Avengers

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All about the Avengers

The Avengers are a series of fictional superhero teams that have starred in the Avengers and related comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Over the years, the teams have featured a rotating lineup composed of a large number of characters.
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Who each character is!



Original Organization (1963–2004)[edit]

Founders[edit]

All of these members helped form the team in The Avengers #1 (September 1963).

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Iron ManAnthony "Tony" Edward StarkAvengers #1 (September 1963)Founder of original roster. Joined West Coast Branch in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #1 (1984). Expelled for Armor War (1987).[1] Current member of the main Avengers team.[2]

ThorThor Odinson
(a.k.a. Dr. Donald Blake, Sigurd Jarlson, Jake Olsen, Odinson)Former member of the main Avengers team.

Ant-Man
(a.k.a. Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, The Wasp II)Dr. Henry Jonathan "Hank" PymBecame Giant-Man in Avengers #2 (1963), Goliath inAvengers #28 (1966), and Yellowjacket in Avengers#59 (1969). Expelled as Yellowjacket in Avengers#213 (1981).[3] Joined West Coast Branch as Doctor Pym in West Coast Avengers #21 (1988). Became The Wasp in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009). He is one of only two members, the other being Kelsey Leigh (Captain Britain), who have Avengers status in both their civilian and superhero guises. Formerly the head of the Avengers Academy, former member of the Secret Avengers and formerly the leader of the Avengers A.I. Squad. Currently merged with Ultron.[4]

WaspJanet van DyneActive with West Coast team in West Coast Avengersvol. 2 #32 (1988). "Died" in Secret Invasion #8 (2008). Reappeared alive in Avengers vol. 4 #32 (2012). Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad.[5]

HulkDr. Robert Bruce BannerResigned from the team in Avengers #2 (1963), rejoins the Avengers in Avengers vs. X-Men #11. Former member of the main Avengers team.

1960s recruits[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Captain America
a.k.a. Nomad,
The Captain,
Commander RogersSteven "Steve" Rogers[6]Avengers #4 (March 1964)Given retroactive "founding member" status in place of the Hulk. Active as The Captain inAvengers #300 (1989).[7] Current leader of the Avengers Unity Division as Steve Rogers.

Hawkeye
a.k.a. Goliath,
RoninClinton Francis BartonAvengers #16 (May 1965)First active as Goliath in Avengers #63. Founding West Coast chair, Avengers #243. Joined the New Avengers as Ronin in New Avengers #27 (2007). Former member of the main Avengers team,[8] and the Secret Avengers. Current member of theAvengers Idea Mechanics.

QuicksilverPietro MaximoffJoined West Coast branch in Avengers West Coast#56. Joined the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers #24. Former teacher at the Avengers Academy. Current member of the Avengers Unity Division.

Scarlet WitchWanda MaximoffJoined West Coast branch in West Coast AvengersVol. 2 #37. Apparently de-powered at the end ofHouse of M. Re-emerged fully powered in Avengers Children's Crusade. Rejoined team in Avengers vs X-Men #7. Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad.

SwordsmanJacques DuquesneAvengers #20 (September 1965)Expelled in Avengers #20 (September 1965).[9]Readmitted in Avengers #114 (August 1973). Killed in Giant Size Avengers #2 (1974). Returned to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (January 2011).

HerculesHeracles
(alias Harry Cleese)Avengers #45 (October 1967)Currently depowered.

Black PantherT'Challa
(a.k.a. Luke Charles)Avengers #52 (May 1968)Current member of the Ultimates.

VisionVictor Shade (alias)Avengers #58 (November 1968)Joined West Coast branch in West Coast AvengersVol. 2 #37. Destroyed in Avengers #500 (September 2004). Rebuilt in Avengers Vol. 4 #19. Current member of the main Avengers team.

Black KnightDane WhitmanAvengers #71 (December 1969)

1970s recruits[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Black WidowNatalia Alianovna RomanovaAvengers #111 (May 1973)Former member of the Secret Avengers and the main Avengers team.

MantisUnknownGiant-Size Avengers #4 (June 1975)

BeastDr. Henry "Hank" McCoyAvengers #151 (September 1976)
Originally given probationary status in Avengers#137 (July 1975).[7][10] Former member of theSecret Avengers.

MoondragonHeather DouglasOriginally given probationary status in Avengers#137 (July 1975).[7][10][11][12]

HellcatPatricia "Patsy" WalkerOriginally given probationary status in Avengers#148 (February 1976).[7][10][11][12][13]

Two-Gun KidMatthew J. "Matt" HawkAvengers #174 (August 1978)Time traveler from the 19th century; joined as a reserve member.[7][10][13] Originally given honorary status in Avengers #147 (May 1976).[11][14]

Ms. Marvel
a.k.a. Binary,
Warbird,
Captain MarvelCarol Susan Jane DanversAvengers #183 (May 1979)Active as Warbird in Avengers vol. 3 #4 (1998).[7]Former member of the New Avengers and the main Avengers team. Current member of A-Forceand the Ultimates as Captain Marvel.

Falcon
a.k.a. Captain AmericaSamuel "Snap" Thomas WilsonAvengers #184 (June 1979)Current leader of the main Avengers team as Captain America.

1980s recruits[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Wonder ManSimon WilliamsAvengers #194 (April 1980)Originally given probationary status in Avengers#158 (April 1977).[7] Founding West Coast member. Former leader of the Revengers. Essence inside Rogue's mind.

TigraGreer Grant NelsonAvengers #211 (September 1981)Founding West Coast member. Former teacher at the Avengers Academy.

She-HulkJennifer WaltersAvengers #221 (July 1982)Former member of the Mighty Avengers. Current leader of A-Force.

Captain Marvel
a.k.a. Photon,
Pulsar,
SpectrumMonica RambeauAvengers #231 (May 1983)Originally made a member-in-training in Avengers#227 (January 1983). Active as Photon inAvengers Unplugged #5 (1996).[7] Former member of the Mighty Avengers and current member of the Ultimates as Spectrum.

StarfoxErosAvengers #243 (May 1984)Originally made a member-in-training in Avengers#232 (June 1983).[7][15]

Namor a.k.a. The Sub-MarinerNamor McKenzieAvengers #262 (December 1985)Currently a member of the Illuminati and theInvaders.

Doctor DruidDr. Anthony Ludgate DruidAvengers #278 (April 1987)Killed in Druid #4 (August 1995).

West Coast Avengers recruits (1984–1987)[edit]

Main article: List of West Coast Avengers members

Avengers members recruited by Hawkeye as the West Coast Avengers chair.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

MockingbirdBarbara "Bobbi" MorseWest Coast Avengers #1
(September 1984)Founding West Coast member. Former member of the New Avengers and Secret Avengers.

War Machine
a.k.a. Iron Man II,
Iron PatriotJames Rupert "Rhodey" RhodesFounding West Coast member (as Iron Man). Rejoined as War Machine in Avengers West Coast#94 (May 1993).[7] Former member of the Secret Avengers as the Iron Patriot.

ThingBenjamin Jacob GrimmWest Coast Avengers vol. 2 #9
(June 1986)Accepted membership after assisting West Coast team, but left before official vote was taken.[7][11][12][13][16] Former member of the New Avengers. Current member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Moon KnightMarc Spector
(a.k.a. Steven Grant,
Jake Lockley)West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #21
(June 1987)Gained full membership in West Coast Avengersvol. 2 #33.[7][11][17]

Firebird
a.k.a. EspiritaBonita JuárezWest Coast Avengers Annual #2
(1987)Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[7][11][12][13]

Post-Inferno recruits (1989–1990)[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined in!Notes

Demolition ManDennis DunphyCaptain America #349
(January 1989)Recruited by The Captain for East Coast team, but presumed killed before official vote was taken.[7][13][18][19][20][21][22] Killed in Captain America (vol. 6) #14.

Forgotten OneGilgameshAvengers #300 (February 1989)Presumed killed in Avengers #391 (October 1995). Returned in Eternals (vol. 4) #3 (October 2008).

Mister FantasticReed RichardsCurrent member of the Illuminati and Fantastic Four.

Invisible WomanSusan Storm RichardsFormer member of the Fantastic Four and Avengers.

U.S. AgentJohn Frank Walker,
Jack Daniels (alias)West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #44
(May 1989)Appointed to West Coast team by government. Left during UN Charter,[23] and later gained official membership.[24]

QuasarWendell Elvis VaughnAvengers #305 (July 1989)Originally given probationary status in Avengers Annual #18 (1989).[7][11][12]

Human TorchJim Hammond (alias)Avengers West Coast #50
(November 1989)Former member of the Secret Avengers. Current member of the Invaders.

SersiCirceAvengers #314 (February 1990)

StingrayWalter NewellAvengers #319 (July 1990)Given reserve status as caretaker of Avengers Island.[7][11][13] Current member of Deadpool's Mercs for Money as Steve Rogers' Avengers informant.

UN Charter recruits (1991–1992)[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Spider-ManPeter Benjamin ParkerAvengers #329 (February 1991)Joined as a reserve member.[7][11] Former member of the New Avengers, while serving concurrently as a member of the Future Foundation. Former member of the Avengers Unity Division.

SandmanWilliam Baker
(a.k.a. Flint Marko)Avengers #329 (February 1991)
(Reserve Substitutes)Never gained full membership.[7][11] Resigned inThe Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #4 (1999). Current member of the Sinister Six.

RageElvin Daryl HalidayNever gained full membership.[7] Was discovered to be still in his adolescence in Avengers #341 (November 1991) and was demoted to trainee status. Status revoked in New Warriors#26.[11][13][25][26]

Machine Man
a.k.a. X-51Aaron Stack (alias)Avengers West Coast #69 (April 1991)Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[27] Active in Avengers West Coast #83 (June 1992). Removed from roster in X-51 #4 (1999).[7][11]

Living LightningMiguel SantosAvengers West Coast #74
(September 1991)

Spider-Woman
a.k.a. Arachne,
Madame Web IIJulia Carpenter

CrystalCrystal Amaquelin MaximoffAvengers #343 (January 1992)Originally given probationary status in Avengers#336 (August 1991).[7]

Thunderstrike
a.k.a. Thor IIEric Kevin MastersonActive as Thunderstrike in Avengers #374.[7]
Killed in Thunderstrike #24 (September 1995).

DarkhawkChristopher PowellAvengers West Coast #94 (May 1993)Joined as a reserve member.[7][11]

Post-Heroes Return recruits (1998–2004)[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

JusticeVance AstrovikAvengers vol. 3 #4 (May 1998)Joined as a reserve member. Promoted to full status inAvengers vol. 3 #7 (1998). Formerly a teacher at theAvengers Academy. Former member of the New Warriors.

FirestarAngelica JonesJoined as a reserve member. Promoted to full status inAvengers vol. 3 #7 (1998). Retired in Civil War: Front Line #2. Former member of the New Warriors and the Young Allies. Currently a member of the X-Men.

Triathlon
a.k.a. 3-D ManDelroy GarrettAvengers vol. 3 #27 (April 2000)Currently active as 3-D Man in the Agents of Atlas.

SilverclawMaria de Guadalupe SantiagoAvengers vol. 3 #30 (July 2000)Joined as a reserve member. Active in Avengers vol. 3 #43-55.

Jack of HeartsJack HartAvengers vol. 3 #38 (March 2001)Gained full membership in Avengers vol. 3 #43 (August 2001). Died in Avengers vol. 3 #76 (February 2004). Revived in Marvel Zombies Supreme #2 (2011).

Ant-Man IIScott Edward Harris LangAvengers vol. 3 #57 (October 2002)Gained full membership in Avengers vol. 3 #62 (February 2003). Seemingly killed by a zombie Jack of Hearts under influence of the Scarlet Witch inAvengers #500 (September 2004). Rescued moments before his apparent death by the Young Avengers and brought several years into the future by the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #5 (June 2011).

Captain Britain
a.k.a. LionheartKelsey Leigh ShorrAvengers vol. 3 #81 (June 2004)Made an honorary member as Kelsey Leigh, and a full member as Captain Britain. She is one of only two members, the other being Henry Pym, who have Avengers status in both their civilian and superhero guises.

New Avengers recruits (2005)[edit]

Main article: List of New Avengers members

The New Avengers were formed due to a mass break-out at the super villain prison The Raft.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Luke Cage
a.k.a. Power ManCarl Lucas (birth name)
Lucas Cage (legal name)New Avengers #3
(March 2005)Former leader of the New Avengers.[28] Left the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #30. Former leader of the Mighty Avengers.

WolverineJames "Logan" HowlettNew Avengers #6
(June 2005)Former member of the main Avengers team and the Avengers Unity Squad. Maintained simultaneous membership in the Avengers and the X-Men.

SentryRobert ReynoldsNew Avengers #10
(October 2005)Became a member of the Mighty Avengers after the Civil War and the Dark Avengers during Dark Reign. Went rogue in Siege #3 before being killed in Siege #4.

Echo
a.k.a. RoninMaya LopezNew Avengers #11
(November 2005) (as Ronin)Joined as Ronin in New Avengers #11 (2005); active as Echo in New Avengers #27 (2007). Killed in Moon Knightvol. 4 #9.

Post-Civil War recruits (2007–2009)[edit]

Main article: List of Mighty Avengers members

The New Avengers became a splinter group that chose not to comply with federal superhuman registration, as opposed to the governmental-sanctioned team presented in Mighty Avengers then Dark Avengers. The Mighty Avengers after the Dark Avengers launch was an international agency sanctioned team.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

AresAres
(a.k.a. John Aaron)Mighty Avengers#1
(May 2007)Became member of the Dark Avengers. Killed in Siege #2.

Amadeus ChoAmadeus ChoMighty Avengers#21
(March 2009)Helped assemble a new Mighty Avengers team after the beginning of Dark Reign.[29] Has taken the place of Hercules as the Prince of Power.

JocastaJocastaJocasta was previously granted provisional status in Avengersvol. 1 #197. She left the team before she was to be offered substitute status with the team, in Avengers vol. 1 #211.[7][11][30][31] Former teacher at the Avengers Academy.

StatureCassandra LangMighty Avengers#22
(April 2009)Killed in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8. Resurrected in Avengers World #16.

VisionJonas (alias)Killed in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9.

Heroic Age recruits (2010–2011)[edit]

Main article: Heroic Age (comics)

Characters who have officially joined the Avengers after the events of Dark Reign and Siege.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Captain America
a.k.a. Winter SoldierJames Buchanan "Bucky" BarnesAvengers vol. 4 #1 (May 2010)Originally joined the New Avengers in New Avengers (vol.1) #48 (January 2009).[29] Apparently died in Fear Itself #3, but was recently revealed to be alive and re-assuming his identity as the Winter Soldier.

Spider-WomanJessica DrewOriginally joined the New Avengers in New Avengers vol.1 #48 (January 2009).[29] Quit the team in Spider-Woman vol. 5 #4 (February 2015).[32]

ValkyrieBrunnhildeSecret Avengersvol. 1 #1 (May 2010)Former members of the Secret Avengers.[33][34]

Sharon Carter
a.k.a. Agent 13Sharon Carter

NovaRichard RiderLeft the Secret Avengers,[35] to participate in The Thanos Imperative. Presumed killed in The Thanos Imperative #6.

Ant-ManEric O'GradyKilled and replaced by a Life Model Decoy in Secret Avengersvol. 1 #23 (February 2012).

Iron FistDaniel Thomas Rand-KaiNew Avengers vol. 2 #1 (June 2010)Originally joined in New Avengers vol. 1 #27 (February 2007).

Power Woman
a.k.a. JewelJessica Campbell JonesOriginally joined as Jewel in New Avengers Annual #3 (December 2009).[29] Left the team in New Avengers (vol. 2) #24. Former member of the Mighty Avengers.

Protector
a.k.a. Marvel BoyNoh-VarrAvengers vol. 4 #6 (December 2010)Left the main team in Avengers vol. 4 #27. Current member of the Young Avengers as Marvel Boy.

Doctor StrangeStephen Vincent StrangeNew Avengers vol. 2 #7 (December 2010)Originally joined in New Avengers vol. 1 #27 (February 2007).

Red HulkThaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" RossAvengers vol. 4 #12 (June 2011)Former member of the Thunderbolts.

Shattered Heroes recruits (2011–2012)[edit]

After the Fear Itself event, the lineup of the Avengers teams was shifted by Captain America during the Shattered Heroesstoryline.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

DaredevilMatthew "Matt" MurdockNew Avengers vol. 2 #16 (September 2011)

StormOroro Iqadi T'Challa (née Munroe)Avengers vol. 4 #19
(November 2011)Left the team in New Avengers (vol. 2) #24. Current member of the X-Men.

QuakeDaisy JohnsonAgent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and former member of the Secret Warriors.

Captain BritainBrian BraddockSecret Avengersvol. 1 #22
(January 2012)Asked by Steve Rogers to join the Avengers in Age of Heroes #1.

VenomEugene "Flash" ThompsonSecret Avengersvol. 1 #23 (February 2012)Current member of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel NOW! recruits (2012-2013)[edit]

After the Avengers vs. X-Men event, members from both Avengers and X-Men teams were shifted by Captain America during the Marvel NOW! storyline.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

HavokAlex SummersUncanny Avengers#1 (October 2012)Former leader of the Avengers Unity Squad.

SunspotRoberto da CostaAvengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)Current leader of the Avengers Idea Mechanics.

CannonballSam GuthrieFormer member of the main Avengers team.[36]

ManifoldEden Fesi

Shang-ChiShang-Chi

Captain UniverseTamara Devoux

SmasherIsabel "Izzy" Kane[37]

HyperionMarcus MiltonFormer member of the main Avengers team. Current member of the Squadron Supreme.

RogueAnna MarieUncanny Avengers#4 (January 2013)Current field leader of the Avengers Unity Division. Maintains simultaneous membership in the Avengers and the X-Men.

SunfireShiro YoshidaUncanny Avengers#5 (February 2013)Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad.[38]

DoombotNoneAvengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)Former member of the Avengers A.I. Squad.[39]

Victor ManchaVictor Mancha

Infinity recruits (2013-2014)[edit]

Characters that joined the team during the Infinity event.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

AbyssAvengers vol. 5 #17 (October 2013)Former members of the main Avengers team. Killed in New Avengers vol. 3 #32 (May 2015).

Ex NihiloEx Nihilo

NightmaskAdam BlackveilFormer members of the main Avengers team.

Star BrandKevin Connor

Alexis The ProtectorAlexisAvengers A.I. #3Former member of the Avengers A.I. Squad.[39]

Ronin
a.k.a. BladeEric BrooksMighty Avengersvol 2 #1First appeared as "Spider Hero". Revealed as Blade in Mighty Avengers vol. 2 #9.[40]

Blue MarvelAdam BrashearMighty Avengersvol 2 #2Former member of the Mighty Avengers. Current member of the Ultimates.

Power ManVictor AlvarezMighty Avengersvol 2 #3Former students at Avengers Academy, former members of the Heroes for Hire. Current members of the Avengers Idea Mechanics.[41]

White TigerAva Ayala

Avengers NOW! (2014-2015)[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

KaluuKaluuCaptain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 (November 2014)Former member of the Mighty Avengers.[39]

NovaSam AlexanderNova #25(December 2014)Originally offered membership by Thor in Avengers Vs. X-Men #12(December 2012). Current member of the main Avengers team.[42]

Doctor VoodooJericho DrummAvengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 (December 2014)Current member of the Avengers Unity Squad.

SabretoothVictor CreedUncanny Avengers#1 (January 2015)Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad.

ValidatorMichaudAvengers (vol. 5) #39 (February 2015)Former member of Sunspot's Avengers and Omega Flight.

PodAikku JokinenCurrent member of the Avengers Idea Mechanics

All-New All-Different! Recruits (2015-present)[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

ThorJane FosterAll-New All-Different Avengers (May 2015)Current members of the main Avengers team.

Ms. MarvelKamala Khan

Spider-ManMiles Morales

DeadpoolWade WilsonAvengers #0 (October 2015)Current members of the Avengers Unity Division. Given membership by Steve Rogers.[43]

SynapseEmily Guerrero

Human TorchJohnny Storm

SongbirdMelissa GoldCurrent field leader of the Avengers Idea Mechanics.[44]Given membership by Sunspot[43]

Squirrel GirlDoreen GreenCurrent members of the Avengers Idea Mechanics. Given membership by Sunspot.[43]

WiccanWilliam Kaplan

HulklingDorrek V

CableNathan SummersUncanny Avengers#4 (January 2016)Current member of the Avengers Unity Division.

Honorary[edit]

Heroes that have been granted honorary status during their lifetime or posthumously for acts of great courage and/or sacrifice.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

Rick JonesRichard Milhouse JonesAvengers #1 (September 1963)

Captain MarvelMar-Vell
(a.k.a. Walter Lawson)Avengers vol. 1 #86 (March 1971)
(by affiliation only)Posthumously awarded honorary membership.[45]

WhizzerRobert L. Frank Sr.Avengers #173 (July 1978)Died in Vision and Scarlet Witch #2 (December 1982).

Moira BrandonMoira BrandonAvengers West Coast vol. 2 #100 (November 1993)Honorary founding member of the West Coast team. Status given in flashback taking place before West Coast Avengers vol. 1.

ShroudMaximilian Quincy ColeridgeWest Coast Avengers #1
(September 1984)Honorary founding member of the West Coast team. Status confirmed in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

MarrinaMarrina SmallwoodAvengers #282 (August 1987)Wife of Namor; honorary member while he served on the team.[7][15][17] Revived during the Chaos War(January 2011).

YellowjacketRita DeMaraAvengers Annual #17 (1988)Made honorary member after assisting an East Coast reserve team.[7][11][14][31] Killed by Iron Man (Stark) inAvengers: The Crossing (September 1995). Returned to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (January 2011).

SwordsmanPhillip JarvertAvengers #357 (December 1992)Alternate universe Avenger & Gatherer.

MagdaleneUnrevealedAvengers #363 (June 1993)

Deathcry
a.k.a. LifecrySharra NeramaniAvengers #364 (July 1993)
(as a probationary member)Never gained full membership. Given honorary status in Avengers #399 (June 1996).[7] Killed inAnnihilation Conquest: Star-Lord #2 (August 2007). Restored to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #5.

MasqueGuillietta Nefaria (birth name), Whitney Frost (legal name)Avengers #393 (April 1996)A clone of Madame Masque.[14] Killed in Avengers vol. 3 #34 (November 2000).

Iron ManAnthony Edward StarkAvengers: Timeslide (1996)An alternate adolescent version of the original from reality 96020. Replaced him for a time and then merged with the original Stark.

FluxDennis SykesOne Month To Live #5 (September 2010)Died in One Month To Live #5 (September 2010).[42][46]

Guardians of the Galaxy (1978)[edit]

Main article: Guardians of the Galaxy (1969 team)

A group of superheroes from the 31st century, the Guardians of the Galaxy time traveled to the 20th century in vol. 1 #168 (February 1978) and served as honorary members during the Korvac saga.[7][11]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

YonduYondu UdontaAvengers #168
(February 1978)

MartinexMartinex T'Naga

Charlie-27

NikkiNicholette Gold

StarhawkStakar Ogord

Aleta OgordAleta Ogord

Vance AstroVance AstrovikA younger, alternate version of him also later joined as the superhero Justice (a.k.a. Marvel Boy, see above: Post-Heroes Return recruits, 1998).

Young Avengers[edit]

Main article: Young Avengers

A group of teenage heroes modeled after the Avengers, the surviving Young Avengers were awarded honorary membership following the "Children's Crusade" storyline.

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

HawkeyeKate BishopAvengers: The Children's Crusade #9
(May 2012)Awarded honorary membership by Captain America.[46]

HulklingDorrek VIII

SpeedThomas Shepherd

WiccanWilliam Kaplan

Avengers Third Grade[edit]

Main article: Avengers Academy

The Avengers promoted several senior Academy students to "Avengers Third Grade", as part of a plan to eventually award them full Avengers membership.[39]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

FinesseJeanne FoucaultAvengers Academy #39 (November 2012)

HazmatJennifer Takeda

MettleKen Mack

ReptilHumberto Lopez

StrikerBrandon Sharpe

LightspeedJulie Power

X-23Laura Kinney

Infiltrators[edit]

CharacterReal nameJoined inNotes

HawkeyeSagittariusWest Coast Avengers #27
(December 1987)Created to look exactly like Hawkeye to infiltrate the West Coast Avengers.

TigraLeoWest Coast Avengers #27
(December 1987)Created to look exactly like Tigra to infiltrate the West Coast Avengers.

Ravonna
a.k.a. "Nebula", TerminatrixRavonna Lexus RenslayerAvengers #291
(May 1988)Posing as Nebula at the time, and better known as Terminatrix. Started placing the East Coast division under mind control as of #291 (May 1988). Unofficial leader as of #294 (August 1988). "Officially" joined in #297. Reported MIA minutes later. East Coast division consequently disbanded (November 1988).

MockingbirdH'rpraAvengers West Coast #91
(February 1993)Skrull who replaced the kidnapped Barbara Morse as Mockingbird in order to infiltrate the team, as revealed in a retcon in Secret Invasion#8 (January 2009). She was slain by Mephisto in Avengers West Coast #100 (November 1993), although her ghost or spirit has been seen a few times since[47] True name revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#1 Softcover in the updates section.

VisionAntiVisionAvengers #360
(March 1993)Infiltrated the team as a representative of the Gatherers. He impersonated the Vision, and was seemingly destroyed by Proctor, before being defeated by Vision.

Spider-WomanVerankeNew Avengers #3
(March 2005)Joined the Mighty Avengers (Initiative team) in Mighty Avengers#7 (November 2007). Revealed in New Avengers #42 (August 2008) to have been a Skrull. Killed by Norman Osborn in Secret Invasion #8 (January 2009).

Scarlet WitchLoki LaufeysonMighty Avengers#21
(March 2009)Joined and assembled the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009). Revealed in Mighty Avengers #29 (November 2009).

Ant-ManBlack AntSecret Avengers#24
(March 2012)Infiltrated the Secret Avengers as a Life Model Decoy impersonating Eric O'Grady. Supposedly destroyed alongside the other Descendents.

Spider-ManOtto Octavius
(switched bodies with Peter Parker)The Amazing Spider-Man #698
(December 2012)Due to a body swap that occurred during The Amazing Spider-Man#698, Peter Parker was replaced by Otto Octavius as Spider-Man on the Avengers, with the other members unaware of the switch. Under probation after The Superior Spider-Man #8 for various violent acts. Left team in The Superior Spider-Man #26 to avoid an incriminating brain scan. Peter Parker later regained his body and subsequently became a member again.

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