#1 Posted by Ratatat (697 posts) - - Show Bio

other than the alien rocketed from a dying planet and the revenge story what character has the most unique origin?

#2 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

It would have to be Adam, from the bible- he was, after all the very first created character... can't get more original than that.

#3 Posted by joshmightbe (24438 posts) - - Show Bio

@mynamewasdeleted: Eve was made out of a rib from Adam which makes her more unique since several creation myths have gods making people similar to how God made Adam where as Eve's creation might be the first time that the creation of a woman was that different from the creation of man.

#4 Edited by comicace3 (3466 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess Cap. America's is pretty unique... Maybe even Ironman. I was gonna say Batman but op clearly says other than that so....

#5 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

@mynamewasdeleted: Eve was made out of a rib from Adam which makes her more unique since several creation myths have gods making people similar to how God made Adam where as Eve's creation might be the first time that the creation of a woman was that different from the creation of man.

good point... but for being 'the first' I'm gonna still go with Adam

#6 Posted by joshmightbe (24438 posts) - - Show Bio

@mynamewasdeleted: But there are creation myths that predate the first recorded version of the story of Adam, so whether he was actually the first totally depends on your religious views.

#7 Posted by Pokeysteve (7902 posts) - - Show Bio

@mynamewasdeleted:

Are you saying Adam was the first fictional character in a story and that's why he's the most original? I'm sure there were stories told and written long before that.

#8 Posted by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain Marvel (DC)

#9 Posted by Wolverine08 (38029 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a lot of characters these days have original origins. Even the most famous fictional characters like Superman have their origin influenced by other characters.

#10 Posted by Z3RO180 (6250 posts) - - Show Bio

@mynamewasdeleted: LOL if a Christian sees that then you are in for a HELL of a ride :P

#11 Posted by joshmightbe (24438 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Superman's origin story is basically a sci-fi version of Moses with some heavy influences from the book Gladiator thrown in.

#12 Edited by Wolverine08 (38029 posts) - - Show Bio

@pokeysteve:

I followed you a couple of days ago, could you please give me a followback?

#13 Posted by Vortex13 (12221 posts) - - Show Bio

It would have to be Adam, from the bible- he was, after all the very first created character... can't get more original than that.

There were plenty of characters created before him.

For me it'd have to be Poseidon/Hades. Zeus's mother tricking their father into eating a big rock to fool him into believing he had eaten his son Zeus, because there was a prophecy about the Titan's son killing him and taking over his rule. Then Zeus kills his titan father Kronos and cuts his belly open and out pops his bro's Poseidon and Hades still alive after being in their poppa's belly for years after he ate's them.

Or how about Athena? Prophecy about Zeus's first wife barring a son that would overthrow him (sound familiar). What does he do you ask? He eats his first wife whilst she is pregnant. Like father like son I guess, any way Zeus has a massive headache nine months later and ask Hephaestus (Greek god of the smith) for help. So Hephaestus cracks Zeus's skull open with an ax (because that's the best way to alleviate a headache?) and out pops Athena fully grown armed and clad in armor yelling war cries like a maniac. Imagine a human birth going like that, it'd be as epically horrifying as it was awesome.

#15 Edited by Wolfrazer (5933 posts) - - Show Bio

@vortex13: I wonder how that rock tasted.....:P Though recalling, Zeus didn't kill Kronos just banished him to the underworld.

#16 Posted by sinestro_GL (3030 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess Cap. America's is pretty unique... Maybe even Ironman. I was gonna say Batman but op clearly says other than that so....

Nah, Captain America has essentially the same basic origin as Wolverine and Deadpool

#17 Edited by Z3RO180 (6250 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by Vortex13 (12221 posts) - - Show Bio

@vortex13: I wonder how that rock tasted.....:P Though recalling, Zeus didn't kill Kronos just banished him to the underworld.

Well, similar to comics titans never seem really die lol.

#19 Posted by AnyWhichWayButUp (760 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: I think it's more of a who has the least used origin story. Not who had it first.

#20 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam was a created being, and quite the character. I'm saying he was really the first man, created by God.

#21 Posted by Vortex13 (12221 posts) - - Show Bio

@mynamewasdeleted: A god from one specific religion though. There are tons or ancient religions that had creation myths concerning how mankind was created that predate the abrahamic religions big time.

#22 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

@vortex13 said:

@mynamewasdeleted: A god from one specific religion though. There are tons or ancient religions that had creation myths concerning how mankind was created that predate the abrahamic religions big time.

My selection stands

#23 Posted by Pokeysteve (7902 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Sure no problem. I didn't get a notice for that. Followed.

#24 Posted by comicace3 (3466 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by ColonelRunAway (369 posts) - - Show Bio

Man was scared and hungry. Man learned to defend and hunt with tools. Man was happy.

Everything after that is just an homage.

#26 Edited by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Being the bit left from when an alien cut it's face off.

#27 Posted by AllStarSuperman (19493 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicace3: captain america is a ripoff of shield.

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#28 Posted by Racob7 (5205 posts) - - Show Bio

Samurai Jack?

#29 Posted by comicace3 (3466 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by AllStarSuperman (19493 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicace3: Look him up he's on comic vine. Archie comics IIRC.

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#31 Posted by New_World_Order (12318 posts) - - Show Bio

The Olympian Gods.

#32 Posted by Immortal777 (6680 posts) - - Show Bio

Epic of Gilgamesh.

#33 Posted by Argothor (115 posts) - - Show Bio

IDK maybe the TMNT.

#34 Posted by comicace3 (3466 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: I did and I take back my answer you are right. :) But maybe samurai jack or the story of the monkey king.

#35 Posted by i_like_swords (12586 posts) - - Show Bio

The key word should have been "unique" not "original."

Anything that isn't:

- Becoming mutated or changed in some way, gaining powers, becoming a superhero/villain

- Having a friend or family member killed and using the drive from that to become a Superhero/Villain

- Being an alien

#36 Posted by SoA (4670 posts) - - Show Bio

captain "shazam" marvel or plastic man or deadman