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S UPERHUMAN Superhuman can mean an improved human, for example, by genetic modification, cybernetic implants, or as what humans might evolve into, in the near or distant future. Occasionally, it could mean an otherwise "normal" human with unusual abilities, such as psychic abilities, flying abilities, unimaginable strength or exceptional proficiency at something, far beyond the normal. Superhuman can also mean something that is not human, but considered to be "superior" to humans in some ways. A robot that easily passed the Turing test, and could do some things humans cannot, could be considered superhuman. A very intelligent or strong alien could be considered superhuman. In its most basic sense it means anything beyond (typical) human capabilities, e.g. a tiger may be described as having "superhuman strength".

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A superhero (sometimes rendered superhero or super hero) is a type of stock character possessing "extraordinary or superhuman powers" and dedicated to protecting the public. Since the debut of the prototypical superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes—ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas—have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1917. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine (also rendered super-heroine or super heroine).

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By most definitions, characters do not strictly require actual superhuman powers to be deemed superheroes, although terms such as costumed crime fighters or masked vigilantes are sometimes used to refer to those such as Batman and Green Arrow without such powers who share other common superhero traits. Such characters were generally referred to as "mystery men" in the socalled Golden Age of Comic Books to distinguish them from characters with super-powers. Normally, superheroes use their powers to counter day-to-day crime while also combating threats against humanity by supervillains, their criminal counterparts. Often, one of these supervillains will be the superhero's archenemy. As well, some longrunning superheroes, such as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Iron Man each has a rogues gallery of enemies. As well, superheroes sometimes will combat such irregular threats as aliens, magical/fantasy entities, American war enemies such as nazism or communism, and godlike or demonic creatures. Superheroes most often appear in comic books, and superhero stories are the dominant form of American comic books. After success in the printed

community, superheroes have also been featured in radio serials, novel, TV series, movies, and other media. Most of the superheroes who appear in other media are adapted from comics, but there are exceptions and changes are common. Marvel Characters, Inc. and DC Comics share ownership of the United States trademark for the phrases "Super Hero" and "Super Heroes" and these two companies own the vast majority of the world’s most famous and influential superheroes. Of the "Significant Seven" chosen by The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History (1989), Marvel ownsSpider-Man and Captain America and DC owns Superman, Batman, Rai, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Rai and Plastic Man. Like many non-Marvel characters popular during the 1940s, the latter two were acquired by DC from defunct publishers. However, there have been significant heroes owned by others, especially since the 1990s when Image Comics and other companies that allowed creators to maintain trademark and editorial control over their characters developed. Hellboy and Spawn are some of the most successful creator-owned heroes.

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TOP 5 1. Superman is comic book history. Without Superman, the first big comic book superhero, we might not have had SpiderMan, Batman, and the others. Due to the success of Superman, other comics companies pushed making superheroes and to that, Superman is owed a huge debt. Decades later, Superman is still going strong, with a movie in the works, multiple titles to choose from, and a hit TV show. The Man of Steel is certainly on top in terms of historical importance, abilities, and current popularity.

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2. BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES (1992-1995) Batman The Animated Series was so good, so compelling that it transcended genre to become something bigger than just a cartoon. It was so well written and understood the character of Batman so completely that a lot of the cartoon was worked into the lore of the comic books, which never happens. In fact show creator Paul Dini still writes Batman comics to this day. 3. Spider-Man is a fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, he first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962). Lee and Ditko conceived the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as a teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crimefighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wristmounted devices of his own invention which he called "web-shooters", and react to danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes.

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4. The Hulk is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee andJack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). He is a gigantic, green, irradiated, mutatedhumanoid monster with incredible strength, and an inability to control his rage (resulting from a failed gamma radiation experiment for the U.S. military). The Hulk is sometimes characterized as naive and childlike; at other times, hyper-aggressive and brutal; and still others, cunning, brilliant, and scheming. He is often portrayed as an antihero. The Hulk is cast as the emotional, impulsivealter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, a socially withdrawn and emotionally reserved physicist. Banner first transforms into the Hulk shortly after being accidentally exposed to the blast of a test detonation of a gamma bomb he invented (trying to save the life ofRick Jones, who had unwittingly entered the blast zone right before detonation). Subsequently, Banner will involuntarily transform into the Hulk whenever he gets too angry, or if his life is in danger; the chaotic aftermath of the Hulk's destructive episodes lead to extreme complications in Banner's life.

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5. Wonder Woman is an American fictional DC Comics superheroine created by psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (DecemberJanuary 1941). The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986.[1] Her depiction as a heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality has also led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon. Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and is known in her homeland as Diana ofThemyscira. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She also possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane.

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The Super friends is another super human cartoons of the 80`s

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