Many of the heroes on this list have their burdens to bear, whether its their own history or legacies that have been forced on them. But Miles Morales just rose to them so beautifully that he’s one of the only survivors from the Ultimate universe, a series of comics launched in 2000 that updated and reimagined many of Marvel’s superheroes, now defunct. Miles is one of the few Ultimate heroes to become part of the mainstream continuity, and has the usual struggles of trying to balance not only normal life and his heroic one, but also cope with the world seeing him not as the new Spider-Man, or the younger one, but the black Spider-Man, thus defining him by his race. It’s not unlike how people responded to him in real life, as his existence was due to the death of Peter Parker in the Ultimate comics, and fans weren’t too keen to warm up to him replacing such a beloved and iconic hero. But Miles has lasted, and now shares the Spidey title with Peter Parker. Even better, he regularly teams up alongside Ms. Marvel, and is one of the founding members of the Champions, a team consisting of teenage superheroes.