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  • Man of Steel:
    • Faora has received a surprisingly large amount of positive fan attention considering her status as a tertiary character who has few lines or screen time. However, she offers one of the best fight scenes in the movie and is arguably more of a badass than either Superman or Zod, leaving everyone raving over her. Which is a great stroke of luck for her actress, considering she was considering quitting acting.
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    • Colonel Hardy for having the biggest balls to start a knife fight with Faora despite being severely outmatched. He even quips a Pre-Mortem One-Liner before doing a suicide run into Zod's ship, sending her and himself into the Phantom Zone.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
    • Jeremy Irons' portrayal of Alfred was one of the few things everyone seems to like about the movie. The main reason was because he provides humour through snarky comments, as well as being very intelligent, and even being directly involved by helping build/maintain things for Batman. It also helps he's the Only Sane Man who points out how foolish it is for Batman and Superman to even fight each other.
    • Laurence Fishburne as Perry White has also garnered some fan appreciation, mostly due to his over-the-top, take no bullshit attitude.
    • Jenet Klyburn from the Ultimate Edition cut, whose appearance was greatly anticipated since the role was revealed and who helped explain a few of the more complicated plot details. Being played by the queen of Ensemble Darkhorses Jena Malone helps too.
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  • Wonder Woman (2017): Sameer, Charlie and the Chief, Steve's Multinational Team. Despite being Canon Foreigners who just appear to be evoking the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger, the characters surprisingly tie into the movie's wider themes well (Sameer can slip into disguises so well because he was an actor before getting drafted; Charlie is strongly implied to be suffering from PTSD; the Chief is a Native American working as a smuggler for both sides because, as he puts it, he lost his lands to "[Steve's] people") and the actors' performances make them quite endearing.
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  • Aquaman (2018):
    • Many fans have felt that Dolph Lundgren, of all people, provides one of the strongest supporting characters in the movie, with his conflicted, dignified portrayal of the noble, badass King Nereus.
    • The Karathen steals the entre movie the moment it shows up, probably because it is simply not possible to upstage a giant sea kaiju played by Julie Andrews.
  • SHAZAM! (2019): The two store robbers who end up being unwittingly used to test Billy's bulletproof powers and are confused and concerned throughout the whole thing. There's quite a few videos of that scene on You Tube.
  • Birds of Prey (2020): The unnamed bodyguard who saved Helena during her family's massacre has become surprisingly popular with the fandom. The fact he is the only heroic male character in the whole movie and that he helped Helena become the Huntress helped quite a lot.
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League: While he doesn't really get to do very much in the movie, Ryan Choi seems to be particularly liked as a character thanks to his actor's charisma.


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