This Sunday, February 13, relive some of the Avengers' greatest battles in the special Villaintine's Day event from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on Disney XD. Catch your favorite episodes of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" as the team faces off against their deadliest threats yet, and check in with Marvel.com every day this week for a look at the diabolical menaces the group will face!
Behind every great super hero is a great super villain, and there is definitely no shortage of them on "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" Marvel’s incredible arsenal of villains have played a pivotal role ever since the explosive first few minutes of the show’s series premiere and continue to do so throughout the series as the Avengers fight to keep the world safe.
Check out some highlights and fun facts on some of the most devious and infamous villains from "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!"
|Final color art for Graviton from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!|
Alias: Franklin Hall
First Appearance: AVENGERS #158 (April 1977)
About: The scientist formerly known as Franklin Hall originally appeared as a physicist whose miscalculations caused his own molecules to merge with graviton ones. In the show, he’s a scientist recruited by Nick Fury to create Super Soldiers for S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately for everyone involved, there is an accident in which he gains the powers to mentally control gravity. His escape from the S.H.I.E.L.D. prison facility the Raft in “Breakout” was a catalyst in bringing the Avengers team together.
|Final color art for the Enchantress from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!|
First Appearance: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #103 (April 1964)
About: Enchantress is an Asgardian--and one of Thor's most notable antagonists--whose magical abilities and cunning intellect make her one of the Avengers’ slipperiest foes. In "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" she seems to be the ringleader of the Masters of Evil and is often followed faithfully by the Executioner. But is she really in charge or is there another super villain pulling the strings?
|Final color art for Baron Strucker from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!|
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker
First Appearance: SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #5 (January 1964)
About: An expert military strategist and exceptional swordsman, Baron Strucker’s abilities are enhanced by the Claw, a metal gauntlet that amplifies his strength. On the show, Strucker is the head of HYDRA, and the gauntlet, which cost him his right arm to attain, is a relic of the occult. It grants him the additional ability to pull the life force out of others and to sustain his youth and strength.
|Final color art for Kang from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!|
Kang the Conqueror
First Appearance: AVENGERS Vol. 1 #8 (September 1964)
About: Hailing from the 40th Century, Kang is a masterful warrior and tactician. He has traveled through time to present day to prevent his future timeline from being wiped out of existence. Bringing with him an array of technology more advanced than anything even Iron Man has ever dreamed of and an invasion armada large enough to take over the entire world, Kang seeks to correct an error in the time stream--an error called Captain America.
|Final color art for HYDRA soldier from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!|
First Appearance: STRANGE TALES #135 (August 1965)
About: Since the days of World War II, the sinister organization known as HYDRA has been intent on world domination. Longtime enemies of the world peacekeeping force called S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA’s forces are as resilient as they are power-hungry, championing the motto, “cut off one head and two more will take its place.” Currently headed by Baron Strucker, HYDRA’s advanced weaponry, vehicles, and seemingly endless hordes of followers make them a constant threat to world peace.
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