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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:42 PM
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Superheroes WITHOUT superpowers
Batman
Green Arrow
Hawkeye

Others?
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:44 PM
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1. Iron Man, of course.
Awesome suit and all, but no superpowers. Unless getting drunk is a superpower these days...
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:44 PM
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2. Green Lantern, Steel, Iron Man
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:46 PM
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3. Let's exclude superheroes with battlesuits and techno-magical gizmos, okay?
Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 11:48 PM by Orrex
That leaves out Iron Man and Green Lantern, for example. Those posers.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:49 PM
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6. Spoil-sport.
:P
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:49 PM
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8. Then that would leave Batman out too.
His suit may not be as technical as Iron Man's, but he certainly uses tricks and technology to his advantage.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:10 AM
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10. That's a difference of degree, perhaps, but a significant one
A battlesuit that lets you benchpress 85 tons is a lot different from a battlesuit that lets you take a bottle to the head.

Sure, Bats uses a lot of gadgets, but these (classically) are tools that let the man do his work. Batman without gadgets is still Batman. Iron Man without the armor is a guy with a heart condition.


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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:23 AM
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12. What about this?
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:31 AM
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15. That's great!
Also, it must be admited that he has employed strength-augmenting devices numerous times in the comic's 70-year run.

But I submit that these are incidental to the essential character, unlike GL's ring or IM's supersuit.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:14 AM
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18. I dunno, Green Lanterns are chosen based on who they are already
so that might be arguable. But Tony Starke... yeah. His only power is the ability to make the toys that he uses.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:15 AM
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19. Another good point. Kind of a "worthy to wield Thor's hammer" sort of thing
Of course, Hal Jordan turned out to be sort of a loose cannon after all that. Thanks a lot, Abin Sur!
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:19 AM
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20. But an effective one at that. :P
I was actually thinking of an episode of the Justice League cartoon, when they go back in time and John doesn't have a lantern to recharge his ring. Even without his powers, he keeps right on going. Ends up helping save the day just the same as he would if he had a working power ring.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:48 PM
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4. The Spirit
The Black Widow
Mockingbird
Moon Knight
The Green Hornet
Kato

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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:48 PM
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5. Robin,Batgirl.
The Punisher.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:49 PM
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7. Nightwing!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:05 AM
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9. Frank Castle, a/k/a The Punisher
That's my boy, there.
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:40 AM
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23. yep, one of my fav Marvel heros
It's not revenge, it's punishment.

It's just him and some dorky dude in a van.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:11 AM
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11. Ultraman
:hide:
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:24 AM
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13. Jesus
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:29 AM
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14. Hey, that water into wine thing... the human body is like 2/3 water.
That's one helluva super power.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:32 AM
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16. nah...
he was just an ordinary man with radical beliefs... then the church decided to capitalize and distort him in order to control the masses. sigh...
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:34 AM
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17. hmm,
not sure if Batman counts....

I think his superpower is the ability to beat anyone he comes across...a mere mortal beating the villians, and heroes he has come across seems...rather far fetched.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:20 AM
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21. wiki has a list
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:37 AM
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22. Die Fledermaus!
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:14 AM
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25. Well, die fledermaus does have excellent interior decorating powers.
"A good decorating strategy is the hallmark of a distinguished gentleman." - die fledermaus

mikey_the_rat
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:19 AM
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26. Most of "The Tick" characters would qualify.
American Maid throws shoes and kicks ass. Sewer Urchin has no power except an extensive knowledge of the sewer system. Arthur flies but only with mechanical wings.

Even the Tick himself really only has his "nigh-invulnerability" and his freaky-big size.

Fledermaus is my personal favorite. No powers, just an inflated ego.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:07 AM
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24. Nick Fury!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:33 AM
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27. The Shoveler


He shovels very well.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:51 AM
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29. What, that's not a superpower?
:P
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:13 AM
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31. He's good with the logic, too:
The Shoveler: Oh yeah, well, maybe if we had a billionaire like Lance Hunt as our benefactor, then we could afford some advertising.

Mr. Furious: That's because Lance Hunt is Captain Amazing.

Blue Raja: Oh, here we go.

Shoveler: Oh, don't start that again! Lance Hunt wears glasses. Captain Amazing doesn't wear glasses.

Mr. Furious: {Long-suffering} He takes them off when he transforms.

Shoveler: That doesn't make any sense. He wouldn't be able to see!

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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:37 AM
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28. Syndrome from the Incredibles


OK, so he's a Super Villain, but he started off as a Super Hero Sidekick Wannabe...

And he uses a shit load of technology...

But still, there you go.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:10 AM
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30. I love the parody ones:
such as those of the Bob Burden comic The Flaming Carrot

That led to the following powerless Mystery Men:
The Blue Raja (although he actually wears green with flowers on it)
The Shoveler
Mr. Furious


And then there are those in The Tick, such as
American Maid
Batmanuel
Die Fledermaus
Sarcastro

and other minor characters and villains that are quite powerless :D
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