Can You Match the Hero to His Weapon of Choice?

Kennita Leon

Which iconic superhero has a hammer that only he can hold (for the most part)?

Thor is identified as the God of Thunder. He carries with him a hammer, called Mjölnir, which has the capabilities of drawing lightning.

Which incredibly rich genius created a suit that let him fly and run his businesses at the same time?

The Iron Man suit was first created in a cave after Tony Stark was captured. While the suit has seemingly endless capabilities, some of the most prominent are strength, endurance and flight. Stark frequently updates the suit, so its list of powers constantly grows.

Who has retractable claws made from adamantium?

Wolverine's six claws are his most distinguishable features. They are retractable and contain adamantium, a fictional metal that is practically indestructible.

Which wizard owned the most powerful wand in existence, known as the Elder Wand?

During Harry Potter's life at Hogwarts, he owned one of the three Deathly Hallows: the Cloak of Invisibility. He earned the allegiance of the Elder Wand, a second of the Deathly Hallows, when he defeated Draco Malfoy. It was the strongest wand in the wizarding world and previously belonged to Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts' headmaster.

Which hero has dragons at their beck and call?

Daenarys's dragons came to her as a wedding gift in the form of eggs from Khal Drogo, the leader of the Dothraki. They are named after Khal Drogo, Rhaegar Targaryen and Viserys Targaryen.

Which of the following superheroes uses a powerful trident that controls the sea?

Aquaman carries the trident of Neptune. A magical weapon, the trident allows Aquaman to rule the seas, control weather and produce force fields.

Which hero has a shield made of vibranium?

Captain America's great shield was designed by Dr. Myron MacLain out of vibranium, the strongest metal on earth.

Can you name the person who uses batarangs?

Batman's batarangs are small bat-shaped pieces of metal. Designed by Batman himself, the batarangs are thrown in a similar manner to a boomerang.

Which of these people used a lightsaber to defend the good?

Luke Skywalker constructed his lightsaber using a reflector cup, power cells, focusing lens and one crystal.

Can you identify which hero makes use of web shooters?

Spider-Man's web shooters were created to help him fight, climb and swing. They contain a web fluid designed by Peter Parker himself and are worn on both wrists beneath his costume.

Who has a lasso that can force others to tell the truth?

The powerful lasso used by Wonder Woman is the lasso of truth. When victims are wrapped in the lasso, they are compelled to speak the truth.

Which Avenger has a bow (and many types of arrows) that are used in the fight for good?

Hawkeye, one of Shield's more popular agents, is an archer. His bow features arrows with a variety of arrowheads from explosives to flares.

Which king of an African nation has a suit that gives him powers?

Black Panther's suit is made out of vibranium. The latest design is capable of absorbing and then reflecting energy from attacks.

Can you tell us who uses two chakrams to enforce justice?

Xena carried two chakrams, which were lethal weapons that could cut through arrows and blades. They always returned to her when she flung them in the air.

This hero has a ring that allows hims to conjure anything he can think of. What is their name?

Considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, Green Lantern's ring grants the bearer unimaginable powers and abilities.

Which Avenger possesses the Eye of Agamotto?

Dr. Strange's Eye of Agamotto was a jewelry piece that housed the Time Stone, which was one of the six Infinity Stones and allowed him to travel through time.

Which hero from the DC Universe uses bows and arrows?

The DC archer, Green Arrow, has used compound and recurve bows. He also uses several trick arrows which include the glue arrow and flash grenade arrow.

Which hunter of the supernatural owns a gun called the Colt?

The Colt was used by Dean Winchester to kill demons. Created by a hunter named Samuel Colt, it is a supernatural gun with the ability to kill anything it shoots. Winchester is a protagonist of the 2005 American television series called "Supernatural."

Which space hero owns an element gun?

The Element Gun used by Star-Lord was previously owned by his father. The gun is able to conjure all four elements- earth, fire, air and water.

Which of these superheroes owned the Mind Stone before it was snatched by Thanos?

Vision's Mind Stone is one of the six Infinity Stones and can be found on Vision's forehead. The Mind Stone was originally the power source for Loki's scepter before it was given to Vision.

Which Justice League member possesses an arm gun?

Cyborg possesses a sonic cannon, which he carries on his forearm. It shoots powerful currents of white noise.

Which red, demon-like creature uses a gun to save the world?

Hellboy's gun is made of mythical metals, blessed silver, cold iron from crucifixes and Irish church bells. The gun is named the Samaritan.

He glides around on a strange, metallic board. What is this superhero's name?

The Silver Surfer's board mimics his image and is silver in appearance. It was given to him by his former master Galactus and is used as a means of transportation.

Which of these characters uses a baton?

Daredevil's baton is a small cane which can be used as a weapon or grappling hook. When dressed as a civilian, Daredevil disguises the baton as a blind man's cane.

Which feline hero owns the Sword of Omens?

Lion-O, a member of the Thundercats, has an indestructible sword called the Sword of Omens. It can cut through any material.

This hero is a vigilante who began using the sais she stole from her attacker. Who is she?

The twin sai used by Elektra formerly belonged to her attacker Jacques Duchamps. After killing Duchamps, Elektra took the sais as her own.

Of the options, who do you think owns a Moon Stick?

Sailor Moon's moon stick can be used to fight against enemies as well as to heal wounds. It is more powerful when combined with the Silver Crystal.

Which god owns a sword that is several hundred feet in length?

Odinsword is a very large sword owned by, you guessed it. Odin. The sword is supposedly several hundred feet long and was first wielded by a demon before Odin stole it.

Which tiny guardian owns quite a large collection of guns?

Rocket is a small raccoon with acute senses and speed. He is quite fond of large guns and often bargains for them.

Of the options, who owns a watch that allows them to turn into aliens?

Ben 10's Omnitrix is of an alien origin. A type of wristwatch, the Omnitrix allows Ben to select and become various alien forms, which he uses to try to save the day.

Which of these heroes uses goggles to manipulate dimensional energy?

Vibe's goggles were created by Cisco Ramon, the man behind the character. They allowed Vibe to easily manipulate dimensional energies.

Which old-time cartoon character has a sword called the Sword of Grayskull?

He-Man's sword is known as the Power Sword or Sword of Grayskull. The sword transforms Prince Adam into He-Man.

An Avenger, who makes use of their wings to swoop down and attack enemies?

Falcon's wings were made by Black Panther using titanium ribbing and mylar. The wings are powered by solar energy.

Which character, who happens to be a turtle, uses a bo as a weapon?

The bo-staff is Donatello's, the Ninja Turtle with the purple bandanna, main weapon. It is six feet long and contains a retractable blade at one end.

Which animated character uses a katana to kill the demon Aku?

Samurai Jack's katana was created by the gods Odin, Ra and Rama. The katana was originally made to destroy Aku, the main antagonist of the show.

Which vampire killer uses a sword to make their kills?

Blade, a dhampir (a human with vampiric powers) carries a hand-made titanium sword as his main weapon. The sword's edges are etched in acid.

Who has a vibranium arm that is capable of great things?

The Winter Soldier's metal arm was created by Department X. The arm has many features which include super strength, electrical discharge, cybernetic defense and palm sensors.

Which Avenger makes use of the Pym discs?

The Pym particles discs were created by Hank Pym as part of the Ant-Man suit. The discs are used to enlarge and shrink objects.

Which unlikely Suicide Squad member has a sword that has souls in it?

Katana's soultaker sword extracts the souls of its victim. The sword also grants Katana the ability to communicate with the captured souls.

Which X-Men uses cards as their weapon?

Gambit's weapons are a pack of cards that he charges using his mutant powers of bio-kinetic energy. He then uses these cards as explosives.

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About This Quiz

Heroes, both fictional and non-fictional, protect us from evil that exists in the world. But to do that, they need to be able to fight. Enter the weapons that these noble beings wield and wear. From suits and swords to hammers and arrows, the heroes we've encountered on television and in books get to use some of the most impressive weapons--real or not--that we've ever seen. And we want to know how well you know them today. 

Sure, everyone knows that Thor has a mighty hammer and that the Black Panther's suit takes stealth to a whole new level, but do you know who uses the Element Gun or the Sword of Omens? Can you tell us who turns their wings into weapons, has a watch that transforms them into an alien, or possesses a ring that brings imagination into reality? 

We want to test your knowledge on some of the most iconic weapons that heroes, including wizards, kids, aliens, demi-goddesses and regular humans use. Are you able to match the hero to their weapon? 

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