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  • - [Narrator] Comics books offer fantastic villains

  • of all types.

  • This is because their authors have been given

  • creative freedoms that just aren't possible

  • in other forms of media.

  • However, with this creative freedom comes the freedom

  • to fail spectacularly.

  • Nonsensical powers, odd motivations, poor back stories,

  • and generally ludicrous premises have generated

  • dozens of characters we'd rather forget.

  • But not today, oh no.

  • These are 10 of the lamest comic book supervillains.

  • Number 10 is Egg Fu.

  • In recent editions of the DC Universe,

  • Egg Fu is a super smart, yellow, giant cracked egg

  • perched upon a contraption that allows him to move around

  • and manipulate items.

  • All in all, his modern iteration is not the worst character

  • in existence.

  • The original Egg Fu, however, is another story entirely.

  • His original appearance portrayed him as tall as a house

  • and sporting slanted eyes and Fu Manchu mustache.

  • Egg Fu was a horrifyingly blatant Asian stereotype.

  • The worst part is that Egg Fu even talked in broken English.

  • Many fans are happy that this character was rehabilitated

  • in later releases, but others still believe that DC

  • really should've just let this insulting egg be forgotten.

  • Number nine is Stilt-Man.

  • Wilbur Day is the true name of this ridiculous villain,

  • and he wasn't even competent enough to build the key piece

  • of his supervillain battle suit.

  • Instead, he stole another scientist's hydraulic lift

  • technology to transform himself into Stilt-Man.

  • The legs could be used offensively,

  • but their most notable power was their telescopic ability

  • to make Wilbur Day extremely tall

  • for some high-storied heists.

  • But needless to say, this comic book villain

  • only appeared in a handful of Daredevil comic books

  • before being quietly retired by Marvel.

  • Number eight is Lady Stilt-Man.

  • But if it wasn't lame enough, somebody decided the character

  • of Stilt-Man deserved a reboot as a woman.

  • Strangely enough, though, the creators of Stilt-Man

  • did not replace the word man with woman or girl

  • like so many female characters do.

  • Instead they named her Lady Stilt-Man.

  • In one of Lady Stilt-Man's few comic book appearances,

  • Spider-Man accused her of trying too hard,

  • but he might've been addressing the writers instead.

  • Number seven is Asbestos Lady.

  • One comic book villain who has not aged well

  • is the tragically named Asbestos Lady.

  • This villain of the 1940s wore asbestos-lined clothing,

  • robbed banks, and then set fires to delay the police.

  • As everyone likely knows, asbestos,

  • aside from being the cause of countless lung diseases,

  • is also a pretty good flame retardant.

  • This was a very lazy way of creating an adversary

  • for the Human Torch, as her asbestos clothing

  • made her immune to direct attacks from him.

  • Although it didn't stop him from melting the asphalt

  • beneath her feet and freezing her in place.

  • But according to in universe comic book canon,

  • Asbestos Lady eventually died of cancer,

  • presumably from her choice of fashion.

  • Number six is Mopee.

  • Mopee might not be a classic villain,

  • but he was antagonizing, both to The Flash

  • and to comic book readers.

  • Since the beginning, it's been known that The Flash

  • received his powers through a chemical accident

  • during an electrical storm.

  • In 1967, however, it was revealed that

  • an extra-dimensional being called Mopee

  • deliberately gave Flash his abilities

  • and everyone ignored it,

  • sort of like the way Highlander 2 doesn't exist.

  • Mopee appeared in just a single issue of The Flash

  • and has since been retconned out of existence

  • through everyone's sheer refusal

  • to even acknowledge his existence.

  • Number five is Codpiece Man.

  • Codpiece Man is exactly what he sounds like,

  • a man with comically large equipment between his legs,

  • including a cannon, a boxing glove, giant scissors,

  • and a drill.

  • Codpiece Man, whose real name is never established,

  • suffered a string of failed relationships,

  • which he erroneously believed had to do with the size

  • of his codpiece.

  • Some people go to therapy for such perceptions.

  • Codpiece Man, however, instead chose

  • to become a supervillain, as you do.

  • Number four is Ten-Eyed Man.

  • According to DC comics canon, Philip Reardon's eyes

  • were injured in Vietnam then again in an explosion

  • back in the States, leaving him permanently blind.

  • Luckily for him, a doctor was able to transplant

  • his optic nerves.

  • Unfortunately, he transplanted them into his fingers.

  • So, of course, in typical comic book fashion,

  • Ten-Eyed Man blamed Batman for what happened to him

  • and fought Batman on two occasions,

  • coming up short both times.

  • This is because he could be injured simply

  • from being tricked into catching or touching something.

  • After his first appearance in 1970,

  • he was rarely seen in comic books after that.

  • Number three is Kite Man.

  • As a child, Charles Brown, no not that Charlie Brown,

  • was fascinated by kites.

  • So when he decided to take up a life of crime,

  • integrating kites into his MO somehow made sense.

  • He traveled on a rocket-powered kite,

  • which looks suspiciously like a rocket-powered hang glider,

  • but let's not get hung up on words here.

  • He also had a variety of kite gadgets,

  • including a giant kite which assisted in escape attempts

  • from prison.

  • There was also a flashbulb kite and, of course,

  • a kite that sported a trap net.

  • Seeing as there isn't much a writer could do

  • with a supervillain that exclusively makes use of kites,

  • his appearances were few and far between after the 1970s.

  • Number two is Hypno-Hustler.

  • In true 1970s comic book fashion, Hypno-Hustler's guitar

  • allowed him to hypnotize people.

  • And when performing with his band,

  • he could extend that influence over crowds.

  • He, of course, could use his power to rob people,

  • demanding concert-goes to hand over their wallets,

  • even though after the price of admission for most concerts,

  • people shouldn't have anything left in their wallets.

  • The Hypno-Hustler, of course, was not immune

  • to his own gadgets, and Spider-Man defeated him

  • by removing his protective headphones.

  • All in all, Hypno-Hustler has not seen a modern revival

  • unlike other supervillains on this list,

  • because he has received very negative reviews

  • from comic book fans, thanks to the character's

  • rather outdated camp factor.

  • And number one is The Walrus, coo coo cachoo.

  • Rounding out this top 10 is The Walrus,

  • who seems to have been designed on the back of a napkin.

  • Hubert Carpenter was engineered by his mad scientist uncle

  • to have the, and I quote,

  • "proportionate speed, strength, and agility of a walrus."

  • Regardless of lexicon, The Walrus seems to have also

  • inherited a Walrus' intelligence,

  • as in he wasn't very bright.

  • He regularly bungled criminal escapades.

  • His motivations were similarly underdeveloped.

  • Rather than wanting power or money for revenge,

  • for the most part it appears he just wanted to break things.

  • Even The Walrus' Wikipedia page can't seem

  • to take this supervillain seriously.

  • It lists his abilities as minimal superhuman strength,

  • agility, and endurance.

  • Good at crossword puzzles.

  • Ability to distract enemies

  • by making them laugh uncontrollably.

  • Holding his breath much longer than humans.

  • And survive in freezing water via his layer of blubber.

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