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Poll: Favorite Live-Action Asian Heritage Superhero?

In May, the cultural and historical contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander descendents are celebrated during Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. One gauge to measure changes in Asian culture and its role within the world are current and past media portrayals. In honor of these media depictions, a superhero poll on those characters with Asian-heritage roots (based on their backstory or assumed humanoid form) and/or the casting of these characters with Asian-heritage actors. Note: In some cases, the heritage of these superheroes has had differing heritage roots in other media depictions than the ones cited here and reflects how Asian media depictions on the whole have evolved over the past century.

Which of these American-produced, live-action depicted* superhero characters with Asian heritage roots is your favorite? *movie, television, video or streaming media titles

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    Bruce Lee in The Green Hornet (1966)

    Kato Reboot Movie: Jay Chou in The Green Hornet (2011)
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    Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

  3. Vote!

    Masi Oka in Heroes (2006)

    Hiro Nakamura
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    Gemma Chan in Eternals (2021)

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    Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017)

    Colleen Wing aka Iron Fist Crossover Series: Jessica Henwick in The Defenders (2017)
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    Benedict Wong in Doctor Strange (2016)

    Master Wong
  7. Vote!

    Thuy Trang in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)

    Trini Kwan aka Yellow Power Ranger
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    Karen Fukuhara in Suicide Squad (2016)

    Tatsu Yamashiro aka Katana
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    Ming-Na Wen in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

    Melinda Qiaolian May aka The Cavalry
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    Kumail Nanjiani in Eternals (2021)

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    Chloe Bennet in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

    Daisy 'Skye' Johnson aka Quake
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    Olivia Munn in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

    Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock aka Psylocke
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    Sendhil Ramamurthy in Heroes (2006)

    Mohinder Suresh
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    Pom Klementieff in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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    Lyrica Okano in Runaways (2017)

    Nico Minoru
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    Ross Butler in Shazam! (2019)

    Eugene Choi aka Gray Shazam!
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    Chantal Thuy in Black Lightning (2017)

    Grace Choi aka Wylde
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    Tao Okamoto in The Wolverine (2013)

    Mariko Yashida aka Scarlet Samurai
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    Sea Shimooka in Arrow (2012)

    Emiko Queen aka Red Arrow
  20. Vote!

    Daniel Dae Kim in Hellboy (2019)

    Major Benjamin Daimio aka Werejaguar
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    Shayan Sobhian in This Is Gus (2021)

    Behrad Tarazi
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    Ma Dong-seok in Eternals (2021)

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    George Takei in Heroes (2006)

    Kaito Nakamura
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    Naomi Scott in Power Rangers (2017)

    Kimberly Hart aka Pink Power Ranger
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    Iman Vellani in Ms. Marvel (2022)

    Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel
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    Lana Condor in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

    Jubilation Lee aka Jubilee
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    Ken Leung in Inhumans (2017)

    Karnak Mander-Azur
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    Shioli Kutsuna in Deadpool 2 (2018)

    Yukio aka Pinkie Pie Crossover Movie: Rila Fukushima in The Wolverine (2013)
  29. Vote!

    Joy Osmanski in Stargirl (2020)

    Paula Brooks aka Tigress
  30. Vote!

    Ludi Lin in Power Rangers (2017)

    Zachary Taylor aka Black Power Ranger
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    Chelsea Zhang in Titans (2018)

    Rose Wilson aka Ravager
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    Bingbing Fan in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

    Clarice Fong Ferguson aka Blink
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    Ramona Young in DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

    Mona Wu aka Wolfie
  34. Vote!

    Tiffany Espensen in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

    Cindy Moon

    * possible future webslinger, Silk based on character biography and prior depictions

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    Kenneth Choi in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    Another Asian Heritage Superhero Not Listed

    (pictured James "Jim" Morita, Howling Commandos member)

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