The 50 most important superheroes, ranked

Captain Planet is vital on more than one level. He’s a superhero who knows full well he can’t exist on his own. He needs the help of five mere mortals to bring him to life. He and his crew of devoted humans (the Planeteers) remind us that we must protect the Earth. It’s the only one we’ve got.*

*As of now.

(Photo: DIC Entertainment)

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