10 Marvel Characters You Didn't Know Were Avengers

Strangest Avengers members. ASSEMBLE!

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The Avengers have been around, in one form or another, since 1963. That's fifty-six years that they've had to save the planet, over and over and over again, so, as you can imagine, they've had quite a high turn around in membership.

Now, everyone knows about your Thor's, your Iron Man's, and your Captain America's. Hell, thanks to Disney/Marvel, people even know about the Vision and Ant-Man, but they aren't the only characters that have occupied Avengers Towers or Avengers Mansion, depending on which one is, at the time, less blown up.

There have been Vampires, Ghost Riders, and Hulk's by the bucket load, as well as blind-men, families, and Odin's personal bodyguards but who are the ones that you may not (or may, depending on your level of Nerdvana) remember having worked for Steve Rogers and Co?

What follows is a closer examination of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and of some that might have slipped past by you unnoticed.

After all, nearly six decades of avenging might be reason enough to forget some of these people even existed.

10. She-Hulk

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To be honest, if you have any interest in the Avengers comics, then this may not come as a big a shock as the others on this list. But what might surprise you is how long she's been in and around the squad.

First showing up back in Avengers #221, way back in 1982, Jennifer Walters has been on the team in one capacity or another for the last thirty-seven years. Which, outside of the obvious characters, makes her one of the longest-serving members in its history.

When Cap, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp are discussing what the Avengers need, it's decided the answer is new blood. Setting about the task, they figure that a lot will audition but only two will be called.

The likes of Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and the Silver Surfer are all considered but in the end, it will be Hawkeye and She-Hulk that get the nod.

At a party thrown by the Wasp, Mechano stupidly gate-crashes, with the intention of causing some havoc. This backfires spectacularly, as the party is littered with some of the toughest ladies in the Marvelverse, but even though a combined effort will take him down, it's She-Hulk that makes the grade.

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