Top 10 Comic Book Superheroes We Most Want to Be Like in Real Life

Superheroes are often admired for their unparalleled courage, integrity, and sometimes even their superhuman abilities. They're not just figures on a page but symbols of what we aspire to be. Whether it's the relentless pursuit of justice, the desire to make a difference in the world, or the longing to have some extraordinary powers to overcome daily challenges, these characters speak to something deep within us all.

What are the comic book superheroes we most want to be like in real life? The answer isn't simple, and it varies from person to person, depending on their personal values, dreams, and what they look for in a hero. Some might be drawn to a character's strength and resilience, while others might connect with their intellect or moral compass.

The superheroes below are not just fictional heroes of fantasy worlds; they're representations of our best selves, our hopes, and our dreams. They're a reflection of what we can be if we dare to believe in something bigger than ourselves.
The Top Ten
1 Spider-Man Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books... read more

Watching the 1996 Spider-Man cartoon and finding Spidey's wisecracks very amusing, plus owning several classic Spider-Man comics, this guy is my 3rd favorite superhero. After all, Peter Parker is the most relatable superhero around. Throughout his 50-year tenure, Peter has faced at least one problem which most readers can relate to in some degree. Throughout his history, there's probably been at least one problem readers and fans can relate to. And despite all the tragedy in his life, Spider-Man picks himself up and carries on fighting thanks to those immortal wise words: "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility." Even though he may make mistakes and screw up, Spider-Man is utterly dedicated to doing the right thing again and again. And that's what makes him an iconic, everyman superhero who is somebody we can all relate to.

Compared to other heroes, he's actually not that powerful, but he's the most original. His movies, games, comics, and some shows are good, and people can relate to him the most. Batman is a close second for me.

2 Superman Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman. The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being... read more

My all-time favorite superhero, comic book, and fictional character. He became my favorite through a mixture of the Disney Hercules film, the Superman cartoons, and the Black Lace song Superman. Being British, Superman isn't an American icon to me. Instead, he represents the best attributes of humanity and the ultimate force for good imaginable. Superman represents us at our absolute best. He's an ideal of humanity but flawed and relatable enough to be a compelling character, not a distant icon. The irony behind Superman for me is that despite being an alien with godlike powers, he's as human as the rest of us due to his upbringing from Jonathan and Martha Kent. His selfless attitude, compassionate demeanor, and desire to always do the right thing are traits we could learn from and aspire to in real life. Superman's been used in my upbringing as a source of moral code and remains to me the archetype of the superhero by which all others are measured. I'm almost certain there'll never be a comic book or fictional character I'll have more of a preference for than Superman in my lifetime.

3 Flash The Flash is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. His first appearance was in October 1956 and was created by Robert Kanigher. His main ability is super speed through the Speed Force and can run at speeds exceeding light.

I really like Flash. He's awesome. I would really like to have the same powers as him!

Flash is all about speed.

4 Wolverine Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.
5 Hulk Robert Bruce Banner, also known as The Hulk or Bruce Banner, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was portrayed by Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Oh guys, please, this mean green killing machine could kill all the superheroes of Marvel and DC and beat them up in 5 minutes tops. When he goes on a rampage, he could even defeat Goku. I mean, why is Goku number 1 anyway? He's just an alien with a tail. Goku, why don't you go out from any planet and go into the Sun? Well, if you ask us about Superman. Before Bruce even turns into the Hulk, he would say, Oh, come on, Superman, everybody knows your weakness is kryptonite, and take some kryptonite from well, wherever, and just put it in Superman's face. As for Thor, they fought many times, and Hulk usually wins. I mean, who couldn't defeat Goldilocks wearing a helmet and carrying a hammer for no reason?

Hulk's abilities are HUGE!

All other superheroes' strength has a limit. For example: Superman can pull a planet behind his back. SO WHAT? It only weighs about 3 sextillion megatons... Lol. Not only could Hulk do that in his sleep, but the amount of weight that he could carry is INFINITY. Hulk has no limits.

6 The Green Lantern Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. They fight evil with the aid of rings that grant them a variety of extraordinary powers.

I want to be a Green Lantern! A superhero that works in space? Heck yeah! Plus, if you get a GL ring, that means you have the power to overcome fear. I would feel very special.

7 Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. He has been voiced by a variety... read more

Currently the coolest superhero around, I did watch the immensely successful 1990s Batman cartoon, but the Batman Beyond cartoon is what got me interested in Batman. Obviously, Bruce Wayne is my favorite now. His obsessive crusade against the endless wave of crime in Gotham City has made him an endearing character, and Batman's gritted determination to carry on his war on crime against all the odds makes him an utterly awesome character, which makes his stories all the more legendary. Batman is an example that if we set our minds to something, we can do or be anything we choose to be. Not to mention, his inherent contradictions deepen the character even more. His logical demeanor is countered by his flair for the theatrical, his vigilante status contrasted by his presence as the protector of Gotham, and his ultimate loner figure alongside a family of fellow heroes. And ultimately, despite Batman being a no-compromise fighter against criminals, he holds himself in check with a strong moral code. This then is what makes Batman an utterly engaging character.

8 Iron Man Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39. In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, he was portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man is not superhuman.

9 Thor Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather manipulation amongst his other superhuman attributes. He has been portrayed by Eric Allan Kramer in the TV film, The Incredible Hulk Returns and Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
10 Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a World War II veteran and is known as the world's first superhero. The character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and was portrayed by Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Contenders
11 Ghost Rider Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural antiheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The dude can kill someone just by looking at them and rides a motorcycle at the speed of sound. He's too dope.

12 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League, a goddess, and Ambassador-at-Large of the Amazon people. In her homeland, the island nation of Themyscira, her official title is Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta. When blending into the society outside of her homeland, she adopts her civilian identity Diana Prince. The character is also referred to by such epithets as the "Amazing Amazon", the "Spirit of Truth", "Themyscira's Champion", the "God-Killer", and the "Goddess of Love and War". In the DC Cinematic Universe, ...read more.

What girl wouldn't want to be her?! She's a princess AND a superhero!

13 Deadpool Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due to his tendency to break the fourth wall.
14 Loki Loki Laufeyson, or Loki Odinson, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, and is known as the "God of Mischief". In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.
15 Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.
16 Silver Surfer The Silver Surfer is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Born Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer's abilities are given to him through the Power Cosmic. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He was born on Planet Zenn-La, Deneb System, Milky Way Galaxy
17 Green Arrow Green Arrow is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Morton Weisinger and designed by George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. His real name is Oliver Queen, a billionaire businessman and owner of Queen Industries, also a well-known celebrity in his locale of Star City.
18 Robin Robin is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson, to serve as a junior counterpart to the superhero Batman.
19 Raven Raven is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26, and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George PĂ©rez.
20 Spider Gwen Gwendolyn Maxine "Gwen" Stacy is a central and prominent character from the animated trilogy of Spider-Verse films. Gwen was bitten by a radioactive spider and used her newfound abilities to fight crime under the name "Spider Woman". She is known for her white, black and pink suit and her barely concealed love for Miles Morales. She is voiced by Hailee Steinfeld.
21 Human Torch The Human Torch is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
22 Mr. Fantastic Mister Fantastic is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four.
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