Marvel and DC Street-Level Characters

Following my previous list of Marvel and DC bricks, I am now doing a list on "Street-Level" characters. The term typically pertains to heroes who stick to the streets due to being a bit out of their weight class when dealing with anything more dangerous or powerful. These characters almost never use anything other than martial arts, hand-to-hand fighting skills, and various weapons and gadgets (including guns) to get the job done. Once again, this list is in no particular order.

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Posted by Mattferrar

spiderman would destroy batman frist off and spider man isnt a street level hero if he was he would be at the top of this list but hes better then that he saves the world all the time and fights super villains he only stops petty crimes to help out and the supeior spiderman dosent even do that

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@mattferrar: I never said who would beat whom. This list does not list the characters in order of best to worst. As for Spidey not being street-level, I myself acknowledged that he may not fit.

Posted by Madcel

Where is Rorschach and Nite-Owl and Silver Spectre all DC characters

Posted by PapiNacho

Good list but Captain America should be here, especially considering you included Deathstroke and Spider-man who far outclass him.

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@papinacho: Actually, Cap was kicking Spidey's butt when they fought in Civil War. Regardless I see your point. I'll add him.

Posted by lukehero

Good List and Spiderman is a Street Level hero...just because someone is a Street Level hero does not mean they can't do amazing things....

Posted by Masonicon

Many of Street-level Heroes are surprisingly above Street level in terms of Damage output from even their physical attacks alone

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@masonicon: I agree. Cap, Deathstroke, Iron Fist with Chi, Black Panther, and all of the "Spider" characters all fit your assessment I'd say.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

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Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@shroudofsorrow:

Good list. If you're open to suggestions, I'd love to see you add Dr. Mid-Nite, Judomaster (Sonia Sato), Mr. Terrific, and Richard Dragon (to join his peers Lady Shiva and Bronze Tiger, of course;)!

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@heraldofganthet: I added Richard Dragon (who I'm incredulous that I didn't include to begin with). I may add the others later.

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@shroudofsorrow:

My man! Though I wonder if DC's Guardian meets your criteria for street-level as well....?

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Posted by Guru_Crack

the TMNT aren't marvel or DC but if you included them why miss out Casey Jones?

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@guru_crack: Fair point. I guess I'll include him, eventually.

Edited by Guru_Crack

@shroudofsorrow: wouldn't take long to include Casey. Would probably better suited to put in alphabetical order also.

Posted by M9ke

Pretty solid listing, pretty solid.

Put me in the camp that would remove Spidey from the list.

Agree that Cap is borderline, however, he is officially "peak" human (sub-meta) in the official handbook. US Agent on the other hand is Superhuman in stamina, agility, durability, reflexes and strength (class 10), so he should be off the list.

I'm not a DC expert, but Deathstroke apparently is Superhuman as well.

Also, if you include Spider-man, than I would definitely include Wolverine.

Edited by Djohn12

You forgot, Deadpool, Taskmaster, Mister X, Lady Bullseye, Spider-gwen, mockingbird, patriot, Kate Bishop (girl hawkeye) and Misty Stone for marvel.

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@djohn12: True.

@m9ke:The debate of whether or not Cap is superhuman is an ongoing one. The handbook listing him as "Peak Human" is not definitive proof, because those handbooks sometimes get things wrong. Fact is, Cap has numerous displays of superhuman physicality, and his level of strength is superhuman (over half a ton). Besides, a character can be superhuman and still be street-level. Fair point about Wolverine though.

Posted by Djohn12

@shroudofsorrow: I think this is a solid list, but my point is that there are a lot of marvel characters who are arguably street level characters who are being left off this list. I honestly think this is a great list. Furthermore, if spiderman and captain america are listed on here so can many of the characters listed below.

@djohn12 said:

You forgot, Deadpool, Taskmaster, Mister X, Lady Bullseye, Spider-gwen, mockingbird, patriot, Kate Bishop (girl hawkeye) and Misty Stone for marvel.

Posted by M9ke

@djohn12: True.

@m9ke:The debate of whether or not Cap is superhuman is an ongoing one. The handbook listing him as "Peak Human" is not definitive proof, because those handbooks sometimes get things wrong. Fact is, Cap has numerous displays of superhuman physicality, and his level of strength is superhuman (over half a ton). Besides, a character can be superhuman and still be street-level. Fair point about Wolverine though.

Why was Luke Cage left off your list?

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@m9ke: Because his superhuman power level is such that he's more of a "Brick" in my mind. Thus, he's on my Brick list.

Posted by M9ke

@shroudofsorrow: Can you please run down your classifications with definitions?

To me Luke Cage is street, like you said, you can be superhuman and still be street.

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@m9ke: I believe I gave a definition at the top of this list. Cage would not be out of his weight class dealing with something more substantial than martial artists or common criminals, whereas most everyone on this list would be. True, Spider-Man and Captain America are superhuman and have faced superhuman threats, but even so, against most people who are above street-level (Cage included), they'd get creamed because their superhuman abilities just don't measure up in comparison to so many others.

I might just remove Cap, Spidey, DS, and Wolverine outright and put them in a separate category, titled "Street Kings", to illustrate how "in the middle" they are, but that's probably a project for another day.