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    I always wondered who was DC's version of Wolverine. In the Amalgam universe they had Wolverine vs. Lobo, but I never thought that was a good fit. To simplify my thought process on this, I was thinking it would have to be someone who is willing to get into a scrap of any sort, take on missions that other heroes would consider 'messy', and most importantly, have a healing factor that would be the sole reason that he/she was able to recover and win a majority of these scraps.

    My three candidates are as follows:

    Hawk (Hank Hall) - maybe power-wise the best comparison I can come up with.

    Hawkman - this reputation/distinction could possibly get the character over with new readers?

    Aquaman - a dark horse for this comparison, and probably influenced by Jason Momoa

    Any other candidates?

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    Those are good choices (Hawk is an awesome one).
    Only thing is, none of them have ever really been pushed in-universe as that type of character to any great extent.

    Deathstroke might get some mentions, in that hes been pushed in-universe in a lot of the same ways.
    And he has the HF, the reputation among his peers, hes teamed w. everyone, knows everyone...

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    I actually think his best parallel is probably Deathstroke. He's not a hero, but he has a similar vibe in that he's plagued with painful memories, and each is "the best at what he does". Their skill in combat is probably similar, as are their superhuman reflexes & physical abilities. Both are frequently on solo missions in dicey, morally ambiguous contexts.

    Hawkman's not a bad candidate among actual heroes. Ties to historical eras, numerous half-remembered past lives, a savage combat personality, and a brooding temperment.

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    Errr...Timber Wolf?

    Member of the Legion of Super-Heroes predates Wolverine but there are many similarities.

    From wiki: the serum changed him into a wolf-like lycanthrope, he gained claws, enhanced senses, the ability to heal quickly from injuries, and even greater strength. As a byproduct of his wolfen form, he is often prone to outbursts of savage fury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Rider View Post
    I actually think his best parallel is probably Deathstroke. He's not a hero, but he has a similar vibe in that he's plagued with painful memories, and each is "the best at what he does". Their skill in combat is probably similar, as are their superhuman reflexes & physical abilities. Both are frequently on solo missions in dicey, morally ambiguous contexts.

    Hawkman's not a bad candidate among actual heroes. Ties to historical eras, numerous half-remembered past lives, a savage combat personality, and a brooding temperment.
    Deathstroke is never morally ambiguous, any 'moral ambiguity' he has is a result of writers pretending he did nothing wrong or was misunderstood and fans buying into what that narrative.

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    Just swap out healing factor with "prep time" and it's pretty much modern Batman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius View Post
    Just swap out healing factor with "prep time" and it's pretty much modern Batman.
    Wolverine is more likable than Batman, then again a lot of people are these days.

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    In terms of personality it's definitely Jonah Hex.

    He's a loner who goes around killing every scumbag he sees.

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    During the 90s, Lobo was.
    But he fell out of favor.

    Now, Im not sure.
    Last edited by Lee Stone; 02-25-2021 at 07:54 PM.
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    I feel like it’s Red Hood, he is a beloved rouge anti-hero who goes on violent adventures (I know that’s a gross oversimplification but that’s the best that came to mind in comparing him to Wolverine).
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    Fun fact: The Imperial Guard in Marvel's X-Men started out as a parody of Legion of Superheroes. The Timberwolf character was called Fang. Briefly, Wolverine wore Fang/Timberwolf's costume.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Fun fact: The Imperial Guard in Marvel's X-Men started out as a parody of Legion of Superheroes. The Timberwolf character was called Fang. Briefly, Wolverine wore Fang/Timberwolf's costume.

    It was the FIRST alien costume brought back to earth by a hero after his outfit was shredded on a long adventure out in space!
    Venom who?

    The Fang outfit was a real favorite of mine as a kid. I hated when Wolvie ditched it.
    I read years later that John Byrne disliked it, cuz of all the little boney bits/details he’d have to keep consistent from panel to panel. He lobbied for its removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrumble View Post
    Errr...Timber Wolf?

    Member of the Legion of Super-Heroes predates Wolverine but there are many similarities.

    From wiki: the serum changed him into a wolf-like lycanthrope, he gained claws, enhanced senses, the ability to heal quickly from injuries, and even greater strength. As a byproduct of his wolfen form, he is often prone to outbursts of savage fury.
    Yes, plus they have the Dave Cockrum connection.




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    Quote Originally Posted by king81992 View Post
    Deathstroke is never morally ambiguous, any 'moral ambiguity' he has is a result of writers pretending he did nothing wrong or was misunderstood and fans buying into what that narrative.
    Disagree. At his best, he's treated fully like a villain, but he has his moments of inner conflict. Especially with regards to his family.

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsILL View Post
    In terms of personality it's definitely Jonah Hex.

    He's a loner who goes around killing every scumbag he sees.
    Oh true, Hex is a great pick.

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    New 52 Hawkman was this. He even had regeneration and amnesia.

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