Top 10 Best Superheroes of All TimeSuperheroes are more than just characters. They are legends, icons, and inspirations. They have amazing powers, cool costumes, and epic stories. They have shaped our culture and our dreams. But who is the greatest superhero of all time? That's up to you. You have the power to decide which of these awesome heroes deserves the ultimate honor.
Definitely the most relatable because he is a human with a lot of pain and demons, yet he chooses the right path. He chooses to sacrifice himself readily for the good of the world without thinking twice or expecting any fame.
Batman is the best superhero of all time. He has the best rogues gallery of villains, best allies, and best teams, and has even had the best animated and live-action movies ever! Superman, Iron Man, and not even Spider-Man can reach his level of fame, which has even been voiced by Kevin Conroy (RIP), Jensen Ackles, and others. Even his music soundtracks are better than even Spider-Man's. I've even seen crowds of people all wearing Batman merchandise, costumes, etc., and even lighting the Bat-Signal that was used in Adam West's Batman show. Batman is the best! 10/10!
People say he isn't relatable because he's a billionaire, but that's not the point when we say he's relatable too. You have to admire his strength, especially since he struggled mentally at the age of 8 after seeing his parents killed right in front of him. Even as a child, he battled his trauma and stress. This character is a true example of someone at war with their own emotions. Not physically like Two-Face, but mentally. That's what makes him not only relatable but also realistic. He has flaws, he is human, and he doesn't have superpowers. The only person who can truly be Batman is Bruce Wayne himself.
Many would place Superman, Wonder Woman, and Captain America above Spider-Man as the ultimate in who is the best both in power and decency. Spider-Man matches those at the top but also does this while cracking a joke. He is doing an adult's job while still a teen - a difficult time in life even without the responsibility of superpowers. He is the epitome of "best."
As much as I loved batman but my money on Spiderman. Random opinion but Tom holland and Ben Affleck are the best to portray these characters in my opinion
Ever since I was a child, I admired and looked up to Spider-Man, not because of Spider-Man but because of who he was before. He was a nobody, a face in the crowd. Batman was always going to be an influential person one way or another as a multi-billionaire. Peter, though, can relate to the public because he is the public. With great power comes great responsibility, and Spider-Man always puts others before himself. He doesn't do things for himself, but he does things because he knows he's the only one who can. He doesn't have funds, and Spider-Man constantly endangers and impacts his public life negatively, but he knows he can't give up the mantle of Spider-Man because he bears the burden so others don't have to.
Without any superpowers, he rivals and beats most who possess them. He is also the most emotionally strong, bearing the weight of the world and saving it on his own shoulders. He acts as this universe's metaphorical Greek Cassandra, predicting doom and then dealing with it himself. He started out as an anti-hero but found his true calling in saving people in a way different from manufacturing weapons. Initially, he believed that using weapons would save people, but he later realized that accountability was the best way to help. Every action as Iron Man works in concert with him as Tony Stark. Tony is a hero both with and without the suit. He created it in the depths of a cave while being tortured and on the brink of death. Rising from his own ashes, he now acts heroically not just on a global level, but universally. With nothing but his wit, intelligence, and determination, he has worked his way to the top of this list and into the depths of our hearts. End of speech.
Superman is my second favorite hero. Here is a list of why he is my second favorite hero:
1. Has a weakness
2. It's obvious he will escape the villain because he has powers
3. He always has a different girl
Why Superman? No, not because of his incredible, albeit overpowering, superpowers - including the ability to keep his hair perfect after flying near the speed of light without a helmet.
Superman is the greatest because of his undying love of life. His ability to see the good in humanity when no one else can. His compassion and respect for people motivate him to do the most good, while everyone else seems to have some trauma trigger them to become a superhero out of vengeance. Yes, Jonathan Kent died, but he wasn't brutally murdered, causing Clark to wear all-black hockey pants and throw plastic bats at bad guys. No, even if Jonathan were alive, Superman would still be Superman. He saves the world for the sake of saving the world.
Superman never kills. "Oh, yeah? Well, Batman doesn't either. And he fights crime even without superpowers that make him invincible." - Yes, but Batman doesn't, from a perspective of, "If we choose to kill, we're no better than the villains." He sets his rule out of some need to prove he's better than the criminals. Superman? He believes a person deserves a second chance. He believes there's good in everyone and that he can bring them back to the light. Batman only sees people in the shadows. Batman has lost all faith in humanity. Superman only has faith. Batman is so untrusting of others that he has a plan to take down Superman, the most loving and true-hearted of people, if he decides to go rogue. Superman's plan for Batman? He doesn't have one. Because he expects Batman to do better. Batman places himself on a pedestal above everyone else. Superman places himself with everyone else. He's not a god among men. He's a man among men. He is the embodiment of love. The embodiment of good.
By far, Wolverine is the most interesting and violent superhero of all time. Not only that, but he is perhaps the most influential when you consider all of the Wolverine knockoffs that followed over the years (Lobo, Deadpool, Cable, every Image Comics character, etc.). Not just that, but popularity-wise, he's still more popular than Iron Man, Hulk, and Superman. Don't believe me? Just look at all of the X-Men and Wolverine books, or anything he's guest-starred in. All became huge sellers. Let's not forget that he has always been the premier vs guy in the Marvel Universe. He should be in the top 3 of this list, but the movies don't do him justice. If they followed his character as portrayed in the comics, then everyone would say that he's the best superhero they'd ever seen.
Out of any other superhero, Wolverine definitely has the best character development, at least in the X-Men franchise. His entire life story is just pure gold. He has a lot of spotlight comics, and almost all of them are flat-out entertaining to the fullest. Not to mention, he's badass and virtually unkillable. There's even a comic where Wolverine kills Satan.
Captain America is a great fighter with loads of skills, and he isn't arrogant or stupid. He is probably the bravest superhero in both DC and Marvel. Superman has powers that are so awesome, he doesn't even need to be afraid. Batman has so much money that he can afford very high-tech stuff to avoid getting hurt. Spider-Man has a fast healing ability, so he doesn't need to worry much. The Hulk doesn't even need to think about being scared. And Iron Man, with his highly protective armor, is very well protected. Not everyone would risk their life to have experiments conducted on them. He cares a lot about people, and in the Civil War, he surrendered. Not many superheroes would put aside their pride. Can you imagine the multi-billionaire and arrogant Iron Man doing that?
Please excuse my favoritism, but Captain America should at least be in third place, if not first. He's strong-willed and a great captain of his team, always putting his friends before himself. He's understanding and compassionate and doesn't lash out at people he disagrees with (when Stark got mad at him in Endgame, he didn't try to prove him wrong or argue with him). He's able to fight with a shield instead of a weapon and has incredible speed that can rival Black Panther's. He deeply cares about his friends and sees them as family, as shown when he became depressed over Black Widow's death and even more so at Iron Man's funeral. He risked getting hurt for Vision in Infinity War and continues to fight for the right thing. By far, hands down, he's the best superhero of all time and my favorite. Fight me.
A lot of people here are talking about movie Hulk and his angry, smashing attitude, which is no doubt a keystone of the character, but that's not all there is to the Hulk. I'm 100% aware that this will sound snobby, but the Hulk is my favorite comic superhero/anti-hero. He is so severely psychologically messed up that he can be an unstoppable rage machine and also an insanely analytical powerhouse at the same time throughout his story arcs. Even if he's the best hope the heroes have, they are scared of him because of his strength and question him for it. He saves the world one day and is vilified the next, simply because he is a time bomb. They unleash his "bomb" personality because they need it to save them, and then ostracize him once it's done for being immensely powerful. It's an insanely harsh dynamic that Hulk/Bruce Banner has to deal with, and yet he always seems to come through for them. Read Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, and you'll quickly realize why he is the best comic book hero ever.
The Flash is the best because super speed is unbeatable. Let's just say that for some reason he was fighting Superman. Who would win? Most people would probably say Superman, but they aren't really thinking about what The Flash is truly capable of. His reflexes and speed allow him to dodge any punch and punch his opponent multiple times in the blink of an eye. But let's say that doesn't work. He can also travel through time. So if he wants to, he can travel back and stop you even before you commit a crime. Not to mention his phasing ability, limited flight, running on walls and water, and the coolest thing ever: throwing lightning. So, who can rival him?
He is my second-favorite superhero, behind Spider-Man. The Flash has always been a character about drama. Whether it's Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, or Wally West, he's always been through a lot. My favorite version of the Flash is Barry Allen, with Wally West close behind. Barry Allen's mother was murdered when he was a kid, his dad was arrested for the murder despite being innocent, and ever since then, Barry has studied law because he wanted to track down his mom's killer and get his dad out of prison. But once Barry gets superpowers, everything changes. He has a better chance at doing good than ever before. The Flash has always been a cool character: he's witty, smart, and most of all, has a good heart. I'm not a big fan of the CW Flash TV show since it hasn't been very good after its second season, but I've always loved the Flash in the comics and will continue to do so. I can't wait to see what the DCEU has planned for this character.
Deadpool is my favorite character, and it isn't just because of his messed-up moral compass and his dark humor. I like Deadpool for all he is worth: a man who has lost his family twice, gotten cancer, been experimented on numerous times, been labeled a failure in the Canadian Weapon-X program (which also messed up his head, plus giving him the looks of a rotten tomato), and lost friends and lovers numerous times. All of this he hides under a mask, a smile, and some jokes. I love the character not just for his humorous fourth-wall-breaking and the smiles he puts on my face, but also because of the tears he makes me shed. After all the things that have happened to him, after being labeled a failure and being rejected by society, he still continues to live in hope for something better.
Deadpool is my favorite superhero! He's so funny and cool! He can regenerate and heal fast, which makes him invincible! Although he may seem dark, he actually has a big heart! He loves children, babies, and animals! Also, that deleted scene in Deadpool 2, where he plays Baby Hitler and changes his messy diaper - although it's very controversial, the scene is still cute. It shows he has morals! He knows that the baby will grow up into the worst person in the world, but he's dealing with a baby, and a baby can't hurt you. Hitler or not, let's just give credit to Deadpool for having a big heart and moral values.
Thor is a literal Asgardian GOD, which already grants him immense strength and high invulnerability, with levels to match the Hulk. Moreover, he wields mastery over lightning, has centuries of training and experience, and knowledge of a vast variety of mystic artifacts and magic, taught to him by Odin (his father). He has also gained experience fighting them.
Another deal-breaker is being able to wield some of the most powerful weapons in the universe (i.e., Mjolnir, Stormbreaker) that almost no one else can.
With all this under his belt, he is easily one of, if not THE best and strongest superhero. And let us not forget he is also the God of Entrances.
He is ultimately the superhero that means the most to me. As a mythology fan, he has kind of botched the whole Norse mythology thing, but he is quite interesting, and Chris Hemsworth's performance as him was admirable. Generally, I like the movies with Thor in them more so than ones that center around, say, Iron Man. The Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy was quite wonderful, but I must say that while a good hero, Batman is not quite as fun to watch as Thor is. He graces the screen with humor like no other.
Wonder Woman deserves to be very high up on this list. She's always been my role model because of her class and toughness. She is the perfect example of a strong woman, as she never quits and never turns down a challenge. Not only is her beauty beyond that of any heroine, but her godly strength and her status as an Amazonian warrior princess make her unstoppable. Plus, I love her relationship with Batman.
Honestly, she's better at fighting than Superman. Why is she not higher on this list? She's the most iconic female superhero and is easily stronger than many of the heroes above her on this list. She also has strong morals.
Wonder Woman is the most popular superheroine ever made. She's a princess and daughter of Zeus, which makes her part god, right? She is powerful and has the best fighting style. She is the incarnation of the might of women. I love you, Wonder Woman!
It really depends on which Green Lantern one is referring to, as there are thousands upon thousands. The entire Green Lantern storyline is so engaging because, just as there is the Marvel universe or the DC universe, it's as though the Green Lantern universe could easily be its own thing. There are various different Green Lanterns one could follow, and there are more conflicts and villains than any other superhero has, except the Batman family, because those guys have a big heap on their plate. The Green Lantern rings themselves are a very creative concept, more so than most of the other superheroes on this list. Think about Thor, for example - he was already a character of much fame! A Norse god! Anyway, all of the conflicts between Hal Jordan, Earth, his fellow Lanterns, and his nemesis (Sinestro), and even his bosses (the Guardians), create a storyline that is incredibly engaging.
Part of this is because the writers can be so original with every new storyline, as there are infinite possibilities one could conjure up out of the darkest reaches of space. It really manages to combine a man, awesome powers, and impossible enemies. The storyline also takes so many twists and turns: such as him being stuck to the Source Wall, the introduction of the New Gods, being possessed by the entity of fear, dying and then coming back, having his dad momentarily resurrected, and everything with Mogo and Oa being destroyed and all of that. There is a sturdy backstory, relatable drama, and connections between characters as well as clear antagonists throughout. It is also interesting how sometimes Hal can be a bit of an anti-hero, and also how he is constantly put in battle against the rest of the force or his own friends.
The character was first portrayed in live action by Rex Smith in the 1989 television movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. He was played by Ben Affleck in the 2003 film... read more
Weirdly, he's not very well known outside of comic book readers. His TV show has increased his popularity somewhat, though. He's been hurt by the label "blind Batman," because he really is quite different. Batman is an obsessive planner, and Daredevil is a reckless brawler. Everything about their character is different. They are both influenced by ninjas, but in very different ways. And they usually don't kill people, but neither does Spider-Man or most of the classic superheroes.
No one here really knows Daredevil except from the TV series. Daredevil is a great superhero. Even with his powers, he still relies mostly on skill. One of the greatest things about him is that his powers are also his weaknesses.
A totally fearless hero despite having limited powers, his only one formed as the result of a disability? Gotta be cool. He took on the Hulk, for God's sake! And he has the coolest costume ever.
Nightwing is a great hero who I think deserves to be a bit more recognized than he is. For one, Dick is a great fighter who uses his acrobatic background to defeat bad guys. In fact, his fighting skills are said to be equal to those of Batman himself. He also has an extremely likable and friendly nature but can be dark and serious at times when needed. Dick is a natural-born leader, having led the Teen Titans for generations and even leading the Justice League and veterans like Hal Jordan when he became Batman. His on-again/off-again relationship with Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) is super fun to read and watch and is one of the best parts of his series. Nightwing has no powers and doesn't even have all the gadgets and weapons that characters like Batman and Green Arrow use to fight crime. However, Dick is still a force to be reckoned with, having defeated villains like Blockbuster, Shrike, and Raptor. In a way, Nightwing is like the Spider-Man of DC and is definitely one of the most livable characters in comic book history.
Green Arrow rocks! He kills enemies with a bow and arrow and is an extraordinary fighter. People say Batman is the best, but if you think about it, Green Arrow is Batman with a bow. He's rich, has awesome trick arrows, and his bow is awesome. Batman even said that he fears Green Arrow because he knows they are pretty much the same. Also, some might say anyone could beat him. Well, he's taken down the Flash and Reverse-Flash and, for God's sake, aliens!
Oliver Queen is so cool. He survived on an island for 5 years. He went from Lian Yu to the army base to the Bratva. He has gone through a lot and should be number one. He used to be a billionaire, and unlike most superheroes, he helps people during the day as Oliver Queen, the mayor. By nighttime, he saves people from villains. He always takes the blame when something goes wrong. He defeated Malcolm Merlyn, Slade Wilson (who was his teacher and friend, later enemy), Ra's Al Ghul (who is the leader of the League of Assassins), Damien Darhk (who is magical), and Adrian Chase (who was his friend and arch-nemesis). He is way better than Batman, Superman, and Supergirl. He's equal with the Flash.
He is the most capable superhero because he has the banish ability, which allows him to teleport you wherever he wants with a single thought. I mean, seriously, is he not the best? And he's the leader of the Defenders.
Why isn't he at the top? This man is one of the best superheroes ever. He is so underrated. He deserves to be higher than this, at least. Even Catwoman is higher than he is.
He is the best, hands down. He can use the banish ability to teleport you anywhere he wants with his mind, and he is the leader of the Defenders.
I think that Ghost Rider should be the best superhero because he can burn souls, and he can turn people to dust and gravel. He can also float in the air when a flashbang is beside him and blows up. He can also burn people just with the touch of a finger. He can call in his motorcycle to ramp on someone's face and can bring someone toward him with his chain, which can reach an unlimited distance. He can turn any vehicle into a dream vehicle. That's why I think that Ghost Rider should be number one.
Ghost Rider is the best and deserves the top spot. He is a supernatural motorcyclist. He can suck souls and control the dead. He has the greatest powers of both Hell and Heaven. He can turn a vehicle, weapon, or person into any tool he fancies. He is 1,000 times stronger, smarter, and more powerful than the Avengers and Justice League combined. The main reason Ghost Rider is so unpopular is because the masterminds of Marvel didn't work on it. According to 2017 reports, Marvel doesn't have any ideas to work with Ghost Rider until 2028. It's a total blunder to not work with the demon.
Frank Castle should be a lot higher on this list! Thomas Jane and Jon Bernthal made perfect representations of this character. Way better than Batgirl, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman. I don't know why people don't know how to choose.
Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher, is one of the best anti-heroes in all of comic book history. He is known for murder, kidnapping, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime.
This guy doesn't need any superpowers or magic because he has skills, power, and technique. That's enough. He is so underrated. His family was brutally murdered, and from that day, he is set to fight evil. He is a lone wolf and loves to work alone. Whether the enemies are 10 or 100, he is ready to punish the evil. That's why he is called The Punisher (Frank Castle)!
Okay, this guy right here held everyone together in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He may not seem that cool, but he's basically like Tony Stark. After all, Marvel gave him a terrible role in The Avengers, but we forgave them after the new Avengers. He only uses a bow and arrow - skills! He has no superpowers either and can take down some pretty tough people. He is, by far, way better than Green Arrow!
Yes, Clint Barton! They messed up his backstory in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but even non-comic book fans should be able to see how awesome this guy is. He's way underrated and, admittedly, not the strongest Avenger, but he brings something to the team that nobody else does.
Plus, has nobody noticed that in the movies Clint is in, they always win? Then they come out with Infinity War (in which he's absent) and - poof!
Clint Barton, like Black Widow, is a mortal without a fancy suit, but he can still fight the world's most powerful villains. Clint also has a kind heart, having saved Natasha all those years back. He almost would have sacrificed himself for the Soul Stone if Black Widow hadn't stopped him. (Saddest scene ever!) Clint is an amazing hero. I know he is not powerful, but power isn't everything.
If she was real, she would probably say, Whatever! Then, after she gets mad at Robin, Cyborg, or Beast Boy, she will come and crush you on a stove, then fling you out into a pool of sharks and piranhas. Then she will be like, That teaches you! Whatever...
Raven is awesome! Great personality, dark background (almost as dark as Batman), awesome powers, and even better comebacks to Beast Boy's jokes! Come on, at least put Raven before Robin or in the top 50s! She reminds me of myself!
Raven is like Scarlet Witch, but in DC and she is purple.
I feel Silver Surfer is overlooked for no good reason, more so by those who write his stories and draw his comics than by the fan base. Silver Surfer's character is full of untapped potential that I feel will reveal itself at some point.
This guy is the least understood by the Hollywood production line.
He better be in the top next time I look. My friend says she loves this guy.
Black Widow is better than Wonder Woman, one of the most generic heroes out there. It makes me sick to think people only value how powerful a character is rather than the character itself. Wonder Woman may be a "role model," but Black Widow is a better character, a role model for those on the path of redemption. She is better than many female characters, who are either eye candy or naive little hicks. And that is just one reason of many that she deserves not only the place of number one superhero but also number one female superhero as well.
Dude, she deserves it, in my opinion. She is a badass and so cool! She's a very relatable character because we've all felt out of place and regretted our past decisions. She is the best female superhero out there and is a perfect representation of feminism. She doesn't need powers to be a hero. In the first Avengers movie, I loved that she was the only female, proving she's just as good as (and even better than) the men fighting alongside her. She is an underrated, amazing superhero who deserves all the recognition. She didn't have a family until she found one. She didn't deserve ANY of the bad things that happened to her. I think more little girls should look up to her. She will always be remembered as the strong female hero who was just as strong as the men! SPOILER ALERT: DON'T READ UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN ENDGAME...
I'm so mad they killed her off! She didn't deserve it!
Aquaman is actually a very powerful hero. People think he can just talk to fish, but he has the strength of Superman, the brain of Mr. Fantastic, and the leadership abilities of Abraham Lincoln. So, this guy who put him here knows his stuff, and didn't just put him here to piss people off, doofus!
Not only is he the King of Atlantis, but he is also a very important member of the Justice League. He is a fantastic leader, a heroic fighter, and a genuine person as well. Aquaman may not have wanted to be a superhero to begin with, but maybe that is what he was born for.
Dude, if anyone is smart, they should vote for Aquaman. He can control water and is a very important member of the Justice League. Plus, his battles against Black Manta are legendary.
The only reason this guy is at 56 is because of his lack of exposure. Trust me, once more people find out about him, he'll work his way into the top 20, maybe even top 10. Personally, he's been my favorite superhero since I was 7. He's pretty much everything a superhero could hope to be: he's a master martial artist like Cap, a brilliant strategist like Batman, a genius and billionaire like Tony Stark and Batman. He rules over the most advanced nation in Marvel's history, and his suit is greatly underplayed (the material is the same as what makes up Cap's shield: vibranium). Logically, he's immune to fists, bullets, and knives (though comics are inconsistent). His powerset means he could outwit and defeat characters like Captain America, Wolverine, Batman, and Spider-Man. Just wait 'til he becomes popular. Just wait.
Ever since I saw him on A:EMH in 2010, Black Panther has been my favorite hero for the past 5 years. He's extremely underrated, and no one seems to utilize all his abilities: agility, strength, vibranium suit and weapons, claws, and the vibranium on his soles that let him walk on walls and water. He's a strong leader and tactician and has contingency plans for just about anything, including Galactus. He's right up there with Stark, Cap, Wolverine, and Spidey, perhaps even above them, in terms of power. This "minimal Panther" world is sad. Just sad.
J'onn J'onzz is an interesting character with an amazing array of powers that make him one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. Like Superman, he's an alien who has adopted Earth as his home, but unlike Superman, Martian Manhunter operates in the background, using his mind instead of his fists.
Martian Manhunter is one of the most powerful telepathic beings in comics, and he's the heart and soul of the Justice League. He deserves more attention in comic book topics.
Does anyone else realize that Martian Manhunter is stronger than Superman in EVERY way? AND he is just as selfless, perhaps even more so. Also, he did not kill anyone, but Superman did. So who's really the better person/alien?