The Avengers are a series of fictional superhero teams that have starred in The Avengers and related comic book series published by Marvel Comics.

Characters listed in bold are the members of as of 2022.

Cover art for Avengers   (vol. 3) #1. Art by George Pérez.
Cover art for Avengers (vol. 3) #1. Art by George Pérez.

Original organization (1963–2004)

The First Avengers

All of these members helped form the team in The Avengers #1 (September 11, 1963).

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Iron Man Anthony Edward Stark Avengers #1 (September 01, 1963) Co-Founder of the main Avengers team. Former member of the New Avengers, Pym's Mighty Avengers, and the Fifty-States Initiative Mighty Avengers. An alternate adolescent version of the original replaced him for a time until they merged. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Thor Thor Odinson Co-Founder of the main Avengers team. Former member of A.I.M.'s New Avengers and the Avengers Unity Division. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Wasp Janet Van Dyne Co-founder and former member of the main Avengers team. First female member. Former member of the Avengers Unity Division. Current member of the Agents of Wakanda.
Ant-Man
a.k.a. Giant-Man,
Yellowjacket,
Goliath,
etc.
Dr. Henry Jonathan Pym Co-Founder and former leader of the main Avengers team, Avengers A.I., and Avengers Academy, as well as former member of his Mighty Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Secret Avengers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Hulk Dr. Robert Bruce Banner Co-Founder and former member of main team, Pym's Mighty Avengers, and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Secret Avengers. Resigns from the team in Avengers #2 (November 1963), rejoins the Avengers in Avengers vs. X-Men #11. Former member of the main Avengers team.

"Cap's Kooky Quartet"

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Captain America
a.k.a. Nomad,
Captain
Steven Grant Rogers[1] Avengers #4 (March 1964) Given retroactive "founding member" status in place of the Hulk. Former leader of the Avengers Unity Division and the Black Ops Secret Avengers, as well as former member of the New Avengers. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Hawkeye
a.k.a. Ronin,
Goliath
Clinton Francis Barton Avengers #16 (May 1965) Former Iron Man villain. Former member of the West Coast Avengers and former leader. Former leader of the Black Ops Secret Avengers and the Great Lakes Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Secret Avengers, Avengers Academy, and Avengers Idea Mechanics. Former member of the main Avengers team. Current leader of the Thunderbolts.
Quicksilver Pietro Maximoff (formerly Pietro Frank) Avengers #16 (May 1965) Former member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Avengers Unity Division, Pym's Mighty Avengers, the West Coast Avengers, and Avengers Academy. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff (formerly Wanda Frank) Avengers #16 (May 1965) Former member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Avengers Unity Division, Pym's Mighty Avengers, the West Coast Avengers, and Avengers Academy. Former member of the main Avengers team.

The Mighty Demi-God Squad

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Hercules Heracles Panhellenios
(alias Harry Cleese)
Avengers #45 (October 1967) Greek god and former Thor supporting character. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Black Panther T'Challa
(a.k.a. Luke Charles)
Avengers #52 (May 1968) King of fictitious African nation of Wakanda and the first black member. Current member of the main Avengers team as the chairman
Vision Victor Shade (alias) Avengers #58 (November 1968) A "synthezoid" created by Ultron to attack the Avengers; turned on his creator and joined the Avengers the following issue. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Black Knight Dane Whitman Avengers #54 (July 1968) (provisonal; full membership Avengers #71 (December 1969) Nephew of the eponymous member of the Masters of Evil. Descendant of Sir Percy of Scandia, a knight of the King Arthur’s Round Table. Former member of the main Avengers team.

Note 1: In Avengers #9 (October 1964), Wonder Man joins the Avengers as a villainous ruse, in order to betray them to Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil; however, he ultimately sacrifices himself to save the heroes. He returns from the dead a decade later and rejoins the team (see below).

Note 2: In Avengers #19-20 (August-September 1965), the Swordsman joins the Avengers as a villainous ruse (he is working for the Mandarin), but has a change of heart and flees. He rejoins the team a decade later (see below).

Spy Avengers

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Black Widow Natasha Alianovna Romanoff (or more correctly, Romanova) Avengers #111 (May 1973) Originally offered membership between Avengers #44 (September 1967) and Avengers #45 (October 1967). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Swordsman Jacques Duquesne Readmitted in Avengers #114 (August 1973). Killed in Giant Size Avengers #2 (November 1974). Returned to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (January 2011). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Mantis Brandt (surname) Giant-Size Avengers #4 (June 1975) Half-Vietnamese, half-German prostitute trained in martial arts by the Priests of Pama (in Vietnam). Resident of Avengers Mansion in Avengers #114 (August 1973). Later traveled to space as the Celestial Madonna. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Beast Dr. Henry Philip McCoy Avengers #151 (September 1976)
Member of original X-Men. Given probationary status in Avengers #137 (July 1975).[2][3] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Moondragon Heather Douglas Originally Iron Man villainess "Madame McEvil." Given probationary status in Avengers #137 (July 1975). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Hellcat Patricia "Patsy" Walker Originally the heroine of the long-running Marvel romance title Patsy Walker. Supporting character of the Beast in Amazing Adventures. Given probationary status in Avengers #148 (February 1976).[2][3][4][5][6] Left before her membership could be made permanent. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Wonder Man Simon Williams Avengers #194 (April 1980) Former member of the main Avengers team. Given probationary status in Avengers #156 (February 1977).[2]
Two-Gun Kid Matthew J. "Matt" Hawk Avengers #174 (August 1978) Star of the eponymous Marvel Western series. A time traveler from the 19th century; joined as a reserve member.[2][3][6] Originally given honorary status in Avengers #147 (May 1976).[4][7] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Captain Marvel
a.k.a. Ms. Marvel,
Binary,
Warbird
Carol Susan Jane Danvers Avengers #183 (May 1979) Former member of the Ultimates. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Captain America
a.k.a. Falcon
Samuel Thomas Wilson; "Snap" Wilson Avengers #184 (June 1979) Longtime Captain America sidekick; later took on the name and role of Captain America. Former member of the main Avengers team.

The Old Royal Avengers

Character Real Character name Joined in Notes
Tigra Greer Grant Nelson Avengers #211 (September 1981) Introduced as the title character of The Cat (wearing a costume that Patsy Walker would later adopt). As Tigra the Were-Woman (sic), she starred in the horror title Marvel Chillers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
She-Hulk
Jennifer Susan "Jen" Walters Avengers #221 (July 1982) Attorney cousin of Bruce Banner. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Spectrum
a.k.a. Captain Marvel,
Photon,
Pulsar
Monica Rambeau Avengers #231 (May 1983) First female Avenger of color. Originally made a member-in-training in Avengers #227 (January 1983). Former member of the main Avengers team. Current member of the Thunderbolts
Starfox Eros of Titan Avengers #243 (May 1984) Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) supporting character. Originally made a member-in-training in Avengers #232 (June 1983).[2][8] Former member of the main Avengers team.
King Namor
a.k.a. Sub-Mariner
Namor McKenzie Avengers #262 (December 1985) Member of the Invaders; fought the Avengers in issue nos. 3 and 4 (where he was indirectly responsible for awakening Captain America from suspended animation). Current member of the main Avengers team under Avengers custody.
Doctor Druid
a.k.a. Druid,
Doctor Droom
Dr. Anthony Ludgate Druid Avengers #278 (April 1987) Originally called "Dr. Droom" in 1960's stories that were reprinted in the 1970's issues of Weird Wonder Tales with the name changed to "Druid." Former member of the main Avengers team.

West Coast Avengers recruits (1984–1987)

Main article: List of West Coast Avengers members

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

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Mockingbird
a.k.a. Huntress,
Agent 19
Barbara "Bobbi" Morse West Coast Avengers #1
(September 1984)
Founding West Coast member. Former member of the New Avengers and Secret Avengers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
War Machine
a.k.a. Iron Patriot,
Iron Man,
Commander Rhodes,
Hulk Machine,
Iron Man 2.0,
Rhodey,
Shellshock,
The Pilot
James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes Founding West Coast member (as Iron Man). Rejoined as War Machine in Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993).[2] Former member of the Secret Avengers as the Iron Patriot. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Thing Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #9
(June 1986)
Accepted membership after assisting West Coast team, but left before official vote was taken.[2][4][5][6][9] Former member of the New Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Moon Knight
a.k.a. Mr. Knight,
Fist of Khonshu
Marc Spector
(a.k.a. Steven Grant,
Jake Lockley)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #21
(June 1987)
Gained full membership in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #33.[2][4][10] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Firebird
a.k.a. Espirita
Bonita Juárez West Coast Avengers Annual #2
(1987)
Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[2][4][5][6]

Post-Inferno recruits (1989–1990)

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Demolition Man Dennis Dunphy Captain America #349
(January 1989)
Recruited by The Captain for East Coast team, but presumed killed before official vote was taken.[2][6][11][12][13][14][15] Former member of the Revengers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Forgotten One
a.k.a. Hero,
Gilgamesh
unknown Avengers #300 (February 1989) Presumed killed in Avengers #391 (October 1995). Returned in Eternals (vol. 4) #3 (October 2008). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Mister Fantastic Reed Richards Former member of the Illuminati and Fantastic Four. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Invisible Woman Susan Storm Richards Former member of the Fantastic Four and Avengers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
U.S. Agent
a.k.a. Super-Patriot,
Captain America
John Frank Walker,
Jack Daniels (alias)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #44
(May 1989)
Appointed to West Coast team by government. Left during UN Charter,[16] and later gained official membership.[17] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Quasar Wendell Elvis Vaughn Avengers #305 (July 1989) Originally given probationary status in Avengers Annual #18 (1989).[2][4][5] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Human Torch
a.k.a. The Torch
Jim Hammond (alias) Avengers West Coast #50
(November 1989)
Former member of the Secret Avengers and the Invaders. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Sersi Circe Avengers #314 (February 1990) Former member of the main Avengers team.
Stingray Walter Newell Avengers #319 (July 1990) Given reserve status as caretaker of Avengers Island.[2][4][6] Former member of the main Avengers team.

UN Charter recruits (1991–1992)

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Spider-Man
a.k.a. Spidey,
Ricochet,
Dusk,
Prodigy,
Hornet,
Ben Reilly,
Scarlet Spider,
Captain Universe
Peter Benjamin Parker Avengers #329 (February 1991) Joined as a reserve member.[2][4] Former member of the New Avengers, while serving concurrently as a member of the Future Foundation. Former member of the Avengers Unity Division. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Sandman
a.k.a. Sylvester Mann,
the Quarryman
William Baker
(a.k.a. Flint Marko)
Avengers #329 (February 1991)
(Reserve Substitutes)
Never gained full membership.[2][4] Resigned in The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #4 (1999). Former member of the Frightful Four. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Rage Elvin Daryl Haliday Never gained full membership.[2] 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.[4][6][18][19]
X-51
a.k.a. Machine Man
Aaron Stack (alias) Avengers West Coast #69 (April 1991) Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[20] Active in Avengers West Coast #83 (June 1992). Removed from roster in X-51 #4 (1999).[2][4] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Living Lightning Miguel Santos Avengers West Coast #74
(September 1991)
Former member of the main Avengers team.
Madame Web
a.k.a. Spider-Woman, Arachne
Julia Carpenter Former member of the main Avengers team.
Crystal Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff Avengers #343 (January 1992) Originally given probationary status in Avengers #336 (August 1991).[2]
Thunderstrike
a.k.a. Thor
Eric Kevin Masterson Active as Thunderstrike in Avengers #374.[2]
Killed in Thunderstrike #24 (September 1995).
Darkhawk
a.k.a. The Powell,
Falconer,
Edge-Man
Christopher Powell Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993) Joined as a reserve member.[2][4] Former member of the main Avengers team.

Post-Heroes Return recruits (1998–2004)

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Justice Vance Astrovik Avengers vol. 3 #4 (May 1998) Joined as a reserve member. Promoted to full status in Avengers vol. 3 #7 (1998). Formerly a teacher at the Avengers Academy. Former member of the New Warriors. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Firestar Angelica "Angel" Jones Joined as a reserve member . Promoted to full status in Avengers 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 Delroy Garrett Avengers vol. 3 #27 (April 2000) Currently active as 3-D Man in the Agents of Atlas. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Silverclaw Maria de Guadalupe Santiago Avengers vol. 3 #30 (July 2000) Joined as a reserve member. Active in Avengers vol. 3 #43-55.
Jack of Hearts Jack Hart Avengers 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). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Ant-Man Scott Lang Avengers 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 in Avengers #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). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Captain Britain
a.k.a. Lionheart
Kelsey Leigh Shorr Avengers 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. Former member of the main Avengers team.

New Avengers recruits (2005)

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.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Luke Cage
a.k.a. Power Man
Carl Lucas (birth name)
Lucas Cage (legal name)
New Avengers #3
(March 2005)
Former leader of the New Avengers.[21] Left the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #30. Former leader of the Mighty Avengers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Wolverine James "Logan" Howlett New Avengers #6
(June 2005)
Current member of the Savage Avengers and X-Men. Former member of the main Avengers team. Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad. Maintained simultaneous membership in the Avengers and the X-Men.
Sentry Robert Reynolds New 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. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Echo
a.k.a. Ronin, Phoenix
Maya Lopez New 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 Knight vol. 4 #9. She has since mysteriously returned from the dead and returned to the team in Avengers #45. Current host of the Phoenix Force. Current member of the main Avengers team.

Post-Civil War recruits (2007–2009)

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.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Ares Ares
(a.k.a. John Aaron)
Mighty Avengers #1
(May 2007)
Became member of the Dark Avengers. Killed in Siege #2. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Amadeus Cho
a.k.a. Mastermind Excello, Hulk
Amadeus Cho Mighty Avengers #21
(March 2009)
Helped assemble a new Mighty Avengers team after the beginning of Dark Reign.[22] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Jocasta Jocasta Jocasta was previously granted provisional status in Avengers vol. 1 #197. She left the team before she was to be offered substitute status with the team, in Avengers vol. 1 #211.[2][4][23][24] Former teacher at the Avengers Academy.
Stature Cassandra Lang Mighty Avengers #22
(April 2009)
Killed in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8. Resurrected in Avengers World #16. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Vision Jonas (alias) Killed in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9.

Heroic Age recruits (2010–2011)

Main article: Heroic Age (comics)

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

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Winter Soldier
a.k.a. Captain America
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes Avengers vol. 4 #1 (May 2010) Originally joined the New Avengers in New Avengers (vol.1) #48 (January 2009).[22] Apparently died in Fear Itself #3, but was recently revealed to be alive and re-assuming his identity as the Winter Soldier. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Spider-Woman Jessica Drew Originally joined the New Avengers in New Avengers vol.1 #48 (January 2009).[22] Quit the team in Spider-Woman vol. 5 #4 (February 2015).[25] Current member of the main Avengers team.
Valkyrie Brunnhilde Secret Avengers vol. 1 #1 (May 2010) Former members of the Secret Avengers.[26][27] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Nova Richard Rider Left the Secret Avengers,[28] to participate in The Thanos Imperative. Presumed killed in The Thanos Imperative #6. Revealed to be alive in Nova vol. 6 #11 (September 2016). Current member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Ant-Man
a.k.a. Black Ant
Eric O'Grady Killed and replaced by a Life Model Decoy in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #23 (February 2012).
Iron Fist
a.k.a. Daredevil
Daniel Thomas Rand-Kai New Avengers vol. 2 #1 (June 2010) Originally joined in New Avengers vol. 1 #27 (February 2007). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Power Woman
a.k.a. Jessica Jones,
Jewel,
Knightress
Jessica Campbell Jones Originally joined as Jewel in New Avengers Annual #3 (December 2009).[22] Left the team in New Avengers (vol. 2) #24. Former member of the Mighty Avengers. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Protector
a.k.a. Marvel Boy
Noh-Varr Avengers vol. 4 #6 (December 2010) Left the main team in Avengers vol. 4 #27. Former member of the West Coast Avengers as Marvel Boy. Current member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Doctor Strange Stephen Vincent Strange New Avengers vol. 2 #7 (December 2010) Originally joined in New Avengers vol. 1 #27 (February 2007). Former member of the main Avengers team.
Red Hulk Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross Avengers vol. 4 #12 (June 2011) Former member of the Thunderbolts. Former member of the main Avengers team.

Shattered Heroes recruits (2011–2012)

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

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Daredevil Matthew "Matt" Murdock New Avengers vol. 2 #16 (September 2011) Former member of the main Avengers team.
Storm Ororo 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. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Quake Daisy Johnson Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and former member of the Secret Warriors. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Captain Britain Brian Braddock Secret Avengers vol. 1 #22
(January 2012)
Asked by Steve Rogers to join the Avengers in Age of Heroes #1. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Agent Venom
a.k.a. Venom
Eugene "Flash" Thompson Secret Avengers vol. 1 #23 (February 2012) Killed in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 01 #800. Former member of the main Avengers team.

Marvel NOW! recruits (2012–2013)

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.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Havok Alex Summers Uncanny Avengers #1 (October 2012) Former leader of the Avengers Unity Squad and current member of the X-Men
Sunspot
a.k.a. Citizen V
Roberto da Costa Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012) Former member of the main Avengers team. Former leader of the U.S.Avengers as Citizen V.
Cannonball Sam Guthrie Former member of the main Avengers and the U.S.Avengers and current member of X-Force
Manifold Eden Fesi Former members of the main Avengers team.[29]
Shang-Chi Shang-Chi
Captain Universe Tamara Devoux
Smasher Isabel "Izzy" Kane[30]
Hyperion Marcus Milton Former member of the main Avengers team. Current member of the Squadron Supreme.
Rogue Anna Marie Uncanny Avengers #4 (January 2013) Former member of the main Avengers team.
Sunfire Shiro Yoshida Uncanny Avengers #5 (February 2013) Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad.[31]

Infinity recruits (2013–2014)

Characters that joined the team during the Infinity event.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Abyss Avengers vol. 5 #17 (October 2013) Former members of the main Avengers team. Killed in New Avengers vol. 3 #32 (May 2015).
Ex Nihilo Ex Nihilo
Nightmask Adam Blackveil Former member of the main Avengers team.
Star Brand Kevin Connor Former Member of the main Avengers team and Killed in Marvel Legacy (2017).
Victor Mancha Victor Mancha Avengers A.I. #1 Former member of the Avengers A.I. Squad.[32]
Doombot
Alexis The Protector Alexis Avengers A.I. #3
Blade
a.k.a. Ronin
Eric Brooks Mighty Avengers vol 2 #1 First appeared as "Spider Hero". Revealed as Blade in Mighty Avengers vol. 2 #9.[33] Joined as Blade in Avengers vol. 8 #11. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Blue Marvel Adam Brashear Mighty Avengers vol 2 #2 Former member of the Mighty Avengers and the Ultimates.
Power Man Victor Alvarez Mighty Avengers vol 2 #3 Former students at Avengers Academy, former members of the Heroes for Hire. Former members of the Avengers Idea Mechanics.[34]
White Tiger Ava Ayala

Avengers NOW! recruits (2014–2015)

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Kaluu Kaluu Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 (November 2014) Former member of the Mighty Avengers.[32]
Nova Sam Alexander Nova #25 (December 2014) Originally offered membership by Thor in Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 (December 2012). Former member of the main Avengers team.[35] Current Member of the Champions. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Brother Voodoo
a.k.a. Doctor Voodoo
Jericho Drumm Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 (December 2014) Current member of the Savage Avengers. Former member of the Avengers Unity Squad. Former member of the main Avengers team.

All-New All-Different! recruits (2015–2016)

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Valkyrie
a.k.a. Thor
Jane Foster All-New All-Different Avengers (May 2015) Current member of the main Avengers team.
Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan Former members of the main Avengers team.
Spider-Man Miles Morales
Deadpool Wade Wilson Avengers #0 (October 2015) Former member of the Avengers Unity Division.[36] Former member of the main Avengers team.
Synapse Emily Guerrero Former members of the Avengers Unity Division.[36]
Human Torch Johnny Storm
Cable Nathan Summers Uncanny Avengers vol. 3 #4 (January 2016) Former member of the Avengers Unity Division. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Wasp Nadia van Dyne All-New, All-Different Avengers #9 (May 2016) Former member of the main Avengers team. Current Member of the Champions

Post-Civil War II recruits (2016–present)

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes The Avengers Vol. 8 #6 (July 2018) Currently in another Earth. Former member of the main Avengers team.
Phoenix Phoenix Force The Avengers Vol. 8 #54 (March 2022) Currently hosted by Maya Lopez. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Starbrand Brandy Selby The Avengers Vol. 8 #55 (April 2022) Current member of the main Avengers team.
Nighthawk Kyle Richmond The Avengers Vol. 8 #55 (April 2022) Construct created by Mephisto. Former member of the Squadron Supreme of America. Current member of the main Avengers team.

Honorary

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

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Rick Jones Richard Milhouse "Rick" Jones Avengers #1 (September 1963)
Captain Marvel Mar-Vell
(a.k.a. Walter Lawson)
Avengers vol. 1 #86 (March 1971)
(by affiliation only)
Posthumously awarded honorary membership.[37]
Whizzer Robert L. Frank Sr. Avengers #173 (July 1978) Died in Vision and Scarlet Witch #2 (December 1982).
Moira Brandon Moira Brandon Avengers 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.
Marrina Marrina Smallwood Avengers #282 (August 1987) Wife of Namor; honorary member while he served on the team.[2][8][10] Revived during the Chaos War (January 2011).
Yellowjacket Rita DeMara Avengers Annual #17 (1988) Made honorary member after assisting an East Coast reserve team.[2][4][7][24] Killed by Iron Man (Stark) in Avengers: The Crossing (September 1995). Returned to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (January 2011).
Swordsman Phillip Jarvert Avengers #357 (December 1992) Alternate universe Avenger & Gatherer.
Magdalene Unrevealed Avengers #363 (June 1993)
Deathcry
a.k.a. Lifecry
Sharra Neramani Avengers #364 (July 1993)
(as a probationary member)
Never gained full membership. Given honorary status in Avengers #399 (June 1996).[2] Killed in Annihilation Conquest: Star-Lord #2 (August 2007). Restored to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #5.
Masque Guillietta Nefaria (birth name), Whitney Frost (legal name) Avengers #393 (April 1996) A clone of Madame Masque.[7] Killed in Avengers vol. 3 #34 (November 2000).
Iron Man Anthony Edward Stark Avengers: Timeslide (1996) An alternate adolescent version of the original from reality 96020. Replaced him for a time and then merged with the original Stark.
Flux Dennis Sykes One Month To Live #5
(September 2010)
Died in One Month To Live #5 (September 2010).[35][38]

Guardians of the Galaxy (1978)

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.[2][4]

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Yondu Yondu Udonta Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969) Centaurian
Major Victory Vance Astro
Martinex Martinex T'Naga Pluvian
Charlie-27 Jovian
Starhawk Stakar Ogord Defenders #29 (1975) Arcturian
Nikki Nicholette Gold Marvel Presents #4 (1976) Mercurian
Aleta Ogord Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (1991) Arcturian

Young Avengers

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.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Hawkeye Kate Bishop Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9
(May 2012)
Awarded honorary membership by Captain America.[38]
Hulkling Dorrek VIII
Speed Thomas Shepherd
Wiccan William "Billy" Kaplan-Altman
Stature Cassandra Lang
Iron Lad Nathaniel "Nate" Richards

Avengers Third Grade

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.[32]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Finesse Jeanne Foucault Avengers Academy #39 (November 2012)
Hazmat Jennifer Takeda
Mettle Ken Mack Killed on Arcade's island during the events of "Avenger's Arena".
Reptil Humberto Lopez
Striker Brandon Sharpe
Lightspeed Julie Power
X-23 Laura Kinney

Infiltrators

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Avenger X Cressida Avengers (Vol. 7) #2.1 (December 2016) Attempted to break apart the team to protect the secret of her powers.
Hawkeye Sagittarius West Coast Avengers #27
(December 1987)
Created to look exactly like Hawkeye to infiltrate the West Coast Avengers.
Tigra Leo West Coast Avengers #27
(December 1987)
Created to look exactly like Tigra to infiltrate the West Coast Avengers.
Ravonna
a.k.a. "Nebula", Terminatrix
Ravonna Lexus Renslayer Avengers #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).
Mockingbird H'rpra Avengers 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[39] True name revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #1 Softcover in the updates section.
Vision AntiVision Avengers #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-Woman Veranke New 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).
Yellowjacket Criti Noll Civil War #1
(March 2006)
Joined the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers #1 (April 2007). Revealed to be a Skrull in Mighty Avengers #13 (May 2008). Killed by the real Hank Pym in Secret Invasion #8.
Scarlet Witch Loki Laufeyson Mighty Avengers #21
(March 2009)
Joined and assembled the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009). Revealed in Mighty Avengers #29 (November 2009).
Ant-Man Eric O'Grady Secret Avengers #24
(March 2012)
Infiltrated the Secret Avengers as a Life Model Decoy impersonating Eric O'Grady. Supposedly destroyed alongside the other Descendents.
Spider-Man Otto 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.
Captain America Hydra Supreme (Steve Rogers)
(Alternate version of Cap created by Kobik)
Sam Wilson: Captain America #7
(May 2016)
Due to Kobik's warped view of the world thanks to the Red Skull's upbringing, when Kobik restored Steve Rogers to health, she "improved" him by altering his history so that he was always a HYDRA deep cover agent. Her memories of the real Cap she contained within herself. "Stevil" manipulated the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the superhero community as he went up the HYDRA ranks, becoming its leader and conquering America. Eventually realizing her creation was a monster, Kobik freed and restored the true Captain America, who defeated his evil doppelganger.
Voyager Va Nee Gast (alias Valerie Vector) The Avengers #675 (infiltrator; March 2018) Infiltrated the Avengers under the guise of a forgotten founding member of the team on the orders of her father, the Grandmaster, before turning against him and making amends with the Avengers.

Not officially sanctioned Avengers teams

According to "Empyre Handbook (2020) #1", the following groups, while either affiliated with the Avengers or even using the Avengers name, are not officially sanctioned Avenger franchises and their members do not hold Avengers membership: "Avengers Idea Mechanics", Ultimates (Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers-led), "A-Force", "Occupy Avengers", "U.S.Avengers", West Coast Avengers (Hawkeye/Kate Bishop-led), Savage Avengers".

Avengers Idea Mechanics (2015)

A team created during the Time Runs Out storyline which takes place eight months in the future. Sunspot reveals that he bought A.I.M and used their resources to investigate the incursions.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Sunspot Roberto da Costa Avengers (vol. 5) #39 (February 2015) Former member of the X-Men, New Mutants, and Avengers.
Cannonball Sam Guthrie Former member of the X-Men, New Mutants, and Avengers.
Black Widow Natalia Alianovna Romanova Former member of the main Avengers team.
Smasher Isabel "Izzy" Kane Maintains membership in both the New Avengers and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.
Manifold Eden Fesi Former member of the Secret Warriors and the main Avengers team.
Validator Michaud Former member of Omega Flight.
Pod Aikku Jokinen
Shang-Chi Shang-Chi Former member of the Marvel Knights, Heroes for Hire, and the main Avengers team.

After the All-New All-Different rebrand, Sunspot took control of A.I.M., and changed the name to Avengers Idea Mechanics.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Wiccan William "Billy" Kaplan New Avengers vol. 4 #1 Founding member of the Young Avengers, son of the Scarlet Witch, fiancé of Hulkling
Hulkling Theodore "Teddy" Altman/Dorrek VIII Founding member of the Young Avengers, son of Captain Marvel and Anelle, fiancé of Wiccan
Songbird Melissa Joan Gold Former member of the Thunderbolts
Squirrel Girl Doreen Green Former member of the Great Lakes Avengers
White Tiger Ava Ayala Former member of the Mighty Avengers and Heroes for Hire
Power Man Victor Alvarez Former member of the Mighty Avengers and Heroes for Hire.

Ultimates (2015)

An ultimate super team, solving the ultimate problems.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Blue Marvel Adam Brashear Ultimates Vol. 2 #1 (October 2015) Former member of the Mighty Avengers and the Ultimates.
Black Panther T'Challa
(a.k.a. Luke Charles)
Former member of the Ultimates.
Captain Marvel Carol Susan Jane Danvers Former leader of the Ultimates.
America Chavez America Chavez Former member of the Ultimates
Spectrum
a.k.a. Captain Marvel,
Photon,
Pulsar
Monica Rambeau Former member of the Mighty Avengers and the Ultimates.

A-Force (2016)

First appearing as part of an alternate universe during "Secret Wars", featuring Marvel's first all-female team of Avengers, but later reemerged in Marvel's primary continuity.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Captain Marvel Carol Susan Jane Danvers A-Force vol. 2 #1 (January 2016) Former leader of A-Force.
She-Hulk Jennifer Susan "Jen" Walters Former member of A-Force.
Medusa Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon Former member of A-Force.
Singularity Former member of A-Force.
Dazzler Alison Blaire A-Force vol. 2 #2 (February 2016)
Nico Minoru
Dazzler Thor Alison Blaire A-Force vol. 2 #5 (May 2016) Dies in A-Force vol. 2 #7 (July 2016)

Occupy Avengers (2016)

After Civil War II, Clint Barton (Hawkeye) starts traveling the country and focuses his efforts towards helping the underprivileged with community based problems in an effort to redeem his actions from the event, beginning with the water supply in Santa Rosa. He eventually gains the aid of Red Wolf to help him fight for those who cannot defend themselves

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Hawkeye Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton Occupy Avengers #1 (November 2016) Former leader of Occupy Avengers team
Red Wolf Will Talltrees Former member of Occupy Avengers team.The Red Wolf of Earth-51920
Nightshade Tilda Johnson Occupy Avengers #4 (April 2017) Former member of Occupy Avengers team
Wheels Wolinski Nico Wolinski Occupy Avengers #7 (August 2017) Former member of Occupy Avengers team and the Wolfpack.

U.S.Avengers (2017)

When Advanced Idea Mechanics merged with the U.S. military to form American Intelligence Mechanics, Sunspot, under the alias of Citizen V, formed the U.S.Avengers, a traditionally patriotic-themed team of unsanctioned Avengers.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Sunspot
a.k.a. Citizen V
Roberto da Costa U.S.Avengers #1 (March 2017) Former leader of the Avengers Idea Mechanics and U.S.Avengers as Citizen V
Cannonball Samuel Guthrie Former member of Avengers Idea Mechanics and U.S.Avengers.
Squirrel Girl Doreen Green Former member of U.S.Avengers.
Iron Patriot
a.k.a. Rescue
Toni Ho Former member of the Avengers Idea Mechanics and U.S.Avengers.
Enigma
a.k.a. Pod
Aikku Jokinen Former member of the Avengers Idea Mechanics and U.S.Avengers.
Red Hulk
a.k.a. Iron Hulk
Robert Maverick Former member of U.S.Avengers.

New West Coast Avengers (2018)

A team founded by Clint Barton and his successor Kate Bishop that decided to revive the West Coast Avengers following an attack by land sharks in Santa Monica.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Hawkeye Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton West Coast Avengers Vol. 3 #1 (October 2018) Former member of the West Coast Avengers
Hawkeye Kate Bishop Former member of the Young Avengers
Fuse Johnny Watts Kate's Boyfriend
Miss America America Chavez Former member of the Ultimates
Gwenpool Gwen Poole
Kid Omega Quentin Quire Former member of the Xavier Institute
Jeff the Baby Landshark Jeff West Coast Avengers Vol. 3 #8 (January 2019) First appeared in West Coast Avengers Vol. 3 #7, and was added to the team in West Coast Avengers #8
Alloy Ramone Watts West Coast Avengers Vol. 3 #10 (April 2019) Johnny Watts' sister

Notes

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