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11/06/2015 1:51 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

6 Unconventional Superheroes The World Deserves Right Now

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First, she was a sports icon, then she became the inspiration for a Bollywood blockbuster, and now Olympic boxer Mary Kom is all set to have her own animated series.

According to reports, the 32-year-old pugilist will feature in a female superhero series titled Mary Kom Jr. She has signed a licensing deal with the production company ScreenYug Creations Pvt Ltd for the series. In a PTI interview, the Olympic champion said this would be an interesting way to motivate the girl child.

India has had it's share of incredible characters saving the world from sure catastrophe -- take the case of snake-shooter Nagraj, science dude Parmanu or the hot-headed, gun wielding Doga.

Once in a while, unconventional superheroes pop up to the delight of comic fans. The new Thor is female, the new Spiderman is mixed race and the new Captain America is African-American.

Here’s a list of some of 6 of the most unconventional superheroes.

Do you know of other unconventional superheroes? Tell us about them in the comments section.

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