The Weirdest, Most Unique Dc Supeheroes Ever!
Ack! My only weakness!
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird; it’s a plan; it’s…it’s…just what is it?
I don’t know; you tell me. For the most part, we’re all enamored by that heroic cape shooting across the sky and emphatically loyal to the blazing streak whizzing through our city streets. But what happens when the Justice League is out running errands? What’s a person supposed to do when evil attempts to take over the world?
Right: Ambush Bug, foiled by a flashlight.
Questions answered; contained herein are some of the weirdest superheroes ever pulled together to form the DC comic book universe. These aren’t your average do-gooders, some of them are downright scary and weird. And what’s worse, they have their own problems; some of the most unique, awkward drawbacks which will have you wondering why they’re superheroes at all!
Think Superman belongs here? Batman? Shoot; they’re normal compared to some of motley assorted good guys contained on this list. At least they can fit into society. So without further ado, let’s begin!
#10: Negative Man – The 60-second Superhero
Based on their origins, the members of The Doom Patrol are bound to be very unique. Rounding out as one of their founding members, Larry Trainor, a test pilot venturing out in an experimental aircraft, fully exceeds their criteria, becoming one of the strangest superheroes ever to appear in the DC universe.
Exposed to a radioactive field during his flight, Larry’s body was burned beyond recognition, forcing him to exist in a living, mummified state with bandages covering his scarred body. But just because Larry now radiates a negatively-charged radiation-that’s not why he’s so weird.
Larry is also known as Negative Man, with the ability to project a being of pure energy from his body. Capable of passing through solid matter or causing it to explode, this ephemeral creature also moves super fast, appearing as a shape of humanoid-like dark matter covered with glowing light. Think that’s strange? That’s nothing.
What really makes Negative Man so incredibly different, so vastly rare in the superhero world, is that his power only works for one minute! That’s right; if he uses the energy being for more than 60 seconds, it will kill him. Furthermore, while this alien form is active, Larry’s real body goes limp and unconscious, leaving it completely vulnerable on the battlefield. (Fortunately, by staying with the Doom Patrol, Larry’s made good friends with Robotman, who often helps out.)