We all know Darna as the most iconic Filipino superhero, but there are others who are just as brave and inspiring as she is.
In the past years, several Kapamilya actors starred in remarkable superhero series. They heeded these heroic callings to delight viewers with colorful outfits and computer-generated supernatural powers. Find out who they are through this Kapamilya gallery!
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo as Krystala
From being a premier drama actress, we were able to see Judy Ann in a new light via her portrayal of Krystala in 2004.
“Tala” in human form, she gained her powers after discovering a secret cave that housed a magical crystal. Aside from her mighty strength and agility, her powers included “Krystal Blast”, an energy blast that shoots out of her hands.
Makisig Morales as Super Inggo
Taking on the role of Super Inggo undeniably catapulted Little Big Star finalist and former child actor Makisig Morales to ultimate stardom.
Just when the 10-year-old Budong thought that he was going to have an ordinary childhood with his Pareng Jomar (Jairus Aquino), he inherited the superpowers of his superhero father and supervillain mother. Even though it was a kidserye, Makisig was paired with Kathryn Bernardo, who played Budong’s kikay and maarte love interest Maya.
Awra Briguela as Amazing Ving
After playing supporting roles, Awra finally had his own spotlight when he played the titular character in 2017’s Wansapantaym Presnts: Amazing Ving.
When everyone’s beloved Super Bing (Ellen Adarna) was fatally injured, she decided to pass on her powers to Ving, dubbed as “the chosen one.” Only he could inherit the “ebur,” a magical tooth that was the source of Super Bing’s powers.
Dominic Ochoa as Super D
Many already consider their fathers as heroes. In the 2016 fantasy drama My Super D, Dominic was a literal superhero dad.
The original Super D, Delta (Richard Yap), was a superhero from another planet who possessed a magical blue gem. Unfortunately, he was killed during one of his missions. This led to Dodong gaining the blue gem as well as the duties of the new Super D.
Jon Avila as Kapitan Boom
Fresh from his Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2, Jon was tapped to be the titular character in the first Komiks Presents offering Kapitan Boom.
In human form, Lance (Jay-R Siaboc) was just an ordinary college student. But whenever he took on his superhero alter ego, all eyes were definitely on him as Kapitan Boom sported a hunky bod and strikingly good-looking face.
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla as Varga
Aside from being a bankable host, Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla was also able to exhibit her acting chops in the earlier years of her showbiz career, such as in her portrayal of the superheroine Varga in the second installment of Komiks Presents.
Princess Vara came to Earth after her world of powerful beings was destroyed. As she landed on Earth, she learned to love the people and became the superheroine Varga to fight the forces of evil.
John Prats as Tiny Tony
After appearing in a number of teleseryes and movies, John finally attained his first-ever title role via Komiks Presents: Tiny Tony. This was also his first time working with his FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano co-star Coco Martin who played as the main antagonist.
A science prodigy, an accident led him transform from a normal-sized person to only six inches tall. He was small but his superpowers made him truly terrible.
Shaina Magdayao as Dragonna
Shaina was another actress who switched from dramatic portrayals to action roles when she took on the fire-wielding Olive in Komiks Presents: Dragonna.
Coming from a family with dragon blood, she eventually discovered her ability to create and control fire as well as her weakness to water. Soon after, she donned the costume of Dragonna.
Luis Manzano as Flash Bomba
For the closing salvo of the Komiks Presents series, Luis amazed us with his acting chops in the 2009 TV adaptation of Flash Bomba.
Roldan Legaspi earned his crime fighting abilities after gaining the powers of a tikbalang. Using his large hands and feet, Flash Bomba walked on walls and created a “thunderclap” which strongly shook the ground and fatally defeat his enemies.
Vhong Navarro as Lastikman
Before becoming an It’s Showtime mainstay, Vhong used to delight us every weeknight as the iconic Lastikaman in the 2007 TV incarnation of the popular comic book.
Lastikman is a half-human and half-alien who can stretch his body and change shape according to what he needed in a certain situation. He was born as Eskappar on the planet Igbao. Upon his arrival on Earth, he altered his name to Miguel and began fighting monsters in his flexible black and green suit.
Who among these certified Kapamilya superheroes are your favorites?