My 10 Least Favourite Comic Book Characters

I figured it was time I made something to show which comic book characters I strongly dislike. And cue the controversy...

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Edited by TheAcidSkull

agree on everything except miles , he is cool now, though i prefer peter

Posted by Lvenger

@TheAcidSkull: I don't see what's cool about him. He's just a black Peter Parker in high school. There's nothing different or unique about his personality which made me even want to quickly check up on his adventures.

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@Lvenger said:

@TheAcidSkull: I don't see what's cool about him. He's just a black Peter Parker in high school. There's nothing different or unique about his personality which made me even want to quickly check up on his adventures.

well , his origin and is somewhat the same and different form parkers

Posted by Lvenger

@TheAcidSkull: Exactly my point. Near the same origin with some different powers thrown in too. Nothing original about that.

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@Lvenger said:

@TheAcidSkull: Exactly my point. Near the same origin with some different powers thrown in too. Nothing original about that.

well i am still enjoying his run , for now at least

Posted by CanadianCrusader

Glad to see I'm not the only one who hates Cyclops and Guy Gardener.

Posted by Lvenger

@CanadianCrusader: Same here. I can't believe Scott still has fans after AvX.

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Posted by PowerHerc

It takes some guts to make this kind of list. I commend you.

Cyclops should be on everyone's "least favorites" list.

Posted by Lvenger

@PowerHerc: Not really lol. I just wanted to show which characters I dislike the most. Everyone has their own. And agreed, Cyclops has turned into a character you can't help but hate. Why people still support him I have no idea.

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Posted by Veshark

I thought I'd return the favor :)

The only two that I disagree from this list would be Cyclops (naturally) and Emma Frost. But you do give very good reasons for their places; that I more or less agree with. Post-Messiah Complex Cyclops has been reduced to a self-destructive sociopath, turned into a sacrificial pariah to make Wolverine look like the hero. Honestly, after AvX, I barely even recognize the character. And I miss the snarky but still sympathetic Frost from Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men run. Nearly every other iteration of the character has been too much of the snark and not enough of the heart.

But aside from those two, I agree with Squirrel Girl, Hope, Superboy-Prime (all annoying), Storm (annoying fandom), and Miles Morales (meh). I can see your viewpoint on Punisher, though I can't really say much beyond that since I've never read mainstream Punisher - only Garth Ennis' MAX version. Never heard of Arion or Enigma, though.

Overall, great list!

Posted by Lvenger

@Veshark: Thanks for the comment and recommendation! Scott fans have given me good reasons for their liking the character. It's just that the mistakes he's made put him down a lot in my eyes. Emma could well do with some sympathy to make her more likeable. And don't worry about not hearing of Enigma. It's probably for the best. But Arion's made a few appearances in his time for DC. Anyway thanks for the recommendation and comment! :)

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Posted by Veshark

No problem! And yeah, definitely, there's a lot of writing out there that really made Cyclops worse. His present mutant revolutionary shtick makes the character near-unrecognizable to me now. Haha, I'll keep that in mind.

Posted by CaptainLantern76

Miles Morale....I have never read a single comic of Ultimate Marvel, to be honest; I have absolutely no interest in it, especially after reading about what Ultimatum did to it. So I can't comment on that. But I think Bendis is an OK dude.

And I'm guessing the word you want to use for Emma Frost is "b*tch". I agree - she is a terrible character.

Never read a comic about Squirrel Girl, never will. All the hatedom for her's turned me off. The idea of a Silver Age character trapped in the Modern Age sounds good on paper, but apparently it was done...wrong, to say the least.

I noticed all but two characters here are Marvel - guess Marvel makes more annoying and unlikable characters than DC. Or maybe there's much more DC characters for #11 and beyond.

Posted by Lvenger

@CaptainLantern76: Guy Gardner was on here but I bumped him down. I guess Marvel do make more unlikeable characters than DC at least from my perspective anyway. And I haven't considered other publishers' characters either.

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Posted by CaptainLantern76

@Lvenger: Yeah, Guy Gardner did become more likable. I am surprised to see the Punisher so high, though - he is different and you mentioned why that's bad, but I think he's an OK character, but he is hpyocritical - he's no better than the people he hunts down. I bet his family would be ashamed - and if DC and Marvel did another crossover, which probably won't happen for a long time, I would like to see Superman or Barry Allen call out Punisher and tell him he's no better than the criminals he wages war against.

Posted by Lvenger

@CaptainLantern76: Batman does that in one of the Batman/Punisher crossovers I think. That's better than the previous one where Jean Paul Valley and Punisher team up in a crossover.

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Posted by CaptainLantern76

@Lvenger: There was a crossover between Punisher and Jean Paul Valley? Given what I've researched about Jean Paul Valley (I was not alive when he was Batman, as you know), and given what Punisher's like...how would that have worked and not be a awful piece of sh*t? And still, I would love to see Supes or Barry call Punisher's bluff and give him a detailed speech about why he's the very thing he hunts and that his family would be ashamed.

Posted by Lvenger

@CaptainLantern76: Yep. JVP even sees it in a hallucination during Knightsaga.

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Posted by logy5000

I believe Prime would be better if they made his morals different.

Posted by Lvenger

@logy5000: Agreed. If he was less whiny and more nasty and cruel, I wouldn't mind so much.

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Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

cool

Posted by flazam

agree on all but....

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I laughed at the doctor octopus description "I hate that Otto is being rewarded by Slott since he can relate to a fat tubby guy with social issues"

Posted by Lvenger

@14nc3: Ha thanks, just a little vent for my Superior hatred :P

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Posted by Z3RO180

I have to strongly disagree with the whole ''destroyed the mythology of spiderman'' thing

Posted by Lvenger

@z3ro180: How so? Slott desecrates Peter's character in the first 9 issues, especially issue 9 where Peter tries to stop Ock from saving a little girl's life because it would reveal his presence. How is that not a ruin on what the character stands for? What's more, the very notion of the series is flawed because Ock is being rewarded for being who he is in Slott's little fan fic project. There's loads of things wrong with the characters, the plot and everything about Superior yet few people actually see this.

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Posted by Z3RO180

@lvenger: Slot hasn't ruined the spidey mythos trust me it will be fine. The word ruin get throw about this website way to much.

Posted by time

Scott and Emma make your list, pretty cool.

Posted by Lvenger

@time: Not if you're fans of the characters which you may or may not be :P

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Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

@flazam said:

agree on all but....

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You like Squirrel Girl?

Posted by flazam

@arkhamc1tizen: Off Course she's my favorite character....

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Edited by Earthquake_2123

Nice list. I gotta read into some more X-Men because I didn't know Scott became such a jerk. I used to really like.

Posted by Lvenger

@earthquake_2123: You may think differently from me once you read into it because even now, some people are still willing to defend Scott's actions even though they're utterly reprehensible. From my POV, Cyclops has gone tumbling down a rabbit hole he can't get out of in his actions.

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Posted by cosmicallyaware1

squirrel girl is absolutely ridiculous. what's even crazier than that is viners who ignorantly post about her like she's legit. sheeesh.

cool list btw, interesting picks. not bad.

Posted by Lvenger
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Posted by catfightfan

Your list is most interesting, especially concerning Storm and Squirrel Girl. Storm is a unique character, in that I seem to be a rare fan that is neutral towards her. Most Marvel fans either love her or hate her. As for Squirrel Girl, I don't really know much about her, except that she is extremely popular with Marvel's fans. Why I do not know, but there must be some reason why she is rated so highly?

Posted by LSROTJ

This list comes across more like someone who thinks that these characters should just act like everyone else...

Posted by Lvenger

@lsrotj said:

This list comes across more like someone who thinks that these characters should just act like everyone else...

No it's not in the slightest. It's because these characters have major flaws in my eyes that makes them completely unappealing to my interest.

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