This post is in response to a post by Eric Glover who started a lovely little game of sorts that I really want to participate in. Anyway here are the rules.
1. Your team can be comprised of Marvel and DC characters, with the exception of TWO reformed villains.
2. NO Thanos. NO ultrapowered entities that can reverse reality or alter it in anyway.
3. You must state who's leading the team and the reason you chose each member.
4. Be creative and have fun with this.
5. Respect other people's choices. No bashing.
I won't dawdle too much so without further ado I hereby present to you the Avengers society of Earth (Don't knock the name :p)
Team Leader: Brion Markov (Geo-Force)
Geo-Force was entrusted as the the leader of the Outsiders by Batman after he left the JLA. Geo-Force is a natural leader, he was king of Markovia before joining the outsiders and later the JLA. He can literally manipulate Earth itself, create earthquakes, shoot lava blasts and use the lava to heal himself completely. As long as he stays on Earth that is, if he is taken away from Earth he will eventually die.
Aside from being a literal power house superman is one of the greatest superheroes known. But I'll be honest ... a lot of it is because he is a power house. With enough power to break planets and cells capable of releasing a supernova ... why not. Superman also brings a sense of un-adulterated justice to the team, fighting the good fight for all humanity and would rather sacrifice himself then see Earth burn.
En Sabah Nur (Apocalypse)
So for my reformed villain I chose Apocalypse, generally for his ALMOST Thanos level power. He is super strong, capable of restraining the Hulk if need be and is almost immortal. He has nigh-invulnerability meaning he is extremely resistant to injury and can renew his cells on command. However he does lack fighting skills to go with all this power. Apocalypse can do it all and that earns him a spot on the team.
Barry Allen (The Flash)
The Flash is widely accepted as being the fastest man alive and one of the more powerful heroes. His speed alone makes him an indisputable ally against Thanos. Not to mention he'd be the teams comic relief, considering most of the others are pretty dark and brooding. The speed force he wields allows him to phase in and out of objects inanimate or otherwise.
Vision is the teams all rounder. Incredibly strong, fast and an exceptional team player. Vision yet another power house that this team needs to defeat Thanos, without heavy hitters like him ... we don't stand a chance. He has numerous superhuman abilities including phasing and density control. At normal density he can lift approximately fifty tons, but at maximum density he can lift ninety tons.
Bruce Wayne (Batman)
Perhaps another predictable choice but Batman is the one hero you need on a team like this. Batman is a master of at least one hundred different fighting styles with all kinds of different weaponry. He owns a multi-billion dollar company with enough resources to equip a small army and enough swag to make Justin Bieber soil himself. Batman is the hero of hero's and his brutal justice will drive this team to win.
Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt)
This is Black Bolt, leader of the inhumans. Black Bolt is one of Marvels strongest hero's in my opinion for the following reasons. For starters he has above average human strength, draws electron energy from the world around him allowing him to fly and fire energy blasts. Through this he can also analyse and manipulate matter ... but there is one big ... BIG power that makes him truly dangerous. If he even whispers within the confines of a city its almost instantly levelled. Whole mountains break at his whisper. If he were to scream at Thanos ... well ... it just got real.
Anyway that's my team to protect against Thanos and his army of horrors, any suggestions, substitutions or improvements are welcome in the comments, have a good one Lads! :) If you have your own team create a post like I did or comment below.