The Avengers: United They Stand

Season 1 Episode 1

Avengers Assemble (1)

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Oct 30, 1999 on FOX
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Avengers Assemble (1)
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An evil robot named Ultron creates a robot he calls the Vision and sends it to destroy Ant-Man, the leader of the team, Avengers. To get Ant-Man's attention, he attacks the President. Hawkeye is ordered to protect the President while the other Avengers fight mechanical weapons.

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    Martin Roach

    Martin Roach

    Sam Wilson/Falcon

    Lenore Zann

    Lenore Zann

    Greer Nelson/Tigra

    Rod Wilson

    Rod Wilson

    Dr. Hank Pym/Ant Man

    Stavroula Logothettis

    Stavroula Logothettis

    Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

    Ron Ruben

    Ron Ruben

    Vision

    Linda Ballantyne

    Linda Ballantyne

    Janet Van Dyne/Wasp

    Gramham Harley

    Gramham Harley

    Edwin Jarvis

    Guest Star

    Ray Landry

    Ray Landry

    Ramond Sikorsky

    Guest Star

    Tate Roswell

    Tate Roswell

    Andrew Wilson

    Guest Star

    John Stocker

    John Stocker

    Ultron

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • During one scene when the president is being attacked, we see that Hawkeye keeps a knife in his boot. However, he never uses it in the series.

      • While Mr. Sikorsky is ranting about the attack on the President in the conference room, portraits of Beast, Black Panther, Hulk, Namor, Quicksilver, and two unknown heroes are seen in the room.

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    • NOTES (12)

      • Ant-Man
        Biochemist Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym first appeared in Tales to Astonish (Jan. 1962) and was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby. One day, Pym discovered an unusual set of subatomic particles that shrank his body down to the size of an ant and lead to a dangerous encounter with a group of ants. Pym created a helmet that allowed him to control and communicate with ants, along with a superhero costume - becoming the Ant-Man and facing off against numerous supervillains aiming to steal his technology for their own evil purposes. When helping Dr. Vernon van Dyne attempt to contact extra-terrestrials, Pym met his soon-to-be-wife Janet van Dyne, who later became the superhero the Wasp. Eventually, Pym enhanced his technology, allowing him to grow to the size of a giant and leading him to adopt the superhero name Giant-Man. Henry and Janet eventually found the Avengers alongside Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk, but take a leave of absence after an encounter with the Masters of Evil. Pym would later return to the team, calling himself Goliath. Pym's self-esteem was badly damaged after an experience being stuck in giant form for a few comic issue's worth of time. Pym was also responsible for creating the robot-gone-rogue Ultron, who would become one of the Avengers worst enemies. One experiment inflicted schizoprenia upon Pym, causing him to suffer from personality disorders and become the cocky superhero Yellowjacket, who claims to have disposed of Henry Pym and proposes to Janet. Luckily, Janet knew it was Henry and accepted the offer. Henry would later get over his schizoprenia and return to his normal self.

      • Falcon
        Falcon, also known as Samuel Wilson, first appeared in Captain America #117 and was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. Wilson lead a pretty ordinary adolescent life, developing a keen bond with birds. Wilson trained many pigeons and set up the largest pigeon coop in Harlem, New York City (his home town). In his teens, Wilson's life takes a turn for the worse. Various encounters with racism leave Sam bitter, and 16-year-old Sam refuses to join his parents' church - despite their deep faith in their religion and his father's position as a respected minister. To Wilson's surprise, his parents provided him with books on different religions, so he could choose his own faith. The next night, Wilson's father was killed while trying to break up a fight in the neighborhood. Wilson's mother was killed two years later by a mugger. These encounters lead Wilson to move to Los Anelos and go from a respected community volunteer to a gang member nicknamed "Snap". While on his way to commit a crime in Rio de Janeiro, Wilson's plane crashed and landed on Exile Island, where the Red Skull used the Cosmic Cube to mentally fuse Wilson with a falcon (Redwing) and alter his memory. Wilson later met up with Captain America, who helps Wilson to develop the heroic persona the Falcon. Together, the two take on the Red Skull. Falcon's memories are ultimately restored, Wilson decides to continue his career as a superhero and becomes head of the Super Agents at S.H.I.E.L.D. Falcon develops his powers and obtains the abliity to fly and see through the eyes of birds. He is ultimately recruited to join a new team of Avengers by Henry Gyrich, which is more of a peace-keeping team.

      • The first issue of "Avengers: United They Stand" explains the reasoning for the armor worn by Ant-Man, Wasp and Hawkeye. Ant-Man was the first Avenger to wear armor, which kept him from succumbing to injuries he faced after a fight with Dragon Man (Off panel fight). Once he removed the armor, he felt the injury.

      • In the series the Vision is clearly a mechanical robot rather than a synthezoid as in the comics. A synthezoid is an artificial human being (android), with all the structures that makes one: artificial bones, blood, tissues etc. In the comics he is built out of a duplicate of another android superhero: WWII Human Torch.

      • Scarlet Witch sounds Russian (in all the episodes.)

      • The history of the Avengers started with Ant Man (Dr. Hank Pym), Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and The Wasp as it's founding members. However, when Hulk left the team and Captain America soon joined, this started the part with the coming of varying members like Vision, Hawkeye, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, and Wonder Man. Others varying members besides Ant Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, The Wasp, Vision, Hawkeye, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, and Wonder Man are Beast, Black Knight III, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain Mar-Vell, Crystal, Darkhawk, D-Man, Doctor Druid, Firebird, Firestar, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Hellcat, Human Torch I (James Hammond), Invisible Woman, Jocosta, Justice, Living Lighting, Machine Man, Mantis, Mr. Fantastic, Mockingbird, Moondragon, Moonknight, Photon, Quasar, Quicksilver, Rage, Sandman, Sersi, She-Hulk, Silverclaw, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman II (Julia Carpenter), Starfox, Stingray, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Swordsman, Thing, Thunderstrike, Triathalon, Two Gun Kid, US Agent, Warbird, War Machine, and Yellowjacket II.

      • When Ant-Man enlarges, his helmet changes from one that covers his entire head to one with a visor that leaves his mouth & jaw exposed.

      • The Scarlet Witch frequently uses the same catchphrase ("Winds of destiny, change!") that she used in the 1994-96 "Iron Man" series.

      • The large portraits are of Iron Man & Thor (who, with Ant-Man, Wasp, and the Hulk founded the Avengers in the comics) and Captain America.

      • According to the newscaster, the Avengers' mandate is to defend against terrorism and crimes of mass destruction, echoing the "Ultimates" series by Marvel.

      • All of the Avenger's first names are used: Hank (Pym, Ant-Man), Jan (Van Dyn-Pym, Wasp), Wanda (Maximoff, Scarlet Witch), Simon (Williams, Wonder Man), Greer (Grant Nelson, Tigra), Clint (Barton, Hawkeye), and Sam (Wilson, Falcon).

      • Character debuts: Ant-Man, Falcon, Hawkeye, Jarvis, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, Ultron, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man

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