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Fuck Yeah Lame Superheroes

Dedicated to providing you with your daily dose of useless, eccentric, poorly-costumed, or otherwise lame superheroes. Because it's fun to belittle the supernatural.
This blog is maintained (kind of) by Lizette and Malina. We like lame superheroes.

Posts tagged dc

Jul 11 '11
Who is She?:
Night Girl, or Lydda Jath, was a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes (which is possibly the lamest superhero group ever. Seriously, they made the Avengers look cool.), and later, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes (which is still lame.) Created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte, she is native to the planet Kathoon, a planet enshrouded in perpetual darkness.
Powers and Abilities:
Night Girl is extensively trained in hand-to-hard combat, and super strength and durability similar to that of Superboy.
Why She’s Lame:
Admittedly, super strength is a pretty useful superpower, but not if you’re Night Girl. Night Girl’s powers only work if  she’s in darkness or deep shadow. Which makes having super strength kind of lame. Apparently, the Legion of Super-Heroes thought so too, because, like our friend Arm Fall Off Boy, she was rejected when she first tried out. 
The Verdict:
With superheroes that have readily accessible super strength, Night Girl is, in true lame superhero style, useless.
Next up is a lame superhero from the Marvel Universe, we promise.

Who is She?:

Night Girl, or Lydda Jath, was a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes (which is possibly the lamest superhero group ever. Seriously, they made the Avengers look cool.), and later, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes (which is still lame.) Created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte, she is native to the planet Kathoon, a planet enshrouded in perpetual darkness.

Powers and Abilities:

Night Girl is extensively trained in hand-to-hard combat, and super strength and durability similar to that of Superboy.

Why She’s Lame:

Admittedly, super strength is a pretty useful superpower, but not if you’re Night Girl. Night Girl’s powers only work if she’s in darkness or deep shadow. Which makes having super strength kind of lame. Apparently, the Legion of Super-Heroes thought so too, because, like our friend Arm Fall Off Boy, she was rejected when she first tried out.

The Verdict:

With superheroes that have readily accessible super strength, Night Girl is, in true lame superhero style, useless.

Next up is a lame superhero from the Marvel Universe, we promise.

Jul 10 '11
Who is He?:
Arm Fall Off Boy was a DC comics superhero created by Curt Swan in 1989. First appearing in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #46, he was an extremely minor character who somehow managed to gain quite the cult following. In addition to Arm Fall Off Boy, the legendary failure of a superhero also went by Floyd Belkin and Splitter.
Powers and Abilities:
As the name would suggest, Arm Fall Off Boy has the incredible ability to remove his limbs at will and use them as clubs to pummel his enemies. 
Why He’s Lame:
In his first comic book appearance, he displays his totally practical and amazing abilities to members of the Legion of Superheroes… and gets rejected. From the Legion of Superheroes. Mind you, this is a superhero team that deems Bouncing Boy acceptable superhero material. But in fact, Arm Fall Off Boy tried out again, this time as Splitter, and almost makes it- until he falls apart at the last challenge. Literally. It’s also worth noting that he doesn’t grow a replacement limb when he detaches his limbs, meaning that if he wants to use his right leg to knock out the enemy, he’d better hobble.
The Verdict:
Arm Fall Off Boy is a superhero whose powers are far more useful in the plumbing or traveling circus industries than in the crime-fighting business.

Who is He?:

Arm Fall Off Boy was a DC comics superhero created by Curt Swan in 1989. First appearing in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #46, he was an extremely minor character who somehow managed to gain quite the cult following. In addition to Arm Fall Off Boy, the legendary failure of a superhero also went by Floyd Belkin and Splitter.

Powers and Abilities:

As the name would suggest, Arm Fall Off Boy has the incredible ability to remove his limbs at will and use them as clubs to pummel his enemies. 

Why He’s Lame:

In his first comic book appearance, he displays his totally practical and amazing abilities to members of the Legion of Superheroes… and gets rejected. From the Legion of Superheroes. Mind you, this is a superhero team that deems Bouncing Boy acceptable superhero material. But in fact, Arm Fall Off Boy tried out again, this time as Splitter, and almost makes it- until he falls apart at the last challenge. Literally. It’s also worth noting that he doesn’t grow a replacement limb when he detaches his limbs, meaning that if he wants to use his right leg to knock out the enemy, he’d better hobble.

The Verdict:

Arm Fall Off Boy is a superhero whose powers are far more useful in the plumbing or traveling circus industries than in the crime-fighting business.

Jul 10 '11

Eres Extrano!

Who is He?

This is Extrano, whose name translates to “odd,” “weird,” and “queer.” Extrano was created back in 1988 by DC’s Steve Englehart and Joe Staton. He is widely recognized as the first openly gay superhero (Some believe Marvel’s Northstar counts as the first- he was created ten years earlier, but he came out after Extrano.)

Powers and Abilities:

He’s a magician. Rather than relying on tricks, he uses actual sorcery. He can shoot fire balls from his hands — wicked! 

Why He’s Lame:

Extrano is a gay Latin magician. With this superhero, DC decided to severely stereotype two groups of people and incorporate it into one superhero fit for comedic relief. In case you couldn’t tell by his outfit, he is rather flamboyant and excessively effeminate, referring to himself as “Auntie” to the rest of his teammates. As if having Extrano be the stereotypical gay man wasn’t bad enough, DC decided to have Extrano fight a vampire. Not just any vampire, an AIDs Vampire named Hemo-Goblin.  To make matters even worse, he was bitten by the vampire. And with this came a bonus storyline of having Extrano admit he was HIV positive. Sadly, we don’t know if had HIV before the bite. DC ended the comic, also ending Extrano’s humiliation.

The Verdict:

If Jonathan Larson were still alive today, he would have written a Pulitzer award winning musical about Extrano and have this story be on Broadway rather than Spider-man: Turn off the Dark.

(Source: fuckyeahlamesuperheroes)