The 15 Lamest Superhero Origin Stories

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Some superhero origins are just lame. Not all heroes get bitten by radioactive spiders, were the last survivor on a destroyed planet, or survived a science experiment gone wrong to get crime-fighting, world-saving powers. Some heroes enter the vigilante game without any pizzazz, without a modicum of sense, or with a just plain lame origin story.

This list is a compilation of the lamest superhero origin stories of all time. Keep in mind, the focus is on lame origins, not necessarily lame heroes.

Many of these heroes would earn respect over time or be rebooted to become the greatest superheroes of all time. However, whenever these comic book heroes tell their origin story, they probably have a hard time not blushing.
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