From Fanlore
Jump to: navigation, search
Trope · Genre
Synonyms: superheroines, masked vigilantes, costumed crime fighters
Related: superpowers, supervillains, mutant, Metahuman
See Also: Clones
Tropes · Slash Tropes · Tropes by Fandom
Click here for related articles on Fanlore.

Stub: This article is a stub. Please help us out by adding more content.

See Superhero for a disambiguation page.

Stories and art containing superheroes may be created in fandoms in which the existence of superheroes is canon or for canon sources lacking superpowers or superhero elements in general (e.g. Firefly, NCIS).

A superhero is a type of fictional character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and dedicated to protecting the public[1]. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine. Although it not considered to be requirement to have superpowers to be considered a superhero, the terms costumed crime fighters or masked vigilantes are used to define those types of characters such as Batman and Green Arrow.

Superheroes are most prominently shown in comic books, especially in the Marvel Comics and DC Comics universes, but they have also been shown in films and animated series.

Original Characters that are often added in certain fandoms such as X-Men and Justice League are often superheroes, and are added into fanfiction and fanart along with other types of fanwork.

Fandoms with canon superheroes

Fandoms with superheroes-centric canons include:

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.




The 100:

Teen Wolf:


Archives and Communities

External Links