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 might prove to be beyond the power of conventional forces
we shall tolerate no interference in the growth of humanity in meeting its rightful
we dedicate ourselves to the establishment, growth, and preservation of peace,
liberty, equality, and justice under law.
is our solemn oath.
The Avengers are hereby chartered as a nonprofit organization
under the laws as set down by the United States of America; said organization
being recognized and fully sanctioned as a peacekeeping force by the National
Security Council of the United States of America, by the United Nations and the
United Nations Security Council, and by the Supreme Headquarters International
Espionage Law-Enforcement Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.).
In accordance with the tenets of national and international
laws, the Avengers, acting individually or as a group, are herein authorized to
function in all lands, territories, or protectorates of the United States and
any member nations affiliated with the United Nations.
As a nonprofit organization, the Avengers shall be funded chiefly
by private grants. Major funding for the activities of the Avengers, for their
headquarters, transportation, and equipment, shall be provided by grants from
the Maria Stark Foundation (Anthony Stark, Director), with additional funding
provided by the United Nations. These grants are accepted by the Avengers with
the understanding that the Foundation and the United Nations shall have no say
in Avengers operations or in the deployment of funds within the Avengers organization.
The day-to-day operations of the Avengers shall be governed
by a set of by-laws as put forth by the founding members.
WITNESS of this charter, we founding members have hereunto subscribed our names.