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    The problem with this thread is that people have wildly varying definitions of the term "absurd."

    I nominate Howard the Duck.
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    If anime characters count, Witch Hunter Robin, Episode 1 bad guy.

    He freaking TRIPS people! Any FIVE YEAR OLD can do that! God, Gym class at villain school must have REALLY sucked for that guy.
    He's the bane of 80 year olds everywhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candle Jack View Post
    The problem with this thread is that people have wildly varying definitions of the term "absurd."

    I nominate Howard the Duck.
    I think Howard is vetoed by virtue of being a deliberate joke, which the OP said was too easy. He's not actually a serious superhero (or rather, someone who attempts to be a serious superhero) is he?
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    How would Collateral Damage Man be guaged? Sure he can destroy all most any enemy, but he also wrecks the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friv View Post
    I think Howard is vetoed by virtue of being a deliberate joke, which the OP said was too easy. He's not actually a serious superhero (or rather, someone who attempts to be a serious superhero) is he?
    Admittedly, he's a joke superhero and most of the villains he faces are jokes as well, but he has saved the world a few times.
    "Justice is a blade that draws blood from the innocent and wicked alike. And raised high, it can lead a charge that changes the world forever."

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    Rubber arm man.

    And Seizure man.

    Though they did "defeat" Firework man together...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    It was just an aside for a comic I read a long time ago. I think it was a parody-ish of X-Men emphasizing how the powers given are random and many are detrimental. But it's been a long time since I've read it, I'm not sure how much of the above is accurate, but I do remember Dead-Man.
    Seems to be quite obscure, the only Dead-Man I could ind was the DC-ghost and a Marvel parody of said ghost.

    And from a Cracked article I just remembered: The Eye. I just love the speeches this thing gives.
    The list also has Fantomah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friv View Post
    I think Howard is vetoed by virtue of being a deliberate joke, which the OP said was too easy. He's not actually a serious superhero (or rather, someone who attempts to be a serious superhero) is he?
    Howard the Duck is actually pretty fun to read. That the movie sucked should be no indictment of the actual comic.
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    I'd say Marvel comics the Beyonder was pretty absurd, I mean this guy was like a bad self-insert fanfic, he was literally an omnipotent being from another dimension, or a parallel reality with a consciousness, or a mutated inhuman depending on which random backstory you went with.

    This guy could literally do whatever he wanted, he decided he wanted a bunch of marvel characters to fight for his amusement so just plucked them from various places in the universe and created a planet for them to fight on. One of them was Galactus, yes that galactus.

    He once decided he wanted to be a superhero, but had no concept of actually being a human being, simple things like what's edible and what's not, why mind-controlling the entire planet is a bad idea, yes that's everyone on the planet, professor X, magneto in his mind-control-immune helmet, everyone.

    The Beyonder was essentially a child playing with toys but in his imagination, and that is why he is the most absurd superhero, and one of my favourite characters
    As I recall, the first Secret Wars arc was created to help promote a line of actoin figures. So the whole "plucking characters to fight on a planet he made from a destroyed Galaxy" thing is kinda forgivable .
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    You're thinking of the Quiz.

    And Grant Morrison already knows. Since he, you know, created her.
    I'd say I was surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermonkeyjoe View Post
    I'd say Marvel comics the Beyonder was pretty absurd, I mean this guy was like a bad self-insert fanfic, he was literally an omnipotent being from another dimension, or a parallel reality with a consciousness, or a mutated inhuman depending on which random backstory you went with.
    Godlike power is perhaps harder to be well written, but its certainly common enough to hardly be absurd.

    Heck I heard once Galactus was begun by Kirby with the idea "what if the FF fight God" which suddenly makes those Heralds seem strangely appropriate.

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    And from a Cracked article I just remembered: The Eye. I just love the speeches this thing gives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade View Post
    There was one villain-- I forget the name, alas-- whose costume was a big yellow garbage sheet covered in question marks. Her superpower was pretty much the ability to use any superpower never thought of.
    If we're allowing Grant Morrison characters then I'd have to go with Flex Mentallo, I mean he was able to turn the Pentagon into a circle just by flexing his muscles.

    Or Danny the Street, or the Beard Hunter, or any of the Doom Force characters.

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    Two guys from 'Rising Stars' come to my mind:

    Peter - micro-shield protecting him from any and all injuries making him invulnerable, but taking away all of his senses apart from sight and taste. Yup, his power made him nigh immortal (no super strength, agility or anyrhing like that, he just couldn't suffer any injury) but the only thing he could ever feel was food. Which left him terribly obesse

    and Joshua /Sanctuary/- with his power of genderchanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cen View Post
    and Joshua /Sanctuary/- with his power of genderchanging.
    Hate to tell you this, but that power is not that uncommon.

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    Um, since a lot of taste is actually smell, that'd actually put me off a lot of food to be honest. I know when I have a really, really bad cold how a lack of sense of scents can alter 'taste'.
    Edit: I'd pick gender changing as a power, assuming it was at will or at least easily done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    Hate to tell you this, but that power is not that uncommon.
    Oh, I know. It's just stupid
    and regarding Axe Cop - he was created as a parody, and OP posted we should refrain from parodies, as they are meant to be ridicullous

    Um, since a lot of taste is actually smell, that'd actually put me off a lot of food to be honest. I know when I have a really, really bad cold how a lack of sense of scents can alter 'taste'.
    that is true, yet he had nothing to compare it to, since powers in RS manifested in children around 6 years old, and comic starts when they are around 20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cen View Post
    Oh, I know. It's just stupid
    and regarding Axe Cop - he was created as a parody, and OP posted we should refrain from parodies, as they are meant to be ridicullous
    Axe Cop, a parody? Yeah, okay. Next you'll be telling me that Munchkin is a parody, and Birdemic was meant to be taken seriously.

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    Oh I forgot a villain who has the power to control dairy. It's absurd, but he made it work.

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    Axe Cop is not intentionally a parody. It was written by a 5 year old at the series start (he is now 8) and drawn by his adult brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    Oh I forgot a villain who has the power to control dairy. It's absurd, but he made it work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smuchmuch View Post
    Also,on the subject, wasn't there a batman villain who was 'Polka dot man' ?
    There were a number of TRULY corny Batman villains. Some have even had several remakes and still been corny (and on some odd occasions the remake has worked and the villain has gone from corny to truly creepy).

    I am not familiar with Polka Dot Man, but I do know about Calendar Man, for example (he could only commit crimes on specific dates, AFAIR).
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    The guy who controlled milk products was a villain on the show misfits.
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    He kills the entire main cast but: the immortal, who he left a vegetable, and the one who was lactose intolerant. He is only stopped with the use of time travel (the ultimate game breaker)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logic View Post
    Axe Cop is not intentionally a parody. It was written by a 5 year old at the series start (he is now 8) and drawn by his adult brother.
    Now you mention that, it reminds me in many ways of a superhero my brother invented and wrote some stories/comics about at about that age. In particular theyway it flits between whimsy, and excessive, brutal violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    Superman, hands down. Not only is he an unforgivable Mary Sue, but his list of retarded super powers is almost endless, they just write something new in every week. Even in the modern versions where they try to clean him up some, he just gets all his powers balled up into "god". Its ridiculous.
    And it's not true since 1986. Your sources are 17 years behind everybody else.

    but….if you think of power to use…..you can't use it anymore….
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    And it's not true since 1986. Your sources are 17 years behind everybody else.
    Didnt he recently bench press the equivalent of earth for 5 days straight with no exposure to sunlight? Do you really think that counts as less than god level strength?
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    Bein uneducated, I would say Superman. He's just rediculous.
    Pure power wise? These guys and girls all beat him off hand.

    In fact, I'd say Sailor Moon could solo both Supes and Goku at the same time as Neo Queen Serenity from the end of the series.

    If you think Superman's the highest echelon of power, you haven't explored enough media.

    Lucifer's original purpose was as "God's Lamplighter" and he has the canonical ability to CREATE STARS on top of having physical abilities superior to those of Superman, and is a reality alteration expert only paralled by the true Omnipotence of the Source. Solar the man of Atom creates and uncreates realities in fits of anger with the ease of a child lifting a toy. Neo Queen Serenity can freely grant life, and death while also possessing the power of every Sailor Scout to ever exist, including Sailor Saturn who dropped the Silence Glaive that blew up Earth in manga. While also being FAR more massively FTL than Superman or Goku.

    Hell, read Saint Seiya, Hades at one point walks into a Galaxy and blows it up.

    Dark Schnieder would also like a word, as would TTGL, as would Getter Emperor, as would Kidou Senshi Demonbane.

    But my nomination, while not a superhero, happens to be my favorite thing in comics.

    Snow Flame, his power? Cocaine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    Didnt he recently bench press the equivalent of earth for 5 days straight with no exposure to sunlight? Do you really think that counts as less than god level strength?
    What comics was that? I refuse to belive that without sources. Especially considering that all Superman fans are complaining how reboot has made him even weaker than before.

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    What comics was that? I refuse to belive that without sources. Especially considering that all Superman fans are complaining how reboot has made him even weaker than before.
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    Boom, Superman 13, happens again in comic. He's underground benchpressing a weight set up by a Super Genius Omniologist.

    Not only does he do it, but he does it effortlessly, only sweating a single drop of sweat after the 5th day of doing it.
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