- Covert think-tank formed after the Kree-Skrull War, in order to prevent such events from happening again.
Base of Operations:
Place of Formation:
- Iron Man: Tony Stark is the liaison of the Avengers as Iron Man and he's the US Secretary of Defence as Tony Stark, representing establishment heroes acting in the U.S. and is also one of the world's greatest minds (hence being a member of the Intelligentsia specialising in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, artificial intelligence & quantum mechanics)
- Mr Fantastic: Reed Richards is the leader of the well-respected Fantastic Four, as well as one of the world's foremost scientists (hence being a member of the Intelligentsia specialising in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, electronics, chemistry, all levels of physics, human & alien biology, space travel, time travel, extra-dimensional travel, biochemistry, robotics, computers, synthetic polymers, communications, mutations, transportation, holography, energy generation & spectral analysis) and a superhuman.
- Professor X: Professor Xavier is the leader of the mutant superhero X-Men, a preeminent figure in the mutant community, a world-class telepath & a member in the Intelligentsia specialising in Genetics, Biophysics, Psychology, Anthropology and Psychiatry.
- Black Bolt: Black Bolt is king of the superhuman Inhumans & the technologically advanced city of Attilan, and is himself one of the Earth's most powerful superhumans.
- Sub-Mariner: Namor is king of the highly advanced underwater civilization of Atlantis, as well as a powerful mutant.
- Dr Strange: Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, representing mystics and outsider heroes.
- Black Panther: T'Challa is king of the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda, a some-time Avenger & a member of the intelligentsia specialising in physics & engineering)
- Blade: Blade is a Human/Vampire hybrid (meaning he may have all their strengths, but not their weaknesses) who aims to rid the world of evil vampires, and trained himself to become the ultimate vampire hunter.
- Ka-Zar: Kevin Plunder is king of the hidden jungle in Antarctica known as the Savage Land.
- Giant-Man (Scientist Supreme; biochemistry, nanotechnology, quantum physics, robotics/cybernetics, artificial intelligence and entomology)
- Beast (biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, art & art history, anthropology, linguistics, music, political science, economics, theoretical physics, quantum mechanics, differential equations, nanotechnology, anatomy, biomedicine, analytical chemistry, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering)
- Bruce Banner (biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, physiology & nuclear physics)
- Amadeus Cho
- Fantastic 4
- Inner Circle:
- Norman Osborn: Like Tony Stark, Osborn is a human entrepreneur who works with the government, while also being a member in the Intelligencia specialising in genetics, robotics, engineering, physics and applied chemistry.
- Dr Doom: like his longtime rival Mr Fantastic, Doom also represents the scientific side of the Marvel Universe. As well as being a Latverian politician who serves as the Monarch and Supreme Leader for the Kingdom of Latveria, he's also the leader of the Intelligencia specialising in physics, robotics, cybernetics, genetics, weapons technology, biochemistry & time travel.
- Magneto: Like Professor X, Magneto also represents the Mutant Community, however unlike Professor X, he pushes for a more aggressive approach to achieving civil rights. As well as being a Genoshan politician who serves as the Lord and Ruler of Genosha, while also being a member in the Intelligencia specialising in genetic manipulation, particle physics, engineering & other fields of technology.
- Maximus: Maximus is the brother of Black Bolt (current king of Attilan) who seeks to usurp his brother & claim the throne for himself, while also being a member in the Intelligencia specialising in mechanics, physics & biology.
- Attuma: Attuma is Warlord of the highly advanced underwater civilization of Atlantis, Archenemy of Namor, seeks to overthrow him & conquer the 7 seas.
- Baron Mordo: His mastery of sorcery mirrors that of his adversary Dr Strange, and like Strange, he too represents mystics.
- Killmonger: N'Jadaka is also from Wakanda, he plans to share Wakanda's technology with people of African descent around the world to help them conquer their oppressors.
- Dracula: Vlad Dracula is the supreme ruler of Transylvania & the world's most powerful vampire.
- Sauron: Sauron was a brilliant Argentinian hypnotherapist. Now he's a human-pteranodon hybrid with a ruthless ambition to conquer the Savage Land.
- Inner Circle:
- Mad Thinker: computers, robotics, artificial intelligence, computer science & engineering
- Mr Sinister: biology, genetics, cloning, physics & engineering.
- Red Ghost: rocketry, engineering, communications, genetics, radiology, robotics, physics, hypnotism & training of simians.
- Egghead: atomic science, robotics & engineering.
- Inner Circle:
- Inner Circle:
- The Bridge, Incursion Detection devices, formerly the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity Gems, Xavier School's Cerebro