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Worst Superheroes?


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The Ant-Man thread made me start to think: who is the worst superhero? I mean, the most ridiculously bad. I'm not really into comics, so I can't offer much beyond what Wikipedia and Google can tell me, but I have a suggestion.

For your consideration:

Extraño - An openly gay magician who referred to himself as Auntie and got HIV from an "AIDS vampire."
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I think there are too many characters available for consideration. I'm going to limit myself, using a baseball analogy, to the in field and forget about the bench.

I'll nominate The X-Men's Angel.

What's his deal? He has wings. That's it. He's a super rich, super model faced dude, with wings, flies and what does he do with that? He cries all the time because he's a mutant. What else does he got? Hey, Angel, you go up there and draw fire away from us. Thanks, dude.

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The Ant-Man thread made me start to think: who is the worst superhero? I mean, the most ridiculously bad. I'm not really into comics, so I can't offer much beyond what Wikipedia and Google can tell me, but I have a suggestion.

For your consideration:

Extraño - An openly gay magician who referred to himself as Auntie and got HIV from an "AIDS vampire."

Dude-- you don't walk into a room, ask people if they want to play poker, then lay down a royal flush as soon as they pull up their seats!


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There's gotta be something worse. I mean, there's a guy who's superpower is a detachable arm.

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Yeah I'm with Tank, that's gonna be hard to beat. LOL

I do have to put forth Batgirl. She seems pretty superfluous to me. I know she's not a winning hand but still ...

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Batman is actually pretty horrible, if you think about it. His superpowers are money and sadness.
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And what about Zan from Superfriends? Dude's superpower was that he could turn into a puddle of water or some ice cubes. "I'll make your feet wet, evildoer!"
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But...but what about the Justice League movie?!? I mean, just imagine how awesome they would be in live action...

 

 

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Now, tell me you don't want to see that in hi-res 3-D at IMAX!!!

 

"Form of...an ice dildo!!!"


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I always had a soft spot for the Fabulous Frog-Man, but he's not the worst bad superhero, so pretend I didn't mention him.

 

I do have to put forth Batgirl. She seems pretty superfluous to me. I know she's not a winning hand but still ...

Half of Tumblr's at the door, and they don't look happy with you at all.


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The great blog Armagideon Time has been documenting the world's worst superheroes (well, more charitably, the world's not-best superheroes) since '09 in his regular "Nobody's Favorites" section . Here is the very first one (about a particularly badly costumed distaff member of The Outsiders) and here is the start of this category's 21 (!) pages of entries.


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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought of Aquaman. Then I read what Fozzie put and I realised aquaman is pretty ace compared to that so.... Im at a loss. 



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Any hero created by Rob Liefeld, just on general principle.
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Stone Boy from the Legion of Substitute Heroes. His power is that he turns into an inanimate stone statue.
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That would be a good power to have if you're stuck in the elevator with someone who won't shut the Hell up about The Wire
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It would also make you the champion of Doctor Who cosplay, Don't Blink!
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I say aquaman because a couple of family guy episodes imply it. Family guy is right on pretty much everything.

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Not from a comic book, but from the tv show Misfits...
 

 


Edited by Iceman, 23 February 2014 - 11:33 AM.

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I say aquaman because a couple of family guy episodes imply it. Family guy is right on pretty much everything.

Nah, dude. Aquaman is actually pretty badass.

 

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He's actually one of the BEST superheroes. Screw Family Guy.


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Yeah, the 3 times a decade crimes happen in the water, Auqaman is a total badass.

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Yeah, the 3 times a decade crimes happen in the water, Auqaman is a total badass.


Aquaman's powers function perfectly fine outside of the ocean. Why do people assume he only resides there? Controlling marine life is only one of the things he can do. Other than that, he's bulletproof, super strong, can leap great distances, and he's a formidable leader. He's king of 75% of the planet. I'd say that's pretty badass. He doesn't just "fight crime." Time and again, he's defended the entire planet against alien threats, right alongside the rest of the Justice League. At any rate, he's hardly one of the worst superheroes.

Edited by Mercury, 23 February 2014 - 03:28 PM.


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I say aquaman because a couple of family guy episodes imply it. Family guy is right on pretty much everything.

Nah, dude. Aquaman is actually pretty badass.

 

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He's actually one of the BEST superheroes. Screw Family Guy.

 

my comment wasn't really meant to be taken seriously. but those are some bad ass pics.


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I know. I gotta defend Aquaman, though. He's gotten an unfair rap over the years.
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I know. I gotta defend Aquaman, though. He's gotten an unfair rap over the years.

It's because 95% of the public sees him as this.

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But even I have to admit he is far from the worst.  Take Jubilee, for example.  Fireworks from fingertips are her superpowers.  I mean, she is so lame, they had to turn her into a vampire to make her remotely interesting.



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I know. I gotta defend Aquaman, though. He's gotten an unfair rap over the years.

It's because 95% of the public sees him as this.
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But even I have to admit he is far from the worst.  Take Jubilee, for example.  Fireworks from fingertips are her superpowers.  I mean, she is so lame, they had to turn her into a vampire to make her remotely interesting.

I like Jubilee, simply because of her father/daughter type of relationship with Wolverine. Her powers are kind of dumb, I agree. It's all in the writing, though. I loved her during the Chris Claremont X-Men days. She was the perfect antidote to the ultra-serious "X-treme" superhero comics of the time.

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I'm gonna go with Robin. Robin is so old that we've forgotten how bad he is. He's the original Wonder Twins, a lame proxy to damper the coolness of the main character in order to sell comic books.

Edited by Tex, 24 February 2014 - 12:30 AM.




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