In honor of Hugo Strange's arrival in the mainstream (Arkham City trailer), I'm going to make a new list for villains who, while not well known, are still highly dangerous. This list will focus on DC and Marvel as I know little about the independents. Also, I don't want this to be strictly my opinion, but I also want suggestions from the community. Let me know what obscure but badass villain or villainess you think deserves more exposure in comics, video games, or movies. I won't start the list until a fair amount of suggestions are made, but there is no hurry.
" Spot. Insanely powerful teleporter who easily took down Spider-Man when bloodlusted. Check out his page for more info. "totally agree he has possibly the coolest power of all marvel-dc characters. @Risky said:
" Swarm. An ex-nazi scientist being the hive mind of killer bees. As ridiculous as it sounds, that is a serious problem. Especially since he has grown that much. Try to beat/kill that.i am always in awe that he isnt one of the greats.
" @Risky: I got stung by a wasp in gym. They make us wear these stupid looking shorts and it got me on the leg. "i think its stupid gyms make us wear those weird shorts.
anyway, i posted that i agree about spot and swarm. i also want to mention:
Ok, back to business. I agree that Chemistro's got potential, especially if he ever manages to internalize the powers of his gun like the second one did. Cage as much as said so in New Avengers Most Wanted.
I don't know about Mysterio, I've always considered him one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies. Then I again I remember him as a kid and I liked his look, I'm not too sure what his rep is these days. Though I've heard it's pretty bad, especially after the Daredevil debacle. Plus he's well known in the mainstream. He's dangerous, but not obscure.
Same with Blob.
Dracula definitely qualifies considering how powerful and intelligent he is. He deserves more exposure. They should have made him the mastermind behind Curse of the Mutants, not that Xarus-no-one-has-ever-heard-of-me asshole.
Hammerhead-also someone I feel has a lot of potential to make it big and's who's made a number of appearances in other media despite his relative obscurity. All he needs now is a memorable comic story arc to solidify himself as a serious player.
Mac gargan-definitely not obscure as he has more than made his mark as of late. Agree that Brian Michael Bendis is more dangerous that any sonic attack.
Hardball..I admit I've never heard of him until recently. All I know is the name and that he was part of the Initiative.
Found another one. Not really well known nowadays but he's extremely dangerous on a physical level. Nearly indestructible, a psionic, poisonous enough that even Wolvie can't ignore it and so experienced in melee it isn't funny anymore. Although Sabretooth is said to be Wolverine's most dangerous opponent h2h it is clearly this guy. Logan has kicked Creed's fuzzy butt countless times over the years but he has only one (I repeat ONE time since this villain appeared) victory in h2h combat against this guy. one time he even beat Shadowcat, Nightwalker and Wolverine in combat and they had to imprison him. He even trained Daken and easily bested him in combat afterwards. Who am I talking about? Simple.
" @DRDOOM28:oh yeah purple man and jigsaw definatly. way too awesome for marvel to ignore them like they do. @Risky said:
Yeah she should and here are a couple more:
" Found another one. Not really well known nowadays but he's extremely dangerous on a physical level. Nearly indestructible, a psionic, poisonous enough that even Wolvie can't ignore it and so experienced in melee it isn't funny anymore. Although Sabretooth is said to be Wolverine's most dangerous opponent h2h it is clearly this guy. Logan has kicked Creed's fuzzy butt countless times over the years but he has only one (I repeat ONE time since this villain appeared) victory in h2h combat against this guy. one time he even beat Shadowcat, Nightwalker and Wolverine in combat and they had to imprison him. He even trained Daken and easily bested him in combat afterwards. Who am I talking about? Simple.and dont forget every time he dies he just finds a new body.
@DRDOOM28: glad you agree with me on most of the stuff. hardball was in the initiative but was torn between greed and a desire to do justice. hes in the iniative now (under survellance) and is trying to make up with komodo. he is very powerful, having mage a giant, human-intelligent, lizard explode and killing several aliens with ease.
i included mac not because he is least known but because people didn't give him the respect he deserved. but i guess thats not what this thread is for, so sorry.
i notice you didnt mention miracle man any reason??
anyway, thought of someone else:
@ComicCrazy: Classic case of awesome power, but not the will or ambition to use it.
@Sexy Merc: I'm a fan of Mr. Sorrow as well. He's just one good story arc away from making the big leagues.
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: No problem man, and I agree that Mac's not given the respect he deserves. This thread is more for the less famous bad guys of the DC and Marvel universe though. Do you mean Kid Miracleman? And yes, Mister X definitely applies.
@adamwarner42: Isn't Atlas reformed now? While I know murder is wrong, all the Scourge has really done is killed criminals, or has he been given a revamp? I haven't read anything recent lately. Nitro, the man that caused the Civil War, definitely an underrated bad guy.
@adamwarner42: Isn't Atlas reformed now? While I know murder is wrong, all the Scourge has really done is killed criminals, or has he been given a revamp? I haven't read anything recent lately. Nitro, the man that caused the Civil War, definitely an underrated bad guy. "
I put them all up there because they weren't A-listers , Atlas is reformed but I thought you meant anybody that was a villian at one time, and I guess your right on Scourge
" @adamwarner42: I'd have to agree about Tiger Shark, but the rest I'm not entirely sure about. The U-Foes are relatively well known, but perhaps aren't given the kind of attention they deserve. Baron Mordo is one of Dr. Strange's major enemies, I don't know if I'd call him obscure, I'd have to think about that one. And Impossible Man is more of a nuisance than a villain, a less malevolent version of Mr. Myx...oh screw it I can't remember his name. :) "THE ROGUES are obscure =/
@mr.obvious: This is more difficult for more as I'm not really a Flash fan but I know how prominent these guys are in his title. IGN put both Mirror Master and Captain Cold in their top 100 villain list. The members of Blacksmith's group may be more in line with the obscure, but deadly motif, but I don't know. Could you explain a bit for me, please?
@Dracade102: Dr. Sivana is definitely someone who deserves more exposure. I have no clue who the third guy is though.
A few choices of my own, thoughts?: Xemnu, Urthona, Olivier, Madman, Invisible Destroyer, Massacre, 2nd Atomic Skull
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: I thought about Mr. X as well but I don't know since he was on Norman's Thunderbolts. Maybe he doesn't count as obscure now but I would like to see him getting some more spotlight, too. "he is obscure. he wasnt on it very long and he has since vanished from comics. @adamwarner42 said:
"i don't think the u-foes count as obscure they started siege and were the primary villains in Avengers: The Initiative's final story arc.
Baron Mordo Couple more "
but i agree on tiger shark. im pissed they made him some dumby deadpool fights.