There's more than enough super-powered heroes to shake a stick at in the world of comic books, and if there's an asteroid plummeting towards Earth you probably need Superman to save the day.
Overall, however, sometimes being full on meta-human feels like a bit of a cheat. It's all fine and dandy being able to rely on flight or super-breath to help you win a fight ,but not everyone in the world of comic books is blessed with such abilities.
Some heroes are more human than most and for them to stand any chance of surviving in a universe of capes they need a little something extra. They need brains and brawn, and most of all they need to be able to handle themselves when faced with a foe who could easily crush them in an instant - or, say, break their back in two.
So who just are the best of the best? Which DC characters can throw down with gods and monsters and walk away victorious and with hardly a scratch on them? It requires a great deal of skill, and naturally there are only a few cut out to go toe-to-toe with the worst the universe has to offer. Here are those heroes and villains who can.
11. Jason Todd
Considering what Jason Todd goes through before his triumphant return it's safe to say that it's nothing short of a miracle for him to be anywhere near DC Comics, let alone on this list.
The second ever Robin became one of the most detested characters to ever appear in comics but thanks to the Under the Red Hood storyline he's now considered rehabilitated in the eyes of fans.
In this book, he not only goes toe to toe with Batman but he also throws down with the Secret Society of Supervillains, a group that is hired by Black Mask and consists of Deathstroke, Captain Nazi, Hyena, and Count Vertigo. He also administers a beating to the Joker that is one of the most severe to ever grace the page, mirroring the one he himself received in Death in the Family.
As the Red Hood, he walks a fine line between hero and villain and will quite happily step over it if it serves his purpose. Even though he is eager to wield his modified M1911 pistols whenever the situation calls for it, he is more than comfortable slapping people around.