So without extraneous explanation, here are the
Top 10 Best Superheroes of All Time:
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Begrudgingly I had to list him as Number 1 for the sheer popularity of the character. Having appeared in numerous films, comics, animated movies/Tv series & video games in every year without fail. Batman is the closest to a realistic superhero for humanity, in fact, it is his very humanity that they cling to. Who doesn't want to see a badass human take on bad guys & win? We've all consumed every Batman adaption with vigor for the uniqueness of the character & his impressive skills. Batman's greatness strength lies in his being a detective above all else. Who else could have a contingency plan to take out the entire Justice League, including Himself!?
Origin: DC Comics created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.
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If it were up to me, he would be unanimously number One on this list but alas humans relate to humans. Been a fan of Superman for as long as I can remember. Yes, there are quirks that I'm not overjoyed by but I would be remiss if I didn't. On my 19th Birthday, I even got a Superman Tattoo! It's not only that he has the power but how he uses it, the way in which he values mankind above himself. Stronger than any god, but with the heart of the most humble human, Superman is a hero unlike any other I have seen. He is always willing to do or sacrifice anything to protect humanity.
Origin: DC Comics created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.
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As with the other two above, none have been more widely accepted & fan'd over than this trio. They have shot to stardom becoming Premiere Heroes in their own respective right. Anime is one of the most breathtaking art forms on this planet, producing the legend that is Goku. He is light-hearted, friendly & altogether hilarious but come time for a fight, he's all showdown material. Willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good on more than one occasion. This character will be remembered for a very long time to come indeed. Goku is an alien, who's species is known as Saiyans, battle-hungry warriors who grower stronger still with each fight. But like Superman, Goku's time on earth has made him absolutely attached to humanity and it's survival.
Origin: Manga Series created by Akira Toriyama.
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How could any list worth its salt, not include this dude? Spiderman is funny, witty, all bells of intelligent, superpowered & rocking the American flag colors. Guarding over the ever popular city of New York is an added bonus. As with the best superheroes, his origin story is one filled with great loss but developed into insurmountable heroship. I should mention that like the previous 3, Spiderman possesses an indomitable Will. Able to always follow through on convictions without
doubt. It is their greatest character trait that gives us all goosebumps to watch.
Origin: Marvel Comics created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko.
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OOoooh Yeah! After that blockbuster this valentines day that brought holy hell down on box office records, how could anyone say they do not know this dude? As a comic book fan, you'd be cray cray in the hay hay not to have known this guy before the movie. One of the very few characters to break the fourth wall, date Death itself & use guns in a superhero fight. He's the classic anti-hero with a mind that no one can control. There's just so much to love about this guy, he's like Spiderman & the Punisher had a baby. You get all of the killing & all of the hilarious banter. I've never been bored reading a Deadpool comic.
Origin: Marvel Comics created by artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza.
6. Iron Man
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Another fan favorite for all the reasons they love Batman. He's rich, suave, highly intelligent & by combining those traits...he gave us one hell of an entertaining superhero. Iron Man's suit is every tech-lovers fantasy, it's also aesthetically bad ass. I think what also appeals is a number of screw ups this guy goes through. I mean he created Ultron after all and out of all of the heroes probably suffers from the most hubris. That's what makes it fascinating to watch. Arrogance & Charm are in, Moral compass is out. Tony does have his redeeming qualities of course, when the chips are down he's who you want in your corner.
Origin: Marvel Comics created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Don Heck.
7. Naruto Uzumaki
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Naruto has most assuredly been a sleeper hit, starting off with a slow following then taking off without warning. The show has built up quite an impressive worldwide base of loyal followers. Uzumaki, Naruto is similar to Goku in that everything outside of battle is light-hearted & fun. Bring on any battle & you can't help but root for this guy as his sheer tenacity overcomes the most impossible of odds. If ever an underdog story you love, this is the show for you. He will make you laugh, cry, cheer, bleed, holler & hoot. Naruto has one of the strongest willpower I have ever seen.
Origin: Manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
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His violent escapades have made him a titular anti-hero in many a fan's heart. With a badass look & temper to boot, The Wolverine was all people could talk about at one point. Without him, there wouldn't have been such a widely accepted film version of Deadpool. Always at odds with his memory loss & de-accelerated aging, Logan is always viewed as the lone wolf type without any roots. In his ferocity, he is unique to the heroes listed before him, called the Beserker Rage for a reason.
Origin: Marvel Comics created by writer Len Wein and Marvel art director John Romita, Sr.
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Another character known for his rage & violent tendencies. Together with the Wolverine, the pair are among some of the most misunderstood characters. With other heroes often taking sides against them, believing them too dangerous to be left unchecked. The Hulk is regarded as one of the most physically powerful in the Marvelverse, whose strength only increases with his rage. In truth, sometimes all we want to see is a hero go all out frenzy mode to take out some bad guys. It's the inhibition of it all that appeals.
Origin: Marvel Comics created byStan Lee and Jack Kirby.
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I came across this quote in my research: "He's a God as Strong as the Hulk, energy output on the level of the silver surfer, heart of CaptAmerica, fighting skills of Black Panther and he's a God!"
Haha interesting analogy hey?
Here we have an honest to legend god in the midst and he's become a superhero. If that's not cool I don't know what is. You don't see Appolo or Osiris flying around to stop bad guys, now do you?
My favorite quote is from the Avengers movie: "Shakespeare in the park?"
Thor is the half-blooded God of both Odin & Gaea, as such he is far more powerful than your average Asgardian. His feats of accomplishment range out of text and extraordinary within the Marvelverse. Like Superman, he has to greatly stifle his power in battle least he break the Earth in two. On occasion too, he has been known to let loose and it has been glorious to watch.
Origin: Norse Mythology firstly. Secondly, Marvel Comics created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller-plotter Jack Kirby.
If we must take a tally here, we've got DC Comics at 2 characters, Anime/Manga at 2 characters & Marvel Comics at a whopping 6 characters! Well, I'll be a son of a gypsy Queen, who would've thunk it?
In the next post, I will list Top Ten Best Supervillains of All Time.
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