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Rolling Stone Readers’ Favorite Avengers

Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and more get ranked


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The Avengers, Joss Whedon's movie about Marvel Comics' superhero team, shattered records at the box office in its opening weekend, so Rolling Stone's film critic Peter Travers asked readers to name their favorite hero. To keep things simple, we limited this to just the characters in the movie – fans of the Vision, Scarlet Witch, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will have to wait for the inevitable sequels. Click through to see how you ranked the six cinema Avengers.

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Black Widow

The gorgeous Russian super-spy, as portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, came in last place despite being featured in a few of the film's best scenes – most notably the part early on when she takes out an entire crew of mobsters with her arms literally tied behind her back.

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Hawkeye, portrayed by Jeremy Renner, had the least amount of screen time of the six Avengers, but won fans with his astounding marksmanship. "It's obvs hawkeye w his complicated history & smoldering looks. He's a bad boy but he's got heart! & good eyesight," says @el_capitan_DUCK.


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Thor, the hammer-wielding Norse demigod played by Chris Hemsworth, had some great moments facing off against Iron Man and the Hulk, but he only placed at Number Four in this vote. Even still, many ladies place him high on their list, making him arguably the hunkiest member of the superhero crew.

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Captain America


It should come as no surprise that Captain America, the World War II vet played by Chris Evans, has some very patriotic fans. "Yeah he was an experiment, but he's all about the mission! Go USA!!!!!!," writes @irdaddy25.


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The Hulk

Mark Ruffalo's performance as Dr. Bruce Banner and his rampaging alter ego the Hulk stole the show for many viewers. "For the first time in my life I really grasped Hulk's emotional depth," says @SexyAtheistBlog.

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Iron Man

Iron Man only narrowly beat the Hulk in this vote, but Robert Downey Jr.'s "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist" clearly inspired more passion from fans. "He has the best lines of them all," writes @cross_hydrants.

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