List of superheroes and villains without superpowers

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What follows is a list of superheroes and supervillains who do not possess superpowers, either intrinsic, granted by equipment, accessed through knowledge of supernatural forces (as with magic or chi powers), or otherwise "superscientific", but rely on at least marginally plausible developments of human skill and technology. One term of art for this type of character is the "skilled normal".

DC Comics heroes[edit]

DC Comics villains[edit]

  • Anarky (gadgeteer, fighter, polymath)
  • Bane (master of disguise, tactician, strategist, combatant, escapologist)
  • Black Mask (criminal mastermind, skilled torturer)
  • Bronze Tiger (martial arts master, assassin)
  • Brutale (an expert with all forms of knives and blades)
  • David Cain (master assassin, master martial artist, weaponer)
  • Calculator (genius, master strategist, information broker)
  • Captain Boomerang (George "Digger" Harkness) (master at throwing boomerangs, arsenal of trick boomerangs, thief)
  • Captain Stingaree (trained fencer and marksman)
  • Catman (hunter, survivalist, savage fighter)
  • Cavalier (expert fencer and marksman)
  • Cheshire (master assassin, martial artist, poison/toxins expert)
  • Clock King (William Tockman) (efficiency expert, master strategist)
  • Deadshot (master gunman, weaponer)
  • Deathstroke (swordsman, assassin, later on works for the government)
  • Firefly (pyrotechnics/explosives experts, pyromaniacs)
  • The General (Military historian, expert strategist and tactician, explosives expert, skilled hand-to-hand combatant.)
  • Harley Quinn (psychotic criminal, accomplice to The Joker, skilled gymnast)
  • Hugo Strange (genius-level intelligence, master of psychology)
  • Hush (surgeon, skilled fighter, criminal mastermind)
  • Javelin (arsenal of trick javelins, athlete)
  • Joker (homicidal maniac, chemist, criminal mastermind)
  • Killer Moth (petty criminal, inventor)
  • Kite Man (excellent hang-glider pilot)
  • Lady Shiva (master assassin, master martial artist)
  • Lex Luthor (genius, industrialist, scientist)
  • Mad Hatter (hypnotist, manipulator)
  • Merlyn (archer, athlete)
  • Onomatopoeia (fighter, gymnast, weaponer)
  • Ozymandias (high intellect, athlete)
  • Penguin (criminal mastermind, businessman)
  • Rag Doll (thief, master contortionist)
  • Red Hood (strategist, martial artist, gymnast, weaponer)
  • Riddler (criminal mastermind, genius)
  • Roulette (criminal mastermind, hypnotist, gambler)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics) (psychology, toxins)
  • Sportsmaster (athlete, thief, inventor)
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee (fat bodies allow bouncing)
  • Two-Face (lawyer, criminal mastermind)
  • Victor Zsasz (extreme cunning, dedicated athlete, and unpredictability)
  • Ventriloquist (comics) (Puppet)
  • Zeiss (comics) (assassin, fighter, gymnast)

Marvel Comics heroes[edit]

Marvel Comics villains[edit]

  • Arcade (master assassin, inventor, strategist)
  • Barracuda (hand-to-hand combat, guns, exceptional pain resistance)
  • Batroc the Leaper (Olympic athlete, gymnast, martial arts master)
  • Bullseye (marksman, weapons expert, martial artist, can use any object as a projectile weapon)
  • Chameleon (master of disguise, spy, mastermind)
  • Flag-Smasher (terrorist, martial artist)
  • Hitman (hand-to-hand combat, guns)
  • Jigsaw (hand-to-hand combat, guns)
  • Leap-Frog (thief, hydraulic feet)
  • Gladiator (martial artist, forearm spinning blades)
  • Kingpin (criminal mastermind, businessman, peak strength, fighter)
  • Kraven the Hunter (hunter, marksman, survivalist)
  • Russian (before revival) (very high strength)
  • Swordsman (skilled swordsman)
  • Vulture (engineer, glider)
  • Winter Soldier (marksman, martial artist, assassin)
  • Alex Wilder (master strategist)
  • Zaran (weapons master)

Other comics characters[edit]

Other media[edit]