Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Top 10 Lamest Superheroes of All Time


The title kind of says it all. I can't argue with the choices (well, maybe with #3 The Legion of Superpets, a personal favorite). I'll have to give some thought on the Top Ten Lamest Supervillans, although I can tell you instantly who would be #1:

#1 - Ten-Eyed Man: Philip Reardon served as a veteran in the U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam until he was honorably discharged after a grenade fragment hit him between the eyes. He returned to civilian life as a warehouse guard and was knocked out by thieves who plant a bomb to blow up the warehouse. When Batman arrived at the scene, Reardon recovered and his vision was blurred, mistaking Batman as one of the thieves and battled him. When he recognized Batman, the warehouse exploded and Reardon's retinas were burned, which impacted his war injury and blinded him permanently in both eyes.

A brilliant doctor named Dr. Engstrom reconnected his optic nerves to his fingertips, enabling him to see through them [the term brilliant in this case seems a bit dubious - fhb] He blames Batman for what happened and takes his revenge on him under the identity of the Ten-Eyed Man, and because of his indisputedly unique abilities was employed by persons unknown as the only villain worthy to attack Man-Bat.

He fought Batman on two occasions and came up short both times, and could only be kept in a jail cell by keeping his hands locked in a special box that kept him blind all day and night, because with his eyes on his fingers, "escape would be child's play for him," although precisely how this would be the case was not elaborated upon.

Info from Wikipedia Bracketed comments my own.

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