This blog is devoted to Uncanny X-Men, but I am also a big fan of Marvel Comics in general and I decided that I would show some love for my favorite superheroes in the Marvel Universe. Here are my top 10 favorite Marvel characters! As you may have noticed, some of these characters overlap with my My Ideal X-Men Team list!
10. Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze): Ghost Rider was one of my first favorite heroes when I was young because he looked so cool. I still think he looks awesome these days, but that is not the main reason why Ghost Rider is one of my favorite characters. Johnny Blaze is a flawed man and this makes him interesting. Ghost Rider’s power set is also very different and unique. I like Ghost Rider so much that I really enjoyed the two Nicholas Cage movies even though they weren’t very good.
9. Scarlet Witch: Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe. As shown in House of M, Scarlet Witch has so much power that she can change reality. I have always found the Scarlet Witch fascinating. Her brother Quicksilver almost made my top 10, but not quite.
8. Daredevil: Daredevil’s power set is simple, but unique. And unlike many super heroes, Daredevil continues to have a normal job while still being a super hero. He defends people by day as a lawyer and defends them by night as a masked vigilante. Unlike pretty much everyone else in the world, I actually really liked the Daredevil movie. I’m very glad that he is getting rebooted with a new tv show on Netflix.
7. Hulk: As Bruce Banner, Hulk is one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe. In Hulk form, Banner is theoretically an indestructible being and is one of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe.
6. Agent Venom (Flash Thompson: Agent Venom is the newest character to appear on this list and even though he has only been around (In Agent Venom form. Flash Thompson has been around since 1962), he has quickly become one of my favorite characters. When Flash loses his legs and becomes crippled, he bonds with the Venom symbiote and they need each other to survive. Flash is in constant battle with his control of the symbiote and this keeps things interesting.
5. Human Torch: There are a lot of heroes and villains with fire powers in the Marvel Universe but Human Torch is by far the coolest amongst them. Johnny Storm is definitely the most interesting member of the Fantastic Four and one of Marvel’s best characters.
4. Kitty Pryde: Kitty Pryde is by far my favorite female character in the Marvel Universe and is also one of my favorite characters period. She’s a genius and a ninja and she has a pet dragon. What’s not to like?
3. Deadpool: Deadpool is the class clown of the Marvel Universe. He is silly most of the time, but he still has a big impact on the Marvel Universe. Even though the character was copied from DC’s Deathrtroke, over the years he has become everyone’s favorite misfit.
2. Spiderman: Here’s where my list starts to get very obvious. I know I am not alone in my love of Spiderman. Peter may not have the most powerful powers, but that is why I love him. He is the every-man of the super hero world. He needs to work hard to defeat his foes and the challenge makes him endearing. Peter also has one of my favorite relationships in the Marvel Universe with Mary Jane. Hopefully the two of them get back together again soon. There is a reason why there have been 5 Spiderman movies in the past decade. Spiderman is one of the most loveable characters in all of Marvel.
1. Wolverine: Wolverine is so popular that people say they dislike him just because of his popularity. Sure, Wolverine has been the focal point of way too many Marvel major events. And sure, Wolverine is inexplicably in every single Marvel team ever, but there is a reason for this. Wolverine is by far the coolest character in the Marvel Universe. He is a complete badass. Let’s all hope Wolverine does not stay dead for very long following the big Death of Wolverine story.
So what do you think of my Top 10 Marvel Heroes List? Did I do a good job? Do you hate my choices? Who would be in your top 10?