Doppelgangers and evil twins have been a superhero staple for years. Often times, comic book publishers have the evil twins or doppelgangers coming from an alternate universe or coming to life after cloning the heroes. In other cases, superheroes and their evil counterparts have met before, either as rivals or past mentors, and are both seeking revenge.
Our list of superhero doppelgangers consists of previous mentors, rivals, clones, alternate versions, and more. We have to admit, although we want to root for the best superheroes, a few of these evil doppelgangers are pretty amazing. Who is your favorite evil twin, doppelganger, or rival in the comic books?
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Also known as Emil Blonsky, Abomination was a former KGB agent who underwent the same gamma radiation exposure as the Hulk. Though he's often depicted as being more powerful than the Hulk, the Abomination is unable to revert back to his normal human form.
Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting, Healing factor, Superhuman speed, Superhuman strength, Reality warping
First appearing in Superboy #68 in 1958, Bizarro is the result of an experiment gone haywire. He's Superman's equal in every way - except he's not nearly as bright.
Powers & Abilities: Flight, Healing factor, Eidetic memory, Superhuman speed, Superhuman strength, + more
Also known as the Reverse Flash, Professor Zoom is the Flash's archenemy. First appearing in The Flash comic issue 139 in 1963, he's one of the fastest characters in the DC universe.
Powers & Abilities: Flight, Superhuman speed
As the archenemy of Shazam, Black Adam has gone through a handful of different adaptations over the years. First appearing in the Marvel Family comic in 1945, the two characters possess the same superpowers.
Powers & Abilities: Flight, Magic in Harry Potter, Telepathy, Superhuman speed
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