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
Dimos Dicoudis added Psylocke X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

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Katana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Katana DC Universe

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Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Jubilee X-Men, Generation X, X-Men: The Last Stand

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Cassandra Cain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Cassandra Cain 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
Splinter 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 Lady Deathstrike X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe

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Sunfire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Sunfire 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
Kaiguy added Silver Samurai The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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GoGo Tomago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added GoGo Tomago Big Hero 6, Marvel Universe

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Shredder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtles Forever, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Lady Shiva 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
Karma Marvel Team-Up, X-Men: The End

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Amadeus Cho is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Yukio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Yukio The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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Colleen Wing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Colleen Wing

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Daken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Daken

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Armor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Armor Marvel Universe

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Wong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Wong Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange, 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
Dimos Dicoudis added Shang-Chi Marvel Universe

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Jinx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Jinx

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Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Karate Kid DC Universe

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Lady Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Lady Bullseye

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Revanche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Revanche

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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 Mariko Yashida The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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Xorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Xorn 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
Dimos Dicoudis added Doctor Light DC Universe

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Grace Choi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Grace Choi 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
Surge 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
Dimos Dicoudis added Amatsu-Mikaboshi Marvel Universe

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

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

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Karai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Karai TMNT, Turtles Forever

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Lady Lotus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Lady Lotus

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Shingen Yashida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Shingen Yashida The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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Radioactive Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Radioactive Man Journey into Mystery, Avengers, Heroes Reborn: Masters of Evil

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Nico Minoru is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Nico Minoru

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

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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
Jimmy Woo 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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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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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
Mystek 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
go_sullivan added Steel

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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
Dimos Dicoudis added Sunpyre Marvel Universe

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Gloss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Gloss Millennium, DC Universe

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Dragonmage is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dragonmage Legion of Super-Heroes

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Zero is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Dimos Dicoudis added Zero Marvel Universe

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Collective Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Superheroes You Didn't Know Were Asian
Geekroots added Collective Man Marvel Universe