Who would you say are Marvel's "Magnificent Seven?"

#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say a majority of people would believe that the original JLA features DC's most iconic (and possibly most popular) superheroes of the company, which is why I personally dubbed them DC's Magnificent Seven. Each character is iconic, and represents each "family" in the DCU (i.e. Superman represents Supergirl, Batman represents Nightwing, Hal represents Kyle, etc.).

By that logic, who would Marvel's Magnificent Seven be?

I'd think that they'd be:

  1. Captain America
  2. Iron Man
  3. Thor
  4. Hulk
  5. Spider-Man
  6. Wolverine
  7. Thing

So, who would you say are Marvel's "Magnificent Seven?"

#2 Posted by oduck31 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I Think the first six are a now brainer the seventh is a tough one though.

1 Spider-Man

2 Wolverine

3 Ironman

4 Hulk

5 Thor

6 Captain America

7 Ms Marvel

#3 Edited by Monarch_Chronicle (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends because DCU is constructed differently then Marvel but i broke it down by teams or factions like this:

1. New York City - Spider-Man

2. X-men - Wolverine

3. Fantastic Four - Thing

4. Avengers - Captain America

5. Defenders - Doctor Strange

6. Marvel Knight - Hulk

7. SHIELD, SWORD ect... - Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

Honorable mentions go to:

Silver Surfer

Iron Man

Thor

Adam Warlok

#4 Posted by Galactic_Man (158 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers scored some major points, so I would say:

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Iron Man
  3. Hulk
  4. Thor
  5. Captain America
  6. Wolverine
  7. Thing

- It's hard to say, but then again, this is what I love about Marvel. They have more ranged and interesting characters than DC. Everytime someone asks "who are DC's top characters", I always hear -

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Green Lantern
  • Flash
  • Aquaman

- The same six. Nothing wrong with that, but this is the reason I lost interest in DC... They focused too much on these boys :P Actually, they focused too much on Batman.

#5 Posted by lorex (949 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvels 'Magnificant' Seven' are: 
Spider-Man
Captain America
Iron Man
Thor 
Wolverine
Hulk
Cyclops
 
I am not discounting the popularity of Thing, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel or Storm but in reality even with the way Marvel has been throwing him under the bus lately, Cyclops has a larger presence either of those characters.

#6 Posted by jhazzroucher (15182 posts) - - Show Bio

This:

#7 Posted by Seafarinhare (58 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

I would say a majority of people would believe that the original JLA features DC's most iconic (and possibly most popular) superheroes of the company, which is why I personally dubbed them DC's Magnificent Seven. Each character is iconic, and represents each "family" in the DCU (i.e. Superman represents Supergirl, Batman represents Nightwing, Hal represents Kyle, etc.).

By that logic, who would Marvel's Magnificent Seven be?

I'd think that they'd be:

  1. Captain America
  2. Iron Man
  3. Thor
  4. Hulk
  5. Spider-Man
  6. Wolverine
  7. Thing

So, who would you say are Marvel's "Magnificent Seven?"

I would agree with this list.

#8 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher said:

This:

I actually agree. Maybe there is something to that 2012 nonsense.

#9 Posted by jhazzroucher (15182 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@jhazzroucher said:

This:

I actually agree. Maybe there is something to that 2012 nonsense.

yehey! : )

#10 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorex said:

I am not discounting the popularity of Thing, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel or Storm but in reality even with the way Marvel has been throwing him under the bus lately, Cyclops has a larger presence either of those characters.

You really think so? I'd say that Cyclops is popular, especially now, but I put Thing in the seventh slot because he's one of Marvel's first heroes (during the 60's era of awesome), and he represents Marvel's first family (more so than Reed, anyway).

I considered Storm for the slot as well, but she'd be representing the X-Men, and Wolverine is much more popular in that regard. If not, she'd be representing the female heroes, and when it boils down to it, female heroes just aren't as popular as the male superheroes. True, I have the big three Avengers all up there, but Cap represents the Golden Age heroes, Thor represents the mystical heroes, and Iron Man represents the actual Avengers team, seeing as how he's always been a member and that he's funded them since day one.

#11 Edited by jhazzroucher (15182 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@lorex said:

I am not discounting the popularity of Thing, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel or Storm but in reality even with the way Marvel has been throwing him under the bus lately, Cyclops has a larger presence either of those characters.

You really think so? I'd say that Cyclops is popular, especially now, but I put Thing in the seventh slot because he's one of Marvel's first heroes (during the 60's era of awesome), and he represents Marvel's first family (more so than Reed, anyway).

I considered Storm for the slot as well, but she'd be representing the X-Men, and Wolverine is much more popular in that regard. If not, she'd be representing the female heroes, and when it boils down to it, women just aren't as popular as the male superheroes. True, I have the big three Avengers all up there, but Cap represents the Golden Age heroes, Thor represents the mystical heroes, and Iron Man represents the actual Avengers team, seeing as how he's always been a member and that he's funded them since day one.

I'd say Storm and Cyclops deserve the top 7 spot more than Thing. The X-Men team is more popular than FF. The X-men has more films than FF, more cartoons, more advertisements and more video games than FF.

Ghost Rider may have 3 films but I think Thing is more popular than him.

#12 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorex said:

Marvels 'Magnificant' Seven' are: Spider-ManCaptain America Iron Man Thor WolverineHulk Cyclops I am not discounting the popularity of Thing, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel or Storm but in reality even with the way Marvel has been throwing him under the bus lately, Cyclops has a larger presence either of those characters.

This list.

#13 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

After thinking more and more about it, I stand by my original list. Here's why:

  • Superman represents the Golden Age, being the first comic book superhero. Captain America should stand for the Golden Age on the Marvel side because his whole origin revolves around WWII.
  • Batman represents the Street Heroes, being the ultimate badass with no superpowers at his disposal. While having no superpowers isn't exactly a requirement of being a Street Hero, Batman lives by Gotham. Spider-Man represents it on the Marvel side being notorious for living in NYC.
  • Wonder Woman represents the Mystical side of DC, just as much as Thor represents it for Marvel.
  • Flash (Allen) is the embodiment of the Silver Age of comic books. The Silver Age began with Allen's first appearance, and ended with his death. The Thing represents it on the Marvel side because the Fantastic Four was the first Marvel comic that brought the company back in the 1960's.
  • Green Lantern (Jordon) represents Space and Technology, being a space cop that wields the most powerful weapon in the universe. While the Iron Man suit isn't the most powerful thing in the universe, Stark is often labeled as the dude with all the fancy tech in the Marvel Universe.
  • Aquaman represents a Race of people that inhabit 2/3's of the earth: The Atlanteans. Marvel's got the mutants, and Wolverine is the most popular candidate to represent the race.
  • Martian Manhunter is a character that represents Solitude. He's the last of his kind, and, in my opinion, works better alone. Hulk's whole shtick is about his desire of being alone. He doesn't play well with others, being the embodiment of solitude in the Marvel Universe.

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