Top Five Month continues (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) with a look at the top five oddest new powers for superheroes from the past fifteen years!
5. Steel’s teleportation abilities
Part of the appeal of Steel was that he was just a normal guy, so it was odd when, circa 1994, he began showing signs of being a metahuman. Luckily, Christopher Priest wrote this out during his Steel run.
Iron Man also, I believe, gained this power at one point – I guess it is something to do with armor?
5. “The Other” Spider-Man
I really don’t get why it seemed like a good idea for Spider-Man to gain the power to have spikes shoot out from his arms and being able to communicate with spiders.
That was odd.
I am pleased that it is gone now.
3. Rogue’s Sunfire powers
I agree with Marvel that Rogue needed a new permanent power (like she had when she had Ms. Marvel’s strength and flight all the time).
However, Sunfire’s powers?
That was an odd fit (and it did not help that it took place in her own title and was then just incorporated without notice into the main X-Men title).
I am pleased that it is gone now, but I would like to see Rogue get a new permanent power – it’s not like she ever really had much history withOUT the Ms. Marvel powers – she gained them in her very first appearance!!
2. Guy Gardner: Warrior
Guy Gardner as a shape-shifting alien was always an odd idea. Although the comic had lots of cool stories by Beau Smith!
1. Either of Donna Troy’s revamps
I don’t think there is ever going to be anything odder than seeing Donna Troy as a Darkstar or as the new Harbinger.
We get it – you don’t know what to do with her, but come on, these solutions are not good ones!
Well, that’s the list!
Agree? Disagree? Let me know!