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There is a group of people that are attracted to fictional characters. Be it actual emotional attraction or just appreciation for their artistic beauty, these people defend their own feelings and there is little other people can do to change their minds. In Japan, for example, this phenomenon is associated with the word moe. The West is a tad different and a tad less enthusiastic than Japan, but phenomenon is nonetheless present and this article is dedicated to these people, as we are going to rank the 15 hottest characters – male and female – that appeared in publications by DC Comics.
You’re going to find out a bit about them and the reasons why we put them on our list. Enjoy!
Alias: Slade Wilson
Created By: Marv Wolfman, George Pérez
Debut: The New Teen Titans #2 (1980)
Lying about his age, Slade Wilson joined the army when he was just 16 years old. He was an exceptional soldier – physically powerful, he was a quick learner and an exceptional tactician, which made him a valued member of the US Army. He fought in Korea, after which he enrolled in Adeline Kane’s special training group that had been preparing for a potential war in Vietnam. He fell in love with Adeline, married her and the two would soon get a son, Joseph Wilson. He would later fight in Vietnam, being sickened by some of the atrocities committed by the Americans.
Later on, Deathstroke was selected for a secret military experiment, which gave him enhanced physical powers and tried to make a metahuman super-soldier out of him. Soon after the experiment, Wilson left the service and became a mercenary, which he kept secret from his family; he left the service because he had defied orders to save his friend.
A very important event in his life was the kidnapping of his son Joseph by the criminal Jackal. Jackal wanted some information from Wilson, which he refused to give and then went on to kill the kidnappers. Unfortunately for him, one of them managed to slash Joseph’s throat and although the child did survive, he was left mute due to his vocal cords being cut. His wife, furious with him, wanted to murder Wilson, but only shot his right eye, which left him with impaired vision. This could be considered as the moment Deathstroke was born. Due to his injury, he usually covers his right eye with a mask or an eye patch.
Although Deathstroke owns a lot of his popularity to the live-action version that appeared in the DCEU (thank you Joe Manganiello), DC’s favorite anti-hero certainly has a following among female comic book fans even despite that. He is older than most characters on this list, but like George Clooney, he aged quite well and it is completely understandable why we star off our list with him.
14. Killer Frost
Name: Killer Frost
Alias: Caitlin Snow
Created By: Dan Jurgens
Debut: Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19 (2013)
Killer Frost was reintroduced in September 2013, as part of Forever Evil’s “Villains Month”, in which she is revealed to be the Dr. Caitlin Snow, a scientist sent to the STAR Outpost laboratories located in the Arctic to work on a thermodynamic engine whose original creator had committed suicide. Snow discovered that the place had been infiltrated by H.I.V.E.
When they tried to kill her inside the engine, Caitlin frantically started the cooling system, and this caused her body to blend with the ice. By transforming into a metahuman who must feed on heat, she killed the H.I.V.E. out of revenge. She then she went out into the cold until she came across a Norwegian camp. After hijacking a helicopter, she returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh. She even created a suit that helped her retain heat for longer.
She later encountered the superhero Firestorm and discovered that her powers could temporarily heal her mutation. She tried to recreate the Firestorm Nuclear Array multiple times, only to fail with each attempt. When Firestorm and the Justice League were declared dead by the Crime Syndicate, she lost hope of a cure for her condition.
Later, Killer Frost has a scientist named Byte who tracks Martin Stein, the original creator of the Firestorm Matrix, to his isolated cabin while in hiding during the Crime Syndicate’s takeover of Earth. She encountered Steve Trevor, who was sent there on a mission to try to find the Justice League who were imprisoned within Firestorm. Upon learning that he was alive, Snow teamed up with the two men to find them.
They were soon attacked by Black Bison, Hyena, Tempest, and Plastique for betraying the Syndicate. While fighting them, Stein, Trevor, and Frost teleported to another ARGUS base, where they learned that in order to free the Justice League, they needed Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. They discover that Cheetah was keeping it as a trophy, they found her and her family of animals, but were subdued.
Doctor Light (Arthur Light) suddenly appeared and knocked everyone except Frost and Trevor unconscious. After defeating him, they managed to deliver the Lasso of Truth to Cyborg, who used it successfully to free teammates from him.
Killer Frost is a character for those with a more exotic taste in women, be their male or female. She probably isn’t among the first characters to pop up in your head when you think about this topic, but there is something chillingly attractive about Killer Frost, although – as we said – she is certainly for those with a different taste in women. Her animated, as well as live-action adaptations have certainly contributed to her landing a spot on our list.
Alias: Kate Kane
Created By: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen
Debut: 52 #7 (2006)
Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, appears during the year Batman left Gotham to tour the world after the Infinite Crisis events. She officiates in Gotham and helps Renee Montoya and The Question in their investigation into the religion of crime during 52. The great peculiarity of this new character is that she is homosexual; she dated Renee Montoya before the events of 52, and also sometime during the story.
We see her later helping Renee Montoya, who became The Question, and still investigating the Religion of Crime during a separate miniseries. Then, during Final Crisis: Revelations and Final Crisis we see her being controlled by Darkseid’s Anti-Life Equation. As a result of the Batman: Battle for the Cowl miniseries, Kate becomes the lead of Detective Comics from issue 854 to 863, which was a historic precedent.
In the first arc, she finds herself facing off against Alice, the new leader of the Religion of Crime. In the second, she recalls her childhood and the events that led her to become Batwoman. And in the third and final arc, she has to face off against the Cutter, a former Batman foe who kidnapped her cousin Betty Kane, who reveals to her that she was Flamebird and wants to be her again. In 2011, she appeared in issue 4 of the new title Batman: Batman Incorporated. This issue reveals that Kathy Kane was the first Batwoman before Kate.
Probably the most popular LGBTQ superheroine, Batwoman certainly does have a very specific je ne sais qoui that makes her so attractive. On top of that, her red wig and the contrast of her costume are certainly alluring and there is absolutely no doubt that she had to make out final cut and land a spot on this list. Despite being open about her sexuality, Batwoman is liked by both men and women.
12. Lex Luthor
Name: Lex Luthor
Alias: Alexander Joseph Luthor
Created By: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
Debut: Action Comics #23 (1940)
Lex Luthor is a supervillain from the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in Action Comics #23, which was first released back in 1940. In the comics, he is a highly successful businessman, an intelligent scientist, and the CEO of LexCorp. Lex Luthor comes from an old Metropolis family that became impoverished at the end of World War II. He grew up in the poorest area of Metropolis, the Suicide Slums.
When Lex was thirteen, his alcoholic, hopelessly falling-out parents were killed in a car accident; the cause of the accident is still unclear (sometimes it is claimed that Lex had a hand in it). The young Luthor received $3,000,000 from his parents’ life insurance and went to live with foster parents, the Griggs family. It soon turned out that the Griggs, who were “professional foster parents”, were interested only in his money. After Lena, a young orphan, died, Luthor evolved into the ruthless and determined egomaniac he is today in order to survive in this hostile environment.
As a young man, Luthor met the Contessa Erica Alexandra del Portenza, with whom he soon entered into a relationship. Luthor founded his company LexCorp, which quickly developed into one of the most influential global corporations and consolidated its power. For a long time, Luthor was the most powerful and influential man in Metropolis. Research institutions as well as television broadcasters and radio stations were part of his empire.
Luthor saw himself as the heart and soul of Metropolis until Superman appeared. He arranged a test to test Superman’s abilities and then offered him a seemingly friendly partnership, which Superman refused. Luthor learned very quickly that you can’t buy Superman’s service and loyalty. Since then, he has set himself the goal of defeating Superman and regaining his old place as the most powerful man in Metropolis. Luthor tried again and again to kill him – but unsuccessfully.
Bald people are quite popular among a certain group of people. Not everyone likes them, but those that do like them – well, they like them a lot. Superman’s archenemy, Lex Luthor, is much more than a bald-headed guy. He is quite handsome and on top of that, he has the power and the money to be quite a powerful persona. Combine power and good looks, and you’ll get a very attractive character that had to be on this list.
11. Hal Jordan
Name: Green Lantern
Alias: Hal Jordan
Created By: John Broome, Gil Kane
Debut: Showcase #22 (1959)
Hal Jordan, aircraft test driver for Ferris Aircraft, is forced to make a crash landing while testing an aircraft. At the same time, the same thing happens to a dying alien. The alien is a Green Lantern and, considering the severity of his injuries, orders his ring to look for someone who can replace him. The ring of Abin Sur probes the surrounding terrain and finds the qualities of honesty, courage and great willpower precisely in Hal Jordan, considered by all to be a reckless and unreliable man who risks throwing away the his own life.
However, the Ring calls him to itself, near the body of Abin Sur, and informs him of the existence of a space police force that has the task of maintaining peace in the Universe, at the center of which is the planet Oa, by choice of the Guardians of the Universe, a race of blue dwarves, controllers of the green energy contained in the Ring, themselves.
The Guardians divided the Universe into sectors (3600), placing Oa in the center and making sure that each sector was controlled by an intelligent being of proven honesty and courage, in order to give it a ring of power like that of Abin Sur and an oath of fidelity, which serves to recharge the ring every 24 hours. The only limitation is the color yellow, as the Ring can do nothing against objects of that color. Informed of these facts, Hal agrees to become the new protector of the Earth, located in sector 2814, irreversibly changing his life and that of his loved ones, among which is his beloved Carol Ferris; she would later become Star Sapphire, a future opponent of Green Lantern.
Among his important enemies are the telepath Hector Hammond, his archenemy, the former Green Lantern Sinestro, and the Red Lantern Atrocitus.
Hal Jordan is your typical pretty-boy-type of character. The most famous iteration of the Green Lantern has the looks, the career (he’s a pilot) and the heroism that go along with his persona. Hal Jordan has a lot to offer and he can certainly be attractive to both male and female readers, based on their orientations. The live-action version – despite Ryan Reynolds being a good pick – didn’t help his reputation much, but the comics made up for it quite well.
10. Wonder Woman
Name: Wonder Woman
Alias: Diana Prince
Created By: William Moulton Marston, H.G. Peter
Debut: Sensation Comics #1 (1942)
Wonder Woman was born in the fictional island nation of Themyscira as Princess Diana of Themyscira. Dina is an Amazon warrior and has been trained in the way of the Amazons ever since she was a child. Initially, her origin story included a clay statue made by the Amazon queen, Hippolyta, which was later granted life and several superpowers by the Greek gods (the so-called Old Gods). Newer origin stories retconned this and made Diana the daughter of Zeus and Queen Hippolyta.
Wonder Woman is known as one of DC Comics’ most powerful superheroes ever. She was trained by the Amazons and she also possesses some divine powers, along with specific magical artefacts like the Lasso of Truth. Wonder Woman was granted passage out of Themyscira and into “Man’s World” when she had to accompany U.S. pilot Steve Trevor back to his home. Steve Trevor would later become a crucial part of Wonder Woman’s story.
Deciding to stay in “Man’s World”, Wonder Woman took on the civilian name Diana Prince, while secretly working as a superheroine and a member of the Justice League. During the years, she has managed to “accumulate” a fairly large and colourful gallery of rogues, which includes names such as Ares, Cheetah, Doctor Poison, Circe, Doctor Psycho, and Giganta, along with more recent adversaries such as Veronica Cale and the First Born.
DC’s Amazon warrior has been considered as one of the hottest comic book characters ever since her debut; in fact, her origins were even tied to Marston’s own BDSM fetishes, which resulted in some important changes in Wonder Woman’s persona later on. She is bisexual, which certainly adds to her appeal, she is strong, independent and exceptionally beautiful and there lie the reasons for her inclusion on our list.
9. Poison Ivy
Name: Poison Ivy
Alias: Pamela Lillian Isley
Created By: Robert Kanigher, Sheldon Moldoff
Debut: Batman #181 (1966)
Poison Ivy is actually a supervillain and eco-terrorist whose real name is Pamela Lillian Isley. She is an exceptionally educated individual, holding a Ph.D. in botany. Poison Ivy was originally created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff as the villain for the Batman comic series, in which she debuted in June 1966’s issue #181.
However, the character soon developed as a character in her own right and appeared in various anthology series as a solo character and was finally brought into focus as a feature character in various individual publications. The character of Poison Ivy is inspired by the character of Beatrice in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter”. Like Ivy, she was able to let toxins grow in her body as a “human poison factory” as a result of an experiment.
Throughout her criminal career, the following goals were usually assigned to her deeds: 1) The desire to take revenge on humanity for the “desecration of the planet”, especially the plant world; 2) Illegally obtaining riches so she can retreat to a secure place, where she can create a natural environment beyond the inhospitable modern industrial society; 3) The satisfaction of her own thirst for adventure and her own libido.
Now, Poison Ivy is a villain you’d want to both meet and avoid. Why meet? Well, she is an exceptionally attractive redhead with bisexual tendencies and a vast array of chemicals that will make you feel like you’ve never felt before. Why avoid? There is a big chance that she is going to kill you afterwards. Still, despite her dangerous personality, Poison Ivy is adored by both male and female fans, which is why she made our cut.
8. John Stewart
Name: Green Lantern
Alias: John Stewart
Created By: Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams
Debut: Green Lantern #87 (1971)
In the early 1970s, John Stewart was an unemployed architect. He was selected by the Guardians to replace Guy Gardner as Earth’s second Green Lantern, also becoming DC’s first black superhero. When Hal Jordan left the Corps for an extended period, Stewart served as a regular Green Lantern during that time.
It was during this time that his arrogance caused the destruction of the planet Xanshi during the Cosmic Odyssey saga, as a result of which he would try to kill himself. After the dissolution of the Corps, he becomes a time leader of the competing body of the Darkstars and would form a romantic relationship with one of his colleagues, Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl). He will eventually return to Earth with injured legs.
The use of these will be returned to him by Hal Jordan before he sacrifices himself to save the Earth. Kyle Rayner will then give him a ring and he will eventually replace him in the Justice League of America. Following the Corps’ return, he shares responsibility for protecting Earth with Hal Jordan. Currently, he is on a secret mission to a distant planet.
John Stewart appeared way before Idris Elba was a thing, but nowadays – the parallels between one of the most handsome and beloved actors of our time and DC’s other Green Lantern (besides Hal Jordan) are unavoidable. John Stewart certainly has a lot going for him and, like Jordan, he has everything – the looks, the physique, the heroism – to affirm his status as one of the most handsome DC Comics characters ever.
Alias: Bruce Wayne
Created By: Bob Kane, Bill Finger
Debut: Detective Comics #27 (1939)
Batman is the secret superhero alter ego of Bruce Wayne, a billionaire playboy based in Gotham City. Bruce Wayne is the owner of Wayne Enterprises, a successful company based in Gotham City and is the heir of the Wayne estate. He lives alone in Wayne Manor, on the outskirts of Gotham, with his butler and trusted friend, Alfred Pennyworth.
Wayne’s life has been defined by a tragedy he had witnessed as a child. Namely, one night Bruce went to the movies with his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. His father decided to take a shortcut through an alley after exiting the theatre, but he did not know that an unknown mugger was standing there, waiting for his prey. The mugger attacked and ultimately killed both Thomas and Martha Wayne, but spared the life of young Bruce, who was left to the care of Alfred Pennyworth. The mystery of his parents’ murder played an important role in Bruce Wayne’s life and was a key fact in his decision to become the vigilante Batman.
Believing that criminals are “a cowardly and superstitious lot“, Bruce Wayne decided to put on Batman’s cowl, taking inspiration for the name and the design from a childhood experience with bats.
Frank Miller’s important Batman: Year One comic book depicts Batman’s beginnings as a vigilante in Gotham and since that moment, he has become a symbol of Gotham City and a name used with fear among the city’s criminals. While fighting regular villains and members of his Rogues Gallery, Batman has also tried to solve the murder of his parents, ultimately finding out that they were killed by a street criminal named Joe Chill.
The Batman mythos has grown with time and with it also Batman, who has evolved from a solitary vigilante to the leader of the Batman family (or Batfamily), which includes several other superheroes like Batgirl, Batwoman, former Robins Nightwing, Red Robin, Spoiler and others. Currently, Batman is aided by his son Damian Wayne (his mother is Talia al-Ghul, Ra’s al-Ghul’s daughter), who is also the fifth and incumbent Robin.
Well, of course, we had to put Batman on the list. The guy looks absolutely stunning and his successes with Gotham’s women affirm his playboy status. Still, Batman is a much darker and deeper character, and that certainly contributes to his appeal. All live-action adaptations have (more or less, we’re not counting “Batnipple” here) contributed to the character’s status and the fact that he is still a bachelor (well, don’t read the recent comics if you want to believe that) are certainly good enough for him to be so high up on our list.
Name: Batgirl (also Oracle)
Alias: Barbara Gordon
Created By: William Dozier, Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino
Debut: Batman #359 (1967)
Barbara Gordon, the daughter of the Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon, became she second and to date most popular iteration of the Batgirl character. Her first appearance as Batgirl was in January 1967 in Detective Comics #359. The story was written by Gardner Fox, and illustrated by Carmine Infantino.
She was introduced to the Batman universe in the 1960s after being hugely popular on the television series. Like Batman, she is “only” human and can only rely on her skills and various items of equipment. Gordon graduated from Gotham State University with a Honors degree in Library and Information Sciences and then assumed a senior position at the Gotham Public Library.
She went through one of the biggest changes in the DC Universe when she was gunned down by the insane villain Joker in Alan Moore’s comic The Killing Joke (March 1988) and has been in a wheelchair ever since. After the incident, it was impossible for her to continue her identity as Batgirl and she withdrew from active heroism. Through this change, however, the Batman stories were modernized, and Barbara Gordon was given the role of Oracle, a superheroine who helped Batman and his allies by collecting and sharing information via the computer.
Barbara Gordon made her first appearance as Oracle in 1989’s in Suicide Squad #23. As Oracle, she became one of the more important characters in the Batman universe. From the interim restart of the DC universe (The New 52, 2011), she became healthy again and thus took the role of Batgirl again. This was also the case when the DC Rebirth imprint started (2016).
James Gordon’s daughter, the cute redheaded Barbara Gordon has been quite a popular character among the fandom. She is good-looking, highly intelligent, skilled and has that youthful allure that people really like. On tope of that, she is really approachable and kinder than most members of the Bat-family. Her relationship with Dick Grayson might be a problem for some, but hey – that doesn’t change the fact that she deserves a spot on our list.
Alias: Kal-El / Clark Kent
Created By: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
Debut: Action Comics #1 (1938)
As he grew up, Clark Kent became aware of his powers and found out about his heritage, but he decided to accept the Kents as his real parents, even after discovering his true identity. Most of these scenes include him discovering the messages left to him by his real father, Jor-El, through which he learns everything about himself and his heritage.
Later on, Clark Kent becomes a reporter for the Daily Planet, a Metropolis-based newspaper, while simultaneously “working” as Superman, the protector of Metropolis and the Earth. While working for the Daily Planet, Superman meets Jimmy Olsen, a trusted friend and ally, and Lois Lane, a big-shot reporter, with whom he eventually falls in love and starts a relationship. He’s also had an on-and-off relationship with Wonder Woman, but Lois was always his first and true love.
One of Superman’s first opponents was General Zod, another survivor from his home planet, who threatened Earth, before being stopped by Superman. Unlike some other DC superheroes, Superman has a lot of extraterrestrial enemies, some of the most notable being Brainiac, the collector of planets, and Doomsday, a Kryptonian monstrosity matching Superman’s own powers. Still, his archenemy is a human, a very powerful and very intelligent human, but still only a human. His name is Lex Luthor and he plays a very important role in Superman’s crime-fighting career.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superman, of course. DC’s strongest and greatest superhero, the embodiment of what a true comic book superhero should be like, is also exceptionally handsome. He looks great, he has a killer body and whether he wears his Clark Kent glasses or not, he is attractive to women, as evidenced by his romances in the comic books. Superman had to land a place on our list and here he is.
Alias: Dick Grayson
Created By: Marv Wolfman, George Pérez
Debut: Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (1984)
The story of Dick Grayson is intrinsically tied to Batman’s story, as he was the first sidekick of the Caped Crusader and the first Robin ever. He was introduced in a Deux ex machina manner, with the later comic books explaining how young Dick Grayson was the member of a famous circus troupe – the Flying Graysons. He was orphaned as a child when mobster Tony Zucco sabotaged his family’s act, killing all of them except Richard.
Bruce Wayne, who was present during the show, took Dick Grayson under his care and soon trained him to become his sidekick, the first Robin. Dick Grayson remains the Robin with the longest tenure as Batman’s sidekick and the two of them have has numerous adventures together.
Still, after the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, Dick Grayson grew tired of being Batman’s sidekick and decided to become a superhero on his own account. He took the name Nightwing, as an homage to his early adventure in the Kryptonian city of Kandor, where he met a local superhero of the same name. Wanting to separate himself from Batman as much as possible, he moved to the neighboring city of Blüdhaven and became its protector, although he regularly visits Gotham and helps his former mentor. On a couple of occasions, he even took the mantle of Batman in Bruce Wayne’s absence.
He was also a member of the Teen Titans, Young Justice and the Justice League, as well as Batman’s family.
Much like Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson has attracted the attention of female fans due to his youthful appearance, his boyish and mischievous charm. Batman’s former sidekick really is handsome and quite fun to be around, and his slimmer physique is a refreshment when compared to the bulky superheroes that we’re used to seeing. He has become increasingly popular in recent years and that is why we put him on our list.
3. Harley Quinn
Name: Harley Quinn
Alias: Harleen Frances Quinzel
Created By: Paul Dini, Bruce Timm
Debut: “Joker’s Favor” (1992)
She was born as Harleen Frances Quinzel to a dysfunctional family. Hoping to understand her own broken household, she studied psychiatry and became a doctor. After obtaining her PhD, she got a job in Arkham Asylum, where she was assigned to the Joker.
During their therapy sessions, the young doctor became obsesses with Joker’s twisted personality. Seeing how he is a very intelligent individual, Joker noticed that and used that fact to manipulate the inexperienced doctor even more, leading her to believe that she was the only one who could find out what was wrong with him and actually cure his psychopathology. He was, of course, lying.
But Harley did believe him and her obsession grew with each session until it turned into an actual case of obsessive Florence Nightingale syndrome. This was all explained in The Batman Adventures: Mad Love (1994) graphic novel, which was a tie-in to Batman: The Animated Series. The story expanded on Harley Quinn’s animated role and explained how she fell in love with the Joker; the graphic novel was widely praised and received several awards.
It was a truly twisted chain of events, but Dr. Quinzel did fall in love with the Joker and that is the source of her obsession, as well as the origin story of one Harley Quinn.
Despite the character having quite a history in both visual media and the comic books, it was Ayer’s Suicide Squad that launched Harley Quinn into the orbit. Former psychiatrist-turned-supervillain, Harley Quinn has attracted the attention of both male and female fans, which is good because she is, herself, bisexual. Harley Quinn is very attractive, but her preferences might be too extreme for some, so be careful when discussing this with other people. Still, whether or not she’s your cup of tea, she’s definitely deserving of such a high spot on our list.
Alias: Rachel Roth
Created By: Marv Wolfman, George Pérez
Debut: DC Comics Presents #26 (1980)
Raven is a character with a bizarre past. She is the daughter of the human Arella and the demon Trigon. She grew up in another dimension called Azarath, populated by pacifist creatures. She was initially raised by the mystical Azar, but after his death, Arella took Raven under her wing. At the age of 17, Raven discovered her origins, and that her father would soon come to her dimension.
She approached the Justice League for help, but they refused because Zatanna discovered Raven’s demonic lineage. In a desperate attempt, she brought the Teen Titans back together. Her team included Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy. The team defeated Trigon and locked him in an interdimensional prison. Despite this, Raven could not completely escape her father’s influence, and had to fight regularly to keep her powers under control. Raven was absent from the team for a long time around the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline.
She returned when Brother Blood caught her to take control of Nightwing. Raven was saved by the Titans. From this moment on, she began to wear a white cape as a sign of her freedom from her father’s influence. Raven discovered that she could not only feel but manipulate the emotions of others. Raven’s life remained virtually unchanged until she was kidnapped by the Wildebeest Society during the “Titans Hunt” storyline.
The Wildebeest wanted to use the Titans to free Trigon. Raven came under the influence of her father again, and temporarily became his henchman. Raven just managed to transfer her consciousness to Starfire. After the Titans defeated the evil Raven, the consciousness of the good Raven became a being of golden energy, without physical form.
Raven is a controversial pick, especially for second place, but that is exactly why we did it. We wanted something different, something exotic and Raven was the exact right pick for that. She is handsome, she is intelligent and mysterious, and on top of that, she is a very emotional and deep character that you cannot not love. Sure, she is a bit on the darker side, but that is really something that shouldn’t be an issue.
Alias: Selina Kyle
Created By: Bill Finger, Bob Kane
Debut: Batman #1 (1940)
Catwoman is a thief from Gotham City who normally wears a tight one-piece suit and uses a whip as a weapon. She was originally characterized as a supervillain and Batman’s adversary, but since the 1990s she has appeared in a series that portrays her as an antihero, often doing the wrong things for the right reasons.
The character thrived from her first appearances, but had an extended hiatus from September 1954 to November 1966 due to the Comics Code Authority being developed in 1954. These issues involved rules regarding the development and portrayal of female characters that they were violating the comics, a code that is no longer in use. In the comics, Holly Robinson and Eiko Hasigawa adopted the identity of Catwoman, aside from Selina Kyle.
In her first appearance in Batman #1 (spring 1940), she was known as The Cat and her outfit did not contain anything that had distinctive feline-characteristic, since she disguised herself as an old woman who stole jewelry. During the same year, in another comic book story, her origin was clarified, and her character is more clearly defined.
Now, this was quite an obvious choice, if you ask us, but since we took a risk with number two, we had to play it safe with number one. Catwoman has certainly evolved throughout the years and each “new” iteration was more attractive than the former. She is handsome, attractive, mysterious, and quite seductive, so much, in fact, that even Batman fell for her charms, which isn’t really easy to achieve. In our opinion, Catwoman is the definite winner in this category and that is why we gave her this spot on our list.
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