One of the most exciting moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron was the introduction of the new Avengers team. I love this team, but would they be able to take the old team? I’ll be comparing the members of the New Avengers to the old team one-by-one and then you vote on who you think would win in a fight.
I’ll start with the two constants. Captain America and Black Widow are the leaders of this team with Cap being the clear head of this team. It’s interesting to think about a team where Cap is truly calling the shots without an Iron Man who pushes back, Banner siding with Stark, or Thor who ignores when the decision does not suit him. For those worried about Captain America: Civil War being overcrowded and not being a Cap film, just think about Cap being free to shine as the leader. This will be a Cap film. Also Black Widow is a great right hand to Cap. She is brilliant and knows what needs to get done. She takes the risks necessary to accomplish the team goals. She’s great. So I would say these two are the same from the old team with a superiority to the New Avengers with Cap being free to make the decisions.
Falcon is the New Hawkeye. The lovable Sam Wilson played by Anthony Mackie will be taking Hawkeye’s spot on the new team. They are both just dudes with a special ability. Hawkeye is insanely good at shooting arrows. While Falcon can fly with his jet pack and is also a great soldier. The main difference between these two characters is that Hawkeye is also Clint Barton a former SHIELD agent who can do some real damage, as seen in the first Avengers movie. I don’t think Falcon could do what Hawkeye was able to do in that movie. So who wins? The Falcon or the Hawk?
Who would Win?
War Machine is the new Iron Man. Rhodey will finally get the story he’s been looking for as part of the New Avengers. War Machine has similar power-sets to Iron Man with one big difference - he’s trained. Did you see him fighting in Age of Ultron? It was awesome. The way he landed on the drones and shot them in half. Great. While Iron Man might not get the win with power, but underneath that armor stands the most brilliant man in the MCU - Tony Stark. Stark is a mechanic who can create almost anything to get him out of any predicament. This was really evident in Iron Man 3. So who wins? The Soldier or the Mechanic?
Who would win?
Scarlet Witch is the new Hulk. Now, this one’s a little harder to see right off the bat, but they both are extremely powerful and also extremely dangerous. Hulk’s power is obvious, but Scarlet Witch has always been a little harder to pin down. In Age of Ultron she does some amazing things. She reads people’s minds, implants visions of fear, lifts/destroys objects with her mind, she flies, and shoots energy out of her hands. Wow, that’s a lot. The problem is that she cannot always control her powers, much like Hulk, for more read House of M. Scarlet Witch and Hulk are both the heavy hitters and walking time bombs on their team. So who wins? The Beauty or the Beast?
Who would win?
Vision is the new Thor. Not only does Vision like Thor’s cape, but they are similar in their role on the respective teams. Thor has always been the bruiser on the team who always seems to have knowledge about the task at hand. Thor is all about honor and nobility as well. This could be said of the Vision. Being the possessor of the mind gem, he is extremely powerful. In Age of Ultron, Vision definitely showed that he is an android that appreciates honor and overflows nobility. Thor is a god from Asgard and has lived thousands of years. So he looks at his team with repect but also view them as primitive sometimes. This can be seen by his “conversation” with Tony when Ultron is created. Vision is similar in that he has unspeakable power and possesses knowledge far beyond his teammates. So who wins? The Android or the Asgardian?
Who would win?
Before we make a decision on which team would win in a fight, we must look at a few more things. With the loss of Stark and Banner, the New avengers are definitely down a little scientific creativity. The Science Bros have come up with some amazing devices and programs that have helped the Avengers take down their enemies. The New Avengers do have the Vision and one could assume that he possesses more scientific knowledge than Stark and Banner, but that is not proven yet and it would be lacking that human creativity. Another point to consider is the departure from civilian life to a more military based team. Obviously Captain America fought in WW2, but Black Widow is a trained spy, Flacon was in the army, War Machine is in the Air Force, Vision knows all about war, and Scarlet Witch has seen war up close in Sokovia. One could assume that they would work a little better as a team due to their military background.
So who do you think would win? The Avengers or the New Avengers?