Favourite Superheroes and Villains
Today I saw a list of the top 100 superheroes. I didn’t look at which one was number, because I actually want to go down the list and see them all. While I probably won’t know some of them, I’m still curious to see were my favourite heroes placed on the list. I then start thinking about making my own list. I remember how long my 100 things about me post took so I’m not going to do 100. Instead I’m going to stick with five, but I’m also going to include my top five villains. I’m already debating on the order so I’m just going to leave the order random.
Anyway, let’s start with the heroes.
Superman; I know it sounds boring, but I’ve always been a fan. The first comic I read was actually a Superman comic so I guess that has a lot to do with it. Some people say he’s too powerful, but I don’t see the problem with that I don’t want to back a weak superhero, besides Krytonite seems to be readily available in the DC universe, plus he’s affected by magic.
The Flash; I just really like the character. I have for years. I remember my friend even recorded the movie for me when we were kids. What’s cooler than being the faster man in the world? Nothing, that’s what.
Nightcrawler; It all started in 2003 when the second X-Men movie came out. He was one of the new characters and I just thought he was really cool. Ever since he’s just been one of my favourite superheroes. His powers and the flaws in his powers are just so well thought out. Then again, after seeing The Fly, the remake not the original, I don’t think I’m ever going to want to teleport (no one ends up with a fly head in that version, for people who have never seen it).
Batman; You’ve got to love a spoiled rich kid that uses his money to fight crime. Big fan of gadgets, pure and simple. I think Batman is one of those heroes that everyone knows about whether they want to or not. Who doesn’t know his back story?
Iron Man; I generally prefer my superheroes with superpowers, but, to avoid sounding prejudice to non-powered heroes, I’ve included another. Also, the 2008 Iron Man film was great and I’m looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Avengers movie.
Now on to the villains
Dark Phoenix; I was actually going to put Phoenix in the hero section, but I realised I like her better as a villain. She wasn’t done justice in the third X-Men movie, but it wasn’t completely horrible. Her storyline is a pretty interesting part of the X-Men comic and animated series’.
Black Cat; Forget Batman, Black Cat is the real anti-hero of the comic world. Her philosophy is that she is the Black Cat and Felicia Hardy is just a character she plays.
Juggernaut; I just always remember him from the cartoon when I was a kid. He just stuck with me so he made the list. He too was not done justice in X-Men 3.
Venom; Definitely deserves to be on anyone’s list of favourite villains. It’s kind of like Dark Phoenix when I think about it. The idea that an external force can just sort of takeover, or at least influence you, is really interesting. Also, both he and Phoenix have infected more than one person.
Doomsday; Though I was let down my how Smallville ended Doomsday’s storyline, the character was done very well. However, the comic book version is very different, for one thing there is no Davis Bloome. I do think that adding the human side worked for the show, but either way the villain that killed Superman should be on everyone’s favourite super villains list.
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