Species: Human mutate
Title: Sentinel of Liberty. Living legend. Hates bullies.
Debut: Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Voiced by: Brian Bloom
- When the time comes, rest assured, our friends will answer the call. It's what real heroes do.
Steve Roger's patriotic spirit and sense of justice compelled him to join the US Army during World War II, but his frail body prevented him from doing so...that is, until he took part in the top-secret Super Soldier program. Now, with a body representing peak human physical capabilities, he protects not only his home country, but the entire world as Captain America.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Cap is one of the friendliest, most easygoing guys you'll ever meet. Granted, once you piss him off...
- Captain Patriotic: The stars-and-stripes wearing superhero.
- Captain Superhero: The most famous example, and he does have the rank of U.S. Army Captain.
- Fights Like a Normal: His Super Soldier Serum gave him peak human physical ability, but he mostly relies on good ol' hand-to-hand combat (he's among the best in the world, even) and his shield. Justified by the very nature of the serum.
- The Good Captain: Was actually a Captain in the U.S. Army before getting frozen and being listed as MIA.
- Improbable Weapon User: Cap's shield, which he uses as not only a shield against fire weapons, but as a throwing weapon itself.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His signature shield, which he can use to disperse shockwaves.
Title: Billionaire. Genius. Armored Avenger.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Voiced by: Eric Loomis
- The stones twist the laws of nature past their breaking points. Using even one could force the universe into shut down mode. Not fun.
Billionaire playboy arms dealer Tony Stark realized the harm in his unscrupulous business practices in a very painful experience that saw him captured by terrorists using his weapons. He would escape captivity in a homemade suit of robotic armor, which he would improve upon with the best technology money can buy, leaving behind the world of selling weapons for profit to protect the world as the Iron Man.
- The Atoner: Became Iron Man after personally seeing what atrocities were committed by the weapons his company designed.
- Badass Bookworm: One of the most dangerous bookworms in the whole Marvel Universe
- Deadpan Snarker: As usual, Tony is one to crack jokes no matter the situation.
- Fiction 500: One of the richest men in the world.
- Flying Firepower: His armour enables both flight and the ability to level buildings.
- Genius Bruiser: A decent fighter who designed his suit of armor. Heck, he's basically a one man engineering team who made the biggest innovations of his company.
- Powered Armor: They don't call him "Iron Man" for nothing. His armor allows him to fight with and alongside Physical Gods.
Title: God of Thunder. Thrower of Hammers.
Debut: Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962)
Voiced by: Rick D. Wasserman
- We would have words with him. Strong words.
In his youth, the Asgardian prince Thor was selfish and conceited. His father Odin would divest him of his power and force him to live on Midgard — a world known to its natives as Earth — to learn humility. In time, Thor grew to love Earth and the people in it and, equipped with his mighty electrifying warhammer Mjolnir, defends his adopted Midgard.
- Badass Beard: Like in the first game, his default appearance has him sporting a beard.
- Cool Helmet: His classic, winged headgear.
- Drop the Hammer: His trusty Mjolnir.
- Large Ham: He says every line with operatic aplomb.
- Physical God: He's the God of Thunder, and he lives up to that reputation.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Less so than most traditional Asgardians, but still the most prominent of the Avengers.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He may be the Prince of Asgard, but he's an Avenger first and foremost.
- Shock and Awe: Comes with the territory of being a thunder god.
- Warrior Prince: Crown prince of the warrior culture of Asgard.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Green Goliath. All the rage.
Debut: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
- Why are we talking when we could be smashing?
An accident with gamma radiation transformed mild-mannered yet frustrated scientist Bruce Banner into the Hulk, a great green brute possessed of incredible strength, but at the cost of losing his ability to reason and becoming a rage-fueled monster. Friend and foe alike know to give him a wide berth when he loses his cool — no one likes the Hulk when he's angry!
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Turns green when in Hulk form.
- Ascended Extra: He was an NPC and DLC character in the first game and a secret character to unlock in the second. Now he's one of the primary members of the heroes' roster from the beginning.
- The Big Guy: As one of the most powerful creatures on Earth, he serves as this to whatever team he's on.
- Gentle Giant: He's EXTREMELY dangerous when angered, but if left alone, he's the sweetest-natured guy you could meet.
- Hulk Speak: As always.
- Super Strength: Arguably the most powerful creature in the Marvel Universe in terms of raw, physical strength. His upper limits are still unknown.
- Unstoppable Rage: You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
Title: Avenging spy. Don't get on her bad list.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964)
- I may have been raised in the Red Room, but its been a long time since I practiced what they teach.
Natasha Romanoff was subjected to all manner of genetic experimentation and assassin training to become the perfect Soviet killing machine, the Black Widow. Over the course of her battles with the Avengers, however, she gained respect for her former enemies and would defect to the United States, throwing in her lot with her new friends.
- Animal Motifs: Despite the fact that Natasha lacks inherent spider-power or a close connection to Marvel's other spider-named heroes, she invokes this fairly often.
- Ascended Extra: She was just an NPC in the first two games (barring the PSP version of 1), but she's making her playable debut in 3.
- Badass Normal: No powers, no problem.
- Combat Stilettos: She fights wearing a pair of boots with prominent heels.
- Femme Fatale: Check the codename.
- Fiery Redhead: Though she is usually calm, she is still a rather aggressive fighter.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Wears her classic black catsuit.
- Sensual Slavs: She is a Russian Femme Fatale.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964)
- Look, I appreciate the thought, but youd be way better off using the Mind Stone on someone like Stark or Strange or even Banner!
A former master thief and one of the most skilled archers allive, Clint Barton originally fought against the Avengers thanks to manipulations from his paramour, the Black Widow. After realizing the error of his ways, however, he would lend his bow to the Avengers' cause and use his guile and impeccable aim in Earth's defense.
- Archer Archetype: Uses a tricked out bow with specialty arrows.
- Ascended Extra: He was only a bonus character in the PSP and Xbox 360 versions of the first game, and absent from the second. Now he's one of the main heroes.
- Badass Normal: One of the toughest Avengers, even despite having no powers.
- Cool Shades: He wears purple ones.
- Multishot: One of his more notable skills.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: He's an archery-themed superhero.
- Trick Arrow: Hawkeye has a variety of arrows that can freeze, shock, and blow up his opponent.
Title: Winged Warrior. Always soaring to new heights.
Debut: Captain America #117 (September 1969)
- Yeah. You just got schooled by a dude in a bird suit!
A vigilante whom Captain America befriended, Sam Wilson is a stalwart member of the Avengers who uses a combination of finesse befitting a bird of prey with technology that allows him to soar through the air, protecting his allies and routing enemies from the skies.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: By virtue of taking after his MCU counterpart, he's a Badass Normal with a wingsuit and a drone, as opposed to a mutate who can telepathically control birds.
- Badass Normal: No powers here, just a guy in a high tech bird suit who fights with the best of them.
- Composite Character: His design heavily evokes his comic counterpart, but a little more teched up like the MCU version. Also, Redwing is a drone like in the MCU.
- I Believe I Can Fly: Falcon has retractable metallic wings.
- Super Senses: The Falcon's mask gives him telescopic, night, and infrared vision.
Species: Human-Kree hybrid
Title: Universe's mightiest hero. Major cosmic power.
Debut: Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968)
- Of all the planets in the universe, for some reason, ours seems to be under attack the most frequently.
An encounter with the warlike alien race known as the Kree gave Air Force pilot Carol Danvers the ability to manipulate energy in myriad forms, projecting destructive beams and flying like an angel. With these powers, she protects the people of Earth and the vast cosmos as Captain Marvel.
- Ace Pilot: She used to be in the Air Force.
- Action Girl: She's currently known as 'Earth's Mightiest Hero' for a very good reason.
- Captain Superhero: Because Captain America can't have all the fun.
- Costume Evolution: Her appearances in the previous two games, made when she was still called 'Ms. Marvel', had her with long hair and a revealing black and yellow leotard. This game, in line with her more modern appearances, now has her with short hair and a full-covering red and blue costume.
- Flaming Hair: Her short hair glows when she goes Binary.
- Flying Brick: Flight? Check. Super-strength? Check. Also a potent Flying Firepower with her Binary powers.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Has a bit of Kree DNA in her, due to how she got her powers.
- Legacy Character: She's not the first Captain Marvel, but easily the most famous one after Mar-Vell himself.
- Military Superhero: At times.
- Power Floats: Can fly due to her powers.
- Primary-Color Champion: Her Captain Marvel uniform, A bright blue suit with red accents and yellow trim.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (July 1966)
Voiced by: James C. Mathis III
- The walls between life and the afterlife are thinner than most think.
Wakanda is a highly advanced African nation that owes its technological prowess to the precious metal vibranium, and its prosperity to its warrior king T'Challa, the Black Panther. With a vibranium-built battle suit and physical abilities greater than the average human, Wakanda and the Avengers could not find a greater champion.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Rich, powerful, black-clad force of justice, with a scary Animal Motif? It's been said that Black Panther is Marvel's answer to Batman.
- Animal Motifs: Panthers, natch.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wears primarily black, but is a hero through and through.
- Diplomatic Impunity: Thanks to his status as ruler of Wakanda.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Black Panther is already a fierce warrior and a genius tactician, but thanks to the heart-shaped herb, he possesses peak physical strength, enhanced agility and reflexes to the level of a true panther, and night vision.
- Genius Bruiser: T'Challa is one of the smartest men in Marvel, as a great political, tactical, and scientific mastermind. He also fights with the best of them, leveraging his brawn as much as his brain.
- The Good King: The monarch of Wakanda, but a just leader who loves his people
- Legacy Character: The latest in a long line of Wakandan Kings to assume the title, and abilities, of the Black Panther.
- Panthera Awesome: Named for the black panther, which is his tribe and nation's totem animal.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not content with sitting behind a desk, T'Challa administers justice directly.
- Wolverine Claws: Fights with lots of clawing attacks.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
- It's complicated. Let's just say he's from the side of the family that isn't invited to holiday photos anymore.
Janet van Dyne, the wife of the original Ant-Man Dr. Hank Pym, follows in her husband's footsteps in aiding the Avengers as the Wasp. With a special Pym Particle-powered suit that allows her to alter her size, she is one of the trickiest and most unpredictable combatants around.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Based on Wasps, obviously.
- Flight: When she shrinks, and can use her wings.
- Hand Blast: The Wasp can fire bio-electric energy blasts from her hands.
- Legacy Character: Averted. While there have been other characters to don the Wasp name, chief among them her Marvel Cinematic Universe daughter Hope and her mainstream adopted daughter Nadia, Janet is taking center stage and, teaming up with the successor to her ex-husband's first identity.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The Wasp retains her normal strength and weight in insect form.
- Size Shifter: Her main powerset. Initially someone requires doses of Pym Particles in order to change size, requiring them to carry special pills or gas canisters.
Debut: Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
- Lucky for us, the impossible is my specialty.
A brilliant but arrogant New York surgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange's life was turned upside down when a car crash caused irreparable nerve damage to his hands, preventing him from ever holding a scalpel again. Driven by arrogance and desperation, his search for a cure led him to the Ancient One, a Tibetan wizard. Under their tutelage, Strange would eventually succeed them as Sorcerer Supreme, a mage without peer and protector against otherworldly threats.
- Amplifier Artifact: The Cloak Of Levitation which lets him... levitate, and fly.
- The Archmage: He is not called the "Sorcerer Supreme" for nothing.
- Badass Mustache: Always.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns in the third game after missing out on the action during the second.
- Gentleman Wizard: Strange is generally well-dressed and polite, not to mention (obviously) a wizard.
- Magical Gesture: His iconic "I Love You/Metal Horns"-esque handsigns.
- Skunk Stripe: As usual, his temples are graying.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Yes, his given name is Stephen Strange. Yes, the title is real too. Yes, that kind of doctor.
- Third Eye: The Eye of Agamotto.
Species: Human (mystically empowered)
Debut: Bloodstone #1 (December 2001)
- Jump in any time now, darlings. These monsters won't hunt themselves.
The daughter of monster hunter Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa took well to the family business. With her Bloodgem choker she deals with the dark and evil specters of the world. Also, don't spill her tea.
- Adaptational Modesty: Elsa often wears a corset with Combat Stilettos, both of which are absent here.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Her Bloodgem Choker which gives her superhuman physical capabilities.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Elsa Bloodstone.
- Badass Family: The family business is monster hunting
- Civvie Spandex: Prefers a Badass Longcoat to elaborate costumes.
- Deadpan Snarker: As the game's writer, Marc Sumerak, says she is "all the saucy."
- Fiery Redhead: Orange/strawberry blonde and takes no guff from anyone.
- Fights Like a Normal: Keep in mind she has a standard suite of superhuman physical abilities, but she prefers to just shoot and stab people.
- Guns Akimbo: Pistols and rifles
- I Am Very British: Owing to her most recent portrayals she has a very posh accent.
- Mythology Gag: She is classified as a member of the Avengers, seemingly a nod to her time with the Spin-Off group A-Force in the comics.
- The Noodle Incident: Mentions fighting Fin Fang Foom.
- Spot of Tea: Often asks if anyone would like a cup.
- Superhero Packing Heat: She's a walking armory.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Species: Human-Spartoi hybrid
Debut: Marvel Premiere #4 (January 1976)
- Guess it wouldn't be Earth if New York wasn't under attack by giant robots.
Born on Earth, but raised among the stars, Peter Quill is the sarcastic, laidback, and badass "Star-Lord", leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. With a blaster in each hand and music in his ears, he is a tenacious bounty hunter who is as jovial as he is dangerous.
Debut: Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall
- Thanos is not easily swayed. He finally has everything hes ever wanted in his grasp. He wont let anyone stand in his way. Not even me.
Kidnapped by the mad tyrant Thanos and raised as an instrument of his will, Gamora sought a better life than being a mere assassin, which she found with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, she uses her assassination techniques and weapons training to protect the universe.
- Archaic Weapon for an Advanced Age: She primarily uses swords in combat.
- BFS: Her Godslayer blade.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Nebula's Cain.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Fits this trope to a T, a tall, hot, green-skinned warrior.
- Lady of War
- Heroes Prefer Swords: She is skilled with every kind of weapon but she uses mostly swords.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She's the adopted daughter of Thanos.
Species: Human (formerly)
Debut: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
- I have felt death. This is slightly less pleasant.
His family killed by Thanos, Arthur Douglas dedicated his life to vengeance and pursued his nemesis into the deepest reaches of space. It is in his quest to kill Thanos that he joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, mercenaries who were also on the hunt for Thanos.
- Bald of Awesome: Arthur Douglas' hair was one of the things left out when he was brought back as Drax.
- The Big Guy: Of the Guardians specifically.
- Knife Nut: Wields a pair of knives.
- Truer to the Text: Since the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Drax has been portrayed with gray skin to match his portrayal there, like in the animated series. Here, he's green just like his comic version. Also, this version is play more seriously, compared to the more comedic take in the movies.
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Species: Modified halfworlder / Flora colossi
Title: Intergalactic bounty hunter. Not actually a raccoon.
Debut: Marvel Preview #7 (May 1976) (Rocket Raccoon) / Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960) (Groot)
- Yeah, it may rip the timestream to shreds, but you gotta admit, its pretty flarkin hilarious!
One is a denizen of Halfworld, a chaotic planet engulfed in a devastating war. The other is a tree-like alien with a very limited vocabulary. This unlikely friendship between Rocket Raccoon and Groot have given the universe much cause for concern. Thankfully, their association with the Guardians of the Galaxy have kept the havoc they could cause in check, and their combined skills to great use.
- BFG: His quantum igniter isn't actually that big, being about the size as a light machine gun, but considering Rocket is so small it looks humongous by comparison.
- Composite Character: Rocket has the MCU version's Brooklyn accent, but his appearance is like the comics.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rocket, as always, is flippant even when he's told the Guardians might have put the universe in danger.
- The Dividual: Rocket and Groot are treated as a single character. It makes sense as they work as partners-in-tandem, and it allows for all of the main five Guardians to be played at once.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: Both of them, being partners-in-crime.
- Pokémon Speak: Groot only ever seems to say "I am Groot", but this is just a quirk of his race due to the way their vocal chords are formed. In truth, he is very well spoken, with Rocket serving as his translator.
- Uplifted Animal: Rocket is a cyborg raccoon experiment.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Adamantium-clawed X-Man. The best there is.
Debut: The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Voiced by: Steve Blum
- Whole place reeks of trouble... and not the kind I like gettin into.
Who was Logan before he became tied up in the Weapon X program, which forced his skeleton to be bonded to Adamantium? Few people know, and no one is telling. Nonetheless, his indestructible body, incredible healing factor, razor-sharp claws, and animal ferocity make the Wolverine one of the best allies the X-Men can call upon.
- Animal Motifs: Small in stature, claws that can seriously maim his enemies, aggressive fighting style and a bad attitude to match. He fits his namesake to a T.
- Anti-Hero: The best there is at what he does. And what he does ain't nice.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His fighting style can best be described as "keep swinging until everything in the immediate vicinity is dead."
- The Berserker: One of his moves is even called Berserker Barrage.
- The Big Guy: Serves as the team's tank with his lethal claws and Healing Factor enabling him to stay in the battle. Though, visually subverted, as he's only 5'3".
- Close-Range Combatant: Uses no weapons other than his adamantium-laced claws.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Wolverine's healing factor is actually a passive ability in-game, letting him wade into the front line and serve as an ideal tank.
- Guttural Growler: As usual, he sounds like he's speaking through gravel
- Healing Factor: A powerful one that lets him shrug off attacks that would normally fatally wound a normal person.
- Hot-Blooded: Wolverine is not a stoic or placid man in the slightest.
- Lightning Bruiser: For his power level, Wolverine can dish out some serious damage, soak it up in turn, and clear the distance no problem.
- The Nicknamer: He calls Beast "Furball".
- Older Than He Looks: Due to his healing factor it's difficult if not outright impossible to determine his true age. He was actually born in the late 19th century, making him over a century old.
- Perma-Stubble: As usual, he has a constant five o'clock shadow in addition to his mutton chops.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only 5'3" but is absurdly strong and can sever a Sentinel's head with no trouble.
- Wolverine Claws: The Trope Namer and Trope Codifier.
- Wolverine Publicity: Because if you're going to reveal X-Men are coming back, then of course it must be the Trope Namer. He even also appear in the center of the game's cover with Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain Marvel.
Species: Human mutant
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)
- If any of you believe in the goddess now would be the time to start praying.
Ororo Munroe was worshipped as a goddess in Kenya, thanks to her ability to manipulate the weather, until she was recruited by the X-Men. She now uses her immense powers for the betterment of all, and serves as one of the group's most knowledgeable and reliable field leaders under the alias of Storm.
- Adaptational Modesty: Downplayed. She's given leggings as opposed to a Leotard of Power, but she's still a Ms. Fanservice through and through.
- Beware the Nice Ones: One of the most compassionate members of the X-Men, but do NOT piss her off.
- Elemental Powers: Complete control over the weather, which gives her the ability to whip up lightning, wind, and ice storms in combat, among a plethora of other useful tricks. It's more difficult for her to do but she is also capable of manipulating water and lava currents with her powers, just to a much less fine degree than the atmosphere.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: While she doesn't have her leotard, her outfit is still pretty skintight with which to flaunt her assets.
- Martial Pacifist: She really prefers not to fight.
- Ms. Fanservice: Par for the course for Storm, she provides quite a bit of eye candy.
- Mystical White Hair: Naturally born with it. However, her powers aren't magic.
- Power Floats: Her elemental abilities also let her fly.
- Prophet Eyes: Her eyes tend to glaze over when she utilizes her abilities.
- She's Got Legs: As always.
- Weather Manipulation: Her iconic mutation.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Teleporting mutant. Swashbuckling adventurer.
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)
Voiced By: Liam O'Brien
- A shame that so many judge us on our appearances and abilities instead our actions, isnt it? But when you look like me, you get used to being hated and feared.
Abandoned as a child and shunned for his demonic appearance, Kurt Wagner grew up in a circus, where his teleportation abilities made him a star attraction. Those same powers are now put to use by the X-Men as "Nightcrawler".
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Nightcrawler has blue colored skin.
- The Bus Came Back: Nightcrawler makes his return to the series after he was absent from the second Ultimate Alliance game.
- Circus Brat: He was raised in a traveling circus.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He looks like a demon, but is a very kind man.
- Gratuitous German: He's probably the biggest example of this trope in the Marvel universe.
- Dual Wielding: Uses a pair of sabers
- Handy Feet: His feet are shaped very much like his hands and are just as dexterous.
- Master Swordsman: A trait often lost in adaptations and put in practice here. Nightcrawler is an expert fencer who uses this and his teleportation abilities to deadly effect.
- Prehensile Tail: So dexterous he can even use it to fence with!
- Prophet Eyes: Yellow eyes lacking irises.
- Religious Bruiser: A devout Catholic and can kick some serious ass.
- Teleportation: Easily his signature ability.
- Teleport Spam: His preferred method of attack. He even provides the trope image.
Species: Human mutant-Otherworlder hybrid
Title: Telepathic ninja. Reading your mind right now.
Debut: Captain Britain #8 (December 1976)
- Their minds. So clouded with hate. If they catch us, we dont stand a chance.
A British telepath, Betsy Braddock first started off assisting her brother Brian Braddock (Captain Britain) in fighting crime before allying with the X-Men. A strange turn of events saw her mind transplanted into the body of a Japanese assassin named Kwannon, granting her amazing ninja skills to supplement her psionic power.
- Adaptational Modesty: Downplayed. The outfit isn't as tight (lacking the infamous monster wedgie she's known for), but it's still a very sexy outfit known as the "ninja bathing suit" for a reason, has long and shapely legs, Boobs of Steel, Thigh-High Boots, and yes, she does the Psylocke pose.
- Blood Knight: Loves a good scrap.
- Blue Blood: Has noble ancestry.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Not for nothing is this colloquially known as the "Psylocke pose". A portrait in the Xavier Manor shows her doing this, and her official art has her doing it too.
- Boobs of Steel: Has quite an impressive bust.
- Deadpan Snarker: Can get pretty sassy.
- Dual Wielding: Wields a katana in one hand and her signature psychic knife in the other, effectively using them as a daisho (katana and wakizashi) set.
- Fights Like a Normal: Keep in mind she's psychic, but usually she just uses her abilities to conjure energy blades and get into melee. In this she even uses actual swords laced with psionic energy.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her leotard is very skintight.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: She's quite possibly the most fanservicey character on the roster and is British, with an accent to match.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: As usual, her overall color scheme evokes it.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Psylocke is a human-Otherworlder hybrid, her father having hailed from that dimension.
- I Am Very British: In a case of defying Not Even Bothering with the Accent, Betsy sports a Received Pronunciation accent.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Befitting of a ninja.
- Lady of War: Very elegant and refined in her fighting style.
- Leotard of Power: Sports her classic leotard look.
- Male Gaze: The trailer gives a generous view of her backside
- McNinja: A British ninja.
- Master Swordswoman: Knows her way around a sword fight.
- Ms. Fanservice: It's PSYLOCKE, one of the biggest examples in the X-Men's roster.
- Psychic Powers: Sports telepathy, but mostly known for using her powers to wield energy blades.
- Purple Is Powerful: Definitely earns the right to use it as a color motif.
- She's Got Legs: Long, shapely ones.
- Statuesque Stunner: 5'11", fitting the statuesque, and undoubtedly a stunner.
- Thigh-High Boots: Essentially wears thigh-high tabi boots.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her locks sport a slight purple tone.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A
Species: Human mutant
Title: Hex hurling hero. Controlling her chaos.
Debut: The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
- I am accustomed to chaos, but this realm makes even my head spin!
Wanda Maximoff is a powerful mutant possessing immense control over the forces of magic, a power she initially used to terrorize the world as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. After leaving the Brotherhood behind and reforming, she now fights alongside the X-Men.
- Adaptational Job Change: An odd one. In the game, she is officially categorized as a member of the X-Men, and even fights alongside them in the trailers. In the comics, she was never part of the X-Men or any X-team (save for alternate continuities like Age of Apocalypse), and was always more closely associated with the Avengers and non-mutant side of the universe in general. This is likely because she's traditionally a mutant, despite her minimal association with them in most cases.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Her official introduction goes "Hex Hurling Hero, Controlling her Chaos."
- Bad Powers, Good People: The source of her chaos magic is a God of Evil, but she uses it for good.
- The Bus Came Back: This marks her first appearance in an RPG title since X-Men Legends II.
- Hot Witch: Mutant powers? Magic? Mutant powers that let her tap into magic? Beautiful brunette with a voluptuous body? No matter which, she qualifies.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: The daughter of Magneto, but is a genuine hero rather than a mutant supremacist.
- Ms. Fanservice: She has rather pronounced cleavage.
Species Human mutant
Title: Master of magnetism. Self-proclaimed savior.
Debut: The X-Men #1 (September 1963)
Voiced by: Tom Kane
- A new era for mutantkind is about to dawn. Such a pity that none of you will live to see it.
A longtime nemesis of the X-Men: from the concentration camps of Nazi Germany to modern day discrimination against mutants, Max Eisenhardt knows all too well what it means to be oppressed. As Magneto, he is on much the same mission as his old friend and X-Men founder Charles Xavier, fighting for the rights of mutants everywhere. However, he believes it's impossible for mutants and humans to co-exist, and thus strives for mutant supremacy
- Anti-Villain: He's definitely done evil things, but mostly because he's fighting for what he believes is right and is pushed by the horrors of his past.
- Arch-Enemy: To the X-Men and especially to Charles Xavier.
- Archnemesis Dad: Traditionally the father of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who are Avengers and genuine heroes that aren't extremists like him, and are often disgusted with their father's actions.
- Artifact of Doom: Has one of the Infinity Stones.
- Ascended Extra: In the first two Ultimate Alliance games he was playable, but only as a DLC character. Here the heroes have to join forces with him as part of the main story.
- Badass Grandpa: He lived through World War II and is one of the most powerful mutants on the planet.
- Barrier Warrior: His magnetic powers allow him to create electromagnetic barriers.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Very thick ones.
- Cool Helmet: Wouldn't be Magneto without it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Survived the Holocaust and the continued atrocities of mankind convinced him that it's impossible for humans and mutants to co-exist.
- Enemy Mine: Starts off attacking the Xavier Manor, but calls for a truce when the Black Order shows up demanding the Infinity Stone.
- Magnetism Manipulation: They don't call him the "Master of Magnetism" for nothing.
- Older Than He Looks: At least in his seventies, but has the build of an athlete.
- The Rival: To Charles, mostly for which path is best for mutants.
- Prophet Eyes: Sports white eyes.
- Token Evil Teammate: A villainous playable character. Though he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist and an Anti-Villain with a Dark and Troubled Past, Magneto is still best known for being the X-Men's greatest nemesis, and an enemy for those who aren't mutants. That said, he forms an alliance with the X-Men when the Black Order show up, as them winning is bad for everyone — mutant or otherwise.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Has done some pretty extreme things, but mostly because he wants what is best for mutantkind.
Species: Human mutate
Title: Merc-with-a-mouth. Regenerating degenerate.
Debut: New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Voiced by: Nolan North
- Unless youve got tacos in hand, nows not the time.
Wade Wilson joined the Weapon X program in the hopes of curing his cancer. Being infused with Wolverine's genes granted him his own healing factor: it worked...maybe a bit too well. While he is among the world's deadliest soldiers of fortune, his rapidly healing and regenerating tumors have spread throughout his entire body, driving him insane and convincing him that he's actually a Marvel Comics character...or is he?!
- Anti-Hero: He has a set of morals, but typically just kills whoever he's paid to kill.
- Berserk Button: Juggernaut wrecking his taco feast sends him off the deep end.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: There is no fourth wall left to demolish whenever he's around.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sure, he's a goofy, snarky weirdo but he's still a badass mercenary who earned his reputation
- Guns Akimbo: Has a pair of submachine guns.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Yet another McNinja who insists on wearing some shade of red.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Wields a pair of katana blades.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The only playable X-Men character that isn't a mutant.
- McNinja: He resembles a ninja, but he's actually a Canadian.
- Skewed Priorities: So, what gets Deadpool into the fray? Is it the Sentinels attacking the mansion? Nope. Is it the arrival of Magneto, an arch-enemy of the team? Nope. Is it Juggernaut tearing through the mansion? Well, sort of. It's...Juggernaut wrecking all the tacos Deadpool made for a party.Deadpool: I. WILL. DESTROY. YOU!Psylocke: Oh, so now Deadpool is inspired to join our cause? How heroic...
- Trademark Favorite Food: Still a fan of Mexican cuisine, Wade is seen making a mountain of taco platters at the X-Mansion.
Title: Living weapon. Mystical origins. Awesome tattoo
Debut: Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974)
Voiced by: Johnny Yong Bosch
- It's always nice to have a few extra allies in the eternal war against evil
Danny Rand, the son of a New York magnate, trained in the far-away land of K'un-L'un, mastering the martial arts and plunging his fists into the heart of a dragon he slew. The dragon's heart gifted him with the ability to manipulate the mystical life force known as "chi", transforming him into the indestructible Iron Fist.
- Barefisted Monk: He needs nothing but his fists and chi manipulation to wreck people.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Yes, he can use the chi of the dragon Shou-Lao, but his martial arts skills are all his own, learned by studying in K'un-Lun most of his life.
- Chest Insignia: The dragon tattoo on his torso.
- Empowered Badass Normal: His superpowers come from chi manipulation. However, he got that by defeating a dragon in one-on-one combat, so it's not like he was ever helpless without it.
- The Greatest Style: He trained in the mystical K'unlunquan martial arts, which enables Ki Attacks and other superhuman abilities. He is also a master of many other martial art styles.
- Ki Attacks: Has the ability to enhance his martial arts skills using his chi.
- Made of Iron: Danny Rand, as you'd expect from someone with the name Iron Fist
- Mystical High Collar: His classic outfit.
- Power Glows: The power of the Iron Fist causes much glowing.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Daredevil #1 (April 1964)
Voiced by: Brian Bloom
- I could've beaten you blindfolded.
By day, Matt Murdock is a mild-mannered defense attorney. By night, he is the Daredevil, the man without fear and protector of Hell's Kitchen. Robbed of his sight in a chemical accident as a child, he honed his other senses to compensate, and his body to make him one of the most feared vigilantes in New York.
- Badass Bookworm: Works as a lawyer by day.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a blood red outfit designed to look like a demon, but he is thoroughly on the side of good.
- Disability Superpower: He was hit in the face by a radioactive canister and went blind. His other senses became super-powerful, and he acquired a "radar sense" that let him "see" objects, much like echolocation.
- The Dreaded: To the criminals of Hell's Kitchen. Unlike Spider-Man, they genuinely fear him.
- Fights Like a Normal: Technically, Daredevil is superhuman due to his Super Senses. However, those are his only powers, and everything else comes from training, gadgets and grit.
- Guttural Growler: Has an appropriately gravely voice.
- Handicapped Badass: Rendered blind after an accident in his youth, but was trained to utilize his hearing to make up for it.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Wears deep red.
- McNinja: He's essentially a ninja from Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Befitting his demonic appearance, his costume has opaque red eyes.
Debut: Daredevil #168 (January 1981)
- I too serve Death, in my own way. It would be my honor to send you to meet her.
Elektra Natchios is a mercenary ninja from Greece, and an old flame of Matt Murdock. Having trained with the Hand, she became an independent assassin of her own, with an on-and-off relationship with Daredevil.
- Anti-Villain: Elektra had a Dark and Troubled Past which is what drove her to be a violent assassin.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: When your name is Elektra, codenames aren't needed.
- Badass Normal: No superpowers here, just a highly-skilled and deadly ninja.
- Dating Catwoman: She's had a very complicated relationship with Daredevil. She's his primary love interest, but her violent and brutal ways often put them on opposing sides.
- Gorgeous Greek: She's a seductive Greek ninja and one of Daredevil's most recognized love interests.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Like Matt she's wears a red outfit
- Ms. Fanservice: Considering her classic costume is maintained, hell yes.
- McNinja: A Greek ninja.
- Sai Girl: Her Weapon of Choice.
- Token Evil Teammate: She's one of the least heroic of the playable characters.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Hero for Hire #1 (June, 1972)
- Way I see it, we dont got much of a choice. We cant defend streets that are wiped from existence.
Growing up on the streets of Harlem, Cage found himself convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He volunteered for a prison experiment involving cell regeneration in exchange for parole. The experiment went awry and granted Luke super strength and a bulletproof body. He returned to New York and vowed to clean up the streets. For a price
- Badass Beard: A goatee.
- Bald of Awesome: Sports a shaved head.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Like Danny he only needs his mitts and strength.
- Bash Brothers: With Iron Fist.
- The Big Guy: For The Defenders.
- Chain Pain: Used the length of chain on his arm guards for a weapon. He also wears it to symbolize the injustice he broke free from.
- Civvie Spandex: Just wears jeans and a t-shirt as opposed to an elaborate costume.
- Immune to Bullets: The experiment made his skin nigh impenetrable.
- Scary Black Man: When you're on his bad side.
- Super Strength: Another side effect of the experiment.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962)
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal
- That went so much better than when I do it alone!
A bite from a very special spider transformed nerdy Peter Parker into the Amazing Spider-Man. Initially arrogant and conceited, he would be humbled by the death of his beloved Uncle Ben — a death that he had the power to prevent. Now knowing that With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, he has dedicated himself to crushing New York's criminal element and aiding those who can't protect themselves.
- Arachnid Appearance and Attire: He's the Spider-Man, though he's more brightly-colored and jovial than the usual example.
- Big Apple Sauce: NYC born and raised.
- Building Swing: A staple of his.
- Composite Character: Looks to be inspired by both the comics and the MCU version.
- Deadpan Snarker/You Fight Like a Cow: The undisputed master of it in the Marvel Universe.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011)
Voiced by: Nadji Jeter
- All of this is so much bigger than us. I mean, I can barely do my own laundry. Stopping cosmic annihilation is a bit outside my comfort zone.
In another timeline separate from the one the original Spider-Man hails from, Peter Parker died. His legacy, however, was carried on by Miles Morales, another teenager bitten by a radioactive spider, succeeding the late Peter as a new generation of Spider-Man.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: An Afro-Latino teenager carrying on the mantle of Spider-Man.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His costume is mostly black (bearing some resemblance to the Symbiote costume) with red as the secondary color, but is also one of the good guys.
- Deadpan Snarker: More deadpan than Peter, but he's not as much of a motor mouth.
- Invisibility Cloak: One of his special abilities allows him to turn invisible, to get the drop on foes.
- Shock and Awe: His webshooters can fire electrified webbing to stun enemies.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (February 2014)
- Hey! I didnt come all the way to an alternate reality to get thrown in a prison cell! I couldve just stayed home for that!
In the universe that the original Spider-Man hailed from, Gwen Stacy died at the hands of the Green Goblin. In an alternate universe, however, it was Gwen who was bitten by a radioactive spider, transforming her into her universe's own Spider-Man... or rather, Spider-Gwen!
- Epic Flail: One of her attacks creates a giant ball of web which she swings around like a flail.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comes standard as a heroic spider person.
- In the Hood: Her costume has one that's part of the bodysuit. Don't ask how it manages to stay on while web-swinging.
- Teleport Spam: Her portal bracelet allows her to teleport to attack foes.
Species: Human / Symbiote (Klyntar)
Title: Sinister symbiote. Lethal protector.
Debut: Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984) (Venom Symbiote) / Web of Spider-Man #18 (September 1986) (Eddie Brock) / The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988) (Venom)
- Our methods may be more extreme than these other so-called heroes, but we seek the same goalto protect the innocent and to punish the guilty. Especially Spider-Man.
Spidey's adventures in space led to an encounter with a corrupted symbiote that was imprisoned by its fellow symbiotes for wanting a true symboitic bond with its host. Disguising itself as a black suit, it tried to form a permanent bond with Spidey, but he got rid of it before it could do so by exposing it to the sound of church bells. That same symbiote met Eddie Brock, a man who believed his life to be ruined by Spider-Man. Their combined enmity gave birth to the entity known as Venom, an antihero with a bone to pick with the friendly neighborhood web-slinger.
- Anti-Hero: Venom is very... loose with their morals when it comes to dealing with criminals, to say the least, but they're on the heroes' side. This is mostly in line with their early portrayal in the comics, as when they're not blinded by their hate of Spider-Man, Venom can easily function as a heroic figure in spite of the methods they employ.
- The Big Guy: For their fellow web-slingers. While all of them have enhanced strength, Venom's is by far the most augmented.
- The Bus Came Back: Played With, as Venom has had some sort of playable presence in all three games, but while the first game had Eddie Brock as the host, the second game swapped him out in favor of Mac Gargan. Here, Eddie Brock is back as Venom.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite having a pitch-black costume and a more merciless nature when compared to most of the heroes, Venom is on the side of good.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: During the boss fight against him and Electro, he makes it clear he doesn't want to fight, but he still has no intention of losing.
- Expressive Mask: Due to said "mask" being the symbiote's face.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Like other video game adapations, Venom's powerset heavily involves the use of the symbiote in their special attacks to differentiate him from Spider-Man. Notably this version of Venom seems to have a attack similar to the Venom Fang.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Always.
- Overly Long Tongue: A staple, with it constantly slithering about.
- Token Evil Teammate: They're easily the least heroic and most violent of the playable web-slingers thus far, even working with Electro before you unlock them.
Title: Inhuman polymorph. Fangirl. Total Champion.
Debut: Captain Marvel Vol 7 #14 (September 2013) (Kamala Khan) / All-New Marvel NOW! Point One #1 (March 2014) (Ms Marvel)
Voiced by: Kathreen Khavari
- Please, please, PLEASE dont erase reality! I really kinda sorta like reality! Sure, its not perfect, but its the only one Ive got!
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl who gains powers after the Terrigen Bomb triggers her Inhuman genes. After being exposed to Terrigen Mist, Kamala discovers she has Inhuman DNA and her latent shapeshifting power becomes apparent. Inspired by her heroine Carol Danvers a.k.a Captain Marvel, Kamala decides to use her newfound abilities to protect her home and those in need.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: A Muslim of Pakistani ancestry who took up the old mantle of her idol Captain Marvel
- Fangirl: It's in her bio!
- Rubber Man: She can stretch her limbs or flatten herself to almost paper-like dimensions.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: A very long one.
- Shapeshifting: Her main ability, which gives her several other abilities as well.
- Size Shifter: Able to grow her entire body or just parts of it, such as her fists. She can also shrink to insect-size.
Title: Elemental Inhuman. Not your typical princess.
Debut: Fantastic Four #45 (December 1965)
- He tried to take us out of our element. But he forgot that elements are still mine to control!
A Princess of Attilan, younger sister of Medusa and cousin of Black Bolt.
- Ascended Extra: She was only an NPC in the first game. Now she's one of the playable roster of heroes.
- Badass Princess: Princess of Attilan and fully capable of fighting.
- Elemental Powers: Crystal possesses the ability to mentally manipulate the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her yellow suit is very tight.
- Multicolored Hair: Once again has that weird band of black in her otherwise orange hair.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A princess who fights as a superhero. Her title says as much.
Debut: Marvel Spotlight #5 (August 1972)
- Not even the fire of Hell itself can contain me when there is vengeance to be delivered!
When stunt rider Johnny Blaze made a deal with the demon Mephisto to cure his mentor's cancer, he should have known better. Rejecting the deal when Mephisto came to collect, Blaze became bonded to the spirit Zarathos, turning into the terrifying Ghost Rider.
- Anti-Hero: Specifically an Unscrupulous Hero Pay Evil unto Evil type
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Even before he got his alter ego, his name is Johnny Blaze.
- Badass Biker: Wouldn't be Johnny without it.
- Blood Knight: He REALLY likes his job.
- The Bus Came Back: Johnny returns from the first game after being absent from the second.
- Chain Pain: Wields a length of chain laced with hellfire as a weapon.
- Circus Brat: His father was also a stuntman.
- Civvie Spandex: His outfit is just a leather biker jacket with matching pants, but since they look cool anyway and he's a flaming skeleton you barely notice.
- Cool Bike: A demonic hog with flaming wheels.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He may be a demonic biker with a flaming skull for a head, but he is a good guy.
- Deal with the Devil: His origin story.
- Death Glare: Weaponized with the Penance Stare.
- Flaming Skulls: Johnny looks like the cover to a heavy metal album.
- Good Is Not Nice: He makes Wolverine look tame!
- Ground Pound: One of his moves is him punching the ground so hard it cracks.
- Hellbent For Leather: Emphasis on the hell.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Can tank hits with the best of him, but in Ghost Rider form Johnny is just a skeleton wreathed in flame.
- Playing with Fire: He is the fire.
- Skull for a Head: Practically a Trope Codifier
- Terror Hero: Type 4 and 5
Species: Eternal-Deviant hybrid
Debut: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
The Mad Titan feared across the cosmos, Thanos is a warlord with but a singular fixation: collecting the Infinity Stones and using their immense power to carry out his will — which often involves death on an unfathomable scale.
- Ascended Extra: He was mentioned in passing by Uatu during one of the epilogues in the first game (and depending on your actions, he either successfully takes over Earth or is fought back by the heroes with Odin's assistance). Now he takes center stage as the main villain.
- Big Bad: The ultimate villain of the game.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Subterranean even. Fitting for a powerful conqueror.
- Foregone Conclusion: The game's trailers make it no secret that he'll complete the Infinity Gauntlet; the question is whether or not the heroes will be too late to stop him from unleashing it upon the universe.
- Obviously Evil: He's a massive, purple-skinned, baritone-voiced conqueror whose name is similar to that of the Greek god of Death. He is NOT a nice guy.
Debut: Infinity #1 (October 2013)
Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, Black Dwarf, and Supergiant: this quintet of fearsome villains serve as elite members of Thanos's army. Each is a dangerous one-person army unto themselves, and all have been tasked with aiding the mad tyrant in his hunt for the Infinity Stones.
- An Axe to Grind: Black Dwarf.
- Antagonist Title: Or subtitle, as the game is named after them.
- Blade on a Stick: Proxima Midnight with her spear and Corvus Glaive with, erm, a glaive.
- The Brute: Black Dwarf.
- Co-Dragons: The Black Order are all The Dragon to Thanos.
- Cool Helmet: Proxima's Midnight horned headwear.
- Evil Genius: Ebony Maw.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Proxima and Supergiant are both blue.
- Ms. Fanservice: Proxima Midnight and Supergiant, both due to Sensual Spandex.
- Prophet Eyes: All of them sport these.
- Super Toughness: Black Dwarf, like Luke Cage, sports an incredibly durable hide.
- Truer to the Text: Compared to Avengers: Infinity War, where they were renamed "Children of Thanos" and were only a four piece. Here, they're a five-member band with Supergiant included, and are explicitly called "The Black Order".
Debut: The Avengers #55Dr. Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, created Ultron in the hope that he would help him protect humanity. His artificial intelligence, however, determined humanity to be the true threat to the world, one that must be subjugated.
- Archnemesis Dad: Ultron has three "children" who all went down on a heroic path: Vision, Jocasta and Victor Mancha. They all despise him as much as anyone else.
- The Bus Came Back: Was a boss in the first game and absent in the second; he now returns as a boss for the third.
- Killer Robot: As always, Ultron seeks to rule and/or exterminate humanity.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a shapeshifting, demonic, robotic mad scientist with daddy issues.
- Technopathy: Is capable of overriding and controlling other machines.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964)
Business mogul Norman Osborn tested an experimental strength-enhancing serum upon himself, making him powerful and insane in equal measure as the Green Goblin. Now, with a flying glider and bombs at his disposal, he plagues Spider-Man and the world as a vicious killer.
- Arch-Enemy: Green Goblin is considered to be Spider-Man's most personal and longstanding nemesis.
- Cool Hat: An utterly ridiculous-looking floppy purple one that is nevertheless an iconic part of the outfit.
- Cool Plane: His Goblin Glider, which has had numerous iterations and is constantly being improved upon.
- Demoted to Extra: He was a playable character in the second Ultimate Alliance game. Here, he shows up as a boss.
- For the Evulz: Green Goblin's motivation in all situations; and Norman Osborn's motivation in many.
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #50 (July 1967)
Wilson Fisk was born in poverty, but used the strength befitting his massive body, cunning, and lack of fetters to climb up the New York criminal underworld and take over as the Kingpin, a menace to Spider-Man and Daredevil alike.
- Affably Evil: He's usually polite and somewhat soft-spoken.
- Arch-Enemy: He is one of Spider-Man's oldest nemeses, and in more recent years, has become Daredevil's most dangerous enemy.
- Badass Normal: Just a human, but one with abnormal strength and a cunning intellect.
- Genius Bruiser: His brain is far deadlier than his brawn.
- Rags to Riches: Grew up in the meanest parts of New York, but managed to claw his way to the top
- Stout Strength: Don't let his size fool you into thinking he's a dough boy, that's ALL muscle.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Sept. 1963)
A once common criminal desperate for money and in debt to the mob, William Baker found himself in a nuclear testing site and exposed to radiation that bound his body to the sand around him. With control over the sand around him, he uses his newfound powers as the Sandman to improve his station in life.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: True to his codename, Baker can freely manipulate sand, which his entire body is comprised of. The sand functions identically to, and appears to be, normal flesh. However, he can convert all or parts of his body into animated sand at will.
- Sentient Sands: He is made out of sand (you might have guessed it from his name), stemming from when he hid out on a beach to evade the law, only for said beach to become the test site of a nuclear bomb, with the radiation bonding his molecules to the sand around him.
Max Dillon / Electro
Species: Human mutate
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #9 (Feb. 1964)A freak accident with lightning drove engineer Max Dillon mad in addition to granting him control over electricity. Now, as Electro, he plagues Spider-Man as a dangerous and unpredictable criminal.
- Shock and Awe: His main powers, Electro can generate massive quantities of electricity, theoretically up to approximately one million volts. He can employ this electrostatic energy as lightning arcs from his fingertips, and his maximum charge is more than enough to kill a normal human.
- Villain Team-Up: His debut has him working alongside Venom.
Species: Android (upgraded by the Power Stone)
Title: Normal mutant hunting robots weren't bad enough?
Debut: The X-Men #14 (November 1965) (Sentinels)
Bolivar Trask, a mad scientist with a seething hatred of mutants, created an army of superpowered androids with the explicit purpose of hunting down, capturing, or even killing mutants. One of these mechanical menaces has managed to get it's hands on the Power Stone during a attack on the X-Mansion. Their leader is Master Mold, a gigantic Sentinel capable of creating other Sentinels.
- Fantastic Racism: The Sentinels were created out of a hatred towards mutants and target them first and foremost.
- From Bad to Worse: When one of the Sentinels acquires the Power Stone and is transformed.Infinity Sentinel: Normal mutant hunting robots weren't bad enough?
- Hive Queen: Master Mold, a sort of super Sentinel that can construct others.
- Humongous Mecha: Already towering over humans, The Infinity Sentinel is even bigger.
- Killer Robots: Particularly towards mutants, but depending on the story they can be a threat to humans too.
- Mecha-Mooks: As always, the Sentinels are evil robots with a penchant for hunting mutants and the Infinity Sentinel summons multiple of them throughout its boss fight.
Ronan the Accuser
Debut: Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
The Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire, head of the Public Accuser Corps (the Empire's main law-enforcement body) and one of the highest ranking officials in the Empire, second only to the Supreme Intelligence and the Imperial Minister.
- Adaptational Villainy: This version of Ronan draws from the Marvel Cinematic Universe version, itself based on Ronan's early portrayal. As such, he's a full-on villain rather than a villain-turned-hero like he is in the current comics.
- Drop the Hammer: Ronan's hammer, which can also restructure molecules. He usually just uses it to hit people really, really hard.
- My Nayme Is: Its Ro-nan, not Ro-nin.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Of the "Proud Soldier Race" type, as the Kree are more of a species of fascist/Communist totalitarians than Klingon-like Vikings or samurai.
Debut: Tales of Suspense #76 (April 1966)
A weaponized liquid metal construct created by an unknown alien race, Ultimo laid waste to numerous worlds until he was eventually defeated and crash landed on Earth.
- Crush. Kill. Destroy!: A directive of his.
Title: Thanos's adopted daughter. Gamora's constant headache.
Debut: The Avengers #257
Voiced by: Ashly Burch
Another adopted daughter of Thanos, who was raised alongside Gamora as a sister, Nebula is determined to prove that she is the superior fighter at all costs: an obsession that often puts her at odds with Gamora's new family, the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Species: Fire giant
Debut: Journey into Mystery #97 (Oct. 1963)
A fire giant and Lord of Muspelheim, the land of fire and master of a race of fire demons. Seeks to start Ragnarok and cleanse the universe of all life save for his kind.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: At his largest, Surtur can exceed more then 1,000 feet tall.
- BFS: Well, in terms of comparison it's about a normal sword to HIM, but considering Surtur is frickin' huge his sword is about the size of a car.
- Big Red Devil: Like the rest of the Demons of Muspelheim.
- Humanoid Abomination: Oldest living thing in the Nine Worlds who seeks to destroy all life alien to his own.
- Playing with Fire: He's a literal fire giant.
- Satanic Archetype: Contrary to mythology, where he is a neutral force who merely fulfills a cosmic role.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Changes her shape. Rarely changes her mind.
Debut: Ms. Marvel #16 (May 1978)Real name Raven Darkholme, Mystique is a shapeshifting mutant who, much like Magneto, fights for mutant rights and is willing to do anything in their name. She also has a complicated history with the X-Men, including that her own son is Nightcrawler.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her mutation gives her skin a uniform blue tone.
- Arch-Enemy: An old one to Captain Marvel.
- Archnemesis Mom: She's on the opposite side as the X-Men, which has her biological son Nightcrawler as well as her adopted daughter Rogue.
- The Bus Came Back: Marks her first appearance in the Ultimate Alliance series after her appearances in the X-Men Legends titles.
- The Dragon: Like many adaptations, she's this to Magneto.
- Evil Redhead: Contrasts with her blue skin.
- Master of Disguise: Being a shapeshifter, she can do this with ease.
- Ms. Fanservice: Wears a dress that shows off her legs and back.
- Older Than She Looks: Due to her cells constantly regenerating her natural aging process is greatly slowed. She's actually over a century old.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her outfit flaunts her back.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Once again sporting her skull belt.
- Supernaturally Young Parent: Despite having adult children (biological and adopted) she looks their age.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Her signature, being able to morph into anyone she's met.
Species: Human (mystically empowered)
Title: Enchanted enforcer. Nothing can stop him.
Debut: The X-Men #12 (July 1965)
The stepbrother of Charles Xavier, Cain Marko was empowered by the mystical Ruby of Cyttorak that gave him unfathomable power including super strength, unlimited endurance, and that his momentum never stops once he gets going.
- Advancing Boss of Doom: Chases the party through the mansion before being fought.
- Badass Boast: "There ain't nothin' that can stop me!"
- Big Brother Bully: To Charles.
- The Brute: Serves as one to Magneto.
- Cain and Abel: Oh gee, which could he be considering his actual name?
- Composite Character: Here, he's The Brute to Magneto, taking up a role traditionally held by the Blob.
- Cool Helmet: Much like Magneto he wears one. And much like Magneto it's used to guard him from psychic attacks.
- Demoted to Extra: He was simply a boss character in the first X-Men Legends game, but was Promoted to Playable in both X-Men Legends II and the second Ultimate Alliance game (the latter including him as DLC). Now he's been reduced to a boss again.
- Implacable Man: Literally cannot be stopped once he builds momentum. A section of the game is just the party running from him.
- The Juggernaut: There's a reason he provides the page image. Throw anything at him, he will. Not. STOP.
- Super Speed: Not as extreme as others, but he's completely capable of moving the same speed as powered vehicles.
- Super Strength: One of the Marvel Universe's biggest heavyweights
Debut: Strange Tales #126 (November 1964)The ruler of the Dark Dimension, and Arch-Enemy of Doctor Strange.
- Arch-Enemy: Traditionally, he is Doctor Strange's most hated adversary.
- Dimension Lord: Rules his own plane of existence, known as the Dark Dimension.
- The Dreaded: Among his titles are The Dread Dormammu or The Dread One.
- Man on Fire: He's basically a living inferno.
- Obviously Evil: He's a flaming humanoid wearing Scary Impractical Armor.
- Outside-Context Problem: Dormammu showing up with the desire for the Infinity Stones is bad news, especially since he comes from out of the universe.
Debut: Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964)The Asgardian goddess of death and daughter of Loki, Thor's arch nemesis.
- Badass Cape: Has a properly extravagant cloak
- Cool Helmet: Possibly the coolest, being an elaborate head piece with extravagant horns.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Interesting in that she can beat her father no problem.
- Dark Action Girl: And how!
- Dimension Lord: Of Hel and Niflheim, being a goddess of death after all.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: As usual, has her green and black catsuit that's basically a second skin.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: Skintight catsuit? Check. Elaborate cloak? Check. The coolest freaking helmet in the game? Triple check!
- Ms. Fanservice: That catsuit is VERY tight.
- Physical Goddess: And a death goddess.
Debut: Journey into Mystery #118 (July 1965)A suit of Asgardian armor powered by magic
Debut: Amazing Spider-Man #3 (July 1963)A freak accident resulted in a quartet of cybernetic tentacles becoming fused to the body of gifted nuclear physicist Otto Octavius. Now a dangerous combination of genius intellect, mechanical strength, and radiation-induced insanity, he has turned to a life of crime as "Doctor Octopus" and has plagued Spider-Man as a constant menace ever since.
- Acrofatic: As usual, Doc Ock has a bit of a gut, but his tentacles allow him great mobility.
- Animal Motifs: What else? Octopi!
- Artificial Limbs: His signature cyber tentacles.
- Badass Bookworm: A renowned nuclear physicist.
- Combat Tentacles: A Trope Codifier.
- Cyborg: Forcefully due to a lab accident fusing the tentacles to his spine.
- Freak Lab Accident: His origin story.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He designed his tentacles.
- Mad Scientist: Is a genius nuclear physicist, and insane in equal measure.
Debut: Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June 1964)
A failed actor but gifted special effects artist, Mysterio turned to villainy when his lofty Hollywood aspirations passed him by. His first major act as a supervillain was to frame Spider-Man for a museum robbery it didn't end up working in his favor. Vowing revenge on the webslinger, Mysterio would end up becoming one of Spider-Man's most enduring rogues.
- Fishbowl Helmet: He's infamous for the glass helmet he wears that looks like a fish bowl. Although it's used more to protect himself from his own hallucinatory gas.
Ulysses Klaw / Klaw
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Fantastic Four #53 (August 1966)Once a European scientist and smuggler, Ulysses Klaw was obsessed with finding vibranium, a rare metal found in the hidden nation of Wakanda. An experimental device transformed his body into pure sound, giving him access to a wide array of superhuman abilities.
- Arch-Enemy: To Black Panther.
- Arm Cannon: His primary weapon, which is powered by vibranium.
- Energy Being: His body is composed of living sonic energy.
- Green Lantern Ring: He can create various constructs made of solidified sonic energy.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: He's able to fire powerful sonic blasts from the emitter on his right arm.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Tales of Suspense #93 (September 1967)George Tarleton was an otherwise unremarkable scientist who had the misfortune of being in the employ of the terrorist organization known as Advanced Idea Mechanics. His employers would choose him to be the test subject of a genetic manipulation project to turn him into a living supercomputer.It succeeded in doing just that, as well as mutating poor Tarleton into an unstable super-smart psychotic psychokineticist known as the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, or "M.O.D.O.K."
- The Bus Came Back: Returns as a boss character after appearing in the first game.
- Cephalothorax: He does have a small, atrophied body, but you can't see anything but his head and limbs as long as he's in his chair.
- Evil Cripple: M.O.D.O.K. gained his powers at the cost of his mobility.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From nothing special to a murderous giant head monster.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Extremely powerful, but a egotistical despot who seeks to rule the world at whatever the cost.
Debut: Daredevil #131 (March 1976).An assassin whose marksmanship makes him a danger even to metahumans.
- Arch-Enemy: While Murdock and Fisk have drifted into Worthy Opponent territory at times, only pure hatred will ever exist between Murdock and Bullseye.
- Ax-Crazy: One of the single most psychotic characters in the MU.
- The Bus Came Back: Is another returning boss from the first game.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: They don't call him "Bullseye" for nothing. Certain heroes, primarily Daredevil, do give him trouble in this department however.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Bullseye's real name is unknown. "Benjamin Poindexter" is his most well-known name, but that's just another alias. Likewise, he also answers to "Lester", but again, that's not confirmed as a real name.
- Professional Killer: Probably the best assassin in the Marvel Universe.
- Sadist: To the point where he'll still murder and torture people even when he's not on the job.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941).The most devious and dangerous member of HYDRA, and a constant menace to Captain America since World War II.
- Arch-Enemy: He is the most hated adversary of Captain America.
Debut: Strange Tales #135 (August 1965)A neo-Nazi terrorist organization that has long plagued the world, and one of the most dangerous groups of war criminals the Avengers have had to contend with.
Species: Inhuman dog
Debut: Fantastic Four #45 (December 1965)A large, dog-like companion of the Inhuman Royal Family.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Battle Scars #1 (January 2012)The adopted son of the original Nick Fury, Nicholas Joseph Fury, Jr., is a chip off the old block: a super-soldier and natural-born leader who sits at the head of the global defense organization "SHIELD", but isn't afraid to jump into the fray and show those who threaten Earth why he commands the respect of Earth's greatest heroes.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The leader of SHIELD but he's ready to jump into the fray if needed.
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: As he's modeled after Samuel L. Jackson, of course.
- Demoted to Extra: He was a playable character in the first two games, albeit as a secret character that had to be unlocked. Here, there's no sign of him being playable.
- Eyepatch of Power: Missing an eye, but he is a veteran warrior and a great leader.
- Only Sane Man: Keeps Rocket and Iron Man from getting into a pissing match.
Debut: The Avengers #57 (October 1968)Originally created by the genocidal android Ultron, Vision defied his progenitor to aid the Avengers, allies of Ultron's creator and nemesis Dr. Hank Pym. Intelligent, well-spoken, and powerful, he is among the most powerful allies the Avengers can count on.
Debut: The Avengers #181 (March 1979)Electronics technician and former burglar Scott Lang would steal Hank Pym's Ant-Man suit out of desperation to rescue the one woman who could cure his ill daughter's condition. Once completed, Scott intended to return the suit, but Hank Pym decided to let him keep it on the condition that he use his powers for good. Now, as the second Ant-Man, Scott helps out in ways both big and small.
- Action Dad: He has a daughter, Cassie Lang.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Ants.
- Applied Phlebotinum: The Pym Particles.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His ability to shrink and grow comes from his suit and a special belt containing Pym Particles, as Scott is not inherently superhuman.
- Legacy Character: Scott is the second Ant-Man after Hank.
- Pest Controller: The Ant-Man helmet allows the Scott to communicate with insects and order them around.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Mutant leader. Strong point of view.
Debut: The X-Men #1 (September 1963)The first member of the original X-Men and the current leader of the team. In his youth, a perilous fall from an airplane awakened his mutant ability to fire concentrated beams of energy from his eyes, but the trauma he suffered prevented him from deactivating the power unless he kept his eyes shut, essentially blinding him. Thankfully, Professor Xavier helped him with a special ruby lens visor to keep his power under control while allowing him to see.
- Demoted to Extra: He was playable in certain versions of both the first two games. Here, he's a straight up NPC.
- Eye Beams: His trademark superpower, which he demonstrates during the fight against the Sentinels.
- The Worf Effect: Magneto takes him out rather easily during the Brotherhood's attack on the Xavier Institute.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Bounding blue biologist. Uses big words.
Debut: The X-Men #1 (September 1963)
Voiced by: Fred TatascioreDr. Hank McCoy is a mutant, scientist, superhero, advocate for equal rights, and a founding member of the X-Men. Befitting his codename of "Beast", he appears as a large, muscular man with blue fur covering his body; but is among the most intelligent and reasonable men on Earth.
- Adaptational Modesty: Forgoes his famous trunks for shorts.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: A blue-furred man.
- The Bus Came Back: This marks his first appearance in the Action-RPG games since the second X-Men Legends game.
- Composite Character: Seems to take after his 90s ambiguous creature portrayal, but wears a costume more in line with his more modern designs.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Due to the dexterity of his feet they would just get in the way.
- Genius Bruiser: One of the smartest men on the planet, and he can toss people around like ragdolls.
- Handy Feet: Like Nightcrawler his feet are like an ape's, allowing him to perform amazing acrobatic feats.
- Nice Guy: One of the politest members of the team, often serving as a voice of reason, logic, and morality.
- Petting Zoo People: Well, he's clearly meant to look like some sort of animal, but as his design takes from the 90s era, it's a bit difficult to tell what exactly he's supposed to evoke.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, he IS covered in blue fur so there's no real point.
Species: Human mutant
Title: Skin of steel. Heart of gold.
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)A towering Russian mutant with the power to transform his skin into extremely durable organic metal.
- The Big Guy: Of the X-Men. He's the tallest member of the team in the game, towering over the other heroes in the team portrait seen in the mansion.
- Cutscene Incompetence: Colossus, a man literally made of metal, thinks it's a good idea to confront Magneto.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: He lifts up a Sentinel and hurls it through the air in his introductory cut scene. In his actual gameplay as an NPC, he's strong, but nowhere near that strong.
- Gentle Giant: One of the strongest X-Men, as well as one of the kindest. His introduction caption even describes him as "Skin of steel. Heart of gold."
- Super Strength: He's physically the strongest member of the team.
- The Worf Effect: Magneto takes advantage of his metal skin to effortlessly fling him through the air, taking him out of the fight.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Evokes this with Juggernaut in the Xavier Mansion, complete with a Badass Boast.You think you cannot be stopped, tovarishch? Allow me to prove you wrong.
Species: Human mutate
Debut: Alias #1 (November 2001)A superpowered private investigator and member of the Defenders.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Based on Krysten Ritter's portrayal, and thus has pitch-black hair as opposed to being a brunette.
- Badbutt: Jessica doesn't get to be a Sir Swears-a-Lot here, leading to awkward situations where she refers to the Hand Ninjas as "sneaky little jerks".
- Civvie Spandex: Jeans, t-shirt, leather jacket. She's a P.I., not a superhero.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: A dead ringer for Krysten Ritter, her actress in the Netflix series. By extension, it causes an Adaptation Dye-Job as mentioned above.
- Punch-Clock Hero: To a degree. She actually bows out of the mission against the Hand because a better playing client calls her with an emergency.
- Private Detective: Her chosen career.
- Small Steps Hero: She states that she joined the Defenders because somebody needs to look out for the average citizens of New York when the A-list heroes like the Avengers are off fighting aliens on the moon.
- Super Strength: Her primary superpower.
- Took a Shortcut: She manages to find a way ahead of the heroes. When questioned how she got there so fast, she says that it's a secret.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: She lowers a crane to help the other heroes break into the Hand's headquarters by punching the control panel really hard.
Debut: The Avengers #73 (December 1970)
Bruunhilde, chosen by Odin himself to lead the Valkyrior would choose the slain worthy of entering Valhalla.