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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929 440
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Death Sandman

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1,101 292
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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675 454
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dream Sandman

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675 330
Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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879 272
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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345 218
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucifer Sandman

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547 311
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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712 259
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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639 307
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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338 347
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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357 168
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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391 143
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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654 757
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

29 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

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250 335
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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267 270
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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218 301
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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284 293
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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221 147
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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182 287
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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287 225
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 Full List of X-Men Characters & Members

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177 273
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Redlance Elfquest

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165 113
The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx The Maxx

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145 134
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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165 181
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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131 190
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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150 164
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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104 220
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added Katchoo Choovanski

The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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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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119 216
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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164 284
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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139 169
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
RebeckaDanielsson added Lois Lane Superman: War of the Worlds

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144 143
Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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114 154
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

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104 268
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

The Best Black Panther Storylines in Comics

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129 69
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added April O Neil

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200 162
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

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149 112
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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208 87
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

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47 83
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

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116 121
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

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146 101
Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
CaptainTightpants added Dr Horrible

Comic Storylines That Will Influence Avengers 4

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172 87
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

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25 9
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Michonne

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57 159
Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

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89 257
Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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130 82
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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93 136
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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67 132
Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

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