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

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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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Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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154 65
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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163 71
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 3 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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136 57
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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138 60
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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52 22
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Sunfire is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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44 23
GoGo Tomago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Shredder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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Karma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Team-Up, X-Men: The End

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71 60
Amadeus Cho is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Amazing Fantasy, The Totally Awesome Hulk

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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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34 27
Daken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Colleen Wing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Armor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Universe

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Shang-Chi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Jinx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Lady Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Revanche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Mariko Yashida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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42 61
Xorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
New X-Men, New Avengers

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Doctor Light is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Grace Choi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Outsiders, DC Universe

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Surge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Universe

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Amatsu-Mikaboshi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Sway is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
X-Men: Deadly Genesis

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Shingen Yashida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Turbo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
New Warriors

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20 38
Nico Minoru is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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10 22
Karai is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Lady Lotus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Radioactive Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Journey into Mystery, Avengers, Heroes Reborn: Masters of Evil

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26 50
Silver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Alpha Flight, Web of Spider-Man

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27 52
Jolt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Jolt Marvel Universe

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Jimmy Woo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Marvel Universe

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Striker Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Striker Z JLA

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23 48
Fuji is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Fuji Stormwatch

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21 45
Xi'an is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Xi'an X-Men 2099

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Mystek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
The Ray, Justice League Task Force

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Steel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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Spider-Man J is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Spider-Man J Spider-Man J

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Sunpyre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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23 51
Bushido is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Titans

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22 51
Gloss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Millennium, DC Universe

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23 53
Dragonmage is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dragonmage Legion of Super-Heroes

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5 19
Zero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
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