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Subj: Re: Why Does Superman Have Such Weak Villians?
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 07:01:04 pm EDT (Viewed 18 times)
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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 03:51:08 pm EDT (Viewed 134 times)

    DC is undoubetly a powerful universe (At least compared to Marvel, maybe not Image since they have characters like Spawn and GOD.), and Superman is probably the most powerful hero, yet he has enemies like Lex Luthor, Toyman, and the Prankster. Now, Luthor is undoubetly cool and he can pose a threat to the big S because of how cunning and intelligent he is. But the other two? Really, even considering Luthor's cunning, there just three normal men. Morgsn Edge is a norman guy also isn't he? I don't know much about him. I know that Superman has some powerful and unstoppable villians like Doomsday and Metallo and Darkseid I guess. Brainiac is cool as well, even though I hear that they retconned him. But really, for such a powerful character, he has one of the weakest Rogues gallery in superhero comics.

"Mind over muscle."

That's what the Toyman and the Prankster represent to Superman. They know that they cannot kill Superman, but they can kill various people who do not have super powers. They can be an annoyance to him. Lex is a threat because he can direct Superman's enemies against him and he is capable of creating weapons to use on him. Anything from Kryptonite weapons to battle suits to war machines. He's created, manipulated or upgraded foes such as Bizarro, Metallo, the Parasite and Bloodsport. He created a satellite that made is powers go wonky and for years, carried a Kryptonite ring.

As Morgan Edge, no, he doesn't have powers. But for years he worked with Intergang serving Darkseid, doing his best to trash Earth's heroes. Later, working on his own he put together two versions of the Superman Revenge Squad, while sticking to the shadows. Currently, he doesn't need weapons to hurt Superman. Just his words.

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