#1 Edited by Beerminator1 (353 posts) - - Show Bio

Something I've been wondering for a while now... Why? Superboy Prime is one of my favorite villains, and definitely one of the most unique ones. I understand that people have different opinions on things, but so many people seem to hate him. I've heard some people say that he's way too powerful, but that's one of the main reason why I like him so much, makes him a serious threat to the Justice League. He's got a great origin story too!

#2 Posted by JediXMan (30592 posts) - - Show Bio

This sums it up.

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#3 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the reasons is that people like to get on board with whatever LInkara says. But of course there is a good amount of people that don't like him for legitimate reasons.

For example, I don't mind the concept, but he would be better if he was more cool (demeanor wise). By that I mean that he acts a little juvenile. And I obviously can concede that some people like that character trait. I was just saying that it's one of the reason that he doesn't really stick with me.

#4 Posted by Binski (647 posts) - - Show Bio

Because a less then mediocre internet critic hates him and the people that never read superboy prime and only seen linkaras videos will comment when he's brought up...or maybe he really is that unlikable.

#5 Edited by TheTrueBarryAllen (5187 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea who Linkaras is, but I don't really mind Superboy Prime.

#6 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5583 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is Linkara??

#7 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

@binski said:

Because a less then mediocre internet critic hates him and the people that never read superboy prime and only seen linkaras videos will comment when he's brought up...or maybe he really is that unlikable.

100% yes.

#8 Posted by BlackWind (6323 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol at blaming Linkara as if everyone on this site watches his vids or has even seen the ones with SBP in them. SBP is a fanboy come to life in comics who doesn't deserve to wear the S-Shield on him. He's a desteuctive, idiot with too much power. Sure, people overreact, it isn't like he is the worsr character around, hell, I don't even think he should be taken seriously because he's so hilariously badly executed.

#9 Posted by SheenLantern (6627 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg said:

One of the reasons is that people like to get on board with whatever LInkara says.

What videos does Linkara talk about SBP in?

#10 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1638 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol at blaming Linkara as if everyone on this site watches his vids or has even seen the ones with SBP in them. SBP is a fanboy come to life in comics who doesn't deserve to wear the S-Shield on him. He's a desteuctive, idiot with too much power. Sure, people overreact, it isn't like he is the worsr character around, hell, I don't even think he should be taken seriously because he's so hilariously badly executed.

This. He's basically the concept of a fanboy taken to the extreme. Young, juvenile, insane, prone to ranting, full of self importance, etc. He has too many traits that people naturally dislike for him to be super popular. That being said, I personally like the character quite a bit, though he does get annoying.

#11 Posted by w0nd (3388 posts) - - Show Bio

He is more of a joke than anything, hell in the future he was referred to an annoyance at best. He is a big baby with too much power and intended to be this way but people seem to think that it is just bad writing.

#12 Posted by cameron83 (7296 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like his constant whining and immaturity.

But I think his whole concept and such is pretty cool (about him being the original Superboy and him considering this new superboy a "fake")

#13 Posted by Vitalius (1923 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman:

It pretty much idiotic to hate character for something that writter decide to do.

#14 Edited by Immortal777 (7579 posts) - - Show Bio

I like SBP especially from the SCW he was written really well there.

Also people don't like him because he's Superman.

#15 Edited by SupremeHyperion (1526 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a big fan of Superboy Prime. Not sure how you could not like him if you like anything about superman.... He's the other side of the spectrum and plays it well

#16 Posted by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

He's an overpowered kyptonian, with the personality of stupid teenager. Of course anyone older than 10, would dislike him.

#18 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

@sheenlantern: I don't remember, it was about Infinite Crisis, maybe? Not sure, really, but I remember he kept on mocking him for several videos after that.

Of course I never stated that people generally hate him because all follow Linkara like sheep. I was just saying that some people like to jump on the bandwagon, especially if there is a joke to start the thing (look at aquaman ;) ).

It is evident that different people have a lot of different reasons to not like him. I think I would like him if he was a little less a caricature of the young teen with too much power.

Your post seem to be empty, man O.o

#19 Edited by JwwProd (9457 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by Cooldes (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

Because exactly what we needed from DC...

...is another OP character -_-

#21 Posted by dondave (37362 posts) - - Show Bio

One of my favourite villains

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

Maybe because he's the strongest person wearing the S symbol

#23 Posted by NukeA6 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like him because you're supposed to hate him. That's the purpose of his existence since Infinite Crisis. Although, he really should have stayed dead after the Sinestro Corps War.

#24 Posted by SheenLantern (6627 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg: lol "Super-man-boy-asshole Prime". That's too good.

#25 Edited by JediXMan (30592 posts) - - Show Bio

To all of you who don't know who Linkara is:

Linkara is an internet reviewer of comic books. He's primarily with ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, and works with Nostalgia Critic and other people on the site. His primary channel is on Blip.tv, but most of his videos are on YouTube.

And, for the record, I hated SBP long before I started watching Linkara's videos.

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#26 Edited by JediXMan (30592 posts) - - Show Bio
@matteopg said:

One of the reasons is that people like to get on board with whatever LInkara says. But of course there is a good amount of people that don't like him for legitimate reasons.

@binski said:

Because a less then mediocre internet critic hates him and the people that never read superboy prime and only seen linkaras videos will comment when he's brought up...or maybe he really is that unlikable.

I love how the next few comments following these are people asking who Linkara is.

That's a ridiculous notion. SBP hate has been around long before Linkara. Considering the vast majority of people who hate SBP never saw Linkara proves this theory to be fallacious.

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#27 Posted by Outside_85 (8982 posts) - - Show Bio

Because some people know when they are being mocked.

Now, I dont like being mocked :) But I don't like it either when the item used to mock me in comics is damn near unstoppable and massacres a bunch of character for no real reason (he has an S on his chest, he doesn't need to kill people to let others know he are powerful).

#28 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11031 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes said:

Because exactly what we needed from DC...

...is another OP character -_-

Dc has One Piece characters ???

:P

#29 Edited by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg: yeah. cv has been acting up recently. it's annoying. i type stuff, click post and nothing. the basic idea of the post was linkara isnt the reason people hate SBP.

#30 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11570 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him a lot, the idea of a canon, in universe, evil Superman was cool to me. My only issue is that he didn't have character development, he just always whined, but I suppose that was the point of the character. I was upset when he was imprisoned in the source wall.

#31 Posted by tomlikesfries (4661 posts) - - Show Bio
He hurt Krypto D:

#32 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: well, if you notice I certainly didn't mean any offense by it. If you read my next post I had clarified that it wasn't meant as an insult. Of course you can aknowledge that some people will hate him because of hearsay, but I went on to specify that the majority of course has their own reasons.

But if I wasn't clear before, or you didn't read it, I just want to keep the waters calm apologizing again. We cool?

#33 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

@turel_hash_ak_gik: oh ok. Yes, I went on in a later post to explain that it wasn't my point. I just meant that some people joined the hate bandwagon after watching the linkara stuff, and you can tell by the examples they bring up.

I apologized again in the post just above this one ^ ^

#34 Posted by kyrees (5071 posts) - - Show Bio

i hated SBP because of his immaturity and bouts of insanity and that to me is a great storyline since i identify hatred to a character.

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#35 Edited by patrat18 (9754 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's because he's OP.

#36 Edited by russellmania77 (15307 posts) - - Show Bio

Because haters gonna hate

#37 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (13129 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol at blaming Linkara as if everyone on this site watches his vids or has even seen the ones with SBP in them. SBP is a fanboy come to life in comics who doesn't deserve to wear the S-Shield on him. He's a desteuctive, idiot with too much power. Sure, people overreact, it isn't like he is the worsr character around, hell, I don't even think he should be taken seriously because he's so hilariously badly executed.

@kyrees said:

i hated SBP because of his immaturity and bouts of insanity and that to me is a great storyline since i identify hatred to a character.

@nukea6 said:

I don't like him because you're supposed to hate him. That's the purpose of his existence since Infinite Crisis. Although, he really should have stayed dead after the Sinestro Corps War.

#38 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked him but he seems very inconsistent most of the time and i just wish he wouldnt wine so much