Most Powerful Non-Superpowered Heroes and Villains in Comics

A list of the most powerful heroes and villains that don't have superpowers (or at least superpowers that are natural, hereditary, magical or are very extreme and provide invulnerability and what not). Power is determined by skill, physique, resources and intellect.

(No ring bearers)

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  • A U.S. government agent and once the head of the A.R.G.U.S. agency he is a well trained combatant and soldier.

  • Firefly is an expert in pyrotechnics and explosives, with a thorough knowledge of inflammable agents. After being horribly burnt all over his body after an out-of-control blaze he started at a chemical factory, he designed and built an insulated, fire-retardant battlesuit to not only protect himself, but outfit it with a number of different features, most of which relate to incendiary weaponry.

  • Possesses intricate gadgetry which he develops himself that he fires and uses in combat. He is also a skilled unarmed combatant.

  • Attired in a green business suit, fedora, and gas mask, the Sandman used a gun emitting a sleeping gas to sedate criminals.

  • Another Batman villain obsessed with the effects fear toxins have on people. He uses poisonous and deadly gasses to cause panic and mass hysteria.

  • Another Batman villain obsessed with the effects fear toxins have on people. He uses poisonous and deadly gasses to cause panic and mass hysteria.

  • Jigsaw is an athletic man with no superhuman powers. During his time in prison he was able to hone his physical strength to a level comparable to the Punisher. He has extensive experience with street-fighting techniques, and familiarity with a variety of weapons and criminal techniques. He carries various handguns as needed. He has been known to wear a special exo-skeleton in his outfits.

  • A criminal who worked himself up to get become one of the "Lords of Crime" in Marvel.

  • A sinister antagonist of Batman, and one of his ancestors.

  • Richard Dragon possesses no superhuman or metahuman powers, but is a superb athlete and a master martial artist. He is also a master of philosophy and specifically as it concerns a heroic lifestyle and he has guided those such as the Huntress or Wonder Woman in the past as to the correct path they need to live.

  • Despite not having any superhuman abilities, Potter is an expert Martial Artist and has vast amounts of strength. His costume was metal armor and his main offensive weapons were the knives and whirling blades that he could use either at melee range or fire with supreme accuracy.

  • The original version of the Russian had no known super powers. He was peak human in terms of strength of stamina. He was shot in the head multiple times and had the bullets pulled out suffering no permanent physical damage as well as being able to survive a plane crash during which he landed on his head only suffering temporary amnesia. The human version of the Russian's strength was beyond that of a normal human and he accidentally killed a man by giving him a friendly hug.

  • He has his own frost inducing technology that allows him to freeze, trap and damage others.

  • Very skilled in the use of boomerangs and is a capable hand to hand fighter. He is a member of the Suicide Squad,

  • A slave-turned-bounty hunter in search of his wife, Broomhilda.

  • Zorro, the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega is the most famous swordsman in comics and film. Zorro takes a lot of pleasure from humiliating his foes, those who seek to exploit the general public and poor, in front of everyone.

  • Laurie Juspeczyk has no known superhuman powers or abilities. A highly-trained athlete and acrobat, she is very skilled in unarmed combat.

  • The gleefully amoral and borderline sociopathic government vigilante, The Comedian had a history of terrible deeds. His murder causes the chain of events in the Watchmen. He is known for his twisted sense of humor, his nihilistic worldview and his smiley-faced badge.

  • Mason was possibly the most decent and likeable of the Minutemen (a masked adventurer league), while many of his peers had issues with regard to society, race, sexual orientation, gender, Mason was apparently free of these traits; in fact he is regarded as something of a voice of reason by many of the other heroes.

  • Zorro, the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega is the most famous swordsman in comics and film. Zorro takes a lot of pleasure from humiliating his foes, those who seek to exploit the general public and poor, in front of everyone.

  • A government agent formerly in charge of the Suicide Squad

  • A former GCPD detective, Renee became the new Question after the death of Vic Sage.

  • After being left in Iran after a secret mission, Benjamin Lockwood found his way back home and became the hero named Agent Liberty! Agent Liberty even became part of the Justice League of America during his time as a hero. Agent Liberty's costume has equipment that can generate a force-shield of energy capable of deflecting bullets, weapons such as retracting blades, and a jetpack that allows him to fly for short distances. Agent Liberty is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.

  • She designed her own power suit to help her fight. She can shrink herself and fire energy blasts that sting.

  • Kevin Plunder is an athletic man with no superhuman powers. He utilizes a unique style of hand-to-hand combat shaped by years of surviving in the Savage Land. He has developed great skills in hunting, trapping, fishing, foraging, and general survival in the wild.

  • A psychopath who goes berserk with knives and commits many murders. He doesn't even need a knife to commit atrocities.

  • An athletic student who is to be mentored by Batman, not as a sidekick, but as a partner.

  • The heir to the criminal family with his own gang that once took over Gotham.

  • A experienced commissioner for the GCPD with entire police force behind him and he has Batman's support as well.

  • Dedicated agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • The first Silk Spectre was Sally Juspeczyk (Sally Jupiter) a young woman at the age of eighteen who worked as a waitress and dancer. Her jobs did not fulfill her ideas of grandeur so she donned a racy (for that era) yellow and black costume and became the stunning heroine known around the world as "the Silk Spectre." After a short solo stint as a crime-fighter, she met several other costumed heroes with whom she joined in becoming founding members of the superhero team known as "the Minute Men."

  • Harvey Bullock was once a corrupt GCPD cop, until he turned over a new leaf and made a conscious effort to be an honest lawman. He is now one of Jim Gordon's most trusted officers.

  • Clutchmaster journalist/reporter.

  • The best butler ever.

  • The hottest but most troubling girlfriend to have. (Just like my girlfriend ._. )