Marvel and DC Universes are extremely rich with superheroes from all sorts of backgrounds. Among them are also some brilliant doctors and we made a list of some significant ones. Here is the list of the 12 best doctor superheroes in Marvel and DC.
12. Harley Queen – DC
Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. She first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992, and later became a recurring character in the DC Animated Universe.
Before becoming the Joker’s main henchwoman and lover she was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum. She is an expert hand-to-hand combatant, skilled in using a variety of weaponry, including knives, firearms, and explosives. She is also capable of acrobatic tricks and maneuvers.
Harley Quinn started off as a villain, but lately, she’s been portrayed as a superhero and an anti-hero.
11. Jane Foster – Marvel Comics
Jane Foster is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Journey into Mystery (vol. 1) #84 in September 1962.
Jane Foster was initially a nurse who worked with Dr. Donald Blake, Thor’s alter ego. Eventually, she became a doctor herself. Jane is a skilled physician and also has a Ph.D. in astrophysics. She is also proficient in using Asgardian magic and was telepathically called by Mjolnir to the moon, and she picked up the magical hammer which granted her powers.
Jane Foster’s powers as Mighty Thor are incredibly strong, but they are finite because she can only wield Mjolnir for a limited amount of time.
10. Scarecrow – DC
The Scarecrow is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane, and first appeared in World’s Finest Comics #3 (September 1941).
The Scarecrow’s real name is Johnatan Crane and he is a brilliant psychiatrist who worked at Arkham Asylum and conducted experiments on inmates. His trait is using fear to manipulate his enemies. His name is a reference to the straw-filled scarecrows that are used to keep birds away from crops.
9. Mister Terrific – DC
Mister Terrific, a.k.a. Michael Colt, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake and first appeared in Spectre (vol. 3) #54 in June 1997.
Mister Terrific is a genius with a wide range of knowledge, including science, technology, and medicine. He’s got medical training and was the one who performed heart surgery on Selina Kyle alongside Doctor Mid-Nite. Colt is also an expert in hand-to-hand combat and is armed with a variety of gadgets, including his signature “T-Spheres”.
8. Soranik Natu – DC
Soranik Natu is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons and first appeared in Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1 in November 2005.
Soranik Natu is a Green Lantern Corps member from the planet Korugar. She’s a skilled pilot and an expert in hand-to-hand combat. Natu is also a gifted doctor, specializing in emergency medicine. Natu was one of the first Korugarian Green Lanterns and served as their leader for a time.
She eventually left her post and joined the Sinestro Corps, but later rejoined the Green Lanterns.
7. Donald Blake – Marvel
Donald Blake is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is best known as the alter ego of the superhero Thor.
In his civilian identity, Donald Blake is a surgeon who uses a walking stick. Upon tapping it, he transforms into the thunder god Thor. He treated other superheroes such as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men in his medical capacity.
6. Cecilia Reyes – Marvel
Cecilia Reyes is a Marvel Comics character who first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #158 (December 1982). She was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Paul Smith.
Reyes is a mutant who possesses the ability to generate protective force fields. Despite her brief time as a member of the X-Men, Reyes remains an important character in the Marvel Universe. She is one of the few Latinx characters in the X-Men comics and her death has had a lasting impact on the team.
5. Leonard Samson – Marvel
Leonard Samson is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Herb Trimpe and first appeared in Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #141 (February 1971).
Samson is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating superhumans. Leonard Samson was treating Bruce Banner because of his anger issues. Due to accidents and exposure to concentrated gamma rays, Samson himself gained super strength, durability, and green hair.
4. Faiza Hussain, Marvel Comics
Faiza Hussain is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk and first appeared in Captain Britain and MI13 (vol. 2) #1 in May 2008.
Faiza Hussain was initially a physician who worked in a hospital during the Skrull invasion. She got his powers after the Skrull incident and then worked for MI13 as an agent named Excalibur. She wields a sword Excalibur that can cut through anything. Hussain is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and an expert in using her sword. When confronting Dracula, she used the sword and slew Dracula with it.
3. Doctor Mid-Nite – DC
Charles McNyder, a.k.a. Doctor Mid-Nite is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Charles Reizenstein and artist Stanley Josephs Kaye and first appeared in All Star Comics #25 (December 1941/January 1942).
Doctor Mid-Nite is a blind physician who lost his sight due to an explosion and shattered glass damaging his vision. Since then, he has trained himself to see in the dark and fight crime at night. He is also proficient in the use of weaponry and gadget.
2. Hank McCoy – Marvel
Henry “Hank” McCoy, better known as Beast, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby and first appeared in X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963).
Beast is a mutant who possesses superhuman strength, agility, and endurance. He is also a brilliant scientist. He is known for his distinctive blue fur, which covers his entire body, and his bestial appearance. His intelligence and scientific expertise make him one of the X-Men’s most valuable members.
1. Dr. Strange – Marvel
Doctor Strange is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee, and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963).
Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. His real name is Stephen Strange and he is a former neurosurgeon who became a sorcerer after a car accident where he lost his ability to perform surgeries. His abilities as Dr. Strange include astral projection, levitation, teleportation, and the ability to create powerful magical spells.