The Avengers are a team of the Earth’s mightiest superheroes who have banded together to protect the Earth and its inhabitants from some of the most dastardly supervillains around.
Much has been said about the Earth’s mightiest heroes and their opponents, which is why we have put together a list consisting of 5 of the most formidable characters in the Avengers.
Do note that we take into account factors like personality and skill instead of outright power when making a decision.
Brought to life by Robert Downey Jr., the charismatic playboy with a roguish charm is one of the most well-loved characters in the Marvel Universe. However, behind the rich playboy stereotype resides a genius inventor with a talent for crafting amazing suits of armor.
From scraping together an armored fighting suit, to the iconic Hulkbuster suit which allowed him to go toe-to-toe with the Hulk, Tony Stark’s genius and resourcefulness has allowed a normal man without any superpowers to be more than a match for many superpowered villains.
Quite likely the oldest member of the Avengers, Captain America aka Steve Rogers first started life as a frail but courageous young man who only wanted to serve his country.
Despite lacking the physical stature to make it as a soldier, Rogers’ resolve attracted the attention of General Chester Phillips, who brought him on as a test subject for “Project: Rebirth.”
Upon the successful completion of the project, Steve Rogers was transformed into a super-soldier blessed with superior strength, endurance, intelligence and superhuman healing abilities.
Combined with his trademark shield, Captain America has been at the frontline of all of America’s battles, striving to protect freedom and the American way of life.
Created by the supervillain Ultron, Vision is one of the most interesting characters in the Avengers’ roster.
Formed from the destroyed body of the original android Human Torch and the brain patterns of the late Simon Williams (Wonder Man), Vision was originally encountered as an antagonist.
However, after the Avengers managed to convince him to switch sides, Vision became an integral part of the Avengers.
Vision’s ability to alter the density of his physical body has him imbued with truly amazing abilities. By lowering his density to near zero, Vision can pass through any material without hindrance.
On the other hand, increasing his density to maximum grants him superhuman strength, renders him totally immovable and makes him virtually invulnerable.
The literal God of Thunder, Thor is the only hero in the Avengers universe to be worshipped by other past warriors. Respected even by other gods for his martial prowess and wisdom, Thor has countless centuries of experience battling foes and leading warriors into battle.
Honorable, brave and extremely powerful, Thor was one of the founding members of the Avengers, which makes him one of the most powerful heroes on Earth.
Let’s not forget that Thor’s ability to wield the mythical hammer, Mjolnir, enables him to control the weather and even reality itself.
Despite being portrayed as a loveable goof, one should never forget that the literal Norse God of Thunder is truly a force of nature - one that should not be reckoned with in any circumstances.
The Incredible Hulk
Bruce Banner, or more famously known as The Hulk, is quite likely the most formidable member of the Avengers. Having taken on a literal god i.e. Loki and being able to keep up with The Sentry, Marvel’s green giant rightfully deserves a spot in this list.
While his backstory may be rather cliché i.e. scientist falls foul to his own project, The Hulk makes up for this with raw power and sheer destructive force. In the words of the Green Goliath himself, “Hulk is the strongest one there is.”
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