The Avengers are Earth's Mightiest Heroes and are the superhero team that the world trusts. With names like Captain America and Iron Man in the lead, they have built up a trust with both average people and governments of the world as a trustworthy and honorable team. There have been moments where the entire team stretched that trust (see: Civil War), but overall, The Avengers are the good guys in the eyes of the world.
However, that does not mean that all is rosy inside the Avengers team itself. There have been many times that their own members have betrayed them, and those times have made it hard to trust certain members of The Avengers. Here is a look at 10 Avengers that cannot be trusted.
Vision had one thing going against him from the start. Ultron, one of The Avengers' deadliest enemies, created him. However, Vision turned on his master and became a loyal member of The Avengers himself for a long time. With that said, as an android, Vision can never be trusted completely.
There came a time where Vision, an android that knew it was smarter than all humanity, decided he wanted to take control of all the Earth's computers and military defense systems. The Avengers opposed him, and the two went to battle. It was at this moment that the government lost its faith in The Avengers as a team.
9 HANK PYM
Hank Pym was one of the original Avengers as Ant-Man, but he went through many metamorphoses through the years. Pym suffers from mental health issues, and it has caused him to betray the trust of his teammates on multiple occasions. He faked his death and returned as Giant-Man, Goliath, and finally as Yellow Jacket.
He created Ultron to save the world and ended up creating one of The Avengers' greatest enemies. He lost it later when accused of using excessive force and tried to create a new villain to redeem himself, failing miserably. After Pym went to jail for a crime he didn't commit; his own teammates didn't believe in him anymore.
8 SCARLET WITCH
Scarlet Witch can't be trusted by anyone because, honestly, she can't even trust herself. She created her own twin babies, and then when she lost them, had her mind altered to forget they existed. When she remembered, she lost her mind, created the House of M, and then eliminated the powers from most of the world's mutants.
She went to battle with The Avengers and killed Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Jack of Hearts, and Vision. She ended up in hiding, and when the Avengers discovered she was still alive, they didn't trust her not to try to destroy the world again and set out to kill her, although cooler heads prevailed.
No one can trust Namor, the Sub-Mariner. He has been friends with Captain America as one of the original Invaders, and while they respect each other, they are rarely on the same side. He was a member of The Avengers, and there is no reason anyone on the team could trust him.
Namor cares about one thing — the underwater world. If anything happens on the mainland, he doesn't care. Outside of someone like Captain America, he respects no one. He even attacked and destroyed much of Wakanda. The Avengers cannot trust this man.
The Incredible Hulk was one of the first Avengers, joining after the initial team joined forces to stop him, before realizing he was under Loki's control. He didn't last long, and he actually quit because he realized that no one on the team trusted him — for a good reason.
When Hulk goes into a rage, there is no controlling him. It is even hard to trust Bruce Banner, who is always tinkering with his own genetic makeup and usually makes things worse. Hulk can destroy the entire Avengers team if he gets angry enough, as he did in World War Hulk, and he is too dangerous to blindly trust.
Quicksilver began his career as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. As the son of Magneto, it is easy to see that he is not to be trusted. His sister, Scarlet Witch, is more trustworthy than Quicksilver, and she can't be trusted either in the long run. However, Quicksilver has still joined The Avengers on occasion.
He was part of Captain America's team in the early years when everyone but Cap quit, and he brought on Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye — all former villains. Quicksilver usually takes the side of whoever gives him what he wants, and he is as untrustworthy as his dad, if not more so.
Sentry is a unique superhero in that what he does or does not do depends on his state of mind, and he has little control over his sanity. Sentry is one of the most powerful beings in the world and one of the few people that Hulk fears. With that said, his power level makes him boring except for the fact that he is basically insane.
At one point, he started to battle his archenemy known as the Void. However, it turned out in the end that Sentry and Void were one and the same, with Void his dark second personality. Sentry joined Norman Osborn with the Dark Avengers, becoming an enemy. To add insult, World War Hulk began, he mostly refused to help the Avengers.
Heather Douglas has not had a great life. She was the daughter of a man named Arthur Douglas and was there when Thanos killed both of her parents to protect the secret that he was there. Her father went on to become a great hero known as Drax the Destroyer, but Heather had a different fate.
Thanos' father Mentor saw that she survived and took her to Titan to raise her. She unlocked her psychic powers and became Moondragon. She joined The Avengers, but her arrogance was too great for her to be a team player, and she only cared about herself and her own goals.
Wolverine is loyal to whoever he is working with, but he does what he thinks is best, and that is not always in the best interest of his teammates. No one gave Logan a home as the X-Men did, and yet he still found it necessary to team with The Avengers when the teams battled in Avengers vs. X-Men.
However, even in that series, Wolverine showed that not even the Avengers could trust him. Captain America and The Avengers wanted to take Hope into custody and shield her from the oncoming Phoenix Force, and Wolverine wanted to kill her to end the danger. When Captain America has to sucker punch a teammate, you know he can't trust the guy.
1 IRON MAN
If there is one member of The Avengers that they can't trust, it is their most loyal member. If that sounds strange, it is because Iron Man is a very complicated character who, more than anyone, considers his views to be the only ones that matter.
He helped split The Avengers in half when he sided with the Superhero Registration Act and threatened to incarcerate any Avengers who did not agree with it. However, that wasn't his worst betrayal. In Armor Wars, Iron Man took the law into his own hands and was expelled from The Avengers. In The Crossing, it turned out Tony had been evil his entire life. Don't forget that he is part of the Illuminati. Iron Man can't be trusted.