When it comes to colored superhero costumes, none are as strange as white costumes. I mean, for a line of work that involves getting dirty, messy, and possibly blood-soaked, wearing the color white just doesn’t make sense. Black. Red. Blue. Green. Anything but white. Right?
Alas, even though I believe my opinion to be valid, some superheroes choose to ignore it. The question is, which ones? Of all the superheroes that wear white, which are the best of the best? The cream of the crop, if you will… With that, I proudly present to you the best superheroes that wear white.
List of the greatest superheroes that wear white:
10. Jessica Jones
Before she was the leather-jacket wearing private investigator known for her quick wit and take no prisoners attitude, Jessica Jones was known as Jewel. Unfortunately, unlike Jessica Jones Jewel was known for her super strength and mediocre crimefighting life.
As Jewel, Jessica clad herself in a head to toe white uniform that was as bland as she was. Think 1980s metal band unitard without the big hair and over the top music. Thankfully, the writers changed her story by introducing her to Purple Man and Jessica avoided falling into the realm of inconsequential superheroes.
9. Phantom Girl (Tinya Wazzo)
First appearing in Action Comics #276, Phantom Girl was the creation of Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.
Phantom Girl is the fifth member of the Legion of Superheroes. She hails from Bgztl and Bgztl is a planet that exists in the Fourth Dimension. No different from all other Bgztlians, Phantom Girl possesses the power of intangibility. This means that she is able to phase through objects.
Although a member of the Legion of Superheroes, Phantom Girl came into her own when after she was recruited to the Legion’s Espionage Squad. As someone able to walk through walls, her abilities allowed her to break in and out of buildings and areas without detection…an invaluable trait of someone in the espionage line of work.
8. Power Girl
As someone with one of the most outlandish costumes in comic books, Power Girl is instantly recognizable. Her costume has caused more bedroom fantasies than Princess Leia’s in Return of the Jedi.
Power Girl is the cousin of DC’s most well-known hero, Superman. As a Kryptonian she possesses many of the same superpowers as he does. Where she differs, however, is that unlike him she comes from Earth-2 and only joins DC’s main universe after becoming stranded in it. Throughout history, Power Girl has been a part of various teams. Of these, none are as important as the Justice League, Justice Society, and Birds of Prey.
If there was ever a character to embody what it means to be confusing, Fantomex is it.
Fantomex is a human/sentinel hybrid created by the Weapon Plus Program. As a creation of the program, his mission was to help eradicate the mutant population from the Earth. As a hybrid, Fantomex possesses more powers than can be counted…including his E.V.A.
E.V.A. is an external nervous system that shares a symbiotic bond with Fantomex. This means that if she is away from him and experiences pain, so does he. This doesn’t, however, mean the opposite.
Fantomex is also able to see through the eyes of E.V.A., andis a bio-mechanical being who can reshape her body into a variety of objects…weapons included.
There have been few characters that have gained as much popularity as quickly as Spider-Gwen did. Created by the powerhouse team of Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez, Spider-Gwen is the answer to the question, “What if Gwen Stacy was Spider-Man?”
Spider-Gwen doesn’t hail from Earth-616. Instead, she hails from Earth-65 and on Earth-65 it was her that was bitten by the radioactive spider and not Peter Parker. As a matter of fact, the Peter Parker of Earth-65 is none other than the Lizard.
Spider-Gwen works because her character is a uniquely different version of the Spider-Man character. Oh, it also helps that her white costume is one of the best in comic books.
5. White Lantern Hal Jordan
If you’re thinking that Hal Jordan is a Green Lantern, you’re not wrong. In fact, of all the Green Lantern’s he’s arguably the most famous. In saying this, it doesn’t mean that for a time, he wasn’t something else.
At the conclusion of the highly acclaimed Blackest Night story, Hal and some notable others become White Lantern’s. As White Lantern’s, the group was able to successfully defeat Nekron and his Black Lantern army.
And how did they do this?
Different from other Lanterns, the group is able to create constructs powered by life itself.
As a character who represents all that’s good in the world, it’s no coincidence that Dagger is one of the superheroes that wear white.
Dagger and her partner Cloak represent one of the greatest dynamics in comic books. While he is able to control the dark (send his enemies into the Dark Dimension), Dagger controls the light. As a result, she can create lightforce daggers that take away addiction and corruption from their targets, heal others, see the good in everybody, create a light sword to battle with, and keep Cloak from falling too far into darkness.
As with most characters created in the 1980s, the popularity of Cloak and Dagger has waned over the years. However, with the successful launch of their television show, more and more people are learning of how awesome they are.
3. Captain Rex
Oh boy, Star Wars. You know, I could literally spend hours talking about Star Wars and not get tired of it. From the Jedi to the Sith to the galaxy-spanning stories, Star Wars is littered with wholesome goodness.
Now, of all the Star Wars stories, none are as good as the Clone Wars. Say what you want but the Clone Wars defined everything that it means to be Star Wars. It had great storytelling, breathtaking graphics, and the Clone Troopers. Even though all Clone Troopers were clad in white, Captain Rex was the one who stood out. Not only was he’s as loyal as he was fierce, but after Order 66 he was able to remove his inhibitor chip and escape the Jedi purge.
2. Emma Frost
Whether it’s her underwear-focused original costume or her full-pant, half-top current attire, Emma has always pushed the boundaries of what’s an acceptable costume.
Emma Frost first appeared as the dreaded White Queen of the Hellfire Club. As their White Queen, she was partially responsible for the capture and reprogramming of Jean Grey into the Dark Phoenix. Although it took awhile, Emma eventually changed her ways and became an integral part of the X-Men. As a member of the X-Men, she is unique in the sense that she has two mutant powers and not the standard one. In addition to her telepathy, she can also harden her body into a diamond-like substance.
1. Moon Knight
Of all the superheroes that wear white, none are as synonymous with the colour as Moon Knight. Moon Knight is the Avatar of Khonshu. As Khonshu’s Avatar, Moon Knight carries out a very specific brand of vigilante justice.
What makes him so different from the other superheroes that wear white is that unlike most of them, he wears white so his enemies see him coming.
And I quote, “I don’t wear white to hide myself, I wear it so they’ll see me coming. So they know who it is, ’cause when they see white it doesn’t matter how good a target I am. Their hands shake so bad, they couldn’t hit the moon.”
Moon Knight is as violent as he is crazy. For that reason, he lands at the top of this “superheroes that wear white” list.
And that’s it. The best superheroes that wear white. What do you think? What superheroes that wear white would make your list?