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Avengers Charter

Be It Known...

That we, the Avengers, have banded together to protect and safeguard the planet Earth, its inhabitants and resources, from any and all threats, terrestrial or otherwise, which are or might prove to be beyond the power of conventional forces to handle.

That we shall brook no interference in the growth of mankind in meeting its rightful destiny.

That we dedicate ourselves to the establishment, growth, and preservation of peace, liberty, equality, and justice under law.


Article One: Organisation

The Avengers is hereby chartered as a non-profit organization under the laws as set down by the State of New York, United States of America; said organization being recognized and fully sanctioned as a peace-keeping force by the National Security Council of the United States of America, by the United Nations, and by the Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law Enforcement Division.

Article Two: Jurisdiction

In accordance with the tenets of national and international law, the Avengers, acting individually, or as a group, are herein authorized to function in all lands, territories, or protectorates of the United States; in all countries allied with the United States by international treaty; and in all countries belonging to or affiliated with the United Nations.

Article Three: Funding

As a non-profit organization, the Avengers shall be funded chiefly by private grants. Major funding for the activities of the Avengers, for its headquarters, transportation, and equipment, shall be provided by a grant from the Maria Stark Foundation (Anthony Stark, Director) with the understanding that the Foundation shall have no say in Avengers operations, or in the deployment of funds within the Avengers organization.

Article Four: Operations

The day-to-day operations of the Avengers shall be governed by a set of by-laws as put forth by the founding members.

IN WITNESS of this charter, we founding members have hereunto subscribed our names...

Avengers By-Laws

Section One: Policy & Operations

Section Two: Membership

Recognizing that the membership of the Avengers may be subject to, and, indeed, might profit from change, procedures for the admission of members shall be set forth.

Section Two, Subsection A: Reserve Avengers
Section Two, Subsection B: Inactive Avengers
Section Two, Subsection C: Motions for disciplinary action

Section Three: Meetings

Section Four: Punishment of Criminals

Section Five: Affiliations

The Avengers shall maintain open and reciprocal relations, including joint limited access to computer data, with the Fantastic Four, Inc., and with the Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law Enforcement Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.).

Section Six: Security

The National Security Council shall serve as liaison between the Avengers and the government of the United States. The NSC shall have the power to revoke the Avengers security clearance, individually or collectively. The NSC shall supervise the installation of all security devices and data centers and shall hold periodic inspections of said facilities.

Section Seven: Discorporation

The Avengers organization may be disbanded only by order of the National Security Council for a breach of national security, or by unanimous vote of the entire active membership of the Avengers. In the event of disbanding, all Avengers properties and facilities shall revert to the Maria Stark Foundation and/or Stark International, with the exception of any security devices, analysis systems, or data which has any bearing on national security. Said materials and data shall be immediately turned over to the government of the United States.