Marvel Movie Villains

This is an image featuring many of the villains found in live action Marvel Comics Superhero movies. I originally posted this on Fanpop about 6 months ago and decided to show it here. The image only uses movie villains that originated in the comic books; so you won't find any villains that were exclusive to the movie. The height of characters are estimates based on measurements listed in official Marvel Comics canon. Typically I used the heights from the Earth-616 version of characters. Special thanks to Marvel.Wikia.com for the measurements. Here is a link to a larger version of the pic...

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30500000/Marvel-Villains-by-Dr-Warez-marvel-comics-30563363-2560-1485.jpg

Characters in image from left to right:

  • BLADE - Vlad Tepes Dracula aka Drake; Deacon Frost;
  • DAREDEVIL/ELECTRA -The Hand; Stone; Kirigi; Tudo Sukoto aka Tattoo; Mary Walker aka Typhoid Mary; Lester aka Bullseye; Wilson Grant Fisk aka Kingpin;
  • PUNISHER - William "Billy" Russo aka Jigsaw;
  • GHOST RIDER - Blackheart; Mephistopheles aka Mephisto; Max Pressman aka Wallow;
  • IRON MAN - Obadiah Stane aka Iron Monger; Vanko aka Whiplash; Justin Hammer;
  • FANTASTIC FOUR - Victor von Doom aka Doctor Doom; Galactus (on top of image);
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA - Hydra; Red Skull (Johann Shmidt); Arnim Zola;
  • THOR - Frost Giants; Loki Laufeyson; Destroyer (back);
  • X-MEN - Max Eisenhardt aka Erik Magnus Lehnsherr aka Magneto; Mortimer Toynbee aka Toad; Cain Marko aka Juggernaut; Frederick J. Dukes aka Blob; Azazel; Raven Darkholme aka Mystique; Victor Creed aka Sabretooth; St. John Allerdyce aka Pyro; Sebastian Shaw/The Black King; Yuriko Oyama aka Lady Deathstrike; William Stryker; Jason Stryker; Philippa Sontag aka Arclight; Janos Quested aka Riptide; Emma Grace Frost aka The White Queen;
  • SPIDERMAN - Curtis Connors aka Lizard; William Baker aka Flint Marko aka Sandman; Otto Octavius aka Doctor Octopus; Edward Charles Allan Brock aka Venom; Norman Virgil Osborn aka Green Goblin (in flight); Harold Theopolis Osborn aka Green Goblin aka New Goblin (in flight);
  • HULK - Emil Blonsky aka Abomination;
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The Real Reason Martian Manhunter was removed from Justice League

Something I don’t understand is why does everyone insist on blaming Cyborg for Martian Manhunter's removal as a founding member of the Justice League. While I understand the logic I don’t agree with it.

From what I gather the animosity is coming from the fact that they believe that DC wanted to promote racial diversity so they removed MM and added Cyborg in his place; so now everyone uses this to direct intense resentment towards Cyborg. I'm sure some of it is genuine and others have different motives for showing such animosity towards his character. For those whose animosity is genuinely directed at Cyborg because they believe that he replaced MM, the argument doesn't make sense because it suggests that there is a set number of positions in the Justice League or more specifically there can only be only be 7 founding members of the Justice League. The simple truth is there is nothing to suggest that there can only be 7 founding members of the Justice League. Perhaps if the justice League called themselves the "Super Seven", then someone would be able to make that argument.

DC could have easily kept Martian Manhunter on the team and then added Cyborg to make 8 founding members of the Justice League. The REAL reason Martian Manhunter was removed form the team is simple; Martian Manhunter wasn't on the Superfriends "cartoon". So yes they did add Cyborg for racial diversity, but they didn't take out Martian Manhunter because of Cyborg. That's like saying they removed Jean Grey from X-Men comics to make room for White Queen.

Martian Manhunter's removal has nothing to do with Cyborg so there is no reason to direct such hate towards his character. Cyborg's removal and Martian Manhunter's insertion simply coincide with one another because DC is trying to create a new founding theme revolving around the Superfriends cartoon. This theme can be seen embodied in comments made in the New 52 Justice League issues #06 pg. 20-21 and again in New 52 Justice League #07 pg. 13.

New 52 Justice League issues #06 pg. 20-21

New 52 Justice League #07 pg. 13.

This influence can also be seen in the fact the White Martian invasion origin was replaced with a Darkseid invasion which to me was a shout out to Superfriends cartoon The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians.

I think it's important to point out that Cyborg appeared in the last series The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. By that show the Superfriends were renamed The Superpowers Team, but The Super Powers Team shared the same continuity with the SuperFriends show, that's why he's technically a Super Friend.

While Martian Manhunter did exist in the Superfriends continuity, he only made his appearance in the Superfriends comic book, but he was never a part of the Superfriends cartoon. Apparently he left Earth to go to Mars in order to help his people search for a new world.

Basically, I do understand why people are mad. Martian Manhunter has been a charter member of the Justice League since the 1970's; but at the same time I think we shouldn't suggest that means there is no room for diversity on the team.

Would it make everyone happy if in the next reboot they tried write a comic that includes 8 founding members of the Justice League:

Superman Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, and Cyborg

Then perhaps they could adhere to the concept used in the Superfriends continuity, where MM leaves soon after (technically before) the creation of the Justice League to go back to Mars?

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