Questions tagged [avengers]

For questions about Marvel's Avengers, a team of superheroes appearing in comic books, movies, and TV shows. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag. When asking questions about the Avengers film use the [avengers-2012] tag.

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What happened to the other designs of Captain America's shield?

In the past Cap. America has had both round shields and a shield that looks similar to the American shield. What ever happened to that second shield design? If that shield was destroyed how, assuming ...
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Why are there so many Avengers?

Looking at the collection of Avengers in The New Avengers #24, there were an amazing number of them. Why do they have so many Avengers? Do they have a particularly forgiving entry criteria?
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Why is Daredevil holding webs?

In one of the final panels to AvX #1 we see Spider-Man standing on the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier with his webbing in hand in a net-like shape, ready to strike. Beside him we also see Daredevil holding ...
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Why didn't Spider-Man wear armour all the time?

Spider-Man has an new suit of armour that he's had ready for a long time, and he finally gets to show it off in The Amazing Spider-Man #683. Sometime before or after those events he's in AvX #1. ...
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Has Spidey ever made a quip that cost someone a life?

In the new Avengers Vs X-Men #1 comic, Spider-Man creates a prodigious amount of webbing to save people falling from the sky. He makes a quip, as he is want to do: Aaaand you're welcome. Those ...
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How is the Vision capable of love?

Vision is an android with the memories of Simon Williams (aka Wonder Man) infused with his own experiences as an android-about-town. However, as proved by many journeys into his insides, he is still ...
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Has any Avenger been a Avenger-specific creation?

Looking at the original cast of the Avengers, they all came from previous existing comic runs. Have any members of the Avengers been created specifically for the Avengers comic? i.e. Their first ...
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Jim/The Human Torch in Secret Avengers?

I just read Secret Avengers #25 and am a bit confused about the Jim/Human Torch/robot character. In the Marvel wiki, the Human Torch is called Johnny Storm and is listed as part of the Secret ...
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Who are the Avengers avenging?

When you name your group "The Avengers" presumably you are avenging something (or someone) right?
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Avengers and X-Men: How many of them are immortals?

Are there immortals in both the X-Men and the Avengers? If so, how many per team?
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How old is Thor?

I was browsing Thor's Marvel wiki article and found this passage: Sometime in the 9th Century AD, Thor travelled to Earth to promote his worship among the Vikings. We already know that he is ...
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What ever happened to Henry Pym?

This question came about from the AvX story line and whether all current Avengers were going to be in this fight. I also remember that at some point he was kicked out for alcoholism.
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How did Iron Man fly without a big tank of fuel?

When Iron Man flies he is shown with fire coming out of his feet just like a fuel-propelled rocket. Where is the combustible material generating the fire coming from? Does he have a fuel tank? What ...
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Why are the Secret Avengers secret?

With other secret teams, there is a fairly clear reason for them to be secret. For example, the members of the Dark Avengers were not good dudes. The members of X-Force do things that apparently other ...
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Why was Scarlet Witch outcast from the Avengers

I know that the Scarlet Witch was the reason behind M-day and the loss of most mutant powers but is this the reasoning behind Vision's cold response(see Avengers vs Xmen #0) to her showing up at ...
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When did the Avengers have their first confrontation with the Phoenix Force?

I have been a long-time reader of the Avengers and cannot actually remember the first time the Avengers had a direct confrontation with the Phoenix Force. Have the Avengers ever directly confronted ...
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How fine a control can Big Bertha exert over her weight?

Big bertha is a member of the Great Lakes Avengers (GLA) who by day is Ashley Crawford, supermodel. By night (and sometimes day) she is Big Bertha. Her powers allow her to gain weight, granting her ...
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What ever happened to Falcon?

In Avengers X-sanction Cable goes back on his last day to try and kill the Avengers. In the first issue did he actually kill Falcon?
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Who else is both an X-man and an Avenger?

I know that Beast is both a member of the X-men, and a (Secret) Avenger. Is there anyone else who is a current Avenger member as well as being a current X-man? Ex-members of either don't count ...
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Has a super villain ever been an Avenger?

Villains like Magneto and others have been members of the X-Men, but have the Avengers ever allowed a villain to join their ranks?
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Why is the Hulk's skin green?

I know that the original Hulk was originally supposed to be grey, and real life printing issues and decisions caused him to eventually be portrayed as green (and then grey again). However, is there ...
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Was Michael Van Patrick super powered?

Michael Van Patrick was a character from Avenger's initiative. He never showed any particular 'super power' so why was he part of the initiative?
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Are the Avengers Averse to Mutant Members?

The historical line-ups for the Avengers shows a lot of mutates, humans, or supernatural beings, but very few mutants. Captain America (human turned super soldier) Hulk (human turned Hulk through ...
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How did Captain America survive freezing?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers crashes in the Arctic and is frozen there. He is rescued 70 years later and brought back to life. Since cryonics is not currently ...
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Is Thor the only Avenger who can't die?

Thor is supposed to be a god, so he should be immortal. Does this mean that there will come a time when he is the last remaining Avenger?
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What titles are involved with Avengers Vs X-men?

The Wikipedia page on the Avengers Vs X-men it lists: Titles involved [with Avengers Vs X-men] This literature-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Prologue Marvel Point One (...
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Why is Wolverine drawn on Avengers side in AvX Program Guide?

In Avengers vs. X-Men Program Guide (free at ComiXology), why is the Wolverine depicted fighting in the Avengers side of the brawl instead of X-Men?
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Why don't Black Widow and Hawkeye have their own movie?

The upcoming Avengers movie follows on from several other movies based on the Marvel universe: Iron Man 1 & 2, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk reboot. If I'm not mistaken Black Widow appears ...
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Is Beast a Secret Avenger or is he a Vice Principal?

The upcoming Avengers Vs X-men ties in with several different comics lines, namely Wolverine and the X-Men and Secret Avengers. Beast is listed as a current member of both of these factions. Now, I ...
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Are there origin stories similar to what is seen in the Avengers movie trailer?

Realizing that Marvel is using movies to re-invent the universe in various ways, and the assembled Avengers in this new origin movie are a different line-up than the original origin and some of the ...
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Why has Namor joined the X-men?

In the Avengers vs X-men preview, the line-up shows Namor as an x-man, and indeed he's in the preview comic! I did some research and it turns out Xavier and Magneto have long (since 1964!) suspected ...
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Why is Beast an Avenger?

In the preview for Avengers vs X-men, they show a 'line-up' of Avengers and X-men. One of the Secret Avengers listed is Beast, an X-man. This seems a little unexpected; is this something already ...
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Where do I need to start, to understand 'modern' Avengers?

Say I wanted to pick up an Avengers comic off the shelf, or for instance pick up the Avengers vs X-men comic when it's released. What's the Minimum Background Knowledge I'll need to fully understand ...
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What level of power requires registration?

After the Civil War event in the Marvel Comics universe, registration is required for super-powered beings. Is there a cap on this? Do some people get out of this by being 'useless'? Are people ...