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11th Jan '16 1:28:34 PM rafi
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* This has happened to a few members of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Corps. ** In the 80s, it was Kilowog, who's still a fun character and a foil to the four Earth Lanterns. Recently, it's Mogo the living planet, who was introduced in the 80s and then rarely used until ''Green Lantern: Rebirth''. He's had a lot to do since then, including being a key being in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar storylines.
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* This has happened to a few members of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Corps. ** In the 80s, it was Kilowog, who's still a fun character and a foil to the four Earth Lanterns. Recently, it's Mogo the living planet, who was introduced in the 80s and then rarely used until ''Green Lantern: Rebirth''. He's had a lot to do since then, including being a key being in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar storylines.
11th Jan '16 1:27:47 PM rafi
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* This has happened to a few members of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Corps. In the 80s, it was Kilowog, who's still a fun character and a foil to the four Earth Lanterns. Recently, it's Mogo the living planet, who was introduced in the 80s and then rarely used until ''Green Lantern: Rebirth''. He's had a lot to do since then, including being a key being in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar storylines.
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* This has happened to a few members of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Corps. ** In the 80s, it was Kilowog, who's still a fun character and a foil to the four Earth Lanterns. Recently, it's Mogo the living planet, who was introduced in the 80s and then rarely used until ''Green Lantern: Rebirth''. He's had a lot to do since then, including being a key being in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar storylines.

** [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lantern]] [[CatsAreMean Dex-Starr]] too. ** Hell, the Red Lantern Corps as a whole. They got their own series.
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** Hell, the [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lantern]] Corps as a whole (especially the leader Atrocius, the TeamPet [[CatsAreMean Dex-Starr]] too. ** Hell, and the Red Lantern Corps as a whole.MsFanservice Bleez). They got their own series.

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** [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lantern]] [[CatsAreMean Dex-Starr]] too. ** Hell, Arkillo has fast become one as well thanks in no small part to the Red Lantern Corps as a whole. They got their own series.massive amount of character development he received. ** Alan Scott is strikingly popular, despite having essentially nothing to do with the modern mythos and often not even existing in the same universe. Every comic he shows up in gets wide praise, and he seems to have little to no hatedom relative to the other human Lanterns.
29th Dec '15 8:16:47 AM Anddrix
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl became the most popular character from Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers, despite being the newest and least important member of that group. You could argue it's because she's FunPersonified [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Personified]] in the otherwise [[DysfunctionJunction moopy Marvel Universe]], but it's mostly attributed to her [[GodModeSue beating the flock out]] [[MemeticBadass of villains such as]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] with no other powers than [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway The Power Of]] [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Squirrels]]. In one appearance, she needs to borrow Dr. Doom's [[spoiler: time machine to go back in time and rescue Speedball from becoming Penance.]] She walks into Doom's castle, politely asks to use it and Doom resignedly tells her that it's the door past the portrait of his mother without even asking why she's there in the first place.\\
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl became the most popular character from Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers, despite being the newest and least important member of that group. You could argue it's because she's FunPersonified [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Personified]] in the otherwise [[DysfunctionJunction moopy Marvel Universe]], but it's mostly attributed to her [[GodModeSue beating the flock out]] [[MemeticBadass of villains such as]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] with no other powers than [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway The Power Of]] [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Squirrels]]. In one appearance, she needs to borrow Dr. Doom's [[spoiler: time machine to go back in time and rescue Speedball from becoming Penance.]] She walks into Doom's castle, politely asks to use it and Doom resignedly tells her that it's the door past the portrait of his mother without even asking why she's there in the first place.\\
22nd Dec '15 1:24:02 PM MiscellaneousSoup
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*** It seems that "Gwen Stacy in alternate roles" have taken off to the point where there's going to be a Christmas-based one-shot featuring "Gwenpool", a Gwen Stacy who became SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} (though, thankfully, she doesn't look like she's suffering from the cancer-ridden HealingFactor normal Deadpool has), who appeared in a set of variant covers with Gwen in various roles.
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*** It seems that "Gwen Stacy in alternate roles" have taken off to the point where there's going to be a Christmas-based one-shot featuring "Gwenpool", a Gwen Stacy who became SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} (though, thankfully, she doesn't look like she's suffering from the cancer-ridden HealingFactor normal Deadpool has), who appeared in a set of variant covers with Gwen in various roles. [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/marvel-launches-gwenpool-ongoing-from-hastings-gurihiru And now she's also getting an ongoing series!]]
29th Nov '15 9:32:13 AM LentilSandEater
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl became the most popular character from Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers, despite being the newest and least important member of that group. You could argue it's because she's FunPersonified [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Personified]] in the otherwise [[DysfunctionJunction moopy Marvel Universe]], but it's mostly attributed to her [[GodModeSue beating the flock out]] [[MemeticBadass of villains such as]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] with no other powers than [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway The Power Of]] [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Squirrels]]. In one appearance, she needs to borrow Dr. Doom's [[spoiler: time machine to go back in time and rescue Speedball from becoming Penance.]] She walks into Doom's castle, politely asks to use it and Doom resignedly tells her that it's the door past the portrait of his mother without even asking why she's there in the first place.
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl became the most popular character from Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers, despite being the newest and least important member of that group. You could argue it's because she's FunPersonified [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Personified]] in the otherwise [[DysfunctionJunction moopy Marvel Universe]], but it's mostly attributed to her [[GodModeSue beating the flock out]] [[MemeticBadass of villains such as]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] with no other powers than [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway The Power Of]] [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Squirrels]]. In one appearance, she needs to borrow Dr. Doom's [[spoiler: time machine to go back in time and rescue Speedball from becoming Penance.]] She walks into Doom's castle, politely asks to use it and Doom resignedly tells her that it's the door past the portrait of his mother without even asking why she's there in the first place.\\ \\ In 2015 she got her own series which full embraced the Silver Age silliness she was a callback to. It was well received and got a new issue #1 in the 2015 reboot.

** Spider-Man himself started out as one as his firt issue thouht it woudn't sell but was proven wrong and now has his own series.
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** Spider-Man himself started out as one as his firt first issue thouht though it woudn't sell wouldn't sell, but was proven wrong and now has his own series.
17th Oct '15 10:11:02 AM Anddrix
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl became the most popular character from Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers, despite being the newest and least important member of that group. You could argue it's because she's FunPersonified [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Personified]] in the otherwise [[DysfunctionJunction moopy Marvel Universe]], but it's mostly attributed to her [[GodModeSue beating the flock out]] [[MemeticBadass of villains such as]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, SelfDemonstrating/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] with no other powers than [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway The Power Of]] [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Squirrels]]. In one appearance, she needs to borrow Dr. Doom's [[spoiler: time machine to go back in time and rescue Speedball from becoming Penance.]] She walks into Doom's castle, politely asks to use it and Doom resignedly tells her that it's the door past the portrait of his mother without even asking why she's there in the first place.
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl became the most popular character from Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers, despite being the newest and least important member of that group. You could argue it's because she's FunPersonified [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Personified]] in the otherwise [[DysfunctionJunction moopy Marvel Universe]], but it's mostly attributed to her [[GodModeSue beating the flock out]] [[MemeticBadass of villains such as]] SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, SelfDemonstrating/{{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} the evil, evil man]] with no other powers than [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway The Power Of]] [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Squirrels]]. In one appearance, she needs to borrow Dr. Doom's [[spoiler: time machine to go back in time and rescue Speedball from becoming Penance.]] She walks into Doom's castle, politely asks to use it and Doom resignedly tells her that it's the door past the portrait of his mother without even asking why she's there in the first place.
14th Oct '15 4:46:29 PM Carnage123
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** The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] started out as a typical, albeit mysterious villain who was quickly considered Spidey's greatest foe even though Creator/StanLee almost decided not to use him as a ''Spider-Man'' villain. He was killed off and turned into a LegacyCharacter, eventually getting brought back simply to resolve the highly disliked [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]]. After ''Film/SpiderMan1'' brought him into the mainstream and he was moved to the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, he quickly became iconic and popular. He moved on from a Spidey foe to the star of [[Comicbook/DarkReign a major comic book event.]] Not only that but as a result, Norman Osborn, a VillainWithGoodPublicity, headlined THE [[Comicbook/DarkAvengers Top Selling Comic Book]] for a YEAR.
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** Spider-Man himself started out as one as his firt issue thouht it woudn't sell but was proven wrong and now has his own series. ** The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] started out as a typical, albeit mysterious villain who was quickly considered Spidey's greatest foe even though Creator/StanLee almost decided not to use him as a ''Spider-Man'' villain. He was killed off and turned into a LegacyCharacter, eventually getting brought back simply to resolve the highly disliked [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]]. After ''Film/SpiderMan1'' brought him into the mainstream and he was moved to the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, he quickly became iconic and popular. He moved on from a Spidey foe to the star of [[Comicbook/DarkReign a major comic book event.]] Not only that but as a result, Norman Osborn, a VillainWithGoodPublicity, headlined THE [[Comicbook/DarkAvengers Top Selling Comic Book]] for a YEAR.Even some of his haters started to get fond of him in Superior Spider-Man as the Goblin King.He also inspired other Goblins such as Hobgoblin and his own son Harry.

* ComicBook/SpiderGwen, the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman that showed up in the storyline ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse''. Fans were already clamoring for more of her ''just by the cover to her first official story''. It got worse when previews started coming out. It was so bad that there were already people cosplaying as her ''long before'' she officially appeared in a comic!
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* **Shocker is also pretty popular to due his cool design,personailty,and cool weapons ** Hobgoblin Rodrick Kingsley is condired to be the true Hobgoblin and were quite please to see his return. **Flash Thompson as Venom got his own series and is not quite well known as Brock-Venom still is considered a runner ** Venom: the black suit and Eddie Brock is also quite popular as well as Carnage. ** Toxin is also quite popular a pity that Patrick Mullgan died and that Toxin is now bonbed to Eddie Brock. ** J Jonah Jamason when he's written right. ** Mania from the Venom book is also quite surprising popular due to her background and design. ** Mr. Negative and Overdrive are the only Brand New Day villains to stay. ** Karn the only good member of the Inheritors that is actually liked by fans largely for his tragic backstory, fun design, and especially for betraying the other Inheritors. ** Ben Reliy and Kaine as the Scarlet Spiders. ** A lot of the new supporting cast members introduced by Dan Slott but especially Max Modell (for being a great Smart Guy for the Spiderfamily) and Anna Maria Marconi (for being really nice and her dwarfism being treated with impeccable good taste. ** Sophia Sanduval from the marvel Adventure Spider-Man.Generally down to earth, sweet, supportive of Peter/Spidey and a generally likable and entertaining companion a lot of people consider her one of Peter's best love interests third only to Mary Jane and Black Cat. So much so that when the series was eventually cancelled the biggest lament was that there would be no more Chat. ** ComicBook/SpiderGwen, the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman that showed up in the storyline ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse''. Fans were already clamoring for more of her ''just by the cover to her first official story''. It got worse when previews started coming out. It was so bad that there were already people cosplaying as her ''long before'' she officially appeared in a comic!

** It seems that "Gwen Stacy in alternate roles" have taken off to the point where there's going to be a Christmas-based one-shot featuring "Gwenpool", a Gwen Stacy who became SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} (though, thankfully, she doesn't look like she's suffering from the cancer-ridden HealingFactor normal Deadpool has), who appeared in a set of variant covers with Gwen in various roles.
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** *** It seems that "Gwen Stacy in alternate roles" have taken off to the point where there's going to be a Christmas-based one-shot featuring "Gwenpool", a Gwen Stacy who became SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} (though, thankfully, she doesn't look like she's suffering from the cancer-ridden HealingFactor normal Deadpool has), who appeared in a set of variant covers with Gwen in various roles.roles. ** There are a number of people enamored with his "Bombastic Bag Man" getup.
12th Oct '15 9:52:05 PM Blazer
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** Then, we have the ''other'' Ms. Marvel, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan.]] Teenager? Check. Minority? Check. Taking up the title of an abandoned identity? Check. No major connection to the previous character? Double check. Being pushed for some sort of initiative? The whole building up the Inhumans bit - Check there. Had this been the 90s, there would have been a major uproar and demands for Carol to return to her old name. However, Kamala, who is pretty much OneOfUs and a sweet and lovable girl, won people over instantly with her crazy adventures and out-and-out [[KnightsWhoSaySquee squeeing over seeing her heroes]]. Her popularity exploded to the point where, not only is she part of the Avengers in the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' initiative, but she'll also show up in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' and ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Marvel's Avengers]]''
5th Oct '15 6:21:13 AM StFan
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* Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Comicbook/MsMarvel, was originally created as a DistaffCounterpart to Comicbook/CaptainMarVell, and even worse, 'the woman whose power got stolen by [[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]]' (who is actually more popular). However, she has actually made quite a name for herself and has a reasonably sized fan following. Which is seriously impressive, because usually female clones of popular male superheroes tend to be lame, pointless {{Flat Character}}s, but Ms. Marvel has turned out to be really awesome and even outshone her original. She was included in both ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' games as a playable character, and many players agreed that she was one of the best characters. She also appears in several other shows such as ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', and comic-wise, she shapes up to be one of the more important heroines of the Marvel Universe (even going so far as becoming the AlternateCompanyEquivalent of DC's iconic Franchise/WonderWoman). In July 2012, she became the [[LegacyCharacter new Captain Marvel]].
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* Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Comicbook/MsMarvel, was originally created as a DistaffCounterpart to Comicbook/CaptainMarVell, and even worse, 'the woman whose power got stolen by [[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]]' (who is actually more popular). However, she has actually made quite a name for herself and has a reasonably sized fan following. Which is seriously impressive, because usually female clones of popular male superheroes tend to be lame, pointless {{Flat Character}}s, but Ms. Marvel has turned out to be really awesome and even outshone her original. She was included in both ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' games as a playable character, and many players agreed that she was one of the best characters. She also appears in several other shows such as ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', and comic-wise, she shapes up to be one of the more important heroines of the Marvel Universe (even going so far as becoming the AlternateCompanyEquivalent of DC's iconic Franchise/WonderWoman). In July 2012, she became the [[LegacyCharacter new Captain Marvel]].
15th Sep '15 6:45:49 AM narm00
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* The ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, while kind of a group of {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, have three big ones. Molly Hayes, being BadassAdorable incarnate, is pretty popular. Gert is also extremely popular, with the majority of fans wanting her back on the team. The biggest would be Nico Minoru - she started as the {{Love Interest|s}} of [[TheLeader Alex]], but quickly caught fans' interest. Since [[spoiler: Alex's death at the end of first series]], she took over the leadership of the team, was the first member of the team (and second teenage superhero after ComicBook/{{X 23}}) to appear in ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' and her death in ''Avengers Arena'' caused so much InternetBackdraft that Marvel was forced to release a preview from the issue with her resurrection a week after, to calm fans down, skipping over the preview of an entire issue in the process.
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* The ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, while kind of a group of {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, have three big ones. Molly Hayes, being BadassAdorable incarnate, is pretty popular. Gert is also extremely popular, with the majority of fans wanting her back on the team. The biggest would be Nico Minoru - she started as the {{Love Interest|s}} of [[TheLeader Alex]], but quickly caught fans' interest. Since [[spoiler: Alex's death at the end of the first series]], she took over the leadership of the team, was the first member of the team (and second teenage superhero after ComicBook/{{X 23}}) to appear in ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' and her death in ''Avengers Arena'' caused so much InternetBackdraft that Marvel was forced to release a preview from the issue with her resurrection a week after, to calm fans down, skipping over the preview of an entire issue in the process.

*** ComicBook/OldManLogan has joined the ranks, thanks to ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''. He was already fairly popular due to his story of being in a BadFuture where the supervillains (and a few surviving heroes) rule America, but that got expanded with ''Wars'' where he went on a journey across Battleworld in search of how an Ultron head landed in his yard. He's set to migrate into the normal Marvel Universe following ''Wars'', replacing the original Wolverine, who died prior to the storyline.
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*** ComicBook/OldManLogan has joined the ranks, thanks to ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''. He was already fairly popular due to his story of being in a BadFuture where the supervillains (and a few surviving heroes) rule America, but that got expanded with ''Wars'' where he went on a journey across Battleworld in search of how an Ultron head landed in his yard. He's set to migrate He migrates into the normal Marvel Universe following ''Wars'', replacing the original Wolverine, who died prior to the storyline.

*** Both of these were introduced in ComicBook/NewMutants vol.2, which also has different case - the initial cast were Wind Dancer, Prodigy, Elixir and Wallflower, who were later joined by Surge. After book's relaunch as ''New X-Men: Academy X'', they got rival team in new Hellions. Once Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost took over the series, they decided to focus on the most popular characters. Which were Surge and two thirds of the Hellions.
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*** Both of these were introduced in ComicBook/NewMutants vol.2, which also has a different case - the initial cast were Wind Dancer, Prodigy, Elixir and Wallflower, who were later joined by Surge. After the book's relaunch as ''New X-Men: Academy X'', they got a rival team in the new Hellions. Once Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost took over the series, they decided to focus on the most popular characters. Which were Surge and two thirds of the Hellions.

** Nate Grey a.k.a. Comicbook/XMan, from the Age of Apocalypse, qualifies, getting a solo series that lasted for over six years and 75 issues, being one of the key players in the Age of Apocalypse and Onslaught, the two big X-Events of the 90's and hanging out with Spider-Man, the X-Men and even - briefly - the Avengers, before stealing the show on his return in Dark X-Men, in which he proceeded to play the entire cast like a fiddle. [[spoiler: Pity the Green Goblin persona wasn't as self-destructive as he thought]]. After that, he had a solid role in the New Mutants until Marvel NOW. Not bad for an alternate reality version of Cable.
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** Nate Grey a.k.a. Comicbook/XMan, from the Age of Apocalypse, qualifies, getting a solo series that lasted for over six years and 75 issues, being one of the key players in the Age of Apocalypse and Onslaught, the two big X-Events of the 90's 90's, and hanging out with Spider-Man, the X-Men and even - briefly - the Avengers, before stealing the show on his return in Dark X-Men, in which he proceeded to play the entire cast like a fiddle. [[spoiler: Pity the Green Goblin persona wasn't as self-destructive as he thought]]. After that, he had a solid role in the New Mutants until Marvel NOW. Not bad for an alternate reality version of Cable.

** Kate Bishop (Hawkeye). She's the only character without some sort of legacy attached to the Avengers themselves, and took the name of a character that was unceremoniously killed off, so you think she'd be hated. But no, she is by far the most popular member of the team, to the point where, even after Clint came back, she got to keep the Hawkeye name. She was so popular that she even became deuteragonist of Matt Fraction's ''Hawkeye'' ongoing, where her popular increased even further. ** Miss America Chavez. Despite rather minor role, her new CivvieSpandex outfit became popular with cosplayers before the series even started and towards the end of the series even Creator/KieronGillen admitted that from fandom output and the way she somehow worked her way into center of later covers, he feels like she is the character his run will be remembered for the most. * Broo, a mutant member of the Brood Alien race that causes problems for the X-Men. After a small appearance, he vanished until ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' [[ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen came onto the comic book scene]], where he ended up being one of the series most popular characters, and one of their most popular students. Kid Gladiator, another alien, also gets a lot of love.
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** Kate Bishop (Hawkeye). She's the only character without some sort of legacy attached to the Avengers themselves, and took the name of a character that was unceremoniously killed off, so you think she'd be hated. But no, she is by far the most popular member of the team, to the point where, even after Clint came back, she got to keep the Hawkeye name. She was so popular that she even became deuteragonist of Matt Fraction's ''Hawkeye'' ongoing, where her popular popularity increased even further. ** Miss America Chavez. Despite her rather minor role, her new CivvieSpandex outfit became popular with cosplayers before the series even started and towards the end of the series even Creator/KieronGillen admitted that from fandom output and the way she somehow worked her way into the center of later covers, he feels like she is the character his run will be remembered for the most. * Broo, a mutant member of the Brood Alien race that causes problems for the X-Men. After a small appearance, he vanished until ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' [[ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen came onto the comic book scene]], where he ended up being one of the series series' most popular characters, and one of their most popular students. Kid Gladiator, another alien, also gets a lot of love.

** Poison Ivy became ''much'' more popular when [[HoYay/{{Batman}} paired with Harley]], and a one-off series, "Harley & Ivy", was made of them later.
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** Poison Ivy became ''much'' more popular when [[HoYay/{{Batman}} paired with Harley]], and a one-off series, miniseries, "Harley & Ivy", was made of them later.

** With the exception of Jason Todd (though ever since he became the Red Hood, even he's gotten a fanbase now), each of the ComicBook/{{Robin}}s tend to have a very devoted fanbase just to them. Dick Grayson is so popular he's this for the ''whole universe'', to the point Geoff Johns refused to kill him off as instructed on he basis that he was TheHeart of the DCU and his fanbase was too damn big.
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** With the exception of Jason Todd (though ever since he became the Red Hood, even he's gotten a fanbase now), each of the ComicBook/{{Robin}}s tend to have a very devoted fanbase just to them. Dick Grayson is so popular he's this for the ''whole universe'', to the point Geoff Johns refused to kill him off as instructed on he the basis that he was TheHeart of the DCU and his fanbase was too damn big.

** Damian Wayne, Franchise/{{Batman}}'s son, was initially intended to die after his first storyline, and was widely disliked by fans for his bad attitude and violent behavior. He was then made into the new Robin, and became the co-headliner of the immensely popular ''[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman and Robin]]'' series. He has since developed a sizable fanbase, and ''Batman and Robin'' continues to be a strong seller. He was even briefly added to the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' as part of a stunt to raise the title's sagging sales. [[spoiler:This still didn't stop his creator from going through with his original plans and finally killed him.]] ** Another, earlier example is Stephanie Brown, the fourth Robin and Batgirl respectfully, and was an EnsembleDarkhorse in the Robin book before ''War Games'' killed her off. After her death, however, her popularity with the readers caused not only for her death to be {{retcon}}ned - but also for her to be made [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} the newest Batgirl]] with her own (Batman Beyond-esque) series with Barbara Gordon. Unfortunately it was cancelled, and Stephanie [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome got sent]] to ComicbookLimbo, not re-surfacing until 2014 as the Spoiler. It's become clear that Stephanie is an {{inverted|Trope}} CreatorsPet - she has a vocal fanbase, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling higher-ups]] ''do not like'' the character. (Expect PopularityPolynomial to reverse this one day.)
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** Damian Wayne, Franchise/{{Batman}}'s son, was initially intended to die after his first storyline, and was widely disliked by fans for his bad attitude and violent behavior. He was then made into the new Robin, and became the co-headliner of the immensely popular ''[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman and Robin]]'' series. He has since developed a sizable fanbase, and ''Batman and Robin'' continues to be a strong seller. He was even being briefly added to the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' as part of a stunt to raise the title's sagging sales. [[spoiler:This still didn't stop his creator from going through with his original plans and finally killed him.killing him. [[DeathIsCheap He got brought back, though]].]] ** Another, earlier example is Stephanie Brown, the fourth Robin and Batgirl respectfully, respectively, and was an EnsembleDarkhorse in the Robin book before ''War Games'' killed her off. After her death, however, her popularity with the readers caused not only for her death to be {{retcon}}ned - but also for her to be made [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} the newest Batgirl]] with her own (Batman Beyond-esque) series with Barbara Gordon. Unfortunately it was cancelled, and Stephanie [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome got sent]] to ComicbookLimbo, not re-surfacing until 2014 as the Spoiler. It's become clear that Stephanie is an {{inverted|Trope}} CreatorsPet - she has a vocal fanbase, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling higher-ups]] ''do not like'' the character. (Expect PopularityPolynomial to reverse this one day.)

* Jaime Reyes, the Comicbook/BlueBeetle, having an immensely fan loved series Pre New 52 and post New 52 still retaining this, lasting a while despite low sales due to strong fan love. Pretty impressive given that as an AffirmativeActionLegacy character whose predecessor Ted Kord was killed off specifically to make room for him, he ran the ''strong'' risk of ending up as a ReplacementScrappy. * The New 52 revival of ''ComicBook/{{Dial H|ForHero}}'' saw two major popular characters. First was Boy Chimney, the first hero Nelson dialed in the first issue. An eccentric, lanky figure with a hide as tough as bricks and the ability to create and manipulate smoke. He would later be joined by Open Window Man, a superhero in his own right and one of the only members of the Dial Bunch to get any significant panel time (including an entire issue devoted to him). And that was at the point where the series was being cancelled. Two things helped Open Window Man: 1) he was the crime fighting partner of Boy Chimney [[spoiler:back when he was alive]], and 2) because his origin reveals that he's basically Batman but with a window theme. * [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] example: The ComicBook/RedTornado was originally introduced as "Ma" Hunkel, a supporting character in "Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist," but was so outrageously silly that she completely overshadowed the title character. 60 years later, Ma is the curator of the ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' museum, and nobody remembers poor ol' Scribbly.
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* Jaime Reyes, the Comicbook/BlueBeetle, having an immensely fan loved series Pre New 52 and post New 52 still retaining this, lasting a while despite low sales due to strong fan love. Pretty impressive given that as an AffirmativeActionLegacy character whose predecessor Ted Kord was had been killed off specifically to make room for him, ''Countdown to Infinite Crisis'', he ran the ''strong'' risk of ending up as a ReplacementScrappy. * The New 52 revival of ''ComicBook/{{Dial H|ForHero}}'' saw two major popular characters. First was Boy Chimney, the first hero Nelson dialed in the first issue. An issue, an eccentric, lanky figure with a hide as tough as bricks and the ability to create and manipulate smoke. He would later be joined by Open Window Man, a superhero in his own right and one of the only members of the Dial Bunch to get any significant panel time (including an entire issue devoted to him). And that was at the point where the series was being cancelled. Two things helped Open Window Man: 1) he was the crime fighting partner of Boy Chimney [[spoiler:back when he was alive]], and 2) because his origin reveals that he's basically Batman but with a window theme. * [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] example: The ComicBook/RedTornado was originally introduced as "Ma" Hunkel, a supporting character in "Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist," but was so outrageously silly that she completely overshadowed the title character. 60 years later, Ma is was the curator of the ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' museum, and nobody remembers poor ol' Scribbly.

** This is similarly true of ''many'' JSA members of that era. {{Hourman}}, Dr. Mid-Nite and others were completely failed concepts that would likely have vanished forever if not for their JSA links- which allowed future writers to bring them back in future storylines. Both had further runs, and currently popular successors.
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** This is similarly true of ''many'' JSA members of that era. {{Hourman}}, ComicBook/{{Hourman}}, Dr. Mid-Nite and others were completely failed concepts that would likely have vanished forever if not for their JSA links- links - which allowed future writers to bring them back in future storylines. Both had further runs, and currently popular successors.

** Hell, the Red Lantern Corps as a whole. They're getting their own series.
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** Hell, the Red Lantern Corps as a whole. They're getting They got their own series.

* ComicBook/JonahHex of ''All Star Western''. His book is one of the highest rated books, and the lowest selling, of the New 52.
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* ComicBook/JonahHex of ''All Star Western''. His book is was one of the highest rated books, and the lowest selling, of the New 52.

* Terra from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. She's [[BaseBreaker as]] [[TheScrappy hated]] as she is loved. She lasted little more then a year in the comic, but is one of the most well-recalled characters in the series. A "different version" of her (who might or might not have been the original with amnesia) was brought in a few years later [[spoiler:only to eventually be killed off and replaced by a THIRD one, who has become the best friend/sidekick to ComicBook/PowerGirl]].
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* Terra from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. She's [[BaseBreaker as]] [[TheScrappy hated]] as she is loved. She lasted little more then a year in the comic, but is one of the most well-recalled characters in the series. A "different version" of her (who might or might not have been the original with amnesia) was brought in a few years later [[spoiler:only to eventually be killed off and replaced by a THIRD one, who has become became the best friend/sidekick to ComicBook/PowerGirl]].ComicBook/PowerGirl, then went on to befriend ComicBook/{{Starfire}}]].

** A recent comic had Sabrina switch everyone's gender. Fans really want more of Reggie's counterpart, Regina, who is a proper AlphaBitch.
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** A recent later comic had Sabrina switch everyone's gender. Fans really want more of Reggie's counterpart, Regina, who is a proper AlphaBitch.
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