How Well Do You Know These Influential Black Superheroes?

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to test your knowledge of some of the most influential Black Superheroes! All the heroes on the list have been featured in either a feature film or TV show. Good Luck!

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Black Lightning takes what other DC superhero on as his protege?

They both share a similar elemental power.
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In the animated series, Young Justice, Black Lightning offers to help young Virgil how to use his powers.

What DC Comics hero is Steel inspired by after they saved John Henry Irons' life?

This superhero's nickname is related to the word steel.
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Superman saved John's life. When Superman was is killed by Doomsday, Irons takes on the mantle of Steel to help protect Metropolis. In the 1997 film, Steel was created to stop bad guys from using the weapons he created. Sounds like another famous hero's origins, doesn't it?

Blade is a human-vampire hybrid so he is immune to sunlight; what is the term for that called?

He's able to walk around during the day
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Being part human allows Blade to walk around in the daytime. Though he still chooses to wear all black in all that sunlight.

What class does Storm teach at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters?

Think about her appearances in all the films.
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While she can often be seen at the school, in the films she wasn't a teacher. She had the role of mentor/den mother for the students. In the comics, she would often be a substitute. She later became the headmistress of the school.

In Winter Soldier, what is the name of the division Falcon served in the United States Air Force?

It has to do with flying
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Sam specialized in using jetpacks. The wings were a new prototype the Air Force was testing out.

Which of these teams was Cyborg NOT a part of?

Think about the ages of the members in the groups
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A.R.G.U.S stands for the Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans. Their members are Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, Etta Candy, and Sasha Bordeaux.

What is the name of the place Spawn calls home on the streets of New York?

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Rat City is a bunch of alleyways where the homeless live together peacefully. Spawn ends up being named the King of Rat City. So, should we be calling him King Spawn?

Besides being the Black Panther, T'Challa is also a genius. What college did he attend to get his Ph.D.?

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The King of Wakanda has a genius-level intellect on par with Bruce Banner and Tony Stark. T'Challa has a Ph.D. in Physics. But we all know the real brains is Shuri.

Who originally played the role of Tony's best friend Lt. Col. James Rhodes in Iron Man 1?

The actor has great hustle and flow
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Rumor has it that Howard was let go for being too much of a "diva" on set, which created a hostile work environment for his co-stars and staff.

What is Luke Cage's signature catchphrase?

It's a holiday
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Luke Cage can often be heard saying Sweet Christmas when he is happy, surprised, annoyed, and after enjoying some lovemaking.

How Well Do You Know These Influential Black Superheroes?
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You may want to study up on your superheroes. These are some of the most well-known heroes in the game. You need to know about them.
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When she's not writing about anime for Funimation, pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, sharing emotional editorials on Renegade Media, or talking about makeup on the YMUB Podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch Korean Variety shows, and read cheesy erotica. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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