In 2012, the Chitauri invaded New York, led by the demi-God, Loki. A group of heroes came together to stop Loki and save New York. After successfully defeating Loki, the group decided to go public as the Avengers. Over the years new heroes were added to their ranks as they became one of the leading superhero forces!
The director of SHIELD, Nick Fury, his deputy, Maria Hill and a high ranking agent, Phil Coulson, together, began to research and keep tabs on super-powered individuals who they believed could become a team to safeguard the Earth. Labelled the Avengers Initiative, the group would come together when the Demi-God Loki arrived on Earth in search of the Tesseract. Soon after Loki's attack on a SHIELD facility, Loki's brother, Thor, arrived tracking his brother and came face to face with Iron Man and Captain America. The three were each attempting to capture Loki, but their differing methods led to a three-way stand-off, allowing Loki to escape. After fighting to a stal