Best DC Comics Characters


The Top Ten

1 Batman 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.

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.

I'm Batman

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2 The Flash The Flash

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.

The flash would kick everyones but. Now before you start talking about superman, flash may not be as strong, but he dosn't have an major weakness.

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3 Superman 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 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.

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.

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.

He is the first superhero that came in our lives. What is he doing in the 3rd rank he should be placed on the top position. Come on guys this is superman, whenever someone says something they are more likely to take his name. He is the most popular superhero in this world. Batman is always second to superman in DC. Well all the other superheroes are mostly inspired by superman. He is the best!

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4 The Joker 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.

Jaikishan is the joker

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5 Green Lantern 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.

I think green lantern earns his 2 spot how kan the flash fly or the joker

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6 Green Arrow 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.

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!

Amazing. Arrow made him 50x better. He is just great.

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7 Nightwing Nightwing

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

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.

Nightwing is the beat and has cool costumes and weapons

He is at least the best and deserves to be top 5.

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

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

I wish I joined the suicide squad

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9 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman

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!

How in the world is wonder woman not at the extreme least in the top 5's. She is technically a part of the trinity so I would expect her to be 3rd. She is the face of women in the dc universe so at least help make her above Harley Quinn people!

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10 Martian Manhunter Martian Manhunter

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

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

This guy is awesome

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The Contenders

11 Deathstroke 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. - TundraTopTenners

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. - Mcgillacuddy

Shows a unique and new version of mercenary, one of the greatest villains in DC history

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

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 - Username123

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

he da best

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14 Shazam Shazam

Isn't shazam a music thing?

Shazam is one of my favorite characters

If more peoples were smart enough shazam would have2% because captain marvel is the second shazam'sname

Shazam is duh bezt - The8Bit

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15 Rorschach Rorschach

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.

Rorschach is special no dc character is as cool as him

Should be in the top ten at least!

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16 Alfred Pennyworth 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

I don't know super butler?

He can kick batman's ass

Alfred is awesoeme

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

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!

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

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

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

Lol to lego robin

I wonder if Dick Grayson fans know that Nightwing is Robin when they voted in this list... - MillieTrina_Prower

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20 Darkseid Darkseid

Darkseid killed batman before and he can do it again


21 Riddler 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 Zatanna 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!


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23 Booster Gold Booster Gold Booster Gold is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Dan Jurgens, the character first appeared in Booster Gold #1 and has been a member of the Justice League.

The fact that Booster Gold is in the top 25 makes me very very happy. I saw his episode in Justice League and I immediately read his old and new line of comics and loved them to death. He is seriously now my favorite superhero.

24 Doomsday Doomsday Doomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually depicted as an adversary of Superman.

The worlds strongest super villain of all time.

Doomsday is really strong on my ps4 it took me a week to beat him

25 Two-Face Two-Face
26 Hawkman Hawkman Hawkman is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, the original Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics #1, published by All-American Publications in 1940.

Hawkman is awesome His Wings look elegent he has super strength and has the wbility to disrupt magic with his mace, oh and Is a thangarian warrior Should I really say anything else?

27 Killer Croc Killer Croc Killer Croc is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.


28 Raven Raven

My all time favorite dc character.

Female batman right here.


#dem legs #bbrae #lady legasaus #ttg

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29 Batgirl Batgirl Batgirl is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, depicted as female counterparts to the superhero Batman.

She's my favorite superhero. Strong, intelligent, techno wizard... BATGIRL!

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30 Supergirl Supergirl

She looks very cute and hot when artist Michael Turner created her in one of the DC story arc, which I love outta the Superman series.


31 Cyborg Cyborg

Awesome like his missiles and I say his 70 percent robot like his everything should be better than catwoman think twice

Raise the roof for robots

32 Red Hood Red Hood The Red Hood is an alias used by multiple fictional characters and a criminal organization appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Red Hood is my favorite anti-hero. The Batman fans voted for him to die, and he came back from the dead with a vengeance. I'm currently reading Red Hood and Arsenal and it's amazing. - ShuhBanggg

Have a red mask is cool

Red hood is the best

i love him

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33 Atom

Who han I like the wepsite but he must be in top 15

Atom is awesome and could save the day any day! 🎉🎉

34 Hawkgirl Hawkgirl
35 Dr. Fate

One of the most powerful characters in DC!

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36 Blue Beetle

He is an amazing, really strong, and under rated. He has more than once once taken down the young justice and the justice league. He is not my favorite but was to far down in the list.

Making Mexicans cool! Underrated and awesome suit!

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37 Starfire Starfire Starfire is the name of several fictional comic book characters appearing in books published by DC Comics.

Starfire I feel is such a deep character in a way that others aren't and I just love reading about her! Nightwing x Star Forever!

Actually Zatanna and Nightwing are not a canon at comics. Zatanna's too old for him anyway. She's usally paired with Bruce.

No Starfire and Nightwing! Nightwing and his current date Zattana!

Star fire is very cool #girlpower

38 Mr. Freeze
39 Superboy Superboy Superboy is the name of several fictional characters that have been published by DC Comics. These characters have been featured in five ongoing Superboy comic book series. V 1 Comment
40 Dr. Manhattan Dr. Manhattan Doctor Manhattan is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He debuted in the graphic novel miniseries Watchmen, published in 1986 and 1987. Doctor Manhattan was created by writer Alan Moore with artist Dave Gibbons.

Out of touch with so much stuff it's quite sad, but he could end every super hero and villain without any effort. Pure energy is hard to face.

He has almost unlimited power - Username123

HE CAN DESTOY YOU IN A SUB-ATOMIC WAY! he should be higher on this list!

41 Mad Hatter
42 Deadman Deadman

Best DC character of all time. He is a ghost, but a really cool one.

Boston Brand!

43 Beast Boy Beast Boy

Beast Boy (also known as Garfield Mark Logan) is a fairly developed character, particularly in the original Teen Titans. He may seem to be just a simple comedian, that comic relief guy, as many DC characters tend to be, but little BB is seriously underestimated when it comes to his emotional life. He uses jokes and purposeful mistakes to cover up how tangled up he is on the inside; he isn't as simple as he appears. A character like this deserves a better place among the others in DC -- his development has gone further than quite a few of them. He's no Batman or Wonder Woman or Flash, but he definitely should have a higher placement than where he is now; this kid isn't simple. He's complex, a twisted, knotted pile of wires that can't seem to get his life straight -- in other words, he has to hide it. He thinks the only way to piece his life together is to pretend to be okay; when he's really just a shattered window on the inside -- he's broken. And guess what? That's what makes him ...more

He should be on the top 20s because he is the one with the jokes he is the one of the people to beat trigon beast boy is the best

Why's he at 58? one of my favorite characters.

Id say that bb is my favourite dude in dc. much better than wonder woman

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44 Plastic Man Plastic Man Plastic Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by cartoonist Jack Cole in 1941, first debuting in Police Comics #1.
45 Captain Atom
46 Tim Drake

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

Just want to say to the guy who says tim is smarter than batman... Nope - bob_mc_bobinson

Best batman sidekick ever

47 Starman
48 Kid Flash Kid Flash

Kid flash as a kid inspired me to help every body and he is very related leg except the fact that he is is super fast and also I found out that Bart Allen is the fastest to go in the whole speed force red haired Wally is the the fastest but has not gone as fast as Bart Allen and Bart Allen can make dups of him self if you read impulse comics I don't like bar torr he sucks sorry if you like him but I this it would be cool if he came back in rebirth as a impulse but he would either be bad because every body forgot that he is in a prison that is killing him mentally or good where he severs his own city

Kid flash is amazing and when flash died he became flash


He's awesome

49 Clayface
50 Firestorm

Firestorm is one of best characters in DC when bring up ideas in legends of tomorrow and heating up things to harmless

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