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Favourite Comic Character?


Shai Gar

Who is yours?

I like Batman, Deadpool and Lucifer

Lucifer is portrayed as a sophisticated and almost charming man, according to the stereotypical gentleman-devil.The theme of the Lucifer series revolves around the free will problem. Carey's Lucifer is a Nietzschean figure representing will and individual willpower, who challenges the 'tyranny of predestination'. While in heaven's eyes this is blasphemy, Lucifer points out that rebellion (and indeed all sin) and damnation as consequence were pre-planned by his Creator. Lucifer rejects God's rule as tyrannical and unjust. Violent, aggressive, vengeful, and dictatorial aspects of heaven's rule are represented by the archangel Amendiel, who has a particular hatred of Lucifer leads and attacks of various kinds against him as marshal of the host of heaven as well as challenges to individual combat and verbal criticism. For his part, Lucifer disdains Amendiel, treating his emotional outbursts with contempt and repeatedly defeating his assaults with Machiavellian scheming.

For Lucifer and Dream, their word is bond. This shared characteristic is key to both character's mastery of manipulation and maneuvering in the realms of magic. As Daivd Easterman, a character who sees himself as a victim of Lucifer puts it: "when the devil wants you to do something, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to hell" [2] Refusal to lie is also central to the moral position of both characters- they see themselves as neutral or amoral facilitators of forces within individuals (will and dreams respectively) with Lucifer actively and effectively combating what he regards as corrupting moral codes. While both characters avoiding lying, their callous morality seldom extends to compassion. Both sagas are moral dramas, but while Sandman involves a tale of atonement, Lucifer is concerned with war and peace in the heavens with Lucifer regarding the sacrifice of millions of souls as unimportant collateral damage.

Batman's primary character traits can be summarized as "wealth; physical prowess; deductive abilities and obsession". Unlike many superheroes, Batman has no superpowers and instead relies on "his own scientific knowledge, detective skills, and athletic prowess." In the stories Batman is regarded as one of the world's greatest detectives. In Grant Morrison's first storyline in JLA, Superman describes Batman as "the most dangerous man on Earth," able to defeat a team of superpowered aliens all by himself in order to rescue his imprisoned teammates. He is also a master of disguise, often gathering information under the identity of Matches Malone.

Deadpool has been artificially endowed with a superhuman regenerative healing factor by the Weapon X program that is at times shown to be superior to that of Wolverine's or Sabretooth's. As Deadpool had cancer at the time of the gene therapy, it has been suppressed by the "healing factor", which continually regenerates every cell in Deadpool's body to keep the cancer at bay and further mangling his cancer-ravaged appearance. This causes his body to be in a constant state of flux and regeneration; removal of his powers would cause him a cancer relapse, as he himself is aware. As a by-product of his healing factor, he possess some degree of superhuman strength, agility, and reflexes.

The healing factor enables him to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. He can regenerate whole organs and even severed limbs. In at least one instance, Deadpool, after breaking nearly every bone in his body, strapped himself to a rack so his bones set properly. He has survived being decapitated, though his head did not regenerate; it was simply replaced and healed back to his torso. Additionally, Deadpool's healing factor is proportional to the amount of injury he receives. An excellent example of this is in issue 30 of the Cable and Deadpool series. In one part of a battle with the Great Lakes Avengers, he set off one of his own grenades, blowing a large hole in his abdomen, but regenerated this in relatively little time. Conversely, during the same fight, Squirrel Girl beat him into submission by clawing him furiously, apparently not severely enough to cause his healing factor to respond as powerfully. His regenerative ability also greatly enhances his stamina. Domino once referred to him as a living 'Energizer Bunny'.

Deadpool's brain cells are similarly affected, rendering him immune to psychics such as Professor X and Emma Frost. A less welcome side effect comes in the form of apparent insanity. This constant flux may or may not be what causes his irreverent banter and ADD-type personality. His more recognizable demeanor established itself from the moment his healing factor began working at the Hospice. He is completely unpredictable, which has even extended itself to his physical coordination when he so desires. After checking Weapon X's files, Cable stated that Deadpool's cognitive functions would never be normal as long as the regeneration was in his system, and later used the last vestiges of his telepathic ability to correct the damaged areas of the latter’s brain. This allowed greater access to long and short-term memories, but Deadpool's behavior remained completely unchanged.

Deadpool uses his continuous, off-the-wall banter to distract, insult, frustrate, and infuriate his opponents. Even when losing, he has refused to keep quiet and his constant chatter has even slightly muddled Daredevil's enhanced senses. Domino has claimed this to be the most dangerous aspect of his combat style, since he can appear to be completely distracted and disorient his opponent while still focusing on the battle.
I have several faves - mostly introverts (y'know, the whole "still waters" thing) but a few extroverts made the cut, too:

Iron Man/Tony Stark
Storm/Ororo Munroe
Cyclops/Scott Summers
Wolverine/Logan "Howlett" (ooh, don't get me started on "Origins")
Havok/Alex Summers
Gambit/Remy LeBeau

Yorick Brown (Y: The Last Man)

Mitchell Hundred (Ex Machina)

Ginko (Mushishi - haven't read the manga yet)
Spike Speigel (Cowboy Bebop)
Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
Ein (Cowboy Bebop...okay, Ein's a dog. So?)

And others, I'm sure...but that'll do for now.







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Frank Castle
Wally West Flash
The Comedian from The Watchmen. Now that's a world view I'd love to have...
Ha, no.