I was reading some back issues of X-Factor as well as some more recent series (Herc, Agents of Atlas, Mighty Avengers). Between the appearances of both Namor and Quicksilver, it seems like whenever they're around they're absolutely the most pompous jerks in the room.
It probably seems that way because in fact, they are.
I'm not sure if this similarity has ever been explored. What I would like to see, in the same vein as Jack of Fables on the DC side of comics, is a mini featuring Namor and Quicksilver trying to out-asshole each other, teetering on heroics and villiany, and only doing acts of each as an accident.
It would make sense, no? When it gets down to the two characters, they are both driven by selfishness as opposed to a real desire to do good or evil. I see the height of hubris in each of them, and a jingoistic appreciation for their own noble kind that borders on racism.
Of course, there are plenty of other straight up JERKS in the Marvel Universe. We have Hank Pym. Tony Stark. Norman Osborn. They don't even compare, because they have an agenda that involves someone other than themselves.
In an ultimate fight between the jerks, who is going to come out victorious?