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Avengers (vol. 1) #502 (Nov. 2004):
“Chaos: Part Three of Four”
by Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch, Danny Miki

Avengers (vol. 1) #502

Title: “Chaos: Part Three of Four”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 2004

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: David Finch, Danny Miki


48 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.
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Captain Marvel Warbird (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Kree Kree supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
[alien race] Marvel 238
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) 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) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
(leader)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 788
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
The Champions; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,789
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; The Avengers...  Marvel 310
Photon Photon (Monica Rambeau) hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
United States Marine Corps; The Avengers...  Marvel 423
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
The Champions; The Avengers...  DC Marvel 1,029
A-Bomb Rick Jones supporting character
  The Avengers (honorary member); The Teen Brigade (leader)...  Marvel 572
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Firestar Firestar (Angelica Jones) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Avengers; The New Warriors...  NBC Marvel 338
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
The New Warriors; Counter Force...  Marvel 291
Darkhawk Darkhawk (Chris Powell) hero
  The Avengers; The New Warriors...  Marvel 180
Rage Rage (Elvin Daryl Haliday) hero
CBR Scale: S Protestant
The Avengers; The New Warriors...  Marvel 157
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 656
U.S. Agent U.S. Agent (John Walker) hero
CBR Scale: S Evangelical Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel 333
Crystal Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: S Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 531
D-Man D-Man (Dennis Dunphy) hero
CBR Scale: A Salvation Army
The Avengers; Night People...  Marvel 60
Quasar Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) hero
CBR Scale: S atheist
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers...  Marvel 317
Jocasta hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Avengers; Initiative: Mavericks Marvel 142
Mantis Mantis (Mandy Celestine) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Priests of Pama (pacifistic
Kree sect); Celestial Madonna
The Avengers; Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel 161
Dum Dum Dugan Dum Dum Dugan hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 555
Stingray Stingray (Walter Newell) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 124
Living Lightning Living Lightning (Miguel Santos) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT
The Avengers; The Rangers...  Marvel 118
3-D Man Triathlon (Delroy Garrett Jr.) hero
CBR Scale: M Triune Understanding
(Scientology)
The Avengers; black Marvel 101
Silverclaw Silverclaw (Maria de Guadalupe Santiago) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic / Incan/Kamekeri polytheism
The Avengers; Initiative...  Marvel 44
Sersi Sersi hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion; Hedonist
The Avengers; Eternals Marvel 229
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(only on cover) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 22, panels 1-2)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
(construct) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(mentioned, pg. 4, panels 6-7) 
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Ant-Man Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
(mentioned, pg. 3, panels 1-2) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: S repentant
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 120
Supreme Intelligence Supreme Intelligence
(mentioned, pg. 14, panel 4) 
villain
CBR Scale: U Kree religion
[ruler of the Kree Empire] Marvel 120

A note about the character list on this page: The previous issue (Avengers #501) ended with a two-page spread depicting an amazing assemblage of super-heroes who answered the emergency call the full-time Avengers team sent out when the Scarlet Witch attacked them. Over 35 super-heroes (nearly all of whom have been Avengers at one point in time) were shown in that two-page spread.

Avengers #502 opens up with a copy of that same two-page spread picture, but it has been reduced in size to appear a single panel on page. In the story that follows, the attack by the Scarlet Witch continues, as an armada of Kree warriors from space descend upon the Avengers mansion to attack it. The armada is probably something conjured up from thin air by the Scarlet Witch's reality-altering hex powers. This issue depicts the assembled super-heroes battling the Kree. Some of the assembled heroes are shown quite a bit in this battle, but others may be seen only tangentially, in the background in a few panels. Suffice it to say that the heroes listed here are part of the battle, although they might not be given much coverage "on panel."

Often we would carefully count how many panels an individual character appears in and that information would be used to indicate a "3-panel cameo" (or the like) for character's appearance in a given issue. We are not doing that for this issue.

The characters who feature most prominently in this issue are listed at the top: Hawkeye, Captain America, Warbird (Carol Danvers) and Falcon.