#1 Posted by zee crusher (8997 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Wolverine

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Leaping to life on the final page of The Incredible Hulk #180 in 1974, Wolverine didn't make much of a first impression: a runt of a Canadian sporting unwieldy foot-long claws and wearing an unusually bright costume with cat whiskers—cat whiskers, for cryin' out loud!

And yet, through his first half decade—thanks to caretakers John Byrne, Chris Claremont and Frank Miller—this super-badass somehow seized responsibility for what we call the modern comic book hero. Sure, Batman's brooding ways (post-Neal Adams, that is) dimmed the medium's tone, but Wolverine, the mutant with an unbreakable skeleton and razor-sharp pincers, allowed for a hero's dark side to come out of the shadows. The man called Logan came into his own during the raw cynicism of the 1970s—amidst the fall of Nixon, the defeat of Vietnam, the Iran hostage situation—the perfect time for a more nebulous hero to thrive in a culture where faith was lost. He was so unlike the average costumed adventurer. He chain-smoked. He had a thirst for beer. He was an outcast who was alone even in a room full of friends. And he killed.

Superman, Batman and Spider-Man don't own the top slot simply because they live in a world of black and white, definitive right and wrong. Wolverine exists in colorful shades of gray. The appeal of the X-Men's surliest member stems from his knack for fighting the bad guys with bad guy rules. Like his animal namesake, he's a killing machine who mauls his enemies with ferocious impunity. But despite this nasty nature, Wolverine is man—a warrior—with a noble samurai-like sense of honor and duty. His greatest challenge lies not in formidable foes such as Magneto or Sabretooth, but in his ability to cage the beast within.

It's never easy. With his mutant ability to heal quickly, he throws himself against the most brutal opponents, taking more punishment than most. It's no wonder we've seen him open up a can of "berserker rage" every now and then.

No longer a hero of mysterious origin, he knows exactly what misdeeds he's done. Ashamed of who he once was, Logan must now atone for the sins of a person he no longer is.

Wolverine's not a Man of Steel, a Caped Crusader or a Star-Spangled Avenger; he's just a man trying to be better than he is.

Apparently out of all 200 characters wolverine got number 1 For the other 199 characters here the link. Thor was ranked number 40 superman prime new version was ranked 200 lol.

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/05230810thgreatestcharacters3.html

#2 Posted by zero edge (3692 posts) - - Show Bio

The entire top 20 is a joke.

#3 Posted by Overkill (404 posts) - - Show Bio

It's full of crap, worst list ever..

200 superman-prime, 199. golden age sandman, 198. twitch,

197 kid miracleman, 196. superboy, 195. iron fist, 194. leo patterson, 193. sabertooth

192 beta ray bill, 191. timber wolf, 190. ra's al ghul, 189. ultron,

188 juggernaut,

187 the tick,

186 brainiac,

185 cassandra nova, 184. colossus, 183. sergeant rock,

182 deadpool, 181. mirror master, 180. beast,

179 ultimate doctor octopus, 178.cyborg superman, 177. hyperion,

176 black widow, 175. lobo, 174. david gold, 173. booster gold,

172 uncle gabby, 171. dwight mcCarthy, 170. jim rhodes,

169 king leonidas of sparta, 168. the spectre, 167. the invisible man, 166. wylie times

165 sinestro, 164. deathlok, 163. orion,

162 holden carver, 161. mage, 160. elongated man, 159. kyle rayner, 158. grifter

157 agent 355, 156. plastic man, 155. captain mar-vell,

154 red arrow, 153. supergirl,

152 black cat, 151. shade,

150 the watcher, 149. moon knight,148. jimmy olsen, 147. aquaman,

146 hitman, 145. francine peters, 144. the atom, 143. loki,

142 alferd pennyworth, 141. christian walker, 140. doop,

139 the leader, 138. drinky the crow, 137. mr. miracle,

136 buffy summers, 135. groo the wanderer, 134. miho,

133 nightcrawler, 132. elektra, 131. the governor,

130 mitchell hundred, 129. galactus, 128. ted knight,

127 mary jane watson, 126. deena pilgrim, 125. kabuki,

124 the vision, 123. bizarro, 122. the goon, 121. howard the duck, 120. cyborg

119 jean grey, 118. hawkman, 117. rouge,

116 the savage dragon, 115. nite-owl, 114. wesley gibson,

113 witchblade, 112. rick jones, 111. raphael, 110. blade, 109. jinx,

108 ben urich, 107. grendel-prime, 106. cyclops, 105. black bolt,

104 she-hulk, 103. blue beetle, 102. eliot ness, 101. the crow,

100 agent graves, 99. the invisible woman, 98. venom,

97 the scarlet witch, 96. invincible, 95. hopey & maggie,

94 guy gardner, 93. hank pym, 92. elijah snow, 91. hunter rose,

90 the human torch, 89. storm, 88. namor, the sub mariner,

87 lois lane, 86. ultimate nick fury, 85. scott pilgrim, 84. kingpin,

83 doctor strange, 82. lono, 81. catwoman, 80. renee montoya,

79 black panther, 78. swamp thing, 77. john hartigan,

76 captain cold, 75. milo garret, 74. enid coleslaw, 73. concrete,

72 deathstroke, 71. black canary, 70. phoney bone, 69. emma frost,

68 robin, 67. katchoo, 66. two-face, 65. jason todd, 64. the mist, 63. cerebus

62 the red skull, 61. herr starr, 60. spawn, 59. madman,

58 bucky barnes, 57. usagi yojimbo,

56 j. jonah jameson,

55 captain marvel, 54. darkseid, 53. nightwing, 52. bullseye,

51 tara chace, 50. cobra commander, 49. black adam, 48. professor x,

47 silver surfer, 46. jessica jones, 45. hawkeye, 44. jack knight,

43 jimmy corrigan, 42. hal jordan, 41. mr. fantastic, 40. thor,

39 the punisher, 38. spider jeruslaem, 37. barbara gordon,

36 iron man,

35 conan the barbarian, 34. luke cage, 33. death, 32. green arrow,

31 tulip o'hare, 30. the flash, 29. ozymandias, 28. fone bone,

27 green goblin, 26. cassidy, 25. the spirit, 24. marv,

23 torick brown, 22. commissioner gordon, 21. daredevil,

20 miracleman, 19.the hulk, 18. doctor doom, 17. morpheus,

16 lex luthor, 15.wonder woman, 14. jesse coster, 13. kitty pryde,

12 snake-eyes, 11. the thing, 10. john constantine, 9. magneto,

8 hellboy, 7. captain america, 6. rorschach, 5. the joker,

4 superman, 3. spider-man, 2. batman, 1. wolverine
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#4 Posted by zee crusher (8997 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah wolverine being number one was stupid. they went crazy.

#5 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see it, just sayin'. There's a reason why Wolvy is on every team known to Marvel.