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noun as in one with extraordinary abilities; hero with magical powers

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As the pioneer of two gigantic genres — the swashbuckler and the superhero movie — “The Mark of Zorro” earned its entry into the National Film Registry in 2015.

When he watched the now-famous “No Man’s Land” scene, when Wonder Woman makes her superhero introduction on a World War I battlefield, “I remember being very aware that I was having an emotional experience to an action sequence,” he said.

The studio had already announced a similar policy for the superhero blockbuster “Wonder Woman 1984,” which will hit big and small screens on Christmas Day — a decision that many considered a one-off.

Prowse said the most satisfying period of his acting career was the years he spent playing the Green Cross Code Man, a cape-wearing superhero who warns children to follow safety rules when crossing streets.

Think of this system as your own personal team of superheroes.

Now Jena Malone is 30, and with roles in Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games, and a massive superhero film, all the rage.

But it is particularly galling to watch the feminist superhero be treated in such a way.

Brash, crass, and overflowing with wiseass attitude, he remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.

Brash, crass, and sporting a perpetually raised eyebrow, Ash Williams remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.

A conservative coloring book publisher is out with a new title imagining the tea party heartthrob as a bona fide superhero.

For this is the secret of the soul: when the hero hath abandoned it, then only approacheth it in dreams—the superhero.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to superhero, such as: hero, champion, exemplar, model, paladin, and defender.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.