Have you ever tried being a superhero when you were a kid? After every movie you watched or comics you read, did you try to imitate the superheroes in real life? A mask? A cape? Yes? Then welcome to the world of superheroes! There is a saying that heroes are everywhere and when the time comes, they emerge stronger than ever. A superhero is not only powerful but has a great deal of conviction for fighting crime and saving people. With superhuman powers, superhuman reflexes and extraordinary talents, they are a nightmare for any villain out there. Here you are going to read about the most popular superheroes of all time! Is your favorite superhero among them? Find out.
10. The Incredible Hulk
When you look at Dr. Bruce Banner, you might think that he is just an ordinary person with a short stature, shy and unsuspecting personality. But, he is a genius scientist! Specializing in gamma radiation. Due to an accident in the lab, he got exposed to excessive amount of gamma rays which turned him into a gigantic creature called the Incredible Hulk. Hulk possesses incredible strength, endurance, superhuman speed, agility and the cherry on top; bullet and missile proof body. This guy is unstoppable if enraged and very few can calm him down. If it had not been for his friendly and empathetic personality, he would have made a great super-villain. His only weakness is his human side or else he is a beast.
9. Jean Grey/ The Phoenix
Jean Grey is undeniably one of the most powerful female superhero in the superheroes world. She is the most powerful member of the X-men team and is too powerful for her own good. Her powers include telekinesis, telepathy and disintegration wave. Jean Grey suffers from a dis-associative identity disorder, which means she becomes a totally different person also called “The Phoenix” when her powers become uncontrolled. She is totally indestructible in this form. When she is in her human form, she is a very compassionate woman and a love interest of Wolverine.
8. The Flash
The Flash is the fastest man alive in the world of superheroes. He can run, think and act faster than the speed of light and can also travel through time! cool isn’t it? Moreover, he can phase through buildings and has the ability to read and memorize at a hyper extended rate. He is also a founding member of the original ‘Justice League’ and is indispensable to the team due to his high I.Q and super cool ideas. The coolest thing about him is that he has a very good humor, which is very refreshing in the dark world of comics. The Flash is a very popular character in the multiverse comics, which deals in time travels and time continuum paradox. His weakness is unknown as no one is fast enough to ask him.
When Stan Lee (the creator) got the idea of a suited superhero who could climb walls and spit out webs like a spider, his peers laughed at the concept. But, Spiderman was such a huge success that people demanded a movie out of the comics. He is one of the most famous superhero ever! With superhuman agility, flexibility and endurance, he fights crime and saves people on a daily basis. He might not be very powerful, but he is very popular among kids and adults alike. His weakness is his human form and due to this, he is highly vulnerable.
6. Iron Man
A billionaire, playboy and a philanthropist, Tony Stark is charming but deadly. One of the leaders of “The avengers”, he is a genius engineer and a master strategist. Clad in a metal suit, fit with latest weapons and technology, Iron Man is virtually unstoppable. His only known weakness is the arc reactor in his chest, without which he can’t power his suit or survive. What makes him so unique is that he doesn’t like to follow rules and likes to improvise on the go.
5. Captain America
A highly advanced soldier with superhuman strength, endurance and agility; He is considered as the superhero with the heart of gold. He was injected with a serum which turned him into a super soldier. Since then, he has done nothing but save people. He doesn’t age and is know to follow the truth even if it landed him against his own government. A legend who teaches that moral values are above everything. His weaknesses include being shot, crushed, etc. which is typically anything fatal to a normal human.
Thor Odinson is the Norse god of thunder and lightning. He is the most powerful member of “the Avengers” and is indestructible. His weapon is Mjolnir (hammer), which is the most powerful weapon in the cosmos. He can summon lightning, can fly using his hammer, has ungodly strength and endurance. Moreover, as a Prince of Asgard, he ages very slow! Considered as one of the most powerful superheros of all time, we are lucky that he is on our side. His only known weakness is magic, which is taken advantage of by his adopted brother Loki who is the god of mischief.
3. Wonder Woman
In the male-dominated world of superheroes, Wonder Woman comes as a nice and necessary change. She is the most well known female superhero in the world. Equipped with super strength, wisdom, beauty, power of flight and the lasso of truth, she is considered as the equivalent of Thor. Though she correlates with Superman on a daily basis, she is the living adaptation of warrior princess of the Amazons. Moreover, Wonder Woman has inspired many movies and TV shows as well as comics. She is a member of the “justice league” and is an icon for women empowerment. Her weakness is her bracelets, which if tied up together makes Wonder Woman lose all her powers. Symbolic, isn’t it?
Kal-El son of Jor-El is an alien from the planet of Krypton. Due to the destruction of his home planet he was sent to Earth, where he showcased inhuman strength, endurance and agility. He is the most powerful superhero in the universe and due to his love for mankind, he is called ‘Superman’. He is highly respected by his peers and is an inspiration for many kids throughout the world. Loaded with X-ray vision, flight ability, heat vision, cold breath and nigh-invulnerability, Superman strikes terror in the hearts of villains. His only known weakness is Kryptonite, which makes him highly vulnerable.
Batman is the most recognizable superhero in the world. He is considered as a master strategist and is a mastermind genius. What is so unique about this superhero is that he doesn’t have any powers. He has an extraordinarily inventive mind and is a martial arts expert. Due to his physical prowess and technical ingenuity, nobody likes to cross his path. Moreover, he is one of the leaders of “the justice league” and is a nightmare for criminals. Equipped with bat-mobile, bat-cave and bat-like flight suit, Batman is known for possessing super advanced gadgets and weapons. His weakness is that he is just a human and requires basic amenities like sleep and food.
These superheroes have inspired generations upon generations and are very popular among the people. Millions of toys are manufactured each year to satiate the demands of the public. It is no surprise that these top 10 famous superheroes have stood the test of time and they continue to inspire us on a daily basis.