Most Underrated Superheroes.

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#1 Posted by swatsickle (627 posts) -

So, of course there's tons of movies coming out with a superhero in each one, but there are seriously some good super heroes that don't even get the noteriety they deserve.

Green Arrow

Yeah, the hero premise of him being a dude who runs around with a bow and arrow may seem a little cheesy, but his personality is awesome.

He's kind of an anti-hero, or a tough guy, a lot like Batman and Wolverine who have some kind of 'attitude problem' on the surface, but underneath are very deep and morally complex.

They should make a movie out of this guy, instead we get junk like Fantastic Four.

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#2 Posted by TBoogy (4382 posts) -

Static Shock.

I miss that cartoon.

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#3 Posted by Jekken6 (2642 posts) -

Dr. Manhattan

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#4 Posted by jubino (6265 posts) -

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

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#5 Posted by CoolSkAGuy (9665 posts) -
Ant Man he is teh greatest!
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#6 Posted by swatsickle (627 posts) -

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

jubino

Yeah, I think Cable is underrated as well.

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#7 Posted by johnnystarr (868 posts) -

Moonknight

he was pretty badass when he was teamed up with the punisher

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#8 Posted by GamerTron0 (561 posts) -

It would have to be Shazam or also known captain marvel in other circles.

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#9 Posted by h1dd3n5had0w (2141 posts) -

Powered Toast Man!!!!!!:P

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#11 Posted by jubino (6265 posts) -

All any "superhero" could ever do is fill a void in in your own life that you never felt you could fill yourself. Superheroes are Escapist (TM) filler. Get a life and stop living in the realm of fantasy.

spoofnutz
That's all fine and dandy until you realize that reality sucks. That's why we have things like this and movies, so we don't all go crazy. The same thing could be said about typing on OT as well, Mr. Spoof.
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#12 Posted by spoofnutz (673 posts) -

[QUOTE="spoofnutz"]

All any "superhero" could ever do is fill a void in in your own life that you never felt you could fill yourself. Superheroes are Escapist (TM) filler. Get a life and stop living in the realm of fantasy.

jubino

That's all fine and dandy until you realize that reality sucks. That's why we have things like this and movies, so we don't all go crazy. The same thing could be said about typing on OT as well, Mr. Spoof.

Reality does not suck- It is what you make of it. Anyone has the power to see the woods beyond the trees.

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#13 Posted by warbmxjohn (6014 posts) -

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

jubino
"For Lee's sake" was such a great pun/play on words.
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#14 Posted by swatsickle (627 posts) -

All any "superhero" could ever do is fill a void in in your own life that you never felt you could fill yourself. Superheroes are Escapist (TM) filler. Get a life and stop living in the realm of fantasy.

spoofnutz

What? I don't watch superhero movies because I'm trying to escape reality? I watch them to be entertained.

Honestly, you're reading far to into it, philosopher-boy.

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#15 Posted by warbmxjohn (6014 posts) -

All any "superhero" could ever do is fill a void in in your own life that you never felt you could fill yourself. Superheroes are Escapist (TM) filler. Get a life and stop living in the realm of fantasy.

spoofnutz
The irony of that statement on a gaming forum is significant.
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#17 Posted by Jekken6 (2642 posts) -

[QUOTE="spoofnutz"]

All any "superhero" could ever do is fill a void in in your own life that you never felt you could fill yourself. Superheroes are Escapist (TM) filler. Get a life and stop living in the realm of fantasy.

warbmxjohn

The irony of that statement on a gaming forum is significant.

Ownage approved!

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#18 Posted by mexicangordo (8687 posts) -

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

jubino

He is far from under-rated.....

Deadpool is very underrated outside of the hardcore Marvel fans but I guess with the up coming movie, he will become mainstream garbage. :( So my vote will go to, Scarlet Spider or one of the lesser known Justice League members like Question.

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#19 Posted by swatsickle (627 posts) -

[QUOTE="swatsickle"]

[QUOTE="spoofnutz"]

All any "superhero" could ever do is fill a void in in your own life that you never felt you could fill yourself. Superheroes are Escapist (TM) filler. Get a life and stop living in the realm of fantasy.

spoofnutz

What? I don't watch superhero movies because I'm trying to escape reality? I watch them to be entertained.

Honestly, you're reading far to into it, philosopher-boy.

Spend countless hours of your life entertaining yourself, and then tell me, what have you accomplished? Did those countless hours enlighten you on the nature of the world, or did your brain just vegetate in a state of "entertainment bliss"?

Yeah, go ahead and try avoiding anything that may amuse or 'entertain' you and you'll realize just how miserable you'll become without some form of culture, whatever it be.

And it doesn't take 'countless' hours to watch a movie, it usually takes about 2. If you don't find a way to entertain yourself, you'll become stressed and will age faster and will become much more miserable, and then you won't want to 'enlighten yourself on the nature of the world' at all.

How about both? How about I spend some time entertaining myself and also spend some time enlightening myself? You are seriously overthinking this, dude.

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#21 Posted by -Misanthropic- (3603 posts) -

Sorry, I passed out due to extreme drunkenness for a while (not sure how long). The bottom line is, any form of escapist entertainment is a lost cause, as it does not address real-world Human issues at all, but rather alienates one from reality. More often than not, the 2 hours you spent watching a movie was 2 hours spent watching Hollywood escapist trash, and not a movie which highlights real issues going on in the world. I fail to understand your argument... are you suggesting that ignorance is a pathway to longevity? Wut?!

spoofnutz

Time you enjoyed wasting was not time wasted :)

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#22 Posted by spoofnutz (673 posts) -

[QUOTE="spoofnutz"]

Sorry, I passed out due to extreme drunkenness for a while (not sure how long). The bottom line is, any form of escapist entertainment is a lost cause, as it does not address real-world Human issues at all, but rather alienates one from reality. More often than not, the 2 hours you spent watching a movie was 2 hours spent watching Hollywood escapist trash, and not a movie which highlights real issues going on in the world. I fail to understand your argument... are you suggesting that ignorance is a pathway to longevity? Wut?!

-Misanthropic-

Time you enjoyed wasting was not time wasted :)

Sorry about that. Would you like to continue? (give me 5 minutes to smoke a fat one)...

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#23 Posted by -Misanthropic- (3603 posts) -

Sorry about that. Would you like to continue?

spoofnutz

With my life? I would, yes.

*Leaves*

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#24 Posted by spoofnutz (673 posts) -

[QUOTE="spoofnutz"]

Sorry about that. Would you like to continue?

-Misanthropic-

With my life? I would, yes.

*Leaves*

OK, I'm here. Let the Lefty version of Frost/Nixon begin...

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#25 Posted by spoofnutz (673 posts) -

*leaves* did he bail? Would anyone else care to take his place?

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#27 Posted by Bourbons3 (24248 posts) -
I'd agree with the Green Arrow.
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#28 Posted by spoofnutz (673 posts) -

Life is like a bottle of booze. One moment you are king, and the next moment you are puking in the River Ouse...

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#29 Posted by Skeleton--Man (590 posts) -

ME, i am very underrated

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#30 Posted by AZtown860 (94 posts) -

Joker

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#31 Posted by Silent-Hal (9795 posts) -

Burnt Face Man, of course:P

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#32 Posted by jazzkrotch (827 posts) -

Where is Fried Ego Man when you need him?

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#33 Posted by mindstorm (15254 posts) -

Spider-Ham :D

yay

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#34 Posted by th3warr1or (20640 posts) -

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

jubino
Then you mean X-Man, because Cable is a weaker version(Due to the legacy virus) of X-Man(Nathan Grey).
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#35 Posted by Ace_WondersX (4455 posts) -

Jesse Custer from Preacher

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#36 Posted by flazzle (6506 posts) -

Captain Atom - Issues 1-50 from the 80's

Captain Marvel (Shazam)

FireStorm

Adam Strange

The Spectre

The Question (mostly from the 80's)

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#37 Posted by swatsickle (627 posts) -

Sorry, I passed out due to extreme drunkenness for a while (not sure how long). The bottom line is, any form of escapist entertainment is a lost cause, as it does not address real-world Human issues at all, but rather alienates one from reality. More often than not, the 2 hours you spent watching a movie was 2 hours spent watching Hollywood escapist trash, and not a movie which highlights real issues going on in the world. I fail to understand your argument... are you suggesting that ignorance is a pathway to longevity? Wut?!

spoofnutz

What?!

Seriously, dude. It's just a movie, you're kind of making a big deal out of nothing.

Just because I'm watching X-Men instead of Capote doesn't mean I'm doing the world some kind of diservice.

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#38 Posted by StaticPenguin (3433 posts) -

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

jubino

Cable and Deadpool was a cool comic with a depressing ending....

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#39 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
Too Much Coffee Man? Just kidding, it's actually Squirrel Girl
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#40 Posted by C-Lee (5838 posts) -
Night Crawler Favorite X man
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#41 Posted by XD4NTESINF3RNOX (7438 posts) -

[QUOTE="jubino"]

Cable. One of the most powerful superheroes to ever grace the Marvel universe, not to mention his vastly superior intelligence and ability to (almost) understand Deadpool on a level very few people do. The man created his own freaking continent for Lee's sake!

mexicangordo

He is far from under-rated.....

Deadpool is very underrated outside of the hardcore Marvel fans but I guess with the up coming movie, he will become mainstream garbage. :( So my vote will go to, Scarlet Spider or one of the lesser known Justice League members like Question.

i was gonna say deadpool darn :x

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#42 Posted by Lord_Daemon (24520 posts) -

I would say Thor (the old regular non rune non odinforceversion) isby far is one of the most underrated heroes outside of his own comic. While in the confines of his own comic Thor has demonstrated abilities and powers far beyond those of anysuper-poweredpersonwith the exception ofthe most cosmically uber-powered beings. After Odin took over the indestrucible Destroyer armor and pulled out the Odin Sword (an act which would cause Ragnarok if any other being other than himself would do so) he was handily swatted away by the Celestials with little effort. Yet Thor managed to impale one of the Celestials with the Odin Sword as well as knock down one of them. If you know anything about Celestials that's is really saying something.

Yet outside of his comic when he is mixed with other super heroes, he tends to just be that strong guy with the hammer who couldn't hold his own against the likes of The Hulk or Superman. They've tried to be better about it over the years, but still he tends to be shunted to the side and given a rather meek treatment when in my eyes, once he gets going Thor is the strongest hero there is.

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#43 Posted by 123625 (9035 posts) -
The Question from Justice league unlimited, he was awesome.
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#44 Posted by StaticPenguin (3433 posts) -

He is far from under-rated.....

Deadpool is very underrated outside of the hardcore Marvel fans but I guess with the up coming movie, he will become mainstream garbage. :( So my vote will go to, Scarlet Spider or one of the lesser known Justice League members like Question.

XD4NTESINF3RNOX

I hope he becomes mainstream so people see what the hell they did to him in the movie. It's just not right....

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#45 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -

I would say Thor (the old regular non rune non odinforceversion) isby far is one of the most underrated heroes outside of his own comic. While in the confines of his own comic Thor has demonstrated abilities and powers far beyond those of anysuper-poweredpersonwith the exception ofthe most cosmically uber-powered beings. After Odin took over the indestrucible Destroyer armor and pulled out the Odin Sword (an act which would cause Ragnarok if any other being other than himself would do so) he was handily swatted away by the Celestials with little effort. Yet Thor managed to impale one of the Celestials with the Odin Sword as well as knock down one of them. If you know anything about Celestials that's is really saying something.

Yet outside of his comic when he is mixed with other super heroes, he tends to just be that strong guy with the hammer who couldn't hold his own against the likes of The Hulk or Superman. They've tried to be better about it over the years, but still he tends to be shunted to the side and given a rather meek treatment when in my eyes, once he gets going Thor is the strongest hero there is.

Lord_Daemon
He also once crached open Arishem's (of the Celestials) armor O_O There was a great bit in the 70's Avengers comic where Moondragon kept pestering him saying "Why are you hanging out with these lame-o mortals" and he eventually admitted that he held himself back so as not to totally overshadow and dominate the other Avengers. Even better was when he recently returned and found that Tony Stark had made a clone of him, kicked the ever-living crap out of Iron Man and Iron Man gasped something about Thor having gotten stronger and Thor just saying something on the lines of "No, I'm a god; you've just never seen me angry before"
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#46 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

The Question from Justice league unlimited, he was awesome.123625

Aha, thirty-TWO flavors!

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#47 Posted by Lord_Daemon (24520 posts) -

[QUOTE="xaos] He also once crached open Arishem's (of the Celestials) armor O_O There was a great bit in the 70's Avengers comic where Moondragon kept pestering him saying "Why are you hanging out with these lame-o mortals" and he eventually admitted that he held himself back so as not to totally overshadow and dominate the other Avengers. Even better was when he recently returned and found that Tony Stark had made a clone of him, kicked the ever-living crap out of Iron Man and Iron Man gasped something about Thor having gotten stronger and Thor just saying something on the lines of "No, I'm a god; you've just never seen me angry before"

Indeed I do believe it was Arishem (who was doing his judgement thing) that Thor knocked down which has never happened before or since. That's the problem that writers have with Thor is that they like to wildly fluctuate his power. On his own against all the most powerful creatures in the galaxy Thor does amazingly powerful feats the likes befitting his godhood stature. With other superheroes he is just kind that flying strong guy.

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#48 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -

Indeed I do believe it was Arishem (who was doing his judgement thing) that Thor knocked down which has never happened before or since. That's the problem that writers have with Thor is that they like to wildly fluctuate his power. On his own against all the most powerful creatures in the galaxy Thor does amazingly powerful feats the likes befitting his godhood stature. With other superheroes he is just kind that flying strong guy.

Lord_Daemon
Yeah, I was referring to a subsequent encounter from the 80's on some other planet that the Celestials were judging, where Thor smashed into his armor using Mjolnir, though it didn't have nearly the oomf of the issue you are referring to, Thor #300. That was pretty spectacular, because it took the previous 20 or so years of Thor comics and managed to tie nearly every plot thread from that time into a prequel for the Fourth Host of the Celestials.
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#49 Posted by Paladin_King (11832 posts) -
Thor Iron Fist The whole Agents of Atlas team Deadpool Namor
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#50 Posted by lonewolf604 (8652 posts) -

[QUOTE="123625"]The Question from Justice league unlimited, he was awesome.Oleg_Huzwog

Aha, thirty-TWO flavors!

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