In a universe full of world ending threats every second Tuesday of the month, it's a little tough to find a pinch of happiness. Being a full time superhero usually means there's no time for romance or kids, so it's just an empty house waiting for them at the end of the day. However, there are a lucky bunch of heroes that manage to get themselves an adorable partner to help make life that little bit easier.
In a world where there seems to be more superheroes than sheep, it's not surprising that there aren't many animals that make it into the stories. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, as it means when you do get treat to a nice fluffy boy or a tiny shark with legs, it's just that bit more exciting.
While not all of Marvel's pets are quite worthy of the Pet Avengers when it comes to fighting, they're all absolutely adorable and shockingly under-appreciated. So, prepare to fall in love as it's time to take a look at some of the best, but often overlooked characters in the Marvel Universe.