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Quote1.png People... people believe in the Avengers. Not just because of your cool powers, but... but because no matter how bad things get, no matter how much you disagree, you always come together. Don't you get it? Your differences are your greatest superpower. Quote2.png
Kamala Khan[src]

History

The Avengers are a team of super heroes formed during the Asgardian God of Mischief Loki's schemes. From that day forward, the Avengers were formed to fight the battles no single hero could withstand. Consisting of genius inventor and billionaire Tony Stark the armored Iron Man, the former traitorous spy turned hero Natasha Romanoff also known as the Black Widow, the God of Thunder Thor Odinson, the gamma infected scientist Bruce Banner, who when angry transforms into the super strong creature know as the Hulk, and the once frozen famed World War II super soldier Captain Steven Rogers, better known as Captain America. Together and on their own they battled numerous villains and threats towards the planet.

Disassembled

On what would come to be known as A-Day, the Avengers were unveiling their new mobile Helicarrier base: the Chimera. Suddenly, Taskmaster led an attack on the Golden Gate Bridge (secretly under the orders of scientist Monica Rappaccini, the current girlfriend of Bruce Banner), attempting to distract the Avengers from the Chimera. While Thor, Black Widow, and Hulk fought off his mercenaries, Captain America attempted to disable the Terrigen reactor as it was pulling the base to an ancient Kree Sentry beneath the bay. After fighting Romanoff, Taskmaster was defeated and taken into custody. However, onboard the Chimera, Dr. George Tarleton and Captain America's efforts proved fruitless, and in a desperate bid to prevent the Sentry from rising and killing millions Steve told Tarleton to get to safety and shut the doors behind him as he smashed the reactor. This caused a massive shockwave that ruptured throughout the city and killed thousands of people, and from the fallout a mist spread that gave people incredible and sometimes very dangerous powers. These individuals would go on to be labeled as Inhumans. In the aftermath of the A-Day disaster, Captain America was declared dead and the Avengers, which many felt bore a majority of the responsibility for what happened, were put on trial. However, in the end it was Bruce Banner's testimony that the Avengers were indeed a danger to society, and with this, the team was disbanded and went their separate ways. Thor decided to walk the world as a mortal in order to make up for what he saw as his failure to save Steve Rogers; Tony Stark, having lost his fortune to Monica, Tarleton and A.I.M., retreated to his old home and manor; Bruce went into solitude as the Hulk near the wreck of the Chimera; and Natasha, suspicious of A.I.M.'s intentions, went undercover in the organization.

Reassemble

Five years later, a young Inhuman named Kamala Khan uncovered evidence from A.I.M. and went on a quest to reassemble the team. Superheroes had now been outlawed while A.I.M., led by George Tarleton, took the Avengers' place in society as the world's protectors. In doing so, however, they established a virtual police state in the United States, promising to find a cure for what was dubbed the "Inhuman Disease." At her home in Jersey City, Kamala discovered damaged video footage apparently revealing Tarleton locking Captain America in the reactor room before it exploded. Not knowing the context, Kamala assumed it was George who was responsible for the events of A-Day. She was then suddenly contacted by "Tiny Dancer", a member of a resistance movement against A.I.M., who warned her that A.I.M. had tracked her down. Khan attempted to meet Tiny Dancer at Heroes Park, but was captured and subdued by Monica and brought to Tarleton, who was mutated following his exposure to the Terrigen Mist. Tarleton and Rappaccini tried to convince her that A.I.M. wanted to help her understand and control her Inhuman abilities, but Kamala escaped and made her way to Utah to find the Resistance.

Kamala's search brought her to the Chimera's hidden wreckage, where she came upon the Hulk. Suddenly the base was attacked by A.I.M. bots and troops, forcing the two to work together to fight them off, with Kamala learning she could increase her size and strength; however, this resulted in her passing out. Later, she awoke with Bruce, who had taken a sample of her blood to study. Kamala proceeded to show Banner the footage and eventually convinced him to assist her in proving the Avengers' innocence despite his reluctance. Traveling to a former S.H.I.E.L.D. compound to retrieve J.A.R.V.I.S.'s hard drive, the two were confronted by A.I.M. and one of their operatives, the Abomination. Hulk managed to defeat him before he and Kamala returned to the Chimera to reactivate J.A.R.V.I.S. and set out to reunite the Avengers, starting with Tony Stark himself.

While they found Stark at his family estate, he was still embittered towards Bruce for aiding in the disbandment of the Avengers and was reluctant to help. Upon learning of Kamala's evidence, and helping fight off another attack by Tarleton and A.I.M, Stark agreed to join them and worked to help restore the Chimera, arguing that A.I.M. would simply attack the base again eventually. Tony proceeded to raid an A.I.M. base in order to retrieve better parts for him to build a new suit. Amidst their search for parts to help him, Kamala and Banner stumbled upon the Ant Hill, an Inhuman sanctuary and the resistance's headquarters run by Dr. Hank Pym. While assisting them, Kamala disobeyed orders after hearing about a young Inhuman mom being imprisoned and attempted to raid the A.I.M. prison on her own to rescue the Inhumans there, but was captured when her size shifting powers resulted in her losing consciousness again. While in custody, Kamala learned Rappaccini's efforts to make an Inhuman cure were actually unsuccessful, leading Tarleton to prioritize the manufacturing of Adaptoids. Romanoff, deciding to break cover, infiltrated the facility, defeated and captured Rappaccini and freed Kamala, revealing she was “Tiny Dancer” in the process.

Banner attempted to interrogate Rappaccini about the Adaptoid lab's whereabouts, but she resisted and taunted Bruce about the Avengers' responsibility for the mayhem on A-Day, before A.I.M. forces attacked the Chimera to retrieve her. Witnessing the attack, Thor intervened and assisted the others in preventing the Chimera from crashing into New York City and potentially killing thousands. Thor proceeded to rejoin the Avengers. However, J.A.R.V.I.S., having finally restored the footage, which showed Captain America ordering Tarleton to seal him inside so he can destroy the reactor, apparently causing the explosion. Believing A-Day really was their fault, the Avengers began to fragment once again with Bruce and Tony’s argument coming to blows once Tony angered Bruce enough by calling Banner out in his seeming cowardliness.

Desperate and alone now, Kamala reviewed the interrogation and realized from Monica’s choice of words of “scouring the Earth” that A.I.M.'s Adaptoid lab was on their satellite and relayed this information to the Avengers, rallying them with a heartfelt speech. Stark upgraded his suit to achieve space travel after helping Pym and the resistance, and infiltrated the satellite, where he discovered not only that Captain America had survived, but also that Rappaccini had put Rogers in suspended animation so she could harvest his blood and use it to power the Adaptoids and covertly accelerate Tarleton's mutation. Tony and Steve proceeded to escape the station, but became stranded when their pod ran out of fuel. Accepting their fate, Cap reveals to Tony his reason for destroying the reactor. Fortunately, Thor arrived and assisted his teammates' return to earth safely.

Finally reassembled, the Avengers deduced that Rappaccini hired Taskmaster to hijack the Chimera and steal the Terrigen Crystal, which unearthed the as of yet unknown to them Kree Sentry. They soon learned that Tarleton, now calling himself "M.O.D.O.K.", planned to exterminate Inhumans and superheroes around the world. The Avengers stormed his San Francisco fortress, but M.O.D.O.K. activated the Kree Sentry buried beneath the bay and overpowered them, nearly killing Hulk in the process. Determined to save her teammates and remembering Natasha's words of encouragement, Kamala grew to giant size and destroyed the Sentry, sending M.O.D.O.K. falling into the bay. With the Avengers reunited and M.O.D.O.K. defeated, Kamala returned to her home and rejoined her father, who secretly allowed her to join the Avengers on her “special field trips". Now fully reunited, but with A.I.M. still a threat to the world, the Avengers now worked alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. and the resistance, dedicating their efforts to ridding the world of their immoral schemes.[1]

Taking A.I.M

Some time after their victory over M.O.D.O.K, the Avengers were called in by Maria Hill to investigate time disruptions occurring throughout the entire planet. Classified as Tachyon Storms by S.H.I.E.L.D., Maria asked the Avengers to investigate. Their investigation led the team to an A.I.M. facility where they surprisingly came into contact with Kate Bishop: the protégé of former Avenger Hawkeye. Working together, Kate and the Avengers managed to shut down the facility. Back at Maria’s base, Kate revealed that Clint had been captured shortly after the events of A-Day and that she and Clint had been investigating the Tachyon Storms. Through her investigation, Kate discovered an A.I.M. scientist at the center of the Tachyon Storms: a scientist named Lyle Getz and that capturing him would get them answers about the project surrounding the storms. Launching an attack on the base where Getz was stationed, the Avengers managed to defeat Getz and capture him, bringing him back to base for questioning. While imprisoned, Getz offered little information other than that Monica’s work on Tachyons was responsible for the severity of the storms. He also revealed that Monica was intrigued by Kate's and Clint's skills. During the investigation, Captain America apologized on behalf of the Avengers for not being there for her and Clint after the events of A-Day and offered her the chance to join the team officially, which Kate accepted.

Following Kate's lead, the group tracked the origin of the storms to an A.I.M. site in Siberia, where they discovered Clint had made an unknown deal with Monica and had gone through some gateway through time. Determined to save him and stop the time bridge before the effects caused fatal damage, Kate and the Avengers gathered the needed materials to build their own gateway and travel back to the day before Clint went through and rescue him and destroy Monica’s machine. Unfortunately, they were transplanted only a short while before Clint went through. Managing to stop Clint's prison convoy, he revealed to Kate that he him getting captured was part of a larger plan: after he was captured, he discovered Fury was a prisoner as well and Fury revealed to Clint that Monica was building the time machine to stop an impending apocalypse. Fury was sent to the future and requested Clint’s aid. Trusting her mentor and running low on time before the space-time continuum collapsed, Kate let Clint finish his mission but encouraged him to make it back in time before they destroyed the time bridge. Making their way to Monica’s gateway, the group was confronted by a new A.I.M. invention: the Super-Adaptoid, an advanced Adaptoid capable of mimicking all the Avengers' powers, skills and weapons. Despite this, Kate and the Avengers triumphed and Clint made it through just in time as Kate destroyed the gateway, but not before catching a glimpse of a large Kree Sentry. Later, on board the Chimera, Barton explained that an alien race known as the Kree planned on invading the Earth in the near future and that they needed to prepare. However, before he could tell them more, he fainted.

Future Imperfect

Several weeks later, Clint finally awoke from his coma and decided to visit his home in Brooklyn to retrieve a package he needed. Unfortunately, the majority of his belongings were taken by A.I.M., but Clint, Kate and the rest of the Avengers succeeded in rescuing his dog Lucky. The Avengers returned to SHIELD Substation Zero, where Pym had analyzed the SIM card Hawkeye brought back. On it, he found references to something called "cosmic energy", which he surmised had the power to alter reality the same way the tachyon storms changed time. Pym also noted that the Time Bridge active in the future that Hawkeye dreamed about was a serious threat. Modifying the Quinjet to take a team through time, the Avengers decided to travel to the future to take care of it and find answers about Nick Fury’s whereabouts.

In the Future Wastelands, the Avengers followed Hawkeye's sixth sense of where to go. On the way, they encountered a band of SHIELD operatives also looking for Nick Fury and besieged by AIM robots, which they referred to as servants of the Supreme Leader. Down the road a bit farther, the Avengers came to a memorial of missing people, where hundreds of photographs lined the walls of an old building. Deeper inside, they discovered a hideout where they asked for help finding Fury. But just as they were investigating the clues they've collected, Taskmaster appeared with some AIM bots, but left them to attack the Avengers.

After the fight, another noticeably older Clint appeared and led them back to the hideout to share his notes. He revealed to Clint and Kate that the Avengers were unable to stop the Kree Invasion and that he was not a part of the final battle due to being retired, much to Kate's shock and anger. The Avengers accompanied “Old Man” Hawkeye to an abandoned SHIELD bunker in territory controlled by the Supreme Leader. They recovered some information from a computer there then returned to the Quinjet. According to the data, Nick Fury was planning to coordinate with AIM on something called Substation 99. The Avengers headed there because it was Fury's last known location, though it was even deeper in the Supreme Leader's territory.

Fighting their way through, the Avengers encountered the Supreme Leader: an aged Hulk who has seemingly wiped out the Bruce Banner part of his identity and went by the name Maestro. Believing they sought to take his kingdom and territory from him, Maestro attacked but The Avengers managed to defeat him, and he revealed the location of Nick Fury. Much to their shock, Fury was frozen in time due to the Cosmic Cube; an invention of Monica and A.I.M that only managed to freeze them in time while the world was destroyed by the Kree. Determined to stop this from happening, the Avengers returned to their timeline to stop Monica.

Beating The Odds

With their objective clear The Avengers begin there search for Monica by scanning for cosmic radiation that will help pinpoint her location where she is developing the Cosmic Cube. Eventually they discover where the Cube is being housed thanks to ROY.. Concluding that the Cube is too dangerous to be held in the hands of some line like Monica Clint, Kate, and the rest of the team resolve to stop her. Raiding the base the team fights there way to Monica who has already begun harnessing the cubes power. The Avengers face off against Monica who uses the power of the Cosmic Cube yo make powered clones of herself to attack them. During the battle the alternate version of Clint announces himself revealing that he has been brought to the past by the cube. After an intense battle the alternate version of Clint manages to drag Monica into a cosmic void caused by the cube sacrificing himself and saving the world in the process. With Monica seemingly defeated The Avengers leave the Cube in care of Hank Pym and the Resistance.

War For Wakanda

In the Aftermath of having stopped Monica’s plans with the Cosmic Cube The Avengers begin to discover the presence of corrupted vibranium over the world. Knowing their old ally King T’Challa aka The Black Panther holds the worlds only source of Vibranium the Avengers travel to Wakanda for help and answers. Upon their arrival they find the African Nation being attacked by A.I.M forces led by Ulysses S. Klaw a mecernary hired by A.I.M to obtain Wakanda’s Vibranium. Meanwhile T’Challa himself ambushes some of Klaue's mercenaries as they bomb a Wakandan temple, .When one of the soldiers attempts to flee, he leads Black Panther to the rest of the soldiers, who are the defeated. Black Panther notices plans for a sonic cannon, which Klaue intends to use to attack the city's shield.

To reach the shield faster, Black Panther takes a shortcut through Birnin Zana, a temple where Black Panthers train that has been taken over by Klaue. However, he finds the entrance blocked by several spires of corrupted Vibranium. After destroying the spires, Black Panther enters Birnin Zana.

After making his way through several challenges made to test future Black Panthers, Black Panther is attacked by several of A.I.M.'s Scout Crawlers. After defeating them, he exits Birnin Zana to find that Wakanda’s capital is under attack by A.I.M. and Klaue's forces, and his sister, Shuri, has called the Avengers for aid.

Klaue is using the sonic cannon to fire on the shield. Quickly making his way to it and upon reaching the cannon, Black Panther is attacked by Crossbones, who is working for Klaue as well. Despite Crossbones use of an advanced shield Black Panther defeats the mercenary, who flees, and destroys the sonic cannon.

Meanwhile, Captain America and Iron Man are saved from A.I.M. by the Dora Milajae, Wakanda's royal guard, and are taken to the palace.

The two are summoned to talk to king T'Challa in the throne room. After the discussion, the Avengers explore the palace and talk with several Wakandan officials, including Shuri, Zawavari, and Okoye, the captain of the Dora Milajae.


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Paraphernalia

Equipment

Iron Man Armor, Captain America's Shield, Mjölnir

Transportation

Quinjet, Chimera, S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Trivia

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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