Not all Marvel heroes are as popular as Spider-Man or Wolverine. Actually, Marvel Universe in filled with lame crime fighters who were created as a result of an inspirational crisis, most probably. Some have stupid powers; some were “blessed” with intentionally deformed bodies, while others have silly names or awful stories. Here are 10 of the worst Marvel heroes ever. Pick your “favorite”!
1. Captain Ultra
Probably the lamest superhero ever created is the dumb Captain Ultra. A former plumber, he was empowered by an alien for mysterious reasons (lack of a better idea, probably). Now, the self appointed captain had a pretty bad fire phobia that doesn’t usually go with the idea of a superhero. These guys don’t usually faint at seeing a harmless little flame, as he did once…
The entire concept of the Magott is yuck. This mutant has two creatures inside his abdomen. These things may come out and eat pretty much anything, offering Maggott incredible physical strength. While he is not that smart, the slugs apparently are. So, he has an ugly name and his digestive system is actually alive. Moreover, he was killed in Neverland and later resurrected in order to fight against his former pals. Lame or what?
3. Squirrel Girl
Of all the animals in the world why choosing a squirrel?! This animal has no impressive ability, no great quality, so why creating a superhero that has squirrel similarities? These resemblances include a long tail, rodent’s teeth and increased agility. Oh and she has the “awesome” power of talking to squirrels… She seems really cheerful all the time, she eats too often and she is one of the less appreciated Marvel characters ever.
For me, he is one of the worst Marvel heroes because, simply, he looks awful. Who needs a green, shapeless, quirky hero who can turn his body inside out? Apparently, he has great intelligence, strength and speed, but he never showed these qualities, so to me, he is just a little green monster.
5. Thor Girl
The idea itself is hilarious. It seems like the guys at Marvel were seriously lacking ideas when they created a female variant of Thor. Even so, they could have found her a better name! Moreover, she kind of lost her powers, so she is not much of a superhero anymore. Thor girl looks awesome, though, I have to give her that. If only she did not have a guy’s name attached to “girl”!
Sentry was not a popular superhero. He was simply uninteresting for some of the comic book readers and “worst character ever” for others. Actually, Sentry was simply a badly sketched character, with no personality of his own. He never did anything exciting and he appeared to be unable to take his own decisions, fighting whoever others told him to. Also, even though he was said to have had “the power of a million exploding suns”, he didn’t show any of it. Sentry is dead for now, but no Marvel character stays death for long, so we might see him again any time soon.
Dazzler is a crime fighter whose greatest mutant power is that of transforming sound into light, singing and dancing. What else can be said about her? She is nothing else than Marvel’s huge failure of producing its own singing star, in collaboration with Cassablanca records, who were supposed to find a similar real life person to match the comic book character. Though killed several times, she miraculously came back to life afterwards. No idea what was in the head of the writers…
He is a cartoon character with little power, though his fans have the tendency of overrating him. Some consider it cool exactly because of his cartoonish look, but for me at least, he is one of the worst Marvel heroes ever. The greatest thing about him is his sense of humor and the jokes he plays on his enemies.
Skin is yet another weak, poorly drawn character, coming probably from the mind of a dumb or drunken sketch artist. Skin is an ugly mutant who has large amounts of extra skin which he uses sometimes as a tool, sometimes as a weapon. Simply Disgusting!
A former mechanic in the US army, Litterbug has a hard time speaking. This should not be much of a problem for a superhero whose main occupation, that of fighting evil, does not require him to talk a lot. However, this defect and the cockroach-like mutation did not help him to become much of a popular figure.
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