In the Marvel universe, when a supervillain comes along that’s just too powerful for any one hero to tackle alone, it’s time to send in The Avengers. Since the 60s, The Avengers team has undergone numerous changes. So many that their rotating roster has become a trademark of the franchise. But not all Avengers are created equal, and while some might have powers that make them vastly superior in a fight, it takes a lot more than muscles and energy blasts to get recognized on a team that’s the best of the best of the superhero world. So let’s break it down and take a look at who made our list of the 50 most iconic Avengers of all-time, ranked. Enjoy!
50. Black Knight (Dane Whitman)
Though Dane Whitman made his debut in The Avengers #47, it took roughly twenty years before he’d become a core member of the team, appearing in close to 100 issues during the late ’80s and early ’90s. In fact, during The Gatherers storyline, Whitman was the primary focus of a 32-issue arc that centered around his relationship with the Eternal Sersi and other-dimensional villain Proctor.
Unlike his uncle — the former Black Knight and enemy of the Avengers — Whitman remained an ally and member of the Avengers until his departure for Malibu Comics as the leader of the UltraForce in 1995. Whitman has yet to rejoin the Avengers but given his history with the team, it wouldn’t surprise us if he made his return, possibly in the MCU.