The thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I never see referenced is that Splinter was essentially a single dad raising four rambunctious boys and that could NOT have been easy. So this piece titled “Daddy!!!” is my tribute to the first super heroes I ever became a fan of, to single dads everywhere, and to anyone who’s ever burned a pizza in the oven.
You fall helplessly in love with the most amazing person in the universe. You don’t have the courage to tell them how you feel, so instead, you pledge your life to become a ninja tirelessly making their life better in tiny ways.
1. I am not including any DC, Marvel, or (Japanese) Anime teens. This is purely from cartoon origins. If I included anime and comics, it would be riddled with them
2. They must have super powers, a super powered weapon, or in some way shape or form give them abilities beyond human powers.
3. One per franchise.
4. To be considered a teen, they must be between the ages of 12 to 19 when we are introduced to them.
5. This will be from only shows I have seen, so if a character of yours isn’t on the list I am sorry.
10. Steven Universe
Steven is the youngest member of the crystal gems (biologically 14 years old)
He is half human and half gem. While he is not much of a fighter, he is by no means weak.
He has one of the best defensive capabilities that I have seen.
His bubble shield is able to survive a spaceship crash from orbit.
His weapon of choice is a shield, that has unique properties that we have yet fully seen
He is able to heal injuries and broken gems with his spit.
He has enhanced strength and is tough enough to be thrown around by giant monsters and powerful creatures without much issue.
But the most amazing part about steven is, he is still learning. Once he unlocks his full potential it is obvious that I will have to put him higher on the list.
9. Ladybug from Miraculous:Tales of Ladybug and Chat noir.
Marinette is the heroine of Paris known as Ladybug.
With enhanced strength, speed, and durability. She is one tough customer. Her yo-yo can extend to any length, the line is unbreakable (Able to hold down a freaking T-rex) and has the ability to purify akuma.
But her greatest ability seems to be “Lucky charm”
This deus ex Machina ability allows the girl to solve a problem by giving her a random item, which she will use to defeat her opponent in an unorthodox way.
And of course the other ability of Miraculous healing, which fixes all of the destruction that happened during the battle.
I chose her over chat noir mainly due to her having the purification ability
aside from that, they are practically equal.
8. Star butterfly from Star vs the forces of evil
Star is a 14 year old girl who happens to be princess of the kingdom of mewni
who happens to hail from another dimension.
She is constantly battling monsters that want her wand.
While I have her very low on the list, she does have potential to one day be near the top 5 of this list.
Why you ask.
Because of her magic wand!
The exact amount of power she possesses is unknown. It definitely not something one dismisses. It is strong enough to conjure up an assortment of pain, can alter ones anatomy,and even cause untold destruction in the wrong hands.
It only gets more powerful, I hope to see what it is really capable of.
7. Randy Cunningham: RC9GN
This teen ninja is responsible for protecting norrisvile from monsters, robots, evil wizards, and more.
With an arsenal of weapons that range from sharp to deadly stealthy to just plain ridiculous. The guy has almost as many weapons as batman!
But of course, he also has enhanced senses, limited elemental powers such as the ninja air fist, the tengu fire ball and more.
He also has super strength, enhanced speed, agility, reflexes, the whole typical hero stuff.
But This guy has a few more tricks up his sleeves, giving him a slight edge over the previous entrees.
6. Jake long, From American dragon: Jake long
Being the magical protector of New york city
Jake long has the power of dragons
With senses enhanced by his dragon transformation.
His senses are head and shoulders above the competition.
He can fly over 200-300 mph,
Strong enough to live 5 to 25 tons
breathes fire (Both as a rapper (Jk), and as a dragon)
claws that can rip through steal.
durability that makes being knocked through a brick wall an “inconvenience”
This dragon is tough and hard to beat.
5. Danny Phantom:
“Yo Danny phantom he was just 14
his parents built a strange machine,
designed to view a world unseen.”
But then s*** happened, and Danny fenton is now Danny phantom, protector of Amity park.
Having a ton of abilities Danny is one tough foe.
He can over shadow people,
shoot ecto blasts,
create energy shields
turn invisible, and intangible
Strong enough to pick up a bus with ease.
can fly over 150 miles per hour.
has cryokinisis (Ice powers)
can replicate himself making himself 4x as deadly!
And of course his most powerful ability
the Ghostly wail.
His last resort shout is strong enough to devastate a city.
While it was close between him and Jake,
Danny has the upper hand in terms of powers
4. Korra from Legend of Korra.
The latest avatar is certainly something. (Aside from being amazingly beautiful and powerful)
The protector of the world.
This girl has fought spirits, benders, Giant robots! the whole shabang
She can manipulate, fire, earth, water and Air with ease.
She even picked up metal and spirit bending!
But her most powerful form is her Avatar state.
In this state, she is powerful enough to stop city destroying lasers, level armies, fight embodiments of chaos!.
This girl is a beast and I am giving her this spot because honestly, Very few can top this chick.
3. XJ9 or Jenny from my life is a teenage robot.
The robotic teen protector of Tremorton.
Jenny is a powerful robot that protects the city and the world from city destroying monsters, robots, aliens, and robot Aliens!
She has the strength of 1million and 70 men. Which Is tough to calculate, but it is known she can easily lift well over 100 tons with ease.
Fly at high speeds,
has a weapon arsenal so insane it could dwarf the fire power of most militaries!
Her titanium alloy body makes her tough enough to survive most attacks without much damage.
she is as smart as a super computer.
Has more types of visions then the man of steel himself.
Has destroyed Planet destroying meteors with only slight difficulty.
This girl is tougher then she looks.
2. Ben ten from ben ten, alien force, omniverse and etc.
A teenager with the powers of every alien in the known universe.
The omnitrix is by far one of the best weapons in the existence of the world.
Ben tennyson is a 16 year old kid who got the coolest gift in existence
a watch that can turn him into any alien for about 10 minutes at a time (Unless plot says other wise or some sh*t says he needs longer then that).
If I were to describe all of his powers and abilities,
It would take forever!
The kid just has all the powers!
If you can think of it, one of his aliens probably has it.
He is one of the two most broken heroes in cartoons.
but the question is.
Who is number one?
1. Rex Salazar from Generator rex.
Now I know what you are thinking.
“How can this guy top Mr. All aliens ever?”
Well it is actually really simple.
He actually became a god for a short time.
Now before then, he probably would have been on par with korra.
Being able to turn any part of himself into a kick butt machine
curing evo controlled living creatures.
enhanced durability and healing.
But what made this guy go beyond all of that was godhood.
He attained five meta-nanites that gave him god like powers.
Which he used to cure all of the evos. And after that he turned it off for good.
What makes him different from ben is, while Ben has a god like alien as well, ben is limited by two other beings that make it near impossible to do anything with it.
Rex had full control. This made him superior to ben.
That is why Rex is number one.
(let me know your thoughts on this. Did I miss any other cartoons?)