View Full Version : Most Cynical/Bitter/Resentful Heroes/Villains?
06-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Due to something from their past... I want to read some cuz they are quite interesting characters for me.
Any suggestions? Comics of course... preferable now in HC/trade.
06-15-2011, 02:00 PM
Cain Marko (for most of his history)?
06-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Thanks but what about a HC dedicated to such characters? All of them you listed hardly got any of their own series. But thanks again!
06-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Doctor Doom has been nursing a grudge against his college roommate for decades. And they didn't even share a room for a full school year.
06-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Triumph. His whole thing is that he was a "founder" of the JLA and saved the world, but then got cheated of it because of some timeline shenanigans. His defining characters traits are pretty much resentment and bitterness and whining about his missed destiny, plus a heaping helping of annoying arrogance. Which made most fans hate him. And apparently every writer but his creator Christopher Priest, because he was very roughly treated in other hands, becoming a villain and having his genitals shrunken with a shrink ray.
I kind of liked him, though. I've always liked Priest's downbeat misfits.
06-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Whoever it is is probably a comics reader. :tongue:
(But seriously, I'd go with Quicksilver.)
06-15-2011, 04:59 PM
06-15-2011, 05:26 PM
Who- ironically enough, really loves his job. :tongue:
06-15-2011, 11:04 PM
Thanks guys! I stopped reading X-Factor a couple of years ago. Is QS still there?
06-15-2011, 11:17 PM
There's an old Vertigo series - I think it was reprinted recently by a different company - called Skreemer.
It's by Peter Milligan and Brett Ewins and its effin' great.
The main character is a gangster in a dystopian future who possesses the power of precognition - and is incapable of altering the future he sees.
06-15-2011, 11:27 PM
Something in me just wants to say Batman.
06-16-2011, 12:19 AM
Fear Agent by Rick Remender would be absolutely perfect for you.
06-16-2011, 01:25 AM
Hei (Darker Than Black)
Archer (Fate/Stay Night)
Nozomi Itoshiki (Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei)
Revy (Black Lagoon)
Tomoko Fujinami from Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch (Canvas2 〜虹色のスケッチ〜)
Rin Kokonoe (Kodomo no Jikan)
Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Nero (Star Trek)
06-16-2011, 05:05 AM
As heroes go, Punisher? His entire raison d'etre is due to his family being slaughtered.
I'd say the Wizard is on a par with Doom for his resentment of Reed, if not moreso. At least Doom does stuff to benefit Doom. Wizard only ever does stuff to screw Reed over.
06-16-2011, 10:04 AM
I'm sure there are more.
06-16-2011, 10:14 AM
I believe there might be some melty-face cowboy as well that's more than a little embittered. Jonah something...?
07-01-2011, 03:03 PM
The Silver Age Lex Luthor. Death to you, Superman, for making my hair fall out! (All he really needs is a William Shatner wig. Problem solved.) :-)
07-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Cardiac let a little kid die because of his bitterness
07-02-2011, 01:12 AM
Peter A. David's run on She-Hulk (between Dan Slott's run and cancellation of the book).
Brian K. Vaughan's run on Swamp Thing, featuring Swampy's daughter - a bitter, cranky, miserable teenager with great power.
The Beast Of Yucca Flats
07-02-2011, 10:43 AM
Beneath all the shootin', the zombie aquarium animals, the catchphrase-spouting hellspawn, & occasional pisstakes of the DCU & it's crossovers, Garth Ennis & John McCrea's Hitman is essentially 60 issues of a young hired killer in Gotham City running away-- sometimes successfully, sometimes not-- from creeping cynicism & bitterness.
07-03-2011, 12:47 AM
Milestone's Hardware was pretty bitter over much of his run.
Also from Milestone, Blood Syndicate included a crack addicted girl (who used her powers to improve her "high"), her closeted gay brother, and many more lovable broken characters.
07-03-2011, 09:27 AM
Bill Savage in 2000 AD - out to get the occupying Volgs for the death of his family and, based on his facial expressions, because he really likes killing Volgs. And anyone. (In one 2005 strip, he guns down half a restaurant just on random impulse - because they're eating in the same posh restaurant that the Volgans eat in)
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