Some of the most powerful superheros are born with powers or given supernatural powers as a freak of nature, science, or magic. Some just have really cool toys. The best have both. We’ve listed 25 of the top superhero weapons, ranging from ones everyone knows to a few more obscure and out of the box ones you wouldn’t normally think of as “weapons” at first. Here are 25 of the 25 Top Superhero Weapons. Enjoy!
Green Lantern's Ring
This is a weapon that can create more weapons. And communicate with others. And create a force field. And generate Lantern’s protective suit. It’s very nearly a Deus Ex Machina.
The Helmet of Fate/Helmet of Nabu
The Helmet is one of the most powerful objects in the DC Universe. Created by the Lord of Order, Nabu, it allows the wearer to communicate with the spirit of Nabu. It also allows for access to a vast amount of magical knowledge and Doctor Fate’s powers – Intelligence, Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Super Strength, etc etc etc.
Captain America's Shield
Captain America’s Shield is not only useful, it’s symbolic. It’s not a weapon generally used to fire death and doom at others, but rather to protect. Made of an adamantium-vibranium alloy, it’s basically indestructible.
Spider-Man's Web Shooters
They let him swing from building to building and basically turned NYC into his personal trapeze playground. I mean, he had all those splendid core muscles from the spider bite, might as well use them…
The Elder Wand
The Elder Wand is arguably the most powerful of the Deathly Hallows (three powerful magical objects given to the Peverell brothers by Death himself). It’s a tricky wand, though; it’s allegiance doesn’t always belong to the one who’s wielding it. It is because of this – that the Wand’s true Master was Harry, not Voldemort – that the killing curse Voldemort cast in the final battle did not kill Harry. Dude just can’t get a break when it comes to the Potter kid, seriously.
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Katniss Everdeen's Mockingjay Dress
“A dress isn’t a weapon!” you say. You’d be wrong. Katniss’s “wedding” dress became the symbol of resistance against The Capitol, and symbols are powerful things. Right before the quarter quell (for which her wedding was, in fact, cancelled), this showed the people of Panem that they were not alone – that a revolution was possible. It was, arguably, the moment she fully *became* The Mockingjay, the symbol the rebels rallied around to eventually overthrow the capitol.
Luke Skywalker's Green Lightsaber
What’s really cool about Luke Skywalker’s Green Lightsaber? He built it himself using the force. As cool as all of the superheroes on this list are, Luke might be the only one to claim such a thing. Powered by kyber crystal and with that green glow we all know, who wouldn’t want to wield this weapon?
Batman's Shark Repellent Spray
On the TV show of the 1960’s, Batman carried basically everything in his belt. Including Bat-Shark Repellent. In Batman: The Movie (1966), Batman was found hanging from a helicopter with a shark hanging onto his leg (via it’s teeth). Thankfully, he had this Bat-Shark spray to save the day! I know that seems oddly specific, but unless you’re Aquaman, what other superhero has a weapon to use against sharks?
Yes, Harry is the “Chosen One,” but honestly the darling boy wouldn’t have survived second year, much less defeated The Dark Lord without Hermione. While she’s often mocked by the boys for being the brainy one, they also both know deep down that they would be SO SCREWED without her.
Need Proof? How about when she remembered the thing about the Devil’s Snare; figured out Snape’s potion riddle; was petrified by the Basilisk and still gave the boys vital information; helped Harry learn a summoning charm so a dragon didn’t kill him; took care of the Umbridge problem…or how about when she protected them with charms while they were on the never-ending Horcrux camping trip? It’s quite obvious she’s a superhero.
Ladies and lads of the 80’s/90’s know Buffy. She was/is the perfectly flawed, real girl we could all relate to – who also happened to have superpowers and kick some major vampire booty. Created by an ancient group of women known as The Guardians, The Scythe is a red battle axe on one end and a stake on the other. It was protected and kept secret from the shadow men (later to become The Watcher’s Council) and embedded in stone. It was also only to be freed by the Slayer in the time of need. It was designed to kill the last of the Old Ones or the last True Vampires. It’s made with “The Essence of the Slayer,” so when the Big Bad comes, Willow uses that essence in the Scythe to activate all potential slayers all over the world. Pretty cool.
Look, we know he carries some awesome firearms and katanas, but honestly, most of that is all stuff anyone can buy with the right permit. He can also heal from just about anything, but that was given to him by science. You know what science and great gobs of cash on the black market can’t get you? Snark. Wit. Commentary. Girls really do go for the guy that makes ’em laugh, and it keeps the bad guys confused.
If you’re a fan of supernatural, you’re probably familiar with this weapon. The Colt was made by famed hunter Samuel Colt. It included thirteen original bullets, and anyone short of God and Lucifer would die if shot by it. Vampires, Demons, Princes of Hell, whatever. John Winchester spent years looking for it before it landed in the hands of his sons, Dean and Sam Winchester.
Hawkeye's Quiver & Bow
Hawkeye’s bow is arguably one of the best superhero weapon. It’s designed for rapid fire and collapses so he can do that cool move where it pops open. What might be even cooler than the bow, though, is his quiver full of fancy arrows, which do things like tase, explode, and there’s even one that will melt through most objects.
Centuries ago, an army was sent from Asgard to fight…something. These soldiers were armed with staffs that gave them insane strength (even for an Asguardian), along with a healthy dose of rage and hatred. This allowed them to smash things. One solider-turned-pacifist decided to stay behind, broke his staff into three pieces, and hid them. Of course, someone found all the pieces and put the Berserker Staff back together…because why not? Humans. It should be noted, humans have massive issues after handling the Beserker Staff. Since the staff is fueled by the inner rage of the user, and humans tend to just bottle things up, let’s just say it takes years to get over the effects.
Witchblade is an ancient weapon that turns the wielder into a hero. It’s aware, as in, it’s conscious and intelligent. When not in use, it looks like an ornate gauntlet for the right hand. When active, Witchblade forms a symbiotic relationship with its host, allowing them to communicate. It also expands to cover the body like armour, though specifics depend on the situation. It can also re-animate the dead and allow the current wielder to relive the lives of past heros in dreams. Caution is needed, though, as it’s been known to remove the arm of the unworthy.
The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
Also affectionately known as “the Sonic,” this weapon is used for, well, basically anything you can use a tool for…and then some other things no one’s thought of yet. It can hack into computers, pick locks, provide geolocation, and fry some weapons. It protects The Doctor and companions without resorting to violence. The look of the Sonic Screwdriver seems to change every time The Doctor regenerates.
The Good Samaritan
Hellboy’s revolver is HUGE (like, bigger than your keyboard). It shoots bullets that kill demons (or vampires, or probably also people, if they’re evil enough). It’s grips are made from pieces of the cross Jesus was hung on. The metals of the gun are an alloy of Irish church bells, blessed silver, & cold iron from crucifixes.
Daredevil's Billy Club
Cleverly disguised as a cane, this club contains cable connected to a launchable steel grapnel, which makes climbing buildings in Hell’s Kitchen much easier. It also can be split in two, one side becoming a fighting baton and the other ending in a curved hood. Variations of the club have also included tape recorders, cable swing line, and a gun. It can be used to defend Daredevil or help him get around or away.
The Point Of View Gun wielded by Tricia Marie McMillian (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
The POV Gun was made by Deep Thought. It forces the target to see things from the Point Of View of the person wielding the weapon. The original gun has little affect on women as their empathy levels are too high to begin with. Seven guns were created by Deep Thought in total, the latter six coming with a warning, “It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.”
*Note: It’s possible this weapon was requested by the intergalactic consortium of housewives who got tired of saying to their husbands, “You just don’t get it, do you?”
Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth
For those of you who have seen the newest Wonder Woman movie, you might recall this awesome weapon of hers with ease. Sure, on the surface it might seem lame compared to weapons that destroy, but how powerful is the Truth? How powerful is making someone confront the absolute truth head on, regardless of how they’ve tried to run from it and lie to themselves? Pretty darn powerful. And awesome. Did we mention awesome?
Thor’s Hammer, given to him by Odin, is not only from Marvel Mythology, but from actual Norse Mythology. The dawrves Sindri and Brokkr made it along with several other objects to win a bet with Loki. Loki lost the bet, but tricked his way out of giving up his portion, and Mjölnir was given to Thor.
In Marvel Mythology, not only does Mjölnir return to it’s owner when thrown and call down thunder and lightening, it can only be lifted by the “worthy.” It’s also a totem that can make a human into Thor: God of Thunder. This is how we ended up with a female Thor (aka Jane Foster) at one point. (Which was awesome, by the way.)
Wolverine’s entire skeleton is fused with Adamantium, including his claws. The cool part? Wolverine’s claws are fully retractable. In fact, he can retract individual ones, making flipping the bird suddenly much more sinister.
Star-Lord's Element Gun
If you really think about it, Mother Nature has some pretty powerful weapons at her disposal as well. What if you could harness some of her powerful elements for your crime fighting adventures? Luckily for the Star-Lord, he has such a thing. The Element Gun is able to project any of four elements: earth, wind, water, and fire. It’s pretty versatile.
Iron Man's Suit/ Armor
Not only does it let him fly around the world (or just fly, for that matter), kick butt, take names, and privatize World Peace, the Iron Man suit actually keeps Tony Stark *alive*. And unlike Batman’s super toys, Stark is not only filthy rich to fund his own super-tinkering, he’s a genius who dreams up his own stuff and is constantly making improvements.
The Infinity Gauntlet
This is what Avenger’s – Infinity War will center around (we assume). It was designed to hold six of the “Infinity Gems/Stones/Soul Gems.” We’ve already seen five of them in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Space Stone, Mind Stone, Reality Stone, Power Stone, & Time Stone. Now we’re waiting for the Soul Stone to make an appearance so that Thanos can start assembling the gauntlet, forcing Steve Rodgers and Tony Stark to hug it out so the Avengers can save the universe. Hopefully with a Trash Panda and that dude from Jurassic World.
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