Good day, citizens! I am currently on a short trip to Ohio, and so I would like to offer you another top fives list, this time starring my favorite Marvel/DC superheroes.
Number 1: Wonder Woman, DC Comics.
Princess Diana of Themyscira, AKA Wonder Woman has been my favorite ever since I watched her in Super Friends when I was a little squeaker. Bulletproof bracelets, lasso of truth, boomerang tiara, I mean, what's not to love? Maybe her bathing suit costume. Along with being a kick-butt warrior, Wonder Woman was also compassionate and caring with everyone she met. In all, a pretty good role model.
Number 2: Martian Manhunter, DC Comics.
When I first set eyes on this guy, I wasn't sure what to make of him. I mean, he doesn't talk much, and what's with those silly suspenders? But once I got past that, I saw that here was a lonely alien, who also had awesome powers! I felt badly for him, and I can't say he didn't influence my own stories with similar lonely fellows. The suspenders still don't make sense, though.
Number 3: Thor, Marvel Comics.
Thor introduced me to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before that I was mostly like "meh." Then came this guy who treated women with huge respect, was giving, self sacrificing, and learned from his mistakes. Sure, he started as kind of a jerk, but he learned from that and became a better prince and person for it. One of my characters is directly inspired by Thor, so... yeah, he gave me a big boost in the right direction.
Number 4: Captain America, Marvel Comics.
Need I say more? I mean Hello!? He's Captain freakin' America! What's not to love?
Number 5: Nightcrawler, Marvel Comics.
Nightcrawler isn't the type of character most people think of when they choose favorite superheroes. I mean look at this guy, he looks like the devil! That's the irony of the whole thing, Nightcrawler AKA Kurt Wagner is a devoutly Christian character. His first instinct in times of crisis is to pray and offer almost pastoral comfort to his fellow X-Men. In the X-Men cartoon of the 90's an episode dedicated to Kurt had his faith front and center, no apologies. So for his actions, rather than his looks, Nightcrawler is on my list.
Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Daredevil is another character that wins on basis of the fact that he is a character of deep faith. Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil is a man who stalks the night, righting wrongs in the name of those weaker than himself. And again, there's Marvel's irony, devil imagery with a character of faith.
Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, DC Comics TV Universe.
These three have sent us on many adventures in the DC universe, leaving behind lessons about friendship, cooperation, and family. Supergirl in particular speaks about adoption in a way that few shows have, because she has two father figures: Her own adoptive dad, and the Martian Manhunter, so really, she's been adopted twice!
Rocket Raccoon and Groot, (mostly Groot) Marvel Comics.
Rocket and Groot won the hearts of audiences around the world in 2014's surprise hit Guardians of the Galaxy because of their pure-hearted friendship. Yes, Rocket may have a foul temper and something of a potty mouth (as close as you can get to a true potty mouth in a PG-13 movie) but he loves his 10 foot tree friend Groot. Groot is the one of the pair that wins over audiences with his sweet, sacrificing nature. We are Groot!
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