A mutant with the power to never truly die, Craig Hollis is the founder of the eccentric superhero team known as the Great Lakes Avengers and was the team leader until the team moved to Detroit.
Dr. Val Ventura, a.k.a. Flatman, was created by John Byrne and debuted in Avengers West Coast (Vol 2) #46, July 1989. He's one of the only openly gay superheroes.
A hero with squirrel-like abilities and features, Squirrel Girl is not always taken seriously, but she has nonetheless defeated many of the Marvel universe's greatest villains. She is a longtime member of the Great Lakes Avengers, and briefly served as a nanny for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.
Herald of Oblivion and member of the Great Lakes Avengers.
Wisconsin's most famous super model, Ashley Crawford possesses the mutant ability to transform from trim and svelte to remarkably obese and back through the power of regurgitation.
The herald of Oblivion.
One of the most dangerous villains in the Marvel Universe, Maelstrom once tried to collapse the universe into a black hole.
Doug Taggert was a superhero called the Grasshopper. He abruptly died almost immediately after joining the Great Lakes Avengers. There have been subsequent Grasshoppers all whom have also been cursed with a short lifespan.
"Monkey Joe 1992-2005. He loved nuts. He will be missed."
Monkey Joe was the constant companion, sidekick, and best friend of Squirrel Girl, who made the GLA accept him as member.
Mercenary, formerly of the French Foreign Legion. He is one of the most formidable unarmed combatants in the world. He has mastered numerous martial arts and is perhaps the world's leading master of Savate, the French art of kick boxing. He is an accomplished thief and smuggler.
Zaran is Master of All Weapons.
Three people have used the alias Machete. The current is Mariano López.
Ferdinand López, the first known Machete was a member of Batroc's Brigade and a mercenary for hire.
The dead, one time girlfriend of Mr. Immortal and member of the Great Lakes Avengers
Just a guy looking for a good time in the Great Lakes region
Trained by criminals and inspired by heroes, Clint Barton has grown from a troubled youth into one of the greatest heroes on Earth. The world knows him best as Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman. A member of the Avengers for many years, he has left the team on occasion because of team friction. But he always returns, ready to face any threat.
Thor Odinson is the All-father of Asgard /God of Thunder, offspring of All-Father Odin & the Elder Earth-Goddess Gaea. Combining the powers of both realms makes him an elder-god hybrid and a being of limitless potential. Armed with his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir which helps him to channel his godly energies. The mightiest and the most beloved warrior in all of Asgard, a staunch ally for good and one of the most powerful beings in the multiverse/omniverse. Thor is also a founding member of the Avengers.
Barbara "Bobbi" Morse is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has served on several Avengers teams.
A lesser-known hero, Captain Ultra is nonetheless one of the cool guys of Marvel.
Miguel Santos became Living Lightning, a being of electric energy after investigating one of his terrorist father's illegal experiments to seize control of the country. After a brief career as a misguided villain, Living Lightning became a member of the Avengers until eventually retiring from the team to enroll in college. Living Lightning remains active as a hero, balancing college work with heroism and is currently a member of the Rangers.
A former agent of SHIELD, Wendell Vaughn is a cosmic-powered superhero known as Quasar. Equipped with energy-manipulating Quantum Bands, Quasar was appointed Captain Marvel's successor as Protector of the Universe by Eon, and has been a valued member of the Avengers and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the past, he was in charge of Project PEGASUS, led the short-lived teams the Starmasters and the Annihilators, and acted as Avatar of Infinity.
The king of the Inhumans, Black Bolt is cursed and blessed with a quasi-sonic voice. He must remain forever silent, for with the slightest whisper he can destroy cities, and with the loudest screams he can level continents.
A long-lived mutant with the rage of a beast and the soul of a Samurai, James "Logan" Howlett's once mysterious past is filled with blood, war and betrayal. Possessing an accelerated healing factor, keenly enhanced senses and bone claws in each hand (along with his skeleton) that are coated in adamantium; Wolverine is, without question, the ultimate weapon.
During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers, later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.
Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became Spider-Man.
The adopted daughter of Mystique, Rogue was once a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Now reformed, Rogue has become a veteran member of the X-Men.
Luke Cage, wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned, was altered in a failed prison experiment that granted him unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. With his street smarts, and unending determination to do right, he fights for the common man! He eventually married Jessica Jones and had a daughter with her. Luke was also a member of The Avengers and the Leader of Thunderbolts for a time.
A social worker turned hero, Sam Wilson's bleak outlook on life was wiped away the day he met Captain America. Using a winged costume and his remarkable combat prowess and avian telepathy, he became the Falcon - defender of Harlem.
Kurt Wagner is a prominent member of the X-Men and former member and leader of Excalibur. He possessed the Neyaphemian ability of teleportation, as well as incredible agility, wall scaling and a prehensile tail. Nightcrawler is a devout Catholic, contrasting his demonic appearance. He is a highly skilled swordsmen and former circus acrobat.
Simon Williams was made into a being of pure ionic energy by Baron Zemo, becoming the impossibly powerful Wonder Man. Meant to aid the Masters of Evil in their campaign against the Avengers, Wonder Man found himself sympathizing with the heroes and joined their team instead. He has remained an Avengers mainstay ever since, despite his constant insecurities and battles with his own mortality.
The world knows Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch, with probability manipulation and reality-warping abilities. Twin sister of Quicksilver, mother to Wiccan and Speed, and ex-wife of the Vision; Wanda has taken on many roles throughout her life but will forever be known for causing the Decimation.
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