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Superheroes, Ranked

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Earlier today, after Marvel announced plans to release about 837 new superhero movies over the next few years, heated debate broke out among Deadspin staffers over such questions as whether or not it matters that Batman is a crypto-fascist, whether anyone in the entire world will be rooting for Superman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, and whether or not several superheroes, like Matter-Eater Lad, are actual superheroes with actual comic books published about them and such.

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One outcome of this debate was the following definitive superhero ranking, to which most of the staff contributed.

  1. Batman
  1. Spider-Man
  2. Wolverine
  3. Captain America
  4. Hulk
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Iron Man
  7. Beast
  8. Daredevil
  9. Storm
  10. Human Torch
  11. Professor X
  12. The Flash (Barry Allen)
  13. Ghost Rider
  14. Black Panther
  15. The Thing
  16. Jean Grey
  17. Hellboy
  18. Swamp Thing
  19. The Flash (Wally West)
  20. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
  21. Iceman
  22. Nightcrawler
  23. Mr. Fantastic
  24. Green Arrow
  25. Rogue
  26. Silver Surfer
  27. Hawkeye
  28. Colossus
  29. The Punisher
  30. Cyclops
  31. Nick Fury
  32. Robin
  33. Thor
  34. Green Lantern (Jon Stewart)
  35. Invisible Woman
  36. Catwoman
  37. Ant-Man
  38. Nightwing
  39. Bishop
  40. Iron Fist
  41. Aquaman
  42. Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
  43. Maria Hill
  44. Dr. Strange
  45. Emma Frost
  46. Squirrel Girl
  47. The Falcon
  48. Namor The Submariner
  49. War Machine
  50. Psylocke
  51. Luke Cage
  52. Black Widow
  53. Cable
  54. Mr. A
  55. She-Hulk
  56. Animal Man
  57. She-Gambit
  58. Plastic Man
  59. Spawn
  60. The Question
  61. The Wasp
  62. Jubilee
  63. Martian Manhunter
  64. Scarlet Witch
  65. Gambit
  66. Quicksilver
  67. Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
  68. Moon Knight
  69. Deadpool
  70. Black Bolt
  71. Red Hulk
  72. Captain Britain
  73. Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  74. Matter-Eater Lad
  75. Vision
  76. Multiple Man
  77. R.E.S.C.U.E. (Pepper Potts)
  78. Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
  79. Giant Man
  80. Hawkman
  81. Red She-Hulk
  82. Supergirl
  83. Hawkgirl
  84. Witch Blade
  85. Night Thrasher
  86. Strong Guy
  87. Speedball
  88. Power Girl
  89. Ka-Zar
  90. Being hit by a car
  91. Superman

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