Total Nerd The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes  

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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

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916 423
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Death Sandman

3
1,063 287
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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662 440
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dream Sandman

5
661 312
Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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850 263
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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332 204
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucifer Sandman

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530 301
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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692 250
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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627 296
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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333 331
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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348 153
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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378 137
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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651 748
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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244 325
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Spider Jerusalem Transmetropolitan

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255 263
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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215 292
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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276 286
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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212 142
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added Pepper Potts

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179 280
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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279 217
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

The 18 Most Random Character Changes in Marvel Comics

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164 104
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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176 266
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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143 128
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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162 175
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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127 185
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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146 156
May Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added May Parker

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103 215
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added Katchoo Choovanski

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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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

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117 210
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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162 278
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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142 137
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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133 166
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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103 261
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

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111 149
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

Easter Eggs From Every Marvel Movie

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199 156
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

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123 65
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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141 110
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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198 86
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

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45 77
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

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142 94
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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111 116
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

The Best Characters from Batman Comics

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162 83
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

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55 152
Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

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18 4
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Michonne

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87 251
Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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127 77
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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91 131
Evey Hammond is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Evey Hammond V for Vendetta

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65 127
Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

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90 81
Daphne Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Daphne Blake