#1 Posted by jobbernos (1522 posts) - - Show Bio

or anti-villain if there is such a thing.

#2 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3296 posts) - - Show Bio


#3 Posted by Twentyfive (3039 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the hero-villain ratio, especially in DC is in the heroes' favor. I can stand for DC to make more original villains. Like, how many villains does Nightwing have that are his alone? See what I mean?

#4 Posted by Agent9149 (3145 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobbernos said:

or anti-villain if there is such a thing.

Catwoman is kind of an anti-villain.

#5 Posted by The Stegman (30086 posts) - - Show Bio


#6 Posted by SoA (5821 posts) - - Show Bio


#7 Posted by JLDoom (2358 posts) - - Show Bio


#8 Posted by The_Tree (8608 posts) - - Show Bio

Heroes, all day err'day.

#9 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

heroes & anti-heroes,

#10 Posted by Teerack (9768 posts) - - Show Bio

Thinking about my favorite characters i'd say i probably have a good mix of all three in my taste.

#11 Posted by colonyofcells (2039 posts) - - Show Bio

Good and evil are just illusions and every human has irrational desires and irrational desires drive all super powered humans. Interesting super humans makes for interesting stories.

#12 Posted by BlackWind (9152 posts) - - Show Bio

I like heroes most. Though anti heroes are good too, just not Liefeld style.

#13 Posted by Dracade102 (8452 posts) - - Show Bio

Usually I lean more towards the "villains" side when it comes to favorites in general.

#14 Posted by serpent222 (321 posts) - - Show Bio

As defined on tvtropes: The Anti-Villain is a villain with heroic goals, personality traits, and/or virtues. Their desired ends are mostly good, but their means of getting there are evil. Alternatively, their desired ends are evil, but they are far more ethical or moral than most villains and they thus use fairly benign means to achieve it, and can be downright heroic on occasion.


So yeah, anti-villain is a thing. In order of preference for me: Anti-Villain, Villain, Hero, Anti-Hero.

#15 Posted by Dernman (17794 posts) - - Show Bio

Pfft it seems like in modern comics there isn't much difference.

#16 Edited by TheSwordsman (1972 posts) - - Show Bio

Most certainly Heroes.

Anti-heroes are Villains in my opinion.

Plus (sadly) this:

@Dernman said:

Pfft it seems like in modern comics there isn't much difference.
#17 Posted by TheCannon (20267 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends. I would say villains, though there are some pretty epic anti-heroes out there.

#18 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio


#19 Posted by Luster77 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

I like anti-heroes the most. Anything can happen in the ground level world of comic books.

#20 Posted by Bruxae (16777 posts) - - Show Bio

For the most part villains.

#21 Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

A good anti-hero is always great, but in moderation. With several anti-heroes within the same team or book, it becomes lame. Overall I generally like the hero more often.