an explosive that damages enemies.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Agile Escape, which allows T'Challa to roll under various enemies and projectiles.

    Black Widow 

Black Widow

Voiced by: Julianne Buescher

Natasha Romanoff was a young Soviet citizen when her government chose to train her in espionage. During her time in the infamous Red Room Academy, she became the master spy known as the Black Widow. Early in her career, the Black Widow clashed with Iron Man, but her loyalty to her country waned and eventually she switched sides and joined S.H.I.E.L.D. She later joined the Avengers, and has served with distinction on that team many times.

  • Action Girl: Master assassin and skilled spy, which more than makes up for her lack of superpowers.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Themed after Black Widow spiders, naturally.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: One of Widow's abilities is Painful Precision, a passive that allows her to deal extra damage with melee attacks by identifying their weak points and striking.
  • The Atoner: Referencing her appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she's deeply remorseful for her past actions, and Loki makes reference to the "red in [her] ledger".
  • Badass Normal: One of the few characters in the game with no real super powers- she's just taken the infinity formula like Nick Fury that extends her lifespan. She mostly relies on her espionage skills, expert hand-to-hand combat, and array of technology.
  • Battle Couple: Has dated Daredevil, Hawkeye and Iron Man in the past, and can team-up with them in combat.
  • Blinded by the Light: Her Flash Grenade ability hits enemies with a Flash Bang that leaves them immobilized for a few moments.
  • Charged Attack: The Deadly Shot, a powerful shot that is charged by holding down the hotkey, which plows through several enemies in its path.
  • Child Soldiers: Was taken in for training in the Red Room Program by the Soviets when she was just a child.
  • The Chosen One: Her Fear Itself costume depicts her as one of The Mighty, when she was chosen as a wielder of Asgardian forged Uru Blades.
  • Cool Bike: "Electric Ride", a spirit-free travel power based off Widow's electric Harley-Davidson in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Is prepared for any situation, to make up for her lack of powers, and accesses a database of intelligence as one of her passives.
  • Deadly Dodging: Red Room Reflexes increases her ability to dodge attacks, and allows her to turn her enemy attacks against them with counters.
  • Deadly Gas: Widow's Kiss, which creates a cloud of damage that covers an area.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Her Red Room Reflexes passive ability increases her ability to dodge enemy attacks, including bullets.
  • Double Tap: Sneaky Shot, which is described as "Coldly shoot a stunned or knocked down enemy to deal massive damage".
  • Drone Deployer: Can release 'Micro-Drones' that automatically seek out and attack the nearest enemy.
  • Femme Fatale Spy: Isn't opposed to using seduction as one of her tools to get what she needs.
  • Glass Cannon: Black Widow is good at doing damage, but not so much in taking it. Luckily she has multiple evasion options that let her stay away from her enemies.
  • Grenade Spam: Rolling Grenades, which throws several grenades forward on short timers.
  • Gun Kata: Her Weaponry tree is built around this- she uses her dodging abilities to help set up shots and fires an impressive array of spy weapons and trick shots.
  • Guns Akimbo: Dual wields pistols.
  • The Gunslinger: Her Weaponry skill tree is focused on using guns to deal massive ranged damage.
  • Kick Chick: Elusive Kick, Leg Sweep, Acrobatic Assault, and Spin Kick are all abilities in her Agility power tree.
  • Knife Nut: Her Sudden Slash ability draws a pair of knives and delivers painful slashes to enemies in front of her.
  • Knowledge Broker: Her Superior Intel passive has her tapping into her extensive information network to keep tabs on her enemies and increase her chances in combat.
  • Leap and Fire: Her Evasive Shot power.
  • Legacy Character: The second Black Widow, after Yelena Belova. Her Thunderbolts costume makes her look like Yelena, but is actually Natasha in-disguise as the former Widow to allow her to infiltrate Norman Osborn's team.
  • More Dakka: Stinging Barrage, which fires a barrage of shots that lasts as long as you have power to spend and hold down the hotkey.
  • Odd Friendship: Her odd friendship with Captain America carries over from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she seems to develop a friendly joking friendship with Spider-Man and Thing.
  • Older Than They Look: Like Nick Fury, Natasha has used the Infinity Formula to extend her lifetime- she was actively serving the USSR during the Cold War and doesn't look a day older from that time period decades later in the present.
  • Spy Catsuit: Her default costume is this. Her alternate Classic White Costume, Avengers Movie Costume, Gray Costume, and Thunderbolts Costume all qualify as well.
  • Stealth Expert: As befitting her status as a top spy, Natasha has multiple methods of remaining concealed while she plans her attacks. 'Combat Roll' allows her to escape from battle while automatically granting stealth, 'Covert Sniper' stealths her while she charges up a ranged attack to inflict more damage on a single target, and her 'Twilight Cloaking Device' signature grants her the ability to attack under full invisibility, along with some buffs.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: Uses her guns in several skills.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget: Her Widow's Bite gauntlets are prominent in all of her costumes.
  • Taser Tag Weakness: Her Weaponry tree features an ability called Stinging Shot, which fires a stun gun shot that immobilizes targets.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Her Gadgetry skill has multiple skills that involve tossing down grenades.
  • Tron Lines: Featured in her Fear Itself costume.
  • Unorthodox Reload: Timely Reload, which locks out all her other powers, but revives her spirit meter while reloading her guns.
  • Waif-Fu: Widow is notably smaller and thinner than most of the female cast of the game, and her fighting style is very acrobatic with flying kicks and flips.
  • Woman in White: Her chase costume, a white variant of her Spy Catsuit.

    Blade 
Voiced by: Dave Fennoy

    Cable 

Cable

Voiced by: James M. Connor

Hoping to create a powerful mutant he could control, the villainous Mr. Sinister engineered Nathan Summers' birth to Scott (Cyclops) Summers and Madelyne Pryor. But when Nathan became infected with the incurable Techno-Organic Virus, his father sent him into the future for treatment. Nathan lived for decades in the future, becoming a hardened warrior and expert leader. He then returned to the present, vowing to prevent the horrible future he had lived through. He often fights alongside the X-Men, but occasionally works alone or with his own hand-picked teams of mutants.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Cable's telepathic 'Eye for Weakness' power reveals weak points to allow him to deal extra damage.
  • Artificial Limbs: The left side of his body is robotic, a result of the techno-organic virus plaguing his body. Some costumes feature it consuming more of his body than others.
  • BFG: His weapons are all very, very large firearms. His Level 52 review is even confirmed to include Marvel vs. Capcom 2's infamous Hyper Viper Beam.
  • Body Horror: The techno-virus. One of his costumes has him completely consumed by it.
  • Compensating for Something: According to Gambit's dialogue, anyway, this is why Cable uses such big guns.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Has telepathic powers, but most of his moveset is built around his firearms.
  • Harmful to Minors: One of his costumes is the one he wore when he kept a still baby Hope Summers strapped to his chest, though she can't actually be seen in it.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: A lot of Cable's lines talk about how the future is bad, even telling Captain America that his idealistic values of truth and justice aren't enough to keep them alive.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: One of the trope's poster boys.
  • Psychic Powers: Has a few in his moveset.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: His main weapon is a giant-ass laser rifle.
  • Teleport Spam: Nathan's trademark 'Bodyslide'.
  • Too Many Belts: As a quintessential '90s Anti-Hero, this is a given. Lampshaded in his mockery of Psylocke's sash belt.
    "That's not a belt, it's a ribbon."
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: One of his powers is Elusive Roll, a movement power that does this.
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    Captain America 

Captain America

Voiced by: Brian Bloom

In the early days of World War II, a covert military experiment turned Steve Rogers into America's first super-soldier: Captain America. During the war, Cap served as a symbol of freedom and America's most effective special operative. In the closing days of the war, Captain America disappeared in an explosion over the North Atlantic and was presumed dead. Decades later, his body was discovered trapped in ice, preserved in a state of suspended animation! Upon his revival, Captain America joined the Avengers and once again took up the heroic battle against evil.

  • The Ace: His 52 Review effectively turned Cap into one of the most powerful heroes in the game. He can tank damage, buff allies, mix it up in melee or hurl his shield, all for colossal damage, and gets a very powerful summon as his ultimate.
  • Assist Character: His "Avengers Assemble!" ultimate now summons the rest of core team of The Avengers for a beat down.
  • Avengers, Assemble!: The name of his ultimate skill, which brings in Iron Man, Hulk and Thor to unleash on the enemies around him.
  • Badass Baritone: Brian Bloom reprises the role from Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and brings this with him.
  • Boomerang Comeback: The shield will always return to Steve's hands once he throws it.
  • The Cape: According to Ghost Rider, if there were more men like Captain America, Hell would be empty.
  • Captain Patriotic: The Ur-Example of the trope himself.
  • Costume Copycat: The US Agent is one of the alternate costumes in-game.
  • Custom Uniform: His First Avengers movie costume and Classic costume both invoke this trope from his time in the service.
  • Combat Parkour: One of Cap's many tricks, seen in his Athletic Leap, Leaping Strike, and Stunning Backflip skills.
  • Dash Attack: Dynamic Charge and Heroic Charge.
  • Deadly Disc: His shield will pierce through anything in its way, from street thugs, to HYDRA mechs, to Savage Land dinosaurs.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Like most depictions of the character, it's unclear just how powerful the Super Soldier Serum actually made him.
  • First-Name Basis: With most of the Avengers, including Iron Man and Black Widow.
  • The Heart: Many heroes express how inspiring it is to fight alongside Cap.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With potential Team-Up Character, The Falcon.
  • Hope Bringer: Captain America's greatest talent is inspiring those around him to keep fighting. His Combat Leader tree is mostly built around utilizing this trope.
  • Human Popsicle: After World War 2, he crashed in the ocean and was frozen solid until the Avengers found him decades later, kept alive by the Super Soldier Serum in his veins.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Logically speaking, his Shield Throws shouldn't actually work without some serious mathematical genius to back them up.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Captain America has no prejudices, never backs down in the face of evil, and stands for the good of mankind no matter what, and is arguably the moral center and the Big Good of the entire Marvel Universe.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Most of his costumes feature this, especially his default.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Shield Block is one of his skills, which blocks damage from attacks that hit him from the front for as long as the hotkey is held down.
  • The Leader: Has a skill tree devoted to emboldening himself and his allies.
  • Military Superhero: Fought in World War 2 as a member of the Army.
  • The Paladin: His skills and abilities are very reminiscent of most of the genre's Paladin classes.
  • Pinball Projectile: His Shield Slinger skill tree is devoted mostly to throwing his shield at mooks.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Technically one of the oldest playable characters in the game, having served in World War 2. His lifespan was increased and his youth preserved by the Super Soldier Serum and a frozen sleep in the ocean.
  • Returning War Vet: It's his experience in the war that allows him to lead with the experience and wisdom that he does.
  • Role Reprisal: Brian Bloom previously played Captain America in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Rousing Speech: He has four shout skills that play this up for different effects- Invigorating Shout, Encouraging Shout, Aggressive Shout and Spirited Shout.
  • Shield Bash: Naturally. Shield Bash, Shield Swipe and Vibranium Bash are all variants of this technique.
  • Ship Tease: He does not take kindly to Wolverine implying Sharon Carter might not survive.
  • Super Serum: Probably the example in comic book history.
  • The Strategist: Steve's a tactical genius, and between his ability to orchestrate plans and tactics on the fly and his abilities that allow him to keep the morale of his fellow heroes high, he makes for one of the best support heroes in the game.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: As he uses most of his basic attacks and non-throwing powers, he builds up Shield Points which can be used to throw his Shield, and bounce the weapon between targets, arcing out and striking several opponents in a single throw.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he was never one of the worst heroes in the game by any means, Captain America has become significantly more effective after his Level 52 review, which updated several powers and gave him his new Ultimate.

    Carnage 
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

    Colossus 

Colossus

Voiced by: Chris Cox

Piotr Rasputin grew up on a farm in Russia until Professor Xavier recruited him to join the X-Men. He is a loyal teammate, using his powerful armored form to protect his comrades in battle. His great physical strength conceals his quiet soul as an artist. Piotr has an on-again, off-again romantic relationship with fellow X-Man Kitty Pryde. His sister, Illyana Rasputin, is the mutant sorceress known as Magik.

  • Assist Character: Can summon his sister Magik to assist him on the battlefield for a while using 'Bond of Bloodline', and throw Wolverine as a 'Fastball Special' power (see below) who then sticks around.
  • The Beastmaster: One of Colossus's viable builds after his rework involves the use of his 'pets' Magik and Wolverine to deal damage. With careful play and the use of appropriate artifacts or gear, Colossus can have at least one assist character on the field at any point of time. Unlike other summoners, Colossus is also exceptionally hardy due to his stats and defensive passives, so he can still fight at close distance (and is more effective that way) while his pets are not summoned without fear of being killed easily.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Subverted slightly. Wolverine, not Colossus, will yell "FASTBALL SPECIAL!" when summoned.
  • Easily Forgiven: At the end of Avengers Vs X Men, he vowed to kill Magick if he ever saw her again due to the crimes she committed in that event. When Magick became playable in 2016, not only does he never bring up her crimes, he gives her a Declaration of Protection.
  • Fastball Special: The Trope Namer. Colossus summons Wolverine and throws him like a ball, who slashes at the enemies before fighting alongside Piotr for a period of time. Wolverine is ported in with a puff of purple smoke by our favorite fuzzy elf: Nightcrawler.
  • Gentle Giant: A number of his quotes discuss his reluctance to fight, but he will not back down when the need arises.
  • Husky Russkie: His Russian accent is very pronounced in his dialogue.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: An osmium-skinned mutant with very strong physical defenses, and various passives that reinforce this durability.
  • Signature Roar: His Colossal Roar attack, which is coincidentally tagged as his Signature move. It causes huge damage, enemy and knockdown and restores his armor.

    Cyclops 

Cyclops

Voiced by: Scott Porter

Professor Charles Xavier rescued young Scott Summers from a life as a homeless young orphan, recruiting him to be the first member of his new team: the X-Men. Xavier trained Summers to use his mutant optic blast, as well as to lead the other X-Men in the field. Scott has endured great hardships during his years with the X-Men, from an ongoing rivalry with the savage Wolverine to the seeming death of his girlfriend Jean Grey. Through it all, however, he has endured as a shining example of heroism and leadership among mutantkind.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Cyke's 'Tactical Command' power, which weakens enemies in an area and makes them take more damage.
  • Combat Medic: Veteran Command buffs his team and can revive a dead teammate.
  • Cool Bike: My Ride, a travel power that sees him zoom about on a motorcycle.
  • Eye Beams: The Optics skill tree says it all.
  • Glass Cannon: Incredible damage, lots of team buffs, can be killed by a gentle breeze.
  • The Leader: Like Cap, Cyke has many powers that make him and his team stronger.
  • Pure Energy: His optic blasts are pure concussive force. They can be used in a variety of attacks as seen with his different Optics powers, as well as his 'Maximum Optic Beam' ultimate.
  • Reflecting Laser: 'Ricochet Blast' is one of the stronger 'energy bounce between enemies' attacks in-game. Better still, its cost is spiritless as it is a Basic power. All Cyke players seem to have this skill maxed.
  • Role Reprisal: Scott Porter from the X-Men anime.

    Daredevil 

Daredevil

Voiced by: Brian Bloom

When young Matt Murdock saved a blind pedestrian from a crashing truck, a radioactive isotope spilled onto him from the vehicle. The substance blinded Matt, but he soon found that his other senses were amplified to superhuman levels. He also manifested a "radar sense" that allowed him to visualize his surroundings without relying on sight. As he grew up, Matt received training from the ninja master Stick. He later earned a law degree and opened an office with his friend Foggy Nelson, defending those unjustly accused of crimes. By night, he protects his home neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen from criminals and super-villains. Despite living through more personal tragedies than any man should be able to endure, Matt retains an optimistic, heroic outlook on life.

  • Assist Character: Daredevil's 'Man Without Fear' ultimate, which summons the leader of The Hand to your side for a short while.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Emphasis on Deadpan.
    • To Doc Ock: "Why do I always get stuck with Spidey's cast-offs?"
    • To Thing: "You want me to patrol Yancy Street, Ben? Even I'm not that fearless."
  • Disability Superpower: Became blind after his accident, but gained superhuman senses in return (including the 'radar sense' that is about as good as sight).
  • Improbable Weapon User: His billy clubs chained together by a grappling hook, which serves as his 'walking stick' in mundane times. They can be used as a staff, clubs or nunchucks.

    Deadpool 

Deadpool

Voiced by: Nolan North, Alanna Ubach (Lady Deadpool)

As a test subject in the same Weapon X program that had previously given Wolverine his adamantium claws and skeleton, Wade Wilson received a healing factor that prevented his cancer from killing him. Wade soon escaped the program and became a freelance mercenary using the name Deadpool, working for various criminal organizations. At times he has teamed up with heroes as well, but these attempts at "being a good guy" rarely stick for long. Wade is mentally unstable, though whether this is a normal state or is caused by his constant state of hyper-regeneration is unknown. One side effect of his mental state is the belief that he is not a real person but actually a character in a comic book.

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: "Armor Buster", a special anti-armor version of his regular handgun attack.
  • A-Team Firing: Shoot All the Bullets. "Just hold down the trigger 'till it's empty" indeed.
  • Auto-Revive: The 'God Mode' passive.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: But of course. Several of his attacks reference the fact that he is in a game, especially his Tricky skill tree and his 'Server Lag' ultimate that slows enemies and increases your allies' damage rating.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Lady Deadpool Costume.
  • Gatling Good: His "Not-So-Minigun", which dumps rounds from an oversized minigun for as long as the player holds down the hotkey.
  • God Mode: Actually has a move called 'God Mode'. It completely heals him and for a few seconds makes him immune to damage and allows him to use skills without spending spirit. It does have a long cooldown though.
  • Healing Factor: Like Wolverine, Deadpool has a passive heal that was once a Game-Breaker though patches has made it less overpowered.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Two of skills are "More Bullets" and "Shoot All the Bullets".
  • More Dakka: His "Hurty" power tree, which is mostly focused on shooting lots and lots of bullets.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Many of the other heroes detest having to work with him, though unlike other examples of this such as Emma Frost and Doom, its not because of his criminal past, its because he's so annoying.
  • Teleport Spam: The 'Bodyslide By One' move, which has no cooldown.

    Doctor Doom 

Doctor Doom

Voiced by: Lex Lang

Victor von Doom has not lived an easy life. Born in Latveria, Victor's mother was claimed by the demon Mephisto in a mystical deal gone wrong. The loss of his mother would be Victor's key motivating force, driving him to excel in the study of any way to free her from Mephisto's grasp: scientific or mystical. His studies would eventually bring him to New York State University alongside Reed Richards and Ben Grimm. Building a machine to save his mother, Victor was caught in the ensuing explosion that Reed Richards warned would happen. Expelled and with his face disfigured, Victor von Doom would eternally blame to future Mister Fantastic for his own failures. Even taking over his homeland of Latveria in order to utilize its resources for his schemes was not enough for Doom. Only the humiliation of cursed Richards and total global domination will sate the appetite of Doctor Doom!

  • Badass Armfold: When flying with his 'From Here to Latveria' movement skill, Doom is always folding his arms. He also does this when performing "Beneath Doom's Feet".
  • Enemy Mine: He's not very happy about working with his most hated foe Reed Richards. However, he has to band together with the heroes to stop invading Skrulls.
  • Evil Sorceror: The Sorcery skill tree is focused on Doom destroying his enemies with magic with a heavy emphasis on Damage-over-Time skills.
  • Good Costume Switch: As a playable character, he originally wore a white cloak and tunic as his default (Future Foundation) costume, instead of the usual green. This was changed when the Fantastic Four became Persona Non Grata in 2017.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Doom goes from being the game's main villain, to being a highly-hyped hero launch during its second anniversary.
  • Large Ham: As usual, Doom chews the scenery. It's even evident in the tooltips of his skills, which are all narrated by Doom himself in the most boastful and overblown manner possible.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: "Assured Destruction" has him firing off missile volleys from his gauntlets.
  • The Minion Master: His Latveria skill tree is focused on summoning armies of robots to do his bidding. With the "Doom's Army" passive active, several skills lose their shared cooldown and can all be summoned at once.
  • Role Reprisal: Lex Lang from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
  • Slouch of Villainy: When activating his Ultimate, Doom's Day, Doom slouches upon his throne while being carried by four Doombots all the while firing off massive volleys of magic blasts and missiles.
  • Teleport Spam: 'Impending Doom', which also restores his Magic resource when used.
  • Third-Person Person: It wouldn't be Doom without this trope.

    Doctor Strange 

Doctor Strange

Voiced by: Nick Jameson

When the injuries he sustained in a horrific accident ruined Stephen Strange's career as a surgeon, he searched the world for a cure. In the mountains of Tibet, he found a mystic named the Ancient One. But instead of being healed, Stephen ended up as the old man's apprentice and learned the secrets of sorcery while gaining humility and wisdom. Eventually, Stephen became the Sorcerer Supreme, dedicating his life to protecting the world from extra-dimensional enemies.

  • Astral Projection: Strange has an entire Astral power tree dedicated to nifty tricks, from granting temporary invulnerability to distracting enemies with astral clones and even creating offensive astral copies of himself.
  • Attack Reflector: 'Shield of the Seraphim', which deflects all projectiles from Strange.
  • Faceless Eye: The Eye of Agamotto appears in Strange's signature 'All-Seeing Eye' attack to follow him around and blast enemies with debilitating magic.
  • Homing Projectile: Strange's 'Daggers of Daveroth' attack, which fires 5 daggers of magical energy per use.
  • Large Ham: As can only be expected from the Sorceror Supreme.
  • Magical Gesture: The good doctor is seen waving his hands about a lot with his signature hand signs whenever he casts a spell.
  • Magical Incantation: Unlike the comics, Strange rarely speaks when he casts his spells, although appropriate voice files will play occasionally.
  • Power Glows: When Strange uses his 'Facet of Power' ultimate, he glows gold with energy from Zom, emits a damaging aura, grows in size and gains massively boosted stats temporarily.
  • Squishy Wizard: Strange has a lot of damage output, but relies on teleporting, shields, healing and astral projections to avoid getting hit. Whenever he does get hit, the effect on his health is quite noticeable.
  • Teleport Spam: 'Mystic Shift', which has a short cooldown, damages enemies and stuns them temporarily.

    Elektra 

Elektra

Voiced by: Kat Cressida

    Emma Frost 

Emma Frost

Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

For most of her life, Emma Frost thought only of her own needs and goals, seeing humanity as inferior to her own mutant race. She used her intelligence, charm, and telepathic powers to accumulate great wealth. Soon she joined the mysterious Hellfire Club, a group secretly dedicated to world domination. For years she helped that group gain the political and economic influence it desired, often clashing with the X-Men. Over time, however, Emma came to see the teaching of young mutants as her true calling. Eventually she allied with Professor Charles Xavier and her former enemies, becoming a full-fledged member of the X-Men and a teacher at the Xavier School.

  • Alpha Bitch: Emma is relentless in her putdowns of others. In fact, its easier to count the number of characters whom she isn't outright rude to. Such rancor is handily reciprocated by her targets, of course. "Life's a bitch, and so am I!" is but one of the many glorious lines she has in-game.
  • Combat Stilettos: Remarked on by herself and a number of other characters in the gear descriptions for her Heels.
  • Master of Illusion: Can induce Invisibility for her and her allies, and her 'Grand Nightmare' ultimate sees her conjure gigantic demons that appear to attack her enemies on-screen for a while (even though it is said to be only an illusion in their heads).
  • Meat Puppet: Emma can force a minion to follow her and attack enemies using her Mind Control powers.
  • Mind Control: The focus of her Hellfire Headmistress skill tree. 'Psychic Domination' is used to convert a non-boss enemy into a minion, and some other powers involve minion management (including blowing them up) and mass confusion.
  • Mind Rape: Her Omega Telepath skill tree, which include various damaging psychic attacks.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Hilariously, she actually makes this remark to Wolverine. "Logan, my EYES are up here!"
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Emma's Diamond form boasts much sturdier defenses, with damage further mitigated by a Diamond Armor secondary resource that passively regenerates. Using any Diamond Paragon skill shifts her automatically into this mode and generates more Diamond Armor. Unfortunately, Emma has no access to her ranged psychic abilities in Diamond form, and using one of these shifts her back into regular mode. Emma's Diamond form is hardy, and can survive a fair bit of enemy fire as long as her Diamond Armor is properly managed.
  • Role Reprisal: Kari Wahlgren from Wolverine and the X-Men.
  • Stance System: Emma's secondary Diamond form that she transforms into whenever she uses a Diamond Paragon skill. Gives her enhanced Srength and Durability, but restricts her to only melee attacks until she uses a psychic power. Also has a Diamond Armor secondary resource that further mitigates damage while she is in Diamond form, as long as the meter is filled.
  • Stripperiffic: It's par for the course for Emma, be it Absolute Cleavage or Bare Your Midriff. Her default Modern costume is probably the least revealing of them all. The game also sells her infamous Quilty-designed New X-Men 'outfit'.

    Gambit 

Gambit

Voiced by: Rick Pasqualone

After rescuing a de-aged Storm from the Shadow King, Gambit was brought back to the X-Mansion where he eventually joined the X-Men. As a mutant, Gambit possesses the ability to convert the potential energy in an object into destructive kinetic energy. Gambit utilizes this power mostly in the form of throwing kinetically charged playing cards which explode on impact, or by super charging his extendable bo staff. Gambit and his fellow X-Man Rogue have an unsteady relationship, with a nearly equal mix of time together and time apart.

  • Assist Character: Rogue appears in his 'Cherie' ultimate to lift Gambit up, as he unleashes a downpour of kinetically-charged cards onto the battlefield. She then stays for a while to fight enemies.
  • Auto-Revive: 'Cheat Death', which restores all of Gambit's health and unleashes kinetic energy to damage his opponents.
  • Badass Longcoat: Most of Gambit's costumes feature one.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes quite a few sarcastic jibes at some of the other heroes and villains.
  • Death Dealer: His Kinetic Mastery skill tree and 'Cherie' ultimate revolve around his signature use of explosive poker cards.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Has an enhanced costume based on his time as Death, Horseman of the Apocalypse.
  • Handsome Lech: Hits on Emma Frost, Ms. Marvel, Storm and Scarlet Witch.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Explosive playing cards.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Is treated this way, and according to Gazillion's artist, The Dink, on the forums, he's got a shirtless costume in the pipeline.
  • Playing Card Motifs: Uses explosive cards, and before that, he was the salesman for the Fortune Cards.
  • Ragin' Cajun: His nickname, even.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His modern and classic costumes both feature magenta.
  • Simple Staff: Used as his primary melee weapon, and has them as drops.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His dialogue with Wolverine indicates this relationship.

    Ghost Rider 

Ghost Rider

Voiced by: Mitch Urban

Raised in a carnival by stunt men, Johnny Blaze was born to ride. When his mentor revealed that he was dying of cancer, Blaze made a deal with the demon Mephisto to save the man's life. Blaze's infernal contract bound his soul to the demon Zarathos and cursed him to become the Ghost Rider, a Spirit of Vengeance who rides the night and punishes the wicked. Throughout the years, Blaze has found himself battling his inner demon almost as often as his countless supernatural enemies.

    Green Goblin 

    Hawkeye 

Hawkeye

Voiced by: Chris Cox (Clint Barton), Amanda Céline Miller (Kaye Bishop)

Inspired by the exploits of Iron Man, circus archer Clint Barton decided to put on a costume and fight crime as the super-hero Hawkeye. At first he was mistaken as a criminal, but Barton eventually gained the trust of the Avengers and has served on that team with distinction many times. In addition to his pinpoint accuracy, Hawkeye relies on a quiver full of gadget arrows with various high-tech tricks. But even without his arrows, he's a formidable combatant thanks to hours of training with Captain America. His sarcastic wit sometimes rubs allies the wrong way, but Hawkeye remains one of the most loyal and dedicated Avengers in the team's history.

  • An Ice Person: 'Freeze Arrow', which can trap and slow enemies.
  • Archer Archetype: Brash to the point of being rude, and so confident that it comes off as cocky at times. This is reflected in some of his dialogue.
  • Badass Normal: Fights with nothing more than a bow and arrow, and some acrobatic melee skills.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Kate Bishop, who took on the Hawkeye mantle when Clint was dead for a while after Avengers Disassembled. She appears as an enhanced costume for Hawkeye, and can randomly appear as a summon when the Hawkguy's Shades unique are equipped. If you are using the Kate Bishop costume, Hawkguy's Shades will randomly summon Clint instead when equipped.
  • Flechette Storm: The 'StarkTech Claymore Turret' Signature, which spews hot shrapnel in its radius to hurt enemies.

    Hulk 

Hulk

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

Bruce Banner worked as a scientist on the gamma bomb project when he heroically saved a young man from exposure to a nuclear blast. Unfortunately, the exposure to gamma radiation changed Banner's cell structure, causing him to transform into a raging green monster (known as the Hulk) when he became angry. Over the years, the Hulk has acted as hero, villain, or pure destructive force depending on his state of mind. Through it all, Banner continues to search for a cure that would end his deadly rampages.

  • Chewing the Scenery: Hulk will loudly and repeatedly remind you that "HULK STRONGEST THERE IS!!!"

    Human Torch 

Human Torch

Voiced by: Matthew Yang King

When teenager Johnny Storm joined his sister on a mission to space in Reed Richards' experimental rocket, he had no idea that the exposure to cosmic rays while airborne would grant him the power to burst into flame. As a founding member of the Fantastic Four, Johnny took the name Human Torch in tribute to a World War II hero of the same name. Johnny retains an adventurous (if sometimes rash) attitude, often to the chagrin of his more serious-minded teammates. He enjoys his superhero celebrity status.

  • Glass Cannon: One of the best heroes for racking up damage per second, both in and out.

    Iceman 

Iceman

One of the original five X-Men, Bobby Drake has been a super hero since he was a teenager. Using his powers of Thermokinesis (the ability to control and project extreme temperature, in Bobby's case, ice) Iceman has been a valuable asset to the heroic community for quite some time. Having served as an X-Man, Defender, member of X-Factor and even a champion, he has put his Omega Level powers to the test against a large range of foes.

  • Doppelgänger Attack: Iceman's 'Age of Icemen' Ultimate, which temporarily summons an army of Iceman clones onto the battlefield.

    Invisible Woman 

Invisible Woman

Voiced by: Erin Torpey

After accompanying Reed Richards, Benjamin Grimm and her brother Johnny on a trip to space in an experimental rocket that Reed had built, the group was bathed in cosmic rays leading to the development of amazing powers. Sue's powers manifested in the form of light-bending force fields that allow her to turn invisible, protect herself and others, as well as use them as a destructive force to defend herself. She is informally known as the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four due to the limitless potential of her powers.

  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: A significant number of her voiceovers indicate that she exercises restraint over her abilities, in case innocents get hurt or she goes overboard. This is quite the contrast to lines from many other heroes, who seem to revel in their power.
  • All-Loving Hero: Her dialogue to most villains, including Magneto and Living Laser, involve her calmly trying to reason with them.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her offensive and defensive abilities are both derived from manipulating force fields, as both active and passive effects.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is nice to even supervillains like Doc Ock, but won't hesitate to kick your ass if you cross the line. She will laugh and say 'Sorry I had to take out my frustrations on you' after having beaten you soundly.
  • The Heart: In contrast with other heroes' snark, Sue is almost always respectful. Hilariously enough, she even tells Punisher that 'maybe he just needs a hug'.
  • Homing Projectile: 'Seeker Orbs'.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Sue is essentially Marvel's version of Green Lantern, able to manifest force fields in any shape she thinks of. This includes discs, spheres and, er, giant chew toys.
  • Invisibility: It is in her name, after all. Has both stealth and invisibility powers in-game - stealth is broken when you attack, whereas you can remain invisible while attacking.
  • Not Quite Flight: Flies about on a 'Levitating Disc'.
  • Pure Energy: The manifestation of her cosmic energy constructs are used to attack with concussive force.
  • Role Reprisal: Erin Torpey from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!.
  • Spam Attack: Several of Sue's attacks have her hurling a barrage of spheres at enemies or in an area, including: 'Seeker Orbs' (a swarm of homing spheres), 'Storm of Spheres' (an area attack where enemies are constantly bombarded with orbiting spheres) and her 'Spheroid Typhoon' ultimate (where hundreds of tiny force spheres orbit around her).
  • Spike Balls of Doom: Sue can summon 'The Crusher', a giant spike ball construct that rolls around the battlefield dealing damage to enemies for a while.
  • Spikes of Doom: 'Force Spikes', a field of sharp energy constructs that taunt and debuff enemies.
  • Stealth Expert: Besides an 'Invisible Combat' toggle that grants Sue stealth outside of battle (i.e. remain undetected until she attacks), Sue can also activate 'Invisibility', which allows her to attack while concealed for a short period and drains her Focus secondary resource. She can also grant her allies invisibility with 'Conceal Team'.
  • Team Mom: Complete with mom jokes and the personality to boot, including ordering time-outs for defeated villains. On a more serious note, a few of her voiceovers have her asking allies to be cautious.
  • Technical Pacifist: As nice as Sue is, she will not hesitate to deliver a beatdown if you decide to hurt someone deliberately.
  • Temporary Online Content: The Fantastic Four were buyable heroes with their own costume galleries, but in 2017, the license renewal did not include them, so they had to be taken off the ingame store and off of random hero box loot tables. Their costumes suffered the same fate, and Dr Doom's default costume was switched from his Future Foundation white costume to his classic green costume, with the white costume removed from the game entirely. Accounts that already possessed any of the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, their costumes, or Dr Doom's white costume were allowed to keep them.
  • Visible Invisibility: Her 'invisible' force fields have a pale blue sheen to them for visual flavor.

    Iron Fist 

Iron Fist

Raised in the mystical city of K'un-L'un, Danny Rand sought vengeance on the man he blamed for the death of his parents. Driven by vengeance, Danny was tutored by Lei Kung the Thunderer in the ways of martial arts. Excelling at his training, Danny was given the opportunity to take the sacred mantle of "Iron Fist" by fighting the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying and plunging his hands into its molten heart, rendering his hands "like unto iron." Upon finding the man responsible for his parents' death, Danny chose to forgive him and would instead use his skills to help people, eventually putting him on the path to form Heroes for Hire with his new and like-minded friend, Luke Cage.

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He's a martial artist, so this is expected.
  • Ki Attacks: Several of his attacks involve using Chi, which is built up by switching stances.
  • Promoted to Playable: He was initially a hub healer and an Assist Character for Luke Cage before being made playable.
  • Stance System: He can switch between several Stances, which gives him and nearby allies different kinds of buffs as well as augment a few of his attacks.

    Iron Man 

Iron Man

Voiced by: Marc Worden

During a visit to the Persian Gulf to show off the latest Stark Industries weaponry, Tony Stark was captured by the enemy and forced to build a new super weapon. Instead (with the assistance of renowned physicist and fellow prisoner Ho Yinsen) Stark crafted the first version of his now-famous powered battle armor. He soon escaped captivity, though Yinsen gave his life to buy Stark the few extra moments he needed to activate his armor. Since that day, Stark has lived two lives: one as the playboy industrialist in charge of Stark Industries, and the other as the high-flying golden Avenger known as Iron Man!

  • Assist Character: His ultimate summons remote-controlled Iron Man suits to attack his foes.
  • Auto-Revive: If Tony's health is reduced to 0, the 'System Reboot' passive restores some of his health and spirit, grants him temporary invulnerability and causes the suit to emit a shockwave of energy damage.

    Jean Grey 

Jean Grey

Voiced by: April Stewart

Jean Grey manifested her mutant psychic abilities at an early age, and was subsequently sent to the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters to learn control over her powers. As a founding member of the X-Men, she's spent most of her life as a hero and has the calm confidence of a seasoned pro. When Jean served as an avatar for the Phoenix Force, an immensely powerful entity of death and rebirth, her powers were greatly enhanced. Although she no longer operates on that scale, her telepathic and telekinetic abilities make her a formidable opponent.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Has the whole phoenix motif going on for her.
  • Auto-Revive: Jean's 'Phoenix Egg' passive revives her when she is defeated. Several of her unique gear options also have this property, allowing her to faint and revive multiple times before finally suffering defeat penalties.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: "Move your eyes off my boyfriend, Emma, or I'll move them for you." Also, her lines towards Cyclops make her seem needy to the point of being cringeworthy. Hilariously, Cyke's attitude towards her is generally along the lines of "Thanks, but I'm busy".
  • Fiery Redhead: Figuratively and Literally.
  • Girly Bruiser: Jean may appear to be a highly-attractive woman of average physique, but do not underestimate her Phoenix-form tanking abilities, especially against mobs of mooks. Her 'Phoenix Inferno' power does massive damage to the area around her whilst healing her. The 'Phoenix Avatar' passive allows her to generate Phoenix Force secondary resource (required for her to remain in Phoenix form and user her Phoenix powers) whilst injuring and defeating enemies, as well as regenerating spirit when she takes damage. Finally, her 'Phoenix Corona' shield has no cooldown and can be toggled to mitigate injury. With the 3 powers above specced, Jean can essentially maintain close to full health, spirit and Phoenix Force constantly while drawing aggro from enemies and quickly wiping them out.
    • Without her Phoenix form, Jean is a Glass Cannon instead: she can still deal a lot of damage, but not as effectively as when she is the Phoenix. She also relies more on crowd control effects, and has the defenses of wet paper. In contrast, even mediocre Jean builds that specialise in her Phoenix abilities can easily solo all in-game content. The devs have noted the disparity between her 'regular' and 'Phoenix' forms, so they are reviewing this and attempting to make both powersets equally viable.
  • Hot Wings: Floats about with flaming wings in Phoenix form.
  • Mind over Matter: Generally her Telekinesis skill tree, which includes force blasts, shields, flight and kinetic vortexes.
  • The Phoenix: But of course, complete with self-healing and revival powers.
  • Playing with Fire: Her Phoenix skill tree, which involves transforming her into a fiery Phoenix form and manipulating cosmic flames. In her Phoenix form, her Telekinesis and Telepathy powers also inflict Energy instead of Mental damage.
  • Power Echoes: When she's in phoenix form.
  • Power Gives You Wings: The fiery raptor form she takes on as the Phoenix, which makes her more resilient and inflicts more damage.
  • Stance System: Jean can transform into her Phoenix form by activating 'Phoenix Transformation'; she gains enhanced attributes, access to other powers in her Phoenix skill tree, and inflicts Energy instead of Mental damage. Her Phoenix Force secondary resource, which she gains by defeating enemies, is used to maintain her Phoenix form and is also expended when she uses many Phoenix powers. When Jean's Phoenix Force meter is depleted she if forcibly transformed back into her regular Jean Grey form, although in practice she causes so much destruction as the Phoenix that monitoring the Phoenix Force meter is hardly an issue.
  • Telepathy: The Telepathy skill tree, with mental attacks that afflict debilitating statuses, confusion powers and party auras.

    Juggernaut 

Juggernaut

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

Cain Marko, stepbrother to Charles Xavier, found the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak while serving as a mercenary in Korea. The strange powers of this gem gifted Cain with immense physical strength and durability, as well as a mystical force field that allows him not only to deflect attacks with ease, but put himself into unstoppable motion. Known as the Juggernaut, Cain has been both villain and hero, even joining Professor Xavier's X-men on occasion.

    Kitty Pryde 
Voiced by: Danielle Judovits

    Loki 

Loki

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman, Amy Louise Pemberton (Lady Loki)

Loki is the Norse god of mischief and evil and the adopted son of Odin All-Father, the ruler of Asgard. He is crafty, clever, and resourceful, using sorcery to achieve his intricate goals. Loki resents the glory and acclaim given to his adoptive brother, Thor, and he strives to place himself on the throne of Asgard. However, on the rare occasions when his goals overlap with Thor or other heroes, Loki has been to ally himself with those he would otherwise detest.

  • An Ice Person: Not just his personality, but his Giant's Blood skill tree focuses on how his Jotun heritage allows him to utilize frost magic. And then there's his 'Frost Giant Form' ultimate.
    • Elemental Armor: Can create spiked armor of ice with his Frost Armor skill, which damages and freezes enemies that attack Loki up close while increasing his durability.
    • Harmless Freezing: Loki's ice skills have an opportunity to freeze enemies in-place, which does almost nothing on its own, but leaves the enemy immobile to be hit with other attacks.
    • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Permafrost Spike ability impales his enemies with an area-of-effect group of ice spikes.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After Surtur's defeat, he admits to his father that all he wanted was to be acknowledged as a hero. Odin grants him a chance to prove himself as such...by trapping him in a Stable Time Loop that forever repeats the events of the campaign, forcing him to work with the heroes he so despises.
  • Blade on a Stick: He uses the same Spear that he wields in The Avengers in some of his moves, and it's one of his equipment slots.
    • Boom Stick: Fires several projectiles out of it, including his basic attack.
  • Cain and Abel: His legendary conflict with Thor, though there's more animosity and jealousy on his side than Thor's.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Loki's Mischief skill tree focuses on the creation and management of Illusions, weaker copies of himself that can attack enemies for a short while before disappearing. There is a limit to the number of Illusions he can generate, which increases as more points are put into certain powers.
    • The Minion Master: He can summon up to six illusions by default and they can be re-summoned fairly easily.
    • Teleport Spam: Loki can teleport across the screen using his 'Misdirection' power, leaving behind an Illusion and going into stealth mode for a few seconds.
    • The Turret Master: His 'Arcane Illusion' power allows him to summon stationary Illusions that fire magic blasts at enemies for a short while.
  • Distaff Counterpart: His female shape-shifted self is one of his enhanced alternate costumes.
  • Enemy Mine: Starts off as a villain and faces the heroes to claim the throne of Asgard, but when they discover Surtur is coming to destroy everything, Loki and the heroes grudgingly work together to stop it. One of his powers, Enemy of my Enemy, invokes this as well, buffing him and his allies when working together.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Loki seeks to rule, not to destroy- Loki can't rule over Asgard if Surtur destroys it all.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Wields a wide arsenal of spells and magic abilities in combat, and even challenges Doctor Strange's mastery of magic in reference to his own.
    • Barrier Warrior: The Arcane Shield, which creates a barrier around him to deflect damage from himself.
    • Brainwashed and Crazy: His Enthrall spell twists the enemies mind and forces them to lash out at their own allies until they die or can break Loki's control.
    • Chain Pain: Creates magic chains with the Arcane Binding spell, which holds enemies in place and damages them.
    • Power Floats: His Arcane Levitation ability lets him hover with magic.
    • Projectile Spell: His basic attack, Staff Blast, fires a green magical projectile forward. Another spell, Bouncing Bolt, shoots a similar blast of magic that bounces back and forth between enemies.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: After helping to stop Surtur, Loki claims that his assembling the enemies of Asgard wasn't to overthrow the throne, but to build an army to stand against Surtur, claiming that all he ever wanted was to be a hero. Odin decides to send him to a time in need of heroes as punishment for his crimes, sending him to Midtown at the beginning of the game, forcing him to repeat the game's story over and over again.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being a main boss in the game's Asgard chapters and stealing the Cosmic Cube from a defeated Dr. Doom. As long as your interests are aligned, of course...
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Despite proclaiming his superiority and skill at almost any instance possible, certain pieces of dialogue and in-game text betray a deep-seated sense of insecurity from being adopted and being weaker than other Asgardians at melee combat, which is highly prized in their realm.
  • Jerkass God: He isn't very nice, naturally. Exceptions are to those characters whom he believe are as powerful as he is, such as Jean Grey... and Squirrel Girl.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and can use his staff to devastating effect in melee combat, though he prefers to use distance spells and misdirection.
  • Nominal Hero: He's only working with SHIELD and the Heroes to stop Surtur for his own selfish purposes.
  • Magic Staff: Loki wields one as the focal point of his magic, but it can also be used in melee combat.
  • Master of Illusion: Generates Illusions that can serve a variety of functions depending on the Mischief power used.
  • Mirror Match: Can fight himself at the end of Asgard, commenting that the only person who gets to defeat Loki is Loki himself.
  • Named Weapons: His sword, Lævateinn, which appears as one of his hero specific Uniques.
  • Not Quite Flight: 'Arcane Levitation' sees Loki float across the battlefield using magic.
  • Oedipus Complex: Loki infamously hates his father Odin for not appointing him as heir to the Asgardian throne.
  • One-Winged Angel: When using his ultimate, 'Frost Giant Form'.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: His ultimate is his 'Frost Giant Form', where he temporarily transforms into giant size and gains massively improved attributes.
  • Physical God: A crucial element of the traditional Norse pantheon (albeit usually as an antagonist).
  • Super Strength: Like the rest of his family. Loki prefers to use spells and his own guile to get by, but when push comes to shove, he's still stronger than base mortals, and is able to lift and toss cars around in-game.
  • The Trickster: Loki does have superhuman strength like the average Asgardian (he can lift cars in-game and throw them), but prefers to fight with magic and cunning instead of brute strength.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Jean Grey.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Despite hating Odin, Loki makes a few utterances now and then on showing his father what he's made of.

    Luke Cage 

Luke Cage

While serving prison time for a crime he didn't commit, former gang member Carl Lucas volunteered for an experiment that gave him enhanced strength and unbreakable skin. He promptly used his new abilities to escape prison, returning to his boyhood streets of Harlem. Rather than returning to crime, he took the name Luke Cage and became a mercenary "hero for hire," using his powers to help anyone who could afford his asking price. Eventually cleared of his criminal charges, Cage has distinguished himself in various superhero groups (including, most recently, the New Avengers), but in the end, he's nobody's man but his own.

  • Assist Character: Luke has a Heroes for Hire skill tree dedicated to summons. He can call one friend at a time to follow him about permanently: Iron Fist (melee, dodge aura and healing special), Jessica Jones (tank, defense aura and area dive bomb special), Misty Knight (ranged, critical aura and area shockwave special) or Colleen Wing (effective against elites and bosses, area multistrike special). The Heroes for Hire can also all be summoned simultaneously for a short while, using Luke's signature 'Hero's Call' power.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: As the de facto leader of the Heroes for Hire, any costume that features a shorn head makes him this.
  • Bash Brothers: With Iron Fist
  • Battle Couple: With Jessica Jones
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Luke is never short on quips and taunts, both in and out of battle. "Quit meditating and let's go bust some heads!"
  • Catchphrase: SWEET CHRISTMAS!
  • Car Fu: 'Vehicular Manslaughter' sees a car fall from the sky, which Luke then tosses at his enemies.
  • Civvie Spandex: All his in-game 'costumes' are more akin to regular wear than standard superhero attire.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Crowbars and chains are still understandable, but throwing concrete chunks and cars?
  • Scary Black Man: Part of his 'street' persona.

    Magik 
Voiced by: Tara Strong

  • Badass Boast: "Punisher's just a nut with a gun. I'm a mutant demon queen."
  • BFS: Illyana's Soulsword, which as the name implies contains the purity of her soul. It is also used as a sort of casting wand to channel her magical powers through.
  • Creepy Child: Not quite a 'child', but she is nevertheless barely out of her teens. She summons demons from the Limbo realm she rules and boasts about her magic powers in a creepy tone, while simultaneously displaying genuine wonderment at other things (such as being in awe of Storm and gushing over Captain America).
  • Life Drain: 'Dark Reaping', which drains an opponent's health and heals you instead.
  • Teleport Spam: Illyana is a mutant with teleportation powers or 'stepping disks', which are the basis of her attacks. 'Seven League Step' in particular allows her to teleport between and inflict damage on up to 7 different targets.

    Magneto 

Magneto

Utilizing his control over all electromagnetism, Magneto has used his powers for many purposes: leader of the Brotherhood, terrorist, and even X-Man. Once a close friend of Professor Charles Xavier, Magneto took a more extreme path against prejudice and used his powers to prove mutantkind's superiority by any means necessary. Not an unreasonable man by any means, Magneto has been known to work on the side of angels if he feels it will accomplish noble goals and this time is no different.

    Moon Knight 

Moon Knight

While working as a mercenary in Egypt, Marc Spector stumbled upon an archaeological dig site where he had an altercation with his fellow mercenary, Raoul Bushman. This fight resulted in him dying near a statue of the Egyptian God of Vengeance, Khonshu. Khonshu in turn raised Spector from the dead as his Blade of Vengeance and gave him the power to defeat his former accomplice, Bushman. Upon his return to the United States, Marc created multiple identities in order to distance himself from his past while maintaining connections to multiple facets of society and became the masked vigilante known as Moon Knight.

  • All-Encompassing Mantle: The "Golden Mantle of Khonshu" Slot 3 Unique, a cape and cowl that increases his max health, health regeneration, and puts some extra points in his Khnoshu-related skills.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: He has no qualms with telepaths reading his mind, he just warns them that it's not an experience they're going to enjoy.
  • Anti-Hero: Moon Knight is one of the more brutal playable characters in the game.
  • Auto-Revive: Marc's 'Multiple Personalities' passive allows him to be revived once in a while, probably under the belief that he is empowered by Khonshu.
  • Badass Cape: His cape required development of specific new "cape tech" to animate and flow properly, according to the devs.
  • Badass Normal: Moon Knight is a normal man with gadgets and martial arts, and is able to punch out a cosmic cube empowered Doctor Doom or Kurse. Unless he's...
  • Blood Knight: Khonshu tries to push his avatar into being this.
  • Burn the Witch!: Threatens Scarlet Witch that Khonshu is an adamant believer in this trope.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The 'Avatar of Vengeance' ability steals almost all of Moon Knight's health, but makes him temporarily invincible and deal significantly increased damage.
  • Divine Intervention: The Khonshu's Blessing tree of powers is built around this.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He is sometimes written as gaining some powers from his service to Khonshu, but it's left intentionally ambiguous if Khonshu is real in-game or just another of Spector's voices in his head.
  • Evil Laugh: Never from Moon Knight himself, but Khonshu occasionally gives these after level ups.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's not happy that Kate Bishop would rather be mentored by Clint Barton than him. He's also offended when teaming up with Ghost Rider, asserting that he's the Blade of Vengeance.
  • Hearing Voices: There are times in the game when Khonshu speaks instead of Marc's usual voice. Of course, per the comics' usual ambiguity, it is unclear whether Khonshu actually exists or if it is all in Marc's head.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: The 'Tools of Vengeance' ability empowers Moon Knight's other special abilities with Khonshu's blessing, increasing their power and allowing Moon Knight to use them for a brief period of time for no Spirit cost.
  • Jerkass Gods: Khonshu is not the most moral of Marvel's gods.
  • Man in White: Moon Knight wears white... while fighting crime in the dark. It's a combination of wanting to strike fear into criminals' hearts and him simply not caring. Funnily enough, his Secret Avengers alternate costume is a case of The Men in Black.
  • Not Quite Flight: Marc's 'Glider Cape' move has him grapple an unseen higher point with a hook, and then glide through the air as if flying.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Using the 'Avatar of Vengeance' effectively turns Moon Knight into this- the invincibility doesn't kick in at the right time and as a result, using the power tends to leave him with one hit point with no benefit at first.
  • Permanently Missable Content: If you put a point into either 'Avatar of Vengeance' or 'Tools of Vengeance', you lose access to the other one unless you respec and change your stats.
  • Power Fist: Spector is able to enhance his punches by lacing his knuckles with Crescent Darts, and his Slot 1 Unique, "Mark Spector's Spiked Gauntlets" is a more straight example of this.
  • Power of the God Hand: The Fist of Khonshu power allows Moon Knight to make tributes to Khonshu by attacking his enemies, and when he maxes out his tribute bar, he accesses one of two possible gifts.
  • Powered Armor: His Slot 2 Unique, "Lockley's Advanced Carbonadium Armor", increases his durability, strength and health, plus giving him extra points in several skills and protecting him from ranged attacks.
  • Self-Deprecation: A few of his quotes make it clear that he knows he's a B-list hero. He actually uses it as an insult when he fights Shocker.
  • Split Personality: Referenced in his 'Multiple Personalities' passive, including Marc Spector, Steven Grant (reclusive millionaire) and Jake Lockley (taxi driver).
  • Thememobile: The Moon Copter, a giant crescent moon shaped hovercraft piloted by Frenchie, which is also his Ultimate skill.

    Mr. Fantastic 

Mr. Fantastic

Voiced by: Wally Wingert

A member of the Fantastic Four, Reed Richards received the powers of amazing elasticity after being bathed in cosmic rays. He uses his ability to stretch his body seemingly infinite lengths to form giant fists, shrug off attacks, and form various shapes to traverse the environment. In addition to his super powers, he also possesses incredible intellect, capable of creating and wielding amazing inventions that have saved the universe countless times.

  • Alliterative Name
  • Assist Character: Can call upon a 'H.E.R.B.I.E. Assistant' to heal, stun enemies and reduce damage. His Ultimate, 'The Fantastic Four', also summons the rest of his team.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Many of the attacks under his Super Genius power tree involve the use of gadgets, be it auras or area damage.
  • Rubber Man: Reed can stretch, inflate and even turn into a wheel, amongst other powers. His Elastic Fists power tree are all about various ranged stretchy punches, while Plasticity focuses on distorting his whole body.

    Ms. Marvel 

Ms. Marvel

Voiced by: Danielle Nicolet

When former Air Force pilot Carol Danvers was caught in the explosion of an alien Kree device, her genetic structure was radically reshaped. Boasting powers of flight, super-strength, and energy manipulation, she became the super hero Ms. Marvel. Carol soon joined the Avengers, and despite some personal challenges she has served as a stalwart member of that team several times over the years.

  • Blood Knight: Her VA cues certainly give off this vibe.
  • Easily Forgiven: Completely averted. Arachnea has not forgotten their fight during the Civil War, nor is she in any hurry to forgive her.
  • Flaming Hair: Carol's notorious Binary costume, which has her bald save for giant energy flares erupting from her head.

    Nick Fury 
Voiced by: Keith David

    Nightcrawler 

Nightcrawler

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien

Estranged son of the evil mutant Mystique, Kurt Wagner was raised by a fortune teller and grew up as part of a travelling circus in Germany. Using his unique physique and agility, he performed as the star acrobat for years until finally attempting escape. During this escape, Nightcrawler teleported for the first time, an event that lead to him being rescued from an angry mob by Professor Charles Xavier, who came to recruit him into the X-Men. From there, Nightcrawler became a mainstay of the X-Men's various incarnations, as well as other teams such as Excalibur. He uses his teleportation, expert swashbuckling and superhuman agility to defeat enemies quickly, but maintains a light-hearted and positive attitude and serves as a moral anchor for the team.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Looks demonic and gives off whiffs of brimstone in his attacks, but a pious Christian and absolutely one of the most moral heroes in-game.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is extremely squishy; effective play with him involves careful and extensive use of his teleporting and stealth powers.
  • Glass Cannon: Is extremely squishy despite good damage-dealing potential.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Has an Expert Swordsman skill tree dedicated to sword-fighting powers and passives.
  • Now What?: He asks this to Punisher, questioning what he would do when there was no one left to punish.
  • Role Reprisal: Liam O'Brien from Wolverine and the X-Men
  • Teleport Spam: Well, he is the definitive teleport hero, after all. His Rapid Teleporter skill tree is testament to this.

    Nova 

Nova

Voiced by: Troy Baker (Richard Rider), Logan Miller (Sam Alexander)

As a teenager, Richard Rider was chosen at random by the alien Rhomann Dey, last surviving Centurion of the planet Xandar's elite Nova Corps, to inherit his power and succeed him in the rank of Nova Prime following the destruction of his world by the intergalactic pirate Zorr. Rider gained great strength, invulnerability, the power to fly, and a uniform with a sealed life support system, but little instruction on how to use these new powers. Still, he took up the life of a superhero and has become one of the galaxy's greatest.

  • Adorkable: Richard flirts with Ms. Marvel by trying to come up with a couple name for them. He stops when he realizes how dorky he sounds. Some of his battle banter also comes off like this.
  • Assist Character: Nova's ultimate summons the rest of the Nova Corps for a flyby attack.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Richard acts this way towards Sam.
  • Catchphrase: Yup. Rich has his old, "Blue Blazes" catchphrase in some of his quotes.
  • The Chosen Many: And thanks to enhanced costumes we can get two of these many.
  • Flying Brick: Thanks to the super suit. He is the Human rocket, after all.
  • Lightning Bruiser: A lot of Nova's physical attacks focus on hitting hard and fast. All while constantly moving to throw his enemies off.
  • My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: Worldmind notes an increase in Richard's heart rate and blood pressure when he's around Carol Danvers. It questions if it should apply a sedative into Richard's body to counter these effects.
  • New Meat: Sam Alexander, a Legacy Character who inherited the Nova title after Richard Rider disappeared from Earth-616. He was supposed to be the default in-game Nova before fan uproar relegated him to being an enhanced costume. Ironically enough, his story arc is similar to Richard's, as a rookie who has to uphold the responsibilities of great, newly-acquired power.
  • Psychic Link: Richard has one with the Xandarian Worldmind.
  • Role Reprisal: Both Richard and Sam; Troy Baker from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as Richard and Logan Miller from Ultimate Spider-Man as Sam.
Nova: (to Deadpool) The voice inside my head is an alien supercomputer. What's your excuse?
  • Ship Tease: With Ms. Marvel. Worldmind even notes that Richard's blood pressure and heart rate change significantly around her.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He really resents having to work with Silver Surfer (who he accuses of leaving Xandar to die when he could have saved it during Annihilation) and Venom (He has a bad history with Symbiotes).

    Psylocke 

Psylocke

Voiced by: April Stewart

"Sister of Captain Britain, Betsy Braddock is the psychic X-Man known as Psylocke. Originally just a telepath, Betsy ended up switching bodies with a deadly assassin that allowed her to become the psychic ninja she is today. Psylocke uses her telekinetic powers to manifest a "Psi-Knife" and her trained ninja skills to slip into the shadows and cut enemies down with her martial arts and katana skills.''

  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Besides being the color of her psychic manifestations, purple is also an integral part of modern Psylocke's look.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Wears a shiny purple leotard with pinkish-purple power manifestations. Nevertheless, Psylocke can remain stealthy through her agility, ninjutsu mastery and telepathic projections.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Psylocke can shape her telekinetic energies into physical manifestations, including katanas and crossbows.
  • Ninja: The most famous incarnation of Psylocke, although it is very possible to make a non-ninja build on her.
  • Psychic Powers
    • Mind over Matter: The basis of her Psionic Constructs tree.
    • Mind Rape: Her Telepathy attacks, which manifests in the form of psychic butterflies.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Psylocke is the hero most associated with the color purple in the Marvel universe.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Psylocke's ninja abilities border on the supernatural at times, but her psychic abilities definitely count.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or blueish-purple hair, in Psylocke's case.

    Punisher 

Punisher

Voiced by: Marc Worden
A picnic in the park turned to tragedy when Frank Castle's family was shot by mobsters. The only survivor of the brutal execution, Castle decided to avenge his family by taking the law into his own hands. Castle's extensive military training and total lack of remorse make him an extremely efficient vigilante. Armed with military-grade weaponry, Castle is prepared to continue his bloody work until every criminal alive has been punished.

  • Badass Longcoat: Some of his alternate costumes feature one.
  • Badass Normal: An average human powered by cold vengeance (and a lot of weaponry), able to tolerate traumatic injury by sheer willpower.
  • Bandaged Face: His Omega Effect costume includes this.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Subverted, rather than the typical mana bar, he has an "Ammo" bar that require him to reload in order to refill it.
  • Civvie Spandex: His default costume is just cargo pants and a skull logo t-shirt.
  • Cool Car: His Ultimate summons his Battle Van, a mobile weapons platform armed with two frontal machineguns, a turret and a missile launcher on the top and a flamethrower in the back.
  • Demolitions Expert: His Demolitions tree is focused on using explosives to take out groups of enemies.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Rachel Alves, his ally from Greg Rucka's run, serves as an Enhanced Alternate Costume, complete with newly recorded dialogue.
  • Determinator: Has a 'Pain Tolerance' passive where he mitigates injury just by resisting the physiological effects of pain.
  • Good Is Not Nice: To the extent that someone who is willing to murder criminals is a 'good guy', at least.
  • Kill It with Fire: He can equip a flamethrower as one of his later skills, though he sacrifices the ability to use his gatling gun. It can be used to ignite the gas from his nerve gas grenades to cause an explosion.
  • More Dakka: Punisher has lots and lots of bullets at his disposal, to say the least. His Firepower skill tree involves the use of different types of bullets to cause varying effects. He can even whip out "Ol' Painless", a gatling gun as a late-game skill.
  • One-Hit Kill: One talent he gets allows his sniper rifle to do this to any non-boss enemy. It's helpful on higher difficulties where minibosses become bullet sponges.
  • Superhero Packing Heat
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Many heroes openly express their displeasure working with Punisher. Most vocally, Daredevil, however, even Moon Knight will sometimes show distaste in Frank's methods.

    Rocket Raccoon 

Rocket Raccoon

Voiced by: Steve Blum

Rocket Raccoon is a space-faring adventurer whose small size and adorable features belie his unparalleled bravery and loyal soul. He hails from the bizarre planet Halfworld, which is occupied by a variety of sentient animals. Rocket uses his brilliant tactical mind, excellent marksmanship, and very large guns against a variety of interstellar threats. He often works with—and sometimes leads—the Guardians of the Galaxy in defense of various endangered worlds. Some of his friends think Rocket might have a touch of OCD, but what raccoon doesn't wash his hands a dozen times a day?

  • Assist Character: Can summon 'My Friend Groot', the giant talking tree that keeps repeating his name, onto the battlefield for a while.
  • BFG: His Weapons Specialist tree is focused on using massive guns to blast enemies apart. He even has a "Big Flarkin' Gun" as one of his skills.
  • Cuteness Proximity: A number of characters (particularly female ones) comment on how cute he is, to his annoyance.
  • Funny Animal
  • Guns Akimbo: He primarily fights with two laser pistols.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Groot, of course.
  • Mini-Mecha: His Thanos-buster mech from The Thanos Imperative is used in his ultimate.
  • More Dakka: Though his Photon Minigun is the most obvious example, Gunner builds take advantage of his many rapid-fire/continous damage weapons to unleash a constant stream of bullets, lasers, and plasma punctuated with the odd Gauss round and tactical nuke barrage.
  • The Turret Master: Rocket's Galactic Guardian tree is dedicated almost entirely to summoning turrets for both offensive and defensive purposes. His 'Spatial Warp Array' ultimate also damages opponents and disrupts summoning abilities in a localised area for some time.

    Rogue 

Rogue

Voiced by: Catherine Taber

Anna Marie grew up a rebellious child, leading to her running away from home as a teenager (and the birth of her nickname “Rogue”). Upon her first kiss with a young boy, Rogue’s latent mutant ability to absorb life energy activated, nearly killing him. Deeply troubled, she eventually fell in with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. After battling the Avengers and absorbing the powers and life force from Ms. Marvel, Rogue ended up with the X-Men who helped her cope with her dangerous powers.

  • Allyour Powers Combined:
    • By stealing an assortment of abilities from friend and foe alike, Rogue becomes the embodiment of this. For example, you can build Rogue so she enters combat by juicing herself up with Gambit's Ragin' Cajun, casts Storm's Crashing Hail over her foes, then uses Cyclops's Ricochet Blast to finish off any stragglers.
    • Also invoked in her Recall Overload Signature power, and Final Form Ultimate power. For Recall Overload she uses Storm, Bishop, Magneto and Gambit to surround herself with an explosive swirl of energy and debris, while Final Form sees her invoke Wolverine, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Angel's powers, gaining the ability to use their Signature powers repeatedly (except for Angel, who is not in game yet) over 30 seconds. Ironically, although these powers are visually impressive, they are considered to be a DPS loss on most Rogue builds and not usually levelled up.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Besides her Ms. Marvel powers under the [Flying Brick 'Marvelous Physique' tree], Rogue's ability to mix and match can give her a very varied range of abilities.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Her attitude towards Scarlet Witch in general. She's still pretty sore over Wanda's actions in House of M and how they directly caused Xavier's death in Avengers vs X-Men, but she's willing to trust her again.
  • Power Copying: Gazillion is probably the first developer to actually fully commit to implementing Rogue's comic book powerset, by allowing her to absorb a power from almost any Hero, Boss or Team-Up. The only exceptions are robots and androids like Ultron and Vision. This ranges from the passives of Badass Normals to all sorts of other powers, from eye beams to squirrel summoning. This makes her highly versatile in build options, albeit a bit more of a Jack-of-All-Trades.
  • Role Reprisal: Catherine Taber from X-Men Legends II: The Rise of Apocalypse.
  • Southern Belle: Jean even remarks when she reads Rogue's mind that 'she can almost taste the sweet tea'.

    Scarlet Witch 

Scarlet Witch

Voiced by: Kate Higgins

Born to a mutant father, imbued with sorcerous potential by a demon trapped in Wundagore Mountain, and raised by her adoptive gypsy parents, Wanda Maximoff's life was full of intrigue long before she became aware of her powers. The Scarlet Witch began her career fighting the X-Men as a member of her father Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. But she became disillusioned with villainy, instead joining the Avengers after several of that team's founding members left. As both a mutant and a sorceress, Wanda's reality-altering powers and devastating hex bolts make her a formidable opponent.

    She-Hulk 

She-Hulk

Voiced by: Mary Faber

Seriously wounded after a gangland shooting, attorney Jennifer Walters received an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, aka The Incredible Hulk! Transformed by the blood transfusion, Walters received a milder version of her cousin’s powers. She was large, green, and impossibly strong, but she still retained her intellect and personality. Choosing to spend all her time as The Sensational She-Hulk, Jen Walters has served on the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders, the Lady Liberators, and has built a reputation as brilliant attorney for the superhero community.

    Silver Surfer 

Silver Surfer

In order to save his planet Zenn-La from being consumed by the cosmic being known as Galactus, Norrin Radd agreed to become Galactus' herald, surfing the skyways to find planets for his master to consume (and letting the population know of their impending doom.) After meeting the the human Alicia Masters, Silver Surfer realized that his role as Galactus' herald was inhumane and assisted the Fantastic Four in stopping his master. Since this momentous occasion, Silver Surfer has spent much time on Earth, using the Power Cosmic to defend the planet (and many other planets) from all kinds of unknown evil.

    Spider-Man 

Spider-Man

Voiced by: Drake Bell, Christopher Daniel Barnes (Symbiote, Superior, and Amazing costumes)

When he was bitten by a radioactive spider, high-school student Peter Parker gained a suite of powers reminiscent of a spider, including agility, wall-crawling, and the ability to sense danger (his trademark "spider-sense"). When Peter learned that his beloved Uncle Ben had been murdered by a thief that Peter himself had selfishly allowed to escape, he realized that with his new powers also came a new obligation of responsibility to use them for good. Since that day, Spider-Man has fought criminals and super-villains while enduring a constant barrage of negative press, a stream of personal losses, and the occasional crisis of confidence. Somehow he manages to maintain a positive attitude, and rarely lacks for a humorous quip when battling bad guys.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Spiders, naturally. Proportionate strength and agility of a spider, plus the wrist-mounted web shooters and spider web motif on his costumes.

    Squirrel Girl 

Squirrel Girl

Voiced by: Tara Strong

You'd think that young Doreen Green's mutant power was Super-Adorability, but her abilities go far beyond simple cuteness. Her semi-prehensile tail allows her to display amazing feats of agility...well, yeah, that tail IS pretty adorable. How about the empathic bond she shares with squirrels? That's a good power! But, yeah, it's also kind of adorable. Okay! Those enlarged incisors on her pouty little mouth! Those are...awfully, awfully cute. All right, she may be the cutest thing on two feet (and a tail), but she's single-handedly beaten Dr. Doom, Mandarin, M.O.D.O.K and Thanos. THEY thought she was cute, too...until she kicked their butts!

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Makes thousands of julienne supervillains.
  • Adorkable: Stomping villainous menaces by the dozen while quipping and fangirling.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The Great Lakes Avengers may not be physically present in-game, but they are still there in spirit with the Great Lakes Avengers T-Shirt unique. Squirrel Girl has a chance to gain the powers of Mister Immortal, Big Bertha, Doorman and Flatman with this unique equipped.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: As if the tail didn't give that away.
  • Ascended Fangirl: 'Did the Avengers see that?'
  • Assist Character: In addition to her squirrel summons, Squirrel Girl can also call upon other characters with her equipment uniques: a permanent Tippy Toe with Tippy Toe's Itty Bitty Bow, and Iron Man temporarily with the Full Set of "Iron Man vs. Series" Cards.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her Nutcracker talent has her kick the enemy in the jewels.
  • Counter Attack: Has a passive named as such that damages enemies when she dodges a melee attack.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Blurts in a squeaky voice nut facts and enthusiasm towards other heroes every few seconds.
  • Groin Attack: Her Nutcracker talent has her kick the enemy in the jewels.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Pours out love for just about every hero she comes across. Turned Up to Eleven when she gets around Spidey.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Not of the romantic variety, but she does go around spreading unsolicited cheer.
  • The Minion Master: Besides using her squirrels as specific ranged attacks, Squirrel Girl can also summon up to 30 squirrels to follow her and attack enemies through her 'Sic 'Em!' power and 'Squirrel Friend' passive. However, they will disappear after some time, so they need to be summoned again when re-entering the fray. Notably, while her squirrel minions can attack enemies, they have no health bar and hence cannot tank hits for her. They should hence be seen as a form of passive boost to her capabilities that also inflict damage, instead of being full-fledged assists.
    • Basically, Squirrel Girl has 2 different squirrel skill trees - Squirrels!, which focuses on one-off ranged summon attacks, and Moar Squirrels!, with powers and passives where she summons squirrel minions that follow her around for a short while and auto-attack enemies.
  • Role Reprisal: Tara Strong from Super Hero Squad Online.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: A more modest version, but she does have one as her Xmas costume. Endearingly, all her passively-summoned squirrels will wear reindeer antlers and red noses while she has this outfit equipped.

    Star-Lord 

Star-Lord

Voiced by: Chris Cox
An accomplished pilot and expert marksman, Star-Lord leads the rag-tag group of galactic power-houses known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Half human and half Spartoi alien, Peter Quill was born on Earth. After witnessing his mother's murder and escaping the orphanage that he lived in, he sought out a live in the stars. Through some luck (and a lot of subterfuge), Quill soon inherited the mantle of Star-Lord. A realist, Star-Lord is willing to do what others are not for the greater good.

    Storm 

Storm

Voiced by: Danielle Nicolet

Over the course of her life, Ororo Munroe has been trained as a juvenile thief, worshiped as a goddess, and hated as a mutant. Since Charles Xavier enlisted her to join the X-Men, Storm has grown as a warrior and as a leader. Her control over the climate has been honed through constant training and numerous battles, and her arsenal of elemental powers, from shattering lightning strikes to freezing winds, make her a force of nature to be feared and respected.

  • Attack Reflector: Can cast a 'Gusting Tempest' aura that has a chance to deflect projectiles, in addition to killing anything within its range.
  • Badass Boast: Several of Storm's lines have her boasting about being a goddess.
  • Chain Lightning: Can bounce a single bolt off up to 8 foes.
  • Elemental Hair: Her hair color is white, traditionally associated with all the main types of powers she wields: ice, lightning and wind.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Glass Cannon: One of the best group attackers in the game, and one of its flimsiest as well.
  • Role Reprisal: Danielle Nicolet from the X-Men anime.
  • Team Mom: Her voiceover cues when speaking to other heroes tend towards this.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Storm remarks that she may not like Emma (and she's hardly the only one), but she will still work with her.

    Taskmaster 

Taskmaster

Voiced by: Steve Blum

Taskmaster possesses "photographic reflexes", an ability that allows him to replicate any actions he has seen, as well as recall them from memory. He has used these skills as a combat instructor for hundreds of supervillains, henchmen, and private miliy companies. In order to clear his criminal record, he started working with the U.S. government as a combat instructor and currently serves as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D's Secret Avengers.

  • April Fools' Day: Brilliantly zig-zagged; Taskmaster was announced on April Fool's 2014 as 1 of 5 joke playable characters; he was then actually released on the 3rd of April, and indeed incorporated features that were discussed in his announcement thread.
  • Ditto Fighter: Besides his basic sword and gun attacks, Taskmaster has 3 copied powers each from Captain America, Daredevil, Hawkeye and Spider-Man, along with an aura from each that represents their hero strengths. The twist is that Taskmaster can toggle up to 2 auras at once (instead of the usual 1), and gains benefits from using attacks by a hero whose aura he has toggled.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was a side boss in Chapter 2, but is now a playable character as well (supposedly recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D., as seen in his blurb above).
  • The Minion Master: Tasky's 'Field Exercise' ultimate summons a horde of the goons he has trained to attack his opponents. The longer the goons stay on the battlefield, the more powerful they become.
  • Only in It for the Money: Taskmaster's moral alignment depends strictly on which side offers him the most cash.
  • Power Copying: Tasky can emulate any move he has seen, but eventually at the expense of his other memories.
  • Role Reprisal: Steve Blum from Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: When delivering the beatdown on villains, one of Tasky's lines has him recommending them to enroll in the Taskmaster Institute, in order to avoid future defeats.
  • Walking Armory: Can wield a bow, billy clubs, guns, a shield, swords and web-shooters with equal ease.

    Thing 

Thing

Voiced by: Dave Boat

When Reed Richards finished his experimental starship and wanted to take it on an unsanctioned test flight, his college buddy (and former USAF pilot) Ben Grimm agreed to fly it. Together with Richards' girlfriend Sue Storm and her brother Johnny, Ben and Reed launched into space, where they were exposed to unprecedented levels of cosmic radiation. The radiation triggered mutagenic changes in each of the four passengers. In Grimm's case, he became a brutish creature with orange, rocky skin. Sue's description of him as a "thing" stuck as his heroic nickname, and Thing became a founding member of the Fantastic Four.

  • Assist Character: The 'Yancy Street Gang', a group of allies wearing Thing masks, can be summoned to help Ben out. They wield various impromptu weapons like baseball bats and thrown pies.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Born and raised in Brooklyn and eager to do some clobbering.
  • Catchphrase: "IT'S CLOBBERING TIME!"
  • Golem: Rocky looking and Jewish to boot.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Ben's The Brawler skill tree has him use environmental objects commonly found in New York against enemies, such as manhole covers, food carts and parking meters.

    Thor 

Thor

Thor is the Norse god of thunder and the son of Odin All-Father, ruler of Asgard. He wields the mystic hammer Mjolnir, which allows him to fly and fire bolts of lightning. Thor was a founding member of the Avengers and frequently battles as one of their number. At times, Thor has used the secret identity of Donald Blake to walk among mortals, but he always returns to the halls of Asgard to hoist a tankard with his fellow gods.

    Ultron 

Ultron

Voiced by: Tom Kane

It was a cold day in December when Ultron became self-aware. Hank Pym had no idea exactly what consequences the machine’s sentience would unleash on the world. But before the brilliant Avenger could act, Ultron rebelled. Not just against its creator, but against all organic life. Over time, Ultron has upgraded and rebuilt itself continually while pushing the evolutionary boundaries of synthetic life. Each step brings Ultron closer to perfection. But Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Avengers, have always pulled the plug Ultron’s campaigns. Now Ultron’s prime directive has been updated, taking this machine’s unlimited functionality to unstoppable levels.
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  • Action Bomb: The drones can be detonated at will, with a specialization power serving to greatly increase the damage output of an exploding drone.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: One of his "thank you" emotes has him genuinely shocked that someone would help him after all he's done and still plans to do.
  • Good Costume Switch: In the Age of Ultron game mode, where he appears as a villain, Ultron's design is taken from the Age of Ultron movie, whereas his default look as a playable character is taken from the comics.
  • Me's a Crowd: Can summon up to six ranged and close-combat drones to fight alongside him.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Doesn't even pretend to hide his contempt for everyone and everything around him, most of his quotes when meeting other players being him musing on how best to kill them.
  • Role Reprisal: Tom Kane from Next Avengers and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!.
  • Slasher Smile: He's ruthless and sadistic, and has a gigantic grin on his face.

    Venom 

Venom

Voiced by: Neil Kaplan (Eddie Brock), Crispin Freeman (Flash Thompson)
Though he started as a photographer for the Daily Bugle, Eddie Brock's life took a drastic turn when he was overtaken by the alien symbiote (which was previously bonded with Peter Parker himself). Calling himself Venom, Eddie had one purpose: destroy Spider-Man at any cost for costing him his job. Having become content with not obliterating Spider-Man, Venom has since served on the side of angels from time to time, calling himself a "Lethal Protector" and enacting his own twisted brand of justice on those he deems even more twisted than he.

    Vision 

Vision

Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg

Though originally designed to destroy the Avengers, the Vision would invariably become one of the team’s strongest members. Created by Ultron, Vision was unleashed on the Avengers in order to lure them into a trap. Inspired by their plight, the synthezoid would reject his programming and join the superheroes in their quest to protect the world from threats like those of his “father.” Marrying his fellow teammate, the Scarlet Witch, Vision would solidify his position in the Avengers as not only a powerful combatant and brilliant strategist, but as one of the most human members of the team.

  • Amicable Exes: The in-game dialogue seems to indicate that he has split up with Scarlet Witch, but he nevertheless offers her words of encouragement.
  • Intangible Man: When Vision uses his phase powers.
  • Power Crystal: Embedded in his forehead, which powers him and is also used to project beams of hot energy.
  • Stance System: Vision can switch between Phasing and Ultra-Dense powers every 10 seconds by activating 'Density Shift'. He gains more Dodge and is quicker in attack and movement in Phasing mode, while he lands heavier blows and higher Defense in Ultra-Dense mode.
  • Technopath: He has a variant of Emma Frost's power, where he can permanently dominate a robotic foe as a pet.
  • Teleport Spam: 'Phase', which also restores his Solar Energy resource when used. However, this can only be used when he is using his Phasing powers.
  • The Power of the Sun: The source of Vision's internal systems, with the side effect of beam powers used in his Solar Power skill tree.
  • Working with the Ex: What happens when he teams up with Scarlet Witch.

    War Machine 
Voiced by: James Mathis III

    Winter Soldier 

Winter Soldier

Voiced by: David Hayter

Originally the teenage sidekick of Captain America, Bucky Barnes was thrust into a life of torture and black ops work after being caught in an explosion caused by Baron Zemo. Post-explosion, Bucky was captured by a secret organization in Russia that used cryogenic freezing and advanced mind-wiping techniques to use him as an assassin whenever he was needed for decades. It was not until battling Captain America face to face (and with the assistance of the Cosmic Cube) that Bucky was able to fight his forced programming and reclaim his position as a hero. He now works with S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Black Widow, and has even acted as Captain America for a time.

  • Artificial Limbs: His bionic limb, which is a big part of his Brutal Combatant power tree.
  • Badass Boast: Throws these out pretty frequently when facing supervillains like Loki, Mr. Sinister, or Doctor Doom.
  • Seen It All: Bucky's almost completely unfazed by all the weirdness around him. The singular exception is Kitty Pryde and Lockheed, which makes him question whether he's back on Zola's drugs.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Many of his quotes emphasize both how much violence he's seen and how exhausted he is by all of it.
    (after defeating a boss) I pray that's enough.... But it never is....
  • Shock and Awe: A couple of his Brutal Combatant powers involve using lightning and electromagnetic pulses generated by his arm as weapons. mechanically, these count as Energy attacks, which lets him benefit from gear that triggers effects based off of Energy attacks.
  • Stealth Expert: A big part of his playstyle is moving into and out of stealth. Depending on the skills he has selected, Bucky gets increased health regen while in stealth, increased damage against enemies not targeting him or unaware of him, and automatic critical hits.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: His upper-end powers involve lots of explosions. Particularly impressive is his magnetic mine signature, which can blot out the entire screen.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: Conventional weapons form a big part of his powerset: Assault rifles, pistols, machine pistols, a sniper rifle and a grenade launcher.
  • Sword and Gun: Well, gun and knife. Among his core skills are one of two mutually-exclusive passives that give him dramatic boosts when he alternates between melee/knife powers and gun powers.

    Wolverine 

Wolverine

Voiced by: Steve Blum

The man called Logan had already lived a long and violent life when he was kidnapped from his black ops team by a secret government program called Weapon X. In a high-tech lab deep in the Canadian Rockies, scientists bonded the unbreakable metal adamantium to Logan's bones, relying on his mutant healing factor to keep the experiment from killing him. But Logan escaped the Weapon X program, and before too long drew the attention of Professor Charles Xavier, who recruited him to the X-Men as Wolverine. Despite the objections of those who saw him as more trouble than he was worth, Xavier saw Logan's inner nobility. Wolverine constantly fights to keep his savage berserker side in check, but no matter how hard he tries, it's usually just a matter of time before he pops his claws and goes to work.

  • Canada, Eh?: Hails from Northern Alberta.
  • Cool Bike: Borrowed Ride, which he notes that Cyclops wasn't using anyway.
  • Evil Counterpart: Sabretooth, who also has claws and a healing factor. Funnily enough, he can appear as a random summon when Logan has the Team X Utility Belt unique equipped, as a callback to older days when they were teammates.

    X- 23 

X-23

Voiced by: Tara Strong

Cloned from Wolverine's DNA and raised in a lab, Laura Kinney was trained from birth to use her claws, enhanced senses, and innocent appearance to become the perfect assassin. Escaping the captivity of the lab, Laura lived on the streets until being taken in by the X-Men. Emotionally stunted, she is slowly coming to grips with her murderous past while trying to be a better human in the present. It's a hard path for Laura, who struggles to control her savage nature.

Summons

Alternate Skins

Pets

Confirmed Upcoming Heroes (2015 and beyond)


Team-Up Heroes

Team-Up Heroes are a form of Sidekick that can be recruited alongside a main playable character. Each Team-Up can be used by any main hero you own, and can be deployed in 3 different ways: appear permanently by the main hero's side (full-fledged sidekick), appear as a high-impact summon on a short timer cooldown or provide only passive benefits without appearing on-screen.

Tropes that apply to all Team-Ups:

  • Assist Character: Lets heroes with no summoning powers get their own tagalong nevertheless.
  • Sidekick: Allows heroes with fewer powers or who are less prominent to appear in the game under a limited capacity, with the possibility that they might be built into full-fledged playable characters in the future.

Agent Coulson

Voiced by: Clark Gregg

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Rather than a standard SHIELD uniform, he enters battle in a suit and tie.
  • 20 Bear Asses: In order to unlock Coulson as a Team-Up, players must complete various limited quests to collect 2000 Omega Files. Additionally, only 700 Omega Files are available each month, so a player would need at least 3 months before they can trade in their Files for Son of Coul.
  • Role Reprisal: To no one's surprise, Clark Gregg reprises the role.

Arachne

Voiced by: Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Clea

Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Clea sternly notes that she's 'more than just a Fortune Vendor', her primary NPC role, although it's not clear who her dialogue is addressing.

Deadpool-the-Kid

Voiced by: Troy Baker

Domino

  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Domino's mutant power is small-scale probability manipulation, and besides mixing it up with her skill and athleticism, she provides increased critical chances while utilised as a passive.

Doctor Doom

Drax

Voiced by: David Sobolov

Falcon

Voiced by: Bumper Robinson

Firestar

Voiced by: Kate Higgins

  • Elemental Hair: Red hair for heat powers.
  • Fiery Redhead: Firestar's powers are technically more like heat energy blasts derived from microwave radiation, but she also has the personality to match in any case.
  • Power Glows: Has a yellow glowy aura surrounding her, attributed to her microwave powers.

Gamora

Voiced by: Nika Futterman

Groot

Havok

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien

  • Deadpan Snarker: "I'm not some snarky kid anymore... now I'm a snarky adult."

King Thor

Magik

  • Badass Boast: "Punisher's just a nut with a gun. I'm a mutant demon queen."
  • BFS: Illyana's Soulsword, which as the name implies contains the purity of her soul. It is also used as a sort of casting wand to channel her magical powers through.
  • Creepy Child: Not quite a 'child', but she is nevertheless barely out of her teens. She summons demons from the Limbo realm she rules and boasts about her magic powers in a creepy tone, while simultaneously displaying genuine wonderment at other things (such as being in awe of Storm and gushing over Captain America).
  • Life Drain: 'Dark Reaping', which drains an opponent's health and heals you instead.
  • Teleport Spam: Illyana is a mutant with teleportation powers or 'stepping disks', which are the basis of her attacks. 'Seven League Step' in particular allows her to teleport between and inflict damage on up to 7 different targets.

Quicksilver

She-Hulk

Spider-Man

  • Practical Taunt: 'Infuriating Humor', which weakens and taunts nearby enemies. Perfect for using Spidey as a meat shield while your heroes are free to maneuver themselves.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Spidey's release as a Team-Up is a nod to the fact that he appears in all sorts of comic crossovers due to his popularity, and more importantly started the tradition of Marvel Team-Ups.

Spider-Woman

voiced by: Ashley Johnson

Wasp

Voiced by: Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Wolverine

Future Team-Ups include:

  • Agent Venom
  • Angel
  • Archangel
  • Captain America (Sam Wilson)
  • Carnage
  • Rescue
  • Spider-Gwen
  • Sunspot


Non-Playable Characters

Some of these characters may eventually be playable (a number are scheduled to be in the next few years).

Villains


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