Superheroes have a special place in many people's hearts, whether they first read about them in comic books, or in one of the many movies that have been dedicated to the crime-fighting characters. They have grown in such popularity that at one point, they weren't considered mainstream, while today, superhero movies are some of the biggest in the world, breaking box office records and slowly inching towards being accepted for awards. And they all have humble beginnings in the pages of comic books, where their ability to fly, use super powers or abnormal human abilities has had then endure the test of time.
They are so much a part of our culture, that some are icons in the world, noticeable by the symbol they have on their chest, or the technique they use to fight crime. And for every villain who has tried to destroy the world, there is a superhero there to stop them and bring them to justice. So how many can you name quickly? What will it take for you to figure out who these superheroes are? Can you tell just by a picture, where they are from, or who their biggest foe is? Take our quiz and find out how much you know about some of the world's most iconic superheroes.
1Who is this superhero?
This superhero’s real name is Tony Stark, a billionaire who constructs his own armored suit after being forced to build a weapon of mass destruction. His iconic yellow and red suit comes built with plenty of weapons, has the ability to fly, and is powered by the arc reactor that is in Stark’s chest, which saves him from dying by keeping shrapnel out of his heart. He is part of the Avengers group, and has appeared in Marvel comic books since the 1960s, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008, as he was the first movie in the MCU.
2Who is this superhero?
This superhero is known as the Dark Knight and is actually Bruce Wayne in disguise. He becomes this superhero after his parents were both killed and the mob takes over Gotham City with crime. He doesn't have superpowers like other superheroes do, but instead relies on weapons and gadgets to battle criminals. Some of his biggest foes are the Joker, Penguin and Riddler, and he is one of the faces of the DC Universe and one of the biggest superheroes in history.
3Who is this superhero?
After getting bitten by this radioactive bug, Peter Parker got powers to climb walls, a heighten sense of his surroundings, superhuman strength and depending on the comic, the ability to sling webs from his wrist. He becomes this masked superhero who swings through New York City, battling villains such as the Green Goblin, Carnage and Sandman. He lives with his Aunt May after his Uncle was killed, has a love interest in Mary Jane and works as a photographer for the newspaper.
4Who is this superhero?
This superhero has had server people appear as him in the DC Comic books, including Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner. He gets his power from a magic ring, which gives him a bunch of super powers, including the power of flight. The ring was made out of an object the has the same name as this character, and the ring needs to be charged every 24 hours, which requires touching it to this object. He was originally created way back in the 1940s.
5Who is this superhero?
This superhero is based on the Norse god of the same name, which is the Asgardian God of Thunder. He cares with him a hammer named Mjolnir, which gives him the ability to fly, call for powerful lightning strikes, and can be used as a weapon itself. Only the choose one can lift the hammer of this character, which has included other Marvel characters as well. He has been a main character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with three films around his character, while also being a part of the Avengers.
6Who is this superhero?
This superhero has super human speed, which includes his ability to run, think, move extremely fast, often violating certain laws of physics doing so. The character has had four different characters under his name, including Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen. He has an iconic red outfit with yellow lightning bolt on his chest, and has been a key staple member of the Justice League in the DC Comics universe, being one of their most popular characters
7Who is this superhero?
This superhero's real name is Peter Quill and he is the leader of the superhero team, Guardians of the Galaxy. He is a human-alien hybrid, as his mother is Meredith Quill, while his father is J'Son. His mother is killed and eventually abducted by the outlaw group known as the Ravagers. He eventually leaves them, and forms the Guardians to protect Earth from any attack, aiding the Avengers in an attack from Thanos. In the MCU movies he is played by Chris Pratt
8Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a green skinned monster who is the alter ego of Bruce Banner. The two are independent personalities of each other, with the superhero side coming out when Banner gets stressed and angry. Banner was exposed to gamma rays that physically transformed him into this character, giving him huge strength and his ability to jump high and smash things. His powers also include healing abilities, invulnerability and density manipulation. Like many heroes, he has a love interest, which is Betty Ross, and he was included in the Avengers.
9Who is this superhero?
This founding member of the Justice League has the ability to mind control sea creatures into helping him, while he also utilizes the power of the Trident of Neptune, which was owned by the Sea God Poseidon. His other powers include superhuman strength, with enough lung capacity to swim under water for long stretches of time. He grows weak if he stays out of water for too long, much like a fish would. In the DC Extended Universe films, he was portrayed by Jason Momoa.
10Who is this superhero?
Considered to be the archetype for what a superhero is, this character is actually not human, but an alien from the planet Kyrpton, whose real name is Kal-El. He was sent to Earth to live by his parents before his planets destruction, and he grew up on a farm in Kansas and raised as Clark Kent. He possesses superhuman strength, has the ability to fly, can melt with beams from his eyes, and can freeze with his breath. The iconic phrase ‘faster than a speeding bullet’ is attributed to this character.
11Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy who had his family killed by the supervillain Thanos. He has superhuman strength, stamina and resistance to physical injury, and can also breath in space without air. In the MCU, he first meets the rest of the Guardians in prison, and looks to seek revenge aginst Thanos for killing his family, which includes killing Ronan. He isn't able to understand metaphors, as his species is complete literal. He is played by Dave Bautista in the movies.
12Who is this superhero?
This superhero was created during World War 2 from a super solider serum given to him, giving him increased strength, agility and abilities beyond a typical solider. His real name is Steve Rogers during a fight with HYDRA, his main enemy, he was frozen for nearly 70 years before awaking again in the future. He leads the Avengers, and cares with him a shield made out of vibranium, which is considered indestructible. Despite living in a different time than he is used to, he keeps his morals and remains a highly respected hero.
13Who is this superhero?
This founding member of the Justice League is a goddess of the Amazon people, and is known as Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta. Her other civilian name is Diana Prince. She possesses plenty of tools and weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indescribable bracelets, which she can use to stop nearly anything, a tiara which she throws. Her mode of transportation is the invisible plane, as she doesn’t fly, though she does have accelerated healing powers and superhuman strength and speed.
14Who is this superhero?
This superhero is mutant and part of the X-Men and possesses animal-keen senses. He is able to heal himself from wounds, which is the reason his entire body has a Adamantium plated skeleton that has retractable bone claws, as his body was able to heal itself when the metal was attached, and when it comes out of his hands. In motion pictures, he was in the X-Men trilogy movies and then had his own trilogy afterward. He was portrayed by Hugh Jackman in those movies.
15Who is this superhero?
This Marvel character is known as Ben Grimm. This Marvel character is best described as the original quintessential tough-guy of the Marvel Universe. Once his transformation was complete, he became a member of the Fantastic Four. This character was an ace formative test-pilot for NASA until he was exposed to intense cosmic radiation that mutated him into a rock-skinned monster with immense superhuman strength. Although his exterior is much harder than stone, and he has a rather gruff disposition, he has a heart of gold.
16Who is this superhero?
This DC Comic superhero is an alien from Krypton, whose real name s Kara Zor-El. She is the cousin on another famous superhero from that planet, whose real name is Kal-El. Her powers are much the same, including superhuman strength, speed and senses, the ability to fly, heat vision, freezing breath and X-Ray vision. She is known to use her powers sometimes recklessly, as she has been able to use them from an early time in her life. A TV series was made of her and stars Melissa Benoist as the character.
17Who is this superhero?
Oliver Jonas Queen is known as this DC Superhero, and is a wealthy businessman and owner of Queen Industrial. He is an archer who uses his skills with a bow to fight crime in Star City and Seattle, and is a member of the Justice League. He doesn’t have superpowers like some heroes have, but instead relies on expert archery, hand-to-hand combat skills and high-tech equipment in his fight against crime. A live action series debuted in 2012 of this character on The CW network.
18Who is this superhero?
This superhero was blinded by a radioactive substance, leaving him without sight. But despite that, his senses are heightened, giving him a near radar sense, which he uses fighting crime. Skilled in hand-to-hand combat, mostly due to his father being boxer Jack Murdock, he puts on a red costume and seeks revenge for his father’s killers, taking on Kingpin and Bullseye. In his civilian life, he’s a lawyer, and the character has had a motion picture, starring Ben Affleck, and a Netflix TV Show made about him.
19Who is this superhero?
This former surgeon was in a car accident that damaged his hands and made him unable to perform surgery. He tries to find a way to repair them and encounters the Ancient One, and becomes the Sorcerer Supreme's student, becoming well taught in both the mystical arts and the martial arts. He gets extra power for the Cloak of Levitation and Eye of Agamotto, and performes powerful spells. He is a member of the Avengers, and is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the live-action MCU movies.
20Who is this superhero?
Known by her real name, Carol Danvers, this superhero first appeared as a United States Air Force officer before becoming a member of the Avengers. She is often called the biggest female hero in Marvel comics, and has superhuman strength and speed, along with the ability to fly. She first got her powers when her DNA was fused together with Mar-Vell's during an explosion. She has also been known as Binary and Warbird, and has been in publication since the later 1970s.
21Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a tree-like creature and member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He has accelerated healing powers, superhuman durability and elasticity. Coming from Planet X, he is a Flora Colossus, whose language is impossible to understand, causing them to sound like they are only saying three words, one being his name, which can make some angry as he can't say more than three words. In the MCU movies, he still only speaks three words and is voiced by actor Vin Diesel.
22Who is this superhero?
This superhero has the ability to shrink down in size. The suit the allows him to do it was created by Hank Pym, which gives this hero, better known as Scott Lang, the ability to shrink yet maintain the strength of a normal sized person. Lang was originally a thief who was given the suit to try and steal back the technology that created his suit from someone else who wanted to make his own. He is a member of the Avengers and in the movies he is played by Paul Rudd.
23Who is this superhero?
This superhero is the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, who acts like a poor third-world country, but is actually a technological advance civilization. The country is known for it's plentiful supply of vibranium, which his suit is created out of, giving him a suit that is near indestructable. The title of this character is given to whoever is the King of their people at the time, leading to changes in who is in the suit. Most notably, T'Challa is the man in the suit.
24Who is this superhero?
This mutant was a supervillain at first, along with her twin brother Quicksilver, with the ability to alter reality in unspecific ways. She is a sorceress, who eventually turns good and becomes a member of the Avengers and becomes the wife of another member of the team, Vision. She is born Wanda Maximoff, and is featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where she is played by Elizabeth Olsen and is taken by HYRDA where experiments lead to her gaining her powers.
25Who is this superhero?
This character is one of the founding, original members of the Fantastic Four and is considered the leader. His real name is Reed Richards, and he has a mastery of mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering, chemistry and physics. He is considered one of the most intelligent fictional characters in American comics. He was the man who invented the spacecraft that the Fantastic Four were on when radiation gave them their powers. His power was the ability to stretch his body in any shape.
26Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a member of the Justice League and is an Alien with the ability to shape-shift. His real name is J'onn J'onzz, and he also has superhuman abilities, genius intellect and the ability to fly. He also has telekinesis and telepathy abilities. He is green-skinned who is brought to earth by an experimental teleportation beam, which is destroyed, leaving him no ability to return home. After he reveals himself to the world, he becomes a charter member of the Justice League, often being used as a substitute for Superman.
27Who is this superhero?
This character has many aliases, including Marvel Girl and Dark Phoenix, but she is most known for her time with the X-Men. She is a mutant, who has superhuman abilities, mainly telepathic and telekinetic powers. She is married to another member of the X-Men, Cyclops, while also having a love interest with Wolverine. Her powers were discovered when her best friend was hit by a bar and killed. She links with her friend mentally, and nearly dies as well. Her powers are blocked by Charles Xavier, until she learns to control them.
28Who is this superhero?
This android member of the Avengers was the creation of the robot Ultron, and originally was to be used against the Avengers. He is considered to be a human, despite his body being all synthetic materials, and at the center of his head is the Solar Stone, which gives him his power. He can fire beams of infrared and microwave radiational, as well as change his density to move through walls. He also has the ability to fly. He marries Scarlet Witch in the comics.
29Who is this superhero?
He is a founding member of the X-Men, and was introduced as a mutant who has ape-like superhuman physical strength and agility. He is known as Henry 'Hank' McCoy, and is depicted as being a well-educated man in art and science, and is known as the world authority on biochemistry and genetics. He also is the doctor for the X-Men, and a mutant political activist, trying to make regular humans understand there is no reason to fear mutants, or discriminate against them.
30Who is this superhero?
This ex-convict was put in prison for a crime he didn't commit and gains his superhuman strength after being voluntarily experimented on. He was the first black superhero to star in his own comic-book series, and joined Iron Fist to become part of the Hero for Hire group who help anyone who can meet their price, even setting up an office in Times Square. He married super investigator Jessica Jones, and they had a daughter together. He also goes by the name Power Man.
31Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and is a intelligent raccoon who is an expert marksman and tactician. The character was inspired by the Beatles song "Rocky Raccoon" and in the comics he acts as the Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant. He comes from a planet where animal companions were genetically manipulated to have human level intelligence. He joins the Gardians of the Galaxy and becomes its leader when Star-Lord is captured, as he is a master military leader.
32Who is this superhero?
She is a mutant and a member of the X-Men, with the ability to control the weather and atmosphere, and is considered one of the most powerful mutants in the world. She is convinced to join the X-Men by Professor X, and use her abilites for good, as opposed to being a pick-pocket. She is the first major female character of African descent in comics, and has led the X-Men, while also been a member of the Avengers. In the movies, she is played by Halle Berry.
33Who is this superhero?
This superhero character is the twin brother of Scarlet Witch, and is often a regular member of the Avengers. He has the superhuman ability to move fast, and is often called a mutant who was born with this ability. In other universes, an experiment was performed on him and his sister to give them their powers. At one point, he was against the X-Men, but later turned good, and has sometimes been depicted as the son of Magneto. Along with moving fast, he can think and speak at supersonic speeds.
34Who is this superhero?
This founding member of the Fantastic Four is really named Johnny Storm, but gained the power to engulf himself in flames when he was on a spacecraft bombarded by cosmic rays. He can also fly, absorb fire into his body and control nearby fire by force of will. He is the youngest member of the group, and is the brother to another member of the group, Susan Storm, and brother-in-law to Mister Fantastic. His catchphrase when he engulfs his entire body in flames is "Flame on!"
35Who is this superhero?
This character is a mutant and is the founder of the X-Men. He has exceptional telepathic abilities, and can read and control the minds of other people. It's one of the main reasons why his friend and foe, Magneto, wears a helmet, so that he can't read his thoughts. He runs a private school for mutants who want to learn about their powers in a safe place, away from humans who are scared they might harm them. He promotes peace and equality between humans and mutants.
36Who is this superhero?
Known as Sam Wilson, he is a member of the Avengers and former United Staetd pararescueman, trained in in-air combat. He uses a designed wing pack to give him flight, and has some limtied control over birds. He was the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics, and also the first to not have the word 'Black' as part of his name. He was urged by Captain America to become this hero to help him against exiles of the Nazis who survived World War 2.
37Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a member of the X-Men, and is a mutant with the superhuman ability to emit beams of energy from his eyes. The downfall is, he can't control the beas without special eyewear, which he has to wear all the time. He is often credited as the leader of the X-Men, due to his nature to be a born leader and level headed person. He is married to Jean Grey, a fellow mutant, and is one of the most prominent characters in marvel.
38Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a former Russian spy, who later defected to the United States and becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a member of the Avengers. While she doesn't have superpowers, she is an expert tactician and in martial arts, as well as an expert marksman. She regularly is featured alongside Iron Man. Her real name is Natasha Romanova, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is played by Scarlett Johansson. She often works alongside other S.H.I.E.L.D. member Hawkeye and Nick Fury.
39Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a member of the X-Men and is a mutant who was born with the superhuman ability to mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy. One of his most known traits, however, is his ability to throw cards. He also is very good at hand-to-hand combat, as well as using a bo staff. He will charge his playing cards with energy and throw them, using them as explosive objects. He was part of a thieves' guild before joining the X-Men, yet wasn't trusted by everyone.
40Who is this superhero?
This superhero got his suit of armor from Iron Man, and is actually James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, a member of the Untied States Marine Corps. He is a close friend and allie of Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, and originally got he suit when he became Iron Man, thinking that Tony had died. But after Tony returned, he adopted this name and kept the suit, adding a machine gun to his shoulder, along with other miliatry style weapons. He also became a member of the Avengers.
41Who is this superhero?
This superhero often serves as the sidekick to Batman. His real name is Dick Grayson, and he would later go on to become an independent superhero known as Nightwing. Nicknamed 'The Boy Wonder', Grayson ws an acrobat as a kid and his parents were killed by gangster Boss Zucco who sabotaged their trapeze. Batman investigated it, and put the young Dick Grayson under his watch as Bruce Wayne, and together they formed a team, using many of the same traits and weapons as each other.
42Who is this superhero?
This superhero got her powers when she was in a car crash and had radioacticve chemicals spilled on her. She gained the ability to fly, superhuman strength and invulnerability. She becomes a detective to use her powers for good, and joins the Young Avengers team. She later on marries Luke Cage and returns to her normal life, going into hiding to protect her daughter and stay away from superheroes and villains. A Netflix TV show is made of this character and stars Krysten Ritter as her.
43Who is this superhero?
She is mutant superhero and a member of the X-Men. She has the ability to absorb and remove the memories, physical strength and superpowers of anyone she touches, which she considered to be a curse because if she touches anyone, she would take their life away. So she would have to wear gloves in order to touch people until she learned how to control her powers. She grew up as a villain, but after absoving Ms. Marvel's powers, she joins the X-Men, fearing for her life.
44Who is this superhero?
This hero is from the Hellblazer comic book and is a working class occult detective. He struggles with the influence of both Heaven and Hell over humanity and is charged with the duty of sending demons back to hell, often to try and save his own soul and buy his way into Heaven. He has a reputation for being a powerful sorcerer, one of the most powerful in the world, but he rarely uses magic, instead using his wits and tricks agaisnt his enemies.
45Who is this superhero?
This superhero was actually Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon. She lives in Gotham City, and is a friend of Batman and Robin, helping them fight crime and mob bosses in the city. She was introduced as a love interest for Robin, and in her real life without the mask on, she is a doctor in library science, and the head of the Gotham City public library. After the Joker made her a paraplegic, she became the source of information for all members of the family and codenamed 'Oracle".
46Who is this superhero?
This superhero is a founding member of the Fantastic Four and the groups only female member of the original four. She is the brother to the Human Torch and married to Reed Richards, better known as Mister Fantastic. Her real name is Susan Storm, and she can project field of invisible psionic energy which she uses for both offense and defense. She can render herself and others invisible with the use of light waves, and is considered to be the soul of the group.
47Who is this superhero?
Jennifer Walters is known as this superhero and she got her ability after she received a blood transfusion from Bruce Banner, getting a mild version of the monster Banner becomes when he is stressed. She becomes a powerful version of herself, but still retains her personality and emotional control, though she becomes even stronger when she is angry. During her day job, she has served as the lawyer from many of the superheroes in Marvel, while also being a member of the Avengers, Fantastic Four and Heroes for Hire.
48Who is this superhero?
This superhero, real name Daniel Rand, has mystical force powers known as the same name he goes by. It allows him to summon and focus chi, making him a greater expert of martial arts. He partnered up with Luke Cage to make the Hero for Hire team, which hired their services out to whoever could afford to pay their price. The two were paired together as they weren't popular enough to have their own comic book, so rather than being cancelled, they joined forces.
49Who is this superhero?
This superhero's real name is Kurt Wagner, and he is part of the mutant team known as the X-Men, as he was born with the ability to teleport, he has superhuman agility and adhesive hands and feet, so he can climb on walls. His physical appearance also allows him to become nearly invisible in shadows. Unlike most X-Men who look human, he has a tail, yellow eyes, three-fingered hands and two-toed feet, while his body is covered in fur, helping his invisibility.
50Who is this superhero?
Doreen Green is known as this supergero, who has the ability to communicate with the tiny animals she is named after, which is pretty effective against supervillains. She served as the nanny for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' child, and splits her time as a student at Empire State University. She is a member of the Avengers as well, and also has a tail, razor-sharp claws and retractable knuckle spikes that goes along with her ability to communicate with the small animals.