10 Stupidest Avengers Of All Time

Yeah... whose idea was it to replace Steve Rogers?

Marvel Comics

The Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes - are Marvel's premier team, and the world's first line of defence against alien invasions, world-ending events and supervillain team-ups.

They've called upon the likes of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and more over the years, but sometimes it feels as though the team lacks a vetting process altogether, owing to the fact that some truly dodgy characters have made it into their ranks over the years.

The fact of the matter is that there've been jerks, betrayers, pale imitations and downright bizarre heroes who've been able to call themselves Avengers, and while no, none of them are Hawkeye (because he's genuinely brilliant), there are a few high-profile names to mention when it comes to recording particularly poor instances of bad Avenger-ing.

While this isn’t to say that Marvel should stop messing with the Avengers formula, so to speak, seeing as how there’ve been dozens of worthwhile additions to the lineup in the decades following the team’s introduction, it’s equally true that attempts to supplant the key figures on the team haven’t always worked out for the best.

Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the nineties, but with countless dud characters to mention, the blame for the Avengers’ truly terrible members lays squarely at the feet of every industry era.