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    Iron Man 

Iron Man

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Alter Ego: Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark

Notable Aliases: Crimson Dynamo, Cobalt Man, Mark One

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, A.I. Army, Department of Defense, Force Works, New Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Illuminati, Mighty Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Stark Industries, Stark Resilient, Thunderbolts

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)

Tony Stark was the arrogant son of wealthy, weapon manufacturer Howard Stark. Tony cared only about himself, but he would have a change of heart after he was kidnapped by terrorists and gravely injured. Pressured to create a weapon of mass destruction, Stark instead created a suit of armor powerful enough for him to escape. Tony uses his vast resources and intellect to make the world a better place as The Invincible Iron Man. Stark's super hero identity led him to become a founding member of the Avengers.


    Thor 

Thor

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Alter Ego: Thor Odinson

Notable Aliases: Siegmund, Siegfried, Dr. Donald Blake, Jake Olson, Sigurd Jarlson, Eric Masterson, Odinson, Herald of Thunder

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Warriors Three, Thor Corps, God Squad, Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)

Thor Odinson is the All-father of Asgard /God of Thunder, offspring of All-Father Odin & the Elder Earth-Goddess Gaea. Combining the powers of both realms makes him an elder-god hybrid and a being of limitless potential. Armed with his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir which helps him to channel his godly energies. The mightiest and the most beloved warrior in all of Asgard, a staunch ally for good and one of the most powerful beings in the multiverse/omniverse. Thor is also a founding member of the Avengers.


See Thor
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    Ant-Man 

Ant-Man

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Alter Ego: Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym

Notable Aliases: Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, Wasp, Scientist Supreme, Ultron

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Secret Defenders, The Defenders, Avengers Academy, Secret Avengers, Avengers A.I., The Illuminati

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish #27 (January, 1962) note ; Tales to Astonish #35 (September, 1962) note ; Tales to Astonish #49 (November, 1963) note ; The Avengers #28 (May, 1966) note  / The Avengers #59 (December, 1968) note ; Secret Invasion: Requiem #1 (February, 2009) note  / Avengers: Rage of Ultron #1 (April, 2015) note 

Hank Pym is a scientific genius, a founding member of the Avengers, the creator of Pym Particles and of Ultron, and a modern-day superhero who suffers from a Bipolar disorder. He has acted under many memorable identities such as Ant-Man, Giant Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. He is also the Earth's Scientist Supreme, as decreed by Eternity.


    The Wasp 

The Wasp

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Alter Ego: Janet "Jan" van Dyne

Notable Aliases: Giant-Woman, Winsome Wasp

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Avengers Unity Squad, Agents of Wakanda, Lady Liberators, West Coast Avengers, Mighty Avengers, The Defenders

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish #44 (June, 1963)

Genetically altered by Dr. Henry Pym, Janet van Dyne gained the ability to alter her size, fly at rapid speeds and fire bio-electric energy "stings". Calling herself "the Wasp", she became Pym's superhero partner. Later, she became a founding member and the first female member of the Avengers.


    The Hulk 

The Hulk

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Alter Ego: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner

Notable Aliases: Joe Fixit, War, World-Breaker, Doc Green, Devil Hulk

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, The Defenders, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, The Pantheon, Warbound, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)

After being bombarded with a massive dose of gamma radiation while saving a young man's life during an experimental bomb testing, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was transformed into the Incredible Hulk: a green behemoth who is the living personification of rage and pure physical strength.


    Captain America 

Captain America

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Alter Ego: Steven "Steve" Grant Rogers

Notable Aliases: Nomad, The Captain

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Uncanny Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)

During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers, later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.


    Hawkeye 

Hawkeye

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Alter Ego: Clinton "Clint" Barton

Notable Aliases: Goliath, Golden Archer, Ronin

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Avengers Academy, The Defenders, Great Lakes Avengers, Avengers Idea Mechanics, Secret Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Thunderbolts, West Coast Avengers, Wild Pack, World Counter-terrorism Agency

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964) note ; Avengers #63 (April, 1969) note ; Captain America #179 (November, 1974) note ; New Avengers #27 (April, 2007) note 

Trained by criminals and inspired by heroes, Clint Barton has grown from a troubled youth into one of the greatest heroes on Earth. The world knows him best as Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman. A member of the Avengers for many years, he has left the team on occasion because of team friction. But he always returns, ready to face any threat.


See Hawkeye
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    Quicksilver 

Quicksilver

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Alter Ego: Pietro Maximoff

First Appearance: The X-Men #4 (March, 1964)

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers

Quicksilver is a superhuman with the ability to travel at speeds far beyond the average human. He is the older twin brother of the Scarlet Witch. After he and his sister left the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, they became members of the Avengers. Although Quicksilver's loyalties and reliability have long been erratic, his love for his sister has proven constant.


    Scarlet Witch 

Scarlet Witch

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Alter Ego: Wanda Maximoff

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers

First Appearance: The X-Men #4 (March, 1964)

The world knows Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch, with probability manipulation and reality-warping abilities. Younger twin sister of Quicksilver, mother to Wiccan and Speed, and ex-wife of the Vision; Wanda has taken on many roles throughout her life but will forever be known for causing the Decimation.


    Swordsman 

Swordsman

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Alter Ego: Jacques Duquesne

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers Vol. 1 #19 (August, 1965)

Beginning his career as a circus performer where he helped train a young Hawkeye, Jacques Duquesne later became the costumed mercenary Swordsman. He joined the Avengers, at first for nefarious reasons, but soon resolved to become a true Avenger when he fell in love with Mantis.


  • Badass Mustache: Had a rather neat mustache. His Cotati successor had a goatee as well.
  • Cool Sword: His sword shoots out lightning, fire and laser beams.
  • Disappeared Dad: He didn't even know he had a daughter, Adelynn Duquesne who became Swordswoman.
  • Evil Mentor: Initially to Hawkeye. Seeing great potential in him, he and Trickshot trained the boy in blades and archery respectively, with Clint often being a secondary performer in the Swordsman's act.
  • French Jerk: French and could be quite the jerk.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Saving Mantis by getting in the way of Kang's force-blast.
  • Knife Nut: Only when he loses his sword.
  • Legacy Character: Three people have taken the Swordsman codename; Philip Javert, Andreas Strucker and his Cotati template.
  • Love Redeems: When he joins in the Avengers, he develops a crush on Scarlet Witch. Ordered by Mandarin to lure the Avengers to a bomb, he feared she would be injured and tried to dismantle it.
  • Master Swordsman: He is a master of bladed weapons, most notably all forms of the sword.
  • The Mole: The Mandarin sent a faked message from Iron Man asking the Avengers to allow the Swordsman to join them. Although they suspected a trap, he was allowed to become a member.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His costume was purple and he was Hawkeye's mentor.
  • Redemption Equals Death: A variant. The Swordsman has reformed&joined the team proper some time before this, but he was often somewhat ineffectual; it didn't help that he both got stuck in a wheelchair, and got sick. This comes to a head when Kang captures the rest of the team, only leaving Swordsman because he considered him 'useless'. (Hawkeye was spared as well, but only because he wasn't a member of the team at the time.) The two of them, after saving Vision, then invade Kang's base, with the Swordsman largely responsible for saving the rest of the group. And finally, in a final Heroic Sacrifice, he saves his love Mantis from Kang; by the time of his death, he had proved to both the team, to Mantis, and to himself, that he was truly a worthy Avenger after-all.
    • Back from the Dead: In the recent Dead Avengers miniseries. The Swordsman was one of a number of dead Avengers resurrected by the Chaos King, and apparently survived the end of the Chaos War, unlike several of the others in that group.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His outfit lacked sleeves.

    Hercules 

Hercules

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Alter Ego: Heracles

Notable Aliases: The Prince of Power, The Lion of Olympus, Victor Tegler, Harry Cleese

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers

First Appearance: Young Allies #16 (June, 1945) note ; Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (October, 1965) note 

One of six Olympian sons of Zeus, Hercules was born the savior of the Gods and mankind. Known as the Prince of Power, Hercules is one of the strongest beings in existence, an Olympian God and a modern superhero recognized throughout the world for his might. He has been a champion of mankind since ancient times and continues to defend the world in the modern age - most frequently as a member of the Avengers.


    Black Panther 

Black Panther

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Alter Ego: T'Challa

Notable Aliases: King of the Dead; Mr. Okonkwo

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, The Ultimates (co-leader)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)

T'Challa is the Black Panther, king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects and martial artists of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind.


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    The Vision 

The Vision

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Notable Aliases: Victor Shade

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Avengers A.I., All-New, All-Different Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #57 (October, 1968)

Vision is an artificial intelligence, a "synthezoid" created by the villain Ultron and an Avenger who possesses the power to alter his density at will. Having gained a modicum of humanity, Vision is always afraid he may one day lose touch with it.


    Black Knight 

Black Knight

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Alter Ego: Dane Whitman

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #47 (December, 1967)

The latest wielder of the Ebony Blade in a long line of heroes and villains known as the Black Knight. Dane Whitman, at one point a member of the Avengers and leader of Ultraforce, is now the current king of Weirdworld.


    Black Widow 

Black Widow

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Alter Ego: Natalia Alianovna Romanova (Natasha Romanoff)

Notable Aliases: Natalie Rushman, Laura Matthers, Mary Farrell, Natasha Romanoff, Oktober, Yelena Belova

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Secret Avengers, Mighty Avengers

First Apperance: Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)

A former KGB agent Natasha Romanova, better known as Black Widow, is one of the best agents S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever had. She's a longtime member of the Avengers as well as the leader of the short-lived Los Angeles-based superhero team called the Champions.


    Mantis 

Mantis

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Alter Ego: Brandt, first name unknown

Notable Aliases: Willow, Lorelei, Mandy Celestine

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #112 (June, 1973)

From Avenger to cosmic traveler to the legendary Celestial Madonna, Mantis is perhaps one of the most well-traveled characters in the Marvel Universe.


See Mantis

    Beast 

Beast

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Alter Ego: Henry "Hank" McCoy

Notable Aliases: Blue Gorilla, Kreature, Mutate #666

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: X-Men #1 (September, 1963)

A founding member of the X-Men, Dr. Hank McCoy is a mutant possessing animal-like strength and agility. Despite being covered in blue fur and resembling a ferocious beast, Hank possesses an astounding intellect and a superb wit. He is currently helping run the Jean Grey School, while also serving with the Avengers.


See Beast

    Moondragon 

Moondragon

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Alter Ego: Heather Douglas

Notable Aliases: Madame MacEvil

Team Affiliations: The Avengers; The Defenders; Guardians of the Galaxy

First Appearance: Iron Man Vol 1 #54 (January, 1973) note ; Daredevil Vol 1 #105 (November, 1973) note 

Moondragon is a powerful telekinetic and telepath, as well as the daughter of Arthur Douglas (better known as Drax). She once possessed the Mind Gem, one of the six Infinity Gems. Although she is a cold, shrewd loner at heart, she was almost always a member of a superhero team.


    Hellcat 

Hellcat

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Alter Ego: Patricia "Patsy" Walker

Notable Aliases: Cat, The Cat, Miss America, Patricia Baxter, Patricia Hellstrom, Patsy Walker Hellstrom

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Miss America Magazine #2 (November, 1944) note ; The Avengers #144 (Febuary, 1976) note 

Patsy Walker had long idolized super heroes and after given the chance of a lifetime became 'Hellcat'. She is one of Marvel's oldest characters, dating back to her 'romantic' comic books in the 1940s. She has served on several incarnations of the Defenders and the Avengers.


See Hellcat

    Two-Gun Kid 

Two-Gun Kid

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Alter Ego: Matthew J. Hawkins

Notable Aliases: Matthew Hawk, Matthew Liebowicz

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Two-Gun Kid #60 (November, 1962)

One of the Wild West's most famous gun-fighters, Two-Gun Kid journeyed forward to modern times alongside the Avengers to face new challenges as a man out of time.


    Wonder Man 

Wonder Man

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Alter Ego: Simon Williams

Notable Aliases: Mr. Muscles, Hal Canutt

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Uncanny Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #9 (October, 1964)

"I know, blast it! But you don't know what it's like to die and come back. To be haunted by death... seeing any part of you alive makes you feel immortal. I can't have kids, you know — I'm just an ionic energy... thing. When your mind was based on mine, you were the closest I'd ever get to a son. And when she fell in love with your mind... I could feel a little closer to her."
Wonder Man to The Vision, Wonder Man #8

Originally the head of Williams Innovations, a munitions company competing with Stark Industries, Simon Williams was bright but inexperienced. Simon inherited the business after the death of his father, Sanford Williams. After his company's profits started to fall, Simon acted on bad advice from his brother, Eric, and was arrested for embezzlement. Eric's ties to the Maggia, an international crime syndicate, also placed Simon and his company in a bad light.

Blaming Tony Stark for his company's troubles, Simon is about to be sent to prison when his bail is paid by Amora, the Enchantress. Temporarily free, Simon is faced with a proposition from Baron Zemo, the leader of the Masters of Evil: superhuman powers in exchange for destroying the The Avengers from within. Agreeing, Simon accompanies the Masters to South America, where he is granted superhuman strength and durability via Zemo's "ionic ray" treatment. Calling his creation "Wonder Man", Zemo has Simon test his strength against Amora's companion, Skurge the Executioner. Besting Skurge, Wonder Man is informed that the treatment that gave him superpowers also altered his metabolism. Without periodic doses of a special serum, Simon would die within a week. This was intended to ensure Simon's loyalty to Zemo, the only man who could provide the serum.

Arranging a staged battle between himself and the Masters of Evil, Wonder Man is successful in winning the Avengers over. After explaining his reliance on Zemo's serum, the Avengers attempt to cure him but are unsuccessful. Left with no choice but to remain loyal to Zemo, Wonder Man leads the Avengers into an ambush by the Masters of Evil. During the battle, Simon has a change of heart and helps the Avengers defeat the Masters instead, knowing full well that he was sacrificing his lifeline in the process. Proud of his choice, Simon succumbs to the treatment's deadly side effect and falls into a coma. Unable to find any life signs, the Avengers come to the conclusion that Simon passed away. Placing his body in suspended animation for the trip back to the United States, Iron Man creates a copy of Simon's brain patterns in the hope that one day they'll be able to revive him. The brain patterns were later used by the super-villain Ultron to create a personality matrix for The Vision, a synthezoid who would turn against his master and join the Avengers. Given Simon's history of having done exactly the same thing, this wasn't one of Ultron's smartest plans.

Meanwhile, his brother Eric, blaming the Avengers for his death, became the super-villain called The Grim Reaper and allied himself with other villains to gain revenge. He even had a voodoo priest reanimate Simon's body to attack them. It turned out however, that he wasn't dead, merely in a coma while he changed into an "ionic" form. In this form he was even more powerful and didn't need the serum to survive, though his eyes now glowed red.

The revived Simon joined the Avengers as Wonder Man, and was a member for years, becoming best friends with The Beast (from The X-Men, at the time an Avenger) and later had a romantic relationship with Wanda the Scarlet Witch (who ironically had once been married to The Vision.) Simon was one of the founding members of the West Coast Avengers, and began a side career in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman. After the dismantling of the West Coast branch, he joined Iron Man's new team, Force Works, but was disintegrated on the team's first mission. Many months later, he would remanifest in a purely energy state, thanks to the Scarlet Witch subconsciously using her powers to call on him in times of need; she would later find a way to fully restore Simon to a physical body.

Simon was unwillingly drafted into the pro-registration side of the Civil War. In the wake of the Secret Invasion, he became increasingly disillusioned with the perpetual cycle of superhero-supervillain violence. After repeatedly asking the Avengers not to re-assemble, he put together a team of similar malcontents (including a new Goliath, angry over his uncle's death during Civil War) who attack Avengers Mansion and Stark Tower, demanding that the Avengers be disbanded. The Avengers lock him up without a trial, effectively proving Wonder Man's point: the Avengers are powerful without accountability.

In the aftermath of the Avengers vs. X-Men event, Wonder Man joined the cast of Uncanny Avengers, a title launched as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative.

In the Ultimate Marvel universe, Wonder Man is the current form of Ultimate Ben Grimm, after he "metamorphs" out of his classical golem-like form.

A Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Deleted Scene with posters for a Simon Williams movie festival teases the thought of adding Wonder Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and casting Nathan Fillion (a member of director James Gunn's Production Posse) as him.

No relationship to Wonder Woman, if you're wondering. Though they have faced each other in some crossovers. Also, he has nothing to do with an old superhero made by Will Eisner of the same name made decades before this one.

Comics

  • Wonder Man vol. 1. (1986). One-shot.
  • Wonder Man vol. 2 (1991-1994)
  • Tales of the Marvels: Wonder Years (1995)
  • Avengers Two: Wonder Man and Beast (2000)
  • Wonder Man vol. 3 (2007)

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Tropes:

  • Actual Pacifist: Simon takes this up once he joins the Avengers Unity Squad, stating that things can't always be solved by punching things. He proves that during the Infinity storyline as he prevents his teammates from attacking a man who for reasons involving his wife turning out to be an Inhuman is now thirty feet tall, and is able to find out what happened to his family.
  • Always Someone Better: DC's Wonder Woman during JLA/Avengers. In an alternate reality where the Justice League and Avengers co-exist, Wonder Woman always beats Wonder Man in an annual arm wrestling contest with a smile on her face. Their fight in the Savage Land also goes Wonder Woman's way after she ties up Simon with her lasso.
  • Asleep for Days: In the graphic novel Emperor Doom, Simon goes into a sensory deprivation tank for a month, and thus isn't around to notice when Doctor Doom uses his Mind Control device to Take Over the World. Since he's immune to the Purple Man's powers, it's up to Simon to stop Doom and restore free will to the world.
  • Back from the Dead: More than once, like most heroes.
  • Berserk Button: Wolverine learned the hard way that you don't taunt Simon about his unrequited feelings for the Scarlet Witch after being punched through a wall like a common Mook.
  • Brain Uploading: Ultron used the comatose Simon's brain patterns to create a personality matrix for the synthezoid Vision. Coming to terms with the Vision, who was dismantled by the U.S. government after attempting to take control of the world's computer systems, Simon suddenly refuses to allow the Avengers to use his brain patterns after reassembling the synthezoid. Calling the procedure a violation, Simon refers to his "brother" as nothing but a copy.
  • Brought To You By The Letter W: And on some costumes, the letter M.
  • Cain and Abel: As kids, Simon was always the favorite while his brother, Eric, was considered the "black sheep" of the family. This made Eric jealous and bitter, leading to his later career as the villainous Grim Reaper.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: Torn between becoming a full-time actor and his superhero duties, Simon comes to this conclusion after the Abomination attacks during his latest movie's public relations gathering. Instead of being concerned by the destruction, Simon's actor friends are shallow and materialistic, forcing Simon to reconsider his life.
  • Civvie Spandex: Though his original costume was a garish red-and-green affair, for much of Wonder Man's career he just fought crime in civilian clothes, or pants and a tank top with a big "W" symbol on it.
  • Claustrophobia: Simon became mildly claustrophobic after years in suspended animation.
  • Cool Shades: Originally worn to hide his red eyes, the shades become part of Simon's costume during his time in Hollywood.
  • Cowardly Lion: Early in his career thanks to his fear of death.
  • Curse Cut Short: During his fight with the assassin, Ladykiller, in Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero #1:
    Wonder Man: Ah-ah. None of that. This is Hollywood, and this fight's been rated PG.
  • Decomposite Character: In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, "Wonder Man" is a bit of an odd duck. Ben Grimm 'evolves' from his traditional rock-monster Thing look back into his burly human form with similar abilities ("ionic" energy projections, Flying Brick, etc) to the 616-Wonder Man. However, a later story arc in The Ultimates introduced it's own version of Wonder Man (who is actually named Simon Williams at that). His power set is significantly downgraded from his 616-incarnation, merely being gifted with Super Strength and Super Toughness acquired from his days as a Professional Bodybuilder and Olympian who fell from grace when it came to light he was using PED's laced with Mutant Growth Hormones.
  • Embezzlement: Simon nearly went to prison for embezzling from his own company. Later, Simon would embezzle from his non-profit foundation, Second Chances.
  • Energy Being: Initially downplayed, his flesh and blood tissues were fortified with an ionic treatment, meaning he was an energy being possessing an organic body. After he seemingly died, his body entered a coma that turned himself more completely into energy, a form he occasionally takes.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Some of his costumes have these.
  • Flying Brick: Much like Superman, he just started off as an invulnerable superhuman capable of In a Single Bound, replicating flight with various Jet Pack implements. Eventually he developed enough control over his energy form to perform true flight and eye beams.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He started off as a mole for the Masters of Evil before Becoming the Mask. As of late he switches between an ally and antagonist to the Avengers.
  • Horrible Hollywood: Simon becomes an arrogant movie star during his time in Hollywood. His actor friends aren't portrayed in the best light either.
  • Immortality: Simon's immortality has always been an issue because it makes him feel less human.
  • Jet Pack: Wonder Man used a jet belt to get around until he learned how to fly on his own.
  • Minovsky Physics: His super strength is later explained by the Watcher as being derived from Pym particles, which are capable of modulating strength and density along with mass.
  • The Mole: Wonder Man was created to destroy the Avengers from within. He ended up Becoming the Mask and sacrificing himself for them.
  • Monumental Damage: The remains of the Statue of Liberty appear in Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero #3. The statue was relocated to Paris after relations between the United States and France break down.
  • The Needless: Simon neither breathes or consumes food, though he'll order meals on occasion when in shared company.
  • Old Shame: Since Dark Reign, where he becomes despondent after Norman Osborn's rise to power, he's been treating his time in the Avengers as this. He first tries to convince Steve not to reform the team and, when that fails, he decides to attack the team while Noh-Varr was building a time machine for them.
    • There's also part of his acting career, being truncated by his constantly glowing eyes and drastic musculature, as sunglass wearing leotard clad "Mr. Muscles". Beast found it hilarious.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Presumed dead after helping the Avengers defeat the Masters of Evil, Simon was actually in a deep coma while his body converted itself into ionic energy. And again after his death in Force Works, but it took some time for him to come all the way back.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Type V. Eric Williams tried to revive Wonder Man using voodoo magic in New Orleans, but the Houngans' magic turned Simon into a mindless zombie.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Even though the most visible side effect of his powers is glowing red eyes his occasional ionic form is purple.
  • Queer Flowers: Invoked in the case of Wonder Man and Beast (Marvel Comics). When Wonder Man returns from the dead again in the pages of the Busiek/Perez Avengers, Beast shows up with a bouquet of roses, tackles him, and gives him a sloppy kiss on the lips. In an issue of Marvel's Alternate Universe Exiles, the team's Alterna-Beast chooses not ot return to his own universe because, with his lover Wonder Man dead, there was nothing left for him there.
  • The Rival: Simon sees Iron Man as his rival from their time as competing business executives.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: To the Vision, the synthezoid who possesses Simon's brain patterns. The relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch might have been influenced by Simon's unrequited feelings for Wanda
  • Robot Me: The Vision, who possesses a copy of Simon's brain patterns. Initially disturbed by the synthezoid, Simon eventually recognizes the Vision as a "brother".
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Simon's father used to beat him if he got anything less than straight A's in school.
  • Self-Made Man: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! retcons Simon into one. Instead of inheriting Williams Innovations from his father, he built it from nothing.
  • Shout-Out: Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero #3 directly references Planet of the Apes using the Statue of Liberty. In the same issue, Beast uses Frasier Crane's "I'm listening" catchphrase, which is a reference to Kelsey Grammer, who played Beast in X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Sizeshifter: Now latent, Simon used to have the ability to change size in battle.
  • Smart People Play Chess: More brains than brawn growing up, Simon loved to play chess as a kid.
  • Stunt Double: In-Universe. Taking advantage of his invulnerability, Simon worked as a stuntman when he couldn't find acting jobs.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Simon is killed in a Heroic Sacrifice in the first issue of Force Works. This lead to his second volume being accidentally cancelled because of it.
  • Sunglasses at Night: He virtually always wears a pair to cover up his glowing red eyes when in civilian clothes.
  • Super Strength: Often considered the third strongest Avenger after Thor and Hercules, Wonder Man is one of the strongest Earth-based heroes in the Marvel Universe. Captain America once described Simon's strength as Sentry-level, while Simon himself compared his punches to blows from Mjölnir, Thor's enchanted hammer.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Thanks to his pacifism, he tries this with a resurrected and extremely angry Hulk in Avengers: No Surrender. Unfortunately, since this Hulk isn't the typical misunderstood Savage Hulk, what Simon gets is a venomous "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Tragic Villain: Simon's actions against the Avengers post-Siege are pushing him in this direction.
  • The Unfavorite: Eric Williams, Simon's older brother, at least with their mother. Dad was horrible to both of them pretty equally.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: At points with the Uncanny Avengers, with some of his teammates, Wanda included, being irritated by his pacifism, and the constant preaching thereof.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: After the whole debacle with the Revengers, he's brought back into the Avengers fold after he helps rescue the Wasp from the Microverse.
  • West Coast Team: Simon is one of the founding members of the West Coast Avengers.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's had some angst over being immortal.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His heel face revolving is eventually figured to be a result of the energy that sustains his body leaking causing instability.
  • The Worf Effect: To the point where it became a running joke in Runaways comic and in the Mighty Avengers he had to keep reminding everyone he was supposed to be as strong and tough as either The Sentry or The Mighty Thor.

    Carol Danvers 

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Alter Ego: Carol Susan Jane Danvers (Human name), Car-Ell (Kree name)

Notable Aliases: Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, Captain Marvel

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, A-Force, The Ultimates

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968) note ; Ms. Marvel #1 (January, 1977) note ; The Uncanny X-Men #164 (December, 1982) note ; The Avengers #4 (May, 1998) note ; Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July, 2012) note 

After encountering the Kree hero Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers was accidentally subjected to otherworldly radiation that transformed her into a superhuman warrior. Calling herself Ms. Marvel, she established herself as one of the most powerful and prominent heroes, both as a solo heroine and as a member of the Avengers. She has now adopted the mantle of Captain Marvel for herself.


    The Falcon 

The Falcon

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Alter Ego: Samuel Thomas "Sam" Wilson

Notable Aliases: "Snap" Wilson, Falcon, Blackwing, Blackbird, Captain America

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Secret Avengers, All-New, All-Different Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America #117 (September, 1969) note ; All-New Captain America #1 (November, 2014) note 

A social worker turned hero, Sam Wilson's bleak outlook on life was wiped away the day he met Captain America. Using a winged costume and his remarkable combat prowess and avian telepathy, he became the Falcon - defender of Harlem.


    Tigra 

Tigra

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Alter Ego: Greer Grant Nelson

Notable Aliases: The Cat, Greer Sorenson, the Werecat, the Were-Woman

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: The Claws of the Cat #1 (November, 1972) note ; Giant-Size Creatures #1 (July, 1974) note 

Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson) is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Introduced as the non-superpowered crime fighter the Cat in The Claws of the Cat #1 (November 1972). The character was created by writer-editor Roy Thomas and artist Wally Wood (Marie Severin was then brought in to help layout the art), with her early adventures written by Linda Fite. She mutated into the super powered tiger-woman Tigra in Giant-Size Creatures #1 (July 1974), by writer Tony Isabella and artist Don Perlin.

Greer Nelson (née Grant) first appeared as The Cat. She later became Tigra through a mystic ritual that bound the soul of one of the Cat People, to her own.


Tigra provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Greer Grant.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Cat, but also tiger.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Hood after he and his gang gave her a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown because another villain asked him to do so in exchange for his advice. Tigra gets her revenge when, at the end of Dark Reign, she corners him and talks at length about how she wants to kill him... and then doesn't. Instead she simply brings in his wife so she'll know who he is and what he's done and never let him near her or his daughter again.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tigra's fairly nice and even a little flirtatious normally. Keep in mind that this is a woman that had a conversation with X-23 about the best way to eviscerate a person.
  • Cat Girl: The Cat was once a costumed heroine who used a powered costume, but a ritual was performed on her, transforming her into the werecat Tigra. There's a tug-of-war between her human and feline instincts and which has the upper hand tends to depend on the writer. One day she's able to fly interstellar spacecraft, the next she's chasing and eating mice and unable to speak (except in cat noises.)
  • Cats Hate Water: Tigra used to be deathly afraid of water, though she seems to have at least somewhat gotten over it.
  • Child by Rape: Has a Bed Trick one in the form of her son who was conceived by Skrull doppelganger pretending to be Hank Pym who seduced and impregnated Tigra. Despite this, she still loves her son, but responds with barely veiled rage when his Skrull parentage is brought up.
  • Dating Catwoman: In a miniseries from the 90s, Greer (using the false name of Greer Sorenson) infiltrated a police academy hoping to find answers about the death of her husband Billy. While there she met and fell in love with Sergeant Matt McMullin, an instructor at the academy. Unfortunately, Greer discovered that Matt was involved with a group of vigilante cops called the Brethren of the Blue Fist. Worse, it was revealed that Matt had killed Billy to stop him from exposing the Brethren's crimes.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She never wears shoes while in Cat form.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She is a human woman turned half-tiger thanks to magic. And then she... went and got knocked up by a Skrull pretending to be Henry Pym. Which would make her child half-Skrull, one-quarter human and one-quarter magic tiger. The disguise was so good that the Skrull imposter only gave Hank Pym's DNA, so the child is three-quarters human, one-quarter magic tiger.
  • Healing Factor: If Tigra is injured, she is capable of regenerating damaged tissue faster than an ordinary human. She can heal injuries as severe as broken bones within a matter of days. However, she is unable to regenerate missing limbs, organs, or brain cells.
  • Hollywood Dateless: In Avenger's Academy, Tigra of all people laments her dating impaired status during the series ("Single mom who sheds"). She could probably easily get dates—just not long term commitment.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her romantic history is a mess to say the least. Her first late husband was a chauvanist beat-cop who tried to strong arm her into being a housewife despite her contrary wishes. She then courted another cop who ended up being the man who murdered her late husband. Her next lovers were various and none lasted for long while the man who would bear her a child ended up being an alien spy.
  • Hot Teacher: After joining Avenger's Academy, Tigra's definitely this. Lampshaded several times by the students, but especially when she meets Emma Frost in issue #22.
    Emma Frost: By the way, darling, I love your outfit. Don't let anyone tell you it's inappropriate for a teacher.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Tigra has impressive strength, speed, agility, healing and combat skills but is surpassed in one area each by another Avenger.
  • Legacy Character: Greer is in fact not the first Tigra. In West Coast Avengers, Volume 2, Issue 6, it is revealed that the first Tigra was also a woman who was transformed into a cat person by the original two Cat People, Flavius and Helene.
  • Most Common Superpower: Made especially obvious by her usual attire.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Tigra is a twofer, being a Cat Girl who walks around wearing naught but a bikini. Later books have tried to justify this with Tigra saying wearing anything else over a full coat of fur would result in heatstroke, and the bikini is pretty much for modesty's sake.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Tigra originally struggled to control her cat-like urges and desires. After her "Human" and "Cat" souls were fused, it ceased to be an issue.
  • Natural Weapon: Her claws and fangs.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Tigra's power set isn't as impressive compared to a lot of the other Avengers. As she herself once said, "I can't fly. I don't teleport. I'm not a god of any type. I'm just... me."
  • Primary-Color Champion: As The Cat, Greer wore a yellow and blue costume.
  • Really Gets Around: Known for being very sexually active and having had a lot of partners.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She stands at 5'10"/178cm tall and very much attractive.
  • Stripperiffic: She runs around in a bikini!. Counts as Fridge Brilliance when you consider the West Coast Manor is in California, and its probably hot enough for her already, as she's covered in fur 24/7. She even lampshades this in recent issues where the students and the Runaways meet up.
  • Sexy Cat Person: She's basically a humanoid tigress, and she's certainly gorgeous. She even provides the trope page image.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has pretty green eyes and her fiery red hair remains in cat form.
  • Super Senses: Tigra's senses are about ten times as keen as an average human's, and about five times that of an average cat's. She also has a rarely used sixth sense that allows her to sense the emotions of others on a basic level.
  • Super Reflexes: Tigra has incredible reflexes. She was able to dodge Ragnarok's hammer after it was thrown at her, and showed incredible flexibility while training White Tiger and again when slipping out of restraints that would've easily held a normal person.
  • Super Speed: While not a speedster by any means, Tigra can move pretty fast if she wants to.
  • Super Strength: Though it's not usually played up, Tigra's officially as physically powerful as Spider-Man.
  • Super Toughness: Tigra's physiology makes her much tougher than an ordinary person. Her body is able to withstand great impact forces and blunt trauma that would severely injure or kill a normal human, though she is far from invulnerable.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Tigra possesses a mystical talisman that allows her to change her appearance from feline to human at will. She rarely uses it and only appears in her human form when circumstances require it. She regards her feline body as her natural form.
  • Wolverine Claws: Tigra's claws are extremely sharp and tough.

    She-Hulk 

She-Hulk

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Alter Ego: Jennifer Susan "Jen" Walters

Notable Aliases: Hulk

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers, A-Force (leader)

First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk #1 (February, 1980)

After being shot by mobsters, Jennifer Walter received a life-saving blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. Due to Banner's irradiated blood, Jennifer gained the ability to transform into the Sensational She-Hulk. She is a recurring member of the Avengers.


    Monica Rambeau 

Monica Rambeau

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Alter Ego: Monica Rambeau

Notable Aliases: Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, Daystar, Sceptre, Lady of Light, Monica Marvel, Sun Goddess, Spectrum

Team Affiliations: The Avengers (leader), Mighty Avengers (field leader), The Ultimates

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (October, 1982) note ; Avengers Unplugged #5 (June, 1996) note ; New Thunderbolts #9 (August, 2005) note ; Mighty Avengers #1 (November, 2013) note 

After being exposed to extra-dimensional energy, Lt. Monica Rambeau gained the ability to manipulate all energies of the electromagnetic spectrum. She has gone by many code-names over the years whilst utilizing these abilities as a crime fighter. Monica has served alongside the Avengers in various incarnations and operated as their leader for a time.


    Starfox 

Starfox

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Alter Ego: Eros of Titan, originally Eron

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)

Eros is The youngest son of A'lar Mentor, and is Thanos' younger brother. Eros is also an Eternal and Avenger.


    Mockingbird 

Mockingbird

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Alter Ego: Barbara "Bobbi" Morse Barton

Notable Aliases: Agent 19, the Huntress

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Astonishing Tales #6 (June, 1971) note ; Marvel Super Action #1 (January, 1976) note ; Marvel Team-Up #95 (July, 1980) note 

Barbara "Bobbi" Morse is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has served on several Avengers teams.


    War Machine 

War Machine

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Alter Ego: James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes

Notable Aliases: Iron Man, Iron Patriot, Commander Rhodes, Hulk Machine, Iron Man 2.0, Rhodey, Shellshock, The Pilot

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Iron Man #118 (January, 1979) note ; Iron Man #170 (May, 1983) note ; Iron Man #284 (July, 1992) note ; Gambit #13 (May, 2013) note 

War Machine is a superhero originating from Marvel Comics. James "Rhodey" Rhodes is Tony Stark's personal pilot and one of the playboy's oldest friends. Rhodes also known as Rhodey has often donned the Iron Man mantle when the burden has been too much for his friend, but has also established his own identity as the War Machine and Iron Patriot.


    Namor the Sub-Mariner 

Namor the Sub-Mariner

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Alter Ego: Namor McKenzie

Notable Aliases: Namor the First, The Avenging Son, Imperius Rex, The Sub-Mariner

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Comics #1 (October, 1939)

Namor the Sub-Mariner is the ruler of undersea Atlantis. The offspring of a sea captain and an Atlantean princess, he has been both a hero and a villain to the surface world. Namor is one of Marvel's oldest published characters with his origins in the Golden Age of comics.


    The Thing 

The Thing

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Alter Ego: Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm

Notable Aliases: Blackbeard the Pirate, Angrir: Breaker of Souls, Dr. Josiah Verpoorteen, El Morrito

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

Ben Grimm, better known as the Thing, is the original quintessential tough-guy of the Marvel Universe. But, because of his transformation, he's also the tragic member of the Fantastic Four. Ben was an ace test-pilot until exposure to intense cosmic radiation mutated him into a rock-skinned monster with immense superhuman strength. Ben's exterior is much harder than stone which gives him a rather gruff disposition; but deep down, he has a heart of gold.


    Doctor Druid 

Doctor Druid

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Alter Ego: Anthony Ludgate Druid

Notable Aliases: Druid, Doctor Droom

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Amazing Adventures #1 (June, 1961)

Doctor Druid was a psychiatrist who was attracted to the mystic arts. After being trained by a Tibetan Lama, Druid gained mastery over some mystic arts.


  • Acceptable Targets: He has been referred to as "The Worst Avenger" many times in-universe and remains a frequent target for mockery when discussing the people the Avengers allow into their ranks.
  • Alliterative Name: Doctor Druid.
  • Bestialityis Depraved: His son Sebastian Druid appears as a member of Nick Fury's Howling Commandoes, and is said to have monster blood in him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • His Avengers membership was tainted when he was mind controlled by supervillainess the Terminatrix (at the time impersonating the space pirate Nebula) into manipulating the team on her behalf. While in this state, he even assumed chairmanship of the team for a very short period. When "Nebula" was cast into Limbo, Druid followed, as he was still under her thrall. He eventually regained control of his own mind and returned to Earth.
    • As leader of the Secret Defenders, he was once again victimized by a villain's mind control, this time by the demon Slorioth.
  • Druid: He was said to carry with him the ancient powers/knowledge of the Britons.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the 2016 Squadron Supreme series. One always thought he was a self important asshole, but this combined with his reputation as the worst Avenger, and the general disrespect his former teammates had for him after his death lead to him taking over Weirdworld as a cruel tyrant.
  • Jerkass: The guy could be quite a prick.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Druidic magic is affected by iron.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: His son Sebastian Druid is a far nicer person than Anthony ever was.
  • Mind over Matter: Druid was capable of levitating himself or other objects.
  • Not Quite Dead: Killed by Hellstorm some time ago, in 2016 Squadron Supreme series it revealed that despite being dead, his soul took on a corporal form when it encountered Weirdworld, and that as long as he remained in the magical realm, he was essentially alive.
  • Occult Detective
  • Precursor Hero: He was this to Doctor Strange, both in-universe and out, according to this link.
  • Telepathy: He possesses some degree of telepathy.
  • Warrior Therapist
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After abandoned his superhero identity, he became more of a real, traditional druid, a fact reflected by his taking on the simple name of "Druid", and the new nature of his nature powers, but he let his feelings of rage and power lust take him over and went insane before to be killed by Hellstorm.

    Moon Knight 

Moon Knight

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Alter Ego: Marc Spector

Notable Aliases: Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, Fist of Khonshu, Mr. Knight

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Werewolf by Night #32 (August, 1975)

Moon Knight, Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and Jake Lockley: four different aspects of the same man who was resurrected by Khonshu (the Egyptian Lunar-God of Vengeance and Justice) to serve as his "avatar." Those unjust mortals who prey upon the innocents traveling at night, with powers that come from the moon, beware the Vengeance of the Moon Knight!


    Firebird 

Firebird

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Alter Ego: Bonita Juárez

Notable Aliases: La Espirita

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #265 (November, 1981)

Bonita Juarez was raised as a devout catholic in Buena Vista in New Mexico. Bonita Juarez gained superpowers when she was hit by a ball of cold fire that came out of the sky. The fireball contained extraterrestrial radiation that gave Bonita energy-wielding powers. Initially fearful that this was the devil's work, Juarez eventually believed that the fireball was from the Firebird, a creature of Native American lore. Taking the creature's name, she became a costumed hero, eventually joining the West Coast Avengers.


  • Amicable Exes: With Hank Pym, her former West Coast Avenger's teammate.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Averted with her initial costume, a yellow unitard with red boots and gloves, and Firebird-themed shoulder pads and tiara. Played straight with her later second uniform (see above).
    • Taken to near-ridiculous extremes during her short tenure on Omega Flight, with her costume being made up almost entirely of buckskin-tassels and a giant fur-cape.
  • Flight
  • Heritage Disconnect: In her early appearances, from her Native American roots. Later stories would have her rediscover her Native American heritage.
  • Magical Native American: Downplayed somewhat, as her Catholic upbringing is more often brought up in reference to her heritage.
  • Out of Focus: For much of The '90s, despite being a recurring member of the team. Kurt Busiek rectified this in his run.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Raised Catholic
  • Seers
  • Spicy Latina
  • Twofer Token Minority: Hispanic and Native American.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Firebird has at least experienced hints that her powers may include some form of immortality, as she has survived exposure to radiation and been able to fly in space on her own, but she is clearly uncomfortable with the notion that she may never actually die.

    Demolition Man 

Demolition Man

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Alter Ego: Dennis Dunphy

Notable Aliases: D-Man, Demolition Dunphy, Scourge of the Underworld

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Thing #28 (October, 1985) note ; Captain America #328 (April, 1987) note 

A former professional wrestler, Demolition Man has had a dubious and difficult career as a costumed adventurer. Although he began as one of Captain America’s closest allies during a difficult time for the patriotic hero, much of his life following that has proven hard. Recently he has started working as Sam Wilson's pilot and field back up.


    Forgotten One 

Forgotten One

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Notable Aliases: Gilgamesh, Gil, Hero of Sumer, Lost Eternal, Beloved of the Muses, Dragon-Slayer, Forgotten Nemesis, Beast of Legend, King Gilgamesh

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Eternals #13 (July, 1977)

His true name lost in the mists of time, The Forgotten One is a member of the immortal race called the Eternals. He has been known by many names but he is once more who he must ever be: The Forgotten One.


    Mr. Fantastic 

Mr. Fantastic

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Alter Ego: Reed Richards

Notable Aliases: Invincible Man, Reed Benjamin

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, is the leader of the Fantastic Four. He can stretch his body to great distances due to his exposure to cosmic rays while in space. He is also considered to be one of the smartest men alive, using his brain to explore alternate dimensions and save the world alongside his family from science-based threats.


    Invisible Woman 

Invisible Woman

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Alter Ego: Susan Storm Richards

Notable Aliases: Invisible Girl, Captain Universe, Susan Benjamin, Malice, Mistress of Hate, Baroness Von Doom, Tabitha Deneuve

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

Susan Storm is a founding member of the Fantastic Four and later the Future Foundation. She is able to create invisible force fields of any shape she conceives and able to turn herself and anything she's in contact with invisible. Sue is the wife of Reed Richards and the mother of their children, Franklin and Valeria.


    U.S. Agent 

U.S. Agent

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Alter Ego: John F. Walker

Notable Aliases: Jack Daniels, Super-Patriot, Captain America

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Doctor Doom's Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America #323 (November, 1986) note ; Captain America #333 (September, 1987) note ; Captain America #354 (June, 1989) note 

John Walker had his strength enhanced in hopes of being a hero for his country like his fallen brother. After a tenure upholding the mantle of Captain America, Walker re-established himself as U.S.Agent where he went on to have extensive service as a member of, and even leader to, the Avengers.


    Quasar 

Quasar

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Alter Ego: Wendell Elvis Vaughn

Notable Aliases: Marvel Boy, Marvel Man

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America #217 (January, 1978) note ; The Incredible Hulk #234 (April, 1979) note 

A former agent of SHIELD, Wendell Vaughn is a cosmic-powered superhero known as Quasar. Equipped with energy-manipulating Quantum Bands, Quasar was appointed Captain Marvel's successor as Protector of the Universe by Eon, and has been a valued member of the Avengers and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the past, he was in charge of Project PEGASUS, led the short-lived teams the Starmasters and the Annihilators, and acted as Avatar of Infinity.


See Quasar

    Human Torch (Android) 

Human Torch (Android)

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Notable Aliases: Jim Hammond, The Torch

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, The Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Comics #1 (October, 1939)

The original Human Torch, who fought in the second World War and was a member of the Invaders, is an artificial human created by Professor Phineas T. Horton. He is also (publishing-wise) the first ever Marvel super-hero!


    Sersi 

Sersi

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Notable Aliases: Circe, Sylvia Sersy, Mesmer, Sorceress

Team Affiliations: The Eternals, The Avengers

First Appearance: Strange Tales #109 (June, 1963) note ; The Eternals #3 (September, 1976) note 

Sersi is an Eternal. She is the daughter of Helios and Perse. Sersi is the only fifth level adept, the highest possible, among the Eternals in the discipline of matter rearrangement. Amongst the Eternals it's said that even Prime-Eternal Zuras, mightiest of all Eternals, fears the power of Sersi.


    Stingray 

Stingray

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Alter Ego: Dr. Walter Newell

Notable Aliases: Deadpool

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers, Doctor Doom's Avengers

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish #95 (September, 1967) note ; Sub-Mariner #19 (November, 1969) note 

Walter Newell is an oceanographer and reluctant superhero. He invented his Stingray armor as both a deep-sea exploration tool and a superhero costume. He became an associate and honorary member of the Avengers by offering them his artificial island as a base.


    Spider-Man 

Spider-Man

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Alter Ego: Peter Benjamin Parker

Notable Aliases: Bombastic Bag-Man, Ricochet, Dusk, Prodigy, Hornet, Ben Reilly, Scarlet Spider, Captain Universe, Liar

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Secret Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Fantastic Four, The Defenders, Future Foundation, Daily Bugle, Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, League of Realms, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Army / Web-Warriors

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)

Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became Spider-Man.


    Sandman 

Sandman

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Alter Ego: William Baker

Notable Aliases: Flint Marko, Sylvester Mann, the Quarryman

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (September, 1963)

Former enemy of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, Sandman reformed after realising he was unhappy with his life. He joined the Avengers and later Silver Sable's Wild Pack. Sandman eventually returned to crime after being brainwashed by the Wizard, but sometimes still displays desire to better himself.


    Rage 

Rage

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Alter Ego: Elvin Daryl Haliday

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #326 (November, 1990)

At age 13, Elvin Haliday was exposed to toxic waste after hiding from bullies that attacked him for being in their neighborhood. Returning to his grandmother's home, Elvin was nursed back to health. The chemicals caused Elvin's teenage body to grow into adulthood in a matter of weeks, but also endowed him with superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. Encouraged by his grandmother to use his newfound abilities for good, Elvin adopted a costume and name: Rage.


  • Angry Black Man: In their first encounter, Rage scolded Captain America for the team's lack of any black members.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He was the big guy to Speedball's little guy.
  • Blood Knight: Picked a fight with Professor Hulk. He got humiliated.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a white one based on a luchador mask.
  • Dark Age of Supernames: His name just screams a Young Blood name in the making.
  • In a Single Bound: Able to use his enhanced strength to leap great distances.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Extremely strong, quick, durable and full of stamina. In his first appearance, Rage was shown outrunning a speeding subway train.
  • Manchild: Literally, at first. He was a 14 year old boy in the body of an adult man.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Has superhuman durability and resistance to physical injury.
  • Parental Abandonment: He was an orphaned child and raised by his grandmother until she was murdered by Poison Memories gangsters. This led to Rage going after the gangsters and brutally snapping the neck of the gang leader as a result.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Elvin was raised by his grandmother until she was killed by Poison Memories gang.
  • Super Strength: He can lift on average 75 tons, but when angered he can lift past 100 tons.
  • Toxic Waste Can Do Anything: At age 13, Elvin Haliday was exposed to toxic waste after coming home from basketball practice. Returning to his grandmother's home, he was nursed back to health. The chemicals caused Elvin's teenage body to grow into adulthood in a matter of weeks, but also endowed him with superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. Encouraged by his grandmother to use his newfound abilities for good, Elvin adopted a costume and name: Rage.
  • Younger Than They Look: Youngest person to ever join the Avengers at 14. When the other members found out he was a minor, he was given probationary status, then demoted to becoming a member of the New Warriors when he helped them steal a Quinjet to help them on a mission.

    Machine Man 

Machine Man

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Alter Ego: Aaron Stack (legal name), Z2P45-9-X-51 (model number)

Notable Aliases: Agent Stack, Clanky, Jack Kubrick, Machine Manwoman, Machiney Machine Sentinel, Metal Human, Metal Demon, Mister Machine, robot-face, Sentinel Supreme, Sir MacHinery, X-51

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 (July, 1977)

The sole surviving robot of a government project, X-51 also had the benefits of humanity by being raised as a son by Dr. Abel Stack. Dubbed "Machine Man", he became a superhero and later an Avenger until being corrupted by Sentinel technology and developing a strong dislike for humans.


    Living Lightning 

Living Lightning

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Alter Ego: Miguel Santos

Notable Aliases: Lightning, Relampago Vivo

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers West Coast #63 (October, 1990)

Miguel Santos became Living Lightning, a being of electric energy after investigating one of his terrorist father's illegal experiments to seize control of the country. After a brief career as a misguided villain, Living Lightning became a member of the Avengers until eventually retiring from the team to enroll in college. Living Lightning remains active as a hero, balancing college work with heroism and is currently a member of the Rangers.


  • Coming-Out Story: During his tenure in the West Coast Avengers, Miguel dated women. Later, though, Miguel was approached by members of the Great Lakes Avengers, who hoped to recruit them for their team. When he heard the team's acronym (GLA), Miguel mistook them for the Gay/Lesbian Alliance and inadvertently revealed that he was gay to GLA member Flatman. Followed by...
    • Straight Gay: Miguel does not display any stereotypical gay tendencies.
    • Camp Gay: ...except for a brief moment in Avengers: No Surrender, when he calmly tells the Grandmaster:
      Lightning: "Oh, honey. I don't play."
  • Flight: Lightning has the ability to transform his body into electrical plasma, in which form he can fly at sub-light speed.
  • One Steve Limit: By the time of Avengers: No Surrender, he's changed his name simply to "Lightning", as he kept getting mistaken for the Living Laser.
  • Shock and Awe: Lightning has the ability to transform his body into electrical plasma, in which form he can fly at sub-light speed, generate electrical power as shocks or bolts, and surround himself with a protective electrical force field.
  • Super Speed: Lightning has the ability to transform his body into electrical plasma, in which form he can fly at sub-light speed.

    Spider-Woman II 

Spider-Woman II

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Alter Ego: Julia Eugenia Cornwall Carpenter

Notable Aliases: Arachne, Madame Web

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Secret Wars Vol. 1 #6 (October, 1984, in the shadows); Secret Wars Vol. 1 #7 (November, 1984, full appearance)

Julia Carpenter is the second heroine to take up the mantle of Spider-Woman, later changing her name to Arachne. After the events of the Grim Hunt she became the new Madame Web and is currently a watcher and guardian of the Spyders.


    Crystal 

Crystal

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Alter Ego: Crystalia Amaquelin

Notable Aliases: The People's Princess, Crystalia Amaquelin-Maximoff

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #45 (December, 1965)

Crystal is a member of the Inhumans and the younger sister of Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans. She has the power to manipulate the four classical elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth.


    Thunderstrike 

Thunderstrike

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Alter Ego: Eric Kevin Masterson

Notable Aliases: Thor II

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Thor Vol. 1 #391 (May, 1988)

Eric Masterson was an architect who became the successor to the Mighty Thor before adopting his own identity as Thunderstrike. As both a replacement Thor and his own hero, Thunderstrike was one of Earth's greatest defenders and a powerful member of the Avengers.


    Darkhawk 

Darkhawk

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Alter Ego: Christopher "Chris" Powell

Notable Aliases: The Powell, Falconer, Edge-Man

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers

First Appearance: Darkhawk #1 (March, 1991)

As a teenager, Chris Powell discovered an amulet allowing him to don the alien armor of Darkhawk. Belonging to an ancient sect of Shi'ar assassins known as the Fraternity of Raptors, it provides immense protective and fighting power to its wearer along with access to its Datasong which grants the ability to access memories and possible future outcomes of events.


    Justice 

Justice

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Alter Ego: Vance Astrovik

Notable Aliases: Justice, Marvel Boy, Manglin' John Mahoney, Marvel Man, The Astounding Astrovik, Squire Justice, Super Tights

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Giant-Size Defenders #5 (July, 1975)

A survivor of child abuse, Vance Astrovik first called himself Marvel Boy but later changed his name to Justice after time spent in jail for the accidental killing of his father. A founding and former member of the New Warriors, Justice is also a member of the Avengers.


    Firestar 

Firestar

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Alter Ego: Angelica "Angel" Jones

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends #1 (December, 1981)

Trained to be an assassin with her microwave-manipulating mutant powers, Firestar instead grew to be a popular hero. She spent years as a member of both the New Warriors and the Avengers, retired during Marvel's Civil War, and later joined the Young Allies. She is currently a member of the X-Men, while at the same time teaching physics at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.


    Triathlon 

Triathlon

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Alter Ego: Delroy Garrett, Jr.

Notable Aliases: 3-D Man

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Secret Avengers, Doctor Doom's Avengers, Agents of Atlas

First Appearance: Avengers Vol. 3 #8 (September, 1998)

Delroy Garrett Jr. was an Olympic sprinter destined for the gold. So driven was he to win, he started taking steroid supplements. Soon after he was discovered and banned from competing, and was stripped of all his medals. Distraught and directionless, he wandered aimlessly through life until happening upon a religious group called the Triune Understanding. They gave Delroy the direction he so desperately sought, while also mysteriously helping unlock the amazing power within him. He became Triathlon, and soon after joined the Avengers.


    Silverclaw 

Silverclaw

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Alter Ego: Maria De Guadalupe "Lupe" Santiago

Notable Aliases: La Garra Argentado, Daughter of the Volcano God

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers Vol. 3 #8 (September, 1998)

With the ability to transform herself into the form of animals native to her homeland, Silverclaw was a close friend of the Avengers' butler Jarvis and later became an Avenger herself.


    Jack of Hearts 

Jack of Hearts

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Alter Ego: Jonathan "Jack" Hart

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #22 (March, 1976)

The son of the scientist Philip Hart who created an energy source called "zero fluid" and Marie, an alien humanoid woman of the Contraxian race.


    Ant-Man II 

Ant-Man II

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Alter Ego: Scott Edward Harris Lang

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #181 (March, 1979) note ; Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979) note 

Scott Lang is the second man to take up the mantle of Ant-Man. He has been a member of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. He was notably killed during the events of Avengers: Disassembled and has struggled to get back on his feet ever since coming back from the dead.


    Lionheart 

Lionheart

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Alter Ego: Kelsey Leigh Kirkland

Notable Aliases: Captain Britain, Lionheart of Avalon

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers Vol. 3 #77 (March, 2004)

Kelsey was killed by Thunderball and resurrected by Captain Britain. She then had a brief stint with the Avengers.


    Luke Cage 

Luke Cage

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Alter Ego: Carl Lucas

Notable Aliases: Power Man

Team Affiliations: New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Secret Avengers, Mighty Avengers (leader)

First Appearance: Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #1 (June, 1972)

Luke Cage, wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned, was altered in a failed prison experiment that granted him unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. With his street smarts, and unending determination to do right, he fights for the common man! He eventually married Jessica Jones and had a daughter with her. Luke was also a member of The Avengers and the Leader of Thunderbolts for a time.


    Wolverine 

Wolverine

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Alter Ego: James "Logan" Howlett

Notable Aliases: Logan, Jeremiah Logan, Patch, Weapon X, Death, Mutate #9601, Emilio Garra, Weapon Chi, Experiment X, Agent 10, Peter Richards, Mai' keth, Black Dragon, Captain Canada, Captain Terror, John Logan, Jim Logan

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #180 (October, 1974) note ; The Incredible Hulk #181 (November, 1974) note 

A long-lived mutant with the rage of a beast and the soul of a Samurai, James "Logan" Howlett's once mysterious past is filled with blood, war, and betrayal. Possessing an accelerated healing factor, keenly enhanced senses, and bone claws in each hand (along with his skeleton) that are coated in adamantium; Wolverine is, without question, the ultimate weapon.


    The Sentry 

The Sentry

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Alter Ego: Robert "Bob" Reynolds

Notable Aliases: The Void, Death

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, Dark Avengers

First Appearance: The Sentry #1 (July, 2000)

First seen in The Sentry #1 (September, 2000), Robert Reynolds was an overweight, middle aged alcoholic until one day he awakens and realizes that he is the Sentry, a superhero with the power of one million exploding suns, who must once again take the mantle of the hero to fight his archnemesis the Void, whom he fears is returning soon.

This rather strange origin story began via a hoax that was perpetuated by Stan Lee himself, stating that there was a golden age superhero whom he just forgot about and wanted to weave into the continuity. Through a series of recursive flashbacks Robert Reynolds is seen fighting alongside Marvel's most popular superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and Spider-Man, and all of the Sentry's first miniseries revolves around figuring out why everyone has Laser-Guided Amnesia surrounding his existence.

His actual powers were bestowed upon him when a young Robert, while working in a physics lab, drank a serum that "moved his molecules 1 second ahead of the current timeline." It was later revealed that this was a newer version of the Super Soldier serum that transformed Captain America.

Seen as somewhat of an Alternate Company Equivalent of Superman due to his seemingly limitless powers, including: energy blasts, super strength, flight, and of course a hefty dose of New Powers as the Plot Demands.

The Sentry, while seeming like an Invincible Hero, actually has many weaknesses due to his being Ax-Crazy (this is not expunged when Robert becomes the Sentry). Robert Reynolds is an agoraphobic, anxiety-ridden schizophrenic who relies on his robot sidekick CLOC to calculate the severity of problems that need his help, and solves them in order based on CLOC's input.

Despite his death at the end of Dark Reign, the Sentry was resurrected by the Apocalypse Twins' new Horsemen in Uncanny Avengers, though Thor convinces him to help stop Exitar the Executioner. Sentry, having fully succumbed to his insanity and believing himself to be the successor of Apocalypse, agreed to do so... after he rid the world of the "cancerous" mutants. Having survived the incident, the Sentry was put into exile until he was called back by Dr. Strange in a terrible attempt to stop Loki, who had become Sorcerer Supreme and was looking for a spell that could potentially doom all, only for it to restore magic to the world. Upset, the Sentry told Dr. Strange never to call on him again and disappeared. He returned in his own miniseries by Jeff Lemire as part of the Marvel: A Fresh Start initiative, taking place some time after this appearance, where he was living essentially on parole as Bob Reynolds, fry cook extraordinaire, and spending time as the Sentry in a pocket dimension via a machine constructed by Tony Stark and Reed Richards called the Confluctor, to keep both the Sentry and the Void in check. This was derailed by his former sidekick and friend, Scout, who had had his arm torn off by the Void and was secretly resentful that Bob could be the Sentry in his spare time. He discovered the Sentry's power-granting formula, and conspired with one of the Sentry's old enemies to recreate it and steal the Confluctor, trapping Bob inside and the Sentry outside. The Sentry and Scout fought, while Bob survived by merging the Void and the Sentry and himself to create a new, somewhat morally ambiguous black-haired Sentry dressed in red and black, who killed Scout and went to space, resuming his mission to protect humanity by any means necessary.

In terms of Video Games, The Sentry was a playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for Nintendo DS, Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, and Marvel Puzzle Quest.


Tropes:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The Age of the Sentry has a number of characters with alliterative E names the recurrence of which he finds suspicious. It turns out that the E-E's are referents to Destroyer Darkmass, a being from the original universe the Sentry originated from (as E's can be shifted over to D's).
  • Allegorical Character: A recurring enemy of Sentry, even appearing more than the Void, in the Age of the Sentry mini is a villain named Cranio who has three brains. He always boasts of being three steps ahead of him and is a recurring figure in hallucinations. Given Sentry normally has three personalities in conflict he might be a representation of Bob being his own greatest enemy and the greatest threat to others.
  • Alliterative Name: Robert Reynolds, though he usually goes by Bob.
  • Antichrist: The Void generally functions as this. Hiroim refers to him as a "Worldbreaker", in contrast to "The Sakaarson".
  • Ax-Crazy: As the Void. Also, possibly, as his 2019 Merged Sentry persona.
  • Back from the Dead: While he's been resurrected several times, his most recent revival was when the Apocalypse Twins revived him as one of their Four Horsemen of Death. It's not known if the Void has been revived as well. It appears, going by Bob's word, the Void never died. It simply got tired of being imprisoned in the sun and shuttled itself off to the White Hot Room. As of his later reappearance in Doctor Strange, it might be back... though the context leaves it somewhat ambiguous. Jeff Lemire's miniseries confirms that the Void is indeed back.
  • Backstory Invader: A modern character retconned in as an inverted example, a hero from the Silver Age who happened to save the world in a way that erased everyone's memories of him. Leading up to the series that introduced the Sentry, Marvel got comic news sources in on the joke; they ran stories about how he really was a Silver Age hero who was created back then but never used and promptly forgotten.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Gives a brief one during the events of World War Hulk. The Hulk contends that the Sentry doesn't want to fight him. The response (paraphrased): "God help me, I do... because you're the only one I can hit like this."
    • From Siege:
    Sentry/Void: How many gods will I have to kill today?
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: The Void's initial logic: for each act of good the Sentry performs, the Void commits an equivalent act of evil.
  • Bears Are Bad News: One of the Sentry's Silver Age foes was a giant bear. The Sentry couldn't defeat it, just convince it to hibernate.
  • Been There, Shaped History: The Void may have caused the Plagues of Egypt.
  • Beware the Superman: Being powerful to such a degree is more than dangerous when also having such serious mental problems. As seen in Dark Reign, he is very easily manipulated. And not to talk about what happens when the Void breaks out - breaking literally every bone of the freakin' Hulk, rampaging through New York or levelling the whole city of Asgard (the reputation accrued by the latter feat is one Doctor Strange later exploits when he needs a distraction and points Bob at Asgardia.) And that's by far not everything that this psycho has unleashed during his life.
    • After he survives being disintegrated, Bullseye wonders if, when he finally goes over the edge, they'll actually be able to kill him. The answer is no, not unless he lets you. And even that seems to have stopped working, to the point where the Sentry exiled himself into space, in a coma, just to try and keep the universe safe from himself. In the end, even that didn't work. Now, as the Merged Sentry, he's arguably even more dangerous.
  • Body Horror: When he transforms into the Void, the results are usually monstrous.
  • Brains Evil, Brawn Good: Shows both sides. He's a super-genius, but usually defaults to trying to smash things or throw them into the sun.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": He has an S-shaped sigil on his waist.
  • Bullet Catch: The Sentry once stopped an assassination attempt in this manner. Since he has super speed, catching bullets is nothing.
  • Care-Bear Stare: The Sentry can emit a calming aura to help the Hulk manage his rage. Reed Richards tries to simulate this aura during World War Hulk, but it doesn't work.
  • Character Shilling: Prior to Siege. Some of it's a consequence of him being a walking Cosmic Retcon, the rest is just there for the usual reason. After that, he's generally been depicted as a potentially evil/insane Superman, which most people seem to agree is much more interesting.
  • Civvie Spandex: In the original miniseries, the Sentry's costume upon returning into action was just a gray jacket with a small cape held in place with clothespins. As the series progresses, it began to look more and more like attire appropriate for a superhero. By the end of the fourth issue, it finally became a proper superhero uniform.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Sentry's eyes glow yellow when he uses most of his powers, blue when he's using his psychic powers, and red when the Void is about to emerge. Most recently, they glow black-edged white when he's the Merged Sentry.
  • Combat Tentacles: Part of the Void's physical makeup, the tentacles are strong enough to restrain the Hulk and break his bones.
    • In Siege, they ripped Loki in half (and then maybe a few more pieces).
  • Comic Books Are Real: Like other Marvel characters, the Sentry has in-universe comics about him, which serve as the Framing Device for The Age of the Sentry. (As it turns out, there's a universe out there where AotS actually happened, Earth-1611.)
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: The Void's wardrobe of choice throughout the second mini.
  • The Corrupter: Norman Osborn, who thoroughly abuses Bob's fragile mental state. It wasn't until Osborn provided the Sentry with another dose of the serum that the Void became the dominant personality.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Sentry has multiple examples of being the one issuing these out. Name a Marvel character and odds are Sentry has used his or her ass as a footstool before. Notable exceptions are his draw with the Worldbreaker Hulk and his loss to Extremis Ultron until she was infected with a virus, allowing him to defeat her.
    • His "battle" with Morgan Le Fay was probably the worst example of this. Norman Osborn gives him the go-ahead, Sentry flies down, and literally the very next panel is him ripping her head clean off.
    • His fight with Scout in Lemire's miniseries is absolutely brutal, and, once he stops trying to talk the other man down, very short.
  • Dark Secret: The truth behind the origin of the Sentry, kept between Bob and his wife, Lindy. Bob was just a drug addict looking for a fix, not an innocent young man working in a physics lab. The Void is the manifestation of the part of him that is still that junkie.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Sentry's essentially a thorough deconstruction of the idea of Superman, the Lois Lane-Superman relationship dynamic, and his Ideal Hero image. Basically his presentation demonstrates the lesson that a single person with such unbelievable godlike power would be universally seen as The Dreaded especially when that person has mental issues or the same mental weaknesses as every other person. The Lois Lane-Superman relationship is inherently toxic as the Lois expy in question is more attracted to the Sentry superhero side than his flawed human side and eventually becomes more horrified by the Sentry's inhuman power as he grows stronger, especially after he brings her back from death. As the final nail in the coffin, the only reason the Sentry is hailed as some ideal hero is because of a Superpowered Evil Side that exists to make him seem more heroic than he actually is. In short, instead of an admirable Superman figure that inspires hope, you have a mentally ill godlike timebomb that puts the world on the edge of a panic attack and whose own Love Interest lives in terror of him.
  • Death Is Cheap: Sentry had died and returned within the confines of a single issue, usually as a result of the Void's intervention.
  • Demon Slaying: Does this on occasion.
  • Depending on the Writer: Sentry has something like eight different origins, and the level and type of his mental psychosis fluctuates from issue to issue. Even the Void seems to change from split personality to separate entity on alternating weekends. His level of power also goes up and down, from "stronger than Thor, but it'd still be a fair enough fight" to "could smash the entire planet into gravel with a single pushup." Even his "power of many exploding suns" comment varies, going from just thousand to a million suns.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The Sentry has supposedly defeated Galactus either on his own or with the help of Nate 'I use the Multiverse as my personal stepladder and create entire planes of existence with a thought' Grey. Debatable given never really shown even in a flashback, the Sentry's unreliable history and the fact that Nate is very much his father's son, but Nate's comment afterwards, when Norman Osborn implies that he was manipulating the Sentry ("Cleverness be* damned, I just told him the truth."), and Nate's own colossal raw power, suggests that it might actually have happened.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Bob finds out that a yoga instructor is putting some moves on his wife; sometime later, the Sentry saves 152 people from a crashing boat, while the Void hurls a jet airliner into a building and kills 152 people. Ramón the yoga instructor was in that building.
  • The Dreaded: Bob is a feared figure due to the combination of mental illness and overwhelming power, but in the pages of Doctor Strange, The Void has proven to be one of the few things that truly horrifies Loki, likely thanks to the events of Siege. Even as the new Sorcerer Supreme, Loki is visibly shaken and out of sorts throughout the confrontation. The heroes aren't immune to this, with the high end of the superhero community keeping a hawk-like watch on Bob in Lemire's miniseries, even when they're sure the Sentry can't return (let alone the Void) and have contingencies in case he even accidentally violates his parole.
  • Driven to Suicide: He's tried more than once. When he returned in Doctor Strange, his attitude was to live in a hallucination constructed by Strange while his body floated in deep space, on the grounds that it was safer for everyone. He was deeply unhappy when Strange not only brought him back (which he was willing to do, in order to help), but ended up unleashing the Void again.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Sentry tries his best to hide his drug-filled past from everyone he can.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Void is hinted to be an angel of death from Biblical times.
  • Elemental Powers: The Void can control the weather.
  • Enemy Without: The Void is capable of manifesting separately from the Sentry, and there have been occasions when the two have fought.
  • Expy: His original series seems to be heavily inspired by Alan Moore's rework of Marvelman/Miracleman. Both feature middle-aged guys who are vaguely haunted by their past as the most powerful person on the planet, even down to details like being jealous of their super selves, their wives being more attracted to their other selves and their origins in a secret government program. Which makes the Sentry an Expy of a reworked Darker and Edgier Captain Ersatz of a Captain Ersatz, as Marvelman was a British copy of Captain Marvel, who was himself a copy of Superman. So he's like Superman's fifth cousin twice removed.
  • Eye Beams: One of his myriad powers.
  • Fallen Hero: If the rest of the page is no indication.
  • Flight: He has the ability to fly.
  • Foreshadow: In the first issue of The Age of Sentry, when Scout, Watchdog, and Lindy begin travelling through the timestream, the silhouette of Destroyer Darkmass can be seen in the background, tearing apart an alternate Earth. This foreshadows the Sentry's true origin as revealed in the final issue.
  • Framing Device: The Age of Sentry series is framed as Reed telling Franklin stories about the Sentry but with a comic book flourish.
  • From a Single Cell: The Sentry has been blown into pieces by powerful enemies like Morgan Le Fey and the Molecule Man but his body always reconstitutes itself.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was a meth addict before getting his superpowers.
  • Fusion Dance: The end result of Fresh Start - specifically, Bob, the Sentry, and the Void merged to create the Merged Sentry. The result is arguably even more powerful than either the Void or the Sentry, and exponentially more dangerous.
  • Groin Attack: On the receiving end of this by Hercules in Dark Reign.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The end result of his merger with the Void in Fresh Start. A champion firmly on the side of good who nonetheless does some morally dubious acts to see justice done and refuses to kowtow to others or limit himself.
  • Hand Blast: One of his more potent ways of projecting his power.
  • Healing Factor: A pretty powerful one which puts even Wolverine and Hulk to shame.
  • Hero Killer: Especially in Siege.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Parodied during his team-up with Doctor Strange against Loki. Some of Stephen's most powerful spells require heavy mental, physical, and spiritual agony lavished upon either himself or a willing vassal. As the Sentry is an absurdly mighty metaphysical being, all the requisite suffering barely fazes him and he naps through the entire fight, allowing Strange to cast reality-altering spells with impunity.
  • Home Base: The Sentry has the Watchtower, while the Void has the "hidey-hole" in Antarctica.
  • Humanoid Abomination: On a good day, the Sentry can rewrite reality and it's implied he's only as human as he believes himself to be. On a bad day... well, there's the Void.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: After defeating the Void in the second mini, Bob hurls it into the sun after giving it a kiss.
    • Lampshaded in-comic: "I don't throw everything into the sun."
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of ''Annihilation: Scourge", he chooses to remain in the Negative Zone to contemplate the universe he almost destroyed. Understandably, no one who lives there is all too enthused, but he's too powerful to kick out.
  • Ideal Hero: The second miniseries reveals that the Sentry persona is actually Bob Reynolds' idealized version of himself: the handsome, invincible champion of the entire planet.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's never really explained how Bob became one of the most powerful beings in the universe after taking a drug that was basically a slightly jacked-up version of the Super Soldier Serum.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Very much so for him! Generally he's (mentally speaking) like a young child, often asking if what he did was right, so it makes sense that he would lash out when he's angry/upset.
  • Intangible Man: Part of the Void's power set.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Bob forcibly transforms into the Void after he loses control.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Imposed this on everyone, including himself, before the events of the first mini, courtesy of a transmitter he and Reed created.
  • Made of Iron: The Thing throws his best punch at Sentry. There was probably more pain in Thing's hand than in Sentry's body.
  • Mercy Kill: A reluctant Thor puts Bob out of his misery at the end of Siege. Thanks to the Apocalypse Twins, it didn't stick.
    • In his 2018 series, Bob himself has to do this to Scout who was wracked with ceaseless pain from a corrupted facsimile of his own powers that rendered him virtually invincible while melting him from the inside-out.
  • Mind Rape: If beating an opponent to a pulp with fists won't do the trick, Bob will resort to this. He'll even make the victim see him as the Void and not the Sentry.
    • What if a foe has Wolverine's healing factor and unbreakable bones and Luke Cage's unbreakable skin? Sentry won't even blink.
  • Mood Whiplash: The Age of The Sentry issue 2 has a story about the Sentry's birthday. Typical Silver Age nonsense, with Jean Grey fawning over the Sentry's dog, and two Nick Furies in one place, and then the art changes to a more modern style, as one of the Sentry's villains arrives, with images of planets exploding behind him... phew, good thing Bob just zoned out for a minute there, folks!
  • Multiple-Choice Past: In truth, it is still not clear exactly what the relationship is between Bob Reynolds, the Sentry and the Void (Is the Void the real Bob Reynolds, or is the Sentry, or is neither, or are they both?), exactly what the serum was he took or even whether it actually did anything, what the exact nature and source of his powers is (I am a superhuman! I am actually the angel of Death! I am a refugee from another universe! I am Galactus!), how the Void really came into existence and whether he is really dead. This, of course, fits in very nicely with the notion that the Sentry is bugnuts insane, and genuinely does not know what happened, being a Reality Warper of undefined limits, subconsciously even altering reality to suit whatever his psychosis says is the real story that day. Or perhaps reality warps itself around the Sentry to accommodate him, creating things from nothing to enable him to exist. Suffice to say, take nothing for granted when it comes to anything about the Sentry's origin and nature.
    • The last issue of The Age of the Sentry, framed as an "Imaginary Story", puts forth the idea that the Void was once a separate person, a gangster named Eddie Emmerick who got his light absorption and shadow projection abilities through a neutrino ray accident, then — on the day Rob Reynolds became the Sentry — transformed into a Humanoid Abomination, a negative force to balance out the Sentry's positive. Eventually, in collaboration with Cranio, the Void absorbed the Sentry's power via the brain of Gorax, until he was no longer Emmerick, but a doppelganger of Reynolds, while the real Reynolds died.
  • Neck Snap: Thor snapped the Sentry's neck in a What If? centered around Secret Invasion.
  • The Needless: Becomes this as the Void.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: To an absolutely insane degree. He was bodily disintegrated by both Morgana leFay and Molecule Man, and simply re-appeared with no explanation. When he tried to commit suicide by flying into the sun, he was already swimming in superheated solar plasma when his evil self basically said "Don't be silly, kiddo".
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: To Thor, after he returns as a Horseman of Apocalypse.
  • Off with His Head!: The Sentry killed Sub-Mariner villain Attuma in this manner.
  • Our Angels Are Different: The Void might have been around since Biblical times as the Angel of Death.
  • Playing with Fire: And what powerful fire it is.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: In his miniseries, the Sentry actually bled after being bitten by a dog. By the time Siege rolled around, Bob was shrugging off blows from Thor's hammer without a scratch on him.
    • This could be something to do with his psychosis, as his strength levels yo-yo almost as much as Gladiator's.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Bob's hair is of average length, but becomes quite long when he's the Sentry. This wasn't present in the original miniseries, but was added when the Sentry was introduced to the main Marvel Universe to distinguish him from other blonde heroes when unmasked. This was such a late change that the cover of New Avengers 3 has a short-haired Sentry.
  • Power Glows: He's not called the "Golden Guardian of Good" for nothing.
  • Psychic Powers: The Sentry has shown psychic powers strong enough to give Doctor Strange pause.
  • Psycho Serum: The serum that gave Bob his powers was a new version of the Super Soldier serum amplified 100,000 fold. According to the second mini, Bob became the insane Void persona from the moment he injested the serum.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: See here for example.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Sentry's pupils start to glow red when the Void is about to emerge, while the rest of his eyes turn pitch black.
  • Retcon: Sentry is retconned into having been an important person to many title characters in the silver age.
  • Retraux: The Age of The Sentry mini-series, focusing on the Sentry's supposed Silver Age era exploits.
  • Samaritan Syndrome: A sad Deconstruction. He can't prioritize where his help is needed the most and thus often falls into despair.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: He's insanely effective once he stabilises his psyche vis-a-vis merging with the Void in Fresh Start, creating a godlike vigilante who is, for better or worse, his own man.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: He is both Sealed Good Ina Can and Sealed Evilina Can, so he's had to be either eliminated or contained to keep the world safe.
    • The Sentry was voluntarily imprisoned at the start of the 2005 New Avengers series, sporting a scraggly Beard of Sorrow.
    • Post his stint as Death in Uncanny Avengers, he's cured, but voluntarily inside one constructed by Doctor Strange, inside his own mind, while his body is floating in deep space. A desperate Strange lets him out. He willingly went along with this, but was deeply unhappy when Strange unleashed the Void. This resulted in the Lemire miniseries, which had Bob willing limit himself on a kind of parole use a device to periodically visit an alternate universe where he can be both Sentry and the Void. Things start to go wrong when the device, a one-of-a-kind gadget Tony Stark and Dr Strange made for Bob, gets stolen by Scout, his bitter ex-sidekick who ended up being driven Axe-Crazy by the Sentry's powers. The result was a merger of Bob, the Sentry, and the Void, with the new Merged Sentry decidedly not being in the mood to be imprisoned.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Bob's wife, Lindy, prefers sleeping with him while he's in Sentry form.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: A rarer skill, the Sentry can create yellow Hard Light constructs similar to Quasar's quantum constructs. In a fight against Terrax, Sentry created a bubble construct to block the Herald's Hand Blast.
  • Shockwave Clap: One of the Sentry's attacks. He uses this one against a bunch of the Void's attack drones in The Sentry v2 #8.
    • He may have picked it up from or taught it to his buddy, the Incredible Hulk.
  • Speech Bubbles: The Void's speech bubbles are black with white lettering, the exact opposite of the Sentry's and most other characters.
  • Speed Blitz: Usually does this when making an entrance.
  • Split Personality: The Sentry (good) and the Void (evil). The relationship between them is described as a god complex: every time Sentry did something good, Void did something equally evil.
  • Split-Personality Merge: At the end of the 2018 miniseries, Bob and the Void merge turning into a black-haired, red-costumed being with the powers and personality of the Sentry and Void combined.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Sentry only gets stronger with time. He cannot be completely destroyed (see his invulnerability trope entry) and can exchange punches with Hulk and Thor. Sentry can impress even Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, with his psychic and telepathic abilities and possesses molecular manipulation on the same level as Molecule Man. Moving faster than the speed of light is a simple matter for Sentry and he can travel distances in seconds that even the speedier characters require minutes for. The only weakness Bob has is his unstable mind but making use of this weakness is a huge gamble even for master manipulators because they risk releasing the Void.
    • Sentry while either completely stable mentally or Voided out is a true monster to behold. Sentry's strength depends on his mental stability and Sentry managed to fight World War Hulk after being consumed by his agoraphobia for 29 hours, showing even a weakened Sentry is a force to be reckoned with. The Void managed to rampage through Asgard and topple foes such as Thor and Ares in Siege, and he was just getting started. When Void was not as powerful, he was still able to break every single bone in the Hulk's body.
      • Proof of this is when, as the Horseman of Death (and thereby even crazier than usual), he manages to temporarily stop Exitar, a Celestial, from descending to destroy the Earth long enough for Thor to kill him with Jarmbjorn, when Rogue, who'd taken powers from quite literally all the Avengers and all the X-Men, including the full power of Wonder Man, and a machine powered by the Hulk hadn't managed it (though she didn't stop her effort so it is not known how much either of them contributed).
  • Superman Substitute: Down to having a huge "S" in his costume.
  • Super Reflexes: Catching bullets is quite easy for him.
  • Super Senses: Which can be a real pain factor for him, as he can't prioritize whom to save first.
  • Super Speed: Sentry can fly to the Sun and back in seconds, and after his resurrection as a Horseman of Apocalypse, cross light years in moments. The narrative acknowledges the impossibility of this, as his moving so fast as Death actually disoriented Thor, who himself is able to move at lightspeed.
  • Super Strength: The Sentry is one of the strongest heroes in the Marvel Universe, capable of matching strength with the Hulk, Thor, and Hercules. The Void's strength is enough to break almost every bone in the Hulk's body. Much like Superman, his upper limits are subject to change. See Strong as They Need to Be
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: Well, he is a Superman expy....
  • Superheroes Wear Tights: Duh!
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He and The Void are this trope taken to its extreme. They manifested as alter-egos of a single person, representing the good and dark sides of humanity, respectively. The Sentry is a superhero and the Void is a supervillain, and in a slight variation on this trope, the Void is exactly as powerful as the Sentry, and occasionally kills someone for every person the Sentry saves.
    • Also, his persona as Death, Horseman of Apocalypse.
  • Super Weight: He is often said to be Level 6. He supposedly stalemated Galactus, has often been compared to the power of a million exploding suns, defeated a Molecule Man without beliefs about his abilities and therefore at full power (Post-Retcon however), and was said to be a Biblical angel of death, capable of causing greater destruction than the multi-universal damage of the Scarlet Witch, but we never actually see anything concrete, beyond easily overloading the Absorbing Man, who has had no trouble copying Mjölnir in the past. As it is, he is a powerful Level 5.
  • Teleportation: Has done it on occasion.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Compounding his issues with the Void being a part of him, Robert was devastated to find out that the serum he took would have worked on anyone. He wasn't special, he was just there to take it, leading to those who made the serum destroying all their research because one lunatic with godlike powers was bad enough as is.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Void began taking on larger, more powerful forms leading up to Siege, possibly due to the second dose of serum provided by Norman Osborn. Before, during the Sentry miniseries, the Void seemed to be limited to humanoid size at best.
    • Following his becoming a Horseman of Apocalypse, he's even more of a beast than usual, quite capable of handling Thor alone and delaying a Celestial.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: With the Mighty Avengers, Sentry is stated outright to be the strongest member, but held back by his lack of skill.
    Hercules: Learn to fight like you mean it, pretty boy.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Unlike the Sentry, the Void can shapeshift at will, sometimes taking the form of whatever its opponents fear most.
  • Willfully Weak: Possessing incredible power, the Sentry holds back because he's afraid of losing control.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: A poster boy. It was suggested by characters that Sentry is addicted to his power, which stems from his past as a junkie.
  • World's Strongest Man: The Sentry is without question a heavy contender for this title and Marvel has no problem with making characters say so. Karnak calls him "Earth's most powerful warrior."
    • During Dark Reign, he's often used as a yard-stick for power, with Osborn specifically stating that Nate Grey is too dangerous to run loose precisely because he could go toe to toe with the Sentry.
  • Would Hit a Girl: And kill a girl, too.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Basically his entire character in a nutshell. Could have been Earth's greatest defender, but turned out to be a deadly disappointment.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The Void isn't a second personality in the traditional sense but a delusion Bob gets due to his schizophrenia. He believes he is the Void and, due to his powers, he becomes the Void.

    Echo 

Echo

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Alter Ego: Maya Lopez

Notable Aliases: Ronin

First Appearance: Daredevil #9 (December, 1999) note ; The New Avengers #11 (November, 2005) note 

Team Affiliations: New Avengers

Joined In: New Avengers #11 (November, 2005)

First, I will bury the worst parts of my memory, the dead parts of my heart, in the hole. Then I will cover it up and plant something inside it. Something that will grow. But I'm not sure if the dead parts will stay buried. I'm done with them. But I don't think they are done with me.
Maya Lopez, Daredevil vol. 2 #51

Maya was a Native American girl who was born deaf. Her father, Willie "Crazy Horse" Lincoln, was secretly a mob enforcer for Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime, but was killed under Fisk's orders. Impressed and intrigued by Maya's skills and photographic reflexes, the Kingpin adopted her and sent her to the best schools, gaining her trust. Finally, he "revealed" to her that Daredevil killed her father and sent her to kill him in return.

Despite the Kingpin's lies, Maya learned the truth and shot the Kingpin, leaving him blind for a while. She left New York to have visit her father's tribe and have a vision quest. This motivated her to return to New York and start performing theater using sign language, dance, and music.

Maya was next seen in the pages of New Avengers, where she showed up as the masked ninja Ronin. (The writer of the book, Brian Michael Bendis, originally had planned for Daredevil to be Ronin, but changed his mind.) She fought alongside the New Avengers against the Hand, before being killed by the Hand's new leader, Elektra. (This Elektra turned out to be a Skrull imposter, however.) Elektra and the Hand then resurrected her and tried to brainwash her to be evil, but were thwarted by the New Avengers and another Ronin (who ended up being Clint Barton). Echo remained with the New Avengers at their headquarters in Doctor Strange's Sanctum Santorum and fought with them against the secret Skrull invasion.

She next appeared in Moon Knight vol 6, also written by Bendis, where she began helping Marc Spector, the Moon Knight, with his fight against the so-called "Kingpin of LA," which turned out to be Count Nefaria. Unfortunately, during a fight, Nefaria killed her with his optic blasts.

She next showed up a few years later in Daredevil Annual vol 4 #1, where she helped Daredevil stop Klaw, a supervillain made of sound, from taking over New York City.

Her latest appearance was as part of Jason Aaron's Avengers, where she took part in the "Enter the Phoenix" Tournament Arc. Maya was one of a number of individuals summoned to the White Hot Room by the Phoenix to determine its next host. While empowered by the Phoenix, she fought a similarly-empowered Namor the Sub-Mariner, who left her at the bottom of the ocean. However, that did not stop her and she rose from the sea, pulling the rest of the Phoenix into her and becoming the next host of the Phoenix Force.

Maya will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe entrance in the Disney+ show Hawkeye, where she will be played by Alaqua Cox, a Native American actress who is deaf. Reports in March of 2021 have indicated that an Echo spin-off is in early development, with Cox reprising her role.


Echo appears in:

Comic Books

Live-Action TV

  • Hawkeye (2021)

Western Animation


Echo provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Thanks to her ability, she became a strong martial artist. She has gained Bullseye's uncanny aim and Daredevil's acrobatic abilities after watching tapes of their fights.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: A deaf, Native American woman becomes the new host to the Phoenix, whose most famous (or infamous) previous host was a white woman.
  • Anti-Villain: Briefly. She was pitted against Daredevil by the Kingpin, but had no idea that she was working for a criminal (or at least, how bad a criminal he was) and mistakenly believed that Daredevil killed her father. A solid Type 4.
  • Bare Your Midriff: As Echo, her costume exposes her abs.
  • Boxing Battler: In Vision Quest she states she was "a natural" at boxing when starting to learn martial arts, implying innate talent independent of her mimic ability. The same comic also implies she won an Olympic gold medal in the sport.note 
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After being a member of the New Avengers for five issues following Civil War, she disappears without a word after Secret Invasion. Lampshaded by Spider-Man asking if anyone knew where she'd gone; and again with her reappearance when Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were looking for a Nanny, as she angrily asks if Cage even remembers that she used to be on the team.
  • Clark Kenting: While operating on her own in Japan, she pretended to be a ditzy socialite to gain access to her targets. Then, as Ronin, she comes back and unleashes Hell on them.
  • C-List Fodder: Just narrowly avoided being replaced by Skrull infiltrators, Hawkeye noting she'd be an easy person to replace because she's so low down the totem pole, barely anyone knows her, and therefore wouldn't notice if her replacement slipped up.
  • Dating Catwoman: Like Typhoid Mary, she dates Matt Murdock while trying to kill Daredevil. Unlike her, she only does so because she was tricked.
  • Death Is Cheap: In New Avengers, Elektra (or more accurately a Skrull impersonating Elektra) runs her through with a sword, so the Hand can resurrect her as a brainwashed minion.
  • Deceptive Legacy: The Kingpin murdered her father, but honored the dying man's wish that he take care of her and raise her as his own. Then he told her that Daredevil killed her father.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him / Stuffed into the Fridge: Echo was killed by Count Nefaria in the Moon Knight series. However, a few years later, she showed up alive and well again.
  • Facial Markings: A white handprint, in the same place her father placed his hand on her while he was dying.
  • Fight Clubbing: When she was still associated with Kingpin, she competed in underground boxing matches.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Played with. Echo's martial arts skill is almost entirely due to her mimic ability, but she's also limited by her own strength, agility, durability, etc., which are only those of a peak human and not a superhuman.
  • Foil: Daredevil's a blind man with super acute hearing, smell, touch, and taste. She's a deaf woman with super acute eyesight and a photographic memory.
  • Handicapped Badass: While Matt Murdock is blind, Echo is deaf. A deaf who posses "photographic reflexes" that allow her to mimic the feats of those around her.
  • Magical Native American: Subverted with her father, who was Native American, but also a mob enforcer. Maya herself straddles the line, often subverting it by being a well-rounded and nuanced character...but one who also went on a "vision quest" and met an "animal spirit" in order to find out what to do next in life.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: "Maya" is a name common to various religions and ethnicities and could be used to indicate a connection to the Mayan people. "Lopez," on the other hand, is of Spanish origin and could indicate one of her ancestors was Latinx or Spanish.
  • One-Man Army: As Ronin, she carves through the Japanese criminal underworld... until the Hand come after her.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil / Laser-Guided Karma: Once she finds out what really happened to her father, she responds by putting a bullet between Kingpin's eyes. He survives, but was blinded, just like Matt, except without the super-senses.
  • Photographic Memory: Maya possess "photographic reflexes" or the uncanny ability to perfectly copy other people's movements, similar to that of the Taskmaster. Just by watching other people, she has become a concert-level pianist, a strong martial artist, a highly skilled acrobat, and a gifted ballerina (and on one occasion even piloted a Quinjet for a few minutes).
  • Put on a Bus: She was written out from New Avengers and eventually joined the cast of Moon Knight. And then died. She came back a few years later, alive and well.
  • Real Award, Fictional Character: She's won at least three gold medals from the Special Olympics and the Olympics, though it's not entirely clear what the events were.
  • Spanner in the Works: The Skrull infiltration of Earth would've gone off a lot easier had she not shaken off the Hand brainwashing and ran their Elektra impersonator through. At the very least, the Avengers wouldn't have known about it until it was too late.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Deaf, part-Hispanic, part-Native American.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite apparently being killed by Count Nefaria during the Moon Knight series in 2012, she would reappear to help Matt in 2016, without explaining how or why she survived or came back.
  • You Killed My Father: Believed this to be Daredevil, but later learnt it was actually the Kingpin.

    Ares 

Ares

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Notable Aliases: Mars, Mister Talon, John Aaron, God of War, The Warhawk

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers, Dark Avengers

First Appearance: Thor Vol. 1 #129 (June, 1966)

Ares is the son of Zeus and the Olympian God of War. After years of fighting against The Avengers, Thor, and mostly his own brother Hercules, Ares joined the ranks of the Avengers. He was a member of Tony Stark's official Avengers team and later Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers. After he attacked Osborn for tricking him in starting Siege on Asgard, he was stopped and killed by the Sentry.


    Amadeus Cho 

Amadeus Cho

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Notable Aliases: Mastermind Excello, Prince of Power, Iron Spider, Hulk, Kid Hulk, Amadeus Hulk, Brawnhammer, Chulk, Brawn

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Champions (2016), Agents of Atlas

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #1 (January, 2006) note ; Totally Awesome Hulk #1 (February, 2016) note ; Champions Vol. 2 #22 (September, 2018) note 

The eighth smartest person on the planet, Amadeus Cho has a hypermind which allows him to run a virtually limitless amount of calculations in his head. Recently, he shouldered Banner's burden of being the Hulk, granting himself the power he always wanted and having to deal with his own monster. After a climactic fight in the heart of Manhattan where he reconciled his personalities, he's now a slimmed down Hulk with a new superhero identity, Brawn, who leads the Agents of Atlas in defending Asia.


    Jocasta 

Jocasta

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Alter Ego: Jocasta Vi Quitéria

Notable Aliases: Bride of Ultron

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Avengers A.I.

First Appearance: The Avengers Vol. 1 #162 (August, 1977)

Once the Bride of Ultron, Jocasta has become an honorary member of the Avengers after years of loyalty and sacrifice. She had until most recently held a position at The Avengers Academy.


    Cassie Lang 

Cassie Lang

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Alter Ego: Cassandra Eleanor "Cassie" Lang

Notable Aliases: Stature, Stinger, Ant-Girl, Giant-Girl

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Young Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Premiere #47 (April, 1979) note ; Young Avengers #6 (May, 2006) note ; The Astonishing Ant-Man #6 (May, 2016) note 

The daughter of Scott Lang and a member of the Young Avengers. She has the same ability to shrink and grow in size as her father, gained through utilizing Pym Particles.


    Vision II 

Vision II

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Notable Aliases: Jonas

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Young Avengers

First Appearance: Young Avengers #5 (August, 2005)

While exploring the destroyed Avengers mansion, Iron Lad found the remains of the original Vision and downloaded his operating system into his armor. When Kang attacked the Young Avengers, Nate took his armor off in order to avoid being tracked, and the Vision's OS activated the armor into becoming sentient. He remained in the custody of the Avengers for a time, during which he concluded that this new, advanced Vision had all the potential but none of the experience of the old Vision. After Civil War he spent some time Walking the Earth and adopted the name "Jonas" for himself, declaring himself a completely different individual from Iron Lad and the original Vision.


    Bucky Barnes 

Bucky Barnes

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Alter Ego: James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes

Notable Aliases: Bucky, Winter Soldier, Captain America

Team Affiliations: New Avengers, The Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941) note ; Captain America #1 (January, 2005) note ; Captain America #34 (January, 2008) note 

Believed dead near the end of World War II only to have been found and brainwashed by the Soviets for the next 50 years, Captain America's former sidekick now continues to defend his country from the shadows against those who would threaten it as legendary spy and assassin, the Winter Soldier. He became the new Captain America to honor his friend Steve and he joined the Avengers. When Steve returned as Captain America, Bucky took on the identity of the Winter Soldier once again.


    Sharon Carter 

Sharon Carter

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Alter Ego: Sharon Carter

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #75 (March, 1966)

Inspired by the tales of Captain America and her aunt Margaret, Sharon Carter decided to become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.


    Spider-Woman 

Spider-Woman

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Alter Ego: Jessica Miriam Drew

Notable Aliases: Arachne, Ariadne Hyde, Hunter

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight #32 (February, 1977)

Jessica Drew was genetically enhanced and given super-powers by the criminal organization HYDRA, for whom she became an assassin as Spider-Woman. She later reformed and became a SHIELD agent and was also once a member of the Avengers and an Agent of SWORD.


    Valkyrie 

Valkyrie

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Alter Ego: Brunnhilde

Notable Aliases: Samantha Parrington, Barbara Norris, Sian Bowen, Annabelle Riggs

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers

First Appearance: The Avengers #83 (December, 1970)

The Asgardian goddess Brunnhilde is one of Asgard's mightiest warriors and the leader of the Valkyrior, Odin's choosers of the slain. Known simply as "Valkyrie" outside of Asgard, she is a long-time member of the Defenders and more recently also a member of the Avengers.


    Nova 

Nova

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Alter Ego: Richard "Rich" Rider

Notable Aliases: Nova Prime, Kid Nova, Nova #11249-44396, The Human Rocket, Quasar

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Nova #1 (September, 1976)

Richard Rider was a young teenager when he was granted the power of a Nova Centurion. He would have many adventures both on his own and with his peers among the New Warriors; Richard even became a member of the Avengers ever so briefly. He eventually became Nova-Prime, leader of the Nova Corps, where he established himself as a universally cosmic hero of immense power.


See Nova

    Ant-Man III 

Ant-Man III

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Alter Ego: Eric O'Grady

Notable Aliases: Slaying Mantis, Derek Sullivan, G.I. Ant-Man

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Irredeemable Ant-Man #1 (December, 2006)

After stealing prototype Ant-Man armor from SHIELD, Eric O'Grady became the Irredeemable Ant-Man; the world's most unlikable superhero. After spending some time as a member of the Initiative and later the Thunderbolts, Steve Rogers personally chose him for his team of Avengers giving him a chance to redeem himself.


    Iron Fist 

Iron Fist

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Alter Ego: Daniel Thomas "Danny" Rand-K’ai

Notable Aliases: Daredevil, The Living Weapon, Young Dragon, Daniel Thomas Rand, Daniel Rand-Kai

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Premier #15 (May, 1974)

The latest in a long line of warriors who wielded the power, Danny Rand is the immortal Iron Fist: protector of the mystical city of K'un Lun. He channels the soul of the dragon Shou-Lao making his fists into powerful weapons. He is among the best, if not the best fighter in the Marvel Universe. He has also been a member of The Defenders and the New Avengers.


    Jessica Jones 

Jessica Jones

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Alter Ego: Jessica Campbell Jones Cage

Notable Aliases: Jewel, Knightress, Power Woman

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Alias #1 (November, 2001)

Former private investigator and retired superhero, Jessica is married to Luke Cage and is the mother of Danielle, their infant daughter.


    Noh-Varr 

Noh-Varr

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Notable Aliases: Marvel Boy, Captain Marvel, Protector

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers, Young Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Boy #1 (August, 2000) note ; Dark Avengers #1 (March, 2009) note ; Ms. Marvel #50 (April, 2010) note 

Noh-Varr was the youngest member of a Kree diplomatic team that was blown out of the sky after reaching Earth. Noh-Varr was the only one who survived. He then vowed vengeance on all mankind but was later tasked with protecting them in the name of the Kree, becoming Captain Marvel and later the Protector. After being forced out of the Avengers, he would then become a part of the Young Avengers.


    Doctor Strange 

Doctor Strange

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Alter Ego: Stephen Vincent Strange

Notable Aliases: Master of the Mystic Arts, Master of Black Magic, Sorcerer Supreme, Strange, Stephen Sanders, Captain Universe, Vincent Stevens, Void

Team Affiliations: New Avengers

First Appearance: Strange Tales #110 (July, 1963)

Dr. Stephen Strange was once a gifted but egotistical surgeon who sought out the Ancient One to heal his hands after they were wounded in a car accident. Instead, the Ancient One trained him to become Master of the Mystic Arts and the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.


    Red Hulk 

Red Hulk

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Alter Ego: Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962) note ; Hulk #1 (January, 2008) note 

Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross is former U.S. military general. He is father of Bruce Banner's love Betty Ross and was archenemy of the Incredible Hulk. Ross made a deal with villains to be transformed into a Hulk himself. As the ruthless and cunning Red Hulk, he attempted to destroy his nemesis and take control of the country before seeking redemption as an Avenger. After leaving the team,he formed his own group of Thunderbolts with other Anti-Heroes. He was recently depowered by Doctor Green.


    Daredevil 

Daredevil

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Alter Ego: Matthew "Matt" Murdock

Notable Aliases: Man Without Fear, Jack Batlin, Mike Murdock, Scarlet Swashbuckler, God Without Fear

Team Affiliations: New Avengers

First Appearance: Daredevil #1 (April, 1964)

As a child, Matt Murdock was blinded by radioactive waste while trying to save an elderly stranger about to get hit by a truck carrying the dangerous material. In turn, his other senses were heightened to superhuman sharpness and he gained a form of "radar sense". By day, he is a successful trial lawyer; but by night, he guards Hell's Kitchen as Daredevil: the Man Without Fear.


    Storm 

Storm

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Alter Ego: Ororo Munroe

Notable Aliases: Ororo Iquadi T'Challa

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May, 1975)

Gifted with the power to control the elemental forces and energies that govern the weather, ranging from the nervous system and elements present within living beings to planetary atmospheres and the depths of space, Ororo Munroe also known as Storm or The Hadari Yao is an Omega Level Mutant and Wakandan goddess, solidifying her place as one of the strongest members of the X-men and one of the most powerful beings on Earth.


See Storm

    Quake 

Quake

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Alter Ego: Daisy Louise Johnson

Notable Aliases: Quake, Cory Sutter, Gabrielle Wewer, Skye

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Secret War #2 (July, 2004)

The illegitimate daughter of Mr. Hyde, Quake is one of Nick Fury's most trusted agents, a member of the Avengers, and the leader of the Secret Warriors. Due to her father's experimentation on his gene structure, Daisy was born with her Inhuman powers without having to go through Terrigenesis.


See Quake

    Captain Britain 

Captain Britain

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Alter Ego: Brian Braddock

Notable Aliases: Britannic

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers, The Avengers

First Appearance: Captain Britain #1 (October, 1976)

Chosen by Merlyn, Brian Braddock became Captain Britain: protector of Great Britain and the Omniverse. He is a founding member and leader of Excalibur, twin brother of the X-Man Psylocke, an agent of MI:13, and is currently Captain Avalon.


    Agent Venom 

Agent Venom

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Alter Ego: Eugene "Flash" Thompson

Notable Aliases: Agent Venom, Agent Anti-Venom, Venom Space Knight

Team Affiliations: Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1963) note ; The Amazing Spider-Man #654 (April, 2011) note ; Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom Inc. Alpha #1 (December, 2017) note 

Flash attended the same high school and university as Peter Parker, who would later be known as Spider-Man. He frequently bullied Peter but was actually Spider-Man's greatest fan. In time Flash befriended Peter, becoming a decorated war hero and was bonded to the Venom symbiote. Some time after losing the symbiote, Flash became the new Anti-Venom.


    Havok 

Havok

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Alter Ego: Alexander "Alex" Summers

Notable Aliases: Mutant X, Magistrate Summers, Goblin Prince

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #54 (March, 1969)

Havok is the son of Corsair and brother of Cyclops, and Vulcan, and has led both the Brotherhood, of Mutants, and X-Factor. He also was part of Uncanny Avengers and Starjammers.


    Sunspot 

Sunspot

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Alter Ego: Roberto da Costa

Notable Aliases: Lord Imperial, Black Rook, Black King, Citizen V

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers, Avengers Idea Mechanics (leader), American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (September, 1982)

Roberto Da Costa is a mutant with the ability to harness the sun's power, which grants him superhuman strength, speed, and durability. Born in Brazil, Roberto comes from a wealthy family and has been described as brash and quick tempered. Initially a member of the New Mutants, Roberto has since developed a long history with various teams affiliated with both the X-Men and the Avengers. Currently, he is the owner and head of A.I.M.


See Sunspot

    Cannonball 

Cannonball

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Alter Ego: Samuel Zachary "Sam" Guthrie

Notable Aliases: Samson Guthry

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Avengers Idea Mechanics, American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (September, 1982)

Cannonball is a mutant with the ability to propel himself through the air like a human rocket. Over the years, Sam Guthrie has grown from a New Mutant, to the leader of the original X-Force, to a full-fledged member of the X-Men. He's currently a U.S. Avenger.


    Manifold 

Manifold

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Alter Ego: Eden Fesi

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, The Crew, S.W.O.R.D.

First Appearance: Secret Warriors #4 (July, 2009)

A mutant of Australian aboriginal descent with the ability to bend reality and twist space-time for teleportation. Previously under the care and training of the mutant Gateway. Nick Fury initially attempted to recruit him to another one of his "Caterpillar" teams, but Gateway refused. As of the MARVEL NOW! relaunch, he has joined the Avengers under the name of Manifold. Recently joined S.W.O.R.D


    Shang-Chi 

Shang-Chi

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Alter Ego: Shang-Chi

Notable Aliases: Master of Kung-Fu

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Secret Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Special Marvel Edition #15 (December, 1973)

Shang-Chi is the son of a sinister Chinese mastermind. He was raised and trained in the martial arts by his father and his instructors. A spy, a romantic, a philosopher and an Avenger. As one of the best martial artists in the Marvel universe, Shang chooses to use his talents to fight evil and defend the innocent.


    Captain Universe 

Captain Universe

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Alter Ego: Tamara Devoux

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol. 5) #1 (February, 2013)

The current Captain Universe, she was granted her power after a car crash and was recruited into the Avengers.


    Smasher 

Smasher

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Alter Ego: Isabel "Izzy" Kane

Notable Aliases: Messenger

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol. 5) #1 (February, 2013)

The newest member of the Avengers and the first human member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.


  • Action Mom: Has a son with Cannonball.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Inverted as she is the Distaff Counterpart legacy of a character based around the Legion of Super-Heroes character, Ultra Boy.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: During the events of the opening story arc of the series Avengers World, She gets better.
  • Eye Beams
  • Flying Brick
  • Legacy Character: She is the fifth character shown to hold the title of Smasher in the Marvel Universe.
    • She's also the granddaughter of a Golden Age hero. Originally Dan Dare but it was in later printings of her origin issue and other stories that was a Retcon to a Marvel Golden Age hero, Dan Kane, known as Captain Terror.
  • The Nth Doctor: Despite being the 5th named character, Izzy's origin shows that at any given time there are 1000s different 'subguardians' active at anytime working toward eventually taking over a 'Superguardian' title (such as Smasher) and join the main branch of the Imperial Guard.
  • Token Human: She's currently the only human on the Shi'ar's Imperial Guard.

    Hyperion 

Hyperion

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Alter Ego: Marcus "Marc" Milton

Notable Aliases: Sun-God, Caretaker, Father, Hype, The Sun

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers Vol 5. #1 (2012)

An incarnation of Hyperion from Earth-13034, he was brought into Earth-616 when he was saved from his dying universe by A.I.M., who intended to use him for their atypical generic evil plots. It is revealed in his origin issue that this Hyperion's Earth was destroyed by a universal incursion, a problem that the Illuminati where dealing with in New Avengers. Hyperion was liberated by the Avengers and afterwards was offered to become a member of the team. Hyperion accepted the Avengers' offer to join their ranks and subsequently joined the team to battle the Garden.


  • Alternate Company Equivalent: For Superman.
  • Alternate Self: He's a different version of Hyperion from the one the team has previously encountered. He had his own version of the Squadron Supreme, but they all died when his universe was destroyed.
  • Badass Beard: Grows one during the Time Skip in Avengers and New Avengers.
  • Badass in Distress: After his universe was destroyed, he was captured by AIM, until Cap, Thor and Iron Man rescued him.
  • Bash Brothers: Forms this sort of relationship with Thor.
  • Eye Beams
  • Eye Scream: On the receiving end from a Beyonder.
  • Flying Brick
  • Innocently Insensitive: He's not too good with regular people, as demonstrated when he attempted to calm a police officer, and just sounded weird.
  • Killed Off for Real: Apparently, in Time Runs Out. He appears to have gotten better after Secret Wars (2015).
  • Knight Templar: Has shades of it.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He's a Superman Expy. It's a given. One supervillain tries to shoot him with a ray-gun capable of melting almost anything. Hyperion isn't even singed. Then he tries a sonic cannon. Doesn't do a thing. Then a last-ditch missile. His cape gets torn, but that's it.
  • Papa Wolf: He's very protective of the zebra-children that live in the Savage Land. And children in general. When the Melter kidnaps a little boy, he's incredibly pissed.
  • Sole Survivor: Of not only his original home world but of his entire home universe.
  • Super Strength
  • Void Between the Worlds: Where AIM found him After the destruction of his home universe.
  • Warrior Therapist: During a Hyperion focused issue he literally talks a child kidnapper armed with a Death Ray down instead of throwing a single punch.

    Rogue 

Rogue

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Alter Ego: Anna Marie

Notable Aliases: Anna Marie LeBeau, Anna Raven

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad (field leader)

First Appearance: Avengers Annual #10 (October, 1981)

The adopted daughter of Mystique, Rogue was once a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Now reformed, Rogue has become a veteran member of the X-Men.


See Rogue

    Sunfire 

Sunfire

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Alter Ego: Shiro Yoshida

Notable Aliases: Famine

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: X-Men #64 (January, 1970)

Sunfire is a Japan mutant who converts solar radiation into plasma. After getting possessed by Apocalypse, he was stripped of his glory . He later served as a member in Uncanny Avengers.


    Doombot 

Doombot

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Notable Aliases: Doctor Doom, Doom, Doomguy, "His Righteous Majesty von Doom! First of his Name! Rightful Lord of Earth!" (incomplete full title), Tin Man, Victor von Doom

Team Affiliations: Avengers A.I.

First Appearance: Age of Ultron #10A.I

A robot with the personality of Doctor Doom programmed to attack New York City during Civil War, he was defeated by the Avengers and kept in Hank Pym's lab. In the aftermath of Age of Ultron, he was given the chance to redeem himself.


    Victor Mancha 

Victor Mancha

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Alter Ego: Victor Mancha

Notable Aliases: Victorious, Kid Ultron, Victron, Kid Justice

Team Affiliations: Avengers A.I.

First Appearance: Runaways (Vol. 2) #1 (April, 2005)

Victor is a cyborg created by the villain Ultron and a member of the Runaways. He was also part of Avengers A.I. team.


    Abyss 

Abyss

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Alter Ego: Abyss

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol. 5) #1 (2012)

A member of The Garden and an avatar of creation, Abyss is an enemy of the Avengers. She plans to recreate Earth in a new vision and possesses the power of mind manipulation. She was ordered by Captain Universe to join the Avengers.


    Ex Nihilo 

Ex Nihilo

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Alter Ego: Ex Nihilo

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol. 5) #1 (February, 2013)

A member of The Garden, Ex Nihilo is an avatar of creation and a former enemy of the Avengers. He plans to terraform worlds, including Earth, and create his own species to populate them. He and Abyss were ordered to join the Avengers by Captain Universe.


  • Affably Evil
  • Brother–Sister Team: With Abyss.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Of the cosmic type, he and his sister Abyss have been traveling from world to world evolving species that they deemed worthy of evolution. But he's not evil, per se. Just misguided. Once Captain Universe tells him to stop destroying worlds, he agrees.
  • Eye Beams: Fires one from the third eye on his forehead.
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Alongside Abyss and the rest of the Ex Nihilii, turning a Beyonder into a tree.
  • Hostile Terraforming: Attempts to do this to the Earth, drawing the attention of the Avengers.
  • Horned Humanoid: Sports two large uneven horns.
  • Jumped at the Call: After being informed that Captain Universe wanted him to join the team, Captain America asked if he had it in him to be an Avenger, he drew a line through the omega on his chest turning it into an A.
  • Large Ham: He's very jovial and bombastic, and almost never seen without a smile on his face.
  • Meaningful Name: His name in Latin means out of nothing.
  • Power Up Full Color Change: Changes from gold to black when using his powers offensively or enraged.
  • Third Eye: Has another eye on his forehead.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Aleph, his father-figures, exists to destroy planets that the Builders no longer consider worthy. Ex Nihilo's attempt to terraform Earth was a last ditch effort to avoid doing this.

    Nightmask 

Nightmask

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Alter Ego: Adam Blackveil

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol. 5) #3 (March, 2013) note ; Avengers (Vol. 5) #6 (April, 2013) note 

An artificial human created by Ex Nihilo who was endowed with cosmic powers by the White Event.


  • Artificial Human: He was created on Mars by Ex Nihilo to be the new Adam to the new race of humans that would come to inherit the earth.
  • Harbinger of Impending Doom: After his birth he tries to warn everyone of the approaching White Event, unfortunately for him no one could understand a single word that he was saying.
  • Merlin Sickness: As of the eight month time jump he's aging in reverse, looking more like a teenager than the full grown adult he was when he was born on Mars. This is because he's part of a universal system that's broken, meaning he de-ages every time he uses his powers. It eventually kills him, though he eventually gets better.
  • Power Tattoo: The glowing crescent moon glyph on his forehead.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: A fact which gets lampshaded on occasion.
  • Those Two Guys: Ends up in this dynamic with Star Brand once they meet.
  • The Unintelligible: He spoke only in builder code, at least until Captain Universe gave him the ability to speak English.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Most of the time he doesn't wear a shirt.

    Starbrand 

Starbrand

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Alter Ego: Kevin Connor

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers Vol 5 #7 (May, 2013)

A young man who receives the Star Brand and winds up with more power than he knows what to do with.


  • Artifact of Doom: The Star Brand, which gives it's wielder the power enough to destroy a world.
  • Death by Origin Story: Inadvertently caused the deaths of everyone in his college when he received the Star Brand.
  • Flying Brick: The Star Brand effectively turns him into one of these, though one powerful enough to defend an entire planet.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: His early use of the Star Brand resulted in a lot of trouble.
  • Legacy Character: Kinda-sorta. The Star Brand's been around since The New Universe and caused a lot of trouble when it showed up in the MU proper 15+ years ago.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The Star Brand is one of the most powerful weapons in existence, and the White Events are designed to confer these powers on beings who are properly suited to use that power. This White Event went wrong, but Kevin seems to be doing fine with the power he's got. Usually.
  • Power Tattoo: The aforementioned Star Brand.
  • Power Up Full Color Change: When he interfaces with the Earth as a last-ditch move, the color of his uniform (which was created by his powers) permanently changes from red to blue.
  • Super Loser: He originally was an adorkable, socially awkward, scrawy dweeb that everyone mostly ignored. After he gets almost unlimited power he's still pretty much an adorkable, socially awkward, scrawy dweeb that everyone mostly ignores.
  • Superpower Lottery: Like you wouldn't believe.
  • Super Senses: After a time, the Star Brand begins to give him these. He can -> See atoms merging.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to punch the Hulk into orbit, and a blow from Mjolnir doesn't even phase him. And that's just when he starts off.
  • Taking You with Me: To a Beyonder. Albeit not willingly.

    Alexis the Protector 

Alexis the Protector

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Alter Ego: Alexis

Notable Aliases: The Protector

Team Affiliations: Avengers A.I.

First Appearance: Age of Ultron #10 (August, 2013)

A highly advanced artificial intelligence from the Diamond, inhabiting the most advanced robot body on Earth.


  • Cain and Abel: Her relationship with Dimitrios could be thought of as such, both were born from the virus that Hank Pym created to destroy Ultron.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her bodysuit is mostly blue.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Has dark skin and blonde hair.
  • Flight
  • Flying Brick: As an artificial being she's much more durable than any human, she also possess super strength and the ability to fly.
  • Hand Blast: Can Fire blast of purple energy from her fists.
  • Identity Amnesia: When she was first found, she had no memory of who or what she was.
  • My Future Self and Me: Has met two future versions of herself that helped her get past the mental blocks placed on her by Dimitrios.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Purple eyes which indicate she's not human.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Compared to most of the other A.I. beings in the diamond Alexis is ancient, being one of the original first six A.I. that evolved from the diamond.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot
  • Seers: Seems to have some type of precognitive ability.
  • Super Strength: Shown lifting a piece of a giant sentinel overhead with one arm.
  • Tangled Family Tree: She's technically one of Pym's artificial grandchildren, since he was the creator of the virus that spawned the diamond and her and the other five original AI. This also makes her and Dimitrios 'cousins' to Vision, Jocasta, and Victor.

    Blade 

Blade

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Alter Ego: Eric Brooks

Notable Aliases: The Daywalker, Frank Blade, Switch Blade, Spider Hero, Ronin

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers

First Appearance: Tomb of Dracula #10 (July, 1973) note ; Mighty Avengers (Vol. 2) #1 (November, 2013) note ; Mighty Avengers (Vol. 2) #4.INH (February, 2014) note 

A human-vampire hybrid with all the strengths but none of the weaknesses of a traditional vampire, Blade has dedicated his life to destroying the occult world of vampires and all who associate with them.


See Blade

    Blue Marvel 

Blue Marvel

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Alter Ego: Adam Bernard Brashear

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers, The Ultimates

First Appearance: Adam: Legends of the Blue Marvel #1 (January, 2009)

When Adam discovered his super-powers, he fashioned a secret identity with which to protect his country, and became Blue Marvel. He served as a hero for years, and was one of the most popular heroes of his time. Adam was pressured by the government to retire, because of how much power he had and for being black. He was forced out of retirement to face his greatest foe and former best friend, Anti-Man.


    Power Man II 

Power Man II

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Alter Ego: Victor Alvarez

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers, Avengers Idea Mechanics

First Appearance: Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1 (November, 2009) note ; Shadowland: Power Man #1 (October, 2010) note 

Victor Alvarez is a young chi wielding hero with a short fuse. After discovering his abilities, he became a self employed Hero for Hire and dubbed himself "Power Man." Following the events of Shadowland, Power Man became an under study of Iron Fist. He later enrolled and graduated from the Avengers Academy.


    White Tiger V 

White Tiger V

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Alter Ego: Ava Ayala

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers, Avengers Idea Mechanics

First Appearance: Avengers Academy #20 (December, 2011)

Ava Ayala is the younger sister of Hector Ayala (the original White Tiger) and the aunt of the former White Tiger (Angela Del Toro). She is an Avengers Academy graduate, and the current wielder of the mystical Jade Tiger Amulet.


    Kaluu 

Kaluu

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Alter Ego: Kaluu

Team Affiliations: Mighty Avengers

First Appearance: Strange Tales #147 (August, 1966)

A powerful black magician and peer of the Ancient One, Kaluu is also a sometimes-ally of Dr. Strange.


    Nova II 

Nova II

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Alter Ego: Samuel "Sam" Alexander

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, (All-New, All-Different) Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Point One #1 (November, 2011) note ; Nova (Vol. 5) #1 (April, 2013) note 

Sam Alexander is a Nova Centurion and a member of the Nova Corps, an intergalactic peacekeeping force. He is also a member of the Avengers and the latest incarnation of Champions.


See Nova

    Brother Voodoo 

Brother Voodoo

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Alter Ego: Jericho Drumm

Notable Aliases: Doctor Voodoo, Sorcerer Supreme, Houngan Supreme, Lord of the Loa, He-Who-Has-Died-Twice, Voodoo Lord; Master of All Reptiles, the Voudoun, and the Spirit World

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: Strange Tales #169 (September, 1973)

Born in Haiti, Jericho Drumm left for America to become a Doctor. One day he received word that his brother was dying because of a Voodoo Curse. He got revenge by learning Voodoo from Papa Jambo. Recently made the new Sorcerer Supreme, he is now known as Doctor Voodoo.


    Sabretooth 

Sabretooth

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Alter Ego: Victor Creed

Team Affiliations: Astonishing Avengers, Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: Iron Fist #14 (August, 1977)

Victor Creed is the feral mutant called Sabretooth. He was a member/subject of the Weapon X Project and is the arch-enemy of Wolverine. Unlike Wolverine, Sabretooth embraces his primal instincts, leaving death in his wake. Due to a spell gone wrong by Scarlet Witch, Sabretooth got inverted and became a more heroic person for a while.


    Pod 

Pod

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Alter Ego: Aikku Jokinen

Notable Aliases: Pod-2, Enigma

Team Affiliations: New Avengers, Avengers Idea Mechanics, American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: Avengers (Vol. 5) #15 (September, 2013)

Aikku Jokinen was bonded to a power suit at an origin site.


  • Battle Couple: With her girlfriend Toni Ho.
  • But Not Too Foreign: A Norwegian born to Finnish parents.
  • The Cameo: She appears in the wedding crowd shot at the end of Empyre.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Pod defeated all of the Avengers single handedly the first time she faced them.
  • Flying Brick
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Pod AI sacrifices itself to save Aikku's life.
  • Powered Armor: Was granted one of these by Ex Nihilo's origin bomb, as she was meant to become the planet's self defense mechanism.
  • The Quiet One: Pod very rarely speaks. Aikku, during her time with Avengers Intelligence Mechanics, tends to speak very little herself, beyond the occasional "okay". It later turns out the reason is because Aikku is not okay.
  • Token Lesbian
  • Void Between the Worlds: How AIM captured her after she defeated the Avengers, they placed her in the empty space where two universes were destroyed.
  • You No Take Candle: English is not her first language, and it shows.

    Validator 

Validator

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Alter Ego: Michaud (first name unknown)

Team Affiliations: New Avengers

First Appearance: Avengers ((Vol. 5)) #9 (April, 2013)

Leader of Omega Flight at one point.


  • Last-Name Basis: Her first name is unknown.
  • Sole Survivor: She's the only survivor of her team that was sent by Department H to investigate the Origin Bomb site in Regina, Canada.

    Thor III 

Thor III

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Alter Ego: Jane Foster

Team Affiliations: (All-New, All-Different) Avengers, The Avengers

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #84 (September, 1962) note ; Thor (Vol. 4) #1 (October, 2014) note 

A nurse who assisted Thor (disguised as Dr. Donald Blake) and eventually fell in love with him. Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer, she took up the mantle of Thor when he was no longer deemed worthy, and eventually became the new Valkyrie.


    Ms. Marvel IV 

Ms. Marvel IV

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Alter Ego: Kamala Khan

Team Affiliations: (All-New, All-Different) Avengers

First Appearance: Captain Marvel #14 (August, 2013) note  / All-New Marvel NOW! Point One #1.NOW (March, 2014) note 

A polymorphic Muslim Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. She becomes the newest holder of the Ms. Marvel identity. She is the Inhuman leader and one of the founding members of the adolescent superhero team the champions.


    Spider-Man II 

Spider-Man II

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Alter Ego: Miles Gonzalo Morales

Notable Aliases: Kid Arachnid, Spy-D, Captain Universe

Team Affiliations: (All-New, All-Different) Avengers

First Appearance: Ultimate Fallout #4 (August, 2011)

Originally created in the Ultimate Universe, this version of Spider-Man is a 16 year old kid named Miles Morales from Brooklyn who takes on the Spider-Man identity after Peter Parker's death. Miles discovers spider powers of his own after he was bitten by a spider 11 months before Peter's death, and uses these powers to be the best superhero he can be. Currently, Miles lives in the main Marvel Universe and is a member of the Champions.


    Deadpool 

Deadpool

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Alter Ego: Wade Winston Wilson

Notable Aliases: Merc with a Mouth, Regenerating Degenerate, Deady-Pool, Jack, Wade T. Wilson, Mithras, Johnny Silvini, Thom Cruz, Hulkpool, Wildcard, Zenpool, Weapon XI

Team Affiliations: Astonishing Avengers (As Zenpool), Avengers Unity Squad, Great Lakes Avengers

First Appearance: The New Mutants #98 (February, 1991)

Wade Wilson is a former test subject of the Weapon X program, where he received his regenerative healing factor through the scientific experiments conducted upon him. Deadpool's powers and personality traits combine to make a wild, mentally unstable, and unpredictable mercenary. Deadpool has been a member of X-Force and the Thunderbolts, and a self-professed member of the X-Men and the Avengers. The "Merc with a Mouth" is infamous for breaking the fourth wall.


    Synapse 

Synapse

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Alter Ego: Emily Guerrero

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: Uncanny Avengers (Vol. 3) #1 (December, 2015)

An original character introduced in the post-Secret Wars run of Uncanny Avengers, Synapse represents Inhumans on the Unity Squad. Her powers allow her to telepathically link the people around her for instant communication, put other people to sleep, and -> See through other living creatures' eyes.


  • Archnemesis Dad: A variant; her grandfather's Terrigenesis drove him insane, and he became the Gaia's Vengeance-themed Well-Intentioned Extremist known as the Shredded Man.
  • Living Lie Detector: Under Cable's tutelage, Synapse realized that she has a synaesthetic reaction to other people's thoughts. When someone is telling the truth, she registers it as smelling like seaweed, while lies smell like strawberries.
  • Only Sane Man: Synapse is not a fan of the Terrigen Clouds and thinks the Inhumans are not doing enough to help stop the problems they cause. In issue #6 of Uncanny Avengers volume 3, she calls out Medusa to her face on the fact that the Shredded Man would never have become so dangerous if the Inhumans hadn't carelessly unleashed the Terrigen Clouds, and advocates the Inhumans burn the Clouds out of the atmosphere before they do any more harm.
  • Telepathy: Distinguished by it being presented less as interacting with minds but more remotely interfacing with animal nervous systems and biology connected to it.
  • Token Minority: She's the only Inhuman member on the team.

    Human Torch 

Human Torch

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Alter Ego: Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm

Notable Aliases: Invisible Man

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

The second most powerful member of the Fantastic Four and the younger brother of Sue Richards. Due to an accident caused by cosmic radiation in space, he can manipulate fire, turn his entire body into it and fly. While Johnny is known for his impetuous and sometimes reckless nature, he is also a loyal friend and fearless hero.


    Songbird 

Songbird

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Alter Ego: Melissa Joan Gold

Notable Aliases: Mimi Schwartz, Screaming Mimi

Team Affiliations: Avengers Idea Mechanics (field leader)

First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One #54 (August, 1979) note ; Incredible Hulk #449 (January, 1997) note 

Songbird is a founding member of the original Thunderbolts. She was formerly known as the super villain Screaming Mimi.


    Squirrel Girl 

Squirrel Girl

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Alter Ego: Doreen Allene Green

Team Affiliations: Avengers Idea Mechanics, New Avengers, American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (December, 1981)

A hero with squirrel-like abilities and features, Squirrel Girl is not always taken seriously, but she has nonetheless defeated many of the Marvel universe's greatest villains. She is a longtime member of the Great Lakes Avengers, and briefly served as a nanny for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.


    Wiccan 

Wiccan

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Alter Ego: William "Billy" Kaplan

Notable Aliases: Asgardian, Demiurge

Team Affiliations: Young Avengers (honorary), Avengers Idea Mechanics, New Avengers (leader)

First Appearance: Young Avengers #1 (April, 2005)

Billy Kaplan, an electrokinetic mutant with magical and reality warping abilities, joined the Young Avengers under the name Asgardian (which was later changed to Wiccan) as part of Vision's fail safe program to ensure the existence of the Avengers team. Wiccan and his teammate/brother Speed are believed to be the reincarnations of the Scarlet Witch's dead twin sons. He is considered a powerful mage, and was revealed to be the Demiurge, a being of great power, destined to one day "rewrite the laws of magic".


See Wiccan

    Hulkling 

Hulkling

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Alter Ego: Dorrek VIII

Notable Aliases: Theodore "Teddy" Altman, Dorrek Supreme, King of Space, Cosmic King

Team Affiliations: Young Avengers (Honorary), Avengers Idea Mechanics, New Avengers

First Appearance: Young Avengers #1 (April, 2005)

Teddy is a half-Kree, half-Skrull alien raised as a human. He took the name Hulkling when he joined the Young Avengers and is also engaged to his teammate Wiccan, son of the Scarlet Witch.


    Cable 

Cable

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Alter Ego: Nathan Christopher Charles Summers

Notable Aliases: Nathan Winters, Nathan Dayspring, Askani'son, Soldier X, Chosen One, Traveler

Team Affiliations: Avengers Unity Squad

First Appearance: The Uncanny X-Men #201 (January, 1986) note ; The New Mutants #87 (March, 1990) note 

The once-mysterious Cable (a.k.a. Nathan Summers) is Cyclops' time-traveling son who was infected with the deadly techno-organic virus during his infancy, which he keeps at bay using his advanced psionic powers. At one time a founding member and leader of the militant team called X-Force, previously known as the New Mutants, Cable takes the aimless youths under his wing and whips them into fighting shape in order to prepare them for future threats.


See Cable

    The Wasp III 

The Wasp III

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Alter Ego: Nadia van Dyne

Notable Aliases: Nadia Pym

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day (Vol. 2016) #Civil War II (May, 2016)

Daughter of Hank Pym and his first wife, Maria Trovaya. After escaping from the Red Room, she decided to use the alias of the Wasp.


    Captain America 20XX 

Captain America 20XX

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Alter Ego: Danielle "Dani" Cage

Team Affiliations: American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: The Pulse #13 (March, 2006) note ; Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 (April, 2015) note 

The daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones named after Daniel Rand.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: A mixed-race woman as Captain America.
  • Catchphrase: Likes to remind people that she "is the shield".
  • Exty Years from Now: 20XX, where the double xs standing for around twenty to thirty years from "now".
  • For Want of a Nail: As she reveals in US Avengers, her timeline's already split from the main one, back in Civil War II.
  • Future Badass: It doesn't really get more badass than becoming Captain America when you grow up.
  • Hero of Another Story: As the leader of an Avengers squad in her own time, Dani's had some adventures to her name, including team-ups with multiple versions of herself, and witnessing the death of Doctor Doom.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Personality wise, she's nothing like her parents, having none of Luke's bellicosity or Jessica's truck worth of issues (or her potty-mouth).
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Captain America, remember? It's slightly more advanced than Steve's, coming with a thought-controlled projector, though she can also go traditional.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She's inherited her father's nigh-unbreakable skin.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps

    Iron Patriot II 

Iron Patriot II

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Alter Ego: Dr. Toni Ho

Notable Aliases: Hekate-4, Rescue

Team Affiliations: Avengers Ideas Mechanics, American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: New Avengers (Vol. 4) #1 (December, 2015) note ; U.S.Avengers Vol. 1 #1 (March, 2017) note 

The daughter of Ho Yinsen, Toni Ho worked as the director of engineering of Avengers Ideas Mechanics before taking up the role of the new Iron Patriot in American Intelligence Mechanics.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: As the new Iron Patriot, an Asian lesbian.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Just like her dad.
  • Battle Couple: With Aikku Jokinen, a.k.a. Enigma.
  • The Cameo: Like Aikku above, she appears in the wedding crowd shot at the end of Empyre.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Capable of building a device to prevent Roberto Da Costa's powers from killing him using just some materials she found in the holding center they are trapped in. Like father like daughter.
  • Legacy Character: First she became the second Rescue, and later she became the third Iron Patriot.
  • Mini-Mecha: Toni's Hulkbuster-esque heavy weapons Iron Patriot armor is quite big —roughly the size of Red Hulk— but not gigantic.
  • Powered Armor: Her main focus. She starts with a custom built Rescue armor, but then graduates to the Iron Patriot.
  • Rescue Romance: Pun aside, she fell in love with Aikku, and vice versa, while trying to figure out how to get her out of the Pod armored suit.
  • Technical Pacifist: Toni hates using violence and even admits that she doesn't know how to build a gun. Thus, her Iron Patriot armor is designed to use force fields to fight. Though as New Avengers shows, piss her off enough, and those forcefields can cut off a person's head. As the series goes on, Aikku points out the "technical" is becoming more and more suspect, and that those weapons Toni's developing sure look a hell of a lot like guns. Aikku has to actually correct her usage of "nonlethal" to "less-than-lethal". It's heavily implied, if not outright stated, that her reasons for this insistence is to distance herself from Tony Stark.
  • Technological Pacifist: Allegedly, she's this. However, her use of her shields is clearly that of a weapon, not to mention her variety of other weapons like concussive shots.
  • Teen Genius: Has three simultaneous doctorates at Caltech by the age of twenty.
  • Twofer Token Minority: An Asian lesbian.
  • Workaholic: According to Aikku, she eats only once a day, twice if Aikku insists, and is nearly constantly focusing on improving her armor to the point of decreased emphasis on limiting lethality. Before that, her work focus was on saving Aikku from the Pod armor.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dyed purple hair. Her natural hair is black.

    Red Hulk II 

Red Hulk II

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Alter Ego: Robert L. Maverick

Notable Aliases: "Tom Selleck Hulk," "Diet Rulk", Iron Hulk

Team Affiliations: American Intelligence Mechanics

First Appearance: Avengers Vol. 6 #0 (December, 2015) note ; U.S.Avengers #1 (March, 2017) note 

After the events of Civil War 2 and the alliance formed between A.I.M and the U.S.A. goverment, he is the new Red Hulk for the U.S.Avengers.


    Ghost Rider V 

Ghost Rider V

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Alter Ego: Roberto "Robbie" Reyes

Notable Aliases: Skeleton Driver, Robot Racer, La Leyenda, The Hellcharger

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: All-New Ghost Rider #1 (March, 2014)

A talented young mechanic with a penchant for anything with an engine and electronic music, but above all else he loves his little brother Gabe. When his plan to get Gabe out of East L.A. goes fatally awry, he is resurrected by the Spirit of Eli Morrow into the supernatural being, the All-New Ghost Rider!



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