In The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Ruby and her friends have some super special abilities (awesome!). Unfortunately, these powers make them outcasts in their dystopian society (not awesome!). The teens try to use their mind-reading, thought-controlling, memory-changing talents for good, but in their dark and confusing world, it’s hard to know who to trust.
Ruby’s just one of many super-powered teens in books, movies, and on TV. Some of them are actual superheroes, others can do magic, and others have unique abilities to control the world around them. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite teenagers with special powers. Which of these teens is the super-est? Vote for your favorites below!
Spiderman from Spiderman
After a bite from a radioactive spider, nerdy teen Peter Parker develops web-shooting abilities and superhuman strength. He also gains a bunch of enemies—but you can always count on Spiderman to save the day. Spidey’s been around since the sixties, but we’ll never get sick of watching him take down the bad guys.
The gang from
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Everyone in Aang’s group has awesome Bending powers: Aang, Toph, Katara, and Zuko all control different elements and work together to take down the evil Fire Lord. They’re powerful enough to hold their own against adult Benders. There’s also Sokka, the token normal guy (but you can’t deny he’s good with a boomerang).
Harry from Harry Potter
Harry’s abilities are unusual, even in a world where everyone can do magic. Along with the typical wand-waving powers that come with being a Hogwarts student, Harry shares Voldemort’s thoughts, can talk to snakes, and survived the Killing Curse. He also has the power of Super Angst, but we don’t like to talk about that.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina thinks she’s a normal girl until her 16th birthday, when she discovers she’s actually a witch. She might not know everything about magic yet (she’s still in training, after all), but she’s always willing to give spells a try. And if she fails, she has her awesome aunts and a slightly annoying talking cat to help her put things right.
Percy from Percy Jackson
Percy finds out he’s a demigod, the son of Poseidon, when his pre-algebra teacher attacks him during a field trip. Needless to say, it’s a little shocking. Percy and his friends from Camp Half-Blood, a camp for demigods, must face tons of mythical creatures on their way to the underworld (conveniently located in Los Angeles).
Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Although she’s not a traditional superhero, Buffy still has a way-cool special ability: She’s chosen by fate to destroy vampires, and not the lame sparkly kind, either. She also has super strength, intuition, and a few other added perks. With the help of her friends, the Scooby Gang, Buffy’s always ready to kick some demon butt.
The teens from Misfits
When Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha, and Curtis, five teen criminals doing community service, get caught in a mysterious storm, they develop supernatural abilities. Ranging from invisibility to immortality, these powers are all way cool. Plus, the teens have super great British accents, which only adds to their awesomeness.
Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon
On the outside, Sailor Moon seems like a normal teenager, but she’s really a super-powered fighter, and the fate of the whole galaxy rests in her hands. That’s a lot of pressure for a 14-year-old, but Sailor Moon can handle it. Helped by her best friends and a talking cat (seems legit), she saves the world time and time again.
Claire from Heroes
Claire Bennett is not your average cheerleader. She has the power of regeneration, so she can heal herself instantly. Plus, her fate is mysteriously tied with the destiny of the entire world. Along the way, she even manages to find time to be elected homecoming queen. Talk about an overachiever!
Robin from Teen Titans
The Teen Titans have existed in a lot of different combinations, but good old Robin is almost always the leader. Robin mobilizes our favorite teenage superheroes to take down the supervillains. Teen Titans shows that Robin doesn’t even need Batman—he’s awesome enough on his own.
So which of these super-powered teenagers is the best? Vote now! Did we leave out your favorite super teen? Let us know which ones we missed in the comments!
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