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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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