10 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About The Avengers

10. Captain America Was The First Avenger

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Everybody knows that Captain America was the first Avenger, right? After all, it's in the title of his movie and he has been leading the team for years now, so it must be true.

...Except it isn't.

The original line up of Earth's Mightiest Heroes didn't even feature Steve Rogers, who was still frozen in ice, and who would only become de-popsicled in issue #4. Instead, the line-up consisted of Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and Wasp who found themselves battling the Hulk, thanks to some sorcery, courtesy of Loki.

He reasoned that Bruce Banner's alter-ego would be the perfect weapon with which to defeat these troublesome heroes, but as with all the Trickster God's plans it backfired spectacularly, resulting in his defeat, as he was trapped inside a lead-lined tank. Inadvertently, his scheme formed the first Avengers.

Though Cap would eventually take up a position within the team, the title of 'First Avenger' would go to Janet Van Dyne, A.K.A Wasp. She would also be the one who would name this new supergroup of capes as well, meaning that even though he is now synonymous with them, Cap wasn't the first.


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