Top 20 Worst Superhero Names
Strong Guy is the alias of Guido Carosella, a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Skinny and shy, Guido’s mutant powers were triggered in childhood when an incident with schoolyard bullies and being hit by a bus ended in his body becoming disproportionately large and over-muscled, separating the already withdrawn boy even further from his peers.
Toad (Mortimer Toynbee) is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. Toad was originally a weak, hunchbacked mutant, with a superhuman leaping ability. He was Magneto’s sniveling servant in the 1960s line-up of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He eventually led his own version of the Brotherhood, which was more involved in petty crime than mutant liberation.
he Martian Manhunter debuted in the back-up story “The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel” in Detective Comics #225, written by Joseph Samachson.The Martian Manhunter possesses a wide variety of superhuman powers and abilities, which have been shown inconsistently throughout the years. In the current DC continuity, many of his powers are similar to those of Superman, including super strength close to that of Superman (though as shown in the Death of Superman crossovers, he was no match for Doomsday), flight, invulnerability, super-breath, and “Martian vision”.
Captain America is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), from Marvel Comics’ 1940s predecessor. An intentionally patriotic creation who was often depicted fighting the Axis powers of World War II, Captain America was Timely Comics’ most popular character during the wartime period. Captain America uses several shields throughout his history, the most recognizable of which is a nigh-indestructible disc-shaped shield made from an experimental alloy of vibranium and steel. At least Captain America was i the military and had the actual rank of Captain.
Ferro Lad (Andrew Nolan) is known in later continuity simply as Ferro. Andrew Nolan is a metahuman with the power to transform himself into living iron. He has a twin brother named Douglas who has the same power. Both twins have deformed faces as a side effect of the mutation that gave them their powers, so both wear iron masks.
The name “Robin the Boy Wonder” and the medieval look of the original costume were inspired by The Adventures of Robin Hood. Robinson noted he “came up with Robin Hood because The Adventures of Robin Hood were boyhood favorites of mine. Although Robin is best known as Batman’s sidekick, the Robins have also been members of the superhero group the Teen Titans with the original Robin, Dick Grayson, being a founding member and the group’s leader and with Tim Drake being the current team leader.
He has been associated with both the X-Men and Excalibur, originally appearing in graphic novels published by Marvel Comics. Kurt Wagner is an X-Men favorite. A mutant, Nightcrawler possesses superhuman agility, the ability to teleport, invisibility in deep shadows, and adhesive hands and feet. His physical mutations include blue fur, two-toed and -fingered feet and hands (not including thumbs), yellow eyes, and a prehensile tail. Nightcrawler has had a regular presence in Marvel-related comic books and video games. He has featured in a small number of the 1990s X-Men animated series episodes and was a regular on its successor, X-Men: Evolution.
he Human Torch (Jonathan Lowell Spencer “Johnny” Storm) is a member of the Fantastic Four, making his first appearance in Fantastic Four #1. Like the rest of the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch gained his powers on a spacecraft bombarded by cosmic rays. He can engulf his entire body in flames, is able to fly, can absorb fire harmlessly into his own body, and can control any nearby fire by sheer force of will. “Flame on!”, which the Torch customarily shouts when activating his full-body flame effect, has become his catchphrase.
Mr. Fantastic ( as Reed Richards), he first appeared in Fantastic Four #1. Richards possesses a mastery of mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering, chemistry, all levels of physics, and human and alien biology. According to BusinessWeek, Mr. Fantastic is listed as one of the top ten most intelligent fictional characters in American comics. He is the inventor of the spacecraft which was bombarded by cosmic radiation on its maiden voyage, granting the Fantastic Four their powers. Richards gained the ability to stretch his body into any shape he desires.
Catman was originally Thomas Blake, a world-famous trapper of jungle cats who turned to crime because he had grown bored with hunting and had squandered most of his fortune as a millionaire. He became a burglar who committed his crimes in a catsuit made out of an ancient African cloth. His costume was modeled after Catwoman’s disguise. Catman’s crimes at least once and initially helped Batman. As with many Batman villains in their first appearances, Catman was originally a gimmicked villain who stole items along a “cat” theme, such as cat statues, “cat’s eyes” emeralds, etc. His weapon of choice was a pair of steel clawtipped gloves and the razor edged “catarang”.
After discovering a size-altering chemical substance, biophysicist and nanotechnology expert Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym decided to become a superhero. Armed with a helmet that could control ants, Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become the unconventionally heroic Ant-Man. He soon shared his discovery with his girlfriend, Janet Van Dyne, who became his crime-fighting partner as the Wasp. The duo would become founding members of the Avengers, and found recurring enemies in the villainous Egghead and Pym’s own robotic creation, Ultron.
The Chandler brothers received their superhuman abilities through exposure to an unknown radiation in the explosion of a Skrull starship. Hal Chandler could, by concentrating on the image of his brother Chuck imprinted on his glasses, summon a super-powered version of his brother: 3-D Man. Chuck had a telepathic link with Hal, who would lose consciousness and become comatose when the 3-D Man is active; the 3-D Man’s consciousness is apparently a synthesis of Chuck and Hal’s mind’s, with Chuck’s usually dominant. 3-D Man, in turn, could only remain in a three-dimensional reality for three hours at a time before Hal would wake up, causing 3-D Man to subsequently disappear and return to his two-dimensional existence.
Powerman is a British comic book series written by Don Avenall (aka Donne Avenell) and Norman Worker, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland that was initially distributed in Nigeria. The series starred a superhero named Powerman. When the comics were re-published in the United Kingdom the character’s name became Powerbolt.
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Ellie Phimister was a Genoshan teenager and a student of Emma Frost’s telepathy class. During a tutoring session, Ellie reported having a recurring nightmare fifteen times the previous night wherein all people in Genosha were exterminated. She then pointed out that she had experienced the same vision during the class This is one of the worst names ever for a comic book character.
She has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl and later, Phoenix and Dark Phoenix, and is best known as one of five original members of the X-Men, for her relationship with Cyclops, and for her central role and transformation in the classic X-Men storyline, “The Dark Phoenix Saga”. Jean Grey-Summers is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her powers first manifested when she saw her childhood friend being hit by a car. She is a caring, nurturing figure, but she also must deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force.
The first Aqualad Garth debuted in Adventure Comics #269 (February 1960), and was created by Robert Bernstein and Ramona Fradon. The second Aqualad Jackson Hyde was originally created for the Young Justice animated series by Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and Phil Bourassa. Several months prior to the launch of the cartoon, the character was brought into the comic books (in a manner similar to Harley Quinn, Terry McGinnis, and X-23) by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis.
Matter Eater Lad
Matter-Eater Lad is the fifteenth member inducted into the Legion of Super-Heroes, joining soon after Bouncing Boy. In his first appearance, Matter-Eater Lad explains his origins, saying that the natives of Bismoll found that microbes had made all their food inedible, and that the populace evolved their ability to eat all matter as a survival mechanism.
Squirrel Girl was created by Steve Ditko and Will Murray, making her debut appearance in “The Coming of Squirrel Girl” in Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 2, #8 (Jan. 1992). She ambushes the superhero Iron Man, teams up with him, and, after Iron Man is captured, defeats the villainous Doctor Doom. The story introduces her squirrel sidekick, Monkey Joe. Her ability to control squirrels is surprisingly powerful, and has allowed her to defeat major supervillains. She later became a member of the Great Lakes Avengers.
Jubilee had the mutant power to generate bright bursts of multi-colored energy plasmoids from her fingertips. She referred to these globules as “fireworks.” The globules obeyed her mental control, traveling where she directed them, arranging themselves in balls, streamers, and other shapes, and exploding when she wished. The strength of the energy varies in degrees of power and intensity, and could range from a multitude of colorful sparkles capable of temporarily blinding a person to a powerful detonation capable of smashing objects and destroying property, or a precision burst inside a human brain, simulating the effects of a massive stroke. Jubilee could absorb the fireworks back into her own body without harm. Jubilee often referred to her powers as “pafs.” “Paf” appears in many instances as onomatopoeia for her powers.
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