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. Some terms of art for this type of characters are "non-superheroes", "superpowerless heroes" and "skilled normal".

DC Comics superheroes[edit]

DC Comics supervillains[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, peak human condition, 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, peak human condition, weaponer)
  • 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)
  • Jonah Hex (marksman, able to gun down multiple enemies in one draw, expert hand-to-hand combatant, master tracker and detective)
  • 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)
  • Ra's al Ghul (genius-level intellect, master strategist, hand-to-hand specialist, martial artist, swordsman, marksman, assassin)
  • Rag Doll (thief, master contortionist)
  • Red Hood (strategist, martial artist, gymnast, weaponer)
  • Riddler (criminal mastermind, genius)
  • Roulette (criminal mastermind, hypnotist, gambler)
  • The Scarecrow (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)
  • The Ventriloquist (Puppeteer)
  • Zeiss (assassin, fighter, gymnast)

Marvel Comics superheroes[edit]

Marvel Comics supervillains[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)
  • Crossbones (hand-to-hand fighting, guns and crossbow shooting, knife throwing, piloting, driving)
  • 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, poacher, marksman, survivalist)
  • Red Skull (high intellect, inventive genius, hand-to-hand combat)
  • 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)

Raj Comics superheroes[edit]

  • Super Commando Dhruva (Genius-level intellect, interact with animals, acrobat, strategist, filters and gadgets, detective)
  • Doga (Skilled shooter, can talk with dogs, deadly weapons, combat expert)

Other comics characters[edit]

  • Flash Gordon (leadership, marksmanship, stamina, swordsmanship, unarmed combat, weapon master)
  • Judge Dredd (leadership, marksmanship, stamina, stealth, unarmed combat, weapon master)
  • Kick-Ass and every other costumed character in that continuity
  • The Magdalena
  • The Phantom (intellect, stealth, leadership, tactician, marksmanship, swordsmanship, escape artist)
  • Shredder (master of ninjutsu, genius-level intellect, master of stealth, strategist, manipulator)
  • The Spirit
  • Zigomar

Other media[edit]