The Avengers were one of Earth's foremost organizations of costumed superhuman adventurers dedicated to safeguarding the world form any threat beyond the power of conventional peacekeeping forces to handle.
Founded several months after the incorporation of the hero team Fantastic Four, the Avengers became the first superhuman team to be granted official government sanctions by the National Security Council of the United States, the General Assembly of the United Nations, and later by the international intelligence/law enforcement agency SHIELD.
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Role: Heavy Tank
Powers: Strength, Durability & Healing
As a young man, Thaddeus Ross enlisted in the military and received his nickname from his troops because he "struck like a thunderbolt" when leading them into action. Now he has become the very thing he hated most in life. He is the Red Hulk.
Powers: Peak Physical Condition
In World War II patriotic solider Steve Rogers recipient of the "Super Soldier Serum" became the living symbol of freedom, Captain America. Left for dead while frozen in ice, the star-spangled hero with an indestructible shield awoke years later to continue his never-ending battle for liberty.
Role: Heavy Infantry
Powers: Strength & Bulletproof Skin
Having obtained his powers through an an accident involving the Super-Soldier syrum, Cage now has hardened skin, muscles and bone density that gives him superhero-like resistance to weaponry as well as rapid recovery time from injury and trauma.
Powers: High-Tech Armor & Intelligence
A "cool exec with a heart of steel," Tony Stark is the invincible Iron Man, fighting for justice as a modern day knight in high-tech armor.
Powers: Agility, Strength, Spider-Sense & Wall-Crawling
The bite of an irradiated spider granted high-school student Peter Parker incredible powers. When a burglar killed his Uncle Ben, Peter vowed to use those abilities to protect his fellow man, driven by his uncle's words: With great power comes great responsibility!
Powers: Agility & Stealth
One of the world's greatest spies and master of disguise, she's the legendary scarlet-haired Natasha Romanova, the BLACK WIDOW!
Powers: Martial Arts & The 'Iron Fist'
A master practitioner of martial arts, Daniel Rand takes of the mantle of Iron Fist after acquiring the mystical powers bestowed upon him after he defeats the dragon known as Shou-Lau the Undying.
Powers: Marksmanship & Trick Arrows
Trained to become a master archer while working in a carnival, Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton now dons his trademark costume where he fights alongside The Avengers.
Powers: Durability & Strength
After having been exposed to cosmic radiation in space, Benjamin Grimm now possesses superhuman strenght and a rock-hard physique as he fights alongside the Fantastic Four.
Powers: Agility, Pheremones & Venom Blasts
While attempting to be cured of radiation posioning by being injected with an experimental serum based on irradiated spider blood, Jessica Drew was placed in a genectic accelerator where she remained in stasis for decades. After finally having been released, and finishing fighting as an agent of HYDRA (via brainwashing), she now takes the mantle of Spider-Woman!
Powers: Agility & Stealth
Heir to the ruling dynasty of the African kingdom, Wakanda, Black Panther is a master of all weapons, a proficient hand-to-hand combatant, and highly skilled tactition.
One a skilled surgeon who nearly lost the use of his hands in a car accident, he was found by the Ancient One, a powerful wizard who healed Stephen's hands and bestowed him with the magical powers of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.