15 Superheroes Who Would Totally Be Slytherins

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Vote up the superheroes who would certainly be sorted into Slytherin.

Selfish superheroes seem like an oxymoron, but there are plenty of buff dudes in spandex in various fictional worlds who make saving people more about themselves than the people they're saving. Whether they're trying to impress a girl or achieve fame, sometimes a hero is saving others while only thinking about themselves. One has to then wonder if their motivations outweigh their actions - or does any of that really matter as long as people are getting rescued? 

If every superhero was separated into the various Harry Potter houses, there would be plenty of DC and Marvel characters in Slytherin. This may come as a surprise, seeing as the Harry Potter books and movies paint every Slytherin as a one-note villain, but a smart Slytherin would understand that the best way to control others and stroke their ego would be to become a hero.


  • His Most Slytherin Qualities: Everything about Loki, from his green aesthetic to his penchant for lying, screams Slytherin. Growing up, Loki always felt isolated because he couldn't live up to his brother Thor, which made him grow into a fiercely independent man. To keep up with his brother's brawn, Loki had to become incredibly cunning and smart. Similar to Albus Severus, the Slytherin son of Harry Potter, Loki worries that he may be secretly evil, and he tries to fight against that nature. However, he just can't seem to help himself from lying. 

    Magical Specialty: Loki could use Reducio to shrink Thor and make him easier to fight, or he could use Accio to frustrate Thor by summoning Mjolnir. 

  • Her Most Slytherin Qualities: Slytherins are all about self-preservation, and Black Cat's main trait is that she only looks out for herself. Occasionally, Felicia Hardy goes straight to help out Spider-Man, but to be honest, that's for herself more than anyone else, as she has a bit of a crush on the Spider. Left to her own devices, Black Cat robs the Marvel Universe blind in order to build her wealth and keep herself comfortable. In her most recent series, she robs the likes of Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four. 

    Magical Specialty: There are plenty of spells that could take Black Cat's thieving to the next level. Alohomora, a spell that can unlock any door, would definitely be a favorite of Felicia's. 

  • Her Most Slytherin Qualities: Slytherins tend to be the villains of Harry Potter, and Emma Frost has certainly tried her hand at being a villain. While still a young woman, Emma Frost became a successful businesswoman and then joined the villainous Hellfire Club. From there, she began training her own group of elite young mutants before eventually partnering with Professor X and swapping sides. But, even as a part of the mutant nation of Krakoa, Emma Frost is still known for being clever and conniving, which is why she's in charge of all trading done by the nation, and why she sits on the Quiet Council. At one point in a recent comic, after her business partner Sebastian Shaw gets out of line, Emma travels to his house and torments him (including ripping out one of his eyes) to get him back in line. 

    Magical Specialty: Emma Frost could use the Unbreakable Vow to her advantage in her various business dealings, especially when dealing with the likes of known backstabbers like Sebastian Shaw. Basically, the Unbreakable Vow is a spell that makes it so if either party breaks their commitment, they are instantly eliminated. 

  • Catwoman Wants To Be A Hero, But It's Hard To Fight Against Her Nature
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    Her Most Slytherin Qualities: Catwoman spent her life as a crook who lived on the streets and had to prioritize her own well-being to survive. She currently moonlights as something of a hero, but she's found that to be a difficult act to maintain. For example, just because she needed a thrill, she stole a wedding dress to use in her ceremony with Bruce. Another example of Catwoman's true nature peeking through is Batman/Catwoman, where a look into the future shows that the first thing Catwoman does after Batman's demise is go and end the Joker. 

    Magical Specialty: Catwoman would get a lot of use out of the Extension Charm, which would allow her to fit hundreds of pilfered goods into one small bag. 

  • Her Most Slytherin Qualities: Being raised in the abusive Red Room and trained to be a spy by the Soviet Union ensured that Black Widow has a healthy distrust of everyone around her. Because of her distrustful nature and independent spirit, Natasha Romanoff is a natural fit for Slytherin. No other house could produce the world's greatest super-spy. A great example of Natasha's willingness to go solo to get the job done is the storyline Secret Empire, wherein Natasha parts ways from the rest of the Underground heroes so she can do what they wouldn't and slay (the evil) Steve Rogers herself. 

    Magical Specialty: As a spy, no magical item from the world of Harry Potter would be more helpful to Natasha than the Cloak of Invisibility

  • Batman Doesn't Trust Anyone And Can't Be Trusted
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    His Most Slytherin Qualities: Slytherins are cunning leaders who don't trust anyone. No hero fits this description more than the Dark Knight of Gotham himself, Batman. Batman may seem like he trusts those around him, but to be honest, he always has kryptonite in his belt in case Superman decides to turn on humanity. The storyline Tower of Babel is the perfect example of Batman's Slytherin qualities because the story reveals that Batman has contingency plans in place to take out every member of the Justice League. 

    Magical Specialty: It may be unforgivable in the world of Harry Potter, but it's not too far of a stretch to imagine Batman using Crucio on his victims. A spell that causes unimaginable pain without killing anyone? That sounds like it was made for Batman.