Total Nerd The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History  

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List Rules British superheroes and characters that have appeared in comic books.

Like it or not, the British have been some of the most important players in world affairs for hundreds of years, and if comics have anything to say about it that won't be going away any time soon. The best British superheroes exemplify all the traits that make their country great: fortitude, intelligence, and the need to be right about everything. Some British heroes are so transparent in their patriotism it's almost comical. Captain Britain and Union Jack especially are essentially walking British flags that eliminate crime and flaunt their super powers. It's easy to think all British super heroes would be so blatant, but that isn't always the case.

In fact, many British characters you've read on the page you probably didn't know were actually British in origin. Psylocke, for example, started out as a supporting character in Captain Britain's adventures before having her mind transferred to the body of a Japanese ninja. Even Blade, a character many associate with America, was actually born in Britain under the horrible circumstances that led to his condition as a "Daywalker."

The X-Men also love their heroes from the U.K., with Banshee, Pixie, Chamber, Meggan, and Moira Mactaggert all hailing from oversees and playing in important roles in the hardships mutants everywhere have faced. Also, while he originated in books, the famous British hero Alan Quartermain was central to Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, one of his most celebrated works. Astonishing X-Men writer Warren Ellis also created Jenny Sparks for The Authority. Jenny was not only as British as they come, but also the leader of the team and defender of the planet. And let's not forget John Constantine, who is the most beloved supernatural detective this on side of existence. So, if you love your union jacks, tea, and awesome heroes, check out the list of the best British superheroes below and vote for your favorite!

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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
John Constantine Constantine, Constantine, DC Universe

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Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Psylocke X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

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Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Captain Britain Marvel Universe

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V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
V V for Vendetta

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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Banshee Generation X, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

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Blade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Blade Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade

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Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Union Jack Captain America, The Invaders

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Etrigan the Demon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Etrigan the Demon DC Universe

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Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) Spider-Woman, Marvel Universe

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Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Union Jack Marvel Universe

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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Black Knight Marvel Universe

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Alan Quartermain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Alan Quartermain The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Spitfire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Spitfire Marvel Universe

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Meggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Meggan Marvel Universe

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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Spider-Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Spider-Woman Marvel Universe

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Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Tank Girl Tank Girl

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Wolfsbane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Wolfsbane The New Mutants, New X-Men

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Pixie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Pixie Marvel Universe

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Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Mister Sinister Marvel Universe

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Leo Fitz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Leo Fitz Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Legion Marvel Universe

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Morgan le Fay Merlin, Excalibur, Dr. Strange

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Siryn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Siryn X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

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chamber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Chamber Marvel Universe

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Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Moira MacTaggert X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

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Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Pete Wisdom Excalibur

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Jenny Sparks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Jenny Sparks Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

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Merlyn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Merlyn Marvel Universe

The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Marvelman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvelman Marvelman, Miracleman, Warrior

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Rachel Summers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Rachel Summers Marvel Universe

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Elsa Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Elsa Bloodstone Marvel Universe

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Ka-Zar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Ka-Zar Marvel Universe

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Cullen Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
go_sullivan added Cullen Bloodstone

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Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Kraven the Hunter

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Alison Double is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Darren Wilson added Alison Double

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Pete Wisdom

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Sláine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Sláine 2000 AD

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Pied Piper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Pied Piper DC Universe

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Jack O'Lantern is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Jack O'Lantern Marvel Universe

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Toad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Toad X-Men, Marvel Universe

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Blind Al is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Blind Al

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High Evolutionary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added High Evolutionary Marvel Universe

List of All of the Avengers

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Mad Jim Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Mad Jim Jaspers Marvel Universe

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Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Shamrock Marvel Universe

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Death's Head is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Death's Head Marvel Universe

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Destiny (Irene Adler) is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Destiny (Irene Adler)

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Killpower is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Killpower Motormouth

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Proteus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Proteus Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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Jamie Braddock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Jamie Braddock Marvel Universe

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Kraken is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Kraken