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List Rules Characters from comic books that are human or do not have super powers.

Superhero comic books tend to get all the attention and glory, but sometimes it's the characters without capes and cowls that really stand out. This list collects all the coolest comic book and graphic novel characters who don't fit the traditional superhero mold, who blaze their own trails, or who sometimes just supplement the action and provide a nice, relatable human counterpoint to the Spandex-clad, outer space-exploring, muscle-bound titans who defend humanity from existential threats.

Did we miss one of your favorite characters who has better things to do than patrol the thin line between criminality and innocence? Add your own picks for the best non-superhero characters in comics to this list below!

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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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888 407
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Death Sandman

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1,027 275
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

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644 425
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dream Sandman

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645 298
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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803 255
Alfred J. Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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311 192
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucifer Sandman

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507 289
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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658 241
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
James Gordon Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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606 285
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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323 318
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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346 147
Marv is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Marv Sin City

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365 123
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

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Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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240 314
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Spider Jerusalem Transmetropolitan

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

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Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
ИльговВладимир added Donald Duck Donald Duck Adventures

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204 283
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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268 275
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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177 269
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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202 131
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added Pepper Potts

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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ian T added Howard the Duck

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The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx The Maxx

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176 257
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Redlance Elfquest

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138 121
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ranker Comics added Moira MacTaggert

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155 167
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Tintin The Adventures of Tintin

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124 177
Obelix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
BushWanker added Obelix Asterix

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102 206
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added Katchoo Choovanski

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141 150
May Parker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added May Parker

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Cerebus the Aardvark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Cerebus the Aardvark Cerebus the Aardvark

The Best Characters from Batman Comics The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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Cutter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
SarahBeth added Cutter Elfquest

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160 272
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
RebeckaDanielsson added Lois Lane Superman: War of the Worlds

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196 150
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

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107 144
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

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Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

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115 60
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added April O Neil

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J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
J. Jonah Jameson The Amazing Spider-Man

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188 80
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

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Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

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141 87
Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
CaptainTightpants added Dr Horrible

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107 109
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

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153 77
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

List of All of the Avengers The Best Netflix Original Specials

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Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

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Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Evey Hammond is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Evey Hammond V for Vendetta

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Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

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Nemi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asgeir Hovland added Nemi

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Mr. Natural is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mr. Natural