100 Greatest Comic Characters of All-Time – Part 5

80. Deathstroke

Deathstroke

Known as The Terminator, and with good reason. The product of a military experiment to create the ultimate killing machine, Slade Wilson is the definition of a badass. He is an expert with virtually all known forms of combat, and trained to use all known weapons. His hand-to-hand fighting skills are matched (and just slightly surpassed) by The Caped Crusader himself, Batman. No one else can hang with him in a one-on-one fight. Deathstroke is also notable in that he is the inspiration for one of the most popular characters in all of comics: Deadpool.

79. Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

The iron fist of justice in the dystopian world of Mega-City. Dredd shows little mercy in his war against the criminal element that resides there. He exhibits no hesitation in being judge, jury, and (especially) executioner to those found breaking the law. Hulking and remorseless in his pursuit of order in the face of chaos, Dredd is the ultimate law enforcer.

78. J. Jonah Jameson

JJJ

The first secondary character to make the list. JJJ is the blustering, Spider-Man hating boss of Peter Parker. Rarely in a comic series, especially one with a hero as iconic as Spider-Man, does a supporting player almost outshine the protagonist. But Jameson does so on a pretty regular basis. Such well-thought, fully developed, and entertaining periphery characters like J. Jonah Jameson prove the genius that is Stan Lee.

77. Elektra

Elektra

As an assassin for hire, Elektra Natchios has a very contentious relationship with Daredevil. On one hand they have been romantically involved on-and-off since college and truly care about each other. On the other hand, Matt Murdock refuses to kill, while Elektra makes a living doing it. Trained by The Hand ninja clan to be their ultimate assassin, she is arguably the greatest female fighter in all of comics, and can hang with just about anyone in a hand-to-hand fight. But it is her complicated connection with the Man Without Fear that makes her so incredibly interesting.

76. Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim

The superhero of the rock star wanna-be generation. Scott Pilgrim shows just how far a man will go for the woman he loves: fighting her 7 “evil exes” just to be with her. Quirky and very much in-tune with the slacker subculture that is its target audience, the character and comic series that shares his name have developed a rather large cult following.

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