Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers

Go To

Some spoilers are unmarked!

    open/close all folders 

The Avengers

    The Avengers 

The Avengers

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/avengers_2.png

Iron Man: Together, we can avenge the wrongs caused by all these villains.

After banding together through the threat caused by the massive breakout at each of the world's four super-villain prisons and to take down Graviton, five heroes decided that they would do better as a team together rather than individually and formed the Avengers. Originally, the team consists of Iron Man, The Mighty Thor, Ant-Man, The Wasp, and the Incredible Hulk, with Captain America, the Black Panther, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, The Vision, and a host of other heroes ready to join them.


  • Avengers, Assemble!: The Trope Namer.
  • Badass Crew: They are called "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" for a reason.
  • Badass Normal: Hawkeye and Black Panther.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Each member of the team has one.
    • Pulled by Black Panther, saving Captain America from Baron Zemo. Cap returns the favor in "Panther Quest".
    • Played with in "Masters of Evil". At first, it looks like Black Panther and Hawkeye have failed to rescue the other Avengers, until they reveal they were just buying Ant Man some time to get some stuff from his lab. Then, he gets a Big Damn Heroes moment.
    • Wasp in "Come the Conqueror" against the scarabs. She found bigger stingers.
    • Hulk's entrance into the battle against Graviton, and again in the Avengers first fight against Ultron.
    • Iron Man gets a quite impressive one in "A Day Unlike Any Other". Loki has defeated the rest of the team and Iron Man comes crashing down through the roof in new armor made of Uru metal.
    • Thor does an epic one during the climax of the Skrull invasion.
  • Catchphrase: "AVENGERS ASSEMBLE"!
  • Dwindling Party: They suffer this during season 2. At the start of the season, Thor stayed behind in Asgard and Hank quit the team, then Black Panther, Iron Man and Ms. Marvel leave the team due to paranoia of the Skrulls. Hulk is later taken into custody after the Skull that replaced Captain America manipulates him into giving himself up. All of them eventually return to the team, though some rejoin much later than others.
  • Five-Man Band: The initial lineup of the group.
  • Hulk Out: Most of them are infected by The Leader's machine in the two part episode "Gamma World." The only members who are never affected by it are Thor, Hulk, and Hawkeye.
  • Living Legend: They become famous around the world shortly after they form their team, and are still known even in the 31st century. This goes double for Captain America, who was already famous as a Super Soldier WWII veteran thought to be dead, until the Avengers found him and revived him. This eventually extends to beyond the world, where they get hailed as the greatest heroes in the Nine Realms.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: They started out as this, originally just five heroes of complexity different backgrounds that decided to work together out of the blue. Hulk quit the team shortly after they formed and Hank didn't even think they would last. They slowly begin to connect with each other and see each other as family over the season.
  • Super Hero Speciation:
  • Token Girl: Wasp holds this role, and ends up sharing it with Ms. Marvel in season 2.
  • The Team: They are a group of superheroes.
Advertisement:

The Founding Members

     Iron Man 

Iron Man/Anthony "Tony" Stark

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Iron-Man_EMH_3046.png

Voiced by: Eric Loomis
First appearance: "Iron Man is Born!" (Micro-Episode: "Iron Man is Born!")
Member since: "Breakout, Part 2"

"Give your master a message for me. Buyer beware. You steal my tech, you answer to me."

The super hero identity of Tony Stark. As with the most versions, Tony is a former weapons manufacturer who became a superhero after a crippling incident that both damaged his heart and led to his becoming "The Invincible Iron Man." After the break out at the various super-villain prisons, he urges the collected heroes to join forces as The Avengers, providing them with their headquarters as well as leading the team itself.


  • Anti-Hero: His poor communication skills affect both his image and his leadership skills.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Spends a lot of time mocking others for not being as tech loving as he is.
    • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Has some of the best 21st-century technology in the world. Unfortunately he's quite often up against aliens, parallel-universe types, invaders from the future...
  • The Atoner: Just like the MCU version, Tony wants to make up for his past actions as a weapons manufacturer. However, his lack of people skills sometimes gets in the way.
  • Badass Normal: Tony has no superpowers, but he uses super tech that he built himself.
    • Badass Bookworm: As with most versions of the character, he is a very intelligent superhero.
  • Berserk Button: He does not appreciate people stealing his technology, especially when that technology is used to create deadly weapons.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The Enchantress' spell in "Powerless!" traps Tony in his Mark I armor and weakens his technical knowledge.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is usually the first one to get hit and the one to get hit the most.
  • The Casanova: No surprise, though it doesn't get implied that heavily until season 2.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: His design borrows some of Robert Downey Jr.'s appearance and even sounds like him. Although as it turns out, his voice actor Eric Loomis actually sounds like that in real life.
  • Dating Catwoman: "Alone Against AIM" ends with Tony asking Maria Hill if their conflicting beliefs about superhero registration ruin their chances of going out for dinner together.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very sharp wit and sarcastic sense of humor, as always.
    Tony: Wow, they don't make bad guys the way they used to.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The guy who actually came up with the plan to portal Galactus to the negative zone, and then blows him into it alongside Thor.
  • The Dreaded: In "Infiltration", Queen Veranke calls him dangerous while pegging him as the one person who could have derailed the Skrull invasion had they not fed him false leads.
  • Expressive Mask: The eyes on his mask move with his expressions; which is odd, considering it's made of a piece of metal.
  • Face of a Thug: For one of the least jerkish Tony Starks outside of the comics, he's a remarkably sinister-looking guy through being an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette with sharp facial features, eyes pale enough that they’re almost yellow, and Creepy Shadowed Undereyes. This seems especially true during the Micro-Episodes.
  • Fricking Laser Beams: He tends to use these a lot whenever he is fighting villains.
  • Hypocrite: Tony's pretty big on stating that weapons never solve anything, but what does he call that suit of armor he's wearing? But then, it's tradition for him to act as if he's above it all.
    • He also added various weapons to the team's jet.
    • He was also the one that modified Ant-Man's design and filled Ultron with guns. Ant-Man had only put in a couple of security measures, not a whole arsenal.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Not only does Iron Man wear red and gold armor, but Tony's civilian outfit includes a red shirt. He also dons a red helmet for boxing practice, and once even wore a red bathrobe.
  • The Leader: He was the leader of the team until he quit in "Who Do You Trust?" due to being unable to trust anyone on the team anymore with the threat of anyone of them being a Skrull.
  • Never Live It Down: As shown in "Everything is Wonderful", even when he's trying to help someone, everyone assumes the worst and think he's being a jerk. He bought Simon's company to save it and to work with him, but everyone just thought he was being greedy. This is an in universe example, however, in that it shows Tony has a ways to go before he can make up for his past as a weapons dealer.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: One of the tie-in comics had Tony demonstrate the ability to force his gauntlets onto an enemy's hands. This proved useful because his gauntlets only respond to his commands, so if someone else wore them, he or she lose control of their hands.
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Averted. Tony has several versions of his Powered Armor in storage, which he can remotely activate if his suit becomes too damaged.
    • This has both worked against Tony (Ultron turning his old suits against the Avengers) and made for some Big Damn Heroes moments (his first suit's lack of computers making it effective against same villain's Technopathy).
  • Not Good with People: As Ant Man said, if Tony could be just a little more sensitive with people, he might have avoided a Poor Communication Kills with Simon. So while his intentions are good, he still sometimes comes off as a jerk.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Had he properly explained to Simon why he bought out his company, Simon would not have become Wonder Man in the first place.
  • Powered Armor: His trademark Iron Man armor(s), as always.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the red to Captain America's blue.
  • Role Reprisal: From the Iron Man 2 tie-in video game.
  • The Smart Guy: Tony is brilliant when it comes to technology.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season 1, his fighting style is simply reliant on blasting or tackling enemies as Cap says. However, in the final fight against Kang, his combat skills have greatly improved whereby he's able to work in tandem with Cap in a hand-to-hand fight against Kang.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Captain America criticizes him for typically either tackling things or blasting them.
  • Wave Motion Gun: His ultimate attack appears to be the Uni-Beam, a massive laser beam fired directly out of the arc reactor in his chest.
  • The Worf Effect: The poor guy just can not win a fight. It gets particularly bad when he shows up in specialized armors, supposedly beefed up to fight a specific opponent - his Hulkbuster armor goes down without even getting in a hit on the Hulk. However, his Thorbuster armor fared the best out of all the Avengers besides Thor against an Odinforce-powered Loki.
  • Worthy Opponent: He's one to Loki of all people when he fights him in a Thorbuster armor.

     Thor 

Thor Odinson

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Thor_EMH_5009.png

First appearance: "Thor the Mighty!" (Micro-Episode: "Thor the Mighty!")
Member since: "Breakout, Part 2"

"Here, I can make a difference. In Asgard, the endless cycle of fighting, it is meaningless! On Earth, everything matters! I'm needed here, Balder."

The Norse god of Thunder. Thor has grown tired of the endless wars of Asgard, and believes that by acting as a hero on Earth, he can make more of a difference. This creates a conflict, in that his fellow gods desire for him to return to Asgard so that he may help defend it whilst their father, Odin, sleeps to replenish his powers.


  • Adorkable: It is mostly whenever he interacts with Jane Foster.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: This is best shown with Beta Ray Bill against Surtur.
  • Badass Boast: Delivers an epic one to Galactus.
  • Badass Cape: Whenever outside, expect it to be flowing in the wind; let alone when he's flying.
  • Battlecry: "For Asgard" or "For Midgard!"
  • Betty and Veronica: Both sweet, quiet, reliable Jane Foster and dangerous, sexy, manipulative Amora the Enchantress are infatuated with him. Subverted by the fact he always rejects Amora.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Especially in Season 2. Most notably in the climax of the Skrull invasion.
  • The Big Guy: A shared role with the Hulk.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Thor is not above having a bit of fun in a fight, though he's not an out-and-out Blood Knight.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The Enchantress' spell in "Powerless!" turned Thor into a mortal, until a lesson in humility restored his godhood (as well as Tony's and Steve's special abilities).
  • Chick Magnet: Jane Foster, Enchantress, and probably Sif too if the comics are anything to go by.
  • Cain and Abel: He is the Abel to Loki’s Cain, as always.
  • Character Development: Despite an initial impression of Science Is Bad, after an event involving the Casket of Ancient Winters, Thor gets a grudging respect for technology and asks Iron Man to build a device to send him back to Asgard.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He managed to disable the Kree Supreme Intelligence for long enough for Vision and Captain Marvel to save the day. He also does this to Galactus, essentially being the only one strong enough to consistently hold his own.
  • Disney Death: In "Ultron-5", he seemingly gets disintegrated by Ultron's mouth beam. It turns out that Amora the Enchantress just took him to a different realm.
  • Drop the Hammer: Mjölnir.
  • Flying Brick: Has Flight, Super Strength, Nigh-Invulnerability, and Weather Manipulation/Shock and Awe.
  • Large Ham: He shouts boasts whenever in combat and is usually the loudest member of the team.
  • Leitmotif: Whenever he appears in the sky swinging his hammer and creating lightning, epic music will start to play.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He can fly to into space in very little time, is almost as strong as the Hulk, and has survived a blast that would level a city.
  • Love at First Sight: He seems to be very interested by Jane Foster from the moment he sees her.
  • Magic Knight: He is quite capable at hand to hand combat, holding his own against the entire Masters of Evil until he was separated from Mjolnir. He also can shoot lightning, control the weather, and create portals to other realms.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Thor can easily survive being near the sun without a force-field and apparently his costume can as well.
  • No-Sell: Thor is notably unaffected by certain things such as radiation and specific chemicals like the Red Skull's Dust of Death. How he does this isn't really explained though he claims it's because of Asgardian immunity to science.
  • Not So Stoic: In the first episode, Thor had a second casual meeting with Jane. But she asked: "Hey! Have you been following me?". His face says it all... who says a powerful Norse God can not fall in love?
  • One-Man Army: He managed to single-handedly beat the Kree Army, despite Mar-Vell's claims of them being the strongest military force in the universe. He also managed to take out several Kree sentries along the way, which is impressive considering the Avengers had trouble with one the previous season.
  • Put on a Bus: Season 2 reveals he's staying in Asgard for the time being, probably because his departure last time was what allowed Loki to take over and to fix the mess Loki made. He returns during the last episode of the Skrulls' arc.
  • Science Is Bad: Thor has this opinion. Iron Man tends to gloat when it's magic that is causing the world-ending apocalypse this time. He does grow out of it towards the end of Season 1.
  • Shock and Awe: Thor is not called the Thunderer for nothing.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: The costume that he wore during the first season (along with his first appearance in the second season) shows off his muscular arms.
  • Super Hero Gods: One of the biggest examples out there.
  • Superpower Lottery: Out of the whole team, he has the largest powerset.
    • Nigh Invulnerable: He gets knocked around, but rarely is he hurt by anything.
    • Shock and Awe: He's the God of Thunder for a reason.
    • Super Speed: He can fly incredibly fast, reaching orbit in mere seconds.
    • Super Strength: He's shown lifting and holding immensely heavy objects like the Avengers Quinjet and Manhattan(albeit briefly and only slowing its descent). Pretty much the only being that can outright surpass him here is the Hulk.
    • Weather Manipulation: God of Thunder after all.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was very much a badass to begin with, but he occasionally suffered from The Worf Effect. In Season 2, he's very clearly the strongest member of the team.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With The Hulk. The two bicker, argue, and fight constantly. However, when push comes to shove, the two will go out of their way to help one another. When Hulk believed Thor dead, he tore Ultron apart.
  • The Worf Effect: He had the tendency of getting hit with this in Season 1. This is very much averted in Season 2 in which he's clearly the strongest member, so much so that when the Skrulls landed in Wakanda to attempt to trick Ms. Marvel and steal Wakanda's vibranium, they included that Thor lasted the longest and was treated as the most dangerous member.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Though he has no problems in letting anyone else do it.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: He appears to be doing this in "Live Kree Or Die". This later gets an epic subversion when he arrives and beats up the Intelligence, having defeated the vast majority of the ground military present at the time.

    Hulk 

The Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hulk_EMH_4084.png

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (Hulk), Gabriel Mann (Bruce Banner)
First appearance: "Hulk Vs. The World" (Micro-Episode: "The Coming of the Hulk")
Member since: "Breakout, Part 2"

Banner: "You could make a difference. You could save Thor, just like you saved Samson, in the Cube."
Hulk: "Funny. I don't remember Thor coming to save me."
Banner: "If you help, it'll help us. If you stand by other heroes... if you save lives, people will begin to see that the Hulk isn't a monster. That you can be a force for good!"

Hulk: "Everything you said was true. I am a monster..."
Banner: "That's only true if you let it be. Walk away now, and it will be."

Mutated by exposure to Gamma Radiation, Bruce Banner developed an alternate personality that manifested as the rampaging monster known as The Hulk. However, Banner and Hulk have made peace with one another, and are set on proving their worth to the world while also seeking to undo the damage done by other beings harmed by gamma radiation.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: This is one of the most intelligent versions of the Hulk to ever appear outside of the comics. He always speaks grammatically correct sentences, and on occasion can make scientific conclusions. This happens to be Truer to the Text since depending on the personality, the Hulk can actually be quite intelligent.
  • The Atoner: Hulk is out to make up for the damage that he has caused as well as prove to the world he's not someone to be feared.
  • Bash Brothers: He can be this with the Thing if they're not too busy to fighting each other instead. Can also be this with Thor or with Hawkeye.
  • Berserk Button: Although the Hulk is already perpetually angry, nothing gets him riled up like implying he's not the strongest of them all.
  • Big Eater: He is repeatedly shown eating entire chickens.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He pulls this off in the episode "Gamma World, Part 2" with Hawkeye. When the rest of the team is incapacitated by the gamma rays, he and Hawkeye are the ones who take the Leader down.
  • The Big Guy: He shares this role with Thor.
  • Blood Knight: He sure loves to fight.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Hulk not only loves fighting, but finds his own ways to enjoy himself during it, be it a Body-Count Competition or trolling his teammates (mostly Hawkeye).
    Antman: There's nothing fun about fighting.
    Hulk: Then you're doing it wrong.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: His fights with the Thing could be seen as this.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Hulk gets arrested for Red Hulk's crimes in "Nightmare in Red". He becomes pardoned in "The Deadliest Man Alive", but steps down from his full-time membership. After that, he doesn't appear again until he comes Back for the Finale.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He is shown to have a dry wit sometimes.
    ”Hulk smash rock, Einstein.”
  • Determinator: Trying to crush him with gravity, mind control him, and re-entry from the earth's atmosphere just makes him want to smash you more.
  • The Dreaded: Just walking around as the Hulk—not smashing, not yelling, just walking—is enough to cause screaming crowds and at least one car accident.
  • Genius Bruiser: Even as the Hulk, he can determine at a glance if a particular kind of radiation is cosmic in nature.
    • He's also this relative to most other versions of the character. Unlike most other portrayals, this version of the Hulk, while temperamental, is of average intelligence and usually speaks normally.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He can be very rude at times, but always does the right thing in the end.
  • Headbutting Heroes: With Thor in the second episode. However, they managed to bury the hatchet at the end of the Gamma World arc, with Thor being the one to convince Hulk to rejoin the Avengers.
  • Hulking Out: The Trope Namer and Trope Codifier.
  • Hulk Speak: For the first time in a while, averted. Though he uses this at times when especially angry, the Hulk is capable of speaking in full sentences most of the time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hulk is not the nicest person to be around, but he does the right thing when his friends are counting on him.
  • The Juggernaut: No matter how much Graviton tried to pin him down, Hulk wouldn't stop coming.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Hawkeye claims that only Hulk is an Avenger, Banner isn't. According to him, "saying Banner is an Avenger is like saying [his] bow is an Avenger".
  • One-Man Army: Hulk could take on an army by himself, as always. He's also the only one(barring Thor for a few brief moments) who could actively give Graviton any trouble on his own.
  • People Puppets: Enchantress used this to tear the Avengers apart, but it came at her own risk. He held a grudge against her for that ever since.
    NO ONE. CONTROLS THE HULK!!!
  • Psychotic Smirk: Whenever the Hulk smiles in the midst of battle, any goons nearby would be wise to flee all the faster.
  • Role Reprisal: In addition to the Hulk once again being voiced by Fred Tatasciore, Gabriel Mann first voiced Bruce Banner in Wolverine and the X-Men.
  • The Smart Guy: He is this as Banner anyway. Although, the Hulk is shown to be intelligent as well.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: A rare consensual one. Hulk and Banner make a deal that Hulk works to be a hero if he gets to stay as Hulk all the time, although Banner gets to come out once a month.
    • In case you were wondering, he goes fishing.
  • Super Strength: He's the Hulk after all.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: This is unsurprisingly given his entire physiology is based on rage. He's often at odds with several of his teammates, especially Thor.
  • Unstoppable Rage: This is part and parcel of his powers.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He is this with Thor. Although after Hawkeye joins, this trope is in full effect (the fact that Hawkeye and Black Widow took him down after General Ross weakened him may be a reason why). With the former, Hulk frequently argues with and calls him "Goldilocks", but he shouts "This is for Thor!" at Ultron after he seems to have killed him. With Hawkeye, the two share a couple of laughs as Tony Stark loses to Steve in a boxing match. Hulk, Thor, and Hawkeye also have a Body-Count Competition while fending off Kang's invasion of New York.
    • There seems to be shades of this between Hulk and Thing as well, with double emphasis on the "vitriolic."
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Hulk has had a bitter time before the show started, which is the reason he spent so much time as a rampaging monster.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He attempts this several times on the Enchantress. Good thing for her, she has a bodyguard and can teleport.

    Ant-Man/Giant Man/Yellowjacket 

Ant-Man I/ Giant Man I/ Yellowjacket/ Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ant_Man_EMH_5777.png
Click here to see Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym as Giant Man 
Click here to see Dr. Henry Pym as Yellowjacket 

Voiced by: Wally Wingert
First appearance: "The Man in the Ant Hill" (Micro-Episode: "The Man in the Ant Hill")
Member since: "Breakout, Part 2"

"I agreed to work with SHIELD to help people like Whirlwind, not to do more fighting."

"Jan, where did you go? I just replicated an ant chromosome! It's amazing!"

A scientist who developed both the ability to shrink or grow larger, as well as communicate with insects, Hank Pym has also developed numerous advances in a variety of fields. He's just as interested in rehabilitating the villains the Avengers battle as he is in stopping them, believing that many of their enemies are sick people in need of help.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: Downplayed, but he certainly has the tendencies. This is more pronounced during his Sanity Slippage, where it's obvious that he has become so engrossed in his work that health and hygiene have both taken a back seat.
  • Adaptational Badass: Ant-Man has been considered something of a joke in the comics for a while now. This Ant-Man is very much a capable scientist and superhero from the get-go. In addition, Hank (especially when he is either Ant-Man, Giant-Man, or Yellowjacket) is portrayed as being much more powerful and effective to the Avengers than his Earth-616 counterpart has ever been (that is until Hank had created Ultron and you know how that situation turned out).
  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the comics, Hank Pym has blonde hair. In this adaptation, however, his hair is more dirty blonde to light brown rather than straight up blonde (probably to help him stand out against the very blonde Thor, Hawkeye, and Captain America when masks come off).
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In addition to undergoing Adaptational Personality Change, This Hank is portrayed as being a charming and cheerful scientist and super hero who is a pacifist that is interested in rehabilitating the villains the Avengers battle as he is in stopping them and believes that many of their enemies are sick people in need of help. Meanwhile in the comics, Hank is not a pacifist, nor is he a nice person sometimes. Also, whilst comic Hank spent many, many years being unable to shake off the stigma of that one time he accidentally slapped Janet, nothing like that ever happens in this cartoon.
    • His Yellowjacket persona, in the comics, actually did slaughter villains in cold blood and launched an insane plan for publicity using a giant robot that only he knew how to stop, which would've risked the lives of the entire team and countless civilians in the process. Here, his Yellowjacket identity is a true antihero, simply teleporting the villains to a miniture prison instead of killing them and never had any such plan that would risk so much destruction. He even rejoins the team and helps stop a bomb.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the comics, Hank was portrayed as being emotionally stunted and depressed. In this adaptation, Hank is portrayed a relatively charming and cheerful individual. However, despite his more open personality, he still feels heavy guilt and conflict from both the creation and disaster of Ultron and the actions he has taken as an avenger, leading him to leave the team over Wasp's strong objections.
  • Admiring the Abomination: He tends to find various supervillains extremely interesting.
  • Adorkable: He struggles to talk to girls, particularly Jan, and gets really excited by science.
  • Advertised Extra / Covers Always Lie:
    • The cover of Disney's fifth DVD shows Hank with the rest of the team in his Ant-Man costume. Despite the fact that only one of the DVD's 13 episodes includes him and he never dresses as Ant-Man in it (see That Man Is Dead below).
    • To date, none of the DVD or Blu-Ray covers in America, Canada, the UK, or Australia show Hank as Yellowjacket. Those that bother to show Hank at all use pictures of Ant-Man instead.
  • Agent Scully: When the Sentry 459 landed on Earth, he refused to believe it was aliens until it was clear. As a good scientist, he does not jump to conclusions.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: One review of the 2015 Ant-Man movie, when comparing different incarnations of Hank Pym, called this version, "...a frustrated pacifist that is so obsessed with his work and unable to communicate on an emotional level that he may very well land on the autism spectrum." When one EMH fan shared this observation with Chris Yost via Twitter, Yost admitted, "That's pretty accurate".
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Pym becomes one to himself in his Yellowjacket persona
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Hank tends to get distracted by his work and feats of scientific engineering. Even when said feats are trying to kill him.
  • Badass Bookworm: Hank would much rather be studying, but that doesn't mean he's not a highly capable superhero. After he becomes Yellowjacket, he takes a small level in dumbass and acts less rational.
  • Battle Couple: He tends to fight evil villains alongside his girlfriend Jan and the rest of the Avengers.
  • The Beastmaster: When using his helmet, he can command insects to do his bidding.
  • Berserk Button: He becomes very upset if anyone tries to harm Jan.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Literally. As Giant-Man, he saves Janet from Abomination by punching the villain into the ground.
  • The Big Guy: As Giant Man.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even when he is Giant-Man (which results in him growing in height to be 70 feet tall), he gets knocked down/out in almost every fight.
  • Brains and Brawn: With Jan. Even though Hank can still fight and Jan is still smart, Hank prefers to work in a lab For Science!! while Janet prefers to use her powers to fight crime.
  • Break the Badass/Cutie: In season 1, he undergoes this towards the end, as both his allies and enemies ridicule his belief in talking things out with supervillains instead of just fighting them, his own creation (whose AI is based on his own brain) tries to bring about the end of the world, and he quits the team he co-founded. Season 2 continues this trend with him going insane, becoming Yellowjacket, and never recovering from this on-screen.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He has to be almost dying to even come close to telling Janet how he feels. He passes out before he tells her.
    • He tries again later at the hospital, only to be interrupted by Carol Danvers discovering that she has powers.
      • He finally does spit it out, but only when Janet is unconscious.
  • Character Check: In the tie-in comics, Yellowjacket made a total of one appearance. In a later story written by a different author, Black Panther referred to him as "Ant-Man" again. An even later comic revealed that Hank Pym had somehow abandoned the Yellowjacket persona and now fights crime as Ant-Man once more.
  • Control Freak: He develops signs of this during his Sanity Slippage, as he feels that the best way for a supervillain prison to work is if he's in control of everything.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His hazel eyes match his light brown hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Hank: All the money you've thrown into this is very impressive, Tony. Were you bored?
    • Hank dabbles into this more often after he becomes Yellowjacket.
  • Expressive Mask: Both the Ant-Man helmet and the Giant-Man mask can change appearance depending on Hank's mood.
  • For Science!: Why does Hank Pym mess around with bugs all day? FOR SCIENCE, of course!
  • Genius Bruiser: He is a scientist who studies biology, robotics, and minerals. As Giant-Man, he gains super strength.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: This adaptation has done a good job of showing the advantages of being a size shifter and a guy who can command insects to do his bidding.
    • It helps that he regularly switches between his Ant-Man and Giant-Man identities based on the situation. Even when he's tiny, he remains just as strong as when he's normal sized.
    • For example, in "Breakout, Part 2", one of the key moments that turns what was an asskicking against the heroes into a victory was getting some winged ants to fly up and bite Graviton.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He would rather study science than fight crime.
  • It's All My Fault: Hank gets pretty hard on himself after Ultron turns evil. His guilt even causes him to leave the team.
  • The Jailer: As a culmination of his angst, in "Yellowjacket", he abandons his interest in rehabilitating criminals and as Yellowjacket, starts appearing to kill them, but actually transports them to a miniature prison he created by himself. However, he abandons this project by the end of the episode.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: As Yellowjacket.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Inverted with him and Jan.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His creation Ultron has corrupted his own programming in order to fulfill Dr. Pym's "goal".
  • Out of Focus: During most of the Season 2, even more than Janet. Even after he rejoins the team as Yellowjacket, he barely has any screen time.
  • Passing the Torch: As of "To Steal An Ant-Man", he is no longer Ant Man. Scott Lang is.
  • Pest Controller: His Ant-Man helmet allows him to communicate with and effectively control a variety of insects - not just ants, but cockroaches, wasps, and termites as well.
  • Pretty Boy: One of the reasons that Jan likes him so much, aside from his decent personality.
  • Psychotic Smirk: As Yellowjacket, he tends to have these.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the blue to Wasp's red, unless the duo has to do a science experiment.
  • Role Reprisal: He retains his voice actor from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Yellowjacket", although already somewhat evident in "To Steal An Ant-Man". He partly snaps back to normal by the end of the episode.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He is this with Jan.
  • Science Hero: He is this to the point where he's convinced that science is the very key to being a hero.
  • Science Is Bad: Subverted. Ant-Man is all about using science to help people. The only thing that's gone bad was Ultron.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: He is absent from the covers of Disney's first four DVDs. Although, he does appear on the spine of Entertainment One's Blu-Ray release of the first season.
  • Size Shifter: Thanks to his "Pym particles", he can increase and decrease his size.
  • The Smart Guy: He built all of his own equipment.
  • The Stoic: He is easily the most serious out of all the Avengers apart from Black Panther.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Alongside Hulk and Thor, Hank is the team's extreme powerhouse who would completely mop the floor with standard enemies whenever he is Giant-Man.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: "Superpowered Extremist Side" would make a more accurate description, as Yellowjacket is more than willing to do what it takes to stop bad guys.
  • Technical Pacifist: He is by far the least willing to let a situation escalate into violence, but when it does, look out.
    • This actually becomes a plot point for him because he'd rather be an Actual Pacifist.
    • Displayed further with his Yellowjacket persona, wherein he makes it appear that he is killing villains but is actually teleporting them to a miniature prison he built himself.
  • That Man Is Dead: Hank insists in Season 2 that he no longer deserves to be called Ant-Man after causing Ultron's rampage. He even insists on referring to Ant-Man as a separate entity. He also claims as Yellowjacket to have killed Pym.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He becomes more powerful as Yellowjacket. Not that he wasn't already badass as Ant-Man and Giant Man, he managed to essentially defeat Thor.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He becomes more of a sarcastic jerk in his Yellowjacket persona.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: A still from the series finale circulated the Internet prior to the second season premiere. Among other things, this revealed that Hank would give the Ant-Man gear to another person and then assume the identity of Yellowjacket.
  • Troll: He tends to be this as Yellowjacket. He pretends a device that would cause the destruction of the sun and wipe out Earth couldn't be stopped, then he shrinks it down to a microscopic size, making it harmless.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: He eventually has this with Janet at the end of the series.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He certainly did not intend for the release of Ultron to result in a global crisis that nearly wiped out humanity.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice is notably lower and reserved in Season 2.
  • The Worf Effect: Hank using his Giant Man form is probably the least effective of the Avengers. He's more dangerous shrunk than big.
Advertisement:

    Wasp 

The Wasp/Janet "Jan" Van Dyne

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Wasp_EMH_4199.png
First appearance: "The Man in the Ant Hill" (Micro-Episode: "The Man in the Ant Hill")
Member since: "Breakout, Part 2"

"I know it's not a game, Hank. But I can do more than make money and take meetings. Together, we can do more... and have fun doing it!"

Hank Pym's girlfriend and financial benefactor. She also has powers, and unlike Hank, believes that she and Hank can both make a difference as superheroes, which prompts her to take up arms and join the fight when super-villains come calling.


  • Agent Mulder: When that strange thing landed on Earth, she was sure it was about aliens despite the lack of definitive evidence. And yes, it was about aliens, but that's not how science works...
  • Anime Hair: It actually bends back up.
  • Action Girl: She can keep up with all the boys. Although the Big Bad and Person of Mass Destruction-level villains tend to easily swat her away or grab her.
  • Adaptational Badass: The Wasp has not been capable of quite so many things in the comics, or at least has had most of it overshadowed. This version can easily hold her own against many enemies.
  • Adorkable: Seriously, she's d'awwww-worthy in most of her scenes.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In "The Deadliest Man Alive", she manages to forget an Aesop that she taught to Iron Man in "Yellowjacket" that one shouldn't write off A Friend in Need as crazy beyond hope. Captain America does seem surprised at this.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: She is a Size Shifter who can fire bio-electrical blasts should seem really awesome. Although, being so small all the time leaves her physically weak in comparison to the rest of her team. She can grow big like Giant Man, but it puts so much strain on her she can only do it for a few seconds and leaves her with a headache afterwards. Abomination straight up tells her she is the weakest Avenger and that even Hawkeye was more of a threat than she was.
  • Audience Surrogate: She's the youngest, fun-loving, and most adventurous member of the Avengers, acts a lot like an Ascended Fangirl leaving their boring and normal life behind, and is the friendliest to all the others.
  • Badass Adorable: She is a cute, funny girl who can hold her own against many enemies.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The bikini that she wore in the beginning of "The Casket of Ancient Winters" showed off her surprisingly toned stomach.
  • Battle Couple: She fights alongside her boyfriend Ant-man.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is really kind and fun, but even Thor is wary about invoking her wrath.
  • Blood Knight: Surprizingly for such a small hero, who one might expect to be (and often is) the "thief" of the Fighter, Mage, Thief, she loves fighting her some bad guys. It's partly rationalized as because she truly believes she can help people better as a hero, but the thrill of the fight is also definitely a large part of it, much to Hank's dismay.
  • Brains and Brawn: With Hank. Although Janet is still smart and Hank can still fight especially when he becomes Yellowjacket, Janet prefers to use her powers to fight crime while Hank would rather use the Pym Particles For Science!! in a laboratory.
  • Break Out Character: She is the most popular member of the team among certain fans of the series (not that the other members aren’t popular as well).
  • The Chick: She is the only girl on the team for the first part of the series.
  • Clothing Damage. Her costume is torn to pieces by her transformation in "Gamma World". However, it is Fan Disservice given she's been turned into a humanoid wasp.
  • Combat Stilettos: Wasp appears to be one the few female characters in the series who do not wear them, which is odd in that she is a known fashionista in the comics. Given her powers, she wouldn't have any of the "issues" that some people have with this trope.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She actually manages to pull this off in "Gamma World".
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a sense of humor that she uses to insult villains.
    “What, you just woke up and thought you'd trash some college lab?”
  • Distress Ball: She gets captured at least three times during the first 27 episodes and becomes unconscious in four episodes, including one instance which occurred after she became the first Avenger to succumb to a burst of gamma energy.
    • One time, she got captured and three of the male Avengers became kidnapped after her.
  • Fan Disservice: She suffers this when she gets mutated in "Gamma World". While a near naked Wasp after getting her outfit torn to pieces is pretty much Fanservise, it is not so much when she turns into a mutated Wasp twice during the episode.
  • The Fashionista: She is a fashion designer who designed her own outfit.
  • Flying Firepower: She can fly thanks to her Wasp wings and can fire off bio-electrical stings.
  • Fun Personified: This is a case in point. During Tony's tour of the Avengers' Mansion in "Some Assembly Required", she plants her self Indian-style on the couch and immediately turns on the TV.
  • Genki Girl: She is a lot more cheerful, fun-loving, and enthusiastic than most of the other team.
  • The Heart: To put it in perspective, she was the only one Hulk would listen to before Captain America joined.
    • She's also the only person in the show to remain on the Avengers for the show's entire run.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: She briefly becomes one in a tie-in comic after a newspaper falsely calls her a mutant.
  • Hidden Buxom: In what may be a super-heroine first, Jan's costume downplays her figure. In "The Casket of Ancient Winters", she has a swimsuit scene that reveals she's very buxom.
  • Instant Costume Change: She can quickly shed her civilian clothes by shrinking, and then emerge in her superhero outfit.
  • It's All About Me: She sometimes believes this in regards to her relationship with Hank - though she usually comes through in the end. In "459", she becomes increasingly bitter that Hank seems largely disinterested in her. Likewise, in Season 2, part of the reason their relationship breaks down is because she takes Hank's decision not to continue hero work a personal slant against herself.
  • Jerkass Ball: "459" shows us just how much of a jerk a "superpowered party girl" can be. She's quite petty towards Hank for paying more attention to his work more than to her, even going so far as to flirt with Mar-Vell and continues to prod him during a battle to disarm an omnicidal bomb. She almost seems xenophobic when Mar-Vell reveals himself as a member of the Kree and even tells the Hulk to smash him. She gets better and apologizes to Hank by the end and also makes peace with Mar-Vell before he leaves.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The fact that it's strongly implied Hank never wants to do anything but what he considers fun (science) and is all but stated to be a workaholic makes it hard to blame her for getting fed up, even if using the jealousy card was pretty low.
  • Jumped at the Call: She loves the idea of being a superhero.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: As the Audience Surrogate, she also fits into this as the dorky and friendly, fun loving member of the cast.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!:
    • Do not mess with her man or she will fly up inside your Kree Sentry Robot and start tearing stuff up.
    • In "Ultron-5", she can also grow to the same size as Giant Man, but this is very taxing and leaves her exhausted.
  • Magic Skirt: Averted, since she wears opaque tights under it.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She definitely tries to be this for Hank, but it doesn't work.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Inverted with her and Hank.
  • Morality Pet: She serves the role as this for the Hulk whenever she's not urging him to smash people. She's also one to Yellowjacket, where her being in danger momentarily snaps him out of his Jerkass persona.
  • Most Common Superpower: Subverted. She is very busty (just like majority of the other female characters featured in the series), but her costume downplays it apart from a single scene. See Hidden Buxom above.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her shredded uniform in "Gamma World" is very revealing.
    • "The Casket of Ancient Winters" features scenes of Janet in a bikini.
  • Nice Girl: For the most part, Jan is a nice and decent person.
  • Out of Focus: She receives relatively small screen time in the second half of Second 2.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She is a Size Shifter superhero who loves to fight while staying small.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the red to Ant-Man's blue. That is, unless the duo has to do a science experiment.
  • Rule of Cool: Word of God says the device Wasp wears over her ears doesn't allow her to talk to bugs like Ant-Man can. It's just an attractive pair of headphones.
  • Ship Tease: Discounting her Unresolved Sexual Tension with Hank, she has a few with Cap.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She is absent from the covers of Disney's first four DVDs. Although, she appears on the spine of Entertainment One's Blu-Ray release of the first season.
  • Size Shifter: As shown in Ultron-5, she can go big as well as play the Incredible Shrinking Girl but the former takes a lot out of her.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: She wears a strapless dress as her costume.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She was the only female member of the Avengers until the second season (which saw Ms. Marvel joining the team).
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She doesn't have to perform a Heroic Sacrifice when the Skrulls invade, unlike in her comic book counterpart during the Secret Invasion comics.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is the Girly Girl to Ms. Marvel's Tomboy.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Averted. Much unlike the comics, she keeps the same costume throughout the adaptation.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She eventually has this with Hank.
  • Winged Humanoid: She is this of the "insect wings" variety.

Season 1 Additions

    Captain America 

Captain America/Steven "Steve" Rogers

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Captain_America_EMH_2634.png

Voiced by: Brian Bloom
First appearance: "Meet Captain America" (Micro-Episode: "Meet Captain America")
Member since: "Living Legend"

"Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it."

Originally a frail, sickly young man, Steve Rogers was selected to become the first recipient of Abraham Erskine's super soldier formula. Forever transformed, he became the legendary Captain America, hero of World War II. Thought killed in battle with the Red Skull, Steve was actually frozen in ice, until he was discovered and revived by the Avengers. Now, he fights to avenge wrongs in the modern day.


  • All-American Face: He qualifies as Captain Patriotic in addition to having a healthy complexion and powerful appearance.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is neither too deep, nor too high.
  • Badass Biker: He has a motorcycle and is very skilled with operating it.
  • Badass in Distress: After the Avengers overthrew Loki, Cap got captured by Skrulls and one of them impersonated him for the first half of Season 2.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The Enchantress' spell in "Powerless!" caused Steve to revert to his weakling state from before he became a super soldier.
  • Captain Patriotic: He is naturally this.
  • Deadly Disc: His shield can slice a Giant Mecha in half.
  • Deal with the Devil: He made one with Hela to stop Loki. He seems to have won the deal, however, as he survived the battle.
  • Determinator: This is best shown during the time that he was a prisoner under the Skrulls.
    Skrull Ship Commander: It's been two of their earth months. He still hasn't broken. He hasn't given us anything. He's taken punishment that no human should be able to withstand. Our scientists, our shaman they have no idea what's keeping him going...
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Captain America has been a Human Popsicle since the 1940s. He sums it up best in this exchange from "Panther's Quest":
    Captain America: In my day, when something flew this high, we didn't call it an airplane.
    Ant-Man: What did you call it?
    Captain America: Science Fiction.
    • Also when watching the security tapes with the Black Panther intrusion.
    Captain America: Can the projectionist make this brighter?note 
  • The Good Captain: He is one of the classic examples of the archtype.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Cap may be a Fish out of Temporal Water, but he is far from stupid.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Cap is by far one of the nicest members of the Avengers. However, if you anger him by doing wrong and don't show any signs of repentance, he'll happily slug you in the face.
  • Hard Light: When his traditional shield gets damaged, Tony makes Cap a photon shield replacement which he is extremely proficient with.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The Skrull's deeds cause the public to lose appreciation of Steve. Although, he eventually begins to recover his reputation.
  • Homage: This version is a homage to both of the Golden Age version of Captain America and the Silver Age version of Captain America.
  • Humans Are Special: He is a very firm believer. His Skrull double is probably one now too after Steve literally beat the message into his head.
  • Human Popsicle: Just like in the comics, this is the reason why he's still young in the modern era.
  • Iconic Item: His shield, as always.
  • Ideal Hero: He is noble, capable, and borderline infallible. While he's often been shown that he's not the strongest hero, he is almost always shown to be right (such as on the Skrull prison, or for believing in Hulk when he was being manipulated by Red Hulk).
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: Once again, his shield is this.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Just like most versions of the character, Cap can ricochet his shield off multiple targets and still have it return to his hand.
  • The Lancer: Iron Man is the team's official leader, but Captain America is the one who acts most like the leader and is the one who everyone turns to when Tony isn't around. He eventually becomes the leader in the episode "Code Red".
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: He wouldn’t be Captain America without this trope.
  • Nice Guy: He is a noble and capable hero who is always being there for his comrades.
  • Out of Focus: He spends most of the first half of Season 2 captive, with the Skrull replacement filling in for the team.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He is this within the team. Everyone - even the Hulk - will follow him without hesitation.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the blue to Iron Man's red.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: When he was on ice.
  • Shield Bash: What else did you expect him to use?
  • Wrecked Weapon: His shield. Although, an animation error shows him holding it despite the fact that Loki destroyed it, even though he was using Sif's shield in the battle. As of "Behold...The Vision", it's been repaired and promptly gets a re-baptism of fire when it's used to defeat Vision.

    Black Panther 

Black Panther/King T'Challa

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Black_Panther_EMH_8397.png
First appearance: "The Man in the Ant Hill" (Micro-Episode: "Welcome to Wakanda")
Member since: "Panther's Quest"

"What happens in Wakanda affects the world, so I will go out into the world. I will fight alongside our new allies!"

As the prince of Wakanda, T'Challa found himself exiled from his home when his father was killed by a conspiracy involving Klaw and M'Baku, the Man-Ape. He sought the help of the Avengers, manipulating them into helping him return to his homeland, where he defeated M'Baku and regained his throne. However, rather than rule himself, he opted to change his country for the better, turning control over to a council, while he joined the Avengers in order to gain their trust and become a better leader for his people.


  • Animal Motifs: The panther, as always.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is the King of Wakanda and able to hold his own among the Avengers.
  • Badass Cape: He donned one after he returns to his Wakandan throne and starts helping the people prepare to face the Skrulls.
  • Bodyguard Babes: The two silent warrior-women ("Dora Milaje") that appear to be the King of Wakanda's official bodyguards. Note they are the King of Wakanda's personal bodyguards, not the Black Panther's. When Man-Ape was king in Season 1, they tried to kill T'Challa on Man-Ape's orders.
  • Cat Folk: The gamma blasts in "Gamma World" turned Panther into a creature with features similar to those of his tribe's namesake.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He can jump several feet into the air and climb walls with ease.
  • Crazy-Prepared: It shows best when the Skrulls invade Wakanda. He immediately orders dozens of tanks and Gatling Good turrets to rip their ranks to shreds, deploying more advanced weaponry quickly afterwards.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears head-to-toe black with complete face coverage.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
  • Determinator: He walked through the device that killed his father and knocked out the man who was responsible.
  • Expressive Mask: The eyes on his mask move with his expressions.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he and Hawkeye were captured by The Masters of Evil, he proudly stated he was an Avenger and would meet his end with honor. Luckily they both survive.
  • Genius Bruiser: T'Challa is as smart as Tony, but more open minded about things such as magic and he even understands it. Not to mention being roughly as good a fighter as Captain America.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He attempts this in "Operation Galactic Storm" when he crashes his stolen Kree ship into the sun in order to destroy the portal. It turns out to be a Disney Death when he is revealed in the next episode to have survived by using the ship's teleporter to enter the Kree mothership at the last second.
  • Legacy Character: His father was the Black Panther before him, although it seems that he was simply a warrior king and not a superhero.
  • Leitmotif: Whenever he appears or stares someone down, expect to hear woodwinds.
  • Magitek: His powers rely on both technology and mysticism.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He at first uses the Avengers only as a distraction while trying to reclaim his kingdom and doesn't come to regret it until Cap helps him in his fight with M'Baku.
  • Morph Weapon: He wields a weapon (made of vibranium) that can be reshaped into a variety of constructs.
  • Ninja: Well, sorta. His training focuses on stealth, as well as hitting hard and fast.
    • McNinja: He is an African Ninja in this case.
  • Odd Friendship: With the more snarky and hot-headed Hawkeye.
  • Panthera Awesome: His name is Black Panther.
  • The Quiet One: He rarely says anything, unless he deems it important.
    Wasp: (gasps) I forgot you talked!
  • Rightful King Returns: This is what part of his story arc is his retaking of the Wakandan throne.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Even as king, he still takes it upon himself to go out and be a superhero for the whole world.
  • Scary Black Man: Downplayed. He's mostly a personable guy, but can easily become scary if he needs to.
  • Secret Identity: He is apparently the only one of the first eight Avengers to play this trope straight.
  • Shirtless Scene: Whenever we see him wear his tribal outfit instead of his costume.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Panther turns down Captain America's offer to help him fight Man-Ape, insisting that he can not properly avenge his father unless he defeats Man-Ape unaided. Cap respects this, but does defend Panther from the Dora Milaje.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted. He kills Man-Ape on screen in a duel to the death for the throne of Wakanda. Later, his fortune-cookie advice gives Thor and Iron Man the idea for their strategy to defeat Malekith, who is destroyed as a result. He also does a stealth kill on Lucia von Bardas in the Season Two premiere, tearing her electronic guts out before she can react.
  • Token Black: He is the only black hero on the team.
  • Troll: T'Challa loves messing with Hawkeye.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Following the revelation that a Skrull has infiltrated the Avengers and might have replaced Hawkeye, Panther takes longer than the others to renew his trust in the team. Even after Ms. Marvel, Wasp, and Hawkeye help fend off Wakanda from Skrulls, even after Queen Veranke is defeated, Panther insists that he would rather stay on his Wakandan throne than work again with potentially dishonest crimefighters. He doesn't come back until the group stops Vision from stealing Vibranium.
  • You Killed My Father: To Man-Ape.

     Hawkeye 

Hawkeye/Clint Barton

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hawkeye_EMH_1307.png
Voiced by: Chris Cox
First appearance: "Hulk vs. The World" (Micro-Episode: "Hulk vs. The World")
Member since: "Gamma World, Part 2"

"Tick, tick, boom!"

"I'm an Avenger. They're my partners now."

An elite agent for SHIELD, who worked with the Black Widow against high level threats like The Hulk, until Widow framed him as a double agent for HYDRA. Clint then became incarcerated in the Vault, but then set free during the breakout event. He soon managed to clear his name. Refusing to work with the SHIELD agents who doubted his innocence, he joined The Avengers in hopes of locating the Black Widow.


  • Anti-Hero: He is this on account of his argumentative and stubborn attitude. There is also the fact that he left the Black Widow to be mutated into a mindless mutant by the Leader's dome.
  • Badass Biker: He rides a sky-cycle and very skilled at operating it.
  • Badass Boast: He declares to Hulk that he'll happily take him down singlehandedly after he's just fended off the Hulkbusters. Hulk naturally laughs at him. It turns out this was the plan all along.
  • Badass Normal: The number of times he pairs up with another Avenger (usually Black Panther) to save the rest of the team in trouble is ridiculous, especially in season 1 (where it happens three times in a four episode span).
  • Big Damn Heroes: It's a borderline Running Gag how often he has to save the rest of the Avengers from certain peril. He pulls this off with Hulk to stop the Leader in "Gamma World" and again alongside Black Panther and Ant-Man when the Masters of Evil capture the other Avengers. He lampshades this in "Hail Hydra!".
    "Everyone relax, I'm here to save the world; again."
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Even though Nick Fury ordered Mockingbird to interfere with the Avengers' unauthorized invasion of HYDRA Island, Hawkeye still lets her help, instead of just leaving her at the Helicarrier. When she asks why he did so, he answers, possibly as a joke, that her (pantless) costume "didn't hurt."
    Black Panther: At least we know his weakness, now, if he were to turn on us.
    • A variation is thrown at him by Mockingbird herself, who flirts with him by using the exact same phrase.
  • Clear My Name: He had to clear his name after he was framed by Black Widow as working for HYDRA.
  • Composite Character: This Hawkeye has his Earth-616 counterpart's costume, physical appearance, abilities, personality, and love interests, but starts out as a SHIELD agent like his Ultimate self rather than as a reformed criminal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very sharp wit and deadpan, sarcastic sense of humor. This is pretty much his default setting.
    "From where I'm standing, you look more beat-up than angry."
  • Defiant to the End: Even when he is at the mercy of his enemies he will not stop snarking, to them or his teammates. When Black Panther stated he would meet his end with honor, Hawkeye stated he'll meet his "with kicking and screaming". Later when he's being crushed in a bearhug by Abomination, he uses the breath he has left begging Abomination...to brush his teeth.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He starts out on the run from The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. as a result of Black Widow framing him as a traitor. This is a Shout-Out to his comic book counterpart’s first appearance in comics where he actually was a criminal.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: This is the closest he has to a superpower. He's just that good with a bow.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hawkeye is rude, arrogant, cynical, and sometimes a downright jackass, but it's made quite clear he cares about his friends and teammates.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: He does this on occasion. He comes the closest to doing it out of any character.
    "I'm not so sure I want to be part of a team that I have to rescue every week."
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Hawkeye tends to be a difficult teammate given his habit of disobeying orders and acting on his own accord.
  • Multishot: Hawkeye's arsenal includes multi-arrows which hit multiple targets.
  • Odd Friendship
    • Somehow, the argumentative Hawkeye ended up becoming fairly close friends with Black Panther.
    • And also with the Hulk. Although at least there they have similar attitudes and a shared love of snarking the more self-important members of the team. Hawkeye and Hulk also each saved the other's life once by the time Hawkeye got recruited.
  • One-Man Army: Hawkeye is one of the toughest members, which is even more impressive given how he has no powers.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Being a Badass Normal of his team, he's easily overshadowed by the team's other powerhouses like Hulk, Thor, and Giant-Man.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: When Hulk loses control of his rage due to Red Hulk, Hawkeye doesn't try to help Captain America prove him innocent.
  • Pass the Popcorn: He and Hulk watch Captain America and Iron Man spar with some popcorn.
  • Properly Paranoid: He is the first Avenger to suspect something was up with Michael Korvac.
  • Revenge Before Reason:
    • He really wants payback against the Black Widow. Especially clear in "Widow’s Sting". Mockingbird puts it best: “You disobeyed your team leader, dragged half your team out here, got a SHIELD agent captured. All to get back at a girl who lied to you. Real professional”. He seems to get better by the end of the episode though.
    • In a later episode, he mellows out further to the point of giving Black Widow a farewell kiss.
    • It's probably really not a good idea to betray this guy, because he doesn't take it well. At. All. He left Black Widow to be turned into a gamma monster, and some of his threats toward her make it sound like he intends to actually kill her. Both times, Black Widow was noticeably shocked.
  • Ship Tease: He has this with both Black Widow and Mockingbird.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: At least on his right arm.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer:
    • Hawkeye is curiously absent from the roll call of this trailer.
    • Among the five superheroes who became Avengers in both this show and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hawkeye appears the least frequently in publicity material (including the movie promo that Disney XD airings sometimes swap the theme song for). This presumably relates to the fact he has yet to receive a solo movie.
  • Smug Super: This is interesting as he's the only member of the team without powers, but repeatedly goes on about how he's the best. Whether he genuinely believes it or not is debatable, of course.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: He is a superhero who wields a bow and arrow in the modern day.
  • Tan Lines: Though it’s strangely not just on the one constantly bare arm.
  • Trick Arrow: This is one of his standard tricks.
  • *Twang* Hello: Naturally, but he manages to up the ante on this trope.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He is this with Hulk in the sense that the two argue frequently and rarely agree on anything. However, when push comes to shove, the two will stand up for one another. Case in point is "Who Do You Trust", in which Hulk is one of the few people that stands up for Hawkeye when the other team members look like they're about to attack him (Nick Fury believed him to be a Skrull.)
Advertisement:

Season 2 Additions

    Ms. Marvel 

Ms. Marvel/Major Carol Danvers

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ms_marvel_avengers_earth_s_mightiest_heroes_by_1984neptune_d5z102n.png
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
First appearance: "459"
Member since: "Welcome to the Kree Empire"

"Who's up for a little first contact?"

A friend of Wasp's who does research for the military. After Philip Lawson, aka Captain Mar-Vell, shields her from a Kree sentry's attack one night, she develops superpowers. She joins the Avengers in the midst of Kree invasions. Carol also works as an agent for SWORD, the division of SHIELD that tackles extraterrestrial threats.


  • Action Girl: She's a highly capable military officer even before she gets powers.
  • Adaptational Badass: Played with. While her comic book counterpart is very powerful and badass to begin with in addition to being heavy hitter, this version packs considerably more of a wallop and a large amount of power through being capable of going toe to toe with the Hulk.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: She is the second female member of the Avengers. She even provides the page image.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She has a very muscular yet voluptuous body as a result of her exposure to cosmic energy in addition to becoming more beautiful.
  • Badass Boast: She delivers this to the Leader in the episode: "Assault on 42".
    "Leader, if you double cross us, the last thing that passes through that over-sized head of yours will be my glowing fist!"
  • Badass Normal: Before getting powers she was still quite effective. She is a Major after all. She later got superpowers.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her costume highlights her toned stomach.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: She can fly through space (and even call her teammates) without a helmet. Justified as yet another of her alien superpowers.
  • The Big Girl: She's up there with Hulk and Thor in terms of power.
  • Blood Knight: Her first appearance has traces of this, given how eager she seems to hunt the aliens.
  • Boobs of Steel: She’s very buxom and capable of fighting against villains.
  • Broken Pedestal: She gets pretty pissed at her namesake when it appears he let the Kree try to conquer Earth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As shown in the episode "459", she has a very sharp wit.
    Yeah I'm gonna shoot it now if that's okay with you two.note 
  • Determinator: As shown when she fought through a blast from Ronan the Accuser's Universal Weapon, fueled simply by stubborn rage and a refusal to surrender.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She flies through Galactus and manages to slow him down.
    • She then takes a blast from his eye beams, absorbs it and fires it back.
  • Energy Absorption: One of her main powers.
  • Expressive Mask: Ms. Marvel's Domino Mask can change appearance depending on her mood.
  • Flying Brick: After the Kree Experiment:
  • Flying Firepower: Adds Hand Blasts to the above.
  • Jumped at the Call: When the offer to be an Avenger comes, this trope is in full effect.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: If you happen to see an ad for the second season before you see Carol Danvers' debut, you'll already know that she will develop superpowers.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: After becoming Ms. Marvel, Carol abandons the bun she had as a Major.
  • Most Common Superpower: She has a very large bust.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a beautiful blonde haired woman who wears a costume that highlights her large breasts, voluptuous yet muscular body, toned broad shoulders, strong muscles, toned stomach, sizable backside, and long muscular legs.
  • Male Gaze: She is occasionally subjected to these, mainly through camera shots that focus on her rear end and legs.
  • Nice Girl: Carol is a decent person and friendly. Just don't piss her off.
  • Not So Above It All: Sure, she may act professional, but she goes borderline Squee for a chance to be an official Avenger.
  • Power Glows: When she absorbs the energy of an opponent's attacks, she glows so strongly, her whole body and costume turn yellow.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the red to Captain Mar-Vell's blue.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: As the picture shows, she dons a long red scarf when fighting crime.
  • She's Got Legs: Her long muscular legs are highlighted by her costume.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She is absent from the front cover of Disney's fifth DVD volume.
    • The covers for Entertainment One's third and fourth volumes and second Blu-Ray set show her on neither the front, the back, nor the inside. Quite a few Advertised Extras made it, though, including some that people who don't read Marvel comics wouldn't find any less unfamiliar than they would her.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is tall, muscular, and very beautiful.
  • Stripperific: Her Ms. Marvel costume shows more leg than the average heroine or villainess in this show does.
  • Super Strength: Enough that she can trade blows with the Hulk.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Among the three Avengers who quit in "Who Do You Trust?", she took the shortest amount of time to rejoin: four episodes. (three when watching in production order)
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Wasp's Girly Girl.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Being exposed to Mar-Vell's energy is what grants her superpowers.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Wasp's petty behavior in "459".

     The Vision 

The Vision

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Vision_EMH_1756.png

Voiced by: Peter Jessop
First appearance: "Behold... The Vision!"
Member since: "Ultron Unlimited"

"Ultron created me to be perfect. He thought that meant less human, to be cold and unfeeling. I wish to be perfect, but I believe that means to be more human."

An android created by the villainous robot Ultron to carry out Ultron's "vision for the future". While capturing the Avengers for Ultron, Vision developed emotions, which caused him to fail to meet his master's expectations of perfection. Vision soon decided to help the Avengers, after becoming inspired by Captain America's selflessness.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Invoked when he gains human emotions and turns against his master.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Whenever he flies, he pulls his cape around him like this. He also does it a lot when on the ground.
  • The Dragon: He was this to Ultron before undergoing a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: He can fire one from his forehead.
  • Flying Brick: In "Emperor Stark", he showed that he can increase his density to levels of 500 tons, drop from sub-orbital space onto an oncoming Thor, and suffer no injury.
  • Genre Blind: He was this in "Emperor Stark":
    Vision: Well that was simpler than anticipated.
    Hawkeye: Did you just say this was easy?! You never say that it's easy!
    Vision: Why?
    Brainwashed!Thor: *BOOM*
  • Heel–Face Turn: Vision gradually develops emotions of guilt and sympathy, prompting him to release the Avengers from Ultron's grasp, then help Thor decapitate Ultron.
  • Intangible Man: He can change the density of his body so that he can phase through solid objects unharmed.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: They are normally white, but changes color depending on what power he's using, such as purple when he changes to ultraviolet vision or is using technopathy and red when firing his solar beam.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he accidentally singes Wasp with his laser in self-defense, despite Ultron insisting that he bring Wasp to him unharmed.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Due to his intangibility, objects and most energy will simply pass through him, leaving him untouched. He can also make his body as hard as diamond, enough to withstand a blow from Mjolnir without even budging.
  • Redemption Demotion: As a villain, Vision is able to take on multiple avengers at once, easily trouncing them, phasing away from or getting too dense for every attack. As a hero, he is frequently surprised and knocked down, despite clearly still demonstrating the abilities.
  • Spanner in the Works: He acts as one against both Ultron and Purple Man, his being a major reason both were defeated.
  • Technopath: This is part of his powers.
  • Tempting Fate: He lampshades and tries defying this, but falls into it in "Live Kree Or Die".
  • Tin Man: While working for Ultron he discovers that he has the capability for human emotions and, unlike his creator, sees this as a positive trait, as shown in the above quote.
  • DVD Bonus Features Always Spoil: The Season 2 preview on Disney's first DVD explicitly mentioned Vision as a future member.
  • Truer to the Text: This version of Vision is much more faithful to his comic book counterpart than the other versions.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The destruction of Ultron's lair badly damaged Vision. However, he soon attended Hank Pym's "funeral" in perfect condition. This recovery became undone just as inexplicably before Purple Man started brainwashing the world. The reason for this is a continuity error that the animators forgot to correct.

     Spider-Man 

Spider-Man/Peter Parker

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/937545e6_b623_46b8_bf57_fccd30425093.png
Voiced by: Drake Bell note 
First appearance: "Along Came a Spider"
Reserve member since: "New Avengers"

"Kang's not invincible. The Avengers have taken him down before and you wanna know how? They did it as a team. They didn't trip all over each other. They worked together and they took him down. And that's what we're gonna do."

He is a freelance photographer for The Daily Bugle, who secretly became a street-level New York superhero after a radioactive spider's bite granted him superhuman strength, agility, and reflexes. Even though he has fought crime since before the Avengers first teamed up, most of the public has difficulty trusting him, partly due to libelous articles in The Daily Bugle. After Spidey and the other New Avengers thwart Kang's second invasion, Iron Man recruits him as a reserve Avenger.


  • Animal Motif: The spider, of course.
    • He goes on to mock members of the Serpent Society for theirs.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He is obviously a fan of Captain America.
    • Ironically, it's slightly mutual, as Cap has heard the true stories of Spidey's adventures and respects him for his ability to keep fighting despite his reputation.
    • His reaction when being offered his membership suggests he is a fan of the Avengers as a whole.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a nerd. He can also kick your ass. This is best shown when he takes down a T-Rex with mostly brains, not with sheer brawn.
  • The Cameo: In "Yellowjacket", he attends Hank Pym's funeral.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Spider-Man is the ultimate snarker. He will constantly make snide comments, even in the midst of battle.
  • Determinator: As with many versions of Spidey. At one point in his first full appearance in the series, he holds an entire city block up for several minutes to protect Cap and several civilians at one point.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Peter Parker took a photo of the Avengers in one of the tie-in comic books.
  • Foil: To Wolverine.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Just like his comic book counterpart, he is constantly bashed by Jonah J. Jameson, resulting in him possessing a bad reputation. In fact, after Skrull!Captain America taints the reputation of the real Cap, his reputation is compared to Spidey's.
    • By the end of his first appearance, however, Captain America has begun to regain some of his reputation while Spidey's is still lousy. It's implied from what Cap says to him that some people at least appreciate that he never asks for anything in return for his heroic deeds.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He mocks the Serpent Society for their Animal Motif. It's not like a guy called "Spider-Man" has one, right?
    • Although, as Spidey rightfully points out, the Serpent Society only makes a token effort to actually stay true to their motif, unlike him.
  • The Leader: He acts as this in "New Avengers". He even replaced Iron Man as the one connected to JARVIS, who used his spider-trackers' frequency to talk to him.
  • Load-Bearing Hero: He is forced to hold up a collapsing sewer tunnel until the Avengers can rescue him and Cap.
  • Made of Iron: This is part of his powers.
  • Role Reprisal: He retains his voice actor from Ultimate Spider-Man. Infamously, Drake Bell voicing him was a redub job and the original voice actor was Josh Keaton, who is his voice actor from The Spectacular Spider-Man.
  • Spider-Sense: Part of his powers.
  • Super Strength: Part of his powers.
  • Wall Crawling: Part of his powers.
  • What Does This Button Do?: He averts this with his spider-sense. When trying to turn off Kang's machine that is too advanced for him to understand, his spider-sense goes off if he's about to do something that will blow it up.

Former Members

     Red Hulk 

Red Hulk

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bfd318d3_b109_47df_8f66_ead0db376792.jpeg

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (Red Hulk)
First appearance (as Red Hulk): "Nightmare in Red"
Member only during "The Deadliest Man Alive"

A being created to separate the Hulk from the Avengers. After Red Hulk's creator ended up in jail, Red Hulk became freed from mind control, and announced that he would compensate for his past crimes by fighting for good. His term with the Avengers ended up short-lived. Tropes about his alter ego can be found at The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! – Season One Antagonists.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Hulk as both Red Hulk and General Ross. Once his identity is revealed, Hulk nearly decides to end him for all he's done to him over the years.
    Hulk:Ross! It was you! ALWAYS YOU!!
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Surprisingly enough, he acts all nice and friendly as the Red Hulk when he joins the Avengers, in contrast to the Hulk's rash Jerk with a Heart of Gold personality, even politely answering the media when interviewed. As soon as his cover is blown, however, he goes back to his usual unpleasant self.
  • Blood Knight: He sure enjoys fighting and crushing things as the Red Hulk.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He was brainwashed by the Red Skull, which gave him an excellent cover story for his sudden change of behavior in "The Deadliest Man Alive".
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Hulk.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He was an Avenger for one episode.
  • Magic Pants: His pants survive anything they are put through.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He used a device to turn Hulk crazy so he could look good in comparison and manipulate the Avengers to let him join them as Red Hulk. And he attempted to frame Captain America for trying to free the Hulk when it turns out that Cap didn't trust him. Unfortunately for him, it turns out that Iron Man was actually smart enough to not let him join the Avengers without taking some measures.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Iron Man and Captain America.
  • Photo Op with the Dog: When he does random acts of heroism in order to infiltrate the Avengers.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: He shortly joins the Avengers in "The Deadliest Man Alive" as a replacement for the Hulk. Unsurprisingly, he turns out to be manipulating them and trying to take control over the group. Too bad for him, Cap and Ironman saw it coming.
  • Smug Super: He is very arrogant, even claiming he could have taken down the Avengers.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has these as the Red Hulk.
  • Underestimating Genre Savvyness: It didn't occur to him the Avengers might suspect that he would be a traitor.

     The Skrull Infiltrator 

Skrull Captain America

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cap_Skrull_EMH_Human_5188.png

Voiced by: Brian Bloom
First appearance: "A Day Unlike Any Other"
Left in "Secret Invasion"

You have no idea who I am.

Avenger Steve Rogers was captured by Skrulls and replaced with a doppelganger, shortly after the Avengers overthrew Loki and returned to New York. This Skrull replicated Captain America's personality and skills almost perfectly, fooling all of the other Avengers for two months.

See The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! – Skrulls for tropes that apply to this character.


Alternative Title(s): Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes The Avengers

Top

Example of:

/

Feedback