Best DC Comics Characters

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

I think there is not doubt that Batman is the best Superhero in DC comics. He is one of the most interesting characters, the supporting cast is almost flawless and, of course, the best rogues gallery in all of comic book history. Plus, thanks to Nolan's trilogy and Arkham games, he has been spreading through media faster than any other heroes. Let's just hope Zack Snyder doesn't mess his reputation up with the upcoming movie.

Most iconic of DC Comics subsidiary of Warner Brothers(Known for animation video things such as Animaniacs cartoon) and Time Warner in charge mostly. Possibly the best franchise and character the company ever dealt with. The dark bat knight with white eyes can be seen at times in deeper shades of blue also. Saving the main city of Gotham from high mounted places where balances right from wrong as their best hero. Many versions determined, the gadgets that invent from the start through and sometimes otherwise derived wins the matches as a true caped crusader should. An escape is not much far either as there are methods in any medium that the character may traverse. Jolly truly wonderful, fine and dandy,

Batman is the one with the best stories and has the strongest mind of them all. He has the tactical advantage in nearly every situation and his combat skills are often unmatched. How does that not indicate on him being the best DC hero of all time? With a little of preparation time Batman is able to take down anyone, even Superman! All of this he achieves with no superpowers, just his mind, combat skills, detective skills, tactics and gadgets. He is pure awesomeness.

Batman is interesting he has overcome the most obstacles to become the hero he is today, he has the most interesting list of the most interesting villains EVER and has proven to always be interesting no matter where he turns up. He has a backup plan to put all other herbs out of commission and he could do it so fast they wouldn't even see it.

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. more.

I never really liked Superman that much and I never really knew why, it's just whenever I see him he's always saving the entire world from a bald guy he could just throw in a jail cell and he couldn't do anything about it. True batman doesn't kill and pretty much causes more destruction with letting the villains live but Batman has more interesting enemy's and stories so that can all be made up with bat and awesomeness. Superman just sucks.

He's the first and greatest superhero of all time. People may think he's plain but there's so much to the character and the people the around him that is very complex. His struggle to truly fit in as a human is one of my favorite things about him.

I never really enjoyed Superman as a superhero. He is just too... perfect in my way. Every superhero have a weakness, sometimes many. But Superman, it's just Kryptonite. He is too perfect in many ways, it's the classic superhero. He can fly, he can raise cars and buildings, and he is a boaster. So I really dislike Superman and he doesn't deserve to be #3.

Superman is the best hero on dc and should be number 1 in my opinion, but batman should not whatsoever come first because he doesn't have powers (not saying he need to have powers to be great) and plus superman is the strongest hero, and the first SUPER hero ever created.

3 The Flash The Flash is the name of several superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1.

The Flash is possibly the most important character in DC, if not all of comics. The Flash (either Barry Allen, Wally West, or Bart Allen) has been at the center of every major DC event in history, and the history of The Flash is pretty much linked with the history of DC itself. In the Golden Age, Jay Garrick Flash was one of the first superheroes, but after WWII people didn't really care about superheroes that much (punching Hitler wasn't cool anymore). So DC rebooted Flash as Barry Allen, a mild-mannered police scientist, and people loved him so much that they started buying comics again, and DC rebooted Green Lantern, Atom, and many more. This is around the time Marvel started being a thing, and they were helped by the jump in comic sales caused by The Flash. So essentially, Flash saved not only DC comics, but all of superhero comics. He is also a superhero who is truly more than the man under the mask. Sure, Batman is "an idea", and so is Superman, but it'll always be ...more

He is the man with unimaginable and dangerous powers. The Flash is not just a man or a superhero who runs fast but, he is the person with truly responsible superpowers. Without showing of or threatening people like any other superheroes he do his work very efficiently. His cool personality makes him a better citizen as well as a superhero having positive thinking. Every superhero has their own personal issues and they dragged the whole world into some worst situations where they cannot reset the things. But The Flash is only one who changed the course of history and reset it as it is. as a normal person for me The Flash is only one who cares about feelings of others. He is very sensitive person and respect the feelings of people. That's why he is the REAL SUPERHERO.

The Flash is one of the best and the most important characters in the DC multiverse. No offense, batman, but HE CHANGED AN ENTIRE DC TIMELINE! (The Flashpoint). He also gives people hope and inspires them in a way no other superhero has ever done so. And the most important of all- his personality, his charming, funny personality gives him an edge where he seems relaxed even when the situations at at their worse. I think, the Flash can easily take down all the marvel Avengers by himself.

YES! FINALLY! He's IN THE TOP 5! The flash is my favorite dc superhero ever! He can run as fast as SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, who is the fastest thing alive. The flash can keep up with him! He can TIME TRAVEL just by running! Come on, isn't that awesome? His design and logo just look epic as well.

The flash will go down in history as MY favorite DC character EVER!

4 The Joker The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, more.

The. Joker is one of my favorite Villains in any type of media, he is probably the most interesting and coolest villain ever and causes Batman a lot of trouble.

Without a doubt the most interesting Psychopath in comic book history. His actions are unpredictable, and amazing to witness.

The Joker is Batman's greatest rival. He is dark and crazy. The only character even at his level of awesomeness is Batman. These two should be 1 and 2 respectfully.

Joker should be 1 batman should be 2 he is one of the best villains and fiction character ever created and with heath ledger's performance its even better so ya bit

5 Green Lantern Green Lantern is the name of a number of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

If anyone's a hero it's Hal Jordan, all about inspiring others to overcome fear to reach greatness, and putting his all into protecting others. Also he punches batman in the face, ultimate props for sticking it to that depressing bastard

The ring bearer as I would like to call him is probably the second strongest hero in Justice league. (second to flash) While Batman is definitely cooler than him but his at there on the top. And yes he can beat anytime.

Never really liked the idea of his ring having to be charged for every ten minutes for him to gain power. I like Hal Jordan as a character though just not Green Lantern that much.

Green lantern is the best in my opinion having no fears and being able to overcome any situation

6 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 more.

Most important woman characer, same batman is most important character all the time

She's the greatest female superhero and is really cool. Who else has an invisible jet or a lasso of truth? She's very beautiful too. Steve Trevor is an extremely lucky guy to be her boyfriend.

Common she is better than the 9th place hero she deserves more than that she is better than batman and all of them give some credit she is like the only female on the dc you guys are so wrong so so wrong!

I can't believe Wonder Woman is the only girl in the top ten! I mean come on, she has beaten Super Man, has a lasso of truth, and can even impress the dark and sulky Batman!

7 Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.

Wow so expected for the females on the list to be so low. Harley deserves at least 5th place and wonder woman should be much higher - definitely beating deathstroke, Martian manhunter, nightwing and the flash

Harley Quinn is so cool! She will always be the best villain to me. In my opinion, her best appearance was in Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn has such a background story and is a character that will never be forgotten!

She was created for the fans, by the fans, debuting in Joker's Favor, starting nearly 20 years after everyone else, yet still managing to become one of the most loved comic book characters of all time

Come on harley quinn is one of the best villains she doesn't deserve to be 36. she should be in top 20

8 Deathstroke Deathstroke is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2.

Deathstroke Is No Doubt My 2nd Favorite Character In The DC Comics, (Behind Batman Of Course). When He First Appeared In Teen Titans, I Knew He Was A Badass. Then His Media Spread On With The Arkham Videos Games, And The Comic Books. Like Batman, He Doesn't Need Superpowers To Be Badass.

Deathstroke is really one awesome character and villain. The thing is don't like though is how his main enemy is a group of teenagers but whatever you know.

Deathstroke has become one of my most favorite super villains because he's like Batman: he doesn't need fancy superpowers to be badass.

Death stroke, he has a sick as name, he is just an all round, legitimate, badass! He looks amazing. He is just INSANELY skilled... Must I go on?

9 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 more.

This guy is an awesome character who is not given due recognition. But still I think giving him more cool and awesome tech and also some more cool villains could increase his popularity.

Billionaire business man and owner of queen industries
On the other corner...
Iron man, billionaire playboy. And owner of stark industries
This is deep thoughts by lemur...

Awesome character he can go head on with the bats and probably win or tie if you play justice league gods among us he kills Solomon Grundy who's a 3 ton zombie and arrow just made him ten times better and is able to fight destroke and get his head his chopped off which is an amazing feat.

Awesome character, and Arrow made him even better!

10 Lex Luthor Alexander "Lex" Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

He killed Superman

Superman shall feel my wrath today for I am ben 10 or am I lex luthor? who cares

The Contenders

11 Martian Manhunter The Martian Manhunter is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and designed by artist Joe Certa, the character first appeared in the story "The Manhunter from Mars" in Detective Comics #225.

Come on guys mm has the best leadership qualities and I love him because he is mature like no other

HOW are wonder woman and abd the flash ahead of this guy? he could take them down in a millionth of a millionth of a second

This guy is awesome

I can't believe this MM is the #1 superhero...if your comic books you would know that he took on the whole JL including (superman) so go do your research and you would know that MM is the #1 superhero

12 Nightwing Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Batman.

Dick Grayson is the best hero ever. Beat at robin, best at nightwing, best at batman

I mean come on we always give a lot of credit to the main characters, like the batman, and forget characters like nightwing! Amazing costume, amazing persona, amazing alter ego (Robin John Blake), amazing everything! TEAM NIGHTWING! Especially when portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

We all love Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman, but we often forget one important comic book hero. Nightwing has everything a superhero needs. A tragic backstory, a strive to protect, a fight for justice, and a connection to Batman. Without knowing it, he created one of the most important legacies in comic book history. The mantle of Robin. For years that was his symbol, and he soon became the leader of the Teen Titans. He was known as a great leader, even when he branched away to become Nightwing. Even in that persona he was great, becoming a big brother to Bruce's other adoptive kids and being the amazing protector of Bludhaven. Eventually, when his adoptive father died, he became Batman... the damn Batman! He chose his adoptive father's son as his Robin, and they were THE Dynamic Duo, until Bruce was brought away from the dead. Dick became Nightwing again, and still continues to be an amazing and inspirational to DC comic lovers around the world.

'You'll never know if you can ...more

Nighwting is the alter ego of Dick Grayson. He was the first Robin and even was the "BATMAN" for a period of time. In fact when Damian Wayne started as Robin, the Batman was Dick Grayson.

13 Aquaman Aquaman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73.

He should be up there as King of Atlantis, super strength. He's not dummy. Smart as batman when he's on his own.

Geoff John's New 52 run was really really good. A lot of people don't know about the powers from his trident that basically make him a god. He can control the sea, storms, earthquakes, shoot lightning and energy blasts, create force fields, and more.

Aquaman is most underrated fictional thing I've ever seen in anything. I hope Justice League shows his true power. He's such a badass

Equal strength as Superman and Equal intelligence as Batman he should be in top ten for sure.

14 Shazam Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created the character in 1939. Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2, published by Fawcett Comics.

Isn't shazam a music thing?

Shazam is one of my favorite characters

He is the most powerful but not as powerful as dark side

I love how he is actually just a kid

15 Rorschach Rorschach is a fictional anti-hero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He first debuted in the graphic novel Watchmen, published from 1986-1987. Rorschach was created by writer Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

By far one of the best on this list. He is the batman that will never be. He is insane, but very determined to punish the criminals of New York, an will start at nothing to release the true mask murderer. He is one of my all time favorites.

Like Batman, he isn't a mutant and would kick ass. He is also an anti hero like Venom that would finish his enemies in order to get answers. I definitely think he would be a good character in a DC Ultimate Alliance Game.

Yeah sure there are greats out there like Batman and the flash, but I personally love Rorschach! He might even be my favorite fictional character!

Rorschach is special no dc character is as cool as him

16 Alfred Pennyworth Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most commonly in association with Batman.

Don't you mean DC comics should make into a superhero who TRAINS batman? or they could just leave as he is, he's awesome anyway

He will kill batman destroy justice leauge own Gotham city own the country own the continent own the world then dimension travel and take those dimensioms

I don't know super butler?

He can kick batman's ass

17 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.

She can literally banish and possess most people on this list!

My all time favorite dc character.

She is the best most powerful

Female batman right here.

18 Scarecrow The Scarecrow is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Agree, Scarecrow deserves better.

Really? Scarecrow, one of the best Batman villians is only at 17?

19 Catwoman Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. more.

I hate how with batman and Super man and stuff, people have written about how cool they actually are but for catwoman it's about her boobs. She is smart, sophisticated and actually really strong. I love her character development, especially in Batman Returns froma shy awkward woman to a bad ass cat. Harley was just shoved on the animated show because Joker needed a girlfriend, whereas Catwoman dates back to the 1940s. Don't get me wrong I do love Harley and Ivy, like I'm obsessed with the Sirens but I can't stand those girl who only love Harley because they're like ' I'm totes a psycho too ', they don't even look into her back story. or they've only seen suicide squad. Catwoman deserves so much more love. Also I'm slightly obsessed with Batman x Catwoman!

Best boobs ever!

M close runner up 2nd favorite. My X Box profile mini me has donned her get up the past year and a half. Sexy, sassy, slinky, clever and gotta love the whip. Love Selina Kyle!


20 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.

He is the best of all the super heroes and Dick Grayson is the best.

Nightwing is AMAZING! Red Hood is pretty cool. And I know they are the same person, but I just don't like Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne or any of the others as Robin. I just see Robin as that tween sidekick that someone as legendary and amazing as Batman just doesn't need. I do LOVE Nightwing Though

Tim is more intelligent than even batman. Not to mention he has a very big fandom

If you like batman vote robin, batman is incomplete without robin

21 Riddler The Riddler is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Riddle me this: why is the Riddler not in top 20?

He deserves a way better score

Riddles all day

He challenges Batman on an intellectual level something that can't be said for most Batman villains.The psychology of the character is also fascinating as his gimmick is an actual mental disorder.His narcissism also makes him an incredibly entertaining character to read about.

Riddle Me That
The House That Cards Built
Villains Month
Questions Multiply The Mystery
Catwoman When in Rome
The Remarkable Ruse Of The Riddler
The Riddle Factory
When Is a Door
Dark Knight Dark City
Green Arrow #50
The Question #26
The Primal Riddle
Batman TAS
The Arkham Games
Detective Comics by Paul Dini
Detective Comics #140
Detective Comics #142
A New Dawn
These are all stories that illustrate what makes Riddler such a great and compelling villain

22 Darkseid Darkseid is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character made a cameo appearance in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 before making his full first appearance in Forever People #1. He is the father of Orion, Kalibak, more.

He killed superman. And the unkillable deadpool he should be number 1

Darkseid killed batman before and he can do it again

23 Zatanna Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character, a comic book superheroine in the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman #4.

Zatanna is amazing and a magician as well. She should be at the top instead of Nightwing (who she goes out with). Also she has so many cool abilities unlike superman.

The coolest character ever!

She deserves it!


24 Power Girl Power Girl, also known as Kara and Karen Starr, is a fictional DC Comics superheroine, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58.

She has the biggest boobs in DC history, which only gets better with that cleavage window

You can totally do better dc its like your not even trying

JK I love power girl I think you are doing great dc

25 Two-Face Two-Face/Harvey Dent is a fictional villain from DC Comics. Harvey Dent was one of Gotham's most trusted citizens until he had acid poured on his face making him go insane and become a criminal by the name Two-Face. In film, he has been portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in Batman, Tommy Lee Jones in Batman more.
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