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The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian 

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Updated October 7, 2017 6.2k votes 548 voters 15.6k views 63 items

List Rules Asian superheroes that appear in comic books.

Asian superheroes have played important parts in mainstream comics, but we still have a long way to go until they receive the representation they deserve.  The best Asian heroes are the ones that don't conform to their stereotypes and become iconic because of their personalities, unique powers, and ability to capture the imagination of the audience. 

The X-Men comics have also been a source for amazing Asian superheroes. The most widely known is Jubilee, loved for her long yellow trench coat and ability to fire energy bursts from her hands. She spent time as Wolverine's partner, and the two forged a close friendship. She ended up becoming a famous member of the organization that fans still clamor to see done justice on the big screen. Later, Wolverine would get another side kick in the form of Armor, an Asian girl who could create a powerful telekinetic field of armor around her body. Since her debut, Armor has also become a valued member of the X-Men both with authors and with the fans themselves. Other notable Asian X-Men include Xorn, Sway, Sunfire, Karma, and Red Lotus.

One of the biggest changes to the status quo in the Marvel Universe was that the mantle of the Hulk was passed from Bruce Banner to Amadeus Cho, a young genius on the run. It helped revitalize the comic and introduced new story lines to be drawn on for years to come. Still, even with these important characters in the spotlight more can be done. There are plenty of stereotypes to move past and brick walls to smash in the quest to get even more Asian characters onto the pages of comics. But if you have a few favorite Asian superheroes below, give them an up vote and let your voice be heard!

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Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
X-Men, Generation X, X-Men: The Last Stand
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Katana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
DC Universe
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Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe
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Cassandra Cain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
DC Universe
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Splinter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe
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Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
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Sunfire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Universe
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Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Kaiguy added Silver Samurai The Wolverine, Marvel Universe
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Amadeus Cho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Amadeus Cho Amazing Fantasy, The Totally Awesome Hulk
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Karma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Team-Up, X-Men: The End
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GoGo Tomago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Hero 6, Marvel Universe
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Shredder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtles Forever, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Yukio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
The Wolverine, Marvel Universe
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Wong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange, Marvel Universe
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Colleen Wing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Shang-Chi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe
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Daken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Armor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Universe
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Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added DC Universe
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Jinx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Nico Minoru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Nico Minoru
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Lady Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Mariko Yashida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added The Wolverine, Marvel Universe
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Doctor Light is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Doctor Light DC Universe