Aliens

The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time  

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List Rules Superheroes from other planets that have appeared in comics.

What is it about aliens that makes them such good super heroes? Is it because it's so easy to give them super powers? Is it that they view our world with an outside perspective that lets us view our morality with fresh eyes? Whatever it is, the best alien superheroes have become a huge part of our popular culture. The most iconic of their ranks, Superman, was created as the embodiment of America at the turn of the last country. He was a refugee from a far-away land who grew up to hold dear all the ideals that America offered the world. It was a statement about ourselves and America's place in the world.

Soon, Superman wasn't the only the alien superhero in our cosmic neighborhood. The Green Lantern Corps alone is one of the most diverse institutions in comics, to the point where it features an alien squirrel who can kick butt with the best of them. The Guardians of the Galaxy are some of the strangest characters out there, but they're also some of the most sympathetic. Alien characters let comics move away from Earth-based stories into something more colorful and ultimately more original. After all, there are only so many human characters you can have before red skinned aliens who vomit blood start to find an audience.

But even with all the strange physical and cultural quirks, many of these alien superheroes are extremely relatable. After all, Kilowog is just another drill sergeant with a heart of gold. Silver Surfer is filled with guilt and self-loathing over what could be considered the worst job ever. Even Supergirl lives in the shadow of a famous relative and has to constantly prove her worth to the world. Heck, Mar-Vell developed cancer in one of the most controversial stories in all of comics.

Just because you have super powers doesn't mean you're immune to emotional strife. And at the end of the day, that's why we love these characters. Because alien or not, they're just as human as we are. So check out the ranking of the best alien superheroes below and consider vote for the ones that most deserve the top spots.

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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
2
Optimus Prime is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added The Transformers, Transformers: Prime, Transformers: The Ride - 3D
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Venom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added Marvel Universe
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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Goku is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Ray Estrada added Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball
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Starfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Asgeir Hovland added Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
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Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel Universe
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Groot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Guardians of the Galaxy
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Superman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Smallville, Superboy, Adventures of Superman
10
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
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Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Marvel Universe
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Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added American Splendor, Green Lantern, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
13
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch
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Yondu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Guardians of the Galaxy
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Gamora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe
16
Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe
17
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added The Transformers, Transformers, The Transformers: The Movie
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Lobo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Omega Men, Deathstroke
19
Spock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
20
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Supergirl, Movie 43, DC Universe
21
He-Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
The New Adventures of He-Man, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Secret of the Sword
22
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
23
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Marvel Universe
24
Ben Tennyson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
Mitchell Slaughter added Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force
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Hawkwoman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alien Superheroes of All Time
DC Universe