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Black Bolt (Image via Marvel)

1. Black Bolt

Black Bolt is the leader of the Inhumans, a superpowered group of genetically altered humans. He has a cool costume. Oh, and don’t forget – Black Bolt can kill you with his voice.

Black Bolt is kind of a big deal.

So, about those powers. Black Bolt can harness the power of elections. Said power is linked to the speech centers of his brain, meaning that any simple utterance can level an entire city. In fact, at full strength, it’s said that his voice could even destroy planets. If you think Cyclops has it bad, think again.

As a result of his ultra-destructive powers, Black Bolt has trained himself to never utter a sound, not even in his sleep. You’d think that would make ruling a race of mutants difficult, but he generally has it under control thanks to sign language and Medusa, his wife and co-ruler.

He even has the ability to channel his power inwards, enhancing his already considerable strength and stamina. Black Bolt can also fly at up to 500 miles per hour. He even has a limited telepathic ability, which he uses to communicate with his wife and Lockjaw, the royal family’s teleporting dog. We also hear that Black Bolt does car commercials in Japan and that his hair is full of secrets.