ByMike Mack, writer at Creators.co
Big fan of superheroes, movies, superhero movies... and writing about all of the above
Mike Mack

Recently, I had a debate with some of my friends. I was asked what three movies I was looking forward to most this Summer. My answers were Jurassic World, Inside Out and Ant-Man. The result I got was a roomful of eyes on me and a chorus of shocked screams.

“ANT-MAN!?”

My response was simply, “Yes, Ant-Man.” I am confident that this will be a good movie and another great addition to the MCU. I do however, completely understand their doubts. If you just look at the title, and don’t really follow Marvel all that much, its does look pretty ridiculous on the surface. People are going to turn away from a movie titled “Ant-Man.”

And that got me thinking. A lot of superheroes have some really stupid names. How... how did we get so into these characters... with such stupid names? And so I decided to put together a list. This isn’t a list of those really obscure characters that you’ve never heard of. This is a list of some of your favorites that, if you can forget about the character and just look at the name, you’ll see just how corny they really are.

These are the top 10 Superheroes... with really lame names:

Swamp Thing

The name is kind of intimidating... but not really. It’s almost like they couldn’t decide if they wanted to be really vague, or really specific. ‘The Thing’ is vague enough to be mysterious and cool. This just seems like, “hey, here’s this thing from that place.”

Ice Man

The video says it all

Black Canary

Hey, let’s name a character after one of the least scary birds in the world and then change the color of it to make it more mysterious!

Robin

Hey, let’s name a character after on of the least scary birds in the world and then do absolutely nothing else.

Doctor Strange

It’s like they didn’t even try. What does he do? He’s a doctor. What’s a word that can describe him? He’s kind of strange. Boom! We got a name.

Green Lantern

I feel like they came up with this one after struggling at night on a camping trip. Slap on your favorite color and you got yourself a superhero.

Squirrel Girl

Ok, so she’s not the most well-known character. But she’s not the most obscure either. I mean, she has defeated one of the greatest villains ever thought up. But I mean, come on... really? I guess squirrels are...fast? Agile? Sure, why don’t they deserve a superhero?

Spider-Man

Hey, you know those things that occasionally get in your house and cause a minor inconvenience? Let’s name our next superhero after them.

Ant-Man

Hey, you know those things that occasionally get in your house and cause a minor inconvenience, but are not quite as scary as spiders? Let’s name our next superhero after them.

Catwoman

She’s a woman that loves cats. Call her Catwoman. No one wants to be the crazy cat lady. So I guess it’s a good thing they went with ‘woman’.

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