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| significant_issues = Hawkeye formed group (West Coast Avengers #1, 1984); Lost in Space-Time (West Coast Avengers #17-23, 1987); Vision Quest (West Coast Avengers #42-45, 1989); Original Human Torch returns (Avengers West Coast #50, 1989); death of Mockingbird (Avengers West Coast #100, 1993); team disbands; most quit the Avengers, reform as Force Works (Avengers West Coast #102, 1994)
| significant_issues = Hawkeye formed group (West Coast Avengers #1, 1984); Lost in Space-Time (West Coast Avengers #17-23, 1987); Vision Quest (West Coast Avengers #42-45, 1989); Original Human Torch returns (Avengers West Coast #50, 1989); death of Mockingbird (Avengers West Coast #100, 1993); team disbands; most quit the Avengers, reform as Force Works (Avengers West Coast #102, 1994)
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| former_members = [[Hawkeye (Clint Barton)|Hawkeye]], [[Mockingbird]], [[Iron Man (Anthony Stark)|Iron Man]], [[Wonder Man (Simon Williams)|Wonder Man]], [[Tigra]], [[Pym, Henry|Doctor Pym]], [[Moon Knight]], [[Thing (Benjamin Grimm)|Thing]], [[Vision]], [[Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)|Scarlet Witch]], [[Quicksilver]], [[U.S.Agent]], [[Human Torch (Jim Hammond)|Human Torch]],[[Living Lightning]], [[Arachne (Julia Carpenter)|Spider-Woman]], [[Machine Man]], [[Wasp]], [[Firebird]], [[Darkhawk]], [[Rhodes, James|War Machine]]   
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| former_members = [[Hawkeye (Clint Barton)|Hawkeye]], [[Mockingbird]], [[Iron Man (Anthony Stark)|Iron Man]], [[Wonder Man (Simon Williams)|Wonder Man]], [[Tigra]], [[Pym, Henry|Doctor Pym]], [[Moon Knight]], [[Thing (Benjamin Grimm)|Thing]], [[Vision]], [[Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)|Scarlet Witch]], [[Quicksilver]], [[U.S.Agent]], [[Human Torch (Jim Hammond)|Human Torch]], [[Living Lightning]], [[Arachne (Julia Carpenter)|Spider-Woman]], [[Machine Man]], [[Wasp]], [[Firebird]], [[Darkhawk]], [[Rhodes, James|War Machine]]   
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When [[Vision]] was the chairman of the Avengers he petitioned the U.S. government to approve the establishment of a second team of active [[Avengers]] to be based on the West Coast. Getting official clearance, the Vision appointed [[Hawkeye (Clint Barton)|Hawkeye]] to be the new team's chairman and sent him to Los Angeles, California, to set up a base of operations. The Avengers opened the second headquarters at Avengers Compound, manned by both Avengers veterans and new recruits. The western roster was led first and longest by Hawkeye, but the expansion team gradually deteriorated under later leaders and was shut down after major losses of resources and personnel.
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When Vision was the chairman of the [[Avengers]] he petitioned the U.S. government to approve the establishment of a second team of active Avengers to be based on the West Coast. Getting official clearance, the Vision appointed Hawkeye to be the new team's chairman and sent him to Los Angeles, California, to set up a base of operations. The Avengers opened the second headquarters at Avengers Compound, manned by both Avengers veterans and new recruits. The western roster was led first and longest by Hawkeye, but the expansion team gradually deteriorated under later leaders and was shut down after major losses of resources and personnel.
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Early Adventures established the West Coast team as slightly more irreverent than their East Coast counterparts, taking upon themselves the nickname 'Wackos'. This period saw the mental deterioration of [[Pym, Henry|Henry Pym]], who was helping the team as a scientific advisor. Pym suffered a nervous breakdown and became suicidal.
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The team became stranded in the past, its members separated in various historic eras within the Marvel universe. While most of the team was caught in ancient Egypt, [[Mockingbird]] was held captive in the Wild West by the Phantom Rider, who used amnesiac drugs to convince her that she was his lover. Parallel to this adventure ran the salvation of Henry Pym, and his return to heroics. [[Moon Knight]] helped rescue the team, and he and Pym accepted invitations to join the team.
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Early adventures established the West Coast team as slightly more irreverent than their East Coast counterparts, taking upon themselves the nickname 'Wackos'. This period saw the mental deterioration of Henry Pym, who was helping the team as a scientific adviser. Pym suffered a nervous breakdown and became suicidal.
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The adventure in time left repercussions for the team to deal with. Mockingbird and Hawkeye separated after he discovered she had allowed the Phantom Rider to fall to his death because of personal reasons, and the rift was exacerbated when she proved instrumental in a plot by several world governments to abduct and dismantle the Vision for his near takeover of the world. The Vision was reassembled, but his personality was largely a blank, emotionless state. [[Wonder Man (Simon Williams)|Wonder Man]], who as the Vision's "twin" also harbored feelings for the Scarlet Witch, refused to serve as a template for his brother's thoughts again. The original [[Human Torch (Jim Hammond)|Human Torch]] was also revived, leading to doubts as to what the Vision actually was. The Human Torch later joined the Team. Later recruits included [[Arachne (Julia Carpenter)|Spider-Woman]] and [[Living Lightning]]
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After the events of "Operation: Galactic Storm" Hawkeye reassumed his Goliath identity temporarily, during which time he and Mockingbird managed to reconcile. [[Iron Man (Anthony Stark)|Iron Man]] and Wonder Man left the team, and [[Rhodes, James|War Machine]] and [[Darkhawk]] joined, the latter as a reservist.
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The team became stranded in the past, its members separated in various historic eras within the Marvel Universe. While most of the team was caught in ancient Egypt, Mockingbird was held captive in the Wild West by the [[Phantom Rider (Lincoln Slade)|Phantom Rider]], who used amnesiac drugs to convince her that she was his lover. Parallel to this adventure ran the salvation of Henry Pym, and his return to heroics. Moon Knight helped rescue the team, and he and Pym accepted invitations to join the team.
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Shortly after an attack on the base by [[Ultron]] the [[Avengers|East Coast]] team convened a meeting with the West Coast branch to discuss the future of the team. It was voted on and decided that due to an ever-changing membership, in-fighting among the members and attacks on the Compound it had proven too costly to maintain a separate branch of Avengers and the team was to be folded back into the East Coast branch. However, several members of the West Coast team, including Iron Man, were unhappy with this decision, and resigned from the Avengers entirely. They went on to form the new [[Force Works]].
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The adventure in time left repercussions for the team to deal with. Mockingbird and Hawkeye separated after he discovered she had allowed the Phantom Rider to fall to his death because of personal reasons, and the rift was exacerbated when she proved instrumental in a plot by several world governments to abduct and dismantle the Vision for his near takeover of the world. The Vision was reassembled, but his personality was largely a blank, emotionless state. Wonder Man, who as the Vision's "twin" also harbored feelings for the Scarlet Witch, refused to serve as a template for his brother's thoughts again. The original Human Torch was also revived, leading to doubts as to what the Vision actually was. The Human Torch later joined the Team. Later recruits included Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter) and Living Lightning.
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After the events of "[[Operation: Galactic Storm]]" Hawkeye reassumed his Goliath identity temporarily, during which time he and Mockingbird managed to reconcile. Iron Man and Wonder Man left the team, and War Machine and Darkhawk joined, the latter as a reservist.
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Shortly after an attack on the base by [[Ultron]] the East Coast team convened a meeting with the West Coast branch to discuss the future of the team. It was voted on and decided that due to an ever-changing membership, in-fighting among the members and attacks on the Compound it had proven too costly to maintain a separate branch of Avengers and the team was to be folded back into the East Coast branch. However, several members of the West Coast team, including Iron Man, were unhappy with this decision, and resigned from the Avengers entirely. They went on to form the new [[Force Works]].
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Current revision as of 11:39, 9 November 2010

 

Universe
Marvel Universe

Base of Operations
Formerly Avengers Compound, Los Angeles

First Appearance
West Coast Avengers #1 (1984)

Current Members:
None



When Vision was the chairman of the Avengers he petitioned the U.S. government to approve the establishment of a second team of active Avengers to be based on the West Coast. Getting official clearance, the Vision appointed Hawkeye to be the new team's chairman and sent him to Los Angeles, California, to set up a base of operations. The Avengers opened the second headquarters at Avengers Compound, manned by both Avengers veterans and new recruits. The western roster was led first and longest by Hawkeye, but the expansion team gradually deteriorated under later leaders and was shut down after major losses of resources and personnel.

Early adventures established the West Coast team as slightly more irreverent than their East Coast counterparts, taking upon themselves the nickname 'Wackos'. This period saw the mental deterioration of Henry Pym, who was helping the team as a scientific adviser. Pym suffered a nervous breakdown and became suicidal.

The team became stranded in the past, its members separated in various historic eras within the Marvel Universe. While most of the team was caught in ancient Egypt, Mockingbird was held captive in the Wild West by the Phantom Rider, who used amnesiac drugs to convince her that she was his lover. Parallel to this adventure ran the salvation of Henry Pym, and his return to heroics. Moon Knight helped rescue the team, and he and Pym accepted invitations to join the team.

The adventure in time left repercussions for the team to deal with. Mockingbird and Hawkeye separated after he discovered she had allowed the Phantom Rider to fall to his death because of personal reasons, and the rift was exacerbated when she proved instrumental in a plot by several world governments to abduct and dismantle the Vision for his near takeover of the world. The Vision was reassembled, but his personality was largely a blank, emotionless state. Wonder Man, who as the Vision's "twin" also harbored feelings for the Scarlet Witch, refused to serve as a template for his brother's thoughts again. The original Human Torch was also revived, leading to doubts as to what the Vision actually was. The Human Torch later joined the Team. Later recruits included Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter) and Living Lightning.

After the events of "Operation: Galactic Storm" Hawkeye reassumed his Goliath identity temporarily, during which time he and Mockingbird managed to reconcile. Iron Man and Wonder Man left the team, and War Machine and Darkhawk joined, the latter as a reservist.

Shortly after an attack on the base by Ultron the East Coast team convened a meeting with the West Coast branch to discuss the future of the team. It was voted on and decided that due to an ever-changing membership, in-fighting among the members and attacks on the Compound it had proven too costly to maintain a separate branch of Avengers and the team was to be folded back into the East Coast branch. However, several members of the West Coast team, including Iron Man, were unhappy with this decision, and resigned from the Avengers entirely. They went on to form the new Force Works.