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10th May '17 8:44:28 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* Within ''Franchise/TheFlash'' comics, the older speedsters tend to get a lot of love:
** The original Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The guy doesn't develop much in his modern appearances, and he's largely a supporting character even within the beloved ''JSA'' series. But you'll find ''nobody'', from Flash fan to wider DC fan, who doesn't just love the old man. He's ''the'' CoolOldGuy in the DCU, and a father figure to several generations of heroes. He's also one of the nicest guys alive, and even fellow heroes love the guy.
** Similarly, Max Mercury, another Golden Age speedster. He was introduced into the DCU with a case of RememberTheNewGuy, but his sage wisdom and zen attitude; interesting backstory and touching father-son relationship with his polar opposite Bart Allen, endeared him to readers. He's also sorta responsible for bringing the Speed Force into the franchise.
10th Apr '17 12:07:40 AM Silverblade2
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* Bob, Agent of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} became quite popular for no particular reason when he first appeared in ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' and has gone on to become a fan favorite. Fan reaction to his appearance in Deadpool's solo title can be summed up as, "OMG, IT'S BOB!" And of course, Deadpool being Deadpool, he knew this, even pointing out there might some day be a "Bob, Agent of HYDRA mini". Heck, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} himself was only an {{Expy}} of DC's Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}. His wacky nature and [[BreakingTheFourthWall complete lack of fourth wall]] have now earned him his own series. When ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' was announced, his appearance was probably one of the ones people were most excited about. [[spoiler: And after it came out? Probably the most annoyed about.]]

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* Bob, Agent of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} became quite popular for no particular reason when he first appeared in ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' and has gone on to become a fan favorite. Fan reaction to his appearance in Deadpool's solo title can be summed up as, "OMG, IT'S BOB!" And of course, Deadpool being Deadpool, he knew this, even pointing out there might some day be a "Bob, Agent of HYDRA mini". Heck, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} himself was only an {{Expy}} of DC's Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}. His wacky nature and [[BreakingTheFourthWall complete lack of fourth wall]] have now earned him his own series. When ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' was announced, his appearance was probably one of the ones people were most excited about. [[spoiler: And after it came out? Probably the most annoyed about.]]



* 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]] 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.\\

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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]] Doctor Doom, ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} [[ComicBook/{{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.\\



*** 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 she also got]] her own [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool ongoing series!]]

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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}} ComicBook/{{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 she also got]] her own [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool ongoing series!]]



** Comicbook/HarleyQuinn. [[NewerThanTheyThink If you can believe it,]] she's only been an official part of the DC Universe since 1999, but she has arguably the biggest fan following of ''any'' Bat-mythos character other than Batman or Comicbook/TheJoker (and possibly Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}). Not bad for a character who started out as the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in a TV show]].

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** Comicbook/HarleyQuinn. [[NewerThanTheyThink If you can believe it,]] she's only been an official part of the DC Universe since 1999, but she has arguably the biggest fan following of ''any'' Bat-mythos character other than Batman or Comicbook/TheJoker (and possibly Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}). Not bad for a character who started out as the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in a TV show]].



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker was originally supposed to be a one-shot villain, who apparently ''died'' at the end of his first appearance. It [[JokerImmunity wouldn't be the last time he cheated death]], though, since he makes just [[BreakoutVillain too perfect]] a {{foil}} for Batman.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker was originally supposed to be a one-shot villain, who apparently ''died'' at the end of his first appearance. It [[JokerImmunity wouldn't be the last time he cheated death]], though, since he makes just [[BreakoutVillain too perfect]] a {{foil}} for Batman.
20th Feb '17 10:52:20 PM Anddrix
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* Bug from the ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' was originally just the PluckyComicRelief on the team but as time went on, he became a more sympathetic three dimensional character. Along with his own one shot comic, he also got to appear in non-Micronaut titles such as ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and according to WordOfGod, he came very close to being in the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy movie]].

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* Bug from the ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' was originally just the PluckyComicRelief on the team but as time went on, he became a more sympathetic three dimensional character. Along with his own one shot comic, he also got to appear in non-Micronaut titles such as ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and according to WordOfGod, he came very close to being in the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy movie]].
8th Jan '17 2:10:21 PM nombretomado
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** People really seem to love Comicbook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} Jessica Drew, Peter's {{Opposite Sex Clone}}. She's appeared relatively only a few times in the {{Ultimate Marvel}} Universe. Yet fans tend to go "oh no!" whenever something bad happens to her or squeal whenever something good happens to her.

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** People really seem to love Comicbook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} Jessica Drew, Peter's {{Opposite Sex Clone}}. She's appeared relatively only a few times in the {{Ultimate ComicBook/{{Ultimate Marvel}} Universe. Yet fans tend to go "oh no!" whenever something bad happens to her or squeal whenever something good happens to her.
24th Oct '16 11:45:32 AM DeisTheAlcano
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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]]'' (It helps that she appeared a couple of years after Carol's becoming Captain Marvel, which was itself well received).

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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 [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee 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]]'' (It helps that she appeared a couple of years after Carol's becoming Captain Marvel, which was itself well received).
16th Oct '16 3:03:13 PM batguy
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** People really seem to love Comicbook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} Jessica Drew, Peter's {{Opposite Sex Clone}}. She's appeared relatively only a few times in the {{Ultimate Marvel}} Universe. Yet fans tend to go "oh no!" whenever something bad happens to her or squeal whenever something good happens to her.



* Moonstone was just another villain until ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' reinvented her as a MagnificentBastard {{Jerkass}}. Then she had her own comic, was a part of the Comicbook/DarkAvengers team and sat at the right hand of Norman Osborn. Same with Songbird (helps that her hair tastes like starberries).
* People really seem to love Comicbook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} Jessica Drew, Peter's OppositeSexClone. She's appeared relatively only a few times in the Ultimate Marvel universe. Yet fans tend to go 'oh no!' whenever something bad happens to her or squeal whenever something good happens.

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* Moonstone was just another villain until ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' reinvented her as a MagnificentBastard {{Jerkass}}. Then she had her own comic, was a part of the Comicbook/DarkAvengers team and sat at the right hand of Norman Osborn. Same with Songbird (helps that her hair tastes like starberries).
* People really seem to love Comicbook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} Jessica Drew, Peter's OppositeSexClone. She's appeared relatively only a few times in the Ultimate Marvel universe. Yet fans tend to go 'oh no!' whenever something bad happens to her or squeal whenever something good happens.
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13th Aug '16 9:39:02 AM nombretomado
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* The success of the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' movie has not only made interest in the character explode, but Domino's as well; fans are practically ''begging'' for her to be in a possible sequel. Just go to DeviantArt and put her name into the search engine to see as many hits recently as the X-Ladies.

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* The success of the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' movie has not only made interest in the character explode, but Domino's as well; fans are practically ''begging'' for her to be in a possible sequel. Just go to DeviantArt Website/DeviantArt and put her name into the search engine to see as many hits recently as the X-Ladies.
26th Jul '16 7:58:57 AM Willbyr
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9th Jul '16 10:40:52 PM Anddrix
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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 became the best friend/sidekick to ComicBook/PowerGirl, then went on to befriend ComicBook/{{Starfire}}]].

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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 became the best friend/sidekick to ComicBook/PowerGirl, then went on to befriend ComicBook/{{Starfire}}]].
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