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  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite having a large adult fanbase, the series did not sell enough merchandise or appeal to the target demographic enough to warrant more than two seasons. It was replaced by the Lighter and Softer and Merchandise-Driven Avengers Assemble, that also suffers from mediocre ratings but its used as an engine to sell toys of characters not introduced in the MCU.
  • Acting for Two:
    • Graviton and Hulk have the same voice actor. This goes on into Season 2, where Fred Tatiascore voices Hulk and the Thing, who spend most of their episode arguing and fighting. Red Hulk also has this same actor.
      Graviton: [after flooring the heroes] I'm stronger than ALL of you! I'M THE STRONGEST ONE THERE IS!!!
      Hulk: [landing on a nearby building] You sure about that?
    • Rick D. Wasserman also voices Thor and the Absorbing Man, who have a fight in "Gamma World" while exchanging battle cries.
    • Baron Zemo and Abomination are both voiced by Robin Atkin Downes, and the it turns out that they are the two Masters of Evil who argue the most.
    • Vanessa Marshall does this when Black Widow shows Madame Viper the vial of Hulk blood she stole.
  • Better Export for You: It only has DVD and digital releases in the US, but also came to Blu-ray in Canada and Australia.
  • Blooper:
    • The second season contains plenty. For example, in "Who Do You Trust?", Tony's jacket disappears in between shots, and the closing scene of "Secret Invasion" shows Nick Fury wearing his eyepatch on the wrong eye.
    • Vision gets badly damaged at the end of "Ultron Unlimited," yet "Yellowjacket" shows him alive and well, but the viewers' assumptions that he got fixed in between episodes become dashed after "Emperor Stark" begins with him getting repaired. You can't assume that "Emperor Stark" takes place before "Yellowjacket," either, since JARVIS shows Yellowjacket helping take over Europe.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Kari Wührer and Lance Reddick voice Maria Hill and Falcon respectively.
  • Creator's Favorite: Christopher Yost has called Wasp the Avenger he felt most attached to, and Baron Zemo his favorite among the show's villains.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: From the tie-in comics:
    • Whoever wrote Ultron's bio seems to think he would rather control humanity than kill it.
    • One of the editor's notes in "Mind Games" says that the C in MODOC's name stands for, "control", instead of, "conquest".
  • Directed by Cast Member: The French dub was directed by Aurélien Ringelheim, who also voiced Lyle Getz.
  • DVD Commentary: The final volume of Disney's DVDs has at least one commentary performed by the voice actors of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk, in character.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • The last episodes of the first season aired in other countries well over a month before they will air in the US, because Disney/Marvel wanted to finish out the season to match up with the releases of the Thor and Captain America movies.
    • The second season deviates from overarching stories and ends with 12 self-contained episodes, because the children in the test audiences had less trouble following one-part stories. Also, those episodes place an increased focus on Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, for the convenience of viewers more familiar with the Avengers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe than those from this cartoon, or those from the comics. This is literally a case of executive meddling, since it was at the directive of the new producer Jeph Loeb.
    • Ultimate Spider-Man became a cause of great misery for EMH fans, and not just because the following Avengers cartoon shared its universe. Producer Josh Fine's Twitter page says that Marvel Animation managed to reach episode 39 by June 2011, but a later panel at Comic-Con revealed that Disney XD will not air episodes 27-52 until the release of Ultimate Spider-Man...in 2012. Then, after Ultimate Spidey earned an undeniably large hatedom, Disney XD decided to run some new Ultimate Spidey episodes without new Earth's Mightiest Heroes adventures after them, to see if the Avengers deserve the credit for Marvel Universe's ratings. Then, three Earth's Mightiest Heroes episodes guest-starring Josh Keaton as Spider-Man got redubbed by Ultimate Spidey's VA, Drake Bell, apparently without Josh's consent or even knowledge. A Twitter movement for getting Marvel to release the undubbed versions has begun, though it failed to get Disney XD to air those versions.
  • In Memoriam: "Michael Korvac" is dedicated to its director, Boyd Kirkland, (also the producer of X-Men: Evolution), "Friend, Father, Director, Avenger." The end credits then play in silence. Some following episodes contain shorter dedications.
  • Jews Playing Nazis: Steve Blum is Jewish, and one of the characters he voices is the Nazi villain Red Skull.
  • Lying Creator:
    • In the season 2 promo included on Disney's first DVD, Chris Yost and Josh Fine show some model sheets for the Captain America Skrull, and comment them in a manner that makes it sound like the real Avenger undergoes a costume change.
    • At least one other interview promised that Jeph Loeb's retool would dedicate more screentime to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk, who had each started in at least one live-action movie prior to the second season premiere. Of the 12 episodes Loeb executive-produced, Hulk only appears in two.
  • Missing Episode: Disney's fifth DVD skips over "Along Came a Spider," the first episode in which Spider-Man appears.
  • The Other Darrin: Cam Clarke voiced Constrictor in Season 1, while Troy Baker voiced him in Season 2.
  • The Other Marty: As mentioned in Executive Meddling, Josh Keaton was going to reprise his The Spectacular Spider-Man role of Spider-Man himself and had already recorded his lines, but it was decided to have Drake Bell of Ultimate Spider-Man redub the lines. Evidence also points to the idea that Daran Norris, who voiced J. Jonah Jameson on Spectacular, had also reprised the role and was redubbed with J. K. Simmons, who played the character in Spider-Man Trilogy and Ultimate; Norris plays a random policeman at the start, and Betty Brant was reprised by her TSSM actress.
  • Out of Order: "Widow's Sting" takes place after the Avengers thwart Kang's first attempt to conquer 21st century Earth, but Disney XD aired it before the Avengers met Kang.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Brent Spiner as Purple Man.
    • Dwight Schultz, who is mostly known for playing comedic characters or characters that suffer from mental health problems of some sort, plays the mindless and ravenous Technovore. He's barely recognisable.
  • Recycled Script: "Powerless!" has some plot elements copied from Thor's movie. Namely, Thor becomes a mortal, Loki tries to kill him with Destroyer armor, Thor sacrifices himself to protect mortal companions from the Destroyer, and Thor regains his hammer and his immortality as rewards for his selflessness.
  • Referenced by...: In the comics Spider-Girl's (Anya Corazon AKA Arana) ringtone is the theme song for this show.
  • Role Reprise:
  • Screwed by the Network:
    • This show got slightly "screwed by the cable companies", as Disney XD was dropped from most basic cable packages in the US right around the time the show premiered, leading to a lot of frustration from fans who want it to be put somewhere more easily visible.
    • Marvel's video website used to have the complete first season available for free streaming, but it later disappeared without warning or explanation.
    • Marvel stopped regularly posting episode previews in between the slowing down of The Avengers' box office performance, and the buildup to the movie's home video release.
    • Speaking of The Avengers' box office performance, what did Disney XD do with this show as the movie made the top 10 of every weekend during the month of June? Show no new episodes at all.
  • Stunt Casting: Some of the more bizarre choices are this, such as Brent Spiner as Purple Man and Dwight Schultz as Technovore. Both these cases actually worked out quite well.

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