Dr. Doom is the single most arrogant being in the Marvel universe. He is incapable of accepting the fact that he himself might be the reason for his failures. He has a high opinion of himself, being one of the most intelligent people on his planet, the absolute monarch of his own country, and an accomplished sorcerer.
Envy: Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor is a billionaire, a genius, and a political hero. He thirsts for power and in any other circumstance, would be the most powerful man on Earth. BUT, he shares a planet with Superman—an alien with god-like powers. Not only does Superman hold power that Lex has always strived to emulate, Clark Kent also had goodly parents (Lex only had a idiot-jerk father). Lex Luthor is in constant competition with Superman.
Gluttony: Agent X
Agent X is Deadpool’s alternate Earth-counterpart or some bulltits. In the Cable & Deadpool series (read it) Agent X is affected by a gene altering device that makes him incredibly fat. He doesn’t lose this weight throughout the series and is always shown eating a whole lot of something.
Lust: Jackie Estacado
Jackie was the biggest man-whore before possessing the elemental force known as the Darkness. Once he turned 21, he gained the power to wield the Darkness…and soon after was informed that he would die if he ever had sex again (once he has sex, the Darkness moves on to its next host and makes itself manifest when the host turns 21). Luckily, Jackie Estacado is told by one of his little demons that past wielders of the Darkness have been able to conjure up temporary woman to have fun with. His weiner spends a great deal of time trying to master the art of conjuring woman.
Greed: Booster Gold
For all of you Booster Gold fans, I’m aware that he has made amends for being such a tool. Booster Gold was initially a glory-seeking time traveler. He came from the future to seek fame and fortune as a superhero on the Conglomerate team (a corporate sponsored superhero team that is looked down upon by other superheroes).
It must be a deadly sin to be that f#$king adorable.
Do you think Ryan Reynolds could hold his own in the Deadpool movie?
Definately. Watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Please don’t watch the whole thing unless you have a rope and a tree nearby) up until they experiment with Wade Wilson. Ryan Reynolds does him justice. I bet he had little control over how badly they ruined him. Reynolds has stated that previous to the making of the film, he did a lot of studying on Deadpool (as most actors do) and was confused as to what direction they were going with him in the film. He did what he could, w.e. I wouldn’t blame Reynolds for their depiction of DP.
Someone asked me a question pertaining to the Deadpool movie…I deleted the message by accident >.<
"The script, I think, is fantastic. It has been developed even further in the last three months or so. The film has to be rated R, and it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I am sure can worrisome for the guys cutting the checks for it. So if it’s going to be done, it needs to be done right. It will actually have no connection to the one that was in Wolverine." -Ryan Reynolds
Uhm…as for a date, 2014 would be my best bet. They don’t even have a cast yet though. They have announced that they’re working on it, so it’s a real thing.
Ok, I just followed you and before I did so, I was scrolling down your blog, and then I saw your Daredevil appreciation post and that was definitely what led me to following you. Daredevil is such an underrated character, but he's one of the most realistic superhero/vigilante and i agree with your post completely. just thought I'd take the time to tell you that!
You read all of it? Haha you’re crazy :)…Thanks for the follow, I hope you find my other stuff somewhat interesting.
Dogpool! Brethren from another species. I just wanted to ask you something since you transcend the 4th wall while I'm stuck here in my Zombie alternate universe. After Marvel raked in all that cash from the Avengers, they could probably fund their new projects properly. With that in mind, how much do you think FOX will f#^* up my movie now?
Ruff! (Translation): Uhm, I don’t think funding was the problem (I’m assuming you didn’t like X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s version of you) as much as writing was. They probably underestimated your fanbase or else they wouldn’t have been so quick to kill you off. I do like Ryan Reynolds for the part though. And before they really f#$%ed you up in Origins, he played “Wade Wilson” very well. They just need to re-boot the whole thing and start with your life before the experiment. Then go through your cancer, experiment, and post-experiment life. I think your pal Wolverine should make an appearance too…hmm…and I’m not 100% sure who you should beat up. Maybe the chunk of it will be you killing the people who experimented on you. As for the cash that Marvel “raked in,” there is definately no excuse for lack of a strong cast or lack of awesome special effects. That being said, the money definately won’t be the reason it sucks.
I can’t express to you enough how much love I have for Marvel’s Daredevil.
First of all, before knowing too much about Daredevil, one can already derive an important truth: We take a lot of things for granted.
Perhaps the first thing people ever learn about Daredevil is that he is blind. Imagine waking up one day and not being able to see ANYTHING. Most people don’t think twice about thier 5 senses, simply because we’ve had them our entire lives.
Random Douche-face: Durrr but he’s got the sonar vision, he can still see DURRR.
Okay okay…well imagine not being able to see colors. Matt Murdock (DD) was not born blind. He was blinded as a young boy. This means that he was able to see colors at one point, and then had that gift stripped away from him. That sucks even more than being born blind. People who have been born blind cannot fully understand how crappy being blind is because they have never experienced sight. Similar to how a person would never fully understand “sour” if they never tasted “sweet.”
Now lets dig a little deeper into Matt’s life. We will eventually find out that he lost his father to a crime lord. Having a father is another thing many people may take for granted. Now, this is a bit more touchy than blindness because not having a father is much more common. I, personally, would do anything to have met my father. The thought of meeting him one day is one of the reasons the concept of “heaven” is so attractive to me.
Anyways, so he’s blind and parentless. I can picture a child saying “Wow! It must suck balls being Daredevil.” Rarely do you find a superhero that children would not want to be like.
So what else do I love about Daredevil? :O
I love his side-job. Let me first display some side-jobs that heroes hold:
Spider-Man: Photographer for a lame newpaper.
Superman: Works as a newspaper reporter.
Batman: Douche billionaire.
Iron-Man: Douche billionaire.
Whats my point? Daredevil has one of the most honorable side-jobs. As much as people may hate lawyers, Matt Murdock only works with the honest and innocent (He can sense liars by listening to their heartbeats). If he ultimately cannot help his client and a “bad guy” gets away, Daredevil makes sure he pays for his crimes.
Daredevil is the bee’s knees. Here’s my favorite picture of him. I believe that visual interpretations are just as important as written ones.
If you look at his costume, it’s heavily influenced by what boxers usually wear (the gloves, shorts, and boots). In the original Daredevil comic, Matt Murdock fashions his costume out of his father’s old boxing robes. After seeing his costume, you might shift your eyes to the gargoyles he’s standing by. These are an allusion to his Catholicism, which is a huge force in his life. Gargoyles are often used as a representation of evil. Their purpose is that of a warning: come to church, evil is near. The devil is also a representation of evil. Daredevil wears this symbol to deter crime in Hell’s Kitchen.
Nerdy & Pervy Chef (a Tumblr buddy of mine) also pointed out that the two stone figures to the upper right are Stick, his blind mentor who taught him how to fight and hone his skills, and Elektra, his former lover and master assassin.
I loved Cable & Deadpool. Just because the other Deadpool comics I’ve read (Besides X-Force and pre-2000 stuff) were silly and aimless almost. And don’t get me wrong, I LOVED Merc With a Mouth, Deadpool Corps, and the 2008 series. But uhh, yeah Cable’s little crusade carried the story-line and Deadpool provided comic relief. Really awesome comic series, I recommend it if u haven’t read it already.
Dictionary.com: In fiction, an antihero (sometimes antiheroine as the feminine) is generally considered to be a protagonist whose character is contrary to that of the archetypal hero, yet typically retains many heroic qualities.
What are some antihero traits?
Imperfections that separate them from typically “heroic” characters (selfishness, ignorance, bigotry, etc.)
Lack of positive qualities such as courage, physical prowess, and fortitude, and generally feel helpless in a world over which they have no control.
Qualities normally belonging to villains (amorality, greed, violent tendencies, etc.) that may be tempered with more human, identifiable traits (confusion, self-hatred, etc.)
Noble motives pursued by bending or breaking the law in the belief that “The ends justify the means.”
So what does this mean to a comic book reader/superhero enthusiast?
If you’re trying to find a “favorite” superhero, chances are that you’ll gravitate towards an antihero. They are more easily relatable than archetypal heroes because of they tend to be more flawed; they are a lot more “human” and a lot less “super.”
Some examples of antiheroes:
The Punisher: If you’re guilty, he’ll kill you.
Wolverine: He has a violent nature. Perhaps his greatest power is directing that violent nature towards the “bad guys.”
Spawn: Sent to hell because of his life as an assassin, Simmons arranges a deal with the devil just to see his wife again.
Batman: Vigilante that declared war against crime. Beats “bad guys” to a bloody pulp.
Rorschach: Mentally unstable vigilante that has developed a deep hatred for immoral behavior. Uses lethal force.
Theres many more such as Jackie Estacado, Catwoman, and Deadpool.
Wetwalnuts Bio: Wet Peter Walnuts was just an ordinary man until BAM!, a super cosmic entity named the Elk Destroyer granted him powers beyond anything he ever imagined. Wetwalnuts possesses the power to transform any elk into fire, but never against a vampire. Also, he developed the talent to transform his body into dust and he has mastered the ability to view distant locations with his mind. Sadly, Wetwalnuts is notorious for being night-blind. Little else is known about Wetwalnuts, other than the fact that he runs around wearing nothing but boots and has a tie implanted into his chest.
I'd like to give a shout-out to all of the superhero fans...
that never picked up a comic book.
To all of the superhero fans who only watch superhero movies/shows and wikipedia superheroes.
To all of the superhero fans who wear superhero shirts that contain superheroes that they can’t even name, unless they’ve seen them on the big screen.
To all of the Loki fans.
DON’T LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOU’RE UNIMPORTANT. You guys have a purpose. When a superhero nerd and a superhero nerd talk about superheroes, almost always does a verbal joust occur. “DURRR SUPERMANZ IZ BETTAR.” It’s only almost satisfying.
You guys listen to us. Ask any other comic book nerd, we love answering your questions on superheroes. We’ll jump on any chance to rub our knowledge all over your faces:
Johnny: Uhm… why doesn’t Spider-Man just show his face?
Me: Awh…little Johnny :)!…well, would you like it if all of your enemies murdered your little aunt?
Me: Neither would he. If his enemies knew his weakness (his aunt & wife), then they can destroy him.
You guys shouldn’t feel weird about not reading comics. And it’s fine if you consider yourselves superhero fans. Don’t let bigoted pricks tell you otherwise. Some people just don’t read, simple is that.
"Wetwalnuts possesses the power to transform any elk into fire, but never against a vampire. Also, he developed the talent to transform his body into dust and he has mastered the ability to view distant locations with his mind. Sadly, Wetwalnuts is notorious for being night-blind."
He is not omnipotent. In fact, he has been beaten several times.
He values respect and companionship.
He has a goal that he deems righteous.
He is very charismatic and has many followers: The Brotherhood of Mutants.
One can even campare him to the the early Malcom X:
Although many saw him as a menace, many saw him as a hero as well. No one can argue that he isn’t one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
6. Every great villain needs a great arch-nemisis.
Magneto an Professor X are constantly fighting for the same mutant rights. Magneto chose a violent approach and Xavier chose a non-violent approach. They are both equally charismatic.
Magneto is to Malcom X, as Xavier is toooo:
Martin Luther King Jr. will always be regarded as having a more positive impact on the black society. That being said, both were successful at gathering thier people up (I’m talking about Magneto and Xavier now) and DOING something about a social problem, whether it be the right way or not. Both will have some friction every now-and-then, but they will always respect each other for their persistence and passion for making a difference.