Avengers: Red Taped
The Avengers were a team assembled by Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. through the Avengers Initiative as a team that could fight the battles that could not be fought by conventional means. After the Battle of New York, they gained world-wide recognition, being referred to as the Heroes of New York by many. They oversaw the return of Loki to Asgard, and then dissolved.
After S.H.I.E.L.D. dissolved, Tony Stark remodeled Stark Tower into Avengers Tower. After the team dismantled HYDRA, Tony Stark built the Ultron Artificial Intelligence hoping to preempt any future potentially world ending events. Ultron subsequently gained sentience and created a world ending event of his own. The Battle of Sokovia ended in the death of countless people, including one of The Avengers’ newest recruits.
Under Captain America’s leadership, the team continued to operate. As international incidents and collateral damage continued to be grow, the United Nations passed a document regulating their actions, known as the Sokovia Accords. This splintered the Avengers into two factions, with Iron Man leading the only officially United Nations sanctioned enhanced team.
- Tony Stark (Iron Man)
- Col. James Rhodes (War Machine) disabled list
- Spider-Man reserve
- T’Challa (Black Panther) reserve
- Steve Rogers (Captain America)
- Natasha Romanov (Black Widow)
- The Hulk
- Clint Barton (Hawkeye)
- Samuel Wilson (Falcon)
- Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
- Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver) deceased