Off THEIR Mind: Should There be More Super-Powered Animals?

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#1 Posted by cyberchop979 (466 posts) - - Show Bio

Super-Powered Animals are awesome. I mean come on, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew of Earth-C rule!!!

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#2 Posted by daltonmunnal (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, at first I was thinking that even though it would logically make sense, I wouldn't really like it... but then he said 'vampire dog' and 'vampire horse' and now I'm pretty excited about that, so...

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#3 Posted by wdchefdave (136 posts) - - Show Bio

When do we get "Dark Mighty Mouse"?

He is the king of super animals... and nobody said that he did not belong to our universe!

Give him a team like Captain Carrot.

Or, have him come to "save the day' in a non-speaking cameo alongside Superman or Spider-man!

God only knows who owns the rights to him these days.

(Anyone remember when Bugs Bunny wore superman's outfit for one cartoon?!?)

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#4 Posted by Cole_Mercer (271 posts) - - Show Bio

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!

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#5 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

There should be many Flash Family Pets...just so Brian is forced to draw them :)

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#6 Posted by TheCommissar (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell no.

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#7 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

There should be an Iron Dog. lol

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#8 Posted by SmashBrawler (6033 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

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#9 Posted by Ironhawk22 (535 posts) - - Show Bio

Not super-powered but there is Arrow, a.k.a. Pizza Dog and on the super-powered animals there's my personal favorite Socks the cat from animal man. Oh and I think I might just start picking up I, Vampire now that I know about vampire dogs, that sounds awesome.

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#10 Posted by hyenascar (200 posts) - - Show Bio

I love animals. While I would love to see a couple of powerful animal sidekicks, the idea would hit over-saturation really quick if too many animals were involved.

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#11 Posted by Wolfrazer (16576 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I dunno, Krypto I think should really be the only super powered animal. Only really because his story really makes sense if you think about it, Jor-El using the dog as a testing pilot for the ship he was going to send Kal-El in. His origin makes sense here, if you go by the New 52 its also an ok origin with the Phantom Zone and then being pulled out later. 
 
Now that isn't to say other animals couldn't have interesting stories..its just, a dog seems a much better choice to be a hero rather then a cat or a horse or a monkey, or whatever. But if there are other super powered animals that come along, I just hope they don't have strange or cheap backstories.

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#12 Posted by Mezmero (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes more super powered animals would be awesome but only if they still have to deal with humans. In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure you see a dog, bird, cat, turtle, and a school of plankton, all with pretty badass super powers. It's always fun to watch heroes grapple with the instinctive nature of animal super powers. I think there was a whole arc in the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon about this very topic. These creators' answers are so goofy, I love it! Keep it up.

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#13 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2851 posts) - - Show Bio

There should be a few animals and hell even a few super- animals. However that does not mean give everyone a super powered friend. How goofy would a Punisher dog or an ant-man ant be.

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#14 Posted by Xanni15 (6791 posts) - - Show Bio

@VercingetorixTheGreat said:

There should be a few animals and hell even a few super- animals. However that does not mean give everyone a super powered friend. How goofy would a Punisher dog or an ant-man ant be.

I think it would be cool, imagine Punisher's dog laying down cover fire so Frank can get closer to his targets.

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#15 Posted by doordoor123 (3817 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

Yes.

LOL. Nice simple answer.

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#16 Posted by Sylvain (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

sure why not?

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#17 Edited by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Brian Buccellato had good point of why there aren't that much comic titles out pertaining to any animal superhero or villain besides those who play the roles inside the main "superhero" title. For example, Ch'p in the Green Lantern, he's a squirrel with a green power ring but plays as a sidekick for other major Corps Members. People don't really like reading about an animal with superhero powers cause first off, it loses the realistic form of the comic book, secondly they are not good protagonist for villains who are more human-like. So if there would be a conflict in the story arc then there would have to be a villainous animal such as a snake or something creepy and evil looking to even out the playing field.

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#18 Posted by Wolfrazer (16576 posts) - - Show Bio
@ckuakini said:

Brian Buccellato had good point of why there aren't that much comic titles out pertaining to any animal superhero or villain besides those who play the roles inside the main "superhero" title. For example, Ch'p in the Green Lantern, he's a squirrel with a green power ring but plays as a sidekick for other major Corps Members. People don't really like reading about an animal with superhero powers cause first off, it loses the realistic form of the comic book, secondly they are not good protagonist for villains who are more human-like. So if there would be a conflict in the story arc then there would have to be a villainous animal such as a snake or something creepy and evil looking to even out the playing field.

Comics are realistic? News to me! Though I don't see why they can't be good protagonists for villains who are human. Example Krypto and Atlas, though it was in a Superman comic the scrap between Krypto and Atlas seemed nicely done. 
 
Though I suppose, its really only certain ones that could do well. Your right a squirrel would be a tad odd.
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#19 Posted by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

I think there are enough, but the animals that exist in comic book universe need more attention.

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#20 Posted by Sifighter (107 posts) - - Show Bio

I see it as a cute novelty, People love cute animals so why not make some superheroes who are animals? I just think its a selling point for kids. It's not a bad idea though there have been some really good superhero pets and its sometimes cute to see heroes with animals like aquaman and aquadog, Damian Wayne with his dog and Batcow. Who knows people just love animals.

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#21 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8212 posts) - - Show Bio

All I need is "Poyo" Hands up to all my Chew Fans :3

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#22 Posted by laflux (24737 posts) - - Show Bio

I think so. Look at Hit-Monkey

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#23 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to see Rex the Wonder Dog somewhere in DC

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#24 Edited by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: Yea that's true, that fight between Krypto and Atlas was pretty raw, but I'm trying to say that animals are less likely to receive a comic book title over realistic superheroes which seems to be more people-like characters. Krypto was not a main character given a title like Superman, but acted as Superman's sidekick dog and was given a villain for such credit. Like I said "Brian Buccellato had good point of why there aren't that much comic titles out pertaining to any animal superhero or villain besides those who play the roles inside the main "superhero" title. For example, Ch'p in the Green Lantern, he's a squirrel with a green power ring but plays as a sidekick for other major Corps Members." Ch'p fought countless battles against Doctor Ub'x, but was not a main character in the Green Lantern title. Thanks

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#25 Posted by Superkitty (1292 posts) - - Show Bio

Why, of course!

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#26 Posted by DEADPOOL (2945 posts) - - Show Bio

More Super pets? NO! One is too many.

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#27 Posted by CerealKiller (169 posts) - - Show Bio

I always wondered, since in the x-men its been shown that alian races can still have a mutant gene, maybe animals could too? X-pets! A gerbil with optic blasts and a flying dolphin etc

it would be ridiculous

and i would totally read it

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#28 Posted by Cavemold (1818 posts) - - Show Bio

my little pony sold 90k .aninmal heros could sell

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#29 Posted by BumpyBoo (14825 posts) - - Show Bio

How is this even a question? Can super-powered animals ever be a bad thing? They may not be as adept, as attractive or as interesting as their human counterparts but come on!!! Pyrokinetic hamsters? Psychic pandas? 60ft iguanas who shoot stuff out of their eyes?? How could you NOT want that?

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#30 Posted by crusader8463 (221 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by THORSON (4973 posts) - - Show Bio

yes and no.

just don't make them cheesy and PG.

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#32 Posted by JLDoom (2358 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this one is cool XD

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#33 Posted by Rumble Man (11195 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, superhero universes need to stray away from normalcy

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#34 Posted by Timotheus316 (203 posts) - - Show Bio

What's up with B Buccellato stalking you in the beginning of the video? I'm impartial on the issue to be honest. I just wanted to watch the free content video.

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#35 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

When Krypto lays a turd does it glow?

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#36 Posted by Eclipse-32 (70 posts) - - Show Bio

I rather like dogs so, yes.

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#37 Edited by jesusdisciple001 (621 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't forget Throg, Lockheed, etc in Marvel.

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#38 Posted by Sufferthorn (1780 posts) - - Show Bio

It's realistic to have Super-powered Animals, they are after all just as susceptible to having a radioactive lightning bolt from outer-space hit them in the butt than any Human is.

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#39 Posted by BoyWander (333 posts) - - Show Bio

MS. LION.

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#40 Posted by neiliusprime (330 posts) - - Show Bio

I think there is enough animal heroes/villains. For some reason I think its hard to pull off "super-powered-animals"

Marvel got Rocket Raccoon right lol

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#41 Posted by mewmdude77 (1054 posts) - - Show Bio

There should only be super pets like Krypto, Streaky, and Ace the Bat Hound.

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#42 Posted by blastaar (160 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely. I found the Pet Avengers to be cute & hilarious. Also, some pets are pretty useful like Lockjaw (for teleportation) and Redwing (for reconnaissance.)

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#43 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5769 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that it`s really funny that Buccelato walks behind Tony, in pretty much all of these videos...

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#44 Posted by MizariSeth (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I miss power girl's cat...so yes.

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#45 Posted by CitizenJP (782 posts) - - Show Bio

More Ace the Bathound please. ;o

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#46 Posted by GR2Blackout (2931 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberchop979 said:

Super-Powered Animals are awesome.
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#47 Posted by cuddles666 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Batcow. End of discussion.

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#48 Edited by Sissel (2049 posts) - - Show Bio

I think someone with a story like Sissel of Ghost Trick would fit the animal hero role.

He is dead at the beginning and is in the body of somebody else. Believing he is that person, he seeks who he is because he doesn't remember anything past that instance. He ends up with a power that let's him rewind time for 4 minutes to a person who die. He can also talk to those spirits of the dead becoming a hero to them all. Then, some time stuff happened that makes everything epic and reveal he is a cat. I recommend that game to anyone who likes mystery story and puzzle games, though the puzzle are bit simplistic.

Anyway, there's also character like that takes the form of an animal but is an embodiment of something significant like the Phoenix.

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#49 Posted by deadpool25mm (864 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its a bad idea, it will make comics to childish.

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#50 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha, gotta love Booch stalking the camera behind G-Man during the first 10 seconds. And a vampire dog in I, Vampire?? Awesome! OMG...Jimmy Palmiotti saying there should be a super gerbil made me fall outta my seat. That's just...HILARIOUS...All funniness aside though, I can see more but only if there's the possibility of them being an effective plot device for comics. Otherwise then they are just not really a working component unless they were given their own ongoing series.