I’m making this list minus the big three (Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor) simply because they would dominate the top spots. These are the other Avengers who are heroes in their own right.
25. Demolition Man- The loveable hero who stank during the Heroes Return series. He was part of the initial team that confronted Morgana Le Fay when she first appeared.
24. Echo– Maya Lopez was formerly called Ronin, and though she is deaf, she is not weak. She has served the Avengers and also teamed up with Daredevil on several occasions.
23. Machine Man- He’s a robot, originally part of the Sentinel program, but developed a conscience and became an Avenger!
22. Mockingbird- She’s an Avengers with no powers, but can still kick butt! At one point, she was married to fellow member Hawkeye, but they have long since been divorced.
21, Black Knight- Dane Whitman has been a long time Avenger, but has also served with several other hero teams. He currently serves in the New Excalibur
20. Tigra– Possessing mystical powers, she is a valued Avenger and was even featured in the Avengers: United They Stand animated series.
19. Super Patriot– John Walker was Captain America before Steve Rogers woke from his icy slumber. Since Rogers return, he has been bitter about it masquerading as Steve, but has also adopted the identity of US Agent and Jack Daniels.
18. Scarlet Witch- Originally a villain along with her brother Quicksilver, Wanda Maximoff has gone from hero to unstable maniac at several times in her career.
17. Quicksilver- Pietro Maximoff can run VERY fast. He, like his sister, defected to the Avengers from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He was responsible for the House of M incident.
16. She-Hulk- The cousin of Bruce Banner, she has served as an Avenger and a member of the Fantastic Four. She’s a lawyer that can turn heads even in her hulk-like form.
15. Vision– He was originally created by the evil Ultron as his “son.” However, Vision defected to the Avengers and fell in love with Scarlet Witch. She broke his heart, however.
14. Hank Pym- He’s had the identity of Ant-Man, Giant Man, Goliath, and the vigilante Yellowjacket. At one point, he was the scientist of the team, but became a wildcard to the team.
13. Wasp- Janet is a founding member that originally had a weird costume. It’s much better now though. She’s also a mutant and works hard to prove herself. At one point, she became Giant-Girl to honor her husband she thought was dead.
12. Ant-Man– Scott Lang was an electrician who stole the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym to save his daughter. He became a valuable Avenger, but was killed off during the Avengers Disassembled storyline.
11. Arachne– She was originally the second Spider Woman, but Jessica Drew moved on and has since become the new Madame Web. She was also a part of Tony Stark’s Force Works.
10. Wolverine– He helped form the New Avengers alongside Spider-Man. He has been a proud Avenger and sided with them during the Avengers VS. X-Men storyline.
9. Power Man– Luke Cage was originally a member of Heroes For Hire, but he and Danny Rand aka Iron Fist joined the New Avengers. He has since become a valued member of the team.
8. Iron Fist– Danny Rand is an expert Martial Artist who can smash through anything. He co-founded the Heroes For Hire with Luke Cage and has since become a valuable Avengers.
7. Incredible Hulk- The Hulk is the strongest there is! He was a founding Avenger and has at one time or another been an ally, but sometimes an enemy.
6. Black Widow– She has been a SHIELD Agent and an Avenger, at one point, she was even a leader among the Avengers.
5. Hawkeye– He came along for the Avengers West Coast, but has been a great ally to the Avengers. He was headlines in The Avengers VS. the Marvel Universe zombie storyline.
4. Spider Woman- The original one in the orange and yellow costume, she was a member of HYDRA, but soon defected thanks to her first encounter with Spider-Man. She has been an Avenger, but also a member of the New Avengers.
3. Black Panther– He’s T’Challa, a king and an Avenger. He is one of the most prominent members and has often been included in some of their Earth shattering storylines.
2. Spider-Man– Peter Parker was offered a job in the Avengers twice, but he turned it down because he was unable to follow the rules. However, when the New Avengers were founded, he became a member and has shown leadership potential.
1. Ms. Marvel– She has gone by the names Warbird, Binary, and more recently she has become the new Captain Marvel, a title she definitely deserves.
That is my list. What do you think? Let me know in the comments which Spider-Man costumes are your favorites. While you are at it, check out my Top 10 Spider-Man costumes. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.