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Who would LA assemble for its own version of the Avengers?

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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With all the time we spent in line for the midnight release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we started to think about which Angelenos we would assemble for our own local version of the superhero team. We combed through LA's A-listers and local fixtures to figure out who could protect us from megadrought, gluten and pricier parking tickets. Here's what we came up with.

Iron Man: Elon Musk

Intimidating yet amusing interviews, a Westside hilltop mansion and his own aerospace, automotive and energy companies: all Musk needs is his own robotic assistant, though we're almost sure he already has that hiding somewhere.

Captain America: Mayor Garcetti

A single election turned a keyboard-playing councilman into the wholesome face of the city, though his cool factor remained completely in tact (see: that Kings rally f-bomb).

Thor: Chris Hemsworth

Though he left LA to return to his native Australia, he still returns when we need him most—to film more Marvel movies. And really, how much more Thor-like can a man get than Hemsworth?

Hulk: Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Governator's planned comic series never took off, but we'd like to imagine the burly legislator veto-smashed laws with his fists all along.

Hawkeye: Yasiel Puig

The Dodgers star can pick off a baserunner from the outfield with the speed and accuracy of a master marksman.

Black Widow: Niki Nakayama

The chef at Palms sushi spot n/naka (and subject of Chef's Table) puts together beautifully plated dishes in a world where men are usually the ones dealing the damage (to raw fish).

Nick Fury: Magic Johnson

When all seems lost, it takes one beloved legend to step in, bring everyone together and set everything right; thanks for the cheap Dodgers parking, Magic.

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