Ace is the name of several heroes and villains in superhero fiction.  The name comes from a high ranking playing card that denotes a high rank or an edge, which is what these characters usually represent.

DC Comics

  • In the DC Universe, Ace is the name of several villains, most of whom were members of the Royal Flush Gang.
  • In the DC Universe, "Ace" Morgan is a member of the Challengers of the Unknown.
  • Ace is also the name of a criminal who once faced Superman.

Marvel Comics

  • In the Marvel Universe, Ace was a gang member with a heart of gold who challenged Spider-Man.
  • Ace is also the name of a secret agent, a member of a group called G.R.A.M.P.A.


  • In the Wild Cards book/short story series, Aces are the classification given to people who have developed super powers.


  • In the Powerpuff Girls animated TV series, Ace is the leader of the Gangreen Gang.
  • Ace is part of a superhero duo in the recurring Saturday Night Live sketch The Ambiguously Gay Duo.

Characters with Ace as part of their name

Characters with Ace in their name

DC Comics

  • Enemy Ace is a fighter pilot during World War I and II in the DC Universe.
  • Black Ace is the name of two unrelated villains.
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