What Is The Perfect Avengers Team?
I just got back from seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron and it got me thinking about what my perfect team of Avengers would be. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been focused on one team of Avengers (as it grows even larger), my plan it is to go old school! Let's jump in the Way Back Machine to when the Avengers split into two teams...The East and West Coasts, which, in my humble opinion, was one of the best moves Marvel made, even with the recent crop of multiple Avengers teams, the Avengers Initiative, and so forth. The two-team split was so simple and maybe something the MCU should look at including in the next decade.
The teams would need to be versatile and effective, with a little bit of tension.
East Coast Team:
Captain America/Steve Rogers (Team Leader): Cap, while not one of the originals, is the perfect example of what an Avenger should be and has no equal for the inspiration his very presence brings, not to mention his amazing tactical and combat skills.
She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters (Powerhouse): Jen is a great lawyer and team player, which is key in keeping the team going during those darkest-before-the-dawn moments. This is coupled with the fact she is nearly as powerful as her cousin Bruce, but without that pesky homicidal rage.
Blue Marvel/Adam Brashear (Science and Powerhouse): He is basically the marvel equivalent of Superman but with a semi-tragic history and more focus on scientific achievements to aid humanity.
Doctor Strange/Stephan Strange (Supernatural): The Sorcerer Supreme of Earth...Nuff said.
Spectrum/Monica Rambeau (Investigative and Back Team Leader): Spectrum has been very under-utilized by Marvel and is a an incredibly powerful former leader of the Avengers and a highly skilled detective.
Powerman/Luke Cage: Unbreakable in spirit and body. Super strong, and always doing the right thing.
Hm. Now that my team is on the page, it is pretty close to the recent Mighty Avengers.
West Coast Team:
Black Panther (Team Leader): Panther is one of the eight smartest people on the planet, has the wealth/army of a nation, and is on par (if not better) than both Cap and Ironman in their respective roles (Combat Prowess and Tech).
Valkyrie/Brunnhilde (Combat Prowess and Supernatural): An incredibly skilled, versatile Norse goddess, she has tactics, stealth and a touch of mysticism.
Wonderman/Simon Williams (Powerhouse): While he has had a troubled past and has been very hit or miss, Wonderman is Hollywood, as a part time movie actor and avenger. He brings a level of strength to rival that of Thor.
Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Powerhouse and Tactics): A veteran hero and alien hybrid with the power of a star.
Sunfire/Shiro (Nuke): Shiro has had a troubled history but had so much potential and provides the perfect accent to the team. He has the power of the sun!
Bonus Member? Manifold: He can serve in both teams, being able to teleport between time and space. And of course, he brings his charming personality.
So how about it? Who's on your team?