The world of comics is teeming with some of the toughest and more dangerous men & women in fiction. But of them, who is the most dangerous? Which ones would you never want to cross? Today, we’ll take a look at the ones I believe take the cake. This is not a list of the most powerful…not even necessarily the best fighters (though great fighting skills are definitely a must). This is a list of the biggest bad @sses in comics! The criteria I took into account are mystique, intimidation, and fighting prowess…along with the willingness to do whatever they have to to get the job done.
10. Michonne –
Anyone that can survive on their own during the zombie apocalypse for as long as Michonne did, would automatically get instant BA cred. The cover of her debut issue, with 2 zombie pets in chains shambling behind her is one of the most iconic pictures in recent comic history. As the Governor can attest, you don’t cross Michonne.
9. Rorschach –
Like the psychology test that shares his namesake, Rorschach sees the world in black and white. There is no grey. This absolute moral compass allows him little to no sympathy or mercy for those that do wrong. He solidifies his BA status when after being imprisoned, he is threatened by one of the thugs he put away. He then proceeds to throw boiling hot grease in the man’s face and proclaim “I’m not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with me!”
8. Elektra –
Don’t let her sexy look or skimpy outfit fool you…Elektra is one of the most skilled fighters in the world. Trained to be the ultimate assassin by the ninja clan The Hand, she can hang with just about anyone in hand-to-hand combat. For further proof read Elektra: Assassin, and watch her take out entire teams of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents single-handed.
7. The Punisher –
Frank Castle: the scourge of the criminal underworld. This guy is organized crime’s worst nightmare. He can and will torture, mutilate, dismember, disembowel, and kill anyone that live off of the suffering of others. There’s a reason his rogues gallery is so much smaller than other heroes: most of his enemies don’t live long enough to become a recurring villain.
6. Deadpool –
He may be crazier than Tom Cruise, and more twisted than a David Lynch movie, but Wade Wilson is one of the most highly-trained martial artists in comics. He is skilled in the use of basically all weapons, can teleport thanks to a device on his belt, and has one of the most powerful healing factors of any character in comicdom…having had entire limbs (including his head) cut off, and still surviving.
5. Captain America –
Steve Rogers always does the right thing, and sometimes that means busting some skulls or killing Nazis. And no one does it better than Captain America. By far the biggest “boy scout” on the list, but a bonafide BA nonetheless. If you look to harm innocents, the Star Spangled Avenger will make you regret that decision.
4. Wolverine –
The resident BA of Marvel comics. As his catch phrase states, he’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t very nice. Armed with razor sharp claws that, along with the rest of his skeleton, are coated in nearly indestructible adamantium, and a healing factor that allows him to recover from almost any injury, Wolverine is a tough man to stop in a fight. Surviving, let alone winning, battles with the likes of The Hulk, Thor, Sabretooth, Deadpool, and Lady Deathstrike are a testament to this.
3. Deathstroke –
The character that fellow list entrant, Deadpool, was based on. Slade Wilson is the product of a military experiment to create the ultimate killing machine. He lives up to those lofty expectations. Trained in the use of all known weapons, and second only to Batman himself in hand-to-hand combat…there’s a reason he’s known as The Terminator.
2. Snake Eyes –
G.I. Joe’s most popular and iconic character. Snake Eyes has the “mystique” part of the equation down pat: his real name, date of birth, and virtually all other personal information about him is classified. He is a master in over 7 different martial arts forms. He could sneak up on you on a gravel road in broad daylight, and wipe out an entire division of Cobra soldiers without them even knowing he was in the room.
1. Batman –
The baddest of BA’s. While Batman is the only person on this list that doesn’t kill, he is by far the most dangerous man in comics. Just because you won’t be dead after a run in with the Dark Knight, it doesn’t mean he won’t make you wish you were. He is not above torturing criminals to get information. He is unrepentant for causing grievous bodily harm to those that prey on the innocent of Gotham City. He is not only the most skilled fighter in all of comics, he is an absolute genius and master strategist as well. Comic characters don’t get any tougher, meaner, or more dangerous than the Caped Crusader.