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    Default The top 75 Superman characters! =)

    Since there's a Batman-feature on the site, I figure we need one of these too! =)

    So, friends, time to get the list together! I figure it shouldn't be too difficult to pick 75 characters... but alas, perhaps the difficulty will be in balancing between villains and friends.

    But I think we should give it a try!

    Here, I'll start the list, and you guys can help me fill it out.

    Friends and allies
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    1. Lois Lane
    2. Jimmy Olsen
    3 Krypto
    4 Supergirl
    5 Lana Lang
    6 Martha "Ma" Kent
    7 Jonathan "Pa" Kent
    8 Jor-El
    9 Lara
    10 Perry White
    11 BATMAN
    12 WONDER WOMAN
    13 Steel
    14 Superboy ( Kon-El)
    15 George Taylor
    16 Matrix / Linda Danvers
    17 Pete Ross
    18 Cat Grant
    19 Professor Emil Hamilton
    20 Mon-El Steve Lombard
    21 Lori Lemaris
    22 Lucy Lane
    23 Jose Delgado (Gangbuster)
    24 Guardian
    25 Maggie Sawyer
    26 Ron Troupe
    27 The Newsboy Legion
    28 Vartox
    29 Lightning Lad
    30 Saturn Girl
    31 Cosmic-Boy
    32 Brainiac-5
    33 Dan "Terrible" Turpin
    34 Morgan Edge
    35 Eradicator
    36 Comet the Super-horse
    37 Bibbo Bibbowski
    38 Inspector Henderson
    40 Shay Veritas


    Foes
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    41 Lex Luthor
    42 DarkSeid
    43 Brainiac
    44 Bizarro
    45 Doomsday
    46 Mr Mxyzptlk
    47 Zod
    48 Cyborg Superman
    49 Mongul
    50 Faora Hu-Ul
    51 Parasite
    52 Metallo
    53 Toyman
    54 Prankster
    55 Vyndktvx ( provocative, I know, but he's so darn good.)
    56 Maxima
    57 Ultra-Humanite
    58 Silver Banshee
    59 Titano the SUPER-Ape
    60 Solaris - the tyrant sun
    61 Sam Lane
    62 Imperiex
    63 Ultraman
    64 Bruno Mannheim & Intergang
    65 Manchester Black
    66 Satanus ( I'd argue C.W Saturn is a better character, but he has only ONE appearance.)
    67 Jax-Ur
    68 Kryptonite Man
    69 Livewire
    70 The Superman Revenge Squad
    71 The Composite Superman (Joe Meach)
    72 Neutron
    73 Atomic Skull
    74 Terra-Man
    75 Ultra-Sphinx


    The basic idea is that we then vote on the individual positions of the characters! =)
    Last edited by L.R Johansson; 05-07-2014 at 01:35 PM. Reason: Filling in list with suggestions.

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    > Supergirl (New 52)
    > Supergirl (Silver Age)
    > Superman
    > Lex Luthor
    > Banshee (New 52l)
    > Mon-el
    > Cosmic Queen
    > Cosmic GRRRL
    > Comet the Superhorse
    > Lois Lane (Golden Age)
    > Jimmy Olsen (wearing a dress)
    > Zod (MoS)
    > Zod (Superman II)
    > Faora (MoS)
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    Dr Shay Veritas should probably be somewhere in the allies list ... maybe around 18th or 19th?

    maybe have Atomic Skull somewhere in the sixties on the villains list

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    Got a bit of a tricky question here... do you guys vaguer Eradicator and Morgan Edge should be listed as allies or foes...? IMHO, they have just as often been foes as allies, these gray-scale highly revamped characters.

    Eradicator is probably the most likely to be listed as ally tho'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinsir View Post
    > Supergirl (New 52)
    > Supergirl (Silver Age)
    > Superman
    > Lex Luthor
    > Banshee (New 52l)
    > Mon-el
    > Cosmic Queen
    > Cosmic GRRRL
    > Comet the Superhorse
    > Lois Lane (Golden Age)
    > Jimmy Olsen (wearing a dress)
    > Zod (MoS)
    > Zod (Superman II)
    > Faora (MoS)
    Ah' dunno'... do the Batman-list really make these version-distinctions? I don't think it does, so no duplicates. Seems sensible to me as well.

    Comet the Super-horse, and the ape, I probably need to add as well, but I imagine they'd be ranked low, but they do belong on the list.

    How is everybody's feelings on Ron Troupe btw? Does he belong? IMHO, he's kind of take it or lose it, since even tho' I've read hundreds of issues of Superman-comics, from various eras, I had completely forgotten about him. He seems kind-of throw-away.

    Quote Originally Posted by friendly-fire-press View Post
    Dr Shay Veritas should probably be somewhere in the allies list ... maybe around 18th or 19th?

    maybe have Atomic Skull somewhere in the sixties on the villains list
    Shay Veritas have been making a big splash lately, true. She's so new tho', so probably somewhere low on the allies list, but I'll add her. Atomic Skull is kind-of a mainstay, albit not exactly a fan-favourite. He's just kind of... there. But I'll add him. ^^
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    I'm a real big fan of Ron Troupe, personally. Think it's a shame he's so oft forgotten.

    Speaking of oft-forgotten Daily Planet workers, can we move Steve Lombard to the "Enemies" list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R Johansson View Post

    Ah' dunno'... do the Batman-list really make these version-distinctions? I don't think it does, so no duplicates. Seems sensible to me as well.

    Comet the Super-horse, and the ape, I probably need to add as well, but I imagine they'd be ranked low, but they do belong on the list.
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    If it was up to me, I'd made a difference between Kara Zor-El and Linda "Matrix" Danvers. They both are Supergirl but two completely different characters...


    Big omissions to me are Inspector Henderson, Lara and Jor El, Sam and Lucy Lane, tho' this last one doesn't really make a difference. I'll put the newsboys legion somewhere. And how can a list of Supes allies be complete without the Legion of Superheroes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R Johansson View Post
    Shay Veritas have been making a big splash lately, true. She's so new tho', so probably somewhere low on the allies list, but I'll add her. Atomic Skull is kind-of a mainstay, albit not exactly a fan-favourite. He's just kind of... there. But I'll add him. ^^
    Good point on both counts ... And, speaking of villains, maybe add The Prankster somewhere ...?

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    Friends... we could use some more villains on this list. Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miraclo__Pills View Post
    If it was up to me, I'd made a difference between Kara Zor-El and Linda "Matrix" Danvers. They both are Supergirl but two completely different characters...

    Big omissions to me are Inspector Henderson, Lara and Jor El, Sam and Lucy Lane, tho' this last one doesn't really make a difference. I'll put the newsboys legion somewhere. And how can a list of Supes allies be complete without the Legion of Superheroes?
    That's a good suggestion, actually, the two completely different Supergirls. I'll add her as Matrix/Linda Danvers. Hmm, did the Batman-list add Batman's parents? Not sure that it did... Newsboy Legion tho', absolutely. Lucy Lane too. Sam Lane, dunno'... Anybody else figure he should be added? The question then is... on the allies or Foes list? I'm thinkin' foe, mostly.

    The Legion... yeah, they should be added. But HOW?? I can't add an entire team, can I? I mean, surely, the batman-list did not include the Outsiders in one entire entry, right? Hmm... Maybe I ought to add 'em anyway. Let GOD sort 'em out!

    Quote Originally Posted by friendly-fire-press View Post
    Good point on both counts ... And, speaking of villains, maybe add The Prankster somewhere ...?
    Sure. The Prankster has his place in the mythology. Pretty low on the list tho', imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R Johansson View Post
    Sure. The Prankster has his place in the mythology. Pretty low on the list tho', imho.
    True. Maybe around 66 or 65?

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    Clark Kent
    Jor-El
    Lara Lor-Van
    Vartox
    J. Wilbur Wolfingham
    Sgt. Casey
    Inspector Henderson
    Professor Potter
    Grax
    Van-Zee
    Amalak
    Gregory Reed
    Johnny Nevada
    Lyla Lerrol
    George Taylor
    Captain Strong
    Strange Visitor
    Kristin Wells (Superwoman)
    Lewis Lang
    Titano the Super-Ape
    The Composite Superman (Joe Meach)
    Sunshine Superman
    Josh Coyle
    Dr. Jenet Klyburn
    The Alpha Centurion
    Jose Delgado (Gangbuster)

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    I've made tons and tons of updates to the list, fella's! =) The Allies list is pretty much filled up... For the moment - we might need a bit of debate as to whom of the characters that deserve to be on there, and who should go.

    The VILLAINS-list is still short about 5 or so names tho... any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by friendly-fire-press View Post
    True. Maybe around 66 or 65?
    Absolutely! I actually forgot to add him when you suggested him originally ( d'oh! ) 0_0 , but now he's up there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    Clark Kent
    Jor-El
    Lara Lor-Van
    Vartox
    J. Wilbur Wolfingham
    Sgt. Casey
    Inspector Henderson
    Professor Potter
    Grax
    Van-Zee
    Amalak
    Gregory Reed
    Johnny Nevada
    Lyla Lerrol
    George Taylor
    Captain Strong
    Strange Visitor
    Kristin Wells (Superwoman)
    Lewis Lang
    Titano the Super-Ape
    The Composite Superman (Joe Meach)
    Sunshine Superman
    Josh Coyle
    Dr. Jenet Klyburn
    The Alpha Centurion
    Jose Delgado (Gangbuster)
    Tons of great suggestions! =) The friends-list is almost full tho'... which reminds me - since Superman's villains doesn't have the same focus as Batman's, but rather his friends-gallery does, should Superman REVERSE THE RATIO, aka, should I list 40 friends, instead of 40 foes?

    This actually seems plausible, since I'm feeling much more inclined to add friends than foes on this list, and so does everybody else, it seems.

    I just thought of somebody... how about DUBBILEX? He was a pretty major recurring character there, in the post-crisis era.
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