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The Best Superheroes Who Can Fly

Updated July 24, 2019 3.0k votes 234 voters 3.0k views20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite high-flying heroes.

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 your favorite flying superheroes to see which characters soar to the top of the list.

  • Superman
    Photo: DC Comics
    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 character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933; the character was sold to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1938. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, newspaper strips, television programs, films, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. Superman's appearance... more on Wikipedia
    • Appears In: Smallville, Superboy, Adventures of Superman, Justice League Unlimited, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
    • Created By: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight, Healing factor, Eidetic memory, Superhuman speed, Superhuman strength
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  • Shazam
    Photo: DC Comics
    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 Marvel. DC Comics has billed Captain Marvel's adventures under the title Shazam! since 1973. In 2012, DC officially and controversially changed Captain Marvel's name to Shazam.... more on Wikipedia
    • Appears In: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
    • Created By: C. C. Beck, Bill Parker
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight, Magic in Harry Potter, Telepathy, Superhuman speed
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  • Supergirl
    Photo: DC Comics
    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 Plastino. Going by the real name Kara Zor-El, Supergirl is the biological cousin and female counterpart to DC Comic's iconic superhero Superman, created by writer Jerome Siegel and designed by artist Joseph Shuster. The Supergirl character first appeared in a story published in Action Comics #252 titled "The Supergirl from Krypton." Since the character's comic book debut, Kara Zor-El's Supergirl has been adapted into various media relating to the Superman franchise, including merchandise, television, and... more on Wikipedia
    • Appears In: Supergirl, Movie 43, DC Universe
    • Created By: Curt Swan
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight, Healing factor, Heat Ray Vision
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  • Starfire
    Photo: DC Comics
    Starfire (Princess Koriand'r) is a fictional superheroine appearing in books published by DC Comics. She debuted in a preview story inserted within DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980) and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.... more on Wikipedia
    • Appears In: Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
    • Created By: Marv Wolfman, George Pérez
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight
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