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A Perfect Score
05-15-2010, 09:38 PM
Sorry this took so long, was waiting on some rosters but apparently some people aren't interested in sending them in with pictures, explanations, etc. So without further ado, I present the voting thread for the comic book character draft. As always, please vote based on the 4 previously established criteria, and avoid voting based on any user-based preferences, either positive or negative. The criteria for selections were:

- Popularity/Recognizable
- Strength (Not purely physical, rather how would that character fare dropped into any stereotypical comic book situation)
- Duration (How long have they lasted in their own, or other, comics. Have they been a primary contributor?)
- X factor (What makes them unique, cool, badass, etc.)

The Rosters:
Team APS
Some will call this a reach, but hes definitively more powerful and much more versatile then anyone picked already except Superman, and his popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, and just last week received a new solo publication. I pick the merc with the mouth, Deadpool. Couldnt risk not getting him!

http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/45711-deadpool.jpg

Popularity: Has skyrocketed in recent years due to several solo publications and the extremely popular Cable & Deadpool series. His inclusion in several videogames, aong with his wisecracking and entertaining personality, have made him one of the most popular characters of the modern era.

Strength: To put it plainly, he's immortal. After his brief love affair with Death, Thanos granted him immortality to put a stop to their relationship. Also, his healing factor is so strong he has survived decapitation several times. He is perhaps the best physical combatant in the Marvel universe, with Nick Fury once stating he would be the most dangerous man in the world if he wasn't so insane. He is a top tier martial artist and assassin, and is capable of handling almost any weapon with unparalleled skill. Also, he is 2nd only to Bullseye as a marksman and rarely misses. He has defeated Wolverine on numerous occasions, Spiderman, Daredevil, Captain America, and all of the Thunderbolts simultaneously in hand-to-hand combat. He is immune to telepathy and his style of combat, which is extremely erratic, cannot be duplicated by anyone, even the muscle mimic Taskmaster.

Duration: Relatively short in comparison to other characters picked to this point, but his publication history dates back to 1991. However, it is only within the past 12 years or so where his popularity has really begun to grow.

X-Factor: Come on...its Deadpool! Hes about as cool as they come. An iconic anti-hero, he is best known for his hilarious wisecracks and his tendency to break the fourth wall. He is aware that he is in a comic book, and he loves it. One of the most eccentric and entertaining characters in all of comics.

I select The Silver Surfer.


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Popularity: Although his popularity has waned slightly in recent years, no doubt in connection with the atrocities that were the two Fantastic 4 movies, The Silver Surfer, with his iconic and striking appearance, was one of the most popular comic book characters during his heyday and his solo run. Also, in 1998, the Surfer starred in his own animated series. Most definitely one of the more popular Marvel characters.

Strength: In terms of pure strength, the Surfer is capable if going toe to toe with almost anyone in the Marvel universe. Wielding The Power Cosmic, the Surfer is capable of manipulating the universe at a subatomic level and some of his powers include being able to travel at the speed of light, superhuman speed, strength, stamina, durability and senses.The Surfer can analyze and manipulate matter and energy, and molecularly restructure or animate matter at will, even transmuting elements or creating objects. He can also project energy in various forms for offensive and defensive use, including the erection of force shields, and bolts of cosmic force powerful enough to destroy entire planets. He has gone head to head with Galactus and emerged victorious. He is arguably one of the strongest heroes in the Marvel Universe.

Duration: The Surfer's publication history dates back to 1966, and he has been a central figure in Marvel comics since closely after that date. While usually tied in some way to the Fantastic 4, he has anchored several solo publications and an animated series. He is a lasting character.

X-Factor: The Surfer is unique in that he was introduced primarily as a villain with good intentions. Serving as Galactus's slave before encountering Earth, he bears a huge emotional burden and has on more then one occasion lamented at the loss of life on his behalf. Not to mention, how cool does he look? So awesome.

I select Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit

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Popularity: Far and away one of the most popular, if not the most popular (although recent years and several films have probably pushed Wolverine ahead of him) member of the X-Men, Remy LeBeau aka Gambit has always been loved for his charming Louisiana accent, affinity for women and playing cards, and a rather cool demeanor which is utterly hypnotic (in fact, its part of his powers!). He has been involved in several of the X-Men Animated series, in which he was an important and beloved character all in all. Based on comic fans, I'd say hes a top 3 X-Men in popularity.

Strength: While his strength has varied at times throughout the comics, mostly due to some tampering by Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse, Gambit has the ability to manipulate energy at an atomic level, particularly kinetic energy. He can "charge" items and the release of this charge results in a violent and deadly explosion. As we all know, his weapon of choice are playing cards, however he has been known to improvise and use any and all items to his avantage. His powers, at their full potential, allow him to convert his entire being into energy and travel through time by merging with the kinetic energy of the universe. He also possesses a hypnotic charm that allows him to exert a subtle influence over sentient beings, leading them to believe what he says and agree with his suggestions. On top of that, he's a master martial artist and skilled card thrower. He is a master thief and is bilingual. Hes definitely got the power to back up the attitude.

Duration: Another relatively young character, Gambit premiered in 1990, however he was immediately popular and has experienced more love and more importance during his 20 years then many X-Men have in double that amount of time.


X-Factor: Really, is there ANYONE in comics cooler then Gambit? His on again/off again relationship with Rogue has surpassed the Cyclops/Jean dynamic as the most popular in the series, and he oozes cool. From the comics to the animated series, hes been one of the biggest badasses that the X-Men franchise has ever seen. He's far and away one of the most dynamic, unique, and charismatic characters in the Marvel Universe.

I select Norman Osborn, aka The Green Goblin

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Popularity: Arguably Spidey's most popular villain (really, only Venom gives him in a run for his money), Norman Osborn's popularity has grown exponentially in recent years due to the publication of the Dark Reign series, in which he is the primary protagonist and occasional leader of The Thunderbolts, a group of converted supervillains who are employed by the government. Norman's unstable nature, and his "crazy, not stupid" mentality have made him one of the more deadly and unpredictable villains Spiderman has ever faced. Needless to say, he's one of the more recognizable villains in Marvel, even spawning a few copycats and offshoots. For further evidence of his popularity, check the Wikipedia article on him and see how highly he ranked on many prestigious "Best Comic Book Villains" lists.

Strength: Even after his Goblin serum left him superhumanly fast, powerful, agile, and with a powerful healing factor strong enough to survive stabbings and close proximity explosions, Norman Osborn's greatest asset was his mind. Widely considered one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe, his Goblin Serum only enhanced his intelligence to the point where has was able to surpass some other genius's like Tony Stark in the fields of technology and biomechanics. This allowed for the development of not only his superpowering Serum, but his highly advanced Goblin Glider and other weapons as well. Make no mistake, Osborn is more then capable of handling in his own in a fight with any hero (or villain, more recently) in Marvel.

Duration: With a publication history dating all the way back to 1964, the Goblin has been one of Spiderman's longest and most devastating foe's responsible for numerous atrocities in the web crawlers life including the iconic death of Gwen Stacey. He has most definitely passed the test of time with flying colors.

X-Factor: Norman Osborn is a highly complicated and incredibly dynamic character, not existing in the regular black and white binary universe so many comic book villains occupy. Acclaimed comic author Andy Diggle summarized Osborn best when he said "He's clearly fiercely intelligent and a natural born leader, with the ego and competitive drive to succeed against all odds. He also just happens to be crazy as a shithouse rat. I think the secret to understanding Norman is that he doesn't realize he's the villain. He thinks he's the hero. He truly believes that he deserves public adulation, and it bugs the hell out of him that so-called 'superheroes' are getting it instead of him."
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Goblin#cite_note-25)
I select Nightcrawler

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Nightcrawler.PNG

Popularity: I'm honestly shocked to find him here at this pick, and I figured he would of been gone long ago. One of the most popular Xmen, especially in recent years due to his inclusion in the animated series and a solo series that saw us exploring alot of his background and his religious nature. He looks cool, acts cooler, and above all has an awesome power. Im really really shocked to see him here this late in the draft.

Strength: Nightcrawler's teleportation, while being one of the coolest looking powers in all of Marvel, is also incredibly useful. It was explained that while teleporting, Nightcrawler actually travel's to a separate dimension which he moves through almost simultaneously before reentering ours. Hes capable of teleporting himself and a predetermined additional mass up to 2 miles in any direction, as long as he can see or has already seen the place hes teleporting. Used in an offensive or defensive manner (teleporting leaves people who arent used to it disoriented and occasionally unconscious), Nightcrawler's ability allows him to attack in a variety of unpredictable ways. Furthermore, his mutation also grants him superhuman speed, agility, flexibility, stamina, balance and dexterity. Also, he possesses a prehensile tail that is strong enough to hold and skillfully maneuver a sword. Nightcrawler is one of the deadliest swordsman in the Marvel universe. He can also disappear in shadows and cling to walls like Spiderman.

Duration: Original publication occured in 1975, and hes been a steady member of the X-Men and occasional member of other teams during his tenure as a Marvel character, even anchoring his own supernatural storyline for a time.

X-Factor: Well I don't really think it needs explaining, hes one of the most visually stimulating characters in the Marvel universe. His powers look awesome when put into use, and he has a rich and fulfilling backstory. He's also one of the more contradictory characters in the Marvel universe, as his highly religious nature is in direct juxtaposition to his demonic looks and heritage. Also, while he was portrayed in the films as a stoic character, in the comics hes actually quite lighthearted and a noted practical joker with an affinity for pirates and a swashbuckling lifestyle.

Since CCSD and apparently everyone else this round stole my picks, I select Emma Frost
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Popularity: As she transformed from hero to villain and her powers matured, Emma Frost has grown in popularity to the point where she is an important part of the current roster of X-Men. In recent years, her...well, slutty appearance and intoxicating page persona have made her the object of affection for fanboys and casual readers alike.

Strength: Emma Frost is a mutant psion of enormous telepathic ability, on par with other mutants such as Jean Grey and Charles Xavier. She is also capable of transforming her entire body into a substance that resembles pure diamond, and greatly increases her strength, stamina, and durability. However, in this form, her telepathic powers are greatly decreased. This allowed for various fighting styles which incorporate both psychic attacks and powerful physical attacks, making her more versatile in battle then telepaths such as Jean Grey or Charles Xavier. She is capable of extraordinary psionic feats, including the telepathic standards of: broadcasting and receiving thoughts, mind-control, altering perceptions and memories, psychic shielding, astral projection, mind switching, mental sedation, and induction of mental pain via touch. She is also able to boost or activate a mutant's powers through access of their brain's neurological pathways, and can communicate across global distances unaided. She has inconsistently been referred to as one of the very few Omega Level mutants in existence. Furthermore, she has been known to exhibit some telekinetic skill and is a highly skilled businesswoman and is extremely experienced in the nature of persuasion. Emma Frost is also one of the very few mutants, along with Jean Grey, who has been a host of the Phoenix Force.

Duration: Originally published in 1980, she has become more and more prominent over the years, actually replacing Xavier as leader of the X-Men for a while.

X-Factor: I think the picture speaks for itself. She's the infamous, conniving **** of the X-Men franchise and former Queen of the notorious Hellfire Club, and her duality and philandering nature make her awesome to read. She has been both an extremely feared enemy and central member of the X-Men, and her dry wit and...loose nature add to the depth and entertainment of the character. She even went so far as to begin a telepathic affair with Cyclops. It takes a whole lot of nerve to go after Jean Grey's man.



Current Roster

1. Deadpool
2. Silver Surfer
3. Gambit
4. Green Goblin
5. Nightcrawler
6. Emma Frost

I select Loki, God of Mischief

http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/Loki.jpg

Popularity: While his popularity isn't as high as the primary antagonists of some of Marvel's more popular titles, Loki has been the primary villain in Thor based comics since the inception of the character. He's gained a bit of steam recently with his inclusion in some video games, but hes probably best known for his earlier exploits, including the series of events which lead to the formation of the Avengers. That said, hes the main baddie for one of Marvel's longest running heroes, and Im pretty surprised to see him here at this point.

Strength: While Loki can't physically match up with his foster brother Thor, he does possess superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, and reflexes. Hes incredibly resistant to magic and energy blasts, most likely stemming from his own mastery of the Black Magic of the Marvel universe. A sorcerer who has, on occasion, demonstrated skills equivalent to those of Dr. Strange, Loki possesses the ability to manipulate great quantities of magical forces for a variety of purposes: energy projection, creation of force fields, temporarily increasing his own physical strength, granting superhuman abilities to living beings or inanimate objects, flight, hypnotism, illusion casting, and inter-dimensional teleportation. Furthermore, Loki is also an adept shapeshifter with the ability to change both form (examples include transmogrification to a salmon, horse, etc.) and person, and has on numerous occasions impersonated and framed several heroes from the Marvel universe. Finally, Loki is of genius level intellect and is a master strategist, schemer, and manipulator. He is also a skilled warrior, as he has been trained in Asgardian methods and uses a sword and whip in battle.

Duration: Loki dates back remarkably far, with his first original publication occuring in 1961 with the introduction of the Thor comics. One of the earliest members of my team.

X-Factor: Loki is an interesting character, as he exists in stark opposition to his more cherished brother, Thor. Their strengths/weaknesses are almost polar opposites, which is why they make for such an interesting battle whenever they do meet. He is unique in his ability to manipulate anyone and everyone, even the stoic gods of Asgard where he grew up.


Current Roster

1. Deadpool
2. Silver Surfer
3. Gambit
4. Green Goblin
5. Nightcrawler
6. Emma Frost
7. Loki

I select Hank Pym, The newly crowned Scientist Supreme


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Popularity: One of the lesser known static members of The Avengers, Pym's scientist nature and his occasional tendency to screw up in the worst way (Ultron, anyone?) have made him less popular then his punch first, ask questions later teammates such as Thor or Captain America. That said, he has been an Avenger for a very long time and along with his crime fighting partner, Wasp, has started to grow in popularity in recent years due to his inclusion in several key Marvel storylines.

Strength: Well if we are talking physical strength, Pym has it in spades. His manipulation of Pym Particles (his discovery!) allow him alter his physical size, and the size of others. In giant form, he has superhuman strength, durability, stamina, and quite a nasty demeanor you wouldn't really expect a scientist to have. On top of all this, Pym is one of, if not the most intelligent man in Marvel, recently crowned this universe's "Scientist Supreme", meaning he is capable of great scientific feats which will rival those of Dr. Strange, the well known Sorcerer Supreme. Pym has extended knowledge or biochemistry, quantum physics, robotics/cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and entomology. He has adopted several costumed nicknames over the years, including Ant-Man, Giant Man, and Yellowjacket. On top of his super strength and genius level intellect, Pym has been known to use a variety of scientific and technological devices to give him the upper hand in combat.

Duration: Premiering in 1962 in his own title, Pym came back later to join the Avengers and never looked back. Been around quite some time.

X-Factor: In alot of ways, Pym is a tragic character. He's been overlooked alot throughout history despite being a central character in both the Avengers and alot of storylines. Interestingly enough, Pym might be known for his greatest failure, which was the creation of the supervillain Ultron.

Good pick, I was deciding between him and another person. It's obvious Im taking the other person haha. I select Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel.

http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/marvelnew/june09/79_ms__marvel_40.jpg

Popularity: As with alot of my selections, Ms. Marvel's popularity has never been higher since the introduction of her solo series in 2008 and the major changes her personality has gone through. She is an interesting mix of bravado and sentimentality, and her intriguing nature has made for some of the more interesting female-centric comics in recent years. Also, her inclusion in the recent arcs such as Civil War have boosted her popularity as well.

Strength: Ms. Marvel initially possessed superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability and a limited precognitive "seventh sense". Furthermore, she is now able to manipulate energy, and can both project and absorb it on very high and powerful levels. She has been known to "charge" herself by absorbing types of energy such as electricity and heat, thereby increasing her overall strength and the strength of her energy discharges, which she fires from her fingers. Hank Pym theorized that she can lift well over 100 tonnes and strike with the same amount of force, and her discharges possess the destructive capabilities of a nuclear bomb. She is also an expert pilot, one of the best in Marvel, and an accomplished spy, hand to hand combatant, and marksman.

Duration: Initial publication came in 1968, and she has been central to several key teams and arcs, most notably her run during the Avengers.

X-Factor: Carol Danvers is an interesting character, and her involvement with the X-Men Rogue is also interesting, as for a while, part of her Psyche was trapped inside Rogue's mind as well. Shes regarded as one of the more powerful and oftentimes brash females in the Marvel Universe, Im actually shocked to see her here.

Current Roster

1. Deadpool
2. Silver Surfer
3. Gambit
4. Green Goblin
5. Nightcrawler
6. Emma Frost
7. Loki
8. Hank Pym
9. Ms. Marvel

With my final pick, I select John Constantine

http://hollywoodhatesme.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/hellblazer.jpg

Popularity: The primary antagonist and beloved antihero of the comic Hellblazer, John Constantine is pretty much a bastard. That said, hes a loveable one, and even though the recent film adaptation of this Alan Moore creation was underwhelming, it exposed the character to North American audiences in an attempt to boost his popularity to the levels it is at overseas, particularly in the UK.

Strength: While he would definitely lose a fistfight with the majority of the characters in this draft, Constantine possesses a vast knowledge of sorcery and the occult, and has demonstrated the ability to outsmart and overpower physically stronger opponents through use of magic, cunning, and manipulation. He is an expert in many types of sorcery and magic, particularly black and destructive magic. He's also a skilled illusionist and has shown necromancy skills on occasion. He also possesses a supernatural ability to be in the right place at the right time, leading him to have extraordinary luck.

Duration: Publication dates back to 1985, however he has been the central figure of his solo series for quite some time now.

X-Factor: A very self-destructive character who is burdened by the many ghosts of friends and relatives who have been killed on his behalf, Constantine is for all intents and purposes a bastard. But there is something about his personality that just keeps people coming back, so there is something to be said for that.

Final Roster

1. Deadpool
2. Silver Surfer
3. Gambit
4. Green Goblin
5. Nightcrawler
6. Emma Frost
7. Loki
8. Hank Pym
9. Ms. Marvel
10. John Constantine
Team General Zod
1 Thor
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2. Hulk
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3. Venom
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4. Ghost Rider
http://www.playbackstl.com/images/stories/0606/ghost_rider_coverc.jpg
5. Blade
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/Blade-Issue5-Cover-Final-BLOOD.jpg
6. Sabertooth
http://therealcharlie.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sabretooth.jpg
7. Judge Dredd
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8. Red Skull
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9. General Zod
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10849/279346-42193-general-zod.jpg
http://www.takemywifeplease.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/10101814aterence-stamp-general-zod-posters-241x300.jpg
10. Vision
http://thefaust.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/vision.jpg

I think I got the best balance of all things here..
With the exception of Vision, all of my characters are recognizable. All with long time comic series, tv series and movies.

Ive got a great mix of pure power(Thor, Hulk, Zod)
badass-ness(Vemon, Sabertooth, Ghost Rider, Blade, Judge Dredd, Zod)
Intellect(Red Skull, Vision, Zod)

Team CJSchneider
1.Spiderman
2.Captain Marvel
3.Apocalypse
4.Beast
5.Colossus
6.Elektra
7.Firestorm
8.Quicksilver
9.Hercules
10.The Living Tribunal

Team LTgiants
Batman (Bruce Wayne) alias: "the Caped Crusader", "the Dark Knight", "the World's Greatest Detective", or simply "the Bat"

http://futureupdate.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/batman-color.jpg

Professor X (Charles Xavier)

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The Punisher (Frank Castle)

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Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)

http://www.superherostuff.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/martian-manhunter.jpg

Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards)

http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01264/images/InvisibleWoman.jpg

Kitty Pryde (Katherine "Kitty" Anne Pryde)

http://chrisbrown.blogspot.com/KITTY001_COV.jpg

Hobgoblin

http://www.spidervillain.com/Villains/Hobgoblin/HobgoblinMU.gif

Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) alias: the Terminator
http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters4/deathstroke-fold.JPG

She Hulk (Jennifer Susan Walters)

http://www.leaderslair.com/she-hulk/she-hulkv3-006pic1.gif

The Blob (Frederick "Fred" J. Dukes)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/07/Blobm.PNG/250px-%20Blobm.PNG

I am to lazy to type out the categories for all my picks but if someone wants me to explain my picks I will.
Team Jbond
JBond’s Ultimate Team:


Magneto

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Jean Grey/Phoenix

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Mr. Fantastic
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Lex Luthor

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Rogue

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Doctor Octopus
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Aquaman

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Luke Cage

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Lobo

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Bullseye

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4 Judging categories:


1. Popularity – My team should easily take this one. If you show this list of heroes and villains to a casual fan, they will recognize most of them. Three of the most recognizable comic book villains on the planet in Magneto, Lex Luthor, and Doc Oc in three HUGE franchises of the X-Men, Superman, and Spiderman. Two of the most popular female X-Men heroes ever in Jean Grey and Rogue, along with the leader of the Fantastic Four, Mr. Fantastic. The last four picks also are big names of the DC and Marvel Universe. Everyone knows who Aquaman is, while Luke Cage, Lobo, and Bullseye are all well known as part of teams, as enemies, etc. As a WHOLE, this team has the most popularity to the common fan. Whether you like or dislike these characters

, you know them (and so does your Dad).

2. Duration – Winner winner chicken dinner once again. This is easily the team that has lasted a longest. Here is the breakdown of duration. Began in the 1940s (2) Began in the 1960s (4) Began in the 1970s (2) Began in the 1980s (2). No other team will match that. The average year combined is 1963, by far the longest duration of any team in this competition.


3. Power: The team as a whole is pretty darn powerful. The first two picks are ridiculously powerful. Jean Grey is an Omega Level Mutant who when occupied by the Phoenix, can easily be the most powerful entity in the Marvel Universe. Magneto is battle tested, has an incredible power, and supreme intelligence. Mr. Fantastic and Rogue are absolute powerhouses. Mr. Fantastic is the most intelligent person in the whole Marvel Universe, plus has elasticity powers that have proven helpful in numerous situations. In terms of the big name villains on this team, Lex Luthor may not exactly have super powers, but he IS the 2nd most intelligent man in the DC Universe (behind undrafted Brainiac). He is the primary enemy to Superman and has been the big antagonist for 70 years. Though his abilities aren’t super natural, Luthor’s power has always been there. Doc Oc, Aquaman, Luke Cage, and Lobo are all unique and add some different power to the team. From bad ass strength, to domination of the seas, to technical genius it is all there. And you can’t forget Bullseye with the most accuracy of any Marvel character. The power of this team is there from top to bottom.

4. X-Factor: The badassness of this team is emmense. Magneto and Grey/Phoenix have to be the most bad ass people of the X-Men Universe. The depth of these two characters is incredible, between the good and evil switchers to their pasts and how they have to overcome them, the characters go through a lot. Toss in the epic fights they are in, and you can’t beat my top two in terms of the “X” Factor. I also love Mr. Fantastic and Lex Luthor. Their X-Factor? The most intelligent men in their given universes (Marvel and DC,) who were taken in this draft. My team reigns supreme on intelligence. I love the creativity Reed has to use in solving his issues, and the creativity
Luthor uses to foil Superman. From kryptonite suits to being the President, Luthor has done every possible combination to achieve victory, and often has had it work . Rogue is also a badass X-Men hero with unbelievable powers and some huge depth in not being able to interact with others due to her power. The rest of my villains (Doc Oc, Lobo, Bullseye,) all are evil and reckless in destroying their enemies. The craziness of Bullseye and epic awesome of Lobo can’t be denied. Doc Oc’s tentacles are such a great tool and add a lot to the character. Finally, Aquaman is king of the sea where he can’t even be hurt, while Luke Cage has been around for ages as the strength of his various teams. All around bad ass team.

In conclusion, my team definitely wins popularity and duration. That is 2/4 categories already, and with a very strong tea with a strong X-Factor as well, it should definitely win this competition.

Team CCSD
1.Morpheus/Dream
2.Wonder Woman
3.Rorschach
4.Darkseid
5.The Human Torch
6.Scarlet Witch
7.Angel
8.Bizzaro
9.Dick Grayson
10.The Tick

Team Jvig43
1.The Joker
2.Dr. Manhattan
3.V
4.Carnage
5.Bane
6.Hit Girl
7.Ozymandias
8.Scarecrow
9.Mr. Sinister
10.Morbius

Team diabsoule
Round 1: Wolverine
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Round 2: Iron Man
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Round 3: The Flash
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Round 4: The Thing
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Round 5: Juggernaut
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Round 6: Iceman
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Round 7: Onslaught
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Round 8: Ra's Al Guhl
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Round 9: Adam Warlock
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Round 10: Two-Face
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Team Renji
1. Superman

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Popularity:What do I have to say about Superman? He is known everywhere. He is THE Superhero
Strength: He has a ******** of powers. He has his own Wikipedia page just with powers. Superpower! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_and_abilities_of_Superman)
Durability:Created in 1932, he was basically the first superhero ever.
XFactor:He is the posterboy of Superheroes, he was prolly the first superhero ever and is known around the world. Also he is one of the few Heroes that actually have to hide their identity by being a human, not a human trying to hide their identity of being a superhero.

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Popularity: He is prolly the most well known Hero who is not a non-Marvel or non-DC
Strength: Superhuman strength, speed, durability and endurance, Immortality, Flight, Magical abilities, Teleportation,Shapeshifting, Regenerative healing factor, Necroplasmic energy blasts, Resurrection, Empathy, Wears living symbiotic costume capable of evolving I mean ****, he is immortal and still get resurrection? Even his costume is powerful as ****. He has basically boundless magical powers.
Durability: First appeared first in 1992
XFactor:Just look at him. He is straight from frickin' hell, looks prolly more badass than any comic figur i have ever seen.

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Popularity: Never that popular with people that don't know Comics, he is still really recognizable, has been in couple of tv series, has been in a movie, a video game and had his own series.
Strength: Sorcerer Supreme, a sick magician, once called "more powerful by far than any of your fellow humanoids". Creating food, making shields, teleportation, shooting energy beams. You name it, he does it.
Durability: Has been around since 1964
XFactor:Look at him. He is the ******* boss. he is the magician of all the magicians. He is iin the Illuminati, he is a Defender, he is a new avenger.

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Popularity: Mostly known as the kid of madelene pryor and pyro, had his own comic book series which were rather popular with the comic fans.
Strength: He is not only a huge guy with weapons in his left arm, but he also has telepathic and telekinetic powers. also he is a huge strategist.
Durability:Has been around since 1986
XFactor:He is from the ******* future, he was "created" to be an ultimate weapon. How ******* badass is that? he also uses his power to hold back a virus that couldve killed him a long time ago.

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Popularity: A regular in comics and tv series, i dont think there is anyone who doesnt know who Nick fury, the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. is.
Strength:He is a huge leader with access to everything at SHIELD, a great tactician, hand to hand combat and war veteran of 3 wars.
Durability:1963
XFactor:The hoff played him in a movie, he has a ******* eye patch, and you all know u love war veterans. USA and all.


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Popularity:If you know XMen, there is a 99% chance you know Mystique. She is one of the greatest villians in the marvel universe, helping to create the Brotherhood and being around for more than 100 years.
Strength: She is a mutant shapeshifter. She might not win in a fight, but shie is an assasin, a ninja if you want, a strategist, actress and thief. She is the perfect spy. that she is still around says alot about her strengths. its not physical. Its mental.
Durability:First appeared in 1978
XFactor:She is one of those villains that show, that you dont need huge powers in a world where every superhero does. She is the mother of Nightcrawler and step mom of rogue. An assassin who prolly would be great in the sack.

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Team broth223
I got lazy with the X-Factor/popularity parts but here it is.

Broth's All Powerful Roster

12. broth - Galactus
Popularity- If anyone knows anything about comic books outside the movies knows who Galactus is.

Power - Galactus is the most powerful running character in the Marvel Universe.

Galactus possesses cosmic power beyond most forms of measurement (The Power Cosmic). He can levitate; restructure molecules; convert matter into energy and vice-versa; project energy with enormous concussive force; teleport himself, others, and objects across space, dimensions, and time; erect virtually impenetrable fields; restore others from any injury, even total disintegration; and endow or enhance powers within others. Even his heralds, imbued with the smallest fraction of his power, can manipulate matter and energy far beyond human comprehension. Though he generally avoids physical conflict, Galactus can bolster his own strength beyond any known system of measure. Galactus is telepathic, able to scan the thoughts of virtually any known being.
To sustain his immense power, Galactus requires energies derived from a biosphere, a planet able to sustain living beings, though life does not actually have to be present. Though Galactus can extract and absorb this energy himself, he generally employs his immense Elemental Converter to perform the process, as it is far more efficient and avoids the expenditure required of him. Sometimes the planets on which he feeds are left barely habitable; other times he consumes all life and water, leaving it devastated and barren; most often the process reduces the planet to space rubble. When Galactus was newly formed, the energy of a medium-size Earth-like planet sustained him for over a century. Now he needs to feed about once a month; in addition, when preparing for a massive expenditure of energy, he may absorb planets more frequently to amplify his power stores. Conversely, when he does not feed within his allotted time, his energies will dwindle, and he will even begin to physically shrink as they drop dangerously low. His body totally converts the energies he absorbs for his life functions and activities without any waste products.

Duration - Galactus first appeared in Fantastic Four Volume 1 Issue 48 in 1966 and is still appearing in today in multiple series.

X-Factor - Where to start? He is the lone survivor from the planet Taa and even the entire universe in which it was a part of. Oh lets not forget ... HE EATS ******* PLANETS!

1. broth - Doomsday
Popularity - Doomsday while not exactly showing up in all the comics is very well known as the killer of superman.

Power -

Powers
Evolutionary Regenerative Healing Factor: Doomsday was created and evolved through cloning an infant and having it killed over and over again by one of the most dangerous species of the universe and in one of the harshest habitats in existence, prehistoric Krypton. As such, he returns to life every time he dies and becomes resistant or immune to what killed him before. An example of this was how Doomsday was immune to the Radiant's energy after being killed by the Radiant the first time they fought. Also, Doomsday was shown to be extremely resilient to energy based attacks when facing Darkseid, even going so far as to brutally attack the Lord of Apokolips who had unleashed the force of his omega beams on Doomsday at point blank range. The amount of damage dealt to Doomsday determines the length of time it would take to fully recover. If Doomsday was barely killed with minimal damage, his recovery could be as little as a few months; if he was extensively damaged (like when Imperiex reduced him to a skeleton), it could take even thousands of years without assistance.Doomsday also has a highly accelerated healing factor that allows him to heal and regenerate from most damage almost instantly.
Adaptive Resistances: Doomsday can also develop/evolve resistances to whatever injures or harms him, which was demonstrated in the Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey series. His shield is among the strongest in the universe. Superman used a sound gun to paralyze Doomsday, but Doomsday's auditory canals simply closed up making him impervious to Superman's weapon. Waverider paralyzed Doomsday once with chronal energy, but the second attempt backlashed on Waverider. In essence, Doomsday can become as invulnerable as he needs to be. Doomsday however has proven incapable of resistance to physical and forceful damage.
Adaptive Countermeasures: Doomsday can also develop weapons/evolutions to counter an opponent such as the case when he cancelled out a being of pure energy (i.e. Radiant) by generating an aura of energy and slamming into him, extending his claws to strike while Superman was in flight and reel him in while slowly poisoning him in the aforementioned Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey or breathe flames against the Martian Manhunter in Superman #175.
Bone Protrusions: As a result of these evolutions, Doomsday is covered by bony protrusions all through out his body that serves as added protection for what few vital organs he has (brain, eyes, heart, nervous system) and as weapons (in the form of claws, fangs, and elbow/knee spurs).
Superhuman Strength: Doomsday is able to easily lift in excess of 100 tons ;Doomsday possesses vast super strength; even more than Superman. In the Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey mini series, he was able to break Superman's left arm even though Superman was at that time experiencing a massive energy surge which was making him stronger and pushing him closer to invulnerability.
He cannot fly, but rather travels by leaping miles at a time, similar to the Hulk. Superman took advantage of this in their first battle by trying to keep him airborne. He also used it to his advantage when he deposited Doomsday in a lake to slow him down, while Superman saved a mother and her child from a burning house.
Superhuman Durability: His other abilities include extreme resistance to heat, cold, and injury allowing him to survive on the most inhospitable worlds as well as survive in the vacuum of space. Doomsday's resistance to injury is increased further due to his lack of internal organs.
Superhuman Stamina: Doomsday possesses almost inexhaustible stamina. Superman once remarked on Doomsday, "We've been fighting all day and Doomsday doesn't seem to have slowed down".
Superhuman Speed & Reflexes: Most surprising are his reflexes and speed for his size. In a matter of seconds, Doomsday managed to render most of the Justice League incapable of fighting.
Solar Radiation Absorption: Similar to Superman's Kryptonian DNA, Doomsday absorbs and processes solar radiation and can store it for thousands of years.
Self-Sustenance: As a result of his engineering, Doomsday does not need to eat, drink, breathe, or sleep and his body is almost solid mass.
Sense Kryptonian: A genetic ability to sense anyone kryptonian
Strength level
Class 100+; Doomsday is able to easily lift in excess of 100 tons
Doomsday's strength is equal to, if not greater than, that of Superman and most other characters.


Duration- Doomsday busted out onto the comics only as far back as 1992 and was "killed" in a battle with Imperiex in 2000.

X-Factor - For most of his existence he was the ultimate weapon and would fight anyone or anything with a pulse a completely feral and indiscriminate killer. Lets not forget that he killed Superman or if you will hurt Superman So much that he was forced to commit suicide to save the world. If that isn't badass I don't know what it.


12. Broth - Thanos
Popularity- Thanos should be well known to anyone who reads Marvel comics because he was he was in a company wide crossover .


Power -
Thanos possesses the superhuman physiology of all Eternals, granting him superhuman strength, endurance, reflexes, and agility. His skin in nearly invulnerable, particulary against heat, cold, electricity, radiation, toxins, aging, and disease, and he can survive indefinitely without food or water even before his "curse" from Death left him immortal, unable to die. His mind is also invulnerable to most forms of psychic attack, and can project a psionic blast of energy as well as blasts of plasma/cosmic energy from his eyes and hands. Master strategist, adept in sciences far beyond Earth technology, some mystical knowledge.

Duration- Thanos first appeared in Iron Man Volume 1 Issue 55 1973 and still has appearances in three comics this year.

X-Factor - On the surface Thanos is kinda emo in the way he is saddened by his appearance and numerous acceptance issues with "Death" but then he goes ahead and destroys half the universe. Also gets the girl so he is bad ass and full of win.

1. broth - Sentry
Popularity-
Power -
The Sentry's abilities derive from an experimental serum that creates a phase-shift in his molecules, causing each atom to step an instant ahead of the current time line. The serum induces a photosynthetic reaction, resulting in a hyper state of consciousness. Though most of his powers and their limits are still unknown, examples he has demonstrated so far are super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, and flight.
The Sentry can also project energy fields, control light, and has vast psychic and mental forces mainly used for holding his physical powers together, though it is not yet known whether the Sentry can use them the way Professor X and other psychics use theirs; the only psychic abilities he had displayed so far is implanting his memories inside Paul Jenkins' mind and calming the fury of the Hulk.
It may be theorized that the Sentry also has the ability to produce hard-light constructs similar to those of Dazzler's when it was revealed that the Void is a just an expression of his repressed persona, and thus his creation. With the people dubbing The Sentry as the world's most powerful superhero, and with the serum causing a photosynthetic reaction to his body, completely altering his state of consciousness, it is nonetheless conceivable that Sentry's powers are limitless, and may even rival those of the Silver Surfer's and Phoenix's. In effect, the Sentry's powers are seemingly limitless.

Duration- 362 issues starting with Sentry #1 in 2000

X-Factor - He starts as a really fat guy you know the average Joe which is different from the vast majority of superheros who are either born with super abilities or are super rich. Another really cool thing he rips carnage in half. That is awesome.

12. broth - Power Girl
Popularity-BOOOOOBS
Power -
Powers
Power Girl exhibits most of the classic Kryptonian powers of Superman on Earth: super-strength, flight, invulnerability, X-ray vision, heat vision, and super-hearing. The specific scope of these abilities has changed drastically over the years, often in time with a change in her personal history.
Kryptonian Physiology: Power Girl's cellular structure is more dense, resilient and biologically more effective than Earth human tissue. She does possess several additional organs, the function of which are not yet disclosed or understood. Power Girl has manifested a wide range of metahuman abilities and is considered to be one of the most powerful metahumans alive. Power Girl's body also actively stores energy within her bio-cellular matrix as an energy pattern that is linked to her body's electromagnetic field. This energy powers most of Power Girl's electromagnetic capabilities, such as flight and heat vision.
Solar Energy Absorption: Over the years this basis has changed with Kara-L originally being a Kryptonian of the Earth-Two dimension, her powers originally were based on her own internally generated energies, as Kryptonians native to the original Earth-Two dimension possessed superpowers on their red sun planet.

Later Kara-L's powers were changed to reflect the current incarnation of Superman, whereby her powers are supposedly the result of yellow sun radiation. It seems that Kara-L's powers do reflect that of the current Superman as her powers do fluctuate under red sun as recently shown in her time in the New Kandor where she was operating without her superpowers.
Superhuman Strength: Her physical strength appears to be on a par with that of Superman and Supergirl. Her powers can be suppressed by red solar radiation. It has been implied, though not yet specifically shown, that like Superman, she can sun-dip and supercharge her powers.
Invulnerability: Power Girl's body is more durable and resistant to damage than a human being. The most common explanation for her invulnerability is the possession of a super-dense molecular structure powered by yellow solar radiation.
Healing: Kara heals faster than a human being.
Super Immunity: Kara's immune system protects her from most toxins and diseases.
Superhuman Stamina: Power Girl's body stores and processes solar energy at a rapid rate and for a variety of effects. Her storage capacity is unknown, although she has been shown to need rest on a regular basis even when charged. [9]
Flight: Kara-L has the ability to fly. It is unknown at present whether her power is a result of mental or physical ability. She can move herself and extremely large and objects off the surface of the Earth. Her top speed is unknown but is known to be at least escape velocity (7 miles per second). Kara's control is highly precise; she can perform aerobatic feats such as hovering, flying backwards and even lifting great weights while flying.
Superhuman Speed: Power Girl's enhanced metabolic rate, muscular speed, and nervous system, grant her incredible speed. Her Kryptonian structure and the solar energy paths that course along her neurophysical structure allow her to react at many times normal human speed. She can move faster than the human eye can perceive if necessary. Her reflexes are quick enough to allow her to dodge most projectile weapons and catch bullets . Power girl is at least fast enough to run/move at supersonic speeds while on Earth.
Power Girl's perceptions are similarly rapid, allowing her to see individual bullets fired from high-speed automatic weaponry in flight and outrace them easily.
Super Breath: Kara-L can generate a concentrated gust of wind from her mouth capable of freezing matter within a limited range.
Enhanced Senses: Kara-L possesses super enhanced senses that allow her to detect vibrational movements at least in the sub-atomic motion level. Some of her known super-senses include:
Vision specific powers
Telescopic Vision: Kara-L can perceive objects at great distances. The range of her telescopic vision is unknown, but she can see objects from several hundred miles away. This ability operates independently of normal vision and can be activated or deactivated by an act of will.
X-Ray Vision: Through an act of will, Kara-L can perceive items in the electromagnetic spectrum through solid objects of varying depths and thickness. The exact range and mechanism of Kara's X-ray vision is unknown. She also can not look through massively dense objects or materials, including lead.
Microscopic Vision: The ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the atomic level.
Electro-magnetic Spectrum Vision: Kara can see well into most of the EM spectrum. She can see and identify radio/television and any and all broadcast/transmitted frequencies, allowing her to avoid detection through radar or satellite monitoring methods.
Heat Vision: Kara-L has the ability to generate concentrated lines of force from her body along her line of sight. This act is a conscious act of energy manipulation from all observed events and not an expulsion of energy from her retinas. She focuses light along various frequencies in a continuous release that she is able to contain mentally, as she has been shown with the energy actively contained around her eyes, before releasing it or allowing it to disperse. Power Girl can control her heat vision and direct it wherever she can look. She cannot use the power without opening her eyes to direct the energy, nor has she been observed to be able to project this energy from any other part of her body in this manner. The heat beams are mentally controlled and that control is apparently reflexive, so she can shut it off without accidentally damaging anything.
Other super-sensory powers
Superhuman Hearing: Kara has the ability to hear any sound at any volume or pitch from vast distances. Presently Kara-L has not been able to use this power over mediums where sound waves are unable to travel, such as outer space, suggesting that her power is based on her physical ability to hear and not a form of mental telepathy that corresponds to sound.
Abilities
Master Combatant Kara has trained with several notable teachers including her teammate Wildcat, who is a world renowned boxer and hand to hand combatant. She was also trained in Karate by martial arts instructor Mongo Krebs. [10]
Genius-Level Intellect: Power Girl has shown enhanced memorization, intelligence and computational abilities; her mind works sharply and with extreme speed. [citation needed]
Strength level
Class 100+. Power girl is easily strong enough to lift 100 tons with minimal effort
Duration- 657 issues starting in 1976 still in multiple publications including he own Power Girl A new Beginning
X-Factor - BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBSSSSSSS

1. broth - Psylocke
Popularity- Psylocke has been in multiple video games and was even the winner of IGN's Battle of the Comic Book Babes '06 while she doesn't get her own movie or anything she is a very popular character in the comic book world.
Power -
Psylocke can generate a telekinetic katana, or direct her telekinesis through her fists to strike as if she had superhuman strength; she is also immune to telepathic probes and attacks. Psylocke's original powers were precognition, telepathy, mental bolts, mind control, and generating illusions. After Roma resurrected her, Betsy was briefly invisible to all mechanical detection devices. She could generate a "psychic knife" to stun or kill opponents. The Crimson Dawn gave her the power to travel via shadows, and to become virtually invisible in same. After swapping powers with Jean Grey, Betsy could fly, create force fields, move objects with her mind, and generate energy blades.
Duration- 687 issues starting in 1976 (Captain Britain Volume 1 Issue # Can Still be found in issues today in spite of her death in The Uncanny X-Men #227 (198 and X-Treme X-Men #2 (2001)
X-Factor - Outside of the greatest butt in all comic books she is a ninja assassin with a blade she creates with her own mind. I could go on and on about all of her really cool story lines but I am lazy.

12. broth - Mephisto
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An immensely powerful supernatural entity, Mephisto wields mystical energy for effects such as force blasts, matter manipulation, astral projection, interdimensional portals, illusion-casting and shape-shifting (his true form is unknown). Mephisto can capture the souls of recently deceased humans, though this usually applies only to beings who bargain away their souls to him. Mephisto can mystically trap living beings in his realm, but he cannot feed off these beings and rarely chooses to do this. A portion of his power seems to be tied to his realm and the number of souls trapped within it, meaning that prolonged absences from Hades weaken him. Mephisto does not need to eat, sleep or breathe, and is immune to aging and conventional disease.

Duration- 314 issues starting in Silver Surfer Volume 1 issue #3 (196
X-Factor - IMO Mephisto is the most awesome villain in the whole comic book universe he is powerful, smart, conniving, and pure evil. Most of your all powerful villains don't target the heros directly going after loved ones in pure villain fashion.

1. broth - Dormammu
Popularity-
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Composed of pure mystical energy, Dormammu possesses more raw power than even the most skilled sorcerer, although he is frequently undone by his own impatience; his power can reach even greater levels via worship by others. Among his many abilities are matter transmutation, interdimensional teleportation, size and shape alteration, element control, telepathy, creation of artificial beings, and empowerment of others. Dormammu can call upon the mystic energies of the entire Dark Dimension, as well as his own innate power, and he commands its vast resources while its ruler; however, his abilities are somewhat limited when physically present in another universe, unless he can directly tap its energy via symbiosis or rebirth. Like that of various other entities, Dormammu’s innate power can be partially invoked by the spells of individual sorcerers, including Doctor Strange himself.
Duration- First Appearance Strange Tales (1964) and is also in Dark Avengers Vol. 2: Molecule Man in 2010
X-Factor

12. broth - Uatu the Watcher
Popularity-
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Uatu possesses vast psionic abilities such as telepathy, energy-manipulation, and illusion casting. His superhumanly complex intelligence enables him to monitor activities throughout Earth's solar system simultaneously. Uatu can transform his body into a form of unknown energy while still retaining his sentience for travel through hyperspace. Bolstered by treatment with "delta-rays," Uatu possesses virtual immortality, although he can die by losing the will to live.
Duration-530 issues First appearance Fantastic four Volume 1 issue 13 1963 and still appears in multiple franchises in 2010.
X-Factor - Uatu watches you masturbate.

1. broth - He Man
Popularity- He-Man is very popular he was in a cartoon series and a movie and probably the second greatest catchphrase of all time.
Power -He-Man possesses super human strength and endurance. The exact levels are unknown but he was able to trade punches with the Pre-Crisis Superman without suffering any damage.
Duration- He-Man first appeared in Detective Comics (1937) but got his own series in 1981 the latest He-Man Publication was in 2004
X-Factor -He rides a ******* tiger.

Team E-Man
1. Dr. Doom
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Who is the strongest villain of them all? Doom has to be in that conversation. His suit of armor rivals any armor wearer there is in any comic universe. His sorcery is some of the best in Marvel, and he almost became Sorcerer Supreme with his skills. Doom is so strong a villain that the you need a team of people to handle him.

In terms of popularity, Doom is only matched by a few villains in the comic medium. He's as recognizable as it gets as a villain. He's lasted for several decades now, and it looks like he'll be around for the long haul.

2. Hal Jordan
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You know you're powerful when you are spoken to be the most powerful of all the Green Lanterns. Being a GL is all about willpower, and Hal has the most of any. The GL rings have been said to be the most powerful weapons in the DCU, and my number two pick is the greatest wielder of them all.

His popularity as a Green Lantern is evident in him being chosen to be the protagonist for the Green Lantern movie. Alan Scott came first, but Hal is the most recognizable.

3. Storm
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Storm is one of the most powerful X-Men. Her command of the elements has been widely proven to be extremely deadly. She can use a variety of weather elements to dispatch a foe, and she's even been shown to manipulate cosmic solar winds. She's not just an a powerful person in terms of the weather, but she's also very good fighting hand to hand. She gained her leadership with both the Morlocks and X-Men by using her superior fighting skills. It says something when she lost her powers, but still led the X-Men.

Quick, name 5 more popular X-Men than Storm. It's pretty damn difficult, isn't it? What's even more difficult is finding more women in comics more recognizable than her. It says something when she's beat Wonder Woman in a popularity contest among fans, and when she has also been in most major Marvel games.

4. Goku

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Here's how powerful Dragonball Z characters are. Vegeta once destroyed a planet without breaking a sweat. This was back when their power levels were so weak that they were around 6,000. Goku became a Super Saiyan, and he was about 100 times stronger than where Vegeta was when he destroyed that planet. He increased his power about 1,000 stronger than that before the end of the series.

Goku's popularity is like that of an anime Superman. Dragonball has influenced most anime, and Goku has led that wave.

5. Namor
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Namor is powerful in two different ways. He's not only a very strong and fast fighter that can be major trouble for anyone. We know all about his great strength and durability. What often gets overlooked is his political stature in the Marvel U. He basically runs the oceans!

His duration is proven by the fact that he was in Marvel's very first issue, and he's still going strong.

6. Brainiac
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Every team needs a mental edge. Sure, we have Dr. Doom. He's one of the smartest characters in comics, but telepathically we needed an edge. Brainiac not only gives us telepathy and telekinesis, but he's also much stronger than most tele characters. He's got the strength to rumble with Superman, and he can break into your mind. I'm very very happy we have him.

Brainiac is one of Superman's most recognizable villains. You got Lex Luthor, and then you could make a case for Brainiac being second after that.

7. Black Adam
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Black Adam is as strong as they come. We know that he's basically Captain Marvel years before Captain Marvel became who he is, and that Captain Marvel is a guy that gives Superman a run for his money. What gives Black Adam an edge here is experience. He's been doing his thing longer than both guys who were previously mentioned.

Black Adam has lasted for decades as both a villain and hero. He's gonna stick around for a while.

8. Red Hulk(Rulk)
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As terrible as the whole Red Hulk thing is, he's pretty much an ultra powerful plot device right now. He's beat up most of the high ranked people in the draft. Right now he's unstoppable.

He's popular somehow, because the Hulk series that he's been featured in has been one of comics' top selling titles.

9. Nova
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Richard Rider is the last of the Nova Corps, so he now holds all their powers combined. The guy can move at speeds faster than light, has crazy amounts of strength, can absorb energy, and he can open up portals to travel all across the galaxy.

Nova has been around since 1976, and he's been in the New Warriors when they were popular.

10. Dr. Fate
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The Dr. Fate I chose is the current Dr. Fate Kent V. Nelson. The powers of Dr. Fate are tremendous, because as a sorcerer he can practically do anything he wants. I've seen the guy teleport all across the universe, bring people back from the dead, and possess people.

Dr. Fate has survived all major ages of the comic medium. No matter what happens, we'll always have a Dr. Fate. He is one of DC's most recognizable magical character.

Team YayareaRB

1.Captain America
2.Daredevil
3.Cyclops
4.Hellboy
5.Hawkeye
6.War Machine
7.Havok
8.Bishop
9.Vulcan
10.Omega Red

A Perfect Score
05-15-2010, 09:40 PM
If you would like to vote for E-Man or YayareaRB, please say so in a post.

diabsoule
05-15-2010, 11:23 PM
A vote from one of the judges

Here are my top 12 as a "judge". What it came down to really, was me nitpicking at small things to try and attempt to distinguish the rankings. I think everyone did well, more or less. In the end, it was just my preference of certain characters that swayed my votes, really.


#12: Jvig
Best Picks: Mr Sinister (Round 9), Joker (Round 1)
Worst Picks: Hit Girl (Round 6), Scarecrow (Round 8), Morbius (Round 10)

Sinister was great value in round 9, Joker fills the X Factor category for me, so I was perfectly fine with that pick. Hit Girl I didnt like at all. Semi popular now because of the movie, in the end shes just an average fighter with no duration and the X Factor of being a little girl. Scarecrow and Morbius I just think are crappy villains.

#11: LTGiants
Best Picks: Batman (Round 1), Charles Xavier (Round 2)
Worst Picks: The Punisher (Round 3), Hobgoblin (Round 7)

Well, you hit on your first two picks imo. But after that, I just think it turns into a steady stream of mediocridy. I particularly didnt like The Punisher that high given who was still available, and Hobgoblin being picked at all. Hobby was solid in the Spidey Animated Series I guess, but I dont like him at all otherwise.

#10: YayareaRB
Best Picks: Vulcan (Round 9), Omega Red (Round 10)
Worst Picks: Daredevil (Round 2), Havok (Round 7), Bishop (Round 8)

Your late picks were a mixed bag to me, with you picking two of my favorite characters in Vulcan and Omega Red in 9 and 10, but completely negating that by picking two of, imo, the most boring characters ever - Havok and Bishop. Also, Daredevil I compare to Punisher in terms of value. He's been well written over the years and is a good character, but I just think there were a lot of other better options. Other than that, all of your picks were solid/mediocre, but nothing great or terrible.

#9: Broth
Best Picks: Galactus (Round 1), Mephisto (Round 7), Thanos (Round 3)
Worst Picks: Power Girl (Round 5), Uatu(Round 9), Doomsday (Round 2)

Cant go wrong with the devourer of Worlds. And he along with the great value you got for Mephisto makes me grade your team above the others. Thanos I love, so Im a fan of that pick. Doomsday, while powerful, is sort of a one trick pony. He'd have been a fine pick later on, but as the first pick of round 2? Bleh. Then theres Power Girl, which might be my least favorite pick in this draft. Had you taken anyone useful in her place, you might have been a few spots higher.

#8: CJSchneider
Best Picks: Spider Man (Round 1), Apocalypse (Round 3), Quicksilver (Round 8)
Worst Picks: Captain Marvel (Round 2), The Living Tribunal (Round 10)

Spidey, like Superman and Batman, are must takes and I'll never consider them a bad pick in the top 3. Good marks there. Apoc I liked at the top of round 3, given that I prefer him to characters like Doomsday who went a full round higher. Quicksilver I think was good value late. Captain Marvel... I just dont think the popularity or noteriety is there to spend a 2nd on him. That and I just dont like the character. The Living Tribunal meanwhile I think is a sort of copout pick. Might as well have taken Eternity or something. Still, aside from those two, good team.

#7: CC.SD
Best Picks: Human Torch (Round 5), Darkseid (Darkseid), Scarlet Witch (Round 6), Dick Grayson (Round 8)
Worst Picks: Dream (Round 1)

Dream is what hurt it for me. Look, he could be a great character, sure, but look at the utter noteriety of all of the round 1 picks. Then look at Dream. The Sandman is highly regarded, but I dont think Dream is compatable with the media monsters that the others are. I could have seen Dream go a round or more later. That might be nitpicking, but teams 3-8 of my rankings were pretty close imo. Besides that though? Liked the team. Torch was one of the best picks in the draft imo. The best and most popular F4 member is the last one picked? Shame on everyone else! Darkseid I put in the same group as Apocalypse as All powerful godlike villians that should have been taken over Doomsday. Scarlet Witch throws bitchfits and nearly commits genocide on mutants... solid pick in round 6. And Grayson is probably the most prominant late round pick in the draft.

#6: *** Ork Wang
Best Picks: Superman (Round 1), Mystique (Round 6) Ultron (Round 9)
Worst Picks: Nick Fury (Round 5)

Like I said above, Superman was a lock, and, obvious or not, is a great pick. Ultron I felt was very good balue late, and I personally would have taken him over a LOT of the people taken above him. Mystique I liked too. Very popular villain and one of the most prominant shapeshifters in comics. Nick Fury? Eh, I dont like him at all. Im not a fan of most of the stories that S.H.I.E.L.D. has gotten involved with. Add that to the fact that most people only know him as the dude that Sam Jackson is playing, and I dont like it as a top of the 5th round pick.

#5: E-Man
Best Picks: Dr. Doom (Round 1), Goku (Round 4), Brainiac (Round 6), Doctor Fate (Round 10)
Worst Picks: Red Hulk (Round 8)

Im a big Dr Doom enthusiast, so I fully support that pick. Goku was a fantastic pick. He's truly Superman over there, so I think he was quite a steal. Brainiac is a favorite villain of mine, and Doctor Fate was one of the best final round picks imo. Only snag was Red Hulk who, like other said in this thread, is really lame. He's pretty darn strong, but uhg. Not a fan.

#4: General Zod
Best Picks: Sabretooth (Round 6), Hulk (Round 2), Thor (Round 1), Venom (Round 3)
Worst Picks: Ghost Rider (Round 4)

I LOVED a lot of your team. The problem is there's one huge meh on it from my POV. Again, its just a case of me really not liking the character, and just thinking that hes not cool at all. The Sabretooth pick was great. And your top 3 picks, to me, rival anyone's 3 best. Good team! Just held back by Ghost Rider. And Blade, kinda. But mostly Ghost Rider.

#3: JBond
Best Picks: Magneto (Round 1), Lex Luthor (Round 4), The Phoenix (Round 2)
Worst Picks: Lobo (Round 9)

Probably my two favorite villains on the same team. Im a massive fan of both and think Luthor is a huge steal in the 4th. He's not powerful, but there were PLENTY of guys lacking in one or more of the judgable categories that were going higher than him, and I dont think any of them touch him as a character. Magneto meanwhile, should have been pick #4 to me. The only blemish is Lobo, who I think sucks.

#2: APS
Best Picks: Green Goblin (Round 4), Loki (Round 7), Silver Surfer (Round 2), John Constantine (Round 10)
Worst Picks: None

If Dream was taken in round 1, Constantine should have been taken much higher than he was. Round 10 is a steal. Speaking of steals, Loki might have been the biggest steal in this draft. Great pick. Green Goblin/Norman Osborn id almost put on Luthor's level, and you got him in the same round. Props there. And Surfer was definitely a good 2nd. Fantastic team and worthy of being #1. The only thing that held it back to me was my ehhhh feeling on Ms Marvel and Hank Pym as compared to the extras on Diab's team. #2 and #1 are both ahead of the rest of the pack.

#1: Diabsoule
Best Picks: Two Face (Round 10), Ironman (Round 2) Iceman (Round 6), Ra's Al Ghul (Round 8), Onslaught (Round 7), Wolverine (Round 1)
Worst Picks: None.

God I loved this team. Two Face was the best pick in round 10. Ironman was one of the best non 1st rounders, Iceman and Ra's were massive steals in their respective rounds, Onslaught is just as good as some of the other one-event supervillains that went WAY ahead of him, and Wolverine is a no doubt 1st rounder. Great team, and well deserving of this ranking.

Brodeur
05-15-2010, 11:45 PM
There's was a Comic Book Character Draft and I wasn't involved? This is just terrible.

A Perfect Score
05-15-2010, 11:47 PM
There's was a Comic Book Character Draft and I wasn't involved? This is just terrible.

Wanna be a judge? Im having trouble gathering them. Apparently PMD doesn't wanna do it anymore. And I thought you would of noticed.

Brodeur
05-15-2010, 11:50 PM
Wanna be a judge? Im having trouble gathering them. Apparently PMD doesn't wanna do it anymore. And I thought you would of noticed.

I didn't notice until now because of stupidity, but I'll be a judge if you want me to (I'll probably not be able to send in anything until after work tomorrow though).

A Perfect Score
05-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Sure, just do a thing similar to what commie did, based on the 4 criteria. Check out the original thread for all the info. Post in that thread when you are done with it.

General Zod
05-16-2010, 01:36 AM
My team with pictures...

Originally Posted by General Zod
1 Thor
http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/thor_comic_book_cover.jpg

2. Hulk
http://www.mdcimaging.co.uk/images/the%20hulk.jpg
3. Vemon
http://www.moviesonline.ca/AdvHTML_Upload/sm_venom.jpg
4. Ghost Rider
http://www.playbackstl.com/images/stories/0606/ghost_rider_coverc.jpg
5. Blade
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/Blade-Issue5-Cover-Final-BLOOD.jpg
6. Sabertooth
http://therealcharlie.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sabretooth.jpg
7. Judge Dredd
http://simonbisleygallery.com/art/biz00157.jpg
8. Red Skull
http://superhelte.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/442px-red_skull_01.jpg
9. General Zod
http://stuartcondy.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/terence-stamp-general-zod-c10101814.jpg
10. Vision
http://thefaust.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/vision.jpg

I think I got the best balance of all things here..
With the exception of Vision, all of my characters are recognizable. All with long time comic series, tv series and movies.

Ive got a great mix of pure power(Thor, Hulk, Zod)
badass-ness(Vemon, Sabertooth, Ghost Rider, Blade, Judge Dredd, Zod)
Intellect(Red Skull, Vision, Zod)

OSUGiants17
05-16-2010, 05:06 PM
torn between APS and Diab