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#1 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23190 posts) - - Show Bio

I was pondering a few minutes ago who were the rip-offs in comics. Which characters were rip-offs of other characters. But I was also wondering, who were the better ones and which ones were more well liked, the original, or the rip-off? So, I think it would be interesting to have a list of these and see what people think.

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#2 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

I have heard people say Gambit is a Longshot rip-off. (personally I disagree) but if thats the case, Gambit is better then the original.

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#3 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better.

Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better.

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#4 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

Midnight Lantern says:

"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."

Spawn is more popular.

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#5 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"I have heard people say Gambit is a Longshot rip-off. (personally I disagree) but if thats the case, Gambit is better then the original."

I don't think Gambit and Longshot are very alike...Grifter seems like a rip-off of Gambit too me though.

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#6 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Hyperion is better than Superman. Take that fanboys!

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#7 Posted by Nighthunter (29641 posts) - - Show Bio

wonders if he should count how many rip-offs of Superman are

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#8 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Hyperion is better than Superman. Take that fanboys!"

Yeah.

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#9 Posted by Gloom (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

I like X-13 way more than I like Wolverine, but I'm not sure if her "situation" counts as ripping off...

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#10 Posted by Cobalt (1478 posts) - - Show Bio

Ask the dudes at Image?

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#11 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Hyperion is better than Superman. Take that fanboys!"

Sweet avatar

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#12 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."

Please...

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#13 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23190 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Hyperion is better than Superman. Take that fanboys!"

Agreed.

Apparently Thanos is a Darkseid rip-off, and if that's the case, the rip-off is better. IMO, Darkseid blows, Thanos is the man.

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#14 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"fesak says:
"Hyperion is better than Superman. Take that fanboys!"

Sweet avatar"

Yeah, Scalphunter is badass.

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#15 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.

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#16 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"fesak says:
"Hyperion is better than Superman. Take that fanboys!"
Agreed. Apparently Thanos is a Darkseid rip-off, and if that's the case, the rip-off is better. IMO, Darkseid blows, Thanos is the man."

Yeah.

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#17 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23190 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."

Yeah, but I don't really like Spawn anymore. I only bought the action figures because they looked cool.

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#18 Posted by Ippy (180 posts) - - Show Bio

Just because it's popular, it doesn't make it better or even good. Besides, in my experience, Ghost Rider is more popular anyway.

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#19 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

Midnight Lantern says:

"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."

It's true.

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#20 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."

It's true."

If it were Spawn would sell more than GR, which he doesn't.

Jan-08 numbers:

SPAWN #174 sold 22,667 copies

GHOST RIDER #19 sold 28,566 copies

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#21 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."

Yeah, Whatever.

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#22 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23190 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."
If it were Spawn would sell more than GR, which he doesn't. Jan-08 numbers: SPAWN #174 sold 22,667 copies GHOST RIDER #19 sold 28,566 copies"

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#23 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."
If it were Spawn would sell more than GR, which he doesn't. Jan-08 numbers: SPAWN #174 sold 22,667 copies GHOST RIDER #19 sold 28,566 copies"

Ghost Rider is owned by the top publishing company in comics...

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#24 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."
Yeah, but I don't really like Spawn anymore. I only bought the action figures because they looked cool."

I don't really like Spawn period...i'm just stating the facts.

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#25 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"fesak says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."
If it were Spawn would sell more than GR, which he doesn't. Jan-08 numbers: SPAWN #174 sold 22,667 copies GHOST RIDER #19 sold 28,566 copies"

Ghost Rider is owned by the top publishing company in comics..."

Sorry i had to bring up facts and destroy your argument.

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#26 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."
If it were Spawn would sell more than GR, which he doesn't. Jan-08 numbers: SPAWN #174 sold 22,667 copies GHOST RIDER #19 sold 28,566 copies"

Fesak, Thank you for Pwnining him.

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#27 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4306 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarecrow. He ripped off Mister Fear when he started using fear gas...but who is better known today?

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#28 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Vance Astro says:
"fesak says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Midnight Lantern says:
"Aqua-Man came out years after Namor. RIP-OFF, Namor is better. Spawn is kind of a Ghost Rider rip off....GR is better."
Spawn is more popular."
Please..."
It's true."
If it were Spawn would sell more than GR, which he doesn't. Jan-08 numbers: SPAWN #174 sold 22,667 copies GHOST RIDER #19 sold 28,566 copies"
Ghost Rider is owned by the top publishing company in comics..."
Sorry i had to bring up facts and destroy your argument. "

you didn't destroy anything.Look how close the numbers are in sales.Some people who buy GR comics don't aren't actually fans of the character they just want to keep up with what's going on in MARVEL.I do it...

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#29 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah... i think you have to try harder.

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#30 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

Spawn has 6 games based on him and his movie came out first.Spawn was in Soul Calibur and he had his own animated series on HBO!

NOW FESAK BEAT THAT!!! lol.

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#31 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"He was popular once, even i read Spawn comics. He's not popular anymore as evident by sales numbers. And bringing up the Spawn movie? I thought you were making a case for him, not against. :p"

LMAO.I think Spawn was better than the Ghost Rider movie.

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#32 Posted by vance_astro (90095 posts) - - Show Bio

Midnight Lantern says:

"Ghost Rider had a movie, Several Mini-Series's and tons of comics that out-sell Spawn. #You Suck, Vance Astro, Go back to to the Poo Poo List#"

how about being an adult for once.

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#34 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

He was popular once, even i read Spawn comics. He's not popular anymore as evident by sales numbers.

And bringing up the Spawn movie? I thought you were making a case for him, not against. :p

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#35 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghost Rider had a movie, Several Mini-Series's and tons of comics that out-sell Spawn.

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#36 Posted by IcePrince_X (5092 posts) - - Show Bio

Gladiator of Marvel and Superman of DC, Of course Superman.

Avengers and JLA, I know it was JLA first before Avengers, but my heart goes to Superfriends!

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#37 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"

I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24

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#38 Posted by Shaper (5199 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
I" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"
I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"

I can't say either of them is better than the other. I like them both for their own ways.

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#39 Posted by fesak (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"

I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"

Good thing i didn't say better then. :p

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#40 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
I" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"
I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"

HA HA! I thought you were serious.

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#41 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

Midnight Lantern says:

"Gambler says:
"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
I" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"
I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"

HA HA! I thought you were serious."

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#42 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Gambler says:
"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"

I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"

Good thing i didn't say better then. :p"

Hahaha, yeah I couldn't bring myself to say awesom...... cant do it :P

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#43 Posted by Shaper (5199 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"Midnight Lantern says:
"Gambler says:
"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
I" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"
I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"
HA HA! I thought you were serious."
"

LMMFAO!

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#44 Posted by Midnight Lantern (5974 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"Midnight Lantern says:
"Gambler says:
"fesak says:
"Another rip-off that is awesomer than the original is Deadpool. He is so awesome that DC ripped him off back.
I" />http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/item/8000/7606/159076-deadpool_400.jpg"
I hate Deadpool. No way is he better then Deathstroke.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 18:18:24"
HA HA! I thought you were serious."
"

LMAO!

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#45 Posted by Static Shock (53032 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone says Static is a rip-off of Black Lightning, but I find them totally different. But, if that's the case, then I believe Static wins in the popularity department, even though he isn't in comics anymore.

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#46 Posted by BuckshotWasHere (19547 posts) - - Show Bio

Same powers and skin color isn't enough to make someone a copy in my mind.

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#47 Posted by Static Shock (53032 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"Same powers and skin color isn't enough to make someone a copy in my mind. "

I agree. Though, some people seem to think otherwise.

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#48 Posted by Nitric (871 posts) - - Show Bio
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Scarecrow. He ripped off Mister Fear when he started using fear gas...but who is better known today?

"

Mr. Fear is way way way cooler if that counts.
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#49 Edited by King Hyperion (4429 posts) - - Show Bio

List of Marvel Rip-Offs of DC Characters/Teams (That I know of at least):

Anti-Man = Superman, Superman Prime and Prometheus
Blue Marvel = Superman
Blur = Flash
Captain Universe = Dial H for Hero (Alleged Claim, Unable to Confirm)
Captain Ultra = Superman
Clark (An Obscure Daily Bugle Reporter) = Clark Kent
Doctor Spectrum = Green Lantern
Ethan Edwards (A Super-Skrull that was sent to Earth in a rocket as a baby by his parents when Galactus consumed Skrullos) = Superman
Fred (A 1930's styled Mobster from The Microverse) = Fred Flinstone (He's technically DC right?)
Freedom Ring = Green Lantern
Gladiator (Kallark) = Superman
Godkiller Super-Skrull = Granny Goodness and Wonder Woman
Hyperion (Earth-616, Earth-712, Earth-5764, Earth-31916, The Microverse) = Superman
Hyperion (Earth-1121) = Kingdom Come Superman
Hyperion (Earth-4023) = Joe Shuster's original concept for Superman (a bald supervillain)
Ikaris = Superman
Law Enforcement Squad = Justice Society of America
Lois (An Obscure Daily Bugle Reporter) = Lois Lane
Makkari = Flash
Nighthawk (Earth-616, Earth-712, Earth-31916) = Batman
Nova = Green Lantern
Nova Corps = Green Lantern Corps
Owlman (Ultimate Adventures) = Batman
Power Princess = Wonder Woman
Scout (Sentry's Sidekick) = Superboy
Sentry = Superman
Shi'ar Imperial Guard = Legion of Super-Heroes
Speed Demon = Flash
Squadron Supreme = Justice League of America
Thanos = Darkseid
Thundra = Wonder Woman
Vulcan = Superman Prime
Vulcan's New Imperial Guardsmen (Strontian, Pn'Zo, Hodinn, Uncreated, ZZZXX) = Lethal Legion
Watchdog = Krypto
Whizzer (Robert Frank) = Flash (Jay Garrick)
Whizzer (Stanley Stewart) = Flash (Barry Allen)
Woody (Ultimate Adventures) = Robin
Quasar = Green Lantern (Don't you tell me otherwise, it's the TRUTH!)

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#50 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23190 posts) - - Show Bio

I forgot all about this thread I made.