Listen, we've all been there. You're getting a little irritable, your stomach is growling, your hands are a bit shaky... you need some good old-fashioned sustenance. Like the classic commercial says, "You gotta eat. What are you doing?"
Food is an essential part of the human experience - just ask Brad Pitt. Of course, you can't just go around eating whatever you want, whenever you want. You're a human being bound by the actualities of life. Now, just imagine you don't have to worry about pesky things like cholesterol, sodium levels, or your waistline. In the world of superheroes, you'd be burning so many calories a day you could basically eat whatever you wanted. You wanna eat a planet? Go for it. Feel like chowing down on a fence? No one's stopping you.
Comic book characters are people like you and me - they have to eat. It's just that the rules surrounding their meals aren't really tempered by reality like ours. These are the comic book characters who really go to town when that dinner bell starts a-ringing.
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Galactus, devourer of worlds, is known for one thing and one thing only: being ravenous, like all the time. The villain has loomed large since he first appeared in the pages of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four in the mid-'60s with a desire to consume Earth.
Sure, the guy doesn't really eat food in the traditional sense (unless you grew up eating planets), but one of the most famous comic book baddies in the history of the medium sure knows how to put it away and look great while doing it. Just look at that fabulous purple helm; it takes a confident cosmic entity to pull that off.674Hungry character?
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X-Men villain The Blob is a pretty big boy. This has led to many a comic panel in which he enjoys a meal or two. Look no further than the way the character was portrayed in everyone's favorite superhero film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The bulbous baddie is shown with food stains down his shirt and sucks on what appears to be a two-liter slushie. The Ultimate Universe version of the character ate The Wasp. He eats.4313Hungry character?
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No list of hungriest comic book characters would be complete without a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and the one we're going with is the pizza-lovingest of the bunch, Michelangelo.
There might not be another character in all of popular culture that is as synonymous with pizza as this party dude. He just might eat pizza for every meal. And when you get the greatest curmudgeon in all of comic book history, Batman, to sit down and have a slice with you, you definitely deserve some serious consideration.339Hungry character?
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All of the members of the DC Universe imbued with the Speed Force have to keep their calorie count up. They run really, really fast all the time; it takes a high caloric intake to keep up with that physical exertion.
Think of the Flash family as a bunch of athletes with a Michael Phelps-like diet - but turned up to a billion. Wally West, the Flash made famous by the early-'00s Justice League cartoon series, is no exception. Anytime he's shown eating, there's plenty more on his plate than the average human can handle.317Hungry character?