Now, 24 films later – and with the “epic conclusion” reached in Endgame, which is celebrating its first anniversary – the film series has introduced 27 world-saving characters.
After the introduction of the originals – including Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow – it seemed unlikely that characters introduced in future films would rank alongside them.
Below, we rank every single Avenger (NB: we’ve omitted SHIELD agents Nick Fury, Phil Coulson and Maria Hill).
Scroll through the gallery to see our picks.
Avengers: Endgame is available to watch on NOW TV and Disney+.