Shannon wrote:Factors to consider:
1. The movie Avengers (Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor) include some very heavy hitters and they all have combat experience ranging from 'some' to 'extensive'. All teams of X-Men also have some heavy hitters, but while being trained (to some degree or other), for the most part they have far less actual combat experience. They could probably deal with the Chitauri infantry and the flyers, but do they have anyone who can take down a Leviathan?
I'd say the only X-Man with real shot at a Leviathan is Magneto.
Shannon wrote: Can Storm interdict the gate as well as Thor did?
Given the number of tornados she whipped up in X2, I think should could do a pretty good job of keeping any flying enemy from being able to get through.
Shannon wrote: Can anyone (safely or otherwise) redirect the nuke to take out the Chitauri mothership?
Once again, Magneto.
Shannon wrote:2. Loki. Do the X-Men have anybody who can smash him (in whatever way)?
Colossus could go toe-to-toe with him. The "blasters" (Cyclops and Havoc) could probably incapacitate him with enough solid hits. I would be very wary of attempting a telepathic attack on him.