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The Avengers and the X-Men are two of the most popular teams in Marvel. And sometimes that may result in characters helping each other in their defense for the greater good. Here are 5 X-Men characters who were also Avengers:

Deadpool:

Wade Wilson, unlike other superhero characters, has literally invited himself into the various teams that he has been a part of. This includes both The Avengers and The X-Men. And as a member of the former, he has proven himself to be a dynamic character especially in Avengers: Standoff! Wade has also played a crucial part in X-Men rogue’s plan to take on Red Skull in Uncanny Avengers, and speculations have risen high about where the relationship will escalate to.

Storm:

Storm, like Wolverine, has always been one of the prominent figures in the X-Men. So it was surprising to see that she would leave her team for The Avengers. She joined the team when her husband Black Panther asked her to in Avengers vol. 4 #19. With her help, The Avengers were able to take down  Norman Osborn and HAMMER.

Rogue:

Rogue started off as a villain who took away all of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel’s powers while she was a part of the Avengers. She went on to join the X-Men who helped her control her powers and who turned her from villain to hero. She joined The Avengers in the series Uncanny Avengers and was most known for her bitter conflict with Scarlet Witch.But just like with the X-Men, rogue proved herself to be more than worthy of becoming an Avenger.

Beast:

Beast was one of the founding members of the X-Men. But what many fans may not be aware of is the fact that he became a popular X-Men member only after joining the Avengers.In Avengers #151 (1976), Beast joined the Avengers and formed a lasting friendship with Wonder Man. As an Avenger, he was respected and popular but has not experienced the same fate as a mutant in the X-Men team.

Wolverine:

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The X-Men’s most popular mutant did the unthinkable when he joined the Avengers. Tony Stark had paid a huge fortune to be a part of the team and Logan accepted in New Avengers #6. Just like in the X-Men team, Wolverine ended up being one of the more important Avengers in the team with several stories revolving around the character’s significance. Comic events such as Civil War, Secret Invasion, Siege and Age of Ultron all had Wolverine as a central character. He was also put in a test position in A Vs X.