Total Nerd The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly  

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Get ready to take flight as we rank all your favorite flying superheroes. When it comes to ranking the best superpowers, being able to fly has to be near the top of the list. The very thought of soaring into the skies whenever you want has to feel amazing - plus, it definitely gives you an edge when fighting an opponent who’s restricted to the ground.

While every comic book universe is filled with characters who can use flight by various means, some are better than others. Some heroes have the innate ability to fly, while others use various gadgets and contraptions to help aid their airborne abilities. But despite the variances in the way they access these powers, these heroes are known for dominating the skies. Which of these high-flying heroes is your favorite?

Vote up the best flying superheroes to see which characters soar to the top of the list. See someone missing? Add them below!

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Smallville, Superboy, Adventures of Superman
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media. Superman is widely considered an American cultural icon. The Superman ...more
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78 10
Shazam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
Shazam is a comic book character created by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. He is an ancient wizard who gives young Billy Batson the power to transform into the superhero Captain ...more
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74 10
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Supergirl, Movie 43, DC Universe
Supergirl is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. The character was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al ...more
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69 10
Hal Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: First Flight, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Hal Jordan is a fictional superhero known as Green Lantern, who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Hal Jordan was created in 1959 by writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane. He is a ...more
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68 10
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Starfire is a fictional character from the tv series Teen Titans Go!.
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67 13
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand
Rogue is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. She debuted in Avengers Annual #10 as a villain, but then ...more
7
63 13
Superboy (Kon-El) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Young Justice, DC Universe
Conner Kent is a fictional character from the television series Young Justice.
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16 9
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2
Wasp is a fictional superheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #44. "The ...more
9
27 34
Thor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk Returns, Thor
Thor is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of ...more
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8 7
Sentry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Jake Jukas added Marvel Universe
The Sentry is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character first appears in The Sentry #1 and was created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee, with uncredited conceptual ...more
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12 24
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
The Martian Manhunter is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certa, the character first appeared in ...more
12
6 17
Captain Atom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
Captain Atom is a fictional character, a comic book superhero that has existed in three basic incarnations. Created by writer Joe Gill and artist/co-writer Steve Ditko, he first appeared in ...more
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10 29
Wonder Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Jake Jukas added Wonder Man
Wonder Man is a fictional superhero created by American cartoonist Will Eisner, whose first and only appearance was in the comic book Wonder Comics #1. The character is of some historical ...more
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9 27
Doctor Fate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
DC Universe
Doctor Fate is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe who are a succession of sorcerers. The original version of the character was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist ...more
15
21 55
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Iron Man: Armored Adventures, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, The Super Hero Squad Show
Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward ...more
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20 71
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Marvel Universe
Carol Danvers is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gene Colan, Major Carol Danvers ...more
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11 47
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel Universe
The Silver Surfer is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and other publications produced by Marvel Comics. The character also appears in a number of movies, television, and video game ...more
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14 68
Storm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men, X2
Storm is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. The character first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1, and was ...more
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11 58
Hawkman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
Hawkman is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, the original Hawkman first appeared in Flash ...more
20
10 68
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Universe
Sam Wilson is a fictional character from the 2014 film Captain America 2.
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4 71
Monica Rambeau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly
Marvel Universe
Monica Rambeau is a fictional character, a comic book superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Initially known as Captain Marvel, the character became a leader of the Avengers. She later used ...more