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#1 Edited by Manwhohaseverything (2057 posts) - - Show Bio

Arrogance is a common trait amongst villains. But I got to thinking out which heroes have this trait. Now, the line between arrogance and confidence can be razor thin, bit IMHO, two come to mind.

1) Batman: Has Worked with Gods/Demi-gods, heroes with universal experience (Like the Lanterns) and folks you have to assume are smarter than him (Ray Palmer), yet he still stubbornly insist things be done his way.

2) Reed Richards: Goes back to the inception of the FF when they named themselves. Two named themselves after their new-found power-set. (Human Torch, Invisible Girl) and one said "He was what Sue called him, a "Thing". What does Reed name himself? "Mr.Stretch"? Nope. "Elastic-man?" Nope. He goes with "Mr Fantastic" KInda says it all. (Point taken from a line Doom had during Waid's run on the FF.)

So, who else qualifies?

#2 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5615 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor for sure.

#3 Posted by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy Gardner and Hawkeye(but his is charming)

#4 Posted by Night4345 (5545 posts) - - Show Bio

Mister Majestic.

#5 Posted by DarthMummy (505 posts) - - Show Bio

@manwhohaseverything: I always found this funny. He kinda flipped off the rest of the four, despite the whole space flight disaster (which was a blessing in a very convincing disguise for Ben) being his fault. However, I do believe that this name works, for two reasons.

- He lives in a world of the "fantastic", more than most heroes.

- He is the patriarchal figure in Marvel's First Family/FF/Fantastic Four.

#6 Posted by Manchine (4185 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman yep... Batman.

#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22794 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor

#8 Posted by Twix_Right_Side (2322 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy Gardner (but I like Guy's arrogance),Namor (I like his,too),Iron Man (sometimes,but again,I like).....can't think of any more off the top of my head.

#9 Edited by kcjr (347 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther and the Sub-Mariner.

#10 Posted by Juiceboks (10304 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised no one's said SpOck yet.

#11 Posted by The Stegman (25523 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor, and I hate him for it.

#12 Edited by Night4345 (5545 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8477 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Mr. Immortal deserves a mention.

#14 Edited by dagmar_merrill (10048 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy, Namor, and Thor.

#15 Posted by GodTriggerHulk (1998 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron-Man

#16 Posted by Krypton-115 (463 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess Thor, SpOck for sure.

#17 Posted by Wolverine08 (45127 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy, Namor, and Thor.

Naw, I wouldn't really say Thor is arrogant. He gives off a regal feel to him and at times can be brash/hot headed, but when I line up beside truly arrogant guys like a Namor or Spock I just don't see it.

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#18 Posted by Lateralus (1780 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Bolt, so arrogant he won't even talk to a mofo

#19 Posted by Spideysense44 (3534 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor without a doubt

#20 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6313 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Bolt, so arrogant he won't even talk to a mofo

Thats because he's a king! Nobody is allowed the privilege or honor to hear is beautiful voice!

#21 Posted by dagmar_merrill (10048 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: When compared to gods of arrogance like Namor.. Thor doesn't seem as arrogant if I think about it like that.

#22 Posted by DarthMummy (505 posts) - - Show Bio

Every member of the Illuminati has been mentioned here except Dr. Strange, who was certainly an arrogant person back when he was a surgeon (and likely still is on some level).

#23 Edited by Wolverine08 (45127 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill: But I mean in general if you compare him to arrogant people, he really doesn't seem arrogant. He's always just felt passionate more than anything tbh.

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#24 Posted by dagmar_merrill (10048 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Yeah maybe a bit overly passionate at times. So Thor isn't arrogant after all.

#25 Edited by waezi2 (8303 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Edited by JasonHawke (1556 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, this is a tough one...

I'd pretty much list everyone who is super smart as the most logical tend to be the most arrogant... like Doom.

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#27 Posted by MaccyD (4954 posts) - - Show Bio

No-one's mentioned Kid Briton? He's powered by arrogance.

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#28 Posted by Superguy1591 (3777 posts) - - Show Bio

Sasuke Uchiha

#29 Posted by Eisenfauste (8652 posts) - - Show Bio

@lateralus: Because he usually kills people when he opens his mouth ;)

#30 Edited by Eisenfauste (8652 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster Gold and that's a fact. I like him still same with Namor (he is just too cool).

Vegeta.

#31 Edited by Lateralus (1780 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by Eisenfauste (8652 posts) - - Show Bio

@lateralus: Because he usually kills people when he opens his mouth ;)

I realized that and was making a joke back :P

#33 Posted by VanderSEXXX (854 posts) - - Show Bio

@lateralus said:

Black Bolt, so arrogant he won't even talk to a mofo

Thats because he's a king! Nobody is allowed the privilege or honor to hear is beautiful voice!

And I would pass that kinda privilage should there be one for him to open his mouth cause mayhem will come next. lol

#34 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

SpOck is not a hero what hero tries to kill another ?

Namor is the only correct answer

#35 Edited by DoDirty (1023 posts) - - Show Bio

The Main Man

#36 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio

One story had Sue call Reed 'Mr. Fantastic' because of how smart and handy he was. When they got their powers, he remembered that and chose the name.

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#37 Edited by FearTheLiving (3868 posts) - - Show Bio

@kasino said:

Guy Gardner and Hawkeye(but his is charming)

Arrogance? It's just ole Hawkeye spreading the gospel :P

#38 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (5228 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Edited by The Stegman (25523 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by GraniteSoldier (8589 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised no one's said SpOck yet.

I was thinking him or Namor as soon as I read the title.

#41 Posted by thatguyyouknow (43 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52 Superman

#42 Posted by Jayc1324 (13165 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really think reed or batman are arrogant, but new 52 Superman is.

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#43 Posted by Juiceboks (10304 posts) - - Show Bio

@granitesoldier: Same here. After reading Mighty Avengers I've come to the conclusion that SpOck is a bonafide dick.

#44 Posted by GraniteSoldier (8589 posts) - - Show Bio

@granitesoldier: Same here. After reading Mighty Avengers I've come to the conclusion that SpOck is a bonafide dick.

He reminds me of some people I know who have the "I said it therefore it must be correct" disease. I always want to punch him in the jaw haha.

#45 Posted by Stormdriven (5534 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine. He calls himself "The Best There Is" which is as false a statement as has ever been spoken.

#46 Edited by comicace3 (6382 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by Wolverine08 (45127 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine. He calls himself "The Best There Is" which is as false a statement as has ever been spoken.

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#48 Posted by Stormdriven (5534 posts) - - Show Bio

@stormdriven said:

Wolverine. He calls himself "The Best There Is" which is as false a statement as has ever been spoken.

I'll take your laughter as agreement :P

#49 Posted by Wolverine08 (45127 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

@stormdriven said:

Wolverine. He calls himself "The Best There Is" which is as false a statement as has ever been spoken.

I'll take your laughter as agreement :P

I laugh at your foolish deny of Wolverine's bestness!

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#50 Posted by koshi_waza88 (2031 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: there is a difference to arrogance and stubborn so i agree batman is not arrogant that kinda thing would of got him killed