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Most pointless/useless superheroes of all comic history?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Auzzie-Phoenix, Mar 25, 2014.


  1. No poll for this one, as there are WAY too many choices to put on a poll. Post your top choice up for debate. Keep it civil.
     
  2. tie....raphael, donatello, michaelangelo, leonardo

    man, i can't stand me some turtles!...:D

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  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Brillo Man.

    I mean, sure, he's great to have around if your oven needs cleaning, but the rest of the time?
     
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
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    Of course there's a whole history of writers spoofing superheroes by creating useless ones, like the Mystery Men, Dr. Horrible's moist sidekick, and that crew on SNL where one of them was a human stapler. :)

    But my non-spoof vote goes to Green Lantern.
     
  6. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    Matter Eater Lad.
     
  7. Gonna have to come out and say my personal vote is for Aquaman. Potentially useful for search and rescue, or private industry... but pretty much worthless otherwise.
     
  8. repoman

    repoman

    Aug 11, 2011
    Kinderhook NY
    ...he would be pretty useful in Malaysia right about now...
     
  9. fmoore200

    fmoore200

    Mar 22, 2011
    NYC
  10. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Pointless or useless? No

    Boring as hell? Yeah.

    Even the critically well received GL runs I just can't get into.

    and Ant Man is not useless. Turns out theres a lot of situations where being tiny helps. Let's not forget he later became Goliath/Giant-Man, which suddenly made Pym seem a lot less useless and then basically the Wasp took over as the tiny hero (I love the Wasp, and by love, I mean I might actually have a crush on her) Being able to change your size at will from tiny to gigantic would be pretty cool. And useful.

    Also imagine if you could control all the ants on the earth....you could **** some serious **** up. Probably without anyone even noticing. Though to be fair, in the comcis I dotn think he could only ever control more than ants in an immediate vicinity.

    Also, Aquaman is unfairly maligned. He, more or less, controls the goddam ocean sea life and owns the whole thing. That's most of the earth. And not many can stand toe to toe against him in terms of strength. His problem is he just looked really lame, the name wasn't that great, and the Super Friends (the main thing responsible for his bad rep) insisted on making him even more stupid then the other guys. I mean, Namor at Marvel is essentially the same character and nobody makes fun of him. Of course, they also gave him a serious attitude... which they gave Aquaman at some point about 15 years ago, taking some cues from Marvel. They also gave him a beard and a harpoon for a forearm.... that still didn't help his comic's sale though.
     
  11. Ironbar

    Ironbar

    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar

    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    OK, OK, for real this time: Aquaman.
     
  13. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    Aquaman sucks

    But Matter Eater Lad is still more useless.
     
  14. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    Plastic Man and Silver Surfer. If they're supposed to be comic relief, they're not succeeding.

    MAD magazine did a Plastic Man parody (drawn by the very talented Russ Heath) back in the late 50s...now, THAT was funny.
     
  15. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    Wonder Woman. Magic lasso? Invisible jet? Lame.
     
  16. Amazing rack. Win.
     
  17. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Handi(cap) MAn from the old Living Color show.
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  18. ux4484

    ux4484

    Apr 25, 2013
  19. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    Mighty Mouse. He's a cat-abusing rodent.

    Great theme song, though.
     
  20. Pretty much all of them.
     



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