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Avengers Assemble!

The Marvel Universe's all-star superhero team, rebranded for the new millennium.

After Avengers Disassembled, Tony Stark disbanded the Avengers. Six months later, a prison riot at the Raft proved that the world needed an Avengers team, so Captain America recruited the other heroes who helped stop the riot - Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage & Spider-Woman - to form the New Avengers. As the first few arcs went on, the team was joined by Wolverine, The Sentry & Ronin (a disguised Echo, sent by Daredevil in his place). Following Civil War through to the end of Dark Reign, the team was forced underground, but with the beginning of the Heroic Age they were free to operate openly.

Currently, the team is officially sanctioned by S.H.I.E.L.D., and is one of two public teams of Avengers currently active in the Marvel Universe. They are led by Luke Cage and based in Avengers Mansion.

Tropes used in New Avengers include:


 Luke Cage: Avengers! WHUP HIS ASS!

Spider-Man: Uh, is that the catchphrase now?

Wolverine: It is now.


 Spider-Man: I'm telling you. This is fishy. Fishy fishy.

Luke Cage: My spider-sense is tingling too.

Spider-Man: That's copyrighted.

  • Hidden Depths: Spider-Man's status as The Smart Guy, but only after the changes due to the One More Day Reset Button took effect.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: When the team were hiding out at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Doctor Strange cast a spell on the building that it made it appear as if it had been long been deserted. He even went so far as to use a codeword which also hid any inhabitants that used it. Subverted, as Iron Man suspected the team were doing this, but couldn't find a magic user (or at least, a magic user willing to work with S.H.I.E.L.D.) able to overcome Strange's spell.
  • Home Base
    • Stark/Avengers Tower until Civil War.
    • Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum until he left the team.
    • "Avengers Apartment" until Secret Invasion.
    • Bucky's Safehouse until Siege.
    • Avengers Mansion since the end of Dark Reign.
    • Avengers Tower until its destruction during Fear Itself.
    • Avengers Mansion (current)
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Daredevil pulls this when Captain America first approaches him to be part of the first line-up. He tries to pull it again when Luke Cage & Jessica Jones ask him to join the team following Fear Itself, but they point out it doesn't really work, since he'd be an Avenger & they'd have his back.
    • Doctor Strange tries a similar argument after Daniel Drumm swears vengeance on him, which sets up one of Luke Cage's better lines. "Okay. Raise your hand if any of you [the gathered members of the New Avengers] have ever had the bad guy threaten all holy hell on you before he died, went to jail, disappeared, vanished, or just in general felt like lipping off." Every hand in the room goes up.
    • On the other hand, Jessica Jones walked away from the team because her daughter's life was threatened by Norman Osborn.
  • Legacy Character: Subverted - After the death of Steve Rogers, Luke Cage states that they are Avengers, because Captain America said they were.
    • Played straight, however, in Clint Barton assuming the Ronin name after Captain America's death and keeping it until the start of the Heroic Age.
    • Discussed by Iron Fist & Doctor Strange following Civil War, with the two of of them bearing mantles (Sorcerer Supreme & the Iron Fist) that had been previously passed down to them, and they will later pass on in their lives.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the initial arc, Maria Hill informs Captain America that he can't just form a new team of Avengers because he feels like it. Cap then tells her that she can check his S.H.I.E.L.D. file & verify for herself that he was previously given "Full Champion License" during Nick Fury's tenure as S.H.I.E.L.D. director; which means that he has the authority to assemble any team he sees fit to go on any mission he sees fit & they don't need S.H.I.E.L.D. permission to put the Avengers back together.
    • When Brother Voodoo challenges Agamotto one-on-one, he uses a spell that gathers the collective strength and fighting ability of the New Avengers into a single person.
  • The Mole: Spider-Woman is really the Skrull Queen Veranke until after Secret Invasion.
    • Flashing red neon letters pointing directly at Victoria Hand. (But is it a little too obvious?)
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, The Sentry throwing the Void into the sun.
    • Similarily, Spider-Man reminds everyone that Victoria Hand was Norman Osborn's right hand during Dark Reign at every opportunity.
  • Playing Both Sides/Reverse Mole: Victoria Hand, formerly Norman Osborn's right hand during Dark Reign, serves as the team's S.H.I.E.L.D liasion at Steve Rogers's request, but provides info on the team to Osborn's new H.A.M.M.E.R organisation. However, this is also at Rogers's request, as she provides info on H.A.M.M.E.R to him, with the New Avengers' distrust of her providing the ideal cover.
  • The Power of Friendship/True Companions: The team has a "family" vibe, complete with nearly-once-a-book scenes of them sitting around a table eating and talking.
  • Put on a Bus: Wolverine, for the last few arcs of the first volume, due to his being on Utopia with the rest of the X-Men. Notable, as he was still considered a member of the team during this time - Everyone else who left the title wasn't.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: By vol. 2 under Luke Cage, the team consists of anyone he has managed to recruit, yielding a mismatched bag of heroes, some of whom are on their second (or third, or fourth) chance. Wong called them a "second-rate pile of Avengers" and Kyle Richmond, aka Nighthawk, said "clearly you guys are The Defenders."
  • Running Gag: Whenever the Avengers are getting their asses handed to them, Spider-Man suggesting that Senty throws whatever is kicking the team's ass into the sun.

  The Sentry: I don't throw everything into the sun...


 Wolverine: [to Brother Voodoo] Bub, I can do what needs to be done in a way you can't.

The Thing: I think that's a compliment, by the way.

  • Trauma Conga Line: This series has been hard on Doctor Strange. The final flare-up of dark magic which led him to give up the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme; the quest for his successor with a Dormammu-empowered Hood at his heels; and finally the abrupt invasion of Agamotto into their dimension, which the new Sorcerer Supreme, Brother Voodoo, repelled at the cost of the Eye of Agamotto and his own life — all happened in issues of New Avengers.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: "I've always wondered what would happened if I Iron Fisted a Hulk..." [1]
  • Wham! Episode: Issue 31 - The Reveal that the Skrulls were covertly replacing high powered figures on Earth in preparation of an invasion.
  • Wolverine Publicity: There are three characters who have been in the book since the very first arc - Luke Cage, Spider-Man & Wolverine. Guess which one's the Creator's Pet & which two this trope applies to.