Among DC Characters.
" @Supreme Marvel said:@Portrait said:" Also, no powers from other sources I.E Speed Force etc.""
" @Supreme Marvel: Zoom doesn't get his powers from the speed force. "If I am not mistaken he has a form of time control or something like that, definitely not a speed force user.
I've never actually thought about it before. It seems that most of DC's heavy hitters aren't technically metahumans, or their powers are too complicated to peg. Hell, looking at the justice league's main roster:
- Superman - Alien
- Martian Manhunter - Alien
- Batman - Human
- Flash - Human with access to the speed force
- Wonder Woman - Goddess/powered by magic; whichever really applies
- Lanterns - Power Ring
I feel like Aquaman might be up there? I would class him, and Atlanteans in general as meta-humans. The human-like Atlanteans I think are more a sub-species of metahumans. I'm pretty sure they can interbreed with Humans, so they are still human, and get their powers from their genes. Most of the powerful ones are from sorcery, but Aquaman is even special among his people, and it's his own enhanced abilities plus the telepathy. But if you don't count him because he comes from a race of powerful ones...then I don't really know. Most of them really do seem more in the wake of magic or "fell into" their powers.
@serpent222: They can, Arthur himself is a half-breed if memory serves rightly. And so is Jackson Hyde (2nd Aqualad).
Would magic users (the ones with the innate ability) classify as metahumans? Because if they do, the Zataras and maybe Xanadu would rank pretty high up there
SuperBoy(his half human half kryptonian)
And Aquaman's has a human parent(his father) and atlanteans like upper class meta-humans
so Black Manta
Batman :D :D
Barry Allen (every meta human gets their power by another sorce or caught)
Ra's Al Ghul
Monarch, who, if I recall, had somewhat of a stalemate with Superboy-Prime, who had then absorbed the powers of a Guardian of the Universe (even though Monarch kinda essploded). Another would maybe be Captain Marvel. I read somewhere (sorry, I can't find the source) that when he held Shazam's spot on the Rock of Eternity, he was one of the most powerful people in the universe.