Possibly the most over-rated character of all time?

#1 Posted by jaywray (631 posts) - - Show Bio

Now I know that posting this on the Wally west forum, which instantly tells me, most people are going to come to the defence of him. 
But really, im new to the posting game, but have been on the forums casually for years, and Im gona be honest with you guys, any time I have seen a thread where its, hell I dono. 
"THE ONE ABOVE ALL VS FLASH" (exaggerating for effect here.) but it doesn't matter who hes against, there will almost always be somebody going, "flash can solo him, hes by far the most under-rated character of all time" well, no hes not, and as you can guess by the title i strongly agree with the opposite statement of him being over-rated. 
Am I the only one who feels like this? 
 

Flash Fastest Man Alive 
#2 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio
@jaywray: I will say that Wally has his limits but he is feat wise the most powerful of all the Flashes, no he can't beat characters like TOAA or anyone near that level but he's no push over
#3 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.

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#4 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.
This. Now someone like Iceman (who I've never seen do things like an Omega mutant would) is someone I'd call overrated. 
#5 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024
@The Dark Huntress said:
There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.
This. Now someone like Iceman (who I've never seen do things like an Omega mutant would) is someone I'd call overrated. 
Thanks :)

As for Iceman, I'd argue that he does have the feats to back it up. He's actually incredibly powerful.
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#6 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally has crossed the Universe inside of the smallest calculable amount of time, knocked out a white Martian in one hit, while not even running at full pace. He has the feats, and he's not overrated.

#7 Posted by jaywray (631 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.
I know Wally has some awesome feats, dont get me wrong I mean hes awesome, and ive been a fan of him for years. 
Its just when its characters, say for example a recent thread where people were saying he could Blitz a celestial? Thats where i think hes over-rated.
#8 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
@Gambit1024
@The Dark Huntress said:
There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.
This. Now someone like Iceman (who I've never seen do things like an Omega mutant would) is someone I'd call overrated. 
Thanks :) As for Iceman, I'd argue that he does have the feats to back it up. He's actually incredibly powerful.
No prob ; ) 
I'm sure he is very powerful, but I personally never saw him do anything spectacular. 
#9 Posted by higher_evolutionary (2015 posts) - - Show Bio
@jaywray said:
@The Dark Huntress said:
There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.
I know Wally has some awesome feats, dont get me wrong I mean hes awesome, and ive been a fan of him for years. Its just when its characters, say for example a recent thread where people were saying he could Blitz a celestial? Thats where i think hes over-rated.
even thanos lol
defeats him in 0.0000001 sec they say
storm some people argue that she could take LT and are very serious about it
#10 Posted by TheCannon (18296 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not the most overrated character of all time. Look at Superman.

#11 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

There's a difference between being overrated and actually having the feats to back it up. Wally has the feats.

Completely agreed. And this is coming from a guy who's always preferred Barry over Wally.

#12 Posted by 202122 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

He's not the most overrated character of all time. Look at Superman.

Ha this is so very true

#13 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_: I agree. You're not overrated when you can outrun death.

#14 Posted by cattlebattle (12694 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally, like most Flashes...are dues ex machina, speed based power machines...I like the character, his supporting, and rogues gallery...but the things he pulls off sometimes are just too silly  
 
Flash:"I'm going to react in a yoctosecond now"
 
Confused reader: "I thought you reacted at a picosecond"
 
Flash: "whatever..."

#15 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

OVERRATED: Wally West? No. Batman? YES.

#16 Posted by jobbernos (1420 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: no you mean look at batman.

#17 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio

@Video_Martian said:

OVERRATED: Wally West? No. Batman? YES.

#18 Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45 (151 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobbernos said:

@TheCannon: no you mean look at batman.

Exactly

#19 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

@Juandicimo_Magnifico45 said:

@jobbernos said:

@TheCannon: no you mean look at batman.

Exactly

How does Batman even get in this thread? I mean What the FFtrfvBUIL?!

#20 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2229 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. People always say he's the best because he was on the JL show and that's why won't give Barry a chance. Wally is nothing like that in the comics.

#21 Posted by The_Tree (7280 posts) - - Show Bio

Not at all.

#22 Posted by AlForeigner (80 posts) - - Show Bio

I, like some other people, consider Batman highly overrated in comparison to Wally West. But then again, I'm a DC newbie so what do I know. * shrugs shoulders*

#23 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1596 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think he's one of the most underrated characters of all time, because anyone who knows even a little about his abilities should know better, but I also wouldn't say he's the most overrated. Yes some people tend to go overboard for who he can beat, but honestly that tends to happen with any major character. I will say that Wally at least has an excellent list of feats to his name.

#24 Posted by Crazy_Wilhelm (64 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally's pretty great, Superman's not overrated, Batman's not overrated (just overexposed,) and everybody can still be friends, gosh. Even those weird Thanos fans, sheesh. Wally's got some absurd feats under his belt, and it's a shame he was miracled out of existence by DC editorial, but nevertheless, he's an excellent contender for your top tier battles. It's okay, that doesn't mean Thor isn't a cool character (he's pretty cool.) Wally is just also very powerful. Harmony, guys.

#25 Posted by thanobomb1124 (2012 posts) - - Show Bio

Hes definitely top three over-rated.

#26 Edited by CaptnMcDeadpool (956 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I think generally, he is underrated by the public at large. Most people are like, "all he can do is run fast". Anyone who has read the Flash's stuff knows this is not true. Now, he may be overrated on comic vine. I don't see him winning some of the battles people say he can, but generally, he is underrated. IMP. Vibrating through solid objects. Super healing factor. Can travel time. Can even send destructive vibrations, shattering solid objects.

So to answer the OP's question: overrated here. Underrated by the comics community at large.

#27 Edited by Jack Donaghy (975 posts) - - Show Bio

Not overrated just overpowered, you don't want him to get to a point where it's almost impossible to imagine him losing.

#28 Edited by superkryptonian (70 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecannon: yeah dude I swear its not like he's the leader of JL, beats Alien Gods, saves humanity like every other day, benches the Earth, defeats all powerful war lords, or beats incredibly powerful planet destroying AIs or anything. Oh wait yes he does he's F**king superman he's got better feats than any body

#29 Posted by Knightfall225 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is not overrated ughhhh god i swear i hate Batman haters more than his fanboys...........

#30 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2229 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I think generally, he is underrated by the public at large.

He's overrated by the public. Nobody will give Barry, Bart or Jay a chance because of Wally being a founder in JLU and the numerous amounts of people who still have their nostalgia goggles on.

#31 Edited by CaptnMcDeadpool (956 posts) - - Show Bio

@captnmcdeadpool said:

Actually, I think generally, he is underrated by the public at large.

He's overrated by the public. Nobody will give Barry, Bart or Jay a chance because of Wally being a founder in JLU and the numerous amounts of people who still have their nostalgia goggles on.

I mean no disrespect to Barry or Jay or any of the Flash family...that's not what I meant. Probably just because Wally is the Flash I'm familiar with. But, outside of Comic Vine and maybe one other comic web site I can think of...at least in my personal opinion...too many people are like, "Oh, well what can the Flash do except run fast!"....that kind of thing.

Just my opinion...and I mean no disrespect to anyone.

#32 Posted by youmessinwithme (1186 posts) - - Show Bio

he can beat almost any conventional Superhero.

But i see your point i have seen battle threads between wally and All fathers like Odin who can control time and people on here say wally stomps.

it doesn't matter how fast you are if you're fighting a guy who is Older than the universe, exists on every plane and can control time, space, soul, mind and reality Wally may as well be a statue.

#33 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2229 posts) - - Show Bio

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@captnmcdeadpool said:

Actually, I think generally, he is underrated by the public at large.

He's overrated by the public. Nobody will give Barry, Bart or Jay a chance because of Wally being a founder in JLU and the numerous amounts of people who still have their nostalgia goggles on.

I mean no disrespect to Barry or Jay or any of the Flash family...that's not what I meant. Probably just because Wally is the Flash I'm familiar with. But, outside of Comic Vine and maybe one other comic web site I can think of...at least in my personal opinion...too many people are like, "Oh, well what can the Flash do except run fast!"....that kind of thing.

Just my opinion...and I mean no disrespect to anyone.

I see where you are coming from, but that is something that is associated with all Flashes, not just Wally.

#34 Edited by CaptnMcDeadpool (956 posts) - - Show Bio

@captnmcdeadpool said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@captnmcdeadpool said:

Actually, I think generally, he is underrated by the public at large.

He's overrated by the public. Nobody will give Barry, Bart or Jay a chance because of Wally being a founder in JLU and the numerous amounts of people who still have their nostalgia goggles on.

I mean no disrespect to Barry or Jay or any of the Flash family...that's not what I meant. Probably just because Wally is the Flash I'm familiar with. But, outside of Comic Vine and maybe one other comic web site I can think of...at least in my personal opinion...too many people are like, "Oh, well what can the Flash do except run fast!"....that kind of thing.

Just my opinion...and I mean no disrespect to anyone.

I see where you are coming from, but that is something that is associated with all Flashes, not just Wally.

Yes, definitely.

#35 Edited by lifeofvibe (3470 posts) - - Show Bio

@youmessinwithme: not when you can react in a yacto second

P.s seriously he so overpowerd that not even oden can beat him it would take some time before oden is able think speak or pull anything out of his sleeve to destroy wally in which case by then odens brains would be blown or wally would have ripped out his heart and even in a morals on battle he would have stole his kinetic energy and freeze him and go all as powerful as a white dwarf star punch him! in which case knock out

#36 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

@youmessinwithme: not when you can react in a yacto second

P.s serious he so overpowerd that not even oden can beat him it would take some time before oden is able think speak pull anything or reality warp or anything out of his sleeve to destroy the wally in which by then odens brains would be much or wally would have ripped out his heart and even in a morals on battle he would have stole his kinetic energy and go all as powerful as a white dwarf star punch on him in which case knock out

#37 Edited by lifeofvibe (3470 posts) - - Show Bio

@peppeyhare: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Wally unbeatable when you can react in a yacto second (seriously) and steal kinetic energy

(Well at least anything that has and is using a physical form)

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