Often like celebrities, sometimes we forget that the Avengers are just like us! How you may ask? Middle-child syndrome. Yes, there are MCU-canon characters that we completely forgot about. Nick Fury may have even forgotten about some of these S.H.I.E.L.D individuals because they are not the superstars that Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye have become despite not being all of the original “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” ( Iron Man, the Wasp, the Hulk, Thor, and Ant-Man.). But just who are these forgotten heroes of the Marvel Universe? Today I took a dive into the forgotten family photo albums of the Marvel-middle-children.
* slowly lifts my wrist to show off my Blade tattoo… *
CBR let us all know last month that Blade’s induction into the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes was done in such a way that no one even knew he was a member of the Avengers. Blade has become one of, if not the single most important heroes in the entire Marvel Universe in the ongoing Heroes Reborn crossover event.
The half-vampire-half-man vampire hunter is best known to be played by Wesley Snipes.
Manifold aka Eden Fesi is an indigenous Australian who is arguably newer to the Marvel Universe with his debut into the Avenger’s world as part of Nick Fury’s Secret Warriors. His super-name sure makes it seem like he can fold his body in unbelievable ways however that is not the case. Desi can teleport not only himself and others across any point of space and time, Eden Fesi adopted the name Manifold when he joined a global expansion of the Avengers team.
After S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, he joined other groups such as A.I.M. and the Illuminati. Although he is instrumental in helping the Avengers defeat the likes of Doctor Doom and Ex Nihilo, he’s basically used as a method of transportation for the group.
Silverclaw was first introduced in 1998 and has the ability to change into various metal were-animal forms. She has been beneficial to the Avengers in the past and is sort of a great counter-part to Blade in my head.
Now these are clearly only a hamster-sized-handful of forgotten Avengers, who are some of y our favourites? Let me know in the comments or just yell them at the screen now.