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Subj: Re: WORST NEW CHARACTERS of the 2000s Era
Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 at 01:11:56 pm EST (Viewed 79 times)
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Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 at 10:22:04 pm EST (Viewed 106 times)

    CIR-EL: worst supergirl ever.

I think the backlash was double. DC canceled the Linda Danvers version who had her fans over a 10 year run, I guess to reclaim the name for another character. And Cir-El is introduced as Clark and Lois' daughter from the future who has come back in time to yell at her parents for being bad parents even though they aren't parents yet. I think the vitriol faded when she was revealed to not actually be their daughter, just some brainwashed clone, and died unraveling a plot by time maestro Brainiac 12.

    IMPERIEX: was this even a character at all? As bad as Morrison's "Magggedon" from JLA. Just a big evil thing wannabe Galactus.

Doomsday is not a character, just a force of nature that figured into one good Superman storyline. Every appearance since then is a poor attempt to cash in on value that just isn't there.

Parallax is a similar force of nature, although much more lame in conception, who figured into one poorly written story that unfortunately had such a devastating effect on 10 years of Green Lantern mythology that he retains an undeserved share of power. He mostly shows up as a suit worn by other characters who need a power upgrade.

In the same way, Imperiex is a force of nature who figured into one mediocre story and wasn't memorable enough to have nostalgia for anyone. At least I don't think he ever appeared again.

    MANCHESTER BLACK: yep, he's a ridiculous character and I stand by it.

People seemed to like him as some sort of master manipulator but I only ever saw him in one story so I'm not sure. Didn't he kind of act like John Constantine?

    RUSSIAN ZOD: huh? what even is this.

Yeah, it was weird. Every Zod during the Post-Crisis era was some attempt to use the name but not make him Kryptonian. We had the Pocket Zod, Ghost Zod, R2K Zod and now Russian Zod.

    FATHER LEONE/MR ORR/ EQQUES: yes, all these junk characters from the abysmal "For Tommorrow" are on my list.

But "For Tomorrow" is the intro for yet another new Zod, thus one apparently the actual Post-Crisis Kryptonian version who is then killed at the end of the story.

Father Leone was another counselor for an uncertain Superman. The whole modern take that Superman is a guy who isn't sure if doing the right thing is the right thing.

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