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  • Creator Backlash: Storyboard artist Ben Bates is not particularly pleased with his work here due to, put simply, the severe miscommunication and behind the scenes issues at Marvel Animation.
  • Executive Meddling: According to a storyboarder for Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) and Marvel's Spider-Man, the Marvel shows have stiff animation (and no animation techniques such as smears or exaggerated frames) because it was mandated by the execs to keep the art on model.
  • Fake Nationality: The Iranian-American Kathreen Khavari voices Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager.
  • Flip-Flop of God: When first announced, this cartoon was said to take place in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-Man. However, later information stated it would be a sequel to The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, which took place in a different universe. However, while it would later be clear it's set in the same universe as USM, as noted below, a true sequel to EMH was in the works before Marvel pulled the plug on it for a show closer to The Avengers (2012), so this could be the result of that happening.
  • I Knew It!: Many fans weren't the least bit surprised that Truman Marsh turned out to be a bad guy, but didn't think he'd be Ultron. Needless to say, there are plenty of Jerkasses in this series, but Marsh was too much of one to be legit. Behaviors such as lack of regard for the lives the Avengers saved, or Red Hulk's destructiveness definitely raised a red flag.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: "Prison Break" has Crimson Widow, a villain, fighting Wasp, a hero. They're respectively voiced by Julie Nathanson and Kari Wahlgren, who are best friends in real life.
  • Life Imitates Art: Some the VAs got a little too into character Halloween circa the first season.
  • Meme Acknowledgement: Don't worry, even the cast mishears Hawkeye's and Loki's names as "hot guy" and "low-key".
    Troy Baker: ["Hot guy" was] literally the nickname we used whilst recording the animated series. That and "Low-key" for my other character.
  • The Other Darrin: There are quite a few replacements that happened over the course of the series. To go into detail:
  • Out of Order: Several episodes of Season 4 only make sense if they're assumed to take place before the Season 3 finale. Specifically:
    • The Halloween Episode, which only features the original Avengers (including Iron Man, who still cannot escape the dimension he is in) and none of the new recruits like Black Panther or Ms. Marvel, and yet aired after the originals had been scattered across time and replaced, but before any of them had been rescued.
    • "New Year's Eve," features Avengers Tower despite it having been destroyed, and Iron Man, who was still isolated in a Prison Dimension when the episode aired. However, this placement was done intentionally as the writers wanted to create a plausible story featuring Peggy Carter and Howard Stark teaming up with Iron Man and Captain America; it is technically a Whole Episode Flashback from the perspective of a time travelling Howard Stark and Peggy Carter, giving it more fluidity.
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Recycled Script:
    • Season 3 features Ultron as the main antagonist, followed by an adaptation of Civil War, despite the "Avengers Disassembled" arc from Season 2 having already done the same basic premise. Justified slightly in that Season 3 is done by a new creative team.
    • Season 3 also has a mini-arc where the Hulk is forced off the team by government interference, only to be replaced with the Red Hulk. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes had a similar episode in its second season.
  • Role Reprise: Several voice actors from previous Marvel shows reprise their roles here, including:
  • Screwed by the Network: The show was lucky to have reruns as it went on. Once 2018 came around, it's only time slot is on Sunday mornings, and even then, it's mostly for new episodes. Season 5 continues this, with new episodes still premiering on Sunday, but at 9:00pm
  • Voices in One Room: As per usual with most projects that have Collette Sunderman as the voice director, the voice actors record together in order to really get that character chemistry going.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early promotional art and footage had Hawkeye wearing his red outfit from The Ultimates and the movie. In the final show, his outfit is purple rather than red, making it resemble his current comic book look.
    • The series was initially going to be a direct sequel to The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but with a brand new team of Avengers. The live-action Avengers movie then opened to bigger numbers than expected, which resulted in the execs stepping in and cancelling the show IN THE MIDDLE OF PRODUCTION so that a show starring the movie cast could be made instead. This may be the reason why there was so much conflicting information about whether or not Assemble was going to be a sequel to Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
    • Before a creative team shakeup behind the scenes, the original plan was for Season 3 to directly follow the ending of Season 2. When Eugene Son and Dani Wolff took over as story editors in Season 3, the initial premise was abandoned.
    • Moon Knight was planned to appear in Season 3 (hence the tease in the Season 2 finale), but because of the aforementioned behind-the-scenes shakeup, his appearance was pushed back to Season 4.
    • A spinoff based on the Carol Danvers' Captain Marvel was proposed, but ultimately never got off the ground due to the creative team shakeup. It would have came after Black Panther's Quest.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Avengers Assemble Wiki.
  • When Kamala Khan appeared in season 3, it was her first appearance in animation.