Final Tally and Final Thoughts
After adding up the scores, Captain America comes out on top with 11 points, while Thor follows close behind with 10 points, and Iron Man, who kicked off The Avengers hoopla in the first place, comes in last with 9 points.
While this article clearly contains personal opinion, it's interesting how our scores seem to confirm Marvel's most likely creative decisions for The Avengers. From a movie perspective, it makes the most sense to have Captain America as the leader of the team. Of all the characters in The Avengers, Captain America is the one that audiences can identify with the best and is also the easiest character to build a narrative around.
Thor could also be a viable protagonist, especially since Loki is the primary villain in the film, but his otherworldliness makes him a better supporting character than a lead. Likewise, Iron Man is a fine character to carry his own movies, but in The Avengers, his personality would be better utilized as a comic relief type character. Presumably, that's why Iron Man is asked by Nick Fury to be "The Consultant" to the team rather than a full-fledged member.
What do you think of our scores, and how would you change them? If you had your choice, who would you like to see lead The Avengers?
The Avengers hits theaters on May 4th, 2012.