The Most Ridiculous Superheroes Ever

Over 7.9K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Ridiculous Superheroes Ever
Voting Rules
Superheroes with the silliest powers and names initially featured in comic books. No villains!

Ridiculous comic book superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. And these are the characters voted by many to be the most ridiculous superheroes of all time. Sometimes it's not the stupid heroes' fault; they were written to serve a very specific comic book function, and no one had a plan for the character after that. Other times they were just a product of a period of time where they were more appropriate. Even so, many of these ridiculous comic book characters should probably have been written out of the series long before they were.

Sometimes these stupid characters just outgrew the context they were in. Are these stupid superhero names enough to make you never want to read comic books? If so, vote on the worst ones here so that people have an inkling of what NOT to do. 

Who are the most.... stupid superheroes ever? You decide.

Also see our roundup of superheroes whose powers make them hurt themselves.

Most divisive: Apache Chief

  • 1
    2,966 VOTES

    Arm-Fall-Off-Boy hails from the world of DC Comics, having the peculiar ability to detach his own limbs and use them as weapons. His real name is Floyd Belkin, and he was first introduced to the world as a reject from the Legion of Super-Heroes tryouts.

    2,966 votes
  • 2
    1,528 VOTES


    Dogwelder is a member of the DC Comics team "Section Eight," known for his bizarre and somewhat gruesome talent. As his name suggests, he welds dead dogs to villains' faces, an oddly effective yet clearly peculiar method of fighting crime.

    1,528 votes
  • 3
    2,958 VOTES

    Donning a leather gimp suit, Leather Boy made his appearance in Marvel Comics as a misguided applicant to the Great Lakes Avengers. He assumed the team was a gathering for fetishists, adding an absurd twist to their superhero line-up.

    • Appears In: Marvel
    2,958 votes
  • 4
    3,471 VOTES

    Bouncing Boy

    Bouncing Boy
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    A part of DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes, Bouncing Boy has the unique ability to inflate like a ball and bounce around. Chuck Taine, the character's real name, received his powers after accidentally drinking a super-plastic formula he thought was soda.

    • Appears In: DC Universe
    3,471 votes
  • 5
    1,859 VOTES
    Crazy Quilt
    Photo: DC Comics

    Crazy Quilt, from DC Comics, started as a painter who turned to a life of crime. After an operation to regain his sight, he could only see bright, disorienting colors, making him an eccentric villain who uses color-themed crimes against Batman.

    1,859 votes
  • 6
    1,847 VOTES
    Pink Pearl
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    Pink Pearl, a Marvel Comics supervillain, is a circus owner who uses her establishment as a front for terrorist attacks. Despite her charming, rotund exterior, she's a master manipulator with a taste for the theatrical and deadly.

    • Appears In: Marvel Universe
    • Powers & Abilities: Agility, Superhuman strength
    1,847 votes