My Favorite Stan Lee Characters

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time for part 2 of my Stan Lee tribute. Being a huge comic book fan, I have loved many of his creations throughout the years. This post will be on my favorite of his characters. Now, let’s dive into Stan Lee’s amazing creations!

  • Juggernaut Real Name: Cain Marko Status: Villain Ht: 6’10 Wt: 900 lbs First Appeared: The X-Men #12- The Origin of Professor X (July 1st, 1965) Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Powers/Abilities: Extraordinary Superhuman strength, Force field, Invulnerability, Superhuman Speed, Telepathy-blocking helmet 

Cain was the bullying stepbrother of Professor X. In his childhood, Cain was always the second favorite child, with his stepdad favoring his own son rather than him. Then, one unfortunate day, Cain set fire to his stepdad’s lab, and he died saving the boy. Many years later, Charles and Cain were drafted into the military, and it was there when he got his powers. After deserting his troops, he stumbled upon a cave, where he found a mystic gem. The gem gave him incredible strength, stamina, and protection, as well as causing a cave in which seemingly killed him. He escaped years later, with a furious temper, and revenge on his mind. He became a constant enemy of the X-Men, and has nearly defeated them on many occasions. 

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  • Black Panther Real Name: T’Challa Status: King of Wakanda and Hero First Appeared: Fantastic Four #52- Introducing the Sensational Black Panther (July 1st, 1966) Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Powers/Abilities: Genius-like Intellect, Vibranium suit, Master of multiple martial arts, Superhuman agility, Enhanced senses, Weapons expert, Energy daggers, Anti-metal claws, Energy shield, Invisibility, Multilingual, Superhuman strength, Acute healing factor, Exceptionally Durable, Super speed, Superhuman Stamina

T’Challa was a Wakandan prince whose father was a superpowered monarch known as the Black Panther. The nation of Wakanda is technologically advanced due to the discovery of a mineral called Vibranium. T’Challa’s father used this mineral to empower the society, and tried to keep it under wraps from the rest of the world. Unfortunately, the villainous scientist, Ulysses S. Klaw, broke into Wakanda, and killed the prince’s father. Thinking fast, T’Challa turned Klaw’s sound based weapon against him, destroying his right hand in the process. With no one to rule Wakanda, T’Challa performed the sacred ritual into become Wakanda’s new king. Upon claiming the throne, the prince was given the Heart-shaped Herb, an incredibly powerful item that gives the user significantly enhanced physical capabilities. The Fantastic Four visited Wakanda, and were quickly defeated by T’Challa. The king then explained that he was testing the Superhero team to see if they were capable of taking down Klaw. The team became quick friends with T’Challa, and still team up with him on many missions. He also made friends with Captain America, and helped him take down an imposter. Shortly after, T’Challa joined the Avengers, and became a very powerful team member, while continuing to rule over Wakanda. I highly recommend watching Black Panther to get some more information on this awesome and unique superhero.

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More Cool TV Tropes

Hello fellow media fans! It’s time for another round of TV Tropes! I hope you guys are ready for some truly unique tropes. Now, let’s begin!

  • Psycho for Hire: This is essentially a person who enjoys causing pain and misfortune to others for a price. They can appear to be completely normal, but little do people know, that they’re like dormant volcanoes waiting to erupt. They always have quirks, and at least one signature weapon that they use to inflict any amount of torture. Some examples of these characters include: Ryuji Yamzaki of the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series. He’s a yakuza member with a split personality. He works under the ruthless Geese Howard, and has appeared in many SNK games. He usually appears to be normal and calculating, but his entire personality changes the instant he starts fighting. He  doesn’t have any combat training of his own, and instead uses a uniquely brutal form of street fighting that always involves his signature knife. One of this moves involves him grabbing an opponent by the neck, and slamming him to the ground multiple times while laughing maniacally. Ladd Russo from Baccano! is a complete and utter psychopath with an incredible mind and excellent gun skills.

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  • Impromptu Weapon UserThis is an incredibly fun trope that deals with the characters in media that use the weirdest things possible to inflict damage on enemies. Sometimes they end up being a lot more useful that people think, and other times, they just completely suck. Examples of these are: Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4. He’s the resident badass who beats his enemies down with a freaking desk, chair, or shield. Yoshimitsu from the Soul Calibur series occasionally uses a Shepard’s Crook as a sword. The crook baas upon making contact. We also have The Holy Mackerel as a melee weapon in Team Fortress 2. Scout gets this actual fish wrapped in newspaper to bludgeon his enemies with. If you manage to get a kill with this “weapon” the words FISH KILL! appear on the screen.

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The Day Of Halloween! Special Mythology Post!

Hello boys and ghouls, and Happy Halloween! I hope you guys are having a frightening day! As per usual during this time, I will be discussing a very creepy topic. Today’s post will be on disturbing and creepy mythical creatures. Now, let’s begin this ghoulish post!

  • Nuckelavee: The Nuckelavee is a fearsome creature from Orcadian mythology. It’s depicted as a being with the body of a horse and the torso and head of a man. It has one crimson eye, and a large protruding mouth, similar to that of a pig’s. The beast is very aggressive, and will attack humans on sight. It’s also said that his breath is poisonous, and will cause decay and disease. The only way to stop this monster, is to find a place with water, as this creature is unable to wade through it.

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  • Inkanyamba: The Inkanyamba is a dangerous sea creature of South African folklore. It’s usually depicted as a huge serpent with a horse’s head. It has a terrible temper, and is known for causing seasonal storms.

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Halloween Week Day 2 Creepy Comic Book Characters

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time for us to take a look at some creepy comic book characters. I hope you guys are ready for a scare! Now, let’s begin!

  • Vermin Real Name: Edward Whelan Status: Genetically Altered Human (Villain turned into Flawed Hero) Ht: 6’0” Wt: 220 lbs First Appeared: Captain America #272 (August 1st, 1982) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and agility, Heightened sense of smell, Claws and razor-sharp teeth, Mentally controls small animals

Edward was horribly abused by his father as a child. Fortunately for him, suppressing the torment melded the young kid into a incredibly successful genetic researcher. As an adult, he worked with the villainous geneticist, Armin Zola. Everything was going well, until he found out that Zola was using humans as test subjects. In an act of horrific experimentation Edward was transformed into a hideous Rat-Human hybrid called Vermin. Vermin fought with Spider-Man, and would’ve killed him if Kraven didn’t send him back to the sewers. Upon the second fight with the Web-Slinger, Edward was beaten, and sent to the Ravencroft Institute, a mental institution for the criminally insane. He soon was cured of his mental stability by the brilliant Ashley Kafka. Vermin then defeated Zemo, and now has joined the hero team known as the Thunderbolts.

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  • Doctor Destiny Real Name: John Dee Status: Supervillain First Appeared: Justice League of America #5 (June-July 1961) Creator: DC Power/Weapons: Dreamstone which brings people’s nightmares to life

John was a genius and frequent foe of the Justice League. During his time in prison Destiny invented the Materioptkion, a stone that has the power to manipulate nightmares. Before this invention, he created a chemical with the power to make dreams come true. Unfortunately, all of his test subjects died, so he decided to use the chemical on himself. He was soon thwarted again by the Justice League, who decided to hire a psychiatrist to stop his criminal activities. This seemed to work at first, but Destiny then lost his ability to dream. Upon leaving prison, his body was white and closely resembled a walking skeleton. Destiny then made it his goal to destroy the Justice League. He recreated the Dreamstone once again, and used it on the team to bring their nightmares to life. Despite these new powers, he was thwarted one more time by the team, and seemingly died at the hands of Darkseid.

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More Bizarre and Awesome Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more bizarre characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Shark Real Name: Karshon Status: Humanoid Shark (Villain) First Appeared: Green Lantern (Vol.2) #24 (October 1963) Creator: DC Ht: 6’2” Wt: 243 lbs Powers/Abilities: Telepathy, Flight, Psionic control of matter and energy

Karshon was just an ordinary Tiger Shark, until radiation transformed him into a humanoid shark hybrid with high intellect. He also gained many Psionic powers.  He used these powers to try to take over people mentally. He was eventually stopped by Aquaman and Green Lantern. He then reverted back to his original form, and hasn’t been heard from since.

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  • Goldbug Real Name: Matthew Gilden Status: Villain (Deceased) First Appeared: Power Man #41 (March 1st, 1977) Creator: Marvel Powers/Weapons: Gold Gun that sprays gold-colored dust that hardens on contact, Strength-enhancing battlesuit, uses bug-shaped vehicles

Matthew was a petty criminal that was obsessed with gold. He outfitted himself with golden body armor, and started a crime spree with the Maggia. Unfortunately, after failing to steal gold, Matt was disowned by them, and decided to go solo. He was eventually gunned down by the Punisher.

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Strange Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more strange characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Texas Twister Real Name: Drew Daniels Status: Adventurer and Rodeo Performer Ht: 6’5” Wt: 245 lbs  First Appeared: Fantastic Four #177- Look Out For The Frightful Four! (December 1976) Creator: Marvel Powers/Weapons: Can create and control tornadoes, generates electrical bursts, flight within the tornado.

Drew was a rancher that lived in Texas. One day, he came across a nuclear tornado, and was hit with new powers. He first used his powers to help the Fantastic Four defeat the Frightful Four. He now serves with Thunderbolts.

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  • Jude the Entropic Man Real Name: Jude Status: Cult Leader Ht: 6’4” Wt: N/A First Appeared:Marvel Two-In-One #42 (1978) Powers: Mind manipulation, disintegration of matter on contact

Jude (Yagzan) was a leader of a cult of Entropy. One day, he tried to control a vicious monster, and ended up getting his flesh consumed. His successor tried to use the cosmic cube to change Jude into a massively powerful deity known as the Entropic Man. He fought with Captain America and the Thing, before being convinced that death wasn’t the option. He then turned on his successor, and transformed into a life-giving crystal.

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More Fascinating TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Fans! It’s time for some more TV Tropes. I hope you guys are ready for some interesting references. Now, let’s begin!

  • Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: This trope is used quite frequently in many different forms of media. It occurs when a character tries to seal off a door or pathway using a very weak barricade. Some examples of this include The Matchstick Wall from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Shitty Wall from South Park, and too many times to count in Scooby-Doo.

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  • Frothy Mugs of Water: This occurs when anime or Tv show wants to censor alcohol or drugs to make them seem more “family friendly”. Beer usually turns into water or tea, and cigarettes turn into lollypops. Examples of this include: Sanji’s cigarette being replaced by a lollypop, Replacing Rock Lee’s sake with Elixir, and Yu-Gi-Oh! turns wine into grape juice.

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