Who are the most retarded villains in comics?
Prometheus/Doom/Slade anyone else with stupid bullshit plot armor powers. Doom especially is like a kid on the playground who keeps saying "Nuh uh I have a forcefield. Nuh-uh I have a special force field that beats your force field breaker."
Wonder Woman has some pretty shit villain. Hades and Aries inparticulary
THEY'RE GODS! AND THEY'RE JOBBING TO FUCKING SUPERMAN AND HIS GAG OF META HUMAN FRIENDS
Kinda makes the whole "god trope" we're just really strong just like a lot of generic heroes with powers
His motivation is literally that Clark was better than him at high school football.
Because he can. Same reason the Institute in Fallout 4 makes their robot waifus. It's just something he was good at and he found a route he can take to an apex point, one that he found in Peter.
Why did he dress up as a naked gremlin tho
In as far as I can recall there was literally no reason for it. He even had a reason to be called the Jackal, but instead of making a Jackal suit he made a weird elf suit.
That's because the different pantheon guys are smalltime compared to the abrahamic and other more conceptual religions, and because there's a lot more high level metas working around. A guy like Ares is still pretty powerful compared to Asgardians and Hercules, it's just that in Marvel they don't have a lot of competition.
The Original Clone Saga
>The Jackal was a college professor who loved Gwen Stacy
>Blames Spiderman for her death and wants to kill him
>Makes a Gwen Clone and a Spidey clone
>Eventually see's how evil he's become and sacrifices himself to save the day
The Second Clone Saga is when things go full on Autism
>Jackal comes back to life
>"It was only my clone who died lel"
>Writers can't decide what to do with him
>"I'm trying to help the world"
>"I'm trying to take over the world"
>Eventually just devolves into "Lel I'm cloning shit because I can."
Still not sure why he ever found the need to inject himself with Jackal DNA?
This. First Synder turns Joker into some shitty, faceless, horror movie reject. Then he gives us another shit tier Joker story, trying to trick us into thinking that the Joker is some ancient, immortal, being.
Synder has done some good work but he needs to stay the fuck away from the Joker!
Angar the Screamer. He has a sonic scream and anger management issues.
Great costume, though.
Also, we probably should had stopped with the "he's a villain, who-- get this-- is MADE OUT OF/POWERED BY KRYPTONITE" thing after Metallo and Kryptonite Man.
Even the Kryptonite Man, when the fuck was he ever interesting
>Directly responsible for the massive dramajerk known as Clone Saga
>Weird smelly old man with a porn mustache has a crush on barely out of her teens Gwenifer Stacie.
>the driving force during that stupid fucking Alpha incident
>Fucks with Peter's life because he can
At least he was also responsible for Sensational Spider-Man.... So I guess it somewhat balances out.
>Wear Ben's costume when you encounter Mysterio in the Daily Bugle Basement
>Acquire keks because of the two Ben's.
Nigga, these villains are amazing.
I think there was some story that revealed his pregnant wife died in a car crash when they swerved to avoid a jackal that ran out onto the road.
They did something similar with Norman by revealing he based the Green Goblin off of his childhood boogeyman figure.
its weird, there is almost a direct reverse correlation to how much i love spidey and how much i dislike his villains. it seems most of marvel's 60's villains went through a 80s reformation period except for spideys'.
Why did he become a mutated freak though? Why a jackal specifically even? That would be a complete origin story for a villain right there. Isn't being a mad scientist who makes Spiderman clones enough?
I've only read a couple comics with him in it (death of a family and detective comics #1) and I HATE him. Like WHY did he get his face cut off?? So he could feel complete or some shite like that??
Well part of DC is that the JLA ARE basically gods. The entire thesis behind Morrison's Fifth World concept is that the next step in the evolution of a society is to ascend to godhood, and that the JLA represents the first of human society to do so.
Of course, this is kind of contradicted by Morrison's portrayal of the New Gods as nigh-omnipotent multiversal beings.
But still I can't imagine anything closer to a god than Superman, Batman and the Flash. Their feats are a good distance past demigod at this point. Wally fucking outraced himself in DC One Million!
That teenage goth nobody in the Hellboy issue of Beasts Of Burden somehow summoning the legions of hell upon earth. The plot looked like more of a Chick Tract about how D&D can lead kids to invoking Satan.
this boring asshole, most generic powers, most generic motivations, bullshit backstory just to tie him up with Havok and Cyclops even though he barely interacts with the xmen and the only bad thing on cosmic marvel before Bendis screwed up everything in general
Easily the biggest waste of comic book pages in the entire Spider-man canon.
Selene, The Black Queen, from the X-Men comics. I don't mean that she herself is a bad villain because she's not, it's just that writers can't fucking use her correctly. Bitch is more or less immortal, steals life force, has total control over non sentient material and is an accomplished sorceress. She has the ability to be one of the big big big bads of the Marvel Universe and yet she is stuck doing shit against mutants. The last thing she did that I can remember was Necrosha. If writers just remembered that she existed and how powerful she is we could have another bad ass threat to all of reality, but X Writers are fucking retarded.
The Thumper. Her shtick is that she goes around bopping people with a boxing glove. While dressed like Napoleon, of course.
He was fine when written by Wolfman, if you ignore Wolfman trying to ignore all the shitty things Slade's done. But once Wolfman stopped writing him, he not only got ignored for a bit, but he became shit after his resurgence thanks to the TT show and things like Identity Crisis.
But he stopped working as a Titans villain completely in 2003 and onward.
Gotta go with this. No other villain in fiction makes me as angry as he does. He's basically what >>77786489 said but turned up to 12, with him going "ITS ALL ACCORDING TO MY INGENIOUS PLAN. I PLANNED IT ALL ALONG". He's one of the few characters I'd call a Mary Sue, and the fact he came back the minute Lobdell got back on Titans pisses me off to no end
The tragedy is if he were better written and just not written and controlled by Lobdell, he could've been interesting. It could've been another way to get another teen team book that wasn't shit.
wait what? Thats a new one by me. I'm just familiar with those lovely production stories of that movie he shat out, and the awful comic he wrote.
I give you Reverse Flash since I like Zolomon more too, but what's wrong with Cold apart from occasional wankery and New 52? The core concept behind the character is pretty standard for a Flash villain.
That guy was in the normal series, though, and was the worst villain so far. He'd already been killing to make his army of golems.
Arcade. He is not funny, he is not creepy, his gimmick is fucking dumb, he has no motivation beyond boring "I like killing" and his gimmick was outdated before he was even created. Every story he drags down into the mud, Peter David and Alan Moore could not write him well. The only good story with him is Gost Racers, because he acts nothing like in mainstream AND DIES!