Live Poll: Favorite Black Movie Superhero Character?

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Which of these black movie characters is your favorite black superhero?

See the partial list of black movie superhero characters here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041503572/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/9Ndb9ndD7R4/
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Context?

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I am unsure what you are asking? A fully formed question would be helpful.
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What constitutes a "superhero"? Does character pictured above qualify?
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I am fine with the traditional definition of "a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers". Further, I think all choices, as well as, less clear cut choices should be able to pass the duck test. The duck test is a form of abductive reasoning. This is its usual expression: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. 

1. Someone who dresses like a superhero, fights crime or other threats against humanity. Likewise, they have a superhero moniker or call sign that adds to the superhero mystique.
2. Also, they should have a track record of success to such a degree that they are accepted or sought out for the role by others.
3. Finally,  I think extraordinary powers could be defined liberally, but needs to be well above what the average person can bring to the fight. This could be as simple as a willingness to engage in the fight or put oneself in harm's way repeatedly.
4. Being a superhero doesn't mean you come out on top on every engagement nor does mean that you cannot be flawed in some way either.

Characters like Batman qualify by checking all these boxes and whose training, wealth and gadgets would qualify him by having extraordinary abilities rather than superhuman. Likewise, Blankman or Invisible Boy would seemingly qualify, but would be less traditional and more debatable. I personally would favor including all three: Batman, Blankman and Invisible Boy.
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Honorable Mentions

Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange Master Mordo

Lupita Nyong'o Black Panther Nakia

Edi Gathegi X-Men: First Class Darwin

Leonard Roberts Heroes D.L. Hawkins

Noah Gray-Cabey Heroes, Micah Sanders

Jimmy Jean-Louis Heroes, René aka The Haitian

Dee Jay Daniels Sky High Popsicle 

Khadijah, Malika Sky High
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MORE HONORABLE MENTIONS

Henry Simmons Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie
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I liked Domino in Deadpool 2 quite a lot.
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During Black History Month to best understand how black media portrayals have changed in movies; one only has to look at how the portrayals of black superheros have changed over the years.
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Typo: superheros --> superheroes
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corrected superheroes

February is African-American History Month or alternatively known as Black History Month in the U.S.A.. One positive change is how Black superheroes have evolved in various media over the years. Black superhero metrics in various media have shown significant gains in portrayal frequency, portrayal types, star power and the quality of titles associated with them.
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I think there's one "black" too many in the question.
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It's different in the list.
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Which of these all-time Black movie, television or streaming characters is your favorite superhero?
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