Explore the Marvel Avengers
Learn more about the Marvel Avengers characters and find out how you can catch a selfie with your favourite Avenger at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.
Who Are the Avengers?
The Marvel Avengers are a team of costumed crimefighters whose goal is to safeguard the world from any danger that outpaces the ability of human peacekeeping forces. The Avengers was the first team to receive total government sanctions by the U.S National Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, and eventually by the U.N-sanctioned international agency called the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.)
The Avengers initiative was all thanks to S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury. He pitched it to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers following Phil Coulson’s death, Stark’s defeat of Obadiah Stane, and the revelation that he was the Iron Man. In the comics, the Avengers make their first appearance in Avengers (1963) #1. In movies, they band together in the first Avenger movie of 2012.
So how many Avengers are there? Before we answer this question, you must remember that not all members present in the comics have appeared in the film and T.V. show adaptations. Also, note that some are honorary members who typically join for a short period to help fight particular battles. Again, due to the dissolution of Avengers throughout history, some join to fill gaps.
There are at least 100 Avengers in the comics and the entire Marvel universe to answer your question. However, only about six are present at a time.
Who Are the Original Avengers?
Initially, Nick Fury wanted to call the Avengers the Protectors Initiative. The original Avengers team comprised of:
- Iron Man (Inventor)—Tony Stark
- Hawkeye (Marksman, Archer)—Clinton Barton
- Thor Odinson (Asgardian God of Thunder)
- Captain America (First Avenger)—Steven Grant Rogers
- Immortal Hulk (Theoretical Physicist)—Bruce Banner
- Black Widow (Russian Spy & Assassin) a.k.a Natasha Romanoff
How Did the Avengers Form?
Just before Phil Coulson, the previous S.H.I.E.L.D.Director dies, he and Nick Fury have a conversation about the increasing intergalactic threats and how Captain Marvel wouldn’t be able to handle them alone(Captain Marvel film). After Phil Coulson dies, Nick Fury approaches Iron Man and Captain America with the idea of forming the Avengers.
Are Avengers Superheroes?
Yes, the Avengers are a team of superheroes who strive to protect the world from intergalactic threats. You’ve probably seen superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America on the cinematic screen. The Avengers’ superheroes include others like Ares, Sentry, and Spider-Woman in the comics.
Who Is Part of the Avengers?
Considered the most popular Avenger, Tony Stark is a genius and avid inventor who inherits Stark industries after his parents die. His story begins when a trip overseas to consult on a weapons contract goes awry. An explosion leaves him with shrapnel a few inches from his heart.
He also ends up a captive of a warlord who forces him to create weapons. While here, he teams up with another prisoner, engineer Yinsen to build an iron suit that would keep him alive and escape. He succeeds and goes back to the U.S., his home, and later becomes Iron Man. As a genius, Tony Stark is always tweaking his Iron Man suit in his lab. Visit Madame Tussauds Amsterdam to get a feel of this Avenger’s lab. Also, don’t forget to take as many selfies with the lifelike Iron Man figure.
Powers and abilities
- His arc-reactor powered suit gives him superhuman strength and an ability to fly
- Heightened senses
- His armour utilizes artificial intelligence
- He has a genius intellect
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During WWII, Steve Rogers tried to enlist in the U.S. army. However, he failed the tests partly due to his skinny nature. Sergeant Dugan enrolled him in “Rebirth,” a top-secret military operation. Once injected with the super-serum, he became the first genetically modified super soldier and eventually Captain America, the country’s top weapon.
In 1945, he led a mission in an Icelandic base and unfortunately fell into the Arctic Ocean, which left him in suspended animation. He was discovered decades later and joined the Avengers.
Powers and Abilities
- Heightened strength
- Professional fighting skills
- Skilled strategist
- Peak endurance
- Carries a shatterproof vibranium shield
At Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, you too can carry the Vibranium metal shield and discover your supernatural powers.
Even though he is not an Avenger, Loki is a critical member of the Marvel universe for several reasons. First, he is the stepbrother to one of the original Avengers, Thor Odinson. After joining the Odin family, Loki noticed the close relationship between Odin and Thor, which sparked hatred and jealousy. Thor’s heroic traits heightened his envy. Not long after, he began plotting how to become the Asgardian ruler and enslave planet earth. His actions are part of why there is an Avengers initiative.
As a God of Mischief and Sorcerer, his powers and abilities include:
- Superhuman strength
- Interdimensional travel
- Extended lifespan
- Astral projection
Thor, the God of Thunder, is the son of Odin, the Asgardian ruler and the earth Goddess Gaea. During his youth, he would participate in challenging missions. As a result, he became worthy of Mjolnir, the Uru hammer. When his stepbrother Loki deceived him on earth, Thor teamed up with Iron Man and other formidable superheroes to form the Avengers.
Powers and abilities
- Warrior’s madness
- Superhuman strength, speed, durability, and reflexes
- Master fighter
- He has excellent sword-fighting skills
- Can wield Mjolnir to control weather elements like thunder and can open interdimensional entryways
Nothing can stop you once you have the Mjölnir in your hand. Influence the environment and enjoy the experience at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Feel the earth move and if you are feeling a little daring, set the trees on fire!
Bruce Banner studied nuclear physics. There was a sharp rise in mutants during this time, and he believed radiation to be behind this mutation. He later started working at a nuclear research facility, and his main goal was to produce a super-army.
With little success, he decided to take shortcuts and dosed himself with a Gamma radiation serum turning him into The Hulk. While he harmed people during his transformation, he eventually joined the Avengers to help protect the earth from otherworldly threats.
Powers and abilities
- Superhuman strength and healing
- His power increases the angrier he gets
- His human form has a genius intellect
Find out if you can lift vehicles or whether you have regeneration powers by visiting the Hulk only at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam!
1. Where is the Avengers’ campus?
The Avengers campus is a marvel-themed area that opened in June 2021 as part of the Disney California adventure. The campus is at 745 Sunset Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802, United States.
2. Which Avengers team member is dead?
It’s no secret that the Marvel Cinematic Universe tends to show fake-out deaths. Even so, there are Avengers who died on-screen and remained permanently dead. Vision, the android, the Scarlet Witch’s lover, dies in the Avengers: Infinity War. Quicksilver, Wanda’s twin, also dies after his heroic rescue of Hawkeye and a child civilian. Perhaps the most brutal deaths were that of Black Widow and the fan-favourite Tony Stark, who died in the Avenger: Endgame film.
3. Which Avengers member died in Infinity War?
Several Marvel characters die in Infinity War. As for the Avengers members, Vision the sentient droid, the Winter Soldier, Falcon, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, and Nick Fury all die in the Avengers Infinity War movie.
4. How many Avengers movies are there?
Currently, four Avengers films exist.
- The Avengers
- Age of Ultron
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Avengers: Endgame
5. Will Avengers 5 be Secret War?
While there’s no confirmation about the fifth Avengers movie, fans know that Endgame can’t be the last time they see their favourite superheroes banded together. With the introduction of the multiverse and theoutspoken desire by the Russo brothers for an adaptation of the Secret Wars, there is hope for an Avengers Secret War as the fifth film.
6. What Avengers movies is spiderman in?
Spiderman’s first appearance was in Captain America: Civil war. He has then appeared in the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame
7. Why did the Avengers fight in Civil War?
The conflict in Civil War arose when two sides of the Avengers, led by Iron Man and Captain America respectively, disagreed on whether to register under the Sokovia Accords. Under these laws, superheroes would be under the U.N’s authority.
8. What Avengers movie is Tom Holland in?
Tom Holland plays the current spiderman. He has appeared in three Avenger films, the Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame.
9. Where are the Avengers costumes made?
Most of the Avengers costumes are made in India. The costume designers may differ for each film. For instance, Judianna Makovsky designed the costumes in Captain America, while Michael Crow designed those worn in the Falcon and Winter Soldier.
10. Where do the Avengers live?
The Avengers Mansion is in New York City,890 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, where the Avengers characters live.
11. Are Avengers and X-Men in the same universe?
Yes, both superhero teams are in the same universe. They tend to be occasional foes in the comics. However, they are longtime allies.
12. The Avengers movies in order
Every Marvel fan has a preference on how to binge the Avenger movies. Not to be confused with the total Marvel movies, the Avengers movies are only 4, whereas the entire MCU has 27 films. We recommend watching them in order of their release.
- The Avengers- 2012
- Age of Ultron- 2015
- Infinity War- 2018
Get the Ultimate Marvel Avengers Experience at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Enjoy the chance to meet your movie heroes at the Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Meet the original members, Iron man, Thor, Hulk, and other beloved characters like Spiderman and Black Panther. The booking process is straightforward; visit our siteticket and prices pa
Superhero Thor comes from Norse mythology. He is the god of thunder and lightning and lives in the Asgard world of gods.
Loki is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor.
The Hulk is the epitome of physical supremacy. The more stress he is under, the stronger he becomes. Especially when he gets angry.
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