[Ren] Avengers vs. X-Men

Avengers vs. X-Men

link to challenge post

This challenge runs from January 1st 2014 to December 31st 2014 but players are welcome to join in whenever they want during the year, as long as the event is running. Each player decides if she wants to be on the Avengers or the X-Men team, and then they try to recruit the superheroes on their team by reading books with certain characteristics. Every month there is also a supervillain that can be defeated for bonus points. I’ve joined in March so I missed the first two villains, but I’d like to recruit all 12 Avengers and defeat the 10 villains.

Current progress: 12 Avengers recruited, 10 villains defeated.

Captain AmericaCaptain America (RECRUITED!)

  • Red, White and Blue: Read a book with the US flag on the cover, or with a main character who is part of the military. The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory
  • Shield Toss: Read a book with a shield on the cover or which has a knight/paladin as main character. Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Bucky: Read a book with a main character and a side-kick on the cover or that is set during World War II. Unhinge The Universe by Aleksandr Voinov and L.A. Witt

Iron ManIron Man (RECRUITED!)

  • Repulsor Beam: Read a book with a laser beam or rocket on the cover or with a character/ship using those weapons. The Visitor by K.A. Applegate
  • Billionaire extraordinaire: Read a book with money or gold on the cover or with a rich protagonist. Why Kings Confess by C.S. Harris
  • Stark Tower: Read a book with a tower on the cover or where the protagonists visit a tower/skyscraper. Sabriel by Garth Nix

HulkHulk (RECRUITED!)

ThorThor (RECRUITED!)

  • Son of Asgard: Read a book with a viking or viking ship on the cover, or where vikings/northern mythology are a main theme of the book. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  • Mjölnir: Read a book with a hammer/mace on the cover or where a major character carries a hammer or mace. The Woodland Folk by Tony Wolf
  • Midgard Serpent: Read a book with a serpent/snake on the cover or in the title, or where a serpent/snake appears. The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

Ms. MarvelMs. Marvel (RECRUITED!)

  • Natural Born Leader: Read a book with a political leader (president, Queen, King etc.) on the cover or as the main protagonist. Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr
  • Air Force Captain: Read a book with a plane/flying object on the cover or with a plane captain as main protagonist. Precious Metals by L.A. Witt
  • Kree Heritage: Read a book with an alien on the cover or with a non-human protagonist. Pantomime by Laura Lam

The WaspThe Wasp (RECRUITED!)

  • Sting of the Wasp: Read a book with an insect on the cover or in the title or where insects/insectoid races play a significant role. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  • Shopping Queen: Read a book with shopping bags or a store on the cover, or where a store/shopping mall is one of the major settings. The Hell You Say by Josh Lanyon
  • In love with a nerd: Read a book with a romantic couple on the cover, or where a girl falls in love with a nerd. The Diviners by Libba Bray

Giant ManGiant Man (RECRUITED!)

HawkeyeHawkeye (RECRUITED!)

  • Master Archer: Read a book with an archer on the cover or with an archer as the main protagonist. Archer’s Sin by Amy Raby
  • Trick Arrow: Read a book with an arrow on the cover or where a con/heist is one of the main themes in the book. Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig
  • You can’t spell Hawkeye without hawk: Read a book with a bird on the cover, or where a bird plays a major or minor role in the story. Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman

Black WidowBlack Widow (RECRUITED!)

  • Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Read a book with a character in a black suit on the cover or with a spy as the main protagonist. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  • Natasha Romanoff: Read a book by a russian author or with a russian main/side character. Clean Slate by Aleksandr Voinov
  • Widowmaker: Read a book with a woman as the only figure on the cover or where a widow is one of the main characters. India Black by Carol K. Carr

Spider WomanSpider Woman (RECRUITED!)

  • Web of the Spider: Read a book with a spider on the cover or in the title or where spiders play a significant role. Circus of the Damned by Cornelia Grey
  • Fear Pheromones: Read a book with a scared character on the cover or which belongs to the horror genre. Stormhaven by Jordan L. Hawk
  • Seductive Pheromones: Read a book with a “sexy” cover or which belongs to the erotica genre. Down for the Count by Christine Bell

HerculesHercules (RECRUITED!)

Scarlet WitchScarlet Witch (RECRUITED!)

  • Crimson Clothes: Read a book with a character dressed in red or a predominantly red cover or with a lot of blood in it. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Witchcraft: Read a book with a witch on the cover or with a witch as main/side character. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  • Playing with Probability: Read a book with numbers on the cover or with a science centric plot. The Big Four by Agatha Christie

JuggernautMarch villain: Juggernaut (DEFEATED!)

  • Gem of Cyttorak: Read a book with a gem on the cover or in the title, or where a gem plays a significant role in the story. Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
  • Invincible: Read a book with a helmet on the cover, or where a character is invincible. Mystery of the Tree House (Magic Tree House #1-4) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • X-Tended family: Read a book with two male protagonists on the cover, or where a step-brother is a main/side character. Ransom by Lee Rowan

KingpinApril villain: Kingpin (DEFEATED!)

  • Bold to be bald: Read a book with a bald character on the cover, or where a bald character is the protagonist. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • Crime Lord: Read a book with thugs/thieves on the cover, or where a character is involved in a crime syndicate. Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres
  • Drug Dealer: Read a book with an intoxicated character on the cover (drunk counts), or where a character has a drug problem. Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie

BullseyeMay villain: Bullseye (DEFEATED!)

  • Target Practice: Read a book with a Bullseye cover, or where any sort of target practice (gun/bow/knife etc.) happens. Temeraire by Naomi Novik
  • Dark Hawkeye: Read a book with 2 similar/identically looking characters on the cover (mirror images count), or where a character impersonates someone else. The Left Hand of Calvus by L.A. Witt
  • Nemesis of the Daredevil: Read a book with flames on the cover, or where hell plays a role as a setting or theme. Playing With Fire by Derek Landy

LokiJune villain: Loki (DEFEATED!)

  • Son of Jotunheim: Read a book with a devastated landscape on the cover, or with a dystopian society. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Trickster God: Read a book with a humorous cover (could be a funny scene or cartoonish drawings), or with a jester/joker/funny person as main or side character. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  • Thor’s Half-Brother: Read a book with siblings on the cover, or with siblings as main or side characters. Mystery of the Magic Spells (Magic Tree House #5-8) by Mary Pope Osborne

Dr. DoomJuly villain: Dr. Doom (DEFEATED!)

  • Latveria: Read a book by a european author or which plays mainly in one or more european countries. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
  • Mask of Doom: Read a book with a masked character on the cover, or with a protagonists who disguises him-/herself as someone else. Whom The Gods Love by Kate Ross
  • Castle Doom: Read a book with a castle on the cover, or with a castle as one of the major settings within the book. To Be Or Not To Be by Ryan North

GalactusAugust villain: Galactus (DEFEATED!)

  • Insatiable Hunger: Read a book with food on the cover or where a cook/chef is a main/side character. All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
  • World Eater: Read a book with a planet on the cover or which includes space travel and other planets than Earth. Starglass by Phoebe North
  • Gah Lak Tus: Read a book with hive creatures (ants, bees, even nanites) on the cover or where a hive mind plays a significant role. Chalice by Robin McKinley

MagnetoSeptember villain: Magneto (DEFEATED!)

  • Master of Magnetism: Read a book with a magnet or a pole region (ice landscape) on the cover or where two characters are romantically attracted to each other. Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris
  • Protected Psyche: Read a book with a helm on the cover or where a protagonist protects someone else. What Remains of Heaven by C.S. Harris
  • Magneto, the X-Man: Read a book with a white haired character on the cover or where a character changes sides/allegiances within the story. The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

Green GoblinOctober villain: Green Goblin (DEFEATED!)

  • Pumpkin Bomb: Read a book with Halloween themed cover (a pumpkin/jack o’ lantern/ghosts/kids in costume etc) or which is considered to be part of the horror genre. Bloodline by Jordan L. Hawk
  • Goblin Glider: Read a book with a person flying on a device (broomstick, glider, space bike – but no creatures, or indoor flying like planes or space ships!) on the cover or where the characters are flying on a device during the novel. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
  • Norman Osborn, the business man: Read a book with a shop/bank/commercial building on the cover or where a shop owner/business woman/man is one of the main characters. Black Dog by Cat Grant

ApocalypseNovember villain: Apocalypse (DEFEATED!)

  • The Four Horsemen: Read a book with a horse on the cover or where a messenger/herald is one of the main characters. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
  • En Sabah Nur: Read a book with something egyptian on the cover (Pyramid, Mummy, Pharaoh, Horus-statue etc.) or where egypt/egyptian mythology plays an important role. Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie
  • Age of Apocalypse: Read a book with a door/portal on the cover or which plays in two different dimensions. (Portal fantasies or parallel universes etc.) Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

ThanosDecember villain: Thanos (DEFEATED!)

  • Mistress Death: Read a book with a skeleton on the cover or where a character sacrifices himself for love. The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy
  • Cosmic Cube: Read a book with a square or cube on the cover or where a character gets his powers from a non-human/alien artifact. The Invasion by K.A. Applegate
  • Infinity Gauntlet: Read a book with a gauntlet on the cover (can be part of an armored character) or where an immortal character plays a significant role. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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