#1 Edited by Alak (926 posts) - - Show Bio

Inspired from the recent surge of topics regarding ethnicity including this topic: http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion-1/your-top-4-black-superheros-1498884/#70

Who are your four favorite Asian superheroes? For this particular question, let's stick with comic book superheroes and exclude the ones from manga and anime. For me, it's:

  1. Hiro Okamura (Toyman)
  2. Cassandra Cain (Batgirl)
  3. Kato (Green Hornet sidekick)
  4. Ryan Choi (Atom)
#2 Posted by lifeofvibe (3471 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: why are you only doing top 4?

#3 Posted by Alak (926 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: why are you only doing top 4?

Because this is a direct inspiration from the Top 4 Black Superheroes thread.

#4 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21728 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Hiro Nakamura (HEROES)
  2. Storm Shadow (GI Joe)
  3. Kato (Green Hornet)
  4. The Ray (hes cool but i havet actually read about him yet)
#5 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5384 posts) - - Show Bio

Cassandra Cain

Sunfire

Best Tiger

Shang Chi

#6 Posted by PowerHerc (83333 posts) - - Show Bio

Shang-Chi

Lei-Kung the Thunderer

Bloodstrike

Amadeus Cho.

#7 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

So when you say Asian do you mean....Asian in the Western sense, like Oriental - or Asian as in anyone from Asia?

If we're going with the former:

Mandarin, Ultimate Black Widow, Cassandra Cain (mixed, but close enough), and um, does Psylocke count?

#8 Edited by cameron83 (7199 posts) - - Show Bio

Psylocke

Cassandra Cain

Shang Chi

Sunspot or Ultimate Black Widow (Monica Chang)

Jubilee

Wong

Armor

Dr. Light

BTW,this is in no particular order

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#9 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

1.Jubilee
2.Psylocke
3.Collective Man
4.Colleen Wing

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#10 Edited by _slim_ (13075 posts) - - Show Bio

Wong. (Dr. Strange's sidekick/assistant/manservant)

#11 Posted by Funsiized (3667 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Katana not getting any love? :(

#12 Posted by gunmetalgrey (1267 posts) - - Show Bio

Jenny Quantum

Usagi Yojimbo

Shang Chi

Dust

#13 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4235 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Xombi (David Kim)
  2. Katana (Tasu Yamashiro)
  3. Armor (Hisako Ichiki)
  4. Dr. Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)
#14 Edited by Husk (442 posts) - - Show Bio

asian superheroes????? I never noticed there were any .....*thinks, I guess there are a few... but I don't think I can think of 4.

1. August General in Iron (he's so cool)

2. ARMOR how could I forget her.

3. Green Lantern (kai Ro)

4. Burka Avenger (I couldn't think of any other I liked so I cheated and used the wikipedia list on the subject and after scrolling through a bunch of names I either hate, or never heard of I stumbled on this Pakistanisuperhero. after my discern and anger subsided and I read the article, I found out that the superheroine is fighting intolerance against women, specifcally the taliban's attempt to shut down girl schools. the only mistep I found is, the controversal hero costume....a burka... commonly demonized by many people of all types this can't have been a good move....BUT it is a very believable disguise for the region she operates as well as probably going over better in muslim nations than a Catsuit....in addition I have softened my stance on Burkas as I have been explained by quite a few women who started wearing them by choice, as a way to force respect rather than oggling by men they interact with. I am conflicted on burkas....but this cartoon superhero... I like already just for her fight against injustice.

#15 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5521 posts) - - Show Bio

Shang Chi

Lady Shiva

Dan Hibiki

Ryu

Cassandra Cain/Daken

#16 Posted by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Rai (Tohru Nakadai)

He is the best. That is all.

#17 Posted by ccraft (5204 posts) - - Show Bio

Jubilee

Katana

Kato (Green Hornet sidekick)

Psylocke

#18 Posted by ccraft (5204 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know much Asian heroes, just these Jubilee, Katana, Kato, Psylocke, or maybe a few more that I can't think of atm. I don't think I'd place any of these characters on my top 20 favorite characters.

#19 Posted by _Maven_ (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Sunfire

Jubilee

Psylocke

Shang Chi

#20 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Psylocke (if she counts)
  • Amadeus Cho
  • Shang Chi
  • Wong
#21 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Mine, in no particular order:

Other Asian heroes I'm a fan of:

#22 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5521 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait only superheroes? Ok umm.

Colleen Wing

Kayo (from images Brigade)

Archer (classic Archer and Armstrong)

Shang Chi

#23 Posted by Ravager4 (1627 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Edited by daredevil21134 (11502 posts) - - Show Bio

Shang Chi

Cassandra Cain

Psylocke

Colleen Wing

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#25 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

Rose Wilson (I guess she's 1/4th Thai?)

She's actually half Cambodian

So she is. Thanks for pointing that out! I'll edit my post.