35-38 (tie). Moonstone - 59 points (1 first place vote)
Moonstone filled the role of Ms. Marvel on Norman Osborn's team of Avengers after Osborn was given responsibility by the U.S. government for redeveloping the team after the Skrulls’ invasion of earth.
During her time as an Avenger, Moonstone helped defeat Morgan le Fay. And then slept with Noh-Varr and caused him to leave the team when she told him the rest were all criminals.
Eventually Carol Danvers returned from seeming death, though, and under the power of the Storyteller was able to temporarily depower Moonstone and tried to get Karla to reexamine her life. Then she slept with Bullseye because she found him attractive in his Hawkeye identity.
During the Siege of Asgard Moonstone helped Osborn beat Thor but was chased away by Maria Hill, and she was present when Sentry tore Ares in half. Karla battled Ms. Marvel and beat her only because Osborn blasted Ms. Marvel with an energy beam in the back. Moonstone tried to escape after Osborn reverted back to his Green Goblin persona, but was arrested by the Avengers. Since then she was recruited into Luke Cage’s newest incarnation of the Thunderbolts.
Here's why Kieran_Frost picked Moonstone as his favorite Avenger:
Moonstone currently appears in Thunderbolts.
Originally Posted by Kieran_Frost
35-38 (tie). Justice - 59 points (2 first place vote)
Vance Astro found himself. Literally. As a boy he was visited by his alternate, time-traveling future self who convinced him not to become an astronaut. So that only apparently left the option of becoming a superhero called Marvel Boy.
Vance is a mutant. Vance’s father physically abused him so he ran away and joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation where he befriended the Thing. He later applied for the Avengers, but was rejected by Captain America. But then helped found the New Warriors, where he developed a relationship with his teammate Firestar.
Vance’s father continued to abuse him and his mother, though, and Vance instinctively reacted unintentionally killing his father. Vance turned himself in and, while acquitted of murder, was convicted of negligent homicide and was sentenced to time in the Vault.
After his time in prison, he adopted the new codename Justice and rejoined the New Warriors, even leading the team for a while. But it was while accompanying teammate Rage that he and Firestar helped defeat Morgan le Fay and was offered Avengers membership.
He was thrilled, but made some small rookie mistakes due to his hero worship, but proved himself by coming up with a way to defeat Ultron. He and Firestar also spent some time undercover investigating the Triune Understanding. He then assisted in the resistance against Kang before opting for reserve membership with Firestar.
But all was not well. While both kept their mutations after the Scarlet Witch’s decimation, Firestar broke off their engagement because she wanted to live a little.
With many of his former teammates perishing in the catalyst of the superhero civil war, Justice joined Captain America’s resistance after the death of Giant-Man.
Justice was recruited to head the youth outreach arm of the Initiative by Iron Man, and was unaware of the shadier aspects of the program. During this time he began dating Ultra Girl. After learning of the truth behind the Initiative’s operations, he deserted the program and recruited some other former New Warriors members to his cause and formed Counter Force, though Ultra Girl returned to the Initiative.
During the Dark Reign of Norman Osborn, Vance’s group joined up with Gauntlet and Tigra to become the informal Avengers Resistance. It was this team that took down Camp HAMMER while most of the Initiative was busy with the Siege of Asgard.
Vance has since become one of the teaching staff at Avengers Academy, alongside former teammates Hank Pym, Tigra, Quicksilver and Speedball.
Here’s why baltiroo picked Justice as his favorite Avenger:
And here’s why countryfan2004 picked Justice as one of his favorites:
Originally Posted by baltiroo
And here’s what Alan2099 had to say:
Originally Posted by countryfan2004
Justice currently appears in Avengers Academy.
Originally Posted by Alan2099
34. Captain Britain - 62 points (1 first place vote)
Brian Braddock was transformed into Captain Britain after a fatal motorcycle accident. Given the chooice between the Amulet of Right or the Sword of Might by Merlyn and his daughter Roma, he chose the Amulet.
Becoming a member of the interdimensional Captain Britain Corps, Braddock became the protector of his own "Earth-616" and soon the champion of Great Britain. In the ensuing years he encountered other superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Black Knight and Captai America, and was among the world's heroes that participated in the Grandmaster's Contest of Champions. He was instrumental in saving the word from Necromon and Mad Jim Jaspers. He also found himself killed a couple times, only to be resurrected by Merlyn as a stronger hero.
Taking a sabbatical, Brian was temporarily replaced as Captain Britain by his sister Betsy, though she was tortured and blinded by his old foe Slaymaster. She, of course, went on to become the X-Man Psylocke.
Soon, Braddock helped form Excalibur, Britain's premier super-team, and the Knights of Pendragon. Over several years of adventures, Braddock overcomes bouts of alcoholism and eventually marries his lover and teammate, Meggan, and Roma relinquished control of Otherworld to the couple who become rulers of the multiverse.
Since then Meggan has been lost and found, Braddock found himself active as Captain Britain again and active on a new Excalibur, and eventually working with Pete Wisdom and other British heroes for MI 13. And killed and resurrected by Merlin again.
After the end of Norman Osborn's Dark Reign and the return of Steve Rogers, Captain Britain accepted an offer of Avengers membership from Captain America, to mixed reactions from his MI 13 teammates.
Here's why Beadle picked Captain Britain as one of his favorite Avengers:
And here's what Panic had to say:
Originally Posted by Beadle
Captain Britain most recently appeared in Age of Heroes and Deadpool Team-Up.
Originally Posted by Panic
Last edited by mattbib; 11-01-2011 at 07:57 AM.
33. Nova - 63 points (1 first place vote)
Richard Rider was randomly chosen by the alien Rhomann Dey, last surviving Nova Centurion of the planet Xandar's elite Nova Corps, to inherit his power and succeed him in the rank of Nova Prime following the destruction of his world. Rider jumped into the life of a superhero, and as Nova found himself battling street criminals and cosmic villains alike. Nova ended up traveling across the stars to the newly reconstructed Xandar, where he spent over a year in a bitter war against the Skrulls. After the war, Nova requested to return home, but had to relinquish his powers when he left the Corps.
But his powers came back, with the help of Night Thrasher, and he became a founding member of the New Warriors. During his time as a warrior, Rider was used by a former Nova Corps Centurion to help restore the dead Xandar, and was witness to the reformation of the Nova Corps, which appointed him Centurion Prime.
Rider briefly reunited with the New Warriors as part of a reality television show, but left the group after the first season to join the rest of the Nova Corps against Annihilus' Annihilation Wave (and was therefore not present when most of the New Warriors died in Stamford). Xandar and the Nova Corps were again destroyed, with Rider as the only survivor. As the only surviving Centurion, Rider made contact with the Xandarian Worldmind, which uploaded itself and the entire Nova Force into his body and mind. Rider took control of the United Front in a nearly year-long campaign, and after nearly a year defeated Annihilus himself in personal combat, ending the war.
Nova next found himself defending the Kree from an invasion by the Phalanx, under the control of Ultron, and then defended Project Pegasus against the Skrulls during their invasion of Earth. It was during the Skrull's invasion that Nova witnessed the return of Quasar as well as the reestablishment of the Nova Corps. He found himself rescuing the Corps from the war between the Shi'ar and the Kree, though many Centurions were slaughtered by the Imperial Guard.
Nova then found himself teamed with Darkhawk, investigating the Fault, and returning with an alternate Namorita, and later battling the Cancerverse's Quasar.
At the request of Steve Rogers, Nova soon joined his secret Avengers team and was sent to Mars to investigate Roxxon activity. There he was possessed by the Thorn Crown, but was eventually freed. And Nova left the team shortly after to assist in the Thanos Imperative.
The Magus and the Universal Church of Truth had torn open the Fault, releasing monstrous creatures, led by the Cancerverse's Lord Mar-Vell, upon the universe. Nova led other cosmic heroes in an attack on Mar-Vell, but lost badly. While Thanos orchestrated the defeat of Mar-Vell and the collapse of the Cancerverse and the Fault, Death once again spurned Thanos and he became enraged. While their comrades teleported to Safety, Nova and Star Lord remained behind to keep Thanos confined to the imploding Cancerverse.
After their apparent deaths, Nova and Star Lord were memorialized on Hala, the Worldmind shut down and the Nova Force disappeared.
Here's why Nova was among LXDTS's favorite Avengers:
Originally Posted by LXDTS
Nova most recently appeared in Thanos Imperative.
32. U.S. Agent - 81 points
John Walker was a soldier in the U.S. Army who went on to receive treatments from the Power Broker that granted him superhuman abilities. To pay for his treatments he received corporate sponsorshp and became the hero Super-Patriot and challenged Captain America's role as a symbol of America. In a defining moment Super-Patriot killed a terrorist who threatedened Washington D.C.
Soon after, Steve Rogers was forced to abandon the Captain America identity and Walker was made the new Captain America, activing as an operative for the U.S. government. Most of this was a ploy by the Red Skull to tarnish the Captain America image.
Although sincere in the role, Walker was more brutal than his predecessor. When Walker's identity was revealed to the press and his parents were killed, he had a breakdown. He recovered eventually, and aided Steve Rogers, now called the Captain, in defeating the Red Skull. Walker persuaded Rogers to retake the Captain America identity, and soon resurfaced as the U.S. Agent and was placed on the West Coast Avengers as a watchdog for the Commission on Superhuman Activities, but his loyalties to the team eventually superceded those of the Commission.
After the WCA was dissolved he went on to join Force Works, but he left the team after it was reabsorbed into the Avengers. He found himself teaming with teh UK's Super Soldiers, and went on to lead the Jury, and later rejoined the Commission as head of the government's U.S. Marshal division called S.T.A.R.S. He eventually became a member fo the New Invaders and insisted on being called Captain America for a time.
During the superhero Civil War, U.S. Agent was asked to lead a newly formed team called Omega Flight in Canada, since Alpha Flight had recently been killed.
Once Norman Osborn took control of SHIELD and the Avengers, U.S. Agent left Omega Flight and rejoined Hank Pym's new team of Avengers until his rank was stripped from him by Osborn. Despite this, Walker joined in teh defense of Osborn's siege of Asgard, during which he lost an arm and leg.
As thanks for his service, the wheelchair-bound Walker was appointed the new warde of the Raft and helped establish the new Thunderbolts beta team.
Here's why U.S. Agent is among Specimen 297's favorite Avengers:
And here's what The_Greatest_Username had to say:
Originally Posted by Specimen 297
U.S. Agent currently appears in Thunderbolts.
Originally Posted by The_Greatest_Username
31. Sub-Mariner - 83 points (1 first place vote)
Namor had more often than not been a foe of the Avengers since returning after World War II. Always proud, often arrogant, the one-time Invader regularly found himself in the company of the likes of Doctor Doom and Magneto and posing a threat to humanity. But, his disdain for the surface world subsided, mostly, and while he regularly teamed up with his Defenders allies, it wasn't until years later during a low point in his life that he was offered Avengers membership by Captain America. He and his new bride, Marrina, had just recently lost their undersea kingdom so, directionless, he accepted and the two of them relocated to Avengers Mansion. Several of the other Avengers weren't thrilled with the idea of Namor being on the team, and the public was torn. Protests in front of Avengers Mansion was a daily occurrence during Namor's tenure. Despite the public's reaction, Namor was a valuable member in battles against the Beyonder, Kang, Attuma, and the Olympian gods and in recovering the cocoon which held a recuperating Jean Grey. But he soon found new duties beneath the sea which kept his attention away from the Avengers. Eventually, though, Marrina became pregnant, and her alien DNA mutated her into a savage beast which Namor was forced to slay usign the Black Knight's enchanted ebony blade. His wife presumed dead, Namor soon left the team.
For a time he was part of the clandestine group of Illuminati. He has since continued to team with the Fantastic Four, the Defenders, the Avengers and the New Invaders, He even started a corporation dedicated to conservation and the environment and sponsored an incarnation of Heroes for Hire. He was instrumental in the return of Iron Fist. He has also regained rule of Atlantis, though it's been tenuous, having lost it to Attuma on multiple occasions.
Namor's cusin Namorita was killed in the disaster that acted as the catalyst for the superhero Civil War and he led Atlantean fores in support of Captain America's anti-registration heroes. He posed as an ally of Norman Osborn's during his dark reign, but turned on him with his lover, Emma Frost.
Namor has since relocated his loyal Atlanteans to New Atlantis, which lies beneath and actually physically supports the mutant island of Utopia. Finally accepting his place in the mutant community, Namor is now counted as a member of the X-Men. Imperius Rex!
Here's why the Sub-Mariner is among The Great Grape's favorite Avengers:
He's a faovite of EXCELSIOR 2.0's also:
Originally Posted by The Great Grape
And here's what SlightlyMad had to say about the Avenging Son:
Originally Posted by EXCELSIOR 2.0
The Sub-Mariner most recently appeared in Uncanny X-Men.
Originally Posted by SlightlyMad
Last edited by mattbib; 11-04-2011 at 01:19 PM.
30. Ares - 85 points
Ares loves war. But he hates Hercules. Hercules killed his Ares' pets and their father always loved Hercules best, you see. Making matters worse, Zeus let the humans' worship of the gods come to an end, something for which Ares has always held a grudge. He's tried to overthrow Olympus numerous times, often coming into conflict with Hercules, Thor and their Avengers teammates.
But Olympus still called on Ares to come to its defense when Pluto set an army of dead against it. But Ares was disparaged by his brethren for his crude and dishonorable nature, and he abandoned Olympus to live amongst the mortals where he worked as a builder and fathered a son named Alexander (who was actually Phobos, the god of fear).
But then the Japanese god Amatsu-Mikaboshi threatened Olympus, and Zeus called on him again. But Ares refused, so Zeus had Alexander kidnapped to goad the god of war into their aid. Ares does so, only to rescue his son, but Zeus was killed by Mikaboshi, who in turn was defeated by Alexander. Ares and Alexander returned to Earth.
Soon, after the end of the superhero Civil War, Iron Man offered Ares a spot on his new Avengers team. Ares often was at odds with the Avengers' methods of combat, but was an asset to the team, playing a major part in defeating Ultron, Doctor Doom and the Skrulls. During the latter's invasion of Earth, Alexander was recruited into Nick Fury's Secret Warriors.
During the reorganization of the Avengers under Norman Osborn,
Ares remained a member of the team. During this time he would come into conflict with both his former Avengers teammates, the X-Men and the Secret Warriors.
Osborn then convinced Ares to plan the invasion of Asgard, lying to him that Loki had taken control of it. During the Siege, Ares learned of Osborn's deceptions and turns against him, only to be literally ripped apart by the Sentry.
Ares was soon joined in Elysium by his son, who was killed by Gorgon.
Here's why jackolover picked Ares as one of his favorite Avengers:
And here's what SlightlyMad had to say:
Originally Posted by jackolover
Ares last appeared in Chaos War and Chaos War: Ares.
Originally Posted by SlightlyMad
29. Mockingbird - 87 points
Bobbi Morse is a scientist-turned-spy-turned superhero!
Dr. Barbara Morse joined SHIELD as Agent 19 after getting her Ph.D. and soon found herself getting abducted by AIM, getting rescued by the Man-Thing, and working alongside of Ka-Zar.
Until Ka-Zar returned to the Savage Land and met Shanna the She-Devil.
Bobbi was soon asked to investigate corruption in SHIELD. So she dropped out of the organization and became the superhero called the Huntress. But D.C. introduced a Huntress character, so Bobbie changed her identity to Mockingbird. And with the help of Spider-Man uncovered the corrupt SHIELD director.
Mockingbird then met Hawkeye and the two quickly become romantically involved and then eloped. Mockingbird soon became an Avenger as she relocated to Los Angeles with Hawkeye to help founding their west coast team.
In a defining moment, while in 1876, Mockingbird was abducted and drugged by and brainwashed into loving the Phantom Rider. After breaking free of his control, Mockingbird sought revenge, and allowed him to plunge to his death off of a cliff.
This led to a rift between Hawkeye and Mockingbird, and they both left the team and decided to divorce. But they made an attempt at reconciliation, and traveled to Milwaukee where they trained the unofficial Great Lakes Avengers and worked on their relationship. They both returned to the Avengers, though still estranged. And then Mockingbird was replaced by...a Skrull imposter!!!! But the Mockingbird imposter, believing she was Mockingbird, sacrificed her life to save Hawkeye from Mephisto.
After the Skrull invasion of Earth it was discovered that various individuals who had been replaced by Skrulls, including Mockingbird, were alive and she tearfully reunited with Clint (now going by Ronin).
Mockingbird then rejoined the Avengers team and also formed the World Counter-Terrorism Agency with a group of fellow former SHIELD agents who had also been Skrull-abductees. Mockingbird rekindled her romance with Ronin, but they decide to remain unmarried.
During a raid on a HAMMER warehouse, Mockingbird was mortally wounded, but Nick Fury gave her a top secret combination of the Super Solder serum and the Infinity Formula that saved her life. But it's unknown what other consequences this might have.
Here's why Patrick Hultquist picked Mockingbird as one of his favorite Avengers:
Here's why she's one of Dermie's favorites:
Originally Posted by Patrick Hultquist
And here's why highwayguy had to say:
Originally Posted by Dermie
Mockingbird currently appears in New Avengers.
Originally Posted by highwayguy
28. Wolverine - 89 points (2 first place votes)
Wolverine had an established superhero career by the time he was invited to join the Avengers. He had, of course, been on the mutant X-Men team for years. And during those years he had encountered the Avengers many times, sometimes teaming up with them and others coming into conflict. Heck, he first met Captain America during WWII. So the Avengers were well aware of who and what Wolverine was when they asked him to join. But this was a new Avengers team and they believed they needed someone like Wolverine who would do what it takes if and when necessary. He is, after all, the best ther is at what he does...
And they were right. Wolverine has aided the Avengers during some of their biggest challenges. It was also during this time that he regained his memories and learned that he had a son. Then the superhero Civil War happened. But Wolverine never questioned his allegiances, and stood with the renegade Avengers. He also managed to maintain his active participation with the X-men (who thankfully had a few teleporters) and also covertly with the X-Force wetworks team. Though Cyclops ended the X-Force program, Wolverine secretly continues to lead a new X-Force team.
After the end of Norman Osborn's dark reign, Wolverine continues to serve on the Avengers. And most recently, after coming into a conflict with Cyclops over the use of children as soldiers, he left Utopia, taking half the X-Men with him, to open a new school for mutants in New York.
Wolverine is Wolverine12's favorite Avenger:
He's also among PantherX's favorite Avengers:
Originally Posted by Wolverine12
And here's what Predabot had to say:
Originally Posted by PantherX
Wolverine currently appears in Avengers, New Avengers, Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wolverine: The Best There Is, and X-Force.
Originally Posted by Predabot
Last edited by mattbib; 11-09-2011 at 10:48 AM.
27. Captain America (Barnes) - 98 points (2 first place votes)
We all know the story. Bucky Barnes was an orphan, grew in and was trained by the military. He met and became friends with Steve Rogers and, after learning Rogers was Captain America, became his costumed partner in the war against the Nazis. He joined the Invaders and also organized the Kid Commandos and the Liberty Legion and worked with the Young Allies. But toward the end of the war, Bucky and Captain America were believed killed in an encounter with Baron Zemo.
Of course we know Rogers lived on in suspended animation and eventually returned to become the heart of the Avengers, but only recently did the world learn that Bucky survived as well.
His preserved body was recovered by the Russians, brainwashed, and kept in cryostasis unless needed for an operation or assassination as the Winter Soldier. Toward the end of the Cold War he was placed in stasis and forgotten about until he was reactivated by General Aleksander Lukin to be used against the Red Skull. Captain America soon discovered the Winter Soldier's identity and confronted him and, during a heated combat, Cap came into possession of a cosmic cube and used its powers to restore Bucky's lost memories. Overcome with remorse, Bucky retreated to search for Lukin and the Skull, but soon found himself working alongside Rogers and Nick Fury.
Following Captain America's assassination, Bucky became the new Captain America to honor his mentor. Gaining the support of many of Roger's friends, such as the Falcon, the new Captain America continued Rogers' battle against such foes as the Red Skull, Arnim Zola, the Grand Director, the Skrull invasion and joined the new Avengers.
Bucky learned that Steve Rogers wasn't in fact killed, and with the help of his new friends they were able to bring him back. With the original returned, Bucky resolved to give up the Captain America identity, but Rogers officially handed the mantle over to Bucky while Rogers was appointed the new head of U.S. security.
Most recently, Bucky was seemingly killed in battle with Skadi during her attack on Washington, D.C. His lifeless body was rushed to Nick Fury, who gave him the Infinity Formula, which saved his life and restored him. Opting to remain underground, Barnes has returned to his Winter Soldier identity, letting the world think he's truly dead.
Here's why Bucky Barnes is WinterSoldier76's favorite Avengers:
He's also among Icefalcon's favorites:
Originally Posted by WinterSoldier76
And here's what Godlike13 had to say:
Originally Posted by Icefalcon
Bucky Barnes currently appears in Captain America & Bucky.
Originally Posted by Godlike13
26. Quasar - 110 points (2 first place votes)
Quasar's one of those Avengers everyone loves because he's an everyman character, though he's probably a little too cosmic for the Avengers.
Wendell Vaughn is a graduate of the SHIELD Academy who came into possession of the Quantum Bands and became the superhero Marvel Boy. And then Marvel Man. And then Quasar.
He quickly found himself fighting alongside other heroes like Captain America, the Falcon and the Hulk and later became the security chief of Project: Pegasus. He journeyed to Uranus where he learned the true nature and origins of the Quantum Bands and he first encountered the abstract called Eon. Eon explained that the bands were originally intended to be worn by the Protector of the Universe and offered him the role. He returned to Earth where he assisted the Avengers in a battle against Super-Nova after which he was made an Avenger. He served with the team for a while before returning his focus to space, but continued to serve as a reserve when needed, such as battling Ego.
When the Annihilation Wave struck, Quasar and Nova tried to stop it, but Quasar was killed by Annihilus, only to be restored to life in a Quantum Energy form thanks to the scientists of Project: Pegasus.
Quasar regained his physical form during the War of Kings when he entered the fault, and he joined Nova's team in resisting the invasion. Quasar has since joined the Annihilators, which has recently come into conflict with the Avengers.
Here's why Quasar is Strathcona's favorite Avengers:
He also made Talisman's cut:
Originally Posted by strathcona
And here's what Chris N had to say:
Originally Posted by Talisman
Quasar currently appears in Annihilators.
Originally Posted by Chris N
25. Sersi - 114 points (3 first place votes)
I have to admit, Sersi is one of my favorite characters.
A fourth generation Eternal, Sersi has always enjoyed living among humans. It was while living in New York she became and ally of Thor and later threw a party that was crashed by the Avengers Wasp and Starfox. And sometime later Captain America called on her for assistance (and she became quite smitten). Soon she found herself battling alongside the Avengers against Ghaur and again against the Deviants and Set. When her fellow Eternal, the Forgotten One, was injured while serving as an Avengers they went to her for help and was soon asked to join the team.
She proved to be a valuable member, and was one of the most powerful Avengers ever, and she served a considerably lengthy term, even developing a relationship with the Black Knight. But eventually, Proctor (an alternate version of the Black Knight) drove Sersi mad and nearly destroyed her and the Avengers. After defeating Proctor, but still fearing for her mental stability, Sersi left for another reality and the Black Knight joined her.
The two eventually returned, however, but the Avengers were dead in the wake of Onslaught. The Knight joined a new incarnation of Heroes for Hire, but he and Sersi decided they needed time apart so she returned to Olympia and the Eternals, and ultimately decided to live her own life back in New York City.
Here's why Sersi is Justin K.'s favorite Avengers:
He also made jstar!!'s list of favorites:
Originally Posted by Justin K.
And here's what Royal Flush had to say:
Originally Posted by jstar!!
Sersi most recently appeared in Chaos War as a member of the god Squad.
Originally Posted by Royal Flush
24. Doctor Strange- 119 points
Doctor Strange is one of those characters that, like Spider-Man, should have joined the Avengers a long time ago. Readers could argue that he's a sorcerer defending against dark mystical forces, not a superhero, but within the context of the MU that really proved not to be true long ago.
Strange has teamed up with virtually every superhero and superhero team at one point or another, and he was a member of the Illuminati, so it made sense that he lent his support to Captain America's anti-regiatration forces during the superhero Civil War. And when he lost the title of Sorcerer Supreme due to invoking dark magic to combat the Hulk and he had to seek out his own successor it made sense that the Avengers were involved and that Strange actually joined the team.
So now, while no longer the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange is an Avenger and still a master of the mystic arts.
Here's why Doctor Strange is among kitonok's favorite Avengers:
And here's what John Ossie has to say:
Originally Posted by kitonok
Doctor Strange currently appears in New Avengers.
Originally Posted by John Ossie
23. Iron Fist - 120 points (3 first place votes)
Iron Fist has been a superhero for awhile. Early in his career he teamed with Iron Man and battled Sabretooth, befriended Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, and partnered with Luke Cage to form Heroes for Hire, until he was taken captive and his death faked by the H'ylthri at the directon of Master Khan.
Years later he escaped and returned to help Namor and Misty Knight defeat Master Khan.
After the Avengers and other heroes died facing Onslaught, Iron Fist and Cage reformed Heroes for Hire working with Namor's Oracle Corporation until Namor had to dissolve his company.
During the superhero Civil War, Iron Fist disguised himself as Daredevil to help convince the media and the public that Matt Murdoc was not the masked vigilante. He opposed the SHRA, joining Captain America's forces.
After the arrest of Captain America, Iron fist joined the underground Avengers that Luke Cage was also on, but had to leave the team during Norman Osborn's dark reign. He continued to assist them as needed, though, and eventually rejoined him. In one adventure he found himself the Immortal Weapon of Agamotto. Additonally, he also serves as the mentor to the new Power Man.
Here's why Iron Fist is Fast's favorite Avenger:
He's also Jaded Devil's favorite:
Originally Posted by Panic
And here's what Global Honored has to say:
Originally Posted by Jaded Devil
Iron Fist currently appears in New Avengers.
Originally Posted by Global Honored
22. Hulk - 123 points
The Hulk was a founding Avenger, but he was a member all of two minutes. In fact, he's probably spent more time battling against the Avengers than alongside them. But almost every time, in the end, the Hulk helps save the day.
The Hulk's legacy on the Avengers is possibly greater than his own time on the team. His one-time partner, Rick Jones, served as an honorary Avenger and even as the sidekick to both Captain America and Captain Marvel. His cousin has served long stints on the team. And his one-time nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross, has worked on Steve Rogers' secret Avengers team as the Red Hulk.
It's not a matter of if the Hulk and the Avengers' paths will cross again, or even when, but whether it will be as friend or foe.
Here's why Hulk is one of Cavemold's favorite Avengers:
He's also one of comicfan298's favorites:
Originally Posted by Cavemold
And here's what Sheldon has to say:
Originally Posted by comicfan298
Hulk currently appears in Incredible Hulk.
Originally Posted by Sheldon