This is not just another list of best superheroes ever. We actually focused on lot of factors while choosing the best superheroes of all time.
Who is the greatest superhero of all? Who is the most famous superhero of all time? Who is the most powerful marvel character? Who will survive an inter galaxy battle of superheroes? Who can defeat every other superhero in the world? I guess the answer to all question is SUPERMAN. But when we talk about the best superheroes of all time, we have to stop and think.
The best superheroes are not just those who have amazing superpowers, but those who were popular among audience and had a huge impact on pop culture. There are many best superheroes list online yet no one is able to call any one superhero as the greatest superhero ever. One thing that we found common among all lists was the exclusion of female superheroes. So we decided to make our own list of best superheroes ever. We tried to be as diverse and as unbiased as possible. We not just focused on marvel superheroes and DC superheroes but also superheroes of Movies, TV and other comic book publications.
Here we have chosen 50 best superheroes:
Best Superheroes All Time
50. The Falcon
Powers and Abilities: Falcon have mechanical wings. He is telepathically connected with his bird RedWing. However it was later revealed that Falcon can connect with any bird and can see what the bird sees. This makes him quiet powerful.
Why is he on the List: Falcon is the first African American superhero. He became Captain America and Leader of Avengers after Steve Rogers Retired. He is a trust worthy person and fan favorite side kick of captain America. Anthony Mackie’s Portrayal of Falcon in Captain America Movies has made him more popular.
Powers and Abilities: She is basically the female Version of Super man so she have all the powers that superman possesses under a Yellow sun.
Why is She on the list: Because she is one of the few female superheroes that crossed all the barriers and became a fan favorite.
Powers and Abilities: Nightcrawler can teleport himself and others near him from one place to another.
Why is he on the list: Despite being an ugly mutant (he looks like an indigo colored Monkey), Nightcrawler struck chord with audience due to innocent and pure heart. He is a religious person and has often kept Humanity Above all.
47. Ghost Rider
Powers and Abilities: Ghost Rider is a supernatural being who ride on a motorcycle that has supernatural powers. He is unstoppable and invincible. His bike can ride on water, vertical and can travel large distances in a short period of time.
Why is he on the list: Johnny Blaze’s Ghost Rider presented the biker culture of America. The Ghost Rider comic line is mix up of supernatural elements and antihero elements. This made him immensely popular.
Powers and Abilities: Hawkman is Reincarnation of Prince Khufu (The Egyptian Prince who Built great Pyramid was also named Khufu). He wears apparel made of fictional Nth Metal that allows him to fly. He also have large wings attached to his body and he uses Archaic weapon in fight.
Why is he on the list: Hawkman had a mysterious story line that intimidated the readers and he soon became popular.
Powers and Abilities: Professor Hank Mcoy is a brilliant biochemist and is well educated, well behaving person. However in his Beast Mutant transformation, He become a super powerful mutant with devilish looks. He gain super senses, super strength and basically all the physical traits of a great ape and a big cat.
Why is he on the list: Professor Hank provided a stability to the core X-Men group. He was like side kick of Professor X . His knowledge about so vast variety of topics made him even more appealing and soon he was a fan favorite.
44. Martian Manhunter
Powers and Abilities: Martian Manhunter has super strength, can telepath, regenerates, high stamina and speed and also can shape shift. Superman once called him the most powerful person he knows.
Why is he on the List: He was the core member of Justice League. With Batman and Superman dominating the comics, Martian Manhanter was easy target for writers to play with and luckily he turned out to be very lovable.
Power and Abilities: Super strength, Can heal and Heightened Senses. Also he is good in martial arts.
Why is he on the list: Well who wont love a Vampire fighting African American Superhero?
42. The Atom
Powers and Abilities: He can shrink down to sub atomic size while retaining his normal physical powers. He is the Ant-Man of DC Comics.
Why is he on the List: The atom was introduced in the wake of sub-atomic theories and he gained popularity due to his intriguing story line.
41. Luke Cage
Powers and Abilities: Due to Cellular Regeneration, Luke cage have very dense skin making him immune to any cut or any other physical danger. Also he has superhuman strength.
Why is he on the list: Because he proved himself to be a better superhero than others in the Marvel comics and was soon included into the Avengers.
Powers and Abilities: He can convert Potential Energy into Kinetic Energy in one go. Basically he can blast things.
Why is he on the list: Gambit have a charming personality and his accent was very popular among fans in the 90s.
39. Invisible Woman (Fantastic Four)
Powers and Abilities: As the name Suggest, Susan Storm becomes invisible woman by changing the wavelengths of light around her.
Why is she one the list: Because Susan Storm is a one fourth of the Fantastic Four.
38. Hank Pym (Ant-Man)
Powers and Abilities: Ant-man can turn himself into extremely small sub-atomic sized being while possessing high physical power and speed at the same time. He can change into Giant man too and also he can telepath with ants.
Why is he on the list: Due to his witty humor and quirky responses to situations, Ant-man soon became popular. He is also one important member of The Avengers.
37. Kitty Pryde
Powers and Abilities: Kitty Pride can levitate and can move through solid state of matter.
Why is she on the list: Kitty Pride is important member of X-Men.
Powers and Abilities: Spawn has psychic and divine abilities.
Why is he on the List: Because in a era of where comics were popular only among kids, Spawn managed to gain audience among older ones. His personality change from a villain to an anti hero was alsoliked by many.
35. Judge Dredd
Powers and Abilities: Judge Dredd lives in a dystopian future so most of his powers are technology based.
Why is he on the list: Because Judge Dredd had huge influence on pop culture, especially in great Britain.
34. Johnny Storm (Human Torch)
Powers and Abiltiies: Johnny Storm can change into human torch a live human figure fire. He is immune to fire and he can fly too.
Why is he on the list: Johnny Storm gave the entertaining angle to Fantastic Four.
Powers and abilities: Storm can manipulate the weather and she is considered as one of the most powerful mutant on the earth.
Why is she on the list: A superheroine who is part of X-Men and Avengers and Fantastic Four deserves every right to be on this list.
Power and Abilities: He is a perfect and decorated war Soldier.
Why is he on the list: Due to his attitude for vengeance, Punisher soon became a superhero to root for.
Powers and Abilities: He has no particular power just a strong will for justice.
Why is he on the list: Isn’t the power listed above reason enough for the guy to be included in the list?
Powers and Abilities: Hawkeye is famous as that Avenger who basically just shoot arrows (but with very skilled precision)
Why is he on the list: Because he gave the human factor in Avengers Assemble.
29. John Constantine
Powers and Abilities: He can do magic but his greatest power is his conning ability and his quick thinking.
Why is he on the list: John Constantine aka Hellblazer have all the traits of a bad person such as abusive personality, chain smoking, cynicism but his desire to do good things in his life makes him a lovable character with flaws.
28. Black Widow
Power and Abilities: Black Widow is a trained assassin and she is perfect in her job.
Why is she on the list: Despite being trained on the evil side, Natasha chose to use her skills for good side.
Powers and Abilities: Hellboy has demonic appearance but he also has superhuman strength, endurance, stamina and healing factor.
Why is he on the list: Hellboy story line was impressive and linking him to Nazis made him quiet popular among fans.
Powers and Abilities: She can manipulate any human being with her looks. Other than that she is good athlete and gymnast.
Why is she on the list: Because she is Girlfriend of Batman.
25. Captain Marvel
Powers and Abilities: can transform herself into any form of energy.
Why is she on the list: Because Captain Marvel turned out to be important part of Team Avengers.
24. Black Panther
Powers and Abilities: Black Panther has superhuman speed and strength and senses just like panther.
Why is he on the list: Black Panther is probably the best African American Superhero.
Powers and Abilities: Aquaman can telepath and control any marine life. He has superhuman strength and can swim at great speeds in water.
Why is he on the list: Aquaman is an important part of Justice League.
Powers and Abilities: Like his Mentor Batman, Robin has no superheroes but relies on his skills in martial arts and technology to fight any villain.
Why is he on the list: No Sidekick has been as popular as Robin. Thanks to Batman.
21. Silver Surfer
Powers and Abilities: Silver surfer have cosmic powers and he can travel intergalactic distances with ease.
Why is he on the list: Because he showed us that despite starting from the dark side one can turn to the good side and also can use his powers to help others.
20. The Thing
Powers and Abilities: The Thing is a superhuman being who can perform task that requires physical strength at ease. Also his body is made up of rocks so he is immune to many physical damages.
Why is he on the list: The Thing got popular because of his attitude and soon he was the most popular among the Fantastic Four.
Powers and Abilities: Arrow have no superpower but he is a skilled archer and have sharp mind.
Why is he on the list: Because Arrow showed us that one do need superpowers to be a superhero.
18. Jean Grey
Powers and Abilities: She is called as the most powerful mutant who at its peak level even defeated Galactus, the being who eats planets.
Why is she on the list: Didn’t you read it – SHE IS THE MOST POWERFUL MUTANT.
Powers and Abilities: Cyclops can emit powerful energy beams from his eyes.
Why is he on the list: Cyclops is a typical hero with all the good qualities.
16. Reed Richards aka Mr Fantastic
Powers and Abilities: Mr Fantastic has elastic body which means he can stretch and deform his body in any shape. Apart from this he is a well known biochemist.
Why is he on the list: As the leader of Fantastic Four, Reed Richards used his powers for the welfare of mankind.
Powers and Abilities: Deadpool’s strongest power is his healing factor which has made him almost immune to death. Other than that he is a highly trained mercenary.
Why is He on the List: Despite being a introduced as a side villain, Deadpool soon turned into a sensation due to his dark humor (that often breaks fourth wall) and his interesting story lines. In one story line he kills the whole marvel universe.
Powers and Abilities: Other than seeing, every other organ of Daredevil works in super enhanced way. He has superhuman senses and his brain stores so complex information that he can easily from inhuman task via that.
Why is he on the list: Daredevil represented the superheroes with flaws and this was loved by audience.
13. Green Lantern
Powers and Abilities: He wears a ring that is the major source of his energy.
Why is he on the list: Green Lantern is one of the most popular superhero on the face of earth.
12. Doctor Strange
Powers and Abilities: Doctor Strange has psychic and highly skilled magician.
Why is he on the list: Doctor strange’s psychic abilities made him a unique property among the avengers and this in turned made him a fan favorite.
11. Wonder Woman
Powers and Abilities: Wonder Woman is a demigoddess and possess supernatural powers.
Why is she on the list: Because she is the most popular female superhero ever.
Powers and Abilities: Thor has god-like powers but his main power source is his hammer that can only be lifted by him.
Why is he on the list: Thor linked up the norse mythology with the modern comic book era and this was loved by fans.
9. The Flash
Powers and Abilities: The flash can run at supersonic speeds and also he is one of those rare super heroes who can time travel.
Why is he on the list: Flash gave a new angel to the justice league that was earlier just circling around Batman and superman only.
8. Professor X
Powers and Abilities: Professor X can easily control minds of normal human beings as well as mutants. Also he can easily contact with any mutant around the globe.
Why is he on the list: Being the guru of X-Men, professor becomes one of the most loved character.
Powers and Abilities: Professor Bruce Banner turns into Hulk when angry or excited. Hulk is invincible from almost all the forces in the universe. He is very very powerful and can jump travel long distances.
Why is he on the list: Professor Bruce Banner is a brilliant scientist while his alter ego Hulk is a raged war machine. Both these characteristics were presented in a balanced and entertaining manner which made hulk popular.
6. Captain America
Powers and Abilities: Captain America is a superhuman and have above average speed and power. Also he have shield that he uses effectively in attack and defense.
Why is he on the list: Captain America is characterized as a leader, a very good and disciplined human being that have particular sets of rule. His extremely good side made him popular among fans.
Powers and Abilities: Wolverine has body made of vibranium (Fictional metal) and has long strong claws that he uses for attack. Also he have regeneration power making him much more dangerous for his foes.
Why is he on the list: Wolverine has a very complex story line often showing him as a victim. This resulted in Wolverine gaining sympathy from fans. Plus he is cool as hell.
Powers and Abilities: Ironman wears a metallic armor that is full of advance technology. He uses this armor to fight his enemies as well as to perform inhuman tasks.
Why is he on the list: Robert Downey Jr. made him much more popular than he should be. Ironman vast knowledge and his skills in advance technology made him a fan favorite.
Powers and Abilities: Spiderman can shoot strong spider silks from his body and he have strong senses.
Why is he on the list: Spiderman is a teenage superhero and he is filled with enthusiasm. In fact he is one of those few superheroes, who actually made people to wish to be a superhero like him.
Powers and Abilities: Superman is often criticized for having almost all the powers that a person can think of. He is like God.
Why is he on the list: He is the first popular superhero whose popularity haven’t declined an inch since introduction.
Powers and Abilities: World’s best Detective, Martial Artist, Difficult to defeat in hand to hand combat, uses advance technology and have a No Nonsense Attitude.
Why is he Number One: Because He is Bruce Wayne..errr… BATMAN.
Who would you rank number one in your list of best superheroes.