#1 Edited by TerryMcC (304 posts) - - Show Bio

While looking for something with Google images I came across a site in Chinese, wondering what it was I took a look and after using their translation program found that was a listing of “the 20 coolest superheroes costumes.”

It had the 20 along with a little about each.

The bit I found interesting was how some of the characters names came back from their Chinese translation, sure these translation programs are problematic at best, but I figure it was probably at least close.

Many, such as Superman, Batman, Spawn, Iron man, Sandman and Spider man came back like we are use to, some however were a little odd such as:

Space Ghost = The Ghost of the Universe

Dr. Strange = blame Dr. Ling (Huh?)

Aquaman = Sea Prince

Captain Marvel = Captain Fantastic

The Phantom = The Mirage

Captain America = The U.S. Captain

The Rockiteer = One Rocket

The Punisher = To punish those who deserve it

The Shadow = The shadow of Xia

Green Lantern = The Green Light

The Flaming Carrot = The Flame Carrot

And the strangest one of all

Wolverine = Wolf King Kong

No kidding, I’m assuming that king kong is like a stand-in for monster?

So he’s the wolf monster?

Works for me.

Terry

#2 Posted by inferiorego (20581 posts) - - Show Bio

The Wolverine one is kind of amusing considering he's named after an animal that lives in the northern part of the mid-west. The Chinese must refuse to acknowledge the existence of this animal...

Sadly, many words just don't translate into other languages. A good example is pretty much any Spanish Mexican-Slang, the cussing just really doesn't mean what people translate it as.

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#3 Posted by fesak (6994 posts) - - Show Bio
Wolf King Kong sounds like a much better character than Wolverine.
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#4 Posted by inferiorego (20581 posts) - - Show Bio
fesak said:
"Wolf King Kong sounds like a much better character than Wolverine.
"
Wolf King Kong: Origins.... you're right, it does sound better...
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#5 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34404 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"fesak said:
"Wolf King Kong sounds like a much better character than Wolverine."
Wolf King Kong: Origins.... you're right, it does sound better..."
LMFAO!!! lol actually it really does sound better...
#6 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"fesak said:
"Wolf King Kong sounds like a much better character than Wolverine.
"
Wolf King Kong: Origins.... you're right, it does sound better..."
Love it
#7 Posted by King Saturn (222794 posts) - - Show Bio
Hell Naw... Wolf King Kong...

lol