ITT: Insanely obscure characters that you're surprised aren't more popular.
pic related. See that bitch? That's fucking HEADHUNTER. Bitch wears old fashioned shaving razors on her fingers and likes to drug people and then stick their heads through a hole in a wall so it looks like severed heads mounted on her wall. She doesn't even kill them, she just thinks it looks cool or whatever. She's also pale as fuck and so stylish it's retarded. She had like one featured story ever (during Byrne's Namor run) and then a cameo years later and has never been seen since.
This bitch is like the female Swamp Thing of the 19th century and almost nobody's even heard of her. It probably didn't help that she debuted during probably the worst Swamp Thing run ever.
She originated during that time period in canon, but was still alive by the 90s when she appeared alongside Swamp Thing.
I can't say I'm surprised that these guys aren't more popular but I'm super interested in them. They're genuine, John Wyndham-ish mutants who are a bit like a non-photogenic X-Men or Runaways.
Yeah, I forgot to even mention that part. She was a crazy corporate type. This was during the "CEO Namor" era of Byrne's run.
Remember the time when Josef Stalin, Lucrezia Borgia, Heinrich Himmler and Lizzie Borden formed a supervillain team to fight the Avengers?
Because I do.
Does her appeal need explained? Does a more perfect girl exist?
Were I ever to enter the comics-writing or -drawing world my sole aim and intention, my raison d'etre, would be to legitimize Thumper as a comics villain (or antihero) in the Marvel universe.
Her henchmen were named Mr. Stocks, Mr. Bonds, and Ticker.
>... That's a really bizarre enemy choice for fucking Namor.
Byrne has a long running tradition of pitting very strong superheroes against really weak villains. His Superman run had a bunch of one-trick pony villains which were little but a speed bump for Supes.
But Skyhook, tho! He kidnapped children and... And... Uh...
All of Steve Mannion's characters, or at least the females. Fun books with hot pieces of ass running around on each page and tons of cartoonish violence. Quality shit.
I could tell it was those crazy fuckers from the thumbnail. Good taste.
Captain Britain feels like Marvel's answer to Doom Patrol sometimes, the sheer volume of crazy shit it turns out.
Look up Ticker, she's walking fucking fapbait.
It's the skinny bitch with the weird hair.
she does cut then, then connects their head to some tubes to keep their heads alive or whatever, but they can't talk. She actually succeeds in taking Namors head. I don't remember how he comes back from that.
Any of the parody characters from Spoof Comics. I'm SHOCKED there isn't any rule 34 of these bitches or even any fan art period.
Mara from the G.I. JOE cartoon. She's essentially Dolphin from Aquaman except in the G.I. JOE universe.
I never understood why Munitia doesn't have a larger following. She's one of the best latter day G.I. JOE designs.
>then a cameo years later
It was in Villains for Hire.
I always thought Death Adder was dope as hell. A few appearances here and there but nothing no casual fan would know who he is.
Cool design, Cool power set. Stealth Ninja meets amphibious reptile man. What's not to like??
Firebrand had a great design. Why didn't he stick around Iron Man's rogues gallery?
Looter was only held back by having a shit name. Such a waste of a design. You think he would have been renamed.
Reptyl was also a great concept. Cosmic powered Dinosaur. Why did he not get used in another Cosmic marvel series??
I posted too many marvel characters. Dc's Wild Dog also had an interesting vibe.
Does Ragman fall under being obscure enough?? He pops up now and again but he had a great design that wasn't explored too much. Then again most of Shadowpact did...
I really, really want a definitive Persuasion run.
Purple Man's rape baby, same power set, but she deceloped it later in life, after she grew a conscience, and tries to be a good guy.
She flips back and forth but more often than not shes a villain because that's easier to write.
Crimson Asp was another Cobra villain with a cool design and she's possibly even more obscure than Munitia.
Blitzkrieg was bomb. Did he ever even get used after Contest of Champions?
Y'all have some weird ideas of good design.
Ultimate obscure characters right here. Blown the fuck away that these never became popular on /co/.
Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy.
The story of a little boy and his two buxom young adult women companions who wonder a post-apocalyptic wasteland all alone with no rules, no authorities, and no one to tell them no, free to do whatever they like and act on all their desires and impulses with no regard for what civilization thinks or considers "taboo".
They drive around and murder uggos and land whales unfit for /s- uh... survival... yeah.
They later recruit a toddler boy... purely by coincidence of course. The series was obviously 100% innocent and nothing impure was ever implied or even intended.
Basically the be-all-end-all of /ss/ bait. And yet /co/ would rather obsess over Bikini Cowboy or whatever.
>Where are his ankle wings?
If I recall correctly, he lost them during the early part of Byrne's run, due to environmental pollution or some similar thing. He eventually got them back, though.
The Blood Red Queen of Hearts.
Her design speaks for itself.
And here's her original look.
The back seat on a motorcycle, the one the blond is riding in, is literally called "the bitch seat".
No fucking way they didn't know what they were doing.
Also, this kid is a fucking alpha as fuck pimp. Listen to the way he just casually tells his bitches what to do. He knows what's up.
Storytime. Can't find their original appearance though.
This was actually going to be a movie at one point. Could you imagine all the /ss/ porn that would have spawned if it had gotten made?
Found the full original appearance. Deleted the one pic so I could storytime the pages in proper order.
>so pale she's white short red hair
my dick is diamonds right now
also Bwana Beast
Shadowmasters. Ultra obscure Punisher supporting characters from the late 80s. Had their own mini. Don't think they've been used in decades.
Lynn Michaels. Best female Punisher and one of the only three decent Punishers along with Frank Castle and Jake Gallows.
Here's a REALLY obvious waifu bait character that seems like they should be more popular.
Cloud was a literal cloud of space gas that was somehow alive and could make itself look human. She was butt fucking naked and was only covered by gas trails over her tits/ass/crotch. She joined the Defenders during the later years of the original series when Marvel was doing a total overhaul on the original roster. She also had vaguely defined ludicrously overpowered superpowers and was legit one of the most powerful members of the Defenders, which is saying something given who else was on the team.
You think there'd be tons of rule 34 of her, but I can't even find something as simple as fan art aside from a single pixel art image that comes up in google.
God, I'm still mad about how Fraction and Remender brought her back.
Everywhere? Dude was a fucking megalomaniac who tried to conquer the world?
It is estimated that six million people died because of him. If world war 2 hadn't happened, every internet argument would end with someone comparing the other party to Napoleon, not Hitler.
I wouldn't call them "obscure", but it's been a very long time since we've seen a proper, competent Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. They started off as the X-Men's arch enemies, then they took on kind of a Team Rocket role, and now they're an afterthought. Now that Secret Wars is over it would be the perfect time for a new Brotherhood to debut.
And I'll submit an obscure waifu while I'm at it: Rhapsody from Peter David's first X-Factor run.
Everyone from this comic in general, but especially these.
Marvel has a superpowered professional wrestling federation called Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation. There's an all-female stable in the fed called The Grapplers. Aside from Carol, who was just temporarily associated and not a full member, they were cool as fuck as a concept. I would read the fuck out of an ongoing featuring them or just the UCWF in general.
I've been reading through Thor for the past few weeks.
Gruenwald's run has this motherfucker for one issue.
He was a conqueror but at the same time his civil reforms and such were basically the embodiment of Enlightenment ideals. The Napoleonic Code is pretty much the basis of all western law.
Eh. In terms of mainstream shit, he sure was. In terms of like, avid comic fans, I guess. Same with USAgent.
Is the Unicorn obscure? I liked the part where he walks into the fucking ocean.
He's not really "relevant", since he was just intended for one story originally, but that one story is pretty famous. Enough people know him from that that he's not quite "obscure". It's kind of like those mobsters in Batman Year One. They haven't been in a lot since then, but they're still pretty well known from that one story.
How obscure is C.O.P.S.? I fucking LOVED that show when I was a little kid.
Don't have a picture since I can't grab anything on a work computer but I'm really surprised nobody's gotten more mileage out of Flag-Smasher.
Hell, given how lefty and "borders shouldn't exist" a lot of current cape writers are you think they'd be down with a guy like that. Even willing to give him a more sympathetic portrayal.
I feel like all of the Serpent Society gets kind of the same thing at least as far as the individual members go. I like the concept in that it really feels like a group and that everyone can strike off on their own and it feels natural (as opposed to maybe what they're doing with the Wrecking Crew right now). But outside of a few, mainly Diamondback, they just kind of exist.
I'm really surprised Marvel never tried to use the BAD Girls to leech off of BoP's success.
Fuuuuck. The Borgias were no different, no better or worse, than anyone else from their time. If you believe the slander about them being incestuous murderers, then you believe the slander about Pope Julius II (Rodrigo Borgia's main enemy) being a sodomite and degenerate homosexual.
I remember reading Avengers: The Initiative, I was utterly convinced that Cloud 9 was going to be related to Cloud in some manner, maybe even she WAS Cloud. But... she wasn't. At least I don't think she was.
The sun of the marvel universe took a humanoid form a couple of times, apparently most stars are sapient cosmic beings that can up and go whenever the hell they want.
Even if they hadn't been killed personally, every universe was destroyed. There might be new Captain Britains from the new universes that Franklin created, but none of them would have been to Otherworld or been a part of the Captain Britain Corps.
This guy isn't super, super obscure but he certainly would be if Ellisbolts hadn't give him that moment X number of years ago.
He's also great. Tough, weathered old cape resident in the Navajo nation who is broadly disinclined to heroism but willing to throw down when the occasion demands it. A kind of 'we all mind our own business and I'll mind you don't hurt nobody' attitude.
In a shocking twist replacing Captain Britain is...!
Speaking of Death Adder and Firebrand, a LOT of the guys and gals killed by Scourge of the Underworld could be pretty cool, either as serious villains or comedic characters.
Cases in point:
>Basilisk: Teamed up with Death Adder after his resurrection and almost killed the Punisher.
>Mirage: Sinister Six aside, he was literally my favorite part of Superior Foes of Spider-Man. He's such a lovable loser
>Lascivious: Made Spider-Man fall in love with Frank Castle
>Turner D Century: Hasn't done anything since his resurrection, but goddamn, his whole MO is that everyone who isn't living the post-industrial revolution/pre-World War I lifestyle should be fucking executed. It's amazing.
>Others who I think could be cool, but can't think of anything specific to say about them: Megatak, Commander Kraken, The Vamp, Gamecock (just for the lulz).
Dude was crazy progressive and his reforms are what led to France being seen as a forward-thinking country up until this very day. He was ahead of the curve on many issues. He was also famously bipolar, though, and made a lot of bad choices in fits of passion.
None of those see really obscure, especially Boom Boom... 'Not part of the main team' and 'obscure' aren't really the same thing. All three of those have had runs at least partially centered on them and been in cartoons.
Stella Stargaze, villain from the FemForce comics that AC Comics publishes.
>Stella Thompson was a girl who was born in poverty and raised in Apopka, West Virginia. She was extremely beautiful and used this to get herself out of this poverty. She won a beauty pageant that led her to a job where she became the assistant of a stage magician.
>The magician, The Great Leolani, was working on an item called the Hypnotic Eye that could plant post-hypnotic suggestions in women so he could take advantage of them. He tried the Hypnotic Eye only to find out that it worked only on men. Stella Thompson stole the Hypnotic Eye and used it to snag rich and handsome men around the world to gain their wealth.
>Eventually, she started a company called Stargaze Enterprises at New-York, and became Stella Stargaze, talk show host. She used the Hypnotic Eye on her guests to reveal deep secrets on her show, which made her even more popular and rich.
Armor mystifies me. People, at least on /co/, seem to love her despite the fact she literally has no personality and has never really been relevant in any stories aside from bits and pieces of Whedon's run.
Don't remember anyone with fungus powers... I remember the girl with five mouths on her neck/Choir... The girl who was Cassandra Nova/Ernst... The telepath with fluorescent blood whose brain was in a jar/Martha/No-Girl... The bug girl/Angel Salvador... The five girls who were a hive mind/the Stepford Cuckoos... But I don't remember anyone with fungus powers. Closest I can think of are Basilisk the living fart and Glob Herman, who's made of highly flammable wax.
>The telepath with fluorescent blood whose brain was in a jar/Martha/No-Girl...
Speaking of No-Girl, why the hell doesn't she have a body yet? I know being a brain in a jar is her gimmick, but there's like +20 smart superheroes that would do that shit for free.
Because being a brain in a jar is visually striking, and that matters more than in-universe logic, really. I would like to see a story about her with a body sometime, though. Maybe if her veins lit up she would still look interesting enough that they'd keep her around. She was implied to be pretty depressed before she was a brain in a jar... Maybe she hasn't been fixed yet because she thinks she deserves to be a brain forever?
Here's someone obscure, Fateball (the girl in teh foreground) from "The Craptacular B-Sides"
Her power? She has a legit-Magic 8-Ball that really tells the future. And she knows some martial arts.
And she's from New Jersey.
Team up with Ms. Marvel when?
Is Dawn obscure enough? She's probably legit the hottest fictional character ever except MAYBE Jessica Rabbit and/or Holli Would.
This motherfucker right here. Always seemed like he had great potential as a villain.
Even though Vendetta never replaced Punisher 2099, she WAS a Punisher analogue and while far from a great character she wasn't bad either.
He's from Keith Giffen's Heckler. He has the ability to turn things around him into simplified abstract concepts. Like he can reduce a newspaper cluttered with stories he's holding into just a blank piece of paper save for the word news written on it. I mean, just look at his picture and the potential stories you could EASILY come up with. Why hasn't Grant Morrison tackled this character yet is beyond me.
man, that guy sounds awesome. You could put him in front of the world's most secure terminal and he could reduce it to a generic 'future' computer with no password or protection.
You could put him in front of someone dying from some specific designer disease, hand him a tetanus shot, and he could turn them into 'generic disease' and 'generic cure' that would fix the victim instantly.
The Heckler is so fucking insane in general. That's a book someone needs to storytime sometime.
The best thing about her was her design.
It's a long, stupid story that took place in Punisher War Journal #11 and #18-23.
I'd go into detail, but I just got home, and am tired. So here's issue links - https://www.mediafire.com/folder/2vdhm3dahanq3/War_Journal_Vol._2_(Matt_Fraction%3B_After_Vol._6)
Dale Eaglesham thought he would be cool to bring back, but I think he's only an artist and not a writer, so I guess he didn't have the necessary pull.
Happy Kitty. The most blatant waifu bait character ever.
>hyper violent psychopath
>video game addict
>KAWAII UGGU faggotry