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
Constantine, Constantine, DC Universe

2
96 34
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

3
89 38
Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

4
68 38
V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
V for Vendetta

5
70 43
Blade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade

6
67 41
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Generation X, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

7
58 34
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

8
62 44
Etrigan the Demon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe

9
32 18
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, Marvel Universe

10
32 19
Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

11
44 37
Alan Quartermain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Alan Quartermain The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

12
37 30
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

13
35 30
Spitfire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

14
33 29
Meggan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

15
24 19
Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Merlin, Excalibur, Dr. Strange

16
38 36
Spider-Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Spider-Woman Marvel Universe

17
43 42
Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Tank Girl

18
33 31
Pixie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

19
22 19
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

20
35 35
Wolfsbane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
The New Mutants, New X-Men

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25 23
Leo Fitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

22
23 23
Legion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

23
24 26
Siryn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

24
26 30
chamber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

25
24 31
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

26
18 26
Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Excalibur

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22 32
Jenny Sparks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

28
13 21
Rachel Summers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

29
19 30
Marvelman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvelman, Miracleman, Warrior

30
15 25
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

31
17 28
Merlyn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

32
10 18
Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

33
11 20
Ka-Zar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

34
15 26
Sláine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Sláine 2000 AD

35
15 28
Elsa Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

36
16 30
Pied Piper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe

37
8 18
High Evolutionary is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

38
2 9
Alison Double is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Darren Wilson added Alison Double

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9 20
Toad is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added X-Men, Marvel Universe

40
16 31
Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Shamrock Marvel Universe

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10 22
Blind Al is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

42
9 21
Jamie Braddock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

43
7 18
Jack O'Lantern is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

44
15 31
Death's Head is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Death's Head Marvel Universe

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8 20
Destiny (Irene Adler) is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

46
8 20
Proteus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

47
7 19
Celeste Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

48
7 19
Mad Jim Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

49
1 7
Cullen Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
go_sullivan added Cullen Bloodstone

50
10 25
Killpower is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Killpower Motormouth