SuperHeros and SuperVillians

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by 10mmCurator, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. 10mmCurator

    10mmCurator Mildly Dipped

    Jan 23, 2007
    I'm just wondering what kind of superhero or supervillian you all like?

    I'm usually on the fence between Self Made (Batman, Punisher) or altered (Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Dare Devil) types. I always felt Superman had it too easy. The four groups are below. Obviously I didn't list all of the superheros. Too many of them and some I know nothing about. So pick your category and list your favorites.

    Born with superpowers. Ths includes Mutants, Alien, Genetically Altered before birth
    Superman, X-men

    Self made
    Batman, Punisher

    Altered. Includes, accidental, cyborgified
    Daredevil, Ironman, Hulk, Ghost Rider
    Poison Ivy, Bane, Spiderman etc

    Super powers from objects
    Green Latern, Booster, etc
  2. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    I always thought Superman was teh GHEY and I never really found an X-Men character that I thought was really that cool.

    Batman's pretty cool though and I enjoy the Spiderman character from the movies so I'll go with him as well :).

    I don't read comics so that puts me at a loss :-\.
  3. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 11, 2003
    Just this guy is my choice.

    Hmmm i like the ones that are not nice.....anything emo marvel is annoying. Best guy is
    Rorschach, because I can actually belive his ideology is real. I feel his backstory better than anyone else.

    So yeah, i like the superheros that go from ordinary man to hero, but that does not go all emo in the process.

    I prefer it if they are not the "nice captain goodside". Preferably ruthless killers.
  4. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Punisher is not any sort of superhero. He's just, well, the ultimate badass.

    Which explains why I like him so much.
  5. Lord 342

    Lord 342 Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 21, 2004
    Never could stand Superman; he was just too over-the-top. What fun is it when no attacks harm him? I always liked Marvel's stuff better; most of their people with "Invulnerability" are just strongly resistant to attacks; massive trauma is still going to do something -it may be much less than your ordinary joe would suffer, but it's obviouslt not innefectual, either. You eventually got the feeling that if you dropped the Tsar Bomba on Superman he'd just get a tan.

    I like The X-Men, mostly, sometimes some other stuff from Marvel (Iron man, Spider Man, etc.). Batman's pretty cool because he was an edgy anti-hero when he first came on the scene and he's just an ordinary Joe with a lot of dough -and Ninja training... but still an ordinary Joe -sort of what Simon Templar would be if he made detective work his job and not his hobby.
  6. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    Punisher :D !
  7. Crowfoot

    Crowfoot Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 21, 2007
    Not a fan of any mainstream comics, but Sabretooth always floats my boat.
  8. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Mighty Mightor!
  9. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 8, 2005


  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    not much of a superhero fan, but:
    the crow
  11. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    I like the heroes and villains with some more content, and conflict to them.
    Rorschach rocks, for instance. As does V as found in the comic book (the film lessens his impact and controversy).

    Also Belgarath from the somewhat childish Belgariad series.
  12. Mohrg

    Mohrg Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 27, 2003

    Punisher? Hah!

    Mohrg :twisted:
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    I prefer some content and a bit fleshed out. Generally altered and self made are best for this, object-powereds are always panties, born with superpowers is rarely interesting.

    But my #1 favourite:
  14. Stag

    Stag Guest

    Thor is object powered, n00b.
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
  16. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    I've never really thought about them in terms of categories like that before, but I guess if I had to choose I'd pick self-made, then altered, since those two usually leads to more interesting storylines and characters than the other groups. Plus, I think those kinds of characters generally weather the uneven writing of the comics world better than the others. I can usually pick up a Batman, Hellblazer, or some other 'normal' guy comic, or even Spiderman, and find something worthwhile even if the writing or art sucks, but I can't say the same for Superman or the X-Men or others like that. Self-made and altered heroes generally have a solid enough character concept that they can't really be too affected by poor writing, but the other types can easily have any appeal or worth permanently destroyed by some hack with a gimmick or some stupid retcon.
  17. 10mmCurator

    10mmCurator Mildly Dipped

    Jan 23, 2007
    I didn't really think of them in categories myself until a few years ago when one of my best friends asked me why I hated Superman and most of the X-Men. After a moment of thought, I finally told him that I thought those born with their powers have it too easy. Read a few Superman Comics until I got borred with how he rarely got hurt or rarely tired. It was like, "Oh wow Superman beat another fool! Eh whatever!" I bought the Death of Superman stuff just to finally see him "die". Then the idiots brought him back.

    The only X-man I actually like is Wolverine. He has to be the most fleshed out of them all even with all the holes in his memory. Plus he straddles two categories. Born with powers and altered.

    My favorites however have always been, Batman, The Punisher, Deathstroke the Terminator, Dare Devil, and Iron man.
  18. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
  19. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    X-23, Wolverine's genetic daughter... one bad girl

  20. xu

    xu Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Feb 4, 2007
    Fuck superpowers, Ron Perlman in Stephen King's Desperation is da bomb!