What exactly do they do...?

#1 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a believer in that every team has a purpose. The Avengers protect the whole world from big threats. The FF are "imaginauts", that make new discoveries everyday and have saved the world countless of times against threats from the stars or by guys like Dr. Doom. The X-Men are for mutant rights. I could go on and on with other teams, but you get the point.

But I'm kind of having trouble figuring out what the New Avengers are for. Granted, they were important when they first formed back in 2005, but ever since the Heroic Age, they've stepped aside for the main Avengers team. That's all fine and good, but why do they still exist? I don't think they have different motives than The Avengers, so that's not it. They're nowhere near powerful enough to face the threats that the Avengers or the X-Men can face. They aren't smart enough or well-funded enough to do what the FF do... So what are they for? What can they do that the Avengers, FF, X-Men, or any other team I can't name at the moment, can't?

And I'm really not trying to be a smart-ass, so I apologize to the team's fans if I've offended, but I'd really like to know.

#2 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

They just sit around and eat. ¬_¬

#3 Posted by Billy Batson (58268 posts) - - Show Bio

They gather dust.
BB

#4 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: West Coast, as opposed to the Avengers who are East Coast. I believe that was the aim, at least.

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34336 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avenge like, new school style. Really there only there so Bendis can hog all his favourite characters without anybody else getting in the way, with the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Annihilators and the Defenders there is really no need for the New Avengers. 

#6 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: ?

uh, they're based out Avengers Mansion in New York.

#7 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

@ReVamp: ?

uh, they're based out Avengers Mansion in New York.

Well, that theory lasted... I'm pretty sure that they said something like that in Avengers #1, perhaps its the other way round?

#8 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: Well the Avengers are based out of Stark Tower. Also in New York.

Avengers Academy is based in L.A. though. In the Avengers West Compound. :)

#9 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

@ReVamp: Well the Avengers are based out of Stark Tower. Also in New York.

Avengers Academy is based in L.A. though. In the Avengers West Compound. :)

Ain't that a b*tch. I'll have to go read the ish again.

#10 Posted by The Stegman (25513 posts) - - Show Bio

When the world's about to break, and the Avengers are on vacation...the New Avengers come in...as long as it's a mystical type threat

#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34336 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman said:
When the world's about to break, and the Avengers are on vacation...the New Avengers come in...as long as it's a mystical type threat
So they basically have the same MO as the Defenders? 
#12 Posted by Mutant God (3081 posts) - - Show Bio

play poker, smoke cigars, and drink beer

#13 Posted by The Stegman (25513 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87: well considering Dr.Strange is on both teams...I guess so, lol, i'm not saying they fight /just/ mystical threats, but that's what i see them doing most often
#14 Posted by MTHarman (725 posts) - - Show Bio

Ummmmmm............, oh yeah!! they-.. wait no,.......... they fricken have Wolverine so that makes them important.

#15 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

No purpose whatsoever.

#16 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13618 posts) - - Show Bio

Save lives. That's pretty much it.

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#17 Posted by Jodez (150 posts) - - Show Bio

Aren't they like the Avengers B-team

#18 Posted by Darksider555 (407 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jodez: yep but i think that they are sort of a Avengers street team.

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