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Avengers (vol. 5) #2 (Feb. 2013):
“We Were Avengers”
by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña

Avengers (vol. 5) #2

Title: “We Were Avengers”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 2013

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Jerome Opeña


52 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 831
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
The Champions; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,789
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Manifold Manifold (Eden Fesi) hero
CBR Scale: M Australian Aboriginal religion
The Avengers; Secret Warriors Marvel 35
Ex Nihilo Ex Nihilo villain
CBR Scale: U cosmic entity
[1st app: Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013)] Marvel 3
Abyss Abyss villain
CBR Scale: U cosmic entity
[1st app: Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013)] Marvel 3
Aleph villain
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[1st app: Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013)] Marvel 3
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson)
(cover & 4-panel cameo, pg. 12-13, 22, 24)
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(5-panel cameo, pg. 12, 15-16, 24)
hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Shang-Chi Shang-Chi
(4-panel cameo, pg. 12-14, 24)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Taoist monk
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 313
Smasher Smasher (Izzy Dare)
(4-panel cameo, pg. 10, 12, 22, 24)
hero
  The Avengers; Imperial Guard
[Earth human]
Marvel 2
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 12-13, 24)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Hyperion Hyperion (Marcus Milton)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 10, 12, 24)
hero
  The Avengers Marvel 2
Captain Universe Captain Universe (Tamara Devoux)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 10, 12, 24)
hero
CBR Scale: S cosmic-empowered
The Avengers; black
[a host bonded to Uni-Power; 1st appeared as Avenger member]
Marvel 2
The Builders
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 2-3) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: M Builder religion (Goddess worship)
["the first race, the oldest living things in the cosmos"] Marvel 1
Alephs
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6, panel 4) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[robots sent by the Builders to purge unfit worlds of life] Marvel 1
Fall People Fall People
(1-panel cameo, pg. 18, panel 2) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: M Fall People
[1st app: Astonishing Tales (vol. 1) #3 (Dec. 1970)] Marvel 17
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: I religious
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 788
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 952
War Machine War Machine (Jim Rhodes)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
U.S. Air Force; United States Marine Corps...  Marvel 389
Photon Photon (Monica Rambeau)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
United States Marine Corps; The Avengers...  Marvel 423
Captain Britain Captain Britain (Brian Braddock)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Anglican (nominal); mystical
Excalibur Marvel UK Marvel 365
Hercules Hercules
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
The Champions; The Avengers...  DC Marvel 1,029
Winter Soldier Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 395
Mockingbird Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers... 
[was Hawkeye's wife]
Marvel 293
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
The New Warriors; Counter Force...  Marvel 291
Jewel Jessica Jones
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
  New Avengers (ally) Marvel 139
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 656
Crystal Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 531
Stingray Stingray (Walter Newell)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 124
Firebird Firebird (Bonita Juarez)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
The Avengers; The Rangers...  Marvel 84
3-D Man 3-D Man (Delroy Garrett Jr.)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Triune Understanding
(Scientology)
The Avengers; black Marvel 101
Quake Quake (Daisy Johnson)
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 10, panel 8) 
hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers...  Marvel 44
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 1) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Luke Cage Luke Cage
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 1) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D.
(mentioned, pg. 22, panel 1) 
supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Odin
(mentioned, pg. 5, panel 4) 
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian
[Thor's father]
Marvel 307
Heavenly Mother The Goddess
(mentioned, pg. 6, panel 3) 
deity
CBR Scale: U God
[1st app: Exiles (vol. 1) #96 (Sep. 2007)] Marvel 4