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#1 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio

What character in comics is the most blatant rip-off of another character?

I say it's Aquaman.

He is the ultimate rip-off of Namor. Even their origins are virtually the same.

#2 Posted by warlock360 (28039 posts) - - Show Bio

Colt Python says:

"Kraven says:
"What character in comics is the most blatant rip-off of another character? I say it's Aquaman. He is the ultimate rip-off of Namor. Even their origins are virtually the same."

Aquaman is the biggest one I can think of."

#3 Posted by Alex Prime (329 posts) - - Show Bio

namor was first so aquaman is a big rip off

#4 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't aquaman come before namor?

#5 Posted by Alex Prime (329 posts) - - Show Bio

Copy says:

"Didn't aquaman come before namor?"

no namor was first he was under atlas comics that was a little after dc ,but namor was one of there first,aqua man came out way latter

#6 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84451 posts) - - Show Bio

Sentry

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#7 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Plastic Man come out before Mr. Fantastic?

And what about that Marvel person who was called Flash and had the exact powers of Flash. I seen it somewhere on Wikipedia.

But sorry if i'm wrong because i know Wikipedia is done by Members and not actual Knowledgable people.

#8 Posted by Clantern (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Barry Flash says:

"Didn't Plastic Man come out before Mr. Fantastic?And what about that Marvel person who was called Flash and had the exact powers of Flash. I seen it somewhere on Wikipedia.But sorry if i'm wrong because i know Wikipedia is done by Members and not actual Knowledgable people."

No you're right, it was Stan Lee's version of a female flash, though he never actually got around to publishing it.

http://www.writeups.org/affiche_fiche.php?id=2747

#9 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Clantern says:

"Barry Flash says:
"Didn't Plastic Man come out before Mr. Fantastic? And what about that Marvel person who was called Flash and had the exact powers of Flash. I seen it somewhere on Wikipedia. But sorry if i'm wrong because i know Wikipedia is done by Members and not actual Knowledgable people."
No you're right, it was Stan Lee's version of a female flash, though he never actually got around to publishing it. http://www.writeups.org/affiche_fiche.php?id=2747 "

That version of the Flash was based on the original and was published by DC.

#10 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh okay i just read it somewhere on Wikipedia and got the wrong end of it.

But isn't Plastic Man the son of Elongated Man or something. That's why i thought he was first, before Mr.Fantastic.

#11 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Colt Python says:

"Barry Flash says:
"Didn't Plastic Man come out before Mr. Fantastic? And what about that Marvel person who was called Flash and had the exact powers of Flash. I seen it somewhere on Wikipedia. But sorry if i'm wrong because i know Wikipedia is done by Members and not actual Knowledgable people."
Platic Man was first.I'm not sure but I was told that DC bought out the company who created Plastic Man and had the rights to him for a while..but the didn't know they had the rights so they created elongated man.I think Mr.Fantastic came out before Elongated Man though."

Apparently that was DC's reason for creating him and according to wikipedia (I know, I know) it was the year before Reed debuted ('60 and '61).

#12 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol.

I thought Gladiator was a bit of a rip-off to Superman too, basically the same Powers and Costume.

#13 Posted by Clantern (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"Clantern says:
"Barry Flash says:
"Didn't Plastic Man come out before Mr. Fantastic? And what about that Marvel person who was called Flash and had the exact powers of Flash. I seen it somewhere on Wikipedia. But sorry if i'm wrong because i know Wikipedia is done by Members and not actual Knowledgable people."
No you're right, it was Stan Lee's version of a female flash, though he never actually got around to publishing it. http://www.writeups.org/affiche_fiche.php?id=2747 "

That version of the Flash was based on the original and was published by DC."

I thought it never got around to bieng published. I know Stan Lee asked if he could portray his own Flash, but i never said it was a rip-off, i just linked the page.

One of the top of my list has to be The Sentry to Superman, with the "S" on his shirt and everything!

#14 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Barry Flash says:

"Oh okay i just read it somewhere on Wikipedia and got the wrong end of it. But isn't Plastic Man the son of Elongated Man or something. That's why i thought he was first, before Mr.Fantastic."

No, Plas was '41. He was a small time crook exposed to chemicals and became a hero. Ralph developed the formula for his powers seperately.

#15 Posted by Clantern (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohhh i forgot about She-Hulk, the way CBS were going to make a programme out of it, but Stan Lee quickly wrote a comic and copywrited the idea, bit of a bumber for CBS :p

#16 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Clantern says:

"I thought it never got around to bieng published. I know Stan Lee asked if he could portray his own Flash, but i never said it was a rip-off, i just linked the page. One of the top of my list has to be The Sentry to Superman, with the "S" on his shirt and everything!"

I didn't say you did say it was a rip off. It's not a rip off if you tell people what you are doing. The whole project was Stan Lee reimagining the Justice League and included alternate versions of most of DC's main characters.

#17 Posted by Clantern (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"Clantern says:
"I thought it never got around to bieng published. I know Stan Lee asked if he could portray his own Flash, but i never said it was a rip-off, i just linked the page. One of the top of my list has to be The Sentry to Superman, with the "S" on his shirt and everything!"

I didn't say you did say it was a rip off. It's not a rip off if you tell people what you are doing. The whole project was Stan Lee reimagining the Justice League and included alternate versions of most of DC's main characters.

"

OK sorry, we're cool, i was just trying to make it clear :P Sorry about the confuion

#18 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"Barry Flash says:
"Oh okay i just read it somewhere on Wikipedia and got the wrong end of it. But isn't Plastic Man the son of Elongated Man or something. That's why i thought he was first, before Mr.Fantastic."

No, Plas was '41. He was a small time crook exposed to chemicals and became a hero. Ralph developed the formula for his powers seperately.

"

Yeah, you're right sorry.

I don't know where i got that idea from. Lol.

#19 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio

You know who was also a big rip-off originally: Green Arrow.

He was initially created by a small company (I believe the same one that created Aquaman) that DC later bought-out.

GA had an "Arrow cave" and an "Arrow signal" and Speedy was just a rip-off of Robin.

#20 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Anitmonitor. The guy's a rip off of Galactus AND Pacman.

#21 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Imperiex-buffed up rip-off of Galactus

Doomsday-buffed up (IMO) rip-off of Hulk

Thanos-rip-off of Darkseid.

There's probably more, but I can't really think of them right now. Those are the biggest that come to mind.

#22 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

Hyperion, but he was ment to be.

#23 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

......And then DC ripped off Thanos. Lol. But we all know Thanos is better, lol.."

?

#24 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Imperiex-buffed up rip-off of Galactus Doomsday-buffed up (IMO) rip-off of Hulk Thanos-rip-off of Darkseid. There's probably more, but I can't really think of them right now. Those are the biggest that come to mind."

And then DC ripped off Thanos. Lol. But we all know Thanos is better, lol.

Sentry, as much as I like him. LoL.

#25 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Eternal Chaos says:
......And then DC ripped off Thanos. Lol. But we all know Thanos is better, lol. ."
?"

Somebody posted a few months ago, I think it was either Buck, Methos, or Sentinel that DC ripped off Thanos.

#26 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"Sparda says:
"Eternal Chaos says:
......And then DC ripped off Thanos. Lol. But we all know Thanos is better, lol. ."
?"
Somebody posted a few months ago, I think it was either Buck, Methos, or Sentinel that DC ripped off Thanos."

I don't think it was me.

#27 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"Eternal Chaos says:
"Sparda says:
"Eternal Chaos says:
......And then DC ripped off Thanos. Lol. But we all know Thanos is better, lol. ."
?"
Somebody posted a few months ago, I think it was either Buck, Methos, or Sentinel that DC ripped off Thanos."
I don't think it was me. "

I remember somebody mentioning it. I just don't know who. It was a while ago.

#28 Posted by kuchiku (4070 posts) - - Show Bio

its hard to say because psylocke and elaktra both look alike and are vary similiar id say there rip offs of each other even though there both awsome

#29 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

Bloody Superman Clones they come a dime a dozen

#30 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

Mimic

#31 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hate all the "boys and "woman

Superboy

spidergirl.

real hard to think of that

#32 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

Hawk says:

"I really hate all the "boys and "womanSuperboyspidergirl.real hard to think of that"

Yeah alot of others to so many charcters have been rip offs of superman

#33 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio

Colt Python says:

"Mr.Terrific and Black Panther are kind of alike.There both extremely smart black superheroes."

You're kidding right? They're nowhere near similar enough for one to be a ripoff of the other.

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#34 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"Sparda says:
"Imperiex-buffed up rip-off of Galactus Doomsday-buffed up (IMO) rip-off of Hulk Thanos-rip-off of Darkseid. There's probably more, but I can't really think of them right now. Those are the biggest that come to mind."
And then DC ripped off Thanos. Lol. But we all know Thanos is better, lol. Sentry, as much as I like him. LoL."

No. Sentry is basically gl and supes. While Hyperioin is full on supes.

#35 Posted by JMAN1975 (224 posts) - - Show Bio

I read somewhere that Mongul was a rip-off of Thanos who as already stated is a rip-off of Darkseid.

#36 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

Static is a rip-off of Black Lightning. Obviously. But, it's nothing, since every superhero is a rip-off of another, IMO.

#37 Posted by J Rex (291 posts) - - Show Bio

black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though

#38 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

J Rex says:

"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"

I pretty much think that general "feline women" (Tigra, Pantha) are all kinda inspired by Catwoman (though, IMO, Black Cat and Tigra are both way cooler than Catwoman).

#39 Posted by J Rex (291 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"J Rex says:
"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"

I pretty much think that general "feline women" (Tigra, Pantha) are all kinda inspired by Catwoman (though, IMO, Black Cat and Tigra are both way cooler than Catwoman)."

i agree with you that feline characters are a rip BUT I have to completely disagree on the "way cooler" statement, if for nothing else but the principle of it

#40 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84451 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler. That character is a total Gambit rip off.

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#41 Posted by J Rex (291 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"J Rex says:
"Sparda says:
"J Rex says:
"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"

I pretty much think that general "feline women" (Tigra, Pantha) are all kinda inspired by Catwoman (though, IMO, Black Cat and Tigra are both way cooler than Catwoman)."

i agree with you that feline characters are a rip BUT I have to completely disagree on the "way cooler" statement, if for nothing else but the principle of it"

I agree to disagree."

fair enough, i'll take that

#42 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

J Rex says:

"Sparda says:
"J Rex says:
"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"

I pretty much think that general "feline women" (Tigra, Pantha) are all kinda inspired by Catwoman (though, IMO, Black Cat and Tigra are both way cooler than Catwoman)."

i agree with you that feline characters are a rip BUT I have to completely disagree on the "way cooler" statement, if for nothing else but the principle of it"

I agree to disagree.

#43 Posted by acewasp23 (6087 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"Somebody posted a few months ago, I think it was either Buck, Methos, or Sentinel that DC ripped off Thanos."

might of been me that said it. LoL

DC made darkseid and marvel liked him so they made Thanos, the guy they had make him left and went to DC, he like the character so he made Mongul.

#44 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio

Static Shock says:

"Static is a rip-off of Black Lightning. Obviously. But, it's nothing, since every superhero is a rip-off of another, IMO."

Might be out of place here, but I don't think Static's a rip-off of another. Just because they share a power (and race) doesn't make one a rip-off.

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#45 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio

J Rex says:

"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"

Actually, a lot of Black Cat's characteristics were original and then later became part of Catwoman's character.

Before Black Cat, Catwoman was a criminal but not a "cat burglar", Catwoman never wore black and never had a romantic relationship with Batman.

Black Cat was based on an old cartoon character. The idea was to have a character who's power was bringing about bad luck.

#46 Posted by speedlgt (2109 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought that tony stark was a ripoff of bruce wayne! Not that Ironman is rip off of batman but there identies

#47 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

anything from Rob Liefeld after leaving marvel :P
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#48 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio

speedlgt says:

"I always thought that tony stark was a ripoff of bruce wayne! Not that Ironman is rip off of batman but there identies"

Yeah, I agree. Except Bruce pretends to be a foolhardy-thrill seaking-drunken-playboy-womanizer to protect his identity where as Tony Stark actually is a foolhardy-thrill seeking-drunken-playboy-womanizer.

#49 Posted by J Rex (291 posts) - - Show Bio

Kraven says:

"J Rex says:
"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"
Actually, a lot of Black Cat's characteristics were original and then later became part of Catwoman's character. Before Black Cat, Catwoman was a criminal but not a "cat burglar", Catwoman never wore black and never had a romantic relationship with Batman. Black Cat was based on an old cartoon character. The idea was to have a character who's power was bringing about bad luck."

I'm going to research that and get back to you with a witty comment, unfortunately I dont know enough about black cat atm to saying anything of substance

#50 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio

J Rex says:

"Kraven says:
"J Rex says:
"black cat is a rip off of Catwoman... but there are lots that are rip offs of her though"
Actually, a lot of Black Cat's characteristics were original and then later became part of Catwoman's character. Before Black Cat, Catwoman was a criminal but not a "cat burglar", Catwoman never wore black and never had a romantic relationship with Batman. Black Cat was based on an old cartoon character. The idea was to have a character who's power was bringing about bad luck."

I'm going to research that and get back to you with a witty comment, unfortunately I dont know enough about black cat atm to saying anything of substance"

I respect your desire to research before you judge. I used to think Black Cat was a rip-off until I read more about her.